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Yemeni Army, Popular Forces Capture Several Military Bases in Saudi Arabia’s Assir Province

2 September 2016 18:33

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The Yemeni army and popular forces managed to take control of a number of Saudi military bases in the kingdom’s Assir province.

The captured Saudi military bases were located to the West of the city of al-Rabou’a in Assir province.

Scores of Saudi forces were killed and injured in fierce clashes with the Yemeni army and popular forces.

On Wednesday, the Yemeni army and popular forces hit the Saudi military positions in the kingdom’s Assir province with a Zalzal-3 ballistic missile in retaliation for the Saudi airstrikes on residential areas across Yemen.

The Yemeni missile attack inflicted heavy losses on the Saudi troops in Najran province.

Early reports indicated large casualties on the Saudi forces in the missile attack. The Saudi army and its coalition members have lost, at least, over a hundred troops each time they have come under a ballistic missile attack by Yemen.

The Saudi-led forces’ armored vehicles were destroyed during the Yemeni missile attack.

Earlier on Wednesday, the Yemeni forces fired a ballistic missile at Abha airport in Assir province in a retaliatory attack launched after the Saudi fighter jets targeted civilian areas in the impoverished nation.

A Qaher-I ballistic missile hit the Saudi military positions at Abha airport in Assir province.

On Tuesday, the Yemeni forces fired ballistic missiles at the facilities of the Saudi state oil giant, Aramco, in the kingdom’s Southwest and Abha airport in Assir province.

The retaliatory attack took place on Tuesday morning, hitting targets in Saudi Arabia’s Jizan region and causing considerable damage to the Aramco facilities there, the Arabic-language news website Al Masirah reported.

The Saudi military has been pounding Yemen since March last year to undermine Yemen’s Ansarullah movement and to restore power to the former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh.

Nearly 10,000 people, most of them civilians, have been killed in Riyadh’s military aggression which lacks any international mandate.

 

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