Yemen: Army Wins Back More Lands in Ma’rib Province
“The Yemeni forces are now in control of more lands in the Western part of Ma’rib province,” Senior Ansarullah Commander Ali al-Houthi told FNA on Monday.
Meantime, the Yemeni army’s missile units pounded the military sites of the Saudi troops in Jizan province in the kingdom’s Southern part.
The pro-Saudi forces also came under attack in al-Jawf province. Scores of pro-Saudi forces were killed and wounded in the Yemeni army offensives.
On Sunday, the Yemeni army and popular forces continued their military offensives against the Saudi troops in the Southern part of the kingdom, inflicting heavy losses on them.
At least 30 Saudi troops were killed and tens of others were wounded in the Yemeni army’s artillery attacks on al-Tawwal and al-Mosfeq military bases in Southern Saudi Arabia.
Also on Sunday, the Yemeni forces pounded Saudi Arabia’s strategic air base in Najran province, destroying tens of tanks, armored vehicles, drones and Apache military helicopters.
At least 100 tanks and armored vehicles of the Saudi army were destroyed after Yemen’s ballistic missiles hit Ein al-Thourin military base in Najran province in the Southern part of the kingdom.
The Yemeni missile attack also destroyed 25 rocket-launching vehicles, several drones, two Apache military helicopters and 3 fuel tankers.
The Yemeni attacks came in response to Saudi Arabia’s continued air raids on the civilian population across the impoverished nation.
On Sunday, several Yemeni civilians, including a child, were killed as Saudi warplanes carried out more than 80 airstrikes on different areas across its Southern neighbor.
Saudi military aircraft targeted residential areas in the Yemeni provinces of Sana’a, Ta’iz, Hajjah, Mahwit, Omran and Hudaydah around 50 times in the early hours of Sunday, Al-Masirah reported.
Riyadh’s air raids on the al-Sabain district of Sana’a Province killed one child and wounded over 20 others.
An unspecified number of civilians also lost their lives when Saudi fighter jets attacked residential areas North of the Ta’iz airport.
The Saudi air force also bombed the districts of Midi and Haraz in Hajjah Province some 30 times, with no immediate reports of casualties.
Meanwhile, the death toll from a Saturday airstrikes on residential neighborhoods in Baqim district, south of Sana’a, reached nine.
In response, Yemeni forces also fired missiles on Saudi military vehicles in the kingdom’s border region of Jizan.
The Tawal-Harad border crossing was also hit by Yemeni mortar shells. Reports say a Saudi soldier was killed in the retaliatory attack.
Several Saudi forces also sustained in similar Yemeni raids on Saudi Arabia’s Najran Province.
Saudi Arabia has been incessantly pounding Yemen since March 2015, with the UN putting the death toll from the military aggression at about 10,000.
The offensive was launched in an attempt to reinstate Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a Saudi ally who has resigned as president in 2014 and fled to Riyadh.