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Yemeni Army Destroys Saudi Military Hardware in Jizan, Kills 20 Militias in Ma’rib

6 September 2016 15:27

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The Yemeni army and popular forces continued their offensives against the Saudi military positions in the Southern parts of the kingdom, and inflicted heavy losses on them.

The army and popular forces destroyed two armored vehicles of the Saudi troops in Jizan province.

The Yemeni forces also attacked the pro-Saudi forces’ military positions in Sarawah region of Ma’rib province, killing at least 20 militias and injuring 30 others.

The Yemeni army’s artillery units also attacked the Malteh region and Alab border passage where the Saudi troops sustained several casualties.

The Yemeni attacks came in response to Saudi Arabia’s continued air raids on the civilian population across the impoverished nation.

The Saudi fighter jets hit more than 11 times the Yemeni people’s houses in Sarawah region.

The residential areas in Sa’ada and Hajjah also came under the Saudi air raids.

On Monday, the Yemeni army and popular forces tightened their grip on the Western part of Ma’rib province as the Saudi military bases in Jizan province came under their artillery attacks.

“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.

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.

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