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Yemeni Army, Popular Forces Kill 25 Saudi Soldiers in Jizan Province

9 October 2016 17:04



The Yemeni army and popular forces continued their advances deep inside Saudi Arabia, and killed 25 soldiers of the kingdom in Jizan province.

The Yemeni forces continued their advances in al-Kors and al-Qarn regions in Jizan province and killed at least 25 Saudi military men in fierce clashes.

The Yemeni army offensive came in retaliation for the Saudi airstrikes on Sana’a on Saturday that resulted in the death and injury of over 700 civilians.

More than 213 people were killed and over 534 wounded on Saturday, when the Saudi airstrike hit a community hall in Southern Sana’a, where a funeral for the father of Interior Minister Jalal al-Roweishan was being held. The Saudi missiles tore through the hall with hundreds of body parts left strewn in and outside the building.

The death toll was one of the largest in a single incident since March 2015, when the Riyadh regime began its deadly campaign against Yemen.

Sana’a Mayor Abdel Qader Hilal was reported to be among the victims of Saturday’s assault.

Earlier on Sunday, thousands of Yemenis took to the streets of the capital, Sana’a, to denounce a recent Saudi airstrike that left hundreds of civilians dead or injured and prompted global condemnations.

Carrying flags and placards, the demonstrators gathered outside the United Nations office in Sana’a on Sunday to express their outrage at the Saudi aggression against their country.

The protest rally was called by Yemen’s Supreme Political Council on Saturday.

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