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70 Saudi-Backed Militias Killed in Heavy Fighting with Yemeni Forces in Sana’a

23 January 2017 16:35

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The Yemeni army continued its advances in Sana’a, Yemen, killing tens of Saudi-backed militias in tough battling.

“At least 70 Riyadh-backed militants have been killed in fierce clashes with the Yemeni forces in Yam mountain in Sana’a region in the last two days,” a local military source said on Monday.

The Saudi-hired mercenaries intended to penetrate into the Yam mountainous region in the Ninth district of Sana’a, but they faced the lethal resistance of the Yemeni forces.

The Saudi-backed militias have failed to advance in any important region in Sana’a after more than two years of war against the poorest Arab nation in the world.

In a relevant development on Saturday, the Yemeni army and popular forces’ missile units pounded and destroyed several military bases of the Saudi army in Jizan province in the Southern part of the kingdom.

The Yemeni forces’ missile attack destroyed al-Qarn and al-Farizeh military bases in Jizan province, killing and injuring several Saudi troops.

Moreover, the Yemeni forces also destroyed al-Mo’anaq military base in Northern Qufeir region in Jizan province.

In Najran province, the Yemeni forces also destroyed several tanks of the Saudi army in al-Sadis military base as well as the gathering centers of Saudi troops on al-Hamr military base.

The Syrian army and popular forces hit hard the military equipment of the Saudi army in Bin Laden and al-Khoba military bases, destroying several military vehicles of the Saudi army in Sarfah military base in Jizan province.

Also on Saturday, Yemeni army forces, supported by allied fighters from Popular Committees, launched an operation against militiamen loyal to the resigned and Saudi-backed president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, in the country’s Southwestern province of Ta’iz, killing more than a dozen of them.

15 Saudi mercenaries were killed and 18 others sustained injuries when Yemeni forces thwarted their assault against the Dhubab district of the province, an unnamed military source told the Arabic-language al-Masirah television network early on Saturday.

The source added that three vehicles belonging to the Saudi mercenaries were also destroyed.

Earlier, the media bureau of the operations command in Yemen published pictures showing the aftermath of a rocket attack by Yemeni forces against a position of pro-Saudi armed men in an area of Sirwah, which lies about 120 kilometers East of Sana’a.

Four Saudi-sponsored militiamen were killed and several others injured on Friday evening, when Yemeni soldiers and Popular Committees fighters lobbed a barrage of artillery rounds at their gathering in the Thua’bat area of Salh district in Ta’iz province.

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