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Yemeni Army’s Artillery Inflicts Heavy Losses on Saudi Military Bases in Asir Province

12 February 2017 18:08

 

The Yemeni army’s artillery units pounded several military bases of the Saudi-led troops in Asir province on Sunday.

The Saudi army’s military bases in Alab, Khalaf, al-Shabakeh and al-Rabou’a came under the Yemeni forces’ artillery attacks, sustaining heavy losses.

The Yemeni army and popular forces also hit hard the concentration centers of the Saudi-led troops in Hamir area in Maqbaneh region and also Sabrin region.

In a relevant development on Tuesday, the Yemeni army’s artillery units pounded the gathering centers of the Saudi-backed militants in Ta’iz province, killing and injuring several militias.

The Saudi-backed militias’ concentration centers in Hamir district in the town of Maqbaneh sustained heavy losses in the Yemeni forces’ artillery attacks.

There is yet no report on the exact number of casualties on the part of the Riyadh-backed militants in Hamir district, but similar attacks by the Yemeni forces usually leave heavy losses and casualties on the Saudi-backed troops.

The Yemeni forces targeted and destroyed a military vehicle of the Saudi-backed militias in al-Hamra hilltop in Maqbaneh region as well.

Also on Tuesday, the Yemeni popular forces killed three Saudi-paid mercenaries in Sana’a province’s Nihm district.

The mercenaries were killed when a guided missile hit the military vehicle carrying them, local media quoted a military official as saying on Wednesday.

Yemen has been engaged in war, since 2014, between Yemeni popular forces and their allies who support former President Ali Abdullah Saleh who fight Saudi-led forces backing former President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.

A Saudi-led coalition, supported by the United States, has been fighting against the Yemeni forces since 2015 to re-install the Hadi government.

Also on Monday, Yemen’s local media reported a ballistic missile attack on Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh.

The Yemeni army made the announcement of their first ever attack on the city via a statement released by the official state Yemen news agency.

In the statement, they claimed that the missile had been launched at a Saudi military base located to the west of the capital in retaliation for the kingdom’s relentless war against their country.

It went on to stress that the attack shows that Riyadh is well within the range of Yemen’s missiles.

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