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Yemeni Army Captures Key Military Base in Najran Province

29 July 2017 13:57

 

The Yemeni army and popular forces continued their advances in the Southern part of Saudi Arabia, and captured a military position in Najran province.

The Yemeni forces took control of a military position West of al-Fawaz in Najran province after killing a number of the kingdom’s soldiers in heavy clashes.

The Yemeni army also seized a large number of military vehicles and equipment of the Saudi troops in Najran province.

In a relevant development on Thursday, the Yemeni army and popular forces also pounded the concentration centers of the Saudi troops in Raqabeh al-Sadis region in Najran province, killing a large number of Saudi forces.

Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen since March 2015 to restore power to fugitive president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi-led aggression has so far killed at least 14,100 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children.

Meanwhile, a cholera epidemic has killed over 1,500 people in Yemen since late April as, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), the war-torn country is facing the “world’s worst cholera outbreak”.

Despite Riyadh’s claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi bombers are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.

According to several reports, the Saudi-led air campaign against Yemen has drove the impoverished country towards humanitarian disaster.

Nearly 3.3 million Yemeni people, including 2.1 million children, are currently suffering from acute malnutrition. The al-Saud aggression has also taken a heavy toll on the country’s facilities and infrastructure, destroying many hospitals, schools and factories.

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