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Yemeni Army Blows Up Saudi-Backed Militants’ Arms Cache

12 September 2017 20:18

 

The Yemeni army and Ansarullah’s artillery units attacked a weapons and ammunition cache of the Saudi-affiliated militants in Lahij province in Southern Yemen, completely destroying the depot, security sources said on Tuesday.

The Yemeni sources said that the offensive was launched against a weapons cache near al-Safineh military base in Lahij which caused a major blast.

The Yemeni army and popular committees also thwarted the Saudi forces’ attempts to enter the Eastern parts of Kahboub region in Lahij province.

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 14,300 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children.

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 driven the impoverished country towards humanitarian disaster, as Saudi Arabia’s deadly campaign prevented the patients from travelling abroad for treatment and blocked the entry of medicine into the war-torn country.

The cholera outbreak in Yemen which began in April, has also claimed 2,000 lives and has infected 500,000, as the nation has been suffering from what the World Health Organization (WHO) describes as the “largest epidemic in the world” amid a non-stop bombing campaign led by Saudi Arabia. Also Riyadh’s deadly campaign prevented the patients from traveling abroad for treatment and blocked the entry of medicine into the war-torn country.

According to reports, the cholera epidemic in Yemen, which is the subject of a Saudi Arabian war and total embargo, is the largest recorded in modern history.

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