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Several Saudi Regime Forces Killed in Clashes with Yemeni Army

5 December 2017 22:23


Several Saudi military forces were killed in retaliatory attacks by the Yemeni army and popular committees.

A military source was quoted by al-Manar news channel as saying that 4 Saudi military forces were killed in the village of al-Qawi in Jizzan on Tuesday.

Also, a personnel carrier of the Saudi army was destroyed by the Yemenis’ missile strike in a region between the villages of al-Qarn and al-Qawi.

Meantime, the Yemeni army’s artillery units bombed the Saudi military men’s positions in al-Karas and al-Beit al-Abyadh regions as well as the village of al-Qawi in Jizzan and Abbaseh base in Najran.

Also, Mohammad al-Halheli, one of the ringleaders of the militant groups, and 5 of his comrades were killed when their car was blown up in Sarawah region of Ma’arib province. Four other militants were also killed in different parts of Ma’arib.

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 15,000 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 over 2,200 lives and has infected 900,000, 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.

Meanwhile, the United Nations has described the current level of hunger in Yemen as “unprecedented,” emphasizing that 17 million people are now food insecure in the country.

It added that 6.8 million, meaning almost one in four people, do not have enough food and rely entirely on external assistance.

A recent survey showed that almost one third of families have gaps in their diets, and hardly ever consume foods like pulses, vegetables, fruit, dairy products or meat.

More than 3 million pregnant and nursing women and children under 5 need support to prevent or cure malnutrition.

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