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Yemeni Army Kills 2 Al-Qaeda Commanders, Destroys Militants’ Arms Depot in Al-Hudayda



The Yemeni army and popular forces inflicted heavy losses on the terrorists in the coastal province of al-Hudayda in Western Yemen, killing two Al-Qaeda commanders and destroying a large cache of their weapons and ammunition.

Abdullah al-Monem Bahr and Esmayeel Ebrahim who were two senior Al-Qaeda commander were killed in the Yemeni forces’ military operations in Bajel city in al-Hudayda province.

Al-Monem Bahr was responsible for managing and guiding the Al-Qaeda terrorists while Esmayeel Ebrahim was in charge of the terrorists’ military training.

The Yemeni forces also destroyed the arms depot of the Al-Qaeda terrorists in Bajel city.

Esmayeel Ebrahim had masterminded the explosion of Bajel City’s central library, the city’s security and political building and the assassination of the city’s security and political director.

A large number of other terrorists were also arrested by the Yemeni forces.

In a relevant development on Friday, the Yemeni army and popular forces shot down a Saudi fighter jet and a spy drone in Southern and Northern Yemen.

The Yemeni forces targeted a remote-controlled unmanned aerial vehicle as it was flying over a strategic district in Sa’ada, which lies 240 kilometers (150 miles) North of the capital, Sana’a.

No further details were available about the type of the drone and the exact location that it was shot down.

Also on Friday, the Yemeni forces shot down a Saudi-led fighter jet in Southern Yemen before it could strike residential areas there.

The Yemeni army and popular committees took control of three more military bases in the Saudi Province of Jizan.

The Yemeni forces captured Jbal al-Doud, al-Modbe and al-Aril military bases in Jizan province.

Tens of Saudi-led forces were killed and dozens more were injured in Yemeni forces’ special operations in Jizan province.

Meantime, the Yemeni army announced that at least a Saudi and three Qatari soldiers were killed in the Yemeni forces’ retaliatory missile attacks on al-Makhrouq’s military base in Najran province in the Southern parts of the Kingdom.

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