Dec 07, 2018 12:11 Asia/Tehran
  • Yemen Fires Saudi Mercenaries in a retaliatory attack

The forces of the Yemeni army and Popular Committees, in a retaliatory attack against the Riyadh-led coalition, fired six domestically made missiles at the Saudi-backed militants in the kingdom’s southwestern border region of Jizan, local reports said.

Iran PressMiddle East:  The Yemeni forces hit the positions of the Saudi military and its mercenaries with six Zelzal-1 (Quake-1) ballistic missiles in Qais Mountain and the village of al-Laj in Jizan province on Thursday, Yemen’s local reports said. 

The Yemeni troops also mounted artillery attacks against the gatherings of Saudi mercenaries in the border region of Asir, inflicting casualties on them, Tasnim News Agency reported.

In another development on Thursday, the Air Defense forces of the Arabian Peninsula country shot down a spy drone of the aggressors in the West Coast region.  

Saudi Arabia, with the support of the United States, the United Arab Emirates and several other countries, has engaged in military aggression against Yemen and ground sieges, naval and air strikes since March 2015. The war initiated by Saudi Arabia and its allies in Yemen has killed more than 14,000 Yemeni people, injured tens of thousands and displaced millions of Yemenis.

The United States, and major European countries, including the UK and France, provide Saudi Arabia with various types of support, most importantly arms sales to Riyadh.

According to the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF), since the beginning of the intervention led by Saudi Arabia and its' allies in Yemen in 2015, about 2,400 children have been killed and 3,600 maimed in Yemen.

The military aggression by Saudi Arabia has also affected Yemen by resulting in a severe food and drug shortage in the country.

Saudi Arabia has been using the precision-guided weapons provided by Washington to strike civilian targets in Yemen.

The airstrike prompted strong criticism from human rights activists and organizations across the world, with many countries, including Iran, condemning the killing. 105


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