Yemeni army kill Saudi-paid mercenaries
The Yemeni army and popular committee announced that 455 Saudi forces have been killed in Yemen over the past 7 days.
The army and popular forces waged several attacks against sites of Saudi-paid mercenaries, killing 455 and injuring thousands,Yemeni media, Saba reported.
Some of the injured Saudi forces have been hospitalized in Ma'arib, a source said on the condition of anonymity.
Meanwhile, spokesman for Yemeni Armed Forces, Brigadier General Yahya Saree told Saba that Saudi forces escalated attack on the occasion of starting the second round of peace talks in Yemen.
Some 16,000 Yemenis have been killed and thousands injured since the onset of the Saudi-led aggression.
The assaults of the Saudi-led coalition forces have failed to stop the Yemenis from resisting the aggression.
Earlier, the Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif in a message expressed Iran’s support for the intra-Yemeni talks to resolve the crisis.
Iran supports the upcoming intra-Yemeni talks in Sweden. All sides should enter constructive and responsible engagement to end the crisis in #Yemen. The world has historic responsibility to back dialogue incl by halting arming of aggressors. Full statement: pic.twitter.com/ZhBmQrUkxt— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) December 3, 2018
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 medicine shortage in the country.