Dec 26, 2018 08:16 Asia/Tehran
  • Yemeni army strikes Saudi mercenaries in Jawf

Yemeni army soldiers, supported by allied fighters from Popular Committees, attacked a position of Saudi-sponsored militiamen loyal to Yemen's former fugitive president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, in the country’s northern province of al-Jawf.

Iran Press/Middle East: A spokesman for Yemen's Armed Forces Brigadier General Yahya Saree said early on Wednesday that Yemeni soldiers and their allies attacked Saudi mercenaries in the Suwaiqa base, which lies in the al-Yatma area of the province, Arabic-language al-Masirah television network reported.

The report added that the airstrike left a large number of Saudi-sponsored militiamen dead and injured.

A Yemeni military source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Yemeni troops and fighters from Popular Committees raided several military camps in the Jahfan district of the region, targeting the Saudi soldiers.

Yemeni military units also launched a domestically-developed Zelzal-1 (Earthquake-1) ballistic missile at a gathering of Saudi soldiers in Raqabah area of Asir region in Saudi Arabia.

Since the onset of aggression, the Yemeni army, backed by fighters from Houthi Ansarullah movement, has been defending the impoverished nation against the invaders. The coalition is also resolute to crush the movement as another goal in its war on Yemen, which is teetering on the edge of famine.

The Saudi-led war has also taken a heavy toll on the country’s infrastructure, destroying hospitals, schools, and factories.

The aggression is estimated to have left 16,000 Yemenis dead.

The UN has already said that a record of 22.2 million Yemenis are  in dire need of food, including 8.4 million threatened by severe hunger. According to the world body, Yemen is suffering from the most severe famine in more than 100 years.

A number of Western countries, the US and Britain in particular, are also accused of being complicit in the ongoing aggression as they supply the regime in Riyadh with advanced weapons and military equipment as well as logistical and intelligence assistance. 101/ 211 / 202


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