Feb 14, 2020 02:51 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Feb 14, 2020 02:52 Asia/Tehran]
  • Yemenis thwart Saudi-led coalition forces infiltration attempt

Yemeni Army and Popular Committees on Thursday thwarted an infiltration attempt by Saudi-led coalition forces towards their positions on the Saudi-Yemeni border.

Iran PressMiddle East: Yemeni Army and Popular Committees repelled an attack by Saudi forces and their mercenaries on Majazeh border region in Asir province of Saudi Arabia.

In another development, a number of Saudi coalition mercenaries were killed or wounded in the ambush of the Yemeni Army Engineering Unit and Popular Committees near the MBC Heights in Jizan, southern Saudi Arabia.

Backed by the United States, the Saudi regime and some of its Arab allies invaded Yemen in 2015 and have enforced a strict blockade of the country by ground, air, and sea.

The Saudi war has affected over seven million children in Yemen who now face a serious threat of famine, according to UNICEF figures.

Over 6,000 children have either been killed or sustained serious injuries since 2015, the UN children’s agency said. The humanitarian situation in the country has also been exacerbated by outbreaks of cholera, polio, and measles.

The US-based Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED), a nonprofit conflict-research organization, estimates that the war in Yemen has claimed more than 91,000 lives over the past four and a half years.

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