Monday, 01 April 2019
The Yemeni army and fighters from allied Popular Committees have launched several missiles at Saudi military positions in the kingdomís southern regions in retaliation for Riyadh's deadly military campaign against their country.
AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): The Yemeni army and fighters from allied Popular Committees have launched several missiles at Saudi military positions in the kingdomís southern regions in retaliation for Riyadh's deadly military campaign against their country.
The Yemeni forces fired five Zelzal-1 (Earthquake-1) missiles at Saudi military positions near Alab border crossing in the kingdom's southwestern region of Asir on Sunday, Yemenís al-Masirah news website reported.
A military source said that the attack left an unspecified number of Saudi troops killed and injured, the report added. Saudi authorities usually keep the number of their dead and injured in the war a secret.
The Yemeni forces fired two more missiles at military positions east of al-Nar Mountain in Jizan.
The attack comes days after Yemeni forces foiled a massive Saudi offensive in the city of Sa'ada, killing at least 90 mercenaries and injuring over 100 others.
Riyadh, under the order of its de-facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, leads a coalition of Arab nations-- including the United Arab Emirates (UAE)-- that began indiscriminately pounding targets across Yemen on March 24, 2015, with the aim of crushing the Houthi Ansarullah movement and bringing former Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadiís government back to power.
According to a new report by the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED), a nonprofit conflict-research organization, the Saudi-led war has so far claimed the lives of about 56,000 Yemenis.
The Saudi-led war has also taken a heavy toll on the countryís infrastructure, destroying hospitals, schools, and factories. The UN has warned that a record 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 Riyadh with advanced weapons and military equipment as well as logistical and intelligence assistance.
Houthis and their allies, however, remain steadfast in their resolve to fight off the enemy with a powerful arsenal of domestically-developed missiles that have struck as far as the Saudi capital.