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Yemen Retaliatory Raids Kill Saudi Troops, Inflict Losses on Militants

Jizan (Tasnim) – Yemeni soldiers and fighters from Popular Committees shelled military bases in the Saudi provinces of Jizan and Najran, inflicting material losses and casualties on them.

On Sunday, Yemeni troops stormed the Saudi military bases of al-Sababah, Kirs, Shabakah and al-Abadaih in al-Qafle village in the kingdom’s Jizan southern province, killing and injuring scores of military men, Saba news agency reported.

In the kingdom’s southwestern region of Najran, the artillery units shelled Saudi bases of al-Sudis, Rashaha, Makhraoqa, al-Fawaz, al-Dhaba’ah and al-Ashah, inflicting major losses on them.

Separately, the Arab country’s army targeted the positions of Saudi-backed mercenaries in al-Jawf province, northwestern Yemen, and destroyed a number of militants’ vehicles.

Additionally, Saudi militants were killed in Ma’rib province after the Yemeni forces hit their hideouts in the areas of Namlah and Nehm in the west-central province.

Also, large groups of Saudi-backed militants lost their lives in the port city of Mokha in the southwestern province of Taiz.

The retaliatory attacks by Yemeni forces came after Saudi Arabia bombarded several civilian areas in the impoverished Arab country.

Since March 25, 2015, Saudi Arabia and some of its Arab allies have been carrying out airstrikes against the Houthi Ansarullah movement in an attempt to restore power to fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.

Yemen’s Legal Center of Rights and Development announced on Saturday that the Saudi campaign has claimed the lives of over 12,040 Yemenis and left more than 20,000 others wounded.

The center added that there were a total of 2,568 children and 1,870 women among the fatalities, noting that the atrocious onslaught had also destroyed 757 schools and institutes, 111 university facilities, 271 factories besides 1,520 bridges and roads.

This post originally ran on Tasnim News Agency.