Yemeni Army Destroys Saudi Military Vehicles, Takes Humvee

Yemeni Army Destroys Saudi Military Vehicles, Takes Humvee
Sun Aug 30, 2015 12:00:33

Yemeni forces have destroyed a number of Saudi military vehicles in a retaliatory attack on Saudi Arabia’s positions in the southwestern province of Jizan, Press TV reports.

According to media outlets on Sunday, the Yemeni army, backed by popular committees, destroyed the vehicles in the area of al-Khobe.

The joint forces carried off as booty a High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), also known as Humvee, in the retaliatory attack.

In addition to Jizan, the Yemeni forces also targeted several military bases in the southwestern province of Dhahran al-Janoub, south of the Asir region.

Heavy clashes also erupted between Yemeni forces and Saudi soldiers in Yemen's northwestern province of Sa’ada.

Brigadier General Ahmed Assiri, a Saudi military spokesperson, said on August 26 that the Saudi troops have pushed their way into the northern Yemeni regions that overlook Jizan. Assiri said the Saudi soldiers have taken some areas under their control in the process.

Saudi Arabia launched its attacks on Yemen on March 26 – without a UN mandate – to restore power to fugitive former Yemeni president, Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh, and to undermine the Houthi Ansarullah movement.

Over 4,300 people have lost their lives in the conflict since late March, according to the World Health Organization. Local Yemeni sources, however, say the fatality figure is much higher.

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