Yemeni Army Pounds Saudi Military Base in Jizan + Video

Sat Aug 1, 2015 17:21:20

Yemeni army troopers launched a retaliatory attack on a military base in southwestern Saudi Arabia as Riyadh presses ahead with a military campaign against its impoverished southern neighbor, Al-Alam News Network reports.

Yemeni soldiers launched an operation against MBC base in the kingdom’s Jizan region, which is located near the border with Yemen, late on Friday, forcing Saudi troops stationed there to flee for their lives.

A military vehicle belonging to the Saudi forces was also set ablaze during the raid, Arabic-language al-Masirah satellite television network reported.

Yemeni army forces backed by fighters from allied popular committees also launched a barrage of mortar shells against al-Malta base in Saudi Arabia’s oil-rich region of Dhahran. There were no immediate reports of casualties and the extent of damage inflicted.

Moreover, an al-Qaeda militant commander, identified as Abdul Naser al-Yafeie, was killed along with a number of his comrades when a unit of Yemeni soldiers engaged them on the outskirts of al-Jaolah region, which lies northwest of the strategic southern port city of Aden.

Yemeni soldiers also destroyed three vehicles belonging to al-Qaeda-linked terrorists in Dar Sad district of Aden Province.

Separately, 12 al-Qaeda-affiliated militants were killed when Yemeni army conducted an operation in the country’s southwestern province of Taiz.

Four civilians also lost their lives in Beer Basha area of the same province, when a mortar shell fired by militiamen loyal to fugitive former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, struck a popular market.

Additionally, Saudi fighter jets conducted three airstrikes on Harad city in the northwestern Yemeni province of Hajjah.

Saudi warplanes also launched seven aerial attacks on various regions across Yemen’s central province of Ma’rib. No reports of fatalities were immediately available, Press TV reported.

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