Saudi Fighter Jets Target Allied Forces in Yemen

Saudi Fighter Jets Target Allied Forces in Yemen
Tue Nov 3, 2015 15:36:21

Saudi fighter jets have caused dozens of casualties by mistakenly targeting the Riyadh-allied militants who fight on the side of fugitive former Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi in west-central Yemen.

The offensive, which took place in Ma’rib Province on Tuesday, was the second time in the space of a week to that Saudi aircraft targeted the allied forces by mistake, Yemen’s official Saba Net news agency reported.

The previous attacks came on Thursday, when Saudi warplanes carried out airstrikes on Ma’rib’s provincial capital city of the same name, killing an unknown number of militants loyal to Hadi.

Saudi aircraft also killed three civilians and injured five others in attacks against Ta’izz Province in southwestern Yemen.

Yemen has been witnessing ceaseless attacks by Saudi Arabia since March 26. The military strikes are supposedly meant to undermine the Houthi Ansarullah movement and bring Hadi back to power.

The Saudi aggression has claimed the lives of more than 7,100 people and injured a total of nearly 14,000 others. The strikes have also taken a heavy toll on the impoverished country’s facilities and infrastructure, destroying many hospitals, schools, and factories there.

The Saudi strikes have prompted reprisal attacks on the part of the Yemeni army and Popular Committees, the latest of which saw the forces take two military bases in southwestern Saudi Arabia under rocket attacks, killing and injuring a number of Saudi troops; Press TV reported.


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