Al-Masirah: Yemeni Forces Detain 150 Saudi Mercenaries in Bayda

Al-Masirah: Yemeni Forces Detain 150 Saudi Mercenaries in Bayda
Wed Mar 9, 2016 15:27:46

Yemeni forces have reportedly captured at least 150 Saudi mercenaries in the war-hit country’s central province of al-Bayda.

According to a report by Yemen's Arabic-language al-Masirah news website, the Yemeni army, backed by Popular Committees loyal to the Houthi Ansarullah movement, caught Saudi mercenaries in Rada' town on Tuesday as they were heading toward a Saudi military base in west-central Ma'rib Province.

On Wednesday, Yemeni forces pounded a military base in Ma'rib with a ballistic missile, killing and injuring a number of Saudi mercenaries.

The report also said that at least three civilians were killed after Saudi warplanes targeted a vehicle in Humaydat district in Jawf on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, according to al-Masirah, several Saudi forces were killed after Yemeni Qaher ballistic missiles hit a Saudi military base in the northern province of Jawf on Tuesday.

Yemenis carry out such attacks in retaliation for Saudi strikes, which were launched in late March last year in a bid to bring the country’s fugitive former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a Riyadh ally, back to power and undermine the Houthi Ansarullah movement.

Over 8,400 people, among them more than 2,200 children, have been killed and over 16,000 others injured since the onset of the aggression. The strikes have also taken a heavy toll on the country’s facilities and infrastructure, destroying many hospitals, schools, and factories.

Last week, the United Nations said in a statement that in February alone Saudi war on Yemen had killed or wounded 246 people throughout the country.

Dozens of Saudis have been killed or injured by fire from Yemen during the conflict, Press TV reported.

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