Yemeni Forces Kill Pro-Hadi Top Commander, Regain more Regions in Ma'rib, Al-Jawf Provinces

Yemeni Forces Kill Pro-Hadi Top Commander, Regain more Regions in Ma'rib, Al-Jawf Provinces
Sun Oct 16, 2016 18:40:06

A senior military commander announced that the Yemeni army and popular forces have made considerable military gains against the pro-Saudi troops in Ma'rib and al-Jawf provinces in recent days and a senior pro-Hadi commander has been killed in the battle.

"The Yemeni forces have advanced in the Eastern and Northeastern fronts of Ma'rib and al-Jawf provinces," Senior Ansarullah Commander Ali Al-Houthi told FNA on Sunday.

He, meantime, said that senior pro-Hadi commander Abu Omar was killed in tough battle with the Yemeni army and Ansarullah forces in the Southern part of Ma'rib province.

A local source in Ma'rib province, meantime, disclosed that the Yemeni army and popular forces took control of a military site in Wadi al-Tarif in the province. 

Military sources disclosed that the Yemeni army has destroyed a strategic airbase of Saudi Arabia in the Southern part of the kingdom with a ballistic missile earlier today.

"Saudi Arabia's Savila military base in Dhahran region was struck by a Yemeni Zalzal-3 missile, and sustained heavy loss and casualties," a military source said.

There is still no report on the number of casualties, but similar ballistic missile attacks by Yemen have incurred heavy losses on the Saudi personnel and military equipment in the past.

The attack came in response to Saudi Arabia's continued air raids on the civilian population across the impoverished nation.

On Saturday, the Yemeni army and popular forces pounded the Saudi troops in the Southern parts of the kingdom, killing and injuring tens of Riyadh army men.

The Saudi army's military positions came under the Yemeni forces' missiles attack in Najran province in the Southern part of Saudi Arabia which left 60 Saudi troops dead and over 70 others wounded.

The Saudi army's military equipment and vehicles also sustained heavy losses in the Yemeni missile attack.

Also on Saturday, the Yemeni army and popular forces killed over 40 Saudi soldiers in an ambush operation near al-Baqa border crossing in Najran province.

A large number of the Saudi Army's military equipment and vehicles were also destroyed in the attack.

Yemen’s military forces usually carry out such attacks against the gatherings of the Saudi mercenaries inside Yemen as well as targets in the kingdom’s southwest in retaliation for Riyadh’s 19-month-long military campaign against the country.

More than 11,800 people have died since the kingdom launched its campaign to crush Yemen's Ansarullah movement and their allies and reinstate the resigned president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh, FNA reported.

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