Yemen Army Launches Clean-Up Operation against Al-Qaeda
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – As many as 90 al-Qaeda-linked terrorists were killed or wounded in the latest operation by the Yemeni army and popular committees against the terrorist group in Aden, a military source said.
Yemen's Saba News Agency quoted the informed source as saying that the army and popular forces have targeted al-Qaeda terrorists in a successful operation in Be'r Ahmad district in Aden.
Yemeni forces have killed or injured 90 terrorists and inflicted major damage on them.
The army backed by popular committees will continue its attacks on the bases of al-Qaeda and the militias linked with the Takfiri group "al-Islah" until Be'r Ahmad is completely cleansed of terrorists, the source added.
The source further said airstrikes by Saudi jet fighters are aimed at assisting the terrorists, adding that arm supplies to the terrorists have also hindered the progress of Yemeni army.
Yemen's army troops and Ansarullah fighters have made major advances in their fight against the Saudi-backed al-Qaeda terrorist group and forces loyal to fugitive President Mansour Hadi across Yemen in recent weeks.
The clashes between the Ansarullah fighters and al-Qaeda as well as the pro-Hadi militias continue in the Southern parts of the country as Riyadh has been striking Yemen for nearly three months to restore power to Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.
According to Yemen's Freedom House Foundation, the Saudi airstrikes have claimed the lives of nearly 4,000 Yemeni people so far while more than 7,000 others have been wounded, most of them civilians.