Senior Saudi Commander Killed in Yemen’s Missile Attack
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A senior Saudi military commander was killed in Bab al-Mandab Strait after Yemeni troops launched a retaliatory missile attack on the strategic area.
The commander, identified as Abdollah al-Sahyan, was killed in an attack launched by Yemeni forces in the western Bab al-Mandab Strait, which connects the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden, Lebanon's al-Ahd news website reported on Monday.
Twenty-three Saudi, nine Emirati, and seven Moroccan forces, including a number of commanders, were among others killed in the missile attack in the area. Other reports said it left nearly 150 casualties among the Saudi-led forces.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) confirmed that one of its high-ranking officers had been among the dead.
Yemenis carry out these attacks in retaliation for Saudi strikes, launched with the aim of undermining Houthi Ansarullah movement and bringing back to power the country’s fugitive former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh.
According to Yemeni health ministry, more than 7,500 people, mostly civilians, have been killed in the Saudi aggression.