Yemen Army Foils Militants’ Overnight Attack in Hajjah

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TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Yemeni forces and popular committees repelled a major attack by Saudi-backed mercenaries in Hajjah, claiming the lives of scores of militants in the northwestern province.

The militants attempted to target the positions of the Yemeni army in Hajjah’s Midi district, but were pushed back after the Yemeni troops shelled several of their vehicles, a military source, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told the Lebanon’s al-Mayadeen TV channel.

More than 11 militants, including Sudanese nationals, were killed during the overnight bombardments, the source added.

In a separate development, the Arab country’s forces hit the gathering centers in the al-Jawf Province in northwestern Yemen, and killed more than 13 militants there.

Since March 25, 2015, Saudi Arabia and some of its Arab allies have been carrying out airstrikes against the Houthi Ansarullah movement in an attempt to restore power to fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.

According to Yemen’s Legal Center of Rights and Development, the Saudi campaign has claimed the lives of over 12,000 Yemenis and left more than 20,000 others wounded.

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