376 Saudi-Backed Militants Killed in 48 Hours in Hudaydah: Report
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – At least 376 Saudi-backed militants and Emirati forces have been killed and injured by Yemeni troops in the Arabian Peninsula’s strategic western coastal province of Hudaydah in the past 48 hours, a report said.
According to the report by al-Masirah news network on Sunday, at least 376 Saudi-paid mercenaries and UAE forces were killed and injured in Hudaydah as Yemen’s army continues to target their positions in the western port city.
On Friday, Yemeni forces fatally shot 20 Saudi mercenaries in an area west of the al-Durayhimi district in Hudaydah.
Five military vehicles belonging to the militants were also destroyed during the operation.
Saudi Arabia and the UAE launched an offensive on June 13 to capture Hudaydah, the main entry point for food in a country teetering on the brink of famine.
The operation, however, came into an immediate halt in the face of stiff resistance by Houthi fighters and residents of the port city, which forced the kingdom to wind down the push.