Yemeni Snipers Kill 81 Saudi Forces, Mercenaries in Fresh Attacks
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The sniper unit of the Yemeni army and Popular Committees announced that in retaliatory attacks against the Saudi-led coalition, it has killed 81 Saudi aggressors and their mercenaries on various fronts across the Arabian Peninsula country, local reports said on Wednesday.
A Yemeni military source said the sniper unit has managed to kill five Saudi servicemen and 76 Riyadh-backed mercenaries over the last 48 hours, the Arabic-language al-Masirah TV reported.
The Saudi forces were shot to death in border areas and the mercenaries were killed by the snipers on the fronts of Nihm, Ma'rib, Taiz, and al-Jawf, according to the source.
In another operation, the Yemeni troops mounted an artillery attack on the positions of the Saudi mercenaries in the kingdom's southern border region of Najran.
The attacks against the Saudi-led forces came in retaliation for the continued massacre of civilians and destruction of Yemen’s infrastructure by the coalition led by the Riyadh regime.
Yemen’s defenseless people have been under massive attacks by the coalition for more than three years but Riyadh has reached none of its objectives in Yemen so far.
Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and some of its Arab allies have been carrying out deadly 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.
The Yemeni Ministry of Human Rights announced in a statement on March 25 that the war had left 600,000 civilians dead and injured until then. The war and the accompanying blockade have also caused famine across Yemen.