Saudi-Backed Militants Suffer Major Losses in Yemen's Taiz
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Scores of Saudi-backed mercenaries were killed and injured after Yemeni troops and fighters from popular committees repelled their infiltration attack in the southwestern Taiz province.
The army troops foiled the infiltration attempt on Wednesday in Makbana district, Taiz, killing and injuring scores of them, a military source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Saba news agency.
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.