Yemeni Army’s Targets Extend to Riyadh, Abu Dhabi: Commander

Yemeni Army’s Targets Extend to Riyadh, Abu Dhabi: Commander

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Yemeni Armed Forces spokesman Brigadier General Yahya Saree said the legitimate targets of the Arab country’s military forces extend to the Saudi and Emirati capitals of Riyadh and Abu Dhabi.

"We have aerial photographs and coordinates of dozens of headquarters, facilities and military bases of the enemy," Saree said on Saturday, according to al-Masirah television channel.

"The legitimate targets of our forces extend to the capital of Saudi Arabia and to the emirate of Abu Dhabi," capital of the UAE, he said.

"We have manufactured advanced generations of attack aircraft, and new systems will soon be functional,” the commander added.

Yemen’s army and popular forces have enhanced their military capabilities and expanded their operations in retaliation for the ongoing US-backed Saudi airstrike campaign, which has killed or injured over 50,000 people as of October — as well as the devastating siege which has triggered a borderline famine. Women and children constitute most of the casualties from airstrikes and military operations.

Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and some of its Arab allies, including the UAE, 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.

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