Yemeni Forces Destroy Saudi Armored Vehicles in Asir
- May, 28, 2019 - 10:37
- World news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Forces of the Yemeni army and Popular Committees, in a retaliatory attack against the Saudi-led coalition, managed to inflict casualties on the enemy, destroying four armored vehicles in Saudi Arabia's southwestern border region of Asir, local reports said.
In an operation mounted near the Alab crossing in Asir, the Yemeni forces destroyed the Saudi armored vehicles and managed to clean up the area from the aggressors, the Arabic-language al-Masirah reported.
A military source said that during the operation, a number of Saudi mercenaries were killed and some others were injured.
The Yemeni troops also pounded gatherings of Riyadh-backed militants in al-Jawf province with several Katyusha rockets, according to the report.
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 four 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.
Official UN figures say that more than 15,000 people have been killed in Yemen since the Saudi-led bombing campaign began.
The Saudi war has impacted over seven million children in Yemen who now face a serious threat of famine, according to UNICEF figures. Over 6,000 children have either been killed or sustained serious injuries since 2015, UN children’s agency said. The humanitarian situation in the country has also been exacerbated by outbreaks of cholera, polio, and measles.