13 Apr 2024
Sunday 28 May 2017 - 12:43
Story Code : 262768

Yemeni forces kill 13 troops in retaliation: Report

Press TV - Yemeni troops havecarried out major retaliatory attacks against separate locations in southwestern Saudi Arabia, killing as many as 13 Saudi forces.

Six of the fatalities occurred at the al-Fuaz military base in the Saudi region of Najran, Yemens al-Masirah television network reported on Sunday.

Yemeni forcesalso struck a military vehicle carrying three Saudi troops on theirway to the Alib command post in the kingdoms Asir region. Four more Saudi troopers died in another attack against the outpost.

The Yemeni Army and its allied Houthi fighters have been defending the nation against more than two years of Saudi aggression, launched to restore Yemens former Riyadh-allied government to power.

On Sunday, Yemen's artillery units carried out mortar and rocket attacks against Saudi mercenaries in the Sirwah District of Marib Province, inflicting unspecified losses on them.

Five militants supporting former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi also died in the same district after coming under Army fire.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="555"] Militants loyal to the Saudi-backed former Yemeni president pose for a picture on the road leading to Khaled Ibn al-Walid base, 30 km east of the Red Sea port town of Mokha, on April 15, 2017. (Photo by AFP)[/caption]
The Saudi invasion has killed thousands of Yemeni civilians and destroyed the countrys vital infrastructure.

Sirwah and the Attan area in the neighboring Sanaa Province came under Saudi bombardment earlier Sunday.

Saudi forces also carried out mortar raids against the Al Sheikh and Al Omar areas of the Monabbih District in the northern Yemen Saada Province.

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