News ID: 175775
Published: 0201 GMT January 15, 2017

Fresh Saudi strikes claim six lives in northwestern Yemen

Fresh Saudi strikes claim six lives in northwestern Yemen

Saudi military aircraft have killed at least six people in attacks against al-Jawf Province in northwestern Yemen.


The Sunday raids against the province’s al-Maton District also left a number of people injured, Yemen’s al-Masirah television network reported.

Saudi fighter planes launched repeated attacks against the Haydan district in the neighboring province of Sa’ada as well as the port city of Mokha in the southwestern province of Taiz.

Through the March 2015-present military campaign, Saudi Arabia has been unsuccessfully seeking to return power to Yemen’s former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.

The Yemeni army and allied fighters have been defending the nation against the invasion, which has claimed over 11,400 lives, according to the latest tallies.

They have been launching retaliatory attacks against the part of the Saudi territory, which is adjacent to northern Yemen, as well as the gatherings of Riyadh-allied militants inside Yemen.

On Sunday, the Yemeni army staged counteroffensive Jawf, killing 30 Saudi mercenaries.

The fatalities from the retaliation, according to al-Masirah, included Ayez Aqlan, a militant commader. Army troops also took eight of the pro-Hadi militants hostage.

Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement, which has been fighting for the country alongside the army, meanwhile, targeted a Saudi serviceman stationed in the Najran region in southwestern Saudi Arabia.

The condition of the Saudi trooper is yet to be known.

Resource: presstv
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