Reports from the War on Yemen

Yemeni Army, Popular Committees Inflict Heavy Losses upon Saudi-led Invaders

The Yemeni army and the popular committees inflicted heavy losses upon the Saudi-led forces who have been engaged in the so-called “restoring Sanaa” offensive in Maarib.

Heavy clashes have been taking place in Maarib province where the Saudi-led coalition forces are pressing to seize the capital Sanaa, Yemeni military sources said late on Sunday.

Yemen clashesDozens of the offensive forces have been killed and injured, the sources said, adding that among the casualties were Saudis, Emiratis, Bahrainis and Qataris.
“The coalition forces were screaming as they were calling for help,” the sources said referring to the heavy losses inflicted upon the invaders.

“Dozens of the coalition vehicles were destroyed as the courageous fighters of the army and the popular committees were repelling the offensive,” the sources added.

Yemen has been since March 26 under brutal aggression by Saudi-led coalition. Thousands have been martyred and injured in the attack, with the vast majority of them are civilians.

Riyadh launched the attack on Yemen in a bid to restore power to fugitive president Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi who is a close ally to Saudi Arabia.

However, Yemeni army, backed by popular committees and tribal fighter has been responding to the aggression by targeting several Saudi border military posts and cleansing several areas across the country, especially the country’s south, from Hadi and al-Qaeda-linked militias.

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One Million Yemenis Mobilized to Fight against S. Arabia

TEHRAN (FNA)- Over one million Yemeni political and tribal forces have been mobilized in preparation for what has been termed by the Saudi-led coalition forces as “the decisive battle”.

According to Hasad al-Youm news website, at present over one million Yemenis, including the tribal people, those who had been dismissed from the army during the presidency of Mansour Hadi and a number of Ikhwan members, have been armed and contacted to stand united again.

Based on the report, all these forces have stressed their preparedness to fight against Saudi Arabia and operations in the Saudi territories.

Other media reports said today that the Yemeni army and popular forces gained control of the border city of al-Rabouah in the Saudi province of al-Asir.

Al-Masirah news channel released footages of the Yemeni forces’ full control over al-Rabouah city in Saudi Arabia.

The TV footages showed that the Yemeni army easily surrounded a military base in the city without any Saudi resistance, set fire to 17 military vehicles and destroyed its watchtower and weapons cache.

A Yemeni military source said that tens of Saudi soldiers were also killed in the attack and others fled the scene.

Also, the Arabic-language al-Mayadeen television reported that the Yemeni army and popular forces fired 15 missiles and rockets at a Saudi military base in Asir on Monday and before taking the city of al-Rabouah.

The TV report added that the missiles hit al-Hajer military base in Asir.

Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for 173 days now to restore power to fugitive president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi-led aggression has so far killed at least 5,847 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children.

Hadi stepped down in January and refused to reconsider the decision despite calls by Ansarullah revolutionaries of the Houthi movement.

Despite Riyadh’s claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi warplanes are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.

Yemeni Forces Capture 11 Coalition Troops in Ma’rib
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Yemeni popular committees captured 11 coalition troops in an operation in Ma’rib province east of Sana’a, the capital city.

Al Mayadeen TV reported on Monday that 11 soldiers from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were captured in an operation in Ma’rib.

Yemeni forces in recent weeks have given crushing responses to the five-month-long aggression of the Saudi-led coalition on the impoverished Arab country.

Back on Saturday, Yemeni forces seized control of four Saudi military bases in the southwestern province of Dhahran al-Janub.

Fighters of the Houthi Ansarullah movement, backed by allied forces of the army, took control of the strategically important bases in the Saudi province, the southwestern region of Asir.

Separately, Ansarullah fighters inflicted heavy losses on Saudi forces after they targeted military installations in the regions of al-Hejlah and Jabal al-Doud in Jizan Province of southern Saudi Arabia.

Earlier this month, Yemen’s army also managed to kill tens of foreign troopers in a retaliatory missile attack on the Saudi-led coalition’s arms depot in Ma’rib, sources said.

Military sources of Yemen declared at the time that officers and soldiers from Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, and other countries were among those killed in the attack.

Saudi Arabia and some of its Arab allies, including the UAE, Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain, began on March 26 to launch deadly airstrikes against the Houthi Ansarullah movement in an attempt to restore power to the fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.

More than 4500 people, many of them children and women, have been killed in the Saudi-led aggression against the Arab country so far; Tasnimnews Agency reported.

Saudi Apache Chopper Downed in Yemen’s Ma’rib

TEHRAN (FNA)- Yemen’s air defense forces downed a Saudi Apache helicopter gunship in Ma’rib province.

The Yemeni army’s air defense forces supported by Ansarullah popular committees shot down the helicopter on Sunday with a surface-to-air missile in the district of Horaib in the Central province of Ma’rib, al-Manar news channel reported.

Also yesterday, Ansarullah forces stopped the invasion of the Saudi-backed militants affiliated to fugitive president Mansour Hadi into Ma’rib.

The militants, backed by Saudi-led coalition troops, sought to advance towards Hamma al-Masaria region in Ma’rib but Ansarullah forces prevented them from entering the region.

Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for 173 days now to restore power to fugitive president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi-led aggression has so far killed at least 5,847 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children.

Hadi stepped down in January and refused to reconsider the decision despite calls by Ansarullah revolutionaries of the Houthi movement.

Despite Riyadh’s claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi warplanes are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.

Yemeni Forces Gain Ground in Taiz

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Yemeni army and popular forces regained control of new areas in the province of Taiz on Monday.

The Yemeni forces regained control of strategic areas, including military bases, in Jabel Jara and al-Nour city in Taiz, according to the Arabic-language al-Mayadeen television.

Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for 173 days now to restore power to fugitive president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi-led aggression has so far killed at least 5,847 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children.

Hadi stepped down in January and refused to reconsider the decision despite calls by Ansarullah revolutionaries of the Houthi movement.

Despite Riyadh’s claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi warplanes are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.

Yemeni Army Takes Control of Saudi Border City

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Yemeni army and popular forces gained control of the border city of al-Rabouah in Saudi Arabia’s Southern province of al-Asir.

Al-Masirah news channel released footages of the Yemeni forces’ full control over al-Rabouah city in Saudi Arabia.

The TV footages showed that the Yemeni army easily surrounded a military base in the city without any Saudi resistance, set fire to 17 military vehicles and destroyed its watchtower and weapons cache.

A Yemeni military source said that tens of Saudi soldiers were also killed in the attack and others fled the scene.

Also, the Arabic-language al-Mayadeen television reported that the Yemeni army and popular forces fired 15 missiles and rockets at a Saudi military base in Asir on Monday and before taking the city of al-Rabouah.

It added that the missiles hit al-Hajer military base in Asir.

Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for 173 days now to restore power to fugitive president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi-led aggression has so far killed at least 5,847 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children.

Hadi stepped down in January and refused to reconsider the decision despite calls by Ansarullah revolutionaries of the Houthi movement.

Despite Riyadh’s claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi warplanes are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.