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Yemenis fire retaliatory rockets on Saudi military bases

Iran Press TV

Tue Jun 2, 2015 7:14AM

The Yemeni army, backed by popular committees, has carried out several rocket attacks on Saudi military bases in response to the Riyadh regime's deadly air raids against its neighbor.

According to reports on Tuesday, the rockets fired from Yemen hit several camps and military bases in the southwestern Saudi port city of Jizan.

An air defense base in the Saudi border city of Najran was also targeted by five rockets launched by the Yemeni fighters.

No report has yet been released on the possible casualties of the retaliatory attacks.

At least 30 Saudis have been killed since the Yemenis started their rocket and mortar raids on Saudi border areas early in May. Several tanks and armored vehicles belonging to the Saudi army were also destroyed in the offensives.

The developments come as the Saudi military presses ahead with its aerial aggression against Yemen, which started on March 26.

The Saudi warplanes pounded several positions, including a government headquarters, in the Yemeni capital city of Sana'a, leaving tens of civilians injured.

The northwestern Yemeni province of Sa'ada was also targeted by Saudi airborne assaults, which killed seven people and injured 24 others.

Saudi fighter jets also launched airstrikes on locations in the Yemeni provinces of Ma'rib, Hajjah, Aden and Dhale.

Reports also said that the clashes between Ansarullah fighters and al-Qaeda-linked militants left five people killed and 15 others wounded in the southwestern Yemeni city of Ta'izz.

The Saudi aggression is aimed at undermining the Ansarullah revolutionaries of Yemen's Houthi movement, who are in control of Sana'a and other major provinces, and bringing back to power the former pro-Riyadh government led by fugitive former president, Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

Nearly 2,000 people have been killed and over 8,000 wounded in the violence in Yemen since March 19, according to the United Nations.


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