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Yemen forces kill 10 Saudi soldiers, several foreign troopers

Iran Press TV

Sun Sep 13, 2015 10:9PM

At least ten Saudi soldiers have been killed along with several other foreign troops in retaliatory attacks by Yemen fighters against Saudi positions inside the kingdom as well as against foreign troops fighting inside Yemen.

The Yemeni al-Masirah news channel reported on Sunday that Ansarullah fighters and their allied army units managed to kill five Saudi soldiers in an attack launched on Saudi bases in the southwestern border city of Najran. The Yemeni troops also killed five other Saudi soldiers during an ambush attack carried out in the Asir region, located in Dhahran al-Janub.

Riyadh has confirmed the fatalities in the in the southwestern province, where Yemeni armed forces also destroyed three Saudi bulldozers.

Elsewhere, Ansarullah fighters launched an operation against Saudi-led foreign forces in Yemen's central province of Ma'rib. Several soldiers from Qatar, Bahrain, the UAE, and Saudi Arabia were slain in that attack and a number of Saudi tanks and military vehicles were destroyed.

Yemen's army units also fired rockets targeting a Saudi base in the southwestern province of Jizan with no immediate reports of possible casualties.

In the latest Saudi air raid, at least one civilian sustained injuries after warplanes targeted Rizih district in the northwestern province of Sa'ada. Warplanes also pounded different parts of the Yemeni capital Sana'a.

Reports say that more foreign forces are joining the Saudi aggression against the impoverished country. Some 1,000 Qatari military forces, backed by more than 200 armored vehicles and 30 Apache combat helicopters, have so far joined the Saudi forces. Some 6,000 Sudanese soldiers are also expected to join the Saudi ground forces.

Reuters reported on September 9, that as many as 800 Egyptian soldiers had arrived in Yemen to aid the Saudi army in its war against Yemen.

Earlier, the Qatar-based al-Jazeera TV reported that 10,000 foreign troops are operating in Yemen.

On March 26, Saudi Arabia began its aggression against Yemen – without a UN mandate – in a bid to undermine the Houthi Ansarullah movement and restore power to the country's fugitive former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh.

According to the UN, the conflict has so far left about 4,500 people dead and thousands of others wounded. Local Yemeni sources, however, say the fatality figure is much higher.

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