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Yemeni rockets target Saudi military bases

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
Smoke billows following an airstrike by Saudi Arabia on the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, May 22, 2015. (© AFP)

The Yemeni army, backed by fighters from Popular Committees, has targeted Saudi military bases near the border between the two countries.

According to media outlets on Wednesday, the Yemeni forces fired as many as 40 rockets at a Saudi military base in the area of al-Tuwal in the Jizan region of southwestern Saudi Arabia.

The Yemeni forces also targeted the Saudi military bases of Jabal al-Dukhan, MBC, Jabal al-Dood , al-Radif and a number of other bases in the area of Jizan.

Yemen’s Ansarullah fighters also targeted a number of Saudi tanks at the al-Makhrouq military base in the southern Saudi province of Najran.

The development comes as Saudi Arabia keeps pounding areas across Yemen.

Smoke rises following an airstrike by Saudi Arabia on the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, May 12, 2015. (© AFP)


The Saudi fighter jets pounded the Yemeni provinces of Aden, Sana’a, Hajjah, Ibb, and al-Hudaydah early on Wednesday.

The Saudi warplanes targeted a medical center in the district of Haradh in the northern province of Hajjah. At least five staffers at the clinic suffered injuries in the attack.

At least 31 people were also killed, and 5 other sustained injuries in the Saudi airstrikes on the district of Baki al-Mir in the province. 

In Sana’a, the Saudi fighter jets pounded the area of al-Hadeh in the center of the Yemeni capital. Reports say that the Saudi fighter jets also bombarded the street of al-Sabeen in the capital. There is no report of the number of the casualties in the attack.

The Saudi fighter jets also targeted a Yemeni naval base in Hudaydah, injuring at least 21 people.

Riyadh pounded the University of Medical Sciences in the province as well. Dozens are feared dead and injured in the attack.

he Saudi airstrikes against Yemen, which were launched  on March 26 without a United Nations mandate, aim to weaken the Houthi Ansarullah movement, which currently controls the capital, Sana’a, and major provinces.

Riyadh also intends to restore power to Yemen’s fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Saudi Arabia.

According to the United Nations, since March, nearly 2,000 people have been killed and in excess of 7,300 others have suffered injuries due to the ongoing conflict in Yemen. Reports also indicate that millions of Yemeni people are in dire need of clean drinking water.


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