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Yemeni forces fire rockets at Saudi military sites, kill soldiers

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)
Yemeni army forces (file photo)

Yemen’s army and allied popular committees have launched a series of new retaliatory attacks on Saudi military sites in the southwest of the kingdom.

The Yemeni al-Masirah news channel reported on Tuesday that Yemeni forces unleashed a heavy barrage of rockets at a Saudi border guard headquarters in Dhahran al Janub.

No reports of possible casualties and the extent of damage inflicted were immediately available.

Another attack carried out by the Yemeni forces on Tuesday targeted Saudi Arabia's Khojrah military site in the kingdom’s southwestern Jizan border region, leaving a number of Saudi soldiers killed and wounded.

Meanwhile, more than 20 Yemenis lost their lives in a wave of Saudi air raids on the Yemeni town of Beihan in the country’s western province of Shabwah.

Saudi warplanes also targeted a vessel carrying Indian fishermen off the coast of al-Khukhah in Yemen’s western province of Hudaydah, killing nearly 22 people onboard.

A Yemeni soldier walks amid debris following airstrikes by Saudi jets in the capital Sana’a on September 5, 2015. (AFP)

Reports say that more foreign forces are joining the Saudi aggression against the war-torn Yemen. 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 in aggression against the impoverished country.

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.

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

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