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Yemeni forces bomb several Saudi army bases in Jizan

Saudi military vehicles patrol near the Saudi-Yemeni border, in Saudi Arabia's southwestern Jizan region, on April 13, 2015. (AFP)

Yemeni Ansarullah fighters supported by army units have launched a series of rocket attacks against Saudi military bases in the kingdom’s southwestern region of Jizan.

According to local Yemeni media reports, Ansarullah fighters and allied army units fired a barrage of rockets at the Tuwal and al-Khowjarah military bases in the Saudi border region on Friday.

Furthermore, the Yemeni forces also targeted several Saudi army posts on al-Doud Mountains along the border in retaliation for Riyadh’s ongoing military campaign against Yemen.

Earlier in the day, Ansarullah fighters infiltrated into the town of Rabi’iyah in the Asir region and attacked several Saudi military bases there.

The Yemeni fighters managed to take control of the bases after heavy clashes with Saudi troops.

Several vehicles belonging to the Saudi military were reportedly destroyed in the attack.

A Saudi soldier from an artillery unit walks near ammunition at a position close to the Saudi-Yemeni border, in Saudi Arabia's southwestern Jizan region, on April 13, 2015. (AFP)


Elsewhere in Yemen, Ansarullah fighters managed to confiscate military vehicles as well as an arms depot used by Saudi mercenary forces in Dhamar province.

Smoke billows following an airstrike by the Saudi warplanes on the Nuqom mountain overlooking the Yemeni capital Sanaa on October 15, 2015. (AFP)

Yemen has been witnessing ceaseless military attacks by Saudi Arabia since March 26. The military strikes are supposed to undermine the Ansarullah movement and bring fugitive former Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi back to power.

The Saudi aggression has reportedly claimed the lives of more than 7,100 people and injured nearly 14,000 others. The strikes have also taken a heavy toll on the impoverished country’s facilities and infrastructure, destroying many hospitals, schools, and factories.

Human rights groups and international organizations have voiced deep concern over the rising number of civilian casualties in Yemen, calling for an end to the conflict.

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