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Yemenis inflict losses on Saudi mercenaries

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)
The photo shows militants fighting for Saudi Arabia near the city of Ta’izz in southern Yemen, January 26, 2016. ©AFP

Yemeni army forces backed by fighters from allied Popular Committees have targeted a center of gathering belonging to Saudi mercenaries, leaving a number of them dead or wounded in the fresh retaliatory attacks.

The Yemeni forces fired rockets in the southwestern province of Ta’izz on Tuesday, with the projectiles precisely hitting the targets, Yemen's Arabic-language al-Masirah TV reported.

Several Saudi mercenaries were killed or injured while some of their armored vehicles were annihilated in Tuesday’s strikes.

On Monday, the Yemeni forces managed to take control of two districts in Ta’izz.

Saudi fighter jets carried out air raids on residential areas in the southwestern province of Lahij over the past 24 hours, leaving two Yemeni civilians seriously wounded.

Saudi jets also conducted similar airstrikes on Majzar and Sirwah districts of the Ma'rib province, the town of Baraqish and other places in Jawf Province as well as areas in Sana’a and Ta’izz provinces.

Furthermore, two civilians lost their lives in the Saudi aerial assaults on Ta’izz.

People inspect damage at a house after it was destroyed by a Saudi airstrike in Yemen's capital city of Sana’a, February 25, 2016. ©Reuters

Saudi Arabia has been bombing Yemen for about a year now in a bid to restore power to fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, who is a staunch ally of Riyadh.

At least 8,400 people have been killed and over 16,000 others sustained injuries since the onset of the Saudi war. The military campaign has also taken a heavy toll on the country’s facilities and infrastructure, destroying many hospitals, schools, and factories.

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