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Yemeni missile attack kills UAE-backed mercenaries, Daesh terrorists in Shabwah province

The image grab, taken from a video released by the media bureau of Yemen’s Operations Command Center, shows Yemeni forces launching a ballistic missile toward a target deep inside Saudi Arabia.

Yemen’s army and fighters from the allied Popular Committees have managed to launch a counteroffensive against the position of the Daesh Takfiri terrorists, supported by the United Arab Emirates (UAE), in the southern province of Shabwah.

Spokesman for the Yemeni Armed Forces Brigadier General Yahya Saree said in a tweet that the country's missile defense units launched a ballistic missile at a large gathering of the Takfiri terrorists and the UAE-backed mercenaries in Usaylan district on Sunday afternoon.

He said the missile hit the designated target with great precision, leaving several UAE-backed mercenaries and Daesh terrorists killed or wounded.

Saree added that five military vehicles belonging to the mercenaries and the terrorists were also destroyed.

On Saturday, dozens of the UAE’s mercenaries were killed in a missile attack in the same Yemeni province. A number of high-ranking commanders were among the militants slain in the strike.

The Saudi-led coalition has conducted a new round of airstrikes on various areas across Yemen. On Friday, Yemeni media outlets reported that Saudi air raids had targeted several provinces more than 30 times.

The regime in Riyadh and its allies have stepped up the bombardment of Yemen in recent weeks against the backdrop of retaliatory attacks by the Yemeni army and the Popular Committees, who have hit targets on Saudi and the UAE territories alike.

Saudi Arabia, backed by the United States and regional allies, launched the war on Yemen in March 2015, with the goal of bringing the government of former President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi back to power and crushing the popular Ansarullah resistance movement. The war has left hundreds of thousands of Yemenis dead.

Despite Saudi Arabia’s incessant bombardment, the Yemeni armed forces have gradually grown stronger, leaving Riyadh and its allies, most notably the UAE, bogged down in the country.

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