TEHRAN (Press Shia) – At least 28 Saudi-backed militants have been killed and injured by Yemeni snipers and popular fighters across the Arab country in the past 48 hours, a report said.

According to the report by al-Masirah news network on Monday, at least 28 Saudi-paid mercenaries were killed and injured in the areas of Taiz, Sirwah District of Yemen's central Ma'rib, and the western port city of Hudaydah.

In a separate development, Yemeni forces shelled the positions of Saudi forces in the kingdom’s border regions of Asir and Jizan, inflicting major losses on them.

Since June 13, the Saudi-led coalition and its mercenaries have launched massive attacks to bring the port city under their control, but have failed to achieve their objective due to Yemenis’ resistance.

The United States, Britain and France have backed the coalition in the Yemen conflict and keep providing weapons to both Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

While the Yemeni army and popular committees are fighting off the assailants and countering attacks on residential areas, international humanitarian organizations have warned of dire consequences of any escalation of violence around Hudaydah.

UN Humanitarian Coordinator Lise Grande recently said “as many as 250,000 people may lose everything -even their lives,” if there is a military attack on Hudaydah.