TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Yemen’s army, backed by popular forces, launched an offensive against Saudi-backed mercenaries in the southwestern province of Taiz, killing and injuring scores of them.
The Yemeni troops targeted the positions of the mercenaries in the areas of Alqalah and Alqahifah in Maqabanah district, inflicting major losses on them, Saba news agency reported on October 7.
Recently, Yemeni troops fired three domestically-developed missiles at the gatherings of Saudi forces and their mercenaries in al-Khobe district of the kingdom’s Jizan region, located 966 kilometers (600 miles) south of the Saudi capital, Riyadh, leaving several of them dead or injured.
Yemen’s defenseless people have been under massive attacks by the coalition for more than three years but Riyadh has reached none of its objectives in Yemen so far.
Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and some of its Arab allies have been carrying out deadly airstrikes against the Houthi Ansarullah movement in an attempt to restore power to fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.
The Yemeni Ministry of Human Rights announced in a statement on March 25 that the war had left 600,000 civilians dead and injured until then. The war and the accompanying blockade have also caused famine across Yemen.