TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The Yemeni army and popular committees mounted retaliatory attacks against the Saudi positions in the kingdom’s southwestern province of Jizan, killing several Saudi-led coalition forces and injuring dozens of others.

According to the Arabic-language Al Mayadeen TV, the Yemeni forces fired artillery shells at al-Taval crossing in Jizan, killing and injuring dozens of Saudi forces.

In another development, the Yemeni forces attacked the Saudi-backed mercenaries in Yemen’s province of Jawfm killing a number of them, according to a Yemeni source.

The artillery attacks were carried out in retaliation for Riyadh’s relentless airstrikes on Yemeni civilians.

The developments came as Yemen’s defenseless people have been under massive attacks by the coalition led by the Saudi regime for nearly 18 months 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 launching deadly airstrikes against the Houthi Ansarullah movement in an attempt to restore power to the fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.

Nearly 10,000 Yemenis, including 4,000 women and children, have lost their lives in the deadly military campaign.