TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Yemen’s army on Thursday shelled gatherings of mercenaries belonging to the US-backed Saudi-led coalition in Hajjah province, a military official said.

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The army’s artillery shelled these gatherings in the east of Nar Mountain in Harad district, Saba news agency reported.

Dozens of militants were killed and injured during this artillery attack, added the official.

The army’s artillery and rocketry force also shelled Saudi army and their mercenaries in several areas of Jizan province, according to another military official.

They hit Saudi soldiers in al-Soda site, a camp in east of al-Khuba area and sites in east of al-Dud mountain, the official said.   

The attacks came in response to continued attacks by the Saudi-led coalition against the impoverished Arab country.

Yemen’s defenseless people have been under massive attacks by the coalition for more than three-and-a-half 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.