TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Yemen’s Ansarullah movement forces launched a ballistic missile at an army base held by Saudi troops in the Bab el-Mandeb region in the country’s southwestern province of Ta’izz, killing large groups of them.

Some 150 Saudi troops were killed or injured in the Thursday attack in the Bab el-Mandeb region, Lebanon’s al-Ahed news website reported.

The report added that 10 vehicles belonging to the Saudis were also destroyed during of the attack.

In a separate development on Wednesday, Yemeni army soldiers, backed by fighters from allied Popular Committees, shot dead five Saudi troops and pro-Saudi militiamen loyal to the fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi in the kingdom’s southwestern border region of Asir.

They also killed three Saudi troops in the Tabat al-Zabreh area of Jizan region, located 969 kilometers south of the capital, Riyadh. 

Such attacks are carried out in retaliation for Saudi Arabia’s aggression against Yemen which was launched on March 26, 2015 in a bid to reinstate Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh, and defeat the Houthi Ansarullah movement.

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