TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Yemeni troops launched fresh retaliatory attacks against the positions of Saudi troops in Jizan and Haradh, inflicting major losses on them.
Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah news website reported that more than 30 Saudi troops were killed and injured after Yemeni troops launched missile attacks against them in western parts of Jizan and Haradh.
Yemeni missiles also rained down on Saudi targets near Alab border crossing in the kingdom’s southwestern region of Asir, the report added.
Saudi Arabia and a number of its regional allies launched a devastating campaign against Yemen in March 2015, with the goal of bringing the government of former President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi back to power and crushing the Houthi Ansarullah movement.
The US-based Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED), a nonprofit conflict-research organization, estimates that the war has claimed more than 91,000 lives over the past four and a half years.
The war has also taken a heavy toll on the country’s infrastructure, destroying hospitals, schools, and factories. The UN says over 24 million Yemenis are in dire need of humanitarian aid, including 10 million suffering from extreme levels of hunger.