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Saudi Forces Suffer Setbacks in Asir, Najran

Yemen’s army and Popular Committees fighters inflicted material losses and casualties on Saudi forces and mercenaries inside the kingdom’s border region of Asir.

On Wednesday, Yemeni forces repelled a major offensive by Saudi-backed mercenaries at the Alab border crossing in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern and border region of Asir, leaving a large group of them dead and injured, Lebanon’s Arabic-language al-Ahed news website reported.

Following the counter-attack, the Arab country’s troops shelled the Saudi base of al-Fareezah in Asir, and inflicted massive losses on them.

In a separate development, the army troops launched separate assaults against mercenary militant groups in the southern province of Taiz, clearing the areas of al-Kadha, al-Ma’afer, and al-Khazan of them.

Additionally, Yemeni snipers hunted down a Saudi soldier in the kingdom’s southwestern province of Najran on Wednesday.

The Saudi regime has been carrying out airstrikes against the Houthi Ansarullah movement in the past year and a half in an attempt to restore power to the fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.

Some 11,000 Yemenis, including women and children, have lost their lives in the deadly military campaign.


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