Yemen army, democratic forces target Saudi bases

Yemeni army troopers backed by fighters from the allied Popular Committees have fired a barrage of artillery shells at Saudi military bases in the kingdom’s southwestern and border region of Jizan.

On Friday, Yemeni forces launched several projectiles at al-Rumaih, al-Doud and Raqaba military facilities on the outskirts of the provincial capital of Jizan, located 967 kilometers (601 miles) southwest of the capital, Riyadh. There were no immediate reports of possible casualties and the extent of damage inflicted, Arabic-language al-Masirah satellite television network reported.

Yemeni soldiers also lobbed a number of rockets at Nahouqa military base in the southwestern Saudi province of Najran, destroying an armored vehicle in the process.

A total of 46 rockets also targeted Ain al-Harra, al-Khouba and Soudah military bases as well as a gas station in Saudi Arabia’s oil-rich Eastern province on Friday, though no information is available on casualties and damage to the sites.

Separately, Saudi fighter jets pushed ahead with Riyadh’s military campaign against its impoverished southern neighbor, and carried out seven airstrikes against the western Yemeni province of Amran. Seven civilians sustained injuries in the airborne assaults.

Saudi warplanes also bombarded multiple districts in Yemen’s southern Lahij province. There were no reports of casualties.
Saudi Arabia launched its military aggression against Yemen on March 26 – without a UN mandate – in a bid to undermine the Houthi revolutionaries and bring Riyadh’s staunch ally, fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, back to power.

At least 2,300 people have been killed and 7,300 others wounded due to the conflict in the impoverished Arab country since March 19, according to the United Nations.


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