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Yemen retaliatory attack leaves two Saudi soldiers dead

At least two Saudi soldiers lost their lives when Yemeni forces carried out a retaliatory attack against a military base in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern border region of Jizan as Riyadh presses ahead with its aerial bombardment campaign against Yemen.

On Monday morning, Yemeni army troopers backed by fighters from Popular Committees launched a barrage of artillery rounds at Ramazeh camp, leaving two Saudi soldiers dead and two military vehicles destroyed, the Arabic-language al-Masirah satellite television network reported.

Yemeni forces also fired a number of rockets at other Saudi military bases in the Jabal al-Doud, Qaim Zubaid and al-Khobe areas of Jizan, located 967 kilometers (601 miles) southwest of Saudi Arabia’s capital, Riyadh, though no casualties were reported.

Separately, Saudi fighters conducted several aerial attacks against various areas in the city of Sirwah, which lies about 120 kilometers (75 miles) east of the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, on Monday morning. There were no immediate reports of possible casualties and the extent of damage caused.

Saudi fighter jets also struck a water tanker as it was travelling on the road linking Saqin and Haidan districts of Yemen’s northwestern province of Sa’ada.

Additionally, Saudi jets pounded the al-Labnat district in the northern Yemeni province of al-Jawf, located approximately 110 kilometers (68 miles) north of Sana’a, but there were no words about possible casualties.

Also on Wednesday, two people were killed and another sustained injuries when Saudi military aircraft bombarded al-Shawareq area in Razih district of Yemen’s Sa’ada Province.

Yemen has been under military strikes by Saudi Arabia on a daily basis since March 26. The strikes are supposedly meant to undermine the Houthi Ansarullah movement and fugitive former Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh.

According to a new tally, at least 7,000 people have lost their lives in the Saudi strikes, and a total of nearly 14,000 people have been injured since March.

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