Yemeni armed forces, led by the Houthi Ansarullah movement, have launched a retaliatory drone attack against a gathering of Saudi-backed militants loyal to the ex-regime in the country’s southern province of Lahej, killing several of them.
Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah television network said the attack targeted “the leadership of the invaders” on Thursday. It said several militants were killed in the raid, without specifying the number.
Saudi-owned broadcaster Al-Arabiya said five were killed and several others injured when the combat drone struck a military base in al-Anad district, where a military parade was taking place.
Some 12 more Saudi-backed forces were also wounded in the retaliatory attack, according to the report.
Yemeni soldiers and their allies reportedly killed 25 Saudi soldiers in retaliatory attacks during the month of December 2018.
Saudi Arabia and a number of its regional allies launched a devastating military campaign against Yemen in March 2015, with the aim of bringing the former Riyadh-backed government back to power.
The invaders have, however, failed to achieve their objective in the face of strong resistance by Yemeni Houthi fighters and allied armed forces.