Armed Yemeni tribal men have launched an attack on a military post in southwestern Saudi Arabia in retaliation against the Riyadh regime’s deadly air strikes on the neighboring nation.
Reports say the attack was carried out on Sunday. Tribesmen destroyed all military facilities in the base in al-Hasmah region of Saudi province of Jizan, which borders Yemen.
There have been no reports of casualties, which Saudi official have not yet made any comment on the attack.
This came as Saudi military carried out 27 airstrikes and 160 rocket attacks on different parts of Yemen since the early hours of Sunday.
According to local media sources, the northern Sa’ada Province has been the main focus of the Saudi aerial attacks.
Saudi warplanes have also pounded positions in the capital, Sana’a.
The residence of former president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, was targeted twice in the latest airstrikes. The Riyadh regime says Saleh is an ally of Yemen’s Houthi movement.
Hours earlier, the Mahallah region in Hajjah Province came under artillery fire.
Saudi Arabia started its military aggression against Yemen on March 26 — without a UN mandate — in a bid to undermine the Houthi Ansarullah movement and to restore power to the fugitive former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, who is a staunch ally of Riyadh.
According to the latest UN figures, the Saudi military campaign has so far claimed the lives of over 1,400 people and injured close to 6,000 people, roughly half of whom have been civilians.
On May 9, a UN statement said that Saudi Arabia’s continued airstrikes on Yemen are against international laws.
“The indiscriminate bombing of populated areas, with or without prior warning, is in contravention of international humanitarian law (IHL),” said the statement by UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, Johannes van der Klaauw.
“Many civilians are effectively trapped in Sa’ada as they are unable to access transport because of the fuel shortage. The targeting of an entire governorate will put countless civilians at risk,” added Van der Klaauw.
By Press TV