Yemeni army kills 11 Saudi-led troops in Jizan, snipers shoot dead 15 pro-Hadi militias in Ma’rib

FNA- The Yemeni army and popular forces continued their advances against the Saudi-led troops and Riyadh-backed militias in the kingdom’s Jizan province and Ma’rib region in Western Yemen, killing at least 26 of them in fierce clashes.

The Yemeni forces killed 11 Saudi-led forces by exploding two military vehicles in a roadside bomb attack near Habas military base in Jizan province.

“All the 11 passengers of the two Saudi military vehicles were killed in the roadside bomb blast on Sunday,” the Arabic-language al-Masirah news channel quoted a Yemeni military source as saying on Monday.

Meantime, the Yemeni security sources also disclosed that at least 15 Saudi-backed militias loyal to former fugitive president Mansour Hadi were killed by the Yemeni army’s snipers in Ma’rib province.

The pro-Hadi militants were killed by the Yemeni snipers in al-Rabi’a, al-Zaqan, al-Moshje, al-Fara, Kufel and al-Makhdareh in Sirawah region.

In a relevant development on Saturday, at least 60 Saudi-backed forces were killed or injured in a missile attack on a military headquarters controlled by the Saudi-backed forces in Yemen’s Ma’rib province.

The casualties were reported after the Yemeni forces attacked Kufel military quarters with two missiles.

A source, close to the forces loyal to Hadi said at least 23 pro-Hadi forces were killed and more than 40 others were injured in the attack.

The source spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media.

The conflict in Yemen between pro-Hadi forces and an alliance of Yemeni popular forces and allied forces of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh escalated in 2015, when Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies launched an extensive air campaign aimed at reversing Ansarullah military gains and shoring up Yemen’s Saudi-backed government.

The Saudi war, according to local forces, has so far claimed the lives of at least 13,100 Yemenis.

The Saudi military aggression has also taken a heavy toll on Yemen’s facilities and infrastructure, destroying many hospitals, schools, and factories.