Press TV – Yemeni army soldiers, supported by allied fighters from Popular Committees, have reportedly carried out an aerial attack against an important military target in the country’s western coastal province of Hudaydah in retaliation for the Saudi-led devastating military aggression against their impoverished homeland.
A Yemeni military source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah television network that Yemeni troopers and their allies attacked a command center of Saudi troops and Saudi-sponsored militiamen loyal to Yemen’s former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, using a domestically-built Qasef-1 (Striker-1) combat drone on Monday afternoon.
There were no immediate reports about possible casualties and the extent of damage caused at the site.
Yemeni missile hits Saudi troops, mercs in Bayda
Earlier in the day, Yemeni soldiers and Popular Committees fighters launched a short-range missile at a gathering of Saudi troopers and their mercenaries in the same Yemeni province, leaving scores of them killed and injured.
The developments came a day after eleven people, all members of the same family, lost their lives when Saudi fighter jets struck a residential area in the Radman al-Awad district of the central Yemeni province of al-Bayda.
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 government of Hadi back to power and crushing the country’s Houthi Ansarullah movement.
Some 15,000 Yemenis have been killed and thousands more injured since the onset of the Saudi-led aggression.
More than 2,200 others have died of cholera, and the crisis has triggered what the United Nations has described as the world’s worst humanitarian disaster.