Yemenis kill dozens of Saudi forces in western country

IRNA – Scores of Saudi troops have been killed during an attack by the Yemeni army and Popular Committees in al-Hudaydah Province in western Yemen.

Yemeni forces targeted the Saudi positions in the southwest of Al-Jabalia area in the West Coast, according to a report by the Yemeni TV channel Almasirah on Saturday evening.

Dozens of Saudi soldiers were killed, wounded or captured, a military source said. Several military vehicles were also destroyed, and some weapons were seized.

Earlier in the day, the Yemeni army artillery attacks had inflicted heavy casualties on Saudi troops.

The Yemeni army and Popular Committees also managed to capture a number of Saudi bases.

Despite international concerns over humanitarian deterioration, the self-proclaimed Saudi-led coalition has launched widespread attacks in Yemen to occupy the harbor of al-Hudaydah in western country.

Since March 2015, a coalition of several Arab countries led by Saudi Arabia and the go-ahead and assistance from the United States launched assaults on Yemen, the Arab world’s poorest country, under the pretext of bringing the ousted Yemeni President Mansour Hadi back to office.

The Yemeni army and Popular Committees have thus far resisted the Saudi raids.

The Saudi incursion into Yemen so far has claimed the lives of 16,000 innocent Yemenis and has razed the country to the ground.