TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) -Yemeni forces and their allies fatally shot the troopers in the al-Farizeh military base of the region, located 969 kilometers south of the Saudi capital city of Riyadh, on Tuesday afternoon, the website of the Houthi Ansarullah movement reported.
Later in the day, scores of Saudi-backed Yemeni militiamen loyal to resigned president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi were killed and injured in a roadside bomb attack in Yemen's northern province of al-Jawf.
A Yemeni military source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Arabic-language al-Masirah television network that Yemeni army soldiers and Popular Committees fighters detonated an explosive device as a vehicle carrying the Saudi mercenaries was traveling along a road in the Khabb wa ash Sha'af district of the province.
Elsewhere in the al-Durayhimi and Hays districts of Yemen’s western coastal province of Hudaydah, a host of Saudi-backed militiamen lost their lives and sustained injuries when Yemeni forces targeted their military vehicles.
Separately, Saudi fighter jets and artillery units launched two airstrikes and a barrage of projectiles at the Shada'a district of the northwestern Yemeni province of Sa’ada. There were no immediate reports about possible casualties and the extent of damage caused.
Some 15,000 Yemenis have been killed and thousands more injured since the onset of the Saudi-led aggression on Yemen in March 2015.
The United Nations says a record 22.2 million Yemenis are in need of food aid, including 8.4 million threatened by severe hunger.
A high-ranking UN aid official has warned against the “catastrophic” living conditions in Yemen, stating that there is a growing risk of famine and cholera there.
“The conflict has escalated since November, driving an estimated 100,000 people from their homes,” John Ging, UN director of aid operations, told the UN Security Council on February 27.
Source: Press TV