The Yemeni army and fighters of the Popular Committees (PC) hit two military bases in Jizan, Southern Saudi Arabia, in retaliation for the continued airstrikes of Riyadh government’s on Yemen.
“The Yemeni army and popular committees destroyed al-Mamout and al-Radif military bases in Jizan of Saudi Arabia,” the Yemeni defense ministry announced in a statement on Tuesday.
Meantime, editor of the Yemeni weekly al-Massar wrote on his Facebook page that the Yemeni army and the Committees have destroyed over 200 vehicles of the Saudi army since the start of the Saudi aggression against Yemen on March 26.
On Sunday, the national Yemeni army seized back control over nearly a dozen military bases in the Southern parts of Yemen after heavy clashes with Al-Qaeda militants and forces loyal to fugitive president Mansour Hadi.
The Yemeni forces also won back 10 military bases from militants’ control in the town of Mudiyah in Abyan province, Southern Yemen.
Moreover, tens of al-Qaeda militants and gunmen loyal to fugitive President Abed-Rabbu Mansour Hadi were killed in heavy clashes with the Yemeni forces.
In a similar development on Saturday, the Yemeni forces seized back 10 other military bases in Lawdar in Abyan province.
Meantime, sources announced that the Yemeni army and the popular committees held over 80 Al-Qaeda terrorists captive in Aden province.
Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for 125 days now to restore power to Hadi, who stepped down in January and refused to reconsider the decision.
In another achievement, sixteen Yemeni political parties voiced their support late Monday for the Ansarullah movement in its fight against terrorists, and urged the powerful group to find “strategic options” to counter the Saudi aggression against their country.
In a statement released on Monday, 16 Yemeni parties expressed their full support for Ansarullah’s leader Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, calling on the movement to explore “strategic options” to counter the brutal Saudi military aggression against Yemen.
They also voiced support for the Yemeni army troops and fighters from allied Popular Committees who are engaged, alongside the Ansarullah fighters, in heavy battles with Al-Qaeda-linked Takfiri terrorists and militants loyal to fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi.
The United Nations has lately declared its highest-level humanitarian emergency in Yemen as Saudi Arabia continues its deadly airstrikes against the impoverished Arabian Peninsula country.
Saudi Arabia has been bombing Yemen since March 26 to bring fugitive president Abed-Rabbu Mansour Hadi back to power.
The airstrikes have so far claimed the lives of more than 5,302 civilians, mostly women and children.