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Friday, March 17, 2017

Yemen/ Saudi update 3/17/2017..Saudi airstrike leaves 7 fishermen dead in Hudaydah

Saudi airstrike leaves 7 Yemeni fishermen dead in Hudaydah

Yemeni Forces Destroy 2 Saudi-Led Forces' Arms Depots in Assir Province

The Yemeni army and popular forces inflicted heavy losses on the Saudi-led troops in Assir province in the Southern part of the kingdom by destroying their arms depots. "The Yemeni forces attacked Saudi-led troops' al-Hajar military base in the Eastern part of al-Rabou'a region and destroyed two of their weapons and ammunition depot as well as two of their vehicles," a military source said. The Saudi-led forces sustained heavy losses in the Yemeni forces' offensives in Assir province.

In a relevant development on Thursday, a military official said that the air defense units of the Yemeni army and popular forces shot down an Apache helicopter belonging to the Saudi-led coalition in Hudayda province. The military official said the helicopter was shot down in Bait Fakih district in Hodeida, Saba reported. Further details have not been announced yet, either by the Yemeni Army or popular forces fighting against the Saudi-backed forces trying to reinstate the fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi.

The Saudi war, which was launched in March 2015 in an attempt to bring back the country's former government to power, according to local sources 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.

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Iran Blasts Saudi Arabia for Continuing Attacks on Yemeni Civilians

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi strongly blasted the Riyadh government for continuing attacks on Yemeni civilians. "Saudi Arabia has fueled the flames of regional insecurity by fueling the flame of war Yemen and supporting the terrorist groups in Syria," Qassemi said on Friday. The Iranian foreign ministry spokesman reiterated that Saudi Arabia should learn that its petrodollars cannot buy security for that country and paving the way for foreign interference (as Saudi Arabia is doing) in the region will only increase the insecurity in the Middle East.

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