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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Yemen/ Saudi/ update 5/03/2017..."KSA could launch land offensive against Yemen"

"KSA could launch land offensive against Yemen"

Yemeni FM refutes Saudi’s peace efforts claim

Yemeni Army Attacks Saudi Bases with Ballistic Missile, Kills Tens of Mercenaries

The Yemeni army and popular committees launched missile strikes and sniper attacks against the Saudi mercenaries, inflicting dozens of casualties on them. The army launched an offensive against the positions of the Saudi mercenaries and forces loyal to fugitive president Mansour Hadi in Melh district of Sanaa's Nehm region with Zelzal 2 ballistic missiles, killing and wounding several militants and destroying their military vehicles. Also the army's snipers killed 33 mercenaries loyal to Mansour Hadi in Seravah region.

On Tuesday, the Yemeni army soldiers, backed by fighters from allied Popular Committees, shot dead three Saudi troopers in the kingdom’s Southwestern border region of Jizan, in retaliation for the Riyadh regime’s military campaign against the crisis-hit country. Yemeni forces also shot and killed two Saudi troopers at al-Farizah military base of the region, located 967 kilometers Southwest of the capital Riyadh, on Monday evening. Earlier in the day, three civilians sustained injuries when Saudi military aircraft carried out an airstrike against a residential neighborhood in Ar Rahidah town of the southwestern Yemeni province of Ta'iz. Two civilians were also killed and four others wounded when Saudi warplanes struck an area in the Maqbanah district of the same Yemeni province. Separately, Yemeni soldiers and their allies lobbed a barrage of artillery rounds at a gathering of Saudi-sponsored militiamen loyal to Mansour Hadi, in the Mawza' district of Ta’iz Province. An unnamed military official told Yemen’s official Saba news agency on Monday that the attack had left dozens of mercenaries killed or wounded.

Moreover, Yemeni forces targeted a Saudi reconnaissance drone as it was flying over the Midi district in Yemen's Northwestern province of Hajjah. Saudi Arabia has been incessantly pounding Yemen since March 2015 in an attempt to bring back Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh, to power and to undermine the Ansarullah movement. The Riyadh regime has, however, failed to reach its goals despite suffering a great expense. The military aggression has claimed the lives of more than 14,100 people, most of them civilians. #UK ‘complicit’ in #SaudiArabia’s war crimes in #Yemen Analyst

Analysts: Riyadh Seeking to Hide Real Death Toll in Yemen War

Political analysts believe that Riyadh is hiding the exact number of the Saudi army casualties during the three-year war against Yemen, adding that the measure could lead to the collapse of the House of Saud.

According to al-Najm al-Thaqib news website, the official Saudi news agency has reported that 63 Saudi soldiers and officers have been killed in the past 4 years while the number stands at 124 military men.

Analysts believe that the Yemen war has cost dearly for Saudi Arabia and if the precise number of military death toll is revealed, a chaotic situation would prevail over the country which could even lead to the collapse of the al-Saud.

Reports said last month that the Yemeni army forces in joint operation with the popular forces have killed 384 Saudi forces and the country's mercenaries in the month of April alone.

The death toll includes Sudanese mercenaries, soldiers of the Saudi-led coalition and the local Yemeni troops fighting on behalf of ousted Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi, Al Masdar reported.

In addition, 1029 Saudi-backed troops suffered injuries and wounds, roughly half of which were defined as critical. Meanwhile, 10 troops were taken captive by the popular forces while the latter destroyed a total of 27 armored vehicles.

The source did not specify the casualties among the forces of the Yemeni army and the popular committees fighting in support of the government which controls the Yemeni capital in September, 2014.

Meanwhile, attacks by the Yemeni army and popular forces continue to plague three Southern provinces of Saudi Arabia, as the ongoing clashes in Yemen are especially intense in Taiz, Marib, and Bayda at the moment.

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