A Houthi fighter sits atop a police patrol truck stationed on a bridge in the capital, Sana’a, Yemen, October 25, 2016. (Photo by Reuters)
Yemen’s army and volunteer Popular Committees have fired rockets at the positions of Saudi-backed mercenaries near the capital, Sana’a, destroying a weapons warehouse used by them.
Yemen’s al-Masirah website reported that the Yemeni forces’ rocket attack destroyed the weapons warehouse in the Fardhat Nihm district, northeast of Sana’a, at dawn on Monday.
source said the attack on the arms depot caused heavy explosions and a massive fire.
A vehicle of the militants was also destroyed in the area as the Yemeni troops targeted it with a missile.
On Sunday night, the Yemeni forces had destroyed a military vehicle of the Saudi-backed mercenaries in the same area. A military source told al-Masirah that Yemeni forces fired a rocket at the military vehicle in Fardhat Nihm, also killing those on board.
Also on Sunday, Yemeni forces launched rocket attacks at the positions of the mercenaries in the central province of Ma’rib.
A military source said the Yemeni forces fired Katyusha rockets at the militants’ positions and vehicles behind the Salb Mountain in Ma’rib on Sunday night, inflicting heavy causalities and losses on them.
Meanwhile, Yemen’s War Media on Sunday published footage showing Saudi-backed mercenaries retreating from the al-Buqa border crossing in Saudi Arabia
’s Najran region.
According to the report, the Yemeni forces thwarted an attempt by the mercenaries to advance toward the crossing.
The footage shows the bodies of the mercenaries who were killed left behind as their comrades fled the area.
Saudi Arabia has been waging war on Yemen since March 2015. The war was launched in an unsuccessful attempt to reinstate Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, who has resigned as Yemen’s president.
The war has killed at least 10,000 people, amid countless reports suggesting the deliberate and indiscriminate targeting of civilian infrastructure by Saudi forces and mercenaries.