News ID: 90072
Publish Date : 10 May 2021 - 21:28
SANA’A (Press TV) – Yemeni army forces and allied fighters from Popular Committees have launched a missile strike against Saudi-sponsored militants in Yemen’s strategic central province of Ma’rib, killing and wounding dozens of them in the process.
Yemeni military sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Arabic-language al-Khabar al-Yemeni news website that the missile struck with precision a gathering of Saudi-led military forces on Monday as they were gearing up for deployment to battle fronts.
The sources added that a number of senior Saudi-led mercenaries were killed or wounded as a result.
They noted that the main hospital in Ma’rib city has declared a state of emergency, and mobilized its doctors and medical staff amid the high number of casualties.
This comes as the head of the office of former Yemeni president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi said on Friday the Saudi-backed figure is ready for direct negotiations with Ansarullah officials over the situation in Ma’rib.
"Clashes in Mar’ib have claimed the lives of some 240 members of our forces, and left nearly 5,000 others injured since last January,” Lebanon-based al-Mayadeen television quoted Abdullah al-Alimi as saying.
Alimi asserted that Hadi loyalists have agreed to the opening of Sana’a airport, further alleging that the former Yemeni administration was not represented during the recent negotiations in the Omani capital city of Muscat.
Separately, Yemeni army troops and their allies have taken control of a number of military sites and fortifications belonging to Saudi forces and their mercenaries in the al-Dahra area of Saudi Arabia’s southern region of Najran.
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