BAYDA (Dispatches) – Yemeni army troops and allied fighters from Popular Committees have managed to deal a severe blow to terrorists and Saudi mercenaries during the recent large-scale military operation in the central province of Al-Bayda, killing hundreds of them in the process, the spokesman for Yemen’s Armed Forces says.
Speaking at a press conference in the capital Sana’a, Brigadier General Yahya Saree, stated that Yemeni armed forces achieved glorious victories during Operation Nasr al-Mobin (Manifest Victory), and killed 350 Takfiri terrorists, including members of Daesh and Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) terror outfits. Scores of them fled as well.
“Takfiri groups sought to assert control over several districts in Al-Bayda province. The resurgence of Takfiri outfits was in fact part of U.S. plans to target Yemen, and plunge it into the hands of mercenaries and extremists,” he pointed out.
Saree added, “The large amount of weapons that Yemeni army troops, Popular Committees fighters and security forces recovered from Takfiri terrorists shows the extent of support provided by the [Saudi-led] coalition of aggression to Saudi-paid militants.”
The senior Yemeni military official went on to say that the invading Saudi-led alliance supplied the militants with weapons, and allowed dozens of foreign Takfiris to sneak into Yemen.
“This battle once again exposed the true nature of Takfiri Daesh and Al-Qaeda elements, and their affiliation to the United States. Relevant parties in Yemen are properly informed of the activities of these Takfiri elements in various regions, including the city of Ma’rib and elsewhere,” Saree highlighted.
Saudi Arabia, backed by the U.S. and regional allies, launched the devastating war on Yemen in March 2015, with the goal of bringing the government of former Yemeni president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi back to power and crushing the popular Ansarullah resistance movement.
A new investigation has revealed that Britain has exported around three times as much weaponry and military equipment to Saudi Arabia, than previously believed.
According to a report published by British online newspaper The Independent, the British government’s official figures state that British ministers have signed off 6.7 billion pounds (9.28 US dollars) worth of arms, such as bombs, missiles, and aircraft, to the oil-rich kingdom ever since it started its bombardment campaign of neighboring Yemen back in March 2015.
However, researchers say the actual figure is likely to be close to £20 billion (over $27 billion) because the official numbers do not entail sales carried out under an obscure “open license” system.
The investigation further casts doubts on allegations of the British government about having “one of the most robust and transparent export control regimes in the world.”