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Yemeni forces killed a number of mercenaries fighting on behalf of Saudi Arabia and demolished their military vehicles.
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Publish Date: 07June 2018 - 16:43

Yemeni Forces Kill Mercenaries of Saudi ArabiaTEHRAN (Defapress)-Yemeni forces destroyed an armored vehicle with a guided missile in al-Fazza area, South of Yemen’s Western province of Hudaydah, on Thursday, while the vehicle belonged to the UAE and that all passengers were killed in the attack.

Arabic-language al-Masirah television network on Thursday reported that Yemeni snipers had slain at least six Saudi-led mercenaries in Yemen’s Western province of Ta’izz on Wednesday. Yemeni troops have also destroyed a military vehicle in the Jabal Habashi area, killing an unspecified number of mercenaries travelling in it.

Yemeni forces have also attacked gatherings of mercenaries with heavy artillery fire in Saudi Arabia’s Southwestern province of Jizan, killing an unspecified number of them and inflicting damage on their hardware and equipment.

Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen since March 2015 to restore power to Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi-led aggression has so far killed at least 16,000 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children.

Despite Riyadh's claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi bombers are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.

According to several reports, the Saudi-led air campaign against Yemen has driven the impoverished country towards humanitarian disaster, as Saudi Arabia's deadly campaign prevented the patients from travelling abroad for treatment and blocked the entry of medicine into the war-torn country.

Yemen is the world’s largest humanitarian crisis with more than 22 million people in need and is seeing a spike in needs, fuelled by ongoing conflict, a collapsing economy and diminished social services and livelihoods.

The United Nations aid chief has recently expressed concern over the decline of food imports to Yemen amid restrictions put in place by the Saudi Arabia, warning that a further 10 million Yemenis could face starvation by year-end.

"I am particularly concerned about the recent decline of commercial food imports through the Red Sea ports," Mark Lowcock, the UN emergency relief coordinator, said in a statement.

Lowcock stated that commercial food and fuel imports remained "well short of pre-blockade averages".

"If conditions do not improve, a further 10 million people will fall into this category by the end of the year," he warned

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