Yemeni Forces Attack Saudi Military Base


Yemeni forces fired ballistic missiles at a Saudi military base in Jizan province in retaliation for the Persian Gulf kingdom’s ongoing air strikes against their nation, reports said Thursday.

There is still no report on possible casualties from the attack.

The incident came a day after a Saudi soldier was killed in retaliatory rocket attacks by the Yemeni army and the Ansarullah fighters. Also on Wednesday, the Yemeni army targeted Saudi security bases in Dhahran al-Janub in Asir Province with several Katyusha rockets.

Earlier in the day, Saudi fighter jets bombed the presidential palace and nearby buildings in the Yemeni province of Ta’izz.

Saudi air raids also hit the provinces of Hajjah and Sa’ada.

Meanwhile, a US website quoted an unnamed source in the Pentagon as saying that the Saudi regime has employed cluster bombs in its military aggression against the Yemeni people.

“The US is aware that Saudi Arabia has used cluster munitions in Yemen,” US News quoted the source as saying.

The clashes between the Ansarullah fighters and the Saudi-backed al-Qaeda terrorists as well as the pro-Hadi militias continue in the Southern parts of the country as Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for 148 days now to restore power to fugitive president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.

The Saudi-led aggression has so far killed at least 5,419 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children.

Hadi stepped down in January and refused to reconsider the decision despite calls by Ansarullah revolutionaries of the Houthi movement.

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