Yemeni Troops Take Control of Saudi Military Base in Najran


Yemeni tribal fighters, backed by popular committees, brought a Saudi military base under control in the Southwestern Saudi province of Najran, a military source said.

A senior Yemeni military source said on the condition of anonymity that the Yemeni troops took full control of the base in the al-Makhrouq region of Najran during a retaliatory attack late on Monday

Several military equipment and vehicles were destroyed during the operation.

The Yemeni attack came in retaliation for the monarchy’s ongoing air and artillery attacks on residential areas in the Arab country.

Earlier in the day, the tribal fighters also destroyed four Saudi tanks in Jizan, using heavy artillery.

Also, the tribesmen hit three vehicles in the Southwestern Saudi city of Najran, which is located near the border with Yemen, with missiles.  

Saudi Arabia has been bombing Yemen in the last 62 days to bring its ally, fugitive president Mansour Hadi, back to power.

The airstrikes have killed, at least, 3,912 Yemenis, according to FNA’s independent tally.

According to a recent report by Freedom House Foundation, most of the victims of the deadly Al Saud campaign are civilians, including a large number of women and children.

Thousands of residential buildings have been destroyed, and hundreds of civil and public facilities were reduced to rubble as a result of the bombardments by Saudi warplanes on the Yemeni cities and towns, the group said.