Yemeni Troops Target Saudi Forces in Ma’rib


Yemen’s army and popular committees fired Katyusha rockets at Saudi forces in the Yemeni province of Ma’rib on Wednesday in retaliation for Riyadh’s ongoing airstrikes.

The Yemeni forces fired Katyusha rockets at the Saudi forces in the area of Sahn al-Jin in Ma’rib, 250 kilometers (150 miles) East of the capital, Sana’a.

A number of Saudi military vehicles were destroyed and some other items of military equipment were damaged in the attacks.

The Yemeni forces also fired rockets at a number of Saudi military bases in the Southwest of the Persian Gulf kingdom.

Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for 168 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 5,788 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.