Over dozen Saudi mercenaries killed, injured in Yemeni army offensives

Over a dozen Saudi-sponsored militiamen loyal to Yemen’s former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi have been killed when Yemeni army soldiers and fighters from allied Popular Committees launched separate offensives against their positions in the kingdom’s border region of Asir.

An unnamed Yemeni military source told the Arabic-language al-Masirah television network that Yemeni troops and their allies fired a domestically-manufactured Zelzal-1 (Earthquake-1) ballistic missile at a gathering of Saudi mercenaries outside al-Rabu’ah town of the region on Tuesday evening, leaving several of them dead and injured.

Earlier in the day, Yemeni forces and their allies had staged an ambush against Saudi-paid militiamen in the al-Alab border crossing of the same Saudi region, killing 15 of them in the process, the media bureau of the Houthi Ansarullah movement reported.

Separately, a number of Saudi mercenaries were killed and injured when Yemeni troopers and fighters from Popular Committees carried out an offensive in Yemen’s northern province of al-Jawf.

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