Yemeni Ansarullah fighters and allied army forces have killed 32 Saudi-backed militants loyal to Yemen’s former regime in fierce clashes across the country.
The fatalities were caused during fighting in the provinces of Ma’rib, Jawf and Bayda on Sunday, Yemen’s al-Masirah television reported.
Another 91 militants were injured in the clashes.
There was no information about potential casualties among the Yemeni forces.
Meanwhile, Yemeni forces managed to take control of a number of hills in Rabi’a area in Ma’rib, killing 19 militants in the process.
Supporters of the Yemeni Ansarullah movement are seen in the capital, Sana’a, August 1, 2016. (Photo by AFP)
Also on Sunday, the Yemeni forces fired a ballistic Zelzal-3 missile at a Saudi military camp in Najran, inside Saudi Arabia, in retaliation for its military aggression.
Saudi Arabia claimed that the missile was intercepted before impact.
The Yemeni forces also killed two soldiers in the Saudi region of Asir while another soldier was killed in the Faridah military camp in the southwestern province of Jizan, also in Saudi Arabia.
Ansarullah fighters and their allies in Yemen’s army have been fighting off a Saudi war since March 26, 2015. Riyadh launched the war in an attempt to reinstate Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, who has resigned as Yemen’s president and who seeks to grab power again by force.
About 10,000 people have been killed since the onset of the aggression, according to local Yemeni sources.