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Yemenis hit Saudi base with Katyusha rockets in retaliatory attack


Yemeni forces backed by Ansarullah fighters have launched a volley of Katyusha rockets at a Saudi National Guard base in the kingdom’s southern Jizan region.

The Wednesday retaliatory attack followed a Yemeni missile strike on a separate base in the region.

According to reports, a Saudi tank and several armed vehicles were destroyed in the attack.

On Tuesday, two Saudi soldiers were killed in a series of retaliatory attacks by Ansarullah fighters and allies in Jizan, while on Monday, artillery fire launched from Yemen killed four people and injured three more in the border region.

The attacks are part of a drive by Houthis and allies to avenge more than 15 months of military aggression by Saudi Arabia against Yemen.


A Yemeni man, who was injured in a Saudi airstrike lies in bed at a hospital burn unit in the Yemeni capital Sana’a on August 9, 2015.

Meanwhile, Saudi fighter jets have launched an attack on a village in Yemen’s Nihm district in the province of Sana’a.

About 10,000 people have been killed since the Saudi aggression began in late March 2015. Yemenis say most of the victims in the Saudi airstrikes are civilians. The attacks by Riyadh are meant to reinstate the resigned president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.

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