Military spokesman: Dozens of losses amid the Saudi-led coalition
Yemen’s military spokesman, Brigadier General Yahya Sare’e confirmed that that the Saudi-led coalition forces received a heavy blow on the border fronts during which dozens of its soldiers were killed and wounded, while others were captured.
“The army forces and popular committees have been able to counter a number of large-scale attacks by coalition forces on the border fronts despite heavy air support of more than 52 air strikes in the past 12 hours,” Brigadier General Yahya Sare’e said in a statement on Thursday, adding that the coalition forces failed and received painful strikes, leaving dozens of them killed, others wounded and captured.
On Wednesday evening, the military spokesman announced that the coalition forces continued escalation on the border fronts but without making any progress and inflicted heavy losses.
He said coalition warplanes launched more than 170 air strikes in 24 hours on Saada and Hajjah provinces.
In March 2015, the US -backed –Saudi-led coalition started a war against Yemen with the declared aim of crushing the Houthi Ansarullah movement, who had taken over from the staunch Riyadh ally and fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, while also seeking to secure the Saudi border with its southern neighbor. Three years and over 600,000 dead and injured Yemeni people and prevented the patients from travelling abroad for treatment and blocked the entry of medicine into the war-torn country, the war has yielded little to that effect.
Despite the coalition claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi bombers are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.
More than 2,200 others have died of cholera, and the crisis has triggered what the United Nations has described as the world’s worst humanitarian disaster.