Commander of Saudi-Led Emirati Troops in Yemen Killed in Ballistic Missile Attack of Houthi-Saleh Alliance

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Scores of Saudi mercenaries, including several high-ranking commanders, have been killed in a ballistic missile attack in Yemen.

Commander of Saudi-Led Emirati Troops in Yemen Killed in Ballistic Missile Attack of Houthi-Saleh Alliance

A file photo of Yemeni militia commander Major General Ahad Saif al-Yafei (L) and commander of Emirati troops in Yemen Nasser Moshabib al-Atibi (C), who were killed in a missile attack by Yemeni forces (Photo: Wam)

The Houthi-Saleh alliance has launched a medium-range ballistic missile on positions of Saudi-backed fighters, stationed near the strategic Bab el-Mandeb Strait, which connects the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, the al-Masirah TV-channel reported on Wednesday, citing press service of the Yemeni Operational Command. As a result, scores of Saudi mercenaries, including the commander of Saudi-led Emirati troops in Yemen, have been killed and wounded.

As the TV-channel noted, the missile hit Mokha city, located in Taiz province, and killed not only usual Saudi militants, but also several high-ranking commanders, including commander of Emirati troops in Yemen, Nasser Moshabib al-Atibi. According to the Here Aden news agency, second-in-command of the Saudi-backed military forces, Major General Ahad Saif al-Yafei, also was among killed fighters. Emirati officials still have not provided any comments on the report.

Meanwhile, the Houthi-Saleh alliance launched an attack on Saudi positions in al-Hanani area of Maqbanah district, located in the Yemeni southwestern province of Taiz. As a result, scores of pro-Saudi mercenaries were killed and wounded.

At the same time, on Wednesday, the Saudi Air Force carried out a series of airstrikes on residential neighborhoods all over Yemen. Several people were killed and wounded.

Six civilians were killed in Saudi airstrike on the Jabal al-Ahmar mountainous area in al-Humaydat district, located in the Yemeni northern province of al-Jawf. More than 20 airstrikes were carried out by Saudi fighter jets in other regions in Yemen. There still have not been any reports on casualties and extent of caused damage.

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