The Houthi-Saleh alliance has launched an artillery attack on Saudi positions in Marib province. As result, three high-ranking Saudi commanders have been killed.
A series of artillery attacks was launched on Saudi positions in Yemen by the Houthi-Saleh alliance. As result, three Saudi top commanders were killed.
The attack against Saudi troops, deployed in the district of Sirwah of the western province of Marib, was launched by Yemeni soldiers, backed up by fighters from the allied Popular Committees, on Friday. As a result of the attack, three Saudi high-ranking commanders, identified as General Ali Hamisi, Abdulrab al-Shadadi and Shayef Ameri, as well as dozens of Saudi officers and soldiers were killed, the al-Masirah TV-channel reported.
At the same time, a surface-to-surface ballistic missile was launched on the al-Faisal military base, located near Khamis Mushait city in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern Asir province, by the Yemeni side. According to al-Masirah, the Qaher 1 home-produced missile successfully hit the base and inflicted heavy damage to its structure. However, there were no reports about any human casualties.
The Yemeni attacks became a response to Saudi airstrikes across all the country, mostly inflicted on civilian targets, such as schools, hospitals and residential houses.
According to the Friday’s report of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the Saudi onslaught has caused a cholera outbreak in the country, which has been added to “the misery of millions of children in Yemen.”
Meanwhile, also on Friday, UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, said that a “72-hour renewable truce deal” would be announced in the coming days. Cheikh Ahmed expressed a hope that “a new peace plan for Yemen would be drafted in the next two weeks, following his talks with Ansarullah representatives in Oman.”
Earlier this year, three months of peace negotiations in Kuwait ended unsuccessfully, without any breakthrough.