Yemeni Army Targets Saudi Mercenaries with Missile
The Yemeni forces targeted militant positions with a homegrown missile dubbed “Qaher M2” in the Red Sea port city of Mokha in Taiz in retaliation for the continued attacks on civilians by a Saudi-led coalition in the Arabian Peninsula country, Yemen’s official news agency, Saba, reported on Thursday.
More than 100 militants were killed and several of their vehicles destroyed in the missile attack, the report added.
Separately, the Yemeni forces claimed the lives of five Sudanese soldiers in Taiz, a spokesman for Sudan’s armed forces said on Wednesday.
The statement was a rare acknowledgment of casualties suffered by Sudan since the east African nation sent hundreds of its soldiers to Yemen in 2015 to bolster the Saudi-led coalition against the impoverished Arab country.
“We lost five martyrs and 22 others have been wounded ... we inflicted huge losses on the enemy and are holding many prisoners of war,” said army spokesman Brigadier General Ahmed Khalifa al-Shami, according to Sky News.
The coalition includes the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Senegal and Sudan.
Yemen’s military sources said the Sudanese soldiers were killed when Yemeni forces backed by the coalition took control of a volcanic mountain on a road toward the Khalid bin al-Waleed military base, a key stronghold of the Houthis in Taiz province.