YEMEN Press Agency

Over 250 al-Qeada elements killed, wounded in military operation in Bayda: Army Spokesman

SANAA, Aug. 18 (YPA) – The Yemeni army announced on Tuesday that more than 250 al-Qeada elements were killed, wounded and captured during the large military operation in Bayda, Yemen army’s spokesman said in a news statement.

The spokesman confirmed that the army forces attacked al-Qaeda and ISIS elements, liberating 1,000 square km in the organization-held areas of Bayda province.

Additionally, 12 camps and military gathering were destroyed during the military operation in Wald Rabai area in the province.

Sarie affirmed that the army forces also seized large quantities of weapons and hundreds of belts and explosive devices in the operation.

Brigadier General Sarei indicated that the Saudi-led aggression coalition supported its mercenaries from the so-called “ISIS” and “Al Qaeda” with dozens of airstrikes in addition to the support of money and weapons.

The spokesman praised the great stance and role played by the tribes and sheikhs of districts of Qurayshih, Walad Rabai and all free citizens of Bayda in supporting the heroes of the army to take over and secure their areas of the takfiri elements, “ISIS and al-Qaeda backed by the countries of the aggression coalition.

Sarei affirmed that the armed forces would continue to carry out military operations until the liberation of the Republic of Yemen lands and the achievement of independence.