YEMEN Press Agency

8 Saudi soldiers, many militiamen killed in Jizan, Najran

JIZAN, NAJRAN, Feb. 11 (YPA) – At least eight Saudi soldiers and a group of militiamen loyal to Saudi-led coalition were killed and others wounded by the Yemeni army fires on Monday in Jizan and Najran regions.

A military source in Jizan said that eight Saudi soldiers were killed in an ambush set up by the engineering unit of the Yemeni army forces in al-Madafen area near Jizan.

Meanwhile, a military source in Najran told Yemen Press Agency that the army units, backed by the popular committees, foiled an infiltration attempt by Saudi army mercenaries towards Shaja sites, inflecting heavy losses on them.

The source added the Yemeni artillery pounded the Saudi army troops in Raqabat Marash, al-Hajori hill and al-Sawah area, which resulted in several dead and wounded in their ranks.

On Sunday, the Yemeni army and the popular committees carried out military operations and rocketry and artillery bombardment, which targeted gatherings of militias and military vehicles in Najran, JIzan and Asir regions, and led to large losses in ranks and military equipment of the Saudi army.