YEMEN Press Agency

Military spokesman: Over 1,365 UAE-backed militants killed and wounded in Shabwa

SHABWA, Jan. 12 (YPA) – The Yemeni armed forces have inflicted heavy casualties on UAE-backed militants in Shabwa province, the military spokesman said on Wednesday.

“Our forces have inflicted the UAE mercenaries and Daesh very large losses in Shabwa province during the past few days,” the Armed Forces spokesman, Brigadier General Yahya Sarie said in a statement.

In the statement , Brigadier General Yahya Sarie, confirmed that “over 1,300 UAE-mercenaries and takfiri groups were killed and wounded at the hands of the Yemeni Army, and 102 vehicles were destroyed in Shabwa province.”

He explained the number of dead among the UAE’s mercenaries and its Takfiri groups amounted to “more than 515 dead, including leaders, and the number of wounded exceeded 850, while more than 200 are missing, according to intelligence sources.”

Sarie pointed out that the material losses amounted to more than 102 armored vehicles, in addition to the destruction of a number of large and advanced cannons.

He affirmed that  indicated that “the UAE mercenaries and Daesh militants  were subjected to dozens of missile strikes that targeted their gatherings, leaving large numbers of dead and wounded in their ranks.”

The military spokesman stressed that “the heroes of the Army and Popular Committees are making heroism and sacrifice as they confront Daesh and the UAE mercenaries.”

He further affirmed that the armed forces are at their full readiness to defend the country and the people and confront the great escalation of the Emirati enemy until the victory is achieved, stressing that “the consequences of this Emirati escalation will be great and they must bear that.