Yemeni forces kill 80 Saudi-backed mercenaries in Al Bayda

TEHRAN, Jul. 07 (MNA) – The Yemeni army and Popular Committees forces killed or wounded 80 people in two separate military operations in response to attacks by Saudi coalition mercenaries and al-Qaeda terrorists in Yemen's al-Bayda province.

A Yemeni military official said Yemeni forces had responded strongly to the recent Saudi coalition attacks in central Yemen.

A Yemeni military source said that the Yemeni army and Popular Committees affiliated with Ansarullah Houthi movement in cooperation with tribal forces carried out two military operations in the Al-Zahir and Al-Suma areas of Al-Bayda province.

He added that more than 80 Saudi coalition mercenaries, including several al-Qaeda leaders, were killed or wounded in the two operations.

The source stressed that a number of positions occupied by Saudi mercenaries in Al-Suma and al-Zahir were also recaptured during the two operations.

On Monday, spokesperson for Yemen's National Salvation Government Zaifullah al-Shami said that the United States was behind an operation being carried out by the Saudi coalition in the city of Al-Zahir in al-Bayda province codenamed "Al-Najma al-Thaqib".


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