The Yemeni army and popular committees managed on Wednesday to liberate over 1300 square kilometers, completely controlling Al-Yatama area and, thus, Al-Jawf province, according to the military spokesman, General Yahya Sarea.
General Sarea added that the operations left dozens of Saudi-led mercenaries dead, injured and kidnapped, adding that the air defenses shot down a ScanEagle spy drone for the aggression forces during the confrontation.
General Sarea highlighted the role of the tribesmen in achieving this victory, indicating that the Saudi occupation forces used to prevent the locals in Al-Jawf from digging wells and benefiting from the water resources in the area.
Yemen has been since March 2015 under a brutal aggression by Saudi-led coalition. Tens of thousands of Yemenis have been injured and martyred in Saudi-led strikes, with the vast majority of them are civilians.
The coalition has been also imposing a blockade on the impoverished country’s ports and airports as a part of his aggression which is aimed at restoring power to fugitive former president Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi.
Meanwhile, Yemen is home to the world’s largest humanitarian crisis, with at least 7 million people on the brink of famine and hundreds of thousands suffering from cholera.
Source: Al-Manar English Website