Yemen’s Army Launches Offensive In Jizan

Local Editor

The Yemeni army on Thursday launched an offensive against the positions of the Saudi-backed militants in Jizan province, a military official told Yemen Press Agency.

The battle, which took place at Allahaj village, left dozens of Saudi soldiers and militants dead and wounded.
Meanwhile, the army’s artillery shelled the militants’ positions at Gais Mountain, causing direct casualties.

Saudi Arabia has been incessantly pounding Yemen since March 2015 in an attempt to crush the popular Houthi movement and reinstate former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a staunch ally of the Riyadh regime.

One of the principle targets of the Saudi strikes is Hudaydah port, where the World Food Programme is finding it hard or impossible to access desperately-needed wheat stocks. Yemen is heavily dependent on food imports and the deadly ground and aerial attacks by the Riyadh regime and its allies are directly adding to the risk of starvation on a massive scale.

According to a new report by the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED), a nonprofit conflict-research organization, the Saudi-led war has so far claimed the lives of around 56,000 Yemenis. 

Source: News Agencies, Edited by Website Team