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Saudi Arabia’s Key Military Base in Dhahran Destroyed by Yemen’s Zalzal-3 Ballistic Missile

Sunday, October 16, 2016 7:38
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TEHRAN (FNA)- Military sources disclosed that the Yemeni army has destroyed a strategic airbase of Saudi Arabia in the Southern part of the kingdom with a ballistic missile.

“Saudi Arabia’s Savila military base in Dhahran region was struck by a Yemeni Zalzal-3 missile, and sustained heavy loss and casualties,” a military source said.

There is still no report on the number of casualties, but similar ballistic missile attacks by Yemen have incurred heavy losses on the Saudi personnel and military equipment in the past.

The attack came in response to Saudi Arabia’s continued air raids on the civilian population across the impoverished nation.

On Saturday, the Yemeni army and popular forces pounded the Saudi troops in the Southern parts of the kingdom, killing and injuring tens of Riyadh army men.

The Saudi army’s military positions came under the Yemeni forces’ missiles attack in Najran province in the Southern part of Saudi Arabia which left 60 Saudi troops dead and over 70 others wounded.

The Saudi army’s military equipment and vehicles also sustained heavy losses in the Yemeni missile attack.

Also on Saturday, the Yemeni army and popular forces killed over 40 Saudi soldiers in an ambush operation near al-Baqa border crossing in Najran province.

A large number of the Saudi Army’s military equipment and vehicles were also destroyed in the attack.

Yemen’s military forces usually carry out such attacks against the gatherings of the Saudi mercenaries inside Yemen as well as targets in the kingdom’s Southwest in retaliation for Riyadh’s 19-month-long military campaign against the country.

On Thursday at least 15 Saudi troops were killed during clashes with Yemeni military forces backed by Ansarullah fighters in Saudi Arabia’s Southwestern region of Jizan.

Around 40 Saudi forces were also injured in the failed Wednesday attack on the Yemeni troops, who are holding positions in the region’s mountains.

The Yemeni forces also launched artillery attacks on the Saudi bases in the region and destroyed a Saudi military vehicle.

Earlier, Yemeni troops hit the Malek al-Faisal military base in the city of Khamis Mushait in the Asir region with a ballistic missile.

Yemeni troops also successfully targeted a Saudi military base in the Southwestern Saudi region of Najran, inflicting heavy losses on it.

Meanwhile, Saudi warplanes targeted a civilian vehicle in the Western province of Ma’rib, killing four people and injuring two others. Saudi aircraft also bombed the Bani Matar district in the adjacent province of Sana’a several times.

Al-Dhaher and Haydan districts in the remote Northwestern province of Sa’ada were also pounded by Saudi jets.

More than 11,300 people have died since the kingdom launched its campaign to crush Yemen’s Ansarullah movement and their allies and reinstate the resigned president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh.



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