Alwaght- Yemeni armed forces, led by the Ansarullah movement fighters, have launched a retaliatory drone attack against a gathering of Saudi-backed militants loyal to the ex-regime in the country’s southern province of Lahej, and killed several of them.
Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah television network said the attack targeted “the leadership of the invaders” on Thursday. It said several militants were killed in the raid, without specifying the number.
Saudi-owned broadcaster Al-Arabiya confirmed five were killed and several others injured when the combat drone struck a military base in al-Anad district, where a military parade was taking place.
Some 12 more Saudi-backed forces were also wounded in the retaliatory attack, according to the report.
Saudi Arabia and a number of its regional allies launched a devastating military campaign against Yemen in March 2015, with the aim of bringing the former Riyadh-backed government back to power.
The invaders have, however, failed to achieve their objective in the face of strong resistance by Yemeni Ansarullah fighters and allied armed forces.
Yemeni forces regularly target positions inside Saudi Arabia and fire rockets at the coalition’s warships in retaliatory attacks against the Riyadh-led military operation on Yemen.
Nearly 15,000 Yemenis, mostly women, children and the elderly, have been killed since March 2015 when the Saudi regime launched a brutal military campaign against the impoverished state. Yemeni forces have been conducting retaliatory strikes against Saudi Arabia and the UAE and their allies.
The United Nations has called the war in Yemen the world's worst humanitarian disaster.
More than 20 million Yemenis need aid, millions are on the brink of famine, and hundreds of thousands have been infected with diseases, mostly cholera.