80 Missiles Hit Saudi Border Guard Headquarters in Jizan

May 24, 2015 in News by RBN Staff

Source: Fars News Agency
Sun May 24, 2015 2:25

80 Missiles Hit Saudi Border Guard Headquarters in Jizan

TEHRAN (FNA)- More than 80 rockets hit Saudi border guard headquarters in the country’s Southwestern Jizan province, Yemen’s state TV announced.

According to the TV, the Yemeni tribal troops carried out a major offensive against Saudi army posts in al-Tawal region and targeted their positions with at least 80 rockets.

Large groups of Saudi forces were killed during the heavy shelling. The tribesmen also shelled an arms depot during the bombardments.

The operation came in retaliation for the continuing Saudi airstrikes on the Yemeni people, the reports added.

Cross-border skirmishes between the Saudi troops and Yemeni tribes have flared up over the last eight weeks, as the monarchy’s airstrikes continue and have so far claimed the lives of thousands of innocent people, particularly at border areas.

Saudi Arabia has been bombing Yemen in the last 60 days to bring its ally, fugitive president Mansour Hadi, back to power.

The airstrikes have killed, at least, 3,897 Yemenis, according to FNA’s independent tally.

According to a recent report by Freedom House Foundation, most of the victims of the deadly Al Saud campaign are civilians, including a large number of women and children.