Yemen War: Saudi Friendly Fire Kills, Injures Several Mercenaries
Warplanes of the Saudi-led coalition waging a military campaign on Yemen targeted allied mercenaries in the country’s central Bayda Province, leaving several killed and injured.
Announcing the incident, Yemen’s al-Masirah television network reported that the Saudi jets mistook a group of troops loyal to the former Riyadh-backed fugitive president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, for members of the country’s Ansarullah revolutionaries in Qaniyah in Bayda Province on Wednesday.
The Saudi regime and an alliance of its vassal states launched the war in early March with the aim of reinstating Hadi.
The campaign proved unsuccessful in achieving its announced goals amid firm resistance by Yemeni armed forces, led by the Ansarullah. Meanwhile, the pro-Hadi militants fighting on the ground on behalf of the Saudi-led military alliance have been taking heavy blows from Yemeni forces on several fronts.
Separately on the same day, Yemeni soldiers launched a drone strike against a position of Saudi mercenaries in the Nehm district, northeast of the capital, Sana’a, leaving several of them dead or wounded, al-Masirah reported.
The Riyadh-led war is estimated to have killed over 56,000 Yemeni people. Coupled with a naval blockade, the campaign also destroyed Yemen’s infrastructure and led to famine in the import-dependent state.
About 8.4 million Yemenis are now facing starvation. The number is likely to increase to 14 million.
Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team