The Yemeni military targeted Saudi Arabia’s army and mercenaries at the Ain al-Thwareen base in Asir area in response to the latest Saudi missile launch that hit Yemen and resulted in an unknown number of casualties, Yemen’s al-Masirah broadcaster reported on Sunday.
The broadcaster also reported that two Saudi servicemen had been killed by Yemeni snipers at the Haskul military base in Jizan, a Saudi region bordering the attacked Asir area.
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In the meantime, Saudi war planes conducted a string of airstrikes against the Yemeni governorates of Saada, Al Hudaydah and Hajjah held by the Houthi rebels. According to al-Masirah, the Saudi attacks claimed lives of at least seven civilians.
Houthi missile launches at Saudi Arabia have intensified following the deaths of several rebel leaders as a result of a Saudi-led coalition attack.
The Saudi-led coalition, consisting mostly of Persian Gulf countries, has been carrying out airstrikes against the Houthi movement since March 2015, when the rebels conducted a takeover in the country, which resulted in President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi fleeing Sanaa, Yemen’s capital. The Houthis, allied with ex-President Ali Abdullah Saleh, clashed with Hadi’s forces, with each side claiming…