ASIR – The Yemeni army forces on Thursday have repelled three infiltration attempts carried out by mercenaries hired by the Saudi-led coalition in Asir, a military official told Yemen Press Agency.
According to the official, the army forces thwarted three large-scale attacks of mercenaries of the Saudi army in Al-Rabouaa and Majazah in front of Alib crossing, inflicting heavy casualties.
The source indicated that a large number of Saudi army soldiers and its mercenaries were killed and wounded in a counterattack launched by the army forces in Majazah , forcing them into retreat after suffering losses in lives and material equipment.
Seventeen mercenaries were killed and 36 others injured in sniper and artillery attacks carried out by the Yemeni army forces, during the break-up of the failed attempts of the Saudi army and its mercenaries in Asir front, the official added.
The Saudi attacks lasted for hours, and were backed by warplanes and helicopter support, but nevertheless failed in making any progress on the ground.