Yemen's revolutionary forces dealt a massive blow to Saudi, Emirati troops killing more than 100 of them. The biggest losses, some 75 troops killed, were suffered by the Emiratis when a rocket fired by Ansaralllah scored a direct hit at an ammunition dump at al-Safer Airport in Ma'arib province causing a huge explosion. A Yemeni general has warned that Saudi cities--Jeddah, Abha and Riyadh--would now be targeted.
Sunday September 06, 2015, 14:49 DST
As Saudi king Salman was kissing and making up with US President Barack Obama in the White House on Friday September 4, the aging with one-foot-in-the-grave monarch received some bad news.
Yemeni revolutionary forces had scored a direct missile hit at an ammunition dump at al-Safer Airport in Ma‘arib province of Yemen on September 4.
In the ensuing explosions, more than a hundred Saudi, Emirati and other troops were killed.
The BBC reported on September 5 that at least 70 soldiers were killed and an even larger number injured.
The dead, according to the BBC report included 45 Emirati troops, 10 Saudis and 5 Bahrainis.
A senior Yemeni tribal leader, however, said more than 75 Emirati troops were killed. He put the overall death toll at more than 103.
The tribal leader further revealed that more bodies were being recovered and the ultimate death toll is likely to be much higher.
Meanwhile, Brigadier General Sharaf Luqman of the Yemeni army said the same day something that would surely send a chill down the Saudis’ spine.
He said Saudi cities of Jeddah, Abha, and the capital Riyadh will turn into legitimate targets for the Yemeni forces in their retaliatory attacks against the crimes of the Najdi Bedouin regime.
The Najdi Bedouins’ continuing military aggression against the poorest Arab country is now entering its sixth month.
The Saudi-imposed war has resulted in more than 6,000 Yemeni deaths, most of them civilians. The country’s infrastructure has also been badly damaged.
At least 21 million of the country’s 24 million people are food deficient, according to UN figures.
These are war crimes for which the Najdi Bedouins and their allies will be held accountable.
In another piece of bad news for the Najdi Bedouins, Ansarullah fighters ambushed and killed at least 16 Saudi soldiers and their allied army units near the Mash’al base in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern Jizan region.
Riyadh has confirmed 10 fatalities.
The Saudi regime then unleashed its bombers on civilian targets early Sunday morning (September 6).
The Yemeni capital Sana‘a was bombed several times.