Sunday, 25 October 2015

Egyptian and Saudi warships destroyed by Yemeni forces.
Sunday October 25, 2015
FARS News Agency

TEHRAN (FNA)- Saudi Arabia's navy vessels retreated from Yemen's coastal waters after the Yemeni army and popular forces targeted and destroyed a Saudi warship in the waters near Bab al-Mandab Strait, the third Saudi warship sinking in Yemen's offshore waters in the last one month.
The Saudi warship was targeted with Yemeni missiles in the coastal waters of al-Mukha region in the province of Ta'iz.
The sunken ship had repeatedly fired rockets on residential areas in Ta'iz province, inflicting casualties and destruction there.
This is the third time that a Saudi warship is completely destroyed during the Saudi-led war on Yemen.
Other Saudi battleships retreated fast following the attack.
The coast of Al-Mukha is located in Bab al-Mandab strait and the Saudi-led forces have been trying hard for several months now to win control over coastal regions near the waterway.
On October 11, the Yemeni forces fired rockets at a Saudi-led coalition warship and destroyed it near al-Mukha coast.
Informed sources also said that the warship named "al-Mahrousa" belonged to the Egyptian army.
On October 9, Yemeni army and popular forces also fired missiles at a Saudi warship, and destroyed it in Bab al-Mandab Strait.
The warship was wrecked off the Southwestern coast of Yemen, in the Bab al-Mandab Strait, which connects the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden.

Yemeni forces destroy second Saudi warship  

Yemen’s army, backed by allied popular committees loyal to the Houthi Ansarullah movement, has destroyed a second Saudi warship in a missile attack in the southeast of the impoverished Arab country.
The Saudi warship was targeted and destroyed on Saturday in the southwestern coast of Yemen, in the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait, which connects the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden.
The Bab-el-Mandeb Strait is considered strategically important as it separates the Arabian Peninsula and the Horn of Africa.
On October 7, the Yemeni forces managed to destroy another Saudi vessel in the area with reports saying that the sunken ship had repeatedly fired rockets on residential areas in the southwestern province of Ta'izz.
Also on Saturday, tens of Saudi soldiers were killed and several Saudi military vehicles were destroyed in retaliatory attacks by Yemeni forces in the province of Ma’rib.
An artwork by a Yemeni artist is seen hanging on a wall of a building destroyed by Saudi airstrikes in the capital, Sana'a, on October 8, 2015. (AFP photo)
Bombardment goes on
On Sunday, Saudi warplanes bombarded the main prison in the central province of Bayda, killing 20 and injuring 30 people. It was also said a number of prisoners managed to escape after the airstrike.

Saudi warplanes also bombarded the residential area of Yemen’s Presidential Palace in the capital, Sana’a. At least eight missiles reportedly landed in the palace. The area of al-Nahdein was also bombed by Saudi warplanes.
Reports added that at least five people were killed in similar airstrikes on the province of Hudaydah. Saudi military aircraft targeted the airport and an air defense camp in the province.
At least two people were also killed in a Saudi airstrike in the district of Haydan in the northwestern province of Sa'ada.
It was also reported that Saudi warplanes pounded Ta’izz, killing three people, including two children and a woman.
Yemen has been the target of Saudi airstrikes since March 26. Riyadh’s aggression, which has not received a United Nations mandate, aims to undermine the Ansarullah movement and restore power to the Saudi ally and fugitive former Yemeni president, Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi.
About 6,400 people, including some 500 children, have reportedly lost their lives in the strikes.

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