Yemeni Armed Forces’ Might Growing, Ready to Fight Back Any Act of Aggression - Spokesman
By Staff, Agencies
Spokesman for Yemeni Armed Forces Brigadier General Yehya Saree Said Yemeni Army troops and allied fighters from Popular Committees are fully prepared to counter any threat posed by the Saudi-led coalition of aggression and retaliate against any act of animosity.
Speaking at a press conference in the capital Sanaa on Tuesday afternoon, Saree said Yemeni forces are fiercely committed to deal with any act of aggression, irrespective of its intensity and extent.
Saree added that the Yemeni Armed Forces would respond appropriately to any act of hostility, and that air defense units will confront any sorties of the enemy, whether they are aimed at bombardment or reconnaissance purposes.
He further pointed out that Yemeni troops will spare no efforts to stop the brutal Saudi-led aggression and alleviate the sufferings of the Yemeni people, emphasizing that the armed forces will never compromise on Yemen’s sovereignty and the dignity of the Yemeni nation.
Saree went on to say that Yemeni soldiers and their allies have emerged victorious in more than 40 battles against Saudi-led forces, and have captured scores of Saudi and Sudanese troops.
“Hundreds of military vehicles have either been destroyed or seized from the enemy during the operations. The Yemeni army is growing stronger day by day, and conducting more successful military campaigns against the enemy,” he highlighted.
Earlier in the day, Ansarullah revolutionary movement’s media bureau released new video footage of ‘Victory from Allah’ Operation, recently conducted by Yemeni Army troops and Popular Committees fighters, in Saudi Arabia’s southern border region of Najran.
The footage showed Yemeni forces targeting Saudi military bases and confiscating various types of munitions and military equipment.
Many Saudi soldiers were also taken captive in the operation.
Saudi Arabia and a number of its regional allies launched a devastating campaign against Yemen in March 2015, with the goal of bringing the government of Hadi back to power and crushing the Ansarullah movement.
The war has claimed more than 91,000 lives over the past four and a half years.
It has also taken a heavy toll on the country’s infrastructure, destroying hospitals, schools, and factories. The UN says over 24 million Yemenis are in dire need of humanitarian aid, including 10 million suffering from extreme levels of hunger.