Army repulses mercenaries’ advance in Taiz

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TAIZ, Jan. 23 (Saba) – The army and popular forces foiled on Monday attempt of Saudi-paid mercenaries to infiltrate toward northern Thubab district of Taiz province, a military official told Saba on Monday.

The mercenaries tried to infiltrate to al-Jadaid area. Dozens of mercenaries were killed and injured, including al-Qa’eda members and Sudanese soldiers.

The official said the aggression warplanes and Apache helicopters kept flying over the area to support the foiled attempt.

The mercenaries backed by Emirati, Saudi and Sudanese troops as well as al-Qaeda and Daesh militias have attempted many times to advance towards Kahbob and al-Omari areas over the last three weeks.

All their attempts were thwarted by the army and popular forces and killed hundreds of the enemy soldiers and crashed over 100 military vehicles, the official said.

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