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Scores of Saudi mercenaries slain, injured in Yemeni drone strike

Scores of Saudi-sponsored militiamen loyal to Yemen's former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi have lost their lives when Yemeni army soldiers and fighters from allied Popular Committees launched a drone strike against their positions in Yemen's southern port city of Aden.

An unnamed Yemeni military source told the Arabic service of Russia's Sputnik news agency that Yemeni troops and their allies launched the aerial attack in the al- Burayqah district of the city on Thursday, leaving many Saudi mercenaries dead and injured.

The source added that a number of Boeing AH-64 Apache attack helicopters were hovering overhead after the assault.

An official of the Houthi Ansarullah movement also said the unmanned aerial vehicle had targeted the headquarters of the Saudi-led coalition in Burayqah camp.

Later in the day, pro-Saudi militiamen claimed to have destroyed the drone successfully, and aborted the attack.

Gunman opens fire on wedding party in southwestern Yemen, kills eight

Separately, eight people were killed and 13 others injured on Wednesday night in a shooting attack in Yemen's southwestern province of Ibb.

A local official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said a masked gunman had opened fire on a wedding party in the town of Mudhaykhirah.

Armed with a machine-gun, the attacker opened fire on wedding guests, including children, until he ran out of ammunition, the official said.

The official added that the unidentified assailant managed to flee the scene in the midst of the mayhem, noting that the motive for the attack remains unknown.

The Yemeni Ministry of Human Rights announced in a statement on March 25 that the Saudi-led war had left 600,000 civilians dead and injured since March 2015.

The United Nations says a record 22.2 million Yemenis are in need of food aid, including 8.4 million threatened by severe hunger.

A high-ranking UN aid official has warned against the catastrophic living conditions in Yemen, stating that there was a growing risk of famine and cholera there.

People's lives have continued unraveling. Conflict has escalated since November, driving an estimated 100,000 people from their homes, John Ging, UN director of aid operations, told the UN Security Council on February 27.

Source: Press TV


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