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Yemeni Forces, Capture Military Base in SW Saudi Arabia

Yemeni army soldiers, backed by fighters from Popular Committees, have captured military base in Saudi Arabia's southwestern border region of Najran as they continue their retaliatory raids against Riyadh's military.

The media bureau of the operations command in Yemen released footage on Tuesday evening, showing Yemeni troopers and allied forces exchanging heavy gunfire with Saudi forces stationed in Alib military base in Najran; Press TV reported.

Saudi soldiers at the site can be seen retreating, with scores of them lying injured on the ground as Yemeni forces advance.

Yemeni forces then destroyed an armored vehicle and a battle tank at the military site before confiscating a considerable amount of rifles and military equipment.

Shortly afterwards, Yemeni soldiers and Popular Committees fighters seized the watchtower of the base, and detonated it using explosive charges.

Yemeni sources said Saudi military helicopters fired a number of missiles during the attack on Alib base, but the projectiles failed to strike targets and mishit.

A Saudi unmanned aerial vehicle was reportedly hovering the skies over Alib base at the time, monitoring the movements of Yemeni army forces and Popular Committees fighters.

Source: Al Alam

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