Almotamar.net - An official military source in the southern military region stated Tuesday that army and security personnel in Abyan province, Yemen continue their operation of clearing the city of Zanjibar and its suburbs from terrorist elements belonging to al-Qaeda organisation in Yemen.
The source said that armed forces and security men inflicted heavy losses in men and equipment on those elements in the confrontations which occurred on Monday evening in Douqas area and at outskirts of Zanjibar.
The source clarified that armed forces men killed more than 30 of the terrorist elements and a large number of wounded in fierce confrontations that lasted for three hours. Among the killed terrorists is Hasan al-Uqaili, one of the leaders of the al-Qaeda organisation in Mareb province and one of the security-wanted elements. Other terrorist elements fled the area of confrontations after pulling out their dead and wounded.
The source said there was a number of martyrs and wounded among armed forces men during those confrontations. He added that army men from mechanized brigade 25 have repelled an attack by terrorist elements outside the city of Zanjibar, forced them to flee and inflicted on them losses in men and equipment.
A Saudi aggression fighter jet targeted a citizen's car driving in Fara area of Kutaf district in Saada province overnight, killing the driver and injuring his friend, a security official said on Monday.
Scores of Saudi enemy soldiers were killed and injured on Sunday when the army and popular forces repelled a Saudi military attempt to sneak into Shurfah site in the border province of Najran, a military official said.
The operation was accomplished successfully against the Saudi
Saudi aggression warplanes have launched more than 49 airstrikes over the past hours on several residential areas across Yemen, a security official said on Sunday.
The airstrikes targeted the areas of Malahiz and Husama in Dhahir district, and areas Thuban, Masahif and Sdad in Bakim district of northern Saada province.