At least four Saudi forces have been killed and 20 others wounded in border clashes with armed Yemeni tribesmen in southern Saudi Arabia, Yemeni media say.
The skirmishes happened in the Dhahran region on Saturday morning, with the number of casualties expected to rise, Yemen-based Arabic-language Watten news agency reported.
Last week, tens of Saudi soldiers were killed and a number of others captured after members of the Takhya tribe launched a retaliatory attack on the al-Minare military base in Saudi Arabia near the northern Yemeni border city of Sa’ada.
In another incident on Saturday, Saudi artillery heavily shelled the al-Azd mountainous region in Yemen’s Sa’ada Province, Arabic-language al-Masirah satellite television network reported.
Saudi jets also attacked the al-Mas military base in the northern part of Ma’rib Province in Yemen’s east on the same day, latest reports say.
The developments come as Saudi warplanes are currently bombing the presidential palace in the southern city of Taiz and the al-Mazraq camp in the northern Hajjah Province.
Saudi jets reportedly also targeted 22 Mayo Stadium in Yemen’s southern port city of Aden and a scientific center in Sana’a’s Arhab district.
Revolutionaries advance in various parts
Popular committees backed by Ansarullah fighters of the Houthi movement have made fresh gains in Aden and the southern province of Abyan.
They managed to clear the restive areas of al-Qaeda militants after fierce clashes, seizing their weapons in Aden’s Khormaksar district.
The revolutionaries also continued their advances in al-Jadan area of Ma’rib Province and forced al-Qaeda militants to retread from the region.
Ansarullah fighters and the Yemeni army are currently in full control of al-Jadan area, Arabic-language al-Masirah satellite television network reported.
The television network added that the revolutionaries have taken control of a connecting path between Shabveh and Abyan provinces and are currently pushing toward al-Mahfad district in Abyan. The army forces managed to seize security equipment.
Saudi Arabia’s military aggression against Yemen started on March 26, without a UN mandate, in a bid to restore power to the former fugitive president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.
Earlier this week, Colonel Sharaf Luqman, the spokesman for Yemen’s armed forces and popular committees, said civilians and Yemeni infrastructure have been the target of the Saudi aggression.
According to Luqman, over 2,600 people have been killed during the Saudi aggression.
The United Nations has called for an immediate “humanitarian pause” of at least a few hours each day to allow deliveries of urgently needed aid to the conflict-weary country.