TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Dozens of Saudi-sponsored militiamen loyal to Yemen's fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi were killed when Yemeni army soldiers and fighters from allied Popular Committees launched offensives against their positions in the country's western province of Hudaydah.
The media bureau of Yemen's Operations Command Center announced in a statement on Thursday that Yemeni troops and their allies launched attacks against the gatherings of Saudi mercenaries in the Kilo 16 district of Hudaydah, killing more than 45 of them and injuring several others.
The statement added that eight Oshkosh Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles and a number of military vehicles belonging to the Saudi-backed militiamen were destroyed in the assaults as well.
Separately, two children were killed when Saudi warplanes pounded a residential building in the Haydan district of Yemen's mountainous northwestern province of Sa'ada.
Local sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Yemen's Arabic-language al-Masirah television network that the air raid also caused immense material damage to the targeted area.
Yemen's defenseless people have been under massive attacks by the Saudi-led coalition for more than three years but Riyadh has reached none of its objectives in Yemen so far.
Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and some of its Arab allies have been carrying out deadly airstrikes against the Houthi Ansarullah movement in an attempt to restore power to Hadi.
Over 15,000 Yemenis, including thousands of women and children, have lost their lives in the deadly military campaign.