Saturday, May 6, 2017

Riyadh seeking to hide real death toll in Yemen war

 

Analysts believe that the Yemen war has cost dearly for Saudi Arabia and if the precise number of military death toll is revealed, a chaotic situation would prevail over the country which could even lead to the collapse of the al-Saud.

Reports said last month that the Yemeni army forces in joint operation with the popular forces have killed 384 Saudi forces and the country’s mercenaries in the month of April alone.

The death toll includes Sudanese mercenaries, soldiers of the Saudi-led coalition and the local Yemeni troops fighting on behalf of ousted Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi, Al Masdar reported.

In addition, 1029 Saudi-backed troops suffered injuries and wounds, roughly half of which were defined as critical. Meanwhile, 10 troops were taken captive by the popular forces while the latter destroyed a total of 27 armored vehicles.

The source did not specify the casualties among the forces of the Yemeni army and the popular committees fighting in support of the government which controls the Yemeni capital in September, 2014.

Meanwhile, attacks by the Yemeni army and popular forces continue to plague three Southern provinces of Saudi Arabia, as the ongoing clashes in Yemen are especially intense in Taiz, Marib, and Bayda at the moment.



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