The Yemeni Armed Forces have inflicted heavy casualties on UAE-backed militants in Shabwah province, Yemen’s military spokesman said on Wednesday.
“Our forces have inflicted upon the UAE mercenaries and upon Daesh very large losses in Shabwah province during the past few days,” Armed Forces spokesman Brigadier General Yahya Sare’e, said in a statement.
In the statement , Brigadier General Yahya Sare’e, confirmed that “over 1,300 UAE mercenaries and takfiri troops were killed and wounded at the hands of the Yemeni Army, and 102 vehicles were destroyed in Shabwah province.”
He explained that the number of dead among the UAE’s mercenaries and takfiri terrorist groups amounted to “more than 515 dead, including leaders, and the number of wounded exceeded 850, while more than 200 are missing, according to intelligence sources.”
Yahya Sare’e pointed out that the material losses amounted to more than 102 armoured vehicles, in addition to the destruction of a number of large and advanced cannons.
He affirmed that indicated that “the UAE mercenaries and Daesh militants were subjected to dozens of missile strikes that targeted their gatherings, leaving large numbers of dead and wounded in their ranks.”
The military spokesman stressed that “the heroes of the Army and Popular Committees are engaging in acts of heroism and sacrifice as they confront both Daesh and the UAE mercenaries.”
He affirmed that the Armed Forces are at their full readiness to defend the country and the people and to confront the great escalation of the Emirati occupation forces, stressing that “the consequences of this Emirati escalation will be great, and they will have to bear this fact.”