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Yemeni Forces Take Control of Saudi Arabia’s Biggest Military Base in Najran

(Fars News Agency, 15 September 2016) ~ The Yemeni army and popular forces attacked a strategic region in Najran and took control of Saudi Arabia’s biggest military base in the Southern province.

“The Yemeni forces gained control of the biggest military base in Najran region and seized all the arms and weapon systems there, including missiles and tanks,” Abdul Sattar al-Matari, a commander of resistance forces, told FNA on Thursday.

Also, Ali al-Hamzani, a commander of the Yemeni popular forces, said that the Yemeni forces continued their large-scale offensive in the Southern parts of Saudi Arabia, targeting the Saudi military camps in Jizan Region.

He added that his forces managed to capture the Al-Farida military camp in Jizan Region after a fierce battle with the Saudis.

In addition to capturing this military site, the Yemeni forces seized the Saudi Army’s heavy weapons and Abrams tanks that were left behind, Hamzani said.

Al-Farida military camp is located near the contested city of al-Khabuh in Jizan region; it was one of the Saudi army’s main bases in this area.


  1. Yemeni Army Captures 2 Saudi Intelligence Officers, 48 Military Men in Najran Province ~ (Fars News Agency, 11 September 2016)
  2. Over 100 Saudi Tanks, Armored Vehicles, Drones, 2 Apache Helicopters Destroyed in Yemen Missile Attack ~ The Yemeni army and popular forces pounded Saudi Arabia’s strategic air base in Najran province, destroying tens of tanks, armored vehicles, drones and Apache military helicopters. ~ (Fars News Agency, 9 September 2016)
  3. Yemeni Missiles Hit Saudi Arabia’s Key Military Base in Najran, Inflict Heavy Losses ~ (Fars News Agency, 29 August 2016)

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