Saudi Arabia Spends over $60bln in war on Yemen

Saudi Arabia Spends over $60bln in war on Yemen

The Riyadh government's invasion of Yemen has cost the kingdom tens of billions of dollars and the lives of over 2,000 Saudi soldiers killed in combat with Yemeni army and popular forces over the past 9 months, a well-known source in the royal family disclosed on Friday.

The daily cost of the Saudi-US aggression on Yemen reaches 750 million riyal that covers ammunition, spare parts, supplies and subsistence, a well-known Saudi social networks activists tweeted on Friday.

Mojtahed (as he calls himself) said that this cost has reached in 9 months 200 billion riyal (over $60 billion) and does not include the "defense" recent deals.

He added that the war on Yemen has so far left 2000 Saudi soldiers killed and 4850 others injured, in addition to

"450 tanks and armored vehicles, four Apache drones, one F-15 fighter jet and three boats were all destroyed or disabled," he said, noting that two other boats were also hit.

Mojtahed indicated that publishing such facts does not intend to sow fear among Saudis, but to respond to Prince Mohamad Bin Salman, the Saudi Defense Minister, who started to take advantage of the Saudi-led aggression on Yemen through ammunition, spare parts and subsistence deals, as well as through compensations for destroyed vehicles, boats and aircrafts.

Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for 253 days now to restore power to fugitive President Abed Rabbu Mansour Hadi. The Saudi-US aggression has so far killed at least 6,579 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children.

Despite Riyadh’s claims that it is bombing the positions of the Yemeni national military, Saudi warplanes are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.

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