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Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques arrives in Jeddah yesterday/SPA

Riyadh- Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has ordered on Sunday paying one-month salary to active participants at the front lines of the operations Decisive Storm and Renewal of Hope in Yemen.

The salary will be paid from the capital of the ministries of Interior, Defense, and National Guard.

King Salman Abdulaziz arrived yesterday in Jeddah coming from Tangier, after spending a private vacation in Morocco.

On the ground, Houthi militias in Yemen attacked a water factory in the city of Najran, south Saudi Arabia, injuring six workers.

Official Spokesman of the Directorate of Civil Defense in Najran said in a statement: “At noon today, the civil defense teams received a report that Najran Water Factory was hit by a projectile launched from Yemeni territory, resulting in the injury of six workers.”

The injured workers were three Indians, two Bangladeshis and one Nepalese.

The projectile affected a number of vehicles parking inside the factory yard as well as parts of the factory. The injured were rushed to hospital and the fire was under control, the Civil Defense statement said.

Meanwhile, Yemen’s National Army backed by Arab Coalition jets have liberated yesterday new areas in the Abyan district and have completely cleansed the cities of Zanjabar and Jaar from members of Al Qaeda organization.

Member of the Construction Council in the province of Saada, Abdel Khalik Bashr told Ahsarq Al-Awsat newspaper that Houthis were deliberately placing child soldiers inside the houses of high-ranking figures and in the mosques so they use their pictures in case Coalition forces target these places.

“Militias are using these locations as training centers, weapons caches and bases for launching missiles inside Saudi territories,” he said.

Bashr asserted that Coalition forces had warned it would immediately fire back at any source of fire.

Meanwhile, the Royal Saudi Air Defense Forces have intercepted a Scud missile launched from Yemeni territories in the direction of Najran, without causing any damage. The coalition air forces immediately initiated to destroy the missile-launching platform, which was located inside Yemen territories.