20 January 2018

Five Saudi forces killed in Yemeni retaliatory attacks

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At least five Saudi forces have been killed in Saudi Arabia’s southern border regions in attacks by Yemeni forces that were launched in retaliation for the Riyadh regime’s deadly war on Yemen. reports citing Press TV.

The Sabq online newspaper reported on Saturday that a Saudi soldier was killed when an improvised explosive device (IED) went off in Saudi Arabia’s Najran region.

London-based Rai al-Youm daily also reported that four Saudi forces had been killed in clashes with members of the Houthi Ansarullah movement and by Yemeni sniper fire in Najran as well as the Jizan and Asir regions.

A Saudi armored vehicle was further set on fire following the Jizan attack.

Additionally on Saturday, the Yemeni army destroyed armored vehicles belonging to the Saudi mercenaries in Yemen’s southwestern Ta’izz Province.

Separately, a Saudi border guard shot dead a Yemeni citizen and injured another in the Monabbih district of Yemen’s northwestern Sa’ada Province.

On Friday, at least three Saudi soldiers were killed when a powerful landmine explosion ripped through their military vehicle in Najran, Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah television reported.

On Wednesday, Yemeni forces captured a Saudi military base in Najran, killing several of the troops stationed there. A video released by the Houthis showed the Yemeni forces launch a surprise attack on the base, using simple weapons.

Yemeni forces regularly target positions inside Saudi Arabia in retaliation for the Saudi-led war on Yemen, which has claimed around 13,600 lives.

The Saudi aggression was launched in March 2015 to reinstate a former Riyadh-friendly government and to eliminate the Houthis, who have been running state affairs in the absence of an effective administration.

The offensive has, however, achieved neither of its goals despite the spending of billions of petrodollars and the enlisting of the cooperation of Saudi Arabia’s regional and Western allies.

2018.01.13 / 14:50
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