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Mortar fire kills Saudi regime patrol near Yemen border

30 April 2015 19:50

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The Zionist Saudi regime Interior Ministry says its patrol commander has been killed in mortar fire near the Yemeni border as the Riyadh regime presses ahead with its military aggression against the neighboring Arab state.

The Saudi regime soldier was killed on Thursday after the regime’s patrol came under fire in the southwestern Jizan province, near the Yemeni border, according to Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry spokesman Mansour Turki.

The Saudi regime soldier, identified as Rajeh al-Hassan al-Majayeshi, was killed in the Jalah area in the Harath district.

The latest fatality brings the death toll from the zionist kingdom’s nearly month-long operation in Yemen to nine.

Riyadh launched its airstrikes against Yemen on March 26 without a United Nations mandate. Saudi Arabia aims to undermine the Houthis and restore power to fugitive former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, who is a staunch ally of Riyadh.

The regime’s warplanes have repeatedly targeted residential areas across the country.

On April 21, Riyadh announced the end of the first phase of its unlawful military operations, which claimed the lives of nearly 1,000 people; but airstrikes have continued with Saudi bombers targeting different areas across the country in a new phase.

Official Yemeni reports say nearly 250 women and children have been killed so far.

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