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Yemen Tribal Fighter Seize Saudi Border Area: Soldiers Killed, Others Flee

21 May 2015 11:15


Yemeni tribal fighters took control of al-Tuwal region in the southwestern province of Jizan region of southwestern Saudi Arabia, Yemeni media reported reported.

Tribal fighters in SaadaAl-Massirah TV said that the tribal fighters shelled and seized two military posts in al-Tuwal: al-Radif and Burj Abu Kasaf.

Yemeni sources meanwhile reported that about 17 Saudi soldiers were killed as the tribal fighters shelled Woa’o military post.

The shelling destroyed several vehicles in the posts as it forced Saudi soldiers in al-Makhrouq military post to flee, the sources added.

Yemen has been since March 26 under brutal aggression by Saudi-US coalition. Thousands have been martyred and injured in the attack, with the vast majority of them are civilians.

However, Yemeni tribal fighters in the border province of Saada have been responding to the Saudi aggression, with several border areas in the Saudi Arabia are under the fire of those fighters.

Riyadh launched the attack on Yemen in a bid to restore power to Yemen’s fugitive president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi who is a close ally to Saudi Arabia.

On April 21, Saudi Arabia declared the end of the aggression, dubbed “Decisive Strom,” and the start of another campaign called “Restoring Hope.” The Saudi-led warplanes are still conducting airstrikes on several areas across Yemen.

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