Yemenis kill 4 zionist Saudi officers in retaliatory attacks
At least four Saudi military officers have reportedly been killed in a series of retaliatory attacks by Yemeni forces.
The Saudi soldiers were stationed in military watch towers in Rabuah region in the southern Saudi province of Asir when they were targeted by rounds of Yemeni sniper fire, the al-Masirah news channel reported.
The attacks are part of a drive by Houthis and allies to avenge more than 15 months of military aggression by Saudi Arabia against Yemen, which has claimed more than 10,000 lives.
Houthi fighters routinely clash with Saudi border guards both along the frontier and inside the Saudi territory.
They mostly use rockets to attack military camps along the Saudi-Yemeni border. Dozens of Saudi soldiers and officers have been killed in the clashes, according to the tolls confirmed by the Saudi Interior Ministry.
The airstrikes have inflicted huge losses on the country’s infrastructure. Yemenis say the Saudis should compensate the Yemenis for the attacks as part of any potential settlement of the conflict.
In another development on Thursday, thousands of Yemenis held a demonstration in the capital, Sana’a, protesting against deadly Saudi air strikes.
The rally, called by the Houthi-led Supreme Revolutionary Committee, saw people chanting slogans against the Saudis and urging an end to the relentless killing of Yemenis, especially women and children.
Saudi Arabia started the attacks in March 2015 in a bid to bring the former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, back to power and undermine the Houthi movement.
The Houthis and their allies have attended peace talks with representatives of Hadi in Kuwait over the past three months.
The initiative, led by the United Nations, has repeatedly come close to collapse as the two sides accuse each other of using the talks to advance their advantages on the ground.
A truce meant to facilitate the talks came into force on April 10, but Saudi air strikes have continued almost on a daily basis.