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Yemeni artillery fire kills 4 zionist Saudis in Jizan

1 August 2016 23:28

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Saudi Arabia says artillery fire launched from Yemen has killed four people and injured three more in the kingdom’s border region of Jizan.

Saudi civil defense made the announcement on Monday, noting that the shell landed in the region’s southwestern town of Samtah.

Earlier, seven Saudi soldiers were killed during clashes with Yemeni forces — backed by fighters of Ansarullah movement — close to the kingdom’s southwestern border region of Najran. Houthi fighters routinely clash with Saudi border guards both along the frontier and inside the Saudi territory.

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.

On Sunday, the Ansarullah movement and its allies rejected as unacceptable a United Nations peace plan proposed to the delegations in Kuwait, saying the plan lacked any initiative for establishing a unity government in the war-torn country.

The Saudi-backed opposing side, which represents the resigned president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi and had initially agreed to the UN peace plan, said on Monday that it will pull out of the talks after it heard of the Houthis’ opposition to the plan.


Yemenis check the ruins of buildings destroyed in a Saudi air-strike on February 25, 2016 in the capital Sana’a. (AFP)

Yemen peace talks began on April 21 in Kuwait City. The warring sides had agreed on a ceasefire before the negotiations began although the Houthis have repeatedly accused Saudi Arabia, which backs Hadi through air strikes and ground operation in Yemen, of violating the truce agreement.

About 10,000 people have been killed since the conflict in Yemen began in late 2014. Yemenis say most of those dead have been civilians killed in Saudi air strikes. The attacks by Riyadh are meant to reinstate Hadi.

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