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Yemeni forces kill three Qatari soldiers fighting alongside Saudi army

13 September 2016 9:02

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Three Qatari soldiers fighting alongside the Saudi army have been killed in retaliatory attacks by Yemeni forces.

The Qatari armed forces confirmed the death of the soldiers on Monday night without specifying how or when they were killed, and no official comment was made by the country.

Earlier in the day, Yemen’s Ansarullah fighters and allied army units killed six Saudi soldiers. Four snipers were gunned down in the Kingdom’s Najran province, and two others were killed in Yemeni army’s shelling of military positions in the kingdom’s province of Assir.

The retaliatory attacks came after six civilians, three women and three children, were killed after Saudi mercenaries launched mortar attacks on residential areas in the city of Ta’izz southwest of the country.

About 10,000 people have been killed since Riyadh launched its airstrikes on Yemen in March last year. The air campaign, which later expanded to include ground operations across the country, is meant to undermine Houthis and their allies and restore power to Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, who currently resides in Saudi Arabia.

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