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Yemeni forces kill Saudi soldier in cross border attack

30 September 2016 18:17

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Yemeni forces have killed a Saudi soldier in a cross border attack, which came in retaliation for Riyadh’s deadly air raids against its southern neighbor.

Ansarullah fighters and their allies in Yemen’s army fired shells into the al-Tuwal area in the Jizan border region, southwestern Saudi Arabia, said the kingdom’s Interior Ministry spokesman Mansour al-Turki on Friday.

The border guard was killed on the way to hospital. Three other people were also wounded.

The retaliatory attacks came after Saudi airstrikes on Thursday pounded Yemeni houses and places of gatherings in Razih and Shida districts of Sa’ada Province, where at least 8 civilians were killed and several others injured.

According to reports, the warplanes also bombed several other areas across the country, but there were no reports available on the potential casualties.

The kingdom has launched an air campaign against the country since March 2015, to undermine the Ansarullah movement and its allies and restore power to former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.

The airstrikes have even been intensified since a UN-backed peace initiative failed to come to fruition last month. International sources put the death toll from the aggression at almost 10,000.

 

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