Seven Saudi Soldier Killed Fighting Houthis Near Yemen Border

Saudi Press Agency (SPA) Reported on Thursday that Saudi soldiers were killed in clashes with Shia Houthi rebels near the Yemeni border.

Saudi Arabia is the leader of a military coalition drawn up to fight the Houthi rebel group, which overran much of Yemen — including capital Sanaa — in 2014.

One officer, died when Houthi rebels and forces loyal to the country’s ex-President Ali Abdullah Saleh tried crossing the Yemeni-Saudi Arabian border, the Al Ekhbariya channel reported on Saturday, citing the coalition’s command.

Prince Khalid bin Abdul Aziz bin Ayyaf, minister of the Saudi National Guard, has conveyed King Salman’s condolences to the slain soldier’s family in a Thursday phone call, According to the news agency.

 

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