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Yemen fighters kill two more Saudi officers in retaliatory attack

Iran Press TV

Thu May 28, 2015 6:24PM

At least two Saudi officers and several soldiers have been killed when Yemen's Ansarullah fighters, backed by tribesmen and allied army units, launched a series of new attacks on the Saudi border city of Najran in retaliation for Riyadh's ongoing aggression against the impoverished Arab country.

Yemeni military sources said on Thursday that Ansarullah fighters and allied fighters shelled a Saudi military camp in the southwestern city of Najran.

At least two military sites in the border region came under fire while a number of military installations and several military vehicles were destroyed in the shelling.

The latest attack came hours after Saudi Interior Ministry confirmed that two Saudi border guards were killed in a rocket attack on a border area in Asir region. The deadly attack also left five Saudi border guards wounded.

In recent weeks, several rocket attacks by Yemeni forces targeted military positions in the Saudi border cities of Najran and Dhahran al-Janub.

Saudi Arabia has been carrying out deadly airstrikes in Yemen since March 26.

The ongoing Saudi military campaign against Yemen has been aimed at weakening the Houthi Ansarullah movement, which currently controls the Yemeni capital and a number of other provinces. Riyadh is also seeking to restore power to Yemen's fugitive President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Saudi Arabia.

The United Nations says about 2,000 people have been killed and 7,300 others injured in the conflict in Yemen over the past two months.


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