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Yemeni snipers kill 11 Saudi soldiers in western border regions

Iran Press TV

Fri Feb 5, 2016 10:32PM

Yemeni army forces, backed by fighters from allied Popular Committees, have killed 11 Saudi soldiers in retaliation for the Arab kingdom's deadly aggression against their country.

Yemen's Arabic-language al-Masirah news website reported that Yemeni snipers on Friday slew nine Saudi soldiers in Yemen's Midi region, located in the northwestern province of Hajjah, and in the west of Tawwal border crossing in the kingdom's southwestern Jizan province. They also killed two other Saudi soldiers in Math'an region in Jizan.

The Yemeni forces also bombarded a number of Saudi military sites, including al-Dhaba'a, Tewela and al-Hajlah, in Jizan, Najran, and Asir provinces, respectively. There were no immediate reports on the possible casualties.

Saudi Arabia, however, continued its unabated deadly airstrikes on Friday and its warplanes carried out an aerial aggression on a fuel station in the western port city of Hodeidah, which led to heavy material loss in the station and damage to nearby houses. Several people sustained injuries in the incident.

Yemen has been under airstrikes by Saudi Arabia since March 26 last year. The Saudi strikes have been meant to undermine the Houthi Ansarullah movement and bring fugitive former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, back to power.

Nearly 8,280 people, among them 2,236 children, have reportedly been killed and over 16,000 others injured. The strikes have also taken a heavy toll on the impoverished country's infrastructure, destroying many hospitals, schools, and factories.

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