• Members of the Saudi border guard are stationed at a lookout point on the Saudi-Yemeni border
    Members of the Saudi border guard are stationed at a lookout point on the Saudi-Yemeni border

At least four Saudi soldiers have been killed after Yemeni forces launched a string of attacks against their military bases in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern border region of Najran in retaliation for the Riyadh regime’s aerial bombardment campaign.

An unnamed military source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Arabic-language al-Masirah television network that Yemeni forces and their allies fatally shot the troopers in the al-Moannaq and al-Kars military bases in addition to al-Hamezah village.

The development came hours after four civilians lost their lives when Saudi fighter jets struck a car in a district of Yemen’s western province of Amran.

At least 13,600 people have lost their lives since the onset of Saudi Arabia’s military campaign against Yemen in 2015. Much of the Arabian Peninsula country's infrastructure, including hospitals, schools and factories, has been reduced to rubble due to the war.

The Saudi-led war has also triggered a deadly cholera epidemic across Yemen.

According to the World Health Organization’s latest count, the cholera outbreak has claimed the lives of 2,167 people since the end of April and is suspected to have infected 841,906.


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Dec 31, 2017 16:52 UTC
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