May 27, 2018 12:07 UTC
  • Saudi Arabia says 2 soldiers killed on Yemen border

Saudi Arabia says two of its troops have been killed in battle against Yemen’s Ansarullah fighters on the kingdom’s southern border.

The official Saudi Press Agency said the fatalities were from the “national guard” but withheld information on when or how the troops had been killed.

The agency also said the Saudi military had downed a drone near the international airport in the city of Abha, the capital of the kingdom's southwestern Asir region.

Yemen’s Army said it struck the positions of Saudi-backed militants in the western Yemen province of Hajjah with a Qaher 2 ballistic missile.

Meanwhile, Yemen’s al-Masirah television network published a video of the aftermath of a Saturday attack by Saudi warplanes on the capital Sana’a.

Witnesses said the attack took place just before sunset as people prepared to break the fast of Ramadan.

Four people were killed and 15 others injured in the attack that targeted a gas station, medical sources said.

The video showed a local pointing to a car, saying it was carrying a child and a woman who died in the attack.

More than 14,000 have died in the invasion, which seeks to restore Yemen’s Riyadh-allied former government. The World Health Organization says upwards of 55,000 have been wounded in the war. The Yemeni Ministry of Human Rights has put the total casualty count from the military invasion at 600,000.