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Houthis capture military base in Saudi Arabia

Government forces attack positions of Houthis and pro- Saleh during an operation in Taiz province, Yemen on April 6, 2017 [Abdulnasser Alseddik/Anadolu Agency]
Government forces attack positions of Houthis during an operation in Taiz province, Yemen on April 6, 2017 [Abdulnasser Alseddik/Anadolu Agency]

The Iranian-backed Houthi group has captured a Saudi military base in Raboah, Asir province, reported Al-Masdar News.

The Houthis entered the base after missiles were executed by Yemen’s national army loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Al-Masadar News reported that several Saudi Arabian soldiers were killed and wounded in the attack.

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Saudi Arabia responded with targeted airstrikes in the Asir province, and sent surveillance aircrafts to gather locational intelligence of the Houthi group. Saudi officials have not commented on the incident.

Yesterday, a Houthi commander was killed alongside two other soldiers in a fierce battle with the Popular Resistance Party, Al-Arabiya reported.

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