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Houthis attack targets inside Saudi Arabia

June 24, 2017 at 1:01 pm

An armoured vehicle is seen as government forces clash with Houthis and pro-Saleh forces during an operation in Taiz province, Yemen on April 6, 2017 [Abdulnasser Alseddik /Anadolu Agency]

Yemen’s Houthi militias announced on Thursday that they attacked targets inside Saudi Arabia during clashes that took place with Saudi forces on the border, Saba news agency has reported. The agency is controlled by the Houthi rebels.

The attack targeted Saudi forces deployed near Al-Khadraa border crossing and the heights of Rajla, in the south of the city of Najran.

A Civil Defence spokesman in Najran, Abdel Khaliq Al-Kahtani, told the official Saudi news agency WAS that a projectile launched from Yemen landed in a residential area in the city. He pointed out that although it caused severe damage, no casualties were reported.

Saudi media reported that clashes erupted on the border after the Houthi attack. It was claimed that the Houthis sustained serious damage.

The Houthis and their allies affiliated to ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh attack along the Saudi border and sites inside the kingdom on an almost daily basis.

Since 26 March, 2015, a Saudi-led coalition has been launching attacks against the Houthis in Yemen in order to undermine their control over the country.