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Yemen’s Houthis kill 6 Saudi soldiers

Image of Houthi rebels on 27 June 2017 [Denis Denisov‏/Twitter]
Image of Houthi rebels on 27 June 2017 [Denis Denisov‏/Twitter]

Houthi snipers yesterday killed six Saudi Arabian soldiers near the Hajjar province which lies along the Yemen-Saudi border, reported Al Masdar.

This comes a day after the Houthis conducted an ambush inside Saudi Arabia’s southern border, destroying two military vehicles.

Houthis regularly conduct incursions into Saudi Arabia, targeting army barracks and inflicting casualties.

Read: Houthis kidnap Islah parliamentarian in Yemen

Since 2015, Saudi Arabia entered the Yemen to reinstate President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi who had lost control of the country’s capital, Sana’a, to Houthi fighters.

A Saudi-led coalition has used airstrikes to support militias backed by Hadi and international troops to recapture the northern part of the country and stop the Houthi advance to the south.

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