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Saudi coalition kills 8 allied forces in Yemen

July 31, 2017 at 12:57 pm

People search for those caught under the rubble of destroyed buildings after air strikes hit Yemen on 14 March 2017 [Mohamed Al-Siraji/Twitter]

The Saudi-led coalition’s fighter jets accidently killed eight Yemeni government troops yesterday, RT Arabic reported.

Soldiers under the command of Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi were killed in a raid by the Saudi coalition in northern Yemen, Saada province.

Saudi Arabia has not commented on the event.

Saada is the stronghold of the Houthi armed group where incursions and ballistic missiles are regularly executed across the southern border in to Saudi Arabia. Riyadh has increased security along the border in a bid to prevent and oust threats by the Houthis.

Riyadh is leading a coalition of Arab states which began launching airstrikes in Yemen in March 2015 to restore to power ousted President Hadi, who was driven from the capital in 2014 by Houthi fighters and militias allied with former President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

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