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Fourth Bahrain serviceman dies after Houthi drone attack close to Saudi border

September 29, 2023 at 9:03 pm

Relatives of Bahraini soldier Mubarak Al-Kubaisi and Bahraini soldiers attend the funeral of Al-Kubaisi in Muharraq, Bahrain on September 26, 2023. [Ayman Yaqoob – Anadolu Agency]

A fourth Bahraini serviceman died on Friday following a Houthi drone attack on Monday against forces of the Saudi-led coalition in Saudi Arabia near the border with Yemen, the Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) said on Friday, Reuters reports.

The officer died of his wounds on Friday, BDF said in a statement.

Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement has battled the Saudi-led coalition since 2015 in a conflict that has killed hundreds of thousands and left 80 per cent of the population dependent on aid.

The drone attack follows more than a year of relative calm in Yemen as negotiations gain momentum. It could jeopardise talks between Saudi and Houthi officials who have just held another round of negotiations on a potential agreement towards ending the conflict.

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