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9 Saudi soldiers killed in Yemeni fire on southern border posts

This image provided by Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement and published by the Al Jazeera news channel shows a military vehicle used by the Houthis to launch attacks on Saudi military positions south of the kingdom on February 16, 2019.

At least nine Saudi soldiers have been killed in renewed wave of fire from Yemeni fighters of the Houthi Ansarullah movement on military positions south of the kingdom.

Saudi authorities said in a statement late on Saturday that the soldiers had been killed in battles with the Houthis in the southern border regions.

The Saudi military also published images of a funeral of one of the soldiers in the al-Ahsa region.

Houthis said they had inflicted considerable losses of the ranks of the Saudis in attacks on Saudi military positions, adding that fighters had taken control of a number of sites in areas east of Jaffan and Jizan regions.

A military source from the Houthis said that fighters had also launched attacks on Saudi army personnel stationed in Najran and Asir regions on Friday, leading to scores of deaths among the ranks of the Saudi military.

The new clashes in the Saudi-Yemen border regions come after a period of relative calm in the area.

PressTV-Eight Saudi troopers killed in Yemeni surprise attack

PressTV-Eight Saudi troopers killed in Yemeni surprise attack

At least eight Saudi soldiers have been killed when Yemeni soldiers and their allies targeted them in the kingdom’s southern border region of Jizan.

The cross-border violence had largely ebbed after the United Nations managed to mediate a truce agreement between the Houthis and Saudis in Sweden in December. However, the two sides have repeatedly accused each other of violating the truce.

Attacks by Houthis on Saudi positions south of the kingdom are largely meant to respond to Riyadh’s relentless bombardment of the country which has left more than 15,000 people, most of them civilians, killed.

Saudi Arabia hat put the death toll of its military personnel during the four-year-old war on Yemen at around 1,500, with many of them killed in counter-attacks by the Houthis on army positions in three southern regions of Najran, Jizan and Asir.

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