Clashes along border with Houthis leave one Saudi soldier dead
Clashes on the Saudi border are occurring more frequently as the war in Yemen rages on. (AFP/File)
A Saudi soldier has been killed in Jizan Region in the kingdom’s southwest during border clashes with Yemen’s Houthi fighters, sources have said.
The border guard, who died on Wednesday, was named Hassan Someili.
Saudi Arabia has been waging a war against Yemen since March 26 - without a UN mandate - in a bid to restore power to the country’s ousted president Abd Rabbuh Mansour, who is a staunch ally of Riyadh.
Recent instances of Saudi aggression against the impoverished Arab Peninsula country has seen Saudi military aircraft firing some 200 missiles into the al-Malahiz and al-Sabeh districts of the northwestern Yemeni province of Sa'ada.
Elsewhere in Yemen, Saudi warplanes have conducted four airstrikes against the southern coastal town of Zinjibar.
The Saudi jets also targeted a bridge in the Yarim district of Yemen's southwestern province of Ibb, leaving nine people dead and six others injured.
The United Nations has said since March 19, over 1,800 people have been killed and 7,330 injured due to the conflict in Yemen, which was exacerbated by the Saudi airstrikes.
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