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'Yemen retaliatory attacks kill 3 Saudi, 1 Emirati troopers'

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
Saudi soldiers from an artillery unit load a shell into a cannon at a position close to the Saudi-Yemeni border in southwestern Saudi Arabia on April 13, 2015. (© AFP)

The Saudi military says three of its soldiers and one from the United Arab Emirates have been killed in Yemeni rocket attacks on border areas.

The Saudi military on Thursday confirmed that Sergeant Farhan Ahmad al-Haqvi, and Private First Class Ahmed Musa Motmi, both serving with the country's ground forces lost their lives on Wednesday evening as rockets fired by Ansarullah fighters and members of allied Popular Committees struck the southwestern region of Jizan.

Yemen's retaliatory rockets also claimed the life of Private First Class Ali Saeed al-Zahrani from frontier corps in the kingdom's southwestern Asir region.

Meanwhile, the General Command of the UAE Armed Forces has confirmed the death of Officer Hazim bin Obaid al-Ali in attacks on the Saudi border city of Najran, located 844 kilometers (524 miles) south of the capital, Riyadh, on Monday.

The news comes after Saudi forces launched a number of artillery rounds on the al-Modahasha, al-Jamarek and al-Mojbar areas in the Haraz district of Yemen’s northern province of Hajjah. There were no immediate reports of possible casualties and the extent of damage inflicted.

Also, Saudi warplanes conducted airstrikes against the al-Maqash and Rahban districts of the northwestern Yemeni province of Sa’ada, though no information about possible casualties was immediately available.

A man searches for survivors under the rubble of houses destroyed by Saudi airstrikes in the old city of Sana’a, Yemen, on June 12, 2015. (© AP)

Rockets launched by Saudi forces also demolished a residential building in the Wadi Lieh district of the same province, however no fatalities were reported.

Separately, a Saudi Apache helicopter fired rockets at the al-Hasamah region of the al-Zaher district in Sa'ada Province. There were no reports of damage or casualties.

Moreover, Saudi fighter jets carried out several aerial attacks against the governor's office in Yemen’s northern province of Jawf.

Saudi warplanes also pounded Island Buklan and Island Zamhar in Hajjah Province, though no casualties were reported there either.

The United Nations says at least 2,600 people have been killed and 11,000 others wounded due to the conflict in Yemen since March 19.


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