Yemeni army snipers have killed six Saudi troops during retaliatory operations in kingdom’s southwestern border region of Jizan.
On Saturday, five Saudi troops were killed in the villages of Jadhe’e Namir and Qwa, while another was shot in the Haskool region.
The army's sniper unit, supported by fighters from allied Popular Committees, have over the past few days inflicted heavy losses on the Saudis in Jizan front, where two Saudi soldiers were killed on Friday in two separate sniper attacks.
Saudi Arabia has been incessantly pounding Yemen since March 2015 in an attempt to crush the popular Houthi Ansarullah movement and reinstate former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, who is a staunch ally of the Riyadh regime.
At least 13,600 people have been killed since the onset of Saudi Arabia’s military campaign against Yemen. Much of the Arabian Peninsula country's infrastructure, including hospitals, schools and factories, has been reduced to rubble due to the war.
The United Nations says a record 22.2 million people are in need of food aid, including 8.4 million threatened by severe hunger.