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Three Saudi forces killed in clashes with Houthis on Yemeni border

Saudi border guards stand inside a building in the al-Khubah area in Jizan Province, near the Yemeni border, on October 3, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Three Saudi soldiers have lost their lives in fresh clashes with members of the Houthi Ansarullah movement along the Yemeni border amid Riyadh's ongoing aggression against the impoverished state.

The official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported the deaths on Sunday, but did not provide the details.

Meanwhile, Arabic-language al-Masirah television network reported that Yemeni army troops, backed by allied fighters from Popular Committees, had targeted positions held by Saudi forces and mercenaries in the kingdom's southern Najran region.

An unnamed military source told al-Masirah that a Yemeni Zelzal 2-type missile had been fired at a place of gathering for Saudi soldiers in Najran, inflicting heavy human and material damage.

Additionally on Saturday, Yemeni forces managed to shoot down a Saudi spy drone on the kingdom's southwestern Jizan region.

Yemeni forces regularly target positions inside Saudi Arabia in retaliatory attacks against the Riyadh-led military operation.

Yemenis check the damage in the aftermath of a Saudi airstrike in the Yemeni capital, Sana'a, on March 8, 2018. (Photo by AFP)

Saudi Arabia and its allies launched the war on Yemen in March 2015 in support of Yemen’s former Riyadh-friendly government and against the Houthi fighters.

The military campaign has killed and injured over 600,000 civilians, according to the Yemeni Ministry of Human Rights.

Several Western countries, the US and the UK in particular, are accused of being complicit in the aggression as they supply the Riyadh regime with advanced weapons and military equipment.

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