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Yemeni retaliatory attacks leave three Saudi soldiers dead

Yemeni army soldiers, backed by fighters from allied Popular Committees, have reportedly launched two separate attacks against Saudi border guards in the kingdom’s southwestern border region of Asir, leaving three soldiers dead.

Yemeni snipers shot and killed three Saudi troops in the al-Alab border crossing on Friday evening in an apparent retaliation for the Riyadh regime’s incessant aerial bombardment campaign against its impoverished and beleaguered country, Arabic-language al-Masirah television network reported.

Yemeni soldiers and Popular Committees fighters also lobbed several missiles at al-Sarqah military camp in the same Saudi region, though no reports of casualties were immediately available.

Separately, Yemeni forces and their allies foiled Saudi soldiers’ attacks on their positions in the Rabuah area of Asir.

Earlier on Friday, scores of Saudi-backed militiamen loyal to resigned Yemeni president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi were killed and injured as Yemeni forces thwarted their offensive against Boqe’e crossing in Najran, located 844 kilometers (524 miles) south of the Saudi capital Riyadh.

Yemeni forces also lobbed a barrage of artillery rounds at the gatherings of Saudi soldiers in Beit al-Moshqaf and Madrasah al-Qawiyah areas in Jizan, located 967 kilometers southwest of Riyadh.

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