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Yemen airs video of captured Saudi soldiers

Yemeni forces have released footage showing five Saudi soldiers caught by Houthi Ansarullah fighters near the border with Saudi Arabia, which has been waging war on Yemen since March 2015.

Five captives appear in civilian clothes in footage aired on Yemen’s al-Masirah television on Friday.

They identify themselves by name, rank and unit and give the specific location where they had been captured.

The five were captured either in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern border region of Najran or Asir. It was not specified when they had been captured, however.

Saudi Arabia waged the war on Yemen in an attempt to bring back to power a former Yemeni government and undermine the Houthi Ansarullah movement.

The United Nations (UN) in August put the death toll from the war at about 10,000.

Riyadh has been using internationally-banned cluster bombs in its air assaults against the impoverished country.

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