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Saudi forces kill 17 Houthi militia attempting to breach border

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Saudi forces killed at least 17 Houthi militia who attempted to breach the border with Yemen on Saturday.

The militants tried to breach the border near Al Khubah village in the province of Jazan. While stationed in border villages on the Yemeni side, militants attempted to launch missile attacks against Saudi army posts in recent weeks.

At least three vehicles belonging to the militias were also destroyed in the counter-attack on Saturday.

Meanwhile, senior Houthi militia leader Abdulmalik Al Dulaimi was confirmed killed during an air strike in the Saada region of Yemen after attempting to cross the border with Saudi Arabia near Najran.