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Saudi coalition bombs Houthi militia sites near Najran

Tens of Houthi militias were reportedly killed during the attack

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South coalition forces have bombed Houthi militia sites close to the border city of Najran on Tuesday. Tens of Houthi militias were reportedly killed during the attack.

Tuesday's attack comes after five Saudi border guards were killed on Monday in clashes with armed groups seeking to enter from Yemen, state television al-Ekhbariya reported, citing the Saudi interior ministry.

A ministry statement added the border guards detected attempts by “hostile” armed groups to cross the border on several fronts in the southern region of Najran on Monday morning. Eight hours of clashes ensued.

Peace talks in Kuwait between Yemen’s government and the Houthis to end the conflict have dragged on for more two months with few concrete results. A truce that began on April 10 has dampened fighting, but skirmishes continue almost daily.