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Saudi forces counter Houthi attack on its border with Yemen

Saudi forces managed to thwart the attack by the Houthi militias in Jazan region. (File photo: AP)

The Saudi forces on Thursday evening foiled a major offensive by the Houthi militias and the ousted Saleh’s militia against military checkpoints on the Saudi-Yemeni border in Jazan region.

Military sources confirmed that the Saudi forces managed to thwart the attack, inside the uninhabited Yemeni border villages in the governorate of Sa'ada where the militias gathered to launch the attack.

Military sources stated that their positions were identified through the joint operations’ control room, where they were dealt with through rocket launchers, artillery and the Apache helicopters.

Al Arabiya correspondent reported that the attack lasted two hours and ended with the killing of dozens of Houthis and the destruction of a number of military vehicles loaded with ammunition.

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Last Update: Friday, 4 August 2017 KSA 03:51 - GMT 00:51
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