Video: Saudi coalition bombs Houthi militia sites near Najran, Jazan

Saudi-led coalition forces have bombed Houthi militia sites close to the border cities of Najran and Jazan.

Among the bombed targets, were shells, rockets launchers and vehicles in addition to groups of militiamen who were present in the caves and valleys.

The coalition warplanes recently bombed Houthi fighters from Yemen seeking to infiltrate Saudi Arabia.

Tuesday, a rocket fired by Yemeni rebels killed seven civilians inside Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, the civil defense agency said.

It was the highest reported number of civilian casualties in the kingdom's south since a Saudi-led coalition intervened 17 months ago in Yemen.

The escalation in violence was one of the worst since peace talks began in Kuwait in April between Yemen’s government and the Houthis to end a 16-month conflict that has left more than 6,400 people dead, nearly half of them civilians, and displaced more than 2.5 million.

A truce that began in April has slowed the momentum of fighting, but violence continues almost daily.

Prospects for progress in the talks dimmed further this week when Houthi rebels and their allies in the political party of former president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, announced they had decided to form a political council to unilaterally rule the country.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 13:59 - GMT 10:59