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1300GMT:Saudi forces launch incursion into Houthis stronghold

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Saudi troops have pushed into a stronghold of Yemen's Houthi rebels, in the first action of its kind since the kingdom led a military coalition against the Iran-backed rebels five months ago.

The troops moved for several kilometres inside the Yemeni province of Saada near the Saudi border town of Jizan, and the move is aimed at stopping the Houthis from firing shells across the border into Saudi Arabia.