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Citizens in Saudi border town celebrate Eid despite Yemen war

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Citizens and residents in Saudi’s border city of Jizan celebrated on Thursday the Eid al-Adha celebrations, despite the ongoing war in Yemen.

Al Arabiya News Channel reported that residents were able to enjoy the celebrations, a traditionally festive time in which livestock is slaughtered and its meat distributed to the poor.

Since a Saudi-led coalition launched air strikes on Iranian-backed Houthi militias in Yemen on March 26, a number of incidents took place in Jazan.

Fighting along the frontier has killed a number of Saudi soldiers and guards but no civilian casualties had previously been reported.