Saudi Arabia confirms soldier killed in Najran

(AhlulBayt News Agency) - Saudi Arabia has confirmed that it has lost one of its soldiers in the kingdom’s southwestern region of Najran near the border with Yemen.

Riyadh rarely acknowledges its casualties in line with its propaganda policy in the military aggression against its impoverished Arab neighbor.

Saudi media reported on Tuesday that Sergeant Saad bin Nasser al-Subaie succumbed to the injuries he had sustained in clashes with Yemeni army troops.

Meanwhile, Yemeni forces fired missiles at the positions of Saudi-backed mercenaries east of al-Tawal border crossing in the Saudi region of Jizan, according to Yemen’s al-Masirah television network.

A military source said an unspecified number of Saudi military men had been killed and injured at the crossing, which links Yemen's northwestern Hajjah Province to Jizan.

Separately, the Yemeni army and allied Ansarullah fighters thwarted an attempt by the Saudi-backed mercenaries to advance in the area of Kahbob in Lahij Province early on Tuesday, inflicting heavy losses on them.

Also, the Yemeni forces launched an artillery attack on the positions of militants loyal to the former Yemeni president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi in Harib al-Qaramish in the central Province of Ma’rib.

A number of pro-Saudi militants were also killed and injured in the district of Matun in Jawf Province.

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia continued to bomb several areas across its southern neighbor on Tuesday.

Fighter jets pounded al-Omari schools in Dhubab district of the southwestern Ta’izz Province.

They also launched airstrikes on Mukha district in the same province. There have been reports of Saudi jets using the internationally-banned cluster bombs in one of the air raids.

The Saudi war machine has already used cluster bombs across Yemen on multiple occasions despite their inherently indiscriminate nature. Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have on many occasions reported and criticized the Saudi use of cluster bombs.

The kingdom’s warplanes also bombed the district of Khawkhah and Hudaydah as well as Nihm district, northeast of Sana’a.

On March 26, 2015, Saudi Arabia, backed by a number of African and Persian Gulf Arab states, launched a war against Yemen in an attempt to reinstate its ally Hadi and to crush the popular Houthi Ansarullah movement.

According to the latest tallies, the Saudi-led war on Yemen has so far killed over 12,000 Yemenis and wounded thousands more.



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