Houthis attack Saudi Arabia

Yemen’s Houthis attack Saudi Arabia’s border cities of Jizan and Najran

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Updated Jul 28, 2015

Yemen’s Houthi group shelled several areas in Saudi Arabia’s border cities of Jizan and Najran, killing and wounded many soldiers, said the group and its allies on Saturday.

The Houthi-affiliated Saba news agency said 13 shellings were carried out on Friday targeting several areas including Jizan airport and resulted in destruction of military equipment.

The number of Saudi soldiers who had been killed is not announced by the source.

Meanwhile, at least 16 people in Yemen were killed in Saudi led air strikes on Friday.  

The Houthis, supported by Iran, seized the capital Sanaa in September 2014, driving the president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi out of Yemen to the Saudi capital, Riyadh.

Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies started an aerial operation, dubbed “Decisive Storm” on March 26 to halt the Houthi advancement from Sanaa to Aden as they justified their involvement with the claim of “defending the legitimate government” of ousted Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi.
More than 2,800 people have been killed in the past three months and the fighting has displaced more than 1 million people, according to the UN.

TRTWorld and agencies