7 troops killed in clashes with Ye­meni rebels

The Myanmar Times - - World -

A Saudi army of­fi­cer and six sol­diers were killed in clashes with Iran-backed Ye­meni rebels who at­tempted to in­fil­trate the king­dom’s bor­ders, the Riyadhled coali­tion said. Shia Huthi rebels backed by rene­gade troops loyal to former pres­i­dent Ali Ab­dul­lah Saleh tried to in­fil­trate the bor­ders in the south­ern Na­jran area. “An of­fi­cer and six sol­diers of the Saudi armed forces fell mar­tyrs,” said the state­ment, adding that Saudi war­planes had re­pelled the at­tack­ers.

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