Yemen Army Captures of Saudi Soldiers

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SANAA: Yemen’s Army says it has captured a number of Saudi soldiers during border clashes as the Riyadh continues with its military camping against its impoverished southern neighbor, reports said on Friday.

Army spokesman Sharaf Luqman made the announcement on Friday, saying the Saudi forces were captured in the course of military confrontation along Yemen-Saudi border. This is the first such announcement by the Yemeni Army since the beginning of the Saudi onslaught against Sanaa.

Meanwhile, according to reports, fighters with the Popular Committees, including Houthi Ansarullah forces, also launched an attack on Saudi Arabia’s southwesternmost Jizan Region, killing at least two soldiers.

Saudi Arabia has intensified its aerial bombardment of different Yemeni cities ahead of the talks to take place in Geneva, among Yemen’s political factions aimed at resolving the crisis in Yemen.

The Riyadh launched aerial military campaign against Yemen on March 26. Saudi Arabia is trying to undermine the Ansarullah movement, now in control of the capital city of Sana’a and several major provinces, and bring back to power Yemen’s fugitive former president, Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

At least 30 Saudis have been killed since the Yemenis started their rocket and mortar raids on Saudi border areas early in May. 

According to the UN about 2,000 people have been killed and over 500,000 displaced as a result of the conflict in the Arab country since March 19.

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