- Associated Press - Sunday, December 25, 2016

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) - Authorities say a Saudi border guard has been killed in an exchange of fire with Shiite rebels in Yemen.

Interior Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Mansour al-Turki said in a statement carried Sunday by the official Saudi Press Agency that the clashes took place on Saturday.

Al-Turki blamed Yemen’s Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, for launching the attack and said the soldier died before reaching the hospital.

Cross-border fire has killed repeatedly killed Saudi security agents and civilians since a Saudi-led coalition launched a campaign in Yemen against the rebels in March 2015.

Yemen, the Arab world’s poorest country, has been at war since the Houthis swept into the capital, Sanaa, in 2014.

Some 10,000 people in Yemen have been killed or wounded in the conflict.

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide