3 soldiers martyred in Najran clashes

3 soldiers martyred in Najran clashes
Updated 12 April 2015

3 soldiers martyred in Najran clashes

3 soldiers martyred in Najran clashes

More than 500 Houthi militants have been killed in armed confrontations along the Najran and Jazan sectors of the Kingdom’s southern border since the Saudi-led alliance launched the Decisive Storm military operation against them on March 26, a responsible source at the Defense Ministry said on Saturday.
The source also pointed out that three soldiers from the Saudi Royal Land Force died and two others were injured after the Houthis fired a mortar shell on a border military position in Najran on Friday evening.
“Our forces quickly responded to the source of the fire, causing heavy casualties to the Houthi militias and increasing their death toll to over 500,” the source said, adding that the injured Saudi soldiers are in stable condition.
Yemen, strategically located near key shipping routes, was plunged into chaos last year when the Houthis seized Sanaa, forcing President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi to flee to Aden and then Riyadh.