Saudi troops killed at Yemen border

Four soldiers die during operation to seize back border post from Yemeni rebels.

    Eighty-two Saudi soldiers have been killed in the ongoing border conflict with Yemeni rebels  [AFP]
     

    "The infiltrators inflicted upon themselves hundreds of deaths."

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    Saudi Arabia has become increasingly involved in the conflict in Yemen, which is battling the Houthi fighters in the north.

    Saudi entered the conflict with an air and ground offensive against the Yemeni rebels on November 5, after one of its soldiers was killed along the border.

    The Houthis first took up arms against the Yemeni government of Ali Abdullah Saleh, the president, in 2004, citing political, economic and religious marginalisation by the Saudi and Western-backed administration.

    The conflict intensified in August when Yemen's army launched Operation Scorched Earth in an attempt to crush the fighters in the northern province of Saada.

    Aid groups, which have limited access to the northern provinces, say at least 150,000 people have fled their homes since 2004 because of the fighting.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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