More than ten Saudi soldiers were killed as cross-border tensions between the kingdom’s forces and Yemeni tribal fighter escalated on Tuesday.
The Yemeni tribesmen carried out a retaliatory attack against Saudi border guards in the Southwestern Saudi city of Najran and claimed the lives of more than 10 soldiers.
The attack came after Saudi warplanes pounded residential areas in border towns and killed large groups of innocent people.
Cross-border skirmishes between the Saudi troops and Yemeni tribes have flared up over the last six weeks, as the monarchy’s airstrikes continue and have so far claimed the lives of thousands of innocent people, particularly at border areas.
Saudi Arabia has been bombing Yemen in the last 62 days to bring its ally, fugitive president Mansour Hadi, back to power.
The airstrikes have killed, at least, 3,912 Yemenis, according to FNA’s independent tally.
According to a recent report by Freedom House Foundation, most of the victims of the deadly Al Saud campaign are civilians, including a large number of women and children.
Thousands of residential buildings have been destroyed, and hundreds of civil and public facilities were reduced to rubble as a result of the bombardments by Saudi warplanes on the Yemeni cities and towns, the group said.