A Saudi soldier was killed in a shelling in the Persian Gulf kingdom’s border region of Jizan as the Yemeni forces conduct attacks in retaliation for Riyadh’s ongoing air strikes on their nation.
“He was hit by a projectile in the sector of Jizan,” a statement from the Saudi-led coalition said late Wednesday.
The clashes between the Ansarullah fighters and the Saudi-backed al-Qaeda terrorists as well as the pro-Hadi militias continue in the Southern parts of the country as Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for 134 days now to restore power to fugitive president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.
The Saudi-led aggression has so far killed at least 5,341 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children.
Hadi stepped down in January and refused to reconsider the decision despite calls by Ansarullah revolutionaries of the Houthi movement.
Despite Riyadh’s claims that it is bombing the positions of the Yemeni Hezbollah Ansarullah fighters, Saudi warplanes are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.