JEDDAH, 31st July, 2016 (WAM) — The Command of the Arab Coalition Forces to Support the Legitimacy in Yemen have said that Saudi armed forces stationed at the Saudi-Yemeni border intercepted an infiltration attempt by Houthi militias and forces loyal to ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh on Saturday morning.
According to a statement released by the Command, the sporadic infiltration and penetration attempts by the rebel forces was “in flagrant violation of the agreed truce between the two sides,” and as a result, “the aggressors have sustained human and military equipment losses following their infiltration attempts in Al-Raboo’a region in Najran sector,” the Saudi Press Agency, SPA, reported.
The statement added that coalition planes yesterday raided Houthi gatherings at the border, killing many and destroying military vehicles.
Meanwhile, one officer and six servicemen from the Saudi Armed forces were killed, the statement announced.
The statement also said that Saudi air and land forces continue to chase infiltrators in order to keep the border region free from any remnants, reported SPA.