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Saudi Arabia sends military deployments to borders with Yemen

Arab coalition launches 8 raids on Houthi positions in Sanaa, Saada

Saudi Arabia has announced dispatching additional military deployment to the southern borders with Yemen.

In a statement on Twitter, the Ministry of National Guard said “additional troops from the National Guard Ministry will head from the camps of King Abdul Aziz’s brigade in al-Ahsa province to take part in defending the borders of our country from the southern side.”  

The tweet also included photos for the additional troops as well as the tank carriers without giving further clarification about the number of the personnel or the equipment.

The Saudi-led alliance have been carrying out military operations in Yemen since 2015, in support of the governmental troops there against the Houthis, backed by Iran. Calls have been made recently to stop the war there due to the deteriorated humanitarian situation.

As a result of the war, the southern borders of the Saudi Kingdom with Yemen see semi-daily confrontations against the Houthi militants, which leave human losses and injuries from both sides. The Houthis fire ballistic missiles against Saudi cities, reaching around 204 missile, according to Saudi official estimates.

Last Modified: Tuesday، 08 January 2019 02:32 PM