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Saudi soldier killed near Yemen border

Saudi Arabia and Sunni allies accuse the Houthis of acting as a proxy force for Shia Iran

Mohamed Sabry Emam Muhammed   | 02.02.2019
Saudi soldier killed near Yemen border File Photo

RIYADH

A Saudi soldier was killed along border with war-torn Yemen on Saturday, according to the official SPA news agency.

SPA said the soldier was killed while on duty in southern Saudi Arabia, without giving details about the circumstances of his death.

Saudi Arabia is leading a coalition of Sunni Arab states in pounding the positions of Shia Houthi rebels, who overran much of Yemen, including capital Sanaa in 2014.

Saudi Arabia and Sunni allies accuse the Houthis of acting as a proxy force for Shia Iran.

Tens of thousands of people, including civilians, are believed to have been killed and the UN estimates that around 14 million Yemenis are at risk of famine.

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