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Saudi Arabia: Deadly clashes near Yemeni border July 2

Saudi soldier killed in clashes with Houthi rebels at Yemeni border July 2

03 Jul 10:36 AM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 7/3/2017, 12:00 AM until 7/3/2017, 11:59 PM (Asia/Riyadh). COUNTRY/REGION Saudi Arabia

Event

On Sunday, July 2, a Saudi soldier was killed in clashes with Houthi rebels near the southern border with Yemen, according to the country's official news agency. The exact location of the clashes has not been reported.

Context

The southern region of Saudi Arabia is a frequent target of Houthi attacks and cross-border incidents are common. Missiles fired from inside Yemen often land on Saudi soil or are intercepted by Saudi air defense systems and Houthi rebels often cross into Saudi territory to target Saudi soldiers.

Yemen is engaged in a complex and deadly conflict, ongoing since Houthi rebels entered into a civil war with the Yemeni government, supported by a Saudi-led coalition, in 2015.

Advice

Individuals in Saudi Arabia are advised to avoid the Yemeni border area due to the risk of further attacks.

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