Five dead in Saudi Arabia and Yemen in rebel and coalition strikes


Two people were killed Friday night in Saudi Arabia in an attack blamed on the Houthi rebels in Yemen, while three others were killed in an airstrike by the Riyadh-led coalition in Yemen, Saudi authorities and Yemeni medical sources say. .

The kingdom’s civil defense said two people, including a Saudi and a Yemeni, were killed in an attack on Jazan, a Saudi region on the border with Yemen. « A projectile fell on a commercial store, killing two, a Saudi and a Yemeni resident, and injuring seven civilians, including six Saudis and a Bangladeshi resident« , Said an official Saudi statement.

And according to Yemeni doctors, three people were killed and six others were injured in coalition airstrikes northwest of the rebel-held capital Sana’a. « Three civilians, including a child and a woman, were killed and six others injured, in the town of Ajama« , Reported doctors to AFP.

This is the first time in months that Houthi attacks on the kingdom have claimed lives, with Yemeni rebels regularly launching missiles and drones into neighboring Saudi Arabia targeting its airports and oil infrastructure.

Riyadh has been working in Yemen since 2015 to support government forces at war for seven years against the rebels. The latter, close to Iran, regularly launch attacks from Yemen towards Saudi territory.

The anti-Houthi military coalition has indicated it will hold a press conference on Saturday on the latest developments in the conflict. According to the UN, the war in Yemen will have caused the death of 377,000 people by the end of 2021, more than half of them due to the indirect consequences of the conflict, including lack of drinking water, hunger and disease.

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