Three Saudi troops and “dozens” of Houthi rebels were killed as Saudi forces repelled a major attack on the town of Najran, Saudi officials say.
The rebels attacked near the town of Najran, reports say, in what would be their biggest assault on Saudi soil since a Saudi military campaign began.
A Saudi-led coalition has staged air strikes against rebels since late March in support of Yemen’s exiled president.
Meanwhile aid groups say a lack of fuel is threatening their operations there.
A statement by the Saudi Press Agency, SPA, said the overnight attack happened on its southern border.
Identifying the attackers as Shia Houthi rebels and groups allied to them, SPA said Saudi ground troops exchanged fire with them and called in air strikes.
The rebels – who control much of northern Yemen, including the capital Sanaa – have been fighting forces linked to the government for several months.
Saudi Arabia and other Arab states have been carrying out air strikes over the last month, with the declared aim of restoring exiled President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi.
Earlier on Thursday, a Saudi border guard was killed by a mortar shell close to the border with Yemen in the south-west Saudi province of Jizan. Seventeen Saudi troops have been killed in attacks by Yemeni rebels during the last five weeks.
Source: The BBC.
With the Iranian backed islamic Jihad group Houthi able to launch attacks inside Saudi Arabia, the civil war within Islam has taken a serious turn. For the first time the Iranian Revolution of 1979, has managed to pose a threat to the Saudi Kingdom.
The Islamic state has also flagged ambitions of ruling from Mecca and Riyadh. So the situation in the Middle East is surely messy and apocalyptic.
The civil war within Islam will eventually end. The sunni’s and shia’s will unite, and fight the ultimate enemy. The zionist state of Israel.
How and when this civil war will end, is still a mystery. My best guess is the the last man of lawlessness will appear, and unite all ungodly human beings. We might be very close to his appearance. And the globe will hail him as the “prince of peace”. Only the true witnesses of Jesus the Messiah and Jewish Zionist settlers will oppose the following worldwide celebration, and claim it is built on deception and falsehood. Becasue the new “brotherhood of peace” will demand that Israel must sumbit to their rule and demands.
Written by Ivar