A missile attack by the Yemeni forces in the province of Jizan killed two senior Saudi army officers on Saturday, the interior ministry acknowledged in a statement.

A Saudi army colonel and a sergeant were killed in the Yemeni forces’ attacks on the border region of Al-Hares in Jizan province, the Saudi interior ministry announced.

The Saudi interior ministry did not disclose the names of those killed in the attack.

Earlier in the day, the Yemeni forces killed a Saudi border guard general in an artillery attack on al-Khoba region.

“The Saudi border guard commander in al-Khoba region and one of his soldiers were killed in the Yemeni army and popular forces operations in al-Khoba,” the Arabic-language al-Masyra television quoted Yemeni sources as saying.

The sources did not disclose the name of the Saudi border guard.

In August another Saudi army general was killed by the Yemeni forces in an artillery attack on Jizan province.

Major General Abdulrahman bin Saad Al Shahrani, commander of Saudi Army’s 18th Brigade, had been visiting the troops deployed “on the front lines along the southern region when he had come under enemy fire.

Shahrani had been wounded in the attack and hospitalized, but he had later succumbed to his injuries. He is one of the two highest ranking Saudi officers killed in the war with Yemen.

The attack came in retaliation for the Saudi-led aggression against Yemeni people.

Also on Saturday, fierce clashes erupted between the Saudi army and opposition forces in the province of Najran in the Southern parts of the Arab country.

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Early reports said tens of Saudi troops were killed in clashes with the tribal forces in Najran province, one of the tribal heads said Saturday.

No further detail has been revealed yet.

The tribes of Najran have declared war against the Saudi government since several months ago for the Riyadh government’s aggression the Yemeni nation. The Najran’s tribes say that Najran is part of Yemen and the Saudi regime has captured it by force.

Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for 185 days now to restore power to Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi-led aggression has so far killed at least 6,225 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children.

Despite Riyadh’s claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi warplanes are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.

 

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