Rate Article (5 / 1)

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (11:55 P.M.) – Cross-border operations are taking a deadly toll on the Saudi Arabian Army (KSA) as Houthi-led troops continue to conduct hit-and-run attacks across three southern governorates of the Gulf Kingdom.

On Wednesday afternoon, 4 Saudi troops were killed after failing to escape a M1 Abrams battle tank that was hit by a guided anti-tank missile launched by Houthi insurgents in the southern countryside of Najran. A fifth Saudi soldier was also killed by skirmishes at the nearby Al-Shabakah military base the day before, Hesham Al-Kibsi told Al-Masdar news.

On Tuesday, footage emerged showing the Yemeni Missile Forces launching Katyusha rockets and explosive homemade Zalzal-2 rockets on Saudi Arabian checkpoints in and around the Najran Force Camp, Al-Khadhra’ land port, Camp al-Mawsem, Qataris’ Hill and Camp Rajla.

Earlier today, Yemeni forces operating in the contested Jiran governorate also shelled the villages of Al-Rab’ee, Al-Miqtab, Malhammah, Al-Dokhan and Al-Ghawiah while a Saudi Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV) was destroyed at the Saudi Karss Jawbah base. Although many casualties are believed to have been inflicted, the occurence was too early for the military source to determine a death toll from Wednesday’s bombardment.

Nevertheless, at least three Saudi soldiers and several affiliated foreign mercenaries were killed by the Popular Committees as the latter repelled a Saudi-led offensive on Al-Robo’ah, a Saudi city in Asir province which is under Houthi control.

Effectively, a confirmed 8 Saudi soldiers have been killed-in-action (KIA) over the past 48 hours alone. Two weeks ago, Al-Masdar News revealed that a total of 119 government troops had been killed by sniper fire thus far in 2017.

Share this article:
  • 745
  • 82
ALSO READ  Breaking: Houthi forces fire short-range missile at Saudi military camp
Student currently living in Denmark. Special focus on news from Syria, MENA map-making and strategical military analysis.

Notice: All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.

Sort by:   newest | oldest | most voted

The Saudi child-killers were sent to hell.

Rav G

One char-grilled to perfection, 1999 more to go. Yallah!!

Datuk Bandar
Rate Article :

Saudigoats roasted to perfection. Put more on the menu. Especially the Al Saud infidels who promote the Hadj only for their profits.