BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:45 A.M.) – The Saudi-led Coalition announced on Monday that their forces had killed eight members of Hezbollah in the northern Yemen province of Sa’ada.
According to a statement from the Spokesperson for the Coalition Forces, Colonel Turki Al-Malki, eight members of Hezbollah, including a commander, were killed during a military operation against the Houthi forces in the Maran area of Sa’ada.
It was the first official announcement by the Coalition, of Lebanese Hezbollah fighters being killed in Yemen, although Maliki told AFP it was “not the first time.”
Malki said the Hezbollah fighters were on the way to the Saudi border, when their forces attacked the alleged convoy.
“Terrorist members… from Hezbollah and from the Iranian regime are coming to help the rebels launch ballistic missiles and train them in combat,” he said.
Hezbollah has not yet responded to these allegations by the Saudi-led Coalition.
Typically, Hezbollah releases the names of their fallen fighters; however, no announcements have been made.