Thursday, November 5, 2009

Saudi Arabia attacks Yemeni rebels with airstrikes

Saudi Arabia said on Friday that it had launched air strikes against Yemeni rebels to "neutralise" infiltrators who had crossed the frontier and killed a Saudi border guard.
The air strikes from southern Jizan province were to "neutralise the firing by intruders" and to clear areas where they had encroached on Saudi territory, the government said in a statement on the official SPA news agency.
Earlier, a government advisor said Saudi F-15 and Tornado jets had begun bombing the positions of the Zaidi rebels inside Yemen territory on Wednesday in response to a rebel attack on a border post a day earlier in which one Saudi was killed and 11 wounded.
"They've been hit hard and it's ongoing," he told AFP on Thursday. (c) AFP

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