Friday, November 27, 2009

Houthi fighters maintain seizing Saudi weapons

Yemeni Houthi fighters release a video showing weapons they say belong to the Saudi army and seized by the fighters during clashes along the Yemen, Saudi border.

As Saudi forces continue attacks on Houthi fighters along the border, the Saudi Defense Ministry has not yet commented on Thursday's arms seizure report. It only said that nine Saudi soldiers have gone missing in the clashes.

A Saudi ministry spokesman told the official SPA news agency that there is a chance that Houthi fighters have captured the soldiers. He gave no figures for Saudi soldiers killed.

Houthis have been battling Yemeni government troops since August in the latest outbreak of a conflict that began in 2004. Saudi forces overtly joined in the fighting with air and heavy artillery strikes on November 4.



Blogger B Will Derd said...

I really thought the Saudis could hire better soldiers than this. The skills or insurgency don't seem to translate in this conflict.

11:47 AM  
Blogger madtom said...

"Saudis could hire better soldiers"

That could be bad for the incumbents

12:56 AM  

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