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Fighting on the Saudi-Yemen Border

For the fifth strait day, Saudi security forces have been shelling Houthi positions across the Yemen border. Mohammed Abdel-Salam, a Houthi spokesman, said that the group captured several Saudi soldiers in Yemen territory. If this proves true, it could signal a stronger Saudi involvement in what has been a internal conflict in Yemen since a thousand-year Zaydi Hashemite rule was ended in the 1962 South Yemen civil war. In the larger context, this has been viewed as a proxy fight between Saudi Arabia, who has been giving support to the Yemen military, and Iran, which has been accused of giving material support to the Houthi.

Read more at Al Jazeera.


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