Friday, November 06, 2009

Middle East: Saudi jets bomb Yemen rebels

Gulf Today reports Saudi Arabia has launched heavy air strikes on rebels in northern Yemen and is moving troops nearer the border after a raid into its territory by insurgents, a Saudi government adviser said on Thursday.

Saudi government officials said only that the air force had bombed Yemeni rebels who had seized a border area inside the kingdom, which they said had now been recaptured.

The officials said at least 40 rebels had been killed in the fighting.

"As of Wednesday afternoon, Saudi air strikes began on their positions in northern Yemen," the adviser said.

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