6 Sudanese soldiers killed in a Houthi attack on Saudi border

Khartoum (Debriefer)
2019-11-17 | Since 1 Month

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Officials in Sudan said on Saturday, that six soldiers fighting alongside the Arab coalition in Yemen were killed in an attack by the Houthis (Ansar Allah) on positions nearby the border with Saudi Arabia, which leads the coalition in support of the internationally recognized Yemeni government.

The news agency "Associated Press"cited Sudanese officials, who asked not to be named because they are not authorized to speak to the media, as confirmed that 

an attack by the Houthis earlier this week on a Sudanese Rapid Support Forces site on the Saudi-Yemeni border killed six soldiers and wounded at least three others.

Sudanese forces were patrolling the border area when they were attacked by the Houthis, the officials said.

Sudanese media, reported this week, that at least 6 people were killed and 3 were injured by the RSF participating in the Arab Coalition in Yemen.

According to the Sudanese news website "Aain" that cintact with 17 another people as been lost in an attack by the Houthi group on the Yemeni-Saudi border last Wednesday night.

In early November, the Houthis said that

the total losses of the Sudanese army since the beginning of the Yemen war exceeds 8,000 dead, wounded and missing, including 4,253 dead and 3,747 injured.

On the other hand, the Sudanese army described the information published by the Houthis as "false" and comes in the context of psychological warfare and trying to turn the Sudanese public opinion.

The spokesman for the Sudanese army, Brigadier General Amer Mohammed Hassan, in press statements that "The number of deaths announced by the Houthis is not logical."

He added that "They can not talk about casualties and the war in Yemen is continuing and the country is fighting within the coalition forces there."

The UAE and Sudan have begun withdrawing their forces from Yemen in recent months.

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