400 Saudi soldiers have been killed in cross fire from Yemeni Army

400 Saudi soldiers have been killed in cross fire from Yemeni Army

RIYADH - Yemeni snipers have killed Saudi trooper in the kingdom’s southwestern region of Asir in another retaliatory attack against Riyadh's full-scale war on the impoverished nation.

Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah television network carried the report on Thursday, saying the soldier was killed during ambushes by the Yemeni army sharpshooters against Asar military base in the mountainous region earlier in the day.

In early April, Arabic-language Yemen Watch news agency reported that nearly 120 Saudi soldiers had been killed in dozens of sniper operations carried out by Yemeni army soldiers, backed by fighters from allied Popular Committees. It added that most of the operations had been conducted in the kingdom’s southwestern Jizan region, where a total of 74 Saudi soldiers lost their lives in 22 encounters.

In early May, al-Masirah reported that Yemeni sharpshooters had managed to fatally injure as many as 64 Saudi troops in April alone.

A report by Reuters published in April last year said that at least 400 Saudi soldiers had been killed in cross-border fire since the start of the war in March 2015.

The Riyadh regime has maintained a policy of ambiguity regarding its casualties in the war on Yemen. Senior military officials have said that they would not release such information until after the war.