Yemen conflict: Several killed after rebels 'attack Saudi positions'

  • Several Yemini rebel fighters and four Saudi soldiers have been killed in heavy fighting near the border, according to the Saudi-led coalition.

    Forces loyal to the former Yemini president backed by Houthi rebels attacked multiple Saudi positions, but were eventually repelled, the statement said.

    Meanwhile, the Shia fighters have agreed to participate in the UN-brokered peace talks in Geneva.

    The Yemen conflict has already claimed over 2,000 lives and the humanitarian situation in the country has been described by the UN as "catastrophic".

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