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    Saudi Armed Forces Repel Attack of Yemeni Houthi Militants Near Border

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    The Armed Forces of Saudi Arabia on Sunday repelled the attack of Yemeni Houthi militants near the border between the two states, media reported.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Al Arabiya broadcaster reported that the militants launched an offensive in direction of the Saudi border region of Tawal, but their plans were disrupted by the Saudi Air Force and artillery.

    According to the media outlet, at least 40 militants were killed, and several pieces of Houthis' military hardware were destroyed in the attack.

    Yemen has been engulfed in a military conflict between the government headed by Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and the Houthis, the country’s main opposition force. Since March 2015, the Saudi-led coalition of mostly Persian Gulf countries have been carrying out airstrikes against the Houthi rebels at Hadi's request.

    In the course of Riyadh's campaign, Yemeni militants have repeatedly attempted to attack the Saudi territory.

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