Al-Masdar News reported, to days after losing the strategic Al-Doud Mountains to the Yemeni Army’s Republican Guard and the Houthis, the Saudi Royal Army launched a counter-assault to recapture this site and several military installations surrounding it. However, the Saudi Army and their allies from the Arab Coalition received more than they bargained for when they arrived at the Al-Doud Mountains in the Jizan Province of southern Saudi Arabia. The Houthis and Yemeni Army’s Republican Guard forces confronted this large Coalition unit, killing several of the latter’s military personnel, including a number of soldiers from the Saudi Royal Army.
According to Al-Masdar’s Yemeni war correspondent Tony Toh (@TonyTohcy), the Yemeni Army and the Houthis identified Masoud Al-Masoudi, Abdullah Mohammad Al-Jalimi, and Cpl. Abdel-Rahman ‘Atiyah Al-Zahrani as some of the dead Saudi soldiers killed during today’s failed counter-assault by the Arab Coalition.
At the same time Saudi allies experience casualties.
The Sudanese army on Friday confirmed the death of its first soldier killed in Yemen where they are participating since last October in the Saudi led campaign against the Shiite Houthi militants.
An unexploded ordnance caused the death of a Sudanese soldier while he was burning a mass of rubble at the headquarters of Sudanese troops in Aden.