Five Saudi troops die on Yemen border: coalition

A Saudi soldier looks through binoculars from a position on the Saudi-Yemeni border, in southwestern Saudi Arabia, on April 13, 2015Five Saudi soldiers have died on the border with Yemen, the Saudi-led coalition said late on Sunday as forces inside Yemen began a major offensive against rebels. A coalition statement did not say how the army soldier and four Border Guard troops died in the kingdom’s southern Najran region. The statement, carried by the official Saudi Press Agency, said they died “in the line of duty while protecting the nation’s borders”.

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