Two Saudi Troops Killed as Yemen Toll Continues to Soar

WHO Warns Yemen Death Toll Nearly 2,000

Deaths in the Saudi war against Yemen continue to rise today, with the WHO putting their current death toll for the war since Mid-March to just shy of 2,000, include huge number of civilians.

Today, however, the reports centered on something more rare: Saudi casualties in the war, as a pair of Saudi border troops were reported killed and five others wounded when Yemeni Houthis struck their post.

Elsewhere, reports of six Houthi fighters being killed in the southern city of Zinjibar, apparently by pro-Saudi fighters, loomed large as Saudis likewise took credit for the recent fall of the city of Dalea to a local militia.

Though officials are trying to spin the militia in Dalea as favorable to former Yemeni ruler President Hadi, who the Saudis want to reinstall with this war, the indications are that the local militia is part of a secessionist movement that was fighting against Hadi before the Houthis ousted him in January.

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