We can push 100km into Yemen: Saudi border guards

Saudi border guards have the capability of pushing 100km across the border into neighbouring Yemen but they do not have order to do so, a senior border guard officer was reported on Tuesday as saying.

Major General Safar Al Gamdi, commander of the Saudi border guards in the Southern Asir province near the border with Yemen, said his units had captured hundreds of Houthi rebels after they surrendered during fighting over the past few days.

“Our forces have the capability to push 100km into Yemen but we are not doing this because our task is to secure the border,” he told the Saudi daily Almadina.

He said the Iranian-based Houthi militias launch “desperate” raid across the Saudi border with the aim of “making a media propaganda and boosting their morale.”

 

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