Oct 17, 2015, 12:24 PM
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Yemen controls 70km borderline with S. Arabia

Tehran, Oct 17, IRNA - Ansarullah Spokesman Mohammed Abdulsalam said on Saturday the Yemeni Popular Resistance forces has seized control of 70 km of joint borderline in the southwestern province of Jizan, Saudi Arabia.

Speaking to Hadaremnet News Website, Abdulsalam stressed that infiltrating Saudi Arabian ground is a political decision not a military one.

Touching upon possible resumption of peace negotiations between the the Yemenis, he reiterated that such internal talks have not stopped.

'Muscat negotiations are going on in Oman under supervision of the Omani monarch, and these talks will probably continue in Geneva next month under supervision of United Nations,' he added.

Yemeni forces have reportedly killed a number of individuals, including troopers cooperating with Saudi Arabia in its military aggression against Yemen, Saba Net news agency reported on Friday.

The fatalities were caused during rocket attacks by the Yemeni army forces and allied Popular Committees against the Sahn al-Jin military base located in the oil-rich province of Ma’rib in west-central Yemen late on Thursday.

The attacks also killed an unspecified number of loyalists to Yemen’s fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.

Yemen has been under military strikes on a daily basis since Saudi Arabia launched a military aggression against its southern neighbor on March 26, in a bid supposedly meant to undermine the Houthi Ansarullah movement and restore power to Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh.