Bahrain: Two soldiers killed in drone attack along Saudi-Yemen border
The Bahraini authorities announce that two soldiers were killed along the border between Saudi Arabia and Yemen.
Two Bahraini soldiers were killed along the border between Yemen and Saudi Arabia, according to an announcement by the Bahraini military on Monday.
The military stated that these individuals "sacrificed their lives while carrying out their vital national duty to safeguard the southern borders of Saudi Arabia," which has been leading a war of aggression against Yemen since 2015.
Bahrain's military, in its statement, described the incident as an act of terror carried out by "attack drones" launched by Ansar Allah in an undisclosed location in southern Saudi Arabia.
A number of open-source intelligence (OSINT) bloggers said that the soldiers were operating an artillery battery near the borders, and were firing into Yemeni territories and villages daily.
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Yemeni media, Al-Masirah, separately reported that four civilians were injured in Saudi attacks on Yemeni territory near the border. This comes despite a ceasefire between the two parties that has been holding up despite its expiration in October.
Bahrain was one of the nations that contributed troops to the coalition assembled by Saudi Arabia to wage the war on Yemen.
There are ongoing talks with Omani mediation to try and bring about a ceasefire in light of the still ongoing war in Yemen.
The head of the Sanaa delegation Mohammad Abdul Salam said they "held intensive meetings with the Saudi side, during which it discussed some options and alternatives to overcome the [contended issues] that stopped [negotiations] at the previous round" and confirmed that "the delegation will raise them to [Sanaa's] leadership for consultation."
He also praised "the efforts being made by the brothers in the Sultanate of Oman to support peace and end the humanitarian crisis" in Yemen.
Abdul Salam said these negotiations aim to "help speed up the employees' access to their salary, and address the humanitarian situation that the Yemeni people are suffering from," in order to reach a just, comprehensive, and sustainable solution.
The negotiating delegations were optimistic about, "overcoming the stagnation and deadlock in the humanitarian files, and the payment of salaries and humanitarian treatments of priority, to alleviate the suffering of the Yemeni people due to the aggression and blockade."
The Yemeni national delegation and the Omani mediator had returned to the capital Sanaa from Riyadh after a five-day round of negotiations with Saudi Arabia seeking consultation from Sanaa's political leadership.