75 killed in clashes on Yemen-Saudi border
Published 19/12/2015 | 17:04
Fierce fighting in northern Yemen's Hajjah province near the Saudi border has killed more than 75 troops over the past three days
Yemeni security sources and witnesses said clashes between rebel-allied units and pro-government Yemeni forces killed more than 40 rebels and 35 government troops, with 50 injured on the rebel side and dozens hurt among government forces.
They said the Yemeni government forces advanced across the border from Saudi territory after training there for months.
The fighting comes as the Yemeni rebel delegation at peace talks in Switzerland suspended meetings with the internationally-recognised government on Friday in protest against its ceasefire violations.