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75 killed in clashes on Yemen-Saudi border

Published 19/12/2015 | 17:04

Commander of the First Infantry Brigade in the Yemeni army, Brigadier Hashim al-Ahmar (2nd R), and a Saudi army officer (R) tour and area taken by forces loyal to Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi from Houthi rebels in Majaz district of Yemen's northwestern province of Marib, December 18, 2015. REUTERS/Ali Owidha
Commander of the First Infantry Brigade in the Yemeni army, Brigadier Hashim al-Ahmar (2nd R), and a Saudi army officer (R) tour and area taken by forces loyal to Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi from Houthi rebels in Majaz district of Yemen's northwestern province of Marib, December 18, 2015. REUTERS/Ali Owidha
Tribal fighters loyal to Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi look at shells left behind by Houthi rebels in Majaz district, Yemen's northwestern province of Marib REUTERS/Ali Owidha
Tribal fighters loyal to Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi ride on the back of a truck in Majaz district of Yemen's northwestern provinceo of Marib REUTERS/Ali Owidha
Tribal fighters loyal to Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi ride on the back of a truck in the Mass barracks in Yemen's northwestern province of Marib REUTERS/Ali Owidha
Soldiers loyal to Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi ride on the back of a truck in Majaz district, Yemen's northwestern provinceo of Marib, after the pro-Hadi forces took the area from Houthi rebels, December 18, 2015. REUTERS/Ali Owidha

Fierce fighting in northern Yemen's Hajjah province near the Saudi border has killed more than 75 troops over the past three days

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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.

Tribal fighters loyal to Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi look at shells left behind by Houthi rebels in Majaz district, Yemen's northwestern province of Marib REUTERS/Ali Owidha
Tribal fighters loyal to Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi look at shells left behind by Houthi rebels in Majaz district, Yemen's northwestern province of Marib REUTERS/Ali Owidha
Tribal fighters loyal to Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi ride on the back of a truck in the Mass barracks in Yemen's northwestern province of Marib REUTERS/Ali Owidha
Tribal fighters loyal to Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi ride on the back of a truck in the Mass barracks in Yemen's northwestern province of Marib REUTERS/Ali Owidha
Tribal fighters loyal to Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi ride on the back of a truck in Majaz district of Yemen's northwestern provinceo of Marib REUTERS/Ali Owidha
Tribal fighters loyal to Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi ride on the back of a truck in Majaz district of Yemen's northwestern provinceo of Marib REUTERS/Ali Owidha
Soldiers loyal to Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi ride on the back of a truck in Majaz district, Yemen's northwestern provinceo of Marib, after the pro-Hadi forces took the area from Houthi rebels, December 18, 2015. REUTERS/Ali Owidha
Soldiers loyal to Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi ride on the back of a truck in Majaz district, Yemen's northwestern provinceo of Marib, after the pro-Hadi forces took the area from Houthi rebels, December 18, 2015. REUTERS/Ali Owidha

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