Third Bahraini soldier dies after Saudi-Yemen border attack

Third Bahraini soldier dies after Saudi-Yemen border attack
A third Bahraini soldier stationed in Saudi Arabia has died, following an attack on the Saudi-Yemen border blamed on the Houthi rebels by Washington and Manama.
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28 September, 2023
Bahrain has taken a part of the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen [Getty]

Bahrain said Wednesday that a third member of its contingent in the Saudi-led coalition battling Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi rebels had died after an attack on Saudi Arabia earlier this week.

Bahrain had announced the deaths of two of its soldiers posted near the Saudi border with Yemen on Monday, and accused the Houthi rebels of carrying out drone attacks while peace talks are ongoing.

Saudi Arabia, the United States, France and the United Nations condemned the attack, but only Washington and Manama blamed the Houthi rebels, who have made no comment on the subject.

The attack was reported only hours after a statement by the Houthis decried "Saudi bombings" which they say left four wounded in their stronghold of Saada, near the Saudi border.

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Bahrain has taken part in the military intervention spearheaded by Saudi Arabia since 2015 in support of the Yemeni government against the Iran-backed rebels.

Thousands of people have been killed in the Yemeni civil war, mostly civilians.

A Houthi delegation held five days of talks in Saudi Arabia earlier this month aimed at consolidating a UN-brokered ceasefire, which has largely held despite officially expiring in October.