In a video released by Yemen’s al-Masirah television network on Saturday, the Yemeni forces are seen engaging the Saudi soldiers in the region, destroying their vehicles.
The capture of the troops is part of retaliatory measures against Saudi Arabia by Yemeni forces over Riyadh’s relentless aggression against its impoverished neighbor.
Yemeni media recently broadcast video footage of one of the Saudi soldiers who were arrested by the Yemeni army during clashes on the border with Saudi Arabia, Press TV reported.
Expressing his gratitude for the Yemeni military for their nice treatment, the Saudi soldier, identified as Ibrahim Arraj Mohammed Hakami of the Fourth Battalion, First Brigade, based in Jizan, urged the regime in Riyadh to end its deadly aggression against Yemen.
Saudi Arabia began its military aggression against Yemen on March 26 – without a UN mandate – in a bid to undermine the Houthi Ansarullah movement and restore power to fugitive former Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh.
The conflict has so far left about 5,200 people dead and thousands of others wounded, the UN says. Local Yemeni sources, however, say the fatality figure is much higher.