9 Saudi soldiers missing along Saudi-Yemen border

9 Saudi soldiers missing

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November 27, 2009 23:12

Nine Saudi soldiers fighting Yemeni rebels on the border were reported missing Friday, and the kingdom's monarch vowed to defend the country. A defense ministry statement said the fate of the soldiers remained unknown. The statement was a reaction to reports that the soldiers were captured by Yemeni rebels. Saudi Arabia has unleashed an offensive against Yemeni Shi'ite rebels who crossed into the kingdom and killed a Saudi soldier earlier this month. The rebels have been fighting Yemen's central government for five years, destabilizing the already impoverished nation that has become fertile ground for al-Qaida. Saudi King Abdullah said Friday his country will not allow anyone to "desecrate" its lands.


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