Saudi Arabia: Houthi attack kills 2 in Jizan
25 December 2021 | 4:02 pm
A Yemeni Houthi rebel attack on the Saudi Arabian town of Jizan resulted in two casualties and seven injured. Among the dead from the Houthi-fired projectile are a Saudi and a Yemeni national.
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