In this Monday, April 20, 2015 file photo, Saudi soldiers work at the border with Yemen in Jazan, Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File)
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Mortar shells fired by Iran-backed rebels in Yemen struck the Saudi border town of Najran Tuesday, prompting a Saudi-led military coalition to warn it would hit back.The attack was confirmed by the coalition that has been carrying out airstrikes against the Houthi Shiite rebels and their allies in Yemen since March 26 .The Saudi military had already deployed Apache combat helicopters to target the rebels in the border area, he added.Saudi forces Thursday killed dozens of rebels from Yemen who launched their first major attack on the kingdom since the air war began.Three Saudi soldiers also died in the battle after the rebels targeted their border observation posts, also on the Najran border.
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