RIYADH – Nine Saudi soldiers are reportedly missing after clashes between the Kingdom’s forces and the infiltrators along the southern Saudi borders with the Republic of Yemen, said an official source at the Ministry of Defense and Aviation and General Inspection.
This clarification comes in the wake of pictures – said to be of the Saudi soldiers taken prisoners during the ongoing military operation- appearing in the media.
The source gave a list of Saudi soldiers reported missing, which is as follows:
1: Lt. Col. Sa’eed Bin Muhammad Bin Ma’toug Al-Amri.
2: Corporal Ayidh Bin Ali Bin Sa’eed Al-Shehri.
3: Sergeant Ahmad Bin Ali Bin Ali Madadi.
4: Staff Sergeant Muhammad Bin Mohsin Bin Sultan Al-Amri.
5: Sergeant Ahmad Bin Abdullah Bin Muhammad Al-Amri.
6: Staff Sergeant Miflih Bin Jam’an Bin Miflih Al-Shahrani.
7: Corporal Ali Bin Salman Bin Ali Al-Hiqwi.
8: Sergeant Khalid Bin Saleh Bin Omar Al-Owdah.
9- Private First Class Yahya Bin Abdullah Bin Amer Al-Khuza’iy.
The official source stressed that the fate of the above mentioned personnel was not clear. He said: “We are not informed of their martyrdom or otherwise”.
“Their families are aware of their status and we are in constant touch with their families.” The source said: “As we announce this, we hold all forces dealing with them fully responsible for the protection of their lives. We also remind them of the Shariah-ordained rights and duties toward this category of fighters.” – SPA