Middle East

Yemen's rebels say they captured post inside Saudi Arabia

Officials from Yemen's Shiite Houthi movement say their fighters and allied troops have captured a Saudi military post in the border region of Jizan.

They say the Houthi rebels and their allies attacked the post with artillery, rockets and light arms before taking it over in a Sept. 11 battle.

A Saudi military spokesman has denied the Houthi claim as "lies," but a 15-minute video clip posted on social media networks and aired late Wednesday by the Houthis' al-Masirah TV purportedly shows the shelling of the hilltop post and the attacking force examining weapons and ammunition left behind by the Saudi soldiers who fled.

Yemen has been torn by civil war pitting its internationally-recognized government and a Saudi-led coalition against the Houthi rebels and troops loyal to a former president.