In an unusual series of official reports, the state media of Saudi Arabia has released the names of fallen soldiers in battle with Houthi rebels on the border to Yemen. Saudi Arabia formed a coalition of Arab states two years ago to push back the Houthi, and has since then dropped more than 8600 bombs in Yemen. The Iran-supported Houthi troops have continued to make gains though, and has even been capable of firing ballistic missiles deep into Saudi Arabia. The kingdom has tried to make the war a public cause, and are now glorifying their fallen soldiers as ‘martyrs’.

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