As tensions between Iran and the US are growing in the Persian Gulf, Ansar Allah (the Houthis) has continued attacks on Saudi Arabia and its forces operating in Yemen.
Over the past week, an intense fighting has been ongoing at the Yemeni-Saudi border, in northwestern Saadah. Ansar Allah media outlest released multiple videos showing operations in the area. According to pro-Yemeni sources, dozens of fighters of the Saudi military and its proxies were killed as well as over 20 pieces of military equipment were eliminated in the recent clashes.
Ansar Allah has also increased the number of missile and drone strikes on Saudi forces and infrastructure. On June 19, Ansar Allah launched a cruise missile at a power plant in the area of al-Shuqaiq in the Kingdom’s southern province of Jizan. On June 20 morning, Ansar Allah launched a Badr-F ballistic missile at a position of Saudi-led forces south of Sudays Mountain in northern Yemen.
On June 20 evening, Ansar Allah launched several Qasef-2K loitering munitions at Jizan’s airport in southern Saudi Arabia. According to reports, the airport was temporarily closed following the attack.
The US has threatened to respond to the shootdown of its spy drone by Iran near the Strait of Hormuz. According to reports, Washington is currently waging various options. Taking into account that Western diplomats and MSM have repatedly accused Ansar Allah of being an Iranian tool in the geopolitical game in the Middle East, the US may decide to attack infrastructure of the movement in Yemen in response to the drone shootdown. This will allow Washington to show its “power and influence” as well as avoid starting an open war with Iran.
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