The Houthis cleared vast parts of the al-Ajashir desert on the border with Saudi Arabia’s Najran in a new limited military operation.
On April 1, the Yemeni group’s media wing released a video documenting the attack. The video shows Houthi fighters rapidly advancing in al-Ajashir without facing any real resistance. Several positions were captured by the fighters, who also burned a Guardian armored personnel carrier (APC) that was left behind by Saudi-backed forces.
In the course of the attack, the Houthis also captured loads of weapons, including mortars and heavy machine guns.
The al-Ajashir desert lays between the northern Yemeni province of Sadda and Najran. The desert is located east of Albuqa, one of the main crossings on Yemeni-Saudi border.
Since the outbreak of the war in Yemen, the Houthis have maintained a strong presence along the border with Saudi Arabia. The Yemeni fighters’ deep understanding of rough terrain and their superior tactics have given them the upper hands in most confrontation along the border.