The Houthis media wing announced on March 30 that the Yemeni group’s fighters had repelled a new attack of the Saudi-led coalition and its proxies on their positions near the Alb crossing on the border with the Kingdom’s southern province of Asir.
A 4-minute video of the battle shows Houthi artillery units pounding the gatherings of Saudi-backed forces. The Yemeni group’s tank hunters can be also seen destroying at least one vehicle of the Saudi-led coalition with an anti-tank guided missile (ATGM).
“From here … We tell the enemy, we are steady like the mountains in the fifth year [of the war on Yemen],” a field commander of the Houthis says in the end of the video.
Several AH-64 Apache attack helicopters of the Saudi-led coalition backed the attack on the Houthis’ position near Alb. However, the helicopters’ strikes were completely ineffective.
The Saudi-led coalition has been trying to secure the Alb crossing for more than five years, with no success what so ever. This is a major achievement for the Houthis and their local allies.