Houthi fighters stormed 15 positions of the Saudi military in the Kingdom’s southern province of Jizan during a major cross-border attack on February 7.
The Yemeni group’s media wing released a 24-minute video of the attack showing Houthi fighters storming Saudi positions and burning military vehicles. Some Western assault rifles and night-vision scopes, which were captured by the Houthis in the course of the attack, can be seen in the end of the video.
Later, Houthi fighters withdrew to their positions in northern Yemen, likely to avoid Saudi-led coalition warplanes. The coalition usually strikes positions that fall to the hands of the Houthis.
The Houthis stepped up their cross-border attacks during the last two months. These attacks are likely an attempt to deter the Saudi-led coalition that intensified its operations in central and northern Yemen following the UN-sponsored ceasefire agreement in the western part of the country.