On September 20, the Houthis stormed and captured the key al-Suytat hilltop in the southern part of the Saudi province of Jizan.
The Yemeni group’s media wing released a video of the operation, showing Houthi fighters attacking the hilltop, which is located east of mount Jahfan. The attack forced Saudi-backed fighters to abandon their positions.
In the course of the attack, Houthi members killed several Saudi-backed fighters. Other fighters were injured too. Several weapons were also seized by the Houthis.
Such successful cross-border raids demonstrate the high-experience of Houthi fighters and their understanding of the rough terrain in southern Saudi Arabia. The Saudi-led coalition has been failing to secure the border with Yemen for more than four years now.