On September 22, Houthi fighters carried out a series of hit and run attacks on border posts of the Saudi military in the Kingdom’s southern provinces of Jizan and Najran, according to the Yemeni al-Masirah TV.
During the attacks, the Houthis destroyed an M113 armored personnel carrier (APC), a pickup truck and a bulldozer of the Saudi military with anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs) and an anti-tank mine. Several Saudi-backed Yemeni fighters were also killed and injured.
In the last two weeks, the Houthis focused on repelling a surprise attack of the Saudi-led coalition one their positions in the district center of al-Durayhimi and the area of “Kilo 16” on the western Yemeni coast. Now after the failure of the attack, the Yemeni group is once again stepping up its cross border attacks.
The Saudi-led coalition usually responds to such attacks by carrying out limited ground operations in northern Yemen. However, this strategy has failed to push the Houthis away from the Yemeni-Saudi border or even to prevent their constant attacks on targets in Saudi Arabia.