On August 1, a source in the Houthis’ engineer units told the Yemeni al-Masirah TV that the Yemeni group destroyed 126 vehicles of the Saudi-led coalition throughout Yemen in July.
In details, Houthi fighters destroyed 4 battle tanks, 21 armored personnel carriers (APCs), 10 armored vehicles and 91 pickup trucks of the coalition. Furthermore, more than 29 gatherings of coalition forces were targeted with anti-tank weapons.
Houthi fighters ususally target Saudi-led coalition vehicles with IEDs, anti-tank mines, rocket-propelled grenades and anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMS), such as the Soviet-made Konkurs, the Russian-made Kornet and the US-made TOW and M47 Dragon.
Last month, the Houthis’ media wing announced that the Yemeni group destroyed 85 vehicles of the Saudi-led coalition in June. This indicates that the Houthis’ engineer units stepped up their operations in July.
Most of the Houthis’ anti-tank weapons are smuggled through the port of al-Hudaydah on the western coast of Yemen. This explains the Saudi-led coalition determination to capture the strategic port at all coasts.