On January 16, the Houthis launched a large-scale attack in the northwestern province of Hajjah and recaptured several key positions east of the Triangle of A’hm from the Saudi-led coalition and its proxies.
The Yemeni group’s media wing released a 7-minute video of the attack showing Houthi fighters shelling Saudi-led coalition forces before storming their positions in the area. The dead bodies of several Saudi-backed fighters along with an injured fighter who was captured by the Houthis can be also seen in the video.
During the attack, Houthi fighters captured loads of ammunition and weapons. The weapons included at least one Spanish-made C90-CR (M3) 90 mm disposable, shoulder-fired and one-man operated rocket-propelled grenade launcher.
Hajjah is located right to the north of the province of al-Hudaydah, where a UN-sponsored ceasefire is imposed. By attacking Saudi-led coalition troops there, the Houthis are clearly taking advantage of the agreement to expand their control around al-Hudaydah.