On February 8, the Houthis continued their attack in the southern Saudi province of Jizan and stormed the town of al-Qimah following heavy clashes with the Saudi military.
The Yemeni group’s media wing released a video of Houthi fighters storming the town and capturing several weapons, which had been left behind by Saudi soldiers. The weapons included a German-made G36 assault rifle and a 60mm mortar.
A day earlier, Houthi fighters stormed 15 positions of the Saudi military in Jizan. Several fighters and commanders of the Saudi-led coalition were reportedly killed in the clashes.
The Saudi-led coalition stepped up its airstrikes on the Houthis’ positions in northern Yemen recently in an attempt to put an end to these cross-border attacks. However, this strategy remain ineffective.
These repeated attacks could force Saudi Arabia to accept a ceasefire agreement that would cover its border with Yemen during the next round of peace talks, which will be held in Kuwait soon. Such an agreement will benefit both sides.