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Houthis Ambush Saudi-Led Coalition Convoy Near Yemen’s Northern Border

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Houthis Ambush Saudi-Led Coalition Convoy Near Yemen’s Northern Border

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The Houthis’ engineer units ambushed a convoy of Saudi-led coalition forces in the desert of al-Jasher along the border with the Kingdom’s southern province of Najran on May 1.

“The engineer units of the army and the popular committees [term used for the Houthis’ military wing] with the aid of God destroyed more than 10 vehicles, most of them loaded with mercenaries in an ambush, in the desert of al-Jasher,” a military source told the al-Masirah TV.

According to the source, the convoy was heading to reinforce several positions of the Saudi-led coalition in al-Jasher when it came under attack. Dozens of Saudi-backed Yemeni fighters were reportedly killed and injured.

The Houthis’ engineer units are known for using advanced improvised-explosive devices (IEDs) in their operations. Some of the IEDs used by them are equipped with an automatic detonator linked to a passive infrared (PIR) sensor, which makes them fully self-functioning.

Such ambushes are aimed at draining the Saudi-led coalition, which has failed to secure the Saudi-Yemeni border for more than 5 years now.

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Ayauhteotl

The vastness of the deserts will only endanger these foreign fighters. Only beginning when they don’t trust there own feets, stung by the spirit of scorpion.

d'Artagnan

Saudis are acting like brats and should accept defeat and withdraw from Yemen. They have lost and the quagmire will only get worse.

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