On January 20, the Houthis ambushed a convoy of the Sundanese Army Rapid Support Forces in Midi district of the northwestern province of Hajjah, according to the Yemeni al-Masirah TV.
Al-Masirah TV said that dozens of Sudanese soldiers and Sudanese intelligence officers were killed or injured in the ambush. The Houthis also destroyed more than seven vehicles and several armors of the Sudanese Army.
Moreover, Sudanese sources revealed that General Commander of the Sundanese Army Rapid Support Forces in Yemen Lieutenant Colonel Abdullah Mohammed Saleh was also killed by the Houthis in Midi. Lie. Col. Saleh was on his way with his troops to launch a wide-scale attack against the Houthis when they were ambushed, according to the sources.
The ambush was the second attack against the Sudanese forces in Yemen within 48 hours. On January 19, several Sudanese soldiers and officers were killed when the Houthis shelled their camp in the northern part of Midi district, according to Yemeni sources.
On September 27, 2017 a commander of the Sundanese Army revealed that 412 Sudanese soldiers and officers had been killed in Yemen by the Houthis since March 26, 2015. The Sudanese Army is the third largest force in the Saudi-led collation in Yemen after the Saudi Army and the UAE Army.