On October 12, the Houthis attacked al-Ruqa’ border post and several other positions of the Saudi military in the southern Saudi province of Jizan, according to the Yemeni al-Masirah TV.
During the cross-border attack, Houthi fighters killed and injured several soldiers of the Saudi military. The Houthis also captured advanced reconnaissance equipment and loads of ammunition.
A day earlier, the Houthis stormed several positions of the Saudi military east of the al-Dud mount in Jizan during a similar attack. Furthermore, Houthi fighters captured an advanced South Korean LIG Nex1 Raybolt anti-tank guided missile (ATGM).
The Houthis stepped up their operations along the Yemeni-Saudi border in the last few weeks in what appears to be an attempt to pressure the Saudi-led coalition. According to the Saudi media, the coalition is currently preparing to launch a new offensive on the coastal Yemeni city of al-Hudaydah, a key stronghold of the Houthis.