On October 18, the Houthis carried out a hit and run attack on positions of the Saudi military inside the villages of al-Sufi, al-Dubirah and al-Amdan in the Kingdom’s southern province of Jizan, according to the al-Masirah TV.
The Yemeni group claimed that its fighters killed and injured many Saudi soldiers during the attack, that lasted for several hours. Furthermore, several vehicles of the Saudi military were reportedly destroyed.
In the province of Najran, east of Jizan, Houthi fighters stormed the al-Hamad military position and destroyed an armored vehicle and a pickup truck of the Saudi military. According to al-Masirah, several Saudi soldiers were also killed and injured during the heavy clashes there.
The Houthis stepped up their cross-border attacks in the last two weeks. This step is clearly aimed at pressuring the Saudi-led coalition, which was planning to resume its military operations on the western coast of Yemen.