Houthi fighters captured on August 22 a series of key hilltops west of the al-Sudais mountain in the southern Saudi province of Najran from the Saudi-led coalition and its proxies.
In the first phase of their attack, the Houthis targeted Saudi military fortifications and positions on the hilltops with Grad rockets, anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs) and heavy machine guns. The intense shelling forced Saudi-backed fighters to withdraw without showing any real resistance.
After storming the positions, the Houthis captured loads of ammunition and an injured fighter, who was left behind by his comrades.
A day earlier, the Houthis killed twelve Saudi-backed fighters in a similar attack in the southern part of the Kingdom’s southern province of Jizan.
The Houthis’ cross-border operations claimed the lives of dozens of Saudi-affiliated fighters since the beginning of this year. Despite this, the Saudi-led coalition has not taken any new measure to secure the border area with Yemen.