On December 16, Houthis fighters captured a series of positions of the Saudi military east of the area of al-Sudais in the southern province of Najran during a successful cross-border attack, according to the al-Masirah TV.
In a 13-minute video of the attack, released by the Houthis media wing, Houthi fighters can be seen targeting the Saudi military’s positions with rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine guns. After storming the positions, the fighters seized several weapons which had been left behind by Saudi soldiers, including a Mk 19 40mm grenade launcher, a M2 Browning 12.7mm machine gun and several RPG-7 launchers.
A day earlier, the Houthis carried out a similar attack on several positions of the Saudi military in the province of Jizan. The attack was also successful and Saudi soldiers were forced to withdraw leaving behind their injured comrades.
These cross-border attacks are clearly a respond by the Houthis to a the Saudi-led coalition violations of the recent ceasefire agreement on the province of al-Hudaydah and Taiz. The coalition is reportedly striking Houthis positions in the two provinces on a daily basis.