On April 7, Houthi fighters repelled a large scale attack of the Saudi-led coalition on their positions in the Midi district in the northwestern province of Hajjah, according to the Yemeni al-Masirah TV. The source said that the new attack was led by the Sudanese Army, just like the last failed attack on April 5.
The Houthis media wing reported that dozens of Sudanese Army soldiers and officers had been killed by the Houthis during the clashes in the Midi district. Moreover, Houthi fighters were able to destroy at least four BTR-80 armored personnel carriers (APCs) of the Sudanese Army.
The attack was the third by the Saudi-led coalition since the beginning of April. This reflects the coalition’s aim to capture the northern parts of the Midi district. The coalition’s main goal is to secure the Yemeni-Saudi border south of the Saudi province of Jizan.
The Sudanese Army, that’s considered the second biggest force in the Saudi-led coalition after the Saudi Army, began its military operations in Midi district in 2015. Since then, hundreds of Sudanese soldiers and officers had died, according to Yemeni and Sudanese sources.