On January 13, Houthi fighters ambushed and destroyed two vehicles of the Saudi Army in al-Zor area of the southern Saudi province of Najran, according to the Yemeni al-Masirah TV. During the ambush, the Houthis killed all the Saudi soldiers who were inside the two vehicles and clashed with Saudi border forces that came to recover the bodies of the dead Saudi soldiers.
Also in southern Saudi Arabia, the Houthis destroyed a vehicle armed with a 14.5mm of the Saudi Army in Shyabah border position of Jizan province with an ATGM.
Al-Masirah TV added that the Houthis conducted several hit and run attacks against positions of the Saudi-led coalition and pro-Saudi forces in the western part of the province of Taiz in southwestern Yemen. The Houthis also destroyed an armored vehicle of the Saudi-led coalition with an ATGM killing or injuring all of its crew.
From its side, the Saudi-led coalition announced, that its warplanes killed five commanders of the Houthis “Yhya Hussine al-Ayani”, “Ahmad Askari al-Bahlaki”, “Ali Sharaf al-Deen”, “Abdullah Hassan Abdo” and “Ali Mohammad Abd al-Rahman”.
According to the Saudi-led coalition, five commanders were killed in Saudi airstrikes in different areas of Yemen on January 12, along with thirty other fighters of the Houthis.