The Houthis killed 82 soldiers and officers of the Saudi Army and injured 41 others during their attacks on the Saudi southern provinces of Jizan, Narran and Asir in April, the Yemeni al-Masirah TV reported on May 2. The source supported its claims by providing the names of all the Saudi Army soldiers and officers who were killed or injured.
The Saudi Press Agency (SPA) claimed that only 53 Saudi Army soldiers had bbeen killed near the border with Yemen during April. The SPA claims appear to be an attempt to manipulate and to downgrade the Saudi Army loses.
The Saudi Army had 53 soldiers and officers on the Saudi-Yemeni border in March, according to Yemeni sources. This indicates that the Saudi Army loses continues to grow although of the Saudi-led coalition attempts to secure the border area in northern Yemen.
Most of the Saudi Army loses are a result of the Houthis’ hit and run attacks on its border posts. Recently, the Houthis have intensified the activity of their snipers and tank hunters on the Saudi-Yemeni border.
Observers expect that the Saudi Army loses will continue to grow over the upcoming months, as a large part of the border area in northern Yemen is still under the control of the Houthis.