On June 7, the Houthis launched a large scale military operation in the district of al-Maton in the northern province of al-Jawf. The Yemeni al-Masira TV said that Houthi fighters captured the strategic al-Mazwiyah region from the Saudi-led coalition and its Yemen proxies during the operation.
Following the Houthis’ attack, the pro-Saudi branch of the Yemeni military declared al-Maton a “hostile area” and called for an evacuation of civilian residents. This indicates that the district is now under the full control of the Houthis.
The Houthis media wing also reported that Houthi fighters had repelled a large attack of the Saudi-led coalition and its Yemeni proxies on their positions in the area of al-Mahashmah in Khabb wa al-Sha’af district of al-Jawf. The source claimed that the Houthis had destroyed 21 vehicles of the coalition.
Local observers believe that the Saudi-led coalition will respond to its recent setbacks in al-Jawaf by stepping up its aerial operations against the Houthis there. Later, the coalition may attempt to launch a military operation to recapture al-Maton.