On April 5, Houthi fighters repelled a large-scale attack by the Saudi-led coalition on their positions in the Midi district of the northwestern Hajjah province, according to the Houthis media wing. The source said that forces of the Sudanese Army had spearheaded the attack.
According to the Yemeni al-Masirah TV, the Houthis killed and injured dozens of Sudanese Army soldiers, while rappelling the attack. Anti-tank squads of the Houthis also destroyed four armored vehicles and a mine clearing vehicle of the Saudi-led collation.
Saudi-led coalition warplanes reportedly conducted more than 15 airstrikes in support of the failed attack. However, al-Masirah said that the airstrikes had been effectless.
This was the second large attack by the Saudi-led coalition on the Midid district this week. On April 1, the Houthis repelled a similar attack killing several Saudi soldiers and destroying many armored vehicles.
The repeated attacks on the Midi district indicates that the Saudi-led coalition is determined to capture it. The coalition’s goal is to push the Houthis out of the Yemeni-Saudi border, south of the Saudi province of Jizan, which witnessed several cross border attacks by the Houthis during last March.