On April 1, Houthi fighters repelled a large scale attack by the Saudi-led coalition on their positions in the al-Tawil area of the Midi district in the northwestern province of Hajjah, according to the Houthis’ media wing. The source said that many armored vehicles and battle tanks of the Saudi Army had participated in the failed attack.
The Houthis killed several Saudi soldiers and destroyed at least four M113 Armored Personnel Carrier (APCs) of the Saudi military. Some weapons and military equipment were also captured by Houthi fighters.
The Midi district is an important area in northern Yemen because it is linked with the Saudi southern province of Jizan. From the district, Houthi fighters launch cross border attacks on Saudi border posts in southern Jizan on a regular basis. On March 31 only, the Houthis killed five Saudi soldiers in two IEDs attack in Jizan.
Since the outbreak of the Yemeni war in 2015, the Houthis have successfully maintained all the key positions in the Midi district and have repelled dozens of attacks by the Saudi-led coalition.