On May 1, the Houthis repelled a new attack by the Saudi-led coalition and its proxies on their positions south of the Alb crossing on the border with the Kingdom’s southern province of Asir.
The Houthis’ media wing released a 7-minuate video showing Houthi fighters targeting several vehicles and positions of the coalition with artillery. Houthi snipers can be also seen targeting Saudi-backed fighters who were attempting to flee the battlefield.
A second video shows Houthi fighters destroying an armored personnel carrier (APC) of the Saudi-led coalition with an unidentified anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) near the Alb crossing.
In the course of the failed attack, Apache attack helicopters carried out several airstrikes on the Houthis and their allies. However, the airstrikes were not effective.
The Saudi-led coalition has been trying to secure the Alb border crossing for more than 5 years now with no success what so ever. Despite being poorly armed, the Houthis’ deep knowledge of the area’s rough terrain has given them a major advantage over coalition forces.