On October 13, the Houthis imposed control of al-Qanbur and NBC mountains in the southern Saudi province of Jizan following heavy clashes with the Saudi military, according to the Yemeni al-Masirah TV.
A video of the clashes, released by the Houthis’ media wing, shows fighters of the Yemeni group capturing and then burning an M1A2 Abrams main battle tank of the Saudi military in the al-Qanbur mount. Furthermore, the Houthis destroyed five pickups armed with machine guns during the clashes in the NBC mount.
The Houthis launched their attack in Jizan two day ago and captured several positions of the Saudi military east of the al-Dud mount. A day Later, Houthi fighters attacked al-Ruqa’ border post and several other military positions around it.
The attack in Jizan is likely an attempt by the Houthis to distract the Saudi-led coalition, which is planning to launch a new large-scale offensive on the Yemeni coastal city of al-Hudaydah.