On March 22, Houthi fighters stormed a military post of the Saudi Army in the al-Halq area in the southern Saudi province of Najran, the Houthis media wing reported. During the attack, Houthi fighters killed several Saudi Army soldiers and captured another. A Canadian-made LAV III light armored vehicle (LAV) and a 4×4 pickup of the Saudi Army were also destroyed by the Houthis.
Before withdrawing from the al-Halq military post, the Houthis captured several light weapons and burned down the entire post.
One day earlier, the Houthis attacked a military post of the Saudi Army in the Marash area in Najran, according to the Yemeni al-Masirah TV. Saudi Army soldiers quickly withdrew from the post following the Houthis attack, leaving behind most of their weapons and ammunition.
Warplanes and attack helicopters of the Saudi-led coalition failed to repel the two attacks in Najran, although Houthi fighters were not equipped with any air defense systems.
Since the beginning of March, the Houthis have stepped up their cross-border attacks against the Saudi Army, mainly in the provinces of Najran and Jizan.