On January 20, the Houthis carried out at least two attacks on the Saudi-led coalition and its Yemeni proxies in the district of Nihm in the central province of Sanaa.
In the first attack, Houthi fighters destroyed two BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) of Saudi-backed forces with anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs) injuring and killing all the fighters who were aboard them.
Later, the Iranian-backed fighters launched three Zilzal-1 heavy rockets at gatherings of Saudi-led coalition troops in the village of al-Hul. The Houthis usually use the codename Zilzal-1 to refer to a variety of locally-made improvised rocket-assisted munitions (IRAMs), which are usually based on Grad 122mm rockets.
The attacks are likely a part of the Houthis’ attempts to deter the Saudi-led coalition, which carried out a series of heavy airstrikes on the Yemeni group’s positions in Sanaa a day earlier.
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