Last June, the Houthis’ tank hunters destroyed 85 battle tanks and armored vehicles of the Saudi-led coalition and its Yemeni proxies in several areas of Yemen with anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs), the Yemeni al-Masirah TV reported on July 4.
The tank hunters also used ATGMs to target 9 gatherings of Saudi-led coalition personnel and Saudi-backed Yemeni fighters. Dozens of fighters were killed and injured in these ATGM strikes, according to the pro-Houthis news TV channel.
Over the last three months, the Houthis’ usage of ATGMs has increased dramatically. According to the Saudi-led coalition, Houthi fighters unusually use the Iranian-made copies of highly effective anti-tank systems, such as the Soviet-made Konkurs, the Russian-made Kornet and the US-made TOW and M47 Dragon.
These anti-tanks systems are smuggled all the way from Iran to the Yemeni port of al-Hudaydah which is under the control of the Houthis. The ongoing attack of the Saudi-led coalition along the western Yemeni coast is aimed at capturing this key port in order to cut the Houthis’ supply line.