The Houthis ambushed a unit of the Saudi-led coalition in the desert of al-Jasher, deep inside the Kingdom’s southern province of Najran. More than 10 personnel of the coalition were reportedly killed in the ambush that occurred in the early hours of April 20.
The Lebanese U-News agency released a short video of the ambush. The video shows what appears to be a vehicle of coalition forces being hit with a heavy improvised-explosive device (IED).
The Houthis are known for manufacturing advanced IEDs. Some types are even equipped with an automatic detonator linked to a passive infrared (PIR) sensor. According to the Saudi-led coalition, Lebanese Hezbollah and the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) are providing the Yemeni rebel group with technical support to manufacture such IEDs.
The Saudi-led coalition has been attempting to secure the Kingdom’s border with Yemen for more than five years now, with no success what so ever. This new ambush proves that the Houthis are still capable of infiltrating deep inside southern Saudi Arabia.