The Houthis (Ansar Allah) have recaptured the al-Mutabiq mountain chain on the border with the southern Saudi province of Najran from Saudi-backed forces.
On January 24, the Yemeni group released footage of its large-scale attack on the mountain chain. The footage shows Houthi fighters advancing in the mountain chain area as they clash with Saudi-led coalition proxies.
During the attack, the Houthis destroyed several vehicles of Saudi-backed forces with anti-tank guided missiles, rocket-propelled grenades and recoilless rifles.
Saudi-backed forces imposed control of the al-Mutabiq mountain chain last December following a fierce battle with the Houthis. Now, the mountain chain is once again under the Yemeni group control.
The Houthis’ attack on al-Mutabiq highlights the Saudi-led coalition’s failure to secure the border between Saudi Arabia and Yemen.
While the Saudi-led coalition bombs Yemen on a daily basis, its proxies have been failing to make any progress on the ground. The coalition’s airstrikes are only leading to more escalation.
- The Liaison and Coordination Officers’ Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 123 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours.
- On January 23, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on the Madghal area.
- On January 23, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 4 airstrikes on the Maheliyah area.
- On January 23, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 4 airstrikes on the Shabaka area.
- On January 23, Ansar Allah repelled Saudi-led forces attack on the Usayfirah front in the north of Taiz.
- On January 23, Ansar Allah arrested Abi Obaida al-Taizi, a high-ranking ISIS commander in the Haymah area.
The Saudi-led coalition is yet to achieve any of its declared objectivities. Nevertheless, Saudi Arabia and its allies are still unwilling to end the war.
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