On December 26, the Houthis (Ansar Allah) announced that their fighters captured some 1,200 square kilometers of the northern Yemen province of al-Jawf from Saudi-backed forces during a recent large-scale operation.
In a statement, Brig. Gen. Yahya Sari, a spokesman for the group, said that the strategic area of al-Yatemah and its surroundings were captured in the course of the operation that was codenamed “Desert Dawn”.
“Thus, the province of al-Jawf has been completely liberated, except for some desert areas,” the statement reads.
According to Brig. Gen. Sari, Houthi fighters inflicted heavy losses on Saudi-backed forces and captured loads of weapons during the operation. The spokesman said that more information on the operation will be released within a few days.
The Saudi-led coalition intensified is airstrikes on al-Jawf, as well as on the central province of Ma’rib, the western province of al-Hudaydah and the capital, Sanaa, in the last few months in a bid to stop the Houthis. However, the airstrikes were not apparently that effective.
The Houthis’ victory in al-Jawf will allow them to launch larger and bolder attacks along the border with Saudi Arabia in the near future.
We coming for you… you can run but you can’t hide you filthy Zios
I think the Taliban are planning to attack Israel