On Octobers 6, the Saudi-led coalition and its Yemeni proxies imposed control of a strategic mountain chain that overlooks the district center of Baqim in the northern province of Saada, according to the al-Arabiya TV.
Brigadier Aziz Al-Khattabi of Saudi-backed Yemeni forces told the UAE-based channel that several fighters of the Houthis were killed and two others were captured during the attack on the mountain chain.
“The army [Saudi-backed Yemeni forces] attacked the Houthis in the al-Eazida mountain chain, which overlooks the district center of Baqim, from the northern direction and other positions until it managed to liberate it,” al-Arabiya quoted Brig. Al-Khattabi as saying.
Earlier this week, Houthi fighters launched four “Zilzal-1” rockets at positions of the Saudi-led coalition in the Alb border crossing from their positions around Baqim, which is located 26km south of the Yemeni-Saudi border.
The Houthis will likely attempt to recapture the the al-Eazida mountain chain in the upcoming few days in order to secure their positions in the northern countryside of Saada, that’s known as the heartland of the Yemeni group.