BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 A.M.) – The battle for the Saudi-Yemeni border has recently intensified over the last two weeks, as the Houthi forces (var. Ansarallah Movement) continue to advance in the Najran and Asir provinces.
Earlier this week, the Houthi forces scored a massive advance along the border when their troops captured several areas inside the Barakin and Sayyaf Mountains.
The Houthi forces claimed that this operation in the Asir Province led to the death of over 50 Saudi Coalition fighters and the destruction of three BMP vehicles and two tanks.
At the same time, the Saudi Coalition has increased their aerial presence over northern Yemen in a bid to slow down the Houthi forces and inflict heavy damage on their troops.
The majority of the Saudi Coalition’s airstrikes have been concentrated on the historical cities of Sa’ada and Sana’a. These two cities have been under the control of the Houthi forces since the start of the Yemeni conflict in 2015.
Last week, a Houthi official announced that their forces would be increasing their attacks on Saudi Arabia in response to their heavy bombardment of Yemen.
The Houthi official vowed to launch attacks deep into Saudi Arabia, with an emphasis on the kingdom’s capital of Riyadh.