Ansarallah spent the whole year fighting the mercenaries at several fronts, including fronts inside Saudi Arabia, and for Eid they doubled their efforts
– Abu Hashem, a Houthi fighter
Yemen’s Houthi rebels launched an incursion into Saudi Arabia to mark the end of Ramadan, claiming to have captured several military positions in the southern Najran province of the kingdom.
As they have in years before, the Houthis declared that Eid, the end of Ramadan, which they celebrated on Wednesday, would be “Eid on the Frontlines”, and threatened to advance on local fronts, including in the Yemeni provinces of al-Jawf, al-Dhale and Taiz.
SANAA, June 6 (Saba) – The army, supported by popular forces, on Wednesday managed to liberate and secure 20 military sites in Najran at a military qualitative operation which last during 72 hours, the Army’s Spokesman said .
Brigadier- General Yahya Sarie affirmed in a statement to Saba that the attack was launched from three axis.
He pointed out that more than 200 of them fell between killing and wounding, while others were captured and the rest fled.
He stressed that the army were able to destroy and break more than 20 mechanisms and armored vehicles also seized weapons and military equipment.
He said that the Saudi’ airstrikes launched more than 75 air raids however, their attempts failed.
The military sites in the kingdom’s southwestern Najran province were captured in a “surprise” offensive carried out over the past three days, Yemen’s SABA news agency quoted Houthi spokesman Yahya Sarei as saying on Wednesday.
The spokesperson claimed in the operations 200 Saudi military personnel were also killed or wounded.
“We have extensive video footage of the operation which we will broadcast later,” he said.