South Front


On February 9, the Houthis repelled an attack by the Saudi-led coalition and its Yemen proxies on their positions in the area of al-Sawh in the Kingdom’s southern province of Najran, according to the al-Masirah TV.

Houthi fighters killed and injured several personnel of the coalition while repelling the attack. The Yemeni group also destroyed a LAV-R armored recovery vehicle and a LAV-25 amphibious armored reconnaissance vehicle of the Saudi military. Both vehicles are made by Canada, one of the main weapons suppliers for the coalition.

Saudi-led coalition warplanes carried out a series of airstrikes on Houthis forces in al-Sawh after the failure of the attack. However, the airstrikes were ineffective.

The Houthis maintained a military presence in the southern provinces of Saudi Arabia, especially Najran and Jizan, throughout this war. The Yemeni group view this presence as a mean to deter the Kingdom, that is still incapable of securing its own border.

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