SHAFAQNA – Officials from Yemen’s Houthi movement say their fighters and allied troops have captured a Saudi military post in the border region of Jizan.
They say the Houthi fighters and their allies attacked the post with artillery, rockets and light arms before taking it over in a Sept. 11 battle.
A Saudi military spokesman has denied the report, but a 15-minute video clip posted on social media networks and aired late Wednesday by the Houthis’ al-Masirah TV purportedly shows the shelling of the hilltop post and the attacking force examining weapons and ammunition left behind by the Saudi soldiers who fled.
The video also showed Saudi forces fleeing as they were carrying a number of their injured fellows.
The operation took place amid intensified Saudi flights over the area.
Yemeni forces always target the kingdom’s military positions in retaliation for Riyadh’s military aggression against Yemen.
Saudi Arabia has been incessantly pounding Yemen since March 2015, with the UN putting the toll at about 10,000. The offensive was launched to crush the Houthi Ansarullah movement and its allies and reinstate the resigned president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a staunch Saudi ally.