The war media of the Hou this in Yemen said that the group’s militants carried out a large operation in Jizan on the Saudi border targeting Saudi army sites, on the other hand, the spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition said that the Hou this’ claim to carry out a military operation is a media fabrication to cover the reality of the situation on the ground.
The Houthi media indicated that the military operation in Jizan led to the killing of Saudi and Sudanese soldiers, and the families of dozens of others. Al Masirah TV quoted a Houthi military source as saying that the operation took place in the “Al-Khouba – Wadi Jarah” axis in the Jizan region.
Earlier, the Houthi military spokesman, Yahya Saree, said that the King Khalid Air Base in Khamis Mushait had been targeted, adding that the drone had hit its target.
On the other hand, Saudi media quoted the coalition as saying that an explosive drone launched by the Houthis towards Khamis Mushait was intercepted and destroyed.
In response to the Houthis ’announcement to launch attacks on Jizan, the coalition said that the Houthi’s fabrication of phantom victories aims to calm popular anger in his areas of control, and to cover the reality of the situation on the ground.
The coalition also announced earlier Saturday that it had thwarted an imminent Houthi attack using two booby-trapped boats in the southern Red Sea, in the second similar attack in less than a week.
The coalition added in a statement that the imminent attack was thwarted, and the two boats were destroyed off the Salif port, south of the Red Sea, stressing that the Houthi group continues to threaten shipping lines and global trade.
On Monday, the coalition announced in a statement that it had thwarted a similar Houthi boat bomb attack in the southern Red Sea.
Saudi media had reported earlier that a drone launched by the Houthis had been intercepted and destroyed towards Khamis Mushait (south of the Kingdom).
Battles for Marib
On the battlefronts in Marib, central Yemen, military sources said that the battles in the region are the fiercest since 3 weeks, and the Al-Jawf governorate witnessed battles coinciding with the intense raids of the coalition.
Yemeni military sources reported that the Houthis launched simultaneous attacks on Yemeni army sites in the Serwah district, and that the army responded to these attacks, amid reports of deaths and injuries on both sides.
Houthi media also reported that coalition warplanes launched a raid targeting the group’s sites in Serwah.
About 7 years ago, Yemen has been witnessing a war that killed 233,000 people, and 80% of the population of about 30 million people have become dependent on aid to stay alive, in the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, according to the United Nations.