Yemen’s Houthi movement issued video footage on Saturday purportedly of an incursion by its fighters proper right into a Saudi Arabian border house on the frontlines whereby Houthi-run media said Saudi troopers have been captured and killed.
The spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition which has been battling the Iran-aligned Houthi group for over six years didn’t immediately reply to a request for comment.
Houthi-run Al Masirah television on Twitter cited a military provide as saying larger than 80 Saudi troopers and Sudanese “mercenaries” have been killed or injured, whereas tens have been captured throughout the operation throughout the neighborhood of Al Khoubah throughout the southern Saudi space of Jazan.
If confirmed, the assault would further complicate makes an try by the United Nations and the US to establish a ceasefire in a battle extensively seen throughout the space as a proxy battle between rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran.
Among the video footage on Al Masirah’s Telegram account, the authenticity of which couldn’t be independently verified by Reuters, confirmed males in military uniform coming beneath hearth as they fled down a rocky mountain slope.
Sudanese troops have been deployed as part of the Saudi-led military alliance that intervened in Yemen in March 2015 after the Houthis ousted the internationally recognised authorities from the capital Sanaa.
The battle has been in military stalemate for years, with the Houthis holding most of northern Yemen.