The Houthis announced on April 3 that they had secured new areas in the al-Ajashir desert on the border with Saudi Arabia’s Najran.
The Yemeni group’s media wing released a video showing Houthi fighters shelling and storming al-Shakiri, a key fortified position of Saudi-backed forces in al-Ajashir.
During the attack, the Houthis faced little to no resistance from Saudi-backed fighters, who fled the al-Shakiri position leaving behind their personal weapons.
The Yemeni group launched a limited ground operation in the al-Ajashir desert earlier this week. Vast parts of the desert, which is located east of the Albuqa border crossing, have been secured, so far.
The Houthis are apparently stepping up their attacks along the border with Saudi Arabia, once again. The Yemeni group’s fighters are likely attempting to drain Saudi-backed forces defending the border line.