Saudi Arabia's joint forces killed at least 40 Houthi militants off Jazan, on Friday, with the support of Apache helicopters.
Al Arabiya correspondent reported that the Saudi forces had information in the past few days about attempts by Houthi militias and the forces of ousted Saleh to mobilize militants in the Yemeni governorates opposite the Saudi border.
These militants have been under constant surveillance over the last few days.
The Saudi forces were able to lure the Houthi militants to enter within their target range to destroy those groups.
The four-hour military operations were carried out opposite Al-Khashl, Al-Fadna and Al-Malhama mountains, by Apache helicopters and Saudi artillery.
Saudi rockets targeted Houthi strongholds in places where they camped at the border of Saada province.
Military sources confirmed that Saudi forces had killed at least 40 militants and destroyed several of their military vehicles.