The joint Saudi forces on Saturday launched an offensive by members of the Houthi militia after they tried to attack Saudi military installations off Jazan.
At least 50 members of the Houthi militia were killed in the attack, sources confirmed.
Al-Arabiya correspondent reported that the militia tried to carry out the attack this morning by firing mortars and Katyusha rockets at Saudi military posts and trying to advance on the border between Saudi Arabia and Yemen and to target new military points.
The joint Saudi forces, through artillery and Apache helicopters, were able to target several factions that tried to support these militias, while direct fire was exchanged between a number of militias and Saudi forces, supported by coalition aircraft targeting military vehicles and support for militias from within.
Dozens of vehicles and military vehicles had carried militias to the Saudi-Yemeni border.
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