Saudi forces kill 20 Houthis aiming to cross the border

Saudi Special Forces members of an anti-terror unit take part in an exercise on March 22, 2011 in the Dorma region, 100 kms west of Riyadh. (AFP)

The Saudi forces in Jazan area carried out military operations on sites occupied by the Houthi militias and the guards of ousted Saleh in the province of Harad, which is about 9 km from the Saudi border.

The Saudi forces began targeting militants with their artillery, after detecting them via thermal cameras.

The militants’ approach towards the Saudi border was an attempt to open a new military front to launch the missiles towards the Saudi provinces.

Al Arabiya correspondent reported that the militias fired several shells at uninhabited areas before moving towards the Saudi border.

Military sources confirmed that Saudi forces were able to kill more than 20 insurgents and injure others, as well as destroying strongholds where the militias were hiding.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:51 - GMT 06:51