Houthi rebels released pictures and videos of an assault on Saudi troops

Saudi Arabia has not yet responded to claims of attack in region of Najran

Houthi fighters pose on an alleged captured Saudi vehicle after an attack near the border with Saudi Arabia's southern region of Najran in Yemen, in this still image taken from video on September 29, 2019. Houthi military officials claim that offensive defeated "enemy forces" leading to capture of Saudi soldiers, officers and vehicles. (Photo: Houthi Rebels)

As we have previosuly reported, the Houthi rebels claim that they have killed or captured dozen of Saudi troops near Najran. The Najran region is part of Saudi Arabia. Today, Houthi rebels have released pictures and videos of an assault. They claim to have captured dozens of enemy soldiers, including Saudi troops.

A Houthi spokesman said yesterday that the operation in the Najran region was conducted in several stages over a number of months. He said at least 500 enemy fighters were killed or injured and other dozens captured.

Yahya Saree, a Houthi military spokesman, described an ambush on the Saudi forces that then developed into an “all-out” cross-border offensive that trapped the troops inside Saudi Arabia. Those who weren’t killed in a strike fleed or surrendered to Houthi forces.

“More than 200 were killed in dozens of [missile and drone] strikes while trying to escape or surrender,” Saree said.

The fighting took place in the southern region of Najran with video images aired showing armoured vehicles hit by blasts and surrendering soldiers.

More details will follow.