The Ansar Allah group (Houthis), announced the implementation of a qualitative operation called the “victory from God,” which killed hundreds and captured thousands of Saudi and non-Saudi soldiers in the province of Najran, Saudi Arabia.
Brigadier Yahya Sari, a military spokesman for the Houthi group, said in a statement on Saturday: “Three military brigades of the enemy forces were completely destroyed and hundreds of vehicles and armored vehicles were seized during the major operation in Najran.”
He added: “the military operation is the biggest draw for enemy forces since the beginning of the aggression and continued for several months, and participated by specialized units of our forces in the framework of support and support the operation in Najran, led by rocket power and air force and air defense.”
He continued: “Only 72 hours after the start of the operation, our forces applied the siege on 3 brigades of deceived and a whole faction of the army of Al Saud.”
He said that the besieged forces were completely destroyed and hundreds of kilometers long and wide were liberated during the qualitative operation in the Najran. Hundreds of Saudis were killed, including leaders and officers.
He added: “Riyadh is trying in vain to cover up such a resounding defeat suffered by the Yemeni fighters, and we will announce in the coming days more results and details of the victory of God at various stages.”
He explained that the group will take further measures to protect the prisoners from the targeting of warplanes.
Until the date, no statement has been issued by the Saudi government to confirm or deny the authenticity of the Houthi group’s announcement.
It is noteworthy that Riyadh agreed to a partial cease-fire in Yemen, after the intensification of attacks by the Houthis on several strategic targets inside the Kingdom, the latest attack on two oil facilities of Aramco in mid-this month.
On September 20, the head of the Houthi political council, Mahdi al-Mashat, announced a “conditional moratorium on the targeting of Saudi territory by drones and other forms of targeting,” provided Riyadh abides by it.
The military operations carried out by the Houthis during the last two months with drones and ballistic missiles show that the damage to Saudi Arabia economically and militarily has a great and increasing cost, especially as the shelling hit large economic and service institutions, such as oil installations, airports and military bases.
Since March 2015, the Arab military coalition led by the Saudi has supported government forces against the Houthis, and fighting has killed 70,000 people since the beginning of 2016, according to UN estimates in mid-June.