Shi’ite Houthi militia forces from Yemen claim to have taken control of villages across the border in Saudi Arabia, Houthi-run news agencies report, citing unnamed military sources.
Several villages in the southwestern Saudi province of Jizan are now said to be under the control of Shi’ite militias, according to unconfirmed media reports.
Among the villages Houthis claim to have taken over are Al-Kars and Al-Bahtit, while Houthi reports cite a military source as saying that militia had captured a strategic bridge that connects two areas near Al-Khubah. The same source claimed that the Saudi military suffered losses in the process that had retaliated with a bombardment of Al-Khubah.
No official or other independent sources have yet verified the Houthi claims; however, earlier reports citing Saudi authorities had put 14 people wounded as a result of missiles fired into Saudi Arabia from across the border.
These unconfirmed reports come after two reports in late August that Houthi militias had successfully targeted oil facilities belonging to Saudi oil giant Aramco in the Saudi southwest, as well as the Saudi airport of Abha…
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