The Yemeni Defense Minister says the country’s armed forces have managed to advance near Saudi Arabia’s southern city of Najran, calling the battlefield gains a major victory over the aggressors.
Speaking during a visit to Yemen’s border regions with Saudi Arabia on Friday, Mohammed Nasser al-Atifi said that the Yemeni Army and allied Popular Committees were “a few kilometers away” from Najran city and its airport.
He stressed that Yemeni fighters would never abandon defending their homeland as they were very close to victory over the Saudi aggressors.
Speaking to Yemen’s SABA news agency on Wednesday, Yemeni Army spokesman Brigadier General Yahya Sare’e said that the armed forces had captured 20 military positions belonging to Riyadh and its mercenaries in Najran since the weekend.
“The forces overwhelmed the positions in an attack carried out along three separate military axes,” he said.
More than 200 Saudi mercenaries were killed or wounded during the retaliatory operation, and many others captured along with large quantities of military equipment, he added.
A new footage released on Friday showed Yemeni forces using Kornet man-portable anti-tank missiles to target Saudi armored vehicles across the Najran region.