Yemen says destroyed, captured scores of Saudi forces

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. Al Masirah/Houthi Military Media Center/Reuters TV via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. YEMEN OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN YEMEN.

Yemeni resistance forces have destroyed three Saudi military brigades in a large-scale military offensive in the kingdom’s southern border region of Najran.

General Yahya Saree, the spokesman for the Yemeni army, said the offensive dubbed God’s Victory inflicted heavy damage on the enemy.

He described the operation as the biggest-ever since Saudi Arabia and some of its allies embarked on an atrocious military campaign on Yemen in March 2015.

Saudi commanders, officers and soldiers are among those captured by Yemeni forces and Popular Committees fighters, he said.

“THE OPERATION RESULTED IN THE COMPLETE DESTRUCTION OF THREE MILITARY BRIGADES OF THE ENEMY (SAUDI) FORCES, SEIZURE OF LARGE QUANTITIES OF MILITARY EQUIPMENT, INCLUDING HUNDREDS OF VEHICLES AND ARMORED VEHICLES, CAPTURE OF THOUSANDS OF ENEMY FORCES, MOSTLY TRAITORS AND THE BEGUILED (SAUDI-SPONSORED YEMENI MILITIAMEN LOYAL TO YEMEN’S FORMER PRESIDENT ABD RABBUH MANSUR HADI). HUNDREDS MORE WERE KILLED AND WOUNDED IN THE PROCESS AS WELL,” SAREE DECLARED.

“Under the directives of the leadership [of Ansarullah movement,
Abdul-Malik al-Houthi], all prisoners were treated according to the principles of Islam, Yemen’s customs and traditions as well as human ethics. Our forces worked to protect thousands of surrendered enemy forces against retaliatory raids by the coalition of aggression.”