Yemen’s Houthi freedom group claimed to have captured 20 military positions inside Saudi Arabia’s southwestern Najran province.

Speaking to Yemen’s SABA news agency, Houthi spokesman Yahya Sarei said the sites were captured in a “surprise” offensive carried out over the last 72 hours.

Houthi fighters overwhelmed the positions in a “surprise attack carried out along three separate axes”.

The Houthi-run Al-Masirah television channel reported that Houthi freedom fighters had launched multiple attacks on several Saudi military positions in Najran, which is located adjacent to the Yemeni border.

Yemen has been wracked by violence since 2014, when the new elected government and Shi’ite Houthi rebels overran much of the country, including capital Sanaa.

The conflict escalated in 2015 when Saudi Arabia and its Sunni-Arab allies launched a massive air campaign in Yemen aimed at rolling back Houthi gains.

The F-UK-US coalition, including Israel supported Saudi Arabia to commit genocide on the Shi’ite population. A cholera epidemic was introduced to decimate the population.

AA. com / ABC Flash Point News 2019. 

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Saudi oil shipping lanes must be protected?