On February 17, the Houthis released a video documenting some of the attacks carried out by their sniper units during January.
The 4-minute video shows Houthi snipers targeting 17 Saudi-backed fighters, four in the central Yemen province of al-‘Dali, six in the northwestern province of Hajjah, two near the border with the Saudi province of Jizan and five along the border with the province of Najran.
Houthi snipers also destroyed a surveillance system installed in a frontline post in the district of Harad in al-‘Dali as well as four machine guns mounted in a fortified position on the border line with Najran.
The Yemeni group arms its snipers with a variety of locally modified heavy sniper rifles and western-made sniper rifles, which had been captured from the Saudi military.
The Houthis’ sniper units have inflicted serious losses on the Saudi-led coalition and its proxies since the outbreak of the war in Yemen more than five years ago. These small units stepped up their operations in the last three years.
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