By: Randi Nord On: September 29, 2019
Sana’a (GPA) – Two weeks after announcing its attack on Saudi Aramco, Yemen’s Sana’a government revealed the results of a month’s long operation behind enemy lines in Najran province. The largest of its kind since the beginning of the war, Yemeni forces captured thousands of Saudi troops — including several high-ranking officers — and hundreds of kilometers of land beyond the Saudi border.
Speaking to press on Saturday, Brigadier-General Yahya Saree announced the success of an operation dubbed “Victory from God” carried out in Najran province by Yemen’s Army and Popular Committees. Revealing only minimal details at the time, Saree said Yemeni forces managed to lay siege to three Saudi-backed military brigades as well as an entire platoon — all during the first 72 hours of the operation.
“Only 72 hours after the start of the operation, our forces applied the siege on three deceived brigades and a whole faction of the Saudi army,” he said.
Saree later revealed more details at a press conference Sunday afternoon.
Yemen’s Army and Popular Committees announced the first phase of a month’s long operation.
Yemeni forces captured 2,000 Saudi troops during the operation, including many children and high-ranking officials.
Yemeni forces seized 350 km (217 miles) of land beyond the Saudi border in the Najran region.
Yemeni forces capture thousands of Saudi troops, high-ranking officials, and land — Riyadh remains silent ….