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Saudi Military Destroys Infiltrators Katyusha Rockets – Military Sources | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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Jizan, Asharq Al-Awsat- Saudi military sources informed Asharq Al-Awsat that Katyusha rockets, mortar shells, rocket propelled grenades, and 7.62mm caliber heavy machine guns, are some of the more prominent weapons being used by the [Huthi] armed infiltrators. It was also revealed that the infiltrators are using specially converted anti-tank rounds, as well as modified pick-up trucks equipped with a fixed machine-gun.

The source added that the Saudi Arabian armed forces present on the frontlines in the border region were able to destroy three Katyusha missiles yesterday, and were subject to five attacks by armed infiltrators. The source described the first attack as being a heavy attack.

As for the theatre of operations, the sources told Asharq Al-Awsat that Saudi forces are in complete control of Jabal Dokhan, Jabal Rameeh, and Jabal al-Dood and the surrounding villages, and are continuing to bombard the remaining infiltrators located in the border region. The source also revealed that Saudi forces were targeted by the infiltrators artillery and that more than 20 artillery shells fired upon them overshot their targets and missed, resulting in zero casualties.

A military source in the Saudi paratroopers confirmed that the Saudi forces are more than a match for the infiltrators, and in fact surpass them at all levels in terms of capabilities and training and martial arts, whether in defending against their attacks, or attacking them and destroying their bases, weapons caches, and personnel. This source said that the Saudi forces were attacking the [Huthi] infiltrators to stop the violation of Saudi territory.

He also said that the military forces would continue to bombard the [Huthi] positions within the Saudi territory, which the infiltrators are continuing to use as a means to infiltrate the [Saudi] military sector. The source added that the [Saudi] army, navy, and air force, are fighting a constant battle using careful plans and tactics. He also revealed the active role being played by artillery in this battle, and that the air force continued its bombardment of several sites being used as sniper posts and weapons caches by the infiltrators yesterday.