On Monday evening, security sources in the province of Hajjah confirmed that Yemeni forces have carried out a vicious attack on the border post in Tawwal, known as “Tawwal Land Port”.
The source told Khabar Agency that fierce clashes took place at the border post between the Yemeni Army and Popular Committees on one hand, and Saudi border guards backed by Royal Saudi Land Force on the other hand.
He indicated that Saudi military forces responded violently using tanks, artillery, and sniper units, as well as F-16 and Apache helicopters in the battle after Yemeni forces made a rapid advance.
The battle in Tawwal Port has cost more than 106 casualties since this morning, with at least 7 Saudi troops killed and 85 injured, with an addition of 5 Saudi border guards killed and 9 injured.
Saudi media claims that dozens were also killed from the Yemeni side.
The Yemeni source said that the Army and Popular Committees have launched a military operation and described it as “extension” to the southern areas of Saudi Arabia, where it has been experiencing fierce fighting – they have managed to seize many Saudi military positions recently.
If the strategic border post is taken, Yemenis will have full access to the main border highway route connecting Saudi’s Tawwal and Yemen’s Haradh that ultimately lead to the contested city of Najran.