Over the course of five days, the Saudi Royal Army and their allies from the Arab Coalition have suffered the highest number of casualties this war has seen since March 2015.
This significant casualty count is due to Saudi military’s callous attempts to seize the strategic Midi District near the Saudi border-crossing.
What has been even more shocking than the Saudi death toll is the resiliency of the Houthi forces and Yemeni Republican Guard; these soldiers are facing overwhelming odds and still beating back the Coalition units each day in Midi.
On Friday, the Saudi-led Coalition charged Midi once again and for the fifth time this week, they were forced to retreat after sustaining heavy casualties.
According to the Yemeni Army’s spokesperson, the Saudi-led Coalition’s death toll has exceeded 500, making this one of the bloodiest battles the Middle East has seen in over a decade.
This will not likely be the last we see of the Saudi Army either; they are determined to seize the Midi District, despite the great cost of human life.