In this photo taken Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, fighters against Shiite rebels known as Houthis gather at the road leading to Al-Anad base near Aden in the southern province of Lahej, Yemen. The capture of the Al-Anad base was a significant victory for the forces allied to Yemen's exiled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi in their battle to reverse the gains of Houthis. (AP Photo/Wael Qubady)

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:45 A.M.) – For the second time this week, the Saudi Coalition has launched a big assault along the Yemeni-Saudi border.

Backed by heavy airstrikes, the Saudi Coalition troops launched a powerful attack on the Houthi defenses at the strategic Qais Mountain, which overlooks much of the Yemeni border.

According to pro-Houthi media, their forces repelled the first assault by the Saudi Coalition troops, inflicting heavy losses within the ranks of the latter.

However, it appears that the Saudi Coalition has launched a new wave of attacks on this mountaintop in a bid to capture it from the Houthi-led forces.

The Saudi Coalition is currently bombarding the Houthi positions at the Qais Mountain, while their warplanes heavily strike the Yemeni provinces of Hajjah and Sa’ada.

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