06 Jul '18, 12am

Saudi armour moves into northern Yemen for the first time in more than three years of fighting

Saudi armour moves into northern Yemen for the first time in more than three years of fighting

A Royal Saudi Land Forces (RSLF) armoured formation appears to have advanced into the northern Yemeni province of Sadah, entering the mountainous stronghold of the Iranian-backed rebel group Ansar Allah (the Houthis) for the first time in more than three years of fighting. Sky News Arabic broadcast footage on 1 July showed Yemeni Army troops advancing in the province. It included shots of at least one M60A3 tank, multiple M113 armoured personnel carriers (APCs), and an M2 Bradley infantry fighting vehicle. The RSLF operates all three types, while the Yemeni Army, before it fragmented at the outset of the current conflict in March 2015, had M60A3s and M113s but no Bradleys. The M113s in the footage had received an armour upgrade that has been rolled out widely across the RSLF’s fleet, but has not been seen on Yemeni ones. At least one M113 appeared to have the RSLF’s logo o...

Full article: http://www.janes.com/article/81543/saudi-armour-moves-int...

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