Saudi-led coalition in Yemen denies 'theatrical' Houthi ambush claims

A screengrab from footage via Houthi-run Al Masirah TV purportedly shows soldiers surrendering to Houthi rebels W88 near the Saudi Arabia-Yemen border.

Houthi spokesman Brigadier Gen. Yahya Saree said Houthi forces had also wrested control of 350 square แทงบอลออนไลน์ kilometers (135 square miles) of land from coalition forces in what he hailed as the "biggest trap."

CNN has not been able to verify Saree's claims or footage purporting to show droves of people apparently sbobet surrendering.

The video released by the Houthis showed four individuals who were apparently captured and claimed to be Saudi soldiers. Armored vehicles were also seen driving through narrow mountain roads under fire, with about a dozen destroyed or burned.

On Monday, Malki described the incident as a "failed ambush attempt" by the Houthis which the coalition 188BET thwarted. Malki claimed that more than 1,500 Houthis were killed, and 250 weapon- and supply-transporting vehicles destroyed.

CNN could not independently verify Malki's characterization of the incident.

Malki said he had previously FUN88 detailed the incident in a news conference in early September.

Yemen's Saudi-backed Information UFA888 Minister Moammar el-Eryani also denied the Houthi claim, slamming it as an attempt to "promote fake victories."

Yemen has been embroiled in a years-long civil war that has pitted a coalition backed by Saudi Arabia against the Iran-backed Houthi rebels.

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