On May 9, 2023, Mayadeen TV (Lebanon) aired a report about a military drill held by the Houthis' Sanaa Forces in a 100-square-kilometer area in the Taiz region in southern Yemen. The large-scale drill, which was titled "Loyalty to the Martyred Leader," was carried out by forces from the Houthis' 4th Military Command and involved the use of infantry forces, artillery, tanks, rockets, and explosive-laden drones against targets simulating Israeli and American positions. According to the report, the 4th Military Command is responsible for the Yemeni regions of Taiz, Lahij, Dhale, Abyan, and Aden, and the drill was an offensive drill meant to "elevate combat readiness" during the current "neither-peace-nor-war" situation in the conflict in Yemen.
Narrator: "The Sanaa Forces use their fire to send a message to the enemy, during a large drill of its armed forces in the 4th Military Command, in Taiz, in southwest Yemen. Through this drill, they emphasize that they are combat ready, at a time when the neither-peace-nor-war situation lingers, with no breakthrough in the legal humanitarian issue.
"The drill took on an offensive nature, in an area of 100 square kilometers. It included combat units from the 4th Military Command, which cover the governorates of Taiz, Lahij, Dhale, and Abyan, all the way to Aden in Southern Yemen. Their goal, according to miliary sources, is to elevate the combat readiness by carrying out simulated attacks, against posts of the American and Israeli enemies.
"The drill, which was named Loyalty to the Martyred Leader – in reference to the founder of Ansar Allah – is one of the largest military drills of the Sanaa forces, and comes about two months after a military drill that simulates an attack on military targets in various terains."