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Battle For Yemen’s al-Hudaydah On June 20, 2018 (Maps, Videos)

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Battle For Yemen’s al-Hudaydah On June 20, 2018 (Maps, Videos)

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On June 20, clashes between the Saudi-led coalition forces and the Houthis continued in the area of the al-Hudaydah airport, south of the port city of al-Hudaydah. On June 19, the coalition and its proxies once again entered the airport, but failed to establish full control of it. The Houthis were able to secure a number of positions in the area.

At the same time, coalition-led fighters continued their attempt to outflank al-Hudaydah from the eastern direction, engaging the Houthis in the Matahin square area.

The square remains contested, but the highway linking al-Hudaydah and the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, was closed because of the clashes. The only save highway from the besieged city is heading in the northern direction.

Battle For Yemen’s al-Hudaydah On June 20, 2018 (Maps, Videos)

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The coalition’s forces are steadily heading to their main goal – to isolate the city of al-Hudaydah by land. The most complicated part of this plan would be to cut off the highway heading from al-Hudaydah in the northern direction. If this goal is achieved, the fate of al-Hudaydah will be pre-determined.

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