An advance of the Saudi-UAE coalition and its proxies appears to be not so successful as the Saudi-UAE media has been promising since the start of the operation on June 13.
By June 25, the coalition’s forces had not been able to capture the al-Hudaydah airport and had not been able to outflank the port city of al-Hudaydah from the eastern direction.
The Houthis had repelled all the Saudi-UAE-led attacks inflicting significant casualties casualties to the attackers. Furthermore, the Yemeni movement had carried out a series of operations in the area south of al-Hudaydah attacking supply lines of the coalition’s striking force involved in the battle for al-Hudaydah.
— محمد بن خالد (@MbKS15) 25 June 2018
The areas of Nakhila, al-Jah, Mashikhi, Majiles and al-Faza de-facto remain contested and the coalition is not able to send supplies to its proxies near al-Hudaydah.
This put the coalition in a complicated situation. If the Houthis find resources to isolate the coalition’s group near al-Hudaydah further and to elminiate it, the Saudi-UAE-backed advance on the port city will end as a total failure.