Houthi forces managed to repel an attack of forces loyal the Yemeni president, Mansour Hadi, and the Saudi-led alliance in the Al-Kadha area in the province of Taiz.
Houthis and their allies from the Yemeni Army also shelled pro-Saudi fores in the area. Hadi forces responded with a artillery shelling of the Al-Muaza’ area in Taiz.
At the Saudi-Yemeni border, Houthis and the Yemeni Army shelled the Saudi Army vehicles in the Al-A’lab border area and Tabat al-Khazan. They also shelled Saudi positions at Al-Shabaka in the Al-A’lab area. In Najran, Houthis targeted Saudi Army gatherings in the Al-Khadraa area.
From its side, the Saudi Army continued shelling Saada – the stronghold of the Houthis. The Saudi artillery targeted civilian areas in the town of Ghamr on the Saudi-Yemeni border.
Saudi Air Force warplanes carried out 6 air strikes on the Tha’ban and Shada areas in Saada, in addition to two air strikes on the Red Mountain in Marab province.
It seems that the strategic aim of the Saudi Alliance in Yemen is no longer to take control of Saada or Sana’a. In turn, pro-Saudi forces are focusing on an attempt to seize the city of Taiz.