On June 23, the Houthis’ snipers units joined the battle in the western Yemeni coast against the Saudi-led coalition and its Yemeni proxies, according to the Yemeni Saba News Agency (SNA). A source in the Ministry of Defense of Yemen [loyal to the Houthis] told SNA that Houthi snipers killed three personnel of the coalition, so far.
Since last year, Houthi snipers killed hundreds of Saudi-led coalition personnel and Yemeni fighters loyal to Saudi-backed Yemeni president, Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi. The deployment of these lethal units will for sure hinder the mission of the coalition infantry.
Meanwhile, the Sky News TV reported that new reinforcements of Saudi-backed Yemeni forces arrived in the western coast of Yemen. According to the UAE-based TV channel, these new units were trained and armed by the Saudi-led coalition and will join the fight against the Houthis in the upcoming hours.
These recent developments suggest that the western coast of Yemen will witness intense battles between the Saudi-led coalition and the Houthis, once again. These battles will likely take place around the airport of al-Hudaydah and in the area of al-Faza south of it.