On August 4, the Houthis ambushed a large unit of the Saudi-led coalition and its Yemeni proxies in the outskirt of the district center of al-Durayhimi along the western coast of Yemen, according to the Yemeni al-Masirah TV.
The Houthis’ media wing said that Houthi fighters killed several Saudi-backed Yemeni fighters and damaged four armored vehicles of the UAE military during the ambush. Furthermore, the Houthis captured 35 fighters of the Saudi-led coalition.
The district center of al-Durayhimi is located in a strategic area that overlooks the city of al-Hudaydah and its airport. The city is considered the main target of the Saudi-led coalition, which has been attacking it for three months without any success.
Two days ago, Saudi-led coalition warplanes killed more than 55 civilians in a series of airstrikes on al-Hudaydah. Despite of the massacre, a spokesman of the Saudi-led coalition, Colonel Turki Al-Malaki, told the UAE-based al-Arabiya TV that the coalition is determined to continue its attack on the key coastal city.