On December 2, the Houthis struck several positions and gatherings of the Saudi-led coalition and its proxies on the western coast of Yemen with armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and artillery, according to the Houthis media wing.
The Yemeni al-Masirah TV also announced that the Houthis and their local allies conducted a hit and run attack on several position of the Saudi-led coalition in the area of Kilo 16 south of the coastal city of al-Hudaydah. As a result of the attack, three military vehicles of the coalition were destroyed and many Saudi-backed Yemeni fighters were killed.
These offensive operations by the Houthis were likely a response to the Saudi-led coalition attempt to advance in Kilo 16 two days ago. According to local observers, the coalition was attempting to expand its control south of al-Hudaydah.
Last month, the Saudi-led coalition announced a “humanitarian ceasefire” in al-Hudaydah. However, the coalition continued to launch attacks around the strategic city, which forced the Houthis to respond.