On September 26, the Houthis captured several positions in the region of al-Jabaliyah on the western coast of Yemen from the Saudi-led coalition and its Yemen proxies, according to the Yemeni al-Masirah TV.
During the attack, Houthi fighters destroyed two armored vehicles and more than four pickup trucks of the Saudi-led coalition with anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs) and rocket propelled grenades. Many Saudi-backed Yemeni fighters who were aboard these vehicles were killed and injured.
The Houthis attack is likely a respond to the limited attack of the Saudi-led coalition and its proxies on positions near the district center of al-Durayhimi, which occurred three days ago. Back then, the Houthis repelled the attack within few hours.
The situation in the western coast of Yemen is expected to escalate in the upcoming few weeks because the Saudi-led coalition is preparing to launch another large offensive on the strategic city of al-Hudaydah. The main target of the coalition is the city’s port, which is one of the last supply routes of the Houthis.