On November 8, Brigadier General Yahya Sari, a spokesman of the Yemeni Armed Forces [a key ally of the Houthis], announced that the Houthis and other local forces have blocked four supply routes of the Saudi-led coalition near the district center of al-Tuhayat, the village of al-Jah al-Suflah, the area of al-Jabaliyah and the town of al-Faza south of the coastal city of al-Hudaydah.
“The offensive operations blocked all the land supply routes, which led to confusion among [Saudi-led coalition] enemy forces, and the aggressor warplanes failed to support its mercenaries,” Brig. Gen. Sari said in an official statement published by the Yemeni al-Masirah TV.
During these offensive operations, more than 150 Saudi-backed Yemeni fighters were killed and 17 military vehicles of the Saudi-led coalition were destroyed, according to Brig. Gen. Sari.
This move will likely hinder the ongoing offensive of the Saudi-led coalition on al-Hudaydah, which began on November 3. So far, the coalition has reached the southern part of the strategic city. However, the shortage of supplies may force it to withdraw soon.
Video of the Houthis operations south of al-Hudaydah: