On July 1, the Houthis launched a limited attack on several positions of the Saudi-led coalition and its Yemeni proxies around the village of al-Jubailiah south of the district of al-Tuhayat along the western Yemeni coast, according to the Yemeni al-Masirah TV.
The pro-Houthis TV channel said that Houthi fighters captured a key position of the Saudi-led coalition around the village after killing and injuring several Saudi-backed Yemeni fighters. The Houthis also targeted a gathering of coalition forces near the village of al-Faza with an anti-tank guided missile (ATGM).
Houthi fighters launched a second attack on the frontline of the Saudi-led coalition north of the district of al-Durayhimi, which is located only 18km south of the coastal city of al-Hudaydah. Coalition forces suffered from “catastrophic loses” as a result of the attack, according to al-Masirah.
Earlier today, the UAE’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash announced that the Saudi-led coalition had paused its operations along the western Yemeni coast in order to facilitate peaceful efforts. However, a spokesman of the Houthis denied such development hours later and said that the coalition is still carrying out attacks.
The upcoming days will likely witness intense battles between the Houthis and the Saudi-led coalition along the western coast of Yemen as the coalition appears to be preparing to launch a new attack on al-Hudaydah.