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Houthis Counter Saudi-led Forces’ Attempt To Restore Supply Lines In Western Yemen


On June 6, Houthi fighters repelled an attack of the Saudi-led coalition and its Yemeni proxies on their newly captured positions in the town of al-Fazah along the western Yemeni coast, according to the Yemeni al-Masirah TV. Reportedly, the Houthis killed several Saudi-backed fighters and damaged an armored vehicle of the coalition during the clashes.

Earlier, the Houthis managed to capture al-Fazah and cut off the supply line of the Saudi-led coalition at the Taef-al-Jah-Husseiniya crossroad forcing the coalition to withdraw from the vicinity of the al-Hudaydah airport, south of the strategic city of al-Hudaydah.

Houthis Counter Saudi-led Forces' Attempt To Restore Supply Lines In Western Yemen

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The Houthis media wing also announced that the Houthis had launched an attack on several positions of the Saudi-led coalition in the region of al-Jah south of al-Hudaydah. During the attack, Houthi fighters captured three armored vehicles of the coalition and destroyed one other.

The Saudi-led coalition and its Yemen proxies will likely launch a second attack on al-Fazah soon in order to reopen their supply line along the western Yemeni coast.



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    Hope to see that north pocket turn green.
    And hopefully some captured supplies for the Houthis.
    They need all the supplies they can get.

    • M9 LEAFY

      bro who is the red and green
      by your comment, saudi is red and houthis are green

      • LR captain

        houthis are green and Saudis are red on this map.

        • Cartographers are inept. Orc colors are Green and Grey. Red is for the SAA and Houthis and their allies. Saudis sponsor Daesh and Qaida, so they should be shown as Green and Grey on all maps.

    • LR captain

      IF the houthis retake Mocha is means the end of this Saudi operation is over until more reinforcements can get through.

      But as is this will delay the Saudis for more than 3-5 day (2 weeks maybe) Plus all the veteran units that were lost by southern separation movement. (UAE backed) 240 experienced personnel lost. Any new units that are brought will not have same degree of combat effectiveness.

      If Mocha is taken and series of attacks are carried out in Taz city. and some more advances made around in the mountains to is south. The whole Saudi could break forcing them abandon their positions and regroup. Leaving and defenses in Taz weakened

      Taz is a gate way to aden.

    • S Melanson

      My feeling is the Houthis purposely withdrew but gave the impression of being driven back by the Saudi forces. Meanwhile, Houthi forces hid in the mountains east of the line of advance waiting until the Saudis rushed into the trap being overextended and supply lines exposed and vulnerable to counterattack. I thought it suspicious the Saudis were advancing so quickly with weak Houthi resistance. Saudi arrogance once again worked to their advantage and the Saudi forces walked into the trap. The Houthi tactics had the effect of:

      (1) giving a false impression the Houthi defences were broken and on the run, (2) the Saudis took the bait and pressed the offensive to keep the retreating Houthi forces off balance, (3) the offensive up the coast created a long and vulnerable salient but the Saudi forces pressed on, (4) with the Saudi forces highly extended on a narrow front and with supply lines particularly vulnerable, the Houthis counter-attacked at key points, cutting the supply line, stopping the Saudi offensive in its tracks.

      Watch the Houthis as they are teaching the world a grand lesson in ‘asymetric’ warfare, or as I prefer to say, how to kick Saudi butt.

  • MeMadMax

    You could see this happening a mile away because these saudis don’t understand the first rule of thumb of any advance:

    Sun Tzu say:
    “By persistently hanging on the enemy’s flank, we shall succeed in the long run in killing the commander-in-chief.”

    Art of war.

  • SnowCatzor

    Lol, looks like the Saudi’s f**ked up badly here. The Houthis should keep pressing that pocket and drive them into the sea.

  • maxii priestt

    God bless the Houthis! give those saudi vermin hell!