On November 10, Brigadier General Yahya Sari, a spokesman of the Yemeni Armed Forces [an ally of the Houthis], announced that the Houthis and their local allies had killed 180 Saudi-backed Yemeni fighters and destroyed 21 military vehicles of the Saudi-led coalition on the western coast of Yemen during the last 48 hours.
“Enemy forces [Saudi-led coalition] attempted to advance towards the [al-Hudaydah] airport and north of the Kilo 16, however they failed thanks to the resistance of army forces and the popular committees [the Houthis],” the Yemeni al-Masirah TV quoted Brig. Gen. Sari as saying.
The Yemeni military spokesman also said that the Saudi-led coalition has stepped up its aerial operations over the city of al-Hudaydah and the entire western Yemen coast in an attempt to reopen its supply routes. Few days ago, the Houthis managed to block four key supply routes south of the coastal city after a series of successful attacks.
The Saudi-led coalition was not able to advance inside or south of al-Hudaydah in the last 24 hours. This indicates that the Houthis’ defensive operations are becoming more and more effective.