Houthis Kill Scores Of Saudi-led Coalition Fighters In Western Yemen (Map)

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Houthis Kill Scores Of Saudi-led Coalition Fighters In Western Yemen (Map)

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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.

Houthis Kill Scores Of Saudi-led Coalition Fighters In Western Yemen (Map)

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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.

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  • PZIVJ

    Seems the Saudi coalition rats have a supply problem.
    They may start to worry about what is behind them, instead of what is in front.
    This is good :))

  • Sinbad2

    You know Israel is involved when they start killing women and children, to put pressure of the fighters.

    • S Melanson

      Or out of spite for things not going to plan. The Houthis do not respond nicely to those tactics which has been the case for years.

    • Merijn

      IsraHell & their Lapdogs United States, United Kingdom & Wahhabistan are involved in Every Massmurder in the Middle East but the IsraHelli-Cockroaches are Cowardly Shit and rent Talmudic Wahhabi Headchoppers to do their Dirty Little Job…. Goyim have to Die for them….so that they can Sit & Eat…

  • S Melanson

    Coalition putting up a better fight then last try but Houthis up to the challenge. If supply stays cut off, they will not be able to fight at all. Coalition has 3-4 days at most to reopen supply given the intense fighting will burn though ammo and fuel stocks fast.

    note that the German troops fought there way into Stalingrad and engaged by Russians to keep them from attempting to withdraw to break out of encirclement – to break out would not be easy if it had been tried. Similar situation in Hodeidah – Coalition going all out to reach the port – note distance to port facilities is given by Coalition – this is because the port facilities is what counts for supply by sea. Clearly the Coalition is going for the Port rather then disengage to breakout. Expected since whole point is to seize port before US ends war end of November – and disengaging would be difficult operation in situation. But same thing happened in June and Coalition lost.

    Coalition have to reach port facilities within 3 days and if they throw everything they got, there is a possibility but the port will not be secure for taking supplies from ships – anti-ship missiles for example. the Coalition will have a tough time. I predict the Coalition will advance but fall short of the port facilities as supplies exhausted – then desertion/surrender.

    • Hisham Saber

      The German 6th Army led by Paulus and 4th Panzer Corp by Hoth could have broken out of the encirclement when Gen. Mansteins relief army was very close to Stalingrad. But Gen. Paulus was a traditional, diehard loyalist to his Fuhrer Hitler that he objected when told to initiate a breakout.

      • Bob

        Paulus was very conservative – but taking Stalingrad was no easy task. During 6th Army and 4th Panzer Corps advances into Don bend the Soviets had newly improved tactics and applied greater resistance using strategic withdrawals – in approach Hoth forced to disengage and change approach away from hilly terrain – by time the 6th Army entered outermost districts the infantry was already weary and still faced huge set piece battle for the city – without receiving any new formations – likewise at time, Hoth was always having to lend out a Panzer Corps here and there (Caucus etc) reducing and slowing his available strike mass. So by time of Soviet pincer counter-attack and capture of Kalach to create encirclement, and 6th Army’s brief window to break out, Paulus was already frazzled – he was certainly under relentless pressure from Hitler – but his serious concerns over the availability of enough petrol to actually move all required transports, equipment and armor – to avoid a mass breakdown and catastrophic route on open roads back to Dnieper bend – probably had equal impact on his mindset to stay put.

        • Hisham Saber

          Once Paulus saw that the Soviets were taking 80-90% casualties trying to send reinforcements across the river, and they were still coming, he knew the Battle was essentially lost. Stuka dive bombers were working overtime trying to stop the flow of Soviet troops. But yet they still kept on coming.

          Another thing the Germans learned the hard way , is that it is much easier to take a city that is intact, instead of one bombed to ruins.

          • Bob

            The critical time-frame for Wehrmacht’s campaign to reach Stalingrad was actually in their approach into Don bend – 4th Panzer Army were slowed by Soviet resistance but rebooted and took different approach – meanwhile 6th Army were slogging away against same resistance but infantry could not switch and match Panzer’s renewed momentum. Due to several days it took to finally link up, it meant two Soviet armies slipped away in strategic withdrawal to south and the chance to take Stalingrad under a Soviet collapse, without stubborn resistance was gone. Is topic of endless debate and interest – due to sheer scale and ferocity of events:

            https://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USA/USA-EF-Decision/USA-EF-Decision-19.html

  • potcracker2588

    zero chance for the pricks taking the port city…..they are not even close to the port….and the toughest way is ahead..the densly built areas with thousands of places to hide fighters and more important ieds.
    the further they move in, the more costly it gets and the more strechted out they are…
    ofcourse it may also depend on the crazyness of those behind this invasion and the important part this port plays in future peace talks…..it could well be that they wont give up, they have the manpower, even it means a bloodbath for both….its difficult to say, and i havent heard any numbers of the houthi defenders…it seems that the attackers have 10,000+….and from all vids i saw in the last 5 days the number 10,000 for the saudi prick mercs could well be close to the truth…..so i hope that its atleast 3000 defenders….

    • PZIVJ

      Not bad, good to see you make an intelligent post potcraker
      Oh crap, now I am very confused and will upvote you. :D

      • You can call me Al

        hahahaha, same same. I read the post first, up-ticked and then saw the name. I feel like I am in some twilight zone now.

    • S Melanson

      Good comment.

  • Benoit Balderacchi

    This map from yesterday is already outdated: Ansarallah conter strike is broken in al-Jah, Tuheyta and I guess Hays. They only could keep Jabaliyah and Mutaynah crossroad for now.
    Massive fight take place in Hodeidah actually, near from al front possible from inside the city. Ansarallah also make a conter attack from kilo 16 in east. For them, possible territory gain around Saleh house and Saana road on east front before tomorow but the coalition probably take back the airport and get some other gain on south of the city.
    It look like desesperate attack for Ansarallah… too many front to defend and too many political defection… their force is collapsing…

    • Benoit Balderacchi

      If the coalition take back the airport, they don’t care anymore to keep a road free for supply…

      • S Melanson

        I think they still would. Resupply from air is high risk as planes come in low and slow and cargo planes are big targets.

    • S Melanson

      This is how it went last time when Houthis cut supply in June offensive. Houthis are not holding territory, they are conducting an interdiction of supply campaign. They will retreat and quickly strike elsewhere and continue while Coalition run from one place to another and even areas liberated are not secure as fire control positions can be still in place as was the case in June. This tactic reflect the fact that preventing all supply from getting through is not necessary, reducing to a fraction that is well below needs is sufficient and more likely to be sustained – Stalingrad is example where supply by air kept supplies coming but only 20% of needs met. Same thing here, roads will be for periods impassible