On May 5, Houthi fighters repelled a new attack of the Saudi-led coalition and its proxies on their positions around the Khalid military camp in the Mawza district of the southwestern Yemeni province of Taiz, according to the Houthis media wing.
The Houthis destroyed three armored vehicles of the Saudi-led coalition with IEDs and killed several Yemeni fighters loyal to Saudi-backed Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi.
This was the second attack by the Saudi-led coalition on the Houthis positions around Khalid camp within 15 days. On April 26, the Houthis repelled a similar attack destroying more than six vehicles of the coalition.
The Saudi-led coalition has stepped up its military operations in Taiz province over the last two weeks to secure the supply line of its troops deployed near the western Yemeni coast. The coalition even opened a new front against the Houthis in the northwest part of the province on May 3.
Observers believe that the Saudi-led coalition will make another attempt to capture the Houthis’ positions around the Khalid camp in the upcoming weeks in the framework of its attempts to secure Taiz province.