On September 29, the Houthis repelled a limited attack of the Saudi-led coalition and its Yemen proxies on their positions in the vicinity of the area of “Kilo-16” and west of the district center of al-Tuhayat, on the western Yemeni coast, after hours of heavy clashes, according to the al-Masirah TV.
The Yemeni TV channel said that Saudi-led coalition warplanes supported the attack and carried out several airstrikes on the Houthis’ positions. However, the airstrikes were ineffective and Houthi fighters manged to repel the attack after killing many Saudi-backed Yemeni fighters and destroying three vehicles of the coalition.
A day earlier, the Houthis attacked key positions of the Saudi-led coalition south of the al-Hudaydah airport and Kilo-16. The coalition limited operations on September 29 were likely a response to these attacks.
The Saudi-led coalition is currently massing its troops on the western coast of Yemen and preparing to launch another large-scale offensive on al-Hudaydah. Earlier this year, the coalition launched several attacks on the key coastal city, but the Houthis managed to defend their positions.