On November 30, heavy clashes broke out south of the city of al-Hudaydah on the western Yemeni coast when units of the Saudi-led coalition and its proxies attempted to advance in the area of Kilo 16.
The Houthis media wing released two videos showing Houthi fighters destroying several armored vehicles of the Saudi-led coalition with anti tank guided missiles (ATGMs) during the clashes. After repelling the attack, the fighters captured several light weapons and ammunition, which had been left behind by coalition troops.
Prior to the Saudi-led coalition attack, the Yemeni Artillery Force and the Air Force [both allies of the Houthis] struck several positions and gatherings of the coalition on the western Yemen coast. The joint attack was reportedly carried out to deter the coalition.
The Saudi-led coalition announced a “humanitarian ceasefire” in al-Hudaydah on November 14. While the attack on the city was indeed halted, coalition troops continued its attacks on key positions in al-Hudaydah outskirts, like Kilo 16. This forced the Houthis to step up their military operation on the western Yemeni coast once again.