On May 12, the Saudi-led coalition and its Yemen proxies continued their advance in the southwestern province of Taiz and captured the al-Wazi’iyah district, according to the UAE-based al-Arabiya TV.
The TV channel said that the Houthis had withdrawn from the district after destroying their equipment and positions.
The Saudi-led coalition besieged several units of the Houthis in al-Wazi’iyah district on May 10, after capturing the Mawza district and the al-Brah region. Later, the coalition expanded its control along the western coast of Taiz province and captured the al-Omar military camp.
Al-Arabiya said that the entire western part of Taiz province is now under the control of the Saudi-led coalition. This will enable the coalition to oversee the naval traffic in the Bab-el-Mandeb strait, the Houthis’ main supply route.
The next target of the Saudi-led coalition is likely the remaining positions of Houthis in the northern part of Taiz province. The coalition may also resume its advance towards the strategic port of al-Hudaydah along the western Yemeni coast.