In Maps: Military Situation In Yemen’s Al-Hudaydah After Saudi Decision To Halt Its Advance On Port City

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On November 14, the Saudi-UAE-led coalition temporarily halted its advance on the Houthi-held port city of al-Hudaydah in western Yemen. The advance was launched in early November in a fresh attempt to capture this strategic logistical hub from the Houthis. Initially, coalition forces achieved some progress in their operation, but then faced a strong resistance from the local forces and were not able to develop the momentum. Over 1,300 members of coalition-led forces had been reportedly killed by the Houthis since November 1.

Currently, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and their proxies are resupplying their assault force and preparing for another attempt to capture the city, according to local sources.

In Maps: Military Situation In Yemen's Al-Hudaydah After Saudi Decision To Halt Its Advance On Port City

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In Maps: Military Situation In Yemen's Al-Hudaydah After Saudi Decision To Halt Its Advance On Port City

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In Maps: Military Situation In Yemen's Al-Hudaydah After Saudi Decision To Halt Its Advance On Port City

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In Maps: Military Situation In Yemen's Al-Hudaydah After Saudi Decision To Halt Its Advance On Port City

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  • Ayauhteotl

    Good.

  • Ivanus59

    It really confuses me that Houthies are colored as green here while Saudi and UAE coalition is red. -_-
    Makes more sense to reverse these colors… Imo at least.

    • You can call me Al

      I must admit, I agree, not just because of the colours though.

  • S Melanson

    How are they resupplying their forces in Hodeidah. Are the Houthi forces that cut off supply lines south of Hodeidah just waving the convoys through to go and resupply? I do not think so.

    • LR captain

      air and naval resupply. The houthis need to make more pockets to limit the drop zones that Saudis can send supplies, as the their naval lack the sea lifting capacity to support no more than 3,000-5,000 ground forces.

      • S Melanson

        Naval resuppy not possible and vulnerability to anti-ship missiles which Houthis have. AirDrop difficult as supplies can land in Houthi territory as happened in Afghanistan. Drops more accurate if fly low but then aircraft vulnerable. Also, Coalition not able to supply sufficiently like the case at Stalingrad.

        • LR captain

          yes but the Saudi – led forces do control large areas along the coast, were the houthis can’t use their anti ship missiles. the houthis cut off the Saudi-led forces north of Mocha area. There is also and areas just south of the Saudi front (in regards to the port city) that light naval ships can land and unload supplies.

          the beaches make good drops zones for ammo and food. I don’t the Saudis care if the mercs get a little wet while grabbing the supplies.

          the Houthis need to strike and create more pockets in the use their anti ship missile and use snipers pick the mercs that grab the supplies the lands of beaches and coast lines.

  • DaBoiiiii

    Wait, I don’t understand these maps?

    Did the Coalition withdraw from their positions in and around Houdeydah to back where it says “Southern Neighbourhoods”? Or are thery still occupying the hospital on the west coast and still around the eastern side of the city?

    Nevermind, I got the picture. However, one zoomed out map to put everything in perspective would have been less confusing.

  • potcracker2588

    saudis broke the truce… heavy bombing in hudayda on the way

  • DaBoiiiii

    Also, Houthi’s deny any ceasefire in Hudaydah. Clashes still ongoing.

  • Rob

    If Yemen forces fuck these 4000 Saudi terrorists then nobody will fight for Saudis bone saw regime.

  • Brian Michael Bo Pedersen

    1300 lost since the 1st?

    If those numbers are true, then Oh my thats a high number, the Saudi/Coalition really is incredible incompetant in waging wars, or the Houthis is just doing a damn good job at defending.