Forces loyal to the Saudi-UAE-led coalition are developing their low-grade operation against the Houthis in Yemen. Despite the lack of successes, the coalition is still aiming to achieve a kind of military victory in its effort against the Yemeni movement. The main clashes are currently taking place south of the port city of al-Hudaydah and in the provinces of Hajjah and Saadah.
Last summer, the coalition carried out a large military operation in an attempt to capture al-Hudaydah from the Houthis. However, it failed to achieve any success in this effort and its forces retreated to the south.