Forces loyal to the Saudi-led coaition continue their slow retreat under pressure from Ansar Allah (also known as the Houthis) and its allies in the province of Dhale.
Following the recent gains in the districts of Hisha and Azariq, Ansar Allah delivered a blow to coalition forces in the area of Beit Sharji, which is located northwest of the coalition stronghold of Qatabah. In the event of success in this area, Ansar Allah and its allies will be able to capture the village of Qarin Fahd and advance further along the road toward Qatabah.
At the same time, Yemeni forces would likely continue pressure coalition troops southwest of Qatabah. If the coalition air power contributes not enough effort to put an end to the Ansar Allah advance, it may appear that the Yemeni resistance will be able to lay siege on the town of Qatabah itself.
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