Map Update: Saudi-led Forces Fail To Reach Hudaydah After Their Attack Repelled By Houthis

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Saudi-led forces failed to reach the key Yemeni port city of al-Hudaydah after their attack north of it had been repelled by the Houthis. According to local observers, the situation in the area remains tense, but it seems that the Saudi-led coalition and its proxies have lost the momentum and are now facing difficulties in developing their advance further.

Al-Hudaydah is a key logistical hub in the Houthis-controlled part of Yemen. If the Saudi-led coalition captures it, this will be a major blow to the Houthis and their allies.

Map Update: Saudi-led Forces Fail To Reach Hudaydah After Their Attack Repelled By Houthis

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  • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

    HAHAHAHA YES MAKE THEM SO MISERABLE THAT THEY JUST GIVE UP AND GO BACK TO SAUDI SHITABIA!!!

    • You can call me Al

      I am glad I read your comment as I some what totally misread the article. I owe you one

      • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

        hey no worries my friend!!:))))

    • Real Anti-Racist Action

      News Flash Update:
      Leader of Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement Abdul-Malik Badreddin al-Houthi has revealed that Israeli warplanes have been detected flying over the key port city of Hudaydah.

      Houthi said Israeli jets have been seen in Hudaydah’s skies over the past few days amid a push by Saudi mercenaries to seize the city, Arabic-language al-Masirah television network reported.

      “Yemen is actually fighting against a Saudi-Zionist coalition,” he said, referring to a military campaign which Riyadh has been carrying out against Yemen since 2015.

      Several Western countries, the US and the UK in particular, are widely known to be helping Saudi Arabia in the aggression, but this is the first time claims of Israeli complicity have been made.

      Referring to close ties between Israel and terrorist groups in Syria, Houthi noted that the Takfiri elements in Yemen are also the “mercenaries and servants” of Tel Aviv and Washington.

      Israel and Saudi Arabia have no diplomatic relations, but latest reports say the two regimes are working behind the scenes to establish formal contact.

      A senior Israeli nuclear expert revealed recently that Tel Aviv was selling Saudi Arabia information that would allow the kingdom to develop nuclear weapons.

      Ami Dor-On, a senior nuclear commentator with the Israeli military organization iHLS, said the cooperation has been made possible in the wake of widening ties between Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

      Hudyadah situation

      Hudaydah, home to about 400,000 people, is a lifeline for aid to war-torn Yemen. Riyadh claims the Houthis are using the key port for weapons delivery, an allegation rejected by the fighters.

      The city, which lies on Yemen’s western Red Sea coast, has witnessed renewed tensions over the past few days. Saudi-backed forces have closed in on Hudaydah, sparking fears of an all-out assault.

      The UN and humanitarian organizations have warned that a potential Saudi attack on Hudaydah could result in a disaster.

      Jan Egeland, a former UN aid chief who now heads the Norwegian Refugee Council, told Doha-based Al Jazeera broadcaster on Saturday that a Saudi attack would make the situation “much worse.”

      “We must avoid war at all costs in Hudaydah, not only because of the hundreds of thousands of people who would get in the crossfire but also because the port and the lifeline will be destroyed,” he said.

      Egeland further demanded “a ceasefire and peace talks” to resolve the crisis in Yemen.

      “What we asked for is that the United States, the United Kingdom and France who have influence over the Saudi-led coalition – they sell arms, they have close military relations, close diplomatic and intelligence cooperation – guarantee that attacks stop,” he added.

      Earlier this week, the UN voiced grave concerns about the situation around Hudaydah.

      The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) also warned that fighting in Hudaydah would make “an already catastrophic situation even worse.”

      “The ICRC is line with international humanitarian law urges all the parties to the conflict to respect civilian lives by taking every possible measure to protect civilians,” the Geneva-based humanitarian institution said in a statement.

      Yemenis conduct retaliatory attacks

      Separately on Saturday, al-Masirah reported that Yemeni army soldiers and fighters from allied Popular Committees had destroyed seven Saudi armored vehicles in the kingdom’s southern regions of Asir and Najran.

      The Yemeni attacks came in retaliation for the Saudi-led military campaign on the impoverished state.

      Yemeni forces further managed to prevent the advance of Saudi and Sudanese mercenaries in Asir and killed dozens of them, the report said.

      Saudi Arabia and its allies launched a war on Yemen in March 2015 in support of Yemen’s former Riyadh-friendly government and against the Houthis.

      The military campaign has killed and injured over 600,000 civilians, according to the Yemeni Ministry of Human Rights.

      Saudi Arabia has also imposed a blockade on Yemen, which has smothered humanitarian deliveries of food and medicine to the import-dependent state.

      SOURCE:
      http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/06/03/563733/Yemen-Israel-Hudaydah-Houthi

      • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

        Inshallah the saudis get their asses whooped and abandon hudaydah for good. Saudis are literally good for nothing pieces of absolute shit!!!

  • Shawn

    Watch the Saudi’s get annihilated & turned to smoke

    https://almasirah.net/gallery/preview.php?file_id=16838

  • Wise Gandalf

    hoorrah!

  • Ariel Cohen

    You can bet there are Iranian advisors using their considerable experience and skills to help the Houthis trap these mercenary Saudi terrorist-led forces and even turn the attack into a defeat for the aggressors . .

  • Toni Liu

    What happened with southfront lately seems I got very hard to access to southfront, and If I can got access today then two or three days later got very hard to access again seems something wrong with my connection to this site

  • potcracker2588

    said so yesterday…75+ jew slaves were killed

    • You can call me Al

      So sad.

      Call them Zionist and then the thought police cannot get you.

  • potcracker2588

    but the new news is that israeli airforce is in the area….so now its official…what everybody with an open truthfull mind knew already…us/israel/saudi/british/sudan/columbia against the houthis…

  • Smaug

    The Saudis will probably send reinforcements and encircle the town. Food and munitions are already low for the Houthis and not much can get thtough the naval blockade.