In January 2017, Saudi-led forces launched the operation “Golden Spear” aiming to capture the entire western Yemeni coast from the Houthi-Saleh alliance.
So far Saudi-led forces have manged to capture the strategic port of Mocha but failed to advance further to the north. They have repeatedly tried to capture the Khaled military camp but also failed to do this. The Khaled military camp is a strategic military base located on the road between Taiz city and Mocha.
Recently, Houthi-Saleh forces have repelled a Saudi-backed attack in the al Kadha area.