On June 21, the Houthis repelled a large attack of the Saudi-led coalition and its proxies on the airport of al-Hudaydah along the western coast of Yemen, according to the Yemeni al-Masirah TV. Yemeni sourcse said that the Houthis also managed to recaptured most of the positions they had lost inside the airport.
During the clashes in the airport, Houthi fighters destroyed several armored vehicles of the Saudi-led coalition with ATGMs, IEDs and rocket-propelled grenades. Many Saudi-backed Yemeni fighters were also killed by the Houthis.
A day earlier, the Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported that the Saudi-led coalition captured large areas of the airport of al-Hudaydah. The Sky News Arabia TV even released a video showing the airport’s main hall and runway under the control of the coalition.
This is the second attempt of the Saudi-led coalition and its Yemeni proxies to capture the airport. On June 17, the first ground attack of the coalition on the airport witnessed a catastrophic fail.
In spite of their superior weapon systems and heavy fire power, Saudi-led coalition forces appear to be unable to overrun the Houthis’ defenses in the airport. However, the upcoming days will for sure witness a third attempt of the coalition to capture this facility.