On November 8 and November 9, the Saudi-UAE-led coalition faced some significant issues with its advance on the Houthis-held port city of al-Hudaydah.
Using the deep involvement of coalition-led forces in clashes near al-Hudaydah and overstretched supply lines of coalition forces, the Houthis carried out an “unexpected” attack on coalition positions at the Huseiniyah corssroads. Thus, they cut off the only supply line of the coalition forces involved in the battle of al-Hudaydah.
According to pro-Houthi sources, a dozen of coalition-backed fighters were killed and at least 3 vehicles were destroyed in this attack.
On the same time, the Houthis’ attack on coalition forces south of al-Hudaydah did not solve all the issues faced by the movement near the city itself. Al-Huaydah is still partly encircled by coalitionl-led forces. Furhermore, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and their proxies keep their advantage in manpower and military equipment in the area.
The Saudi Air Force continues massive air strikes on positions of the Houthis in and near the city. If the coalition solves its problems south of al-Hudaydah soon, it will likely be able to continue developing its tactical success in the battle of al-Hudaydah.