On February 17, Saudi-backed forces repelled a new attack by the Houthis on their besieged positions in the area of Hujur in the northwestern Yemeni province of Hajjah, according to the al-Arabiya TV.
“Huju’s tribesman are coming from the districts of Kushar, Qarah, Washha, al-Jamimah and Aflah al-Shawm in order to participate in the clashes against the Houthis,” a local source told the UAE-based TV.
Saudi-led coalition warplanes backed the Hujur’s tribes and carried out airstrikes on Houthi forces around the region. According to the al-Arabiya, the airstrikes destroyed two vehicles and killed more than 20 Houthi fighters. A day earlier, coalition warplanes carried out a similar wave of airstrikes.
The Saudi-led coalition is currently preparing to launch a large-scale military operation in order to left the Houthis siege of its proxies in Hujur. The operation is expected to begin in the upcoming few days.
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