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Saudi-Backed Forces Withdrew From Dozens Of Positions In Yemen’s Al-Hudaydah – Reports

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Saudi-Backed Forces Withdrew From Dozens Of Positions In Yemen’s Al-Hudaydah – Reports

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Saudi-backed forces have carried out a surprise withdrawal from dozens of positions in the southern and eastern outskirts of the western Yemeni city of al-Hudaydah, the Beirut-based al-Mayadeen channel reported on November 11.

In November of 2018, the Saudi-led coalition and its Yemeni proxies reached the outskirts of the Houthi-held costal city after a large-scale offensive. The following month, the offensive came to an end as a result of a UN-brokered ceasefire agreement.

A Yemeni source told al-Mayadeen that Saudi-backed forces have now withdrawn to the district of Mocha. The district is located on the coast of the southwestern province of Taiz, some 170 kilometers to the south of al-Hodeida city.

“The [Saudi-backed] Giants Brigades and Tariq Saleh’s forces withdrew from the frontlines south and east of al-Hudaydah,” the source said, speculating that the withdrawal “may be aimed to strengthen the collapsed Hadi and Islah forces in Ma’rib.”

Now, Houthi fighters are reportedly advancing in he outskirts of al-Hudaydah city to secure the positions evacuated by Saudi-backed forces.

Earlier this week, Saudi-led coalition forces were caught withdrawing from the southern city of Aden, the temporary home of the Saudi-backed Yemeni government. The coalition claimed that its forces were just “relocating”.

While it is possible that the Saudi-led coalition is relocating some of its forces and proxies to Ma’rib, where the Houthis have been advancing for the last few months, it is also possible that the coalition is preparing for a surprise pullout from Yemen.

Saudi Arabia and its allies may be planning to end their costly ground presence in the war-torn country in favor of lower-risk aerial operations.


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Chris Gr

Tariq Saleh is moderate. I stopped supporting Houthis when they killed Saleh.

Michel LeBlanc

Saleh was a saudi puppet, god rest his.zombie corpse!

Chris Gr

He wasn’t.

down under

without saudis he won’t last long. no different from ganni, the deposed afghan puppet president.

Last edited 21 days ago by down under
Chris Gr

Farbat? And Ghani should have remained. The deal is puppets or jihadis?

Furkan Sahin

Saleh is old men we move on

Furkan Sahin

he is 74 year old today if no dead


How soon the events of 2011 were forgotten!

Chris Gr



Saleh was not puupet but later he become puppet just to come inpower back in yemen isolating Houthis . abd bring SAudi force near to SANA. thats why he got killed . he betrayed the ressitacne front.

Chris Gr

There is Southern resistance also.

Lone Ranger

Saudisis will cry and rage.
Glory to the Houthis.
Resistance is Victory ✌️

Chris Gr

Houthis-Taliban vs Saudis-ISIS?

Florian Geyer

Well said.

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