Saudi-led Coalition Advances Northeast Of Al-Hudaydah Airport (Map)

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On June 17, the Saudi-led coalition and its proxies advanced northeast of the airport of al-Hudaydah and reached the al-Matahn roundabout, according to the UAE-based al-Arabiya TV. Heavy clashes between coalition forces and the Houthis are currently taking place in the northern part of the airport and north of it.

Saudi-led Coalition Advances Northeast Of Al-Hudaydah Airport (Map)

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A day earlier, the Saudi-led coalition claimed that its forces imposed its control of the airport. However, Yemeni sources confirmed later that several positions in the northern part of the airport are still under the control of the Houthis.

The Sky News Arabia TV reported that warplanes and attack helicopters of the Saudi-led coalition are conducting airstrikes on the Houthis’ positions and vehicles inside the airport and in the coastal city of al-Hudaydah. Reportedly, dozens of Houthi fighters have been killed by the coalition air force, so far.

Meanwhile, the UN Special Envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, arrived in Sanaa where he will meet with the leadership of the Houthis in the upcoming hours. Griffiths will offer the Houthis a peaceful agreement, under which the UN will control the strategic port of al-Hudaydah, according to al-Arabiya.

While the UAE welcomed Griffiths’ offer, the Houthis are expected to reject it, because the port is considered their last supply line. Tons of humanitarian aid are shipped to the Houthi-controlled areas on regular basis through this port.

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  • Stephen

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    US, UK, France want to close all routes for Syria, Iraq, Palestine and Yemen that once opened for ISIS and Al-Qaeda

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    • Promitheas Apollonious

      Kid stop preaching what is already common knowledge and if you strongly feel about this, there is always a way to do something about it, rather than speak about it and trying to convince others to do, what you know it must be done.

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  • Smaug

    It looks like this airport might turn into the main contact line for this battle. Still I’m sure that the shortage of supplies will be decisive.

    • S Melanson

      I think so too, at least for the time being. The airport is destroyed so not of great importance compared to the port so Houthis may make a tactical retreat once they have made the coalition pay dearly.

      You mention Shortage of supplies – is this the case for the Houthis or coalition or both? Am curious what has you believe it will be decisive.

  • Jeth Roderet

    I do not trust the claims of Saudi/UAE “media.”

    • S Melanson

      I find your lack of faith disturbing. The Saudi/UAE media made it clear that the coalition possess special powers that allow for them to achieve objectives in reverse order of time.

      Below are statements that paraphrase actual Gulf State media reports:

      June 14: The coalition eject the Houthis and take full control of the airport.
      June 15: The coalition reaches the airport and successfully storms the entrance gate
      June 16: coalition forces are closing rapidly on the airport and its liberation is imminent.

      This one takes the cake:

      June 17: The coalition bombs the crap out of the airport without any reference to prior reports of coalition forces having already liberated the airport.

  • Real Anti-Racist Action

    The UN works only for Jewish interest. And since Jews are racist against Goyim-Yemeni’s, I suggest that the indigenous tribes kick the UN out of Yemen forever.
    The UN passes laws against everyone, and enforces them on everyone except against Israel.
    Israel has an illegal nuclear program. Israel commits genocide. And on and on.
    The UN serves only one group upon the earth, and no one else.

  • Brother Ma

    Anyone reading history would know the Houthis accepting such would be stupid. The Cypriot gov accepted such a promise by the UN Canadians in 1974 only to see it almost given away to the Turks. It was only hard fighting which allowed them to keep it out of rapacious Turk hands.

    Griffiths will find a way to let the port slip out of UN control and he will turn around ,shrug and say to the Houthis : whom he hates,”Sorry”.