On July 28, a source familiar with the situation told the UAE-based al-Arabiya TV that the Saudi-led coalition and its Yemeni proxies deployed more units along the western coast in order to launch a new attack on the strategic port of al-Hudaydah.
According to the source, the coalition took the decision to resume its military operations along the western Yemeni coast because the Houthis refused to withdraw from al-Hudaydah and stepped up their attacks on the international shipping lines in the Red Sea.
Meanwhile, the Sky News Arabiya TV reported that warplanes of the Saudi-led coalition conducted eight airstrikes on positions of the Houthis in the city of al-Hudaydah and several districts south of it. A day earlier, coalition warplanes carried out a similar series of airstrikes.
Last month, the Saudi-led coalition launched several ground attacks on the city of al-Hudaydah and captured several key positions south of it, including the airport. However, the Houthis managed to reverse the coalition advance within hours every time.