On December 10, forces loyal to Saudi-backed Yemeni President Hadi and units of the UAE Army captured Hays district in the western province of al-Hudaydah, according to the UAE-based al-Arabiya TV. Hays is located 10km north of the town of Khokha, which was captured by the Saudi-led coalition on December 7, and 90km south of the strategic port of al-Hudaydah, which is held by the Houthis.
Yemeni sources said that Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted more than 10 airstrikes on positions of the Houthis inside Hays district supporting the attack of pro-Hadi forces. 10 Houthi fighters were killed, 9 others were injured and 4 vehicles of the Houthis were destroyed in the airstrikes, according the sources.
Al-Arabiya reported that pro-Hadi forces backed by the UAE army and Saudi-led coalition warplanes are now attacking al-Tuhayat district less than 80km south of the port of al-Hudaydah.
Pro-Hadi forces will likely capture al-Tuhayat district unless if the Houthis manage to pull off a surprise counter-attack in the right time.