On June 19, the Saudi-led coalition and its proxies captured large areas of the airport of al-Hudaydah, according to the Emirates News Agency (WAM). Yemeni sources said that heavy clashes between the coalition and the Houthis are still taking place in few positions in the northern part of the airport.
Commander of the Saudi-led coalition in the western Yemeni coast, Brigade General Abdul Salam al-Shehhi, told the Sky News Arabia TV that coalition forces had killed 250 fighters of the Houthis and captured 87 others during the clashes in the airport.
Meanwhile, warplanes of the Saudi-led coalition carried out a new series of airstrikes on several positions of the Houthis north of the airport and in the city of al-Hudaydah. The Yemeni al-Masirah TV reported that 6 civilians, including women, were killed in the coalition’s airstrikes on the city.
The Saudi-led coalition claimed on June 16 that its forces imposed its control of the airport of al-Hudaydah. Back then, the Houthis managed to repel the attack and recaptured most of the airport within hours.
However this time, it appears that the Saudi-led coalition has managed to impose its control of key positions in the airport including its main hall and the runway.