On May 26, the Saudi-led coalition and its Yemeni proxies continued their advance along the western Yemeni coast and captured the areas of al-Mashra’i, al-Tilaf, al-Mashiyakhi, al-Jah al-A’la, al-Jah al-Asfal and al-Zuhr north of the al-Tuhayat district center, according to the UAE-based al-Arabiya TV. Currently, coalition forces are only 50km south of their main target, the port ciry of al-Hudaydah.
Al-Arabiya said that the Saudi-led coalition and its proxies had killed dozens of Houthi fighters and had captured many others during their advance. Moreover, Apache attack helicopters of the coalition destroyed twelve vehicles of the Houthis along the western Yemeni coast.
The Saudi-led coalition managed to capture the key road between the town of Zabid and the al-Tuhayat district center on May 25. This move forced Houthi fighters to withdrew to the city of Bayt al-Faqih and al-Husseiniyah town north of Zabid, according to the UAE-based Sky News Arabia TV.
Observers believe that that Saudi-led coalition will reach the outskirts of al-Hudaydah port within a few weeks, if the Houthis fail to reorganize their units and launch an effective counter attack.