On May 30, the Saudi-led coalition and its Yemeni proxies continued their advance along the western Yemeni coast and captured several positions 15km south of the strategic port city of al-Hudaydah, according to the UAE-based al-Arabiya TV. Reportedly, the coalition is now clashing with the Houthis around the airport of al-Hudaydah south of the city.
The UAE-based Sky News Arabia TV reported that the Saudi-led coalition and its proxies killed more than 93 fighters of the Houthis and captured dozens others during their advance along the western Yemeni coast in the last two days. The coalition also captured ballistic missiles and anti-ship missiles whih were left behind by Houthi fighters, according to al-Arabiya.
Meanwhile, the Houthis media wing announced that Houthi fighters had destroyed an armored vehicle and a pickup armed with a heavy machinegun of the Saudi-led coalition with IEDs south of al-Hudaydah. Several Yemeni fighters of the coalition were also killed and injured by the Houthis, according to the Yemeni al-Masirah TV.
According to local observers, the Saudi-led coalition and its proxies have a chance to capture the al-Hudaydah airport within a few days. However, the Houthis may mange to build a strong defense line inside the urban areas of al-Hudaydah, mainly around the strategic port.