Saudi-led Coalition Deploys Additional Troops And Heavy Weapons In Western Yemen (Videos)

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The Saudi-led coalition and its Yemeni proxies deployed more troops and heavy weapons at their positions south of the strategic city of al-Hudaydah on the western Yemeni coast on September 19 and 20, according to media center of the UAE-backed Giants Brigades.

The heavy weapons, which were deployed by the Saudi-led coalition, included AMX Leclerc main battle tanks, G6 Rhino 155mm self-propelled howitzers, Oshkosh Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain Vehicles, BAE Caiman Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles and AJBAN 440A armored vehicles.

These reinforcements are likely a part of the Saudi-led coalition preparations to launch a new offensive on al-Hudaydah. The city’s port is one of the key logistical hubs of the Houthis.

Earlier this month, the Saudi-led coalition and its proxies launched a surprise attack on the district center of al-Durayhimi and the area of “Kilo16” south of al-Hudaydah. However, the Houthis managed to repel the attack within ten days.

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  • Smaug

    At the rate their going they’ll take Hudeidah with only light casualties after months of siegecraft. Or there’ll be another rocket that actually hits something and the Saudis will finally get off their butts.

  • Rob

    The build up of Saudi led coalition which is in fact US led coalition is continue in the Western coast of Yemen. This is a full aggression.

  • Rob

    Israel give training to Saudis to fight with Yemen. Shame.

  • S Melanson

    Once again the Coalition provides the Houthi fighters with a fresh batch of shiny new (and expensive) targets. We have seen this movie before:

    Procure, deploy, blown up… repeat

  • scott_ewing

    Why are the saudis still doing this, again?