On May 27, the Saudi-led coalition and its Yemeni proxies continued their advance along the western Yemeni coast and captured large areas in the districts of al-Tuhayat, al-Durayhimi and al-Garrahi, according to the UAE-based al-Arabiya TV. Al-Hudaydah province governor, al-Hassan al-Taher, told al-Arabiya that coalition forces are about to capture these three districts.
The UAE-based Sky News Arabia TV reported that the Saudi-led coalition and its proxies had killed more than 64 fighters of the Houthis during their advance. Warplanes of the coalition also destroyed several positions of the Houthis along the western Yemeni coast, according to the source.
The Saudi-led coalition 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 on May 26. These areas are located only 50km south of the coalition main target, the port city of al-Hudaydah.
Observers believe that the Saudi-led coalition will impose its control of the districts of al-Tuhayat, al-Durayhimi and al-Garrahi within days, as the Houthis appear to be unable to launch an effective counter attack.