On August 12, the Saudi-led coalition and its Yemeni proxies launched a surprise attack on the Houthis’ positions in the district center of al-Durayhimi along the western coast of Yemen, according to the Sky News Arabia TV.
While Sky News Arabia said that the Saudi-led coalition besieged al-Durayhimi, the UAE-based al-Arabia TV reported that the coalition managed to capture the district center only few hours after the beginning of the attack. The TV channel added that coalition forces captured more than 100 fighters of the Houthis.
Two months ago, the Saudi-led coalition launched a similar attack on al-Durayhimi and captured several key positions around and inside it. However, the Houthis repelled the attack and recaptured all the positions within few hours.
Al-Durayhimi is located only 20km south of the coastal city of al-Hudaydah, which makes it vital for the success of the ongoing operation of the Saudi-led coalition along the western Yemeni coast. The operation is aimed at capturing al-Hudaydah and its strategic port.