Yemeni Navy Foils Landing Attempt Of Saudi-led Coalition Near Al-Hudaydah

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Yemeni Navy Foils Landing Attempt Of Saudi-led Coalition Near Al-Hudaydah

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On June 29, units of the Yemeni Navy [loyal to the Houthis] foiled an a landing of the Saudi-led coalition on the western coast of Yemen, according to the Yemeni Saba News Agency (NSA). A source in the Yemeni Navy told SNA that coalition naval forces suffered from “catastrophic loses” during the failed landing attempt.

The pro-Houthis news agency said that the Yemeni Navy knew in advance of the Saudi-led coalition plans thanks to credible intelligence. SNA added that coalition naval forces used “advance boats” in the landing attempt, but the Yemeni Navy was able to detect them.

Earlier this month, the Houthis foiled a similar attempt of the Saudi-led coalition navy to land troops near the coastal city of al-Hudaydah. Back then, the Yemeni Navy hit a landing ship of the coalition with two anti-ship missiles, killing four personnel of the UAE Navy including an officer.

The Saudi-led coalition will likely decrease its naval activity along the western coast of Yemen after this failed attack. However, the coalition air force may intensify its operations against the Yemeni Navy.

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  • Rob

    Saudis and UAEs cannot impose their puppet on Yemen nation….

    • Sinbad2

      You left out their lord and mentor, the USA.

    • Siegfried

      … Till the USA and France send serious amount of troops and material and finish the Houthis.
      Sad but true.
      If the Russkis and the Chinese don’t place some of their ships near the Yemenite coasts, that can shoot down “NATO” missiles and keep their air-forces away, it won’t look good for the Houthis.

      • King Tudor777

        Don’t forget the UK, together with the USA and France.

      • Night Wind

        Iran is reportedly sending ships to the area. That puts a different construction on things because the FUKUS and their Wahhabi proxies know that a fight with Iran may well bring Russia and China into the conflict. Remember how FUKUS chickened out during the last missile attack on Syria and warned Russia in advance. That gave the Syrians time to evacuate targeted areas and shoot down most of the missiles.

  • Empire’s Frontiers

    The men of the West Yemeni Navy are the craziest fkers on the planet Earth.

    Inshallah, boys.

  • S Melanson

    A few days ago I posted the comment below which deserves an update:

    Operation Golden ‘Victory’ was launched with great optimism and Saudi media proclaimed that victory was assured. The coalition soldiers cheered in the public squares of the land but under their breath mumbled prayers to any God that would listen.

    The Gods responded ‘Not even a miracle can bring victory to your cause. Your glorious leaders have omnipotent power to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. We are in awe.’

    The Gods did however christen the operation to the appropriate name – Operation Golden Showers. But now it is time to rename once again, to Operation Stalingrad.

    From inside the pocket, Field Marshall Paulus, leading the cut off and surrounded coalition forces, phones the Saudi geniuses in Riyadh to ask ‘Are you sure you can supply us from the air?’
    —————————————
    UPDATE

    Response: ‘no, the Air Force is to busy bombing hospitals. We will try to supply you by sea.

    Days later a sea-borne operation initiated. Supply ships get blown up. Some of the supplies are blasted onto the shoreline and so the mission is declared a success – coalition forces have been resupplied.

    Paulus celebrates the success of the glorious resupply mission by throwing a big party with his fellow officers dubbed ‘Tomorrow We Surrender!’
    —————————————

    • PZIVJ

      Nice: Rommel also received some supplies after they washed up on the shores of north Africa, badly needed fuel drums, etc.

      • Sinbad2

        Have you thought of the connection between WWI, WWII and the current wars?
        Energy for Germany.
        This time it’s the US that wants to control energy to Germany, in 1 and 2 it was France and UK.

        • PZIVJ

          In WW2 Germany had Romanian fields to start with.
          Went for Baku and got screwed.

        • jako

          True that they want to control “energy”

          But why “energy to Germany”?

          It is energy to control the energy prices for the whole world !
          That would affect energy prices for everybody including Iran and Russia

          • Sinbad2

            They fear Germany.

          • jako

            Not really.
            Not even remotely as long as they have occupational force in Germany.
            They fear anti US alliances probably.
            Like Russia-Germany, or Russia-China getting too close (no way to influence any of the sides involved once they start the process)
            Also Russia has huge resource potential joined with big industrial potential is real threat.

        • Brother Ma

          Well said.

      • S Melanson

        Yes, Rommel had big supply issues until he finally convinced Hitler to neutralize British aircraft and naval units operating out of Malta.

        • iosongasingsing

          It did not neutralize Hitler, but the Italian navy: Decima Mas.

    • potcracker2588

      nice one…mentioned the stalingrad story a week ago

  • Siegfried

    LOL! Nice!
    Didn’t even know that the Houthis have a Coast-Guard .. And it even does its job!

    • Garga

      They don’t have a missile force either: It’s Yemeni army which Houthis help.
      Great job.

  • Night Wind

    I think that the Battle of Hudaydah will decide the war. The patriots have to hold the city or the Wahhabi Regimes will control incoming foreign aid and starve the Yemenis into submission. But if the Houthis throw the Jihadists back; it will be three years of fighting that have accomplished nothing for FUKUS Axis. The Western interests and their proxies may well decide to cut their losses and pull out of Yemen.

    • S Melanson

      The media reporting has been deceptive regarding what is at stake in this coalition attempt to seize the port.

      The media often fail to mention that the coalition imposed a blockade on the port in 2015 and have increasingly restricted aid getting through while the Air Force has destroyed infrastructure. These are the reasons why Yemen has been a growing humanitarian disaster. If the coalition take the port, it will not make much difference since the blockade has prevented most of the humanitarian aid from getting through – a war crime (just add to the long list of other crimes of the coalition).

      The coalition also claim taking the port will prevent arms shipments from Iran getting through to the Houthis. The media report this without asking the obvious:

      How are the Iranians getting through the blockade and with 100% success?

      Good question since the coalition have not seized a single ship bringing arms to the Houthis – if they had, it would be front page news. The simple answer is that Iran is not providing arms to the Houthis, and coalition leadership know this. Blaming Iran serves as a cover for the coalition’s failures in Yemen. Therefore, taking the port to prevent arms shipments getting to the Houthis is not necessary which leads us to ask, why take the port?

      To answer that, it should be understood that the blockade and aerial bombardment has not had the desired effect the coalition hoped for. It is notable that the Houthis have been fightin under conditions of blockade and aerial bombardment for three years and are still clearly an effective fighting force. The coalition leaders most likely realized that to defeat the Houthis, a ground war would be necessary

      • Sinbad2

        I doubt the Americans have the stomach for a ground war, and the mercenaries don’t seem to be very good.

        • FlorianGeyer

          US troops are not very good these days either. Running around in High Heel shoes is not easy you know.

  • S Melanson

    I thought I would post an explanation of the motivation of the coalition to conduct such a risky operation. The motivation is hidden as the media reporting has been deceptive regarding what is at stake in this coalition attempt to seize the port.

    The media often fail to mention that the coalition imposed a blockade on the port in 2015 and have increasingly restricted aid getting through while the Air Force has destroyed infrastructure. These are the reasons why Yemen has been a growing humanitarian disaster. If the coalition take the port, it will not make much difference since the blockade has prevented most of the humanitarian aid from getting through – a war crime (just add to the long list of other crimes of the coalition).

    The coalition also claim taking the port will prevent arms shipments from Iran getting through to the Houthis. The media report this without asking the obvious:

    How are the Iranians getting through the blockade and with 100% success?

    Good question since the coalition have not seized a single ship bringing arms to the Houthis – if they had, it would be front page news. The simple answer is that Iran is not providing arms to the Houthis, and coalition leadership know this. Blaming Iran serves as a cover for the coalition’s failures in Yemen. Therefore, taking the port to prevent arms shipments getting to the Houthis is not necessary which leads us to ask, why take the port?

    To answer that, it should be understood that the blockade and aerial bombardment has not had the desired effect the coalition hoped for. It is notable that the Houthis have been fightin under conditions of blockade and aerial bombardment for three years and are still clearly an effective fighting force. The coalition leaders most likely realized that to defeat the Houthis, a ground war would be necessary.

    Why the port? The answer presents itself by examining the supply problems plaguing the coalition advance into Houthi territory. Seizure of the port would solve the problem of a long overland supply route. The port and vicinity could then act as a staging area deep in Houthi territory. Clearly the coalition had no interest in peace and if the Houthis had handed over to the UN, the coalition would take over the port and prepare offensive operations from this new staging area with supply far more secure. The Houthis I am sure knew this and that is why they took a strong stand – they were not going to let the coalition take the port.

    My guess is that the planners thought they could mobilize a powerful coalition that would overwhelm the Houthis and seize the port before supply problems became a serious issue. Unfortunately, the Houthis understood what the coalition was trying to do and so drew the coalition in giving the coalition a false sense of confidence as they quickly advanced. Then the rude awakening. Coalition faces dug in Houthis at the airport. The coalition offensive stalled and reinforcements called up. The Houthis then struck the exposed supply lines and have maintained effective supply interdiction to this day.

    This is why the offensive operations have now stopped, the coalition forces are supply starved. Therefore, the primary objective of rapid seizure of the port has failed. Supply problems have put the forward coalition forces in jeopardy but the coalition response seems confused like they do not know what to do.

    • PZIVJ

      Great point here:
      “Good question since the coalition have not seized a single ship bringing arms to the Houthis – if they had, it would be front page news.”

  • Smaug

    Once against the conflict turns static with casualties mounting at near the same rate as before…

  • Kell McBanned

    Nice :D

  • Brother Ma

    Unbelievable! History repeats itself. Saud’s Vietnam.

  • wwinsti

    Does anyone else think the Houthis are getting satillite data regarding enemy movements? Perhaps from the Chinese in djabuoti?

    • FlorianGeyer

      I hope they are :)
      They deserve some help.

      • S Melanson

        The Houthis seem to be practically reading the minds of coalition planners – God that must be painful. It is possible the Houthis are getting foreign intel. They may also be getting intel from captured coalition troops, especially mercs that have no loyalty.

        But could there be a spy among the coalition ranks?

        • FlorianGeyer

          Or just basic common sense as the NATO trained Saudi coalition is being taught from the same old playbook that is designed to combat regular formations that require a large logistics train.

          The Houthis are the Viet Cong of Arabia who realise their limitations and only fight when they choose to with great effect :)

          • S Melanson

            Agreed, although the Houthis had to fight to prevent loss of the port. But thanks to coalition arrogance, the Houthis can choose on what terms they will fight. Much like the Battle of Agincourt, the smaller meagrely equipped Houthis are sticking it to the coalition and the coalition failures just keep racking up.

            Definitely agree also on the parallels to Vietnam. Yemen will end the same way. One thing, Viet Cong was the name used by the US and allies as an insult to the indigenous insurgency in South Vietnam. The true name is the National Liberation Front or NLF.

          • FlorianGeyer

            Yes, I stand corrected about the Vietnamese that fought with great courage against the USA and all except nuclear bombs, that the American military used in that dreadful war.