High tension between the coalition, the Yemeni army forces in the West Coast Front
A senior leader of the so-called Amaliqa (Giants) brigades, backed by the US-backed Saudi-led coalition , was killed on Wednesday by Yemeni army forces’ fire in Hodeidah province, a military source said.
The source confirmed that the field leader of Saudi-backed militants, Sheikh Abdulrahman Saleh the al-Yafei, was killed by army’s fire in Western Coast Front, as well as dozens of the paid fighters were killed and wounded, confirming that there is a collapse amid the ranks of the coalition forces and their paid fighters.
They also carried out a unique offensive against the positions of the paid fighters in Kilo 16 district in Yemen’s Red Sea Port City of Hodeidah, killing dozens of the paid fighters, including leaders, and injuring others in the attack which targeted their sites at the Western Coast Front.
The US-Saudi-led coalition launched an offensive on Hudaydah on 12 June in the largest battle of the war that the United Nations fears risks triggering a famine in Yemen where an estimated 8.4 million people are on the verge of starvation. Recently, It has been paused for peace talks, but no deal has been struck leaving Yemenis pessimistic over a viable political process.
Abdulmalik al-Houthi, the leader of the Houthi(Ansarallah) movement, which is the main force that faces the coallition, said on a TV speech ,” The decision of invading the Yemeni ,western coast, has been taken and adopted by the United States of America,noting that the Saudis are trying to abolish Yemen’s freedom,” stressing that it was the people of Yemen’s right to defend their country.
The Bab el-Mandab Strait, which is the southern entrance to the Red Sea, is one of the world’s key shipping lanes for crude oil and allows crude exports into the European market.
The United Nations said more than 350,000 people have been displaced from the strategic Red Sea port town of Hudaydah in western Yemen since June.Deputy spokesman for the Secretary-General, Farhan Haq, said during a press conference on Monday that violent clashes have erupted in the city over the past few days, especially in the Ad Durayhimi district.He added that emergency humanitarian assistance has already been provided to more than 90 per cent of those displaced.