High tension between Saudi-led coalition, Yemeni army forces on this battlefront
The Saudi-led coalition, backed by the US, sustained heavy losses on Sunday evening southeast of Hays on the West Coast Front.
A military source confirmed that special units of the Yemeni army forces carried out a surprise operation on the positions of the coalition’s troops , paid fighters south-east of Hays and fought them directly.
The source pointed out the killing and wounding of a number of the coalition’s troops, paid fighters , including leaders during the operation carried out by the Yemeni army forces supported by the sons of Tihama .
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.