The Saudi-led coalition and its Yemeni proxies imposed control of the “May 22” Hospital and several other positions in the western part of the coastal city of al-Hudaydah following fierce clashes with the Houthis, the Emirates News Agency (ENA) reported in the late hours of November 9.
“The [Saudi-backed] Yemeni Joint Resistance forces took full control of new strategic areas in the Western parts of al-Hudaydah, in addition to the Yemen Mobile roundabout, the Red Sea silos and mills and the Faculty of Engineering, while continuing their advance towards As-Saleh city, in the Eastern part of al-Hudaydah,” ENA’s report reads.
Meanwhile, local sources informed the France-Press Agency (AFP) that more than 110 Houthi fighters and 22 Saudi-backed Yemeni fighters were killed in the last 24 hours as a result of the clashes around and inside al-Hudaydah.
The Houthis cut several supply routes of the Saudi-led coalition on the western Yemeni coast during the last few days. However, the coalition is still advancing in al-Hudaydah thanks to its aerial superiority. This situation may change when coalition forces reach the urban areas in the heart of the strategic city.
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