BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:20 P.M.) – The Gulf-backed forces launched a massive military operation last week that targeted the Houthi-held areas of the Hodeideh Governorate.

Within hours of launching this offensive, the Yemeni Republican Guard and UAE-backed Southern Resistance Army managed to score a major advance in southern Hodeideh, forcing the Houthi troops to retreat to the area just south of the provincial airport.

Over the next few days, the Gulf-backed troops worked their way up to the Hodeideh Airport, where they expected to overrun the installation shortly after it.

However, the Houthi forces have proven unwilling to concede this strategic installation to the Gulf-backed troops, which has infuriated the Arab Coalition.

In a matter three days, the Gulf-backed troops have repeatedly failed to expel the Houthi forces from the Hodeideh Airport, despite having air supremacy and superior firepower.

Infuriated over the Houthi forces’ refusal to give up, the UAE issued an ultimatum to the former, demanding that they immediately withdraw from the Hodeideh Airport before any peace talks could begin.

The Houthi forces responded by launching several drone strikes on their positions in western Yemen.

Since receiving this response, the Arab Coalition has launched over ten airstrikes over the Hodeideh Airport.

For the Houthi forces, losing the Hodeideh Airport would be devastating, as it would pave the way for the Gulf-backed troops to attack the provincial capital.

The provincial capital is also the location of the Hodeideh Port, which is the last port that is under the control of the Houthi forces.

If the Hodeideh Port is lost, the Houthi-held areas in Yemen will be under a land, air, and sea siege.

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Western Front 18/06/2018 : Houthis rebels cutting the access to the Saudi-UAE backed forces surrounded in the Al Fazah area south of Hudaideh, many Saudi-UAE backed troops killed and many armored military destroyed.

VIDEO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PK119WzkAJ4

PICTURES https://www.facebook.com/MilitaryMediaY1/posts/486378431782628

Houthis rebels claim the Saudi-UAE backed troops have already lost more than 44 armored military in one week.

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Houthis rebels military news give a list of names and ranks of Saudi-UAE backed troops killed in the western front in only 2 days from 16/06/2018-17/06/2018 1- العميد المرتزق/ محمد عبدالقوي عبده اليزيدي اليافعي (قائد مايسمی سلاح المدفعية) 2- العقيد المرتزق/ حسين بوخمي (أركان حرب مايسمى اللواء الثاني تهامة التابع للمرتزقة) 3- القيادي المرتزق/ عبود احمد محسن الجمالي اليهري اليافعي 4- الرائد المرتزق/ مجاهد صالح علي غشيش (من جماعة طارق) 5- النقيب المرتزق/ عبدالسلام سعيد القباطي 6- المرتزق/ عبود محمد صالح هادي الناخوذة 7- المرتزق/ عبداللطيف صلاح العريشي 8- المرتزق/ خالد سعيد الحزي 9- عبدالحميد بن فضل بن محسن الداوودي… Read more »

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Since the start of the Hudaideh operation the Saudi-UAE backed forces have already lost hundreds of their troops.