The Hadi loyalists and the Saudi-led Coalition Forces won the battle of Aden in August of this year; however, since this integral victory, they have found themselves unable to make any progress on the ground, despite have the superior weaponry and an air force to combat the Yemeni Army and their popular committees.
It seems that the Hadi loyalists and the Saudi-led Coalition Forces have doubted the military prowess of the Yemeni Army and their popular committees; most notably, the Houthis fighters, who have proven not only tough, but also, very prudent in battle.
With the Hadi loyalists stabilized for the time being, the Yemeni Army and the Houthis launched a massive counter-offensive in the southern part of the country and a large counter-assault inside Saudi Arabia in order to cutoff the Coalition supply route to the Jizan Region.
Two weeks ago, the Yemeni Army and Houthis did the unthinkable – they captured the imperative city of Rabuah in the Al-Asir Governorate, marking the first time that they have taken complete control of a Saudi city.
Not only was the capture of Rabuah embarrassing for the Saudi-led Coalition, but also, incredibly important; it is so important that the United Arab Emirates decided to beef up their forces in Saudi Arabia to attempt to retake the city – they have been unsuccessful so far.
On top of all of this, the Yemeni Republican Guard and Houthis are on the move in southern Yemen after reversing the gains made by the Hadi loyalists inside the city of Ta’iz in late August.
Last week, the Yemeni Republican Guard and the Houthis imposed full control over several sites in the Dhale’, Shabwa, and Lahj Governorates, including the strategic city of Damt; this has paved the way for the resistance forces to concentrate their attention on the largest military base in Yemen: Al-Anad.
The battle for Al-Anad Military Base is set to begin any day; if captured, the Yemeni Republican Guard and Houthis will have access to the large port-city of Aden.