BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 A.M.) – The battle for west Yemen has been raging for more than two weeks now and the ground situation is still unclear at the Hodeideh Airport.

Initially, the UAE-backed Yemeni Army claimed that their troops had captured the Hodeideh Airport after the Houthi forces retreated; however, these reports were later refuted by the later.

According to the official media wing of the Houthi forces, their troops were in full control of the Hodeideh Airport after another fierce battle at the installation’s southern perimeter.

The Houthi forces would later release video that showed the Hodeideh Airport under their control.

Meanwhile, along the Lahj-Ta’iz aixs, the UAE-backed Southern Resistance Army managed to score a big advance at this front.

The Southern Resistance Army had seized a large mountaintop and several other points near the Ta’iz Governorate’s provincial border.

Since the start of the battle for west Yemen, the Gulf-backed troops had experienced little gains, despite claiming they had already entered the provincial capital.

As illustrated in the map above, the Gulf-backed troops have an extremely narrow supply line to the Hodeideh Airport.

The Gulf-backed troops constantly find themselves cutoff from their supply route because of the snipers from the Houthi forces.

With limited success at the Hodeideh front, the Gulf-backed cannot continue to lose this many combatants and expect to capture the port from the Houthi forces.

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UAE & Saudi backed forces will never win this war. They will go on wasting their resources men & material & money and lots of it. They might gain some momentary victory and hold on to something but in the end they will be bogged down, stretched and lose it. Using high end Fighter Aircrafts to bomb will not work a lot of collateral damage will take place many poor civilians, women & children will get killed. Houthis will eventually stay strong and win in the end as they are dismounted foot soldiers spread apart fighting for their homeland and… Read more »