Earlier this week, Saudi-led Coalition suffered a major setback in Yemen after the Yemeni Army and Houthis imposed full control over the strategic border-city of Rabuah, resulting in the latter seizing their first Saudi city in this war.
However, the capture of this city in Saudi Arabia had massive implications that the Saudi-led Coalition was not prepared for, despite the long duration of the battle for Rabuah.
With the Yemeni Army and Houthis seizing Rabuah in southern Saudi Arabia, the Coalition Forces have lost their strategic supply line to the northwestern part of Yemen; this section of the country is the most densely populated and the site of the largest battles taking place around Yemen.
To counter the Houthis and Yemeni Army, the United Arab Emirates has boosted their manpower on the ground by 400 more military personnel; this is due to the recent setbacks for the Saudi-led Coalition, who was seemingly making a number of gains in northern Yemen before the fall of Rabuah this week.
What does this mean for the Saudi-led Coalition? They will have to forestall the Yemeni Army and their popular committees from seizing anymore land in the Saudi Jizan Region and the area north of Rabuah; if they are unsuccessful, the Yemeni forces can wreck havoc in southwestern Saudi Arabia.