Saudis suffer heavy defeat in Hodeidah battles

Saudis suffer heavy defeat in Hodeidah battles

The Saudi-led coalition mercenaries have on Saturday suffered heavy losses after advancing attempts towards the front lines of the besieged city of al-Durayhimi in Hodeidah were foiled by the Yemeni army and Popular Committees.

According to local sources, the army forces and popular committees have been besieged for more than two years in al-Durayhmi directorate, fought fierce battles against the UAE-backed militias, both those led by Tariq Afash and the so-called al-Amaliqa Brigades, during which the invading forces suffered heavy losses in materiel and lives.

Southern Yemeni journalist Ali al-Nassi confirmed on Saturday evening that over 30 militants of the Abo Thiab Al-Alqami Brigade were killed and 70 others were wounded, in addition to losing several military positions in east and west of the city of al-Durayhimi.

The brigade is one of the mercenary military formations of the so-called Guards of the Republic led by Tariq Affash on the western coast.

The sources confirmed that the army and Popular Committees were able to establish control over several sites in the east and west of al-Durayhmi district.

Several military commanders loyal to US-backed Saudi-led aggression coalition were killed on Sunday, the sources added.

The commanders Hussain al-Mughnai, Mahmood al-Aghbari, Osama Abo Thaiban and Qusai Alwan were killed, while the fate over several other officers is still unknown, the sources explained