TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Yemeni army troops and popular forces launched a major attack against Saudi-backed militants and UAE forces in the western port city of Hudaydah, managing to destroy 11 vehicles belonging to them.

The forces targeted the positions of the Saudi-led forces in Hudaydah on Friday in the districts of Mujilis and Durihimi, a military source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Saba news agency.

The offensive hit military vehicles, loaded with mercenaries and invaders, after monitoring their movements in the western coast, the source added.

At least 11 vehicles were destroyed and scores of the militants were killed during the raid.

Also on Friday, the Yemeni army troops repelled two major attacks by the militants in the western coast front.

Since June 13, the Saudi-led coalition and its mercenaries have launched massive attacks to bring the port city under their control, but have failed to achieve their objective due to Yemenis’ resistance.

The United States, Britain and France have backed the coalition in the Yemen conflict and keep providing weapons to both Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

While the Yemeni army and popular committees are fighting off the assailants and countering attacks on residential areas, international humanitarian organizations have warned of dire consequences of any escalation of violence around Hudaydah.

UN Humanitarian Coordinator Lise Grande recently said “as many as 250,000 people may lose everything -even their lives,” if there is a military attack on Hudaydah.