Yemeni Resistance Targets Saudi, Emirati Depths in Latest Retaliatory Op ’Hurricane Yemen 2’

January 24, 2022

By Staff

{And whoever retaliates after having been wronged – those have not upon them any cause [for blame]} – Holy Quran | Ash-Shura | 41

The Yemeni Armed Forces scored yet another retaliatory operation that targeted the Saudi and Emirati depths in the early hours of Monday.

In a statement, Yemeni Armed Forces Spokesman Brigadier General Yehya Saree announced details about the retaliatory operations, saying the Rocketry Force and the Propelled Air Force carried out a wide-scale retaliatory operation in response to the American-Saudi-Emirati crimes against the Yemeni people.

Today’s strike, dubbed ‘Operation Hurricane Yemen 2’, targeted the Saudi and Emirati depths, the military spokesman said.

“The al-Dhafra military airbase and other sensitive targets were hit in the Emirati enemy’s capital, Abu Dhabi, using several Zolfiqar ballistic missiles. Additionally, vital and important targets in Dubai were hit using several Sammad-3 drones,” Saree went on to say.

Meanwhile, the spokesman added that “several military bases in the Saudi depth, particularly in Sharoura area and several areas, were targeted using several Sammad-1 and Qasef-2k drones; while vital and sensitive sites in Jizan and Assir were targeted using several ballistic missiles, scoring precise achievements.”

“The Yemeni Armed Forces affirm full readiness in expanding its operations in the next phase to confront every escalation with another escalation, and renew their advice for foreign companies and investors in the UAE to leave the statelet after it turned an unsafe place,” according to Brigadier General Saree.

The spokesman finally underscored that the UAE will remain a permanent target as long as it continues its aggression and blockade against the Yemeni people.

Earlier media reports estimated that a large number of ballistic missiles and drones targeted several sites in Abu Dhabi and southern Saudi Arabia.

Al-Mayadeen network’s correspondent cited information that said more than two missiles were launched towards the United Arab Emirates.

Meanwhile, the Sanaa government slammed the Arab League’s recent statement, referring to it as paid and doesn’t reflect the Arab conscience.

Saudi Arabia and several of its allies have been attacking the Arab world’s already poorest nation since March 2015 in an unsuccessful bid to change its ruling structure in favor of its former Riyadh-aligned officials.

The war has killed tens of thousands of Yemenis and turned the entire Yemen into the scene of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

The Yemeni forces that feature the Yemeni army and its allied fighters from the Popular Committees have, however, vowed not to lay down their arms until the country’s complete liberation from the scourge of the invasion.

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Former British MP Corbyn: Arms sales to Saudi Arabia must end now

Jan 22 2022

Net Source: Agencies

By Al Mayadeen Net 

After the Saudi-led coalition launched raids on Yemen, in a continuous act of terrorism and genocide, former British MP Jeremy Corbyn condemned the attacks and called on officials to “stop arms sales to Saudi Arabia.”

British MP Jeremy Corbyn stands in solidarity with Yemen against the Saudi-led coalition.

“Airstrikes in Yemen last night killed more than 60 victims and caused a nationwide internet blackout.

The UK government is complicit in these crimes through arming and training the Saudi-led war on Yemen. Arms sales to Saudi Arabia must end now.”

These were the words of former British MP Jeremy Corbyn in a tweet as he stood in solidarity with Yemen against the Saudi-led coalition’s murderous acts in the war-torn country. 

Earlier, Corbyn stood in solidarity with Yemen against the British government and called on Boris Johnson to “stop arming Saudi Arabia.”

Read more: US Arms in Saudi’s Pool of Blood: The Yemeni Massacre

Corbyn would stop arms sales to Saudi

Two years back, Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the United Kingdom’s main opposition Labor Party, has stated that if his party wins the country’s upcoming election, he will stop selling arms to Saudi Arabia for use in war-torn Yemen.

“Labour will stop arms sales to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen and work to end the war there, not actively support it as the Conservative government has done,” Corbyn said in a speech setting out his party’s foreign policy objectives before the December 12 polls.

UN condemns Saudi-led coalition attack

On Friday, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned airstrikes in Yemen by the Saudi-led coalition.

According to Guterres’ Spokesperson, Stephane Dujarric, additional deadly airstrikes in Yemen have been reported, with children among those killed.

“An airstrike on telecommunications facilities in Al-Hudaydah has also significantly disrupted vital internet services across much of the country,” Dujarric said in a statement. “The Secretary-General calls for prompt, effective and transparent investigations into these incidents to ensure accountability.”

Internet blackout across Yemen

Al Mayadeen‘s correspondent reported yesterday that Yemen is suffering from a nationwide internet blackout as a result of the Saudi-led coalition targeting the telecommunications tower in Al-Hudaydah two nights ago.

NetBlocks, which monitors internet networks, showed the blackout began at around 1 am.

Cloudflare, based in San Francisco, has also shown that Yemen is experiencing a blackout.

Yemen’s Al Masirah TV said the airstrike on the telecom building led to civilian casualties and showed footage of people digging through the rubble looking for victims.

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التصعيد في اليمن علامة انطلاق قطار التسويات

السبت 22 كانون ثاني 2022

 ناصر قنديل

في ربيع عام 2015 عندما كان الأميركي قد حسم أمره لجهة التوقيع على الاتفاق النووي، بدأت السعودية والإمارات حربهما على اليمن، بالتنسيق مع الأميركي ولم يكن خافياً وقوف “إسرائيل” في خلفية الحرب، باعتبار حسم أمر اليمن وتصفية المخزون الصاروخي الذي كان بحوزة أنصار الله آنذاك، وفرض السيطرة على مضيق باب المندب وساحل البحر الأحمر، والإمساك باليمن كجغرافيا ذات قيمة استراتيجية في الخليج هو تعويض خسائر السعودية والإمارات و”إسرائيل” جراء التوقيع الأميركي على الاتفاق النووي مع إيران دون انتزاع تنازلات منها في ملفي سلاح الصواريخ ودعم قوى المقاومة. وكان الرهان المؤسس على زواج تقديرات القوة العسكرية، والخلفية العنصرية لاستصغار قدرات اليمن وتهوين ما يختزنه شعبه من مؤهلات وإمكانات، إن الحرب ستحسم خلال أسابيع أو كحد أقصى خلال شهور، حتى أن الأميركيين الذين وعدوا بالحسم خلال مطلع الصيف مددوا فترة ما قبل توقيع الاتفاق النووي مرتين أملاً بأن يُنجز الحسم قبل التوقيع، الذي أنجز في منتصف شهر تموز.

  المتغيّرات التي رافقت الحرب جعلت من اليمنيين رقماً صعباً في معادلة أمن الخليج، بصورة لم تكن قائمة قبل انطلاق الحرب، فقد نجح اليمنيون بفرض حضورهم وتمكّنهم من إفشال أهداف الحرب، رغم خسائرهم الهائلة بالأرواح، وأغلبها خسائر في المدنيين، ورغم الدمار والخراب الذي أصاب عمرانهم وبناهم التحتية، بحيث لم ينجُ جسر ولا منشأة ولا مدينة ولا مرفق من هذه الضريبة الغالية. وبالتدريج بدأ اليمنيون يمسكون بزمام المبادرة الاستراتيجي، المرتكز على ثلاثية أمن البحر الأحمر، مدى الطائرات المسيّرات والصواريخ البالستية نحو مياه الخليج وممرات الطاقة والتجارة العالمية، وعمق كيان الاحتلال الإسرائيلي، وصولا لإقامة معادلة العمق بالعمق عبر النجاح بإيصال الصواريخ والطائرات المسيّرة الى مرافق حيوية في السعودية ولاحقاً في الإمارات رداً على كل استهداف نوعي للعمق اليمني.

عشيّة بدء السنة الثامنة من الحرب، يبدو المشهد شبيهاً لما كان عليه مع بدئها، سواء لجهة ما يجري على الساحة الدولية والإقليمية، أو ما يجري في مسارات الحرب نفسها من ضراوة، فالأميركي الذي خرج من الاتفاق النووي مع إيران، يفاوض اليوم للعودة، وكل الوقائع تقول بأنه بات قاب قوسين أو أدنى من توقيع وثيقة العودة للاتفاق، وهذه المرّة بتسليم مسبق واضح بالعجز عن ضم ملف الصواريخ الإيرانية وما يسمّونه بالنفوذ الإيراني الى ملفات التفاوض، وعدم ضم ملفات الإقليم للملف النووي بمقدار ما هو انتصار لإيران، فالاتفاق نفسه سيخلق مناخاً إقليمياً عنوانه نهاية الفصل الأهم من المواجهة الأميركية الإيرانية، التي تمثل نصف مضامين حروب المنطقة، ويشكل إطفاء نيرانها إيذاناً بانطلاق زمن التسويات، على الأقل من زاوية النظر الأميركية التي لا تحتمل مزيداً من الحرائق في زمن سعيها لتفادي التورط في المزيد من الحروب في زمن له عنوان واحد هو الانسحاب من أفغانستان، ومثال التفاوض حول أوكرانيا حي يُرزق.

إذا كان الوقت المتبقي لحرب اليمن لم يعُد طويلاً، وهو الوقت الفاصل عن توقيع الاتفاق النووي أو ما بعده بشهور قليلة، فإن الوقت المتبقي لتحقيق مكتسبات سعودية وإماراتية تحفظ ماء الوجه عند وقف الحرب، يضيق أكثر، ووحده يفسر هذا التصعيد الجنونيّ، لكن الوقت لا يعمل في اتجاه واحد، فاليمنيون يعتبرون أن الوقت معهم، وأن إنجاز الاتفاق النووي يفتح أمامهم المزيد من الوقت لتحقيق الإنجازات، ولذلك فهم لا يقيمون حساباً لما يجري على ساحات التفاوض، والإصرار السعودي الإماراتي على التصعيد سينتج مزيداً من التصعيد اليمني، الذي سيفرض عليهما الكثير من الخسائر، بدلاً من المكتسبات، وربما يجعل الفترة الفاصلة عن وقف الحرب أقصر.

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Massacre in Yemen confirms forces of aggression barbarism: Hezbollah

21 Jan 2022

Source: Al Mayadeen

By Al Mayadeen Net

Lebanese Hezbollah condemns the horrific massacre committed by the Saudi-American coalition in Yemen and says this massacre is a miserable compensation for the catastrophic failure on the battlefield.

Hezbollah: The massacre is a miserable compensation for the catastrophic failure on the battlefield (archive photo)

Hezbollah strongly condemned “the horrific massacres committed by the Saudi-US aggression on Yemen,” denouncing the “deadly silence that envelops the world regarding these massacres.”

Today, Friday, the Lebanese party said in a statement that “this heinous massacre confirms the barbarism of the forces of aggression and their lack for human, moral and religious values.”

The party stated that “this massacre is a miserable compensation for the catastrophic failure [of the Saudi coalition] on the battlefield” calling on “the Free to stand with the Yemenis.”

The condemnation of the party came following the Saudi coalition targeting civilian neighborhoods and infrastructure in the capital, Sanaa, Saada, and Al-Hudaydah. Air raids launched by its warplanes, at dawn today, Friday, on the central prison in Saada, resulted in the deaths of more than 65 victims and the injury of more than 120.

The Saudi coalition aircraft targeted the telecommunications building in the city of Al-Hudaydah, leaving 6 victims, including 3 children, and injuring 18, most of whom are children. Sanaa was also subjected to heavy aerial bombardment by coalition warplanes.

Palestinian factions condemn Saudi massacres in Yemen

The Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine affirmed Friday that the deliberate targeting of Yemenis by US aircraft is evidence of the failure of the Saudi-led coalition aggression and its defeat on the battlefields.

In a statement, the movement condemned the massacres committed by the Saudi-led coalition, stressing that the deliberate targeting of civilians is “a desperate and cheap” attempt to break the will of Yemenis who refused the dictates of regimes that linked their fate to US-Israeli policies in the region and abandoned the Palestinian cause and Al-Quds.

The movement affirmed its support and solidarity with the Yemeni people against aggression,​​ expressing its confidence that they will triumph over the aggression.

PFLP: Yemen will defeat aggression

For its part, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) expressed its full solidarity with the families of the victims and with the Yemeni people, wishing them a speedy deliverance from suffering.

The Popular Front stressed that with its legendary steadfastness, Yemen will eventually defeat the aggression, stressing the need for the Arab national liberation movement forces and the people of the nation to move urgently to curb and stop the aggression against Yemen.

“Gulf countries will pay the price”

In an interview with Al Mayadeen, Mahmoud Al-Zahar, a Hamas official in Gaza, confirmed that the Gulf countries will pay the price for normalization, as well as their policy in Yemen.

Earlier, the PFLP-GC issued a statement against the aggression of the Saudi-led coalition on Yemen.

The Palestinian movement’s statement said the massacres committed by the Zionist-affiliated enemy coalition under US cover against the people of Yemen will turn into a stab in the hearts of the leaders of normalization.

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Yemen: Dozens martyred, wounded in a new Saudi coalition massacre

Jan 21 2021

The Saudi-led coalition forces of aggression commit a new massacre in Saada.

The death toll continues to rise, with the latest reported number of martyrs reaching 60.

Source: Al Mayadeen Net

By Al Mayadeen Net

Al Mayadeen‘s correspondent reported on Friday that more than 60 martyrs and 120 wounded fell on Friday as a result of Saud-led coalition airstrikes on the central prison in Saada, with the death toll still increasing.

Our correspondent also noted that a number of the casualties are foreign nationals, stressing that rescue teams have been working on the site of the massacre since dawn, trying to find the bodies of the dead and rescue the wounded.

The Saudi-led coalition continued to launch its airstrikes on a number of Yemeni governorates, causing civilian casualties, as more than 70 strikes were counted within the past few hours. The coalition also continues to violate the ceasefire in Al-Hudaydah.

On Thursday, the Saudi-led coalition of aggression launched a series of violent air raids on Al-HudaydahAl Mayadeen‘s correspondent reported.

The Saudi-led coalition’s air force targeted the telecommunication tower in the city, our correspondent added, which resulted in 6 martyrs, including 3 children, and 18 wounded, most of whom were children.

The internet was cut off in all parts of Yemen following the attack.

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The UAE’s bitter choices: strikes in its cities or defeat in Yemen

January 19 2022

By Abdel Bari Atwan

There are two main choices for the UAE: escalate dramatically or exit quickly, both with considerable cost to Abu Dhabi

On 17 January, Yemeni resistance movement Ansarallah launched its first-ever retaliatory missile strikes into the UAE’s depth, hitting Abu Dhabi airport and a key petroleum facility. Within hours, the Saudi-led coalition struck Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, killing 23 civilians in the ensuing bombardments. Both sides have threatened to escalate, after seven years of a brutal war.

So, what are the options of the UAE and the Houthis after the recent and sudden military confrontations? Will Abu Dhabi withdraw again – as it claimed to have done in 2019 – or will it continue its expensive proxy war, via its Yemen-based mercenary armies? And how will the Houthis respond to each of these scenarios?

After the unprecedented drones and ballistic missile attack launched by Ansarallah, Yemen’s Houthi-dominated resistance movement, into the UAE’s territorial depth, there are two critical questions that arise. The first is about the real motives behind this new Ansarallah gambit, and the second, about the UAE’s reaction to this attack.

Importantly, will this escalation lead to a change in strategy in the long run: will Abu Dhabi return to this war after a semi-interruption of three years, or will it decide to withdraw completely this time – proxies included – in order to avoid potentially high costs?

The Houthis, who have targeted multiple strategic economic and military sites inside Saudi Arabia with ballistic and winged missiles over the past years, had thus far avoided targeting the UAE in its retaliatory strikes. The Emiratis are the second-lead and key partner in the Arab coalition’s “Decisive Storm” assault launched on Yemen by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in March 2015, in which he pledged to enter Houthi-controlled Sanaa “as a conqueror.”

When asked about why they neglected to retaliate against the UAE until now, sources close to the Houthis provided several reasons for that decision:

First, Ansarallah was unwilling to open two battle fronts at the same time – with Saudi Arabia and the UAE, both – in addition to their internal battlefronts with the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC), and the Saudi-backed Islah party and al-Sharia army.

Second, the Houthis had reached an implicit, unwritten agreement with the UAE that can be summed up thus: “We left the south to you, so leave the north to us, and do not interfere in it politically or militarily… and you will be safe.”

Third, the desire of Iran, an Ansarallah ally, to maintain a cautious balance with the UAE – especially with the Emirate of Dubai, a critical commercial gateway for undermining the severity of US sanctions on Iran, estimated to account for more than $14 billion annually in Emirati-Iranian trade.

Fourth, the sudden decision of the UAE in 2019 to withdraw its official troops gradually from Yemen after a sharp increase in soldier losses, estimated at 150 dead and hundreds more wounded.

Among the most prominent of those injured was Zayed bin Hamdan, the son of former foreign minister and governor of the northern region Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed, and also the son-in-law of the the de facto ruler of the Emirates, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohammed bin Zayed (MbZ). Hamdan was paralyzed and is in a wheelchair.

The UAE’s strong return to the Yemeni theater in recent months, via its proxies, especially in the critical battles of Shabwah, Marib and Al-Bayda, has changed Ansarallah’s calculations. The UAE-backed Giant Brigades – headed by General Tariq Afash, nephew of the late Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh – and other southern factions, upended all the equations on the ground when it stymied the advance of Ansarallah forces on these key frontlines.

Because of this Emirati escalation in recent weeks, Ansarallah lost partial control of the oil-rich Shabwah governorate, inflicting huge human losses in its ranks, tipping the scales toward the Saudi-backed Sharia army and easing the siege on them in Marib, which the Saudis were on the verge of losing.

After several days of hesitation, during which consultations took place with allies in Tehran, Beirut, and among Yemeni tribal leaders, Ansarallah decided to send a strong message to the UAE. It did so by bombing the Emirati depth, but in a reduced and deliberate way, to deliver a warning message to Abu Dhabi: “You breached the agreement.. If you go back, we will return, and he who warns have been excused (from explaining further),” say the Houthi sources mentioned above.

The Emirati military response came quickly, less than 24 hours later, with an aerial bombardment of the home of retired General Abdullah Qassem al-Junaid, head of the Yemeni Air College in the heart of Sanaa – where three families resided – killing about 23 civilians and wounding dozens for the first time in years.

There are two options for the UAE after these recent developments.

First, to revive the 2019 ‘truce agreement’ with the Houthis, which would entail ordering UAE proxies to immediately withdraw from the Shabwah, Marib and Al-Bayda fronts and return to their former bases on the western coast, south of Hodeidah and near Bab al-Mandab, as a first step.

Second, to advance its proxies into Ansarallah’s geographic red lines, and throw its full weight back into the Yemeni war  to strengthen the exhausted military position of its Saudi ally. These were decisions implemented by the UAE and Saudi Arabia in an agreement reached during Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s (MbS) visit to Abu Dhabi before last December’s Gulf summit.

It is not known which of the two options the Emirati leadership will choose. The first will be difficult as it will require an exit from the Saudi-led war coalition, an increase in tension with Riyadh, and the abandonment of its allies’ military ambitions in southern Yemen – but it will lead to halting any new Houthi attacks in the Emirati depth.

The second option may be vastly more expensive, because the Houthis are likely to continue their bombing of the UAE with more powerful retaliatory strikes targeting the oil and tourism infrastructure, especially the airports and the facilities of the “ADNOC” company, an Emirati version of Saudi Aramco.

Ansarallah’s bombardment of the UAE with missiles and drones, although expected, constituted a dangerous new development. It changed all the rules of engagement and moved the Yemeni war to a new stage where developments are difficult to anticipate.

Israel is about 1,600 kilometers from Sanaa – approximately the same distance between Abu Dhabi and Yemen’s capital city. Tel Aviv’s assistance to the UAE to investigate the Ansarallah strike capabilities comes on the back of increasing Israeli fears that it could be the next destination for Houthi ballistic missiles and armed drones. So, how then could this new element influence the direction of the Arab coalition countries in this war, and the UAE, in particular?

This unprecedented bombing of the Emirati depth will either lead to accelerate the exploration of a solution to end the Yemeni war – or escalate it, expand its circle, and invite other regional parties into it. The new entrants could include the countries and arms of the resistance axis, jihadists from all over the world, Russia, China, and a more active presence by western NATO states – similar to what happened in Syria.

In all cases, the surprises of the new year have already arrived, faster than we could have imagined.

The views expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect those of The Cradle.

Yemeni Resistance Hits UAE-backed Militants, Daesh in Combined Missile, Drone Op

January 14 2022

By Staff, Agencies

The Yemeni Army and its allied Popular Committees stage a combined missile and drone operation targeting United Arab Emirates-backed militants and Daesh [Arabic for ‘ISIS/ISIL’] terrorists in the southern province of Shabwah.

The joint forces staged the operation on Thursday as the Emirati-backed militias were nearing the province’s Ain District, Yemeni Armed Forces Spokesman Brigadier General Yehya Saree unveiled.

“UAE mercenaries were targeted accurately,” Saree said, adding that “large numbers of the mercenaries were killed and injured in the joint operation.”

No earlier than on Wednesday, the allied defense forces pushed successfully back against the Abu Dhabi’s loyalists and Daesh terrorists, liberating hundreds of square kilometers of land in the province.

Announcing the victory, Saree said the Wednesday operation killed more than 515 militants and Daesh terrorists, including high-profile militant commanders, while over 850 others were wounded.

Shabwah lies directly south of the strategic Marib Province, where the Yemeni forces have likewise been making great advances and are on the verge of liberating the provincial capital.

Since March 2015, the UAE has been acting as the main ally of Saudi Arabia in a Riyadh-led war on the impoverished country.

The invading coalition has been seeking to restore power in Yemen to the country’s former Saudi-backed government.

It has stopped short of the goal, while killing tens of thousands of Yemenis in the process and turning the entire Yemen into the site of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

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Bahrainis Continue Rallies against Saudi Death Sentence for Two Young Nationals

January 14 2022

By Staff, Agencies

For a third consecutive day, Bahrainis kept up their rallies in protest at a Saudi Arabian court’s upholding of the death sentence against two Bahraini youths.

The demonstrations were held throughout several Bahraini villages on Thursday, with participants holding up pictures of the victims, who have been identified as Sadiq Thamer and Jaafar Sultan.

Saudi Arabia detained the two young men in 2015 and issued the sentence for allegedly trying to blow up a border crossing linking the island and the kingdom.

They appealed the sentence, but the Saudi Court of Appeals recently upheld the ruling. Both have pled not guilty, denouncing the verdict as politically-motivated.

Bahrain has been cracking down on all forms of dissent since 2011, when it started to face a popular backlash over its heavy-handed treatment of the country’s Shia majority.

Saudi Arabia, seen by some observers as Bahrain’s “big brother,” has been supportive of Manama’s suppression campaign, and at one point, even tried to boost the Bahraini crackdown by sending troops and military vehicles over to the island.

The Saudi kingdom itself is similarly notorious for its intolerance of dissent that has witnessed Riyadh changing its so-called anti-terrorism laws to include dissidence.

Riyadh has also attracted considerable international criticism for its rampant use of the death sentence against those of its citizens.

Yemenis See U-15 Football Victory Over Saudi Arabia as Sign of Things To Come

January 13th, 2022

by Ahmed Abdulkareem

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The repercussions of Yemen’s 2021 victories against Saudi Arabia, from the battlefield to the football field, may offer hope to Yemenis that a change may be on the horizon, but have seemingly pumped Saudi Arabia into a violent frenzy.

SANA’A, YEMEN – As the Saudi war against Yemen enters 2022, Yemenis seem more determined than ever to hold victory ceremonies and forge ahead into another year of struggle against the Saudi onslaught – notwithstanding a new scorched-earth campaign launched by the oil-rich kingdom, dubbed Operation Happy Yemen Freedom. “As we did before, surely nothing will prevent us from achieving more victories during 2022, until the eventual liberation of all our homeland,” a fresh-faced teenager said during a sporting event at Althawra Sports City Stadium in Sana’a, where damaged stands could be seen, the result of a recent airstrike.

At the start of each new year, public celebrations take place around the world. In Yemen however, the start of 2022 was different. On Wednesday, the Yemeni U-15 football team returned home from Saudi Arabia. Despite the nearly seven years of war that has disabled nearly all aspects of life in their country, including sports, the young boys were crowned the West Asian Football Federation Champions on December 13. The achievement sparked widespread jubilation among Yemenis not seen in many years.

The victory had great symbolism, not only because the win in the regional football tournament was the first in the country’s history, but because a Yemeni team defeated its Saudi host 4-3 as the Saudi regime waged a brutal U.S.-backed war back home. “It was not just an athletic victory, but rather a clear symbolic victory against a regime that turned beautiful things in our life, like football, into hell,” Abdo Ali Al-Edresi, runner-up for the Asian Junior Championship in 2003 said of the win.

Upon their arrival home to their blockaded country, the Yemeni youth football team received a hero’s welcome for an entire week, cheered on by thousands who lined the streets in Aden, Lahj, IBB, Marib, and other cities. In Sana’a, thousands lined the streets on Wednesday as the national football team made its way through the crowds in an open-top truck before the formal homage that awaited them at the Althawra Sports City Stadium.

The celebration was held despite fears that it could be the target of a Saudi attack after Saudi Arabia threatened to bomb the stadium in the wake of the Championship loss, claiming the Houthis were using it to store weapons. The Houthis denied the claim and invited a team of international observers to inspect the stadium in order to verify it was free of weapons. “These boys have given us hope that more victories can be achieved in the future,” one fan said as he lay on his dorm bed at the University of Science and Technology in southern Sana’a. He had been wounded by a falling bullet from his own gun as he fired into the air during the celebrations.

A beautifully bloodless victory

The victory not only united Yemeni sports fans but also had very real political repercussions. In southern Yemen, where the war has left much of the population divided and quarreling amongst themselves amid the collapse of the economy and the lack of security and basic services, thousands took to the streets carrying the Yemeni flag and unleashing chants against Saudi Arabia.

Others, including local Saudi allies, held modest ceremonies and gave gifts to their own youth football leagues, hoping that the recent victory against Saudi Arabia would ignite new fervor among their own players.

In the north, where Yemeni forces are making substantial gains in pushing back Saudi troops, thousands rushed the streets. Fireworks and gunfire peppered the skies as the masses took to the streets in celebration. One hundred and twenty people were injured and five were killed by falling bullets just seconds after word of the victory spread and hundreds began firing into the air in celebration.

In the world of sports, raucous celebrations may be the norm following major international championships and home-team wins, but in war-afflicted Yemen – where millions struggle against the blockade, epidemics, starvation, and diseases – the victory not only has a clear moral and political symbolism, it also represents the culmination of a series of battlefield victories that Yemenis achieved in 2021 and sums up the mood of many who hope those victories will last in 2022.

“In our stadiums, bombs not only fall from the sky, but a ball rolls between players as fans wrought by devastation cheer,” Abdo Al-Edresi said. Al-Edresi was the star and captain of the Junior National Team that reached the 2003 World Cup Finals in Finland, the golden age of Yemeni football. He also is a survivor of a fierce battle that took place in the Al-Oz area in Hodeida, where his brother, a player in the Sana’a Shab Football Club, was killed. Like thousands of Yemeni athletes who play in partially-destroyed sports facilities, sometimes under bombardment, he never gives up. ”We are not just steadfast, but achieve victory whatever the reality may be. And we are going on,” he said.

Yemen West Asian Junior Championships
Yemenis gather to watch the final of West Asian Junior Championships between Yemen and Saudi Arabia via a screen in Sanaa. Hani Mohammed | AP

The U-15 team’s victory was achieved despite the tragic state of sports in the country. The team had neither financial support nor opportunity to attend the expensive specialized training given to the Saudi team. The team comes from a country devastated by war, where sports infrastructure has been destroyed and athletes struggle to find work. Wadhah Radfani, U-15’s famed goalkeeper whom many credit for the team’s victory, was recently detained by Saudi-backed militants. At least 129 athletes have been killed and hundreds injured in Saudi airstrikes and on Yemen’s battlefields. More than 108 Yemeni sports facilities have been destroyed by Western weapons dropped from Saudi warplanes, according to a report issued by the Projects Sector of the Ministry of Youth and Sports. The ministry estimated the material loss at $1 billion, reporting that, among other targets, 7 major sports stadiums, 13 regional stadiums, 23 gyms, 9 youth hostels, 21 administrative headquarters, 6 sports headquarters, and 12 local stadiums have been destroyed in Saudi attacks.

Off the pitch, a violent frenzy

The repercussions of Yemen’s 2021 victories against Saudi Arabia, from the battlefield to the football field, may offer hope to Yemenis that a change may be on the horizon but have seemingly pumped Saudi Arabia into a violent frenzy. As the new year dawned, the oil-rich kingdom backed by Western governments launched a large-scale attack on Yemen, dropping thousands of tons of American and European-made weapons on dozens of populated areas. Civilian infrastructure, including sports facilities, was left in ruins following the onslaught, which killed scores of civilians, including many women and children. The Saudi-led Coalition’s framing of Operation Happy Yemen Freedom as not a war but “an effort to spur Yemen into development and prosperity,” has few Yemenis convinced.

In Sana’a, home to more than four million people packed into a densely-populated metropolitan area, the Saudis forge on with the scorched earth campaign they began in earnest in December, when they launched operation ”Golden Bow.” The onset of Golden Bow was, perhaps coincidentally, simultaneous with U-15’s victory in the final qualifiers of the West Asian Junior Championships. In Saada, the municipal water tank was targeted by Saudi-Coalition bombs on Tuesday, depriving 130,000 of the city’s residents of much-needed clean water.

The scenes of the destruction of family homes, vital infrastructure, factories, and water stations, which became famous across the world when Saudi Arabia launched its war in 2015, still plague Yemen in 2022. Heart-breaking scenes of the bodies of children being pulled from the rubble of their bombed-out homes and the bloodstained survivors on hospital beds are still prominent features on local nightly news reports.

Fabrication and retreat

Saudi Arabia says that its deadly air campaign “against military sites and stores of ballistic missiles” and drones must continue, claiming that the airstrikes are in accordance with international law.

In a press conference on Saturday, Turki al-Maliki, the official spokesperson of the Saudi-led Coalition, presented journalists a clip from a documentary about the U.S. invasion of Iraq claiming that it was footage of Houthi weapons and using it to justify airstrikes on Yemen’s strategic port of Hodeida.

Al-Maliki presented the clip as unequivocal evidence. “This is in a specific location, inside Hodeida port, which is composed of workshops of ballistic missiles, which are then transported out of the port,” he said, going on to claim that the location could not be revealed “at this time.” But the clip that al-Maliki showed journalists came from the documentary “Severe Clear,” about a U.S. Marine’s advance on Baghdad during the 2003 U.S. invasion. The footage that al-Maliki displayed as evidence of Houthi missiles can be seen in the documentary at the 01:09:25 mark.

This blunder is not without precedent. On December 26, al-Maliki presented another fabricated clip as a piece of evidence to prove that Hezbollah was active in Yemen. Critics quickly pounced on the Saudi regime, asserting that the footage was fabricated.

“Whatever the intensity of the bombing or the American and Western collusion with Riyadh, we will not back down,” the fresh-faced teenager at Althawra Sports City Stadium concluded. And indeed, both Riyadh and Abu Dhabi not only suffered massive losses on the ground in 2021 – despite the significant backing of the most powerful countries on earth – but the Yemeni Army led by Ansar Allah – along with tribes in al-Mahrah, Hadramout, Shabwa, and Aden – have steadily advanced militarily, politically, socially and economically despite what may be the single largest military operation ever undertaken on the Arabian Peninsula. Now, in 2022, neither Sana’a nor Sadaa and Hodeida have fallen to the Saudi Coalition. Yemenis are far from deterred from achieving victory and even celebrate despite the horrors to which they are subjected. Ansar Allah, or the “Houthis,” have not fallen back to the mountains, as resistance movements often do in asymmetric wars. Instead, the Yemeni forces led by Ansar Allah are still steadily gaining ground. On December 29, they captured the al-Yatama area in al-Jawf, which shares a border with Najran, Saudi Arabia. The victory removes a major barrier to Ansar Allah’s advancement into southern Saudi Arabia, perhaps a telling indication of what may come in 2022.

Saudi’s Mohammed Bin Nayef Tortured upon Detention in 2020, NYT Reveals

 January 11, 2022

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A number of Saudi princes, including two sons of the previous monarch, King Abdullah, remain in detention, The New York Times reported.

In an article published don Sunday, the NYT said that former Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Nayef was one of the prominent figures to remain in detention.

The NYT said that Saudi princess, Basmah bint Saud, was released last Thursday nearly three years after being prisoned, noting that she was among a number of prominent Saudi activists, dissidents and members of the royal family either jailed or put under house arrest during the rise of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Returning to bin Nayef, the daily said that after bin Salman ousted the former crown prince to claim the title for himself, he put him under house arrest until 2020. In March 2020, bin Nayef was arrested and detained.

At the start of his detention, Mohammed bin Nayef was held in solitary confinement, deprived of sleep and suspended upside down by his ankles, NYT said, according to two people briefed on his situation, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue.

Last fall, he was moved to a villa inside the complex surrounding the king’s Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh, the capital, where he remains, the people said, as quoted by the daily.

Mohammed bin Nayef is kept by himself with no television or other electronic devices and receives only limited visits from his family, the people said, according to NYT. He appears to have sustained lasting damage to his ankles from his treatment in detention and cannot walk without a cane.

Source: NYT (edited by Al-Manar English Website)

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Saudi Warplanes Step Up Bombing Of Various Yemeni Residential Areas

Jan 09 2022

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Saudi Arabia has upped the ante in the war on Yemen by conducting a new round of airstrikes against various areas across the war-wracked Arab country, as Riyadh and its regional allies press ahead with their devastating war and brutal siege against the Yemeni nation.

Saudi warplanes carried out four air raids against the outskirts of the northwestern Yemeni city of Saada early on Saturday, Yemen’s al-Masirah network reported.

Initial reports suggested that a civilian was martyred and a woman sustained injuries in the strikes.

Hours earlier, Saudi fighter jets had launched 45 airstrikes against different areas in Yemen’s southern province of Shabwah.

Al-Masirah TV reported that the aerial assaults hit Usaylan, Bayhan and Ain districts. There were no immediate reports of casualties or extent of damage.

Saudi aircraft also bombarded al-Balaq area in the Wadi Ubaidah district of Yemen’s oil-producing central province of Marib, some 175 kilometers east of the capital, Sanaa, on 16 occasions, though no reports about possible casualties were soon available.

Three other aerial assaults targeted al-Jubah and Sirwah districts in the same Yemeni province.

Saudi warplanes also conducted seven airstrikes against an area in the Abs district of Yemen’s northwestern province of Hajjah.

Saudi military aircraft launched two air raids against the Khabb wa ash Sha’af district in the northern Yemeni province of Jawf as well. There were no immediate reports about possible casualties.

Saudi Arabia, backed by the United States and regional allies, launched the war on Yemen in March 2015, with the goal of bringing Hadi’s government back to power and crushing the popular Ansarullah resistance movement.

The war has left hundreds of thousands of Yemenis dead and displaced millions more. It has also destroyed Yemen’s infrastructure and spread famine and infectious diseases there.

Despite heavily-armed Saudi Arabia’s incessant bombardment of the impoverished country, the Yemeni armed forces and the Popular Committees have grown steadily in strength against the Saudi-led invaders and left Riyadh and its allies bogged down in the country.

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Lebanon’s political showdown… will it be confined to electoral competition?

Jan 09 2022

Source: Al Mayadeen Net

By Al Mayadeen Net

After the Lebanese Forces Party announced general “electoral rallying”, a multitude of questions arise on why its discourse is in harmony with the Saudi mobilization and US embargo against Lebanon.

The confrontation comes out by escalating the internal and regional fronts

The Lebanese Forces Party (LF) in Lebanon announced general “electoral mobilization” on Saturday amid attempts to finalize control over constitutional institutions and escalate the political confrontation.
The confrontation itself would take place by escalating the internal and regional fronts, which raises questions on whether Lebanon’s crisis is limited only to economic and social issues. 

Some factions are attempting to portray Lebanon’s electoral battle as a critical juncture. The LF’s announcement of general “electoral mobilization” is understandable as far as electoral races go, but the timing, the tools, and the discourse itself raise a multitude of questions. Why is their campaign primarily based on mobilizing people against Hezbollah and the Free Patriotic Movement (FPM) and throwing accusations against them? And why are these voices pushing toward further tension, division, and incitement?

It is under these circumstances that a call for national dialogue was launched from the presidential palace in Baabda by Lebanese President Michel Aoun in order to agree on three issues and work on their application in government institutions: administrative and financial decentralization, a defense strategy to protect Lebanon, and a financial and economic recovery plan.

The invitation was met with an apology by former PM Saad Hariri, whereas PM Najib Mikati told Aoun that now is not the time to hold a dialogue.

Saoud: Likely that Geagea would attempt to start security issues

In this context, journalist Ghassan Saoud stressed to Al Mayadeen that the campaign against Hezbollah and the President is derived from their renowned position regarding the “deal of the century” and the naturalization of refugees, adding that the one responsible for the crisis is the one that prevented Lebanon’s oil from being extracted: the United States.

Saoud also considered that it was the US’ policies that forced the Lebanese into migration. 
 
The Lebanese journalist also noted that the US axis was the one behind the displacement of Iraq’s Christians, whereas the Resistance axis protected Syria’s Christians against ISIS. He considered that whoever wishes to speak about sovereignty should go to extract oil from the sea [meaning in defiance of US interference], emphasizing that the real sovereign is the one that stands against all foreign parties interfering in Lebanon.

He clarified that it is likely that LF Executive Chairman Samir Geagea would resort to inciting security issues

Saad: Everyone counting on the upcoming elections

For his part, Professor of International Law Antoine Saad said that Lebanon has lost the makings of a state, and everyone is counting on the next elections, adding that there is a will to do away with the bankruptcy that has plagued all the elements of state-building.

He highlighted that Lebanon currently has no sovereign authority at its land, naval, and aerial borders.

Bazzi: The Lebanese Forces is the only party receiving a monthly payment from Saudi Arabia

Political affairs expert, Wassim Bazzi, saw that the concept of mobilization is usually employed in wars and considered that Geagea is fighting an electoral battle with a military legacy, stressing that the LF chief is the Saudi spearhead in the upcoming electoral project.

Bazzi also said that the Resistance’s weapons were the only means by which Lebanon’s presence and national pride were restored, further clarifying that the LF is the only party that is receiving monthly payments from Saudi Arabia.

Lebanese Forces Executive Chairman Samir Geagea had announced yesterday his party’s complete general mobilization for the electoral battle, calling on turning all of his party’s institutions into electoral centers that would serve the party in the upcoming elections.

The Lebanese Presidency had announced a week ago that President Michel Aoun signed a decree to hold the elections in May 2022.

Saudi-Led Coalition Prevents Another Fuel Ship from Docking at Yemen Port

Jan 06 2022

By Staff, Agencies

The Saudi-led coalition waging war against Yemen has banned a new ship carrying fuel and heading for the strategic Yemeni port city of Hudaidah from docking, amid crippling fuel shortage in the country.

The Yemen Petroleum Company [YPC] announced on Wednesday that the coalition seized a fuel ship named “Splendour Sapphire” belonging to private sector factories in international waters, although it had been inspected and received UN clearance.

According to the YPC, the vessel, which was carrying 24,189 tons of mazut, was forcibly transferred to Saudi Arabia’s southwestern region of Jizan.

Essam al-Mutawakel, a spokesman for the YPC, said in a tweet on Wednesday that the latest incident brings to five the number of ships seized by the coalition.

Last year, Yemen’s Minister of Oil and Minerals Ahmad Abdullah Dares warned that the Saudi seizure of ships carrying petroleum products could lead to the suspension of the service sectors and cause “a humanitarian catastrophe.”

Saudi Arabia and a number of its regional allies – including the United Arab Emirates [UAE] – launched a brutal war against Yemen in March 2015.

The war was launched to eliminate Yemen’s Ansarullah movement and reinstall former Yemeni president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh.

The war, accompanied by a tight siege, has failed to reach its goals, but it has killed hundreds of thousands of Yemeni people.

As part of its economic war, the Saudi-led coalition has imposed an economic siege on Yemen, preventing fuel shipments from reaching the country, while looting the impoverished nation’s resources.

The UN says more than 24 million Yemenis are in dire need of humanitarian aid, including 10 million suffering from extreme levels of hunger. The world body also refers to the situation in Yemen as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

The Saudi war has also taken a heavy toll on the country’s infrastructure, destroying hospitals, schools, and factories.

On Monday, Yemen’s armed forces announced the seizure of an intruding UAE-flagged ship carrying a large amount of military equipment to be used against the Yemeni people.

السعودية: تكفير وإرهاب من

الخميس 6 يناير 2022

 شوقي عواضة

لم يكن نشوء الكيان السّعودي أقلّ دمويّةً وإرهابيّةً من قيام أميركا التي قامت على أنقاض الهنود الحمر ولا أقلّ إجراماً من نشوء الكيان الصّهيوني الذي قام على أجساد الفلسطينيين، بل كان أكثر إرهاباً وإجراماً وقتلاً وتمثيلاً وتنكيلاً بالبشر. وما يميّزه عن الكيانين الأميركي «والإسرائيلي» يجعله أكثر خطورةً على الأمّة حيث أنّ آل سعود المنحدرين من أصلٍ يهوديٍّ يعود لجدّهم مردخاي بن ابراهام بن موشي الدونمي من يهود الدونمة وفق ما أثبته الكاتب الشّهيد ناصر السعيد في كتابه «تاريخ آل سعود». وعليه فإنّ هؤلاء اليهود الذين أسّسوا الكيان السّعودي بدعمٍ بريطاني تكمن خطورته في الحقائق التّاريخية الآتية:

أولا ـ تبنّيهم للهوية العربيّة وهم يهود في الأصل واتخاذ الإسلام ستاراً للحكم وقيام كيانهم الوظيفي والحليف للكيان الصّهيوني.

ُثانياـ اغتصابهم لشبه الجزيرة العربيّة بدعم بريطانيا التي دعمت قيام الكيان الصّهيوني الذي اغتصب فلسطين.

ثالثا ـ قيام الكيان السّعودي على الغزوات وارتكاب المذابح والمجازر بحقّ القبائل العربيّة كما حصل في فلسطين من غزواتٍ ومذابحَ على يد عصابات الهاغاناه وشتيرن وغيرها.

رابعا ـ ضرب واستهداف كلّ عناصر القوّة في الأمّة لا سيما تيّارات المقاومة وتشتيتها وتحويل مسار الصّراع مع الكيان الصّهيوني إلى صراعاتٍ وحروبٍ داخل الأمة.

عبر التاريخ أثبت الكيان السعودي بكلّ ملوكه وحكّامه الذين توالوا على الحكم هذه الحقائق. فالسعوديّة التي استدرجت الرئيس جمال عبد النّاصر للحرب في اليمن لم تكن مهمّتها سوى إشغال الرئيس المصري عن استكمال المواجهة مع العدو الصّهيوني

وثائق الدور السعودي في حرب يونيو

فقد كشفت وثائق للمخابرات الأميركيّة والبريطانيّة و»الإسرائيليّة» نشرت مؤخّراً عن حقائق هامّة تتعلّق بدورٍ خطيرٍ قام به الملك فيصل بالتنسيق مع أميركا قبل حرب 1967 للتآمر على عبد النّاصر وهزيمته، وكشفت عن اتصالاتٍ سرّيةٍ أجراها السعوديون بالإسرائيليين بهدف دعمهم مباشرة أو من خلال واشنطن لضرب عبد الناصر وتحجيم دوره القومي، وفرض الهزيمة المعنويّة عليه بعد الهزيمة العسكريّة عام 1967 وهو ما جرى فعلياً…

كذلك الأمر اليوم أعادت السّعودية نفس السيناريو من خلال ما يسمّى بالرّبيع العربي لاستنزاف سورية قلعة المقاومة وحصنها وإشغال المقاومة بعد انتصاري 2000 و2006 ومحاولة تفتيت قدراتها لكنّها فشلت وأسقط مشروعها، ومحاولة استعادة العراق من محور المقاومة، والسّيطرة على اليمن الذي أذلّ طواغيت آل سعود وحلفائهم. لم تتغيّر مسلكية آل سعود منذ نشوء كيانهم الوظيفي حتى اليوم وهذا ليس تحليلاً ولا توقعاً بل وقائع تاريخيّة موثّقة عبّر عنها الزّعيم الراحل :جمال عبد النّاصر في محطاتٍ كثيرةٍ. فمن خطاب له في الثالث والعشرين من كانون الأول/ ديسمبر عام 1962 قال

سقط لنا 136 ضابطاً وعسكريّاً جزمة كلّ واحد منهم أشرف من تاج الملك سعود والملك حسين

وفي الثّاني والعشرين من تموز/ يوليو من العام نفسه كشف عبد الناصر عن التّعاون بين الاستعمار والنظام السّعودي قائلاً «لاحظنا في السنة الأخيرة تعاوناً مطلقاً بين الرجعية العربيّة وقوى الاستعمار ويوجد تعاونٌ وتضامنٌ بينهم في العمل ضدّ القومية العربيّة وقوى الثّورة والتّحرر العربي. صفقات السّلاح التي تستهدف العرب ولا تستهدف عدو العرب».

أمّا عن قضية فلسطين وآل سعود فكان للزعيم عبد الناصر رأي يقول

«أنا لا أتصوّر بأيّ حال من الأحوال أن المملكة السعودية تستطيع أن تحارب في فلسطين وفيها قاعدة أميركية وفيها قاعدة بريطانيّة.

لم تكن مواقف الرئيس جمال عبد الناصر حينها طائفيّةً ولا مذهبيةً ولا عشائريةً أو عنصريّةً وهو العربي الذي عمّد عروبته بالدّم، وهو المسلم الذي تقدّم لمقاومة المحتلّ الصهيوني لأرض فلسطين، وهو السني الذي ثار في وجه الظالمين والمستبدّين وفي مقدمتهم آل سعود.

تلك المواقف لم تكن إلا تعبيراً عن واقعٍ وحقيقة دامغة كشفت دور آل سعود ومؤامراتهم على الأمّة. وما قاله الأمين العام لحزب الله السيّد حسن نصر الله في خطابه الأخير في ذكرى الشّهيدين قاسم سليماني وأبي مهدي المهندس هو نفس الحقيقة التي عبّر عنها الرئيس عبد الناصر منذ أكثر من خمسين عاماً، ولا يزال نفس الكيان يتآمر على الأمة ولكي لا يعطي البعض صبغةً طائفيةً أو مذهبيّة لكلام السّيد نصر الله نقول لهم راجعوا مواقف الرّئيس عبد الناصر التي ردّ عليها آل سعود بتكفيره في الثالث والعشرين من كانون الأول/ ديسمبر من عام 1962 حيث نشرت صحيفة «عكاظ» السّعودية على صفحتها الأولى وبالخط العريض فتوى لفقهاء البلاط الملكي تقول (جمال عبد الناصر كافر بالإجماع) عنوان يختصر عقليّة الكيان السّعودي وحكّامه المستعربين الذين لم ولن يتغيّروا. اليوم يكفّرون الشّرفاء ويتهمونهم بالإرهاب وكلّ ذلك لن يغيّر من حقيقة تقول بأنّ الكيان السعودي الذي قام على المذابح والقتل هو أصل الإرهاب وليس أقلّ خطورة من إرهاب العدو الصّهيوني، وأنّ الوهابيّة التي غزت بدواعشها دمشق وبغداد لا تقلّ عدوانية عن عصابات الهاغاناه وشتيرن، وان شيوخ الوهابيّة هم كفقهاء التلمود، وأنّ كيانكم السرطاني سيزول كما سيزول الكيان الصّهيوني والآتي من الأيام سيُنبّئ بذلك.

Who Is the Terrorist?

Jan 4 2022

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Sayyed Nasrallah commemorates martyrdom of Soleimani, Al-Muhandis

January 3, 2022

Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah speaks on the second anniversary of the martyrdom of Major General Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis.

Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah speaking on the second anniversary of the martyrdom of Major General Qassem Soleimani and commander Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis on January 3, 2022

Speaking on the second anniversary of the martyrdom of former IRGC Quds Force commander Major General Qassem Soleimani and former Popular Mobilization Forces commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said the repercussions of the US assassination of the two martyrs are still unfolding until this moment.

Two years after the martyrdom of the two leaders and their comrades, Sayyed Nasrallah asserted that commemorating them was a recognition of the sacrifices they have made.

“Over the last two years, there have been major battles that affirmed that the [axis of resistance] was still following in the footsteps of the two leaders, such as in the battle of Seif Al-Quds,” the secretary-general declared.

He urged the countries and peoples of the region to undertake a firm stance on the killer and the martyr. “Iraq must have a stance on who the killer is and who the martyr is,” Sayyed Nasrallah said.

“The United States occupied and tyrannized Iraq and committed massacres there before the assassination of Soleimani.”

The top leader attributed ISIS to Washington, “The United States created ISIS to return its armies to Iraq, and it is to bear the responsibility for all the crimes committed by ISIS.” 

“The United States is a historically unmatched hypocritical assassin,” he declared, highlighting the contrast with martyr Soleimani, who he said, “Stood by the Iraqi people and contributed to the establishment of the resistance and provided it with arms, strength, and momentum.”

In a similar vein, he praised Iran, saying, “The Islamic Republic was the first to stand by the Iraq people in the face of ISIS, which was brought upon by Washington.”

Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah saw that the security Iraq is enjoying today was “the blessing of the martyrs. Is it fair to compare the criminal United States and Iran, who supported Iraq?”

“It is disastrous to compare the two martyrs who stood by Iraq and the United States who carried out massacres there,” he continued.

Saudi Arabia sent suicide bombers to Iraq

Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said, “Saudi Arabia was sending suicide bombers and car bombs to Iraq. It sent its youth to murder the children, women, and men. However, Iran sent its men to die in defense of the children, women, and men.”

He also underscored that the Americans asked Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to spread the Wahhabi ideology.

The US is responsible for all Israeli crimes in Palestine and the region

“The United States is responsible for all of Israel’s crimes in Palestine and the region,” Sayyed Nasrallah underlined, calling back “Israel’s” doings in Lebanon, such as wars, air raids, and massacres, and blaming the United States for them. “The United States of America is responsible, so how could we perceive it as a friend?”

He also touched on the US crimes in Syria: “The US government killed the Syrian people and plunged their country into a devastating war.” He also emphasized that Washington “wants to turn Al-Tanf base in Syria into a sanctuary for ISIS to threaten Damascus.”

Regarding the war on Yemen, Sayyed Nasrallah said it was an American war waged by Saudi Arabia. “The Americans manipulated the Gulf states during the siege of Qatar to take money from it,” he added.

Touching on the US crimes in Afghanistan, he said, “The Americans committed crimes during their occupation of the country and their withdrawal from it while saying the killings ‘were a mistake’ as the Pentagon stands idle.”

The US forces are fated to leave this region

The Secretary-General also touched on Iraq’s internal affairs by saying, “Tolerating or turning a blind eye to the presence of US forces in Iraq is killing martyrs Soleimani and Al-Muhandis all over again,” stressing that Washington’s forces are fated to leave this region.

“The blood of martyrs Soleimani and Al-Muhandis is crying out to the minds and the consciences in the Arab and Islamic worlds,” the secretary-general asserted, stressing that the head of the snake in terms of aggression, occupation, and tyranny, is the United States, “And we must take it as an enemy.”

Prisoner Hisham Abu Hawash is a hero and resistance symbol

Touching on the topic of the hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah praised prisoner Hisham Abu Hawash – who has been hunger-striking for 140 days. He said Abu Hawash was a symbol of resistance alongside the six heroic prisoners who liberated themselves through operation Freedom Tunnel a few months ago.

“There are thousands of Palestinian prisoners in Zionist prisons, and they are suffering to a great extent,” Sayyed Nasrallah underscored.

Commenting on the Israeli occupation building a wall around Gaza, one of “Israel’s” latest provocative moves, the secretary-general said, “A few weeks ago, the construction of the massive wall around Gaza was completed to increase the severity of the blockade imposed on the Strip for the last 15 years,” adding, “while the entire world is standing idle.”

“Today, Palestine is occupied by the Zionists, and the world knows what the Palestinian people are suffering from due to the occupation, the displacement, and the diaspora,” Sayyed Nasrallah asserted.

It was an honor to combat the organizations brought upon by Saudi Arabia

Commenting on the latest crisis between Lebanon and Saudi Arabia, Sayyed Nasrallah said, “We neither violated nor attacked Saudi Arabia. It was an accomplice to the universal war on the region, and we had the honor to combat the organizations brought upon the region by Saudi Arabia.”

He also responded to the latest statements made by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, in which he described Hezbollah as “terrorist,” by saying, “The terrorists are the ones who sent thousands of Saudi takfiris to Syria and Iraq.”

“The terrorists are the ones holding thousands of Lebanese people hostage in the Gulf and making threats against Lebanon on a daily basis,” he declared while noting that no resignation of any Lebanese minister would change the Saudi stance, “For its problem is with those who thwarted its project for the region.”

Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah concluded by affirming that Hezbollah was assiduous toward its internal allies, emphasizing the importance of inter-Lebanese dialogue.

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Sayyed Nasrallah to Saudi King: Hezbollah Resistance Is Not Terrorist, You Are So!

Jan 3 2022

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Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah stressed that the US is the source of tyranny and aggression in the region.

Talking on the second martyrdom anniversary of former head of IRGC’s Quds Force General Qassem Suleimani and deputy head of Iraq’s Hashd Shaabi paramilitary force Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis, Sayyed Nasrallah emphasized on the difference between the martyrs and the “criminal” US.

His eminence pointed to US crimes in the region starting from Afghanistan, to Iraq, Yemen, Syria, Palestine and Lebanon.

Sayyed Nasrallah said that the US has created ISIL in a bid to stay in the region.

He noted that Saudi Arabia has backed the Takfiri group, through spreading its Wahhabi ideology.

In this context, Sayyed Nasrallah hit back at the Saudi King who described Hezbollah as terrorist. He stressed that the terrorist is the one who sent thousands of Saudi Takfiris to fight in Syria and Iraq.

Sayyed Nasrallah affirmed that Hezbollah is a Resistance movement and not a terrorist one, accusing the regime in Riyadh of being terrorist.

Ties between Hezbollah, FPM

Sayyed Nasrallah started his speech by offering condolences over the martyrdom anniversary of Sayyeda Fatima Zahraa a.s., as well as the demise of Iranian envoy to Yemen Hassan Irloo.

His eminence also congratulated Christians and Muslims on the Christmas and the New Year.

Before getting into the topic of the occasion, Sayyed Nasrallah stressed Hezbollah’s keenness to preserve ties with the party’s local allies, responding to allegations circulated by some media outlets that the relation between Hezbollah and the Free Patriotic Movement (FPM) has worsened over latest developments in Lebanon.

“We stress on the importance of dialogue between Lebanese people. We are keen on our allies and friends and open to developing ties,” Sayyed Nasrallah addressed attendees of the ceremony held in Beirut’s southern suburb, Dahiyeh.

The Killer-Martyr Formula

Talking about the occasion, Sayyed Nasrallah noted that the repercussions of assassinating Gen. Suleimani and Al-Muhandis are still standing, stressing that marking their martyrdom anniversary shows some gratitude to their souls.

“These two martyrs have given much to their countries, region, religions, but some want to deny their good. Opposition to raising their posters on the road to Beirut Airport is a form of this ingratitude.”

Throughout the last two years, some major battles took place. Such battles proved that the Axis of Resistance is abiding by the path of these two great leaders, Sayyed Nasrallah said, citing the latest Israeli war on Gaza (Sword of Al-Quds), as well as what he called “Battle of Steadfastness in Yemen.”

Hezbollah S.G. then talked about the killer-martyr formula, as he deplored putting Iran and the US on the same level.

“There is a real problem in our region. This problem is represented by disagreements on designating the ally and the enemy of this region’s peoples.”

“Our countries must take a firm stance towards the killer and the martyr. Iraq must take a clear position. The US is the one who occupied Iraq, oppressed its people and committed crimes even before the emergence of Gen. Suleimani.”

“The US created ISIL in order to redeploy its forces in Iraq. It bears responsibility for the crimes committed by ISIL. The US is the killer and the unprecedented hypocrite who committed crimes in Iraq, while Suleimani is the martyr who stood by the Iraqi people. Iran was the first sides who stood by the Iraqi people against ISIL which was created by the US.”

“Is it fair to equate between the criminal US and Iran which stood beside Iraq? It’s catastrophic to do so.”

US Source of Tyranny, Oppression

Sayyed Nasralah then stressed that the US is the source of tyranny and oppression in the region.

“The US is fully responsible for all Israelis crimes in Palestine and Lebanon. The US is behind all raids, massacres committed by the Zionist entity in Lebanon. How can we look to the US as a friend?!”

“As for the war on Yemen, it is an American war carried out by the US,” Sayyed Nasrallah said, as he elaborated on the US policy in the region, which is based on suing discord between its countries.

In this context, Sayyed Nasrallah cited the Gulf siege on Qatar, noting that Gulf Arab countries were like puppets in the hand of the US.

Meanwhile, Sayyed Nasrallah also affirmed the US role in the war on Syria, pointing to what he called continued aggression on the Arab country through the economic blockade, especially the so-called Caesar Act.

“In every place where the US was causing destruction, martyr Suleimani was present. He achieved victories, changed the equations and finally he sacrificed his soul on this path.”

Hezbollah S.G. stressed here that the perpetrators who committed the assassination crimes of Suleimani and Al-Muhandis will be punished.

“This is a promise by free people, not only by Iranians.”

Sayyed Nasrallah then affirmed that allowing US forces to stay in Iraq “means a new assassination of martyrs Suleimani and Al-Muhandis,” stressing that the only fate awaiting US forces in the region is the pullout.

“The blood of martyrs Suleimani and Al-Muhandis delivers a message to all free people of this region. This message says: Know your enemy, the US is the head of aggression and the source of tyranny and oppression, don’t surrender.”

“Terrorist” Saudi

Sayyed Nasrallah talked about the Saudi regime’s role in backing ISIL, citing acknowledgements by Saudi officials in this regard.

“Saudi Arabia backed ISIL. It sent suicide bombers and explosive-laden cars to Iraq.”

“Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman said that the US had called on Riyadh to spread the Wahhabi ideology. Saudi Arabia sent its suicide bombers to kill Iraqi men and children, while Iran sent its fighters to defend Iraqi people.”

Sayyed Nasrallah then hit back at those who accuse Hezbollah of “harming” Lebanon’s diplomatic ties.

“Lebanon’s ties with whom? With the US which is a clear enemy? As for Saudi, we did not attack it, but rather, it was a partner in the universal war in this region.”

“Who backed ISIL in Syria? The vast majority of Lebanese people know that Lebanon’s existence was in risk because of ISIL which was created by the US and backed by Saudi.”

In this context, Sayyed Nasrallah commented on remarks made by Saudi King Salman, who described Hezbollah as a “terrorist organization.”

“The terrorist is the one who sent thousands of Takfiri Saudis to Syria and Iraq. On the other hand, Hezbollah proudly defended the region against those conspirators.”

“The terrorist is the one who takes thousands of Lebanese nationals in Gulf states hostages and threatens to expel them on daily basis.”

“The resignation of a Lebanese minister won’t change the Saudi stance towards Lebanon since its problem is with the sides who foiled its scheme,” Sayyed Nasrallah said, referring to pressures exerted on former Lebanese Information Minister George Kordahi to resign over remarks he made on the Saudi war on Yemen.

“Hezbollah is a Resistance movement. It is not a terrorist, but you are so!”

Source: Al-Manar English Website

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Brigadier General Saree illustrates 2021 Yemen achievements العميد سريع يستعرض حصاد 2021: تحوّل إلى العمليات الهجومية النوعية

Jan 3 2022

Source: Al Mayadeen

By Al Mayadeen Net

Yemeni Armed Forces spokesperson Yahya Saree reviews the achievements of Yemeni military operations during 2021. He says that the coming years will be the years of “liberation and victory.”

Brigadier General Yahya Saree (Archive)

The spokesperson for the Yemeni Armed Forces, Brigadier General Yahya Saree, confirmed that the operations of the army and the popular committees led to the liberation of large areas estimated at 12,250 square kilometers during the year 2021. He spoke of a shift to the qualitative offensive operations that led to the liberation of large areas.

“The armed forces have strengthened its military standpoint within a comprehensive strategy,” Saree said in a press conference to present the achievements of military operations during 2021. He added that “there was a shift to qualitative offensive operations that led to the liberation of large areas.”

Saree pointed out that “the enemy’s offensive attempts did not halt, using its Yemeni and foreign mercenaries.” He added that the number of raids launched by the Saudi coalition against Yemen “has reached 7,100 raids during 2021, resulting in martyrs and wounded.”

The spokesperson for the Yemeni Armed Forces noted that it carried out 194 offensive operations during 2021 in response to the aggression, adding that the total operations of the ground forces during the past year amounted to 40,126 operations. Saree announced that the operations of the Yemeni Army and the popular committees “led to the liberation of large areas estimated at 12 thousand square kilometers.”

Saree explained that “the areas that were liberated were in the governorates of Marib, Al-Jawf, Al-Bayda, Al-Hudaydah, and Shabwa.” He indicated that these operations led to the death and injury of more “than 1,527 enemy forces and the destruction of 276 vehicles and armored vehicles.”

He stated that the number of sniping operations reached 13,191 operations, while the air defense forces carried out 1,025 interception  operations and 22 operations that involved shooting down enemy planes, adding that “six Chinese-made CH-4 drones belonging to the Saudi Air Force were shot down.”

Saree added, “We shot down 12 US-made Scan Eagle and two Emirati-operated Wing Long 2 drones.”

He pointed out that the total number of the missile force operations amounted to 440, including 100 targeting of enemy grouping outside Yemen. He added that the drone air force carried out 4,497 operations, including 4,116 reconnaissance.

A map published by the Yemeni moral guidance department showing progress made in 2021, liberated areas are highlighted in green.

The Sudanese authorities are careless about the blood of their soldiers

The spokesperson said that the joint operations room between the missile force and the drone air force carried out 4 operations to restore “the balance of deterrence.” Saree stated that these operations led to “the death and injury of 394 Saudi soldiers and officers, including 160 dead and 234 wounded, in addition to the death and injury of 745 Sudanese mercenaries.”

He added, “The Sudanese authorities, who sold their troops in exchange for money care not about their ‘soldiers’ blood.'”

The spokesperson for the Yemeni armed forces indicated that “more than 24,000 people were killed or injured among the local mercenaries, including 9,892 dead,” stressing that “the armed forces call on all those who fight in the enemy’s ranks or work with them to return to the path of righteousness.”

Saree announced that the armed forces “succeeded in destroying and damaging 1,749 vehicles, armored vehicles, and personnel carriers.”

He saluted the tribes which he described as “loyal to their principles and adhering to their customs by rejecting the occupation.” He stressed that “the armed forces, along with the people of faith and wisdom, are continuing to perform their tasks and duties until freedom.”

Saree stressed that “the fate of the coalition of aggression is the fate of all invaders on the land of the invaders’ cemetery [Yemen],” adding that “victory will be the ally of the Yemeni people.”

The spokesperson for the Yemeni armed forces promised that “the coming years will be the years of liberation and victory.”

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العميد سريع يستعرض حصاد 2021: تحوّل إلى العمليات الهجومية النوعية

الأحد 2 كانون الثان

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المصدر: الميادين نت

الناطق باسم القوات المسلحة اليمنية يحيى سريع يستعرض حصاد العمليات العسكية خلال عام 2021. ويقول إن “الأعوام المقبلة ستكون أعوام التحرير والانتصار”.

  • حصاد العمليات العسكرية خلال عام 2021 في اليمن.

أكد المتحدث باسم القوات اليمنية العميد يحيى سريع أنّ عمليات الجيش واللجان الشعبية أدت خلال العام 2021 إلى تحرير مناطق واسعة تقدَّر بـ12 ألف كيلومتر مربع. وتحدّث عن تحوّل إلى العمليات الهجومية النوعية  التي أدتْ إلى تحرير مناطق واسعة.

وقال سريع، في مؤتمر صحافي لعرض حصاد العمليات العسكرية خلال عام 2021، إن “القوات المسلحة عززت موقفها العسكري الميداني ضمن استراتيجية شاملة”، مضيفاً أنه ” تم التحوّل إلى العمليات الهجومية النوعية التي أدت إلى تحرير مناطق واسعة”.

وأشار سريع إلى أن “المحاولات الهجومية للعدو لم تتوقف، وذلك من خلال مرتزقته اليمنيين والأجانب”، مضيفاً أن عدد الغارات التي شنّها التحالف السعودي ضد اليمن “بلغت 7100 غارة خلال عام 2021، أدت إلى وقوع شهداء وجرحى”.

وأشار الناطق باسم القوات المسلحة اليمنية أنهم “نفّذوا 194 عملية هجومية نوعية خلال عام 2021 رداً على العدوان، وبلغ مجموع عمليات القوات البرية خلال العام الماضي 40126 عملية”، مضيفاً أن عمليات الجيش واللجان الشعبية “أدت إلى تحرير مناطق واسعة تقدر بـ 12 ألف كلم مربع”.

وأوضح سريع أن “المناطق المحررة توزعت في محافظات مأرب والجوف والبيضاء والحديدة وشبوة”. وبيّن أن “هذه العمليات أدت إلى مقتل وإصابة أكثر من 1527 من قوات العدو وتدمير 276 آلية ومدرعة”.

وصرح بأن “عدد عمليات وحدة القناصة بلغ 13191 عملية، بينما نفّذت قوات الدفاع الجوي 1025 عملية تصدّ وإجبار على المغادرة و22 عملية إسقاط”، مضيفاً أنه ” تم إسقاط 6 طائرات من طراز “سي أتش 4″ صينية الصنع تابعة لسلاح الجو السعودي”.

وأضاف سريع: “أسقطنا 12 طائرة من طراز “سكان إيغل” السعودية وطائرتين “وينغ لونغ 2″ إماراتية”.

وأشار إلى أن “مجموع عمليات القوة الصاروخية بلغ 440 عملية، بينها 100 استهدفت تجمعات خارج اليمن”، مضيفاً أن سلاح الجو المسيّر “نفّذ  4497 عملية، منها 4116 عملية استطلاعية”.

السلطات السودانية لا تلقي بالاً لدماء جنودها

وقال المتحدث  إن “العمليات المشتركة بين الصاروخية وسلاح الجو المسيّر نفّذت 4 عمليات توازن ردع”، وأدت إلى “مقتل وإصابة 394 جندياً وضابطاً سعودياً بينهم 160 قتيلاً و234 مصاباً، إضافة إلى مقتل وإصابة 745 من المرتزقة السودانيين”.

وأضاف أن “السلطات السودانية التي تسلمت ثمن زج قواتها في العدوان لا تلقي بالاً لدماء جنودها”.

وأشار المتحدث باسم القوات المسلحة اليمنية إلى أن “أكثر من 24 ألفاً بين قتيل ومصاب في صفوف المرتزقة المحليين بينهم 9892 قتيلاً”، مؤكداً أن”القوات المسلحة تدعو كل من يقاتل في صفوف العدو أو يعمل معه للعودة إلى جادة الصواب”.

وقال سريع إن القوات المسلحة “نجحت في تدمير وإعطاب 1749 آلية ومدرعة وناقلة جند”.

وإذ حيّا “القبائل الوفية لمبادئها المتمسكة بعاداتها الرافضة للاحتلال”، شدّد على أن “القوات المسلحة ومعها شعب الإيمان والحكمة ماضية في أداء مهامها وواجباتها حتى الحرية”.

وأكد سريع  أن “مصير تحالف العدوان هو مصير كل الغزاة على أرض مقبرة الغزاة، والنصر سيكون حليف الشعب اليمني”.

وقال المتحدث باسم القوات المسلحة اليمنية إنه “في الأعوام السابقة كنا أمام الصمود والثبات، والأعوام المقبلة ستكون أعوام التحرير والانتصار”

Al-Manar Reveals Truth behind Captagon Shipments in Dubai and Beirut

December 31, 2021

Al-Manar revealed on Friday truth behind Lebanese sides involved in the captagon smuggling attempts at Beirut and Dubai ports.

Quoting security sources in Beirut, Al-Manar revealed that Lebanese Customs arrested the Lebanese contractor Wael Mosbah Obeid, 31, from the northern town of Dinniyah, who confessed to being responsible for the transaction of the two seized shipments.

The Lebanese authorities arrested four people involved in the smuggling attempts, including three Syrins, the sources added to Al-Manar.

Lebanese authorities on Wednesday, intercepted a shipment of fake oranges which hid nearly nine million of Captagon pills at Beirut Port. The cargo was reportedly en route to Kuwait.

Earlier on December 23, Dubai police said they arrested four men “of Arab nationality” for trying to smuggle millions of dollars worth of Captagon into the United Arab Emirates.

The more than one million tablets were also concealed in plastic lemons among a shipment of real lemons.

Source: Al-Manar English Website

Yemeni Army seizes control of 5 border camps

31 Dec 2021

Source: Agencies

By Al Mayadeen Net

Al Mayadeen correspondent reports that 20 UAE-backed Giants Brigades members were killed and many others were injured as a result of missile strikes.

20 members of the UAE-backed Giants Brigades were killed

The Yemeni Army and Popular Committees had seized control of all 5 Hadi Forces border camps at Al-Yatama area, the administrative center of the Khub Washaaf District, which shares borders with Najran, Saudi Arabia.

Al Mayadeen correspondent reported that 20 members of the UAE-backed Giants Brigades were killed and many were injured as a result of a missile attack on Khammuma camp in the lower Markha District, northwest of Shabwa Governorate in the country’s east.

Our reporter added that “the Giants’ forces had sent large military reinforcements to Shabwa governorate to redeploy there, claiming to regain control of the strategic districts of Baihan, Ain, and Usaylan from the grip of the Yemeni armed forces.”

“During the past hours, Saudi coalition fighter jets launched more than 10 raids on Usaylan and Baihan districts to back the Emirati-backed Giants Brigades,” he concluded.

Al Mayadeen correspondent reported on Tuesday a violent explosion that took place in the airport of Ataq, the capital of Shabwah Governorate, eastern Yemen.

The correspondent confirmed that the explosion happened hours after the arrival of the UAE-backed Giants Brigades to the airport controlled by Al-Islah party forces.

UAE-backed Giants Brigades arrived in Shabwa Governorate only 3 days after President Hadi dismissed the governor, affiliated with the  Al-Islah party, Muhammad bin Adyo, and appointed Awad Al-Awlaqi, affiliated with the Transitional Council, in his place.

Yemeni Armed Forces Spokesperson, Brigadier General Yahya Saree, announced that operation Fajer Al Sahra (Desert Dawn) liberated a total area estimated at ​​more than 1,200 square kilometers.

He revealed that the operation inflicted heavy losses on the Saudi-led coalition, including 35 deaths and 45 prisoners, and damaged 15 vehicles, noting that the air defense units shot down a US-made ScanEagle spy plane during Al-Yatama Battle.

Saree underlined that the aggression is circulating lies with the aim of dividing Yemenis using sectarian slogans, stressing that Al-Jawf tribes actively participated in the Fajer Al Sahra operation.

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