Oil Prices Soar after Retaliatory Yemeni Missile, Drone Strikes on Saudi Facilities

March 26, 2022

Oil Prices Soar after Retaliatory Yemeni Missile, Drone Strikes on Saudi Facilities

Crude oil prices have surged and broke the 120 US dollars level as reports of retaliatory missile and drone strikes by the Yemeni Armed Forces and allied fighters from Popular Committees against oil storage facilities in Saudi Arabia rekindled concerns over supply shortages.

Brent light crude oil for May delivery increased 1.62 dollars, or 1.4 percent, to close at 120.65 dollars per barrel on the London ICE Futures Exchange.

The West Texas Intermediate  (WTI) for May delivery also added 1.56 US dollars, or 1.4 percent, to settle at 113.90 dollars a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Both had dropped $3 earlier.

Both benchmarks notched their first weekly gains in three weeks – Brent rose more than 11.5% and WTI gained 8.8%.

The news added fuel to the already volatile oil market shadowed by supply risks related to the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

Fatih Birol, executive director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), on Thursday reiterated the IEA’s willingness to release further oil from emergency reserves if necessary.

Birol added that the IEA member countries are seeking to radically reduce their imports of Russian oil and gas.

Spokesman for Yemeni armed forces said in a statement aired by the Arabic-language al-Masirah television network that Yemeni troops had carried out a large-scale offensive, dubbed Operation Breaking the Siege III, against a number of vital and sensitive targets deep inside Saudi Arabia, using domestically-developed ballistic and winged missiles as well as combat drones.

Brigadier General Yahya Saree stated that the Yemeni troops and their allies pounded high-value sites in the Saudi capital Riyadh, energy facilities in the strategic Jizan and Najran regions, as well as an Aramco’s fuel distribution station in the Red Sea port city of Jeddah among others.

“A number of bomb-laden drones targeted the oil refineries in Ras Tanura and Rabigh, as well as the Aramco oil facilities in Jizan and Najran. A barrage of winged missiles targeted Aramco oil facilities in Jeddah and vital facilities in the Saudi capital Riyadh,” he said.

The spokesman for Yemeni armed forces added that important targets in the southern cities of Dhahran al-Janub, Abha and Khamis Mushait were also hit with ballistic missiles.

Saree highlighted that the Yemeni troops will conduct more qualitative strikes with the intent to break the crippling Saudi-led siege, emphasizing they will not hesitate to expand their military operations until the Saudi-led aggression stops and the blockade is completely lifted.

Formula 1 practice delayed

The Yemeni attack on Aramco facilities set off a huge fire near Jeddah’s Formula One circuit during televised practice sessions on Friday.

A massive plume of black smoke was seen rising from the plant near the circuit and the second practice was delayed, as the city prepared to host a Formula One race on Sunday.

UAE increases security, alertness levels

Arabic-language media outlets reported that officials in the neighboring United Arab Emirates (UAE) have raised the level of alertness in the aftermath of the Yemeni retaliatory strikes on the Saudi oil facilities.

The Abu Dhabi regime is a major contributor to the devastating Saudi-led military campaign and brutal siege against Yemen, and Yemeni forces have launched a series of strikes against the Persian Gulf country in retaliation.

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

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Yemeni Resistance Launches Multiple Retaliatory Strikes inside Saudi Depth

21,03,2021

By Staff, Agencies

Statement of the third phase of the second siege-breaking operation in the Saudi depth

The Yemeni Armed Forces, backed by allied fighters from Popular Committees, launched fresh retaliatory attacks against Saudi Arabia, including one on a facility run by oil company Aramco in the strategic Jizan region, in retaliation for the Riyadh regime’s ongoing military aggression and all-out blockade against the war-torn Arab country.

The official Saudi Press Agency, citing a statement by the Saudi-led coalition of aggression, said early on Sunday that attacks targeted a water desalination plant in the city of al-Shaqeeq, an Aramco facility in Jizan, a power station in the southern Dhahran al-Janub city, and a gas facility in Khamis Mushait.

State-run al-Ekhbariya television news network later quoted the coalition as claiming it had intercepted and destroyed three drones that struck the economic facilities.

The coalition also alleged to have foiled a strike on an Aramco Liquefied Natural Gas [LNG] facility in the Saudi city of Yanbu, the TV channel added.

Yemeni Armed Forces Spokesman Brigadier General Yehya Saree later confirmed the operations, saying Yemeni troops carried out a large-scale offensive, dubbed Operation “Breaking the Siege II,” against a number of vital and sensitive targets deep inside Saudi Arabia, using domestically-developed ballistic and cruise missiles as well as combat drones.

Speaking at a press conference in the capital Sanaa on Sunday, Brigadier General Saree stated that the Yemeni troops and their allies pounded the facilities of Aramco Company in the Saudi capital Riyadh, in addition to several important sites in the cities of Yanbu, Abha, Khamis Mushait, Jizan, Samtah and Dhahran al-Janub.

“God willing, Yemeni armed forces will carry on special military operations to break the brutal siege. The strikes will be against critical and sensitive targets, which the enemy would never imagine,” Saree pointed out.

He also highlighted that Yemeni armed forces have the complete coordinates of vital targets deep inside Saudi Arabia, adding they could come under attack at any time.

“The Yemeni army warns the criminal enemy of the consequences of its oppressive siege on the country’s economic facilities and projects. Yemeni armed forces have always declared they will hit the strategic and sensitive facilities of the Saudi-led coalition’s member states as long as the siege persists.”

Saudi Arabia has launched a new round of airstrikes against various areas across Yemen.

Saudi jets carried out four air raids against the Rahabah district in Yemen’s central province of Marib on Saturday evening, the Arabic-language al-Masirah television network said.

Three aerial assaults also hit the Abs district and another targeted the Harad district in the northern Yemeni province of Hajjah. There were no immediate reports of casualties or extent of damage.

Two civilians also lost their lives when Saudi artillery units pounded a residential area in the Shadaa district of Yemen’s northwestern province of Saada.

Meanwhile, the Saudi-led military coalition’s soldiers and their mercenaries have breached a truce deal for the western coastal province of Hudaydah 132 times in the last 24 hours.

Citing an unnamed source in Yemen’s Liaison and Coordination Officers Operations Room, al-Masirah TV reported that the violations included reconnaissance flights over various districts, 31 counts of artillery shelling and 92 shooting incidents.

Saudi Arabia launched the devastating war against Yemen in March 2015 in collaboration with a number of its allies and with arms and logistics support from the US and several Western states.

The objective was to bring back to power the former Riyadh-backed regime and crush the popular Ansarullah resistance movement, which has been running state affairs in the absence of an effective government in Yemen.

The war has stopped well short of all of its goals, despite killing hundreds of thousands of Yemenis and turning the entire country into the scene of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

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LARGE DRONE ATTACK HITS SAUDI ARABIA AMID REPORTS OF NEAR PEACE TALKS WITH HOUTHIS (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

 20.03.2022

Illustrative image. Source: the Houthis Military Media.

Late on March 19, a large-scale attack with suicide drones targeted vital facilities in the southern region of Saudi Arabia.

The Saudi-led coalition said that the attack targeted a water desalination plant in the city of al-Shuqaiq and an oil facility of Aramco near the city of Jizan.

The coalition didn’t provide any details on the damaged caused by the large attack. However, it claimed in two separate statements shared by the Saudi Press Agency that five suicide drones were intercepted over the Kingdom’s southern region by its air defense means.

Saudi coalition: Aramco facility in Jizan, desalination plant under attack

March 19, 2022 

Source: Agencies

By Al Mayadeen Net 

The Saudi-led coalition claims it intercepted and destroyed drones launched toward Khamis Mushait from Sanaa International Airport.

The Saudi coalition claims to destroy 4 Yemeni drones.

Saudi TV reported, on Saturday, that the Saudi-led coalition intercepted and shot down four Yemeni drones that were launched toward Khamis Mushait and the Southern Region.

The Saudi-led coalition added that an attack has also targeted a water desalination plant in the Saudi city of Al-Shuqaiq and Aramco’s facility in Jazan.

The Saudi coalition said it was “following up hostile border attacks from Sanaa International Airport,” as they put it.

“The Houthis targeted the water desalination plant in Al-Shaqeeq and a facility belonging to the Aramco oil company in Jazan,” Saudi TV reported.

Meanwhile, Yemeni armed forces have not commented on the incident yet.

Last week, the Saudi coalition warplanes launched eight raids on the border districts of Al-Zahir and Shada on the western outskirts of Saada Governorate, and two raids on Al-Far area in Al-Kitaf border district, east of the governorate.  

The renewed artillery shelling of the Saudi coalition on Al-Raqqo area in the Munabbih border district, west of Saada Governorate, resulted in the death of two civilians and the wounding of three others.

On March 11, Yemeni Armed Forces Spokesperson, Brigadier General Yahya Saree, announced the targeting of the Aramco facility in the depths of Saudi Arabia, as an initial part of Operation Break Siege I.

Saree declared in a statement that in response to the Saudi escalation and siege of preventing the entry of oil into Yemen, the Aramco facility in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, was targeted with 9 drones.

Earlier, Brigadier General Yahya Saree, announced the downing of a US-made Scan Eagle spy plane, with a suitable weapon, in the border district of Haradh in Hajjah Governorate, northwest of the country. 

According to the coalition, the drones were launched by the Houthis (Ansar Allah) from the international airport of the Yemeni capital, Sanaa.

“A [new] escalation by the [Houthis] military with hostile attacks on economic facilities and civilian infrastructure,” the coalition said in one of its statements.

The Houthis have not commented on the coalition’s accusations, so far. The Yemeni group launch drone and missiles attacks on Saudi Arabia on a regular basis.

The new drone attack came following reports of a near Saudi-led initiative to hold direct talks with the Houthis in the Riyadh. The group welcomed the initiative, but refused to send representatives to the Saudi capital. The group said that the talks should be held in a neutral Gulf state.

The Saudi-led coalition will likely respond to the drone attack by resuming its airstrikes on Houthi-held areas in Yemen. This may put end the Saudi-led initiative before it starts.

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Yemeni Resistance Announces Op “Breaking the Siege 1”, Targeting Riyadh, Jizan, and Abha

March 11, 2022

By Staff

The Yemeni Armed forces announced on Friday afternoon yet another retaliatory operation in response to the continued Saudi war and blockade against the Yemeni people.

A statement given by Yemeni Armed Forces Spokesman Brigadier General Yehya Saree read the following:

{There is no blame on those who enforce justice after being wronged.} | Holy Quran | Ash-Shuraa ~ 41

In response to the unjust blockade against our people and banning the entry of oil derivatives, the Yemeni Armed Forces carried out the wide-scale ‘Operation Breaking the Siege 1’ that deployed nine drones as the following:

Targeting Aramco refinery in the Saudi enemy’s depth of Riyadh with three Sammad-3 type drones

Targeting Aramco facilities in Jizan and Abha, and other sensitive sites with six Sammad-1 type drones

The Armed Forces, in the context of the legitimate response to the aggression and the blockade, promise the people of faith, patience, and struggle that they won’t hesitate in their legitimate response to this unjust siege, and affirm that they are at the highest level of preparedness to implement a military operation in response to banning the entry of oil derivatives.

The Yemeni Armed Forces are capable, with Allah’s support, of assuming their responsibilities towards their people and country at this critical stage until the end of the aggression and lifting the siege.

Saudi Arabia, backed by the US and its other regional allies, launched a devastating war on Yemen in March 2015.

The almost seven years of war has killed hundreds of thousands of people and destroyed much of the country’s infrastructure. Yemeni people are facing malnutrition, hunger, and famine, which have increased risks of disease and starvation.

In light of its defeats on various frontlines and its failure to achieve any of its objectives, the US-Saudi aggression has notoriously and indiscriminately carried out numerous attacks against densely-populated centers, including markets, hospitals, farms and schools.

As US Renews Support for Saudi War in Yemen, Civilian Death Toll Nearly Doubles

February 17th, 2022

By Ahmed Abdulkareem

Source

“The civilian death toll in Yemen has almost doubled since the United Nations rights body dissolved its monitoring mechanism in the war-torn country.” – Norwegian Refugee Council Report

HAJJAH, YEMEN – Two parallel but very different meetings took place recently — one in search of peace, the other to plan more war. In Oman’s capital, Muscat, an official delegation headed by Ansar Allah, met with Omani and European officials to negotiate de-escalation and humanitarian assistance in Yemen. Meanwhile, the United States and the Saudi-led Coalition held meetings to plan a ground escalation in Sana’a and Hajjah province in Yemen’s southeast to coincide with airstrikes against residential neighborhoods in other cities throughout the north, which have killed and injured dozens of people and caused extensive damage to property and infrastructure.

Haradh among new, and old, Coalition targets

In the wake of President Joe Biden’s pledge of support to the Saudi king during a call and a corroborating statement by CENTCOM commander Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., the Saudis wasted little time translating this support into ground action. The oil-rich country – supported by American and British military planners and experts and a large number of mercenaries, including Sudanese fighters – has imposed an oppressive siege on Haradh, a strategic Yemeni city in Hajjah province. Situated near the Yemen-Saudi border, Haradh lies emptied of people and largely destroyed by Saudi airstrikes and artillery bombardment.

The crippling siege is designed to pave the way for a ground invasion of the city, which oversees the Red Sea port of Midi in Yemen’s far northwestern reaches. The city was once relatively prosperous, benefiting from smuggling and cross-border trade. Since Tuesday, when the Saudis announced their military operation, dozens of people have been killed, and hundreds of families have fled their homes as Saudi bombs devastate the city and the roads leading into and out of it.

Haradh was not the only target of Saudi violence. U.S.-backed Coalition forces dropped hundreds of tons of bombs on densely populated cities, including Sana’a, al-Hodeida, Hajjah, Saada, Marib, and al-Jwaf. In Sana’a, where Saudi forces uncharacteristically gave a 72-hour evacuation notice to government facilities, warplanes razed the Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology, destroying communications systems and triggering an internet blackout. U.S.-backed Coalition forces also bombed several areas of the capital around the ministry. The Yemeni Parliament said that the bombing of the telecommunications sector was intended to isolate Yemen from the rest of the world, adding that Saudi Arabia and UAE aim to carry out more massacres and war crimes in defiance of the international community.

Since May 2019 – when the Ansar Allah government unveiled “National Vision” to heal, rebuild, and modernize their war-torn nation – Yemeni government facilities and ministries have succeeded in establishing relative stability, managing a population of more than 15 million people, and keeping the exchange rate at 600 riyals per U.S. dollar. Now, Saudi Arabia claims that government facilities are being used for military purposes. Ansar Allah has denied the claims and invited foreign media to visit all government facilities, adding that the bombings will not break the people’s will.

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US Air Force personnel operate a missile battery at a UAE Ari Force base in Abu Dhabi. Jao’Torey Johnson | US Air Force

Even during the 72-hour evacuation period, Saudi airstrikes pounded streets leading to the airport and the most important entrances to the capital.

Oil-rich Marib and al-Jawf also came under Saudi attack, while a citizen was killed and three wounded in the al-Muslab area in al-Tuhayta district in al-Hodeida. In the past week alone, Saudi Arabia has violated the al-Hodeida ceasefire agreement 1,426 times. Saudi airstrikes also targeted Saada province, where witnesses told MintPress News that many people, including African immigrants in the al-Raqw area in the Munabbih border district, were killed by Saudi shelling. In addition, the districts of Razeh, Shada, and Kitaf were subjected to all-out air raids, the most violent since a January 22 Saudi Coalition attack on a Yemeni civilian prison.

US weapons and diplomacy bring more death and destruction

Amid the escalation, President Biden held a call with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz last Wednesday, where he reaffirmed the United States’ commitment to back the Saudi-led Coalition. On February 8, CENTCOM Commander McKenzie told UAE’s state-owned WAM news agency that “the U.S. is working with the UAE and other regional and global partners to develop more effective solutions to stop [Yemeni] drone attacks, even before they are launched,” sparking concerns that the U.S.-backed Saudi Coalition could launch even more preemptive attacks against Yemen under the pretext of stopping Houthi drone attacks on Saudi and UAE targets. On Saturday, a shipment of F-22 fighter jets arrived in the UAE from the United States.

Save the Children has described January as the bloodiest month since 2018 for Yemen, stating that one Yemeni civilian was either killed or wounded every hour during the last month. “Between January 6 and February 2, more than 220 adults and 15 children were killed and over 354 adults and 30 children were injured as well,” Save the Children said in a recent report.

In the January 22 Saudi Coalition attack on the Saada City Remand Prison, UAE warplanes dropped precision-guided bombs made by U.S. weapons manufacturer Raytheon – the latest piece in the broader web of evidence of the use of U.S.-manufactured weapons in incidents that could amount to war crimes, according to Amnesty International. In its report published on January 26, the international body stated:

Amnesty International’s arms experts analyzed photos of the remnants of the weapon used in the attack on the detention center and identified the bomb as a GBU-12, a 500 lb laser-guided bomb manufactured by Raytheon… Since March 2015, Amnesty International’s researchers have investigated dozens of airstrikes and repeatedly found and identified remnants of U.S.-manufactured munitions.

Since November 2021, the Biden administration has approved multiple arms deals with Saudi Arabia, including a $650 million agreement to sell Raytheon missiles to the kingdom and a $28 million contract for U.S. maintenance of the kingdom’s aircraft. In December, the administration stated it “remains committed” to the proposed sale of $23 billion in F-35 aircraft, MQ-9B drones, and munitions to the UAE. These weapons bring death and destruction to civilians in Yemen but are less effective against Yemen’s army and Ansar Allah, which have gradually grown stronger, leaving Riyadh and Abu Dhabi bogged down in the country and looking for more support.

U.S.-made weapons are not the only cause of extensive destruction and the piling up of civilian victims in the war-torn country; the U.S.’s aggressive diplomatic stance has also taken a significant toll. Washington’s diplomatic efforts, paired with a seemingly endless supply of Gulf oil money, have brought about the dissolution of the UN’s monitoring mechanism in Yemen and have effectively given Saudi Arabia and the UAE carte blanche to commit rampant, horrific human rights violations in the country.

US troops work near a Patriot missile battery at Al-Dhafra Air Base in the the UAE, May 5, 2021. Photo | U.S. Air Force

In October, the UN Human Rights Council voted to disband its Eminent International and Regional Experts on Yemen Group. It was the first time that the United Nations’ top rights body had rejected a draft resolution since it was founded in 2006. The resolution, brought forward by European nations and Canada, was defeated by 21 votes to 18. “The removal of this crucial human rights investigative body took us back to unchecked, horrific violations,” the  Norwegian Refugee Council`s country director, Erin Hutchinson, lamented in a statement.

According to a recent report by the Norwegian Refugee Council:

The civilian death toll in Yemen has almost doubled since the United Nations rights body dissolved its monitoring mechanism in the war-torn country… In the four months before the end of the human rights monitoring, 823 civilians were injured or killed in the war. In the four months that followed, there were 1,535 civilians, according to data from the Civilian Impact Monitoring Project. During the same period, 39 times more of the civilian casualties were caused by airstrikes.

Advice to Biden

By supporting the Saudis and UAE, President Biden not only has abandoned promises he made after first taking office in January 2021, but is also fueling the war and aggravating Yemen`s retaliation against its aggressors. According to Yemeni officials who spoke to MintPress, Biden did not need to supply his allies with weapons, intelligence, and training if he cared about the Saudis and Emirates. “To end the brutal war and keep his allies safe, Biden should dictate to his friends to stop the war and lift the blockade; in return, the Yemeni attacks will stop immediately,” they said.

For its part, the Yemeni Army loyal to Ansar Allah has pledged that retaliatory ballistic missile and drone attacks against Saudi Arabia and the UAE will not stop or be deterred by renewed U.S. support. On Thursday, a Yemeni drone achieved a direct hit on a military site in Abha International Airport in Saudi Arabia, as announced by Brigadier General Yahya Saree and confirmed by the Saudi-led Coalition.

To most Yemenis – who are highly frustrated by the renewal of the U.S. support for Saudi Arabia – ballistic missile and drone strikes have proven the most effective means of deterring their oil-rich neighbors from their unrelenting attacks.

Yemeni Forces refute Saudi coalition’s allegations of controlling Haradh

20 Feb 2022

Source: Al Mayadeen Net

By Al Mayadeen Net 

A number of civilians have fallen after the Saudi-led coalition warplanes targeted Al-Qahr area north of Saada, Yemen.

Yemeni Armed Forces Spokesperson, Brigadier General Yahya Saree

Yemeni Armed Forces Spokesperson, Brigadier General Yahya Saree, denied the allegations of the Saudi-led coalition of controlling the strategic Haradh area in Hajjah Governorate.

In a tweet, Saree said that “the military media will broadcast today scenes that expose and refute the allegations of the Saudi-led coalition forces.” The footage includes scenes of the dead and wounded members of the coalition forces.

Simultaneously, 9 women were injured as a result of renewed artillery shelling by the Saudi coalition forces on Al-Qahr area in Baqim District, bordering Saudi Asir, north of Saada Governorate.

Fifteen members of the Saudi-backed Hadi forces and Al-Islah Party were killed and wounded when a network of mines exploded in Al-Buqa area bordering Najran, east of Saada Governorate, north of Yemen.

In the northeastern province of Marib, the local authority of President Hadi’s government in the city of Marib said that the forces of the Sanaa government targeted the city that houses the headquarters and camps of the Saudi coalition, Hadi forces, and Al-Islah party with 5 ballistic missiles during the past hours.

Deaths and injuries were reported in clashes between gunmen from Al-Jalal tribes, on the one hand, and members of Hadi forces and Al-Islah party, on the other, in Wadi Ubaida District, southeast Marib City.

Moreover, the Saudi-led coalition warplanes launched a series of raids targeting the Haradh border District in Hajjah Governorate, northwest of Yemen.

Scenes of the military media expose and refute the allegations of the forces of aggression to control the strategic city of Haradh
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Is the US serious about protecting Saudi-led coalition Member States from Yemeni attacks?

12 Feb 2022

Source: Al Mayadeen Net

Naseh Shaker 

The latest military escalation hangs question marks over how the US is serious about ending the war in Yemen.

Is the US serious about protecting Saudi-led coalition Member States from Yemeni attacks?


While officials from Ansar Allah National Negotiation Delegation said they have discussed on Feb. 9 the humanitarian situation in Yemen during a meeting with the European officials in Oman, the American side, along with the Saudi and Emirati side, preceded the meeting with a military escalation on Feb. 8 by launching airstrikes targeting the Yemeni capital of Sanaa.The US-backed Saudi-led coalition launched four airstrikes on Feb. 8 afternoon, similar to the number of European officials expected to meet Ansar Allah officials in Oman on Feb. 9, targeting the Al-Hafa camp. During the early hours of Feb. 9, the day they held the meeting, they launched another four other airstrikes targeting the same Al-Hafa camp. 

On Feb 8, Commander of the CENTCOM Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie told UAE’s state-own WAM agency that “The US is working with the UAE and other regional and global partners to develop more effective solutions to stop drone attacks, even before they are launched.”

However, before midnight of that day and following the alleged gas cylinder explosion, the US Embassy in the UAE warned its citizens – but not UAE citizens- of “reports of a possible missile or drone strike targeting Abu Dhabi,” according to the Associated Press.

Contradictory statements

Elias Torab, a Yemeni political analyst based in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, has questioned the American officials’ statements about protecting Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates from possible Yemeni drone or missile attacks.

“The US is evasive. It has put itself in a position that the Saudis and Emiratis see it on the side of Ansar Allah, and Ansar Allah sees it on the side of the Saudis and the Emiratis,” Torab told Al Mayadeen English in a recorded face-to-face audio interview. “The fact is that the US is only serious about protecting its interest.”

Torab pointed out that when McKenzie said his country is going to help UAE stop drone attacks before launch, it means that the US is directly involved in the war in Yemen.

Torab stressed that “There is a huge contradiction in the US officials’ statements” and that “the Gulf states and the UAE, in particular, are aware of that more than any other country”.

War continuation benefits US interests 

The latest military escalation hangs question marks over how the US is serious about ending the war in Yemen politically and stop defending its interests.

“The US won’t end the war in Yemen politically as it’s impossible for the US to abandon its interests,” Torab told Al Mayadeen English, pointing out that the “US interests in Gulf states increased since the war started, so the US has interests in the war to continue.”

Torab added the US doesn’t want an end to the war in Yemen “because ending the war means no arms sales and KSA and UAE are the most arms-buying countries,” making ending the war is not in the interest of the USA.

Torab, the political analyst, believes that McKenzie’s announcement of his country’s intention to help the UAE target drones before they launch hinders UN peace efforts.

“It is supposed to hinder UN peace efforts,” said Torab, stressing that “in fact, there are no UN [genuine]efforts to resolve the conflict in Yemen unless there is an American desire, and this desire is not available to resolve the war in Yemen’.

US’ involvement in the war on Yemen

Mohamed Yahya Al-Jabri, a Sanaa-based military analyst, told Al Mayadeen English the US and UN are not serious about ending the war in Yemen, and CENTCOM commander’s remarks of helping UAE to stop drone attack before launch showed US direct involvement in the war in Yemen.

“The US and the UN are not serious about ending the war, but they will continue to appoint an envoy after an envoy with no peace being achieved at their hands.,” Al-Jabri said.

“The CENTCOM commander remarks are not new because they have been involved in bombing Yemen for seven years. Everything, from the missile to the warplane, is American,” he told Al Mayadeen English while sitting near the Drones Monument erected in Tahrir Square in Sanaa.

As for Torab, the political analyst, remarks of the CENTCOME McKenzie shows “a direct American involvement, as in the past it was hidden and behind the scenes but recently it surfaced to be official, refuting Biden’s allegations of ending US support for the Saudi coalition”.

However, there is no tangible result from the US announcement of protecting Saudi-led coalition states from drones as the Yemeni drone this time was able on Thursday to target a military site in Abha International Airport, achieving a direct hit, as announced by Brigadier General Yahya Saree and confirmed by Saudi-led coalition.

Regarding the US announcement of sending warships and F-22 planes to patrol the UAE, Al-Jabri considered it as “a military escalation that confirms the Biden envoy to Yemen is not striving to bring peace in Yemen”.

Biden’s envoy to Yemen has failed

US President Joe Biden appointed Tim Linderking as his envoy to end the war in Yemen, but one year later and on eve of one year in office, Biden said on Jan.19 he is considering re-designating the Ansar Allah movement as a “foreign terrorist group”.

Biden envoy has turned into a war promoter because the Saada pre-trial prison attack, carried out on January 21 and killed 92 and injured over 200 prisoners, committed two days after the US government announced Linderking will “travel to Gulf capitals and London starting January 19 to reinvigorate peace efforts”.

“The mission of the US envoy to Yemen has failed when Saada pre-trial prison was targeted, as it is the largest massacre to be committed since his appointment,” Torab told Al Mayadeen English. “It also makes Tim an accomplice in the previous war crimes committed during Trump and when Biden was Obama’s deputy.”

Concerning re-designating Ansar Allah as a terrorist group, Al-Jabri, the military analyst told Al Mayadeen English that “Biden is following the footsteps of his predecessor, Trump, and that US policy does not change with the change of US presidents”. Adding, “Trump’s designation was in response to Saudi pressure, and now Biden wants to consider the designation in response to UAE pressure”.

Therefore, the United States is not interested in peace being achieved in Yemen and that it is ready to protect U.S. citizens and military personnel based in the Saudi-led coalition member states without protecting any other Gulf citizens from any attack from Yemen though Ansar Allah targets vital military and sensitive targets and always advise citizens to stay away from these targets.

The opinions mentioned in this article do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Al mayadeen, but rather express the opinion of its writer exclusively.

US F-22 Fighter Jets Arrive In UAE To Counter Houthis’ Threats (Photos)

On February 12, a number of F-22 fighter jets from the US Air Forces’ 1st Fighter Wing arrived in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as a part of an American response plan to recent attacks on the country. 

The stealth fighter jets landed at Al Dhafra Air Base near the Emirates capital, Abu Dhabi, where some 2,000 US troops are deployed.

“The Raptors’ presence will bolster already strong partner nation defenses and puts destabilizing forces on notice that the U.S. and our partners are committed to enabling peace and stability in the region,” Lt. Gen. Greg Guillot, the commander of the U.S. Air Force’s Mideast command, said in a statement.

US officials declined to say how many F-22s were deployed in the UAE. However, photos released by the US Air Force Central showed at least six fighter jets at Al Dhafra.

The Houthis attacked the UAE with suicide drones and ballistic missiles on January 1724 and 31. Another attack carried out by a shadowy group known as the Righteous Promise Brigades (RPB) in support of the Houthis targeted the Emirates on February 2.

The US is not the only country taking steps to defend the UAE. On February 4, France announced that Rafale fighter jets based in Al Dhafra will conduct defensive patrols over the country’s territory on a regular basis.

The steps taken by the US and France do not appear to be of concern to the Houthis or their supporters. Very recently, the RPB threatened to hit the UAE harder than before.

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Yemeni Armed Forces Bless “True Promise” Brigades’ Op. in UAE

Feb 4 2022

By Staff, Agencies

The Yemeni Armed Forces praised the operation carried out by “True Promise” [Al-Waad Al-Haq] Brigades in the UAE.

In a tweet, Yemeni Armed Forces Spokesman Brigadier General Yehya Saree thanked the “True Promise” Brigades for their honorable, responsible and supportive position with Yemenis against the UAE.

An Iraqi faction called Al-Waad Al-Haq Brigades claimed responsibility for an operation in which four drones were launched at dawn towards the Emirates, stressing that the drones targeted vital facilities in Abu Dhabi.

In a speech on Thursday, Leader of Yemeni Ansraullah resistance movement Sayyed Abdul Malik Badreddine al-Houthi said that “US, British, and ‘Israeli’ instructions were issued to the UAE to escalate [the aggression] in Yemen.”

Earlier in the day, Chief of the General Staff of the Yemeni Armed Forces in Sanaa, Major General Mohammad al-Ghamari, confirmed that the coming retaliatory operations will be more severe and the countries of aggression must realize that the balance of power has changed.

Saudi Arabia, backed by the US and its other regional allies, launched a devastating war on Yemen in March 2015.

The almost seven years of war has killed hundreds of thousands of people and destroyed much of the country’s infrastructure. Yemeni people are facing malnutrition, hunger, and famine, which have increased risks of disease and starvation.

In light of its defeats on various frontlines and its failure to achieve any of its objectives, the US-Saudi aggression has notoriously and indiscriminately carried out numerous attacks against densely-populated centers, including markets, hospitals, farms and schools.

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Exclusive: Yemeni military operation halted aviation at Abu Dhabi airport مصادر للميادين: شلل الحركة في أبو ظبي نتيجة عملية يمنية قوية

Jan 30 2022

Net Source: Al Mayadeen

By Al Mayadeen

Al Mayadeen sources confirm that the halting of aviation has been the result of a Yemeni operation.

Aviation halted at the airport of Abu Dhabi International Airport

Sources revealed to Al Mayadeen that aviation halted at Abu Dhabi International airport.

The same sources added that the halting of aviation has been the result of a robust Yemeni operation.

Earlier today, the Yemeni Armed Forces Brigadier General Yahya Saree, said on Twitter that “the Yemeni armed forces will announce in the coming hours the details of a wide military operation in the UAE depth.”

In response to the aggressive raids launched by the Saudi coalition, the Minister of Defense in the Sanaa government, Major General Muhammad Al-Atifi, has recently announced that the countries leading the aggression will soon witness “painful strikes in the depths and unexpected areas, and this is a legitimate right of the Yemeni people,” within the framework of Operation Yemen Hurricane.

He pointed out that “the escalating aggression does not help end the war, but rather expands its geographical scope, undermines peace opportunities, and destabilizes the security and stability of the region.”

Meanwhile, the US State Department on Thursday urged Americans who may be considering travel to the United Arab Emirates to reconsider, citing the threat of missile or drone attacks.

The Department retained the highest level warning for the UAE in its updated travel advisory. It had already urged Americans against traveling to the country because of COVID-19.

Earlier, the US Embassy and Consulate had advised US nationals in the UAE to maintain a high level of security awareness.

Dubai Expo 2020 announced postponing a concert set for January 30, citing “unforeseen circumstances” and saying it would announce the new date for the concert at a later time through its social media channels.

مصادر للميادين: شلل الحركة في أبو ظبي نتيجة عملية يمنية قوية

السبت 30 كانون الثاني 2022

المصدر: الميادين نت

مصادر للميادين تؤكد توقف حركة الملاحة في مطار أبو ظبي عاصمة الإمارات، وتشير إلى أنّ ذلك “نتيجة عملية يمنية قوية”.

جانب من مطار أبو ظبي – الإمارات

أفادت مصادر للميادين، ليل الأحد، عن توقف حركة الملاحة في مطار أبو ظبي عاصمة الإمارات.

وأضافت المصادر أنّ “شلل الحركة في أبو ظبي نتيجة عملية يمنية قوية”. وتابعت “اللافت أن العملية اليمنية الجريئة في قلب أبو ظبي تزامنت مع زيارة هرتسوغ“.

وكانت وسائل اعلام إسرائيلية قد أفادت، اليوم الأحد، بهبوط طائرة رئيس الاحتلال إسحاق هرتسوغ في أبو ظبي،  وكان في استقباله وزير الخارجية والتعاون الدولي الإماراتي عبد الله بن زايد.

من جانبها، أعلنت وزارة الدفاع الإماراتية، عبر حسابها على تويتر، “اعتراض وتدمير صاروخ باليستي أطلق من اليمن باتجاه دولة الإمارات، ولم ينجم عن الهجوم أي خسائر”.

وأضافت الوزارة الإماراتية أنّه “سقطت بقايا الصاروخ الباليستي خارج المناطق المأهولة بالسكان، ونجحت قواتنا الجوية وقيادة التحالف في تدمير موقع ومنصة الإطلاق في اليمن”.

وأكدت وزارة الدفاع الإماراتية أنها “على أهبة الاستعداد والجاهزية للتعامل مع أيّ تهديدات، ونتخذ جميع  الإجراءات اللازمة لحماية الدولة من  الاعتداءات كافة”، مضيفةً “أنّنا نهيب بالجمهور الكريم استقاء الأخبار كافة من الجهات الرسمية في الدولة”.

سبق ذلك ما قاله المتحدث باسم القوات المسلحة اليمنية العميد يحيى سريع، عن أن “القوات المسلحة اليمنية ستعلن خلال الساعات المقبلة عن تفاصيل عملية عسكرية واسعة في العمق الإماراتي”.

الإعلام الإسرائيلي:  توقيت الهجوم أثناء زيارة هرتسوغ يمثل محاولة لتخريب الزيارة

اعتبرت وسائل إعلام إسرائيلية أنّ “توقيت الهجوم على أبو ظبي أثناء زيارة هرتسوغ، يمثّل بطبيعة الحال محاولة لتخريب الزيارة”، مضيفةً أنّ “هرتسوغ كان في الفندق عند حصول الهجوم”.

وتابعت: “يبدو أن الحوثيين مصمّمون على فرض معادلة مفادها أنه إذا واصلت الإمارات والسعودية مهاجمتهم في اليمن، فستكون أبو ظبي على مهدافهم”.

ونقلت وسائل إعلام إسرائيلية عن تقارير إماراتية “تفعيل منظومة الدفاع الجوي تزامناً مع زيارة هرتسوغ لأبو ظبي”.

وأشار الإعلام الإسرائيلي إلى أنّه “تمّ اطلاع رئيس الاحتلال اسحاق هرتسوغ على تفاصيل الحادث في أبو ظبي، وأنّ الزيارة ستستمر كما هو مخطط لها”، مضيفاً أنّ “الرئيس والوفد المرافق لم يتعرّضوا لأي خطر”. 

ووقع  منذ أسبوعين حادثا تفجير، الأول قرب خزانات “أدنوك” والثاني في مطار أبو ظبي الدولي، بحسب ما أفادت وكالة الأنباء الإماراتية (وام).

وأعلن المتحدث باسم القوات المسلحة اليمنية العميد يحيى سريع ، حول هذه العملية: “رداً على تصعيد العدوان وجرائمه، نفّذت قواتنا الصاروخية والمسيّرة عملية إعصار اليمن الثانية”، وجرى استهداف “موقع الظفرة الجوي ومواقع حيوية في دبي بعددٍ كبيرٍ من الصواريخ”.

Yemen: Missile Strike on Shabwah Kills Dozens of UAE-Backed Mercenaries, Daesh Terrorists

Jan 30 2022

By Staff, Agencies

Dozens of the terrorist Daesh [Arabic Acronym for “ISIS/ISIL”] terrorists sponsored by the United Arab Emirates have been killed when Yemeni forces and fighters from allied Popular Committees launched an counteroffensive against their position in Yemen’s southern province of Shabwah.

Spokesman for the Yemeni Armed Forces, Brigadier General Yahya Saree, stated that Yemeni missile defense units launched a ballistic missile at a gathering of the Takfiri terrorists in the Usaylan district on Saturday morning.

He further added that the missile hit the designated target with great precision, leaving dozens of UAE-paid militiamen and Daesh terrorists killed and many others injured.

A number of high-ranking commanders were among the slain militants. Several military vehicles belonging to the UAE mercenaries and the Daesh terrorists were destroyed in the Yemeni missile strike as well, Saree noted.

For his part, the Yemeni ambassador to Iran, Ibrahim Mohammad al-Dulaimi, stressed that “The UAE cannot maintain a military campaign against his country, and resorts to deception instead to mislead the world public opinion.”

“The Saudi-led coalition of coalition dreamed of scoring territorial gains. That is why the UAE dispatched its mercenaries from the western province of Hudaydah to Shabwah,” Al-Dulaimi said.

In addition, he noted that “Even though the recent Yemeni retaliatory missile and drone strikes caused massive destruction in the UAE, Abu Dhabi is seeking to conceal the extent of damage and employing the policy of decision for that purpose.”

“We are fully prepared to keep up with our retaliatory strikes against targets deep inside member states of the Saudi-led coalition, including the UAE. Neither real mediations nor fair initiatives have been presented so far. The UAE suffered painful humiliation in the wake of the Yemeni attacks,” he pointed out.

“Members of the Saudi-led coalition of aggression will continue to sustain stinging blows unless they withdraw their forces and allied militants from occupied territories, release all our prisoners, abolish the ongoing cruel siege and pay indemnities,” Al-Dulaimi confirmed.

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Yemeni FM Advises UAE, KSA to Take Sensible Decisions to End War or Face Nightmares

Jan 29 2022

By Staff, Agencies

Yemeni Foreign Minister in the National Salvation Government Hisham Sharaf Abdullah said authorities in the United Arab Emirates [UAE] and Saudi Arabia should not count on promises of military support from their foreign allies, advising them to take sensible decisions to stop Yemen from turning into their nightmare.

“Emirati and Saudi officials should not be deceived by pledges of military support from outsiders. They must rather work towards promotion of peace and establishment of cordial ties, stop daydreaming they can advance their own political agendas in Yemen and avoid supporting the clique of former Yemeni president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, who are the main beneficiaries of the ongoing Yemen conflict,” Abdullah said.

The senior Yemeni diplomat also lambasted latest remarks by the UAE’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Lana Nusseibeh, stating that her comments are meant to prevent an international investigation that will hold Abu Dhabi responsible for last week’s deadly airstrike against a temporary detention center in Yemen’s northwestern province of Sa’ada, which claimed the lives of at least 90 people and left many more injured.

Nusseibeh told CNN television news network on Tuesday that the UAE’s missile systems are “world-class.”

“There can always be upgrades, improvements and intelligence cooperation and these are the fields we’re looking at with our partners in the US,” she said.

The UAE, Saudi Arabia and other regional allies have been rallying support for Washington to re-list the Yemeni Ansarullah resistance group as a Foreign Terrorist Organization.

“That means listing them again on sanctions regimes … potentially listing additional figures, it means stopping the illicit flow of weapons and finance to them,” Nusseibeh said.

Abdullah went on to say that the UAE is involved in a meaningless military campaign against Yemen, stating that Emirati rulers are under the illusion that they would be able to assert control over Yemeni territories and financial resources at last.

He stressed that Yemeni army troops and fighters from their allied Popular Committees avoided targeting the UAE after the Gulf country announced it was disengaging from the Saudi-led war on Yemen.

“But then again, the UAE showed it was still part of the Saudi-led coalition of aggression and deeply enmeshed in the conflict. The approach prompted Yemeni forces to take proper actions,” Abdullah said.

He emphasized that Yemeni armed forces are entitled to use all their military capabilities to defend their nation against any source of threat.

Speaking at a press conference in the capital Sana’a on Monday, spokesman for Yemeni Armed Forces Brigadier General Yehya Saree stated that Yemeni troops and their allies had hit al- Dhafra Air Base, located approximately 32 kilometers south of Abu Dhabi, as well as other designated sites on the outskirts of the Emirati capital with barrages of Zulfiqar ballistic missiles during Operation Yemen Hurricane II.

Saree noted that important targets in Dubai were struck with indigenous long-endurance Sammad-3 [Invincible-3] unmanned aerial vehicles.

The senior military official added that Yemeni armed forces also used squadrons of Sammad-1 and Qasef-2K [Striker-2K] combat drones to hit a number of military camps in the Sharurah town of Saudi Arabia’s southern region of Najran.

“Additionally, a number of vital targets and strategic sites in [the kingdom’s] Jizan and ‘Asir regions were targeted with several ballistic missiles,” Saree said, emphasizing that the designated locations were hit with high precision.

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 Ansarullah 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.

Yemeni Resistance Kills Dozens of Saudi Mercenaries in Strike on Yemen’s Oil-producing Marib

January 27, 2022

By Staff, Agencies

Dozens of Saudi-sponsored militiamen loyal to Yemen’s former president have been killed when Yemeni army forces and their allies fired a ballistic missile at their camp in the country’s oil-producing central province of Marib.

Yemeni Armed Forces Spokesman Brigadier General Yehya Saree said late on Wednesday that Yemeni missile defense units launched a ballistic missile at a position of Saudi mercenaries at the so-called Third Military Region.

He added that the missile hit the designated target with great precision, leaving dozens of Saudi-paid militiamen killed and tens of others injured.

The development came hours after Saudi Arabia launched a new round of airstrikes against various areas across Yemen, as the Riyadh regime and its allies continue their brutal military aggression and siege against the impoverished Arab nation.

Saudi jets carried out nine air raids against the al-Jubah district in Marib province, Yemen’s al-Masirah television network said.

There were no immediate reports about possible casualties and the extent of damage caused.

Saudi fighter jets also launched more than a dozen other airstrikes against different areas in the same Yemeni province.

Al-Masirah TV reported that the aerial assaults hit Wadi Obeida and Harib districts. No reports of casualties or extent of damage were quickly available.

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

Five further aerial raids targeted an area in the Bayhan district of the neighboring province of Shabwah as well.

Four airstrikes were also carried out by Saudi jets against al-Yatma area in the Khabb wa ash Shaaf district of Yemen’s northern province of al-Jawf.

An air raid was also carried out by Saudi military aircraft against the Harf Sufyan district in the northwestern Yemeni province of Amran. There were no reports of possible casualties right away.

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 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 have gradually grown stronger, leaving Riyadh and its allies, most notably the UAE, bogged down in the country.

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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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UAE bans drones days after Ansarallah attack on Abu Dhabi

The timing of the decision suggests that the ban on drone strikes is a result of the attack on Abu Dhab

January 23 2022

Ansarallah’s Samad-3 long-range drones, assumed to be used in its strikes on Abu Dhabi in JanuaryPhoto Credit: The Cradle

ByNews Desk- 

On 22 January, authorities in the United Arab Emirates suspended the use of drones and light-sports aircraft. According to a statement issued by the Emirati interior ministry, the decision is in response to the “misuse” of drones.

The Emirati interior ministry accused some operators of “trespassing into areas where these types of activities are prohibited.”

It warned that it would take legal action against any organizations or individuals violating the suspension. The statement did not provide any detail on when the suspension will be lifted.

The move comes a few days after the Ansarallah resistance movement of Yemen attacked the Emirati capital, Abu Dhabi, in retaliation for the aggressive military assaults of the UAE against the people of Yemen.

The spokesperson for the Yemen armed forces, Brigadier General Yahya Saree, said drones and missiles were used to hit two locations in Abu Dhabi on 17 January.

The Ansarallah attack, which left three people dead, has unsettled authorities in UAE who did not expect Ansarallah to strike deep inside the country.

Ansarallah had previously warned that the UAE should brace itself for more attacks if it continues its military operations in Yemen.

The UAE is a key member of the Saudi-led alliance that has been waging a brutal ground and air assault against the people of Yemen since January 2015.

In addition to deploying its forces to participate in the operations of the coalition, the UAE also finances and arms Yemeni armed groups fighting against the Yemeni armed forces.

On 21 January, one of the UAE-backed militias announced that it was suspending its military campaign in Marib province, where it has been clashing with the Yemen army.

The so-called Giants Brigade claimed that this decision was taken in order to avoid civilian casualties.

Saree: Operation Yemen Hurricane is in response to continued aggression

17 Jan 2022

Source: Agencies

By Al Mayadeen Net

The Yemeni Armed Forces Spokesperson adopts Operation Yemen Hurricane in the depth of the UAE in response to the continued coalition aggression, and different Yemeni forces react.

Saree: We carried out the Operation Yemen Hurricane in response to the continued aggression.

The Spokesperson for the Yemeni Armed Forces, Brigadier General Yahya Saree, explained in a statement Monday evening, details regarding the qualitative operation that targeted the Emirati depth today.

“We carried out a qualitative military operation, Operation Yemen Hurricane, in response to the escalation of aggression against the country,” Saree said in a statement.

He added that “the operation targeted Abu Dhabi’s airport, the oil refinery in Mussafah in Abu Dhabi, and several sites.”

The Spokesperson revealed that “the operation was carried out with five ballistic and winged missiles and a large number of drones.” He also warned that they might expand their targets to include more critical sites and facilities in the coming period.

The Yemeni Spokesperson warned foreign companies, citizens, and residents of the “Emirati enemy state”, asking them to “stay away from vital installations”, considering that “the UAE is an unsafe state as long as its aggressive escalation against Yemen continues.”

What happened?

The Yemeni Armed forces announced earlier today that they had carried out a qualitative operation in the UAE, noting that more details will be revealed later after it had previously revealed in 2019 its intention to target the cities of Abu Dhabi and Dubai, in addition to dozens of other targets in the Emirates.

The Yemeni spokesperson’s words came after the police forces in Abu Dhabi announced the death of a Pakistani citizen and two people of Indian nationality, as well as the injury of six others, as a result of the explosion and fires in the capital today, on Monday.

Moreover, a reliable Yemeni source said that the military operation in the heart of the UAE capital Abu Dhabi “is still ongoing,” explaining that “the fires are burning.”

Yemeni forces’ reactions to the operation

Yemeni Joint Meeting Parties

The Yemeni Joint Meeting Parties vowed that this operation will not be the last if the aggression continues and stressed that this operation that targeted the depths of the UAE confirms that “any country that targets Yemen, violates its sovereignty and independence, and occupied its islands,” will not be spared. 

It confirmed in a statement that “any country that targets Yemen will have to deal with the Yemeni forces, no matter how geographically far it is from the Yemeni border.”

The Joint Meeting Parties warned that the UAE must re-calculate its actions and take its hands off of Yemen, or else the missiles force and the air force will remain on the lookout for them, stressing that “this operation will not be the last if the Emirati enemy continues its actions that serve the Americans and the Israelis.”

Top commander of the Yemeni Armed Forces

Brigadier-General Abdullah bin Amer, a top commander of the Yemeni Armed Forces, said “the UAE has contacted South Korea for air defense systems. It has carried out undeclared operations in Yemen, and several messages were sent to it through the Sultanate of Oman.”

Bin Amer confirmed that the Emirati forces are under full surveillance on more than one front.

He emphasized that “whoever are capable of having their drones reach Riyadh is capable of having them reach Abu Dhabi,” stressing that “the UAE however cannot tolerate such strikes.”

In this context, he called on the UAE to stop meddling in Yemen’s affairs.

Head of the Supreme Political Council in Yemen, Mahdi Al-Mashat

On his part, the head of the Supreme Political Council in Yemen, Mahdi Al-Mashat, commended the qualitative operation and stressed that is it part of the legitimate rights of the Yemeni people in confronting the aggression as per national and international laws.

Al-Mashat warned that if the forces of aggression and their crimes and attempts to occupy Yemen continue, this will pose real threats to the economy and investments in the UAE in the future.

This qualitative operation represents a message to the UAE regime about the danger of continuing its aggression against Yemen and reflects how advanced the Yemeni armed forces and their strategic deterrent weapons are.

Head of the Sanaa negotiating delegation, Muhammad Abdul Salam

On his part, the head of the Sanaa negotiating delegation, Muhammad Abdul Salam, said in a tweet that “such a tiny state in the region so desperate to serve America and “Israel” claims it had distanced itself from [the aggression on] Yemen, but it was recently exposed, and the truth contradicts its claims.”

Abdul Salam too warned the UAE to keep its hand off Yemen and stop meddling in the country’s affairs. 

Ansar Allah Political Bureau

In the same context, Ali Al-Qahoum, a member of Ansar Allah Political Bureau, blessed the Yemeni operation in the UAE depth, saying that “this operation and others will continue as long as the aggression and siege continue with strategic goals further ahead.”

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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”

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.

Yemeni Forces Fully Liberate Al-Jawf Province in Wide-Scale Operation

 December 26, 2021

Spokesman of Yemeni Armed Forces Brigadier General Yehya Sarea (photo from archive)

Yemeni Armed Forces announced on Sunday the full liberation of Al-Jawf province in following a wide-scale operation in the area.

Military spokesman Brigadier General Yahya Saree said the Yemeni Armed Forces managed to liberate Al-Yatma and surrounding areas in Al-Jawf during a large-scale operation in the area.

The area of the liberated region during Op. Fajr Al-Sahra (Dawn of the Desert) is more than 1,200 square kilometers, Saree said, noting that Saudi-led forces and mercenaries were inflicted huge losses.

Huge amount of weapons was seized in the operation, the spokesman said, stressing that the Yemeni forces “won’t hesitate to carry out more operations as part of their legitimate right to defend their land.”

“Escalation to me be met with escalation,” Saree said.

Talking to Al-Manar, Member of Ansarullah politburo Mohammad Al-Bakhiti said the balance of power has tipped in favor of the revolutionaries following the operation in Al-Jawf in the Arab impoverished country.

Yemen has been since March 25, 2015 under aggression by the Saudi-led coalition in a bid to restore power to fugitive president Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, who is Riyadh’s ally. Tens of thousands of Yemenis have been killed or injured by Saudi-led airstrikes.

The Arab country has been also under harsh blockade b the coalition which includes in addition to the Kingdom, the UAE, Jordan, Bahrain, Kuwait, Egypt, Morocco and Sudan.

Source: Al-Manar English Website

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Yemeni Armed Forces Target Military, Vital Sites in Saudi Depth: More Ops to Come

December 7, 2021

By Staff, Agencies

In response to the escalation of the continuous US-Saudi aggression and siege on Yemen, the Yemeni Armed Forces has implemented the 7th of December Operation on military and vital targets in Saudi Arabia.

“In response to the crimes of the US-Saudi aggression against our people and the continuation of the siege, the Armed Forces carried out the 7th of December qualitative military operation targeting a number of enemy military targets in Riyadh, Jeddah, Taif, Jizan, Najran and Asir,” the Armed Forces spokesman Brigadier General Yahya Sare’e said in a televised statement Tuesday morning.

The Armed Forces stated that the 7th of December Operation was carried out with a number of ballistic missiles and 25 drones.

“Six Sammad-3 drones and a number of Zulfiqar missiles targeted the Ministry of Defense, King Khalid Airport and other military targets in Riyadh, six Sammad-2 and Sammad-3 drones targeted the King Fahd Air Base in Taif and Aramco in Jeddah, while five Sammad-1 and Sammad-2 drones targeted military sites in Abha, Jizan and Asir and eight Qasef-2K drones and a large number of ballistic missiles targeted sensitive and important sites in Abha, Jizan and Najran,” Sare’e added.

Meanwhile, he renewed his call to all citizens and residents of Saudi Arabia to stay away from military areas and sites, as they have become legitimate targets for Yemeni forces.

The Yemeni official further promised the aggression with more operations in response to the continued crimes and siege, saying: “We will face escalation with escalation, and we will carry out more military operations within our legitimate defense in response to the continued aggression and siege.”

Yemeni Resistance Operation Targets ’Depth’ Of Saudi Soil

By Staff, Agencies

The Yemeni resistance launched a daring operation against Saudi Arabia in retaliation for the kingdom and its allies’ war on the impoverished country.

“The Yemeni Armed Forces launched an extensive operation against Saudi Arabia,” Spokesman Brigadier General Yehya Saree announced late Monday.

The operation targeted the “depth” of the Saudi soil, Saree added.

Saudi Arabia said the operation targeted the kingdom’s capital Riyadh and the southwestern city of Khamis Mushait.

Saree, however, said “details [of the operation are] to be revealed tomorrow morning.”

The counterattack “comes in response to the crimes of the US-Saudi aggression,” he noted.

The spokesman was referring to the war that the kingdom and its allies have been waging against Yemen since March 2015.

The war that enjoys generous arms, logistical, and political support on the part of the United States, has been seeking to restore Yemen’s rule to the country’s Western and Saudi-backed former officials.

The aggression has fallen short of the objective, while killing tens of thousands of Yemenis and dragging the entire Yemen close to the brink of outright famine.

The Armed Forces’ and their allies have vowed, though, not to lay down their arms until Yemen’s complete liberation.

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OPERATION DETERRENT BALANCE 8: HOUTHIS ATTACK SAUDI ARABIA WITH 14 SUICIDE DRONES

Nov 21, 2021

Operation Deterrent Balance 8: Houthis Attack Saudi Arabia With 14 Suicide Drones
Illustrative image.

On November 5, the Houthis (Ansar Allah) announced that they had attacked several targets in central, western and southern Saudi Arabia as a part of a large-scale operation.

Brig. Gen. Yahya Sari, a spokesman for the Yemeni group, revealed in a statement that a total of 14 suicide drones were launched in the course of the operation that was codenamed “Deterrent Balance 8”.

According to the spokesman’s statement:

  • King Khalid International Airport near the Saudi capital Riyadh in the Kingdom’s central region was targeted with four Samad-3 suicide drones.
  • King Abdulaziz International Airport in the city of Jeddah and a number of nearby oil refineries of Aramco in the western Saudi province of Mecca were targeted with four Samad-2 suicide drones.
  • An unidentified military target in Abha International Airport in the southern Saudi province of ‘Asir was targeted with a Samad-3 drone.
  • Several military targets in ‘Asir and the nearby provinces of Jizan and Najran were targeted with five Qasef-2K suicide drones.

Brig. Gen. Sari stressed that the Houthis can and will carry out more large attacks in order to protect Yemen and its people.

“The armed forces, with the help of God Almighty, will face escalation with escalation until the aggression stops and the siege is lifted, and God is a witness to what we say,” the spokesman said in his statement.

Two days earlier, the Houthis warned Saudi Arabia that it will face “serious consequences” as a result of its recent internes airstrikes on Yemen.

The Saudi-led coalition played down the Houthis’ large-scale operation, claiming that three of suicide drones were shot down and that the group failed to launch two ballistic missiles. These claims are yet to be verified.

In response to the operation, Saudi-led coalition warplanes destroyed 13 targets of the Houthis in different parts of Yemen. According to the coalition’s claims, the targets included weapons depots, air-defense systems, communication systems and drones’ equipment.

Operation Deterrent Balance 8 is the most recent in a series of large-scale missile and drone attacks by the Houthis against Saudi Arabia.

  • Operation Deterrent Balance 1 targeted the Shaybah super-giant oil field in southeast Saudi Arabia on 17 August 2019.
  • Operation Deterrent Balance 2 targeted two strategic oil facilities in the eastern Saudi areas of Buqayq and Khurais on 14 September 2019.
  • Operation Deterrent Balance 3 targeted an oil facility of Aramco as well as sensitive targets in the western Saudi city of Yanbu on 21 February 2020.
  • Operation Deterrent Balance 4 targeted the headquarters of the Saudi Defense Ministry, intelligence facilities, King Salman Air Base and other positions in Riyadh as well as in Jizan and Najran on 23 June 2020.
  • Operation Deterrent Balance 5 targeted military sites in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, as well as in the Kingdom’s southern cities of Abha and Khamis Mushait on 28 February 2021.
  • Operation Deterrent Balance 6 targeted Ras Tanura oil port and an unspecified target in the nearby city of Dammam as well as several targets in both Jizan and ‘Asir on 7 March 2021.
  • Operation Deterrent Balance 7 targeted oil facilities of Aramco at Ras Tanura port, the western Saudi province of Makkah as well as in Jizan and Najran on 5 September 2021.

As suggested by their codename, these large-scale operations are meant to deter the Saudi-led coalition and pressure the Kingdom into ending its war on Yemen.

Army Spox: Yemeni Army Drones Hit Saudi Arabia’s King Khaled Airbase, Aramco Refinery

Nov 21, 2021

Army Spox: Yemeni Army Drones Hit Saudi Arabia’s King Khaled Airbase, Aramco Refinery

By Staff, Agencies

The Yemeni army has launched a large-scale military operation inside Saudi Arabia, hitting the Arab kingdom’s Khaled airbase and Aramco refinery, in retaliation for a years-long brutal war by the Saudi-led coalition against impoverished Yemen.

In a statement carried by Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah television network on Saturday, spokesman of Yemen’s Armed Forces Brigadier General Yahya Saree announced the successful implementation of the “Eighth Deterrence Balance Operation” by bombing a number of military and vital targets inside Saudi Arabia, using 14 domestically-developed combat drones.

He said four Sammad-3 [Invincible-3] drones bombed the King Khaled airbase near capital Riyadh, adding that four Sammad-2 [Invincible-2] drones also bombed military targets at King Abdullah International Airport in Jeddah and Aramco Jeddah refineries.

Separately, military targets at Abha International Airport in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern province of Asir were bombarded by Sammad-3 drone and five Qasef-2K [Striker-2K] drones bombed various military targets in Abha, Jizan and Najran provinces.

Yemen’s “armed forces affirm their ability to carry out more offensive operations against Saudi and Emirati enemies within the framework of the legitimate defense of Yemeni nation and homeland,” General Saree further said.

He also stressed that the Yemeni “armed forces, with the help of God Almighty, will face escalation with escalation until the aggression stops and the siege is lifted.”

Saudi Arabia and a number of its regional allies – including the United Arab Emirates [UAE] – launched the brutal war on Yemen in March 2015. The campaign was launched to eliminate popular Ansarullah movement and reinstall Yemen’s Riyadh-backed former President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.

Ansarullah has been running state affairs in the absence of an effective government in Yemen.

The war has also been carried out in collaboration with a number of Riyadh’s allied states and with arms and logistics support from the United States and several Western countries.

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

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 war has also taken a heavy toll on Yemen’s infrastructure, destroying hospitals, schools, and factories.

Saudi Arabia is being targeted by the Yemeni army and its allied popular forces continuously, with the Sanaa government saying that it will keep hitting targets deep inside the Arab kingdom as long as the war and siege continue.

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