Yemen says to unveil new missiles as Saudi steps up airstrikes

By VT Editors -March 28, 2021

Press TV: Saudi military aircraft have carried out a spate of airstrikes in Yemen’s Hudaydah as the kingdom presses ahead with a military campaign against its southern neighbor, despite announcing a “new peace initiative.”

Yemen’s al-Masirah television network, citing local sources, reported that Saudi warplanes launched two missiles at Hudaydah International Airport early Sunday.

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

Saudi fighter jets also conducted two airstrikes against al-Faza area in the al-Tuhayat district of the same Yemeni province, with no casualties and damage immediately reported.

Saudi warplanes mounted an air raid against al-Luheyah district as well.

On March 22, Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud presented a so-called peace initiative to end the war in Yemen, which would include reopening Sana’a airport and allowing fuel and food imports through Hudaydah port — both of which are under the control of the Ansarullah movement.Iran envoy to Sana’a: Saudi ‘peace’ plan only perpetuates war, occupation in Yemen

The Iranian ambassador to Sana’a says Saudi Arabia’s so-called peace initiative will merely perpetuate war and occupation in Yemen.

The top Saudi diplomat told a news conference that political negotiations between the warring Yemeni sides would resume as part of the initiative.

Bin Farhan said the initiative would be enforced once the Yemeni sides accepted it.

Reacting to the proposal, Mohammed Abdul-Salam, the spokesman for Ansarullah movement, said afterwards that it offered “nothing new,” and did not meet the movement’s demand for a complete lifting of the blockade on Sana’a airport and Hudaydah port.

“We expected that Saudi Arabia would announce an end to the blockade of ports and airports and an initiative to allow in 14 ships that are held by the coalition,” he said.

A “humanitarian right” should not be used as a pressure tool, Abdul-Salam pointed out.

Hudaydah truce violated 207 times in 24 hours

An unnamed source in Yemen’s Liaison and Coordination Officers Operations Room said Saudi forces and their mercenaries had breached a ceasefire agreement between warring sides in Hudaydah province 207 times during the past 24 hours.

Yemen’s official Saba news agency, citing the source at the monitor, reported that the violations included formation of fortification lines near 50th Street, Kilo 16, Hays and al-Jabaliya neighborhoods, more than a dozen reconnaissance flights over various districts, as well as 41 counts of artillery shelling and shooting incidents.

The Hudaydah ceasefire was reached in December 2018 when delegates from the Ansarullah movement and representatives of former Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi attended negotiations in Rimbo on the outskirts of Stockholm.Yemen urges meaningful end to war, siege in response to Saudi ‘peace initiative’

A prominent member of Yemen’s Supreme Political Council dismisses Saudi Arabia’s so-called peace initiative, calling for a meaningful end to the ongoing war and siege against the country instead.

The document included three provisions: a ceasefire along the Hudaydah front and the redeployment of armed forces out of the city and its port; an agreement on prisoner exchange; and a statement of understanding on the southern Yemeni city of Ta’izz.

Dubai-based Saudi television al-Arabiya claimed on Sunday that Saudi naval units had destroyed two explosive-laden boats as they were cruising towards the kingdom’s southern regions.

The channel, citing a statement released by the Saudi military, said that both boats had been launched from Yemen’s Hudaydah.

‘Saudi Arabia should expect more strikes’ 

The spokesman for Yemeni armed forces on Saturday praised military achievements made by the country’s troops, stating that advanced home-grown missile systems are going to be unveiled later this year.

“Yemeni missile units now possess great and advanced expertise, and are currently working on developing sophisticated systems,” Brigadier General Yahya Saree told al-Masirah TV.

“Some of these undeclared systems have already been tested to strike targets at home and deep inside aggressor countries.”

Saree said Yemen now ranks first in the Arabian Peninsula region in terms of quality and range of home-made missiles.Houthi: Yemen war will end once Saudi-led aggression, siege stop

A top member of Yemen

The high-ranking Yemeni military official denounced the ongoing Saudi siege of Yemen, saying the blockade is one of the means of aggression, and cannot be justified through allegations of preventing the supply of weapons.

“Munitions are being manufactured here inside Yemen. The siege has nothing to do with targeting [Yemeni] armed forces, but rather seeks to impact people and subjugate them, as is the case with a military attack,” Saree said.

“If the Saudi regime does not stop its attacks and siege against Yemen, we will inflict a severe blow which it has not experienced before,” he added.

‘Battle for Ma’rib will soon succeed’

Deputy chief of general staff for Yemeni armed forces also praised the country’s military power, saying Yemeni troops and fighters from their allied Popular Committees continue to make advances in the central province of Ma’rib.

“The battle for Ma’rib is proceeding according to the plans drawn up for it. Performance of military forces on the ground is determined by their skills and strong commitment to the plans formulated,” Major General Ali al-Mushki said.

He said military forces from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates together with local and regional Takfiri militants are fighting side by side in Ma’rib. Some of the militants, he said, had fought within the ranks of terror groups in Chechnya, Afghanistan and elsewhere in the past.Yemeni armed forces, allies will soon liberate Ma’rib, other regions: Houthi

A top member of Yemen’s Supreme Political Council says Yemeni armed forces will soon liberate the strategic central province of Ma’rib along with other regions in the country.

Mushki noted that military operations in Ma’rib will soon attain their set goals, and locals being held hostage by “bullying Takfiri groups” will be liberated.

“Invading forces have turned Ma’rib into a hotbed for Takfiri militants and foreign troops. They even killed young people, who opposed their political agenda,” he said.

Senior pro-Hadi commander killed in Ma’rib

A top pro-Hadi commander was killed Saturday in clashes with Yemeni army forces and Popular Committees commanders in Ma’rib province, local media reports said.

“Major General Amin al-Waeli was killed at the Kassara front in the province,” a military source, who preferred not to be named, said.

He added that the commander was killed on the battlefront northwest of Ma’rib.

Over the past few weeks, Ma’rib has been the scene of large-scale operations by Yemeni troops and allied Popular Committees fighters, who are pushing against Saudi-sponsored pro-Hadi militants.

Saudi Arabia, backed by the US and its other regional allies, launched a devastating war on Yemen in March 2015, with the goal of bringing the government of Yemen’s former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi back to power and crushing Ansarullah.US, European weapons companies profit from Yemen war: Sana’a

Yemen’s Ansarullah movement says US and European arms manufacturers are contributing to the Yemen war.

Yemeni armed forces and allied Popular Committees have, however, gone from strength to strength against the Saudi-led invaders, and left Riyadh and its allies bogged down in the country.

The Saudi-led military aggression has left hundreds of thousands of Yemenis dead, and displaced millions of people. It has also destroyed Yemen’s infrastructure and spread famine and infectious diseases across the country.

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TV report on “huge operation” targeting Saudi capital by Yemeni forces

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TV report on the “huge operation” targeting the Saudi capital & other cities by Sana’a-based Yemeni forces

Source: RT Arabic (You Tube)

Date: March 1, 2021

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Reporter:

Sana’a sought to send several messages through its (latest) strikes that targeted what it described were “sensitive and important” sites in Saudi Arabia.

The operation was carried out using 15 drones and a ballistic missile, forming the “biggest operation” to date, targeting Riyadh, Abha and Khamis Mushait, according to the statement. Sana’a said that the launching of such offensive operations was its legitimate right. Sana’a

underlined that its operations would expand further, because they come in response to the continuing war and siege.

Brigadier General Yehya Saree’, spokesman of the Sana’a-led Yemeni Armed Forces:

Our UAV Unit and Missile Unit, with Allah’s grace, jointly carried out a huge operation targeting the Saudi depth, in an operation dubbed “Balance of Deterrence 5.” The Yemeni Armed Forces affirm that its operation will continue, and will expand further and further, so long as the aggression and siege on our country continue.

Reporter:

These developments come as fierce battles continue to take place in the oil-rich province of Ma’rib in eastern Yemen, leaving behind a large number of dead and injured for both sides.

The Defense Ministry in Sana’a said that the clashes (in Ma ’rib) take place amidst heavy (Saudi) coalition warplane activity, this while military reinforcements continue to arrive to the battle fronts.

Major-General Abdullah al-Jaffry, military expert:

Regarding the battles in the city of Ma ‘rib, the (Yemeni) army was actually able to gain these great victories on the outskirts of the city. Today, the city of Ma ‘rib is besieged from all sides, and this comes after the political and military decision had been taken (to retake it). What is going on now is merely the final steps to control the security situation in (in Ma ‘rib), in a bid to protect (Yemeni) civilians and save their lives as well as their assets.

Reporter:

With the continuing escalation, the scene (in Yemen) seems to be very unclear and is open to various scenarios.

The political deadlock and international inability to achieve progress in this regard has had repercussions on the battlefield situation, further complicating the current crisis which continues to grow day by day.

Jamal al-Ashwal

RT, Sana’a

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Yemeni forces advance toward Marib despite U.S.-backed Saudi brutal campaign

March 1, 2021 – 21:29

TEHRAN – Yemen’s government forces have launched a liberation campaign to capture the strategic province of Marib while initiating a new operation against Saudi Arabia, a move that indicates the growing capabilities of the Sanaa government despite the Saudi-led war on Yemen.

The Saudis began a war on Yemen in 2015 in the hope of eradicating Yemen’s Asarallah movement, which they accused of being backed by Iran. 

But after more than five years of nonstop aggression, the Saudis not only failed to defeat Ansarallah, but they also helped the movement become even stronger than ever by continuing their aggression.

This fact was on full display in February when the Ansarallah-led forces launched to separate operations against Saudi Arabia and its allied groups inside Yemen.

On Sunday, Brigadier General Yahya Sare’e announced in a statement that Yemen’s Air Force along with the Missile Force successfully carried out a large and joint offensive operation deep inside Saudi Arabia.

The operation, formally called “5th Operation of Balanced Deterrence,” targeted sensitive sites in the Saudi capital of Riyadh.

“The 5th Operation of Balanced Deterrence came in retaliation for the kingdom’s ongoing escalating aggression and siege on our dear people,” Sare’e said.

He explained that the operation was carried out with a Zolfaghar ballistic missile and 15 drones, including 9 Sammad-3 drones, targeting sensitive sites in the enemy’s capital, Riyadh, according to Al-Masirah TV.

The spokesman pointed out that 6 Qasef-2K drones targeted military sites in Abha and Khamis Mushait, stressing that the hit was accurate.

Sare’e stated that the 5th Operation of Balanced Deterrence continued from Saturday evening until Sunday morning.

He confirmed that “our retaliatory attacks are continuing and will expand more and more as long as the aggression and siege on our country continues,” renewing caution to residents of these areas to stay away from all military sites and airports or places that may be used for military purposes.

The fact that the Yemeni forces were able to launch the fifth operation against Saudi Arabia while fighting with Saudi-backed forces inside Yemen is in itself a telling indication. The government in Sanaa has been under Saudi bombardment right from the start. It not only survived, but also managed to become strong enough to fight on various fronts.

The first Yemeni operation that targeted the oil-rich country was launched in mid-August in 2019 when ten drones targeted the Shaybah oil field in eastern Saudi Arabia.

The Yemeni Air Force launched one of its most consequential operations against Saudi Arabia in mid-September 2019, targeting Saudi Arabia’s eastern oil processing facilities of Abqaiq and Khurais, and cutting off half of the country’s oil production – nearly five percent of global oil supplies – for a few days.

Five months later, the Yemeni forces launched another operation in which they hit Saudi Aramco’s oil facilities in Yanbu with 12 drones, three medium-range and long-range missiles.

Last year in June, the Yemeni forces launched their fourth operation in which the Saudi capital of Riyadh was hit with a large number of ballistic and winged missiles as well as drones. 

The fifth operation carried a long-term strategic message at the regional level, especially with the ongoing battles between the Yemeni army and the coalition forces in Marib, according to Al-Masirah TV. 

Citing observers, the channel network said the operation proves once again the increase in Yemeni military capabilities and the failure of Saudi Arabia at the tactical and strategic level despite the capabilities it possesses.

The observers emphasized that the strike at this time is a warning message to stop the mobilization of takfiri and terrorist organizations to Marib. And also, that the Saudi regime may pay a lot for the consequences of not responding to it, in the event that the Yemeni forces are forced to carry out a Sixth Operation of Balanced Deterrence.

Marib has become a battleground that would determine the fate of the Yemen war. Over the past few days, the Sanaa-based government forces have increased their military activities in a bid to liberate Marib from the Saudi-backed forces who appeared to endure a series of defeats on various fronts. A military source close to the Saudi-backed forces told the AFP news agency that more than 20 members of the Saudi-backed forces were killed in the last 24 hours in the fighting. 

Marib is the last bastion of the Saudi-baked forces in northern Yemen. “Fighting continues unabated on all fronts in Marib province,” the source said.

In an attempt to prevent Marib city from falling in the hands of the Yemen forces, Saudi Arabia has launched an air campaign against the Yemeni forces in a number of provinces.

However, Saudi Arabia failed to stop the march of the Sanaa forces toward Marib. This debacle is the latest in a series of failures that Saudi Arabia has faced in Yemen in recent weeks despite enjoying overwhelming international support, including from the United States.

Of course, the U.S. has most recently sought to distance itself from the Saudi fiasco in Yemen by taking a series of measures that seemingly restrict American support for the Saudi war on Yemen.

The Biden administration has ended Washington’s support for offensive operations in Yemen. 

“This war has to end. And to underscore our commitment, we’re ending all American support for offensive operations in the war in Yemen, including relevant arm sales,” President Biden said in a recent speech at the State Department while underling the U.S. commitment to ensuring Saudi Arabia’s security and territorial integrity.

The Biden administration also removed Yemen’s Ansarullah movement from the U.S. government’s list of foreign terrorist organizations.

But these measures were taken only after the new U.S. administration took office with a clear understanding that the Saudi war on Yemen is bound to end in failure and thus American support for this war will make no difference in the fate of the war.

The U.S. threw its weight behind Saudi Arabia over the years of the Yemen war, selling it state-of-the-art offensive weapons. But this all-out earned the U.S. nothing but a heinous reputation as complicit in the worst humanitarian disaster of the world.

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Yemen’s Ansarullah Missile Pounds Saudi Aramco Facility

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Yemeni Armed Forces Spokesman Brigadier General Yehya Saree announced that Yemen’s Ansaurllah revolutionary movement targeted the Saudi Aramco oil company in the Red Sea city of Jeddah.

Brigadier General Saree said Yemeni fighters fired a ‘Quds 2’ missile at a distribution station of Aramco on Monday.

“With God’s help and support, the missile force was able to target the Aramco distribution station in Jeddah with a Quds 2 missile, which entered service recently after successful operational experiments in the Saudi depth, which have not been announced yet,” Saree tweeted on Monday.

He also informed that the missile hit the target accurately, forcing ambulances and firefighting vehicles to rush to the targeted area immediately.

Yemeni Rocketry Force Targets Aramco in Jeddah by New Winged Missile

Yemeni Rocketry Force Targets Aramco in Jeddah by New Winged Missile

News – Yemen: The spokesman for the Armed Forces, Brigadier General Yahya Sare’e, announced that the Rocketry Force targeted Aramco’s distribution station in Jeddah with a winged missile Quds-2, which is announced for the first time.

Brigadier General Sare’e confirmed in a press statement at dawn, Monday, that the missile targeted its target accurately, and ambulances and firefighting vehicles rushed to the targeted place.

He pointed out that the missile Quds 2 is from a new generation of winged missiles produced by the Yemeni Rocketry Force, had been used recently after successful operational tests targeting the Saudi depth in operations that had not been announced yet.

The spokesman of the Armed Forces indicated that the operation comes in response to the continuation of the siege and aggression, and in the context of what the Armed Forces had promised earlier to implement large-scale operations in the depths of Saudi Arabia.

The Brigadier General call on all civilians and foreign companies in Saudi Arabia, to move away from important vital installations, stressing that the operations in Saudi depth continues.

Yemeni Revolutionaries Step up Retaliatory Attacks against Saudi Targets

October 26, 2020

Spokesman of Yemeni Armed Forces Brigadier General Yahya Saree

Yemeni revolutionaries stepped up attacks on Saudi targets in retaliation to continuous Saudi-led aggression on TH Arab improvised country.

Spokesman for the Yemeni Armed Forces Brigadier General Yahya Saree announced on Monday that Saudi Airport of Abha was subjected to an attack by Yemeni drone Qassif 2K.

The spokesman said that a military target at Abha Airport was accurately hit, noting that the attack in response to crimes committed by the Saudi-led coalition launching aggression on Yemen since 2015.

Hours earlier, Yemeni revolutionaries attacked the same airport late Sunday with another drone, Sammad-3, hitting “sensitive target.”

Earlier on Sunday, the Yemeni military carried out retaliatory attacks on an airbase in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern province of Asir, using domestically-manufactured combat drones.

Saree told Yemen’s al-Masirah television that “the attack hit aircraft hangars accurately,” noting that the attack was in response to the Saudi-led coalition airstrikes and blockade on the Yemeni people.”

The airbase, which is located in the vicinity of Khamis Mushait City, belongs to the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF).

Source: Agencies

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وثائق مِن زمن علي عبد الله صالح: هكذا حاولت الإمارات جرّ اليمن إلى التطبيع

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وثائق مِن زمن علي عبد الله صالح: هكذا حاولت الإمارات جرّ اليمن إلى التطبيع

تبدو الإمارات مثل طبقات سميكة من القشور، ما إن تُزٍل واحدةً حتى تتكشّف أخرى، بلا نهاية! هذا ما قد يُستنتج من متابعة الدور الذي لعبته أبو ظبي في تطبيع العلاقات بين دول خليجية وكيان العدو. دورٌ تضاف إليه، من بين مهمّات الإمارات العديدة، محاولة جرّ اليمن إلى المستنقع نفسه. كيف لا وهي البيت المضيف لصديق محمد بن زايد الإسرائيلي، الذي عمل على ذلك بصمت منذ ثلاثين عاماً؟ «الأخبار» اطّلعت على وثائق سرّية تمثّل دليلاً على تورّط أبو ظبي في ما كان يُحاك لليمن«المعركة اليوم هي معركة مصيرية، والوقوف في وجه العدوان هو وقوف في وجه المخطّطات الإسرائيلية». بوضوحٍ غير قابل للتأويل، ربط المتحدّث باسم القوات المسلحة اليمنية، يحيى سريع، قبل يومين، العدوان الذي تقوده السعودية منذ خمسة أعوام على بلاده، بإسرائيل. لعلّ في كلام العميد اليمني، هذه المرّة، ما هو أبعد بكثير من قراءة المؤشّرات الدالّة على اتباع جيش آل سعود، وحلفائهم، استراتيجيات عسكرية ابتكرها جيش العدو الإسرائيلي خلال حروبه على الفلسطينيين وشعوب المنطقة، عمادها إبادة المدنيين العزّل، وسحق عمران بلادهم وحضارتهم، ونسف كلّ الأوجه الضامنة للحياة الكريمة لهم، بشكلٍ ممنهج ومستمر كما تفعل السعودية باليمنيين؛ إذ أعلن سريع امتلاك القوات اليمنية «أدلّة على المشاركة العسكرية الإسرائيلية في العدوان على اليمن»، مؤكداً أنه «سيُكشف عنها في الوقت المناسب».

اللافت في الحديث المتقدّم ليس امتلاك أدلّة عليه فقط، بل في أن توقيته يتزامن مع تظهير الحلف بين كيان العدو وبعض دول الخليج، وفي مقدّمتها الإمارات. وفي هذا الإطار، اعتبر سريع أن «تطبيع العلاقات بين أنظمة وسلطات دول العدوان وبين الكيان الإسرائيلي المشارك في العدوان على بلادنا يؤكد أننا بالفعل في الموقف الصحيح»، ليعود ويحذّر، بناءً على وثيقة سرّية، من خطرٍ يُهدّد الأمن القومي اليمنيّ من جرّاء مشروعٍ إسرائيلي لإعادة توطين عشرات آلاف الإسرائيليين في اليمن.

طلب وفد «هيئة التراث اليهودية» إعادة تجنيس عشرات آلاف الإسرائيليين بالجنسية اليمنية


الإسرائيليون الذين يحذّر منهم العميد، اعتُبروا حتى خمسينيات القرن المنصرم جزءاً من النسيج الاجتماعي اليمني، قبل أن تنشط الوكالة الصهيونية في تهجيرهم من صنعاء إلى تل أبيب (كانت آخر دفعة هجّرتها إسرائيل، في عملية سرّية، من اليمن، عام 2017)، ليصبحوا جزءاً لا يتجزّأ من المجتمع الإسرائيلي. وعلى رغم الظلم الذي لحق بهم من قِبَل السلطات الإسرائيلية، وفي مقدّمة وجوهه بيع أكثر من 5000 آلاف من أطفالهم للتبنّي للعائلات الإشكنازية والأميركية، ومعاملتهم أقلّ من أقرانهم اليهود الغربيين، إلا أن أبناءهم انخرطوا في جيش العدو، وسرعان ما تحوّلوا إلى مواطنين إسرائيليين وشركاء فعليين في قتل الفلسطينيين والعرب.

إذاً ما تفاصيل هذه القضية؟ ولماذا كشف عنها العميد سريع الآن فقط؟ ألأن الوثيقة التي تحدّث عنها وصلت إلى أيدي القوات اليمنية مؤخراً؟ أم لأن ثمّة ارتباطاً مباشراً بين إعلان التطبيع، وتنفيذ هذا المشروع الذي هو ليس إلّا حلقة في سلسلة من المشاريع التي تستهدف اليمن وأمنه؟

«عين» الإمارات في صنعاء

اطّلعت «الأخبار» على وثيقتين سرّيتين: الأولى تحدّث عنها العميد سريع في خطابه الأخير، وهي صادرة عن سفارة دولة الإمارات في صنعاء؛ والثانية عبارة عن برقيّة مرسَلة من قِبَل جهاز الأمن القومي اليمني إلى الرئيس السابق علي عبد الله صالح. وفي التفاصيل، تحمل الوثيقة الأولى الرقم 1/1/4-11، وهي مؤرّخة بتاريخ 3/3/2004، ومرسَلة من سفير الإمارات لدى اليمن، حمد سعيد الزعابي، إلى وكيل وزارة الخارجية الإماراتية. وفيها يفيد السفير بأنه «زار اليمن مؤخراً وفدُ هيئة التراث اليمني اليهودية، والتقى العديد من المسؤولين اليمنيين، بِمَن فيهم الرئيس علي عبد الله صالح». ويتابع أنه «تأتي زيارة الوفد المكوّن من يحيى مرجى من يهود إسرائيل، وإبراهيم يحيى يعقوب من حاملي الجنسية الأميركية، وسليمان جرافى، في إطار الجهود الصهيونية للتطبيع بين الدولة اليهودية واليمن». ويذكر أن الوفد تَقدّم بعدّة مطالب للمسؤولين اليمنيين شملت : «1- بناء متحف للتراث اليهودي في صنعاء. 2- تسوير قبر الشبزى، وهو أحد حاخامات اليهود في تعز. 3- تسوير مقابر اليهود في عدن ورادع ومختلف المناطق التي عاش فيها اليهود. 4- إعادة تجنيس 45 ألف يهودي من إسرائيل، و15 ألف أميركي يهودي بالجنسية اليمنية. 5- إنشاء معبد ومدرسة في ريدة». ووفقاً للسفير الإماراتي، فإن “هيئة التراث اليمنية” بعثت برسالة إلى رئيس الوزراء اليمني، تطلب فيها «بناء المتحف، موضحة أهميته وأسبابه، وحتى الآن لم يرد رئيس الوزراء على الطلب منتظراً ربّما تعليمات من الرئيس». وللدلالة على العلاقة التي كانت تربط بين الهيئة والمسؤولين اليمنيين السابقين، ولا سيما الرئيس، تلفت الوثيقة إلى أن «الرئيس صالح وعدهم ببناء المعبد والمدرسة في ريدة، وهي البلدة التي ولد فيها أبراهام، واستطاع أن يبني فيها فيلا أثناء زياراته لليمن، كما بنى أخ له اسمه سليمان، المقيم بإسرائيل، فيلا كذلك». إضافة إلى صالح، «التقى هؤلاء بنائب وزير الداخلية اليمني، اللواء مطهر المصري، الذي استقبلهم بحفاوة بالغة، ويبدو أنه على معرفة سابقة بهم، وذكر أنه سبق له أن زار إسرائيل بناءً على ترتيب منهم». كما «التقوا قائد المنطقة الشمالية – الغربية ورئيس مصلحة الجوازات، العميد علي محسن الأحمر، وطلب منه يحيى مرجى أثناء المقابلة تجنيس أولاده وأمهم المقيمين بإسرائيل». لا توضح الوثيقة سبب اهتمام السفير الزعابي بهذا اللقاء، وإن كان الهدف منه إطلاع وكيل وزارة الخارجية على الدور الذي يراد لصنعاء أن تلعبه في إطار ما سمّاه «التطبيع اليهودي اليمني»، والذي يندرج ضمن «مخطّط أكبر ترسمه الولايات المتحدة للمنطقة».

برقية جهاز الأمن القومي اليمني: بروس كاشدان قال إن مكان إقامته شبه الدائم في دبي


مع ذلك، ثمّة تفاصيل لافتة تَرِد في الوثيقة الثانية ربما تُفسّر ذلك الاهتمام؛ فتحت عنوان «سرّي للغاية»، يرسل رئيس جهاز الأمن القومي اليمني، علي محمد الآنسي، إلى الرئيس الراحل علي عبد الله صالح، برقية يعود تاريخها للعام 2007. أمّا موضوعها فهو : «المدعو / بروس كاشدان – المستشار الخاص لوزير الخارجية الإسرائيلي». وفيها يشير الآنسي إلى أنه «يودّ الجهاز أن يطلع فخامتكم بأن المذكور (كاشدان) زار بلادنا من 14/7/2007-16/7/2007 وأنه قد تمّت متابعة زيارته من قِبَل الجهاز بناءً على توجيهاتكم الرشيدة بتاريخ 2/2/2005 والتي تقضي بالانتباه عند تكرار زيارته إلى بلادنا». بحسب هذه البرقية، فإنه «خلال هذه الزيارة، عرّف المدعو/ كاشدان عن نفسه أثناء اللقاء (مع مسؤولين يمنيين بينهم أقرباء الرئيس صالح) بأنه يعمل مستشاراً خاصاً لوزير الخارجية الإسرائيلي، وأن مكان إقامته هو في دبي، وأنه يعتبر منسّقاً بين الحكومة الإسرائيلية وحكومة دبي. كما أشار إلى أنه يتنقّل في العديد من دول المنطقة، ومنها السعودية واليمن وجيبوتي، تحت غطاء رجل أعمال، وأنه يحمل جواز سفر أميركياً». وردّاً على استفسار حول دور كاشدان في اليمن، كان قد تَقدّم به وكيل جهاز الأمن القومي لقطاع العمليات الخارجية، العقيد عمار محمد عبد الله صالح، خلال اللقاء، أجاب الأول بأن «نشاطه في الجمهورية اليمنية لا يزال محدوداً جداً، وذلك بسبب تحفّظ الحكومة اليمنية على علاقاتها بإسرائيل، مشيراً إلى أنه قد التقى بالعديد من الشخصيات السياسية، مثل عبد الكريم الإرياني، وبعض المسؤولين في وزارة التخطيط، كما أنه التقى أيضاً بالعديد من رجال الأعمال اليمنيين». أمّا بالنسبة إلى الأهداف التي رغب كاشدان في تحقيقها من خلال زياراته المتكرّرة لليمن، فهي بحسب الوثيقة: «توسيع النشاط الاقتصادي الإسرائيلي في اليمن، والذي بدوره سيدير العجلة السياسية لاحقاً». إضافة إلى ذلك، يشير الآنسي إلى أن كاشدان «يرغب في تعزيز التعاون في مجال الأمن ومكافحة الإرهاب، وضمان أمن البحر الأحمر. وكذلك في المجال العسكري في تطوير وتحديث المعدات العسكرية وخفر السواحل. وأيضاً في المجال الزراعي والمياه». على هذه الخلفية، قَدّم جهاز الأمن القومي، في البرقية ذاتها، عدداً من التوصيات للرئيس؛ ومن بينها «الاكتفاء بالمقابلة التي عُقدت بين وكيل الجهاز لقطاع العمليات الخارجية وكاشدان، وعدم عقد أيّ مقابلات معه بصفته مستشار وزير الخارجية الإسرائيلي، من أيّ جهة رسمية داخل بلادنا»، إضافة إلى «حصر مسألة التعامل الإسرائيلي مع بلادنا في إطار العلاقات غير الرسمية بين المذكور والشخصيات التي تَعرّف عليها من مواطني بلادنا، ورصد هذه اللقاءات والتحركات بدقّة ومتابعتها استخبارياً وتوثيق الأدلّة المتعلقة بها أولاً بأول».
مع ذلك، لم يكن رأي جهاز الأمن القومي اليمني حاسماً في شأن تطبيع العلاقات مع كيان العدو؛ إذ أوصى الرئيس صالح بـ«دراسة أوجه التعاون التي اقترحها المذكور من حيث إيجابياتها وسلبياتها ومدى خدمتها لصالح بلادنا وتأثيرها على مصالحها للخروج برؤية استراتيجية، وفقاً لما تقدّم، مع تحديد نقطة التواصل مع المذكور في محل إقامته شبه الدائمة في دبي، إذا ما تمّ تحديد أيّ تعاون مستقبلي حول ما ذُكر».

إذاً، تتقاطع الوثيقتان عند كون الإمارات لعبت دوراً مهمّاً في إطار محاولة تطبيع العلاقات بين العدوّ واليمن، والدليل على ذلك يبرز في الاهتمام الذي أبداه السفير الإماراتي لدى صنعاء بزيارة “هيئة التراث اليهودية” إلى اليمن، وفي استضافة الإمارات، كاشدان، «بطل» تطبيع العلاقات الإسرائيلية – الخليجية، على أراضيها، منذ سنوات طويلة سبقت أصلاً زيارته لليمن!

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Yemeni Resistance Targets Saudi Capital, Vows More Painful Operations

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The Yemeni resistance scored yet another achievement against the enemy of the Yemeni nation, targeting the Saudi capital city of Riyadh with a ballistic missile and several drones.

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

With God’s support, the Yemeni Armed Forces Propelled Air Fore and Rocketry Force carried out a joint operation that targeted an important target in the Saudi enemy’s capital, Riyadh, using a Zolfiqar ballistic missile and 4 Sammad-3 drones.

This targeting comes in response to the continued escalation by the enemy and its continued blockade against our dear nation.

We promise the criminal and aggressor Saudi regime with more painful operations had it continued its aggression and blockade against our great nation and dear people.

The Yemeni resistance has been carrying out distinguished military operations over the course of the war against Yemen, most notably in the past two years in which it has been inflicting heavy material and humanitarian losses upon the forces of aggression.

Yemen has been under a brutal Saudi-led military aggression since March 2015. The Saudi war has taken a heavy toll on the impoverished country’s infrastructure, population and economy.

The United Nations refers to the situation in Yemen as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, with more than half of hospitals and clinics destroyed or closed and millions of Yemenis on the brink of famine.

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For the third time in less than four days, the Yemeni Armed Forces announced striking Saudi Arabia’s Abha International Airport, this time with Qasef 2k drones.

The retaliatory operations against the continued war on Yemen have precisely and accurately hit sensitive military targets inside the Saudi airport.

Announcing the latest operation, Yemeni Armed Forces Spokesman Brigadier General Yehya Saree stressed time and again that such operations are in response to the escalating aggression, crimes and continued blockade of Yemen.

Relatively, Yemen’s al-Masirah network reported that the continued operation against Abha International Airport has put it out of service for several hours.

The Yemeni resistance has been carrying out distinguished military operations over the course of the war against Yemen, most notably in the past two years in which it has been inflicting heavy material and humanitarian losses upon the forces of aggression.

Yemen has been under a brutal Saudi-led military aggression since March 2015. The Saudi war has taken a heavy toll on the impoverished country’s infrastructure, population and economy.

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The Yemeni resistance announced a new major achievement in retaliation to the five-year long Saudi war against their nation.

In a statement read by the Yemeni Armed Forces Spokesman, Brigadier General Yehya Saree, it was revealed that the latest operation targeted Saudi Arabia’s depth, particularly the Abha International Airport.

Air Forces Hit Saudi Military Sites, Abha Airport

The statement read the following:

With God’s grace and generosity, the Propelled Air Force carried out a wide-scale attack against Abha International Airport with several drones that targeted military posts and sensitive targets. The strikes were accurate, thanks to God.

This operation is in response to the continued aerial escalation, aggression and blockade against Yemen.

The Yemeni resistance has been carrying out distinguished military operations over the course of the war against Yemen, most notably in the past two years in which it has been inflicting heavy material and humanitarian losses upon the forces of aggression.

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The Yemeni Armed Forces said Daesh [the Arabic acronym for ‘ISIS/ISIL’] and al-Qaeda terrorists recently targeted in operations in the province of al-Baydha received support from the Saudi-led coalition waging war on Yemen and Western countries.

The Yemeni forces confirmed that its operation in al-Baydha targeted a coalition of aggression-related takfiri and intelligence den which is the largest in the Arabian Peninsula.

In a press briefing on Friday, Yemeni Armed Forces Spokesman Brigadier General Yehya Saree confirmed the success of the operations in Qaifah and neighboring areas in al-Baydha Province.

Since the first moment of the aggression, those takfiri elements involved in it and were in charge of several missions over the past years, Brigadier General Saree stated, adding that the scene of operations included the northwestern parts of al-Baydha.

Saree said the week-long operations were conducted in the northwestern areas of the province.

He said the terrorists that were targeted operated in coordination with Arab and Western intelligence agencies and received financial and military support from the Saudi-led coalition waging war on Yemen, specifically Saudi Arabia itself, the United States, and the United Arab Emirates.

The Saudi-led coalition conducted dozens of airstrikes in an attempt to hinder the Yemeni forces’ advance toward the terrorists’ positions, the spokesman said.

He said the Yemeni military had obtained documents that showed that Daesh and al-Qaeda terrorists were fighting alongside Saudi-backed mercenaries.

The operations in al-Baydha resulted in the liberation of 1,000 kilometers of land from the control of the Takfiri militants, and the seizure of 14 camps used by the terrorist groups to train members and build explosive devices.

Saree also said that the recent operations left 250 militant dead, wounded, or captured. Five Daesh commanders were among the dead. So were militants of foreign nationality.

The spokesman said Yemeni military was now after those remaining militants who had managed to flee. He said they had moved to areas held by Saudi-backed mercenaries, including Ma’rib Province and some southern areas.

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