Yemeni Defense Minister: Much more Ready to Hit Back at US-Saudi Aggression, than before Our last Peace Initiative

The Minister of Defense, Major General Mohammed Al-Atefi, affirmed that the Yemeni Armed Forces have completed all needed preparations to launch a comprehensive strategic attack that cripples the enemies capabilities, indicating that the countries of aggression are not sincere regarding peace and if the aggression and the blockade continue, we will not stand idly by.

In an interview with Almasirah newspaper published on Sunday, Al-Atefi said, “we stand ready on the brink, of combat readiness much more better than before our political leadership has presented the initiative. It was put forth from the position of strength.”

He stressed that the initiative in the offensive battle is in our hands and not in their hands, explaining that it is in the interest of the enemy to accept the contents of the initiative if not they will regret not seizing the opportunity. He added that “there is no way for the enemy except to stop the aggression and lift the siege on Yemen.”

Al-Atefi stressed that the Yemeni Army and Popular Committees on the frontlines are standing on the outskirts of major cities and vital areas. He noted that we have new and developed armament capabilities that delight the Yemenis and what terrifies the aggression forces. He pointed out that the weapon that had shot down a number of the aggression aircraft will be announced soon, stressing that the weapon has capabilities to neutralize the hostile air force.
The Minister referred to the capabilities of Yemen in the field of Air Defense, saying: there will come a time when we announce that the airspace of Yemen has become prohibited to aggression’s planes, indicating that work is under way to neutralize hostile aircraft completely.

On behalf of the Yemeni navy, Maj. Gen. Al-Atefi affirmed that our naval forces have reached a stage that enables them to carry out their tasks with high efficiency and protect the regional waters and Yemeni coasts with distinction. He pointed out that our navy is at the highest levels of readiness and possesses weapons and systems, which makes it an effective marine force south of the Red Sea and the region in general.

The Minister affirmed that the Zionist entity participated and is still present from the first day of the aggression against our country, stressing that the revenge is coming undoubtedly. He explained that the Yemeni army possesses a bank of military, navy and wildly targets, for the Israeli enemy, and we will not hesitate one second to destroy them if the leadership makes the decision.

Al-Atefi pointed to the Emirati participation in the aggression against Yemen, stressing that the Armed Forces promises regarding the Emirati enemy still in effect, and we closely monitor his conspiracy activity. He considered that the countries of aggression are not sincere regarding peace and the initiatives and dialogues are to establish the argument, stressing that if the aggression and the siege continue, we will not stand idly by.

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The Israeli Air Force has carried out a new round of strikes on Iranian-linked targets near the Syrian-Iraqi border. The airstrikes reportedly hit at the al-Hamadan airport north of the town of al-Bukamal.

Pro-Israeli sources claimed that the strike destroyed a HQ of Iranian-backed militias, as well as ammunition and weapon depots. The U News agency, which is known for its close ties with Lebanon’s Hezbollah and Iranian forces in Syria, also shared reports on Israeli airstrikes, but did not confirm them.

Since the start of 2019, the Israel Air Force had conducted over a dozen of strikes on supposed Iranian targets near al-Bukamal. Despite this, the town and facilities around it remain a stronghold of Iranian-backed forces in the border area.

On December 5 morning, a large convoy of the Russian Military Police arrived in the Qamishli airport in northeast Syria. The convoy consisted of several armored vehicles and dozens of trucks loaded with different supplies and military equipment. It was escorted by attack helicopters.

In October, Russia already deployed Mi-8 and Mi-35 helicopters, and Pantsir-S air defense systems there. Pro-government sources speculate that the airport is being turned into a Russian military base.

Turkish-backed militants will withdraw from the town of al-Mabrukah and Syrian Army troops will be deployed there under a new deal reached by Moscow and Ankara, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claimed on December 5. Russia’s state-run news agency Sputnik supported the claim by saying that army troops and Russian military police officers are now preparing to enter the town.

Al-Mabrukah is located south of the border town of Ras al-Ayn and hosts an electrical substation that was damaged during the recent Turkish-led attack on the region. The Damascus government will likely work to restore it.

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham repelled a Syrian Army attack on the village of Umm Jalal in southern Idlib, the terrorist group’s news agency reported on December 5. According to the report, up to 12 army troops were killed. Nonetheless, no photos or videos to confirm this claim was provided.

On December 4, militants attacked army positions south of the nearby town of Umm al-Tinah. The attack was repelled following several hours of heavy clashes.

«Israel» Admits It Can’t Deter Hezbollah

«Israel» Admits It Can’t Deter Hezbollah

By Staff, Ynet

“Israeli” military officials have admitted that the Lebanese resistance group Hezbollah has beefed up its presence along the border with the occupied Palestinian territories.

The “Israelis” admitted that although the “Israeli” Occupation Forces [IOF] have destroyed alleged Hezbollah cross-border tunnels, the Resistance group’s preparation for a war with the “Israeli” entity has not been undermined.

“We have a very serious enemy,” said Col. Roy Levy, the “Israeli” entity’s Northern Border Brigade commander, during a tour of the area Thursday. According to him, Hezbollah’s main focus is to entrench itself along the border area and “plan to attack us.”

Levy said he has seen no changes in the group’s behavior. “They have a lot of cameras, a lot of forces along the border, camouflaged,” he said.

The “Israeli” entity has waged a month-long aggression against Lebanon in 2006. The most recent breach to Lebanese sovereignty has been last August, when “Israel” sent an explosive spy drone to Beirut’s Dahiyeh [the southern suburb] in an attempt to target Hezbollah officials, as reported by local media outlets.

The entity has also acknowledged carrying out scores of airstrikes in neighboring Syria, alleging many of them believed to have been aimed at Iranian weapons shipments bound for Hezbollah.

The “Israeli” entity considers Hezbollah to be its most immediate threat, saying the group has amassed an arsenal of some 130,000 rockets and missiles capable of striking virtually anywhere in the entity. More recently, it has accused the group of trying to import or develop guided missiles.

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تظاهرات في بغداد دعماً لسلمية الاحتجاجات ورفضاً للتدخلات الأميركية والإسرائيلية

تظاهرات في العاصمة العراقية دعماً لسلمية الاحتجاجات ورفضاً للتدخلات الاميركية والإسرائيلية ، ومراسل الميادين يفيد بانطلاق عملية كبرى للحشد الشعبي والقوات الأمنية العراقية لملاحقة فلول داعش غرب صحراء الأنبار.

تظاهرات في بغداد دعماً لسلمية الاحتجاجات ورفضاً للتدخلات الأميركية والإسرائيلية.

شهد العاصمة العراقية بغداد تظاهرات تحت شعار: دعمُ خيار التظاهر السلمي، ودعوة لطرد المخربين، وأيضاً دعوة لطرد المخربين ورفضاً للتدخلات الاميركية والإسرائيلية.

المتظاهرون توجهوا صوب ساحة التحرير انطلاقاً من شارع  فلسطين والحبيبية والشعب ورفعوا لافتات دعم للمرجع الديني السيد علي السيستاني ورددُوا هُتافات بيعة لاسمه.

Oula Abdallah@OulaAbdallah1

من ساحة التحرير في بغداد.. حشود العراقيين اليوم من المحافظات العراقية دعماً للمرجعية

عرض الصورة على تويترعرض الصورة على تويترعرض الصورة على تويترعرض الصورة على تويتر
٢٨ من الأشخاص يتحدثون عن ذلك

وفي كربلاء أصيب عدد منالمتظاهرين وسط المدينة خلال اشتباكات بين القوات الأمنية والمتظاهرين الذين حاولوا اقتحام مبنى الحكومة المحلية في حي البلدية.

مصدر طبّي في دائرة صحة كربلاء قال إن قوات مكافحة الشغب استخدمت القنابل المسيلة للدموع والقنابل الصوتية من أجل تفريق المتظاهرين.

بالتوازي، أفاد مراسل الميادين بانطلاق عملية كبرى للحشد الشعبي والقوات الأمنية العراقية لملاحقة فلول داعش غرب صحراء الأنبار.

وأحبط الحشد هجوماً شنّه تنظيم داعش على نقطة أمنية في أطراف قرية البو بكر على الحدود بين ديالى وصلاح الدين.

كما شنّ مسلّحو التنظيم هجوماً على أحد أفواج قوات البيشمركة في كولجو بكردستان العراق حيث تصدّت لهم القواتُ وأحبطت الهجوم الذي اودى بحياة اثنين من البيشمركة.


  • تظاهرات في بغداد دعماً لسلمية الاحتجاجات ورفضاً للتدخلات الأميركية والإسرائيلية

تظاهرات في بغداد دعماً لسلمية الاحتجاجات ورفضاً للتدخلات الأميركية والإسرائيلية

تظاهرات في بغداد دعماً لسلمية الاحتجاجات ورفضاً للتدخلات الأميركية والإسرائيلية

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The War Hypothesis In Light of Netanyahu’s Indictment

The War Hypothesis In Light of Netanyahu’s Indictment

By Jihad Haidar

Since “Israeli” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was formally accused of bribery, fraud and breach of trust, deliberations have begun, both within and outside the Zionist entity. These deliberations are taking into account the hypothesis that Netanyahu might initiate military action which will lead to a broad confrontation. Netanyahu’s assumed military endeavor is aimed at causing confusion throughout the process of his dismissal or trial by trying by presenting him as a leader defending the security of “Israel” while others are trying to sack him and try him.

Before discussing this hypothesis, it should be noted that it reveals, along with previous internal “Israeli” stages, the extent of the overlap between the Zionist entity’s internal and regional situations. Whereas an internal development, including other factors, becomes a motive to question the extent of its impact on the regional security situation. A regional development may also affect “Israel’s” internal situation in one way or another. If this applies to the enemy entity despite all the elements of self-power and international support it enjoys, how will it be when it comes to the Lebanese situation?

A distinction should be made between two questions: first, the possibility that the official indictment of the enemy’s Prime Minister would be a sufficient reason to push for a military confrontation; and second, whether the dynamics of the developments could push for a military confrontation, in conjunction with the internal situation in the Zionist entity. Our priority here is to answer the first question only.

It is important to recall that the process of deciding a military aggression in the entity is not a task performed by the prime minister alone, despite his important position in the political-security decision-making system. Legally, the kitchen, cabinet in consultations with the military establishment, has the power to decide on war or military confrontations. At specific points, it may have the final say – practically speaking. The military establishment can also exert pressure on the political leadership, in one way or another, through the content of the estimates it provides. Thus, it can have an affect politically, or vice versa. In doing so, it contributes strongly to curbing or pushing for operational military options. But at the political level, the final say remains with the kitchen cabinet.

Since Netanyahu has been indicted, it can be estimated that he has become under the microscope more than ever. This will make his motives questionable, regardless of the options and justifications that led him to make a costly decision such as launching an aggression. For many reasons, he cannot push for a military confrontation openly and without some justification and objective motives, especially since the position of the military establishment will be present at this stage and will be publicly known.

Due to all these restrictions, Netanyahu will not be able to initiate such an action from his position and without professional justification.

On the other hand, this hypothesis involves a misconception that is the regional arena, including Lebanon, is open to the enemy’s violations, and whenever it sees an interest for itself or for its leader, it wages a war or a military operation. However, past experiences and equations confirm the opposite. The equations that Hezbollah imposed on “Israel” confirm that often the entity had interests in initiating military strikes or retaliations but refrained from doing so due to the calculations of cost and feasibility. Yes, if the enemy is likely not to pay a painful price as a result of these options, then we could expect and assume that the enemy’s leaders will try to distract public opinion and add achievements to their records by taking war decisions. But the equations have changed, and this option is no longer available.

What if there were, however, regional developments that require “Israel” to study its operational choices, one of which is to initiate a military action, or if “Israel” came under attack due to hostilities it carried out under the title of the battle between wars? In that case, Netanyahu’s margin would then expand to push for an aggression, supported by justifications considered “objective and professional” within the entity. Of course, it will then be decided since the army is the one proposing such option or at least supporting it. In such a case, Netanyahu will be able to politically employ this operational option in the domestically, which is legitimate in the “Israeli” arena and has many precedents.

One central question remains. How far can this scenario benefit Netanyahu judicially, especially as his trial still has a long way to go? Yes, Netanyahu can maneuver through aggressive options in order to maintain his premiership or at least to ensure immunity granted to him for the role he played. But the issue remains conditional to many elements. It is not automatic. In the end, there is no guaranteed outcome for any course of action taken by Netanyahu.

It remains to be said that Netanyahu did not resort to this option before he was indictment which was supposed to be more beneficial to him. Another issue remains. Might the current regional circumstances push the enemy to embark on a military adventure, knowing there will be prices to pay? This is a separate research.

‘Israel’ Bombs Gaza After Anti-settlement Protests Across Palestine

‘Israel’ Bombs Gaza After Anti-settlement Protests Across Palestine

By Staff, Agencies

‘Israeli’ warplanes carried out fresh airstrikes on the Gaza Strip after Palestinians in the blockaded enclave and the occupied West Bank marked a “day of rage” in protest against the US’s contentious declaration of support for the regime’s land grab policy.

The Zionist military said its warplanes had hit a number of targets belonging to the Hamas resistance movement in southern Gaza late Tuesday night and early Wednesday, including one site “for the production of arms.”

The statement claimed that the strikes were carried out in response to the rockets that were fired from the Strip toward the occupied territories.

Relatively, an ‘Israeli’ army spokesperson said two rockets were fired from Gaza on Tuesday. He added that sirens went off in Ashkelon in the aftermath of the rocket fire, sending tens of thousands of settlers into shelters.

Prior to the air raids, Zionist Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Gaza-based resistance groups against firing rockets into the ‘Israeli’-occupied territories.

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Syria Condemns US Position on Zionist Settlements in Occupied Palestinian Territories

Syria Foreign Ministry

November 19, 2019

Syria vehemently condemned as “null and has no legal impact” the US attitude towards the Zionist settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories.

“Syria strongly condemns the US position towards the Zionist settlements in Palestinian occupied lands which forms a blatant violation of the International Law and UN resolutions on the legal status of the occupied territories,” an official source at Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said in a statement to SANA on Tuesday.

The source added that this position forms the most recent series in the US contempt for the International legitimacy and a continuity of the US aggression on the Arab Nation and the unlimited support provided by the USA to the expansionist Zionist entity in its continuous aggression against the Arab rights

Syria confirms, according to the source that the US position is void and has no legal impact as it is for Washington’s attitude towards al-Quds “Jerusalem” and the occupied Syrian Golan.

The source concluded by saying that this positions shows, once again, depth of the gap which separates the USA from the International Community due to its fool policies which are controlled by a mentality of hegemony and arrogance.


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