HOUTHIS LAUNCHED BALLISTIC MISSILE AT MA’RIB, SUICIDE DRONE AT SAUDI ARABIA’S ‘ASIR

17.06.2021 

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Houthis Launched Ballistic Missile At Ma’rib, Suicide Drone At Saudi Arabia's ‘Asir
Illustrative image, source: the Houthis media wing

The Houthis (Ansar Allah) are still carrying out successful missile and drone attacks on Saudi Arabia and its proxies in Yemen.

Late on June 16, a ballistic missile stuck the central Yemeni city of Ma’rib, which is held by the Saudi-led coalition and its proxies. According to several sources, the missile was launched by the Houthis.

The ballistic missile landed in a residential area inside the city. Nevertheless, no casualties were reported. The Houthis’ have not claimed responsibility for the attack, yet.

According to the UAE-based al-Arabiya TV, the Saudi-led coalition and its proxies responded with a series of strikes on Houthi positions in Ma’rib. Houthi fighters have been leading a large-scale offensive on the province city center for well over three months now.

A day later, the Houthis launched two Qasef-2K suicide drones at a “military position” in Abha International Airport in the southern Saudi province of Jizan. The Qasef-2K is a copy of the Iranian Ababil-2 drone with a range of around 150 kilometers.

“This attack comes as a natural response to the crimes of the aggression [Saudi-led coalition] and its continuous siege on our dear country,” Brig. Gen. Yahya Sari, a spokesman for the Houthis, said in a brief statement.

Only one of the two drones was intercepted by the Saudi-led coalition air-defense forces. It is still unclear if the second reached Abha International Airport.

On June 10, the Houthis launched four ballistic missiles and a suicide drone at Ma’rib city, killing eight people and injuring many others. Within a few hours, the group attacked an unspecified target in Saudi Arabia’s ‘Asir with a suicide drone.

The Houthis’ ability to launch attacks on several fronts simultaneously pose a real challenge to the Saudi-led coalition and its Yemen proxies.

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Yemeni army releases pictures of Saudi troops, Sudanese mercs captured during Jizan operation

By VT Editors -June 15, 2021

This picture released by the media bureau of Yemen’s Operations Command Center on June 14, 2021 shows some Saudi troops and Sudanese mercenaries captured during a recent operation in Saudi Arabia’s Jizan.

The media bureau of Yemen’s Operations Command Center has published the pictures and interviews of a number of Saudi troops and Sudanese mercenaries captured during a recent operation in Saudi Arabia’s Jizan region, with an eye to swapping them with Yemeni prisoners held by the Saudi-led coalition forces.

Press TV: In their confessions broadcast on Yemen’s al-Masirah television, the captives identified themselves, and talked about military units they were affiliated with.

They said they were being treated humanely at the hands of the Yemeni Armed Forces and fighters from Popular Committees, and assured their families that they were in good health.Spokesman: Yemeni forces’ drone carried out new attack on Saudi Arabia’s Abha Intl. Airport

The spokesman for Yemeni Armed Forces says army troops have carried out a retaliatory drone strike against Saudi Arabia’s Abha International Airport.

They also appealed to Saudi authorities to secure their freedom, describing the Saudi-led military campaign against Yemen as “unjust and unreasonable.”

They were captured after Yemeni troops and fighters from allied Popular Committees carried out a major military operation in Saudi Arabia’s strategic Jizan region over the past few days, establishing control over many military sites.

Dozens of Saudi army troops, Sudanese mercenaries and Saudi-sponsored militiamen loyal to Yemen’s former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi were either killed or captured in the process, and large quantities of munitions and military equipment were seized from them.

A military source said Yemeni army forces wrested control over MBC mountains, in addition to Tabab al-Fadhia, al-Tabba al-Bayda, al-Qambora, al-Amoud, Tawaleq and Eastern Qa’im Sayab areas during the multi-pronged operation.

The source said more than 80 Saudi army troops and Sudanese mercenaries were killed in the offensives, while 29 military vehicles were destroyed and set on fire.Saudis seek ‘face-saving way out’ of their ‘unwinnable war’ on Yemen: ICG

Richard Atwood, the interim head of the International Crisis Group, says Riyadh’s war against Yemen “generates fury” toward the Saudi rulers.

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

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 war has left hundreds of thousands of Yemenis dead, and displaced millions more. The war has also destroyed Yemen’s infrastructure and spread famine and infectious diseases across the Arab country.

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TV report on how Yemeni UAVs are changing course of Saudi war

June 09, 2021

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A Yemeni TV report on the “game-changing effects” of low-cost attack drones on the course of the Saudi military campaign in Yemen.

Source: Al Masirah TV (YouTube)

Date: May 2, 2021

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Eight drone strikes have targeted King Khalid Air Base in Khamis Mushait since the start of the holy month (of Ramadan). Since the beginning of the US-Saudi aggression on Yemen, drone operations – in addition to other air operations – have been striking the (King Khalid) Air Base as a main target.

The series of intensive attacks against the most important military base in the southern region of the Kingdom (of Saudi Arabia) has shown the inability of modern US defense systems to intercept or destroy these drones. This turn of events has complicated the process of dealing with this type of weapon which is low-cost, but great in effect.

The impact that the (Yemeni) drone operations have had on the workflow of the largest air base in the south of the Kingdom can be clearly seen in the disruption each air operation brings about at most airports in the south of the Kingdom, especially since the operation of defense systems throughout the southern region requires stopping air traffic in order for the defense radars to efficiently monitor the airspace.

Riyadh realizes that the military capabilities that Sana’a possesses have greatly influenced the course of the battle. It also realizes that its military spending on additional weapons did not put an end to its military retreat, especially as US reports acknowledge the difficulty of dealing with this new generation of drones.

The (US-Saudi) aggression coalition’s reliance on its air and military superiority is dwindling in the face of the effectiveness of the Yemeni (military) capabilities, which the (Yemeni) armed forces assert are meant for deterrence and responding to the continuing aggression and siege.


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الجيش اليمني يكشف عن أوسع العمليات العسكرية في العمق السعودي

المصدر: الميادين


الجيش اليمني ينفذ عملية هجومية واسعة في محور “الخوبة – وادي جارة” بقطاع جيزان من 3 مسارات رئيسية على مواقع الجيش السعودي، ومصدر عسكري يكشف عن تحرير أكثر من 150 كيلو متراً مربعاً في محور جيزان.

الجيش اليمني يعلن تحرير عشرات المواقع على محور جيزان
الجيش اليمني يعلن تحرير عشرات المواقع على محور جيزان

نفّذ الجيش واللجان الشعبية عملية هجومية واسعة في محور “الخوبة – وادي جارة” بقطاع جيزان من 3 مسارات رئيسية على مواقع الجيش السعودي في “جبل الإم بي سي – وتباب الفخيذة والتبة البيضاء – والقمبورة والعمود وتويلق وشرق قايم صياب” وتم خلال العملية التقدم والسيطرة عليها بالكامل وإلحاق خسائر فادحة بقوات العدو.

مصدر عسكري يمني كشف عن تحرير أكثر من 150 كيلو متراً مربعاً في محور جيزان بعملية عسكرية واسعة.

وبدأت العملية عقب رصد دقيق لتحركات الجيش السعودي وتموضّع قواته وآلياته، إذ تواجدت في هذه المواقع قوات مشتركة من القوات السعودية ومرتزقة سودانيين ووحدات من مرتزقة ما يسمى بـ “لواء المغاوير”.

وأظهرت المشاهد تقدّم الجيش واللجان الشعبية نحو مواقع العدو في مدينة قبالة الخوبة في العمق السعودي، وتمكنهم من اجتياز الموانع والتحصينات المعادية قبل الإطباق والاشتباك مع قوات العدو من مسافات قريبة وإلحاق خسائر فادحة بالعدو أجبرته على الفرار. 

الإعلام الحربي في #اليمن ينشر مشاهد لواحدة من أوسع عمليات الجيش واللجان الشعبية في محور #جيزان.#اليمن #جيزان pic.twitter.com/PaH1xcnoDF— قناة الميادين (@AlMayadeenNews) May 29, 2021

كما أوضحت المشاهد الموثقة قنص أعداد من قوات العدو وتدمير تحصيناتهم ومواقعهم، مبينةً حالة من الهلع والإرباك الكبير في صفوف قواتهم وسط الضربات المنكلة.

وتمكّن الجيش من تكبيد العدو خسائر فادحة في الأرواح والعتاد، وسقوط عشرات القتلى والجرحى من الجيش السعودي والسوداني ومرتزقتهم، وإحراق وتدمير العشرات من المدرعات والآليات بالقداحات (الولاعات) والعيارات النارية وضربات مسددة.

عمليات الجيش واللجان الشعبية في محور #جيزان.
17#اليمن pic.twitter.com/y0ZoRahfFm— قناة الميادين (@AlMayadeenNews) May 29, 2021

وبيّنت المشاهد سقوط أعداد من ضباط وجنود الجيش السعودي قتلى وجرحى في كمائن محكمة استهدفت مدرعات حاولت الهروب وتعزيزات أخرى للعدو، ومصرع آخرين تساقطوا أثناء محاولتهم الفرار من منحدرات وعرة في حالة عكست الرعب والهلع الكبير دبَّ في أوساطهم.

عمليات الجيش واللجان الشعبية في محور #جيزان#اليمن pic.twitter.com/dSFvO26Qiv— قناة الميادين (@AlMayadeenNews) May 29, 2021

هذا وأظهرت المشاهد أسر العشرات من قوات العدو بينهم سعوديون وسودانيون، وأعداد كبيرة من الجثث المتناثرة في الشعاب والوديان تركها من تبقى ولاذ بالفرار.

ووثقّت المشاهد اغتنام المجاهدين كميات كبيرة من الأسلحة والذخائر المتنوعة تركتها قوات العدو في المواقع والمخازن التابع لها.

وانتهت العملية بالسيطرة على جميع المواقع المذكورة والتنكيل بالعدو وتكبيده خسائر فادحة، ومصرع وجرح وأسر ا العشرات منهم رغم مشاركة الطيران الحربي والعمودي المعادي، والذي فشل في إيقاف تقدم المجاهدين.

خريطة وزعها الإعلام الحربي اليمني للمواقع التي سيطر عليها الجيش واللجان الشعبية

وفي وقت سابق من اليوم، أعلنت القوات المسلحة اليمنية، عن تنفيذ عملية هجومية استهدفت قاعدة خالد الجوية بخميس مشيط السعودية بطائرتين مسيرتين.

من جهته، أكّد عضو المجلس السياسي الأعلى في اليمن محمد علي الحوثي في حديث للميادين إنه “ما لم يتحقق السلام ستستمر عملياتنا في العمق وسيكون الرد أقسى مما هو حاصل”.

وتوجه الحوثي للسعودية محذراً: “نحذرهم من

الوجع الكبير والمعادلة اليوم لم تدخل في كل أبعادها مرحلة الوجع الكبير”.

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Efforts Underway to Improve Ties between Damascus, Riyadh: Assad’s Advisor

27/05/2021

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Efforts Underway to Improve Ties between Damascus, Riyadh: Assad’s Advisor

By Staff, Agencies

Political and media adviser to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Bouthaina Shaaban, said efforts are underway to improve diplomatic relations with Saudi Arabia after more than a decade of estrangement between the two Arab nations.

“Efforts are being made to upgrade ties with Saudi Arabia, and may soon have positive results,” Shaaban told local Arabic-language Sham FM radio station on Wednesday.

She also hailed the recent visit by Syrian Tourism Minister Mohammed Rami Martini to Saudi Arabia, stating it was the first such trip by a Syrian minister to the kingdom in recent years.

Martini arrived in Riyadh on Tuesday evening to attend the 47th meeting of the World Tourism Organization Committee for the Middle East on May 26 and 27, according to the official Syrian news agency SANA.

His visit came upon an official invitation from the Saudi Tourism Ministry and the World Tourism Organization Committee for the Middle East for Martini to participate in the meeting, SANA added.

Earlier this month, Saudi Arabia’s intelligence chief met with his Syrian counterpart in Damascus.

London-based Rai al-Youm news outlet reported that Director General of General Intelligence Directorate Lieutenant General Khalid bin Ali al-Humaidan met with President Assad and Director of Syria’s National Security Bureau Ali Mamlouk on May 4 to discuss restoring diplomatic ties.

The Guardian independently confirmed that Humaidan met with Mamlouk.

Having failed to achieve any of its objectives in the Yemen war and with a change of administration in Washington, Saudi Arabia appears to be recalibrating some aspects of its regional approach, striking a more conciliatory tone with Iran and Syria.

Saudi Arabia’s diplomatic relations with Damascus were severed at the outset of the foreign-sponsored devastating militancy in Syria in 2011.

Riyadh has been central to the large-scale supply of weapons and ammunition to various Takfiri militant groups wreaking havoc in Syria.

Yemeni Air Force Conducts Fresh Attack on Saudi Air Base

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Yemeni Air Force Conducts Fresh Attack on Saudi Air Base

News – Yemen: Yemeni Air Force carried out a retaliatory attack on King Khalid Air Base in the south-west of Saudi Arabia, near Khamis Mushait.

A Qasef-2K drone was used in the retaliation that targeted the airbase at dawn Sunday, the spokesman for the Armed Forces Brigadier General Yahya Sare’e said.

The strike was accurate and hit its target “successfully,” he added.

Sare’e stressed that the attack was part of the “legitimate response to the escalation of the Saudi aggression and the continued siege on our dear country.”

The airbase has been repeatedly targeted due to its military importance in terms of its location closest to the Yemeni border provides, which makes it easier for Saudi warplanes to take off and hit their targets in less time and without needing to provide fuel in the air as their taking off from the bases and airports from Jeddah and other Saudi cities.

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

With an all-out blockade on Yemen in place since the onset of the bloody war, the country is witnessing the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, according to the UN. The sea, land, and air siege from, among others, has led to the closure of the Sana’a International Airport, the largest and most important airport in Yemen, and closed the Hodeidah port, which acts as a lifeline for the country.

Yemeni Armed Forces have repeatedly warned the Saudi regime to stop its war, promising the regime larger and larger operations if it continues its aggression and siege on the country.

Yemen’s Air Force has stepped up the retaliatory attacks on Saudi Arabia in recent months.

Since the beginning of April, the Armed Forces have implemented more than 13 offensive operations, which have diversified their objectives and weapons. Among the most important and largest of these was the 30th of Shaaban Operation, which targeted, with 17 drones and ballistic missiles, Aramco refineries in Jeddah and Jubail regions, and other vital targets in Jizan.

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THE PERPETUAL PUSH ON YEMEN’S MARIB

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Ansar Allah is back at it in Marib city, hoping that this time the offensive would be the straw that breaks the camel’s back for the Saudi-led coalition.

As of April 24th, the Houthis (as Ansar Allah are known) reportedly took control of the Kassara battlefield northwest of the city and made progress on western frontlines.

The fighting had reportedly left at least 65 dead, including 26 Houthis.

The numbers are sure to fluctuate, since Ansar Allah seldom share the numbers of their losses.

Marib and its surrounding oil fields make up the last significant pocket of government-held territory in the north, the rest of which is under rebel control, including the capital Sanaa.

It is, however, the central region that features a general calmness, and the city is the last significant stronghold in this area.

Houthi officials said fighting had now moved to the Al-Mil area, approximately 6 kilometers from Marib’s city center.

The Yemeni puppet government said the Houthis had poured in hundreds of reinforcements in recent days, resorting to motorbikes after the coalition targeted their military vehicles.

Saudi-led coalition warplanes continue their heavy airstrike activity, and Ansar Allah appear to be unfettered by it.

On April 25th, however, the Yemeni Information Minister denied that the Houthis had progressed on the ground, saying that they hadn’t captured Kassara.

Regardless, the Houthis are perpetuating their drone and rocket attacks on Saudi targets behind the contact lines, with frequent strikes on the King Khalid Air Base in Khamis Mushait, as well as on other positions and Aramco facilities in the south of the Kingdom.

Some attacks even reach as far as Riyadh, with air defense systems efficiently protecting the city.

Most recently, on April 26th the Houthis carried out a successful attack on the King Khalid Air base with a Qasef-2k drone, reports such as these are commonplace.

As is typical of any Houthi success and push on areas that are under Saudi-led control, international observers and the collective West are quick to warn of an incoming “humanitarian disaster”.

According to many who claim neutrality, but leap at every opportunity to clandestinely support the Saudi Arabian intervention in Yemen, the Houthis are placing the entire country at risk of a humanitarian disaster.

During those intermissions of humanitarian spirit, Saudi Arabia’s frequent airstrikes on civilians, the blockade of al-Hudaydah and more, are briefly forgotten.

When the Houthi drone and missile strikes are mentioned, Riyadh is presented as the victim, and its military activities in Yemen are unmentioned, it allegedly simply wishes for a “ceasefire” according to MSM, but the savage Ansar Allah are unrelenting in their quest for destruction.

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The Americans’ battle in Yemen is reeling in Marib معركة الأميركيّين في اليمن تترنّح في مأرب

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21/4/2021

معركة الأميركيّين في اليمن تترنّح في مأرب

د. وفيق إبراهيم

هناك مَن يعتقد أن هزيمة قوات هادي الموالية للسعودية في مارب هي أكبر من هزيمة للمشروع الأميركي – السعودي في اليمن.

فمأرب التي حقق أنصار الله تقدماً ملحوظاً في معظم اتجاهاتها ليس مجرد ناحية جغرافية تتمتع بمميزات بشرية ونفطية وموقع جغرافي هام وكتلة بشريّة لا بأس بها ودور أساسي في الحرب على اليمن من جهات أخرى.

لذلك من الواجب التنويه أن مأرب تجمع بين أهميات استراتيجية واقتصادية وتاريخية وزراعية ونفطية وقوة بشرية معتدلة 700 ألف نسمة وهي البوابة الى الشمال ومخازن النفط والغاز.

والمعروف عن أهلها شدّة بأسهم كما كانت تصفهم ملكة سبأ وحافظوا على هذا الوصف بتطبيق فعليّ مشكلين تلك الهراوة اليمنيّة التي لا تكل ولا تمل في دفاعها عن منطقتها مع كامل يمنها السعيد.

هذا جزء من تلك المعارك التي تدور رحاها على أرض مأرب وتثبت أن المعركة أميركية صرفة، والدليل أن خط الدفاع عن مأرب هو أميركي سعودي الى ان يتبين ان المنطقة ملأى بالنفط والغاز ما يؤكد الاهتمام الأميركي بها والتلاعب السعودي بها أسبابه نفطية وغازية وموقع استراتيجيّ على علاقة بضرورات استمرار الحرب على اليمن ومنع أي انتصار يمنيّ يصل بقبائلها إلى خط الحدود مع السعودية. وهذا يعني سقوط السعودية نفسها وتضعضع جزيرة العرب.

يتضح الاستنتاج أن الشماليين من أنصار الله نجحوا في السيطرة على القسم الأكبر من مأرب ولولا التدخل الأميركيّ السعوديّ للسيطرة عليها بكاملها وربطها بخط تعز. ما يعني سيطرة انصار الله على منطقة القاعدة المنتشرة في مأرب وتعز. والمعروف أن المنظمات الإرهابية مدعومة عسكرياً ومادياً من الفريق الأميركي السعوديّ ولولا وجود القاعدة في مأرب لكانت هذه المنطقة مع أنصار الله منذ مدة طويلة من الزمن.

يجب الانتباه أيضاً إلى أن مأرب هي آخر المعاقل الأميركية السعودية في حرب اليمن الأمر الذي يكشف مدى الاهتمام الخارجيّ بها وحرصهم على منع أنصار الله من الإمساك بها نهائياً، فمعركتها هي معركة الحرب الأكثر أهمية في اليمن وربما في جزيرة العرب.

بعد التقدّم الشماليّ في مأرب لا بدّ من تأكيد أن المعارك في اليمن لن تقف عند خطوط حمر.

لكنها أصبحت معروفة ومكشوفة أنها حرب الأميركيين على اليمن والحرب التي تشنها السعودية لمنع اليمن من تحقيق استقلاله وعنفوانه.

هناك جوانب أخرى لحرب مأرب فالانتصار فيها معنوي قتالي نفطي، ويشكل مادة أساسية لجعل حرب اليمن تترنّح من جهة وتصبح غير قادرة من جهة أخرى على الاستمرار بقوة خصوصاً أن مأرب هي بوابة الشمال.

اما النقاط الإضافية فحرب مأرب هي أم المعارك التي تسمح بتقدّم اليمانية نحو الحدود السعوديّة. وهذا يعني تلقائياً تقدّم القوات الإصلاح نحو جزيرة العرب. ما يطرح السؤال التالي: لماذا يدافع الأميركيون عن الهجمات اليمنية على السعودية ويحمون آبار النفط وقصور الملك خالد ومحطات البترول التي يقصفها.

هذه أسئلة كبيرة وتحتاج الى أجوبة غير موجودة حتى الآن، فها هي مواقع السعوديين تتعرّض لقصف يمني صائب يضع كامل إمكانات النفط والقصور السعوديّة تحت مرمى صواريخ عاديّة يمنيّة تنطلق وتخترق الحمايات الأميركيّة والسعوديّة وتسجل إصابات دقيقة في مرمى آل سعود وممتلكاتهم.

فلماذا يصمت الأميركيون والأوروبيون والسعوديون والإماراتيون والأردنيون؟

إنّها الحبكة في الإجابة عن هذه الأسئلة التي تؤكد أن كل هذه القوى الغربية تفرّ وتهرب لأسباب تقنيّة أما القوات السعودية فضعيفة ولا قدرة لديها على مجابهة أدوات الحرب اليمنية التي تسجل تطوراً من صواريخ بسيطة وقاذفات الى طائرات مسيّرة وصواريخ بالغة التعقيد.

أما التفسير الوحيد للقرار الغربي من حروب السعودية فهي رفض الانخراط في حروب إيرانية سورية ويمنية. وهذا يعني أنها حروب قاسية قابلة للاتساع من جزيرة العرب الى إيران وسورية ولبنان وربما الى أمكنة أكثر اتساعاً. حرب اليمن إلى أين؟ إنها نموذج لحروب إدلب واليمن المنتصر هو القابل لإلحاق هزيمة بالكتلة الغربية السعودية ومعها أحزاب الجنوب التي أصبحت ترفض المعارك عليها من السعودية وحلفائها.

The Americans’ battle in Yemen is reeling in Marib

21/4/2021

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Dr. Wafiq Ibrahim

There are those who believe that the defeat of Hadi’s pro-Saudi forces in Marib is greater than the defeat of the U.S.-Saudi project in Yemen.

Marib, who has made remarkable progress in most of its directions, is not just a geographical area with human and oil features, an important geographical location, a good human mass and a key role in the war on Yemen from otherparts.

It should therefore be noted that Marib combines strategic, economic, historical, agricultural, oil and a moderate human force of 700,000 people, which is the gateway to the north and oil and gas stores.

Its people are known for their severity, as the Queen of Sheba used to describe them, and they preserved this description in defence of their region and all Yemen.

Those battles that are taking place on the land of Marib is purely American, due to its strategic location related to the necessities of continuing the war on Yemen and prevent Yemeni victory which means the fall of Saudi Arabia itself and the weakening of the Arabian Peninsula. The line of defence of Marib is Saudi American until because the region is full of oil and gas, which confirms the American interest in it and Saudi manipulation.

The northerners, Ansar Allah, succeeded in controlling the greater part of Marib, and had it not been for the US-Saudi intervention, they would have controlled it in its entirety and linked it to Taiz line, and also took control of the al-Qaeda areas spread in Marib and Taiz. It is known that the terrorist organisations are supported militarily and materially by America and KSA. If it were not for the presence of al-Qaeda in Marib, this area would have been with Ansar Allah for a long time.

It should also be noted that Marib is the last American-Saudi stronghold in the Yemen war, which reveals the extent of foreign interest in it and their keenness to prevent Ansar Allah from seizing it permanently, as its battle is the most important war battle in Yemen and perhaps in the Arabian Peninsula. It must be confirmed that the fighting in Yemen will not stop at the red lines. The American war on Yemen is waged by Saudi Arabia to prevent Yemen from achieving its independence.

There are other aspects of the Marib war, as the victory in it is moral, combative and oil, and it constitutes an essential material to make the Yemen war falter on the one hand and become unable on the other hand to continue vigorously, especially since Marib is the gateway to the north.

Marib war is the mother of the battles that allow Ansar Allah to advance towards the Saudi border. This automatically means the advance of reform forces towards the Arabian Peninsula. This raises the following question: Why do the Americans defend the Yemeni attacks on Saudi Arabia and protect the oil wells, the palaces of King Khalid, and the oil oil plants?

These are big questions and need answers that do not yet exist, for here are the sites of the Saudis subjected to a sound Yemeni bombardment that puts the full potential of Saudi oil and palaces under the range of ordinary Yemeni missiles that launch and penetrate US and Saudi protections and record accurate injuries in the range of the House of Saud and their properties.

These are big questions and need answers that do not yet exist. The sites of the Saudis are exposed to correct Yemeni bombing, which puts the full potential of oil and Saudi palaces under the range of ordinary Yemeni missiles that launch and penetrate US and Saudi protections and record accurate injuries in Saudi Arabia.

Why do Americans, Europeans, Saudis, Emiratis and Jordanians shut up?

The answer to these questions confirms that all of these Western powers are fleeing for technical reasons. As for the Saudi forces, they are weak and incapable of confronting the Yemeni war tools, which are recording an evolution from simple missiles and bombers to drones and highly complex missiles.

As for the only explanation for the Western decision not to participate in the Saudi wars, it is that they are cruel wars that can expand from the Arabian Peninsula to Iran, Syria and Lebanon, and perhaps to more spacious places. Yemen war to where? It is a model for the Idlib wars, and Yemen is the one capable of inflicting a defeat on the Saudi western bloc, along with the southern Yemen parties, which have come to reject the battles against them by Saudi Arabia and its allies.

قوات الجيش واللجان تقترب من صحن الجن: مدينة مأرب .. قاب قوسين او أدنى The army and committees are approaching Sahn al-Jin: The city of Ma’rib … is about to fall

فيما قوات الجيش واللجان تقترب من صحن الجن:مدينة مأرب .. قاب قوسين او أدنى

قوات الجيش واللجان تقترب من صحن الجن: مدينة مأرب .. قاب قوسين او أدنى

الميادين

19 نيسان/أبريل 2021

تساقط قادة المرتزقة من الصف الاول واحد تلو اخر بين قتيل وجريح ما يعكس السيطرة الميدانية لقوات صنعاء التي لم تفقد أي من قيادتها رغم انها قوات مهاجمة

فيما قوات المرتزقة التي تحاول دفاعها المستميت على المدينة يعتبر انتحاراً مما يدل على انها تعيش في مراحلها الاخيرة وما هي الا مسألة وقت حتى تتحرر مدينة مأرب التي بات المواطنون القاطنون فيها يعيشون ظروفاً مأسوية خاصة بعد انقطاع الكهرباء عنهم وعدم وجود البدائل وهو ما يدلل على عدمية القيادة المتواجدة فيها وارتباكها كونها لم تضع حساباتها لمعركة المدينة التي يسكن في نفسياتها الغرور الذي أوقعها في محرقة لم تحسب لها حساب من قبل .

خاص 26 سبتمبر
اليوم تشارف قوات الجيش واللجان الشعبية على تحرير المدينة ولكن المدنيين والنازحين الذين يتمترس خلفهم المرتزقة يعمل ابناء الجيش واللجان الشعبية على ادارة المعركة بنوع من الهدوء ليحافظ على ارواح المدنيين والنازحين الذين استرخص المرتزقة ارواحهم والاحتماء بهم لتأخير تحرير المدينة.

ومن بشائر النصر في اسوار مدينة مأرب إن دفع المرتزقة بخيرة قادتهم الذين كان لهم ابطال الجيش واللجان الشعبية بالمرصاد فتساقطوا واحدا تلو اخرى في جبهة غرب وشمال مدينة مأرب وهو ما اصاب قيادة المرتزقة في ارتباك وانهيار نفسي ومعنوي ما دفع بما يسمى برئيس اركانها صغير بن عزيز الى زيارتها لغرض ايقاف تدهورها وانهيارها الذي بات وشيكاً خاصة بعد كان الواقع هو الاقوى وقعاً عليهم في تقدم الجيش واللجان وتحرير عشرات المواقع والاقتراب من المدينة اكثر فأكثر فلا الزيارات لمن تبقى من قادة المرتزقة جديرة بإيقاف تقدمهم ولا المرتزقة انفسهم باتوا يصدقون وعود زيارات قادتهم التي لم تستطع حتى اليوم ايقاف ذلك التقدم بل زاد من انهيارهم وفرارهم من تلك الجبهات متأثرين بفقدان عشرات القيادات والتي كان ابرزهم اللواء الركن المرتزق أمين الوائلي قائد المنطقة العسكرية السادسة واللواء المرتزق محمد مشلي الحرملي اركان حرب ما يسمى المنطقة العسكرية السابعة والعميد المرتزق محمد عبدالعزيز العسودي قائد اللواء 203 والمرتزق العميد المرتزق سيف عبدالرب الشدادي قائد ما يسمى اللواء 159 مشاة و العميد المرتزق “عبدالغني شعلان قائد ما يسمى بقوات الامن الخاصة ” وقائد ما يسمى بفرع الشرطة العسكرية بالمحافظة العميد المرتزق عبدالله بن عبدالله دحوان المرادي وقادة اخرين سقطوا بضربة صاروخية اثناء اجتماع لهم قتل 11 مسلحا وأصيب 13 اخرين بينهم قيادات رفيعة بهجوم صاروخي استهدف معسكرهم شرق مدينة مأرب.

في صحن الجن
تتجه قوات الجيش واللجان الشعبية بعد تحقيق هذه الانتصارات نحو تطويق مدينة مأرب من المدخلَين الغربي والجنوبي تمهيداً لدخول المدينة التي باتت أقرب إلى السقوط من أي وقت مضى وفق ما يشير إليه مسار العمليات العسكرية وبعدما تقدما من الاتجاهين الغربي والشمالي الغربي نحو قاعدة «صحن الجن» العسكرية استكمل الجيش واللجان الشعبية منذ يومين سيطرتهما على سلسلة جبال البلق القبْلي ما من شأنه أن يمنحهما هامشا واسعا لتقييد حركة قوات المرتزقة في الطلعة الحمراء والإشراف على طريق مأرب ــــ صنعاء كما تمكن من السيطرة على إثره من السيطرة على حمة الحجيلي ونقْل المعركة إلى التومة العليا والتومة السفلى الواقعتين على بعد خمسة كيلومترات من مقر قيادة المنطقة العسكرية الثالثة التابعة لقوات المرتزقة والواقعة في نطاق الأحياء الغربية لمركز المحافظة. وتتجه وفق ما يشير إليه مسار المواجهات إلى تنفيذ خطة تطويق المدخلين الغربي والجنوبي للمدينة تمهيدا للحسم.
ويشير التقدم الجديد الذي أحرزته قوات الجيش واللجان في سلسلة البلق القبْلي من منطقة الزور وخلف سد مأرب جنوب غرب مأرب إلى بدء تلك القوات بتطويق مداخل المدينة من أكثر من اتجاه (الغربي والشمالي الغربي والجنوبي) تمهيدا للسيطرة على الطلعة الحمراء وتبت المصارية والتقدم في اتجاه مركز المحافظة من الاتجاهين الغربي والشمالي الغربي وفصْل جبهات مراد التي اشتعلت خلال اليومين الماضيين عن جبهات محيط المدينة بشكل كلي وتأمين جميع المواقع الخلْفية لدخول مأرب التي أصبحت أقرب من أي وقت مضى إلى تحرير المدينة.

فقدان ثقة  
التطورات المتسارعة في مأرب أفقدت النظام السعودي الثقة بقوات هادي والاصلاح وبزعماء القبائل الموالين لها مما حدا بعدد من القبائل الى التمرد على تلك القيادات وقطع خطوط الامداد عن المدينة بعد إن ضاق بها الحالة والمعاناة  من الممارسات والقمع والاختطافات لأبنائها من قبل قوات الارتزاق مطالبتاً بإطلاق عدد من المختطفين فيما ادخل المدينة بظلام دامس انعكس على حياة ومعاناة المواطنين في المدينة  وأشارت المصادر إلى نصب قبائل عبيدة في منطقة العرقين على خط صافر جنوبي المدينة نقطة لقطع دخول الإمدادات النفطية وغيرها إلى قوات هادي في  المجمع الحكومي ويعجل مثل تلك التحركات القبلية بقرب موعد سقوط المحافظة النفطية الهامة بيد قوات الجيش واللجان الشعبية  وتفجر ثورة قبلية ضد قوات التحالف السعودي ومرتزقتهم  .

إخفاق وفشل  
في المقابل وبعدما أخفقت قوات المرتزقة في إعادة إشعال جبهات العلم الواقعة على بعد 65 كيلومترا شمالي مارب خلال الأيام الماضية حاولت التصعيد عسكريا في جبهة أسداس الواقعة ضمن مديرية رغوان شمال غرب المدينة لكنها فشلت في ذلك أيضا بسبب رفض القبائل في المديرية الانخراط في القتال وإعلانها الوقوف على الحياد بعدما أبرم زعماؤها اتفاقات مع صنعاء العام الماضي قضت بتحييد قراهم ومزارعهم عن الصراع.
وفي محاولات عدة لتخفيف الضغط عن مدينة مارب وعرقلة تقدم الجيش واللجان الشعبية قامت قوات المرتزقة بتعزيز ما تبقى لها من مواقع في الجبهة الغربية بمسلحين قبليين موالين للقيادي في «حزب الإصلاح» منصور الحنق لكن الأخير وقع في كمين مسلح نفذته قوات الجيش واللجان الشعبية في منطقة ذات الراء غربي مأرب ليصاب إصابة بالغة أسعف على إثرها إلى الرياض لتلقي العلاج. وأفادت مصادر لقوات هادي في مدينة مأرب بأن قائد اللواء 312 مدرع العميد فيصل عبد الله القعود قتل هو الآخر في هذا الكمين.

تغيرات متسارعة
التغيرات المتسارعة في مسار معركة محيط مدينة مأرب أفقدت السعودية الثقة بقوات هادي وبزعماء القبائل الموالين لها في المحافظة, وفي هذا الإطار كشفت مصادر قبلية أن العميد يوسف خير الله الشهراني قائد عمليات المنطقة الشمالية الغربية والمعين قائدا للقوات السعودية في مأرب في تموز/ يوليو 2020 طالب مشايخ القبائل الموالين للرياض أثناء زيارة خاطفة قام بها إلى المدينة قبل أيام بتسليم الأسلحة والأطقم التي تسلموها من قيادة التحالف للقتال وذلك بعد انسحاب مقاتلي قبائل مراد وعبيدة من جبهات القتال قبل عدة أسابيع بعد إن رجحت كفة المعركة لصالح قوات الجيش واللجان الشعبية التي باتت أكثر قرباً من تحرير المدينة.


معركة مأرب: قوات صنعاء تقترب من انتزاع «الطلعة الحمراء»

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الاخبار رشيد الحداد الإثنين 19 نيسان 2021

صنعاء | شهدت الجبهة الغربية لمدينة مأرب مواجهات عنيفة استُخدمت فيها مختلف أنواع الأسلحة، بين الجيش اليمني و»اللجان الشعبية» من جهة، والقوات الموالية للرئيس المنتهية ولايته، عبد ربه منصور هادي، من جهة أخرى، وعلى رغم كثافة غارات طيران العدوان السعودي ــــ الإماراتي الذي شنّ أكثر من 20 غارة، مساء السبت وفجر الأحد، على مناطق التماس في الطلعة الحمراء شرق صرواح وفي الجبهة الشمالية الغربية، تقدّمت قوات صنعاء غرب «الطلعة»، ونقلت المعركة إلى الشمال منها. وبحسب مصادر عسكرية، فقد نفّذ الجيش و»اللجان»، فجر السبت، عملية التفاف سريعة من مسارَين على مواقع قوات هادي وميليشيات «الإصلاح» وعناصر التنظيمات الإرهابية غرب الطلعة الحمراء، حيث استمرّت المواجهات لأكثر من عشر ساعات انتهت بمقتل وجرح عدد كبير من عناصر المجاميع الموالية لـ»التحالف» وقياداتها، بينهم قائد الجبهات الغربية للمدينة المُعيّن منذ أيّام، العميد أحمد راجح أبو إصبع، الذي أصيب إصابات بالغة. كما اعترفت قوات هادي بمقتل قائد الإمداد العسكري للطلعة الحمراء القيادي السلفي سالم صالح المُلقَّب بـ»أبو تراب»، والقيادي في «الإصلاح» عبد المقيت رفيق الخفجي، فضلاً عن إصابة القيادي عبد الإله ناجي القردعي إصابة بليغة. وبعد توقُّف المعارك لساعات، حاولت خلالها قوات هادي الدفع بتعزيزات جديدة من البيضاء وشبوة للدفاع عن الطلعة الحمراء التي بسقوطها سيصل الجيش و»اللجان» إلى منطقة الجفينة التي تُعدّ من ضمن الأحياء الجنوبية لمدينة مأرب، تجدَّدت المواجهات فجر أمس غرب «الطلعة»، لتتمكّن قوات صنعاء من السيطرة على الجانب الغربي منها ونقْل المعركة إلى شمالها.

وأكدت مصادر محلية امتداد المعارك إلى الخطّ العام الرابط بين صرواح ومدينة مأرب، وصولاً إلى الجبهة الشمالية الغربية. إذ شنّ الجيش و»اللجان» هجوماً مزدوجاً على مواقع قوات هادي وميليشيات «الإصلاح» المقابِلة لحمة الديرة التي سقطت الجمعة، وتقدَّما نحو أرض الهبوط القريبة من قاعدة صحن الجن العسكرية غربي المدينة. كما أكدت مصادر قبلية، بدورها، سقوط عدد كبير من المواقع الصغيرة الواقعة في أطراف وادي نخلا، وتقدُّم قوات صنعاء في منطقة ذات الراء بعد المشجح، ونقلها المعركة إلى مناطق حسّاسة غرب الطلعة الحمراء، قد تتسبّب بوقوع من تبقّى من قوات هادي في «الطلعة» تحت الحصار. وأفادت المصادر نفسها بأن المجاميع الموالية لـ»التحالف» فشلت في الحفاظ على مواقعها في محيط تبّة البس غربيّ المدينة، مضيفة إن تلك المجاميع دفعت، خلال اليومين الماضيين، بكلّ ثقلها العسكري إلى جبهات غرب المدينة وشمال غربها، لوقف تقدُّم الجيش و»اللجان» لكنها فشلت، متحدّثة عن وقوع «مقتلة كبيرة» لتعزيزات عسكرية تابعة لـ»الإصلاح» قَدِمت من البيضاء، وكانت في طريقها إلى الطلعة الحمراء للدفاع عنها بعد سقوط أجزاء منها غرباً. وأوضحت المصادر أن قوات صنعاء تلقّت، السبت، معلومات استخبارية من المتعاونين معها بأماكن وجود التعزيزات «الإصلاحية»، لت ستهدفها بهجوم صاروخي أوقع عشرات القتلى.وكانت قوات هادي قد فقدت عدداً كبيراً من قادتها العسكريين خلال الأسبوعين الماضيين (آخرهم عبد ربه الشدادي، نجل قائد المنطقة العسكرية الثالثة، والمُكلَّف بقيادة جبهات مراد)، وهو ما ضاعَف حالة الانهيار المعنوي في صفوفها، توازياً مع تساقُط مواقعها المتقدّمة غربي مأرب. مع هذا، حاولت تلك القوات، السبت، تجهيز ﺧﻂّ دﻓﺎﻉ جديد يمتدّ ﻣﻦ ﺣﻤﺔ ﺍﻟﺒﺲ وﺧﻂّ ﺍلأﻧﺒﻮﺏ إﻟﻰ منطقتَي ﺍﻟﺸﻌﻠﺔ ﻭﺍﻟﻤﻴﻞ شمال غرب المدينة، وذلك ﺑﻌﺪ اﻧﻜﺴﺎﺭ ﺧﻂّ دفاعها ﺍﻷﻭﻝ ﻓﻲ إﻳﺪﺍﺕ ﺍﻟﺮﺍﺀ ﻭﺍﻟﻌُﻄﻴﻒ وملبودة ودش الخشب والحمة الحمراء. لكن خطوتها هذه لم تَحُل دون خسارتها، السبت، عدداً من المواقع في منطقة الميل غربي المدينة. ووفقاً للناشط طارق بن سلامة، وهو من أبناء المحافظة، فقد سيطر الجيش و»اللجان» على أكثر من 10 مواقع صغيرة بالقرب من تبّة المصارية، آخر التباب الواقعة بالقرب من الأحياء الغربية لمركز المحافظة. وكان سقوط تبّة سنجر في جبهة المشجح، مطلع الأسبوع الفائت، قد وضَع تبّة ماهر، المقابلة لتبّة المصارية، تحت نيران قوات صنعاء.

امتدّت المعارك إلى الخطّ العام الرابط بين صرواح ومدينة مأرب (أ ف ب )صنعاء | شهدت الجبهة الغربية لمدينة مأرب مواجهات عنيفة استُخدمت فيها مختلف أنواع الأسلحة، بين الجيش اليمني و»اللجان الشعبية» من جهة، والقوات الموالية للرئيس المنتهية ولايته، عبد ربه منصور هادي، من جهة أخرى. وعلى رغم كثافة غارات طيران العدوان السعودي ــــ الإماراتي الذي شنّ أكثر من 20 غارة، مساء السبت وفجر الأحد، على مناطق التماس في الطلعة الحمراء شرق صرواح وفي الجبهة الشمالية الغربية، تقدّمت قوات صنعاء غرب «الطلعة»، ونقلت المعركة إلى الشمال منها. وبحسب مصادر عسكرية، فقد نفّذ الجيش و»اللجان»، فجر السبت، عملية التفاف سريعة من مسارَين على مواقع قوات هادي وميليشيات «الإصلاح» وعناصر التنظيمات الإرهابية غرب الطلعة الحمراء، حيث استمرّت المواجهات لأكثر من عشر ساعات انتهت بمقتل وجرح عدد كبير من عناصر المجاميع الموالية لـ»التحالف» وقياداتها، بينهم قائد الجبهات الغربية للمدينة المُعيّن منذ أيّام، العميد أحمد راجح أبو إصبع، الذي أصيب إصابات بالغة. كما اعترفت قوات هادي بمقتل قائد الإمداد العسكري للطلعة الحمراء القيادي السلفي سالم صالح المُلقَّب بـ»أبو تراب»، والقيادي في «الإصلاح» عبد المقيت رفيق الخفجي، فضلاً عن إصابة القيادي عبد الإله ناجي القردعي إصابة بليغة. وبعد توقُّف المعارك لساعات، حاولت خلالها قوات هادي الدفع بتعزيزات جديدة من البيضاء وشبوة للدفاع عن الطلعة الحمراء التي بسقوطها سيصل الجيش و»اللجان» إلى منطقة الجفينة التي تُعدّ من ضمن الأحياء الجنوبية لمدينة مأرب، تجدَّدت المواجهات فجر أمس غرب «الطلعة»، لتتمكّن قوات صنعاء من السيطرة على الجانب الغربي منها ونقْل المعركة إلى شمالها.

وأكدت مصادر محلية امتداد المعارك إلى الخطّ العام الرابط بين صرواح ومدينة مأرب، وصولاً إلى الجبهة الشمالية الغربية. إذ شنّ الجيش و»اللجان» هجوماً مزدوجاً على مواقع قوات هادي وميليشيات «الإصلاح» المقابِلة لحمة الديرة التي سقطت الجمعة، وتقدَّما نحو أرض الهبوط القريبة من قاعدة صحن الجن العسكرية غربي المدينة. كما أكدت مصادر قبلية، بدورها، سقوط عدد كبير من المواقع الصغيرة الواقعة في أطراف وادي نخلا، وتقدُّم قوات صنعاء في منطقة ذات الراء بعد المشجح، ونقلها المعركة إلى مناطق حسّاسة غرب الطلعة الحمراء، قد تتسبّب بوقوع من تبقّى من قوات هادي في «الطلعة» تحت الحصار. وأفادت المصادر نفسها بأن المجاميع الموالية لـ»التحالف» فشلت في الحفاظ على مواقعها في محيط تبّة البس غربيّ المدينة، مضيفة إن تلك المجاميع دفعت، خلال اليومين الماضيين، بكلّ ثقلها العسكري إلى جبهات غرب المدينة وشمال غربها، لوقف تقدُّم الجيش و»اللجان» لكنها فشلت، متحدّثة عن وقوع «مقتلة كبيرة» لتعزيزات عسكرية تابعة لـ»الإصلاح» قَدِمت من البيضاء، وكانت في طريقها إلى الطلعة الحمراء للدفاع عنها بعد سقوط أجزاء منها غرباً. وأوضحت المصادر أن قوات صنعاء تلقّت، السبت، معلومات استخبارية من المتعاونين معها بأماكن وجود التعزيزات «الإصلاحية»، لتستهدفها بهجوم صاروخي أوقع عشرات القتلى.

وكانت قوات هادي قد فقدت عدداً كبيراً من قادتها العسكريين خلال الأسبوعين الماضيين (آخرهم عبد ربه الشدادي، نجل قائد المنطقة العسكرية الثالثة، والمُكلَّف بقيادة جبهات مراد)، وهو ما ضاعَف حالة الانهيار المعنوي في صفوفها، توازياً مع تساقُط مواقعها المتقدّمة غربي مأرب. مع هذا، حاولت تلك القوات، السبت، تجهيز ﺧﻂّ دﻓﺎﻉ جديد يمتدّ ﻣﻦ ﺣﻤﺔ ﺍﻟﺒﺲ وﺧﻂّ ﺍلأﻧﺒﻮﺏ إﻟﻰ منطقتَي ﺍﻟﺸﻌﻠﺔ ﻭﺍﻟﻤﻴﻞ شمال غرب المدينة، وذلك ﺑﻌﺪ اﻧﻜﺴﺎﺭ ﺧﻂّ دفاعها ﺍﻷﻭﻝ ﻓﻲ إﻳﺪﺍﺕ ﺍﻟﺮﺍﺀ ﻭﺍﻟﻌُﻄﻴﻒ وملبودة ودش الخشب والحمة الحمراء. لكن خطوتها هذه لم تَحُل دون خسارتها، السبت، عدداً من المواقع في منطقة الميل غربي المدينة. ووفقاً للناشط طارق بن سلامة، وهو من أبناء المحافظة، فقد سيطر الجيش و»اللجان» على أكثر من 10 مواقع صغيرة بالقرب من تبّة المصارية، آخر التباب الواقعة بالقرب من الأحياء الغربية لمركز المحافظة. وكان سقوط تبّة سنجر في جبهة المشجح، مطلع الأسبوع الفائت، قد وضَع تبّة ماهر، المقابلة لتبّة المصارية، تحت نيران قوات صنعاء.


The army and committees are approaching Sahn al-Jin: The city of Ma’rib … is about to fall

Al-Mayadeen

فيما قوات الجيش واللجان تقترب من صحن الجن:مدينة مأرب .. قاب قوسين او أدنى


19  April 2021

The mercenary commanders from the first row fell one by one between one dead and one wounded, which reflects the field control of the Sana’a forces, which have not lost any of their leadership even though they are attacking forces.

While the mercenary forces trying to desperately defend the city of Ma’rib is considered suicide, which indicates that it is only a matter of time until the city of Ma’rib is liberated. Ma’rib citizens are living in tragic conditions ,especially after the electricity was cut off from them and the lack of alternatives, which indicates the nihilism, vanity and confusion of the mercenary leadership.

On Sept. 26, Army forces and people’s committees were about to liberate the city, but civilians and displaced people, who are preyed upon by mercenaries, are working to manage the battle with a kind of calm to preserve the lives of civilians and displaced people whose lives have been taken by mercenaries and taken cover to delay the liberation of the city.

One of the signs of victory was that the mercenaries pushed the best of their leaders into the battle, and they fell one by one in the front of the west and north of the city of Ma’rib, which afflicted the mercenary leadership in confusion and psychological and moral collapse, which prompted its chief of staff, Saghir bin Aziz, to visit its chief of staff, Saghir bin Aziz, to visit it to stop the deterioration as a result of the advance of the army and committees, liberating dozens of sites and approaching The city is more and more. The mercenaries themselves did not believe their leaders, which could not stop the progress and their collapse and their flight increased the loss of dozens of leaders, the most prominent of them are Major General Mercenary P.S.C Amin Al-Waeli, Commander of the Sixth Military Region, and Major General Muhammad Mashli al-Haramli, Staff of the War of the so-called Seventh Military Region, Brigadier General Muhammad Abdulaziz al-Asoudi, Commander of the 203rd Brigade and the mercenary Brigadier General Saif Abd al-Rab al-Shaddadi, commander of the so-called 159 infantry brigade and the mercenary Brigadier General Abdul-Ghani Shaalan and the commander of the so-called Military Police branch in the governorate, Brigadier General Abdullah bin Abdullah Dahwan al-Muradi and other commanders were killed by a missile strike during a meeting with them, 11 militants were killed and 13 others, including high commanders, were wounded by a missile attack Their camp targeted the east of the city of Ma’rib.

In Sahn Al-jin: after achieving these victories, the army and the popular committees are heading towards encircling the city of Ma’rib from the western and southern entrances in preparation for entering the city, which is closer to falling than ever before, according to what is indicated by the course of the military operations and after they advanced from the western and northwestern directions towards the “Sahn Al-Jin” military base. Two days ago, the army and the popular committees completed their control of the mountain range of the Balq control range, which would give them a wide margin to restrict the movement of mercenary forces on the Red Race and supervise the Ma’rib-Sanaa road as well as to control the control of Hama al-Hujaili and move the battle to the Upper Toma and Lower Touma, five kilometers from the headquarters of the third military zone of the mercenary forces located within the western neighborhoods of the provincial center. The army and the popular committees was also able to control Hama Al-Hujaili and transfer the battle to Al-Tuma Al-Upper and Lower Al-Touma, which are located five kilometers from the headquarters of the mercenaries’ third military region, and may go to encircle the western and southern entrances to the city in preparation for the settlement. The new progress in the tribal Balkan chain from the Al-Zour area and behind the Ma’rib Dam southwest of Ma’rib indicates that these forces began to cordon off the entrances to the city from more than one direction (west, northwest and south) in preparation for controlling the red flight and Tabit Al-Masariah and advancing towards the governorate center from the western and northwestern directions. And the complete separation of the fronts of Murad, which flared up during the past two days, from the fronts of the periphery of the city, and securing all the hidden sites for entering Marib, which has become closer than ever to the liberation of the city.

Loss of confidence: Rapid developments in Marib have lost the Saudi regime confidence in Hadi and Islah forces and the loyal tribal leaders, prompting a number of tribes to rebel against these leaders and cut off supply lines from the city after it was fed up with the situation and suffering from practices, repression and kidnappings of its children by mercenary forces demanding the release of a number of abductees while entering the city in darkness Damas reflected on the lives and suffering of citizens in the city and the sources pointed to the installation of Obeida tribes in the area of Arakin on the Safir line south of the city a point to cut off the entry of oil supplies and others to Hadi forces in the government complex and accelerate such tribal movements near the fall of the important oil province in the hands of the army forces and popular committees and blow up a tribal revolution against the Saudi coalition forces and their mercenaries.

Failure: On the other hand, after the mercenary forces had failed to re-ignite the Al-Alam fronts, located 65 kilometers north of Marib, during the past few days, they tried to escalate militarily in the Asdas front located within the Ragwan district northwest of the city, but they also failed to do so due to the refusal of the tribes in the directorate to engage in the fighting and their announcement that they would stand on Neutrality after its leaders concluded agreements with Sanaa last year that decided to neutralize their villages and farms from the conflict.

In several attempts to relieve the pressure on the city of Marib and obstruct the advance of the army and the popular committees, the mercenary forces reinforced what remained of their positions on the Western Front with tribal militants loyal to the leader of the “Reform Party” Mansour al-Hanq, but the latter fell into an armed ambush carried out by the army and the popular committees in the area of ​​That Al-Ra`a, west of Ma`rib, to be seriously injured, as a result, I am to Riyadh for treatment. Sources of Hadi’s forces in the city of Ma’rib reported that the commander of the 312nd Armored Brigade, Brigadier General Faisal Abdullah Al-Qoud, was also killed in this ambush.

Rapid changes: The rapid changes in the course of the battle around the city of Ma’rib have made Saudi Arabia lose confidence in Hadi’s forces and the tribal leaders loyal to it in the governorate, and in this context, tribal sources revealed that Brigadier General Yusef Khairallah al-Shahrani, commander of operations in the northwestern region, who was appointed commander of the Saudi forces in Marib in July 2020, a student sheikhs The tribes loyal to Riyadh during a lightning visit to the city a few days ago by handing over the weapons and crews that they received from the coalition leadership to fight, after the withdrawal of the Murad and Ubaida tribesmen from the fighting fronts several weeks ago after the battle tilted in favor of the army and the popular committees that became closer to liberating City.



Battle of Marib: Sana’a forces close to extracting the “Tala’a Hamra”

معركة مأرب: قوات صنعاء تقترب  من انتزاع «الطلعة الحمراء»
The battles extended to the main line linking Serwah and the city of Ma’rib (AFP)

Al-Akhbar Rashid Al-Haddad Monday, April 19, 2021

The western front of the city of Ma’rib witnessed violent confrontations in which various types of weapons were used, between the Yemeni army and the “Popular Committees” on the one hand, and the forces loyal to the outgoing President, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, and Islah militias on the other hand, and despite the intensity of the air raids of the Saudi-Emirati aggression that launched more than 20 raids, on Saturday evening and Sunday dawn, on the contact areas in the “Tala’a Hamra” east of Sirwah, and in the northwestern front, the forces of Sana’a advanced west of the ” “Tala’a”, and moved the battle to the north of it. According to military sources, the army and the “committees” carried out, at dawn on Saturday, a rapid turn-around operation of two lanes on the sites of Hadi forces, the “reform” militias, and other terrorist organizations, the clashes lasted for more than ten hours ended with the killing and wounding of a large number of terrorists, including the leader of the western fronts appointed days ago, Brig. Gen. Ahmed Rajeh Abu Isba’a, who was seriously injured. Hadi’s forces also confessed to the killing of the commander of the military supply of the Al-Tala’a Al-Hamra, the Salafi leader Salem Saleh, nicknamed “Abu Turab,” and the leader in “Al-Islah” Abdul-Muqit Rafiq Al-Khafji, in addition to the serious injury of the leader, Abdul-Ilah Naji Al-Qardai. After the fighting stopped for hours, during which Hadi’s forces tried to push new reinforcements from Al-Bayda and Shabwa to defend “Tala’a Hamra”, which with its fall, the army and the “committees” would reach the Al-Jufina area, a southern neighborhoods of Ma’rib. The confrontations renewed at dawn yesterday, west of Al-Tala’a, and the Sana’a forces managed to control the western side of it and moved the battle to its north.

Local sources confirmed that the fighting extended to the general line linking Sarawah and Marib, all the way to the north-western front. The army and the “committees” launched a double attack on the positions of Hadi’s forces and al-Islah militias corresponding to the meat of Deira, which fell on Friday, and advanced towards the landing ground near the Al-Jinn military base west of the city. Tribal sources also confirmed, in turn, the fall of a large number of small sites located at the outskirts of the Nakhla Valley, and the advance of the Sana’a forces in the area of ​​Dhat Ra`a after Al-Mushajeh, and the battle moved them to sensitive areas west of the “Tala’a Al-Hamra”, which may cause the remaining Hadi forces to fall into the “Tala’a” Under siege. The same sources reported that the groups loyal to the “coalition” had failed to maintain their positions in the vicinity of Tabbah Al-Bis west of the city, adding that, during the past two days, these groups had pushed with all their military weight to the fronts in the west and northwest of the city, to stop the advance of the army and the “committees.”, but failed, speaking of the “big killing” of the “Islah” terrorist’s that came from Al-Bayda, and was on its way to defend “Tala’a Hamra”. The sources explained that Sana’a forces received, on Saturday, intelligence from their collaborators about the reinforcements, and target it with a rocket attack that killed dozens of people.

Hadi’s forces had lost a large number of their military leaders during the past two weeks (the last of them was Abd Rabbuh al-Shaddadi, son of the commander of the Third Military Region, who was assigned to command the Murad fronts), which doubled the state of moral collapse in its ranks, parallel to the fall of its advanced positions west of Ma’rib.

On Saturday, however, those forces tried to prepare a new line of defense that extends from “Himat al-Biss” and the pipeline to the Al-Shuala and Al-Mel areas northwest of the city, after their first line of defense was broken. According to activist Tariq bin Salama, who is from the governorate, the army and the “committees” have taken control of more than 10 small sites near “Tabat al-Masariya”, the last of Tabat located near the western neighborhoods of the governorate center. The fall of the “Sanjar Tabbat” on the Al-Mashjah front, at the beginning of last week, put the “Maher Tebbat”, opposite the “Masariya Tabbah”, under fire from the Sana’a forces.

COMBAT FOOTAGE: HOUTHIS RAID POSITIONS OF SUDANESE FORCES IN YEMEN’S HAJJAH

South Front

16.04.2021 

Combat Footage: Houthis Raid Positions Of Sudanese Forces In Yemen’s Hajjah
Screen grab from the Houthis’ video.

On April 16, the Houthis (as Ansar Allah is known) released a video of a recent attack by their fighters on Sudanese forces in the northwestern Yemeni province of Hajjah.

The 18-minute video shows Houthi fighters attacking the Sudanese Armed Forces west of Harad. The Houthis storm a network of forward positions, mortar posts as well as a small village that was occupied by Sudanese soldiers.

The Houthis bold attack forced Sudanese troops to withdrew from their positions without showing any real resistance. Houthi fighter used assault rifles and rocket-propelled grenades only.

During the attack, several Sudanese soldiers were killed. The Houthis also captured loads of weapons including heavy machine guns, automatic grenade launchers, mortars, recoilless rifles and rocket-propelled grenades.

The Sudanese military is the second biggest contributor to the Saudi-led coalition after the Saudi military itself. Earlier this year, the Houthis revealed that 4,416 Sudanese service members have been killed in Yemen, so far.

Despite the heavy losses and the 2011 Sudanese coup d’état, Khartoum is yet to leave the Saudi-led coalition. In 2019, a plan to withdrew 10,000 Sudanese troops from Yemen was announced. However, the withdrawal has never happened.

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قوات صنعاء تستهدف «أرامكو» ومنصّات «باتريوت» داخل السعودية Sana’a forces target “Aramco” and “Patriot” platforms inside Saudi Arabia

قوات صنعاء تستهدف «أرامكو» ومنصّات «باتريوت» داخل السعودية

قوات صنعاء تستهدف «أرامكو» ومنصّات «باتريوت» داخل السعودية

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أعلنت قوات صنعاء اليوم، أنها استخدمت طائرات مسيّرة وصواريخ لمهاجمة أهداف في مدينة جازان بجنوب السعودية، بينها هدف تابع لشركة «أرامكو» النفطية العملاقة، مما أدى لاندلاع حريق.


وفي بيان نشره على موقع «تويتر»، قال المتحدث بإسم الجيش واللجان الشعبية اليمنية، العميد يحيى سريع، «نفّذت القوة الصاروخية وسلاح الجو المسيّر، عملية هجومية مشتركة بـ11 صاروخاً وطائرة مسيّرة، استهدفت شركة «أرامكو» ومنصات «باتريوت» وأهدافاً حساسة في جيزان. حيث تم استهداف «أرامكو» وأهدافاً أخرى بسبعة صواريخ نوع «سعير» و«بدر»، وكانت الإصابة دقيقة بفضل الله، ونتج عنها اشتعال حرائق كبيرة في الشركة». وأضاف: «وتم استهداف مخازن وقواعد «باتريوت» بأربع طائرات مسيّرة نوع «صماد3» و«قاصف 2k»، وكانت الإصابة دقيقة».

وتوعّد سريع «النظام السعودي بعمليات أوسع وأكبر إذا استمر في عدوانه وحصاره على بلدنا».

ولم يرد تأكيد سعودي لاندلاع حريق أو لاستهداف منصّات «باتريوت» المضادة للصواريخ.

لكن التحالف بقيادة السعودية، قال إن بعض الشظايا من اعتراض أربع طائرات مسيّرة وخمسة صواريخ باليستية، أُطلقت خلال الليل وفي الصباح الباكر، سقطت داخل جامعة جازان، مما أدى لنشوب حريق محدود تم إخماده.


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Sana’a forces target “Aramco” and “Patriot” platforms inside Saudi Arabia

قوات صنعاء تستهدف «أرامكو» ومنصّات «باتريوت» داخل السعودية

Sana’a forces announced today that they used drones and missiles to attack targets in the city of Jizan in southern Saudi Arabia, including a target belonging to the giant oil company, Aramco, which led to a fire.

In a statement posted on Twitter, the spokesman for the Yemeni army and popular committees, Brigadier General Yahya Saree, said, “The missile force and the air force launched a joint offensive operation with 11 missiles and a drone, targeting Aramco, Patriot platforms and sensitive targets in Jazan. . “Aramco” and other targets were targeted by seven “Sa`ir” and “Badr” missiles, and the hit was accurate, thanks to God, and resulted in large fires in the company. ” He added, “The Patriot stores and bases were targeted by four” Samad 3 “and” 2k bombers “, and the hit was accurate.”

This resulted in major fires in the company. He added, “The Patriot stores and bases were targeted by four” Samad 3 “and” 2k bombers “, and the hit was accurate.” Saree promised “the Saudi regime will carry out wider and bigger operations if it continues its aggression and siege on our country.” There was no Saudi confirmation of a fire or of targeting the Patriot anti-missile platforms. However, the Saudi-led coalition said that some shrapnel from intercepting four drones and five ballistic missiles, fired during the night and early in the morning, landed inside Jizan University, which led to a limited fire that was extinguished.


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SAUDI ARABIA SUFFERS FROM HOUTHI ATTACKS. IS THERE A NEW JOB FOR TURKEY’S MERCENARIES?

South Front

12.04.2021 

Yemen’s Ansar Allah give the impression that it has an endless supply of drones.

The Houthis (as Ansar Allah is also known) appear to be adept at using them, if their own claims are to be entirely trusted.

On April 11th, two Qasef-2K drones were used to separately target the Jizan Airport and the King Khalid Airbase.

The Jizan Airport is a new target that has recently come up in reports of Houthi attacks.

The location includes hangars containing Saudi warplanes.

The King Khalid Airbase in ‘Asir suffers from the Houthi drone attacks more frequently, and has been subject of attacks at least 4 times in separate incidents since April 1st.

On April 9th, the Jizan Airport was targeted for the first time, and so was the Abha International Airport.

The Houthis are using their drones to disturb the aerial operations of the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen.

Riyadh generally either denies these reports of attacks or says they were ineffective, while Ansar Allah claims they successfully fulfilled their mission.

Clashes on the ground continue in Yemen, with the Saudi-led coalition and the Houthis fighting in the Madghal district, and in the southern Kadhah district.

Saudi Arabia attempts to dig out every reason why its war in Yemen is failing, and on April 10th announced the execution of three of its soldiers for “high treason”.

They were allegedly collabarating with an enemy against Riyadh’s military interests.

They could have been in contact with the Houthis or with Iran.

This is practically the same, as Tehran supports Ansar Allah.

This means that Riyadh can’t fully trust its own armed forces, and it could require some help, in the form of mercenaries.

The militants in Syria that Turkey deploys and uses in small-scale conflicts such as Libya and Nagorno-Karabakh could be potential candidates for this.

Turkey, under Egyptian pressure, is expected to withdraw the mercenaries from Libya.

According to reports, it will do so within the next 5 months.

Separately, a video showing Turkish-backed Syrian mercenaries complaining for not getting paid after fighting for Azerbaijan went viral.

Immediately after it gained popularity, these same militants released a video saying that the news was fabricated, and that they never fought in Nagorno-Karabakh to begin with.

According to unnamed Yemeni intelligence sources, terrorists from Syria were expected to join the Saudi-led coalition in early April.

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula was reportedly waiting for new militants to arrive in Yemen’s southern province of Abyan to latter send them to Marib.

Today, many Turkish-backed mercenaries are sitting idly, unemployed.

This could mean either bad news for Syria, which will have to deal with them, or Ankara might decide to send them to Riyadh, if it “asks” for assistance.

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Oil Prices Rise After Targeting Thirty of Shaaban Operation

Oil Prices Rise After Targeting Thirty of Shaaban Operation

News – Middle East: Oil prices rose, Monday, after the Yemeni Armed Forces announced the implementation of a large-scale military operation in the depths of Saudi Arabia, which targeted the facilities of the Saudi oil company “Aramco” in Jeddah and Jubail.

According to “RT” website, oil prices changed direction after the announcement of the operation, as they were in the red trading, in the morning.

According to Bloomberg data, US West Texas Intermediate crude rose 0.22% to $ 59.45 a barrel, while Brent crude rose 0.38% to $ 63.19 a barrel.

The Yemeni armed forces announced, earlier, Monday, the implementation of the “Thirty of Shaaban” operation, in response to the escalation of US-Saudi aggression and its unjust siege.

Thirty of Shaaban Operation Hits Saudi Depth with 17 Drones, Ballistic Missiles

Thirty of Shaaban Operation Hits Saudi Depth with 17 Drones, Ballistic Missiles

News – Yemen: Yemeni Armed Forces announced, Monday, the implementation of the “Thirty of Shaaban” operation, which targeted the Saudi depth, in response to the escalation of the US-Saudi aggression and its unjust siege.

The Armed Forces spokesman, Brigadier General Yahya Sare’e, said in a statement that Thirty of Shaaban Operation was carried out by 17 drones and ballistic missiles.

He indicated that Aramco’s refineries in Jeddah and Jubail were hit with 10 Sammad-3-type drones, and sensitive military sites in Khamis Mushait and Jizan regions were also hit with 5 Qasif-2k-type drones and two Badr 1 ballistic missiles.

He pointed out that the operation lasted from yesterday evening until dawn today, Monday, and it has successfully achieved its objectives.

The Yemeni armed forces reiterated that their operations are continuing and escalating as long as the aggression and siege on our country continues.

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Could Turkish involvement in Yemen free Saudi Arabia?

2018 Istanbul protest against Saudi actions in Yemen
Could Turkey help out Saudi Arabia in Yemen? Just 28 months ago, as seen here on Nov. 11, 2018, Turks were chanting slogans and holding posters in protest of Saudi Arabia’s actions in Yemen outside the Saudi Consulate. The October 2018 murder of journalist and Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi inside the consulate had helped push attention to the war in Yemen.


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In part as a result of the Biden administration’s shifting policies toward Iran and Washington’s decision to temporarily freeze and review weapons sales to Saudi Arabia over the Yemeni war, Ankara is aiming to turn Saudi Arabia’s growing international isolation to Turkey’s advantage.

Some Syrian opposition sources claim Turkey might transfer Syrian fighters to Yemen to fight alongside the Saudi-led coalition against the Houthi rebels. The immediate interpretation of these claims might be that Turkey is extending an olive branch to Saudi Arabia following a yearslong frostiness in relations.

The second interpretation might be that Ankara is signaling to Tehran Turkey’s disgruntlement over Iranian military activities in Iraq and Syria. Iran believes Russia made too many concessions to Turkey on Syria and has overtly expressed its opposition against Turkish military operations in Iraq, prompting diplomatic bickering between Ankara and Tehran.

Possible Turkish involvement in the Yemeni war might provide Saudi Arabia the face-saving exit from the conflict that Riyadh has been looking for. Reportedly, Turkey’s support might also include Turkish armed drones that have been game changers in the Libyan and Azeri-Armenian conflicts.

The Yemeni Al-Islah Party — the Yemeni branch of the Muslim Brotherhood — has been asking Turkey to step into the fray. However, the United Arab Emirates has long opposed the Al-Islah Party’s cooperation in the conflict, while Saudi Arabia has only reluctantly accepted cooperation to date. 

Saudi officials have reportedly been advised to improve ties with Turkey after a chilliness with the Biden administration developed as a result of the administration’s positive messages on the Iranian nuclear deal, the release of a CIA report exposing Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s role in the Jamal Khashoggi murder and the decision to lift the Houthis from the US list of foreign terrorist groups. The pro-government Turkish media has also trumpeted a narrative that Riyadh “desperately needs” Turkey.

While the idea of sending Syrian fighters to Yemen may be mere speculation, there have been a number of claims about the matter. Citing a source from the Syrian armed group Sultan Suleiman Shah, the North Press Agency reported that the Syrian National Army, a rebel group backed by Turkey, “has been working for weeks to prepare dozens of militants to send to Yemen.” According to the report, fighters have been offered salaries up to $2,500 a month and were told they were going to be positioned on the Yemeni-Saudi border and not participate in the clashes. It’s worth mentioning that Syrian fighters who were sent to Azerbaijan had also been told that they did not have to participate in the fighting, only to find themselves on the front lines.

Similarly, the Violations Documentation Center in Northern Syria said Turkey’s intelligence agency assigned an opposition commander to recruit fighters to be sent to Yemen. According to the report, the fighters were offered $2,500 monthly; $100 of this amount would be deducted for document expenses, fighters would receive $400 in cash initially and the remaining $2,000 would be paid to their families after the move to Yemen.

Journalist Lindsey Snell shared a voice recording that reportedly belongs to a Sultan Murad Brigades commander in which he seeks identification documents from his fighters who “wish to go to Yemen.” Snell said in a tweet accompanying the recording, “This happened in the couple weeks before Azerbaijan, too.” This was in reference to the transfer of Syrian fighters to the Azeri-Armenian conflict. Social media is abuzz with similar claims. 

Meanwhile, a Turkish armed drone was downed by Houthi rebels in al-Jawf region, further fanning claims about possible Turkish involvement in the conflict. Houthi military spokesman Col. Yahya Saree said the downed drone was a Turkish-built Vestel Karayel aircraft. 

Yet Saudi Arabia acquired these drones as part of a contract worth $200 million that Vestel Defense signed with Riyadh last year. According to the Saudi General Authority for Defense Industries, Riyadh is aiming to build up to 40 armed drones in five years, with six of them planned to be built in 2021.  

Despite rife speculation, there is no official confirmation that Baykar Makina, the manufacturer of the Bayraktar drones used in Libya and the northern Caucasus, will play a role in the Yemen conflict. 

According to Deutsche Welle Arabic, the Al-Islah party, might have played a mediator role in the recent Saudi Arabia-Turkey rapprochement. Citing former Yemeni Transportation Minister Saleh al Yemeni’s remarks to local Yemeni media, Deutsche Welle Arabic reported that an alliance between Turkey and Saudi Arabia in Yemen was “imminent” after disagreements surfaced between UAE Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Riyadh. The UAE media, meanwhile, paints these news reports as Muslim Brotherhood propaganda. 

According to the London-based Al Arab newspaper, Turkey, Qatar and the Muslim Brotherhood network are relying on increasing concerns of the Saudi side following the US policy shift on the Yemeni war and Houthi rebels’ advances toward the oil- and gas-rich Marib region. The newspaper said the first call for Saudi-Turkish cooperation in Yemen came from one of the Al-Islah Party leaders who lives in Istanbul. Hamid al-Ahmar told Al Jazeera that Saudi Arabia turned to Turkey for advanced weapons after the US weapons freeze.

The UAE, like Egypt, is insisting that Turkey should cut its support to the Muslim Brotherhood to mend relations with Abu Dhabi. However, the Emiratis’ diminishing support for Khalifa Hifter in Libya and its decision to pull back from a military base in Eritrea that was key to Yemeni operations could be a manifestation of a downgrade in the UAE’s regional ambitions.

Muslim Brotherhood groups’ desire to draw Turkey into the Yemeni conflict, meanwhile, seems quite clear. Al Jazeera commentator Faisal al Kasim trumpeted that the balance of power on the ground in Yemen would change as soon as “Turkey has started to step into the Yemeni file.” Turkish-based Egyptian journalist Jamal Sultan claimed that Turkish-built Bayrak drones were spotted in Yemeni skies.

Pro-government Turkish media outlets sing a similar tune. The Yeni Safak daily, a governmental mouthpiece, claimed that Saudi Arabia was left alone in the Yemeni conflict. “Saudi Arabia has lost its fear of Turkey,” the paper wrote, “Turkey is the only country that could save Saudi Arabia from the mess it is in.”

Burhanettin Duran — a member of a foreign policy board advising the president and head of the pro-government think-tank SETA — argued that Gulf policies to restrain Iran and Turkey have failed. The Saudis “now need Turkey to fight off Iran’s expansionist policies in the region including in Yemen,” according to Duran. 

The Iranian media also appears to take claims of Turkish involvement in the Yemen conflict seriously. Iran’s official news agency IRNA reported that Saudi authorities have decided to put aside differences with their Turkish counterparts to cooperate with Ankara on the Yemen file.

Although mutual Turkish Saudi interests could spell a new beginning in Ankara-Riyadh ties, the lack of any official acknowledgment is an indication of reluctance and caution on both sides. Defusing a confrontation of some seven years between Turkey and Arab countries requires comprehensive consideration as the “Arab skepticism” that was fanned by Turkey’s expansionist ambitions in the region still is in play and appears to shape Arab countries’ approach to Turkey.


“المونيتور”: هل تتدخل تركيا في اليمن لإنقاذ السعودية؟

الكاتب: فهيم تستكين

المصدر: المونيتور 6 نيسان 14:54

يجادل الإخوان المسلمون ومصادر مقربة من الحكومة التركية بأن السعودية يمكن أن تجد مخرجاً لحفظ ماء وجهها في الصراع اليمني من خلال التعاون مع تركيا.

أتراك يحتجون أمام القنصلية السعودية في اسطنبول عام 2018.
أتراك يحتجون أمام القنصلية السعودية في اسطنبول عام 2018
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كتب الصحافي التركي فهيم تستكين مقالة في موقع “المونيتور” الأميركي قال فيها إن تركيا تسعى إلى تحويل العزلة الدولية المتزايدة للسعودية لصالحها، وذلك في أعقاب سياسات إدارة الرئيس الأميركي جو بايدن المتغيرة تجاه إيران وقرار واشنطن بتجميد ومراجعة مبيعات الأسلحة إلى السعودية مؤقتاً بسبب الحرب اليمنية.

وأضاف الكاتب أن بعض مصادر المعارضة السورية تزعم أن تركيا قد تنقل مقاتلين سوريين إلى اليمن للقتال إلى جانب التحالف الذي تقوده السعودية ضد الحوثيين. وقد يكون التفسير الفوري لهذه الادعاءات هو أن تركيا تمدّ غصن زيتون إلى السعودية بعد سنوات من الجمود في العلاقات.

أما التفسير الثاني فقد يكون أن أنقرة تشير إلى استياء تركيا من الأنشطة العسكرية الإيرانية في العراق وسوريا. وتعتقد إيران أن روسيا قدمت الكثير من التنازلات لتركيا بشأن سوريا وأعربت صراحةً عن معارضتها للعمليات العسكرية التركية في العراق، مما أثار مشاحنات دبلوماسية بين أنقرة وطهران.

ورأى الكاتب أن التورط التركي المحتمل في الحرب اليمنية للسعودية قد يوفر مخرجاً من الصراع كانت الرياض تبحث عنه ويحفظ لها ماء وجهها. وبحسب ما ورد، فقد يشمل دعم تركيا كذلك طائرات مسلحة تركية بدون طيار كانت بمثابة تغيير لقواعد اللعبة في النزاعين الليبي والأذري-الأرميني.

ويطالب حزب الإصلاح اليمني – الفرع اليمني للإخوان المسلمين – تركيا بالدخول في المعركة. ومع ذلك، لطالما عارضت الإمارات العربية المتحدة التعاون مع حزب الإصلاح في الحرب ضد “أنصار الله”، بينما قبلت السعودية على مضض التعاون معه حتى الآن.

وأضاف الكاتب أنه ورد أن المسؤولين السعوديين نُصحوا بتحسين العلاقات مع تركيا بعد أن تطورت حالة من النفور من إدارة بايدن نتيجة للرسائل الإيجابية للإدارة بشأن الاتفاق النووي الإيراني، وصدور تقرير لوكالة الاستخبارات المركزية الأميركية يفضح دور ولي العهد السعودي الأمير محمد بن سلمان في جريمة قتل جمال خاشقجي وقرار رفع “انصار الله” الحوثيين من القائمة الأميركية للجماعات الإرهابية الأجنبية. كما روجت وسائل الإعلام التركية الموالية للحكومة لرواية مفادها أن الرياض “بحاجة ماسة” إلى تركيا.

وقال الكاتب إنه في حين أن فكرة إرسال مقاتلين سوريين إلى اليمن قد تكون مجرد تكهنات، إلا أن هناك عدداً من المزاعم حول الأمر. فقد نقلت وكالة “نورث برس” عن مصدر من الجماعة المسلحة السورية التي تدعى “سلطان سليمان شاه”، أن “الجيش الوطني السوري”، وهو جماعة معارضة تدعمها تركيا، “يعمل منذ أسابيع لإعداد عشرات المسلحين لإرسالهم إلى اليمن”. وبحسب التقرير، عُرض على المقاتلين رواتب تصل إلى 2500 دولار شهرياً وقيل لهم إنهم سيتمركزون على الحدود اليمنية السعودية ولن يشاركوا في الاشتباكات. ومن الجدير بالذكر أن المقاتلين السوريين الذين تم إرسالهم إلى أذربيجان تم إخبارهم أيضاً أنه ليس عليهم المشاركة في القتال، فقط ليجدوا أنفسهم في الخطوط الأمامية.

بدوره، قال مركز توثيق الانتهاكات في شمال سوريا إن وكالة الاستخبارات التركية كلفت أحد قادة المعارضة بتجنيد مقاتلين لإرسالهم إلى اليمن. وبحسب التقرير، عرض على المقاتلين 2500 دولار شهرياً حيث سيتم خصم 100 دولار من هذا المبلغ لتغطية نفقات المستندات، وسيحصل المقاتلون على 400 دولار نقداً في البداية، وسيتم دفع مبلغ 2000 دولار المتبقي لعائلاتهم بعد الانتقال إلى اليمن.

وشاركت الصحافية ليندسي سنيل تسجيلاً صوتياً يُقال إنه يعود إلى قائد في “كتائب السلطان مراد” السورية الموالية لتركيا يسعى فيه للحصول على وثائق هوية من مقاتليه الذين “يرغبون في الذهاب إلى اليمن”. وقالت سنيل في تغريدة مصاحبة للتسجيل، “حدث هذا في الأسبوعين السابقين لأذربيجان كذلك”. كان هذا في إشارة إلى نقل مقاتلين سوريين إلى الصراع الأذري الأرمني. كما أن وسائل التواصل الاجتماعي تعج بمزاعم مماثلة.

في هذه الأثناء، أسقط اليمنيون طائرة مسيّرة مسلحة تركية في منطقة الجوف، مما زاد من تصاعد المزاعم حول احتمال تورط تركيا في الصراع. وقال المتحدث باسم الجيش اليمني العقيد يحيى سريع إن الطائرة المسيّرة كانت من طراز “فيستل كرايل” تركية الصنع.

واستحوذت السعودية على هذه الطائرات بدون طيار كجزء من عقد بقيمة 200 مليون دولار وقعته شركة “فيستل” مع الرياض العام الماضي. ووفقاً للهيئة العامة للصناعات الدفاعية السعودية، تهدف الرياض إلى تصنيع ما يصل إلى 40 طائرة مسيّرة مسلحة في غضون خمس سنوات، ومن المقرر تصنيع ست طائرات منها في عام 2021.

وعلى الرغم من التكهنات المنتشرة، لا يوجد تأكيد رسمي بأن شركة “بايكار مكينا”، الشركة المصنعة للطائرات بدون طيار المستخدمة في ليبيا وشمال القوقاز، ستلعب دوراً في الصراع اليمني.

وبحسب قناة “دويتشه فيله” الألمانية، ربما لعب حزب الإصلاح اليمني دوراً وسيطاً في التقارب السعودي التركي الأخير. ونقلاً عن تصريحات وزير النقل اليمني السابق صالح اليمني لوسائل إعلام يمنية محلية، ذكرت “دويتشه فيله” بالعربية أن تحالفاً بين تركيا والسعودية في اليمن كان “وشيكاً” بعد ظهور خلافات بين ولي العهد الإماراتي محمد بن زايد آل نهيان والرياض. في غضون ذلك، يصور الإعلام الإماراتي هذه التقارير الإخبارية على أنها دعاية للإخوان المسلمين.

وبحسب صحيفة العرب، التي تتخذ من لندن مقراً لها، تعوّل تركيا وقطر وشبكة الإخوان المسلمين على مخاوف متزايدة للسعوديين في أعقاب التحول في السياسة الأميركية بشأن الحرب اليمنية وتقدم المتمردين الحوثيين نحو منطقة مأرب الغنية بالنفط والغاز. وقالت الصحيفة إن الدعوة الأولى للتعاون السعودي التركي في اليمن جاءت من حميد الأحمر، أحد قيادات حزب الإصلاح الذي يعيش في اسطنبول إذ قال إن السعودية لجأت إلى تركيا للحصول على أسلحة متطورة بعد تجميد الأسلحة الأميركية.

ورأى الكاتب أن رغبة جماعات الإخوان المسلمين في جر تركيا إلى الصراع اليمني تبدو واضحة تماماً. وادعى الصحافي المصري جمال سلطان المقيم في تركيا بأنه تم رصد طائرات بدون طيار تركية الصنع في سماء اليمن.

وسائل الإعلام التركية الموالية للحكومة تردد نغمة مماثلة. فقد زعمت صحيفة “يني شفق”، الناطقة باسم الحكومة، أن السعودية تُركت وحيدة في الصراع اليمني. وكتبت الصحيفة: “تخلت المملكة العربية السعودية عن خوفها من تركيا، فتركيا هي الدولة الوحيدة التي يمكن أن تنقذ السعودية من الفوضى التي تعيش فيها”.

وجادل برهان الدين دوران – عضو مجلس إدارة السياسة الخارجية الذي يقدم المشورة للرئيس ورئيس مركز الفكر “سيتا” الموالي للحكومة – بأن سياسات الخليج لكبح جماح إيران وتركيا قد فشلت. وقال دوران إن السعوديين “يحتاجون الآن إلى تركيا لمحاربة سياسات إيران التوسعية في المنطقة بما في ذلك اليمن”.

ويبدو أن وسائل الإعلام الإيرانية تأخذ بدورها مزاعم تورط تركيا في الصراع اليمني على محمل الجد. فقد ذكرت وكالة الأنباء الإيرانية الرسمية (إرنا) أن السلطات السعودية قررت وضع الخلافات مع الأتراك جانباً للتعاون مع أنقرة في ملف اليمن.

وخلص الكاتب إلى أنه على الرغم من أن المصالح السعودية التركية المتبادلة يمكن أن تشكل بداية جديدة في العلاقات بين أنقرة والرياض، فإن عدم وجود أي اعتراف رسمي بذلك هو مؤشر على التردد والحذر من كلا الجانبين. إذ يتطلب نزع فتيل مواجهة دامت نحو سبع سنوات بين تركيا والدول العربية دراسة شاملة لأن “الشكوك العربية” التي أذكتها طموحات تركيا التوسعية في المنطقة لا تزال قائمة ويبدو أنها تشكل مقاربة الدول العربية تجاه تركيا.

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Yemeni forces target ‘sensitive targets’ in Saudi capital with four drones

By VT Editors -April 1, 2021

Press TV: Yemeni military units have used a squadron of domestically-manufactured unmanned aerial vehicles to launch an attack against a number of important targets deep in the Saudi capital of Riyadh, in retaliation for the Riyadh-led devastating war on Yemen.

The spokesman for Yemeni Armed Forces, Brigadier General Yahya Saree, said in a brief statement published on his Twitter page that Yemeni armed forces carried out an airstrike early on Thursday against “important and sensitive” targets in Riyadh, using four drones.

He added that the designated targets were successfully hit during the operation, emphasizing that the airstrike falls within Yemen’s legitimate right to respond to the Saudi-led coalition’s air raids as well as its continued all-out siege against Yemeni people.

تمكن سلاح الجو المسير فجر اليوم من تنفيذ عملية هجومية في عاصمة العدو السعودي الرياض بأربع طائرات مسيرة استهدفت مواقع حساسة ومهمة،كانت الإصابةدقيقةبفضل الله.

— العميد يحيى سريع (@army21ye) April 1, 2021

The development came nearly a week after Yemeni armed forces carried out a series of retaliatory missile and drone strikes against Saudi Arabia, targeting state-owned Saudi Aramco oil facilities in the kingdom’s southern regions as well as King Abdulaziz Air Base in the Eastern Province.

Saree said in a statement released on March 26 that 12 domestically-manufactured Sammad-3 (Invincible-3) combat drones in addition to eight ballistic missiles of Zulfiqar, Badr and Saeer types struck targets in the Saudi cities of Ras Tanura, Rabigh, Yanbu as well as Jizan, home to key Saudi Aramco oil installations, as part of large-scale Operation National Day of Resilience.Yemeni forces progress in Ma’rib amid concerns over Saudi-led forces using refugees as ‘human shield’

Yemeni armed forces further advance in Ma’rib as Saudi-led forces use refugees as human shields to slow their progress.

He said that King Abdulaziz Air Base, also known as Dhahran Air Base, in Dammam, the capital of Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province, was also targeted in the drone and missile strikes.

The Yemeni forces also launched six Qasef-2K (Striker-2K) armed drones against military sites in Saudi Arabia’s Najran, situated 844 kilometers (524 miles) south of Riyadh, and Asir regions.

Saudi sources are yet to make a comment on the new Yemeni drone attack, but the kingdom’s military claimed later on Thursday that it has destroyed a Yemeni ballistic missile on its launchpad in the country.

Saudi state TV’s report alleged that the Yemeni missile was being prepared for launch toward the gas-rich province of Ma’rib, Reuters reported.

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 popular Ansarullah movement.

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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Sanaa Forces Resuming Their Progress: Marib Off the Barter

Sanaa Forces Resuming Their Progress: Marib Off the Barter

Translated by Staff, Al-Akhbar

Under the pro-Riyadh government’s attempt to make the battle of Marib a bartering material in the humanitarian dossier which has been separated from the political and the military dossiers by the Muscat negotiations, Sanaa forces resumed their progress in areas peripheral to the city. Over the past few hours, they were able to obtain strategically important areas on the western and northwestern fronts of the governorate center, moving the battle to areas near Sahn al-Jin in the city’s western neighborhoods.

The most recent military progress by the Yemeni army and the Popular Committees during the past 48 hours at the northwestern boundaries of Marib coincides with a similar progress that transported the battles to the city’s outskirts. The forces of ousted President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi and his loyal militias, also lost a number of strategic areas in the fronts in western Marib, as well as control over the courses of battle in more than one axis. Given this, a large number of military garrisons near the Sahn al-Jin military base in the western outskirts of the governorate center had fallen under the control of the Sanaa forces during violent confrontations on the fronts in East Kassara and Aydat al-Raa.

Yesterday’s [Monday, March 29] confrontations, in which the Saudi Air Force carried out more than 20 raids, ended with the loss of new areas at the Kassara front. Meanwhile, the army and the committees were able to control the strategic sites such as Tibab al-Fajwa, Tibat al-Haramla and Tibat al-Saytara. This progress coincided with similar developments in the western front of Marib, with more than 70% of Aydat al-Raa area falling under the control of the Sanaa forces, which also took control of Hama al-Ziab and al-Hama al-Hamra areas located in the northwest of the governorate center near the Marib–al-Jawf highway.

In parallel, the battles intensified in the strategic vicinity of al-Talaa al-Hamra, as dozens of the Hadi forces fell under the siege of the army and the committees south al-Talaa. While confrontations with Salafi militias, emerging from Abyan governorate, have intensified on the central al-Balqain and al-Qibli in the southwest fronts Marib over the past hours, withdrawing to the northern front. Accordingly, the Sanaa forces reported further progress in the Raghwan front, as the intensity of the battles decreased on the Murad and al-Alam fronts in the southern and northern parts of the city.

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صنعاء تواصَل، في الساعات الأربع والعشرين الماضية، تهاوي الحاميات الاستراتيجية لمدينة مأرب من الجهة الشمالية الغربية، وسط تقدُّم إضافي لقوات صنعاء، من شأنه، إذا ما استمرّ خلال الساعات المقبلة، أن ينقل المعركة إلى البوّابة الشمالية الغربية لمركز المحافظة، وهو ما يعني، عملياً، تعطيل المنطقة العسكرية الثالثة وقاعدة “صحن الجن” الاستراتيجية، وبالتالي انفتاح صفحة تحرير المدينة. جرّاء كلّ تلك المعطيات، بدأت التحذيرات تتعالى، من داخل الأوساط القبَلية الموالية للتحالف السعودي ــــ الإماراتي، من أن سقوط مأرب أصبح أمراً مفروغاً منه، وأن ذلك قد يحدث في خلال أيام فقط، وخصوصاً في ظلّ حالة الانهيار المتواصلة في صفوف قوات عبد ربه منصور هادي


وسط تحذيرات أوساط قبَلية موالية للتحالف السعودي – الإماراتي من سقوط مدينة مأرب خلال أيّام، تهاوى عدد من الحاميات الاستراتيجية شمال غرب المدينة تحت سيطرة قوات صنعاء خلال الـ24 ساعة الماضية، فيما تمكّن الجيش و»اللجان الشعبية» من نقل المعركة إلى ما بعد مخيّم النازحين في منطقة إيدات الراء التي أصبحت تحت سيطرتهما بشكل شبه كامل، والوصول إلى مناطق متقدّمة شمال غرب مركز المحافظة، على رغم محاولة طائرات «التحالف» إعاقة تقدُّمهم باستهداف جبهات القتال بأكثر من 70 غارة جوية، أدّى البعض منها إلى مقتلة في صفوف قوات جنوبية موالية للرياض في أطراف وادي نخلا. ووفقاً لأكثر من مصدر، فقد دفعت تلك التطوُّرات القوات السعودية إلى سحب 5 عربات مخصَّصة للاتصالات العسكرية والتنصُّت من مدينة مأرب، باتجاه منفذ الوديعة الحدودي مع المملكة، بعد سحب غرفة العمليات المشتركة من قاعدة «صحن الجنّ» العسكرية قبل أسبوعين.

وأكّدت مصادر ميدانية، لـ»الأخبار»، تَمكُّن قوات صنعاء من نقل المعركة من أطراف منطقة إيدات الراء إلى شرق منطقة السويدا، وذلك بعد محاولة حكومة هادي استغلال الورقة الإنسانية لوقف تحرير المدينة. وأضافت المصادر أن الجيش و»اللجان» استطاعوا السيطرة على الحاميات القبلية والشرقية لجبال الخشب المطلّة على قاعدة «صحن الجنّ» العسكرية التابعة لقوات هادي، وتَقدّموا في محيط جبال الخشب خلال مواجهات أمس، مشيرة إلى انهيار خطوط الدفاع المضادّة في منطقة الصيب والحمم الثلاث ومناطق واسعة قرب جبل الأخشر في أقصى شمال وادي نخلا، واتّجاه المعارك إلى منطقة الصحري. وجاء هذا التقدُّم بعد سيطرة قوات صنعاء على منطقة الدشوش شمال إيدات الراء، واغتنامها عتاداً عسكرياً كبيراً، وتقدُّمها إلى تخوم السويدا. ولفتت إلى أن عدداً من التباب المنخفضة التضاريس صارت تفصل الجيش و»اللجان» عن الأحياء الغربية للمدينة.

استقبلت صنعاء خلال اليومين الماضيين نحو 200 ضابط وجندي من المنشقّين من قوات هادي


التقدُّم الكبير الذي حقّقته قوات صنعاء في جبهات شمال غرب مأرب على مدى الأيام الثلاثة الماضية، أرجعته قيادات مقرَّبة من حكومة هادي إلى انسحاب غير معلن نفّذته ميليشيات حزب «الإصلاح» ردّاً على إقصاء تلك الحكومة من مشاورات مسقط التي جرت بين المبعوثَين الأممي والأميركي من جهة، ووفد صنعاء المفاوض من جهة أخرى، خلال الأيام الماضية. وفي أوّل ردّ قبَلي على حالة الانهيار تلك، اعتبر الشيخ غالب ناصر كعلان، وهو من أبرز مشائخ مأرب الموالين لـ»التحالف»، ما يحدث في المواجهات التي تدور في نطاق سيطرة قبيلته «خيانة»، مُحذّراً من «سقوط المدينة في غضون أيّام». واتّهم بن كعلان، في منشور على حسابه في «فيسبوك» مساء أمس، «إعلام حزب الإصلاح بتضليل الرأي العام، وصُنع انتصارات وهمية بعكس ما يحدث على الواقع»، مؤكداً أن «قوات صنعاء تتقدّم باتجاه مأرب كلّ يوم، والحقيقة أن سقوط المدينة أصبح أمراً مفروغاً منه».
وتزامن تساقُط مواقع قوات هادي شمال غرب المدينة مع تصاعُد الخلافات في أوساط الصفّ الأوّل لتلك القوات، وخروج رئيس أركانها، اللواء صغير بن عزيز، المُقرّب من الإمارات، من مدينة مأرب صوب مدينة سيئون في وادي حضرموت جنوب البلاد، واعتكافه فيها منذ أكثر من أسبوع، فضلاً عن تصاعُد الاتهامات البينية بـ»الخيانة والغدر» على خلفية مقتل قائد «المنطقة العسكرية السادسة»، اللواء أمين الوائلي، فجر السبت، بقذيفة مدفعية في جبهة شمال غرب المدينة، وقيادي آخر محسوب على «الإصلاح» لا يزال مصيره غامضاً.
وتوازياً مع نجاح الجيش و»اللجان» استخبارياً في التوغُّل في أوساط قوات هادي في مأرب، استقبلت صنعاء، خلال اليومين الماضيين، نحو 200 جندي وضابط من المنشقّين من صفوف تلك القوات. وأفادت مصادر عسكرية مطّلعة، «الأخبار»، بأن «المنشقّين الجدد سلّموا مواقعهم في جبهات مأرب بعد التواصُل والتنسيق معهم ومع جهات أخرى تعمل لصالح صنعاء»، مشيرة إلى « توجيه القيادة العسكرية بتأمين التغطية النارية اللازمة لتأمين خروج العائدين بكامل أسلحتهم المستطاع حملها». ورحّب نائب وزير الخارجية في حكومة الإنقاذ، حسين العزّي، بعودة المنشقّين، داعياً مَن لا يزالون يقاتلون في صفوف « التحالف» إلى «الاستفادة من قرار العفو العام».

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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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6 Years of War on Yemen: Ansarullah’s Constants Identified, Resistance to Continue Until the End of War

6 Years of War on Yemen: Ansarullah’s Constants Identified, Resistance to Continue Until the End of War

By Staff

As Thursday, March 25th marks the sixth anniversary of the Saudi-led coalition’s war on Yemen, Head of Yemen’s National Delegation and Ansarullah revolutionary movement’s spokesman Mohammad Abdul Salam identified the group’s constants, making clear that nothing would with respect to Yemen’s military actions as long as the siege and aggression continue.

Noting that the Ansarullah has previously offered many initiatives, Abdul Salam slammed the Saudi one as illogical in form and presentation, and considered it a sort of call for dialogue as if Saudi Arabia is not part of the conflict, adding that the insults and threats included in the initiative are enough for us not to look at it.

“We informed Oman about our remarks and we will wait what would happen before we announce our stance. We were surprised that the continued bombing and keeping the airport and the seaport shut didn’t represent what we have been told about.”

Labelling Saudi Arabia as the leader of the aggression against Yemen, Abdul Salam said its initiative came amid the US-UK-supervised aggression and blockade, adding that a British officer leads the blockade in a room that includes Britons, Americans, Saudis and Emiratis. This room allows and denies the entry and exit of ships via the Red Sea, while fugitive President Abd Rabbuh Manour Hadi’s team knows nothing about the issue of ships’ entry and exit.

The Ansarullah spokesman underscored that the Saudi initiative is an exaggerated flattening and it is not accurate in describing the facts, emphasizing that Saudi Arabia is not in the position of the mediator that is allowed to present such ideas.

“The war is not a Yemeni problem but was abused along with the political dispute. Yemen’s problem is with Saudi Arabia and the United States and their supporters,” Abdul Salam made the remarks in an interview with al-Mayadeen TV.

“Saudi Arabia has no right to call for dialogue as long as its aggression continues, and we will never accept the survival of this blockade imposed on Yemen,” the Yemeni official outlined, stressing that it has to leave the war before offering such initiative.

“Thousands of Yemenis die due to this blockade, lack of food and medicine, and we could never put our signature in an agreement on the blockade while the Yemeni people could hardly find oil derivatives,” he added.

The Ansarullah spokesman went on to explain that “sometimes we release some detainees in exchange for medicine; we don’t need negotiations but to open airports and seaports,” ruling out Saudi claims about oil shipments entering Yemen so far.

Stressing that the Yemeni group doesn’t accept monthly negotiations to let one ship carrying oil derivatives enter the country, Abdul Salam said “We won’t bargain on any military or political issue for entering oil ships.”

“The Yemeni Armed Forces have made gains while the blockade achieved nothing,” Abdul Salam highlighted, vowing that as long as the blockade continues, all military options are legitimate and on the table.

Mocking the Saudi-led coalition’s siege inability to achieve anything; the Ansarullah spokesman voiced demands to end the aggression in a rightful and just stance, in addition to lifting the siege.

“It is a humanitarian duty to enter food ships to Yemen; no country has been besieged for the last 30 years as Yemen was,” he said, adding the “We are ready to have good Yemeni-Saudi relationships and Iran doesn’t interfere in any detail regarding the Yemeni issue.”

“They are the ones who link solving the situation to an Iranian intervention, and the West interferes in their decisions,” Abdul Salam explained, noting that Yemen is paying the price due to its stance from the Zionist entity which is complicit in this war in bombing as well as presence in the coalition’s [operations] room.

“We respond to the aggression by bombing military facilities, and any strike against Yemen will be responded to with a missile,” Abdul Salam outlined, adding that “There are many military operations that will continue as long as the Saudi aggression continues; we will strike Saudi Aramco even if it was feeding the entire world.”

He also noted that the American is convinced that a war on the Yemenis would neither benefit the US nor ‘Israel’.

The Yemeni official referred to Marib, the ground of the most recent and fiercest battle, as the key points driving the war on Yemen, and announced that all western areas in Marib have been completely liberated. “The noise being heard from the Saudi coalition’s side reveals the truth of its losses,” he noted, wondering why would the West also make noise every time the Yemeni forces advance in Marib?

“All strategic camps belonging to the coalition forces have been taken in Marib, and there is an almost daily advancement for the Yemeni Armed Forces in the city.”

“Many figures in the other camp, who used to support Saudi Arabia in the beginning of the aggression, are not pleased now with the Saudi role.”

Saudi intelligence runs Daesh [the Arabic acronym for terrorist ‘ISIS/ISIL’ group] and al-Qaeda, for which it built bases in al-Mahrah, Abdul Salam said, adding that Daesh is fighting in al-Jawf and Marib.

He touched upon the situation in Taiz and Hiran, saying that the ongoing situation continues there.

Abdul Salam stressed that this war must end in any way, and accused the United Arab Emirates [UAE] of being a shadow leader in this war as it has announced its withdrawal so many times while it is still part of it.

“We declared that the party being directly involved in the war will be targeted but we didn’t mention that the UAE is safe. It is our leadership that choses the targets and identifies the priorities.”

As long as the aggression exists, UAE is a possible target in any moment as it is part of the coalition and it is still bombing our country, he added.

Elsewhere, Abdul Salam denies any regional calculations in the Yemeni resistance operations, and said that if Iran and Hezbollah offered us weapons and support, we thank them.

He also vowed that the Yemeni resistance will continue to defend every occupied inch of the Yemeni land

“The Yemeni people are steadfast; we are the ones being attacked and they have to stop their aggression.”

Abdul Salam concluded that the Yemeni resistance will continue defending Yemen’s dignity, referring to this fighting as an honor.

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Yemeni Armed Forces, Allies Will Soon Liberate Marib, Other Regions – Ansarullah Official

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A high-ranking member of Yemen’s Supreme Political Council says Yemeni armed forces and their allied fighters from Popular Committees will soon liberate the strategic central province of Marib as well as other regions from the grip of Saudi-led coalition forces and their mercenaries.

“God willing, Marib and other regions will be liberated soon. We are withstanding a campaign of aggression and war, which Saudi Arabia, [the United States of] America, Britain, France, the United Arab Emirates and others have imposed on us…,” Mohammed Ali al-Houthi said on Monday.

He added that Saudi and Emirati paramilitary forces, militants loyal to Yemen’s former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, Sudanese mercenaries, and mercenaries from the US-based private military firm, Academi – formerly known as Blackwater – in addition to other foreign troops have been fighting against Yemeni forces.

“We are in a suitable position to defend our land and counter occupation,” al-Houthi pointed out.

Over the past few weeks, Marib 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.

Sultan al-Samai, a member of Yemen’s Supreme Political Council, said on Saturday that Yemeni army troops and Popular Committees fighters will liberate the neighboring provinces of Shabwah and Hadhramaut after establishing full control over Marib.

He said the Saudi-led coalition has reaped “nothing but shame from the war, and the prestige of Saudi Arabia and its allies has been badly damaged.”

Samai said it was the United States that provoked Saudi Arabia into aggression against Yemen.

He added that Yemeni armed forces have located “hundreds of vital targets deep inside Saudi Arabia that will be struck in case the aggression and siege continue.”

“We are determined to remove Saudi-led coalition forces from all Yemeni provinces. Liberation of every iota of Yemen’s land is a national and religious duty, independent from the path of negotiations,” he said.

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Yemen’s Marib Offensive Born of Desperation, with No Sign Saudis/US Will Cease Their War

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By Ahmed Abdulkareem

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Having all but given up on the prospect of peaceful settlement under the administration of Joe Biden, the Houthis are now betting it all on retaking Yemen’s oil-rich Marib province from Saudi Arabia.

MARIB, YEMEN — Overcoming a rugged and Sahara-like desert climate and under the constant fire of Saudi warplanes, Tawfiq Hassan, a third-term Sufi law school student, along with a cadre of other young Yemeni fighters, partook in the recent liberation of the Nakhla Valley near the western gate of the city of Marib.

“To recapture Marib and its natural resources is the last chance to secure its oil,” Tawfiq told MintPress. But for Khaled Mudaher, a soldier in Yemen’s Republican Guard, liberating Marib is a sacred patriotic duty. ”They bomb us, kidnap our women, block medicine and fuel, and steal our wealth,” Mudaher lamented.

Battles over Yemen’s oil-rich Marib province, which lies only 100 kilometers east of the capital Sana’a, have raged on since 2015 when the war began. The clashes pit Saudi-led Coalition soldiers and their Salafist militant allies against Yemeni forces supported by the Houthis as well as partisans from local tribes. Those clashes have become more fierce as the war and Saudi-imposed blockade approach six years’ duration on March 26, and amid a new push by Sana’a to liberate the last strongholds of the Saudi-led Coalition from Riyadh’s control.

For the past few months, Yemeni forces have fought a grueling ground campaign to recapture strategic points on Marib battlefields, including villages and military positions surrounding Marib city. Across the western and north-western oil-rich fronts, fierce clashes have erupted as more and more local tribes join battles to reclaim ancient landmarks with evocative names from Saudi forces. From The Thunders and The Hunter’s Birthmark to the strategic Shower Heights overlooking the Dish of Jinn and the tribal Balkan Mountains near the famous Marib Dam itself, long battles slog on, peppered with small but frequent hit-and-run battles in outlying districts, including Altielat Alhamra. Coalition forces for their part claim that they are thwarting ٍSana’a’s advance and have recaptured many of the liberated sites.

Escalation born of desperation

The recent escalation is not only a result of the brutal siege and bombardment of Yemen, which has bred a communal sense of desperation, but it is also born from a recognition that there are no real intentions on behalf of the Saudis or Americans to stop the war. That sense of hopelessness has had fuel poured onto it in the form of violent acts carried out by Saudi forces that violate the core tenants and mores of Yemeni people, not to mention their very dignity.

On February 1, Saudi-backed militants raided the homes of an unknown number of displaced families in Marib and kidnapped seven women who were allegedly then sold to Saudi Arabia. Five of the women were kidnapped on a Saturday night and, as locals were still reeling, the militants returned the next morning and kidnapped two more women by force. The news quickly spread across Yemen and anger mounted, sparking dozens of protests against Saudi forces. Major tribes in Marib, who for decades have maintained either neutrality or loyalty to Saudi Arabia, held a meeting in Sana’a to declare their desire to create a united front and expel Saudi forces and their allies. The declaration came on the heels of historic non-aggression treaties signed between Houthi-backed Yemeni forces and elders from Marib’s indigenous tribes of Ubaidah, Murad, Jahm, and Jadaan in the weeks leading up to the kidnappings.

Tragic stories drive the fight

Yemen’s battlefields, especially those in Marib, are a picture of contradiction. On one side are the latest warplanes and weapons made by the likes of Raytheon and BAE; fighters from a variety of backgrounds, including al-Qaeda and ISIS; Egyptians; American and British experts; and an extensive network of intelligence agents from around the world monitoring everything. On the other, young partisans with Kalashnikovs and machine guns; sometimes artillery or missiles mounted to the back of an old pickup truck; and explosive charges, usually old Soviet-era RPGs. They advance under heavy airstrikes and bombings through the rugged terrain, usually wearing sandals but sometimes barefoot.

There are no paranormal forces aiding their advance, but incentives born out of desperation. Some are steeped in patriotism, some bear a sense of religious duty; but a majority are driven by some tragic story. A loved-one lost in an airstrike or to hunger or disease, unable to travel abroad for treatment. Others have had to pull family members from beneath the rubble of their own homes. Most have lost their jobs, homes, or farms. But all of their stories speak to the suffering endured by Yemenis.

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A Yemeni boy prays at the grave of a relative killed fighting Saudi-led forces, at a cemetery in Sana’a,. Mar. 2, 2021. Hani Mohammed | AP

The Saudi-led Coalition’s campaign in Marib is not limited to the massive airstrikes for which it is now known, but it relies heavily on ideologically-driven fighters from al-Qaeda and Daesh armed with the latest Western weapons. On the al-Murad battlefield, members of al-Qaeda led by Mansur Mabkhout Hadi al-Faqir al-Mouradi, known colloquially as “Zubair Al-Mouradi,” have many tasks including artillery bombardment, bomb-making, and their trademark across the Middle East, planting IEDs.

According to a recent report from Yemen’s Security and Intelligence Agency (SIA), the Saudi government has facilitated a massive al-Qaeda presence in the oil-rich Marib province. This includes a fully-equipped headquarters, shelters, houses, farms, camps, and hotels used openly by al-Qaeda-linked groups. The SIA released the names of more than 100 leaders and members of the so-called “State of Marib” and presented the tasks assigned to them.

According to the SIA, the leadership of the organization in the “State of Marib” has established a safe haven for the group in the Shabwa governorate, establishing medical and reception shelters to aid Saudi-led military operations. Moreover, the villages of Al-Khatla and al-Fageir, the al-Jufina region, and the Wakra region in Marib have all turned into al-Qaeda strongholds.

In fact, al-Qaeda has become more organized and publicly active. They have a fully-functioning organizational structure with Samir Rayan, also known as Mutaz al-Hadhrami, appointed as “Amir of the state of Marib,” and Jamal al-Qamadi, known as Abu Abdul Rahman al-San’ani, appointed as a medical officer and military logistics official. Osama al-Hasani, also known as Muath al-San’ani, has been appointed as head of al-Qaeda. Their organizational structure includes an official to oversee transportation, a medical representative at the Commission Hospital in the Marib, a procurement officer, and even an official to head the organization’s “housing.”

“No Iranians here”

Bakeil al-Murady’s face immediately began to redden and a thoughtful grin appeared when I asked the 35-year-old, who had been captured on Marib’s al-Alam battlefield, whether he really believed that he was on a sacred mission to defend against the Iranians. “There are no Iranians here, but there are Saudi Rials and we are in need,” he answered. Like most Yemenis, al-Murady was inundated by warnings of Iranian intervention in Yemen from Saudi-funded media but never saw it with his own eyes. Most hear tidbits of news about the Iranian nuclear program or other aspects of the country that lies two thousand kilometers away but has been tied ad nauseam to the war in Yemen.

As the media ties recent developments in Yemen to the Iranian nuclear issue or to Houthi attempts to position themselves favorably for potential American-led negotiations, the tragic truth on the ground is that the plight of 17 million Yemenis is being wholly ignored.

The offensive against Saudi Arabia taking place in oil-rich Marib, a province deep inside of Yemen, was launched as part of an effort to end, or at least deter, ongoing Saudi airstrikes against civilian targets and to force the Saudis to allow the entry of life-saving goods. It has nothing to do with the Iranian nuclear program or a future settlement. In fact, most Yemenis, including the Houthis, have announced repeatedly that their only demand is that the blockade against Yemen ends and that the airstrikes be halted. The simple reality of the battle over Marib is that, regardless of the outcome of the Iranian nuclear deal, it will rage on until Saudi Arabia’s deadly campaign in Yemen grinds to a halt.

Death from the air

On Sunday, scenes of frightened children and families fleeing their homes amidst plumes of rising smoke were repeated after Saudi warplanes bombarded the densely populated al-Nahdhah neighborhood in central Sana’a. The airstrikes hit near Halima Girls School, causing damage to the school and surrounding houses and civic facilities. The attack was one of more than a hundred Saudi airstrikes that targeted populated areas and military sites this week across Yemen, including a scientific center in Arhab.

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Smoke rises following Saudi airstrikes in a residential area of Sanaa, Mar. 7, 2021. Hani Mohammed | AP

In retaliation for the airstrikes, on Sunday the Houthi-backed Yemeni military launched 22 drone and missile attacks against Saudi targets, including an Aramco oil facility in the port of Ras Tanura, the largest of its kind in the world, located north of the capital of Saudi Arabia’s eastern province of Dammam. The attacks came on the back of other Yemeni strikes on Saudi targets, including on the Abha Airport and King Khalid Air Base, located near Khamis Mushait, some 884 kilometers south of the Saudi capital Riyadh. Both of the airbases have been used to launch airstrikes against targets in Yemen, according to officials.

Yemen’s Houthi-backed Army unveiled the ballistic missiles and drones that were used in Sunday’s attacks on Ras Tanura last Thursday in an event in which Mahdi al-Mashat, the president of the Supreme Political Council, reiterated that attacks on Saudi Arabia will stop if the Kingdom halts airstrikes in Yemen and lifts the blockade on the country.

“Sparkling words”

The UN has warned that the recent clashes in Marib could trigger the displacement of thousands of civilians. “An assault on the city would put two million civilians at risk, with hundreds of thousands potentially forced to flee — with unimaginable humanitarian consequences,” U.N aid chief Mark Lowcock said on Tuesday, urging de-escalation.

According to the UN, more than 8,000 people have been displaced in and around Sirwah since early February, many of them fleeing existing refugee camps. Sana’a said the camps are being used as human shields and that Saudi-backed militants are preventing civilians from leaving the province in order to obstruct the advance of Houthi-led forces towards Ma’rib or to spur anger from the international community should the advance continue.

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A girl plays at a camp for internally displaced people in Marib, October 2, 2020. Ali Owidha | Reuters

The advance on Marib has sparked panic among Saudi Arabia and her allies, including the United States, which called on the “Houthis” to stop military operations, warning them that they should not interpret President Joe Biden’s public pivot on Yemen as a sign of weakness. “The Houthis are under the false impression that this administration intends to let its leadership off the hook,” U.S. State Department spokesman and former intelligence officer Ned Price said, adding, “They are sorely mistaken.”

On Thursday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken added that “The United States joins France, Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom in condemning the Houthi attacks on Saudi Arabia and their offensive in Ma’rib,” concluding, “We call on all parties to engage in the diplomatic efforts through the Yemen process to bring peace to Yemen.”

Mohamed AbdulSalam, the official spokesman and chief negotiator for Ansar Allah, the political arm of the Houthis, responded by tweeting “The U.S. depicts the battle of Marib as an aggression, asking us not to defend ourselves and leave the terrorist recruitment centers to operate with freedom.” AbdulSalam insisted that the military operation in Marib was not a spur-of-the-moment decision, nor was it decided on January 20, when President Biden assumed power. He added, “So far, the American statements have been still [just] words. We have not noticed any actual progress; the airstrikes and the blockade are continued with American backing. Sparkling words will not deceive us.”

The Yemenis’ rush to liberate Marib, which is home to sizable oil reserves, may be understood in light of the stifling humanitarian crisis foisted upon the country for the past six years — especially the ongoing fuel crisis, which has plunged much of the nation into darkness. It is incomprehensible to many Yemenis that international criticism has now surfaced over the advance on Marib when the same critics cannot muster condemnation of the battles, airstrikes, and blockade that are battering and squeezing more than 30 million people already struggling against famine and Covid-19.

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