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Yemen update 11/07\2015.. Chaos And Catastrophes

Saturday, November 7, 2015 19:42
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Al-Houthi: Israel & US behind Saudi war on Yemen

Saudi jets bomb multiple locations across Yemen

The battle for control of Yemen’s Taiz

Yemeni Revolutionary Forces Kill Tens of Pro-Hadi Terrorists in Ma’rib

Yemen’s army and Ansarullah fighters killed tens of militants loyal to fugitive President Mansour Hadi and Saudi-affiliated terrorists in Ma’rib.

“A large number of terrorists were killed or wounded in the recent conflicts in Ma’rib and the corpses of over 25 of them were transferred to the field hospitals belonging to the Saudis,” Spokesman of Yemen’s Revolutionary Committees Zaid Ali al-Houthi told FNA on Saturday.

He also said that tens of pro-Hadi and Saudi militants fled the Eastern province of Ma’rib following the major advances of the Yemeni revolutionary forces.

He said that the army and popular forces’ full control over Ma’rib will lead to the “complete defeat of the Saudi-Zionist coalition forces in Yemen”.

Hutíes Yemeni army launched anti-ship missile off the coast of Mocha – November 7, 2015

Yemeni Forces Destroy Another Saudi Warship

Saudi Arabia’s navy vessels retreated from Yemen’s coastal waters after the Yemeni army and popular forces targeted and destroyed a Saudi warship in the waters near Bab al-Mandab Strait, the fourth Saudi warship sinking in Yemen’s offshore waters in the last one month.

The Saudi warship was targeted with Yemeni missiles in the coastal waters in the province of Ta’iz.

The sunken ship had repeatedly fired rockets on residential areas in Ta’iz province, inflicting casualties and destruction there.

This is the fourth time that a Saudi warship is completely destroyed during the Saudi-led war on Yemen.

Other Saudi battleships retreated fast following the attack.

On Friday, two smaller vessels of the Saudi navy were destroyed by the Yemeni missile attacks.

The coast of Al-Mukha is located in Bab al-Mandab strait and the Saudi-led forces have been trying hard for several months now to win control over coastal regions near the waterway.

Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement and the allied army units have sunk another Saudi military vessel in the country’s southwestern waters in a response to the relentless Saudi bombardment of the impoverished nation.

Yemen’s al-Masirah TV said on Saturday that the warship was successfully targeted as it was sailing off the coast of Mocha in the Red Sea.

It was not immediately clear how the allied forces managed to sink the vessel but it came hours after two Saudi boats were destroyed in the same area by rounds of Katyusha rockets fired from the positions of Ansarullah and the Yemeni army on the mainland.

Several Saudi soldiers dead as Yemeni army fires artillery shells in Jizan

Yemeni Forces Capture Saudi City

Yemen’s army and Ansarullah fighters took full control over the Saudi city of al-Rabouah as the Yemeni forces continue to strike heavy blows at the Persian Gulf kingdom in retaliation for its aggression against their nation.

The Yemeni forces also inflicted heavy losses on the Saudi forces during the retaliatory attack on Friday.

Also on Friday, Yemeni Ansarullah fighters and army troops fired a barrage of rockets at the Tuwal and al-Khowjarah military bases in the Saudi region of Jizan on Friday.

The Yemeni forces also targeted several Saudi army posts on al-Doud Mountains along the border.

 Earlier on Friday, Ansarullah fighters infiltrated into the town of Rabi’iyah in the Asir region and attacked several Saudi military bases there.

The Yemeni fighters managed to take control of the bases after heavy clashes with Saudi forces, and destroyed several military vehicles.

 Meanwhile, Ansarullah fighters confiscated military vehicles as well as an arms depot used by Saudi mercenary forces in Dhamar province in Yemen.

UAE troops return from Yemen

More Chaos And Catastrophes in Yemen

Yesterday at about noon a Russian plane brought 23 tons of humanitarian aid to Yemen:

AFP journalists saw the plane at Sanaa airport — which is controlled by Shiite Huthi rebels — and were told it contained aid.

The plane was then set to fly back to the Russian capital Friday with some 75 people on board who wanted to quit the strife-torn city, the ministry said.

The Saudis together with the UAE and under advise from the U.S. now regularly bomb Yemen. The Saudis effectively control the Yemeni airspace and Saudi air controllers are directing all traffic. According to the Yemeni lawyer Haykal Bafana in Sanaa they compelled the plane not to fly back to Russia without a stopover in Saudi Arabia:

Abu Hud Al Hadhrami @BaFana3

This #Russia plane landed in Sanaa, #Yemen today. Now #Saudi Arabia threatens to attack plane if it takes off.

Abu Hud Al Hadhrami @BaFana3

Riyadh-Moscow standoff over Russia plane trying to depart from Sanaa #Yemen : Who’s on board the plane?

Abu Hud Al Hadhrami @BaFana3

#Yemen : #Saudi Arabia orders Sanaa Airport runway lights off, #Russia plane exit taxiway or KSA jets will bomb it.

مدهش ™ @Dip_Ye

To be exact, KSA threatens to attack 2russian 1omani airplanes if they take off. Pilots refuse inspection @BaFana3

A few hours later

Abu Hud Al Hadhrami @BaFana3

Saudi military spokesman Gen Al-Assiri dismissed Sanaa Airport standoff as “Houthi hysteria”. Planes will leave Fri.

AlArabia, a Saudi news outlet in English, reported

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Iranian-backed Houthi militias delayed on Thursday the departure of a Russian plane from the capital Sanaa that was carrying more than 20 tons of humanitarian aid, the spokesman of the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Iranian-backed group there said.

“The militias have prevented the departure [of the Russian aid plane] … in an attempt to attract international attention,” Brig. Gen. Ahmed Asiri told Al Arabiya News channel.

“The plane is now scheduled to fly back to the Russian capital tomorrow,” Asiri said.

Why and how would the Houthis hold up a Russian plane that just brought aid to Sanaa? That sounds rather fishy.

Today a news outlet from the United Arab Emirates published a different story than the mouthpiece of its Saudi coalition partner:

Deposed Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh tried to flee the capital Sanaa aboard a Russian plane but he was prevented by the Saudi-led coalition imposing a ban on flights over the conflict-battered Arab country, Yemen’s media reported on Friday.

A Russian aircraft carrying diplomats and relief aid landed in Sanaa airport on Thursday apparently after getting permission from coalition air force.

It said the coalition ordered the pilot of the Russian plane to fly first to Bisha airport in Southern Saudi Arabia for inspection but he refused.

“This confirms the information that the deposed President tried to flee the country,” the report said, adding that Saleh visited the Russian embassy in Sanaa on Tuesday.

Yemen: EMERCOM plane delivers vital aid to Sanaa


The multi-front fighting in Yemen is ongoing with no changes in the lines of the conflict. The Saudis brought in additional mercenaries from Sudan and Eritrea while the UAE is sneaking out of Yemen under the disguise of a “troop rotation” which has no new “rotating” troops arriving. The last UAE task before leaving was to stop violent fighting in Aden between their allied Yemeni troops under former president Hadi’s son and their allied Yemeni troops from the southern resistance movement.

Due to the war and the U.S.-Saudi blockade of Yemen’s harbors and roads the economy has fallen off a cliff and some 6 million people, always depending on food imports, are under imminent threat of famine. Two days ago the cyclone Chapala brought several years of average rainfall within a few hours to Yemen and at least some 10,000 houses are believed to be destroyed by the flood. Another tropical storm will probably make landfall in Aden on Tuesday. There is no reporting from the ground and “western” media mostly ignores the catastrophic events in that country.

Meanwhile Yemeni army soldiers and Houthis continue to bring the war into Saudi cities (vid, long version).

The Saudi-U.S. war on Yemen is a complete failure. Will someone give the Saudis a helping hand to get out of their mess without a complete loss of face?


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