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Yemen/ Saudi update 2/19/2017..Houthis fired on the Outpost of the Saudis Province of Najran

Sunday, February 19, 2017 19:17
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Artillery Houthis fired on the Outpost and the position of the Saudis. The Province of Najran, Saudi Arabia

Full video Houthis with a checkpoint abandoned by the Saudis. Province Najran, Saudi Arabia.

Yemen. The attack by the Houthis on the Saudi base in the province of Asir. Knocked out armored personnel carrier and blew up the Arsenal of weapons. Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia’s Key Power Plant In Jizan Comes Under Yemen’s Ballistic Missile Attack

The Yemeni army fired a ballistic missile at the strategic al-Shaqiq power plant in Jizan province in the kingdom’s Southern part in reaction to Riyadh’s continued air raids on innocent civilians across Yemen. “The missile hit the target with high precision,” the Arabic-language al-Massira television quoted a military source as saying. Al-Shaqiq power plant supplies electricity of most of Saudi Arabia’s military bases. There were no immediate reports on the damages caused to the power plant, but the Yemeni missile attacks usually inflict heavy losses on the Saudi forces. Al-Shaqiq power plant generates 2,640 megawatts of electricity and it has been built by South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries Company at a cost of $3.3 billion.

In a relevant development on Saturday, the Yemeni army and popular forces continued to inflict further losses on the Saudi-led Arab coalition troops near the border with the kingdom, killing several more soldiers and destroying their military hardware. “Several Saudi soldiers were killed in the Yemeni forces’ offensives on al-Samaneh and albeit al-Abyaz military bases in al-Khuba region,” the Arabic-language media quoted an unnamed military source in Jizan province as saying. The source also said that the Yemeni army and popular forces also inflicted heavy losses on the Saudi-led troops, and destroyed a US-made Bradly armored vehicle in al-Khuba region. “The Yemeni forces’ missiles and artillery units also targeted and pounded the gathering centers of the Saudi-backed militias in al-Khazra region and al-Taleh military bases,” he added.

In a relevant development on Friday, Yemeni army forces and allied popular fighters fired a ballistic missile at an airport inside Saudi Arabia in retaliation for the kingdom’s bombing of a funeral which killed at least nine civilians on Wednesday. A Yemeni military source said that the medium-range projectile was fired at the Abha airport in the kingdom’s Southwestern region of Asir on Wednesday evening, Al Masirah reported. The source said the missile struck its designated target precisely but there were no immediate reports on the extent of damage or possible casualties.

The attack came only hours after Saudi warplanes attacked a funeral in the Arhab district of the Western province of Sana’a, leaving at least eight women and a child dead. Ten other women were critically wounded. A medic said the death toll was likely to increase as some of the injured victims were in a critical condition. The house where the funeral was being held was completely destroyed and scores of homes nearby were damaged.

Earlier this month, Yemeni soldiers and Popular Committees fighters hit a military base in western Riyadh with a missile for the first time but the kingdom chose to keep silent about the attack.

Local sources say the Saudi war, which was launched in March 2015 in an attempt to bring back the country’s former government to power, has so far claimed the lives of at least 13,100 Yemenis. The Saudi military aggression has also taken a heavy toll on Yemen’s facilities and infrastructure, destroying many hospitals, schools, and factories.

Report: Intelligence Officer Formerly Led Terrorists in Iraq Sent to Yemen by Riyadh

A military source revealed that the Saudi authorities have sent two contingents of special forces to an strategic area West of the city of Ta’iz in Yemen, led by a Saudi intelligence officer was overseeing the terror groups in Iraq.

the source, whose identity was withheld, said that the officer, who is considered as one of the first-class leaders in the Saudi intelligence, had been sent to Mokha area to follow up and monitor the Emirati military moves after the current convulsion between Saudi Arabia and the Wahhabi Salafist groups on one hand, and UAE and the Muslim Brotherhood in Yemen on the other hand, Badr News reported.

An increase of hostilities between Saudi Arabia and the Yemeni Salafist groups on one hand, and the UAE and the Muslim Brotherhood on the other hand, were highlighted with recent altercations occurred between the two sides in the Aden International Airport few days ago, the source added.


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