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Yemen/ Saudi/ Bahrain update 3/06/2017..US military action in Yemen could deal a blow to Saudis

Monday, March 6, 2017 17:50
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US military action in Yemen could deal a blow to Saudis: Analyst

Saudi Arabia’s Military Base Damaged in Yemen’s Zalzal-2 Missile Attack

The Yemeni army and popular forces damaged a Saudi military base in the Southern part of the kingdom in a missile attack.

Saudi Arabia’s Alab military base in Assir province came under Yemen’s Zalzal-2 missile attack.

Alab military base sustained heavy losses in Yemen’s missile attack.

In a relevant development on Sunday, the Yemeni army and popular forces continued their advances in the Central part of Yemen, killing and injuring tens of ISIL terrorists in fierce clashes in al-Bayda province.

“At least 17 ISIL terrorists have been killed and 20 others have been wounded in tough battle with the Yemeni forces in al-Bayda province,” the Arabic-language media outlets quoted informed security sources as saying.

The sources noted that Yemeni army and popular forces killed the 17 ISIL terrorists in Homeh al-Hasm, Leqah, al-Ashash and al-Jamri villages located in al-Qoreishiyeh region.

Also on Saturday, the Yemeni army and popular forces’ artillery units targeted the positions of the Saudi-backed militants in Midi and al-Jawf regions.

The Riyadh-hired mercenaries sustained heavy losses in the Yemeni forces’ artillery attacks on their military positions in Wadi Harab region of Al-Jawf province.

Meantime, the Yemeni army and popular forces’ artillery units also struck the positions of the Saudi-backed militias in the Northern part of Midi desert.

Also on Wednesday, the Yemeni forces targeted and destroyed Saudi Arabia’s strategic military base with a Zalzal-2 missile in Najran province in the Southwestern part of the kingdom.

The military positions of the Saudi army in Rajla military base in Najran province were destroyed in Yemen’s missile and rocket attacks.

The Yemeni army also fired several Katyusha rockets at Rajla military base.

A video released by the Yemeni army shows the moment the Zalzal-2 missile hits Rajla military base.

Also on Monday, the Yemeni army and popular forces’ missiles and artillery shells hit the strategic military bases of the Saudi troops in Najran and Jizan provinces in the Southern part of the kingdom, destroying a number of them.

Saudi Arabia’s al-Shabakeh and al-Fawaz military bases were destroyed in the Yemeni forces’ offensives.

Meantime, the Yemeni army and popular forces also hit al-Jabaneh, al-Sudanieh and al-Beit al-Abyaz military bases in Jizan province, inflicting heavy losses on the Saudi army troops.

Meantime, a Saudi border guard was also killed in al-Hanjar military base in Assir province in the Southern part of Saudi Arabia.
Spokesman: Riyadh Emptying State Currency Reserves to Buy Support against Iran

The Iranian foreign ministry advised the Saudi officials not to spend their state reserves to coax other countries into taking positions against Tehran.

“Saudi Arabia is somehow suspicious and sad and is trying to gather consensus and coordination in some regional countries against other regional states, including the Islamic Republic of Iran, which is not a new thing and we have witnessed such actions by Riyadh in the past too,” Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Monday, referring to the Saudi king’s recent visit to Malaysia.

He said such moves require exhausting much energy and financial resources, but are fruitless, explaining that such efforts are aimed at coaxing other countries into taking negative positions against Iran.

Qassemi also advised the Malaysian officials to use their capacities to increase cooperation among the Islamic countries and avoid being influenced under the pressures of certain parties.

In relevant remarks on Thursday, Qassemi categorically dismissed the allegations made by the Saudi regime in a joint statement issued by Riyadh and Kuala Lumpur.

Qassemi’s remarks came in reaction to the unfounded allegations mentioned in the clause 15 of a joint statement issued at the end of the visit of the Saudi King Salman to Malaysia on March 1.

“The principled policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran, as an effective and peaceful country, is based on mutual respect and non-interference in the affairs of other countries,” the Iranian foreign ministry spokesman said.

He reiterated that Iran’s policy is also based on coexistence and cooperation with all neighbors and countries of the region and the world in order to strengthen stability, security and peace and a relentless fight on terrorism.

Riyadh and Kuala Lumpur “expressed serious concerns” over what they called as the Iranian interference in the internal affairs of countries in the region as the Saudi king wrapped up his lavish trip to Malaysia on the first leg of a month-long Asia journey.
Bahrain urged to avoid blame game


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