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    Post  JohninMK on Mon May 21, 2018 11:33 pm


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    ICYMI: Emirati-backed Yemeni forces began an offensive to seize control of southern al Hudaydah governorate, which will position forces to advance on al Hudaydah port. #yemen

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    Post  nomadski on Tue May 22, 2018 1:47 am

    In Syria , we know who is democratic and who is not . Or at least have a fair idea . In Yemen , I know even less . I don't think that the fighting forces know well , what they are exactly fighting for . Apart from generalised loyalties . Can someone with updated info , tell us what political parties are involved in fighting ? What their political programme is ? Did any attend any political talks ? Who refused to attend ? Who refused on a compromise solution ? What was said ?
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    Post  Isos on Thu May 31, 2018 10:10 pm

    Houtis claim they downed Saoudi helicopter.

    https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201805311064989053-houthi-military-helicopter-downing/
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    Post  yavar on Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:08 pm

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    Post  Visc on Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:01 am

    Official: Hudaydah Port Operates Normally Despite UAE-Led Assault

    Yemen’s Red Sea Ports Corporation said the Western port city of Hudaydah is operating normally despite an Emirati-led push to capture the strategic coastline, which serves as the main conduit for aid flow into the war-torn country.

    Yahya Sharaf al-Din, the corporation’s deputy chairman, rejected reports about a halt in the services of the Hudaydah port due to the UAE-led military offensive, which began on Wednesday, presstv reported.

    The comments come a day after an Emirati-led offensive on Yemen’s Red Sea port city of Hudaydah went ahead despite stern warnings by the UN and international rights groups against the catastrophic consequences of such a military action.

    In the latest developments, Arabic-language Al-Masirah television network reported early on Thursday that Saudi artillery attacks had killed two children and injured several others of the same family in the Hayran district of Yemen’s Northwestern Hajjah Province.

    Separately, Al-Masirah reported that Saudi warplanes had dropped cluster bombs on Hajjah’s neighboring province of Sa’ada.

    The Hudaydah assault is said to be the largest of its kind since the onset of the war on Yemen began in early 2015.

    Latest media reports suggest fierce clashes in Hudaydah, which serves as serves as the entry point for 70 percent of the impoverished country's imports.

    The UAE’s official WAM news agency also confirmed that the operation was ongoing “with the participation and the support, through land and sea and air, of the Emirati armed forces”.

    However, Ansarullah and allied armed forces managed to deal a heavy blow to the aggressors on the first day, targeting a UAE warship with a missile off the coast of Hudaydah in a counter-attack.

    Ansarullah official Dayfallah al-Shami said during a Wednesday interview with Lebanon’s Al-Mayadeen TV that Yemeni forces had foiled a sea landing by Saudi and Emirati forces close to the port city.

    Four Emirati soldiers were further killed in Yemen on the first day of the operation.

    Additionally, Yemeni army soldiers destroyed 12 vehicles belonging to the Saudi-led coalition in the al-Adayn region of Ibb province, Al-Masirah reported.

    The Yemeni forces also killed and wounded several Saudi troops and mercenaries in the al-Durayhimi district of Hudaydah province.

    The United Nations Security Council is set to hold a closed-door meeting on the Hudaydah situation on Thursday, the second such session this week.

    The UN special envoy for Yemen said he was holding talks on keeping the Yemeni port open to aid deliveries.

    “We are in constant contact with all the parties involved to negotiate arrangements for Hudaydah that would address political, humanitarian, security concerns of all concerned parties,” Martin Griffiths said.

    Meanwhile, the European Union's Foreign Policy Chief warned of the “devastating” impact of the Hudaydah offensive.

    “The latest developments will only lead to further escalation and instability in Yemen,” Federica Mogherini said in a statement.

    The Saudi-led coalition claims that Ansarullah are using Hudaydah for weapons delivery, an allegation rejected by the fighters.
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    Post  GunshipDemocracy on Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:10 am

    Visc wrote:Official: Hudaydah Port Operates Normally Despite UAE-Led Assault

    Thanks for update, mate !
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    Post  Visc on Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:34 pm

    GunshipDemocracy wrote:
    Visc wrote:Official: Hudaydah Port Operates Normally Despite UAE-Led Assault

    Thanks for update, mate !

    You're welcome. The media in general, except Iranian outlets to a degree, is really silent when it comes to Yemen, even the reports that manage to surface are very limited.

    Arab coalition forces enter airport in port city of Hodeidah – Yemen military media

    Arab coalition forces have entered the airport of Yemen’s main port city of Hodeidah, the media office of the Yemeni military allied with the Saudi-led coalition confirmed on Twitter. “Army forces backed by the resistance and the Arab alliance freed Hodeidah international airport from the grip of coalition of the Houthi militia,” the statement said. Earlier this week, the Saudi-led alliance and forces loyal to exiled Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi launched an assault on Hodeidah, one of the remaining humanitarian lifelines in the war-torn country. The Hadi government, partially based in Aden, says the operation was a last-ditch effort to “restore legitimacy to the entire national territory.” A number of humanitarian groups have recently urged all parties of the conflict to spare civilians in the battle for the Red Sea city, saying that military operations will put millions of lives at risk.

    https://www.rt.com/newsline/429934-arab-coalition-hodeidah-airport/

    This port city is indeed the very last major conduit for all kinds of supplies and it will be very bad news for the Ansarallah/Yemeni i.e. anti-Israel/US & KSA/other Arab stooges resistance forces in case it falls.
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    Post  GunshipDemocracy on Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:22 pm

    Visc wrote:
    You're welcome. The media in general, except Iranian outlets to a degree, is really silent when it comes to Yemen, even the reports that manage to surface are very limited.

    Saudis money talks...



    This port city is indeed the very last major conduit for all kinds of supplies and it will be very bad news for the Ansarallah/Yemeni i.e. anti-Israel/US & KSA/other Arab stooges resistance forces in case it falls.

    I hope as well...
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    Post  JohninMK on Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:57 pm


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    The Houthies in Yemen are fighting:
    -Saudi soldiers
    -UAE soldiers
    -French Special Forces
    -US, UK, Israeli jets & Special Forces (denied but there)
    -Sudanese mercenaries
    -S Yemen separatists
    -Hadi followers
    -Republican Guards (Saleh followers)

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    Post  GunshipDemocracy on Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:03 am

    JohninMK wrote:
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    The Houthies in Yemen are fighting:
    -Saudi soldiers
    -UAE soldiers
    -French Special Forces
    -US, UK, Israeli jets & Special Forces (denied but there)
    -Sudanese mercenaries
    -S Yemen separatists
    -Hadi followers
    -Republican Guards (Saleh followers)


    Phaque, poor guys, I hope Iran (and silently Russia) can help then still.
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    Post  George1 on Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:48 am

    Russia is against or in favor of a south yemen seperation?
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    Post  eehnie on Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:10 am

    The invaders are paying its price:

    http://lostarmour.info/yemen/

    Country Number of losses
    Saudi Arabia 370
    United Arab Emirates 306
    Saleh - Ansar Allah (since 2014) 173
    Hadi - STC (since 2014) 103
    Yemen (before 2014) 65
    Sudan 22
    Jordan 19
    Yemen (undefined) 10
    AQAP 5
    United States of America 4
    Bahrain 2
    Marocco 1

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    Country Number of losses
    Saudi Arabia 12
    United Arab Emirates 11
    Jordan 1

    Total

    Total Invaders 748
    Saudi Arabia 382
    United Arab Emirates 317
    Saleh - Ansar Allah (since 2014) 173
    Hadi - STC (since 2014) 103
    Yemen (before 2014) 65
    Sudan 22
    Jordan 20
    Yemen (undefined) 10
    AQAP 5
    United States of America 4
    Bahrain 2
    Marocco 1

    532 MRAP lost.

    1104 Total lost. More than in the war of Novorussia.

    Armour destruction in 2018 is in the rythm of 2015 and is twice than in 2016 and 2017. This is a serious attrition war
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    Post  nomadski on Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:07 am


    I think a humanitarian intervention should take place to stop the war . Without taking sides . Or providing an advantage to either side . A forced ceasefire . By separating the line of contact on the ground . Any side that opens fire becomes target of air attack . The Saudi planes must also obey this rule or withdraw . Once ceasefire is enforced . Then UN to have access to all parts of Yemen . For food and medical aid . Then UN allow for political talks . Russia and America must agree on a plan .
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    Post  Visc on Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:41 am

    Houthi forces claim French military boat captured off the coast of west Yemen

    BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – The Houthi forces claimed on Saturday that the Yemeni Coast Guard had captured a French military boat off the coast of west Yemen.

    According to the official media wing of the Houthi forces, the Yemeni Coast Guard captured a French military speed boat that was believed to be carrying out an operation near the port-city of Hodeideh.

    No visual proof was given to corroborate these claims by the Houthi forces nor has the French military commented on this report.

    Reports of U.S. and French intervention first surfaced earlier this week; however, they were later denied by the French Ministry of Defense.

    https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/houthi-forces-claim-french-military-boat-captured-off-the-coast-of-west-yemen/


    Houthi forces deny losing strategic Hodeideh Airport

    BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:20 A.M.) – The Houthi forces have denied losing any part of the strategic Hodeideh Airport, despite contrasting claims from Yemeni pro-government media.

    According to the official media wing of the Houthi forces, their troops are still in full control of the Hodeideh Airport after another battle with the UAE-backed Southern Resistance Army and Yemeni Republican Guard.

    Contrasting the Houthi claims are several pro-government activists, including Sky News Arabia and other pro-Saudi media outlets.

    Sky News Arabia has claimed that the Southern Resistance Army and Yemeni Republican Guard seized the southern and western parts of the Hodeideh Airport.

    The Yemeni Republican Guard and their allies are in fact attacking the Hodeideh Airport; however, how much of the installation they control is still not clear.

    https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/houthi-forces-deny-losing-strategic-hodeideh-airport/


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    Post  Visc on Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:03 pm

    nomadski wrote:
    I think a humanitarian intervention should take place to stop the war . Without taking sides . Or providing an advantage to either side . A forced ceasefire . By separating the line of contact on the ground . Any side that opens fire becomes target of air attack . The Saudi planes must also obey this rule or withdraw . Once ceasefire is enforced . Then UN to have access to all parts of Yemen . For food and medical aid . Then UN allow for political talks . Russia and America must agree on a plan .
    This is not in the interest of the invaders, especially when they are on offensive.

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    The Houthies in Yemen are fighting:
    -Saudi soldiers
    -UAE soldiers
    -French Special Forces
    -US, UK, Israeli jets & Special Forces (denied but there)
    -Sudanese mercenaries
    -S Yemen separatists
    -Hadi followers
    -Republican Guards (Saleh followers)

    Besides, the UN is never impartial - they would use the aid as a cover to undermine the Ansarallah aka the Houthis in some way - try to spy on their sensitive military positions is one example. Other than that, to enforce a ceasefire on US/Israel axis you'd have to have a major Russian military presence in Yemen, like in Syria, and this is not the case. Yemen is completely blocked by sea and air and the last major port is in danger of falling.
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    Post  eehnie on Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:06 pm

    At this point, it is necessary to take into account that only this attrition situation prevents the presence of Saudi, UEA or Jordanian forces in Syria.

    As consequience the interest of either side of stopping this war is low. If something, surely the interest of the US and Israel would be bigger since they want the forces of these countries to be their infantry in Syria.

    Houthis are not forces that concede territory easily, is not to be expected that they will concede the city of Hoddeidah just with the Emirati forces arriving. They are even attacking the supply line of the forces reaching the airport from the South.

    https://twitter.com/YemeniObserv/status/1008383732275974144
    https://twitter.com/YemeniObserv/status/1007907609767284736

    The situation of the attackers is not easy, the Houthis can isolate them without big problem.
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    Post  Visc on Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:54 pm

    eehnie wrote:At this point, it is necessary to take into account that only this attrition situation prevents the presence of Saudi, UEA or Jordanian forces in Syria.

    As consequience the interest of either side of stopping this war is low. If something, surely the interest of the US and Israel would be bigger since they want the forces of these countries to be their infantry in Syria.
    Good point.

    Also:
    eehnie wrote:Houthis are not forces that concede territory easily, is not to be expected that they will concede the city of Hoddeidah just with the Emirati forces arriving. They are even attacking the supply line of the forces reaching the airport from the South.

    https://twitter.com/YemeniObserv/status/1008383732275974144
    https://twitter.com/YemeniObserv/status/1007907609767284736

    The situation of the attackers is not easy, the Houthis can isolate them without big problem.

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    Post  TheArmenian on Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:48 pm

    With the above map ion mind /\ /\ /\
    The Saudi led coalition is paying a heavy price for its attack on Hodeida port.
    Flip-flops are attacking the supply lines.





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    Post  starman on Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:11 pm

    What's the situation in Hodeida? I haven't heard a claim by KSA-backed forces to have taken it.
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    Post  Walther von Oldenburg on Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:45 pm

    Because they haven't. Houthis are actually hitting back. Classic cutoff of a spearhead:
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    Post  Hannibal Barca on Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:01 pm

    Given the fighting capabilities of the Saudis I really wonder why nobody tried so far to put the tiny military effort required to dethrone them. He can save millions of innocent lifes and in addition he would seat on mountains of money. They must be the most incompetent people of the recorded history.
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    Post  starman on Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:25 pm

    Hannibal Barca wrote:Given the fighting capabilities of the Saudis I really wonder why nobody tried so far to put the tiny military effort required to dethrone them. He can save millions of innocent lifes and in addition he would seat on mountains of money. They must be the most incompetent people of the recorded history.


    Laughing The problem is western backing. Look what happened to Saddam in 1991 and subsequently....
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    Post  TheArmenian on Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:49 pm

    Flip-flop's trail of destruction

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    Post  JohninMK on Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:59 pm

    Not a good promotional video for these MRAPs
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    Post  starman on Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:10 pm

    Walther von Oldenburg wrote:Because they haven't. Houthis are actually hitting back. Classic cutoff of a spearhead:

    Any available updates on the situation?

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