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November 8, 2018: Saudi-led Coalition Achieves Several Successes In Battle Of Al-Hudayadh

Yemeni War Report – November 8, 2018: Saudi-led Coalition Achieves Several Successes In Battle Of Al-Hudayadh On November 3, the Saudi-UAE-led coalition kicked off a new large-scale military operation to capture the port city of al-Hudaydah from the Houthis and their allies. Prior to that the coalition had concentrated several tens of thousands of troops and a few thousands of various military equipment on frontlines near the city. Additionally, coalition

Yemeni War Report – June 21, 2018: al-Hudaydah Airport Still Remains Contested

https://southfront.org/yemeni-war-report-june-21-2018-al-hudaydah-airport-still-remains-contested/ Fierce clashes between the Saudi-led coalition’s forces and the Houthis are ongoing near the port city of al-Hudaydah in western Yemen. On June 19, the coalition’s forces once again entered the al-Hudaydah airport claiming that this time they really captured it. However, they were not able to establish full control of this important facility because of a fierce resistance from the Houthis. On June 20, clashes in the area

Battle For al-Hudaydah Can Become Turning Point In Yemen War

https://southfront.org/battle-for-al-hudaydah-can-become-turning-point-in-yemen-war/ The Saudi-led coalition and its proxies are developing their military operation to capture the western Yemeni port city of al-Hudaydah from the Houthis. This very advance started on June 13 after a series of failed attempts of the coalition-led forces to reach the city along the western Yemeni coast. Over 25,000 of coalition-backed fighters and at least 1,500 UAE troops, backed by a large number of military equipment, including

Yemeni War Report – June 14, 2018: Battle For Hudaydah

https://southfront.org/yemeni-war-report-june-14-2018-battle-for-hudaydah/ On January 13, the Saudi-led coalition launched a new operation to capture the Yemeni port city of Hudaydah from the Houthis. “Liberation of the port is the beginning of the fall of the Houthi militias. It will secure navigation in the Bab al-Mandab Strait and cut off the hands of Iran,” the Saudi-backed government of Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi said in a statement. The ground operation is reportedly supported

Qatar Crisis: Origins and Consequences

https://southfront.org/qatar-crisis-consequences/ If you’re able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the project. Our work wouldn’t be possible without your help: PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront The current crisis surrounding Qatar represents the most severe conflict among Gulf Arab states since the end of the Cold War. While these oil-rich, autocratic OPEC members have historically been at the most allies of convenience united by common

Yemen – an introduction to the forgotten conflict you so rarely hear about [A Who’s who with maps included]

By Aram Mirzaei For 18 months now, Yemen has been embroiled in a devastating conflict that has killed at least 10 000 people according to official sources, that number is however probably far higher. The Yemeni conflict is characterized by the asymmetric ways it’s being fought on the battlefield and by the massive amount of suffering for the civilian population in the impoverished country. Background The current Yemeni conflict can be

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and German Steinmeier made statements in Yekaterinburg [Updated]

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and German Steinmeier made statements in Yekaterinburg   Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his German counterpart, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, speak to the press after their meeting in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg     Russian text of the press conference Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks and answers to media questions at a joint news conference following a meeting with Foreign Minister of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier,

Yemen Libya Egypt Israel SITREP October 31st, 2015 by John Rambo

Yemen: • Yemen has never been a stable country, even prior to the Arab Spring. • Currently the war is between the Houthis (supported by Iran) in the north against Hadi-loyalists (supported by Saudi-Arabia and co.) in the south and ISIL/AQAP in the east. • The Arab Spring allowed Houthi Shias in the north of Yemen to mobilize just like the rest of the region. • Al-Qaeda in the Arabian

Yemen Map of War, July 31 – August 5, 2015: The Saudi-Led Coalition Started a Land Operation

(for a large, high resolution, image of this map please click here) SouthFront reports: In the early August, the Saudi-led coalition officially invaded Yemen. At least 3000 coalition troops with military equipment deployed in Aden as part of the second offensive of “Operation Golden Arrow” to roll back the territory held by the al Houthi government. The Yemeni government has been deploying fighters in Aden and Taiz where Saudi-led forces

Yemen Map of War, July 22-30, 2015

(for a large, high-resolution, map please click here) The “Maps of the War” series is released  due to your support. Help produce interesting content and join our struggle by donating via PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ The big Saudi sucsess in Aden has turned out to be a failure. Saudi proxies with the support of Operation Golden Arrow have been expanding areas of control north of Aden, showing local gains rather

Saudi Arabia Does a Gaza in Yemen

by Soraya-Sepehrpour-Ulrich ‘Shared Values’: The Washington – Wahhabi Alliance Shortly after 911, Washington declared ‘war on terror’ – a war with a death toll of over 2 million innocent lives (not counting America’s drone hunts), the maimed, the refugees, as well as the environmental effects of America’s war on terror. Washington declared al-Qaeda as its number one enemy, a trend continued by Obama who declared ‘war on al-Qaeda’. Yet Washington

European Department for Security and Information : Houthis have long-range weapons

by Nahed Al Hussaini Special report The Press Office of the Secretary-General of the European Department for Security and Information Ambassador Dr. Haissam Bou-Said underscored that the Houthist have the ability to invade Saudi cities without a significant resistance by using long range weapons, according to a military data revealed by the DESI. He added that the escalation of rhetoric between the various political factions in Lebanon, namely between the Iran-backed

Exclusive interview with Ambassador Syed Mohammed Murtaza Shah

The War of Ego and Ideology flared up in Yemen will change the Middle East features Interview with Ambassador Syed Mohammed Murtaza Shah, CEO & Founder of Pakistan Movement for Justice, Peace and Human Rights International by Nahed al Husaini for the Saker blog. Nahed al Husaini: Excellency, Please introduce yourself to our readers? Ambassador Syed Mohammed Murtaza Shah: Actually I am defender and activist of human rights and peace working

ZAG! Russia does another “Libya” at the UNSC

This just in: the UNSC has adopted resolution “imposes an arms embargo against the Houthi rebels in Yemen and the allied forces loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh”.  How crazy is that?! An international coalition of thugs lead by the Saudis and al-Qaeda is conducing a large-scale aggression against Yemen and when the Jordanians propose to slap an arms embargo on the Houthis Russia simply abstains even though the

Yemen as yet another example of US military incompetence

It has become rather obvious to the world that the latest events in Yemen are yet another illustration of the phenomenal inability of US foreign policy to get anything done.  For a quick primer on this topic, see this excellent Cross Talk show or this article of mine.  Today I want to comment on something usually less discussed: the mind boggling cowardice of the US military. The US military has

In Yemen the “Axis of kindness” shows the true face of the Empire and proves Lenin right

The headlines out of Yemen really say it all: U.S. pulling last of its Special Operations forces out of Yemen (and destroy their equipment in the process) Russia’s Yemen consulate damaged amid Saudi-led airstrikes – embassy source Russian evacuation plane denied landing in Yemen, diverts to Cairo Chinese military disembark in port of Aden, Yemen, to guard evacuation – official Yemen crisis: Foreigners’ tales of escape Saudi Arabia, Yemen won’t

Footage from Bahrain

I good friend of mine has recently emailed me and told me that I was paying too much attention to the situation in Libya and not enough to the situation in Bahrain.  She sent me a long list of videos, some of which had already been removed by YouTube, some which were only in Arabic, some which did not explain what was being shown, and some which were duplicates of

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