Battle For Yemen’s Al-Hudaydah On November 6, 2018 (Maps, Videos)

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Battle For Yemen’s Al-Hudaydah On November 6, 2018 (Maps, Videos)

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On November 6, clashes near the port Yemeni city of al-Hudaydah continued with forces of the Saudi-UAE-led coalition were attempting to capture more areas around it in the fraework of its wider effoort to encircle the Houthi-held city.

Intense clashes took place near the Matahin square where members of Ansar Allah (also known as the Houthis) and their allies recaptured a number of positions from coalition forces. However, they were not able to develop gained momentum immediately and to force coalition troops to retreat from nearby positions.

At the same time, coalition forces made an attempt to capture the Saleh housing, but failed to do this.

According to reports from the ground, in the period from November 4 to November 6, warplanes of the coalition carried out up to 200 strikes on positions on Ansar Allah-led forces in the area.

Battle For Yemen’s Al-Hudaydah On November 6, 2018 (Maps, Videos)

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So far, this very attempt of the coalition to capture al-Hudaydah city has appeared to be more sucessful than the previous ones. The Houthis have faced a number of issues, which are mostly caused by problems with anti-armour means and measures as well as the advantage of the coalition in manpower and military equipment.

At the same time, the problem of the advancing coalition forces is a narrow frontline east of al-Hudaydah. Their positions there are vulnerable for counter-attacks from the northern and eastern directions. Yemeni sources expect that the Houthis will likely use this vulnerability soon.

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  • AlexanderAmproz

    https://www.agoravox.fr/tribune-libre/article/yemen-pour-une-enorme-goutte-de-201679

    YEMEN : pour une énorme goutte de pétrole *****

    par SEPH

    1er mars 2018

    Depuis plus de deux ans, une guerre menée par les plus riches pays du Proche-Orient (voire du monde) contre le plus pauvre se poursuit, dans une large indifférence politique et médiatique.

    Le 26 mars 2015, l’Arabie saoudite suivie de dix pays lance une opération de bombardements contre le Yémen.

    On a rarement vu une guerre qui tourne à ce point au génocide et qui laisse de marbre.

    YÉMEN :

    sous embargo, le génocide continue

    Sanaa la capitale du Yémen : une des plus belle ville au monde

    1 – RAPPEL HISTORIQUE

    Le 22 mai 1990, le Yémen est unifié ( Nord et Sud) et Ali Abdallah Saleh, président du Yémen du Nord, devient président du nouvel État.

    La réunification du Yémen est très mal vécue par une organisation politique et théologique zaïdite : les Houthis (*). Ils ont été marginalisés par le gouvernement sur le plan politique, économique et religieux dans le cadre de cette réunification, et ils demandent le rétablissement du statut d’autonomie dont ils bénéficiaient auparavant.

    De plus, les Houthis ont été la cible de six campagnes de répression, orchestrées par le pouvoir central de Saleh, entre 2004 et 2010.

    Puis les Houthis ont joué un rôle actif dans la révolte de 2011 qui a conduit au départ négocié, en février 2012, du président Saleh à la suite de soulèvements populaires. C’est le vice-Président Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi ( l’homme de paille des USA) qui est alors désigné pour reprendre le contrôle du pays.

    Les Houthis de nouveau persécutés, s’allient avec leur ancien opposant Ali Abdallah Saleh, ils obtiennent la démission de Hadi le 22 janvier 2015.

    Placé en résidence surveillée, le président Hadi parvient à quitter Sanaa en mars 2015.

    Il gagne d’abord le grand port d’Aden, dans le sud du pays, d’où il s’exile chez son allié saoudien, à Riyad après la prise d’Aden par les Houthis le 25 mars 2015.

    (*) Les Houthis tirent leur nom de leur guide spirituel, le chef religieux Badreddine al-Houthi et de son fils, Hussein, un influent prédicateur tué par l’armée yéménite en 2004 Ce mouvement, dont la branche politique porte le nom d’Ansarullah, appartient à la communauté zaïdite, issue du chiisme et concentrée dans les montagnes du nord-ouest du pays, à la frontière de l’Arabie saoudite.

    Le mouvement Ansarullah est une coalition patriotique qui ne compte pas exclusivement des zaïdites chiites, mais comprend également de nombreuses personnalités sunnites. C’est ce mouvement qui a mené les combats que les médias attribuent a l’organisation religieuse Houthi qui est une composante d’Ansarullah.

    Ansarullah est composé de Comités Populaires dans le but de défendre les gens de la misère et l’indépendance du pays. Ce grand mouvement est implanté dans tout le pays.
    Etc., etc., etc….
    https://www.agoravox.fr/tribune-libre/article/yemen-pour-une-enorme-goutte-de-201679

  • R Trojson

    Saudis will spend 20 years exterminating Houtis if that is what it takes. In this war either Saudis exterminate Houtis or Houtis/Iran exterminate Saudis. It is hard for the West to understand what is really at stake here. In 10 years Houtis will fall from 30% to 20% of Yemen’s population. Those remaining will be branded terrorists for defending their own land. They will be starving, persecuted and forced off their own land.

    • AlexanderAmproz

      https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/385

      What for a vastest ! ! !

      Sanaa is among the World nicest City !

      Old City of Sana’a

      Situated in a mountain valley at an altitude of 2,200 m, Sana’a has been inhabited for more than 2,500 years. In the 7th and 8th centuries the city became a major centre for the propagation of Islam. This religious and political heritage can be seen in the 103 mosques, 14 hammams and over 6,000 houses, all built before the 11th century. Sana’a’s many-storeyed tower-houses built of rammed earth (pisé) add to the beauty of the site.

      Description is available under license CC-BY-SA IGO 3.0

      EnglishFrenchArabicChineseRussianSpanishJapaneseDutch

      Old City of Sana’a

      Old City of Sana’a (Yemen) © Editions Gelbart

      Outstanding Universal Value

      Brief synthesis

      Situated in a mountain valley at an altitude of 2,200 m, the Old City of Sana’a is defined by an extraordinary density of rammed earth and burnt brick towers rising several stories above stone-built ground floors, strikingly decorated with geometric patterns of fired bricks and white gypsum. The ochre of the buildings blends into the bistre-colored earth of the nearby mountains. Within the city, minarets pierce the skyline and spacious green bustans (gardens) are scattered between the densely packed houses, mosques, bath buildings and caravanserais.

      Inhabited for more than 2,500 years, the city was given official status in the second century BC when it was an outpost of the Yemenite kingdoms. By the first century AD it emerged as a centre of the inland trade route. The site of the cathedral and the martyrium constructed during the period of Abyssinian domination (525-75) bear witness to Christian influence whose apogee coincided with the reign of Justinian. The remains of the pre-Islamic period were largely destroyed as a result of profound changes in the city from the 7th century onwards when Sana’a became a major centre for the spread of the Islamic faith as demonstrated by the archaeological remains within the Great Mosque, said to have been constructed while the Prophet was still living. Successive reconstructions of Sana’a under Ottoman domination beginning in the 16th century respected the organization of space characteristic of the early centuries of Islam while changing the appearance of the city and expanding it with a second city to the west. The houses in the old city are of relatively recent construction and have a traditional structure.

      As an outstanding example of a homogeneous architectural ensemble reflecting the spatial characteristics of the early years of Islam, the city in its landscape has an extraordinary artistic and pictorial quality. Its many-storied buildings represent an outstanding response to defensive needs in providing spacious living quarters for the maximum number of residents within defensible city walls. The buildings demonstrate exceptional craftsmanship in the use of local materials and techniques. The houses and public buildings of Sana’a, which have become vulnerable as a result of contemporary social changes, are an outstanding example of a traditional, Islamic human settlement.

      Described by historians, geographers and scholars of the early Islamic and medieval eras, Sana’a is associated with the civilizations of the Bible and the Koran.

      Criterion (iv):Within its partially preserved wall, it offers an outstanding example of a homogeneous architectural ensemble, which design and detail translate an organization of space characteristic of the early centuries of Islam which has been respected over time.

      Criterion (v): The houses of Sana’a, which have become vulnerable as a result of contemporary social changes, are an outstanding example of an extraordinary masterpiece, traditional human settlement.

      Criterion (vi): Sana’a is directly and tangibly associated with the history of the spread of Islam in the early years of the Hegira. The Great mosque of Sana’a, built in year 6 of Hegira, is known as the first mosque built outside Mecca and Medina.The Old City of Sana’a has contributed to and played a major role in Yemeni, Arab and Islamic World history through the contributions of historical Yemeni figures including Al Hassan B. Ahmed Al Hamdany, Ahamed Al Razy and Al Shawkany.

      Integrity (2011)

      A significant proportion of all the attributes that express the Outstanding Universal Value are within the property. However, in certain quarters of the city, acceleration of new development is eroding its character. The visual integrity of the property is threatened by an increase in new modern hotels and telecommunication towers in the surrounding landscape.

      The disappearance of the traditional juridical system or the application of new and supplementary ones, the accelerated social and economical changes, the rapid urban development within and around the city and the disappearance of open space as the bustans are gradually built over, are creating various unbearable pressures on the city and its inhabitants.

      Authenticity (2011)

      The attributes that carry Outstanding Universal Value are the overall design of the city and its buildings with their decorated façades, traditional building materials, and the open spaces (bustans, maqashe and sarah’at ) considered as part of the city’s urban environment, together with the visual appearance of the city surrounded by mountains. The authenticity of these attributes is vulnerable to incorrect conservation practices and development. Associated intangible values relating to traditional socio-economic activities, including the very high percentage of home ownership, continue to be demonstrated.

      Protection and management requirements (2011)

      The protection of the Old City of Sana’a is ensured by the Antiquities Law of 1997 as well as the Building Law of 2002. Protection will be improved when the Historical Cities Preservation Law comes into force. The preparation of a Conservation Plan, and of an exhaustive inventory of buildings of the city and its surroundings have been completed. The General Organization for the Preservation of the Historic Cities of Yemen (GOPHCY) aims to develop the Conservation Plan in the next few years. It is also proposed to establish a Conservation Unit to involve all stakeholders, who will be encouraged to participate in the preparation of the city Management Plan process. GOPHCY, established in 1990, is an independent body set up to create an appropriate strategy for sustainable development. After the new Law enters into force, it will become the overall authority for management of the World Heritage property.

      In its decision concerning inscription, the World Heritage Committee “recommended that an adequate buffer zone should be established around the old city.” This recommendation should be implemented in order to improve the protection of the property which also needs clearly defined boundaries.

      In the long term, it is intended to adopt a clear strategy for sustainable preservation and development of the Old City and to reach a better control of the setting as well as ensuring the balance between commercial and residential activities.

      https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/385

    • Sinbad2

      It won’t take 20 years for the Saudis to run out of oil.
      No oil, no money to buy mercenaries.
      I can see a time when not a single living member of the Saud family inhabits Arabia.

    • Garga

      Houthis don’t intent to exterminate anyone. They are content to have an independent Yemen. This fight is imposed on them, but you might be right about Saudis’ intention.
      The same goes for Iran.

      This attack is different (regarding planning and execution) than all attempts to capture Hudaydah so far, I won’t be surprised if the “advisors” played a greater role.
      I hope Houthi reinforcements change the outcome in the next 48 hours.

      • S Melanson

        Note that the coalition cannot advance further than the outskirts of the city – this is what happened in June although this attack has advanced further along the east side of the post – the coalition lines are very vulnerable I might add.. The advance on the south, now stalled is very similar.to the progress of the June offensive which stalled in same place – that finger occured in the June advance and was first to be cut off – and destroyed.. Houthis waited til coalition heavily engaged and overstretched, then counterattacked. and cut off supply.

        • PZIVJ

          The Saudi coalition trying to envelope the the city and go for the port on the north end? Looks like madness with long exposed flanks and supply lines.
          Would be funny if they got close to their new “supply port”, and then the Houthis strike back hard in the rear. :)

    • Nod

      inequality = violence. In many different ways.

  • S Melanson

    So far, this very attempt of the coalition to capture al-Hudaydah city has appeared to be more sucessful than the previous ones. The Houthis have faced a number of issues, which are mostly caused by problems with anti-armour means and measures as well as the advantage of the coalition in manpower and military equipment.

    The Houthis have anti-armour means and measures, and the advantages of manpower was greater in earlier attack and advantage in equipment the same. And so????????

  • That Guy

    If Houthis want to survive this, they should launch an attack on the thinly spread line parallel to the red sea, cutting the supply lines and encircling the attacking force around Al Hudeida. IDK though, I’m not a military specialist.

    • Tom Tom

      Sounds like they’re hopefully going to do just that.

  • DaBoiiiii

    Where is South Front getting the information that Houthis don’t have enough anti-armour munitions?

    • Zionism = EVIL

      The Ansarollah have rushed ATGM units to Hodeidah, good accurate reporting in Al-Masdar with video footage of real situation. The Saudis have been ambushed.

  • Zionism = EVIL

    The Saudi and their mercenary scum has hit a major snag:

    BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 P.M.) – The Houthi forces unleashed a heavy
    attack on the Saudi Coalition troops that recently advanced deep into
    the Hodeidah Governorate.

    Using armed drones, the Houthi forces scored several hits on the
    Saudi Coalition troops, causing a number of casualties in the ranks of
    the latter.

    In addition to their drone strikes, the Houthi
    forces also fired a large number of artillery shells towards the Kilo 7
    area that was captured by the Saudi Coalition.

    At same time, the Saudi Coalition launched a big attack against the
    Houthi forces in the Ulab border region of southern Saudi Arabia.

    Despite the air superiority, the Saudi Coalition troops were unable
    to penetrate the Houthi defenses after several hours of fighting.

    According to the official media wing of the Houthi forces, their
    troops managed to kill several Saudi Coalition fighters during the brief
    battle.

  • occupybacon

    I see there are hard times for the Houthis, wish them all the luck in the world this days.