A brief overview of the recent developments in Yemen:
- Ceasefire violations were reported in al-Hudaydah;
- Saudi-led coalition warplanes struck the Mukayris area 3 times;
- Saudi-led coalition warplanes struck the Sarwah area 9 times;
- Saudi-led coalition warplanes struck the Majzar area 15 times;
- Clashes between Ansar Allah and Saudi-led forces were reported in the Mukayris area;
- Clashes between Ansar Allah and Saudi-led forces were reported in the Majzar area;
- Ansar Allah secured the area recently captured from Saudi-led forces near the Labanat base.
What I really want to know is: Has the UAE really pulled out entirely like they said they would, or did they just into stealth mode in Yemen? Someone is still paying salaries and shipping arms to the southern tribes and it damn sure isn’t the Saudis. ISIS and AQAP have an usually persistent presence despite the Saudis and UAE swearing they’re not financing them.
Both the Saudis and UAE are cash broke, and their garbage sovereign debt is only held up by their manufactured peg to the USD. That won’t last forever. They keep having to raise salaries for mercs to go to Yemen, but there have been fewer and fewer takers. Mercs know the Saudis and UAE are deadbeats and don’t pay salaries. About all the Saudis and UAE have for Yemen is an endless supply of western equipment financed entirely on credit. US taxpayers will end up with the bill – we will never get a dime of that credit paid back by the bankrupt Saudi and UAE deadbeats.
MintPress with another informative article on Yemen. Recommended. SF: Can you republish it?
As Saudi Forces Flee Northern Yemen, Evidence of an Unholy Alliance with Al-Qaeda is Left Behind MintPress’ Ahmed Abdulkareem traveled through Yemen’s recently liberated al-Jawf Province to see firsthand the devastation left behind by Saudi-backed AQAP militants. [link] April 24th, 2020 By Ahmed Abdulkareem
Ahmed Abdulkareem is a Yemeni that reports for local press in Yemen and also MintPress.