Pro-Saudi Forces Claim They Killed Hundreds of Houthis In Northwestern Yemen In 2017

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Pro-Saudi Forces Claim They Killed Hundreds of Houthis In Northwestern Yemen In 2017

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On January 4, forces loyal to Saudi-backed President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi claimed that their fighters killed 1,739 members and 147 commanders of the Houthis in the areas of Harad and Midi in the northwestern province of Hajjah in 2017, according to the UAE-based al-Arabiya TV.  The media outlet added that 3,150 Houthi fighters were injured and 14 others were captured in Hajjah in 2017. Pro-Hadi forces also said that they destroyed 223 vehicles and 86 positions of the Houthis last year. However, all of these claims were not verified by any neutral side.

From its side, the pro-Houthis said that their fighters had killed 10 Saudi soldiers since the beginning of 2018. The Saudi soldiers were killed during several attacks of the Houthis against Saudi Army positions on the Yemeni-Saudi border.

Yemeni sources claims that over 400 Saudi soldiers had been killed by the Houthis since the beginning of the Saudi-intervention in March 2015. Moreover, a Sudanese official revealed on September 27 that the Sudanese Army lost 412 fighters in Yemen. The third biggest force in the Saudi-led coalition, the UAE has allegedly lost over 120 soldiers in Yemen so far.

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  • Roger

    i dont understand how so few can die in wars where 100,000s of soldiers fight and only 2-3000 get killed in a year. its so easy to get hit in paintball or airsoft and real guns can shoot through walls and covers. bombs and explosives are even worse to hide from.

    • anonim

      In real wars nobody waits to be as close as in paintball and airsoft. Did you really think you’re playing soldier while at paintball/airsoft? Study some military strategy and history, even if it’s WWII.

    • Garga

      Perhaps because these aren’t wars in it’s classic sense, these are more like hit and run raids. The fronts aren’t large and frontlines aren’t wide.

      The war in Yemen is like this: Saudi coalition of murder bombs some houses and civilian infrastructures, Yemenis retaliate by firing a missile or ambushing a small convoy of invaders, the Murder Inc. retaliates by bombing a wedding, funeral, something, Yemenis retaliate by blowing up a boat or something. Whenever and wherever the Murder Inc. feels the Yemeni defence is not powerful, they send their African mercenaries in, but don’t forget to bomb civilian houses before that. African mercenaries enter, either prevail or their bottoms are handed to them, then Yemenis retaliate by attacking a Saudi army base which results in Saudi mercenaries fleeing and retaliating by bombing a hospital or school or something.

      That’s why the number of civilian deaths (or as the Murder Inc puts, “collateral damage”) are far more than the actual combatants’ deaths.

      This murderous campaign could be ended either if Yemenis had access to a reliable air defence to increase the aerial bombings’ price or the Saudi Murder Inc. had big enough balls to act like a real military.

      I believe the last real war was the war Iraq and co. imposed on Iran in the 1980’s. Both sides were more or less at the same level and the battles more or less were done in actual fronts (as far as Iran was concerned) not like these new kind of war and the empire’s war against the civilian population of former Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, etc.

  • Rodney Loder

    Not much can be done about it if nobody wants to step up and support Houthis, Salman could be the new dominant power of the entire Middle East with isrsel behind him, Jerusalem will not mean much when that happens, the West would be hard pressed to defend Saudi Arabian right now, but once his reform agenda gets rolled out Salman will be almost as loveable as Netanyahu.
    Another thing, if Trump pulls this one off, he’ll be the biggest US hero, bigger even than George Washington.

    • Kira Binkley

      Pulls what off, Rodney?

      • Rodney Loder

        Trump is telling the EU and Britain to decide to support his plans for Western domination of the ME and Afghanistan, he is pivoting back while advancing in the East, probably he’ll have to let North Korea ride and will offer that to the EU and Britain as the new deal to lessen tensions.

        The new ME arrangement will be ostensibly a reformist Suudi led Middle East agenda with platitudes going to the Palestinians, this will replace the Petro Dollar strategy that is failing due to Fracking and the One belt one road.

        If US European Allies go ahead fully committed into Trump he’ll be unassailable.

        Their weakest link is Iran and Turkey attacking MbS before he becomes a Western Hero.

        The Christians can’t sell Israel any more, the same thing happened in Africa after Idi Amin.

        • Kira Binkley

          Maybe it’s that “weakest link” that’s causing Dougie’s toes to quiver.

          • Rodney Loder

            Brother Erdogan is doing fine, the thing that I don’t like is Putin is pressuring Assad to support Trump’s SDF claiming there is much common ground and Obama was the cause of everything bad, which is true, but if Trump can get Assad on side, Putin already is, then KSA will inherit the ME.
            Putin’s Netanyahu is willing to be subordinate to MbS, Iran Turkey and Hezbolllah oppose this and naturally so Ansarallah, who are about to be exterminated so Putin and China can win favour with the Saudis.
            It’s a tough World, and it’s happened many times before in the ME.

          • Kira Binkley

            Doesn’t sound realistic to me.

          • Rodney Loder

            Sisi is having second thoughts, if he pulls back in a hurry, Brother Erdogan might ease up. Someone is supporting Houthis with some high tech imaging Manpads I think it’s Brother Erdogan, this is very recent stuff, so you might be right, not realistic, Turkey is the King maker and Salman isn’t the king, when he bites the dust Putin and Xi will reappraisal the situational.

          • Kira Binkley

            Taking it to the brink.

          • Rodney Loder

            Houthis will not surrender in any circumstances they had the offer to disarm about 2 years ago as time has shown Saleh eventually accepted Houthis made a grave mistake keeping Hadi alive, that same mistake will never be repeated.

          • Kira Binkley

            Looking into it, Rodney.

          • Rodney Loder

            I’m very glad to hear that Kira, my mechanic has dropped his asking price for his dirt bike a thousand $ and he tells me it would be pretty much like riding my last bike which was a 750 cc Honda shaft drive, he wants me to test ride it but I naturally declined that old trick, I could get the price down more but I don’t want to start doing my own mechanical repairs again because my car would never get a pink slip at rego time.

          • Kira Binkley

            Would it pass emissions testing?

          • Rodney Loder

            We don’t do emissions testing just break testing, that’s how they got me a few months ago my mechanic said his break testing device was broken so I had to go to the other mechanic for the annual inspection, they play good cop bad cop funny stuff, but hay,!! that’s the system we live in, and it save me a heap of money because I only use my car once a month or less, it’s not really roadway, that’s why I really need another form of transport if you come over to my wife, I think you’d love motorcycle riding if you learned how to ride properly.

          • Kira Binkley

            You got it, Rod. I imagine you can do some sleuthing here, as well.

          • Rodney Loder

            I could do that if you’re imagination can stand it, really, !! your sounding serious, but realizing reality is socialising with finality, have you really got get up and go,? , I really don’t know you’re just a person I met and never knew everyone is that though in the shortness of life, and awful is the survey of peak decline, where is tranquility after the performance of a lifetime a super fit sparrow is then on the starting line with a pussy cat, not saying the KiraSeer is a pussy but others have, only to be corrected by me.
            I could go to WA because I forked out over 100k to get the house built and would like to see it, but really wouldn’t bother unless you’re there to be met, it’s all so intriguing I’d even be up for driving my Suzuki Seirra (1990) over that would be something to boast about any mug can just hop on a plane, actually the fare for catching the train is 5k and plane 1k so it’s expensive either way I could apply for a free train trip available to pensioners, but I’m not getting locked into that long time sitting next to mad bastards so that’s definitely out.
            I don’t think your going to feature, I think your just bluffing.

        • Kira Binkley

          How does MbS feel about being attacked by Iran and Turkey? You suppose he may have feelings of revenge, or rapprochement?

          El Stupido may be having the feeling that he can, and needs to, prove to them that he can handle things. I say, Good luck, moron!!

          • Rodney Loder

            I just got your comment now after I’d been working really hard all day cleaning out my spring fed dam high up on the Holy Mount Scanzi, the spring is flowing now after only 116 mm rain this summer and 68 mm for the entire spring.
            This was forecast as Climate Change, sorry about not answering you sooner, if you only knew how bad that makes me feel I would feel happy.
            No, !!! MbS wasn’t attacked, this session of conflict was ignited by King Abdullah sending forces to protect al-Khalifa who is a lookalike al-Saud family dynasty only with a very small minority support base in Bahrain and that was early 2013.
            If you read Said K Aburish you’ll see that Saudi Arabia is just a Western fort in the bad lands like israel.

            El Stupido will go for broke because he is broken goods and no doubt will be replaced soon, it would be better it the Republicans could tell him to leave before the Democrats do.

          • Kira Binkley

            I mean, WHEN MbS is attacked.

          • Rodney Loder

            It’s probably Brother Erdogan sending missiles to Houthis, that could become Cruise Missile with a 1000 kilometre range any time, HTS just upgraded their Drone Technology, MbS knows this but also knows that he has no way out, he will just keep doing the least amount possible hoping that the Jerusalem strategy will cause something big to happen, the more he makes Yemmen suffer the less standing he has abroad, and of course in military matters suffering means very little, so no great action will be taken while he’s eroding his position financially and politically, Jerusalem is his only hope to divert attention.

          • Kira Binkley

            We may be getting a little information overload right now. The brains are beginning to shut down.
            And I have to go now. Talk to you later.

          • Rodney Loder

            I think your right, in the last comment I think I was saying that being selfish is bad but was meaning that selfish is good, because Allah would not want a person to put himself down ethically, have a lovely night and think about me often.

          • Kira Binkley

            You are correct, Rodney, because who thinks ill of himself will not make good choices. Any psychologist can tell you that.
            How can I not think of you? Or talk to you?

          • Rodney Loder

            Wednesday today, so only three or four more weeks to go until I go into Nowra again, I might have mentioned to my mechanic that if it isn’t sold I was intending to purchase his 600 cc racing dirt bike, I actually think that I could use it to get up to my top dam where I’m doing lots of work, I could drive my Suzuki Sierra but I save it for trips into town, why be hard on machinery when muscles can do the trick right?..
            But my friend brought me a lot of heavy lilies in special starter silt too heavy to carry up the very steep mountain, so I have to purchase the bike it looks like, I could use my small 50 cc Chinese bike but I’m saving it to teach you to ride on, so you can get your motor cycle licence, the 600 cc racing dirt bike is registered for the road.

          • Kira Binkley

            What can I say?

          • Rodney Loder

            However if you are still interested I could make other plans, but I get the feeling you have got better things to do. No need for us to fall out, and not to keeping on keeping on the Trans- Siberian Orchestra will be always playing here.

          • Kira Binkley

            Maybe the feeling you’re getting is that I have better things to do WITH YOU.
            Which I do.

          • Rodney Loder

            Or it might come from a different ideological perspective, I really do love you, but I just leave everything up to you, if I do spend your dowry next month I could eaisly save up another one.

          • Kira Binkley

            Preparing for the future?

          • Rodney Loder

            Well getting up the mountain is good exercise, but I get enough exercise thinking about you, so naturally then if I could ride up, which is in question, even on a powerful racing dirt bike, because of the steep incline and a bike is only rear wheel drive, I might have to put nobbly tyres my Susuki Sierra, but then it would start a lot of erosion of he track when water is torrenting down, a bike would be better, carrying tools and stuff up there is not a problem, that doesn’t happen often, but I like to go up there in the summer every day boating and swimming.
            That’s my future, if Assad gives me a visa for 21 days, that’s not long to be away.

            I really do need a young famous wife to go out there so I don’t get lumbered with another I know you don’t like the expression so I will refrain from using it, but you’ve still got 5 months to decide then I’ll be asking Fatama of the Lebanon for her hand in marriage Fatama is Serena Shims younger sister she might be married or engaged already, I haven’t made any enquiries as yet.

          • Kira Binkley

            Thought things might be turning around there with Damascus.

          • Rodney Loder

            Clara Del Ponte’s work with the UN is starting to pay off HTS is about to be exiled not only from Ghouta but from all Damascus environs, but I’m identified with Turkey more so now because of MbS so I don’t know what can happen in the immediate future you should come over here for short break or I might do something stupid that involves spending money, your money.

          • Kira Binkley

            My dowry, Rodney?
            Good, then, for del Ponte. I’ll research.
            I’ve been thrown off OPP. Well, suspended for 3 days. So I just asked them not to renew my posting capacity. That America pretty much knows how “I” feel—disgusted!

          • Rodney Loder

            Suspended from OPP , !! GOOD GRIEF, KiraSeer please I’m begging you come over here and take your frustrations out on me, give everyone else a rest, I promise not to spend your 3•75 USD if you hurry up and make a decision, I want so much to get married to you I’m beginning to be frightful, doing my strong man exercises I mean, I’m like becoming Atlas, the kangaroos and wombats are actually starting to listen to what I have to say, it was never like that before you came into my life, actually I might have to spend some of your, I calls it sweetheart money, on tranquilizers.

          • Kira Binkley

            The kangaroos and wombats are coming around, are they? I’ll have to see it—or read it—or just plain know it—before I believe it!!

          • Rodney Loder

            How’s the research going ? I’ve been missing you, I could become a Democrat if I don’t hear from you soon, I’m like that, !! very vindictive it’s the only way to Utopia, which is through the two-dimensional threshold of uncertainty and moonstruck the kernel exiting the shell as a deliverance from the retribution of the hammer blow, Marx called it pie in the sky.

          • Kira Binkley

            He did not! You’re putting me on!

          • Rodney Loder

            As far as I know, pie in the sky was a catch cry from Union Bosses who were negotiating wage and conditions agreements referring to wild cat strikes that promised a lot and delivered nothing.

            I should has posted a derivative of Marxism.

            All through that period up till Sue started running away on behalf of israel, I was active in the Union Movement.

          • Kira Binkley

            Well, I looked it up. Joe Hill, “The Preacher and the Slave”. Hmmmm. Seems to have lessons for all.
            Eternal “bliss” without having to lift a finger.

            I never knew that about the saying. I thought it just came from the song about the ant and the rubber tree plant.

          • Rodney Loder

            I haven’t read “The preacher and the slave” I have ordered Grapes of wrath and East of Eden for next month I’ll probably go into town in 2 weeks time, sorry about not correcting mistakes in my last post but im running out of time, please be patient with me and give me as much homework as you want, I am your devoted student.

            BigMike recommended “The Great Divorce” CS Lewis my Library hadn’t heard of it, and I had to buy it, I’m really interested because it sounds a bit like “Cling Witch” Halechia Nancy who led Glac to believe in the sky-hopes until he became her house pet after that the Hyacinth romance became lopsided, often she would hang him on the wall as a decorative arts discernment when her friends came to discuss the feeling they get from having their big toe nibble by sucker fish.

            If it’s a good book I could post it to you if I knew your address, probably that’s why you quit OPP to end private messages.

            I don’t mind, I go good on the wall.

          • Kira Binkley

            I don’t want to post my email address on a public forum. You could still PM me on OPP, I think, and I can give it to you then.

          • Rodney Loder

            I will send you another private message on OPP, of course I have already sent you both my phone numbers in one such private message, however if you gave me your email we could be messaging on what’s app or just messaging, but Kira speculative fiction “does” become you, but there again what doesn’t?.

          • Kira Binkley

            Moonstruck? How comes you to know so much, Rodney? Yet there are still some who think you do not have great influence. How can we convince them otherwise?

          • Rodney Loder

            I can tell you the secret only if you promise to reward me, OK, I’ll tell you anyway just in case Allah gives me a reward I will believe it came because of you, now I know I’m clever at posting reasoned dissertation because my past history is only about intellectual conflict as a contrivance to offset my capacity with a false sense of security, by pretending to be a dumb arse I fooled everybody, so as not to be used up prematurely, egalitarian attitude prevailed all that time, and in December 2012, I came out with the dirt on Governments and people when like to steal from defenceless children, not to mention physically abuse in ever disgusting manner, also with a lifetime of pent-up learning without any unsavoury embellishments, plus I really am Jesus Christ as well as that I live on the Sacred Mountain, furthermore I have 12 years of written logic at my finger tips, it’s impossible to remember a lot of it but there is a secquences to track thought in systematic ways that i have arranged in my “pad” you should come and check it out , I haven’t spent your dowry, I told my mechanic I would have the dough to buy his bike in early February, you could come for just a few days 7 and I hand over 500 USD every day, you can stay at the Friendly Inn at Kangaroo Valley.

            Just have look at what I have to offer, don’t worry about politics, that is all taken care of.

          • Kira Binkley

            Your last paragraph, Rodney. Yes, I do believe El Stupido is feeling the pinch. Can’t wait.

          • Rodney Loder

            That was a while ago Kira Binkley I am pretty sure EL Stupido has turned a new leaf in his book of silly stuff, I think he now realises he could very easily end up like Dominique Strauss-‘Khan the classic hit by the Masonic Telepathic Controllers.

            Especially after his excellent performance at Davos he seems to have a handle on his real situation.

            If the Democrat Globalists hitch up China and sink US sovereignty it’s game over for ever, only EL Stupido is holding them back.

  • hvaiallverden

    Dont be fooled, the war in Yemen is conducted on two different war theaters, one is an invading force, backed/lead by Saudi-Barbarians and Co. witch is rapidly moving inland, as expected, due to size and ability, compared to the natives, so in that sense, bear in mind, the overall geography, and then what have the enemy gained, foot hold isnt the same as control, its just hunking down somewhere and hope your ass comes out of this in one piece, but thats it, just look at Afghanistan, where the foce is much bigger and supposedly better, in the land known as the Grave Yard of the Empires, because, again as in the Yemen case, time comes into the theater, as an valid factor of war fare, patients is an virtue when you are up against an overwhelming invasive force, whom have hunkered down.

    Yeah, even with the state of the art weapons you will have problems, this is not Holloweed fairy tales aka Movies, this is the real world, and nobody wants to die, but inevitably, when the factors are right, the atrocity to much, you will snap, and do something, and eventually, it leads to war, and nobody really knows how one are, before you stand there and fires the rifle.
    Thats why I dont watch war pron, make me feel sick, even when the so called enemy is lying there, it makes me sick, but this is the real world, watch to learn, not to ridicule, the judgment is never the less, not ours to make, but then in the real world, they had the chance, and did nothing, and hypocrisy, is equally to silence and compliance, deadly sins, its even crystal clear in the Noble Quran, as in the teachings of the prophets, you simply cant misunderstand that at all, and I am not joking.

    Christian Zionism, is the enemy of Man, the Babylon whore, the one all of the prophets warned us about, the beast, whom is following an War lord, do this fools know how decived they are, blinded completely, and their religion is an utter perversion of everything, incl the Torah and the NT.

    One simple advice, you get it for free, God, dont show mercy to anyone whom is Not ablle, them self to show mercy, and base the existence in Justice as an fundamental, and love as the religion, thats it.

    Blessed be the peacemakers.

    The Houtis and Yemens in general have my hart and soul with them, no exceptions what so ever.

    peace

  • Starlight

    The British RAF have the biggest base in Britain’s history in Saudi Arabia, and it is from this base that BRITISH pilots bomb Yemen on a daily basis. They do so under ‘Saudi’ colours- a legal DECEIT that Tony Blair codified in Britsh Law.

    Any serving member of the British armed services can, without changing employment status, instantaneously ‘change’ to a member of a friendly foreign army (with governmental permission), and thus be reported in the press as if they were a national of that foreign nation. This is why the BBC et al refer to ‘Saudi’ bombing attacks, whereas in reality most planes are RAF, and almost all pilots are RAF.

    Britain’s ‘covert’ wars are notorious. 60-100 years later the papers become public, and the sheeple of the UK are told “that’s how we did bad things in long ago bad times- but as you know, things are BETTER now”.

    On the ground, Britsih SAS butchers lead and command legions of islamic mercenaries- losers recruited by the Saudis from the worst poor islamic cr-p-holes on the planet. These dreadful mercenaries die in droves- but they are also merciless butchers- raping torturing and mass murdering wherever they can.

    The ORIGIN of the Yemen war lies with Yemen being the historic SLAVE STATE of Saudi Arabia, just as Korea was mistreated (and today kept split) because it was the historic SLAVE STATE of Japan. When the ‘sub-Humans’ of Yemen got ‘upperty’, Israel advised its blood brother to give Yemen the GAZA TREATMENT.

    The Saudi scum expected Yemen to fall in line after an initial “harsh whipping”. Now we know that didn’t happen. And now- even worse for the people of Yemen, Iran NEEDS the proxy Yemen war in the belief that while KSA is tied up fighting a hopeless cause in Yemen, KSA cannot begin the Iran War.

    The Great Game means ordinary decent people in Yemen have their lives ruined by the MILLIONS, while everyone sits on their hands- including Putin. The dead are silent- a trick monsters always exploit to keep the war atrocities going.

    Today at the UN, hopeless servile Putin whined about the UNSC illegally meeting about protests in Iran, then said that Russia would participate in these illegal proceedings. That’s Putin for you- lapdog of the Deep State- ALWAYS falling in line with the West’s manipulations at the United Nations.

    Putin could have boycotted the UNSC- and China would have done the same. Then both Super Powers could have issued a joint statement condemning Trump for illegally subverting the UNSC. Instead Putin ordered Russia to work with Trump in demonising Iran.

    Russia, as a Super Power, is good at exactly ONE thing- fighting a World War against the West. Which is very sad, cos the final conflict is the FINAL conflict in which billions will die, and Humanity will be finished, even tho Russia nukes America more than America nukes Russia.

    Putin could end the Yemen war tomorrow. Putin could ensure war against Iran is off the table for decades to come. He will do neither, cos his zionist masters do not want this.

    Instead Putin will blunder and bluster and fiddle against Deep State projects in the most minor way possible. All the while giving Russia’s absolute loyalty to Israel and Saudi Arabia. And thusly the Deep State will continue turning the screw against Russia- demonising and hurting Russia however it can.

    PS another day when Southfront pushes the zionist talking points, and REFUSES to cover the jewish atrocities against non-jews over Xmas in Palestine. Please Google Ahed Tamimi.

  • Langaniso Mhlobo

    Pro terrorists regime kills poor hungry neighbour’s which are actually their own brother who joints them every year at Mecca.

  • Langaniso Mhlobo

    All Saudi regimes of sunnis belief in US dollar and are getting it on exchange of oil and killing of own brother’s.Killing brother’s from another mother what a greed and shame.