Saudi-led Coalition Forces Advance Further On Houthis’ Positions In Northern Yemen (Photos, Video)

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On December 23, forces loyal to Saudi-backed President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi and troops of the Saudi-led coalition resumed their advance in the northern province of Jawf and captured the al-Ajasher camp in the Khb al-Shab area. The camp is located on a strategic road that links Jawf with the main heartland of the Houthis in Yemen, Saada province.

During the attack on the al-Ajasher camp, 19 fighters of the Houthis were killed and 12 others were captured by Saudi-led forces, according to the UAE-based al-Arabiya TV.

Meanwhile in Sana’a province, Saudi-backed forces captured the hills of Ganaseen and Al-Salata in the Nihm district after five days of battles, according to Yemeni sources. The sources added that pro-Saudi forces are now advancing towards the Qutbain junction.

Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted dozens of airstrikes on Houthi positions and gatherings in Nahim district, according to al-Arabiya. Yemeni sources said that over 25 Houthi fighters were killed and several vehicles of the Houthis were destroyed in the airstrikes.

Saudi-led Coalition Forces Advance Further On Houthis' Positions In Northern Yemen (Photos, Video)

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Saudi-led Coalition Forces Advance Further On Houthis' Positions In Northern Yemen (Photos, Video)

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Saudi-led Coalition Forces Advance Further On Houthis' Positions In Northern Yemen (Photos, Video)

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The Saudi-led coalition and pro-Hadi forces have shifted their focus to northern Yemen and the province of Sana’a after they failed to develop their attack towards the strategic port of al-Hudaydah in western Yemen.

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  • Serious

    Once again, Pussin never pressure USA on Yemen. Always the same weak Pussin negociating with USA and expecting from USA I don’t know what.

    That’s why all Russia allies always loose.

    • Icarus Tanović

      That way, you show us how stupid you actually are.

    • Bob

      Since when was Yemen a Russian ally?
      Name any strategic or vital Russian interests located in Yemen?
      In fact, why even bring up Russia vis-a-vis the Saudi-UAE-US-UK driven war on Yemen at all?
      To crudely divert attention away from the real participants engaged in war crimes?
      Or as an obviously unrelated whinge-fest about Putin and Russia, in the usual US MSM style?

  • Derapage

    I’m sorry to say it but I’m afraid Houthis does not have exit strategy except surrendered.

    • Serious

      Nobody will help them.

      • PZIVJ

        First priority is to lift the blockade.
        I find the occasional missile launch by N Yemen to be quite counterproductive.
        To score propaganda points while the people suffer. NOT SMART :(
        https://theintercept.com/2017/11/16/u-n-security-counil-saudi-arabia-blockade-yemen-famine-iran/

        • Moussa Saab

          I can’t stop chuckling after hearing the you say “Propaganda points” XD.
          Otherwise I agree with your comment. Really hoping for a ‘good one’ to hit Saudia Arabia and to see the look at Kings face when an Aramco plant is hit, until it happens.

        • Thegr8rambino

          why counterproductive? if they hit and cause a good amount of damage it can only help houthis regain their country :))

          • PZIVJ

            That’s a big if !
            These longer range launches carry a smaller warhead and may be prone to possible intercept (sometimes screwing up the fall of the warhead, but not destroying it) And if N Yemen makes less than 1 long range attack a month they do not have enough of them for sure.
            Meanwhile in Nov Saudis announced a naval blockade over a launch, and bitch Nicki at the UN and the Sauds are trying to claim Iran was involved. This I call counterproductive.

          • Thegr8rambino

            well houthis just need to make it count once: destroy the royal palace and kill all saudi top leadership in one fell swoop and there will be no one to bitch to nikki about the missiles :)))

    • Hassan Ghonem

      Heaven is their exit strategy, until god shows them the path of victory
      They are defending their homeland, they either win or die.

      • Icarus Tanović

        That’s right my brother.

  • Potato Potato

    Its been 2 years and the Saudi salafist coalition is gaining maybe 2 micro inches of land per day.

    • Icarus Tanović

      Price is to high for Bin Salman’s sensitive crown ass. Wish to see somw more attack on Saudi cities with missiles.

  • Icarus Tanović

    LET’S BLAST THESE SALAFIST WAHABIES ASSES!

  • chris chuba

    There was a great article on counter-punch, this is Saudi Arabia’s version of Montgomery’s ‘Market Garden’ https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/12/22/a-total-horror-show-the-new-plan-for-yemen/
    and I hope it ends in the same disastrous manner.
    It makes sense out of the coming together of recent events:
    – Saleh switching sides
    – A reconciliation between UAE and Saudi factions.
    – great description of using food as a weapon as a critical component of the strategy.
    – the recent drive on Hodeidah port is to take advantage of the situation but was pre-planned (Market Garden).