Saudi-led Coalition Launches New Military Operation To Break Houthis’ Siege On Taiz

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Saudi-led Coalition Launches New Military Operation To Break Houthis' Siege On Taiz

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On January 25, forces loyal to Saudi-backed Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi and the Saudi-led coalition launched a new military operation to break the Houthis siege on the city of Taiz, the capital of the southwestern Taiz province.

In the beginning of the operation, pro-Hadi forces attacked several key positions of the Houthis in the areas of al-Zunuj, al-Arba’yn, al-Hwjalah and Wa’sh Mount in the outskirt of Taiz, according to the UAE-based al-Arabiya TV. Pro-Hadi fighters reportedly destroyed two battle tanks and four vehicles of the Houthis in their attack.

Saudi-led coalition warplanes supported the advance and destroyed several positions of the Houthis around Tazi, including three ammo depots, according to al-Arabiya.

Pro-Hadi forces have been besieged by the Houthis inside Taiz city since the outbreak of the Yemeni war in 2015. On August 18, 2016 the Saudi-led coalition was able to open a route towards the city. However, the Houthis maintained their key positions around it.

The new operation is likely another attempt by the Saudi-led coalition to make a significant military achievement in its war on the Houthis, especially after it failed to reach the city of al-Hudaydah in western Yemen in December, 2017.

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  • MeMadMax

    The saudis are commiting genocide in yemen.

    Did you know that yemen has to import 90% of its food and that it is completely blockaded from land sea and air.

    Plus the saudis are deliberately destroying what little farms there are.

    Of the population of 24 million, 16 million are starving.

    • montezuma_rg

      thats horrible..why is no one doing anything about this. eveyone knows yet no one does anything. thats why the houthis fight so bravely, they rather die on the field then slowly starving to death. my deepest respect and condolences to the houthis!

      • MeMadMax

        More than that: they are surrounded. And when you have an opponent surrounded with no other choice but death or fight to the death, they will fight to the death.

        Sun Tzu says: “When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard…”

        • montezuma_rg

          very true sun tzu Art of War is as relevant as it was back then.

    • FlorianGeyer

      This shows the complete hypocrisy of most ,if not all developed Western nations.
      I can imagine the furore if it was Iran committing these war crimes instead of Saudi Arabia.
      It would be front page news a every day.

      • Western countries used to do their own starvation genocides. UK blockades of Germany 1919 and India 1943 caused millions to die. Now since it is not politically palatable, they contract the task to Wahhabistani Orcs and pretend they aren’t involved.

        • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

          Yes look at the UK in India in the 1870’s and later 30 million people died of starvation because the UK didn’t want exports from India reduced as it would hurt the bottom line.

        • Astar Roth

          Is there end to that wahabistani/zionistic orc rampage and evil? Do they not have any human feelings in them selves.
          At least, spare kids.
          But they’re not human…

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      • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

        You forget the equal partners that shares in this crime against humanity, UAE,US,UK NATO bunch of hypocrites in backing the quest of US imperialism. Yet Iran is blamed or Hezbollah yet no evidence exists to blame either one of them, and the great protectors of freedom all lies and propaganda about the Coalition of Imperialism.

        You should check out new articles by Randi Nord she is the co founder of GeoPolitics Alert and contributes to the Mint Press and the Social underground. She just written pieces covering all this situation in the Mint Press, her expertise is Yemen.

        • FlorianGeyer

          We seem to be approaching the Full Exposure Phase of all the actors who have been responsible for the near destruction of Syria and Iraq.
          This is of course the most dangerous time for the world and also a stimulating time as we witness the cannibalism of the Zionist vassals.

    • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

      The US is imposing this blockade on everything just as they have done to Syria, blame the US as more nations are becoming opposed to it’s continued illegal wars and imperialism. The US has some good lapdogs in UAE as they help the US in the region more than the Saudis do.

  • Alder

    I wish them ill luck on their adventure.

  • Rob

    https://www.crossed-flag-pins.com/animated-flag-gif/gifs/Yemen_240-animated-flag-gifs.gif

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/af/Abdulmalik_Alhouthi_by_Mbazri.jpg/220px-Abdulmalik_Alhouthi_by_Mbazri.jpg
    Yemen president: Sayyid Abdul-Malik Badreddin al-Houthi

    Abdur Rabu Mansur Hadi <– took power from Abdullah Saleh but Hadi was too weak to rule the Yemen therefore, the corruption was too high. Houthis had start complaining and when Hadi failed to rule so he resigned twice, then Houthis took the power of Yemen. So this was Yemen internal affair in which Saudi Arabia should not interfere.

    In Yemen war US provides weapons and intelligence support to Saudi-led coalition forces, which reportedly include assistance in military targets in Yemen. It indicates that Trump indirectly attacks Yemen through Saudi led collation because Trump shows targets to Saudi led collation in Yemen. That is why Saudi led collation air forces targeting funerals, Mosques, schools, hospitals, markets etc.

    Enough is enough now president Putin, Rouhani and Xi must opened blocked on Houthis and send them humanitarian support and rescue them from Saudis butchers. Call both parties to Sochi for negotiation at least for the small kids that have no food, medicines and shelters.

  • Rob

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6WD9O8Xc9Y

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0pKX8XiYiU

    The Face Of Suffering: Famine, Cholera Wreak Havoc In War-Torn Yemen | NBC News
    May 3, 2017 According to UN

    1. The Largest Humanitarian Disaster.
    2. 7 Million People Hungary.
    3. More than 10,000 people killed.
    4. More than 50,000 people wounded.
    5. Entire villages and towns have been demolished and erased from the earth.

    President Putin, Rouhani and Xi could open blocked on Houthis, send them humanitarian support and rescue them from Saudis butchers. They can call Houthis leadership to Sochi for at least for the small kids that have no food, medicines and shelters.
    ————————————————————————————————————————————

    • Astar Roth

      You said that right. This is true face of Wahhabie ‘humanitarian aid’ to other Muslim countries.

  • Astar Roth

    This will turn into a deadly pit and quicksand for Saudis, just like Vietnam has turned to be a disaster for Japanese, French and US army.