Secret Saudi War In Al-Awamiyah

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Secret Saudi War In Al-Awamiyah

Source: observers.france24.com

The British newspaper “the Independent” revealed several new details about the situation in the Al-Awamiyah town in the eastern region of Saudi Arabia.

The town has been under full siege by the Saudi Security Forces for three months, according to the report. Saudi security forces even even cut off electricity and water lines to the town.

Saudi security forces had stormed Al-Awamiyah after the Saudi government decided on May 10 to evacuate the residents of the town and to demolish the old part of it – Al-Moussawara district – under the pretext of developing the town.

The Saudi decision is believed to be a punishment for the town’s residents, who belong to the Shiite sect. Al-Awamiya is home for 30,000 Saudi Shiites. Al-Awamiya is also a birthplace of Shiite Imam Nimr Baqir al-Nimr, who had been leading widespread protests in Al-Awamiya town and the eastern region of Saudi Arabia against the Saudi government and called for reforms since 2011 before the Saudi authorities executed him on January 2, 2016.

The Saudi authorities have already demolished large parts of Al-Awamiyah. Only 3000-5000 civilians remain in the town. Some of them are anti-government armed activist, according to the Independent report.

25 people, including at least 12 civilians, have been killed since Saudi security forces began its attack on the town. Security forces have deployed snipers and armored vehicles in the town, which turned into a battlefield, according to the report.

“I was a peaceful protester, most of us in Awamiyah were, until the government decided to list us as wanted terrorists. All we did was maintain calls for reform. Because we were not afraid of the regime, they targeted the whole city,” an anti-government armed activist told the Independent.

“We will kill your father and throw his head between your legs,” Saudi forces allegedly told his daughter after raiding his home in Al-Awamiyah.

“We had no choice. Defending our lives and our women is a duty. Houses have been destroyed by bombs, heavy shooting, RPGs… everyone is a target,” the activist added.

The number of Shiites in Saudi Arabia is 2.25 million that makes up 15% of the Saudi population. Saudi Arabia’s oil-rich Eastern Region is the heartland of the Saudi Shiites. The Saudi Shiites suffer from the Saudi government’s persecution because Saudi Arabia’s key ideology is Wahhabism which is considered an anti-Shiite ideology.

When the Arab Spring started, the Saudi Shiites began demanding their rights, and the Saudi authorities responded wiith tougher measures against the country’s minority. However, Saudi Shiites have little ties to Iran. Furthermore, they support Saudi Arabia’s position on the Syrian crisis.

The Independent report indicates that the Saudi security operation in Al-Awamiyah may be one of the results of the US President Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia. The operation began after the Islamic-American summit in Riyadh.

It seems that the Saudi government may have got a green light from the United States, which certainly wants to keep the Saudi oil-rich areas under control and away from any Iranian influence.

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  • Nigel Maund

    Piece by piece it’s all going to come apart at the seams for the rotten, corrupt and utterly spoilt rulers of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and their US backers. Violence begets more violence and the KSA rulers are learning nothing from history. Their excesses and misuse and abuse of power will be the KSA’s ultimate undoing. So, it’s only a matter of time until the KSA collapses into insurrection and instability ad eventual revolution.

    • Tom Tom

      ‘Zactly.

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  • outer_rl

    What’s going on is really Wahabism against the world. The problem is that in that fight, America is determined to put itself on the side of Wahabism.

    • Tom Tom

      the satanists are “on the side” of Wahabism, but really just using it for their ultimate purpose, to turn the world to satan. they can’t win.

      • Vidura

        lol too much church for you!

      • outer_rl

        I can’t blame the Satanists for all this. I think if Satan was in charge, he’d run things far more efficiently.

        • Nigel Maund

          LOL :)))))

    • zman

      Wahabism is no more than a tool. If the Royal family did not have the security forces as ruthless as they are, they’d all be dead…by their own people. The House of Saud created Wahabism. It is the new Red Brigades, etc(boogey man).

  • Virgil Cane

    “The Independent report indicates that the Saudi security operation in Al-Awamiyah may be one of the results of the US President Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia. The operation began after the Islamic-American summit in Riyadh.

    It seems that the Saudi government may have got a green light from the United States, which certainly wants to keep the Saudi oil-rich areas under control and away from any Iranian influence.”

    Possible but Id say that’s a stretch.

    • Rodger

      And the best way to achieve that is by starting a civil war on top of the oil fields……

    • santiago

      Stretch like the billions in armament deal proudly paraded by Trump?
      LOL

      • Tom Tom

        sure, santiago, but don’t forget the Obomber sold the Saudi’s a couple billion in weapons his last week in office. you forgot that,didn’t you?

        • zman

          Nice of you to try to start a political argument over his comment. He was referring to Canes’ comment that they got a green light from Trump was a stretch. Those weapons sold by Obama are the same that Trump has promised to deliver. If you’d like to start a political blame game, you’ll have to go back to 1982 and Reagan selling the Sauds F-15s…with Israels blessing I might add.

          • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

            Blame it on IKE’s favorite enemy the “Military Industrial Congress” which is where all the fault really lies equally with the bankers.

  • Tom Tom

    Soon Russian ships will sit in this port.

    • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

      Chinese ships would be a good idea since they would love to have another base in that region.

  • Nigel Maund

    If I were the Houthi’s I’d smash up the oil installations at their central hubs totally disrupting oil production for months while repairs are instituted, Attacking the Saudi Military is a waste of time as your only killing ants and there’s loads of them. However, wrecking the economy is a strike at the heart and the effects could be decisive. A serious impact for the economy count precipitate internal insurrection and even revolution.

    • Wolfgang Wolf

      HOuthis are repeatedly targeting ARAMCO installations with rockets… its said to be a lot of damage, but our KSA friends have same level of internet censorship like our friend KIM

      • Nigel Maund

        Interesting! I have not seen this at all. It is the most obvious thing to do. However, if this were actually happening then one would expect oil market intel amongst the trading cogniscenti to know it and oil prices to rise as traders cover their potential short positions?

    • zman

      The Yemenis need to start targeting UAE cities. They are in with the US stealing oil fields and are selling the oil to the French oil company Total. All these sorry assed vulture terrorist countries attacking Yemen need to feel the heat…not just KSA. Yemen continually shows the KSA military up for the buffoons they are.

  • Wolfgang Wolf

    Iran and Russia should deliver some military aid, like US idiots do it in Syria… lets see how long the KSA famelguckers can stand it!

  • t4geslicht

    Mhm, getting some taste of their own medicine.

    I guess in Tehran they are quite happy atm