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Yemen War Report – October 2, 2019: Houthis Deliver Devastating Blow To Saudi Arabia

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Yemen War Report – October 2, 2019: Houthis Deliver Devastating Blow To Saudi Arabia

In late September, Yemen’s Houthis carried out a large-scale operation against Saudi-led forces on the border with the southern Saudi province of Narjan. According to a spokesperson for the Armed Forces of the Houthi Government, the Houthis fully defeated at least 3 brigades of Saudi-backed forces. The Yemeni force killed 500 personnel, injured 2,000 others, destroyed 15 vehicles and seized a large number of weapons and military equipment.

Brig. Gen. Yahya Sari noted that the operation involved a coordinated effort of ground, missile, and air forces. They conducted at least 21 missile and drone strikes on positions of Saudi-led forces. As a result of the operation, the Houthis captured 350km2 from Saudi-led forces.

Brig. Gen. Sari said that aircraft of the Saudi-led coalition conducted at least 300 indiscriminate airstrikes in a desperate attempt to stop the Houthis’ advance. These strikes killed at least 200 coalition-backed personnel, according to the Houthis.

The Saudi-led coalition and mainstream media are now attempting to downplay recent military developments. However, videos and photos from the ground demonstrate that Saudi-led forces in fact suffered a devastating defeat in the area.

The Houthi advance on the Yemeni-Saudi border became a second major blow to Saudi Arabia in September. After almost 5 years of the Saudi invasion of Yemen, the Kingdom found itself in a no win situation.

At the same time, the Saudi-led coalition itself is steadily crumbling because of internal contradictions. The port city of Aden remains in the center of tensions between Saudi-backed and UAE-backed forces. Local sources say that the withdrawal of the best detachments of UAE-backed forces from frontlines in central and northern Yemen may be one of the reasons behind the success of the Houthi operation in the border area.

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  • Omega

    Utmost respect to the Houthis; really. They bent the vile Brits and their Saudi whores.

    Saudi Arabia gave Iraq green light to arrange meeting with Iran: Iraqi officialhttps://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/10/02/607655/Saudi-Arabia-Iran-Iraq

    Yemeni Battle Success Considered a ‘Gamechanger’ Defeat for Saudis, Negotiations on Tablehttps://larouchepub.com/pr/2019/191001_battle_success.html

    Let’s not forget the root of the problem: Britain.

    So the current British-Saudi war against Yemen is in fact the third in a century. But why is Britain so seemingly determined to see the country dismembered and its development sabotaged? Strange as it may seem, the answer is that Britain is scared of Yemen. For Yemen is the sole country on the Arab peninsula with the potential power to challenge the colonial stitch-up reached between Britain and the Gulf monarchies it placed in power in the nineteenth century, and who continue to rule to this day. As Palestinian author Said Aburish has noted, the very “nature of the Yemen was a challenge to the Saudis: it was a populous country with more than half the population of the whole Arabian peninsula, had a solid urban history and was more advanced than its new neighbour. It also represented a thorn in the side of British colonialism, a possible springboard for action against their control of Saudi Arabia and all the makeshift tributary sheikhdoms and emirates of the Gulf.

    Britain and the ‘Yemeni threat’
    https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/02/01/britain-and-the-yemeni-threat/

  • ALberto

    Saudi Arabia soon to be Arabia?

    • Zionism = EVIL

      The sheer extent of Saudi defeat is now even dawning on their Americunt masters.

      The more detailed combat videos released by the Yemeni military depict a running battle through the mountains along the excellent road from Najran City as the Saudi and and allied Yemeni forces (referred to as traitors in the film) flee to the east trying to escape the giant,
      well laid ambush that was set as a trap by the Houthis and the the Yemeni Army.

      Evidently the senior Saudi commanders mostly deserted their men and fled early
      and swiftly. As a result the Saudi forces surrendered en masse, abandoning armored vehicles and civilian type trucks stuffed full of weapons, supplies and ammunition. Many of the vehicles, including armored vehicles are in factory fresh running condition and in the film one can see
      Yemeni soldiers mount the vehicles and drive them off. Among the prized catch are tracked M-113 US made APCs that are carriers for radar trained air defense 20 mm rapid fire Vulcan Gatling guns, These will be very useful in the future for the Yemeni forces..

      Most of the vehicles are marked in Arabic as belonging to the Saudi National Guard (SANG) and from their condition it appears that these troops were from the Modernized SANG that the US has worked hard to train and equip for fifty years or more. The easy surrender of these indoctrinated Wahhabi extremist Bedouins is very bad news for the Saudi monarchy.

      The many, many prisoners seem to be humanely treated. There are Ansarallah Houthi medical personnel on the scene treating enemy wounded. This whole operation was conducted with textbook efficiency and is an ominous sign for the Saudis, either leave Yemen or face worse defeats and retaliation attacks all over the fraying kingdom.

  • Luke Hemmming

    Breaking news. Saudi Arabia has asked to hold talks with Iran! This was organised by Iraq. And apparently the 3 brigades that were captured the other day was done back in August! Read all that on veteranstoday.com

    • Uncle Meat

      How reliable is VT? It’s amazing people cite them for geopolitical news.

    • DaBoiiiii

      I don’t think it was “done” back in August., But that may be when the operations started.

      The capture of all the POW and such was definitely done and concluded recently.

  • verner

    middleeasteye tells the same thing which means the clown prince mohammed bin salman of fake leonardi da vince buy fame at 450m$, is in the process to wriggle out of a situation that almost brought the country to bankruptcy and I suppose it’s more about preserving his head on the shoulders than anything else. bet his cousins are waiting eagerly for the moment when they can lop his head off.

  • Zionism = EVIL

    Well, the Saudis are getting hiding of a lifetime and deservedly so :)

  • imbroglio

    Good news, people ! GO, Yemen ! Kill all those beasts, and those who support them . Go Houthis ! We loooove you !