The Houthis have posted photographic proof of shooting down an American UAV on the border of Yemen and Saudi Arabia.
While the Saudis were buying weapons from the Americans, in Yemen, the Houthis raided the Sudanese mercenaries, whose occupants were hired to reduce losses of their own armed forces.
In Northern Hama the front has stabilized. The militants went after the failures of mid-April, fell back to the area of Lataminah and Morek, which is reflected in the rate of advance of the SAA, which is now bogged down in battles for the towns South of Lataminah and South-East of Morek. If in these fights, SAA will be able to grind the main forces of the militants, before the Syrians will open good prospects associated with access to the Central regions of Idlib.
The Defense Department is in favor of providing logistical and intelligence support for an ambitious operation led by the UAE military to retake the Houthi-controlled city of Hodeida. But key bureaus inside the State Department and the US Agency for International Development oppose the initiative, believing it will trigger a full-blown famine in the country by closing the port where most of the humanitarian aid in the impoverished country enters.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is shocked by last night’s attack on a civilian ship carrying around 150 passengers, including women and children, near the port of Hodeida.
The attack left 33 dead and 29 wounded, while other passengers are either still missing or in the care of local authorities. ICRC staff arrived at the port this morning to help survivors and give support to local hospitals.
Given the current state of relations with the United States, Moscow should work directly with the regional players, including using disputes between different members of the coalition, primarily KSA and UAE. The coalition is allowed to save face and declare their military victory, and its opponents to prevent the final destruction of the country and at the same time to consolidate its position and to ensure a quota in the government of Yemen.
The Houthis militia has revealed its four new types of drones used for surveillance as well as attack.
The Saudi-backed “Southern Resistance” forces and Hadi loyalists, alongside Al-Qaeda of the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), launched a new offensive against the Houthis in the Ta’iz Governorate of western Yemen on Wednesday, targeting the latter’s positions near the provincial capital.
In a statement published Monday morning, the army and Ansarullah ballistic unit assured that the Saudi capital is now within the reach of Yemeni missiles.
“The first ballistic test against a military target in the satanic Saudi capital was successful,” said the Yemeni ballistic unit.
“The shooting of the ballistic missile is in response to the continued Saudi-US aggression, its massacres, and its tyrannical embargo against our people suffering a humanitarian tragedy, under the eyes of the International community”
A trailer to the recent news about the destruction of the Saudi frigate off the coast of Yemen. It was confirmed that the frigate was not hit by an anti-ship missile but a suicide bomber on a boat.
According to emerging reports from Yemen, a surface-to-surface missile fired by the Yemeni Army has hit the Saudi capital, Riyadh.
The missile was launched on Sunday evening, and sources in Yemen have described the missile test as successful. It is unclear exactly what missile was used, and casualty figures, if any, are yet to be reported.
There was a video of the destruction of a military vehicle of the invaders off the coast of Yemen. Presumably, anti-ship missile hit the frigate class “al-Madina” of the Navy of Saudi Arabia.
According to a report by Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah television network, the Yemeni forces on Sunday carried out a major offensive against Tabat al-Hamrah, al-Qamamah, Qaem Zabid, al-Shabaka, al-Kers bases and the strategic al-Ghavieh military camp, destroying or damaging many armored vehicles and military equipment.
The United Nations’ humanitarian aid official in Yemen has said that the civilian death toll in the nearly two-year conflict has reached 10,000, with 40,000 others wounded.
Two separate deadly Saudi airstrikes against civilian sites in Yemen’s northwestern provinces of Amran and Sa’ada have broken the United Nations-brokered ceasefire in the war-ravaged Arabian Peninsula state.
This raises the possibility that the US warships are not only retaliating against the wrong people, but that there was nothing to retaliate against in the first place. Though there was some speculation that remnants of the Yemeni military were involved in firing missiles, by way of explaining why the Houthis were denying it, this must inevitably raise questions if anything happened at all other than the heavy-handed US reaction.
The United Nations’ special envoy for Yemen says the warring parties in the Arab nation have agreed to a 72-hour cease-fire which will take effect just before midnight Wednesday.
A U.N. statement released Monday evening said Special Envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed “welcomes the restoration of the Cessation of Hostilities, which will spare the Yemeni people further bloodshed and will allow for the expanded delivery of humanitarian assistance.”
Multiple missiles were fired on Saturday at three US warships in the Red Sea, though none was hit and there were no casualties, the US military said, amid rising tensions with Yemen’s Houthi rebels.
A US defence official said the altercation took place starting around 1930 GMT. It was unclear how many of the surface-to-surface missiles were fired at the USS Mason, USS Nitze and USS Ponce.
This time their C.801 missile scored a verifiable direct hit on the catamaran Swift, a former U.S. Navy catamaran now in Emirati service. The missile impacted at the starboard bow and wrecked the ship’s bridge, injuring many of the crew but apparently killing no one.
The newest step in the U.S. entanglement in Yemen is the direct application of U.S. firepower. On Thursday the United States fired cruise missiles at radar installations in territory controlled by the Yemeni rebels known as Houthis. The missile strikes were in response to a couple of unsuccessful firings from that territory of missiles evidently aimed at a U.S. warship.