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    Hundreds of Sudanese Troops Arrive in Yemen's Aden

    SANAA, Yemen — Nov 9, 2015, 12:10 PM ET

    Security officials say hundreds of Sudanese troops have arrived in Yemen's southern port city of Aden, the third batch of an expected 10,000 reinforcements for the U.S.-backed Saudi-led coalition fighting the country's Shiite Houthi rebels.

    They say Monday's reinforcements come as coalition strikes and clashes rage on in the western province of Taiz, killing three civilians and 20 Houthi fighters. Rebel leaders say they killed 15 pro-government fighters.

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    Tens of Saudi-led forces killed in central Yemen: Report

    Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:25PM

    Tens of Saudi-led forces have reportedly been killed when Yemeni army soldiers backed by fighters from allied popular committees targeted their military base in Yemen’s central province of Ma’rib.

    On Friday, the fatalities came after Yemeni soldiers and their allied fighters lobbed a barrage of rockets at a military camp on the outskirts of the provincial capital city of Ma’rib, located 250 kilometers (150 miles) east of the capital, Sana’a, Arabic-language al-Masirah satellite television network reported.

    Yemeni forces also fired tens of mortar rounds at al-Mehzar and Ain al-Thourin military bases on the outskirts of al-Rabu’ah town in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern Asir region. There were no immediate reports of possible casualties.

    Separately, Yemeni soldier launched a retaliatory attack against al-Ash base in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern border region of Najran, thought no casualties were reported.


    • #3
      Hopefully Saudi intervention will end in a fiasco, with repercussions in the kingdom itself.


      • #4
        That could happen if the war continues for a long time.


        • #5
          Or if it doesn't go as well as they planned.


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            Three Saudi military camps fall to Yemeni forces

            Mon Nov 30, 2015 3:35PM

            Yemeni army units fighting alongside popular forces have gained control of three military camps in Saudi Arabia's southwestern Najran region as the Yemenis continue with their retaliatory campaign against a deadly aggression by Riyadh.

            Earlier reports on Monday said the army backed by fighters from popular committees loyal to the Houthi Ansarullah movement had taken control of one military camp in the southwest of the kingdom along the border with Yemen, destroying six military vehicles there.

            Riyadh has also confirmed the death of three Saudi guards by Yemeni forces in the southwestern Jizan region.

            Local reports said Yemeni forces have taken control of four Saudi military camps in Jizan and destroyed 10 armored vehicles belonging to Saudi forces.

            Also, Yemeni forces staged a rocket attack on Malhame military site in Jizan, killing and injuring a number of Saudi soldiers there.



            • #7
              Eight civilians killed in fresh Saudi strikes in Yemen

              Thu Dec 24, 2015

              At least eight Yemeni civilians have lost their lives when Saudi warplanes launched a string of airstrikes against various areas across the country.

              Saudi jets attacked a popular market in the port city of Mokha on Wednesday evening, leaving four people dead and eleven others injured, the al-Yawm daily newspaper reported.

              Yemeni army troops retaliated by firing an OTR-21 Tochka missile at the strategic al-Anad Air Base housing Saudi-led forces in Yemen's Lahij province. There were no immediate reports of casualties.

              Yemen's army spokesman Brigadier General Sharaf Luqman said the missile was launched following a tip-off that pro-Saudi troops inside the base were planning an attack on Ta’izz.

              Yemeni forces also launched a number of OTR-21 Tochka missiles at Saudi military positions in Yemen's Jawf province.



              • #8
                Saudi military base captured by Yemeni forces

                Sun Feb 21, 2016

                Yemeni army forces, backed by fighters from allied Popular Committees, have gained control of a military base in Saudi Arabia’s Najran Province.

                Yemen's Arabic-language al-Masirah news website reported that as part of the retaliatory campaign for relentless Saudi military attacks against the impoverished nation, Yemeni forces on Sunday managed to seize control of Nahuqeh military base.

                The report said the Yemeni forces' attack on the base started with rocket fire and continued with a ground offensive, forcing the Saudi troops to flee.

                Yemeni forces destroyed one military vehicle and an observation tower in this attack. They also seized a huge cache of munitions in the operation.

                Al-Masirah also reported a separate retaliatory rocket attack by Yemeni forces on Sunday in the city of Rabu'eh in Asir Province, destroying two Saudi military vehicles and an ammunition depot.



                • #9
                  Fascinating! Hopefully a humiliation for Saudi Arabia will discredit, destabilize and jeopardize its regime.


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                    Houthis advance in southwest Yemen

                    Tue Jun 21, 2016

                    Fighters with the Houthi Ansarullah movement in Yemen have gained ground against Saudi mercenaries in the country’s southwestern Lahij Province.

                    On Tuesday, the fighters wrested control of the Jales Mountain near the al-Anad military base, which is under the control of Saudi mercenaries, and are moving toward the base.

                    The Houthis also fired rockets at pockets of the mercenaries in the Tadaween base west of the Ma’rib Province.

                    On Tuesday, Saudi warplanes staged attacks in Lahij, killing 15 civilians and injuring as many others, local media said.



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                      Yemen Ansarullah forces fire ballistic missile at pro-Hadi base

                      Sat Jul 16, 2016

                      Yemen's Ansarullah movement forces have launched a ballistic missile at an army base held by troops loyal to the former Yemeni president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.

                      According to reports, around 180 troops, including foreign mercenaries, were killed in the Saturday attack in the Bab el-Mandeb region in the country’s southwestern province of Ta'izz.

                      Such attacks are carried out in retaliation for Saudi Arabia’s aggression against Yemen which was launched on March 26, 2015 in a bid to reinstate Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh, and defeat the Houthi Ansarullah movement.

                      Earlier, Saudi artillery fire targeted a residential area in Sabr district of Ta'izz, resulting in the deaths of nine civilians. At least 10 civilians also lost their lives after Saudi fighter jets struck a residential area in Nihm district of the capital Sana'a.

                      The ballistic attack happened one day after at least five people, among them women and children, were killed and a dozen others wounded when Saudi warplanes struck a vehicle traveling along a road in the Harib al-Qaramish district of Yemen’s central province of Ma’rib.

                      More than 9,400 people have been killed and at least 16,000 others sustained injuries since the onset of the aggression.



                      • #12
                        Who's winning on the ground now, if anybody?


                        • #13
                          There doesn't seem to be anyone clearly at an advantage.


                          • #14
                            Peace talks are happening.

                            UN envoy shuttles between Yemen rivals in Kuwait talks

                            A new round of UN-brokered talks between Yemen’s warring rivals started in Kuwait on Saturday


                            By Zakaria al-Kamali

                            KUWAIT CITY

                            UN envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmad shuttled between delegates of the Yemeni government and the Shia Houthi group in Kuwait in an effort to reach a peace deal to end the conflict in Yemen.

                            A new round of UN-brokered talks between Yemen’s warring rivals started in Kuwait on Saturday in the hope of resolving the conflict, in which more than 6,400 people have been killed and another 2.5 million forced to flee their homes.

                            Ould Cheikh held a separate meeting on Monday with the head of the government delegation, Abdul-Malek al-Mekhlafi, a government negotiator, who declined to be named, told Anadolu Agency.

                            “The envoy is expected to hold a meeting with the whole government delegation on Tuesday,” the source said.

                            According to the source, the UN envoy also met with a number of Gulf diplomats on Monday to brief them on the progress of the UN-sponsored talks.

                            Ould Cheikh, however, has yet to meet with the Houthi delegation, the source said.

                            The UN envoy has earlier called on Yemen’s warring rivals to take decisive decisions to help resolve the conflict in Yemen.

                            “We are at a critical period of time where you are being watched by the Yemeni and international communities,” he said, addressing the government and Houthi delegations.



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                              US soldier killed in Yemen: Houthis

                              Fri Jul 29, 2016

                              Citing evidence on the ground, Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement says a US trooper has been killed in the war-battered country.

                              The movement’s news outlet,, said on Friday that Yemen’s 'War Media' had published pictures proving American presence in the Arab country.

                              The pictures show an American passport and a birth certificate (seen below) belonging to Tyler Nathaniel Caldwell from Florida.

                              It is not clear under what circumstances the US soldier died in Yemen.

                              Back in May, Yemen’s al-Masirah television channel reported that US Special Forces had arrived in Yemen to fight alongside Emirati forces in alleged operations against al-Qaeda militants in the country’s south.

                              It cited Tom Bawman, the National Public Radio’s Pentagon reporter, as saying that the troops had arrived in Yemen on April 25.



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