• Wednesday, October 17, 2018

In the wake of Trump effect , Saudi launches Blitzkrieg on yemen

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  1. timmy_area51

    timmy_area51 FULL MEMBER

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    http://www.newsweek.com/battle-yemen-port-begins-arab-coalition-seeks-choke-houthis-973990



    audi-led forces in Yemen are attacking the vital port city of Hodeidah on the country’s western coast, in what could become one of the most pivotal battles to date in the three-year long war.

    The assault began on Wednesday after a deadline set by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for Houthi rebels to leave the city passed. Soldiers massed south of the city are being supported by warplanes and warships, striking Houthi fortifications in and around Hodeidah, Reuters reported. A patchwork force of pro-government Yemeni, tribal, Emirati and Sudanese troops are pressing the attack.

    Hodeidah is a vital strategic port for the Iran-backed Houthis, who still control the capital Sanaa, much of the surrounding area and 7 million people—the majority of Yemen’s population. The rebels are battling forces loyal to deposed President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi, and supported by an Arab alliance headed by Saudi Arabia and the UAE.




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    Like I said, they can easily take Sanaa because of UCAV they bought from China and ships they bought from France. But keeping it is another story.