Houthis Show Resistance Of Steel

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video document.addEventListener(‘DOMContentLoaded’, function(){ var player = videojs(‘content_video’, { autoplay: false, loop: false, fluid: true, controlBar: { liveTracker: false } }); var shareOptions = { socials: [‘fb’, ‘tw’, ‘reddit’, ‘messenger’, ‘linkedin’, ‘telegram’, ‘whatsapp’, ‘viber’, ‘vk’], url: window.location.href, title: “Houthis Show Resistance Of Steel”, description: “MONERO (XMR): 8332UX6Ero53cnz2dKzmfRYtDa5DZ9wRsBfKHcYPHzTvBTTSgLGaC8f8Eo8QsmaoRsCosURvfjv4uiyFcm2WHEf5TfuRYY9 bc1q2u872wf5t6tunuzxc5jq6wzz5jwr3ew2q8htxw qqrjde2cq9g473687utlwh4p7ngdaacca5wdraxatl As of February 18, the Houthis (Ansar Allah) continue to defend their positions in different parts of Yemen from the Saudi-led coalition and its proxies with much success. In the central province of Ma’rib, Saudi-led coalition proxies are yet to make any new gains on the ground. As “, image: “https://southfront.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Resistance_Of_Steel.jpg”, // required for Facebook and Messenger fbAppId: ‘12345’, // optional for Facebook redirectUri: window.location.href + ‘#close’, // optional for VK isVkParse: true, // optinal embed code embedCode : “” }; player.share(shareOptions); player.downloadButton(); /* var options = { id: ‘content_video’, adTagUrl: “https://gov.aniview.com/api/adserver/vast3/?AV_PUBLISHERID=604f1b90f97f307c286d8724&AV_CHANNELID=604f4084095c8d4fdf52b0e5&AV_URL=” + window.location.hostname + “&cb=” + Date.now() + “&AV_WIDTH=560&AV_HEIGHT=320&AV_SCHAIN=[SCHAIN_MACRO]&AV_CCPA=[CCPA_MACRO]&AV_GDPR=[GDPR_MACRO]&AV_CONSENT=[CONSENT_MACRO]” // adTagUrl: “https://servg.vidcrunch.com/api/adserver61/vast/?AV_PUBLISHERID=604f1b90f97f307c286d8724&AV_CHANNELID=604f4084095c8d4fdf52b0e5&AV_URL=” + window.location.hostname + “&cb=[TIMESTAMP_MACRO]&AV_WIDTH=560&AV_HEIGHT=320&AV_SCHAIN=[SCHAIN_MACRO]&AV_CCPA=[CCPA_MACRO]&AV_GDPR=[GDPR_MACRO]&AV_CONSENT=[CONSENT_MACRO]” }; try { player.ima(options); } catch(e) { console.log(“adblock detected”); } */ }); DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU

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As US Renews Support for Saudi War in Yemen, Civilian Death Toll Nearly Doubles

HAJJAH, YEMEN – Two parallel but very different meetings took place recently — one in search of peace, the other to plan more war. In Oman’s capital, Muscat, an official delegation headed by Ansar Allah, met with Omani and European officials to negotiate de-escalation and humanitarian assistance in Yemen. Meanwhile, the United States and the Saudi-led Coalition held meetings to plan a ground escalation in Sana’a and Hajjah province in Yemen’s southeast to coincide with airstrikes against residential neighborhoods in other cities throughout the north, which have killed and injured dozens of people and caused extensive damage to property and infrastructure.   Haradh among new, and old, Coalition targets In the wake of President Joe Biden’s pledge of support to the Saudi king during a call and a corroborating statement by CENTCOM commander Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., the Saudis wasted little time translating this support into ground action. The oil-rich country – supported by American and British military planners and experts and a large number of mercenaries, including Sudanese fighters – has imposed an oppressive siege on Haradh, a strategic Yemeni city in Hajjah province. Situated near the Yemen-Saudi border, Haradh lies emptied of people and largely destroyed by

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Dakar rally car blast caused by improvised explosive device – source

An explosion under a support vehicle at the Dakar rally in Saudi Arabia that injured French race driver, Philippe Boutron, on 30 December was caused by an improvised explosive device, a French source familiar with the investigation said on Friday and Reuters reports. Confirming a report by RTL radio, the source told Reuters that investigators had found traces of explosives on Boutron's wrecked vehicle in Saudi Arabia. French anti-terrorism prosecutors opened a preliminary investigation into the explosion in January. French Foreign Minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, has said that there were suspicions of a terrorist attack, but Saudi Arabia's Foreign Ministry said, on 8 January, that an initial investigation into the blast had not raised any criminal suspicions. A second explosion […]

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Shrapnel injures 12 at Saudi Abha Airport as drone intercepted

Twelve people were injured at Saudi Arabia's Abha Airport by shrapnel from an explosive-laden drone intercepted by air defences on Thursday, the Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group said, and Reuters reports. In a statement carried by Al Arabiya TV, the coalition later warned people in the Houthi-controlled Yemeni capital, Sana'a, to avoid civilian locations used for military purposes during the next 72 hours while it strikes drone launch sites. Houthi military spokesperson, Yahya Sarea, said the group hit a military target at Abha Airport with a Qasef 2 drone. Air traffic operations at Abha civilian airport returned to normal after standard safety procedures following the drone interception, the coalition said in statements carried by state media. READ: US […]

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4 injured after Houthi drone intercepted over Saudi airport

Four people were lightly injured at Saudi Arabia's Abha airport by shrapnel from a drone intercepted by air defences today, the Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen's Houthis said. According to Reuters, the injured included travellers and workers, the coalition said in comments carried by state news channel Ekhbariya. The coalition has been fighting the Houthis since early 2015, after the group ousted Yemen's internationally recognised government from power in the capital Sanaa. The Houthis often target Abha airport, which lies close to the Yemeni border in Saudi Arabia's south, and other parts of the country with drones and missiles. Most are intercepted but a few people have been killed and several injured. The coalition regularly carries out air strikes on what it says are Houthi […]

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Saudi Arabia announces reforms to attract foreign investments

Saudi Arabia has launched 40 initiatives as part of its National Investment Strategy to attract more than $100 billion in foreign investments by 2030, an official announced yesterday. The Saudi Investment Minister's deputy, Saad Al-Shahrani, told Al-Arabiya that the kingdom had launched 40 initiatives to support legislative reforms within the country's investment environment. “These reforms come with the aim of attracting foreign investments of over $100 billion into the kingdom by 2030,” he explained. The National Investment Strategy was launched by the Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman in October to support the achievement of the kingdom's Vision 2030 plan. It aims to make the Saudi economy one of the 15 largest globally, reduce unemployment to less than seven per cent, and raise […]

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France tries Saudi artist for modern-day slavery

A Saudi abstract painter whose work has been exhibited in the Louvre is on trial in France charged with enslaving three employees. Fifty-one-year-old Shalimar Sharbatly has previously been sentenced to three years in prison but has never served time in prison because she fled to Saudi Arabia. She is currently on trial in absentia. According to media reports, during her stay in Paris where she owns an apartment, the Saudi artist “enslaved many domestic workers”, she is accused of human trafficking, concealed work and employment of a foreigner without a work permit. The artist is said to have hired women in a “fragile social situation”, including three Eritrean women whom she brought over from Jeddah, aged between 33 and 55. […]

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Pakistan, Saudi Arabia joint mechanised training exercise begins

A Joint Mechanised Training exercise between the Pakistan Army and Royal Saudi Land Forces began Tuesday in north-east Pakistan, according to the Pakistani military, Anadolu News Agency reports. The opening ceremony of the two-month training, which aims to “enhance and strengthen” the existing military cooperation between the two forces was held in Multan, it said in a statement. General Officer Commanding, Maj. Gen. Zafar Iqbal Marwat presided over the ceremony that was also attended by the participating troops of both countries. A contingent of Saudi Land Forces has arrived to take part in the training. “The joint training is aimed at strengthening and sharing of knowledge through a comprehensive training program,” said the statement. “Drills and procedures will be practiced […]

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Media Beats War Drums with Russia Over Ukraine While US/Saudis Kill Hundreds in Yemen

 Journalists Benjamin Norton and Alan MacLeod join Mnar Adley to discuss how the mainstream media spent the last week beating drums of war with Russia over Ukraine with headlines and talking heads funded and sponsored by Lockheed Martin and NATO. Meanwhile, there wasn’t a single article covering how the US-Saudi-UAE coalition cut off the internet to Yemen for several days while dropping hundreds of bombs on civilians resulting in hundreds dead and over a thousand injured. Guess which story CNN covered? Both conflicts were brought to you by weapons manufacturers. Mnar Adley is founder, CEO and editor in chief of MintPress News, and is also a regular speaker on responsible journalism, sexism, neoconservativism within the media and journalism start-ups. The post Media Beats War Drums with Russia Over Ukraine While US/Saudis Kill Hundreds in Yemen appeared first on MintPress News.

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Following “Unjustifiable” UAE Bombing of Saada Prison, US & UN Condemn Yemeni Retaliation

SAADA, YEMEN – In a scene rife with chaos and crying, volunteers and a rescue squad pulled the bodies of 91 prisoners from the rubble of the Sa’ada City Remand Prison in southern Yemen on Tuesday. Early last Friday morning, United Arab Emirates (UAE) warplanes supported by the United States targeted the overcrowded prison, which houses up to 3,000 inmates from across Yemen and Africa. The attack was one of the deadliest since the war began in 2015. At least  91 people were killed and more than 236 seriously injured in the attacks, which left bereaved families in shock across Yemen and Africa. Witnesses describe the scene of the attack in its first minutes as chaotic and tragic. Fighter jets were heard over the skies of Saada while people were sleeping, before three violent explosions were heard from the prison, red fires mixed with dust and smoke illuminated flying rubble. The bodies of prisoners fueled the inferno as the screams and cries of those that survived the initial onslaught echoed from bombed-out buildings. The death toll is expected to rise, as many victims of the strike remain in critical condition and hospitals struggle to cope with a lack of medical

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Yemenis See U-15 Football Victory Over Saudi Arabia as Sign of Things To Come

SANA’A, YEMEN – As the Saudi war against Yemen enters 2022, Yemenis seem more determined than ever to hold victory ceremonies and forge ahead into another year of struggle against the Saudi onslaught – notwithstanding a new scorched-earth campaign launched by the oil-rich kingdom, dubbed Operation Happy Yemen Freedom. “As we did before, surely nothing will prevent us from achieving more victories during 2022, until the eventual liberation of all our homeland,” a fresh-faced teenager said during a sporting event at Althawra Sports City Stadium in Sana’a, where damaged stands could be seen, the result of a recent airstrike. At the start of each new year, public celebrations take place around the world. In Yemen however, the start of 2022 was different. On Wednesday, the Yemeni U-15 football team returned home from Saudi Arabia. Despite the nearly seven years of war that has disabled nearly all aspects of life in their country, including sports, the young boys were crowned the West Asian Football Federation Champions on December 13. The achievement sparked widespread jubilation among Yemenis not seen in many years.  The victory had great symbolism, not only because the win in the regional football tournament was the first in

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Talking “Peace” US Arms Saudis for Latest Attack on Yemen’s People: Operation Golden Bow

HODEIDAH, YEMEN — Inside the ruins of a modest Yemeni home where human and animal remains were strewn together, local rescuers struggled to evacuate a pregnant mother and other potential survivors from the rubble as warplanes circled above. There, they found the body of a toddler covered in ashes beside the remains of a humble dining table. The chaotic cries of rescuers covered in blood filled the scene as they examined his remains, exposing what appeared to be an umbilical cord. Near the boy, they found his young mother covered in rubble, barely groaning in a muffled voice of pain. Just two days after World Children’s Day and three days shy of International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, an unborn baby died when he was torn from his mother’s womb by an American-made bomb that was dropped by Saudi warplanes on the home of Abdullah Sherian in Yemen’s al-Mariri village in the Heis district of Hodeidah. The bomb hit as the Sherian family was gathering for lunch, killing Abdullah, his toddler, and most of the family’s cattle and sheep. The massive blast brought massive devastation, darkness, and chaos to the neighborhood as if were in the midst

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Too Little Too Late? Riyadh Tries To Put Up A Fight In Yemen

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Despite Pledge, Biden Leaves Tap Open, Approving Billions in Arms Deals to Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON — “The war in Yemen must end,” declared President Joe Biden in his first major foreign policy speech; “and to underscore our commitment, we are ending all American support for offensive [Saudi] operations in the war in Yemen, including relevant arms sales.” Yet studying sales records from the Department of Defense (DoD), MintPress can reveal that less than one year into his presidency, the Biden administration has already approved 20 separate weapons contracts, worth just shy of $1.2 billion, to Saudi Arabia alone. This includes a $100 million shipment of Black Hawk helicopters, support for Apache gunships, and a $78 million deal to buy 36 cruise missiles. A new and controversial $650 million deal announced earlier this month has yet to be finalized but will likely soon follow, boosting sales up to levels equal with the earlier years of the Trump presidency. The Saudi-led Coalition is once again pummelling Yemen’s capital, Sana’a. Images appear to show U.S.-made aircraft attacking ground targets. This is hardly surprising: American arms sales to Saudi Arabia have long been a point of contention. But this MintPress investigation will reveal the extent to which private American companies are profiting off the infliction of suffering on

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Saudi Coalition Withdrawal from Hodeidah Raises Hopes Yemen War May Be Coming to an End

HODEIDAH, YEMEN — In the latest strategic blow to the Saudi-led Coalition in Yemen, forces from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have withdrawn from three strategic directorates in southern Hodeidah, Yemen’s main entry point. The withdrawal comes on the heels of Ansar Allah’s recent capture of the oil-rich Marib province, the Saudi-backed government’s last northern stronghold. The withdrawal constitutes an important turning point for Ansar Allah-led forces, as the coastal areas (al-Durayhimi, al-Tahieta, Bait al-Faqieh) act as a gateway not only to recapture the strategic Mocha Port on the country’s southwestern coast but also to Bab al-Mandab, a vital strategic link in maritime trade routes between the Mediterranean Sea and Indian Ocean. In the wake of the withdrawal, the Joint Military Heterogeneous Forces — made up of rival local militant groups led by the UAE — issued a statement claiming that they “had redeployed troops away from Hodeidah because there was a ceasefire deal in place there since 2018,” adding, “the joint forces recognized the mistake of remaining in defensive barricades, unable to fight under an international pact, while various front lines require support.” That agreement did not stipulate withdrawal to the city of Mocha, which lies nearly 110 kilometers

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How Saudi State Media Feeds Fake News to Israeli, Western Audiences

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA — Saudi state media outlets have been found to repeatedly report information, lacking sources or supporting evidence, in order to attack their political opposition in the Middle East. This can range from stories about deserters from Hamas to the utterly absurd fictions regarding alleged assassinations of high-ranking Iranian officials, which, taken together, constitute a pro-Israel, pro-Washington psyop. This Wednesday, Saudi state broadcaster Al-Hadath claimed that an Iranian ‘Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ (IRGC) Commander named Seyyed Mustafa Javad Ghaffari had been kicked out of Syria by the country’s president, Bashar al-Assad, sparking speculation over a possible breakdown in relations between Tehran and Damascus. For Israeli and U.S. media, which have now taken the report at face value, it is an intriguing story. And it would be an interesting development, except for one small detail: there is not a shred of evidence to support the claims. According to the original report on Al-Hadath, Commander Ghaffari had set up a “black market” by bypassing customs and smuggling goods into Syria; additionally, Ghaffari had allegedly admitted to storing weapons in prohibited areas inside of Syria. Later reports in Israeli media, quoted Saudi media as claiming that Assad had accused Ghaffari of

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Yemenis Remain Unbowed as Saudis Intensify Bombing in Wake of Renewed International Pressure

YEMEN-SAUDI BORDER — This week, dozens of people were killed and injured near the Yemen-Saudi border when U.S.-made warplanes and French-made howitzer cannons fired unabated on many populated border areas in Sadaa and Hajjah — including the Monabeh, Sahar, alSafra, al-Dhaher and Sheda areas. Samer Manea Ali Hussein, a 15-year-old Yemeni boy, was killed along with others on Monday when a French-made howitzer cannon hit a village in the Monabeh region, one of Yemen’s border areas that are subjected to daily bombardment. Shrapnel from an artillery shell penetrated Samer`s body when he was walking to a school, local witnesses told MintPress. Unrelenting Saudi airstrikes have also deepened the crisis and tragedy afflicting the poorest country in the Middle East since 2015. The rural hospital in the Munabbih border area is poorly equipped and barely functioning as a result of the bombing, but compared to other hospitals in border areas it is the best hospital. The hospital has received more than 245 people, including children, during October, injured by the Saudi bombardment that targeted just two villages known as Al-Sheikh and Al-Raqwa, hospital administration told MintPress. However, dozens were not lucky and died on the bumpy, bomb-scarred road through the Qatabir

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