Military Situation In Yemen On June 2, 2021 (Map Update)

Support SouthFrontClick to see full-size image The Liaison and Coordination Officers’ Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 115 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours On June 1, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 18 airstrikes on the Sarwah area On June 1, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 4 airstrikes on the Hazm area On June 1, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on the Baqim area On June 1, three civilians were killed by Saudi shelling on Raqu border district On June 1, several UAE-backed Hizam al-Amni militants were wounded by a mine blast in Khur Maksur of Aden On June 2, sporadic clashes between Ansar Allah and Saudi-led forces continued to the west of Marib city MORE ON THE TOPIC: Support SouthFront

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Military Situation In Yemen On May 30, 2021 (Map Update)

Support SouthFrontClick to see full-size image The Liaison and Coordination Officers’ Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 133 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours On May 29, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 13 airstrikes on the Sarwah area On May 29, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 6 airstrikes on the Madghal area On May 29, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 6 airstrikes on the Khab and Shaaf area On May 30, Ansar Allah attacked King Khalid Airbase in Khamis Mushait with a Qasef 2k suicide drone On May 30, sporadic clashes between Ansar Allah and Saudi-led forces continued to the west of Marib city Ansar Allah captured an area of about 150 sq km from the Saudi-led coalition forces in southwest of Saadah province, According to the Ansar Allah official media Click to see full-size image Click to see full-size image MORE ON THE TOPIC: Support SouthFront

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U.S. Still Servicing Saudi Warplanes That Are Bombing Yemen

(ANTIWAR.COM) — The Biden administration has finally clarified the extent to which it is still supporting Saudi Arabia’s military in Yemen. In comments to Vox, Pentagon officials admitted that the US is still maintaining Saudi Arabia’s warplanes by using contractors. The US could cancel the contracts at any time, which would effectively ground the Saudi Air Force, ending the vicious bombing campaign that has been raging since March 2015. “The United States continues to provide maintenance support to Saudi Arabia’s Air Force given the critical role it plays in Saudi air defense and our longstanding security partnership,” a Pentagon spokesperson told Vox over the weekend. The maintenance is done through the Pentagon’s Foreign Military Sales program, which means Saudi Arabia pays the US to provide contractors that can maintain the warplanes. The admission comes over two months since President Biden said he was ending support for Riyadh’s “offensive” operations in Yemen. Vox reporter Alex Ward asked Pentagon spokesman John Kirby on Monday if the planes that the US is servicing could be used for offensive operations in Yemen. Kirby admitted that the “maintenance support for systems could be used for both” offensive and defensive operations. Biden’s special envoy to Yemen, Tim Lenderking, claimed to Congress last week that he was

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Houthis Attack Warplanes Shelters In Saudi Jizan Airport and King Khalid Air Base

Support SouthFrontIllustrative image, source: the Houthis media wing On April 11, the Houthis (Ansar Allah) attacked two airfields in the southern region of Saudi Arabia with suicide drones. Brig. Gen. Yahya Sari, a spokesman for the Yemeni group, announced that two Qasef-2K drones had been launched at Jizan Regional Airport in the province of Jizan and King Khalid Air Base in the province of ‘Asir. The drones targeted warplanes shelters. The spokesman claimed that the attack was successful. According to him, the attack was a response to the Saudi-led coalition continuous strikes and siege on Yemen. From its side, the Saudi-led coalition claimed that it had intercepted two drones launched from Yemen by the Houthis. The first was shot down over the city of Khamis Mushait near King Khalid Air Base, while the second was shot down over Jizan. The Houthis stepped up their drone attacks on Saudi Arabia this April. In the first ten days of the month, the following attacks were reported: On April 1, sensitive targets near the Saudi capital, Riyadh, were struck with four drones; On April 1 also, King Khalid Air Base in ‘Asir was

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Biden Ends US Support for Saudi “Offensive Operations” in Yemen

UPDATE: [embed]https://youtube.com/watch?v=j9lLsh1E2C0&feature=oembed[/embed] (ANTIWAR.COM) — President Biden will announce an end to US support for Saudi Arabia’s offensive operations in Yemen during a foreign policy speech on Thursday afternoon, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said. Sullivan said President Biden “is going to announce an end to American support for offensive operations in Yemen. That is a promise he made on the campaign that he will be following through on. But he will go further than that, he will talk about the US taking a more active and engaged role in the diplomacy to bring an end to the conflict in Yemen, and that will include the naming of a special envoy.” Biden is expected to name Timothy Lenderking, a veteran diplomat, as US envoy to Yemen who will work to end the conflict between the Saudis and the Houthis. The president will make the announcements as part of a broader foreign policy speech. While announcing Biden’s plan, Sullivan said it would not include US operations against al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). “It does not extend to actions against AQAP,” he said. “It extends to the types of offensive operations that have perpetuated a civil war in Yemen that has

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Houthis threaten to bomb Saudi ports after coalition blocks their ships 

Houthi militias yesterday threatened to bomb Saudi ports in the Red Sea after their oil tankers were blocked from reaching Al-Hudaydah port in Yemen, Al-Khaleej Online reported. Foreign Minister of the Houthis’ self-proclaimed National Salvation Government, Hisham Abdullah, warned that the militias would carry out revenge attacks on ports of countries which form part of the Saudi-led coalition. “Sanaa will not stand idle as expected by some,” Abdullah said, “if the siege on the Yemeni ports continues, the ports of Yemen’s enemies will not remain safe.” In the recent months, Saudi ports on the Red Sea have been targeted by the Houthis several times, Al-Khaleej Online said, noting that some of these attacks were aborted and some others caused harm to foreign ships. “Blocking the oil tankers aggravates the crisis and pushes back any political solution,” Abdullah said, pointing out that Saudi’s intermittent permission for some tankers to reach Al-Hudaydah port from time to time “contradicts Saudi and UAE claims of offering humanitarian assistance to Yemen.” READ: Amnesty calls on Algeria ‘not to deport Yemen refugees’ 

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Yemen campaign urges president, government to return to Aden

Yemeni activists on Tuesday launched an online campaign calling on President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and the newly formed government to return to the interim capital of Aden. The activists said the campaign aims to put pressure on the presidency, the government and the Yemeni parliament to immediately return to the country to carry out their duties. They went on to call for the new government, which was formed on Friday, to take its constitutional oath in Aden and not in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, tomorrow. Armed groups should be removed from Aden, they continued, and state security operations should be in control of the safety and security of the country. Groups wishing to continue to protect Yemen should join the army, they continued. Earlier this week, five Yemeni ministers in the new government left the temporary capital Aden and headed to Riyadh to take the constitutional oath before Hadi. The minister’s departure goes against the terms of the Riyadh Agreement, which stipulates that the ministers should take the oath before the president in Aden. Aden is still controlled by the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC), with presidential protection forces unable to enter. Last Friday, Hadi issued a republican decision to form a new government headed

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Revealed: Saudi Arabia Tripled its Theft of Yemen’s Oil amid Price War with Russia

MARIB, YEMEN — Saudi Arabia possesses around 18 percent of the world’s petroleum reserves. That fact though has done little

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UAE-backed STC in Yemen ‘secret friends’ with Israel

According to an article in Israel Today, the UAE-backed Yemeni separatist Southern Transitional Council (STC) are “secret friends” with Israel and

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Yemen’s Houthi leader advises Sisi against military intervention in Libya

Yemen’s Houthi leader, Mohamed Ali Al-Houthi, urged Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi not to launch a military intervention in Libya.

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Why America Needs War

GR Editor’s Note: This incisive article was written on April 30, 2003 in the immediate wake of the war on

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Paul Craig Roberts: Integrity Has Vanished From The West

Altnews editor’s comment: Western #Sheeple are being herded towards an unwinnable and fatal #Nuclear_War at breakneck speed like shite scared

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