Yemeni forces capture over 100 Saudi troops..kill dozens more in Ma’rib

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http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2016/02/28/452890/Saudi-Arabia-Yemen-Marib-Houthi-Ansarullah

Yemeni forces have managed to capture 101 Saudi soldiers in the west-central Ma’rib province, killing dozens others.

The Yemeni army, backed by Popular Committees loyal to the Houthi Ansarullah movement, caught 71 soldiers of Saudi forces in early hours of Monday while trying to reach Ma’rib city, Yemen’s Arabic-language news website reported, adding that they had captured 30 more Saudi troopers in the same area on Sunday.

The report added that the captured soldiers were being transported to the area to further boost Saudi presence when Yemeni forces caught them.

Yemenis also killed dozens more of Riyadh’s troops in the west of the city and destroyed four of their military vehicles, it added.

Elsewhere in the province, Yemenis also targeted the Saudi-held Sahn al-Jin military base with missiles and managed to kill dozens others.

Yemenis carry out these attacks in retaliation for Saudi strikes, launched with the aim of undermining the Houthi Ansarullah movement and bringing back to power the country’s fugitive former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.

Meanwhile, Saudi warplanes carried out multiple airstrikes on the western Sana’a province. They conducted two airstrikes on the Arhab district and two more aerial aggression against Hafa and Nahdain in al-Sabeen. The bombardments inflicted heavy damage to several houses and buildings.

Saudi fighter jets also raided the southwestern city of Ta’iiz four times and caused damage to a number of houses, government buildings and agricultural areas.

The aggressors also conducted three more airstrikes against the town of Herz in the northwestern province of Hajjah.

There were no immediate reports of possible casualties of the Sunday air raids.

Separately, unknown gunmen reportedly shot dead a pro-Hadi Sunni Salafist cleric in Yemen’s main southern city of Aden. Sheikh Abdulrahman al-Adani was known for his stance against Houthi Ansarullah movement.

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13941013001495

A professor of political science tells Fars News Agency that the problem with the media coverage of the Yemeni war is not the level of bias in news stories, commentaries and video footage being released, but the overall absence of the conflict from the media reports.

“The problem is not how biased the media is here in the West, trying to portray it in a one-sided and unfair fashion and engendering a misinformed public perception. No. The problem is how absent the conflict largely is from the main media sources,” said Prof. Matthew Crosston.

“This of course means the population simply does not have an opinion one way or another, because it simply does not know. There is no real awareness of the Yemen conflict. I fear it is in the shadow of such ignorance and indifference that the worst of human nature comes out,” he added.

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“The problem is not how biased the media is here in the West, trying to portray it in a one-sided and unfair fashion and engendering a misinformed public perception. No. The problem is how absent the conflict largely is from the main media sources,”

nailed it..this war gets zero coverage..

“The Yemeni army, backed by Popular Committees loyal to the Houthi Ansarullah movement, caught 71 soldiers of Saudi forces in early hours of Monday while trying to reach Ma’rib”

boots on the ground..

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~ by seeker401 on March 1, 2016.

3 Responses to “Yemeni forces capture over 100 Saudi troops..kill dozens more in Ma’rib”

  1. http://www.salon.com/2016/01/18/yemen_is_now_the_worlds_worst_humanitarian_crisis_partner/

    “But it is the Saudi blockade that might have the most lasting and devastating effects. And that blockade was brought to Yemen by the UN Security Council.

    The five permanent members of the Security Council are the United States, Russia, the UK, China and France. In mid-April, less than three weeks after the Saudi-led coalition launched its military campaign, the council passed a resolution drafted largely by the Persian Gulf countries taking part in the war. The resolution imposed a strict arms embargo on the Houthi leadership and their allies. The council approved the resolution, with everyone voting in favor except Russia, which abstained.”
    “The final text leaves it to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon “to facilitate the delivery of humanitarian assistance and evacuation, including the establishment of humanitarian pauses, as appropriate, in coordination with the Government of Yemen.””

    • “But it is the Saudi blockade that might have the most lasting and devastating effects. And that blockade was brought to Yemen by the UN Security Council.

      thats damning..

  2. https://consortiumnews.com/2016/02/25/how-us-helps-al-qaeda-in-yemen/

    “But taking advantage of the chaos caused by Saudi Arabia’s invasion in March 2015, AQAP mobilized quickly to strike back. That April it conquered the southern port town of Al Mukalla, which allowed jihadists to loot the central bank branch of more than $120 million, seize an oil terminal and major weapons depot, and free hundreds of inmates from the city’s prison.”

    “the fact remains that AQAP is successfully exploiting the turmoil of civil war to make significant territorial gains. It has proven adept at governing and is often welcomed by a population that deeply resents the violence brought to Yemen by Houthi insurgents and their Saudi-backed enemies.”

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