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Houthis, Yemeni Army Deny Saudi Allegations of Attempted Missile Attack Near Mecca

    Houthis, Yemeni Army Deny Saudi Allegations of Attempted Missile Attack Near Mecca

HAJJAH, YEMEN — Saudi Arabia has claimed that its air defenses shot down two ballistic missiles over the city of Taif, just 65 kilometers east of Mecca, in the early hours of Monday morning. Saudi officials claim that another missile was intercepted over the Haddah in western Saudi Arabia. Saudi newspaper Okaz reported that the…

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Intelligence and Local Cooperation Guide Precise Houthi Drone Attack on Saudi Pipeline

    Intelligence and Local Cooperation Guide Precise Houthi Drone Attack on Saudi Pipeline

A high-ranking Houthi military official speaking on condition of anonymity has confirmed to MintPress that Houthi forces successfully launched a major operation against a strategic economic target in Saudi Arabia. The operation, which saw seven unmanned drones carry out an attack on two oil pumping stations, came in retaliation for Saudi attacks on civilians as…

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Houthi Withdrawal from Hodeida Port Brings No Peace as Saudis Press Attack

    Houthi Withdrawal from Hodeida Port Brings No Peace as Saudis Press Attack

SA’DAH, YEMEN — The familiar sound of heavy artillery once again returned to Yemen’s Hodeida province following a period of relative calm in the strategic coastal region. At least 66 artillery shells and a steady stream of heavy machine-gun fire tore through the village of Al-Shijan on Monday, as Saudi-led forces renewed hostilities in the…

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Yemen Continues Military Progress as Native Mercenaries Abandon Saudi Coalition

    Yemen Continues Military Progress as Native Mercenaries Abandon Saudi Coalition

AL-DALI, YEMEN — Throughout Yemen, drivers are queuing up for hours hoping to get a can of fuel from overcrowded petrol stations. The fuel shortage comes as the Saudi-led Coalition and its allied mercenaries in Aden are preventing tankers laden with oil from entering Hodeida port, Yemen’s largest entry point. Nine tankers have been prevented…

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Yemeni Military Successes May Boost Secret Peace Negotiations with Saudis

  Yemeni Military Successes May Boost Secret Peace Negotiations with Saudis

AL-BAYDA, YEMEN — For the past two weeks, Yemeni military forces loyal to the Houthis have been waging a fierce campaign to rid the country’s southern al-Bayda and al-Dali provinces from al-Qaeda, ISIS and Saudi Coalition fighters. Dozens of cities, villages, and military sites in the provinces have been captured in the campaign, which was…

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Yemen: Trump Vetos Bill to End US Support, Houthis Add New Missiles, Saudi Arabia and Sudan Dig in

  Yemen: Trump Vetos Bill to End US Support, Houthis Add New Missiles, Saudi Arabia and Sudan Dig in

SANA’A, YEMEN — U.S. president Donald Trump on Tuesday vetoed a bill passed by Congress to end U.S. military assistance to Saudi Arabia’s for its war in Yemen. The U.S. provides billions of dollars of  sophisticated weapons to the Saudi-led coalition. Members of Congress, lad mostly by U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, have expressed outrage over…

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Historically Huge Anti-Saudi Rallies Across Yemen on War’s Fourth Anniversary

  Historically Huge Anti-Saudi Rallies Across Yemen on War’s Fourth Anniversary

SANA’A, YEMEN — Massive demonstrations took place across Yemen’s major cities on Tuesday to commemorate the fourth anniversary of the Saudi-led war on the country. The war ostensibly began on March 26, 2015, when Saudi Arabia, backed by the U.S. and other regional allies, launched a large-scale attack on Yemen under the pretext of reinstating…

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As Yemen War Turns Four, Houthi Forces Take the Battle To Saudi Arabia’s Doorstep

  As Yemen War Turns Four, Houthi Forces Take the Battle To Saudi Arabia’s Doorstep

JIZAN, SAUDI ARABIA — Yemen’s army, loyal to the Houthis, launched a large-scale military operation on Sunday against the Saudi military bases in the Kingdom’s southwestern region of Jizan, some 900 kilometers (560 miles) south of the Saudi capital of Riyadh. The operation comes as the deadly Saudi war against Yemen enters its fourth year.…

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In Bid to Control Yemen Border Towns, Saudi Arabia Employs Deadly Airstrikes and Jihadi Militias

  In Bid to Control Yemen Border Towns, Saudi Arabia Employs Deadly Airstrikes and Jihadi Militias

HAJJAH, YEMEN — At least 28 civilians, mostly displaced women and children, were killed and 17 were injured after the Saudi-led Coalition launched a barrage of airstrikes in the early hours of Sunday morning in Yemen’s northwestern Hajjah Province. The airstrikes, at least 30 in number,  struck 13 residential homes in the Talan village of…

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Hodeida Residents Brace for the Worst as UN Truce Falters Amid Saudi Military Buildup

  Hodeida Residents Brace for the Worst as UN Truce Falters Amid Saudi Military Buildup

HODEIDA, YEMEN — Hundreds of residents from across Yemen’s Red Sea port city of Hodeida took to the streets for the third straight day, calling on the United Nations to take action to implement a troop withdrawal deal between the Houthis and the Saudi-led Coalition that was reached on February 19th. Residents waved Yemeni flags,…

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