Ansar Allah (Houthis), yet another group of real fighters that the US has managed to make into enemies.

“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 of February 14, the pro-Saudi wing of the Yemeni Armed Forces (YAF) was still clashing with the Houthis near the al-Balaq al-Sharqi mount which is located to the south of Ma’rib city. On February 15, there was an advance attempt by the YAF. However, no gains were reported.

The situation was not much different in the northern province of Saada, the heartland of the Houthis.

On February 17, the Saudi-backed Happy Yemen Brigades, who have been leading the coalition’s ground operations in Saada, pushed forward with full force in the area of Alrizamat. However, only three minor positions, Sharqan, Tabab al-Azaby and al-Hudaybi, were captured from the Houthis.

Meanwhile, in the northwestern province of Hajjah the battle between the Houthis and the Saudi-led coalition proxies in the district of Harad continues to heat up.

The Houthis, who are still in control of the Harad district center, have been intensifying their attacks on coalition proxies.

On February 14, a heavy artillery rocket that was allegedly launched by the Houthis from Harad hit a civilian house in the nearby district of Hayran. Two civilians were killed and two others were wounded as a result of the attack.

On February 15, the Houthis launched three ballistic missiles at different areas held by the YAF’s 5th Military District in Harad. No civilian casualties were reported this time.

On the same day, the 5th Military District, which has been leading the coalition’s ground operations in Harad, shot down ten drones which were allegedly launched by Houthis over different parts of the district.

The Houthis showed fierce resistance on several fronts despite facing much pressure from the Saudi-led coalition’s air power. Between February 14 and 17, coalition warplanes carried out more than 50 airstrikes on Yemen. The airstrikes targeted the Houthi-held capital, Sanaa, as well as areas held by the group in the provinces of Ma’rib and Hajjah.

The Houthis will likely continue to hold onto their positions in Ma’rib, Saada and Hajjah. Soon, the Saudi-led coalition and its proxies may attempt to open another front in Yemen to distract the group. The coalition may also escalate its aerial campaign on the Yemeni areas held by the group.”

Comment: Pilgrims, the Ziocons made us do it. Houthi = Shia = Iranian proxy, so Houthi = BAD. This did not have to be like this. How about Green Berets + Zeidi Houthi tribesmen = friends?

These little guys are flying drones and firing missiles all the way to the UAE. These are the people that the moron Pompeo mocked repeatedly. pl

This entry was posted in The Military Art, Yemen. Bookmark the permalink.

5 Responses to Ansar Allah (Houthis), yet another group of real fighters that the US has managed to make into enemies.

  1. jim ticehurst says:

    Correction..Its 6:00 PM Munich Time

  2. Wild Goose says:

    That flag is the Australian ‘Eureka’ flag, symbol of resistance to state tyranny:-

  3. Christian J. Chuba says:

    All very true but as long as we silently kill the population of Yemen; mission accomplished.

  4. blue peacock says:

    The “democratization” of precision guided missiles & unmanned drones it appears is a game changer. Azerbaijan used Turkish supplied drones to kick Armenia in Nagorno-Karabakh. If Hizbullah has a massive arsenal of guided missiles and drones they could wreak havoc inside Israel and cause domestic support for flexing of military muscle collspase.

    What are the implications when you consider China & Russia with large quantities of precision missiles? Do aircraft carriers & manned fighter jets make sense anymore?

  5. Leith says:

    Violent confrontations broke out today near Marib. Saudi-backed Yemeni mercenaries shelled populated villages in the al Jalal area. Maybe those anti-Houthi mercs are taking lessons from LDR and DNR separatists (snark).

    Seems to me though that the South Front article is a reaction to drown out Blinken’s comment on 17 February when he ”condemned all attacks by warring parties that continue to escalate the Yemen conflict”. In conversation with UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Hans Grundberg, Blinken expressed interest in collaboration for a lasting resolution in Yemen.

    If Blinken is serious he should meet with Hisham Sharaf, Houthi Minister of Foreign Affairs. Or perhaps set up back door meetings between Sharaf and FMs of KSA and UAE? The Saudis and Emiratis would need some arm twisting. Sharaf was educated at Penn State and at a Catholic Uni in Wash DC. He met today with the UNESCO rep for Yemen, Dr Paolini. And also met today with a rep of the UN World Food Program (WFP) in Yemen. I suspect the WFP will have a hard time supplying food aid to Yemen considering the massive starvation going on currently in Afghanistan, the Sahel, Madagascar, et al. You can donate here:

Comments are closed.