Heavy losses amid the coalition in its airstrikes in the West Coast




The US backed -Saudi-led coalition has sustained big losses in lives and ammunitions in coalition airstrikes in the West Coast Front and al-Jawf front, in addition to the suffering inside the secret prisons.

According to YemenExtra site big losses happened when the coalition warplanes targeted its paid fighters in the West Cost on Aug.18.

The paid fighters were hit by the strike in less than a week after a similar strike in the same area on the West Coast.

Today,it launched  three airstrikes, targeting coalition’s paid fighters and vehicles in Jawf province ,killing ten paid fighters, including five field commanders, injured 15 others and burned three military vehicles in Khab washaaf district.

Military forces of the Military Intelligence Unit, which is headed by Emirati officers and another of the Southern Giants Brigades, carried out a large-scale arrest campaign this week of officers and soldiers of Brigadier General Tariq Saleh in the West Coast Front.

A southern source in a telephone conversation with the editor of “YemenExtra”, the military intelligence of the coalition, the arrest of the monitoring and surveillance officer in the forces of “guards of the Republic” and a number of soldiers on charges of treason and work for the “Houthis, Ansarallh ,part of the Yemeni army forces.
He confirmed to the source that the military intelligence accused the official of the monitoring and reconnaissance in the 3rd Battalion of the “Guardians of the Republic” and a number of its soldiers of sending wrong coordinates, which was caused by the war coalition aircraft to military gatherings of soldiers and brigades following the fourth brigade Giants of the south, west of the Direhmi Directorate, which caused the falling of 13 dead a number of wounded, including the leader, “Hassan Yafi“.


Notably, at least 140 of the coalition paid fighters were killed and 236 injured when the Yemeni army forces repelled their attacks in Duraihimi district of Western coast front during the past 48 hours.

The army also destroyed more than 15 military vehicles in the same front, killing and injuring all their crews.The paid fighters tried to launch offensives and to infiltrate, backing with air cover, from three sites, but the army repelled them and inflicted the paid fighters heavy losses in lives and equipment.

According to a military official, there is a military prison belonging to the UAE in the Directorate of the coastal Mukha allocated by the UAE to arrest its loyalists from the coast front .

On June 20, the Associated Press reported that Emirati officers had been torturing and sexually assaulting hundreds of captives at UAE-run prisons in southern Yemen. According to the report, the UAE runs a network of at least 18 secret prisons.

A month later, Amnesty International also reported that the UAE and its allied local militia had been torturing captives at a network of clandestine prisons in southern Yemen.

According to the new report obtained by Al Jazeera, the number of UAE-run secret prisons is 27, including sites in Hadramout, Aden, Socotra, Mayyun Island, as well as a facility in Eritrea where the UAE maintains a military base.

The forces subjected the inmates to rape and electrocution in the genitals, chest and armpits, it said, adding some prisoners were physically assaulted and insulted while being hung in midair.

The sources also recounted other examples of horrors in the UAE-controlled prisons, saying electric cables were used alongside wooden bats and steel poles during interrogation sessions.

Some of the detainees were subjected to sleep deprivation while being confined to narrow spaces with poor hygienic conditions and limited air ventilation, according to the report.

This form of torture was accompanied for some of the inmates by sessions where their skins were lashed with whips and their injuries were subsequently covered in salt. Others, it said, had industrial nails inserted into their fingers and toenails.

According to the report, more than 49 people were tortured to death and five gravesites were used to bury the deceased.

The US-Saudi-led coalition  launched an offensive on Hudaydah on 12 June in the largest battle of the war that the United Nations fears risks triggering a famine in Yemen where an estimated 8.4 million people are on the verge of starvation. Recently, It has been paused for peace talks, but no deal has been struck leaving Yemenis pessimistic over a viable political process.

Abdulmalik al-Houthi, the leader of the Houthi(Ansarallah)  movement, which is the main force that faces the coallition, said on a TV speech ,” The decision of invading the Yemeni ,western coast, has been taken and adopted by the United States of America,noting that the Saudis are trying to abolish Yemen’s freedom,” stressing that it was the people of Yemen’s right to defend their country.

The Bab el-Mandab Strait, which is the southern entrance to the Red Sea, is one of the world’s key shipping lanes for crude oil and allows crude exports into the European market.

The United Nations said more than 350,000 people have been displaced from the strategic Red Sea port town of Hudaydah in western Yemen since June.Deputy spokesman for the Secretary-General, Farhan Haq, said during a press conference on Monday that violent clashes have erupted in the city over the past few days, especially in the Ad Durayhimi district.He added that emergency humanitarian assistance has already been provided to more than 90 per cent of those displaced.