The black year for the Saudi-led coalition : Yemeni official




Yemeni army forces carried out a retaliatory attack against the Saudi-led coalition, backed by the US, forces, killing a number of them in many battlefronts, while their spokesman says they have a large number of domestically-developed combat drones and ballistic missiles in their inventory.

The Air Force and the Rocketry Force carried out a cooperative operation on Monday, targeting Saudi Army’s camp in Najran killing and wounding a number of Saudi soldiers and destroying a number of equipment .

A military source told YemenExtra that the Rocketry Force of the Yemeni army forces, on Saturday, fired 2 short range missiles, Zelzal-1, at the gatherings of the coalition’s paid fighters in Al-Ajasher desert, in Najran. It is worth mentioning that the Air Force Drone previously targeted the gatherings of troops and paid fighters in Al-Nasr camp in Nahaoqah and Al-Halq.

The Air Force of the Yemeni army forces and the Artillery Unit launched, on Sunday, a cooperative operation targeting gatherings of Saudi soldiers in Jizan, killing and injuring a number of them and destroying two machinery.

Notably, the head of Military Intelligence, Mohammed Saleh Tamah, who was appointed by the coalition , died of wounds sustained in drone attack on Al-Anad air base in the southern province of Lahj, media of the coalition quoted Yemeni officials loyal to thecoalition  as saying on Sunday.

The Air Force launched, on Thursday (January 10th),an attack on a gathering of leaders of the coalition at Al-Anad air base with a domestically-developed combat drone, Qasef 2K.Then The spokesman of the Armed Forces, Brig. Gene. Yahya Saree confirmed that dozens of high-ranking Saudi-paid fighters were killed or injured in the aerial attack, noting that the injured paid fighters were transported by helicopter to Aden German International Hospital in the port city of Aden.

Spokesman of the Armed Forces, Brigadier Yahya Sare’e, said  that the Military Industrialization of the Army and Popular Committees has made qualitative leaps in the drones manufacturing, and this year will be the year of drones. This came during a press conference, where he reviewed operations of other incidents. The Air Force launched special operations targeting the headquarters and gatherings of the coalition at Al-Anad base, Aseer and Jizan.

He revealed the technology and characteristics of explosive drone, Qasef 2K, he confirmed that the aircraft is manufactured in a way that can not be intercepted by radar or other systems. This aircraft is a modern industry, pointing out that the Army and Popular Committees have the strategic stock of the drone, Qasef 2K, and there is a second and third generation of the same type as well as drones, Sammad 1 – 2 – 3, to be disclosed later.

The Minister of Defense, Major General Mohammad Nasser, praised the unlimited support and attention paid by the political and military leadership of the Armed Forces and the process of modernization and development.

The Minister of Defense also stressed that the Armed Forces will witness in the coming period qualitative achievements in various aspects of its construction, training, qualification, organization, preparation and armament.

He praised the ongoing practical efforts exerted by experts and academics in light of the determinants of the vision of building a modern civil state, in which the Armed Forces constitute one of the most important institutions for.

In March 2015, the US -backed –Saudi-led coalition started  a war against Yemen with the declared aim of crushing the Houthi Ansarullah movement, who had taken over from the staunch Riyadh ally and fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, while also seeking to secure the Saudi border with its southern neighbor. Three years and over 600,000 dead and injured Yemeni people and  prevented the patients from travelling abroad for treatment and blocked the entry of medicine into the war-torn country, the war has yielded little to that effect.

Despite the coalition claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi bombers are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.

More than 2,200 others have died of cholera, and the crisis has triggered what the United Nations has described as the world’s worst humanitarian disaster.

However, Saudi Arabia relies heavily on the US in its brutal war on Yemen. Washington has deployed a commando force on the Arab kingdom’s border with Yemen to help destroy arms belonging to Yemen’s popular Houthi Ansarullah movement. Washington has also provided logistical support and aerial refueling.