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Jul 11 2021

Personality And Ambition Potentially Fuel Divide Among Gulf States

Click to see full-size image Written by Dr. James M. Dorsey. Personality as well as the conflation of genuine national interest with personal ambition contribute to the widening gap between Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. It was only a matter of time before Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman would want to come out on his own and no longer be seen as the protégé of his erstwhile mentor and Emirati counterpart, Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed. By the same token, there was little doubt that the Saudi prince and probable next monarch would want to put to …

Jul 5 2021

OPEC On Verge Of Collapse After Saudis, UAE Refuse To Budge

Support SouthFront Illustrative image Originally published by ZeroHedge. Is the world about to go through another 2014 Thanksgiving massacre when OPEC collapsed sending the price of oil crashing and unleashing a brief if catastrophic wave of destruction across the US shale sector? That’s what commodity traders are wondering this long weekend when just two days after the UAE refused to fall inline with the rest of OPEC+, late on Sunday, in a Bloomberg TV interview, Saudi Prince Abdulaziz said that “we have to extend,” referring to the deal agreed upon by all but the UAE on Friday, according to which …

Jul 3 2021

Saudi-led Coalition Destroyed Houthi Booby-Trapped Boats Off Yemen’s Western Coast

Support SouthFront Illustrative image. On May 28, the Saudi-led coalition announced that it had foiled an attempt by the Houthis (Ansar Allah) to launch an attack with booby-trapped boats. In a statement, the coalition said that it destroyed two remotely-controlled water-borne improvised explosive devices (WBIED) off the shores of the town of al-Salif in the western Yemeni province of al-Hudaydah while Houthi fighters were preparing them for an attack. “The Houthi militia continues to threaten shipping and international trade routes in southern Red Sea … The Houthi militia continues to violate the Stockholm Agreement [which places al-Hudaydah under a ceasefire] …

Jul 3 2021

New Spy Footage Shows Saudi-Led Coalition’s Camp Attacked With Houthi Drones

Support SouthFront Illustrative image, source: the Houthis media wing On July 2, the Houthis (Ansar Allah) released a video filmed inside the Saudi-led coalition’s al-Wadi’a camp on the Yemeni-Saudi border. The video was filmed by spies of the Houthis prior to the June 22 drone attack on the camp. In the video, dozens and dozens of tents where Saudi-backed Yemeni fighters are situated can be seen. [embedded content] The Houthis targeted the camp with ten Qasef-2K suicide drones. Footage of the attack was released by the Yemeni group on July 1. As many as 60 Saudi-backed Yemeni fighters and Saudi …

Jul 1 2021

The Houthis On The Warpath, As Saudis Scramble To Remain

Support SouthFront To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK : Monero (XMR): 49HqitRzdnhYjgTEAhgGpCfsjdTeMbUTU6cyR4JV1R7k2Eej9rGT8JpFiYDa4tZM6RZiFrHmMzgSrhHEqpDYKBe5B2ufNsLBTC: bc1qw4cxpe6sxa5dg6sdwxjph959cw6yztrzl4r54sBITCOINCASH: qq3vlashthktqpeppuv7trmw070e3mydgq63zq348vOR CONTACT US : [email protected] In Yemen, the Ansar Allah is at it again, hailing on Saudi Arabia’s positions. On June 29th, the Houthis (as Ansar Allah is known) announced that they had targeted two military camps of the Saudi-led coalition and its proxies in the central Yemeni province of Ma’rib. In a statement, Brig. Gen. Yahya Sari, a spokesman for the Yemeni …

Jul 1 2021

Houthis Released Footage Of Recent Drone Attack On Coalition Camp On Yemeni-Saudi Border

Support SouthFront Screen grab from the Houthis’ attack footage. On July 1, the Houthis (Ansar Allah) released footage of a recent drone attack which targeted a military camp of the Saudi-led coalition in al-Wadi’a area right on the Yemeni-Saudi border. The attack, which took place on June 22, saw the Houthis launching ten Qasef-2K suicide drones at gatherings in the al-Wadi’a camp. The Qasef-2K suicide drone is a copy of the Iranian Ababil-2. The drone has a range of up to 150 kilometers. It is armed with a high-explosive fragmentation (HE-FRAG) warhead that explodes 20 meters over the designated target …

Jun 27 2021

Houthis’ Rampage Continues: Two Missiles, Four Drones Intercepted Over Saudi Arabia

Support SouthFront File image. On June 26, the Saudi-led coalition intercepted several ballistic missiles and suicide drones which were launched from Yemen by the Houthis (Ansar Allah). According to the coalition, a total of four drones were intercepted over Saudi Arabia’s southern region. At least two of the drones were on their way to attack targets in the cities of Najran and Khamis Mushait. The coalition’s air-defenses also intercepted two ballistic missiles. One of the missiles was on its way to Najran, while the other was heading to Khamis Mushait. “Hostile attempts by the [Houthis] militia to target civilian objects …

Jun 24 2021

Houthi Drones Keep Coming: At Least Six Shot Down Over Southern Saudi Arabia

Support SouthFront Illustrative image, source: the Houthis media wing The Saudi-led coalition intercepted a total of six “booby-trapped” drones launched from Yemen by the Houthis (Ansar Allah) over the last few days. A single drone was intercepted on June 22. It was reportedly heading to attack a target in the southern Saudi city of Khamis Mushait. Early on June 23, the second drone was shot down while it was on its way to the southern city of Jizan. In the afternoon of the same day, four drones were shot down over the Kingdom’s southern region. “The efficiency of [our] air …

Jun 23 2021

Four Of Khashoggi’s Assassins Received Paramilitary Training In The U.S.

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image Four of the Saudi citizens who partook in the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi back in 2018 received paramilitary training in the United States, the NYT reported. The training took place in 2017, and was under contract with the US State Department. The training was provided by Tier 1 Group, which is owned by the private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management, and was defensive in nature and devised to protect Saudi leaders. Cerberus senior executive Louis Bremer confirmed his company’s role in the training of four members of the Khashoggi kill team last …

Jun 21 2021

Large-Scale Houthi Offensive In Yemen And The Southern Kingdom

Support SouthFront To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK : Monero (XMR): 49HqitRzdnhYjgTEAhgGpCfsjdTeMbUTU6cyR4JV1R7k2Eej9rGT8JpFiYDa4tZM6RZiFrHmMzgSrhHEqpDYKBe5B2ufNsLBTC: bc1qw4cxpe6sxa5dg6sdwxjph959cw6yztrzl4r54sBITCOINCASH: qq3vlashthktqpeppuv7trmw070e3mydgq63zq348vOR CONTACT US : [email protected] Yemen is on the brink of a massive humanitarian crisis, and it is all Ansar Allah’s fault. At least, as far as the collective ‘West’ and MSM are concerned. In recent days, the Houthis (as Ansar Allah are known) have ramped up their attacks and have had some successes in clashes with the Saudi-led coalition. As has become …

Jun 20 2021

Escalation In Yemen: Houthis Shot Down US Drone, Lunched More Drones & Missiles At Saudi Arabia (Videos)

Support SouthFront Screen grab from a video released by the Saudi Press Agency showing the interception of a Houthi drone on June 19. On June 20, the Houthis (Ansar Allah) shot down a US drone over the central Yemeni province of Ma’rib, where they have been leading a large-scale offensive against the Saudi-led coalition and its proxies for more than three months now. Brig. Gen. Yahya Sari, a spokesman for the Yemen group, said that the drone, a Boeing Insitu ScanEagle, was shot down with a ground-to-air missile over the area of al-Mushaj’a in Sirwah district. ScanEagle drones are mainly …

Jun 19 2021

Number Of Houthi Drone Attacks On Saudi Arabia Reached 11 In One Day

Support SouthFront Illustrative image, source: the Houthis media wing Late on June 19, the Saudi-led coalition announced that it had interpreted four more drones launched from Yemen by the Houthis (Ansar Allah). Between morning and noon, the coalition intercepted seven Houthi drones. The drones were shot down over Yemen, likely by warplanes of the Royal Saudi Air Force. F15 fighter jets armed with AIM-120 AMRAAM air-to-air missile are usually tasked with such missions. The four other drones intercepted in the evening brought the total number of Houthi drones shot down by the Saudi-led coalition in the last 24 hours to …

Jun 19 2021

Weariless Houthis Pound Saudi Arabia With Seven Drones, But To No Avail

Support SouthFront Illustrative image, a Qasef-2K being intercepted by a Saudi fighter jet. On June 19, the Saudi-led coalition announced that it had shot down seven drones which were launched from Yemen by the Houthis (Ansar Allah). In a statement, Col. Turki Al-Malki, a spokesman for the coalition, said that the drones were all intercepted in Yemen’s airspace. The spokesman claimed that the drones were on their way to attack civilian targets. “The deliberate and systematic hostile [attack] attempts by the Houthis constitute war crimes,” the spokesman said. “We are taking operational measures to protect civilians and civilian objects from …

Jun 17 2021

Houthis Launched Ballistic Missile At Ma’rib, Suicide Drone At Saudi Arabia’s ‘Asir

Support SouthFront Illustrative image, source: the Houthis media wing The Houthis (Ansar Allah) are still carrying out successful missile and drone attacks on Saudi Arabi and its proxies in Yemen. Late on June 16, a ballistic missile stuck the central Yemeni city of Ma’rib, which is held by the Saudi-led coalition and its proxies. According to several sources, the missile was launched by the Houthis. The ballistic missile landed in a residential area inside the city. Nevertheless, no casualties were reported. The Houthis’ have not claimed responsibility for the attack, yet. According to the UAE-based al-Arabiya TV, the Saudi-led coalition …

Jun 16 2021

Houthis Shared Footage Of Saudi, Sudanese Service Members Captured During Jizan Operation

Support SouthFront Screen grab from the Houthis’ video. On June 14, the Houthis (Ansar Allah) shared footage of twelve Saudi and Sudanese service members who were captured during a recent large-scale ground operation in the southern Saudi province of Jizan. The operation, which took place earlier this year, saw Houthi fighters reaching the town of al-Khobhd, more than 3 kilometers into Jizan. At least 80 personnel of the Saudi military, Sudanese military and Yemeni forces were killed or injured during the operations. The Houthis also destroyed more than 29 vehicles and captured loads of weapons and equipment. Ten of the …

Jun 11 2021

Hostile Drone Intercepted Over Saudi Arabia Following Houthi Strike On Ma’rib (Video)

Support SouthFront File image. Late on June 10, the Saudi-led coalition announced that it had intercepted a drone over Saudi Arabia’s southern region. In a statement, the coalition claimed that the drone was on its way to attack the city of Khamis Mushait in the province of ‘Asir. Such drones are usually intercepted by Saudi F-15 fighter jets. However, in this case the drone was shot down by an air-defense system, likely one of the MIM-104 Patriot systems deployed in the Kingdom’s southern region. The drone was most likely launched from Yemen by the Houthis (Ansar Allah). The Yemeni group …

Jun 6 2021

Houthi Drones Relentlessly Pound King Khalid Air Base In Southern Saudi Arabia

Support SouthFront Illustrative image, source: the Houthis media wing On June 6, the Houthis (Ansar Allah) carried out yet another attack on King Khalid Air Base in the southern Saudi province of ‘Aisr. A spokesman for the Yemen group, Brig. Gen. Yahya Sari, said that the air base was targeted with a Samad-2K suicide drone. The spokesman claimed that the attack successful. “This attack came within the framework of our legitimate right to respond to the continues aggression and siege on our people,” Brig. Gen. Sari said. Per usual, the Saudi-led coalition claimed that it had intercepted the drone and …

Jun 2 2021

Jizan Operation: Houthis Released Footage Of Missile Strikes On Saudi Vehicles

Support SouthFront Screen grab from the Houthis’ videos. On May 31 and June 1, the Houthis (Ansar Allah) released new videos from their recent large-scale ground operation in the southern Saudi province of Jizan. The videos show attacks with anti-tank guided missiles on an M1A2S Abrams battle tank, a M163 Vulcan Air Defense System and three ZU-23-2 23 mm guns of the Saudi military and its Yemen proxies. [embedded content] [embedded content] [embedded content] One of the videos also shows Houthis fighters blowing up a M113A4 armored personnel carrier of the Saudi military with an explosive device. [embedded content] The …

May 30 2021

Houthis Attacked Saudi Air Base For Second Time In Week

Support SouthFront Illustrative image, source: the Houthis media wing On May 29, the Houthis announced that they had attacked King Khalid Air Base in the southern Saudi province of ‘Asir. The attack, which took place in the early morning, was carried out with a Qasef-2K suicide drone. The Qasef-2K is a copy of the Iranian Ababil-2, with a range of up to 150 km. The drone is armed with a high-explosive fragmentation, HE-FRAG, warhead equipped with a proximity fuze. “This attack came as a response to the continuation of the siege and aggression on our dear country,” Brig. Gen. Yahya …

May 29 2021

Houthis Released Combat Footage From Recent Operation Deep Inside Saudi Arabia (18+)

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image. On May 29, the Houthis (Ansar Allah) released combat footage from a recent large-scale ground operation inside the southern Saudi province of Jizan. During the operation, Houthi fighters crossed the border into Jizan then stormed a number of Saudi military position without facing any real resistance. The positions were manned by Saudi and Sudanese soldiers as well as Saudi-backed Yemeni fighters. [embedded content] The Houthis also ambushed reinforcements of the Saudi military and managed to reach the outskirts of the town of al-Khobh, 3 kilometers inside Saudi Arabia. “The large-scale operation in Jizan …

May 29 2021

Saudi-led Coalition Thwarted Another Houthi Attack, Destroyed Two Booby-Trapped Boats

Support SouthFront Illustrative image.Captureبي.jpg On May 28, the Saudi-led coalition announced that it had foiled an attempt by the Houthis (Ansar Allah) to launch an attack with booby-trapped boats. In a statement, the coalition said that its forces destroyed two remotely-controlled water-borne Improvised Explosive Devices (WBIED) off the shores of the town of al-Salif on Yemen’s western coast before the Houthis could launch the attack. “The Houthi militia continues to threaten shipping and international trade routes,” the statement reads. The Houthis have been targeting Saudi-led coalition warships with remotely-controlled WBIEDs for several years. In 2017, a detailed report by the Conflict …

May 28 2021

The Third Intifada. Israel’s Crimes. Palestine’s Wrath. Ray of Hope?

Support SouthFront Palestinian protesters wave national flags during clashes with Israeli security forces on the eastern outskirts of Gaza City, near the border with Israel, on January 12, 2018. (AFP Photo/Mohammed Abed) Written by Michael Welch, Richard Falk, Richard Silverstein, and Laith Marouf. Originally published on GlobalResearch. “What they need to do is they need to occupy the bases of the Canadian Armed Forces! They need to occupy the military hardware factories! They need to occupy their courts and stop the shipping of these weapons to apartheid Israel! Anything less than that will not actually cleanse them from the blood on their hands as …

May 28 2021

Houthi Drones Strike Back With New Attack On Saudi Arabia

Support SouthFront Illustrative image, source: the Houthis media wing On May 28, the Saudi-led coalition announced that it had foiled a drone attack by the Houthis (Ansar Allah) on the Kingdom territory. In a brief statement, the coalition claimed that a drone had been “intercepted” and “destroyed” over the southern part of Saud Arabia. The drone, whose type was not identified, was allegedly launched from Yemen. “The Houthi terrorist militia continues its attempts to target civilians and civilian objects … We take operational measures to protect civilians … from these hostile attempts,” the statement, which was shared by the Saudi …

May 28 2021

With Gaza On Hiatus, Israel Seeks New Sites for Military Operations

Support SouthFront To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK : Monero (XMR): 49HqitRzdnhYjgTEAhgGpCfsjdTeMbUTU6cyR4JV1R7k2Eej9rGT8JpFiYDa4tZM6RZiFrHmMzgSrhHEqpDYKBe5B2ufNsLBTC: bc1qw4cxpe6sxa5dg6sdwxjph959cw6yztrzl4r54sBITCOINCASH: qq3vlashthktqpeppuv7trmw070e3mydgq63zq348vOR CONTACT US : [email protected] Just days after the end of the heavy bombardment of the Gaza Strip, Israel is looking for its next operation. On May 27, the Israeli military dropped leaflets with photos of Syrian Arab Army (SAA) officers and commanders of Lebanon’s Hezbollah over the southern Syrian governorate of al-Quneitra Brig. Gen. Hussein Hammouch, the commander of the 1st Corps’ …

May 27 2021

Saudi-led Coalition Denies Presence Of UAE Forces On Yemen’s Socotra, Mayun Islands

Support SouthFront File image. On May 27, the Saudi-led coalition denied the presence of forces from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on the Yemeni islands of Scotra and Mayun. Earlier this week, a report by the Associated Press revealed that a mysterious air base is being built on Mayun Island. Sources in the Saudi-backed Yemeni government told the news agency that the UAE was behind the base. Furthermore, reports from last year alleged that the UAE and Israel were secretly working to build a joint spy base on Socotra island. In a statement to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), an …

May 26 2021

First In Ten Years: Syrian Minister Pays Official Visit To Saudi Arabia

Support SouthFront Minister Martini in Saudi Arabia. Source: the Syrian Arab News Agency. On May 25, Syrian Tourism Minister, Mohammed Rami Radwan Martini, arrived in Saudi Arabia marking the first public visit by a Syrian official to the Kingdom in ten years. The Syrian Arab News Agency said that the minister was officially invited to attend a conference by the World Truism Organization Committee for the Middle East. “A delegation from the Ministry of Tourism in the Syrian Arab Republic headed by the Minister of Tourism, Eng. Muhammad Rami Radwan Martini, participated in the forty-seventh meeting of the World Tourism …

May 23 2021

Drones Rain Over Yemen: Saudi-Led Coalition Lost Second UCAV In A Week

Support SouthFront Illustrative image, source: the Houthis media wing On May 22, the Houthis (Ansar Allah) announced that their air-defense forces had shot down a combat drone of the Saudi coalition, the second in less than a week. In a statement, a spokesman for the Yemeni group said that the drone, a Chinese-made CH-4, was shot down over al-Maraziq in the northern Yemeni province of al-Jawf. According to the spokesman, the drone was targeted with a “new ground-to-air missile” that has not been unveiled yet. “We reiterate that the airspace of our country [Yemen] is not a cakewalk,” the spokesman, …

May 11 2021

Houthis Repelled Attack In Yemen, Targeted Saudi International Airport

Support SouthFront Illustrative image, a Qasef-2K being intercepted by a Saudi fighter jet. On May 10th, Ansar Allah fighters thwarted an attack by the Saudi-led forces in the northeastern Saadah and northern al-Jawf provinces. The clashes took place after Saudi coalition attempted to take control over the Khar heights in northeastern Saadah province and al-Dhahra mountain in northern al-Jawf province. Ansar Allah (widely known as the Houthis) reportedly inflicted loses to Saudi-led forces and captured some weapons. The exact number  of casualties remains unknown. Click to see full-size image The same day, a Houthi Qasef 2K suicide drone targeted Abha …

May 5 2021

Syria, Saudi Arabia To Restore Relations Following Breakthrough Meeting In Damascus – Report

Support SouthFront File image. Saudi Arabia’s intelligence chief has held a breakthrough meeting with his Syrian counterpart in the Syrian capital Damascus, The Guardian reported on May 4. The unfriendly history of the relations between Saudi Arabi and Syria highlights the importance of the recent meeting. The Saudi delegation which attended the meeting was led by Gen. Khalid Humaidan, head of the General Intelligence Directorate. The Syrian side was represented by Gen. Ali Mamlouk, head of the National Security Bureau. The Kingdom was among the first Arab countries to severe its relations with Damascus and voice its support for the …

May 1 2021

Saudi Military Intercepted ‘Hostile Aerial Target’ Near Key Coastal City

Support SouthFront Illustrative image, source: the Houthis media wing On May 1, the Saudi-led coalition announced that it had intercepted a “hostile aerial target” that was flying over the Kingdom’s western coast. In a statement, the coalition claimed that the target was heading towards Jeddah, one of Saudi Arabia’s largest cities. A number of sensitive military and civilian facilities are located near the city. The Saudi-led coalition did not provide any details about the incident. Usually, the coalition blames the Houthis (Ansar Allah) for such incidents. However, this was not the case this time. From their side, the Houthis are …

Apr 30 2021

Iranian Foreign Minister Says Tehran Supports Yemen Ceasefire Negotiations

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image On April 28th, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said that he supported ceasefire negotiations in Yemen. He said that in a meeting with Houthi spokesman Mohammed Abdul Salam in Oman. During the talks, Zarif “once again stressed our country’s view regarding the political solution being the only solution to the crisis of Yemen”, the Iranian foreign ministry said in a statement. The foreign minister “emphasised our country’s support for a ceasefire and Yemeni-Yemeni talks”, it added. In his meeting with Abdul Salam, who lives in exile in Muscat, Zarif also expressed regret about …

Apr 29 2021

Despair Grips The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Support SouthFront To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK: Donation alerts: https://donationalerts.com/r/southfront Gumroad: https://gumroad.com/southfront Boosty: https://boosty.to/analysis-intelligence Or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman voiced rare praise of Ansar Allah joined by ample promises, in hope of a ceasefire. In his recent interview, the Crown Prince said that the Houthis (as Ansar Allah are known) have strong relations with Iran, but that they are still Arabs and Yemenis more than anything. He went on to …

Apr 28 2021

Saudi Crown Prince Calls On Houthis To Join Peace Talks In Exchange For Financial Support

Support SouthFront Screen grab from MBS interview that was aired by the Saudi state TV. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman praised the “Arabian” and “Yemeni” qualities of the Houthis (Ansar Allah) in a recent interview. The interview was aired on the Saudi state TV on April 28 to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Crown Prince’s strategic development plan “Saudi Vision 2030”. In the interview, Mohammed bin Salman, known as MBS, criticizes the Houthis’ alliance with Iran and their rebellion against the legitimate authorities in Yemen in 2015. However, he voiced a rare praise of the Yemeni group. “There …

Apr 27 2021

Unidentified Vessel Reportedly Attacked In Saudi Yanbu Port

Support SouthFront Illustrative image According to the Ministry of Defence of Saudi Arabia, an explosive-laden boat was intercepted off the Red Sea port of Yanbu on April 27. The report came after Saudi maritime security firms claimed “unconfirmed reports” of an attack on a vessel in the area. “The booby-trapped boat was dealt and destroyed according to the rules of engagement,”  Saudi military spokesman Colonel al-Maliki said. Investigations are ongoing to identify those behind the attack, the Saudi Defense Ministry reported. However, the statement made on state media did not reveal whether there had been any damage as a result …

Apr 27 2021

The Perpetual Push On Yemen’s Marib

Support SouthFront To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK: PayPal: [email protected] Donation alerts: https://donationalerts.com/r/southfront Gumroad: https://gumroad.com/southfront Boosty: https://boosty.to/analysis-intelligence Or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ Ansar Allah is back at it in Marib city, hoping that this time the offensive would be the straw that breaks the camel’s back for the Saudi-led coalition. As of April 24th, the Houthis (as Ansar Allah are known) reportedly took control of the Kassara battlefield northwest of the city and made progress on western frontlines. …

Apr 27 2021

A Friend In An Evil Deed, Is A Friend Indeed: Turkey Wants To Fix Relations With Saudi Arabia

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image On April 26th, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said that Turkey was looking to rectify relations with Saudi Arabia. Trade between the two countries has dropped by 98% since 2020, following an unofficial boycott of Turkish goods by businesses in the Kingdom in response to what they called hostility from Ankara. Kalin said Ankara hoped this could be corrected. “We will seek ways to repair the relationship with a more positive agenda with Saudi Arabia as well.” Kalin also said the Turkish presidency welcomed the trial in Saudi Arabia which …

Apr 26 2021

The Houthis Renew Their Push On Marib, Will It Fall? (Map Update)

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image Over the April 23-25 weekend, at least 65 fighters had been killed, as Yemen’s Ansar Allah (the Houthis) renewed their push on Marib city. The Houthis have taken full control of the northwest Kassara battlefront and made progress on western front lines despite air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition. This was reported by AFP, citing unnamed military sources. Marib and its surrounding oilfields make up the last significant stronghold of the Saudi-led coalition in central and northern Yemen, the rest of which is under rebel control, including the capital Sanaa. Yemen puppet government …

Apr 25 2021

In Video: Houthis Blowing Vehicles of Saudi-Backed Forces

Support SouthFront Screen grab from the Houthis’ video. The Houthi-affilated media outlet “Yemen Wrath” released fresh combat footage showing operations of Ansar Allah (also known as the Houthis) against coalition-led forces in Yemen. The footage shows the engineering unit carrying out IED attacks against several vehicles of Saudi-backed forces in Asir and Al-Jawf fronts and inflicting human and material losses. MORE ON THE TOPIC: Support SouthFront FORUM

Apr 23 2021

Houthi Drones Targeted Aramco Facility, King Khalid Air Base In Saudi Arabia

Support SouthFront Illustrative image, source: the Houthis media wing Early on April 23, the Houthis (as Ansar Allah is known) carried out a drone attack on targets in the southern Saudi provinces of Jizan and ‘Asir.The Yemeni group targeted a facility of Saudi oil giant Aramco in an unspecified part of Jizan with a Samad-3 suicide drone. At the same time, the group targeted King Khalid Air Base in ‘Asir with two Qasef-2K drones. Later in the morning, a third Qasef-2K drones was launched by the Houthis at a “military installation” in King Khalid Air Base as a part of …

Apr 22 2021

Major Saudi Air Base Faced New Houthi Drone Attack

Support SouthFront Illustrative image, source: the Houthis media wing On April 22, the Houthis launched yet another drone attack on King Khalid Air Base in the southern Saudi province of ‘Asir. In the early morning hours, the group launched a single Qasef-2K suicide drone at what was described as an “important military installation” inside the major air base. A spokesman for the Houthis, Gen. Yahya Sari, said that the drone attack was a “natural” and a “legitimate” response to the recent escalation by the Saudi-led coalition against Yemen and the ongoing siege on the country. From its side, the Saudi-led …

Apr 21 2021

Saudi Crown Prince Supported Israeli “Scheme” For Jordan Coup: Report

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman allegedly backed an Israeli “scheme” to overthrow Jordanian King Abdullah II in exchange for the guardianship of al-Aqsa Mosque in the occupied Old City of Jerusalem. Lebanon’s Al Akhbar newspaper, quoting a Jordanian security official, said that the coup attempt against King Abdullah II was a “scheme” involving Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and the United States. According to the unnamed official, Israel planned the coup against the Jordanian king over Amman’s opposition to the so-called US deal of the century, which allows the Tel …

Apr 20 2021

Iran Says “Always Open” For Negotiations With Saudi Arabia

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image Iran is always open to negotiations with Saudi Arabia, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said. “We have seen media reports about talks between Iran and Saudi Arabia, although the reports sometimes had contradictory quotes,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh told a weekly news conference. “What is important is that the Islamic Republic of Iran has always welcomed dialogue with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and considers it in the interest of the people of the two countries, as well as peace and stability in the region,” he added. This confirmation came after …

Apr 19 2021

In Video: Saudi Arabia Used TOS-1A “Solntsepyok” Against Houthis

Support SouthFront TOS-1A “Solntsepyok” Saudi Arabia used the heavy flamethrower system TOS-1A “Solntsepek” during operation against the Houthis (as Ansar Allah is known). The leaked photo and video reportedly show the use of TOS-1A in the south of Saudi province of Najran. No casualties have been reported yet as a result of the shelling. Ansar Allah has not commented on the issue yet. The TOS-1A Solntsepek is a 24-barrel rocket launch (MBRL) system designed and developed by the Russian company – Omsk Transmash Design Bureau. It is the latest variant of the TOS-1 flamethrower system. The chassis of TOS-1A MBRL …

Apr 17 2021

Unusual Saudi Silence After Houthi Drone Targeted King Khalid Air Base

Support SouthFront Illustrative image, a Qasef-2K being intercepted by a Saudi fighter jet. On April 17, the Houthis (Ansar Allah) announced that they had carried out another attack on a military base in Saudi Arabia. In a statement, Brig. Gen. Yahya Sari, a spokesman for the Yemeni group, said that a “sensitive military target” in King Khalid Air Base in the southern province of ‘Asir was struck with a Qasef-2K suicide drone. The Qasef-2K drone is a copy of the Iranian Ababil-2. The drone has a range of up to 150 km and is armed with a high-explosive fragmentation warhead …

Apr 15 2021

Houthis Targeted Oil Facilities, Patriot Systems In Saudi Arabia With 11 Drones & Missiles (Video, Map Update)

Support SouthFront Illustrative image, source: the Houthis media wing Early on April 15, the Houthis (Ansar Allah) carried out a large-scale attack with 11 drones and missiles on several targets in the southern Saudi province of Jizan.According to Brig. Gen. Yahya Sari, a spokesman for the group, seven Badir and Saeer missiles targeted a facility of the Saudi oil giant Aramco. At the same time, four Samad-3 and Qasef-2K suicide drones hit a number of MIM-104 Patriot air-defense systems. “We promise the Saudi regime with larger and wider operations if it continues its aggression and siege on our country,” the …

Apr 13 2021

New Houthi Video Of Sniper Attacks On Saudi-Led Forces In Yemen

Support SouthFront The Houthi-affilated media outlet “Yemen Wrath” released fresh combat footage showing operations of Ansar Allah (also known as the Houthis) against coalition-led forces in Yemen. The footage shows the sniper operations against Saudi-led forces in different Yemeni fronts that were carried out on April 12. MORE ON THE TOPIC: Support SouthFront FORUM

Apr 12 2021

Saudi Arabia Suffers From Houthi Attacks. Is There A New Job For Turkey’s Mercenaries?

Support SouthFront To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK: PayPal: [email protected] Donation alerts: https://donationalerts.com/r/southfront Gumroad: https://gumroad.com/southfront Or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront, BTC: 3Gbs4rjcVUtQd8p3CiFUCxPLZwRqurezRZ,  BCH ABC: qpf2cphc5dkuclkqur7lhj2yuqq9pk3hmukle77vhq,  ETH: 0x9f4cda013e354b8fc285bf4b9a60460cee7f7ea9 Yemen’s Ansar Allah give the impression that it has an endless supply of drones. The Houthis (as Ansar Allah is also known) appear to be adept at using them, if their own claims are to be entirely trusted. On April 11th, two Qasef-2K drones were used to separately target the Jizan …

Apr 12 2021

Houthi Drones Attacked Aramco Refineries, ‘Sensitive Military Sites’ In Saudi Arabia

Support SouthFront the Houthi military spokesperson Brig. Gen. Yahya Sari On April 12, the Houthis (as Ansar Allah is also known) claimed that they had launched 17 drones and two ballistic missiles on the territory of Saudi Arabia. According to the Houthi military spokesperson Brig. Gen. Yahya Sari, their explosive-laden drones successfully targeted Saudi Aramco sites in the eastern oil terminal of Jubail and the western city of Jeddah late on April 11. Saudi officials, nor Aramco have not commented on the attack, yet. The Houthis also claimed that they targeted military sites near the Saudi southwestern towns of Jazan …

Apr 11 2021

Houthis Attack Warplanes Shelters In Saudi Jizan Airport and King Khalid Air Base

Support SouthFront Illustrative image, source: the Houthis media wing On April 11, the Houthis (Ansar Allah) attacked two airfields in the southern region of Saudi Arabia with suicide drones. Brig. Gen. Yahya Sari, a spokesman for the Yemeni group, announced that two Qasef-2K drones had been launched at Jizan Regional Airport in the province of Jizan and King Khalid Air Base in the province of ‘Asir. The drones targeted warplanes shelters. The spokesman claimed that the attack was successful. According to him, the attack was a response to the Saudi-led coalition continuous strikes and siege on Yemen. From its side, …

Apr 10 2021

Saudi Arabia Executes Three Of Its Soldiers Convicted Of ‘High Treason’

Support SouthFront Saudi troops at their base in Yemen’s southern port city of Aden in 2015. IMAGE: Reuters On April 10, the Ministry of Defense of Saudi Arabia announced that three of its soldiers were executed after being convicted of committing “high treason”. In a brief statement, the ministry said that the three soldiers had collaborated with an “enemy” and acted against the interests of the Kingdom. “The three soldiers were convicted of high treason following the investigation which uncovered their collaboration with the enemy over plots against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s military interests, security and stability, adding that …