Sana’a (GPA) – Yemeni media released a video today depicting Yemen’s Army and Popular Committees bombarding Emirati troops in Taiz province.
Taiz is a consistent battle zone between Yemeni resistance forces, Saudi-backed mercenaries, Emirati troops, and even terror groups like al-Qaeda who fight side-by-side with Saudi coalition troops.
Victories on Multiple Fronts Against Saudi-backed Mercenaries and Emirati Troops
The video below depicts Yemen’s Army and Popular Committees luring Emirati troops into an ambush before killing 12 and destroying their military vehicles. Yemen’s resistance — known by western media merely as “the Houthis” — boasted multiple successes on various battlefields today repelling advances and killing dozens of Sudanese and Saudi-backed mercenaries.
Just in the past two days, Yemen’s resistance sniper unit took out 13 Saudi troops on various fronts beyond the Saudi border including Asir, Jizan, and Najran province. Yemen’s Army and Popular Committees expanded their defensive operations into Saudi territory throughout the course of the war in response to the devastating Saudi-led invasion, airstrike campaign, and blockade.
Washington’s Participation in Warcrimes
Far from a mere passive observer, the United States provides both military and intelligence support to Emirati and Saudi-backed forces. Saudi airstrikes and ground operations have killed and injured over 35,000 people in the past three years.
US forces provide intelligence support for selecting airstrike targets. Riyadh’s airstrike campaign frequently targets markets, homes, cars, media crews, farms, factories, prisons, and even ambulance crews entering bomb sites. This affirms Washington’s direct participation in gruesome war crimes and arguably genocide against the Yemeni people.
United States Navy ships enforce the siege and blockade throughout the Red Sea by prohibiting aid and cargo ships from docking in resistance-held territory such as Hodeidah port. (It’s also worth mentioning that Saudi airstrikes destroyed the port’s cranes a while back.)
Over eight million Yemenis face direct famine due to the land, air, and sea blockade which severely restricts food, aid, salaries, flow of movement, and vital medical supplies. Saudi Arabia demanded the closure of Yemen’s main airport in Sana’a and subsequently destroyed its infrastructure.
Video courtesy Wrath of Yemen.
Founder and editor of Geopolitics Alert, Randi Nord is a US-based geopolitical analyst and content strategist. She covers US imperialism with a special focus on Yemen, Iran, and Lebanon. Born in Detroit, Michigan, she started learning about the media’s pivotal role in selling “humanitarian” interventions as a teenager during the aftermath of 9/11 and Iraq war. Randi Nord has lived in the Empire’s neoliberal tropical paradise (Kingdom of Hawai’i) and Lebanon. She frequently participates in the UN Human Rights Council as a guest of NGOs speaking about Yemen.