Sana’a (GPA) – Yemen’s Army and Popular Committees repelled an advance from Saudi-backed mercenaries today in the province of Najran beyond the Saudi border.
Yemeni forces have increased their operations beyond the Saudi border in the provinces of Najran, Jizan, and Asir in response to the ongoing Saudi airstrikes and siege against Yemen.
Saudi planes carry out about sixty air raids on any given day. In the past week, dozens of civilians have lost their lives after attacks targeted homes and farms. In the past few hours, dozens of strikes targeted the Yemeni provinces of Sa’ada, Taiz, Midi, and more. Nine died today and four others wounded when attacks in Sa’ada province struck a market.
Tens of thousands have died from airstrikes and military operations alone– mostly women and children. Even more have died as a result of the blockade which restricts food, aid, and medical supplies. The siege has also triggered a globally unprecedented cholera outbreak claiming the lives of over 3,000 and infecting nearly one million.
This war wouldn’t be possible without military encouragement from the United States and their western allies. The UN remains silent as Saudi Arabia and their allies massacre Yemenis on a daily basis.
The video below depicts Yemen’s Army and Popular Committees operating in Najran beyond the Saudi border. Throughout its duration, viewers can see Yemeni forces targeting Saudi troops with guided missiles. Towards the end, about a dozen Saudi-backed mercenaries flee in terror.
Video courtesy Yemen Wrath.
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.