JNN 27 Mar 2015 Riyadh : Saudi Arabian forces, joined by nine other countries, have launched a military operation in Yemen against Shiite Houthi rebels, the Saudi ambassador to the US said. The offensive, which started with airstrikes, will also involve “other military assets.”
According to Ambassador Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, the military operation in Yemen started at 7 p.m. EST (11 p.m. GMT).
Independent Media reported that warplanes of the Royal Saudi Air Force bombed the Civilian Population Area which is the Strong Hold of Yemen’s Shia Houthi, Under the Pretext of targeting the air defenses of the Shia Houthi Milita.
The Saudi-led coalition has declared Yemeni airspace a “restricted zone.” Ships in the region have also been urged not to approach Yemen’s ports due to the ongoing military operation.
More than 20 people have reportedly died and over 30 others were injured following Saudi Arabia-led airstrikes in Yemen, Sputnik news agency cited local security and medical sources as saying.
The majority of the strikes around Sanaa hit residential areas located near the capital’s international airport. Government buildings and the airport were also hit during the offensive.
Reports from the ground indicate that Saudi forces have bombed an office belonging to Houthi rebels in Sanaa’s Jiraf area. A Houthi-run TV channel reported dozens of civilian casualties following airstrikes north of Sanaa.
Residents said that warplanes targeted the capital’s airport, according to Reuters.
Houthis used heavy anti-aircraft fire to respond to the bombing.
Another warplane attack was said to have been launched on Sanaa’s Dulaimi military airbase. Al-Jubair told Al Jazeera that Houthi fighters are in control of Yemeni’s ballistic and heavy weaponry and could be taking over the country’s air force.
The Latest Reports from the Ansarallah have told that the Ansarallah Forces have fired a Ballistic Missile targeting deep inside Saudi Arabia , in response to the Saudi Led aggression on the Yemeni Population.
Reports citing Yemeni security services said four Sukhoi jets stationed at the Dulaimi military airbase were destroyed in airstrikes. Meanwhile, an Al Arabiya report claimed that Saudi-led strikes destroyed the airbase along with several arsenals, as well as taking out most of the rebels’ air defenses.
Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar, and Kuwait issued a joint statement saying that they “decided to repel Houthi militias, Al-Qaeda and ISIS (Islamic State) in the country.” The Gulf states said they were responding to a “major threat” to the stability of the region, saying that their cause is to “repel Houthi aggression” in Yemen.
The Facts on the ground are quite indifferent to the Saudi aggression , as the General Mass movement Led by the Shia Houthi has taken all over the Yemen , and in response to the Revolution , The Saudi Implanted President First the Former President Ali Abdullah Saleh , has Ran away , leaving the Reign of Governance in the Hands of his cronies , and His Half Brother who was incharge of the Security Forces, who were long been defeated by the Ansarallah Men , and The Capital Sanaa and all the Government Departments and functions were taken over by the Revolution led by Shia Houthi Members, and finally the Latest President Adb Rabbu Mansour Hadi who was House arrested , escaped and the Latest reports tell that he has even left the country , to save his life to a small Island near the Border of Yemen.
The 10-country coalition Led By Saudi Arabia launched the campaign “to protect the Hegemony of Wahabi Dictatorship in the Region , which can defend their Hegemony , as the Public of all these Dictatorship has risen and the signs are evident that not only their Hegemony of the Arab Peninsula and Plus the Muslim Nations is about to Dye , and Democratic Government will rise very soon.
Obama ordered support to Saudi-led op, UN still ‘checking details’
US President Obama has authorized the provision of logistical and intelligence support to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)-led military operations in Yemen, the White House said in a statement, confirming that Washington had close communication with Hadi, the Saudis and other GCC states prior to the launch of the military operation.
“While US forces are not taking direct military action in Yemen in support of this effort, we are establishing a Joint Planning Cell with Saudi Arabia to coordinate US military and intelligence support,”the statement said.
Moreover, the White House urged the Houthis to immediately halt “destabilizing military actions” and to return to political dialogue with the deposed Yemeni government.
Hadi’s aide has revealed that the president is “in high spirits” and has remained at his Aden base in the south of Yemen. “The president…thanks Gulf countries, Egypt, Jordan, and Sudan, and all countries in the region,” the director of Hadi’s office, Mohammed Marem, told Reuters. The offensive has “restored people’s determination” to fight against the Houthis, he said.
Saudi Arabia is planning to commit 100 warplanes and 150,000 soldiers to the Anti Yemeni Aggression , according to Al Arabiya. The United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, and Jordan are also willing to contribute aircrafts, while Egypt, Pakistan, Jordan, and Sudan want to contribute to ground operations.
Pakistan has already sent Seven Hundred and Fifty Pakistan Army Men to Saudi Arabia , while Another High Official Delegation is Planned to Depart for Saudi Arabia today for further discussion on coalition as the Nawaz Shariff Led Govt , is Putting the future of Pakistan at Stake by committing the Nation to a some One else interest , But to serve the Personal Interest of Nawaz Shariff and His families personal obligations from Saudi Monarchy , they have Put the future of Pakistan at stake , and ready to Put the Lives of the Pakistani Soldiers at Stake , for as little as some Million Dollars , which also will be in the best Interest of the Nawaz family , and his cronies , and not for Pakistan or Pakistani Nationals.
Egypt is providing political and military support for the operation, the country’s state media said. Cairo is prepared to take part in air, naval and ground operations if necessary, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry has announced. As is the case with General Sisi , who has taken over the In a coup , from a Democratically elected Government of Muslim Brotherhood , led by Mr. Morsi , with the Blessing of Saudi Monarchy , for which they even invested Billions of Dollars in Aid to Egypt , which are now being Re Paid in the terms of Egypt’s involvement in the Saudi led War Against Yemen , to Maintain their Hegemony in the Region .
Media reports said that Jordan, Sudan, Morocco and Pakistan are also part of the coalition and have offered their support for military operation in Yemen.
While the Saudi envoy insisted Washington only “consulted” Riyadh, a US official told Reuters on condition of anonymity that America has been supporting the military operation in an unspecified way.
Houthi leaders have in turn branded the Saudi offensive as “aggression” and warned that it will drag the entire Gulf region into conflict.
“There is an aggression underway on Yemen and we will confront it valiantly,” a member of the Houthi political office, Mohammed al-Bukhaiti, told Al Jazeera. “Military operations will drag the region to a wide war.”
Meanwhile, UN deputy spokesman Farhan Haq told TASS that the UN is aware of Saudi Arabia launching a military operation in Yemen and is looking into more details. Just a few hours before the operation, Haq told journalists that the UN does not believe in military actions to resolve the conflict in Yemen. But the Silence of the General Bodies Like UN , Amnesty International , Human Rights Organisation have raised questions on their credibility , as they are even tools of the Western World , of which US is on the top of it.
Before the launch of the offensive in Yemen, Houthi militants claimed to have captured the southern seaport of Aden, President Hadi’s stronghold. The fighters said the city was under their control and the president’s supporters were being arrested.
The rebels have announced a 20 million riyal (US$100,000) reward for Hadi’s capture, after alleging that he fled the country, Lebanon-based Al-Manar TV reported.
In August 2014, Houthi rebels moved in from the north and demanded economic and political reforms. In September, they seized key state installations in Sanaa.
As Houthis took command of the capital last month, the US embassy closed its operations in Sanaa, while the two rival governments in the north and south have continued to compete for power. Last weekend, Shiite rebels seized Yemen’s third largest city Taiz.
Its is also recorded that Houthi are fighting for their rights for Long as they were in Government , before the Attack of the Egyptian Dictator Jamal Abdul Nasir , Due to which their government was toppled and Later it was taken over by Ali Abdullah Saleh , and since then they have fought their way , to regain the democratically elected Government of Yemen , as Now the masses are coming out in their support , and they have taken over all functions of the Government , so now the same set of Mind , which is working in the best Interest of US and Israel is trying to counter the Mass Revolution brought by the General Yemeni Public.
At the same time the Russian Govt have also warned the Saudi and the US Allies , that the consequences of these attacks and aggression will be disasterous for whole of the Middle Eastern Region.
Iran and Hezbollah forces have also condemned the Saudi Aggression.
Pakistani Civil Society and the Shia Population have also Planned Protest across the country , and Most Probably Protest Rallies and Gathering will start after the Friday Prayers .