|All pics via arabianofelix twitter page.|
via Press TV
The Yemeni army and popular committees have reportedly destroyed two Saudi Arabian Apache helicopters in Yemen's east-central province of Ma’rib as part of the retaliatory measures over Riyadh's ongoing aggression against its impoverished southern neighbor.Just wow.
The choppers were targeted with Tochka rockets in an operation, which also destroyed three Saudi missile launch platforms, Yemen's al-Masirah TV reported on Friday.
A large number of Saudi, Emirati, and Bahraini forces were killed and injured in the retaliatory attack, which was undertaken as part of efforts to clear the province of al-Qaeda militants and Saudi-backed militants.
The UAE later confirmed that 22 of its soldiers had been killed in Yemen without specifying the circumstances of the highest death toll of the country in its offensive against Yemen as part of the Saudi coalition.
Missiles fired from the direction of Yemen also struck the Saudi military’s Hashed monitoring site and Saudi artillery positions in the Hamdan military site, both located in the Najran region of southwestern Saudi Arabia.
Saudi army gatherings in the Jizan region, similarly located in the kingdom’s southwest, also came under Yemeni missile fire.
Also on Friday, it was reported that several people had been killed in five Saudi airstrikes on a hospital in the Razih district of Sa'ada Province in northwestern Yemen.
Saudi fighter jets, meanwhile, launched more than 15 airstrikes on the Harad district in the southwestern Yemeni province of Hajjah, while at least eight air raids were carried out against the Yemeni capital, Sana’a.
The Saudi's are hip deep in a quagmire. They're getting their heads bashed and it doesn't seem like there's much they can do to stop it.
Remember the armored columns we saw heading into Yemen? After this it looks like the plan didn't work.
Iranian advisors and Houthi rebels have just changed the face of the Middle East. Saudi Arabia made a pitch to be the "new" leader of the Arab world and it isn't working.
Can you smell the weakness coming from that Kingdom? Can you sense the desperation? I can. That means that Iran does too. They better hope that the King of Jordan is willing to lead a unified Arab Army against the Persians or the war is already lost.
Sidenote: Talk about combat multipliers! Iranian SF did a better job in a shorter time frame than our guys did in Afghanistan. Amazing what happens when you let your beasts off the leash huh?