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Also another Houthi targeted attack on a Yemeni military parade in Aden this morning.

Believed missiles and drones were used.

Video of the aftermath is quite graphic and shows a significant amount of casualties (I won't post it but it's easily available on Twitter).

Houthis report over 30 dead/injured.
Rest in peace. I would not do a public parade at any time until the war ends. Stupidity has no cure.
 

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Houthis today announced they launched a ballistic missile at a military target in Dammam, 1200km away.

If true, this would be the longest range attack by the Houthis against KSA and longest range attack by a Houthi BM ever.

Houthis hinted they had the capability to strike beyond Riyadh for a while now.

Dammam is quite well defended with PAC-2s.

Will update if/when more information becomes available.
So far, about 200 missiles have been successfully intercepted. Crappy stuff. Saudi Arabia is not hitting hard because of the intl pressure but if shit hits the fan The RSAF/LF will turn Yemen into ashes.
 

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So far, about 200 missiles have been successfully intercepted. Crappy stuff. Saudi Arabia is not hitting hard because of the intl pressure but if shit hits the fan The RSAF/LF will turn Yemen into ashes.
Level of success of US air-defence in KSA against Houthi missiles is debatable.

KSA can carpet bomb Sana'a but that won't defeat Houthis. Israel learned this lesson with Hezbollah. Eventually Hezbollah established deterrence and I predict Houthis will do same vs KSA, but time will tell.
 

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Southern forces seize 3 military bases of Yemen's gov't in Aden, 15 killed

ADEN, Yemen, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) -- Forces loyal to the Southern Transitional Council (STC) on Saturday seized control over three military bases of the Saudi-backed Yemeni government following four days of clashes in the southern port city of Aden.

The STC's forces seized three bases of the presidential guard units tasked with protecting the headquarters of the country's cabinet in Aden after intense battles, according to a military official.

The presidential guard troops engaged in fierce armed confrontations with the STC forces but failed to repulse the latter's attacks that left around 15 people killed from both sides, the official said.

"Senior leaders and officers of the presidential guard forces fled Aden when the STC's forces stormed their locations," he added.

Several armored vehicles, tanks and weapons caches belonging to the government were seized by the STC forces that were deployed in the area, according to the witnesses near the scene.

Elsewhere in Aden, armed confrontations are still ongoing between the two warring rivals around the Presidential Palace in Crater neighborhood.

The STC threatened "to seize the presidential palace and expel all the members of the Saudi-backed Yemeni government who are linked to Muslim Brotherhood parties."


The STC have taken over all KSA/Hadi military camps in Aden and seized the Presidential Palace as well... Huge developments.
 
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Level of success of US air-defence in KSA against Houthi missiles is debatable.

KSA can carpet bomb Sana'a but that won't defeat Houthis. Israel learned this lesson with Hezbollah. Eventually Hezbollah established deterrence and I predict Houthis will do same vs KSA, but time will tell.
Care to clarify. bring me one missile that hit its target.
 

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Retreated already. All parties involved have landed in Riyadh while ago. Saudi Arabia says clearly that military action will be taken if they refused to withdraw and they have.
 

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Reports that the STC have agreed to a ceasefire, but no reports of STC fighters withdrawing from the Presidential Palace as claimed above.

 

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A report in KSA's Al-Arabiya states:

“The coalition calls for an immediate ceasefire in the Yemeni temporary capital Aden starting from 1 a.m. on Sunday (2200 GMT on Saturday), and asserts that it will use military force against anyone who violates it,” the spokesman said.

The coalition also called on all military groups to immediately return to their positions and retreat from areas that have been seized during the past few days.

No mention of the withdrawal being part of the ceasefire.
 

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STC captures two Yemeni [Hadi/Coalition] army bases

Southern forces seized two Yemeni government military bases near the southern port of Aden early yesterday, triggering fresh clashes, residents and officials said.

The forces of Southern Transitional Council (STC) and government are both part of a Saudi-led military coalition battling the Iran-aligned Al Houthi movement, which took over the capital Sana’a in 2014.

But the STC forces broke with the government this month, seizing its temporary base of Aden on August 10. Yesterday, they took two government military bases in Zinjibar, around 60 km east of Aden in Abyan province, residents said.

The coalition last week threatened military action if the STC do not quit government military bases. Saudi Arabia, which wants the coalition to focus on combating the Al Houthis, has called for a summit over Aden, but it has been delayed due to the STC’s refusal to cede control.

The STC said its forces would hold Aden until the Islamist Islah party, a backbone of Hadi’s government, and northerners are removed from power positions in the south.

STC fighters seized Aden after accusing Islah of being complicit in a Al Houthi missile attack on southern forces earlier this month, a charge the party denies.

The STC seizure of two more bases in Abyan, Hadi’s birthplace, showed they are holding firm to demands for self-rule in the south and to be included in any UN-sponsored talks on Yemen’s future.

“For too long the Southern voice has been excluded from any negotiation table,” STC said in a statement to the UN Security Council ahead of a Yemen briefing yesterday in New York.

“The onus is now on the international community, and in particular the UN Security Council to accept the new realities on the ground.”


I guess the "ceasefire" is over.
 
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U.S. MQ-9 Reaper drone shot down over Yemen: officials

A U.S. military MQ-9 drone was shot down in Yemen’s Dhamar governate, southeast of the Houthi-controlled capital Sanaa, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Wednesday, the second such incident in recent months.

A Houthi military spokesman had earlier said that air defenses had brought down a U.S. drone. This is not the first time a U.S. drone has been shot down in Yemen. In June, the U.S. military said that Houthi rebels had shot down a U.S. government-operated drone with assistance from Iran.

Overnight, Houthi military spokesman Yahya Saria said that the drone had been shot down.

“The rocket which hit it was developed locally and will be revealed soon at a press conference,” Saria said on Twitter.

“Our skies are no longer open to violations as they once were and the coming days will see great surprises,” he added.

 

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Although Iran/Hizbo managed to smuggle some equipment to the Houhties on top of what they have been given by Ali Salah yet they are losing to the legitimate government. The Houthis are a replica of Hizbollah and the Iranian regime. for 40 years now Hassan Nasrullah shouting from his tunnel. not even able to walk down the street of where he lives.
 

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