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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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