Chairman of Higher Political Council (Sana’a), President of the Repunblic of Yemen, Commander-in-Chief of Yemeni Armed Forces Martyred.

By: Hassan Al-Haifi

Chairman of the Higher Polutical Council Saleh Ali Al-Sammad (sometimes Al-Samad) was martyred by a Saudi-Led Coalition airraid last Thursday while he was on a trip to Hodeidah to boost the morale of the Army snd Popular Committee troops guarding the vital port to Yemen, which accounts for most of the imports entering Yemen.

President Al-Sammaf was known for his courage and humility and very hard work. He was always on the move, even inside the territory dede in Saudi Arabia , which is under control of Yemeni Army and Popular Committee fighters, who include fighters from Andar Allah (Houthis) anf other factions fighting against the Saudi-Led aggression on Yemen. Mr. Al-Sammad is a long-term fighter with the Houthis since the six Sa’ada Wars and a trusted aide of the Leader of Ansar Allah, Abdul-Malik Al-Houthi. He is an elequrnt speaker and held the Presdency at the most challenging of times, with the betrayal of some of the leadership of the People’s GGenera Congress (PGC), the tight siege and blockade and ghe move of thr Central Bsnk to Aden.

He managed to steer the resistance against the Saudi-Led aggression on Yemen, not allowing the enemy to gain one inch of territory beyond the low populated plains of the Southern Governorates and in some desert areas in the East. More important, he let the free unoccupied areas of Yemen almost free of crime znd terrorist bombings and political assassinations.

The Higher Political Council issued a statement at around 7:00 PM today of the untimely death of President Sammad. The Higher Political Council appointed Mr. Mahdi Al-Masshat to replace Mr. Sammad.

Al-Sayid Abdul-Malik Al-Houthi praised the martyred President as a devougband loyal true nationalist whose ultimate wish was to achieve martyrdom. He also saif that the promised that the aggressor states, led by US and Saudi Arabia bear all the legal responsibility for this crime and the subsequent consequences arising thereof. The National Defense Council put the nation on full military and defense alert.

Mr. Al- Sammad was loved by most people he dealt with and especially the average citizens, who saw in him a seincere devout man to God and country.

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Breaking News: ICRC Team Member Killed in Ta’ez, Yemen.

By: Hassan Al-Haifi

A Lebanese Red Cross worker, Hanna Lahoud was killed when his car was mowed down by unknown militants in Al-Dhubab area of Western Ta’ez City. The area is controlled by Hadi loyalists, Islahi and AQAP militants, supported by the Saudi-Led Coalition

Mowed down car of Lebanese ICRC worker in Ta’ez.

Robert Mardini, Middle East Director for the International Committee of the Red Cross tweeted:

Hanna Lahoud, ICRC Officer responsible for Prisoners Affairs killed by unknown militants

“I’m shocked, outraged and saddened by the killing of my colleague and friend Hanna Lahoud,” tweeted

“We @ICRC condemn this senseless act in the strongest possible terms,” he wrote. “My thoughts go out to Hanna’s wife and family in #Lebanon.”

The heinous attack shocked many in Yemen as senseless and barbaric and confirm time and again that the Saudi-Led Coition is una le to provide the minimal security of yhe areas undrr its occupation.

Mr. Lahoud was taken to hospital, where he passed away from multiple machine gun bullet wounds in his heart

Other colleague passengers in the car were not hurt although the back glass window was broken completely. Mr. Lahoud was in charge of trnding to prisoners. He was likedby his colleagues was known for his sense of humor.

Back of ICRC car with shattered glass

The areas controlled by the so called National Army and hofgepodge militia gangs of Wahhabi Islahid, Salafis and AQAP and ISIS militants in Ta’ez, Aden and other occupied areas by Saudi abd United Arab Emirates continue to witness shootings terrorist bombings abd assassinations almost on a daily basis. Many militants are also known to have been bought over from Syria and Iraq and financed and armed by UAE Saudi Arabia and ithe Gulf States (Qatar’s role is not clear after friction arose between KSA/UAE and Qatar mid last year, but there are strong links with the Moslem Brotherhood Islah faction.

It is worth noting that the areas under Sana’a control in Yemen have not witnessed any terrorist attacks and almost not any political assassinations since the beginning of the Three Years of War waged by Saudi-Led Coalition in Yemen.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Sana’a condemned the attack

Yemeni Army and Popular Forces Take War to Saudi Territory

By;  Hassan Al-Haifi

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Zilzal (Earthquake) III launched on a number of occasions over last two weeks

Zilzal (Earthquake) III launch

Zilzal (Earthquake) III launching on July 19, 2016

 

Uragon Missile

Uragon Missile

Uragan

Uragan missiles fired into new Jaizan military bases.

Since the final days if the fasting month of Ramadhan, the war in Yemen took on a more violent posture.  Since then,  the Yemeni Army and Popular Committeed have returned to taking the initiative, both inside Saudi territory and taking positions occupied by mercenary forces or thwarting all efforts by Saudis themsellve  to make advances in Northern Hajjah Province (Haradh and Midi) or by their mercenaries in all the fronts in Lahj, Ta’ez, Mareb Governirates, Nehm District and Al-Jouf Governorate.

This new turn in the fightingv has been manifested by ballistic miisiles launches into Saudi Arabia like the recent (July 19, 2016) launching of Zilzal (Eartquake) III Ballistic Missile targeting the Saudi National Guard Base in Najran and the launching of three Uragan Missiles on a newly set up base in Jaizan Province.  All missiles hit their targets successfully.   A military source said that in the Najran base, large explosions could be heard, a big fire resulted and ambulances and helicopters were  seen rushing to the base to pick up fatalities and wounded..  

While in the Jaizan Base at least 3 Saudi tropps were reported among the casualties killedd.

In addition, a Zilzal 3 missile hit a mercenary troops concentration in the Base of the 115th Brigade in Al-Hazm, Al-Jouf Governorate inflicting scores of fatalities and wounded  amongst the Saudi led, armed and funded mercenaries based there.

Despite the Yemeni side’s adherence to the cease fir, the Saudis have not ceased their round the clock bombing of everywhere in Yemen (including the repeated bombing of their mercenaries in Ta’ez, Al-Jouf, Lahj, etc) and prodding their local and foreign mercenaries to make futile advances in all the battle hot spots of Nehm, Ta’ez, Mareb, Al-Jouf, Lahj, etc. The Saudis hoped to exploit the lull inside Saudi territory to achieve successes on the ground.  The Yemeni attacks heretofore inside Saudi territory have led to at least 2,000 Saudi troops killed, 500 tanks and hundreds of Armored Personnel Carriers and other military vehicles, accirding to Washington Post and were abig embarassment to the Saudi aggressorss internally and internationally.

Because of the unabashed flagrant  Saudi violations, uninterrupted bombings, , which continued inflicting hundreds of martyred and wounded civilians (attested to by Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, UN and other international organizations) of the truce and their continuous prodding, arming and financing of mercenary troops, the Yemeni side has had no choice but to restore the initiative until the Saudis show serious signs of ceasing their heartless aggression on Yemen and the economic and baseless blockade of Yemen and interference of all air and sea traffic to the country.