By; Hassan Al-Haifi
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.