Yemeni Ballistics & Unmanned Drone Airraids All Over KSA

Today has been an explosive day all over the collapsing Kingdom of Al-Saud – Al–Sheikh.

By: Hassan Al-Haifi

From early morning, Yemen Unmanned Air Force attacked Jaizan Aramco Complex via Qasif I Drone. Then Qasif I went onto attack Abha Airport in Asir forcing all air traffic to Abha yo e diverted to Jeddah, Jaizan abd Riyadh.

Then in late afternoon Al-Masirah reported that a wobble of Badr I ballistics were lobbed to fifferent military and strategic positions in the Kingdom’s southern areas.

By Sunset news reports were seen of explosions heard in Riyadh. It was Burkan 2 (Vulcan 2) targeting the Saudi Ministry of Defense in Riyadh.

This obviously shifts the initiaive to the Yemeni side in control on the ground in Sana’a. We will add photos later and any addiional information we get.

Yemeni friend sent this saying he was expressing gratitude to Allah for successful Rocket Force delivery of ballistic to Ministry of Defense in Ryadh

Several of these Badr I missiles (above and below) rained on different positions in KSA. Badr

Burkan II ballistic missile which targeted Saudi Ministry of Defrnse in Riyadh.

Yemen Air Defense Scare Away UAE F-16s; After Missile Showering Saudi Arabia with 7 Ballistic Missiles

By Hassan Al-Haifi

Yemen’s Air Defense Force scared off 2 United Arab Emirates F-16s, which were hovering over the Cautal City of Sana’a earlier today after firing the new breed of anti aircraft missiles, recentky developed by ADF.  Last week an F15S was hit over Sa’ada after a ADF anti aircraft missile targeted the plane as it fkew over the Governorate.  Al-Masirah Ansar Allah Channel showed both the Sa’ada and Sana’a plane targetings.

On the Eve of the Third Anniversary of the beginning of the so-called Saudi-Led Coalition of Aggression on Yemen, Yemen’s Rocket Force launches at least seven ballistic missiles simultaniously on Saudi Arabian Airports and military installations

1)  Badr Missiles on Najran Airport and other targets in the sector.


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2) Qahir M missile on Abha Regional Airport in Asir

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3) Burkan 2H long range missile at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh



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The Yemeni Rocket Force in Sana’a has been refining its stockpile of old missiles formerly purchased by the regime of Ali Abdullah Saleh in an effort to counterbalance the air superiority of the SLC, since all the old fighter planes of the Yemeni Air Force were destroyed at the start of the round the clock air raids carried out by the SLC.

The Yemeni Air Defense System was also rendered useless by the Hadi Regime apparently under instructions of Saudi Arabia with the collusion of General Ali Mohsin Al-Ahmar, a well known lackey of the Saufi regime and supporter of the Islah Party (Wahhabi).

Reuterd confirmed that a major explosion was heard around Midnight that evening.

The Patriot Abti Missile Defense proved hopeless in intercepting the missiles as social media (particularly Twitter) showed these missiles going jpup and coming down to the ground without hitting anything.

SLC Spokesman in Riyadh said sll “Houthi” missiles were intercepted, but experts confirmed that the PAC 2 Patriots are at best 8% effective at intercepting missiles and the videos shown in social media channels belied the SLC Spokesman’s assertions.

The serial missile attacks would be an embarassment for President Trump and the humiliated Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is in the US for a two weeks shopping trip for more armaments, especially with the Senate having voted down a Sen JRes 54 to end US involvement in the Yemen War waged by Saudi Arabia and dome 10 allies against the Houthis and their Yemeni allies who still contfol s third of the country and nearly 80% of the Population.  In the past missile launches have been singular and spaced apart, with thr Riyadh attacks and the one near Abu Dhabi indicating that Yemeni missiles have achieved long range capability over 1,200 km.




Israeli Colonel Killed in Yemen

By:  Hassan Al-Haifi



A Yemeni military source said that a Toschka Ballistic Missile fired by the Army and Public Committees Rockets Forces into the Operations Room of a Military Camp of the Saudi-led Coalition and their local mercenaries killed several foreign and local officers and troops.  Among the dead foreigners is an Israeli Colonel named Vegedora  Yagronovesky, a Data Analyst with the Israeli Army. The military camp is called Al-Hajf South of Ta’ez Governorate.

Yemeni forces shot down a drone spyplane said to be supplied by Israel on July 10, 2016 North of Sana’a in Arhab District (see following link):

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Saudis and Israelis have entered into negotiations about the latter providing assistance to the Saudi led Coalition  to defeat the Army and Popular Committees who have remained undefeatable against all the forces (official armed forces of Saudi; United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain, Sudan as well as US and British advisors, US and Egyptian naval vessels, in addition to private mercenary armies like Blackwater and Dyna and local tribal mercenaries and Islahi militias).

Reports of these talks have appeared in Haaratz Israeli newspaper and here:

The Toschka Missile has dealt a deathly blow to the hodgepodge forces of the Saudi led cheaply bought alliance on a number of occasions once, in Ta’ez and another in Marib, both of which killed scores of UAE and Blackwater troops, including senior officers of both.

Blackwater has since left Yemen and UAE troops leftMareeb and Bab Al-Mandeb area

Sa’ada Residents Warned to Evacuate Homes

By:  Hassan Al-Haifi

Air raidd and missile attacks on Sa'ada 1

Air raidd and missile attacks on Sa’ada 1


Air raidd and missile attacks on Sa'ada variou

Air raidd and missile attacks on Sa’ada variou

In an unprecidented wreckless campaign of ethnic cleansing, the Saudi “led” Coalition announced that the people of Sa’ada should lleave their homes or else be targeted by the Saudi Air Force and othet forces as Sa”ada is viwed by them as a military zone.  This is a war crime, as humans even if living proximate to military zones may not be targeted, according to international law.  With Sa’ada Governorate having many.historical heritage sites, the Saudis would be depriving humanity of significant cultural treasures, some of which have yet to be explored.

Although the Saudis claim to have proposed a five day truce to allow humanitarian assistance. and important basics for life, to be flown in or shipped to Yemen.  So far there is no let up in the bombing and missile attscks, which have led to over 300 fatalities in one week alone, some of which were whole families, with their homes collapsing on them.  The Daudis have intensified their bombardment, missile attacks and shelling of Sa’ada Governorates near the border with Saudi Arabia.  Yemeni tribesmen have recently launched raids inside Saudi Arabia, including artillery and rocket attacks on the cities of Najran and other nearby towns, which the tribesmen claimvyo be in retaliation for Saudis killing tribal members by their indiscriminaye bombings of villages or roads passing through the yribal tetritory.  The tribes carrying out such attacks claim to have yaken over Saudi outposts, killed, injured and even captured  scores of Saudi  troops as prisoners, while  also claiming to have taken substantial amounts of light and medium weapons and ammunition.

The warnings were made in Al-Arabiya Satellite Station.

A New Massacre in Sana’a and Hadhramaut: If You Can’t Beat’em, Kill’em!

The Messy Carnage of Tahrir Square 1

The Messy Carnage of Tahrir Square 1

Tahrir Square Carnage 3

Tahrir Square Carnage 3

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Al-Qaeda and Friends (Al-Ahmars) are Said to be Behind This

Hadhramaut Massacre2

Hadhramaut Massacre

Hadhramaut Massacre

Hadhramaut Massacre

A wounded victim of the Tahrir Massacre

A wounded victim of the Tahrir Massacre



By:  Hassan Al-Haifi

A big explosion rocked the center Sana’a at Tahrir Square (Liberation Square) near the Head Office of the Yemen Bank for Reconstruction and Development with the death of at least 47 unarmed civilians, including children and the wounding of scores of others (77 at least).  The suicide bomber was targeting peaceful marchers protesting the appointment of Dr. Ahmed Awadh Bin Mubarak, which the protesters led by the Houthi Movement said was done without full agreement of the political factions party to the Peace and Partnership Agreement signed on September 21, 2014.  Moreover that the appointment was made only after consultation with the US Ambassador to Yemen U.S. Ambassador to Yemen Matthew H. Tueller angered the protesters led by the Houthis, who saw this as continued interference in Yemeni by the United States, which does not have any veto power over Yemeni Government decisions.

It is not farfetched to note that the recent attack (October 9) by a suicide bomber on peaceful marchers in Liberation Square, is a similar tragic use of excessive force by former political power centers in the Yemeni political scene, against their political opponents as these elements have strong connections to Al-Qaeda and other terrorist organizations operating in Yemen. These power centers include the removed General Ali Mohsin Al-Ahmar, the AL-Ahmar Sheikhs and extremist elements of the Islah Party, well known for their strong support and facilitation of these terrorist organizations. The latter power centers were recently deposed by a coup d’état organized by the Houthis and their supporters from many of the tribes of Yemen and Yemeni urban centers. The latter had organized a march against the recent decision by President Abdu-Rabbo Hadi to appoint the Director of his office to form a new Cabinet of technocrats. The suicide bomber blew himself up amidst the unarmed protesters.  The former deposed elements constituted the other side of the Saleh regime and were also known for relying on repressive and violent means to deal with their opponents.

On another note an a suicide attack by a car full of explosives on a checkpoint near Al-Mukalla, Hadhramaut Governorate in the South of the Republic of Yemen near the Arabian Sea said to be also carried out by Al-Qaeda elements or their partners (Ansar Al-Shari’a, etc).  The attack killed 20 Yemeni troops and wounded a number of others




Yemen Appoints New Prime Minister After 2014 Revolt with Background Explanation of Events

Dr. Ahmed Awadh Bin Mubarak - newly appointed Prime Minister.

Dr. Ahmed Awadh Bin Mubarak – newly appointed Prime Minister.

Yemenis Pray on Airport Road as part of protests

Yemenis Pray on Airport Road as part of protests


Mohammed Salim Basindawah - Former Prime Minister

Mohammed Salim Basindawah – Former Prime Minister


Jamal Bin Omer - UN Secretary General Advisor on Yemen

Jamal Bin Omer – UN Secretary General Advisor on Yemen

By:  Hassan Al-Haifi

The President of the Republic of Yemen, AbduRabbo Hadi Mansour appointed Dr. Ahmed Awadh Bin Mubarak, who was the President’s Bureau Manager, as the new Prime Minister of Yemen replacing Mohammed Salim BasindawahBasindawah was appointed as PM after the Revolt of 2014 and the signing of the Gulf Cooperation Council Initiative, which was supposed to resolve the political turmoil ignited by the Peaceful Revolution of 2014.


Mr. Bin Mubarak’s appointment came as a result of the Revolt of 2014, which brought the Houthi Movement and its followers to the forefront of the political arena and removed many of the diehard power centers, that had heretofore hijacked the youth revolt of 2014 and continued to influence the orientation of government and controlled most of its economic interests.  The Yemeni Congregation for Reform and the Al-Ahmar tribal chiefs, with the strong backing of the former Commander of the First Armored Division, and the Northwest Territory and later Defense and Security Counsellor of the President, Ali Mohsin Al-Ahmar continued to dominate all military and political activities’ in the country hedging on the strong Saudi support all of them enjoyed.


When the Houthi Movement began confronting efforts by these combined political components to eliminate them by attempting to drive them out of the Movement’s stronghold in Sa’ada and part of Amran Governorates, under prodding from Saudi Arabia, the Houthis were able to seize the moment and not only defeated these efforts, but went on to gain more solid grounds and in fact drive the stranglehold the Ahmar tribal chiefs and their allies from the latters’ own strongholds in the Ahmar’s Hashid Tribal areas and Amran Governorate, including the Governorate Center.  In addition, the Houthis drove out most of the institutes and centers that were breeding grounds of Wahhabi terrorist culture from these areas, producing strong evidence of how these Koranic and Hadith schools were used as fronts for training terrorists and producing their bombs etc.


Finally the Houthis gathered a strong assembly of mainly northern tribesmen and many urban supporters from all of Yemen to lead an initially peaceful revolt against the status quo maintained by the ICC Inititative.  With the removal of the fuel subsidies, Yemeni farmers faced near extinction, especially as diesel fuel (in addition to normal gasoline) rose almost 200% in price in one shot. Thus the Houthis were able to mount strong support among the farmers and rural poor population, who could not cope with these price increases, and who were also fed up with the horrific corruption that plagued the government, not to mention the nepotism and partisan efforts of the Islah to flood the government with civil servants from its party memberships and relatives of the elements in the loyal tribal power centers that were allied to the Ahmars and their allies.  As the peaceful revolt  continued to progressively increase the pressure of their sit ins, marches and vigils, ailing Ahmar power centers turned to violence to try to terrorize the protesters.  Eventually skirmishes erupted between the forces loyal to the Al-Ahmars and Islah and the Houthis and their followers and supporters, with the latter miraculously able to overwhelm their opponents with ease.  When the base of the First Armored Division was taken over, the political arena indeed became subject to an irreversible change, which many people hoped would be for the better.


Thanks to the astute maneuvering of Jamal Bin Omer, the Assistant to the Secretary General of the United Nations assigned to monitor the Yemeni situation after the issuance of Security Council 2014 in 2011, an agreement was reached called the Peace and Partnership Agreement, which provided for the steps to be taken to achieve the outcomes of the National Dialogue Conference (see that had ensued between all the political entities at work in Yemen (including the Houthis, who were not a party to the GCC Initiative from March 18, 2013 to January 2014.  With the approval of the GCC and the UN of the latter agreement, Yemen was on the path towards implementation of the NDC outcomes, which was the third demand of the revolt led by the Houthis [restoration of the fuel subsidies, removal of the present Cabinet led by Basindawah (who had resigned earlier) and implementation of the NDC outcomes.


Among the outcomes of the Peace and Partnership Agreement was the appointment of Mr. Bin Mubarak as the new Prime Minister.  Dr Awadh was an academician at Sana’a University, a former member of the Coordinating Council of Youth Revolution for Change (CCYRC), an important independent component of the Youth Revolution for Change of 2011, Secretary General of the National Dialogue Conference and Bureau Chief of the President’s Office in Yemen.

However Ansar Allah, or the Houthis leadership, that this appointment does not meet the terms agreed upon in the Peace and Partnership Agreement.  This disagreement may have been fostered by the meeting held between Dr. Bin Mubarak and the US Ambassador to Yemen, Matthew H. Tueller prior to announcement of appointment, which the Houthis as a means of making sure that the US agrees with this appointment, whereas they view this as continued interference in Yemeni affairs by the United States.