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Three killed as worker opens fire at Saudi-Yemen border
Yemen War Map: July 16 2018
Houthis capture Saudi Army outpost in Jizan
The Syrian civil war has been keeping most of my foreign attention there the past 3 years.
Since I don't know much about this one: Are the Houthi's just that insanely good at guerilla warfare? Or are the Saudi's just that horrible in war?
The Saudis ended up launching interceptor missiles against Houthi missiles targeting Riyadh that actually missed their missile targets and landed on the city they were supposed to be protecting
The Houthis are local tribal militia that know their own mountainous territory better than any foreign invader ever will.
A little bit of both
It's indeed impressive how such a local force of militiamen, extremely poor and isolated, equipped with sandals , hunting rifles and a few ATGM, are able to use guerilla tactics so effectively against the coalition forces.
This also proove the incompetence of the Saudi and their ragtag mercenary force, even with all the weapons they buy from the west they are unable to decisively defeat the Zaidis. It will end up like Nasser adventure in Yemen.
In Yemen there's two graveyards that has been kept by the Zaidis, one is called the graveyard of the Turks because the Zaidi Imams as early as the 16 th century would defeat several Ottoman armies and thousands of Turks found their death at the hands of the Imams.
The other is the graveyard of the Egyptians.
Today, a new graveyard is being formed by the Zaidis. I'll let you guess by which name it goes.
Looking at who is actually dying, I'm gonna say the graveyard of Yemenis.
Over 5k Saudi soldiers have been killed since the start of the war
Outnumber them 10-1? Haven't I seen you post daily about "mass mobilizations", reinforcement convoys and supposedly massive demonstrations for the houthi cause?
The Houthis have many thousand fighters along the front at the coast, it's laughable to claim that 50 000 - 100 000 government and coaltion fighters are crammed into that front as if the Saudis piss poor logistics would be able to handle such a clusterfuck.
Mabye try reading the link. It cites that 2,000-5,000 Houthi fighters are holding Hodediah against 20,000 plus coalition fighters. Taking the low end estimate that does come out to 1 to 10.
Thanks for the info
Coalition reported they had 25k soldiers for the Hodeidah offensive alone
Hmm not sure about that, for the whole offensive absolutely, but there's no way they were able to deploy 25k against the city. I'd say in the city they're closer to parity. This is largely due to the efforts of Ansar Allah in diverting more and more troops from the city in fighting endless supply line raids and new offensives in Taiz. Defending takes more troops than attacking and the coalition has to defend every inch of that salient or it'll be overrun as it has been in several points.
The push into Lahej is also clearly aimed at scaring the southerners into abandoning their Hodeidah offensive to defend their home turf in Lahej, especially if Ansar Allah starts to threaten Aden again.
thats what i meant 25k for the whol west coast Hodeidah offensive