THE SAUDI regime has been hit again! The Yemeni Army yesterday released footage of a large-scale military offensive in which three Saudi brigades were completely destroyed and thousands of militiamen taken hostage.
This comes on top of the offensive two weeks ago where Houthi drone attacks took out Saudi Arabia’s key oil facilities, shutting their oil production down by 50 per cent, causing the world oil prices to rocket overnight and throwing both the Saudi rulers and the US rulers into an unprecedented crisis.
On Revolution Day (September 26) which set the stage for the creation of the modern Republic of Yemen by overthrowing the Saudi-backed rulers of northern Yemen in 1962, Houthi leader Mahdi al-Mashat, made the Saudis the following offer: You end the war on Yemen and we will end our attacks on Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia and its allies launched the war on Yemen in March 2015 in an unsuccessful attempt to reinstall a former regime. The Saudis have rained bombs down on the people of Yemen for four long years, killing tens of thousands of men, women and children. They have targeted hospitals, hit schools, and destroyed the infrastructure. As a result a terrible cholera epidemic erupted infecting 1.2 million and killing two and a half thousand.
The Saudi aggression has further displaced millions and left 24.1 million, more than two-thirds of the Yemeni population in need of aid, with 10 million suffering from starvation.
The United Nations welcomed the proposal by Yemen’s Houthi movement to halt strikes on Saudi Arabia in return for an end to the Saudi-led coalition war on Yemen. UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths stressed ‘the importance of taking advantage of this opportunity and moving forward with all necessary steps to reduce violence, military escalation and unhelpful rhetoric.’
However, the Houthis added a warning. They warned both the Saudis and the United Arab Emirates to leave the war-wracked country or face ‘crippling attacks’ on ‘their own soil’. The Saudis have refused to take the Houthis peace offer, and so the Houthis have carried out their threat, striking again!
Speaking at a press conference in the capital Sana’a yesterday afternoon, the spokesman for Yemeni Armed Forces Brigadier General Yahya Saree termed the operation, dubbed ‘Victory from God Almighty,’ the biggest ever since Saudi Arabia and some of its allies embarked on the atrocious military campaign on Yemen more than four years ago.
The footage released shows Saudi soldiers and their mercenaries fleeing the area on board pickup trucks and armoured personnel carriers. Yemeni soldiers and allied fighters from Popular Committees do not hesitate to target the fleeing Saudi forces and mercenaries, setting a number of their military vehicles ablaze.
The video then shows several armoured vehicles overturned, and dozens of Saudi troopers surrendering to Yemeni forces with both their hands raised in air. There were dozens of bodies strewn everywhere.
The spokesman for Yemeni Armed Forces insisted that almost 200 Saudi troops lost their lives as a result of the operation in Najran and thousands of militiamen were taken hostage.
This is a war which the Saudi-led coalition is losing!
It is a blow to Saudi Arabia and it is a blow to US, UK and French imperialism, who supply the Saudis with the weapons they use to carry out their war.
A new report by Amnesty International says that the US, the UK and France, which provide arms to the Riyadh regime, are complicit in ‘serious violations of international law, including possible war crimes’ committed by the kingdom during the war.
Britain sells at least £4.7bn worth of arms to Saudi Arabia. Trade unions in the UK and the USA must warn their governments that any attempt to attack Iran will be met with general strikes to bring them down.
US and UK workers must take action to stop President Trump and Tory PM Johnson from arming Saudi Arabia and Israel!
The Johnson government must be brought down through mass strike action. A workers government must take the power, a government that will recognise the state of Palestine and stop arming Israel and Saudi Arabia.
Such a government will start arming the movements for national liberation to ensure they overthrow their oppressors!