US Jets Continue Raids in North Yemen for 3rd Day
US jets continue raids in north Yemen
Tue, 15 Dec 2009 17:11:50 GMT
The US military continues its air raids on Yemen's northern
beleaguered regions, which have already been the target of joint
Saudi-Yemen offensive against the Houthi fighters.
warplanes have launched air-strikes on the northern Yemeni regions for
the third day on Tuesday, Houthi fighters said in a statement on
Based on the report, the air-raids targeted two
Citing US officials, The Daily Telegraph reported
earlier that Washington has deployed its special forces to “train Yemeni
Houthi fighters however reported of at least 28
attacks which launched by "US modern fighter jets" on the northwestern
province of Sa'ada on Monday.
The US military intervention in
Yemen comes as Saudi Arabia is also lending full support to the Yemeni
government's crackdown on the Houthi fighters.
began its offensive more than two months after the Yemeni government
launched its “Operation Scotched Earth” to crush the fighters in the
The offensive has so far killed scores of
civilians and left thousands displaced from their homes.
Houthis surround army brigade in Sa'ada
Mon, 14 Dec 2009 16:44:52 GMT
The Yemeni military sources say Houthi fighters have surrounded
an army infantry brigade in the northern province of Sa'ada for at least
The 107 infantry brigade have been surrounded for
more than two months in the southern regions of al-Mahazer and al-Emar
in Sa'ada province, the sources said.
According to the report,
the strategic roads connecting Sa'ada to two other provinces of Sana'a
and Amran has also been encircled by the fighters for the past two
The military said the troops enjoy the support of local
tribes in the region and receive logistical support and food supplies
from the air.
A top military commander has reportedly been
commanded to deploy his forces to the region in an attempt to break the
siege on the 107 brigade.
Based on the report, the brigade 29
has recently managed to retake most areas of Harf Sufian in Amran
Province from the fighters.
Houthi fighters have been fighting a
joint Yemeni-Saudi army in the northern provinces.
launched its offensive more than two months after the Yemeni government
launched its “Operation Scotched Earth” to crush the Houthi resistance
in the mountainous north.
The offensive has so far killed scores
of civilians and left thousands displaced from their homes.
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