Yemeni Rebels Begin Attacking Saudi Oil Infrastructure: You Know What That Means

Yemeni Rebels Begin Attacking Saudi Oil Infrastructure: You Know What That Means:

The Houthi rebels in Yemen, officially known as Ansurallah, have vowed to intensify rocket attacks on Saudi Arabia’s critical oil infrastructure, warning that they are now manufacturing their own ballistic missiles to achieve those aims, the Financial Times reports.

The threat comes at a time when Houthi attacks on Saudi Arabia have begun to increase. Just this Saturday, Saudi Arabia’s air defense system intercepted four ballistic missiles over the southwestern region of Jizan. The debris of those missiles reportedly killed one person. Just a week prior, two other missiles were launched at the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Aramco) facilities on the Red Sea.

At the beginning of April, the London-based IHS Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Center noted that the Houthis claimed to have carried out three separate rocket attacks on Aramco facilities in ten days, including an attack on a Saudi oil tanker, which suffered some damage and led to the intervention of a coalition naval vessel, which in turn repelled the attack.

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Green Berets Are Now On The Ground Assisting The Saudi War On Yemen In “A Marked Escalation”

Green Berets Are Now On The Ground Assisting The Saudi War On Yemen In “A Marked Escalation”:

Once again a creeping, years’ long shadow war is expanding from indirect proxy intervention to direct engagement, complete with US “boots on the ground” where no American ground forces were previously thought to exist.

And it’s not Syria, or Libya, or central Africa where the now familiar pattern played out before, but in the Arabian peninsula where the Pentagon has long claimed to merely coordinate intelligence, refuel jets, and provide logistical support to the Saudis which have been bombing Yemen since March of 2015.

On Thursday The New York Times revealed for the first time that US special forces have been on the ground supporting Saudi coalition forces since late last year:

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US Army Special Forces Secretly Fighting Saudi Arabia’s War in Yemen

US Army Special Forces Secretly Fighting Saudi Arabia’s War in Yemen:

(ANTIWAR.COM) — The US military is more deeply involved in the Saudi War in Yemen than officials ever admitted. In fact, new evidence suggests the Pentagon lied to Congress during the March debate about US involvement, presenting the US role at present being limited to targeting and mid-air refueling of Saudi warplanes.

The New York Times is reporting on Thursday that there are actually a small number of US special forces on the ground at the Saudi border with Yemen. Those troops have not only been on the ground since late 2017, but are there on a mission to help the Saudi military fight Yemen’s Shi’ite Houthi movement.

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World News (April 24, 2018 Edition): Russia Buys 300,000 Ounces Of Gold In March, Nears 2,000 Tons In Reserves – UK: Telford Grooming Scandal: Former Social Services Boss, Local Lawmakers Exposed as Paedophiles

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Under the instruction by President Putin, the Bank of Russia has been implementing the program of increasing the absolute share of gold in the gold and currency reserves of Russia for many years.

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PARIS (Reuters) – Global wine output fell to its lowest level in 60 years in 2017 due to poor weather conditions in the European Union that slashed production in the bloc, international wine organisation OIV said.

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Ron Paul Asks “What Will Weapons Inspectors Find In Syria… And Does It Matter?”:

A hasty decision to use force is foolish and dangerous. As Western journalists reporting from Douma are raising big questions about the official US story of the so-called gas attack, Trump’s inclination to shoot first and ask questions later may prove to be his downfall.

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Yemeni troops ambush Sudanese mercenary convoy in desert

Yemeni troops ambush Sudanese mercenary convoy in desert:

Yemen’s Ansarullah fighters have killed dozens of Sudanese mercenaries hired by Saudi-the led coalition which is waging war against its war-torn neighbor.

According to Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah satellite television network on Saturday, the Sudanese forces were killed as Yemeni forces ambushed their convoy in the northwestern province of Hajjah.

During the attack, large amounts of Saudi weaponry, including several tanks, was also destroyed.

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Defense Secretary James Mattis: US involved in ‘battlefield management’ of Saudi war against Yemen

US involved in ‘battlefield management’ of Saudi war against Yemen: Mattis:

US Defense Secretary James Mattis has acknowledged that Washington has been involved in managing Saudi Arabia’s brutal airstrikes in Yemen.

Speaking to reporters at the Pentagon on Tuesday, Mattis said the US military is “doing the planning” of Saudi Arabia’s military campaign against Yemen.

“So this is a very dynamic sort of battlefield management,” he said.

Mattis also admitted that the US has been involved in mid-air refueling of Saudi warplanes, claiming that the operation could help minimize civilian casualties in the war-torn country.

The Pentagon chief’s comments contradict long-standing claims of a very limited, non-combat engagement in the Saudi war on Yemen. The US has previously said that it provides intelligence and logistical support.

The White House also claims that its involvement has nothing to do with the civilian death toll in the Arab country.

H/t reader eric:

“This explains why the Saudi has had so many screw ups.”

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Caught On Video: Houthi Rebels Shoot Down Another Saudi F-15 Fighter Over Yemen

Caught On Video: Houthi Rebels Shoot Down Another Saudi F-15 Fighter Over Yemen:

On March 21, the Houthi insurgency in Yemen, also known as the Houthi rebellion, reportedly shot down a Saudi Arabian McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle, in the northwestern region of war-torn Yemen, cited Sputnik.

A source within the Yemeni air defenses told Saba News Agency that Houthi rebels launched a surface-to-air missile (SAM), and “managed to hit an F-15 aircraft belonging to the aggression [Saudi Arabia], carrying out criminal and hostile raids over the city of Saada.”

The source confirmed to Saba that Houthi rebels carried out “monitoring and targeting of the aircraft [F-15] with the latest defense technology developed locally successfully.”

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US CENTCOM Chief Comes Clean: General’s Three Stunning Admissions In The Mid-East

US CENTCOM Chief Comes Clean: General’s Three Stunning Admissions In The Mid-East:

Assad has won, Iran deal should stand and Saudis use American weapons without accountability in Yemen: head of U.S. military’s Central Command’s stunning Congressional testimony.

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Iran Blasts US, Britain, France for Massacre of Yemeni Women, Children

Iran Blasts US, Britain, France for Massacre of Yemeni Women, Children:

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi slammed the US, Britain and France for escalating war in Yemen through their arms shipments and supports for the Saudi-led coalition, saying the three UN Security Council member states are responsible for the pains, sufferings and massacre of women and children in Yemen.

H/t reader Squodgy:

“Innocent lives.”

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