The emerging military might of the Yemeni Resistance is now perfectly capable of opening a major naval front against Israel, a polymorphous front that would extend from Eilat to the Strait of Bab el-Mandeb.
If the ending Trump-Pompeo administration, which is now paying the price for its blind following of Zionism, decided just before its demise to blacklist Ansarallah, it is not only because the emerging military all-powerful Yemeni Resistance is now perfectly capable of opening a major naval front against Israel; a polymorphous front that would extend from Eilat to the Strait of Bab el-Mandeb against the backdrop of waves of missiles and drones to be fired against the Israeli port and its installations, or booby-trapped ships heading towards Israeli cargo ships or sea mines to be exploded as they pass or any other Israeli warship.
Ansarallah’s blacklisting also refers to very rapid changes on the Yemeni home front that have literally disrupted Yemen’s plans for dismemberment. In Maarib, the oil-bearing heart of northern Yemen, the US-Riyad-Israel axis no longer manages to bribe the tribes: the kidnapping of Saudi officers, the mercenaries who are deserting the ship en masse and collaborating behind the scenes with Ansarallah, are growing to the great displeasure of the occupying force, which is moving from one withdrawal to the next in the face of the Resistance’s lightning progress. Still in Maarib, the US-Riyad-Israel axis seeks to plunder oil in order to definitively tilt the energy aims of the Empire, which has pushed to war in 2015 as a prelude to the dismemberment of Yemen.
Being the most important region under occupation from Riyadh in central Yemen, Maarib is still the scene of heavy conflict where the Yemeni armed forces continue their vast military operations to drive out all elements of the Saudi coalition for good.
Yemeni fighters have already liberated about 35% of the territory of Jabal Murad and about 30% of al-Abdiyah, thus reducing their distance from Maarib. They are now 55 km from Maarib from Jabal Murad and 80 km from it from al-Abdiyah.
Ansarallah’s forces and the Yemeni army also made significant advances on the southern and southwestern axis as well as western parts of Maarib province. The stranglehold has tightened more and more, in an unprecedented way over the past five years, around the mercenaries of the Saudi coalition.
At the same time, elements of the alliance composed of pro-Hadi forces and those of the al-Islah Current have begun to abandon their positions on the battle axes while elements of the Saudi coalition are withdrawing from the bases of Tadawin and Sahn al-Jin north of the city of Maarib, taking their heavy military equipment with them.
The situation is serious; Riyadh has no hope. It has no choice but to rely on the tribes opposing Sana’a to whom it has already provided large sums of money as well as arms and military equipment to force them to support its mercenaries in the face of Yemeni resistance forces and protect the occupied areas.
Far from having fulfilled their promises, the sheikhs of the tribes did not pay the bribed soldiers to fight Ansarallah. As a result, the latter withdrew without any resistance from the fighting fronts. The Saudis are very angry but cannot do anything with these tribal sheikhs who seem to be convinced of the futility of resisting Ansarallah, so it is better to keep the Saudi money for themselves.
According to sources on the ground, Sultan al-Arada, is one of those sheikhs who transferred Saudi riyals abroad. This sheikh from the southern Maarib tribe has withdrawn, just for the last time, about 3 billion Saudi riyals from his account at the central bank in Maarib.
Clearly, the course of events is in Ansarallah’s favour. With the withdrawal of the coalition mercenaries and the weakening of tribal forces, there is no longer anyone fighting against the Yemeni fighters. The liberation of Maarib is therefore only a matter of time.
by Basit Abbasi – FN