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Oil "front" diverted Saudi Arabia from the Yemeni front: Hussites are ready to take advantage

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Oil "front" diverted Saudi Arabia from the Yemeni front: Hussites are ready to take advantage

Continuing to lose its position in the oil market, not only in Europe, but also in the countries of South, East and Southeast Asia, Saudi Arabia is forced to think more about problems on the oil front, postponing the resolution of issues on the military front. We are talking about the ongoing operation in Yemen, where the Saudi coalition has been against the Ansar Allah group, also known as the Hussites, for many years now.


Amid falling oil prices, Riyadh decided to partially suspend hostilities in Yemen. However, the Hussites did not share the Saudi “complacency” in this regard and continued their attacks on those Saudi military, their allies and their military equipment, which is located in the territories occupied by the coalition.

In just the past week, Saudi forces have lost at least 2 armored vehicles and thrown up to ten infantry units weapons, including machine guns that were located at control points near roads.

The headache of the Saudi monarchy adds a decision that was adopted by the so-called Transitional Council of South Yemen, supported by the UAE. This organization actually announced the separation of the state - with the formation of South Yemen with a center in Aden. Representatives of the Transitional Council accuse the Yemeni authorities of non-compliance. And the Hussites accuse one and the other of collaborating with the occupying forces and refusing to protect the interests of the Yemeni people.

The Transitional Council, which was previously a temporary ally of the Yemeni government against the Hussites, began to build a border line, with roadblocks and other relevant attributes. The government of Mansour Hadi, in turn, called on the Saudi coalition to resume hostilities or at least to exert military-political pressure on the Transitional Council.
Additionally, calls are made to again oppose the Hussites "in order to prevent the intensification of separatism."

Meanwhile, the Hussites are clearly ready to take advantage of the problems of Saudi Arabia and all the "oil" monarchies of the Persian Gulf in order to strengthen their positions.

At the same time, with regard to the Hussite tactics, phrases that they “pulled off forces and means” to the built “border” line of “South Yemen” are impossible. This armed group understands that a full concentration of forces and assets will be an excellent target for coalition aircraft and attack helicopters. Therefore, the situation is as follows: a demarcation line is drawn, but there are no large groups going to oppose this, and even more so to go on the assault. Yes, and it is unlikely to be. The actions that the Hussites have been demonstrating recently fit into their usual tactics - using small units that have light weapons and high mobility in those areas where the enemy least expects this. This gives an undeniable advantage in the mountains.

The episode of the confrontation of the Southern Front against the Hussites. Their group came under fire, but it did not cause any significant damage to Ansar Allah.



And Saudi Arabia, realizing that it was bogged down in a war that cannot see an end and edge, is still taking a wait-and-see attitude, being forced to first deal with the solution of its own economic problems.
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  1. Vasyan1971
    Vasyan1971 16 May 2020 11: 25 New
    -5
    Saudi forces lost at least 2 armored vehicles and dropped up to ten small arms,

    What a nightmare! Just think: what an active and intense fighting! And why is it not said how many dozens of cartridges were spent?
    1. sabakina
      sabakina 16 May 2020 11: 42 New
      +7
      Vasily, every partisan knows how. Unfortunately, they don’t have their own Kovpak ...
      1. Vasyan1971
        Vasyan1971 16 May 2020 12: 10 New
        -2
        It's about "intense fighting."
        In the past week alone, Saudi forces have lost at least 2 armored vehicles and dropped up to ten small arms

        During the week! Amazing scope and intensity of action.
        Quote: sabakina
        every partisan as he knows how.

        About that and speech. And when it’s called
        Saudi arabia bogged down in a war

        It seems that the article is sucked out of the finger, purely for the number of printed characters.
        1. Oyo Sarkazmi
          Oyo Sarkazmi 16 May 2020 12: 47 New
          +7
          In the war with Russia, which forgot to appear, the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the YEAR lose several dozen people. And this is a WAR OF WORLD SCALE, battles for the existence of mankind!
          So the Hussites, the South Yemenis and the Saudis are fighting, that only the shells are flying. Even compared to the global scale!
          1. Vasyan1971
            Vasyan1971 16 May 2020 12: 51 New
            +2
            Quote: Oyo Sarkazmi
            In the war with Russia, which forgot to appear, the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the YEAR lose several dozen people.

            And half of them are drunk.
            Quote: Oyo Sarkazmi
            So the Hussites, the South Yemenis and the Saudis are fighting, that only the shells are flying.

            Probably so...
            I am just impressed by the recent Holiday. I listened to the reports of Levitan from the Information Bureau, and that aroused ...
  2. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 16 May 2020 11: 25 New
    +9
    and threw up to ten units of small arms, including machine guns, which were located at control points near roads.
    This is how you need to run away from fright, that even drop your weapon. This is not to fight in their parades to tumble and build pyramids of soldiers on motorcycles. When there is no fighting spirit, then the "most beautiful" American weapon will not help.
    1. bouncyhunter
      bouncyhunter 16 May 2020 11: 52 New
      +7
      Quote: rotmistr60
      When there is no fighting spirit, then the "most beautiful" American weapon will not help.

      The matter concerns not only fighting spirit, but also elementary training. In the hands of an unprepared woodpecker, even a super-duper gun turns into scrap metal.
      1. Alex777
        Alex777 16 May 2020 17: 40 New
        +2
        Saudis need to bring down home.
        The regional hegemon did not work out of them already.
        This is not Iran even once. They didn’t even stand nearby.
        Neither by population nor by morale. hi
        1. bouncyhunter
          bouncyhunter 16 May 2020 19: 07 New
          0
          Quote: Alex777
          This is not Iran.

          Exactly . yes
          Quote: Alex777
          They didn’t even stand nearby.
          Neither by population nor by morale

          Near and can not stand. The mind is weak: do it for me. yes wink
  3. Doccor18
    Doccor18 16 May 2020 11: 26 New
    +9
    Saudis live near countries with local wars that last for decades. And she managed to plunge herself into a similar sluggish conflict. No dividends, only losses. No one else’s experience teaches people what.
    1. seti
      seti 16 May 2020 12: 33 New
      +4
      Well, they thought that there would be a quick victorious war that would give credibility to Salman and the Company. Moreover, the Saudis pulled into it a lot of allies with their fragile military budgets. They hoped to bring under their control a strategically important region with the Strait of Aden. Plus a religious war cannot be discounted. Husites are also allies of Shiite Iran. So only buns were viewed. But in fact .. Huge losses, collision broke up, image below the plinth, huge losses in technology and in people. And very obscure prospects ..
  4. Junior Private
    Junior Private 16 May 2020 11: 38 New
    +5
    The Saudis have learned well how to spend polymer dollars, but they seem to never learn how to fight. I don’t understand how you can "retreat", while throwing your gun.
    1. Cyril G ...
      Cyril G ... 16 May 2020 11: 53 New
      +1
      It turned out you can!
    2. Piramidon
      Piramidon 16 May 2020 12: 12 New
      +6
      Quote: Junior Private
      I don’t understand how you can "retreat", while throwing your gun.

      Run away without an additional 4 kg. take it easy. Apparently I don’t really want to get to the “guria”. lol
    3. naburkin
      naburkin 16 May 2020 13: 41 New
      +3
      What is this? Relatives will buy a new one, with rhinestones even.
    4. AVA77
      AVA77 16 May 2020 15: 17 New
      +3
      Junior Private. (I don’t understand how you can “retreat”, while throwing your machine gun).
      Well, if you run away and do not turn around, then in principle weapons are not needed.
  5. alone
    alone 16 May 2020 11: 47 New
    +3
    In Yemen, now there’s such a mess that the devil himself will break his head .. In the country there are three self-proclaimed governments, each based on its sponsor .. And plus Al Qaeda Yemen ... "
    As for the hostilities, everyone has losses, moreover, there are almost no large-scale hostilities ... Local skirmishes, ambushes, raids ..
  6. gabonskijfront
    gabonskijfront 16 May 2020 12: 09 New
    +6
    What strikes me most is the regularity with which the Semites generate new revelations, after which they begin to cut each other with excitement. In 2004, Sheikh Al-Khusi declared himself an imam and for 16 years now blood has been flowing there. That is, in Arabs and Jews why they have been giving birth to the prophets for 4 thousand years.
  7. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 16 May 2020 12: 11 New
    -2
    In those places, such tactics of war have always been. Because partisans in sandals will have advantages ... because it’s not even a war, it’s a way of life.
  8. Pvi1206
    Pvi1206 16 May 2020 12: 35 New
    +5
    We are talking about the ongoing operation in Yemen, where the Saudi coalition has been against the Ansar Allah group, also known as the Hussites, for many years now.

    getting into a war is simple ... getting out of it is much more difficult ...
  9. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 16 May 2020 12: 36 New
    +4
    . Yemeni Hussites have new weapons similar to those produced in Iran, the UN report says of a possible violation of the arms embargo.

    The crisis in Yemen has led Iran-backed Hussite rebels to oppose government forces backed by a Saudi-led coalition.

    Some of the new weapons received by the rebels in 2019 "have specifications similar to weapons manufactured in the Islamic Republic of Iran," the report said by a UN panel of experts charged with enforcing the embargo.

    Experts did not know in the course whether the weapons were delivered directly to the Hussites by the Iranian government, which repeatedly denied any involvement in such deliveries.

    “In addition to the previously known weapon systems, they used a new type of Delta-design unmanned aerial vehicle and a new model of a cruise missile,” the document says. Then the Saudis are obliged to say so, “so dishonestly, the Hussites have steeper weapons than the stuff we have " laughing
    1. naburkin
      naburkin 16 May 2020 13: 50 New
      +1
      Can not. A big uncle can be offended because of a puddle. He’s delivering the shooters, but they still know that they have him “super-duper”. lol
  10. faterdom
    faterdom 16 May 2020 12: 48 New
    +1
    CSA stuck. It's nice. I personally think that such a country should not exist at all, but this is still a long way off when the United States pulls out from the BV or they cannot keep their troops there.
  11. donavi49
    donavi49 16 May 2020 13: 10 New
    +7
    Everything is complicated there.

    Now the Hadists (who are for President Hadi and the Saudis) are toughly chopping with the Southern Committees (which hold Aden, Balkhaf and Mukalla). The last two are surrounded by Hadist villages and there is a major war.




    But there they fought back, they also tried to advance to Aden and also did not fortanulo, the southerners threw strong reinforcements and stopped Khadi.


    Taking advantage of the fact that many Khadi police and reserves were thrown into the war with the southerners, the Hussites also launched an offensive. They wage war in desert conditions, in fact on the tactics of toyot infantry and raids.



    For Hadists (supported by the Saudis), the situation is in fact catastrophic. Aden is lost, two ports are lost, AlHazm and a large air base are lost there. Marib will be lost soon, he is already being actively bypassed. Being president with the capital deep in the desert, reigning from a village of 35k inhabitants before the war, well ...

    The southerners have average - they need to hold Aden and those captured by chance (the Hadists did not hold special forces there, and the local police themselves fled / crossed to the southerners' side) ports. However, they can’t make peace with the Husits ​​(the UAE doesn’t), they cannot pull their strength out of the gut on Hodeyda (the UAE doesn’t).

    The Hussites are actively using the war between the two opponents to advance into the desert part of the country.
  12. veritas
    veritas 16 May 2020 17: 03 New
    +5
    putting off resolving issues at the military front. We are talking about the ongoing operation in Yemen, where the Saudi coalition has been opposing the Ansar Allah group, also known as the Hussites, for many years now.

    Some sort of sluggish current conflict prevents the Saudis from thinking and solving economic problems. They took a lot on themselves, striding with wide strides, and you can tear your pants, which is what is happening.
  13. PavelT
    PavelT 17 May 2020 01: 39 New
    +1
    It's time for the United States, Russia and the envious neighbors of Saudi Arabia to extinguish and divide this impudent Wahhabi kingdom of obscurantism.
    At least under the pretext of providing free access for Muslims to the shrines of Mecca and Medina.
    The United States will avenge September 11th, we are for financing Wahhabi attacks. It is more profitable for them to remove this country with too cheap oil from the world map, to extract it themselves. It is also more beneficial for us that there is no Saudi oil on the market. Well, it’s profitable for the financial elite to confiscate huge Saudi investments abroad (0.7-0.8 trillion dollars) out of the blue, as they did with Libyan money.
    Solid profit!
  14. Angrybeard
    Angrybeard 17 May 2020 13: 29 New
    0
    There is a direct correlation between the level of military aggression and the cost of a barrel. To fight now, there is a risk of losing power, which the monarchs are well aware.