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More than 40 air strikes by the Saudi coalition did not stop the Houthi offensive. The reason is named

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Despite the blows of the international coalition led by Saudi Arabia, the forces of the Yemeni movement "Ansar Allah" made significant progress in the governorate of Marib. Houthi troops took control of a number of localities in the region.


It is reported news Al Masdar News agency.

The Ansar Allah forces managed to seize part of the territory outside the administrative center of Marib. This forced a well-armed and well-equipped enemy to retreat from other areas of the governorate.

In addition, the Houthis are currently trying to move forward in the El Beida governorate, which is largely under their control.

At the same time, the Arab coalition, led by Saudi Arabia, launched dozens of airstrikes against Ansar Allah forces in an attempt to slow their advance in the governorates of Marib, Al-Beida and Al-Jawf. According to media reports associated with the Houthis, the coalition has carried out over 40 airstrikes in several areas of North and Central Yemen. But these strikes failed to stop the offensive of the Ansar Allah forces. The main reason is also named. The fact is that the Houthi detachments never lead an offensive in a united wide front. Usually, instead, tactics of scattered attacks from several directions are used, which disorient the enemy and do not lead to success on his part, even with massive use of combat aviation.

The Houthis are called the Shiite paramilitary group operating in Yemen and controlling a significant part of the country's territory. After the capture of the capital city of Sana'a in 2015, they are in fact the main power structure of the Yemeni state, opposing the government backed by Riyadh.
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  1. Thrifty
    Thrifty 21 August 2020 13: 08 New
    +1
    The Houseites would have at least light aircraft, they would have smashed the Saudis into shreds!
  2. g1washntwn
    g1washntwn 21 August 2020 13: 12 New
    -3
    Or maybe the Saudis? Quietly with myself I am conducting a conversation .... in the sense of "bombing terrorists" just like the Americans are "green" in Iraq and Syria - money and containers with weapons?
    1. Kronos
      Kronos 21 August 2020 13: 24 New
      +3
      No, of course they have a real war where the Houthis are winning.
      1. g1washntwn
        g1washntwn 21 August 2020 13: 58 New
        +1
        If the proxy does not cope, it means that soon "democratizers" will appear there. They cannot allow the victory of the pro-Iranian forces.
        1. Kronos
          Kronos 21 August 2020 14: 23 New
          0
          There was already a whole coalition that collapsed over time.
        2. LiSiCyn
          LiSiCyn 21 August 2020 14: 26 New
          +3
          Quote: g1washntwn
          If the proxy does not cope, it means that soon "democratizers" will appear there.

          And a little bit, ask the question .. Before you write. wink
          The war in Yemen has been going on for almost 10 years. And the Americans at the initial stage, very much even participated in it. Having lost several UAVs and a bunch of "rented weapons", it is not known with what crews.
          At the moment, the "coalition" is splitting. The UAE conducts its own policy and is ready to limit itself to Fr. Socotra, and part of South Yemen, if possible. The Saudis have rested their horns and hope to keep what they have. But in the context of the global crisis, they are no longer ready to pump in crazy money, as it was before.
          Quote: g1washntwn
          They cannot allow the victory of the pro-Iranian forces.

          Will they start smacking with "nuclear bombs"? belay
          There were already other options. wink
          1. g1washntwn
            g1washntwn 24 August 2020 06: 58 New
            -1
            Quote: LiSiCyn
            And a little, ask the question ..

            And a little look at the strategy of the Americans? The fact that they have no time today and they are forced to watch their proxy lose does not mean that the fox, who once visited the chicken coop, will not return there. The only question is "when?" and "through which hole in the fence?" Initially, they planned to roll Iran, that is, immediately eliminate the main threat and proxies (Saudis, “greens”, etc.) would have dealt with the "trifle" without his support. Today, the layouts are such that it is more convenient and safer for them to "take breakfast from primary school students." And tomorrow?
            Quote: LiSiCyn
            not ready to pump crazy money

            And a little look at their military spending "in the context of the global crisis"? Decreased greatly? Their economy needs a new war and military orders are needed today like air. Therefore, if not here, then somewhere on another "flat spot" they will necessarily rip off the tower. And for this case, the next Nobel Prize for Peace is probably already ready.
      2. Blackmokona
        Blackmokona 21 August 2020 15: 30 New
        -2
        Winning for so many years wassat
  3. Pereira
    Pereira 21 August 2020 13: 19 New
    11
    Well done Houthis. I follow their progress with interest.
  4. rocket757
    rocket757 21 August 2020 13: 29 New
    +5
    Madhouse ... so they would have written on the garlic that the coalition troops are complete guano and no advantage IN EVERYTHING, they can no longer help them.
    1. Ruswolf
      Ruswolf 21 August 2020 13: 56 New
      +2
      Quote: rocket757
      advantage IN EVERYTHING,

      In the register called "EVERYTHING" there should be brains.
      Apparently, when completing, they forgot to put it.
      It is not enough to have "Everything" it is necessary for someone to be able to use this "Everything" and manage "Everything"
      hi
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 21 August 2020 14: 27 New
        +2
        That's right, the intelligence of the commanders, the morale of the soldiers included ... not included!
        What are the prospects for such a hundred troops?
        1. Romka47
          Romka47 21 August 2020 15: 31 New
          +1
          morale for soldiers included This is what is really lacking, you can hire someone who thinks for you for money (US advisors, for example), but you can't buy fighting spirit.
          The option to hire a PMC here, for obvious reasons, will not work. So it turns out How to do they know what to do they have, and "bench press" nullifies everything
        2. Husit
          Husit 21 August 2020 16: 18 New
          0
          Quote: rocket757
          That's right, the intelligence of the commanders, the morale of the soldiers included ... not included!
          What are the prospects for such a hundred troops?

          Fighting spirit still matters, as many here are trying to praise the military technology of the United States and others .. The Saudis are armed to the teeth and what's the point .. Some kind of beggarly rebels screw them up in the tail and mane ..
          Keep it up the Houthis!
    2. Mavrikiy
      Mavrikiy 21 August 2020 14: 02 New
      +2
      40 air strikes. belay Even sand bombs should be effective. recourse
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 21 August 2020 14: 28 New
        +1
        But this is interesting, why did they bomb there?
        1. Mavrikiy
          Mavrikiy 21 August 2020 14: 32 New
          +2
          Quote: rocket757
          But this is interesting, why did they bomb there?

          Desert, sir. hi
          In the video from the theater of operations, bumps, stones, rocks ....... burrows.
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 21 August 2020 14: 53 New
            0
            The Yankees have bad students, even though they know how to drive / bomb excavators.
            1. Ruswolf
              Ruswolf 21 August 2020 15: 30 New
              0
              Quote: rocket757
              The Yankees have bad students, even though they know how to drive / bomb excavators.

              Yankees are bad teachers themselves.
              If I am not mistaken, in 2002 in Afghanistan a wedding cortege was bombed. More than 100 civilians were killed and wounded then.
        2. Ruswolf
          Ruswolf 21 August 2020 14: 49 New
          +1
          Quote: rocket757
          But this is interesting, why did they bomb there?

          The same as in 2016
          In early October, the Saudi Arabian Air Force launched an airstrike at a mourning ceremony in the Yemeni capital, Sana'a. The air attack killed 213 people.
          By the way, they were trained by specialists from the UK
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 21 August 2020 14: 54 New
            +1
            Quote: Ruswolf
            By the way, they were trained by specialists from the UK

            By the way, we also taught the Arabs once, the memories are not the most pleasant ...
  5. Gardamir
    Gardamir 21 August 2020 14: 20 New
    0
    It seems not enough on this topic write.
  6. iouris
    iouris 21 August 2020 14: 30 New
    0
    The illustration is strange. What is the hint?
  7. yfast
    yfast 21 August 2020 14: 32 New
    -4
    The Saudis will be defeated, the rest of the world will be taken over. Just the unfinished ones will come there from other points.
  8. Husit
    Husit 21 August 2020 16: 06 New
    -3
    I would not be surprised if the Houthis generally capture the SA))) Well, these Saud warriors, or rather they have mercenaries fighting there, and they themselves fell into the middle ... They bought the most expensive weapons, but they can't do anything against the partisans ... because there are no forests there. ..
    Well done Houthis are real warriors!
    1. Mitroha
      Mitroha 21 August 2020 19: 05 New
      -1
      Well done Houthis are real warriors!

      You can't praise yourself, no one will praise laughing