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A Saudi officer announced the destruction from the air of several Houthi tanks that launched an offensive in the province of Marib

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Fighting in the Yemeni province of Marib is gaining momentum. It became known that a Saudi military aviation, which strikes at the territories controlled by the Ansar Allah group. Its representatives are called the Houthis.


According to recent reports, the so-called Saudi coalition is attempting to thwart a Houthi offensive northwest of the city of Marib.

Reports say that for the first time in a long time, the Houthis have used Tanks and other means of armored vehicles. The Saudi command reports the destruction of several Houthi armored vehicles with the use of aerial bombs.

From a Saudi Air Force officer's post:

As a result of our air strikes, several militant armored vehicles were destroyed in the desert. Among the destroyed equipment were tanks. We have carried out at least 20 airstrikes. The militants suffered heavy losses - at least 70 people were killed.

The number of destroyed tanks is not reported. There is no information about which tanks were used by the Houthis.

The use of armored vehicles and a united front offensive cannot be called characteristic methods of warfare for the Houthis. Usually they use variants with unexpected attacks on certain objects or columns of enemy equipment from several directions with relatively small forces. After successful attacks, the Ansar Allah detachments actually scatter so as not to be hit by the enemy, including from the air. This is followed by the regrouping of detachments and groups to carry out new attacks.

It should be noted that earlier the UN special envoy for Yemen stated that "it is unacceptable for the Houthis to conduct hostilities in Marib, as this threatens the security of about 1 million internally displaced persons." In fact, such concern, expressed by the special envoy, may be related to the possible exit of the Houthis to the oil fields of the province of Marib.

According to the latest data, against the background of their offensive in Marib, the Houthis are trying to attack the territory of Saudi Arabia. The day before, a drone equipped with explosives was sent to the area of ​​the Saudi city of Khamis Mushait with a population of more than half a million people. It is alleged that he was intercepted.
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  1. Hunter 2
    Hunter 2 21 March 2021 10: 39
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    Well, where is the "proof", where is the evidence? Saud - also "need" to take their word for it ??? laughing
    1. Mountain shooter
      Mountain shooter 21 March 2021 11: 12
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      Quote: Hunter 2
      Well, where is the "proof", where is the evidence? Saud - also "need" to take their word for it ???

      If there is no victory, you have to invent it and publish it! And many will believe. Houthi tanks! And where did they get them? Possibly trophy ones. And what to fill them with? Where to get ammunition? Train drivers and gunners, as well as commanders. This is not a computer game ...
      1. Insurgent
        Insurgent 21 March 2021 12: 50
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        A Saudi officer announced the destruction from the air of several Houthi tanks that launched an offensive in the province of Marib



        The Houthis, in turn, attacked the Saudi Aramco facility near Riyadh.
        The satellite photo shows pockets of combustion, and traces of a larger fire in the center of the refinery, caused by UAV and missile strikes. The Saudis said the damage was limited and the drones used were made in Iran or supplied by Iran.
        The Houthis themselves openly claimed responsibility for the strike, saying that to be continued ...
      2. Lara Croft
        Lara Croft 21 March 2021 14: 29
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        Quote: Mountain Shooter
        Houthi tanks! And where did they get them? Possibly trophy ones. And what to fill them with? Where to get ammunition? Train drivers and gunners, as well as commanders.

        You are strange, in the internet there are a lot of videos with tanks of the Houthis, incl. T-34-85
        Yemeni rebels on December 15, 2020, made a successful attempt to storm the positions of the Saudi Arabian forces, using the Soviet tank T-34-85... The combat vehicle was not only able to cover the positions of the Houthis, but in fact, destroyed the strengthening of the forces of Saudi Arabia.

        https://pikabu.ru/story/t34_i_otvazhnyie_khusityi_7901007
        With the world on a string: what the Houthi formations in Yemen are armed with.
        The most common tanks are T-55... Among them there are, among other things, the Czechoslovak "fifty-fifths" with additional armor protection and fire control systems with laser rangefinders. From time to time thrown into battle T-62 and modern T-72S and T-80BV.

        https://rg.ru/2020/04/28/s-miru-po-nitke-chem-vooruzheny-formirovaniia-husitov-v-jemene.html
      3. Charik
        Charik 21 March 2021 20: 24
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        like igil and tanks were and who to control
  2. Machete
    Machete 21 March 2021 10: 45
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    It is not clear only why the Saudis haven’t been bombing the Houthis with aviation all this time.
    If you have a developed aviation, then its total application suggests itself. especially if the enemy does not have it.
    1. Hunter 2
      Hunter 2 21 March 2021 11: 11
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      The Houthis do not act on a wide front, mainly (with the support of the population) they carry out sabotage operations. Actually, the Coalition Aviation is well landed, if memory serves, more than a dozen aircraft (including F15 and F16) were shot down and a lot of turntables were landed ... moreover, with old Soviet weapons. Everything is online, the guys in sandals can confirm their victories, but the Saudi sheikhs are not. Just a paradox!
      1. Machete
        Machete 21 March 2021 11: 12
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        In Syria, as it were, there has been nothing large-scale for a long time either. But this does not interfere with the constant and effective work of aviation. It's all about exploration and realizing your capabilities.
        1. Hunter 2
          Hunter 2 21 March 2021 11: 34
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          Quote: Machete
          In Syria, as it were, there has been nothing large-scale for a long time either. But this does not interfere with the constant and effective work of aviation. It's all about exploration and realizing your capabilities.

          You are wrong, completely different tactics of warfare. In Yemen, there is a classic guerrilla war against an external aggressor (which in fact does not control the country, but the Houthis cannot do this either).
          Syria was originally a civil war with the control of certain territories, with the help of "external" forces.
          Houthi strategy -1. inflict maximum economic damage, external aggressors ... and it Works. The UAE has already left the coalition.
          2. Transfer the war to the territory of the Saudis (Most of the population of which are Shiites, who, incidentally, live in the oil-bearing regions of Saudi Arabia). That is why the Khussites support Iran.
          1. Machete
            Machete 21 March 2021 12: 13
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            I will not argue about the types of war, everything is correct here, but all the same, aviation can and should be used often and effectively. But the Arabs cannot. Stupid, they do not know how.
  3. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 21 March 2021 10: 53
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    Was it possible that T 34 -85 of the Houthis were knocked out? Where is your proof?
  4. Pereira
    Pereira 21 March 2021 11: 07
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    Apparently the Houthis have saved up some strength and are reaching a new level. Good luck to them.
  5. Thrifty
    Thrifty 21 March 2021 11: 20
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    In addition to tanks, three armored trains were burned, and one battleship of the Hausites was sunk. wassat Saudis storytellers are still those wassat
    1. Vadim Ananyin
      Vadim Ananyin 21 March 2021 12: 06
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      I also don’t remember that they would carry out tank attacks, some crap.
      1. Lara Croft
        Lara Croft 21 March 2021 14: 49
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        Quote: Vadim Ananyin
        I also don’t remember that they would carry out tank attacks, some crap.

        Because you don't read periodicals.
        Here is a good article I found about the use of tanks by the Parties to the conflict in Yemen ....
        The use of tanks in Yemen
        After the overthrow of Hadi and the subsequent transition of part of the Yemeni army to the side of the Houthis, the rebels acquired their own armored vehicles. It is worth noting here that in the future the T-72S and T-80BV tanks took a rather limited part in the conflict, the bulk of the vehicles participating in the war were the T-55 and T-62 tanks. The T-80BV tank turned out to be too difficult for the Yemeni tankers, and the T-72S were usually located in the capital of the country, Sana'a, making up a kind of reserve for the Houthis and their allies.

        https://anna-news.info/primenenie-tankov-v-jemene/
        1. Vadim Ananyin
          Vadim Ananyin 21 March 2021 14: 58
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          read, but not mass use
          1. Lara Croft
            Lara Croft 21 March 2021 15: 06
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            Quote: Vadim Ananyin
            read, but not mass use

            What do you mean by mass use. Based on the losses of the parties reaching several dozen tanks, I think that for a given theater of operations and the number of tanks involved by the parties in this conflict and the frequency of their use at different stages of its development, we can say that there is a mass character.

            In addition, in your comment, you generally stated that the Houthis never carried out tank attacks, when I provided information to the contrary, you begin to write about the lack of their mass use ...

            Farewell.
            1. Vadim Ananyin
              Vadim Ananyin 21 March 2021 15: 54
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              There were episodes.
  6. Boromir1941
    Boromir1941 21 March 2021 13: 24
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    that's what Moscow should bark and the war will end ?! to bring the question to the UN Security Council or whatever it is? ... although they do not care.
  7. Viktor Afanasev
    Viktor Afanasev 21 March 2021 15: 33
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    Arabs love to show off.
    It's in their blood ...