Following a Tuesday raid against a Saudi border post by Yemeni rebels, the Saudi Air Force has launched a series of heavy air strikes against Northern Yemen, hitting deep within the territory of Yemen’s Shi’ite population.
The Saudi government confirmed the strikes, and insisted that a portion of its southern territory briefly lost to the rebels had been captured. The government confirmed that its strikes were not limited to the border region but were also around Sa’dah, the ancient capital of the nation’s former Shi’ite religious dynasty.
Members of the rebel group reported that the Saudi attacks had killed a significant number of civilians and had struck a market in a northern town. The region, one of the world’s poorest, has little infrastructure and journalists are generally not free to operate, making it difficult to confirm civilian deaths
Despite the Saudi government being very forthcoming about the attack, the Yemeni government angrily denied that any such thing was happening, insisting it was all a “myth” invented by the Shi’ite rebels. Yemen’s government has strong ties with the Saudi government, and has promised a war “without mercy” against the nation’s Shi’ite north.
3 thoughts on “Saudi Warplanes Launch Massive Bombing Campaign Against Northern Yemen”
Can anyone explain why this is happening, by which I mean:
* why would the rebels take on the Saudis knowing they'd be bombed?
* what's UsRael's involvement, because all warpaths always lead back to UsRael?
this is a Saudi problem.
mainly they can't have their/isael/american war on iran until they have suprresed all the varois shia minorities living all along the periphery of the Wahhabi / Saudi monarchy's territory
is'nt it wonderful we fully support an Islamic monarchy but tremble at the thought of an Islamic republic ..
not that either are good. but i then again we are fight a war on democracy ..im mean terror.. i mean overseas contingency operations
Bloody Saudis, Wahabis, Natural Born Bastards.
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