War with Iran Goes On in Yemen, Declares The imam of the Grand Mosque in Mecca Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais
29 March 2015
By Markaz Kvakaz
The imam of the Grand Mosque in Mecca Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais said that the
Arab coalition is waging war with Iran in Yemen. This statement came after
the Saudi Arabia's foreign minister Prince Saud al-Faisal accused the former
president of Yemen and Iran for unleashing war.
Saud al-Faisal herewith belligerently declared that "when they beat the drums
of war we are ready".
- "Security of Yemen is part of the security of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
and the Persian Gulf security. Forces of Houthis and ex-president of Yemen,
backed by Iran, have violated the stability of Yemen and again confused the
cards. We are not warmongers, but when they beat the drums of war we are
A Saudi news channel for the first time demonstrated on Tuesday a video
footage of warplanes of the Arab coalition carrying out bombardments of
Houthis in Yemen.
Arab sources reported that the coalition's aircraft bombed a number of
targets of Houthis and forces loyal to former president Saleh. Facilities of
Houthis located on the road from Abyan towards Aden were subjected to air
There are also reports about troops of the military junta in Egypt joined the
Saudi media reports that the navy of the Egyptian junta and the Arab
coalition destroyed a convoy of armored vehicles and tanks, heading in the
direction of Aden, strike at it 20 km from the city.
Houthis try to push out from the city of Taiz in the direction of Aden, but
were stopped by massive shellings by the Egyptians.
It is also reported that the forces of the 33rd motorized infantry brigades
loyal to former president of Yemen Saleh and Houthis tried to occupy the town
of Daliya, but failed do it. Then they blocked the water and electricity to
the town after they were attacked from the south.
Bloody fightings took place between the troops of former president Saleh and
Houthis on one side, and Muslims of Marib and Shabwa on another, resulting in
at least 85 Houthi thugs killed. The most violent clashes took place on the
border between Marib and al-Bayda in the central Yemen. Muslims of local
Sunni tribes managed to burn 3 tanks and kill a large number of Houthis,
capturing their vehicles.
Houthis were also forced to flee the District of Qonia in the direction of
the town of Watya near al-Bayda. Houthis tanks moved into the District of
Sawadiya after the locals left it.
Meanwhile, the Saudi-Pakistani military exercises "Samsam 5" started. The
exercise involved ground forces of the Saudi Arabia and special forces of the
Pakistan army. At the opening of the exercise was attended by the commander
of the Military District of Taif Major General Faris bin Abdallah Umar and a
group of Saudi and Pakistani officers.
Advisor to the Office of the Minister of Defence of the Kingdom Brigadier
General Ahmad bin Hassan Asiri told reporters that the Arab coalition forces
continue to monitor the location and movement of Houthis, and destroy their
stocks, weapons and ammunition.
So on the eve, the sites with ballistic missiles were subjected to
bombardments. Warehouses with Russian Scud missiles were completely
On the eve Houthis tried to launch one of these missiles, but it felt just
after the launch.
Houthis attack Saudi troops. Arabs create joint army
Arab sources report the night bombardments of targets in the Yemeni capital
of Sana'a. Warplanes of Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia attacked the bases
of Shiite militants Houthis in the capital, as well as places of deployment
of army units of Yemen, who remained loyal to former president Ali Saleh.
The bombardments, in particular, have been carried out on al-Samaa, the base
of Saleh's military supporters, located to the north of Sana'a and a base of
Houthis, al-Istikbal, in the western part of the capital of Yemen and an air
forces base al-Dulaimi.
Meanwhile, it is reported that armed gangs of Houthis attacked positions of
Saudi troops on the border between the two states.
Previously has been reported concentrations of the Saudi army units on the
border of Yemen. There was also leaked information about the readiness of
Riyadh to launch a ground invasion.
However, on the evening of 26 March, the officials of the Saudi regime
declared that the king has no plans for ground operations against Houthis in
Yemen. Brigadier General Ahmed Asiri said at a press conference that "the
goals of phase I of the operations were achieved through air supremacy".
The general said during the raids were destroyed ballistic missiles Houthis
provided by Iran, command centers and air defense systems destroyed,
aircrafts burned, several ringleaders of the Shiite militant eliminated.
Houthis' advance stopped on all directions.
The Arab press reports that up to 150 thousand soldiers of the Saudi army are
on alert. In addition to the ground and aerial forces, the navy is also used,
which together with the ships of Egypt and possibly Pakistan, blocks coast of
Yemen and the Strait of Bab al-Mandeb, which is an important transport
Russia and Iran condemned the actions of Saudi Arabia and its allies. Egypt,
Turkey, Pakistan, USA and other countries supported the Saudis.
Meanwhile, the foreign ministers of Arab states at a meeting in Egypt on
Thursday supported the draft resolution on the formation of a joint Arab
armed forces. This was reported by the Egyptian state television.
The goal of the joint forces is to form a rapid response to security threats
to Arab states, noted the TV. Ministers requested the secretary of the League
of Arab States within the month to coordinate issues of forming the joint
military forces with the chiefs of staff of armies of the Arab countries.
The agreement on the formation of the allied forces of Arab states was
approved after the military aviation of Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies
bombed Shiite gangs of Houthis.