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Yemen Tribal Forces Control Saudi Military Site, Riyadh Fails to Restore It

Yemeni tribal forces attacked a Saudi military site near the northern Yemeni border city of Saada, killing several Saudi soldiers, sources said.

Forces of Takhya tribe launched a surprise attack on al-Manara military base in the Saudi territories near the Yemeni border, according to the Yemeni sources, who said that tribesmen managed to control the site.

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The attack took place late on Saturday. On Sunday, the Saudi land forces, backed by air forces, were trying to restore the base. However, they failed to do so, the Yemeni sources said.

The tribesmen also seized large amounts of arms and ammunition, as well as a number of military vehicles from Saudi forces.

The sources noted that the Saudi forces were shocked by the attack, adding that Saudi airstrikes were reported in the area following the attack.

Reports said that the attack was in retaliation for repeated Saudi aerial assaults on the positions of the tribe and the slaughter of its members.

Earlier on Friday, Riyadh said that three Saudi soldiers were killed as clashes took place between Saudi soldiers and revolutionary forces in the Najran region.

Yemen has been under brutal aggression by Saudi-US coalition whose warplanes are carrying out airstrikes on several areas across the country.

A Saudi general said Saturday the nine-nation coalition has undertaken 1,200 airstrikes since they began on March 26.

Hundreds of civilians have been killed, including women and children, and more others have been injured in the attack.

Riyadh launched the attack on Yemen in a bid to restore power to Yemen’s fugitive president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi who is a close ally to Saudi Arabia.

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Ansarullah, Army Retake Government HQ in Yemen’s Marib

The Ansarullah fighters along with army units made fresh gains in their fight against the Saudi-backed militias on Sunday, and managed to wrest control over Yemen’s Marib provincial government headquarters.

According to reports, the Ansarullah forces and the army troops inflicted major losses on the Saudi backed al-Qaeda terrorists and pro-Hadi militants in the province of Marib, and succeeded in recapturing the government headquarters from the armed groups.

On Friday, after days of debating, Pakistani lawmakers adopted a resolution rejecting Saudi demands for Islamabad to join its military aggression against Yemen. The member of parliaments called on the warring parties to resolve the conflict through peaceful dialogue.

They unanimously voted in favor of a resolution saying that “Pakistan should maintain neutrality in the Yemen conflict so as to be able to play a proactive diplomatic role to end the crisis”.

Following Pakistan’s decision to stay out of Yemen’s conflict, Saudi Arabia prevented a Pakistani airplane from entering its airspace on Friday.

Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for 18 days now to restore power to fugitive president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi-led aggression has so far killed over 1026 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children. The attacks have also left more than 2242 people injured.

Hadi stepped down in January and refused to reconsider the decision despite calls by Ansarullah revolutionaries of the Houthi movement.

Despite Riyadh’s claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi warplanes are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.

Five Persian Gulf States — Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait — and Egypt that are also assisted by Israel and backed by the US declared war on Yemen in a joint statement issued on March 26.

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Ansarullah fighters take control of Ataq in southern Yemen

Ansarullah fighters in Yemen have taken control of the capital of the oil-rich southern Shabwa Province.

Members of Ansarullah movement made significant gains against al-Qaeda militants and the remnants of the former regime on Thursday despite two weeks of Saudi airstrikes.

They took control of government and police installations in Ataq and raised their flag above Muhra airbase outside the city, which was earlier hit by Saudi warplanes.

“The Houthi forces had set up checkpoints at the entrance of Ataq and in its center before overrunning government institutions in the city,” a local official told DPA on condition of anonymity.

Earlier in the day, Saudi fighter jets pounded the Defense Ministry building in the center of the capital city of Sana’a.

The country’s elite Republican Guards in the Faj Attan Hill area in the south of the capital and a base for Republican Guards were also hit.

According to reports, separate raids by Saudi fighter jets struck a food supply building belonging to the Yemeni army in the west of the capital.

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A Yemeni ambulance arrives at the site of a fire caused by a Saudi airstrike in the capital, Sana’a, April 8, 2015. (© AFP)

Saudi Arabia’s air campaign against Ansarullah fighters started on March 26, without a UN mandate, in a bid to restore power to the country’s fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh.

Hundreds of people have so far been killed and thousands more wounded since the beginning of the Saudi aggression. Most victims of the raids are reported to be women and children.

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A Yemeni man sits in his car, damaged in a Saudi airstrike in the capital, Sana’a, April 8, 2015. (© AFP)

 Refugees arrive in Djibouti

Meanwhile, the UN refugee agency said on Thursday that more than 300 Yemeni refugees arrived in neighboring Djibouti.

Frederic Van Hamme, an official with the agency, said that the organization has already registered 308 Yemenis who crossed the Gulf of Aden by boat to reach the African state.

On Wednesday, the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons, Chaloka Beyani, warned of “massive displacement and humanitarian crisis” in the restive country as civilians flee the Saudi bombings and internal clashes.

“Unless rapidly resolved, the crisis could lead to mass displacement in the wake of heavy and ongoing fighting and airstrikes,” said the UN expert.

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Saudi Arabia Asks for Yemeni Tribes’ Mediation for Ceasefire with Ansarullah

A high-ranking Yemeni official announced on Sunday that Riyadh has contacted several Yemeni tribes to demand them to start mediation efforts with Ansarullah movement.

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“Saudi Arabia has asked a number of pro-Saudi tribes to accept the end of war and avoid retaliation against the Saudi aggression against Yemen,” the Yemeni official, speaking on condition of anonymity told FNA on Sunday.

He noted that the request by Saudi officials comes after Riyadh’s failure to achieve its objectives in Yemen and its failure to make the Pakistani army join the Saudi-led coalition against Yemen.

Yet, the source said Ansarullah is deeply suspicious of the offer as reports said earlier on Sunday that Saudi armored units have stationed at the borderline with Yemen ready to launch a ground assault.

According to a report by the Sky News Arabic program, Saudi military vehicles and tanks crossed Yemen’s border on Sunday as border skirmishes flared up between Yemeni tribal troops and Saudi troopers.

There were also unconfirmed reports by different social media accounts that the Saudi troops are geared up to start their ground operations on Yemeni soil.

Meantime, unconfirmed reports said this afternoon that the Saudi armored units followed by ground troops crossed the border into Northern Yemen.

Yemeni tribal troops were targeted by the kingdom’s airstrikes on the Saudi soil on Sunday, after members of Takhya tribe wrest control over more military bases in Saudi Arabia near the Yemeni border city of Sa’ada.

According to reports, the Saudi warplanes carried out a series of massive attacks against Yemeni tribal fighters near the Saudi province of Najran, as the Yemeni tribal troops made more advances in the Saudi soil and managed to retake control of three more military sites.

The tribal troops launched an attack on the al-Minare military base in Saudi Arabia near the Yemeni border city of Sa’ada on early Sunday, and left over 18 Saudi soldiers dead and captured dozens of others.

Cross-border skirmishes between Saudi Arabia and the Yemeni tribal troops have flared up over the last two weeks, as the monarchy’s illegal airstrikes continue and have so far claimed the lives of thousands of innocent people, particularly at border areas.

Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for 18 days now to restore power to fugitive president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi-led aggression has so far killed over 1030 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children. The attacks have also left more than 2250 people injured.

Hadi stepped down in January and refused to reconsider the decision despite calls by Ansarullah revolutionaries of the Houthi movement.

Despite Riyadh’s claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi warplanes are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.

Five Persian Gulf States — Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait — and Egypt that are also assisted by Israel and backed by the US declared war on Yemen in a joint statement issued on March 26.

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Ansarullah Rejects Saudi Request for Reconciliation Talks

Yemen’s Ansarullah Movement has rejected a Saudi proposal to hold talks for a political solution to the country’s crisis, stressing that the negotiations will not happen as long as the monarchy continues its aggression against the Muslim country.

“Yemen will never sit at the negotiating table with Saudi Arabia until the illegal aistrikes are stopped,” Ansarullah’s Spokesman Mohammad Abdul Salam said on Monday.

“Any political issue on Yemen ought to be resolved through diplomatic process and agreement of all political parties,” he added.

Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for 19 days now to restore power to fugitive president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi-led aggression has so far killed over 1,042 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children. The attacks have also left more than 2,500 people injured.

Hadi stepped down in January and refused to reconsider the decision despite calls by Ansarullah revolutionaries of the Houthi movement.

Despite Riyadh’s claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi warplanes are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.

Five Persian Gulf States — Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait — and Egypt that are also assisted by Israel and backed by the US declared war on Yemen in a joint statement issued on March 26.

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R E L A T E D :

Meanwhile, the UN Security Council imposed an arms embargo on Yemen’s Ansarullah resistent movement (who are fighting against al-Qaeda and invading armies)…instead of condemning the Saudis, criminal killers of civilians, for crimes against humanity

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UN Imposes Arms Embargo on Yemen’s Ansarullah Movement

The UN Security Council on Tuesday imposed an arms embargo on Yemen’s Ansarullah movement and demanded it immediately pulls back from what it claimed to be “seized territory” and instead seek a political settlement.

Russia abstained from voting but did not veto the resolution, the first formal action taken by the council since a Saudi-led coalition launched an air campaign against Yemen on March 26.

Drafted by the Gulf countries and Jordan, the resolution imposes sanctions on the Houthi leader, Sayyed Abdul-Malik Al-Houthi, and a key ally.

The Saudi-led coalition began on March 26 air strikes against Yemen, killing or wounding hundreds of civilians and causing much destruction across the state.

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