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Mass rally in the capital Sana’a to commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussein

The capital Sana’a witnessed this afternoon a mass march on the anniversary of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein under the slogan “Ashura… sacrifice and victory”.

The participants in the rally chanted slogans against the forces of arrogance, tyranny and American influence in the region… Stressing continued steadfastness in the face of aggression and follow in the footsteps of the martyr Imam Hussein peace be upon him in the fight against injustice and arrogance.

They considered the oppression of the Yemeni people an extension of the oppression of Imam Hussein because of the aggression and blockade and crimes against her forehead against children and women for nearly five years, pointing out that the victories of Yemenis are victories of pure blood on the oppressors and aggressors.

In the march, the Grand Mufti of Yemen, President of the Association of Yemeni Scholars, Shamsuddin Sharaf al-Din, said that the anniversary of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein must be commemorated to draw lessons and lessons in sacrifice and redemption and stand in the face of oppressors.

He said, “Whoever doubts the exit of Imam Hussein, peace be upon him and the Yemenis against the tyrants, but question the Koran and the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him and his family.”

He stressed the need to act in the face of forces of injustice and tyranny, calling on the Yemeni people to move seriously to confront the Saudi-American aggression and its mercenaries.

He added, “Your great exit is evidence of your conscience and your rejection of the falsehood against which you have dropped the project of aggressive forces, led by America and Israel, and targeting the identity and doctrine of the nation.”

“The Prophet taught us how to fight infidels, polytheists and hypocrites,” he said.

He also called on the people of Yemen to translate the feelings of enthusiasm and loyalty to the blood that fell in the fields of prostitution to move to the fronts of pride and dignity.

Yemeni ballistic missile kills dozens of Saudi army and its mercenaries near Jizan

The missile force of the Yemeni Army and the Popular Committees launched at dawn today a medium-range ballistic missile on the gatherings of the Saudi army and its mercenaries off Jizan.

Armed forces spokesman Brigadier Yahya Serai told the official Saba news agency that the missile force targeted a ballistic missile of the type “Qasim” gatherings of the Saudi army and mercenaries north of Hiran off Jizan.

He stressed that the missile hit his target accurately, leaving dozens of dead and wounded and caused great confusion in the ranks of the enemy.

Brigadier Seriei pointed out that this strike came as a pre-emptive operation to thwart the enemy scheme, where he was preparing to march towards the positions of the army and popular committees in Haradh.

Yemeni Resistance attacks Saudi airport with cruise missile

The Yemeni Army and its allied militias attacked Abha airport in Saudi Arabia with a cruise missile.

The information was published by Reuters, citing a tweet from spokesman Yahya Saria. There was no official confirmation from the Saudi kingdom.Earlier on Wednesday, the resistance claimed to have attacked military positions in southern Saudi Arabia with drones. They often conduct such attacks on Saudi positions against of Riyadh’s support of the illegitimate Yemeni government based in Aden.

In recent months, the Yemeni Army have carried out a series of attacks on Saudi Arabia’s airports and oil facilities. On August 17, a drone attack against the Shaybah Saudi oil field caused a fire in the area. In response, the Riyadh-led coalition attacked Yemeni resistance positions in northern Yemen.

Yemen is experiencing a war between the illegitimate government, led by President Abdrabuh Mansour Hadi, and the Yemeni Army. The conflict is considered by the UN to cause one of the biggest humanitarian crises on the planet.

A Saudi Arabian-led coalition has carried out a campaign of aggression against Yemen at the request of the criminal government based in Aden since March 2015.

Saudi-backed mercenaries target residential neighborhoods in Hodeidah

Saudi invaders and their mercenaries targeted residential neighborhoods in Hodeidah province. The US-Saudi aggression launched raids on Dhamar and Hajjah governorates during the past 24 hours.

A security source told the Yemeni News Agency that the mercenaries targeted in the neighborhoods of Hodeidah with nine artillery shells and machine guns scattered.

The same forces of aggression, invaders and mercenaries also bombarded with artillery and machine guns the besieged city of Duraimi.

US drone downed by Yemeni resistance

On Tuesday morning, the Yemeni resistance announced that their anti-aircraft defense toppled a US MQ-9 military drone over the central province of Dhamar.

An American MQ-9 drone was shot down in Yemen, two US officials quoted by Reuters said. According to sources, the incident occurred late Tuesday in Dhamar province, southeast of the Ansarullah-controlled capital Sanaa.

The news came as the movement’s spokesman told broadcaster Al-Masirah that the missile that allegedly toppled the MQ-9 drone had been modernized at the site and would soon be presented at a news conference.

He warned the Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia to think “a thousand times before invading Yemen’s airspace.”

The Yemeni resistance has recently intensified drone attacks in Saudi Arabia, but most unmanned vehicles were intercepted by the kingdom’s Air Force.

The war peaked in 2015 when the Saudi-led coalition joined the military action alongside the government.

From the Ottoman Empire to the Republic of Turkey: Yemen has always resisted external aggression

Many Muslims look upon the defeat of the Ottoman empire as the extinguishing of an ideological symbol, “the caliphate”, but as a consequence they also tend to look at the world through the eyes of Constantinople, which cared more about Yemen for its geographic location than for its people, and thus saw Yemen as a place to be conquered and exploited.

They overtaxed Yemen, eightfold under the Ottoman governor Ridwan Pasha, which provoked the Yemeni Zaydi uprising led by Imam al-Mutahhar in 1566. The Turks sent 70,000 soldiers that century to suppress the uprising, but only 7,000 went back. The Ottomans used the tax-revenues raised from Yemen to purchase goods arriving from India/China, and thus, Yemen was actively underdeveloped by the Ottomans as India was by Britain.

Despite its rich history, Yemen was reduced to the third-world of the Ottoman empire, especially after the Ottomans returned in the 19th century to reimpose the same economic policies. Yet after centuries of trying to dominate Yemen, occupiers have always been shaken off by rebels from the northern highlands of Yemen and today Ansarullah is performing the same role, uniting the nation against external aggression.

Unfortunately championing the right of Yemenis to defend their sovereignty is not a priority for the neo-Ottoman agenda, which instead promoted the fake revolutions that relied on importing mercenaries from around the world, but then completely ignored the only actual revolution of the “Arab Spring”, the one that wasn’t supposed to happen, the one that promised to create an independent Yemen.

In Syria, the “rebels”, invaded from bordering states with billions of dollars in aid from the wealthiest states on earth, and still couldn’t take power, whereas in Yemen, the so-called “Houthi rebels” were popular enough because of their political message, that the state/military effectively joined them in opposition to plans by an unpopular President (Hadi) to impose economic austerity and “federalise” the country into six regions, weakening it at the behest of Saudi Arabia.

Ansarullah ceased being “rebels” in September 2014, a full seven months before the Saudi aggression began, and despite being entirely indigenous to Yemen, they’re spoken of as though they’re “Iranian proxies” whereas the multinational mercenary force waging war against the Syrian state are still called “Syrian rebels” by the neo-Ottoman agenda.

By Jay Tharappel, Representative at ISCY – International Solidarity Committee With Yemen.

Citizens Injured By Invaders And Mercenaries In Hodeidah

Three citizens were injured on Saturday evening, after attacks by invaders and mercenaries on the houses of citizens and residential neighborhoods in the city of Hodeidah. 

According to the correspondent of “March Net” on the injury of the three citizens, the mercenaries bombed homes of citizens in Al-Nasr Street in the neighborhood of July 7. 

A boy was injured by the invaders and mercenaries in the Suwaiq district of Tahita district. 

The Saudi-backed forces bombed more than 40 artillery shells scattered areas south of the city of Tahita. The homes and properties of citizens in the besieged city of Duraimi were subjected to intense artillery shelling from the forces of aggression. 

The invaders and their mercenaries in Hodeidah continue to violate Sweden’s ceasefire agreement every 

South Korea sends a contingent of 300 soldiers to the Gulf of Aden

The South Korean Navy will send a new contingent of 300 soldiers to the Gulf of Aden, for an anti-piracy mission that in principle could later lead to joint patrols in the Strait of Hormuz within an international coalition led by the US, the Yonhap agency reported.

The contingent, which includes an underwater demolition team, a special operations group of the Navy, marines and pilots, will travel to the Horn of Africa aboard the destroyer Kang Gam Chan and will be responsible for protecting South Korean ships off the Somali coast , as well as supporting the ships of other nations.

The new mission, already the thirtieth, gave rise to conjectures that Seoul could be involved in an international coalition that Washington tries to forge to guarantee freedom of navigation in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz.

South Korea has not yet received an official request from the US in this regard, but US Defense Secretary Mark Esper, during his recent stay in Seoul, stressed the importance of international support for freedom of navigation in the area.

Lately, the US is trying to create an international coalition to patrol the Strait of Hormuz, which connects the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman.

For its part, France, the United Kingdom and Germany plan to launch a European initiative to ensure maritime safety in that region.

Talks on a joint naval mission to protect commercial ships in the area intensified after Iran stopped the oil tanker Stena Impero sailing under the British flag in the Strait of Hormuz.

For the president of Iran, Hasan Rohani, the presence of foreign forces in the area is the main cause of regional tensions.

It remains to be seen if this new South Korean mission will be part of the blockade against Yemen. There is every reason to suspect this might occur since South Korea is a staunch ally of the United States. Every pressure against Seoul must be made if they are to contribute to the starvation of Yemen.

MURDERERS: One child martyred and another wounded by Saudi bombardment in Saada

A child was killed and another injured today in a Saudi artillery shelling on Munbeh border directorate in Saada governorate.

A security source in Saada told Yemen News Agency (SABA) that the Saudi enemy army targeted the slave market in Manbeh district with several artillery shells that led to the death of a 15-year-old child and seriously injuring another.

Meanwhile, the military engineering unit of the Army and the Popular Committees today targeted a military vehicle loaded with mercenaries of aggression in Nateh Front in Al-Bayda governorate.

A military source told Saba that the engineering unit carried out an ambush on a military vehicle loaded with mercenaries in the Nateh front, which led to its destruction, killing and injuring a number of mercenaries.

Iran’s Supreme Leader Declares Support for Yemeni resistance

Iranian state television reported that the country’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has declared support for the Yemeni Army and resistance militias.

According to AP, Khamenei met Ansarulara movement spokesman Mohammad Abdul Salam. The meeting between them took place in Tehran on Tuesday.

Khamanei stated that Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and their supporters intend to fracture Yemen. He said Yemen “which must stand firm against this conspiracy,” as the AP cited .

A Saudi-led coalition , which includes forces from the United Arab Emirates, has been fighting Yemeni resistance forces in northern Yemen since 2015. The coalition supports the internationally-recognized but illegitimate Yemeni President Abdel Rabbo Mansour Hadi.

Yemen is one of the poorest Arab countries in the world and is still devastated by the conflict. The humanitarian crisis in the country raises concern of the United Nations (UN). The Yemeni conflict is also seen as a proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia.