Ramadi 2: Saudi Forces Running for Their Lives in Jizan

Saudi Forces Running for Their Lives in Jizan

TEHRAN (FNA)- Saudi soldiers fled the battlefield after Yemeni troops launched a retaliatory attack and hit a kingdom’s military base in the Southwestern province of Jizan on Sunday.

According to al-Masirah satellite television network, the Yemeni army, backed by popular fighters, targeted a military post by rockets and mortar rounds in Jizan and forced the Saudi troops to flee the region.

The report by the Arabic language TV added that the monarchy’s troops escaped their bases using armored vehicles.

Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry issued a statement early on Sunday, saying that a Saudi soldier was killed at border areas after Yemeni fighters fired rockets and mortar rounds into Jizan.

The retaliatory attack came after Saudi bombers pounded residential areas in Yemeni border cities and claimed the lives of scores of civilians.

The tribal forces have increased attacks on the Saudi border guards in recent days, making the Saudi forces withdraw 20 kilometers in their territories two days ago.

Saudi Arabia has been bombing Yemen in the last 67 days to bring its ally, fugitive president Mansour Hadi, back to power.

The airstrikes have so far claimed the lives of more than 4,155 civilians, mostly women and children.

According to a recent report by Freedom House Foundation, most of the victims of the deadly Al Saud campaign are civilians, including a large number of women and children.

Thousands of residential buildings have been destroyed, and hundreds of civil and public facilities were reduced to rubble as a result of the bombardments by Saudi warplanes on the Yemeni cities and towns, the group said.

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{p}Gwenyth Todd is a former Adviser to President Clinton and various US Secretaries of Defense on Near Eastern, South Asian, European and South American issues.{/p} {p}An expert in international security policy, she stayed out of the limelight until her successful efforts to prevent the Bush administration from starting a war with Iran between 2005-2008 caused Iran War advocates to attempt to have her killed or rendered to US authorities under the Patriot Act.{/p} {p}Among many other citations and awards from US and foreign government officials, she received the highest civilian award issued by the US Secretary of Defense for her work on Turkish issues.{/p} {p}She received a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and an M.A from Georgetown University and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She now resides outside the United States where she still is periodically harassed by US officials.{/p} {p}She speaks French, Spanish, Turkish and Arabic and has lived in every inhabited continent. She supports Veterans Today's mission of bringing hidden truths to the attention of the public.{/p}


  1. Thanks Gwen, it’s inspiring to see you writing. I for one am glad you made it through your ordeal.

    So often as in Lebanon in 2006 for example, tremendous damage is done and then the perpetrators walk away, in that case Israel.

    And now we see as you point out “Thousands of residential buildings have been destroyed, and hundreds of civil and public facilities were reduced to rubble as a result of the bombardments by Saudi warplanes” and the Saudi’s intend to walk away with NO cost(s) or penalties.

    Of course it’s against International Law, but NO ONE is there to enforce it. Do you think the BRICS and their other members could change this? There needs to be severe penalties for aggressor nations attacking others with the goal being internal change in most cases, placing a friend in power. I am really sick of it, what can I do?

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