CONFIRMED: Yemen destroys Saudi-led coalition warship

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YEMEN – FRN has confirmed claims by the Houthi-led Ansarullah Movement, which is also the government of Yemen,  that on Wednesday they had struck and destroyed an Emirati warship operating near the port of Al-Hodeidah on Yemen’s Red Sea coast. The vessels destruction was not instantaneous, but caused a hull breach and fire which has disabled the smoldering warship. 

Al-Hodeidah is currently the battle front between the Ansarullah resistance movement and Yemeni proxies of the Saudi-led Arab Coalition.

“Our glorious defenders from the naval forces were able to hit a battleship of Saudi-US hostile forces, and made the second one flee the area,” Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, the head of the Houthis’ Supreme Revolutionary Council, said on Twitter.

According to the resistance leader, al-Houthi, the Emirati ship sank with its crew being evacuated by helicopters. The resistance leader even suggested that there may have been US military advisers on board the ship operating at an advisory level to the Emiratis just before the aggression against Al-Hodeidah began.

The Saudi-led coalition and their Yemeni proxies launched a full-scale offensive to seize Al-Hodeidah as it is the only lifeline that the Houthi-led resistance has to the outside world and is also a key entry point for humanitarian aid.

The Saudi-led coalition claimed it launched its aggression on Al-Hodeidah after it supposedly exhausted all political and diplomatic means and was only left with a military response.

Saudi Arabia in its bid to become a major regional player is concentrating on taking over Yemen through its proxies. Its efforts have especially become more desperate as they have failed in its power projection in Syria since 2011, and Lebanon and Qatar last year. This comes as its regional rival, Iran, has made significant advancements in Syria, Lebanon and Qatar. It is for this reason that Saudi Arabia is prioritizing Yemen, even at the expense of a humanitarian catastrophe that now sees over 8 million Yemenis living in pre-famine conditions.

The battle for Hodeidah can have significant repercussions on global trade as over 20% of trade passes through the Red Sea. Any disruption can see oil prices skyrocket.

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anon12309846
anon12309846
3 years ago

Good news.

And if Yemen is running out of food supplies due to blockades, maybe they should start eating Saudi troops.

Mr.Joe
Mr.Joe
Reply to  anon12309846
3 years ago

Great one!! But they’d probably puke after one whiff of those camel-shaggers!

Bessarabyn
Bessarabyn
3 years ago

Death to the Salafist/Wahabi /Talmudist fascist sociopathic imperialists. !

Andrew Pate
Andrew Pate
3 years ago

Does it seem strange to anyone that ISIS are in larger area’s of Yemen yet The Saudi’s only want to remove the Houthi’s?
So in reality the Saudi’s are supporting ISIS funded by them and the US.

7.62x54r
7.62x54r
3 years ago

Hey man, nice shot.

Michael McTague
Michael McTague
3 years ago

I know the zionistas have taken over amerika. I know why the zionistas have taken over amerika. My question is, why amerikans allowed this ton happen?

Ronald
Ronald
Reply to  Michael McTague
3 years ago

You know, but they don’t know, they think the troops are out there “fighting terrorism”.

AJ
AJ
3 years ago

Excellent news

FlorianGeyer
FlorianGeyer
Reply to  AJ
3 years ago

It certainly is 🙂

hope springs eternal.
hope springs eternal.
3 years ago

If that photograph shown in the article is genuine, then it’s a fairly large warship. And from reports that she went down and the crew was evacuated by helicopters..means there must be some loss of life. This is perhaps why the coalition is suddenly upping the ante with France and UK jumping into the fray–and relentless bombing.

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