THE HOUTHIS ON THE WARPATH, AS SAUDIS SCRAMBLE TO REMAIN

In Yemen, the Ansar Allah is at it again, hailing on Saudi Arabia’s positions.

On June 29th, the Houthis (as Ansar Allah is known) announced that they had targeted two military camps of the Saudi-led coalition and its proxies in the central Yemeni province of Ma’rib.

In a statement, Brig. Gen. Yahya Sari, a spokesman for the Yemeni group, said that two Badir-1 “ballistic missiles” were launched at the Sahn al-Jin Camp and the 3rd Military District Camp.

Houthis claimed that dozens of Saudi-led coalition personnel were killed.

This followed an earlier report of a drone swarm attack on a Saudi training camp within the Kingdom’s borders and claims of similar fatalities a few days prior.

In response between June 27th and 29th, each day the Saudi-led coalition has carried out at least 120 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah, as well as at the least 30 airstrikes on various Houthi positions.

Still, it is proving insufficient, as Houthi attacks are becoming increasingly more significant, with bigger claims of casualties and even more rockets and drones being used each successive time.

A key Saudi ally, the United States appears to be suffering, following its attack on positions of the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) on the Syrian-Iraqi border.

The June 28 rocket attack on northeastern Syria which targeted a US military base in al-Omar oil field has resulted in some serious material damage.

Satellite images confirmed that several rockets had landed in the base, which is located in Green Village complex within the oil fields. The base’s main storage hanger and motorpool were badly hit. Structural damage and scorch marks can be seen in the satellite images.

The US is taking its time assessing the damages, and it usually downplays them significantly. In a recent statement, Col. Wayne Marotto, a spokesman for the US-led coalition, revealed that thirty-four 122 mm rockets were used in the attack on the base near al-Omar oil field.

Washington’s forces responded by shelling Iraqi government-held positions, as well as carrying out a drone strike on an undisclosed location.

An Iraqi armed group calling itself Saraya Awli’a al-Dam has reportedly vowed to shoot down US warplanes in response to the US strikes.

The US has quite a bit to worry about, as it is preparing to push its interests further in Syria, and possibly in Iraq.  On June 28, the United States dispatched two convoys of trucks carrying military and logistics supplies to Syria’s province of Hasakah. The reinforcement was sent following the US airstrikes on Iraqi resistance groups on the Iraq-Syria border, which provoked an escalation.

Via https://southfront.org/the-houthis-on-the-warpath/