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Houthi Rebels claim they've captured thousands of Saudi troops in Major Attack near the Border

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posted on Sep, 29 2019 @ 04:27 AM
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The capture came following a cross border operation launched by the Houthi rebels , Houthi's claim to have captured a large number of high ranking Saudi officers along with a regiment of Saudi forces and three brigades of Saudi backed forces , they say they will show their captives on their Al Masirah TV network later today.

A Houthi spokesman told the BBC that three Saudi brigades had surrendered near the Saudi town of Najran.

He said thousands of soldiers had been captured and many others killed. Saudi officials have not confirmed the claim.

The operation was the largest of its kind since the conflict began, the spokesman said.

Colonel Yahiya Sarea said Saudi forces had suffered "huge losses in life and machinery".
www.bbc.co.uk...



An embarrassing turn of event for MBS in the wake of the refinery attacks.




posted on Sep, 29 2019 @ 04:47 AM
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Good, every success aganist those saudi arabian head cutters and bone saws is a good one for the world.



posted on Sep, 29 2019 @ 05:07 AM
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a reply to: DerBeobachter

Im sure that's a popular opinion.

Doesn't sound much like sabre ratting at all.

Cant wait to see the fallout.



posted on Sep, 29 2019 @ 06:44 AM
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a reply to: gortex
If true,that is a big and bold move for the Houthis.

Also today in Jeddah,a body guard(a major general no less) of King Salman has been shot dead(Al Jazeera says it was a finincial dispute with a friend,but that sounds suspicious IMO).

www.aljazeera.com...

And the main train station in Jeddah is on fire,with huge amounts of black smoke..
english.alarabiya.net...

These two events may be related to the war in Yemen I think-but Saudi are so far not saying as much.



posted on Sep, 29 2019 @ 07:09 AM
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a reply to: gortex

Very interesting so what is your take on where this is headed.
Please.



posted on Sep, 29 2019 @ 09:13 AM
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Magog, that's where this is heading....

Imho

a reply to: CthruU



posted on Sep, 29 2019 @ 09:38 AM
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How does one go about capturing a few brigades with thousands of soldiers? Kinda sounds like they may have just turned sides and gave up.
Maybe a high ranking official turned sides and places his men where they could be easily captured.



posted on Sep, 29 2019 @ 09:50 AM
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a reply to: TheLieWeLive

Can't see any Saudi military swappping sides to join the Iranians..................

There is something ratcheting up over there right now, what with all this stuff in Arabia along with Egypt suffering a near revolution at the same time, plus all the other USA Iranian British ships, Israeli elections, turkey cosying up with Vlad and his tech, Lebanon protests and Syria still going on well there's lots of fronts at play



posted on Sep, 29 2019 @ 10:21 AM
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a reply to: ufoorbhunter

“Can't see any Saudi military swappping sides to join the Iranians.................. ”

It only takes one traitor to lead them into an ambush.



posted on Sep, 29 2019 @ 10:35 AM
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a reply to: ufoorbhunter

Them Islamic countries can't actually do anything to Russia because they know the US plot. Also Russia is align with China. Bringing Russia in will bring millions of Chinese troops over since Syria Civil war. You know how scary that would be? No one likes ISIS/Muslim extremists. Turkey is just being smart not attacking Russia since Syria civil war. Same goes with Paki. One does not drag china into the alliance conflict. It will become one sided and the death of you.



posted on Sep, 29 2019 @ 10:39 AM
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Very interesting so what is your take on where this is headed.

More of the same I guess , Saudi are reaping the rewards of their intervention in a neighboring country , not sure they can blame this latest episode on Iran although they will likely try to frame it as such, in reality I think it's just a part of their war in Yemen.



posted on Sep, 29 2019 @ 10:44 AM
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a reply to: TheLieWeLive

Very good point TLWL
Suppose there will always be infiltrators / traitors on the Saudi side



posted on Sep, 29 2019 @ 10:49 AM
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originally posted by: makemap
a reply to: ufoorbhunter

Them Islamic countries can't actually do anything to Russia because they know the US plot. Also Russia is align with China. Bringing Russia in will bring millions of Chinese troops over


Too right
Russia (CSTO aligned makes them near USSR in potency) plus China is one mega military who will just clean up. Did you see that military exercise last week? Russia and her CSTO, China plus India
Holy smoke, them three in the same side
Goodbye western influence in Asia, plus everywhere else outside the Americas if Trump brings the overseas bases home



posted on Sep, 29 2019 @ 10:55 AM
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Houthi Rebels have now released footage of their captives.


They also released footage from the attack.



Yahya Saree, a Houthi military spokesman, described an ambush on the Saudi forces that then developed into an "all-out" cross-border offensive that trapped the troops inside Saudi Arabia.

"More than 200 were killed in dozens of [missile and drone] strikes while trying to escape or surrender," Saree said.

The fighting took place in the southern region of Najran with video images aired showing armoured vehicles hit by blasts and surrendering soldiers.

Saudi Arabia has not yet responded to the Houthi claim. Al Jazeera was not independently able to verify the footage or claims broadcast on Houthi-run Almasirah TV.
www.aljazeera.com...

edit on 29-9-2019 by gortex because: add link



posted on Sep, 29 2019 @ 12:00 PM
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a reply to: gortex

Shooting surrendering soldiers is a war crime. The houthis are criminals now.



posted on Sep, 29 2019 @ 01:49 PM
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originally posted by: yuppa
a reply to: gortex

Shooting surrendering soldiers is a war crime. The houthis are criminals now.


How about shooting citizens like we did in Nam?



posted on Sep, 29 2019 @ 02:40 PM
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a reply to: JON666

Yes. But the VC used them as human shields.



posted on Sep, 29 2019 @ 03:02 PM
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a reply to: DerBeobachter

yea i agree screw saudi arabia



posted on Sep, 29 2019 @ 03:04 PM
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a reply to: gortex

The Saudis cant fight. They're like the old WWII Italian army.



posted on Sep, 29 2019 @ 03:45 PM
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originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: CthruU




Very interesting so what is your take on where this is headed.

More of the same I guess , Saudi are reaping the rewards of their intervention in a neighboring country , not sure they can blame this latest episode on Iran although they will likely try to frame it as such, in reality I think it's just a part of their war in Yemen.

When you look at the country of Yemen and their economy, there has to be influence from somewhere. I suspect they are being trained by Iran if nothing else. Arms have to come from somewhere too. Yemen is absolute poverty and this war has just made things worse. If it isn't Iran, it's Russia or China funding them.



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