Saturday, October 3, 2015

Yemen: PM Bahah Visits Bab al-Mandab Strait

Yemen’s Prime Minister Khaled Bahah visited the coast at Bab al-Mandab Strait, the strategic entrance to the Red Sea and the gateway to the Suez Canal, after the Saudi/UAE-led coalition forces pushed the Houthi/Saleh fighters out of the immediate area. (AP, 3 October)

The coalition officials say their fighters with air and naval support advanced against the insurgent forces on Saturday to retake control of access to Bab al-Mandab Strait. Saudi and Egyptian warships have been deployed off the coast of Yemen to secure the strategically vital strait.

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Mark Pyruz said...

Things are not going all that well for the Saudi/UAE military effort during the Yemen conflict.

Here is a survey of AFV losses that include Saudi and UAE AFVs, based on photo/video evidence:

Based on photo/video evidence alone, these total known AFV losses amount to the equivalent strength of an entire battalion. Losses for which there are no photo/video evidence no doubt raise the numbers, as well.

This Saudi-led intervention is a mistake.

interested party said...

Things continue to go badly for the coalition it seems. Janes reporting Yemeni rebels firing c-801 silkworms and possibly destroying UAE naval ships. Oh well at least the coalitions allies ISIS are making a show of it in Syria and Iraq!