Repositioning to save legitimacy and enforce Stockholm

English - الاثنين 22 نوفمبر 2021 الساعة 10:10 ص
NewsYemen, written by / Mohammad Aqlan:

The announcement of the launch of the battle to liberate the city of Hodeidah in 2018 by the components of what is now known as the joint forces on the western coast, represented the most prominent and important date in the events of the Yemeni war after the liberation of Aden Governorate in the year 2015.

At that time, the joint forces were able to achieve large and quick military victories that restored the popular momentum in support of the national battle after a series of military and political failures of the legitimate government during that period.

Despite the arrival of these forces to the outskirts of the strategic port of Hodeidah and their destruction of the defense lines and fortifications of the Houthi militias around the city, we were all surprised to find that these forces were stopped from completing the battle of liberation due to international and international pressures, which were matched by the weak political performance of legitimacy and the exclusion of a certain political spectrum with its decision whose interests coincide with stopping these forces  and prevent their control of the city.

As soon as the Stockholm Agreement was announced and the dream of liberation was assassinated, the joint forces found themselves in front of the task of securing and protecting a line of fire extending about 180 km from the city of Mocha to the city of Hodeidah, where it separates the first advanced site from its positions in the city of Hodeidah and the first logistical support point in the city of Khokha  About 100 km.

For three years from Stockholm, the joint forces have been providing daily convoys of martyrs as a price to maintain their positions and secure the liberated areas, in the hope that the day will come when the Yemeni government announces the end of Stockholm and the resumption of the battle to liberate the city of Hodeidah and its ports, which will cut off the most prominent sources of funding for the militias,  And closing its most important windows for smuggling weapons, in addition to securing international navigation in the Red Sea, and these forces were not satisfied with waiting, but repeatedly demanded this secretly and publicly on more than one occasion, but the legitimate government remained committed to the agreement despite the Houthi militia’s repudiation of its implementation and the failure of the international community  in forcing it to do so.

Today, after losing hope from the government’s announcement of ending Stockholm and resuming the battle of liberation, the continued survival of the joint forces in their positions and the reduction of their tasks in controlling some villages and areas south of Hodeidah, despite the human capabilities and combat experience they enjoy, is a form of madness, especially in light of the serious field challenges facing the government  The legitimacy represented in the Houthi militia’s encirclement of the city of Marib and its control over parts of the Shabwa governorate, the two oil- and gas-rich governorates, which if the Houthi militias control them, will not only change the facts of the Yemeni battle, but will change the face of the entire region.In the event that the Houthi militias were able to control the Marib governorate, which represents the stronghold of legitimacy and the center of the military power of the Arab coalition, this would impede and complicate any political efforts to resolve the Yemeni crisis and would provide the militias with a huge financial and human resource, and would not be left for them to complete their project of complete control over Yemen and annexing it to the axis.  Iranian only broke the joint forces in the west coast.

Hence the urgent need to reposition these forces and redraw the theater of their operations in line with the requirements of the battle and to confront potential military risks and threats in light of the difference in armament and geography that favors the Houthi militias.

At the international level, the repositioning of the joint forces and their evacuation of the areas governed by the Stockholm Agreement and their unilateral implementation of the redeployment plan puts the international community and the United Nations before their responsibilities in implementing the Stockholm Agreement and ending the suffering of the citizens as a result of the continued looting of the port revenues and the oil trade by the Houthi militias and their leasing for the benefit of their wars, while  The agreement stipulates that it be allocated to pay the salaries of employees that have been suspended for years.

On the humanitarian level, the repositioning and deployment carried out by the joint forces will put an end to the suffering of the citizens as a result of the Houthi militias continuing to close the main roads linking the city of Hodeidah with the rest of the governorates, with a number of minefields and networks that they refused to remove previously under the pretext of the presence of the joint forces in the vicinity of the city of Hodeidah.