Terror hangs over the Houthis... Shabwa ignites the battle to liberate YemenEnglish - الثلاثاء 04 يناير 2022 الساعة 10:43 ص
The Yemeni political forces and the tribal and military components turned the page on the obstacles, and regained the momentum of the confrontation with the Houthi militia - the Iranian arm in Yemen.
Since the outbreak of the comprehensive confrontation, the Giants Brigades succeeded in completely liberating the Usaylan district to the northwest of Shabwa, while the joint forces liberated the entire Hays district and several residential areas and villages in the districts of Al-Jarrahi and Jabal Ras, south of Hodeidah, and Maqbna District, west of Taiz.
A positive shift in the course of the confrontation was made by the efforts of the Arab coalition countries led by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the UAE, where these efforts achieved a consensus among the local strengths in Yemen regarding the unity of the battle against the coup militias.
The Saudi-led Arab coalition with the legitimate government and the Southern Transitional Council is leading an economic and military double battle, after the coalition succeeded in settling the political divide between the components through the "Riyadh Agreement" and the national consensus that is heading today to create a new reality.
A reality that was manifested in a statement by the Yemeni Prime Minister, Maeen Abdul-Malik, in which he confirmed that "all forces in the country are united to restore the state from the Houthis," noting that there is a great change taking place in Yemen, not only in the military aspect, but in the political field that supports the military move.
The battle for the liberation of Shabwa and the redeployment of the joint forces on the western coast, in parallel with the qualitative operations of the coalition air forces, opened the page of a qualitative military achievement for the coalition's operations and the achievements of the Shabwa Liberation Forces on the theater of operations.
The air operations of the Arab coalition, the richness of the coalition's target bank, and the security breaches of the Houthi militia joints and their military stockpiles constituted a strong boost for the fighters in the field, who are achieving record achievements on the scene of operations, according to observers of the Yemeni affairs.
The indicators and the results of the military operations of the Arab coalition and the Yemeni forces with its various components confirm that the coming days represent terror for the Houthi terrorist militia, whose multiple structures collapsed in the battles of Usaylan Shabwa and Hais al-Hodeidah on the impact of lightning and qualitative operations, and these operations are only an introduction to what awaits the Houthi militia in the field of confrontation.
Since the battle to liberate Hodeidah stopped with the signing of the Stockholm Agreement 2018, the theater of military operations on all fronts has not witnessed resounding defeats for the Houthis, as is currently happening in Shabwa, and the areas south of Hodeidah and west of Taiz in Maqbna; These defeats will change the military equation on the ground and on many fronts.
Observers say that the spirit that prevailed over the past years among the Yemeni legitimate forces contributed to the crystallization of a feeling among the Houthi militia that the battle is going in their favour, and that the time has come to develop the offensive to seize the areas of oil wealth in Marib and Shabwa.
The battles for the liberation of Shabwa have deprived the Houthi militia of the privilege of field progress, which was provided to them in the Stockholm Agreement.
The agreement established a truce that the Yemeni legitimacy has maintained, while the militias exploited it to strengthen their positions or try to expand their control in the country.
The battle to liberate Shabwa also created a broad alignment from all of Yemen's different components to achieve the national entitlement, defeat the Houthi militias, and restore Yemen from the fangs of the Iranian expansionist project.
Under the title "Usailan opens a door to leave frustration", Yemen's ambassador to Britain, Yassin Saeed Noman, one of the most prominent Yemeni politicians, wrote an article in which he stressed that "the Shabwa battle has a completely different meaning with the standard and scale of the conduct of military battles since the Stockholm Agreement 2018."
He said, "The giants broke the Houthi militia, and it was not the first time that it had broken in Shabwa. He was expelled from it in 2015 when he had reached the outskirts of Bir Ali on the road leading to Hadramout, and the tribes, the Shabwani resistance and the coalition forces confronted him, and he began to retreat and drag the tails of disappointment in what he called Then a tactical retreat.
Noman concluded by saying that the successful military action in Osailan "is taking place within the framework of a comprehensive military and political strategy that does not stop at the limits of the partial break of this project, whose dimensions are clearly emerging in the Houthi-controlled areas, which have reached the point of eradicating the Yemeni identity by sectarian means."