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    Yemen rebels claim capture of Saudi troops in ‘major attack

    Yemen rebels claim capture of Saudi troops in ‘major attack’ | PBS NewsHour Weekend


    Yemen’s rebels Sunday claimed they launched a major attack on the border of Saudi Arabia, releasing video purporting to show captive Saudi soldiers and equipment.
    The images of the attack released by the rebels, known as Houthis, show armored vehicles with stenciled Saudi markings, arms and ammunition the rebels claim they seized.
    The video also shows fighting in a mountainous area, with Houthi fighters apparently attacking Saudi troops in armored vehicles.
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    Yahia Sarie, a spokesman for Houthi forces, claimed in a news conference Sunday the rebels took captive more than 2,000 troops, without offering evidence.
    He also alleged that “three brigades have fallen,” and that the Houthis “liberated 350 kilometers square (135 square miles).”
    Yemeni military officials said Sunday the soldiers the Houthis claimed they captured were fighters recruited informally by the Saudi-led coalition to fight inside Saudi Arabian borders. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief media.
    The most advanced military gear but poorly motivated, vs poorly armed but far more motivated. It appears motivation wins
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    Re: Yemen rebels claim capture of Saudi troops in ‘major attack

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
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    The most advanced military gear but poorly motivated, vs poorly armed but far more motivated. It appears motivation wins
    The Saudi military relies on foreign conscripts and slaves. Their passports are collected and into the military they go.


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    Whoa...2,000 troops?!? What do they plan to do with that many prisoners?
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    Re: Yemen rebels claim capture of Saudi troops in ‘major attack

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    The most advanced military gear but poorly motivated, vs poorly armed but far more motivated. It appears motivation wins
    From what I have read up on it, the houthi's were far more organized prepared and trained despite being poorly geared. The houthis damaged two main airports right before the assault and used electronic warfare to jam comms, they attacked in a pincer formation and ensured air or ground support would be unable to help the saudi's. It looks like the houthis have some people on the inside gathering intel, not only knowing when and how to attack, but also what saudi assets and where to knock out ensuring a one sided fight.
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    Re: Yemen rebels claim capture of Saudi troops in ‘major attack

    It almost looked like Custer's Last Stand....

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    Re: Yemen rebels claim capture of Saudi troops in ‘major attack

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    The most advanced military gear but poorly motivated, vs poorly armed but far more motivated. It appears motivation wins
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    Re: Yemen rebels claim capture of Saudi troops in ‘major attack

    Quote Originally Posted by Thoreau72 View Post
    It almost looked like Custer's Last Stand....

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    Re: Yemen rebels claim capture of Saudi troops in ‘major attack

    Quote Originally Posted by Tangmo View Post
    Lee routed by Grant at Petersburg and the evacuation of Richmond.
    Yes, indeed....

    A.siege lasting from June 15, 1864, to April 2, 1865 is just like this battle....

    To someone who doesn't know military history perhaps.
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