Yemen Crisis/Conflict & the "Decisive Storm" Coalition

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    people in Russian Internet (where I found that video), who sounded knowledgeable to me, said Houthis wouldn't be able to operate the Abrams (without an external help)
     
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    Who knows, the Saudis could have already scuttled or destroy the software before leaving the tank behind.
     
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    Is that part of the training of a tanker?
     
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    What are the best sources of information on this conflict? Western sources seem to only cover the humanitarian aspect while Press TV and the Gulf states' news organizations are irreparably biased.

    How many casualties have Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, etc. taken, including foreign mercenaries?

    Are the Saudi, UAE, and Qatar armies staffed by their own citizens? If so, are they draftees or volunteers? I can't imagine someone volunteering to be a foot soldier in war when they have a cushy government job and tons of entertainment available to fill their spare time.

    Given that Saudi, Qatari, and Emirati citizens are used to living lives of luxury, what kind of blow-back are their governments facing for those casualties?
     
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    I'm pretty sure the Shiite in saudi arabia have really >>> language removed <<< "bad" lives
     
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    I've watched recent Houthis' combat-videos which tried to make a point that Saudis are in trouble on their own territory:
    • west to Najran, and
    • south to Jazan,
    shown on this map together with the north-western "corner" of Yemen, its capital in mid-bottom roughly 150 miles from there:
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    (I don't know Arabic, so I wasn't able to figure out anything more, like how much to west/south ... and there's no need to tell me I'm wrong or anything, I admit I only used one-sided info)
     
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    I watched the Chinese Central Television (CCTV) news English version every night to see the world news as well as what's going on in the Middle East. It doesn't just cover what's happening in China and in Asia.
     
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    ... now again, and this one shows what I haven't seen filmed down there yet:
    I'm guessing is one of Tochkas
    https://www.sinodefenceforum.com/uk...s-reports-data-etc.t7103/page-130#post-391451
    reportedly lobbed from
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Jawf_Governorate
    into ...
     
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    any interest in this war at all? perhaps there should be as U.S. reveals troops on the ground in Yemen
    source: http://www.defensenews.com/story/military/2016/05/06/us-reveals-boots-ground-yemen/84024498/
     
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