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Arab TV Report Denies Presence of Saudi Troops near Sana’a as Sheer Lie

12 September 2015 9:33


The pro-Saudi media outlets have intensified their psychological warfare against the Yemen forces by claiming that the kingdom’s forces are very close to Sana’a, a well-known Arabic-language television said.

The pro-Saudi Arab media outlets such as the Arabic service of Sky News are alleging that the Saudi army and pro-Hadi militias have penetrated into al-Dashoush region in Ma’arib province to pave their way towards Sana’a, al-Mayadeen TV reported.

Al-Mayadeen strongly rejected the report by Sky News and other pro-Saudi media about the presence of the Saudi-led forces near Sana’a as sheer lie.

The television said that spreading rumors and psychological warfare against the Yemeni army and revolutionary forces comes at a time when the Saudi troops are struggling for survival in Southern Yemen and while Saudi General Ahmed al-Asiri has said that attacking Sana’a is no priority.

In late August, a senior Yemeni popular commander cautioned that Saudi Arabia is running a media hype about war in Sana’a in a bid to reduce pressure on the Riyadh-led forces in the South.

“The Saudi media hype about Sana’a battle is no more than the enemy’s psychological warfare to help the forces loyal to fugitive president Mansour Hadi who are fighting against the Yemeni forces in the South and the Saudi army in Najran and Jizan to feel less pressure and boost their morale,” a senior Ansarullah commander told FNA.

The commander said that the Saudi enemy has to pass through Southern provinces before opening its path to Sana’a, while it has failed to do so. “Before Sana’a, they should come in control over Ibb, Taez and Damar, but have failed to stretch their control over these provinces.”

He said the Saudi regime does not even know the location or whereabouts of the Ansarullah missiles that target its troops.

“The Yemeni army and revolutionary forces have developed their missile capabilities to adopt a new strategy against the enemy,” the commander added.

Also last month, the Saudi media were running hype about their country’s unreal military gains in Yemen in order to boost the morale of their troops; even they showed fake videos of slain Yemeni forces.

The footage of Saudi Arabia’s false videos came just days after the Yemeni army and revolutionary forces uploaded their genuine videos on their victories in Yemen and Southern Saudi Arabia.

One of the videos titled ‘Saudi Apache helicopter precisely targeted Al-Houthis in Sa’ada Mountains’ was actually a videogame that had even appeared in some pro-Saudi media such as Al-Watan al-Kuwait and al-Manateq al-Wusta.

The fake video came from a computer game named ‘Medal of Honor 2010’. The Arabic subtitle has even been used for the fake video, making the case even more ridiculous.

Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for 170 days now to restore power to fugitive president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi-led aggression has so far killed at least 5,822 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children.

Hadi stepped down in January and refused to reconsider the decision despite calls by Ansarullah revolutionaries of the Houthi movement.

Despite Riyadh’s claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi warplanes are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.

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