SANAA (Dispatches) -- A senior member of Yemen’s popular Ansarullah resistance movement says Yemeni army troops and fighters from allied Popular Committees have made remarkable achievements in their battle against Saudi-led coalition forces and their mercenaries, and that the Yemeni retaliatory military operations will continue until the entire Yemeni territories are liberated.
Speaking in a Clubhouse interview with Lebanon’s Al-Mayadeen network, Muhammad al-Bukhaiti said the Saudi-led war on Yemen is now in its final stage, and that it is by no means in the best interests of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to prolong the military aggression.
He said Saudi-led coalition forces and their mercenaries are on the verge of defeat in Yemen’s western coastal province of Hudaydah, adding they have withdrawn from most of their locations there and taken away their ammunition.
The Yemeni official said members of Saudi-led alliance view their weapons and military equipment more valuable than their mercenaries.
Bukhaiti also said Yemeni retaliatory military operations would continue until complete liberation of the entire Yemeni lands. “We will not stop as long as the aggression and siege continue.”
The member of Yemen’s Supreme Political Council said Yemeni armed forces could now manufacture various homegrown anti-ship and anti-aircraft missiles.
He noted that indigenous Yemeni drones and winged missiles are much more destructive than fighter jets and warships belonging to the Saudi-led coalition, and that Yemeni armed forces currently produce sophisticated military hardware.
The top Ansarullah official said Yemeni army troops and fighters from allied Popular Committees now have the upper hand in battles and that Saudi-led coalition forces and their mercenaries have opted to lower the number of their forces in other Yemeni regions and particularly deploy them in the strategic oil-producing province of Ma’rib.
He said Saudi Arabia and its allies are behind the rapid depreciation of the Yemeni riyal against foreign currencies and are enforcing a tight siege on Yemen’s gas and oil wells.
“Our freedom and sovereignty in Yemen is intertwined with those of Palestine,” he further said.
Saudi Arabia, backed by the United States and regional allies, launched the war on Yemen in March 2015, with the goal of bringing the government of former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi back to power and crushing Ansarullah movement.
The war has left hundreds of thousands of Yemenis dead, and displaced millions more. It has also destroyed Yemen’s infrastructure and spread famine and infectious diseases there.
Despite heavily-armed Saudi Arabia’s incessant bombardment of the impoverished country, the Yemeni armed forces and the Popular Committees have grown steadily in strength against the invaders and left Riyadh and its allies bogged down in the country.