Yemen Loyalists Retake Historic Port of Mokha

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Yemeni government forces took full control of the historic Red Sea port of Mokha on Friday after weeks of deadly fighting with Shiite rebels and their allies, a spokesman said.

"We have done with the Battle of Mokha," armed forces spokesman Mohammed al-Naqib told AFP, adding that the rebels had been forced to flee the town.

Another loyalist military source confirmed that government forces were in "full control".

The rebels had put up fierce resistance in the town. Twenty-four rebels and eight loyalist troops were killed in fighting on Wednesday alone.

Mokha was once Yemen's main port serving as the export hub for coffee grown in the highlands.

But it was overtaken in the 19th century by Hodeida further north, which remains in the hands of the rebels, and the southern port of Aden, which is the headquarters of the government. The capital Sanaa is held by the rebels.

Before the government launched a major offensive on January 7, the rebels controlled virtually all of Yemen's 450 kilometre (280 miles) Red Sea coastline.

But with the support of a Saudi-led coalition the loyalists have made steady gains.

More than 400 combatants have been killed since the offensive began.

Comments 35
Thumb eagledawn 10 February 2017, 13:01

bad bad pesky yemenis wont let the shia iranians own them and their country, and instead are slapping them hard from Aden to mokha to sanaa.

Thumb Mystic 10 February 2017, 15:57

Because the Saudis set foot inside Mohka then they supposedly took it?
It will not be as easy as that, they have to fight the Ansarullah Street by Street, block by block, apartment from apartment.

They have no proof to back their claims neither.

Missing ArabDemocrat.com 10 February 2017, 16:21

OK Mystic .... We believe you

Thumb Mystic 10 February 2017, 16:26

The Syrian Army made footage of Aleppo when they retook it.

Where is your Saudi footage of an occupied Moqha?

Thumb justin 10 February 2017, 16:41

Mystic:

Kindly focus and leave your iranian emotions aside. Last week the Legitimate Yemeni Army backed by the coalition took control of the Port of Mokha and not the town. Over the past week there had been fighting inside the town which lies to the east of the Port. Today, the town itself fell to its legitimate owners.

They have proof to back their claims but you don't.

Thank you.

Thumb Mystic 10 February 2017, 16:52

You need footage to back it up, not words.
I know that the Ansarullah are still fighting in the area.

Thumb galaxy 10 February 2017, 16:59

you mean like the 'guided missile' that you claimed sank the Saudi frigate ya takiah liar?

Thumb Mystic 10 February 2017, 17:19

The Frigate that is now being repaired in Jeddah you salafi?

Thumb galaxy 10 February 2017, 17:28

no ya heretic, the one you claimed was hit by a guided missile and not a speeding suicide boat ya takiah lair.

Thumb ex-fpm 10 February 2017, 17:39

Interesting Mystic:

When Agency France Press reported a few days ago that Syrian regime forces had cut off the roads leading to Al Bab from the east, you never challenged AFP and never asked for footage or proof. You believed them then but why not now?

Thumb Mystic 10 February 2017, 17:39

How do you Saudi Wahabi jews expect to win against the Ansarullah?
Your money will not save you from defeat, you cannot buy yourselves to victory.
This is a determined force, dedicated to fight the Saudi Monachy until Yemen is no more or until Yemen is free off Rich saudis stepping on their heads.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAiuZD1tL2o

Thumb marcus 10 February 2017, 20:59

"They have no proof to back their claims neither."

of course, because the Saudis are accountable to you, God's representative on earth, and they have to provide proof to convince a shia heretic of their every move.

Execution is a just punishment for people of your filth.

Thumb liberty 11 February 2017, 04:54

pathetic devil worshiper thinks he is relevant and the world owes him an explanation.

Thumb Puppet 11 February 2017, 08:47

I decided this Saturday to respect Mr. Mystic for being a scientific, analytical, and a no nonsense person and for asking KSA and its paid shills on this forum to chill out and provide footage to prove they have captured the historic port of Mokha.

Thumb eagledawn 10 February 2017, 13:02

"Mystic
Meanwhile in Mocha, the town that the Saudis claimed was taken.

Grinding advance where?"

Thumb ansarullah 10 February 2017, 14:26

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Allah Y2awwi Shi3it Ali

Thumb Southern...... 10 February 2017, 14:34

Al qaeda is back with Saudi assistance..... but the Yemenis will retake it since it's a strategic retreat.

Thumb galaxy 10 February 2017, 14:55

is your statement above "Al qaeda is back with Saudi assistance..... " an example of how you never lie ya takiah liar?

Thumb Southern...... 10 February 2017, 15:01

it's not lie but ignorance by your part... Read if you know
http://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/yemen-aqap/

Thumb Mystic 10 February 2017, 16:00

Southern. The Saudi scum did not take the town, don't worry. The Ansarullah is still fighting.

Missing ArabDemocrat.com 10 February 2017, 16:29

Southern ... You lie again! The Qaeda became strong because of the collapse of law and order due to the coup by the Houthis. As well, Ali Abdallah Saleh (the Houthis ally) was accused by the United Nations of aiding Al Qaeda. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/yemen/11502027/How-Yemens-US-backed-ex-dictator-is-tearing-his-country-apart.html

Missing ArabDemocrat.com 10 February 2017, 16:35

Mystic ... We believe you. The reality is that it is almost impossible to verify anything on the ground but capturing Mocha is not a terribly difficult thing considering that it has been surrounded for a few weeks now and it is a small and isolated town

Thumb justin 10 February 2017, 16:43

Southern..... are you quoting western zionist owned media ...again???? Shame on You!

Thumb Southern...... 10 February 2017, 18:37

right Mystic, let it to encourage in false those Al Qaeda supporters, see how they slap their faces rejoicing!

Thumb eagledawn 10 February 2017, 20:02

'Pity Of You' Southern......

You Will Be Caught!

Thumb eagledawn 10 February 2017, 14:37

"Southern......
glad the war is moving in the right direction."

Thumb Mystic 10 February 2017, 15:31

It has not been taken. The Saudi scum have claimed this before. Still fighting going on, where is the footage of Saudi Soldiers in Moqha main square?

Missing ArabDemocrat.com 10 February 2017, 16:37

No Saudis involved. Yemeni troops, Southern militias and Emerati troops

Thumb Mystic 10 February 2017, 17:00

So what was the difference? All Gulf scum. Not many yemenis amongst them.

Thumb galaxy 10 February 2017, 17:09

do you have proof Not many yemenis amongst them.... or you were born a heretic takiah liar?

Thumb Mystic 10 February 2017, 17:22

Why would they need a Saudi coalition consisting of 10 Nations with backing of France, USA, Britian, if the majority of Yemenis fights against the Ansarullah?

Thumb galaxy 10 February 2017, 17:26

Why would you need Iran, its Quds Brigade, Revolutionary guards, 100,000 shia Pakistanis and Afganis, the shia iranian hezbollah, Russia and its arsenal to fight in Syria, if Assad has the backing of 99% of Syrians?

Thumb Mystic 10 February 2017, 17:33

You have Turkey where you have thousands of Salafis from all over the world crawling into Syria as cockroaches, Yemen has no borders to any friendly nation, and it is completely cut off from the rest of the world with Americas Navy helping Saudi frigates blocking Yemen.

The Yemeni people only have themselves to rely on, and alone they can beat America, Israel and Saudi Arabia.
Just like the Resistance beat Israel and America out of Lebanon.

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Thumb Spotter 10 February 2017, 16:51

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