June 16, 2015

THE SA'UDS ARE A THREAT ONLY TO THEMSELVES:

Saudis Above, Houthis Next Door, and Death All Around (SHARIF ABDEL KOUDDOUS, JUNE 15, 2015, Foreign Policy)

Since the beginning of June, analysts and residents in the capital say, the bombing campaign has entered a new phase: Planes have begun targeting the homes of Saudi Arabia's enemies, rather than just military targets.Planes have begun targeting the homes of Saudi Arabia's enemies, rather than just military targets. Civilians have found themselves increasingly caught in the crossfire.

The street where the Amari family lived was home to the residences of Saleh's nephew and his brothers. They weren't home at the time. Earlier this month, the house of Saleh's son, Ahmed Ali, was bombed, as was his office, which is located near a popular Internet cafe in Sanaa. On Sunday night, June 14, the home of a close Houthi ally in the Faj Attan area of Sanaa was also bombarded.

"They are trying to terrorize and punish their opponents," said Maged al-Madhaji, a Sanaa-based political researcher, adding that Saleh's allies do not sleep in their homes anymore. "It's an idiotic strategy and it's a sign of their failure. They don't know what to do. They can't win this war from the air."

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