Feb , 8\NewNewss
Hadi forces admitted the impossibility of entering the capital Sanaa, while Western analysts considered the desire of the coalition to enter the Yemeni capital a mixture of false dreams.”
The news French agency ” France Presse” published a report shew and highlighted the difficulties faced by the coalition in his attempts to enter the capital Sana’a. The report included a speech of the commander of the seventh military area of Hadi forces, Nasser Al-Shibani, as well as Western analysts.
The report pointed out that Nihm is an area of high and rugged mountains series , located on the eastern end of Sanaa, and controlled by the Ansarullah group since September 2014.
The agency also reported that General Al-Shabani said, “Whoever controls Nihm controls Sanaa.” “The geographical nature of the land is harsh and difficult, making the progress difficult and consumes time ,” he said.
The agency mentioned that during a tour of journalists organized by the coalition,
Al-Shaibbani said, holding a radio and pointing to the surrounding areas controlled by Ansarullah group, “Which is the biggest enemy ?, Ansarullah group or the terrain? In my opinion, both together. ”
But Sanaa, that is less than 50 kilometers from a Nihm district , remains difficult, that is what highlights the complexities of the intertwined Yemeni conflict,” the report added.
“The rugged mountains of Nihm make progress difficult even for high-tech armies,” said Adam Baron, an expert on Yemen affairs at the European Council on Foreign Relations.
“This is what makes dramatic transformations at this time unlikely, even if it is not impossible, and even if the parties of conflict see Nihm as one of the most strategically important battlefields in Yemen,” he said.
– “Honor and Revenge
In this context, Al-Shaibani pointed out that Yemenis are accustomed to the tragedies and death is something normal for them, insisting on the need to move towards the city in the hope of pressure on Ansarullah group to surrender and return to negotiations.
But analysts warn that these desire may be a mixture of false dreams.
Oxford-based researcher Elizabeth Kendall said that the reason for this, is “the shifting loyalties of the tribes in the vicinity of Sanaa.”
“Ansarullah will not simply surrender, regardless of the superiority of Saudi firepower. It is a matter of honor and revenge, not necessarily related to military logic. “