The recent ceasefire agreement in Yemen may appear to be a step in the right direction to end this brutal war, however, in reality, it was merely an attempt by the Saudi regime to save face after losing several kilometres of territory inside their own country to the Yemeni Army’s Republican Guard and the Houthis fighters.

Prior to the ceasefire agreement, the Saudi-led Coalition Forces were suffering heavy causalities around the strategic city of Ta’iz in southern Yemen; this news made national headlines after the Yemeni Army and the Houthis released the names of the dead foreign mercenaries that were hired by the Gulf countries (specifically, UAE and Saudi Arabia).

Making matters worse for them, the Yemeni Republican Guard and the Houthis were advancing inside the Jizan Region of southern Saudi Arabia, following their capture of Rabuah in October. This aforementioned Saudi city was the first to be captured by the Houthis and Yemeni Army.

Faced with the shameful loss of their own territory to the Yemeni forces they were fighting inside Yemen, the Saudi regime was forced to make a ceasefire deal that would favor the Houthis and the Yemeni Republican Guard in order to hide their losses and their failure to recapture Saudi villages and cities.

 

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