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Wednesday, June 20

Um, is Baghdad Bob reporting from Yemen on the war?

I recalled the legendary Baghdad Bob while reading the 6/19 report at FARS : "Yemeni Army Spokesman Sharaf Luqman rejected the Saudi-led coalition's claims of victories in Yemen's Western coasts, describing them as illusions."  

Below is another report on the Yemen war that reveals a vast difference between the opposing sides' version of military action.   

But I thought Baghdad Bob had died. Then again, the claim of his demise could be the ultimate Baghdad Bob report. 

Breaking News: Pro-Houthi media release video tour from Hodeideh Airport to deny reports of capture
By Leith Aboufadel
June 20, 2018
AMN 

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:40 P.M.) – The pro-Houthi Masirah TV released footage on late Wednesday night alleging that the Hodeideh Airport is still under the control of the Houthi forces.

The two minute long video shows Houthi fighters still inside the Hodeideh Airport amid the destruction from the battle and heavy airstrikes from the Saudi-led Coalition.

The two minute long video shows Houthi fighters still inside the Hodeideh Airport amid the destruction from the battle and heavy airstrikes from the Saudi-led Coalition.

Opponents of the Houthi forces have denied the authenticity of the video, claiming that the footage is likely old.

However, despite the attacks on the validity of the Masirah TV video, the UAE-backed forces have not released any concrete evidence that they control the airport either.


The announcement of the Hodeideh Airport’s capture was released by Sky News Arabia on Tuesday evening; their footage showed a Yemeni military commander announcing its capture. [See AMN site for video of the announcement][END REPORT]


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