The Saudis are losing this war for sure at the hands of the Yemenis and yesterday, they suffered with their clients severe losses in the area around al Makha in lives and material when the Yemenis took control of the area of Jebel Annar . The Providence also lent a helping hand and a helicopter was shot down by friendly fire that carried twelve high Saudi officers . The UAE had shot the helicopter by mistake which caused the death of the 12 officers . This week the Yemenis rallied by tens of thousands in San’aa protesting against local agents and infiltrators whereby Saudi Crown prince Ibn Salman had visited few heads of Yemeni tribes offering money and presents . Seeing the deteriorating situation, the Saudis flew to Washington DC to complain of the situation and to ask that a solution be sought through negotiations.