Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 188 - Yemen War Mosaic 188

Yemen Press Reader 188: Kinder sterben an Bomben u. Hunger – Saudische Aggression bricht UN-Charta – USA im Jemenkrieg – Zivilisten im Jemenkrieg – Frankreich im Jemenkrieg – Versagen der Medien
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Yemeni children die from bombs and hunger – Saudi aggression breach of UN charta – Role of the US in Yemen war – Civilians in Yemen war – France in Yemen war – The failure of the media – and more

Schwerpunkte / Key aspects

Klassifizierung / Classification

cp1 Am wichtigsten / Most important

cp2 Allgemein / General

cp3 Humanitäre Lage / Humanitarian situation

cp5 Nordjemen und Huthis / Northern Yemen and Houthis

cp6 Südjemen und Hadi-Regierung / Southern Yemen and Hadi-government

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

cp9 USA

cp10 Großbritannien / Great Britain

cp13a Waffenhandel / Arms trade

cp13b Flüchtlinge / Refugees

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

cp15 Propaganda

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

Klassifizierung / Classification

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(Kein Stern / No star)

A = Aktuell / Current news

B = Hintergrund / Background

C = Chronik / Chronicle

D = Details

E = Wirtschaft / Economy

H = Humanitäre Fragen / Humanitarian questions

K = Krieg / War

P = Politik / Politics

PH = Pro-Houthi

PS = Pro-Saudi

T = Terrorismus / Terrorism

cp1 Am wichtigsten / Most important

23.8.2016 – ABC News (** B H K)

Yemen's children die from bombs, bullets, hunger

The screams of eight-year-old Faris echo down the hall: "Please doctor, don't. Please doctor, you're hurting me!"

This is the busy Al Jumhori hospital, in the Yemeni capital Sana'a.

But in this playground of international powers, it is the children who are dying from bombs, bullets and hunger.

Faris was asleep in his home in a province north of Sana'a when a missile hit his house in early July.

He was left with severe burns, stomach injuries and a badly fractured leg.

As medical staff try to change the bandages on the eight-year-old's wounds, he writhes in pain, tears streaming down his cheeks.

His grandfather Salah Mukbil squeezes Faris's hand, telling him it will all be OK.

"It was so difficult, so difficult," the grandfather says of the night of the attack, which killed Faris's mum and brother.

"There were no cars. We called the ambulance. They came the next day after dawn and then we transferred them to this hospital. Those who died were picked up in pieces."

Down the hall we find 10-year-old Murad and his family from Saad'a, a northern city heavily bombed and shelled by the Saudi coalition.

Two weeks earlier, he and his cousins were playing when they found a shiny object in the grass.

"I picked it up and it exploded," he says quietly.

It was a cluster bomb.

Murad now has shrapnel embedded in his brain, and his nine-year-old cousin Abdurazag was killed by the explosion – by Sophie McNeill

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-23/yemens-children-die-from-bullets-bombs-and-hunger/7777316

22.8.2016 – MONA Relief (** B K P)

Film: Conferene Speech by Dr. RS Karim, Co-Founder of MONA-Relief

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7veQvPip-U&feature=youtu.be

22.8.2016 – IRNA (** B K P)
Saudi aggression on Yemen, breach of UN charter: Int'l Lawyer

Jan Fermon’, an international Human Right Lawyer based in Brussels said that Saudi aggression on Yemen is breach of the United Nations Charter and that the Saudi leaders committed war crimes in Yemen by indiscriminate bombardment of a sovereign state.

This is an illegal use of force and the breach of Charter of United Nations.
The Charter of the United Nations bans the use of Force in International relations and puts the burden on the UN Security Council to use all possible means to resolve crises like the one occurred in Yemen.
The basic responsibility to solve the crisis is of course with the sovereign people of Yemen themselves.
The United Nations takes initiatives to encourage different parties to the conflict in a sovereign nation to solve their political differences, internal differences through negotiations, peaceful means and democratic process.
That process which was actually going on was interrupted by the Saudi intervention and by illegal use of force.
I think this intervention, although the Security Council of the UN did not condemn it but took notice of it.

http://www.irna.ir/en/News/82198449/

Comment by Judith Brown: This man was one of the best speakers that I heard at the Yemen conference. Truly clinical in his interpretation of the law. A great speaker, thank you, organisers of this wonderful conference.

https://www.facebook.com/judith.brown.794628/posts/10154635681953641

22.8.2016 – Democracy Now (** A K P)

"This is Our War & It is Shameful:" Journalist Andrew Cockburn on the U.S. Role in the War in Yemen

we’re joined by Andrew Cockburn, the Washington editor for Harper’s magazine.

Well, the U.S. support has been basically unconditional. I mean, there have been some sort of behind-the-scenes grumbles and efforts to sort of suggest that they might tone it down a bit. But, basically, from the very beginning, the support, as your previous guest was saying, has not only been consisted of supplying arms continually through the—through the war, and certainly before the war, but also fully fledged diplomatic support. I mean, at the beginning of the war, the Saudis effectively sponsored a U.N. resolution, which basically called for the other side, the Houthis, who controlled the capital and large parts of the country, to unconditionally surrender and go back home to the area they came from. The U.S. supported that, which was obviously going to—you know, was no peace—no way to a peaceful solution, was going to continue the war.

Later, in about last fall, the Dutch government introduced a resolution saying that the—that there should be an independent investigation of war crimes by both sides, by all sides in Yemen. The U.S., again, effectively worked—took the lead in killing that initiative, to make sure that didn’t happen. In fact, in the course of researching this article, I talked to a very senior State Department official, and I said, "Well, you know, did you do that? Why did you do that?" And he said, "Well, we agreed with President Hadi." President Hadi, of course, is the Saudi pawn, the so-called president, who has been living in Riyadh for most of the war. It’s been—it’s a very shocking story of just how casually we’ve enabled—the U.S. has enabled, not just by supplying the weapons, but by giving diplomatic backup, to this ongoing sort of casual war crime – Andrew Cockburn interviewed by Amy Goodman (Video and Text)

http://www.democracynow.org/2016/8/22/this_is_our_war_it_is

Comment by Judith Brown: MUST WATCH GREAT VIDEO. PLEASE WATCH AND CIRCULATE

https://www.facebook.com/judith.brown.794628/posts/10154635720383641

22.8.2016 – The Guardian (** A K)

'Why do they target us?' Yemeni civilians pay the price of escalating crisis

Saudi-led coalition and Houthi rebels in Yemen have intensified their attacks since peace talks collapsed earlier this month

On Tuesday 9 August, Saddam Hussein Abdu al-Burai said goodbye to his wife, pregnant with their first child, and left home to make the 10km journey to a Yemen snack-food factory inside an industrial complex in the Alnahda district of the capital, Sana’a. It was his first day at work but at 9.30am, barely two hours after he had begun manually counting the potato bags inside the steel girder compound, a Saudi-led airstrike began.

Burai was killed on the spot along with six other men and three women.

Abdulrahman Saleh Abdu Salah, a 26-year-old electrician, was charging his mobile phone in the manager’s office when a huge blast rocked the building. He was one of the lucky ones. “Suddenly we heard a massive explosion and everything started to fall on us, even the wall fell on us,” he told the Guardian. “I stood up and went back to the factory, I saw everyone was scattered on the floor and some people were killed on the spot because of shrapnel and the place started to burn.”

“I saw one of my colleagues near the machine I was fixing and he was jumping and shouting out in pain – he was the only one I could help and I took him outside. Minutes later the whole place was on fire and people were killed and their bodies were burned.”

Why did they target us?” he asked. “It’s a snack-food factory. No weapons, no bombs, no fighters are inside. Only men and women workers.” The factory, which was established in 1985, has now closed down.

Sana’a-based political analyst Hisham Al-Omeisy said airstrikes in recent weeks had become more indiscriminate. He said that while the Houthis were “guilty of hijacking and mismanaging the state”, it was the Saudi-led coalition that had “held the whole nation hostage to the current conflict and [had] been collectively and indiscriminately punishing”.

The Saudi-led coalition imposing a commercial blockade was not only devastating, it was catastrophic,” he said. “There’s no winning this war militarily. The Operation Decisive Storm, which was presumed would take weeks, is now a 16-month-old protracted conflict. Yemen is on a fast lane to disintegrating as a state, and when Aqap [al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula] and Islamic State are actively expanding footholds in the growing ungoverned areas, soon we’ll see a Syria scenario on steroids.” - by Saeed Kamali Dehghan

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/22/why-do-they-target-us-yemeni-civilians-pay-the-price-of-escalating-crisis

Comment: Overview article, desricing individual fates also.

Comment:Because wars hurt, always, the most vulnerable.
In Yemen's case, Saudis have sieged the country and bombarded - on purpose - what was already a barely surviving nation in 2015, prior to the war.
Particular shame goes to the Yemenis in Saudi Arabia, claiming this is for the good of the country to restore a government which was deemed far away from the population in 2014, 2015.
Now, a government which can simply not return to Yemen after the massacre

https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/posts/1090523064334056

18.8.2016 – Middle East Eye (** A H)

Sexual harassment: Displaced Yemeni women accuse villagers of abuse

For women who have had to flee Yemen's cities, life in conservative countryside feels like 'prison'

Afnan al-Soroori, 22, used to live a comfortable middle-class existence with her family in Taiz, Yemen’s third-largest city.

But a year ago, as Houthi rebels inched closer and closer to her home, that all changed. Her family fled the city and took shelter in a makeshift camp in a school in the al-Safia area, 65 kilometres away.

The life they found there could not be more different.

The family was forced to leave all their possessions behind and Soroori’s father has not been able to work.

s soon as she tries to step outside the gates, young men crowd around and either shout abuse or make inappropriate sexual advances, she said.

"If you leave the camp, especially in the afternoon, you will hear bad words and see obscene gestures,” Soroori said. “Once this happens, it forces you to stay in the camp and not leave again."

She said the clothes she wore so naturally in the city make her a target here.

Local people have also grown frustrated and even angry at the new arrivals for upsetting age-old customs that have governed their rural life for centuries.

A local sheikh, Mohammed Gobah, told MEE that sexual harassment had regrettably become a major problem in area, but he blamed the “immodesty” of the city women – by Nasser Al-Sakkaf

http://www.middleeasteye.net/in-depth/features/sexual-harassment-displaced-yemeni-women-accuse-villagers-abuse-733987614

22.8.2016 – War is boring (** B K P)

France Is at War in Yemen, Photos Indicate

Satellite imagery underscores Paris’ role in the under-reported conflict

Satellite imagery suggests that French war materiel, if not French personnel, is supporting the Saudi-led war in Yemen. If confirmed, it represents a previously unreported escalation of French support.

The satellite imagery, some of which Google Earth published recently, shows two unique hangars deployed on an expanded parking apron at the Eritrean airport of Assab. The hangars match those of other known French deployments.

How they ended up at the airport remains an interesting question. Given recent developments between France and the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, it appears France is deepening its relationship with the region in a substantive way.

While imagery observations of Assab fit the bill of a coalition transshipment hub, the French hangars still remain unexplained. Recent developments between France and the GCC states, however, provide some insight. Since Yemen operations began, France announced political support for the Saudi coalition as early as April 2015 when Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius met with his Saudi counterpart.

The following month, French president Francois Hollande attended the GCC-France summit and launched a strategic partnership with the group. During his speech, Hollande made several statements that reinforced France’s political commitments to the coalition, while others suggested the French head of state was prepared to extend military support.

For France, the United States and the GCC states, Yemen is now a focal point for regional instability and a problem requiring further attention as satellite imagery continues to attest.

https://warisboring.com/france-is-at-war-in-yemen-photos-indicate-a81b8f73fe16#.liyt9yas4

21.8.2016 – Off Guardian (** B P)

BBC, CNN, Guardian et al need to face the agenda they are being used to serve

In the last ten or fifteen years the numbers of foreign correspondents employed by major newspapers and networks has dwindled.In the age of the internet they are considered unnecessary, and in a time of declining circulations, a luxury few major outlets can afford. Bureaus have been closed. There are fewer of them, covering wider catchment areas. The situation behind that AP report in which a correspondent in Lebanon or Switzerland ends up reporting on an event happening many hundreds of miles away is now very common. Shaun Walker filed most of his stories about the Anti-Terror Operation in Donbass from Kiev or Moscow, hundreds of miles from the scene, and this did not make him unique.

This increasing tendency toward distance-reporting means stories can give an impression of eye-witness immediacy they don’t merit. Walker in Moscow was no better able to verify or refute supposed events happening in Donbass than most of his readers. An AP reporter in Geneva or Beirut will simply know what he’s told about alleged events in Aleppo. His credibility is as good as his source’s credibility. The fact the story has AP’s imprimitur on it, which seems to give it a badge of authenticity, is completely misleading – almost amounting to a lie – if all we really have is a second or third hand account from some shadowy group or entity with undeclared agendas and zero credibility.

What we are witnessing here is the result of – as so memorably phrased by our frequent contributor Eric Zuesse – “stenographic journalism”, the mere typing up of stories handed out by governments, NGOs etc, without any fact-checking or investigation. Without anyone noticing it’s become the New Normal.

In these dangerous times we have to face the fact that our press is no longer willing or, more importantly, able to speak truth to power. Rigour, scepticism, independent thought are no longer required parts of the journalist’s skill set, and they have been bred out of the species. Complacency, deference to authority and groupthink have taken their place. A journalist is now required to be an obedient stenographer, happy to witter interminable nonsense about identity politics and/or put his/her name to any kind of grotesque propaganda deemed necessary by the ones picking up the tab.

Even the award-winners and heavyweights are now “fearless critics” of western “enemies” alone. You win awards by applying scepticism or interrogation to “them” and never “us”. The evasion and bias is so complete it’s allowed a generation of readers to believe in the absolute moral superiority of “our” side, simply because they never get to read about our failures, our lies, our nefarious and questionable tactics. - by Catte

https://off-guardian.org/2016/08/21/bbc-cnn-guardian-et-al-need-to-face-the-agenda-they-are-being-used-to-serve/

Comment: A very reasonable article on our media, how they changed to become more and more government and elite public relation. The Yemen war is only one small subject that is presented in a way that it fits to these interests – which in the case of foreign relations is conform to the interest of US government and corporations.

cp2 Allgemein / General

23.8.2016 – The Real News (* A K P)

Saudi Arabia Bombing Yemen To Quell Demonstrations for Democracy

Now joining us from London to discuss the war in Yemen is Bilal Zenab Ahmed. Bilal Zenab Ahmed is associate editor of Souciant.com, and a Ph.D. student at SOAS at the University of London.

think that the Saudi Arabian aerial campaign may on paper be about deterring the Houthis and intervening against the Houthis, but aerial bombings are also designed to terrorize a population, and to rob that population of access to infrastructure and access to the ability to properly engage in daily life. So it's a tactic of pressure, and it's meant to make a population live under worse conditions in order to favor a certain political outcome.

And for Saudi Arabia, that outcome is one where Yemenis stop demonstrating for democracy, and stop demonstrating in a manner and organizing in a manner that may quickly become [antithetical] to Saudi Arabia and Gulf interests--I'm referring to the Persian Gulf monarchies. Their interests in the Arabian peninsula, where Yemen actually is. There's still quite a lot of concern that the revolution in Yemen, if it continues to develop in a more democratic direction, could quickly begin to impact the domestic political situations of these monarchies, but especially Saudi Arabia, which shares a massive land border with Yemen.

So the real purpose for Saudi Arabia is an aerial bombing campaign that would deter further political mobilization in Yemen, and by stripping away many aspects of Yemeni society that sustains political mobilization, and also by affecting popular will to politically mobilize.

So in short, as far as Saudi Arabia is concerned, the aerial bombings, although they are stated to be about the Houthis, are actually about demobilizing the Democratic forces in Yemeni society that are potentially dangerous to the monarchy's own stability in Saudi Arabia.

http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=17074

Comment: Long interview worth a full read.

23.8.2016 – Der Standard (* B K P)

Krieg im Jemen wird zur Sackgasse für die Saudis

Für Saudi-Arabien steht viel auf dem Spiel. Trotz zahlreicher Siegesmeldungen in der fast 17 Monate laufenden Intervention ist Sanaa, das die Huthis und Saleh seit September 2014 kontrollieren, nicht zurückerobert, und soeben sind die Huthis dabei, eine neue Regierung aufzustellen. Vor allem aber ist es Riad nicht gelungen, die Angriffe der Huthis über die Grenze auf saudi-arabisches Territorium abzustellen. Dort wurden Ortschaften zwangsevakuiert, was Ärger bei der lokalen Bevölkerung hervorruft.

De facto ist der Jemen nun wieder zweigeteilt, und Experten wie Bruce Riedel von der Brookings Institution können sich vorstellen, dass sich Saudi-Arabien damit letztlich abfinden könnte, wenn die materiellen und immateriellen Kosten für den Krieg zu hoch werden. Immerhin kontrolliert die Saudi-geführte Koalition jetzt wieder die für den Ölhandel wichtige Meerenge Bab al-Mandab zwischen dem Roten Meer und dem Golf von Aden. - von Gudrun Harrer

http://derstandard.at/2000043199757/Krieg-in-Jemen-wird-zur-Sackgasse-fuer-die-Saudis

Kommentar: Mit einem weiterreichenden Überblick.

8.2016 – Yemen War Info (* A K)

Just look at the figures of the destructions in Yemen

http://www.yemenwar.info/

22.8.2016 – Junge Welt (* A K P)

Amis raus, Russen rein?

Jemens Expräsident lädt Moskau zur militärischen Zusammenarbeit ein. Verwirrung über »Rückzug« der USA aus Kooperation mit Saudi-Arabien

Jemens Expräsident Ali Abdullah Saleh hat der russischen Regierung angeboten, im »Kampf gegen den Terrorismus« zusammenzuarbeiten. Sein Land sei bereit, dafür Häfen und Flughäfen zu öffnen, sagte der 74jährige, der jahrzehntelang ein Partner der USA war, am Sonntag dem Sender Russland 24.

Am Freitag wurde bekannt, dass diese Planungszelle [der USA in der saudischen Kommandozentrale in Riad] insgeheim schon im Juni in das kleine Fürstentum Bahrain verlegt worden war. Die USA unterhalten dort ihren größten Stützpunkt in der Region. Auch das Oberkommando der 5. US-Flotte befindet sich in Bahrain. Zur nachträglichen Bekanntmachung der Verlegung hatte das US-Militär die Nachrichtenagentur Reuters gut mit Informationen gefüttert. Diese kamen zum Teil von namentlich genannten Militärsprechern, waren aber mit nicht nachprüfbaren Behauptungen und Interpretationen anonymer Funktionäre vermischt.

Offiziell ist unter anderem die Mitteilung, dass mit der Verlegung auch eine Senkung des beteiligten US-Personals von 45 auf »weniger als fünf« verbunden ist. Offiziell ist auch die Aussage des Sprechers der 5. Flotte, Leutnant Ian McConnaughey, die Verlegung sei eine Reaktion darauf gewesen, dass von saudischer Seite weniger direkte Aufforderungen zur Unterstützung gekommen seien.

In den US-Medien werden die jetzt mitgeteilten Maßnahmen überwiegend als »Distanzierung« von den Saudis und sogar als ein Teilrückzug aus dem Jemen-Krieg dargestellt. Das ist allerdings zu weit gegriffen, da die praktische Zusammenarbeit – wie das Auftanken der Flugzeuge in der Luft und die Weitergabe von Zielinformationen – davon ausdrücklich nicht betroffen ist. – von Knuth Mellenthin

https://www.jungewelt.de/2016/08-23/025.php

23.8.2016 – IRNA (* A K P)

Canadian activist lashes out at Saudi war against Yemen

Alison Bodine, from Mobilization Against War & Occupation told IRNA that her organization supports the right of people of Yemen to self determination and is completely against Saudi Arabia bombing of Yemen, as well as the blockade that has created tremendous humanitarian crisis in Yemen.

Asked why Western countries support Saudi Arabia despite their bombing the people of Yemen, Bodine said, 'I think it shows how important Saudi Arabia is to US imperialism and their allies like Canada.
'Since the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan, we called this period a new era of War & Occupation,which means that US and their allies are attempting to bring war and occupation to people across the middle East and north Africa.
'In Yemen we believe they are using the government of Saudi Arabia in order to bring the same Chaos to Yemen and to gain control over this strategic region.
They are supporting Saudi Arabia because this country has a very strategic political and economic importance to them.'

http://www8.irna.ir/en/News/82199262/

22.8.2016 – KPFA (not rated B K P)

Medea Benjamin, The US Defense Industry & Yemen. Syria Update and more…

oday on Flashpoints: We take a close with Code Pink activist Medea Benjamin at the US defense industry providing arms to the Saudi government now responsible for the rise in the killing of non-combatants in Yemen including women and children, then we speak with ...

https://kpfa.org/episode/flashpoints-august-22-2016/

22.8.2016 – Common Dreams (* B K P)

US Guilty of 'Basically Unconditional Support' for Saudi War Crimes in Yemen

"Every day, we are seeing the devastating impact of the sale of arms and ammunition for use on civilians in Yemen."

The United States and other governments that continue to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia are guilty of "the worst kind of hypocrisy," an international watchdog charged on Monday, as the arms trade continues despite mounting evidence of civilian causalities, war crimes, and other atrocities being committed by the kingdom in Yemen.

"It is extremely concerning that many transfers are still continuing, in particular the governments of the United States, the U.K., and France have authorized and are continuing to export very large quantities of weapons, including explosive weapons, bombs which are being used daily against civilians in Yemen," said Anna Macdonald, director of Control Arms Coalition.

The statement was made as governments convened in Geneva, Switzerland at the World Trade Organization's second conference on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), which stipulates that signatories block any arms deal if there is evidence that the weapons will be used against civilians – by Lauren McCauley

http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/08/22/us-guilty-basically-unconditional-support-saudi-war-crimes-yemen

cp3 Humanitäre Lage / Humanitarian situation

Siehe / See cp 1

23.8.2016 – Saudi Press Agency ( H P)

King Salman Center for Relief sends a relief convoy to Taiz, Yemen

King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid sent yesterday a relief convoy to the affected people in Al- Shaqab area in Sabr Al-Moadm of Taiz province through humanitarian relief coalition and in collaboration with male and female youth team in Taiz.

http://www.spa.gov.sa/viewstory.php?lang=en&newsid=1530043

23.8.2016 – World Food Programme (A H)

Yemen Market Watch Report, Issue No. 3, July 2016

Food prices decrease as post-Ramadan demand declined, yet the minimum food basket cost is 26% higher than pre-crisis level and 13% higher than in April 2016.

Fuel commodities are priced lower in July than June, and food prices still much higher in July than in February 2015 (pre- crisis).

Sporadic availability of food and fuel commodities continues to be the case across the country. Both fuel and food imports are lower than the needs.

According to Alert for Price Spikes (ALPS) methodology, ALPS indicators show slight improvements due to the declining prices in July. Yet, most of the food commodities are still on Alert status

According to estimates by the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation (MOPIC), real GDP per capita in Yemen — already the lowest in the Arab world —declined by 35% in 2015 to an estimated US$ 320, squeezing vulnerable communities' coping mechanisms.

http://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-market-watch-report-issue-no-3-july-2016 and in full: http://www.wfp.org/content/yemen-monthly-market-watch-2016 = http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/wfp286261.pdf

23.8.2016 – Action against hunger (* A H)

The story of Suhad and Ibrahim: a family with hope in Yemen

In a small village in conflict-ridden Yemen, three year old Suhad and her uncle Ibrahim have come back from the brink

Ibrahim, who is director of the local school and local council member, also takes responsibility for helping to ensure the local water is used well.

Ibrahim looks over to the new tank Action Against Hunger have installed in the village fondly, with the old and broken tank the village previously used still stood next to it. (photos) - byFlorian Seriex

https://www.actionagainsthunger.org.uk/blog/story-suhad-and-ibrahim-family-hope-yemen

22.8.2016 – Samuel Oakford (A H K)

Pentagon put bridge over which 90% of UN food is transported on no-strike list. Saudis bombed in over 2 days

https://twitter.com/samueloakford/status/767797706601402368

? - BBC (* A H)

Film: Under nourished children in Yemen

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-arms-idUSKCN10X1MM

22.8.2016 – World Food Programme (* A H)

Infographic: Yemen: Snapshot on Shipping, Food and Fuel Imports, July 2016

In July, 2,010,805 people have received emergency food assistance in 17 governorates: Al Dhale, Dhamar, Marib, Al Bayda, Al Jawf, Amran, Hajjah, Hudaydah, Sa’ada, Sana’a, Amanat Al Asimah, Al Mahwit, Lahj, Raymah, Ibb, Shabwah and Taizz (67% achieved against the 3 million target for July). Food and fuel commodities continue to be sporadically availabile across the country. Both fuel and food imports are lower than the needs. Significant delays are still experienced in all major ports in Yemen, mostly due to reduced operational capacity.

In July a total of 288,963 mt of food were imported through the ports of Aden, Al Hudaydah and Saleef. Food prices decreased as post-Ramadan demand declined, the minimum food basket cost is 26% higher than pre-crisis level and 13% higher than April 2016. In July, wheat flour imports constituted the 66% of the overall food imports, with 191,050 mt imported. On Average, wheat flour prices in June were 32% higher than pre-crisis level (137 YER/KG).

July saw a small decrease of fuel imports compared to June, with 122,472 mt of fuel imported through the ports of Aden and Al Hudaydah. July imports correspond to 23% of the monthly fuel needs, estimated at 544,000 mt. In general, fuel commodities are priced lower in July than June.

http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/logistics_cluster_yemen_snapshot_july_160820.pdf

cp5 Nordjemen und Huthis / Northern Yemen and Houthis

22.8.2016 – Fars News (A P)

Ex-Yemeni President Rejects Claims about Iran's Presence in Yemen

Former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh rejected the western media reports that Tehran has provided financial and arms aids to his party and Yemen's popular forces.

"Iran has no presence in Yemen at all; the international spy agencies know that Iran is not present in Yemen," the state-run Russia's 24 TV Channel quoted Saleh as saying.

“We are not against Iran; Iran is an Islamic brotherly country, but we are not currently part of any agreement or coalition with that country,” Saleh added.

Saleh reiterated that Saudi Arabia has imposed war on Yemen under the pretext of defending the Saudi national security against Iran, and said, "The pretext is baseless.”

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950601001210

Comment: When he is right, he is right.

22.8.2016 - Judith Brown (A P)

[Sunday's rally at Sanaa]

The Western media say 100,000. Sanaanis say 4 million. I think I believe Sanaanis (film)

https://www.facebook.com/judith.brown.794628/posts/10154635752368641

cp6 Südjemen und Hadi-Regierung / Southern Yemen and Hadi-government

22.8.2016 – Mail Online (A T)

Shocking moment ISIS assassins murder a 'military chief' in Yemen in a gangland-style drive-by shooting

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT

Pictures show ISIS fanatic pointing a gun out of a car window in Yemen

He then shoots a man in the back of the head in gangland-style killing

Extremists have claimed that the victim was a colonel in city of Aden - by Julian Robinson

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3753577/Shocking-moment-ISIS-assassins-murder-military-chief-Yemen-gangland-style-drive-shooting.html and by Almasdar https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/isis-assassinates-hadi-loyalist-military-chief-yemen/

and also

22.8.2016 – Hussain Albukhaiti ( T)

#AQAPhas shown footage of Yesterday assassination of Abaas Saaeid an officer n Sheik Othman's CID in #AdenS #Yemen (images)

https://twitter.com/HussainBukhaiti/status/767751768214237185

Comment by Judith Brown: Aden has been chaotic she the Saudi started their bombing campaign. Currently despite masses of armed Yemeni forces in Aden (paid for by Saudi Arabia) the extremist Sunni militias are still no sging to carry out many bombinfs and assassinations.

https://www.facebook.com/judith.brown.794628/posts/10154636509593641

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

22.8.2016 – Noto Wahabism (A K)

Vicious Saudi #‎Wahhabi‬: "No food, medicine, or children food is allowed in Saada(#‎Yemen‬).We enjoy tormenting them".

https://www.facebook.com/NotoWahabism/videos/953335111461738/

21.8.2016 – Tehlka TV (* B E P)

As Saudi austerity starts to bite, a testing time for its prince

Saudi consumers are getting squeezed by the government’s master-plan to rein in spending and reduce dependence on energy exports after a two-year oil slump. Subsidies for gasoline, electricity and water have been slashed, and there’s more to come. Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the programme’s architect, is promising to curb public-sector wages, and visa fees have been increased, raising the cost of importing home help.

That’s a reminder that austerity is a relative term: Saudi handouts remain generous — and gasoline cheap — by global standards.

This year, the economy is forecast to grow 1.5pc, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Excluding the 2009 global recession, that’s the slowest pace for more than a decade. The IMF estimates medium-term growth would settle around 2.5pc, hardly enough to lower one of the world’s highest youth unemployment rates.

It was the sheer pace at which reserves were disappearing that made action so urgent, according to Prince Mohammed and his team.

Their National Transformation Program envisages cutting public wages to 40pc of spending by 2020, from 45pc today. Other elements include selling shares in state companies — including the crown jewel, oil giant Saudi Aramco — setting up the world’s biggest sovereign wealth fund, and a bonfire of regulations that hold back private business – by admin

http://tehlka.tv/saudi-austerity-starts-bite-testing-time-prince/

22.8.2016 – Judith Brown (A P)

Look at this video, light armed vehicles firing on civilians in Saudi Arabia, in the east of the country where all the oil wells are, where Shia Muslims live. Saudi Arabia cannot manufacture these vehicles, they must have been sold to them. Why oh why do governments such as ours approve these sales? Why oh why does the mainstream media not have this on the front page of their news, day after day??

https://www.facebook.com/judith.brown.794628/posts/10154635789678641

cp9 USA

23.8.2016 – The True News (* A K P)

The US Double Game in Yemen Reaches its Peak

Were we to simply follow the U.S.’ official narrative that Saudi Arabia was playing an anchor role in ‘war on terror’ in the Middle East, we would certainly end up believing that the global terror groups have no connection with Wahhabism and its jihadi ideology, which the repeatedly demonstrate in their brutal acts of killings.

Even if we stretch ourselves to limits and say that Saudi Arabia is fighting these “terror groups”, the war in Yemen is certainly not about fighting “terrorism.” This is a war against the Houthis of Yemen who had been side-lined and excluded from the structures of economic and political power for decades and who have been now forced into raising an armed resistance against the atrocities they had been subjected to. The House of Saud is far from fighting A-Qaeda or any other real “terror group”, it is fighting the people of Yemen and has killed thousands of civilians.

The Saudis are at war with the so-called Houthis. They’re not going after Al-Qaeda despite the fact that the group Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, AQAP, was, for a long time considered the most dangerous and most likely to launch an international attack.

There is, therefore, a glaring double game the U.S. is playing in Yemen. Not only does it not have actually “pulled out” of Yemen, but also has not put any pressure on Saudi Arabia to either fight real terror groups or stop bombing innocent civilians – by Salman Rafi Sheikh

http://thetruenews.info/2016/08/23/the-us-double-game-in-yemen-reaches-its-peak/

22.8.2016 – The American Conservative (* B K P)

The War on Yemen and the Folly of Enabling Reckless Clients

One of the more striking details in the op-ed [by Samuel Oakford] is that the administration specifically told the Saudis not to bomb the bridge that connected Hodeidah and Sanaa, but the Saudis did it anyway. They have since bombed other bridges on the same route. Destroying the bridge has made the already very severe humanitarian crisis even worse.

The administration has claimed that its involvement in the conflict helps make the coalition bombing campaign more accurate and less likely to cause civilian casualties, but the truth appears to be that the Saudis and their allies bomb whatever they like with our help and disregard any contrary advice they are given. The U.S. has been unstinting in its support for the coalition campaign and blockade, and it seems that there is nothing the coalition can do to put that at risk.

This is one of the dangers of reflexively and uncritically backing irresponsible clients: it implicates the U.S. in whatever the clients do with our government’s assistance and forfeits any chance of reining the clients in when they commit excesses and crimes. The clients are also more likely to commit crimes when they assume they have carte blanche from Washington. When the purpose of the entire exercise is to “reassure” the clients for reassurance’s sake, the U.S. has already handcuffed itself to the coalition and made itself a prisoner of their war. It puts the patron in the bizarre position of trying to curry favor with its clients, and it allows the clients to take as much as they can get while always claiming to be unsatisfied and neglected. When indulging their destructive policy is the only discernible goal of U.S. support, it seems that there is nothing that the Saudis and their allies can do to jeopardize our government’s backing – by Daniel Larison

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/larison/the-war-on-yemen-and-the-folly-of-enabling-reckless-clients/

22.8.2016 – Stephen Lendman (A P)

US-Supported Genocide in Yemen

Yemen is Obama’s war, naked aggression letting Saudis, other rogue Gulf States and Israel do his dirty work - enforcing blockade to restrict humanitarian aid, flooding the region with weapons and munitions, providing intelligence for terror-bombing, designating targets to be struck, civilians being massacred in much larger numbers than UN reports claim.

War in Yemen is US-sponsored slow-motion genocide, putting most of its population at risk. Yet something this important gets scant scoundrel media coverage, most often none at all - including on the following incidents - by Stephen Lendman

http://sjlendman.blogspot.de/2016/08/us-supported-genocide-in-yemen.html

22.8.2016 - Democracy Now (A P)

Kerry to Visit Saudi Arabia as Criticism of Yemen War Intensifies

http://www.democracynow.org/2016/8/22/headlines/kerry_to_visit_saudi_arabia_as_criticism_of_yemen_war_intensifies

22.8.2016 – The Intercept (** A P)

A Congressman Campaigns to “Stop the Madness” of U.S. Support for Saudi Bombing in Yemen

FOR MONTHS, A CALIFORNIA congressman has been trying to get Obama administration officials to reconsider U.S. backing for the Saudi-led war in Yemen. And for months, he has been given the runaround.

Ted Lieu, a Democrat representing Los Angeles County, served in the Air Force and is a colonel in the Air Force Reserves. The brutal bombing of civilian areas with U.S.-supplied planes and weapons has led him to act when most of his colleagues have stayed silent – by Ben Norton

https://theintercept.com/2016/08/22/a-congressman-campaigns-to-stop-the-madness-of-u-s-support-for-saudi-bombing-in-yemen/

22.8.2016 – The Express Tribune Blogs (* B K P)

Who advised President Obama to intervene in Yemen any way?

Speaking of global role (read ‘hobnobbing’), the crisis in Yemen is yet another example of the ‘ugly Americans’ landing themselves in muddy waters, acting like social miracle workers/honest brokers and ending up making an even bigger mess.

We don’t know who advised President Obama to intervene in god-forsakenYemen. Was it providence or was it some moronic staffer who didn’t get a good night’s sleep or do their research right?

Whatever the case may be, it really doesn’t matter at this point. What matters is that after almost a year and half of active participation in this relentless madness and after selling more than $20 billion of military equipment to the brutal Saudis resulting in loss of almost 7000 civilian lives in addition to 2.5 million people being displaced, why in the world is no one paying attention to this merciless foreign policy disaster?

They say it is easier to get into something but harder to get out of it. That’s the story of the US Yemen quandary. I took the opportunity to talk to a few folks on the Hill recently and asked as to what compelled Washington to bloody its hands in this unwanted conflict.

Whereas the US professes to fight ISIS and the extreme Islam menace all over the world, ironically they are playing into Saudi hands and have become partners in crimein the spread of extremism that poses the greatest threat to human integrity and survival. Being a part of the Saudi mass murder ventureis an imponderable enterprise that can turn into a political lightening rod for the Obama administration. It’s a senseless exercise, one that should’ve been avoided - by Ahson Saeed Hasan

http://blogs.tribune.com.pk/story/39239/who-advised-president-obama-to-intervene-in-yemen-any-way/

18.8.2016 – Democracy Now (* A P)

Green Party's Jill Stein: U.S. Should Stop Funding Israel & Saudi Arabia

http://www.democracynow.org/2016/8/18/green_partys_jill_stein_us_should

cp10 Großbritannien / Great Britain

23.8.2016 – The Guardian (* A K P)

UK in denial over Saudi arms sales being used in Yemen, claims Oxfam

Failure to ban sales to Saudis despite Yemen humanitarian crisis makes UK a ‘significant violator’ of arms trade treaty, charity says

Oxfam has accused ministers of being in “denial and disarray” over the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia for potential use in Yemen’s bloody civil warand says the UK’s international credibility is in jeopardy as a result.

The UK government has faced repeated calls to ban the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia amid concerns that international humanitarian law could be being broken in the conflict.

Its apparent reluctance to do so has prompted Oxfam to claim the government, which is a signatory, has switched from being an “enthusiastic backer” of the arms trade treaty to “one of the most significant violators”.

The charity will use the second conference of states party to the treaty in Geneva on Tuesday to attack the UK’s stance.

Penny Lawrence, deputy chief executive of Oxfam GB, will say: “UK arms and military support are fuelling a brutal war in Yemen, harming the very people the arms trade treaty is designed to protect. Schools, hospitals and homes have been bombed in contravention of the rules of war - by Emma Graham-Harrison

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/23/uk-in-denial-over-saudi-arms-sales-being-used-in-yemen-claims-oxfam and by BBC: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-37161486 and The Independent: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/british-government-dismisses-concerns-about-selling-arms-to-saudi-arabia-a7204816.html

23.8.2016 – The Independent (* C)

Margaret Thatcher’s role in securing controversial £42bn arms deal with Saudi Arabia revealed

The former Prime Minister appears to have sealed the deal in personal meetings and over lunch with the King

Newly released files have exposed the role Margaret Thatcher personally played in securing one of the UK’s biggest and most controversial arms deals.

The previously secret files show how officials helped then Prime Minister Mrs Thatcher carefully negotiate the notorious Al-Yamamah deal which saw Britain sell fighter jets to Saudi Arabia.

The documents detail a meeting and private lunch between Mrs Thatcher and King Fahd, soon after which the £42bn contract was clinched, sparking anger form arms-trade campaigners.

It came back to haunt Tony Blair who intervened to stop an investigation into the deal, that was exploring claims of ran a multimillion-pound "slush fund".

The files released by the National Archives at Kew reveal the delicate tightrope Mrs Thatcher walked to initially secure the contract and the efforts to keep talks secret – by Joe Watts

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/margaret-thatcher-arms-deal-saudi-arabia-uk-fighter-jets-sale-files-a7205521.html

cp13a Waffenhandel / Arms trade

Siehe / See cp9, cp10

23.8.2016 – ENCA (* A K P)

Arms trade with Saudi fuels Yemen carnage

A group that campaigns for stricter arms sales controls said on Monday that Western powers were breaking international law by selling vast amounts of weapons to Saudia Arabia that are being used to hit civilians in Yemen.

The Control Arms Coalition said Britain, France and the US were flouting the 2014 Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), which bans exports of conventional weapons that fuel human rights violations or war crimes.

"It is extremely concerning that many transfers are still continuing, in particular the governments of the United States, the UK and France have authorised and are continuing to export very large quantities of weapons, including explosive weapons, bombs which are being used daily against civilians in Yemen," said Anna MacDonald, director of the Control Arms Coalition. She was speaking to a news briefing as week-long UN negotiations began in Geneva aimed at putting teeth into the ATT which lacks a mandatory public reporting system for the $100-billion (R1,36-trillion) global arms trade.

https://www.enca.com/world/arms-trade-with-saudi-fuels-yemen-carnage

22.8.2016 – Reuters (* A K P)

Arms sales to Saudi 'illicit' due to civilian deaths in Yemen: campaigners

group that campaigns for stricter arms sales controls said on Monday that Western powers were breaking international law by selling vast amounts of weapons to Saudi Arabia that are being used to hit civilians in Yemen.

The Control Arms Coalition said Britain, France and the United States were flouting the 2014 Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), which bans exports of conventional weapons that fuel human rights violations or war crimes.

"It is extremely concerning that many transfers are still continuing, in particular the governments of the United States, the UK and France have authorized and are continuing to export very large quantities of weapons, including explosive weapons, bombs which are being used daily against civilians in Yemen," said Anna MacDonald, director of the Control Arms Coalition.

She was speaking to a news briefing as week-long U.N. negotiations began in Geneva aimed at putting teeth into the ATT which lacks a mandatory public reporting system for the $100 billion global arms trade – by Stephanie Nebehay

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-arms-idUSKCN10X1MM

22.8.2016 – AFP (* A K P)

Cut weapons sales to Saudi over Yemen, arms watchdog says

An arms watchdog on Monday urged major weapons exporters, including the United States and France, to cut sales to Saudi Arabia over its actions in Yemen, as a conference on global arms trade opened in Geneva.

The World Trade Organization is hosting the second conference on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), which came into force in 2014 laying out new rules governing the international arms market.

By continuing to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia, which has led a 17-month-long campaign against rebels in Yemen, major weapons exporters that signed the ATT are guilty of "the worst kind of hypocrisy," said Anna Macdonald, director of the watchdog Control Arms.

"The ATT has been in force for nearly two years but some States Parties are violating it with impunity," Macdonald added in a statement.

"Every day, we are seeing the devastating impact of the sale of arms and ammunition for use on civilians in Yemen."

https://www.yahoo.com/news/cut-weapons-sales-saudi-over-yemen-arms-watchdog-105411356.html

21.8.2016 – Sputnik News (* A K P)

Obama wants $ 8 billion Fighter jet deal with Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar in lat 100 days

The arms deal with the Gulf dictatorships completely contravenes established US law prohibiting the transfer of arms to regimes that have shown a propensity to turn those weapons on their own civilians.

Kuwait’s Al-Rai newspaper reports that White House sources indicate that it is likely that Congress will reverse its disapproval of US fighter jet sales to Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain before President Barack Obama leaves office on January 17, 2017 following intense lobbying by administration officials.

Obama administration officials with the US State Department and US Defense Department are engaged in a “brutal political battle” according to the Bahrain Mirror, in trying to convince Congress to acquiesce to the arms deal. President Obama agreed, almost a year ago, to sell 76 fighter jets valued at a total of $8 billion to the three Gulf States before the deal erupted into controversy.

http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20160821/1044495371/obama-kuwait-bahrain-qatar-weapons.html

Comment: More jets to bomb Yemen.

cp13b Flüchtlinge / Refugees

Siehe / See cp1

23.8.2016 - UN High Commissioner for Refugees (A H)

Yemen Situation - 2016 Funding Update as of 16 August 2016

172.2 M required for 2016
66.0 M contributions received, representing 38% of requirements
106.2 M funding gap for the Yemen Situation

http://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-situation-2016-funding-update-16-august-2016 and in full: http://reporting.unhcr.org/sites/default/files/regionalupdates/2016%20Yemen%20Situation%20Funding%20Overview%2016AUG16.pdf = http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/2016%20Yemen%20Situation%20Funding%20Overview%2016AUG16.pdf

Comment: The funding gap equals the cost of 12 hours Saudi aerial war against Yemen.

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

23.8.2016 – Gulf News ( A T)

Yemen army forces battling Al Qaida in last stronghold in Abyan

After heavy losses due to fighting and air strikes, terrorists are not expected to put up resistance

emen government troops have liberated President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi’s home village and other neighbouring regions in the province of Abyan from Al Qaida and are inching towards declaring the entire province free of terrorists, residents and army officials said on Tuesday.

On Monday afternoon, the forces backed by local tribesmen stormed the village of Al Wadhea and other small villages in the southern province forcing Al Qaida to flee into the town Al Mahfad, their last stronghold in Abyan.

http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/yemen/yemen-army-forces-battling-al-qaida-in-last-stronghold-in-abyan-1.1883897

cp15 Propaganda

23.8.2016-AWD News (A P)

Spokesperson of the Saudi Arabian-led war on Yemen: Prophet Muhammad was the descendent of the Jews in the Arabian Peninsula; thus out of respect for our Prophet "Operation Exodus III" has been initiated to transfer Yemenite Jews to Israel

Brigadier General Ahmed al-Asiri, spokesman of the Saudi-led aggression against the Huthi fighters, saying at a press conference on Sunday In capital Riyadh:" due to irrefutable fact that Prophet Muhammad was the direct descendent of the ancient Jews in the Arabian Peninsula and out of respect for our beloved Prophet , the Saudi air strikes won't target the areas populated by Yemen's Jewish community at all, rather with the co-ordination with the Israeli El Al Airline company , all remaining Yemenite Jews shall soon return to the Holy Land dubbed " Operation Exodus III".

http://awdnews.com/top-news/saudi-arabian-led-war-on-yemen-prophet-muhammad-was-the-descendent-of-the-jews-in-the-arabian-peninsula-thus-out-of-respect-for-our-prophet-operation-exodus-iii-has-been-initiated-to-transfer-yemenite-jews-to-israel

23.8.2016 – Asharq Al-Awsat (A P)

British Ambassador to Yemen Blames Houthis for Spread of Violence

British Ambassador to Yemen Edmund Brown said that Houthi rebels have failed to commit to Security Council resolutions and used force to achieve their goals.

During an interview with Asharq al-Awsat newspaper on Monday, Brown expressed his country’s concern over reports that Iran was delivering arms to the Yemeni rebels, noting that the Persian state should join efforts to establish stability and sovereignty in the war-torn country.

Brown also said that the rebels’ attack against Yemen’s legitimacy was the main reason behind the spread of violence and terrorism.

The British ambassador called on ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh to refrain from using violent rhetoric against the international community, noting that the president’s speech and behavior have hampered peace efforts.

Brown stressed his country’s keenness on the implementation of U.N. Security Council Resolution 2216

http://english.aawsat.com/2016/08/article55356922/british-ambassador-yemen-blames-houthis-spread-violence

Comment: This ambassador is rather ridiculous. He represents the decond largest arms seller to the Saudis and complaints about Iran supplying arms to the Houthis. This supply is totally neglebtible compared to British arms sales to Saudi Arabia. And he blames the Houthis for violence, while the Saudis are relentlessly bombing and killing. UN resolution 2216, just blaming the Houthis, is totally one-sided and one of the heaviest obstacles to peace. Well, Britain is 100 % partisan in this war. The best thing he could do is just to be quiet. Britain is accomplice to mass murder in Yemen.

22.8.2016 – Gulf News (A P)

US, UK may play bigger role in bringing Yemen war to an end

Flurry of meetings between Gulf and Western officials next week to follow Saudi-Russian meeting

The ongoing war in Yemen will be the focus of meeting in Saudi Arabia later this week, with analysts saying that the international community is expected to play a bigger role in efforts to reach a settlement to the war.

“It is obvious that Al Houthis and their supporters wouldn’t have endured one-and-a-half years of continuous strikes without supplies from Iran,” said Hashem.

The talks are aimed at urging the international community to put pressure on Iran and its allies in Yemen who have been accused by the coalition of stalling UN-backed negotiations. The Arab coalition had earlier said that Al Houthis and Saleh had exploited the talks in Kuwait to rearm and regroup – by Jumana Al Tamimi, Associate Editor

http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/yemen/us-uk-may-play-bigger-role-in-bringing-yemen-war-to-an-end-1.1883433

Comment: What is called „internaional community here, just is the West, and hereby mainly US and UK. Both are totally partisan in the Yemen war and thus totally worthless as a mediator in a peace process. This article shows how the saudi/Emirati/Hadi side tries to plant it's propaganda to their Western partisans for influencing their policy. All that is far away from any possible peace process in Yemen.

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

23.8.2016 – Shapban (A K PH)

I heard two explosions this morning in #Yemen's capital as #Saudi warplanes are bombing the city. Reports talk about 5 or 6 explosions

https://twitter.com/shapban/status/768004567611084800

another huge explosion now in #Yemen's capital as #Saudi warplanes continue bombing the city since this morning.

https://twitter.com/shapban/status/768012306429124608

#Saudiraids n #Yemen's capital today: 1. Brigade-63 camp: 3 raids 2. al-Khorafi military camp: series of raids 3. maintenance camp: 4 raids

https://twitter.com/shapban/status/768016134671044608

23.8.2016 – Yemen Post (A K)

WAR on CIVILIANS: 65 Saudi airstrikes in 24 hours attack 6 #Yemenregions killing 9 civilians & destroying 16 homes.

https://twitter.com/YemenPostNews/status/768069544929878017

23.8.2016 – Living in Yemen on the Edge (A K PH)

Morning of air-raids on 6 governorates, #‎Sanaa‬included. 9 civilians killed, scores injured. Nothing new. Just a normal day in #‎Yemen‬

https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/posts/1091231030929926

23.8.2016 – Legal Center (* A K PH)

22-8-2016

Targeting and bombing civilians by the warplanes of Saudi Arabia and its alliance

Casualties and damages (full list)

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=678685558948479&id=551288185021551

23.8.2016 – Amjad Katabi (A K)

Saudi warplanes chasing their tails in #Sanaasky now .. two massive explosions while I'm writing this.

https://twitter.com/Amjad_khatabi/status/768014397390356480

22.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi warplanes launch raids on Nehm

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news437811.htm

22.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi jets launch raids on Sa'adahe Saudi war jets waged on Monday a series of air raids on houses and infrastructure in Sa'ada province, a security official said.
The war jets targeted the house of Hamood Adroom in Marran area in Haidan district. The house was completely destroyed, the official said.
The Saudi jets targeted also Political Security Department in the downtown of Sa'ada city causing huge damage to the department, the official added.
The official pointed out that no human casualties were reported.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news437817.htm

22.8.2016 – Almasirah TV (A K PH)

Film: Raid at Security, Sama district, Taiz

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqQz4Y1SWG4

22.8.2016 – Hisham Al-Omeisy (A K)

Just learned frenzied Saudi airstrikes bombed water wells, bridges & footbridges in my hometown alSaddah, Ibb #Yemen (image)

https://twitter.com/omeisy/status/767762429082234880

21.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi raid hits bridge in IbbThe Saudi warplanes launched on Sunday an air raid on Muthaikhra district of Ibb province, a security official said.
The raid targeted al-Ja'abi bridge in Muthaikhra and destroyed it completely causing huge damage to the main road.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news437712.htm

21.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi jets wage raids on JawfThe Saudi war jets launched on Sunday five air raids on different areas of Jawf province, a local official said.
The official added the hostile war jets targeted travelers on the main road in al-Hadenah area in al-Matmah district, killing and injuring a number of them.
The Saudi jets targeted each of al-Saqeyah and al-Waqaz areas with a raid in al-Masloub district and al-Ghail district with a raid as well.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news437699.htm

21.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi warplanes launch raids on Sana'a

The hostile warplanes targeted al- Manara areas, Bani Barq and Yaam Mount with nine air raids, which led to huge damage to farmlands .

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news437651.htm

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

23.8.2016 – Balad (A K)

Fighting kills dozens in Yemen’s Taiz

At least 46 people were killed in deadly clashes Monday between pro-government forces and Houthi rebels in Yemen’s central Taiz province. Anadolu Agency said.
Battles broke out in western Taiz
، in which 25 Houthis and allied forces of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh were killed، the pro-government forces said in a statement.
“Fifteen pro-government forces were also killed in the violence
،” it added.
Six Houthi rebels were also killed and four others injured in clashes with pro-government fighters west of Taiz city
، a local source said anonymously due to restrictions on speaking to media.

http://en.el-balad.com/2300831

22.8.2016 – Fars News (* A K PH)

Source: Saudi Arabia Launches Chemical Attack on Sana'a, Killing Civilians

A Yemeni military source disclosed that Saudi Arabia has attacked the civilians in Sana'a with chemical weapons, killing and injuring a number of people in the capital city's Ninth district.

"A number of Yemeni people have been killed as a result of inhaling poisonous gases in the chemical attack," Military Expert Major General Abdel Sattar al-Sa'deh told FNA on Monday.

He reiterated that Sana'a's Ninth district has been under artillery attacks of the pro-Saudi forces, yet it seems that the Saudi forces have been recently supplied with chemical weapons to exert more pressure on the district.

Al-Sa'deh said that the Yemeni citizens felt weakness, unconsciousness and tiredness after the Saudi forces attacked them with artillery shells containing white-colored substances.

"This is for the first time that this kind of poisonous artillery shells are fired at residents of the Ninth district and the villages of Qoubareh, Qoul Ali, al-Ma'di, al-Asarat and al-Aqran," he added.

Al-Sa'deh reiterated that the chemical warfare used by Saudi Arabia only targets humans and animals.

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950601000609 = http://www.globalresearch.ca/war-on-yemen-inhaling-poisonous-gas-saudi-arabia-launches-chemical-attack-on-sanaa-killing-civilians/5542172

23.8.2016 – Fars News ( A K PH)

Yemen's Zalzal 3 Ballistic Missile Hits Pro-Saudi Forces' Military Positions in Ma'rib Province

Al-Falaj military base located in Ma'rib province in Western Yemen was hit by Yemen's Zalzal 3 missile on Tuesday.

Early reports indicate large casualties on the pro-Saudi forces in the missile attack. The Saudi army and its coalition members have lost, at least, over a hundred troops each time they have come under a ballistic missile attack by Yemen.

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950602001202

23.8.2016 – Almasdar ( A K PH)

Saudi Army in serious trouble after Houthi forces advance to Najran Dam

The Houthi forces are now at the doorsteps of the strategic Najran Dam after capturing several sites from the exhausted Saudi Royal Army in the Najran Valley of Saudi Arabia.

With the Houthi forces on the brink of seizing the Najran Dam, the Saudi Army finds itself in serious trouble inside their own country, as the anti-government units continue the onslaught that allowed them to seize much of the Saudi-Yemeni border.

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/saudi-army-serious-trouble-houthi-forces-advance-najran-dam/

23.8.2016 – AFP (A K)

Yemen shelling kills one in southern Saudi

Shelling from Yemen killed a resident of southern Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, the latest casualty of intensified fighting on the border.

The victim, a Yemeni resident of the kingdom, died in the attack on Najran at about 6:00 pm (1500 GMT), Civil Defence Colonel Ali al-Shahrani said.

Another person was wounded.

The victim was the ninth to die from shelling in Najran since August 16, when seven lost their lives in a single strike

http://reliefweb.int/report/saudi-arabia/yemen-shelling-kills-one-southern-saudi

22.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Army pounds military sites in NajranThe missile force of the army and popular committees pounded on Monday gatherings and sites of Saudi enemy in Najran region, a military official said.
The missile force targeted a Saudi artillery in Munkhafad al-Shurfa and al-Tala'a al-Shamaleyah area in al-Shurfa site with barrages of Katyusha rockets, the official said.
He pointed out that the missile force fired 12 Katyusha rockets on Saudi gatherings in Tansab military site, leaving human and ordnance losses.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news437830.htm

22.8.2016 – WAM (A K PS)

Projectile fired from Yemen injures 3 in Saudi Arabia

Three residents of the southern Saudi city of Najran were injured today by a military projectile fired from Yemeni territory, the state Saudi Press Agency reported Tuesday.

https://www.wam.ae/en/news/arab/1395299035237.html

Comment: ?? Today = is a Monday.

22.8. - AFP (A K PS)

Deadly battles as Yemen army seeks to break Taez siege

Deadly clashes raged on Monday between pro-Iran rebels and Yemeni government forces battling to secure an entrance to the besieged city of Taez, military sources said.

Backed by a Saudi-led Arab coalition, Yemeni troops launched an offensive last week to break the rebel siege on Yemen's flashpoint third city, in the country's southwest.

The heaviest fighting Monday was near its western entrance where air strikes by the Arab coalition and ground battles left 11 dead among Huthi rebels and their allies, loyalist military sources said.

"The blockade of Taez is almost broken after the retaking of Jabal al-Dhabab mountain" by loyalist forces, Colonel Abdulaziz al-Majidi, a spokesman of pro-government forces in the area, told AFP.

"The road is now open between the west of Taez and southern provinces," he said, adding however that he was referring to a "rugged" route and not the main road.

The main road linking Taez to the south is still under rebel control.

http://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/deadly-battles-yemen-army-seeks-break-taez-siege

Comment: „Yemeni army“ = Hadi troops.

22.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Army shoots down Apache in NajranThe army and popular committees shot down on Monday an Apache in Najran region, a military official said.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news437838.htm

22.8.2016 – Hussain Albukhaiti (A K PH)

-#Houthihas shot down a #SaudiApache in #NajranS #KSA-Seized new areas near #NajranDam -Cleared personal mines (images)

https://twitter.com/HussainBukhaiti/status/767746534146445312

22.8.2016 – Nasser Arrabyee (A K PH)

Yemeni fighters downed now Saudi Apache air plane&keep advancing N mountains Overlooking Najran south Saudi Arabia (graphic images)

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/767728402694541312

21.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Army forces repulse mercenaries advance in Nehm

The official added dozens of the mercenaries were killed and several others were wounded during the confrontations between them Saeed Saleh al-Aqra and Mkins Hamad Al Ayed Hamidh .

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news437664.htm

21.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Army kills three Saudi soldiers in Rabua'hThree Saudi soldiers were shot dead on Sunday in Asir region by sniper units of the army and popular committees, a military official said.
The shooting was taken place in Sahwah military site in al-Rabu'ah city in Asir , the official added.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news437708.htm

Vorige / Previous:

https://www.freitag.de/autoren/dklose/jemenkrieg-mosaik-187-yemen-war-mosaic-187

Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 1-187: / Yemen War Mosaic 1-187:

https://www.freitag.de/autoren/dklose oder / or

http://poorworld.net/YemenWar.htm

Der saudische Luftkrieg im Bild / Saudi aerial war images:

(18 +, Nichts für Sensible!) / (18 +; Graphic!)

http://poorworld.net/YemenWar.htm und / andhttp://yemenwarcrimes.blogspot.de/

22:14 23.08.2016
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