Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 192 - Yemen War Mosaic 192

Yemen Press Reader 192: Zahl der Kriegsopfer – Jemen, eine Heimkehr - Jemen als saudisches Angriffsziel - Iran im Jemen: Saudische Illusion – IS und Saudis – mehr siehe am Textanfang

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Krieg gegen Grundprinzipien: UN Resolution 2286 - Obama: Die Welt als Schachbrett – Aden: IS-Anschlag, 70 Tote – Viele saudische Luftangriffe, viele Opfer

Number of war victims – Yemen, returning home - Yemen as a Saudi target - Iran in Yemen: Saudi illusion – IS and Saudi – The war against fundamentals: UN resolution 2286 - Obama and the world as chess board – Aden: IS attack, 70 killed – and more – Many saudi air raids, many victims

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

cp7 UNO und Friedensgespräche/ UN and peace talks

cp7a Saudi-Arabien und Iran / saudi Arabia and Iran

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

cp9 USA

cp10 Großbritannien / Great Britain

cp11 Deutschland / Germany

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

cp13a Waffenhandel / Arms trade

cp13b Mercenaries / Söldner

cp13c Flüchtlinge / Refugees

cp13d Zentralbank / Central Bank

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

cp15 Propaganda

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

cp16a US-Streubomben / US cluster bombs

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

Klassifizierung / Classification




(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

IS-Anschlag / IS attack cp6

Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids cp16

30.8.2016 – Spiegel Online (** B K)

Uno-Bericht über Jemen: Mindestens 10.000 Menschen im Bürgerkrieg getötet

Seit anderthalb Jahren herrscht Bürgerkrieg im Jemen. In dem Konflikt sind nach Angaben der Uno deutlich mehr Menschen ums Leben gekommen als bisher angenommen.

Mindestens 10.000 Menschen sind im jemenitischenBürgerkrieg bislang getötet worden. Diese Zahl nannte der Uno-Koordinator für humanitäre Hilfe, Jamie McGoldrick. Bisher waren Behörden und Hilfsorganisationen von rund 6000 Toten im Jemen-Konflikt ausgegangen.

Der Uno-Koordinator erklärte auf einer Pressekonferenz im Jemen, die Zahl der Toten könne auch noch höher liegen. In einigen Gegenden gebe es keine medizinische Hilfe und Angehörige würden Opfer oft sofort begraben.

Kommentar: In der Tat liegt die Zahl sicher noch deutlich höher. Konsequent wäre es, auch alle dazuzurechnen, die als Opfer der Folgen des Zusammenbruchs der Infrastruktur (vor allem durch die saudischen Luftangriffe) und der saudischen Importblockade gestorben sind. Schon vor über einem halben Jahr hatte ich die Zahl der Toten auf ca. 100.000 geschätzt – wie viele mögen es dann jetzt sein? Siehe auch Kommentare zum englischen Reuters-Artikel.

30.8.2016 – Reuters (** B K)

U.N. says 10,000 killed in Yemen war, nearly twice other estimates

At least 10,000 people have been killed in Yemen's 18-month-old civil war, the United Nations on Tuesday, almost double the estimates of more than 6,000 cited by officials and aid workers for much of 2016.

U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator Jamie McGoldrick told a news conference in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa the new figure was based on official information from medical facilities in Yemen. It might rise as some areas had no medical facilities, and people were often buried without any official record being made.

Comments by Iona Craig:

Revised figures raise death toll in Yemen war to 10,000. That's still a conservative estimate from what I've seen

I've seen scores of incidents where bodies buried unrecorded. Not to mention MSF figures that far exceeded UN data. and

Comment by Judith Brown: From the viewpoint of an educated guess, the death toll is even higher than this. Day after day one hears of houses, factories, schools, hospitals bombed. In most of these buildings there were people. The only deaths counted are those that appear at a hospital. In the north most people now don't have access to hospital, and few people take the remnants of broken bodies in a plastic carrier bag to get a death certificate. So to my mind, the death toll is far, far higher.

Comment by Dr. Karim: Obviously very conservative and only a fraction of that in reality #Yemengiven other @msf@ICRCestimates

Remark by Jane Novak: While @msf_yemenalone treated 43000 war wounded

Comment: Iona Craig, Judith Brown and Karim certainly are right. Already before the war, 58 % of Yemenis had no access to health facilities. - Those killed who were not brought to hospitals and morgues are not counted in medical facilities, and the ways are long, the transport facilities are bad, and many hospitals do not work any more. - In Islam, the dead must be buried quickly – and off they are . - All those killed by lack of medical facilities destroyed by the war – and that means mainly by Saudi air raids -, by the consequences of the Saudi blockade of importing food, medical equipment, fuel which is necessary for transporting food, for getting fresh water from the water pumps – they all are not counted. A more realisitc figure I already had estimated many month ago is 100.000 killed thanks to war, Saudi air raids and Saudi blockade. Of course, western politics and media would not like such a figure.

30.8.2016 – Insight on Conflict (** B K)

A portrait of war: returning home to Yemen

Peace Direct’s Local Peacebuilding Expert for Yemen is Ahmed Al-Yemeni. He recently returned home after 12 months abroad. In this harrowing dispatch, he describes the trail of devastation he followed, all the way to his family village.

Following Yemen’s war from a distance is not like living it. Touching and feeling the agony and suffering of Yemenis, as well as hearing the airstrikes and visiting the areas targeted, is epic and dramatic. It is also full of blood, and the cries of those killed and injured. It is a dark portrait, with many destroyed schools, hospitals, bridges, and public infrastructure, destroyed for unclear reasons and a strategic vision that no one can understand or justify.

My journey back to Yemen took me first through the hardship and the blockade of the coalition forces. There is a no fly zone all over Yemen, and a total sea blockade. No commercial or humanitarian shipments, aid, food, basic need or fuel supplies can enter the country without permission.

The only airline operating is Yemenia. It runs very limited flights in and out the country, which are frequently suspended. This an ugly, proxy war, and most airports are closed. But I was lucky enough to get in before the current suspensions and make it to Sana’a International Airport, the only pair of lungs for 20 million Yemenis.

I had to wait for more than a month to catch my flight back to Sana’a, passing through Bisha in Saudi Arabia to undergo the famous security check, along with the elderly, sick, students and others who have been stranded across the world.

It was dark at home. There has been no electricity since the war started. Everything was covered in thick dust, and the windows and doors were broken because of the shockwaves from air strikes. I wondered what we would do. But next morning, I realised that many of my neighbours were still there, refusing to leave. Local figures and charities were working together, reopening old wells in the city. They started to put small public water tanks in the different neighbourhoods for people to drink and use. These people are not even thinking of leaving. Where will they go?

It is amazing that the coalition forces, who are attempting to save Yemen from something, are destroying it instead. Even the chicken farms, which is the biggest joke in the midlands. But this has serious consequences; prices have increased dramatically. Last week, they targeted camel farms, which is another joke for Yemenis.

What the international and regional media report about sectarian divisions in Yemen makes me and the people I meet laugh. They never hear the term Sunni and Shia. They act and behave as they have done for hundreds of years. Yemenis are friends, neighbours, cousins, and brothers across the assumed lines that many are trying to inflame – by Ahmed Hazem Al-Yemeni

30.8.2016 – The Globalist (** B K P)

Yemen as a Saudi Target: How Western powers are nice to rich Saudi Arabia and assist it in covering up its disastrous war tracks.

Would the situation have been better in Yemen, as well as in other nations in the region, if Western powers had refrained from meddling in these nations’ internal politics? The situation in Yemen is another product born out of the disastrous consequences of military intervention and arming of rebels.

The Houthi movement essentially began as a response to the growing Salafist influence in the northern parts of Yemen.

Looking at the Houthis merely for their apparent links with Iran and Hezbollah, instead of examining the deeper historical roots that the rebel group has had in Yemen, was a major fallacy on the part of the Saudis.

This has helped build a flawed narrative around the Yemen conflict that has been conveniently used by the House of Saud. It uses it to justify its military intervention in one of the poorest nations of the region.

American and British logistical, intelligence and military support to the Saudis, along with that of the Gulf nations, has transformed the Yemeni civil war into a protracted, international conflict.

The United States has committed itself to a war against the Houthis – even though they are a rare group deemed capable of fighting the AQAP and the ISIS.

One also has to wonder what role Saudi defense purchases play in all of this. They are certainly an undeniable, even though hard to prove factor whenever Western decision making ends up making common cause with the Saudis.

The UN has assumed the role of a voiceless spectator as the Saudis have gone about arming various anti-Houthi groups, thus repeating the blunders committed by the West in Libya and Syria.

That it is a regional power this time, and not a Western outside power that commits the blunder this time, doesn’t make it any more tolerable or acceptable.

Libya and Syria are still reeling under the ramifications of the Western decision to arm rebels in those countries - by Hardeep S. Puri

Comment by Judith Brown: My question is - exactly why are the Western powers encouraging Saudi to whip up terrorism?

30.8.2016 – Alwaght (** B K P)

Iran’s Presence in Yemen; Saudi’s Illusion or Reality?

The Saudis argue that their major push for their military intervention in Yemen is Iran's entry to the backyard of Saudi Arabia. Actually, Riyadh has continuously focused on two main factors for starting the war: religion and politics. The kingdom believes that the conflict in Yemen is a religious war that would refashion the balance of power between the Shiites and Sunnis. Politically, the Saudi policy hopes to contain Tehran’s influence in the Arab world and stop expansion of Iran in the region. The Saudi leaders think that if Ansarullah is not checked, it would turn into another Hezbollah this time in their backyard. These reasons are given while Tehran’s ties with Yemen's Ansarullah are not similar to its ties with Lebanon’s Hezbollah. In fact, the Islamic Republic does not directly support the Yemeni resistant movement. However, the closeness of thinking of Ansarullah to the ideologies of Iran's Islamic Revolution and the ideas of the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran Imam Khomeini as well as having potentials from decades of experience, strategic understanding of the country's conditions, the organizational structure, and military knowledge have turned Ansarullah into a nightmare for Al Saud. Having popular backing and relying on democratic values, Ansarullah is shouldering the responsibility for leading the Yemeni people's revolution close to the Saudi borders.

Therefore, while Tehran is adopting a policy of avoiding direct intervention in Yemen, the Saudis' understanding of Iran's intervention in Yemen can provide them with the needed excuses for launching aggression against the neighboring country. But the key reason for Saudi campaign in Yemen is not the so-called interventions of Tehran but are the struggles of the kingdom to put out the sparks of popular uprisings in the region, and particularly in Yemen.

Therefore, while spiritual supports of the Islamic Republic of Iran for Ansarullah-led Yemen's revolution cannot be disregarded, it shouldn't be ignored that what at the end of the road brings forth success for the Yemeni resistance over the Saudis is their revolutionary, ideological, and anti-arrogance spirit in the face of Saudi aggressors.

Comment by Judith Brown: So true.

29.8.2016 – RT (** B T)

Saudi Arabian forces never once targeted ISIS militants in Yemen'

MO: The latest car bombing is most likely a personal vendetta, probably more of a gang problem inside Aden over who is going to take control, the rebels or Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), political commentator Marwa Osman told RT.

First, let’s tell people where ISIS targeted. They targeted a school compound which consists of the Popular Committee Forces who are allied with Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, who was the president who resigned twice before the war in Yemen. So, they targeted these people who are already in war with “Ansar Allah” also known as the Houthis in the mainstream media. So, they are now targeting supposedly their own allies.And that is because there is a personal vendetta, probably more of a gang problem inside Aden over who is going to take control now.

hat is the fight that is going on there. It is not a fight of fighting ISIS or fighting people who are there to try and liberate Yemen. No, because the actual thing is that both groups, these popular movements which are Hadi’s supporters and ISIS – they are both fighting “Ansar Allah” which is also getting beaten by the Saudi-led coalition. So, this is more of who is going to control the area.

RT: With this Saudi Arabian involvement you mentioned, is it possible that Saudi Arabia is using ISIS as some sort of proxy army to achieve its desires in that part of the world?

MO: It is not only possible, it is the only fact on the ground because up until now, since March 25, 2015 when the US coalition led by the Saudis ran… all over Yemen, they have never - not even once - targeted all of the Al-Qaeda-ISIS wilayat.

T: Are you saying that ISIS is de facto a proxy army of mercenaries being used to achieve regime change?

MO: Yes, of course. And that what we have been saying since the beginning of 2010 and all 2011 when Al-Qaeda was changing into ISIS based on the ideology of Wahhabism, which is diffused and brought upon us by the monarchy of Al-Saud. Where they have got their weapons from, where they were funded from?

22.8.2016 – OISC (*** B K P)

The war on fundamentals: UNSC Res 2286

Very few question whether the concept of a just war is appropriate or necessary. There are the pacifists, those who believe that war, intrinsically, goes against humanism. There are the pragmatists, who argue intervention can be justified. There are the realists, who contend that no nation state can survive without entering a state of conflict at some point in its cyclical history. There are the opportunists, for whom war is merely a means to an end. Whether war can be just, whether war can hereby be justified, approved, and conducted in a certain manner has been left to legal philosophers, the authors of conventions. Those conventions have evolved with time, with an ever-changing political landscape, but most importantly with technology. Certain principles however have not changed, and should never be the subject of compromise. They are fundamental in nature, and are currently under attack.

Three specific types of putative war crimes have reemerged in recent years, attributed, depending on who one asks, to the changing nature of conflict – the proliferation of non international armed conflicts, the growing number of non-state armed groups – or the changing nature of political and legal commitment to the laws of war. The danger lies not only in asserting that the fundamentals of the laws of war no longer apply; it lies in removing them from the legal framework, hereby leaving a gaping hole where protections should apply. International human rights law would not suffice; areas where the two paradigms do not overlap, specifically the threshold of the right to life, would lead to rampant abuses. Those abuses have however already taken place.

Now, perhaps more than ever, is the time to reaffirm commitment to the fundamentals of the law of war, their blood-stained roots, and perhaps demand more of the Security Council than the base expectations. Of the five permanent members of the revered institution, three are currently assisting a country accused of war crimes; one has consistently used its veto against humanitarian assistance; another used this same right of veto against its twin body, the Human Rights Council’s demand for independent investigations into possible war crimes. Four are currently involved in proxy in the deadliest conflict since World War II. Perhaps the laws of war are not obsolete, relics of a bygone pacifist age, impossible to implement, or incapable of evolving with military technology. Perhaps what the Geneva Conventions need is a body entrusted with keeping peace and security actually vested in peace and security as opposed to its own financial and/or political interests.

Attacks on hospitals: Afghanistan, Yemen, and the threshold of intent

Attacks on civilians: the end of by-default protection

The myth of disarmament

When we fail to protect

The legitimacy of the United Nations is being increasingly questioned in activists’ circles; the self-preserving ways of the super powers is being criticized during general assembly, with nations from Africa and Asia seeking access to seats of power they do not deserve to share on a rotating basis due to a world order that is over 70 years old. The two main organs, the Security Council in New York and the Human Rights Council in Geneva, appear to be at odds over the constant gridlock that was illustrated in the latest Gaza war. The passing of UNSC Resolution 2286 is one of those instances when the strong wording and the reiteration of commitment to basic principles rings even more shallow in the face of the conflicts that are perpetuated by the states represented at this very council. The question of whether the Security Council continues to embody shared, common values is now all over newspaper, justifiably arguing that the post-war supremacy of the organization has outstayed its welcome.

By reinforcing the legitimacy of non-elite positions, by supporting the work of independent experts, and by shaming permanent members of the Security Council can we end this reign of impunity – but the enforcement of the rule of law must either shift away from the Council, or demand reform of the Council. Either way, the last three biggest conflicts that resulted in the worst possible form of horror for civilians were a failure of collective security, a failure that has come to define our current era – by K.

29.8.2016 – Das Blättchen (** A K P)

Obama und die Welt als Schachbrett
Der Präsident denkt – das Kapital lenkt: Ist das die Bilanz der Präsidentschaft Barack Obamas?
Geradezu euphorisch sahen viele Menschen und Medien dem ersten Afroamerikaner im Weißen Haus entgegen. „Yes, we can“ weckte auch in Europa Hoffnungen und wurde durch Obamas Buch „Hoffnung wagen“ bestärkt. Der Politikwissenschaftler Ekkehart Krippendorff schrieb in den Blättern für deutsche und internationale Politik, Ausgabe 1/2009, Enthusiasmus sei obligatorisch über diesen „ersten politischen Superstar unseres Zeitalters“. Krippendorff rühmte seine menschliche Wärme, seine Demut und Bescheidenheit und hob besonders zwei Gründe für Hoffnung hervor: Obama schärfe „das Bewusstsein für Ungerechtigkeiten und Chancenungleichheit“ und er besitze die „Fähigkeit zu Empathie, zum Einfühlungsvermögen in den Anderen“.
Heute, zwei Wahlperioden später, können wir sagen: Für eine Prognose der politischen Entwicklung in den USA und in der ganzen Welt wäre die Lektüre eines anderen Artikels in den Blättern wesentlich treffender und aussagekräftiger gewesen. Schon damals, in Ausgabe 7/2008, konnte man nämlich im Beitrag „Die Welt als Schachbrett“ von Hauke Ritz den geradezu furchterregend genauen Masterplan für die derzeitige katastrophale Weltlage nachlesen. Die Strategie für die Geopolitik der Supermacht hatte der außenpolitische Berater mehrerer US-Präsidenten, Zbigniew Brzezinski, entworfen und in zwei Büchern öffentlich gemacht. Schon der Titel des ersten war Programm: „The Grand Chessboard. American Primacy And Its Geostrategic Imperatives“ (deutscher Titel: „Die einzige Weltmacht: Amerikas Strategie der Vorherrschaft“). Es geht um Vorherrschaft und um die Welt als Schachbrett.
Das Ziel der USA-Politik bedarf nach Brzezinski gar keiner Diskussion, es wird als selbstverständlich vorausgesetzt: Es ist, so fasst Hauke Ritz zusammen, „die unangefochtene Vormachtstellung der USA in Eurasien, um die Welt in eine post-nationalistische Ordnung unter US-amerikanischer Hegemonie zu überführen“. Als notwendig dafür erachte Brzezinski die EU-Erweiterung nach Osten in Verbindung mit der Osterweiterung der NATO, um die ehemaligen Sowjetrepubliken in die westliche Einflusszone zu integrieren. Maßgeblich für die Einverleibung seien die in vielen Ländern bereits erprobten und bewährten Methoden: Öffnung der Länder für ausländisches Kapital, Sicherung der Rohstoffvorkommen für die eigenen Interessen und Einfluss auf die öffentliche Meinung durch die Kontrolle der Medien – von Georg Rammer

Kommentar: Da ist Jemen nicht einmal wichtig, nicht einmal ein ganzes Feld auf dem Schachbrett. Die USA – Politik, die über Leichen geht.

24.8.2016 – The Hill (* A P)

cp2 Allgemein / General

31.8.2016 – Südwestpresse / Die Presse / FR (* B K P)

Kein Ende des Jemen-Krieges in Sicht

Ein Ende des von Saudi-Arabien angezettelten Kriegs im Jemen ist nicht in Sicht, die Kriegsziele der Saudis sind völlig unklar. Die Last trägt die Zivilbevölkerung.

Für Saudi-Arabien könnte sich das Unheil, das es im Nachbarland angerichtet hat, zu einer Art Vietnam auf der Arabischen Halbinsel entwickeln. Das ursprüngliche Kriegsziel – die Huthis aus der jemenitischen Hauptstadt Sanaa zu vertreiben und dort die Regierung des von Rebellen gestürzten Präsidenten Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi wieder einzusetzen – ist unerreichbar geworden. Stattdessen ist der Jemen in drei Machtzonen zerfallen: die Huthis im Norden und Westen, die von Riad gestützten Hadi-Kräfte im Süden, Zentrum und im Osten sowie Al-Kaida-Enklaven im Zentrum und entlang der Küste.

Und so werden die saudischen Auskünfte über ihre Kriegsziele im Armenhaus der arabischen Welt immer konfuser und widersprüchlicher.

[Es] sprechen wieder die Waffen, ohne dass die Führung in Riad noch sagen könnte, was sie politisch, militärisch und strategisch in dem malträtierten Nachbarland erreichen will – von Martin Gehlen;art1222886,3985969 = =,1472596,34695940.html

31.8.2016 – Critical Threats (* A K P)

Gulf of Aden Security Review

[events day by day from Aug. 31 back]

30.8.2016 – Haykal Bafana (A K)

Hadi peters away to nothingness. Repentant pro-Hadi military chiefs mend ties with Saleh in Sanaa today. General amnesty soon.

Comment by Judith Brown: Even more of the original Yemen army - most of which supported the Houthi Saleh alliance - are moving away from Hadi. Who does not seem to figure very much in Yemen's news these days.

30.8.2016 – Sam Adam (A H)

Today I went to a hospital looking for meds for my friend's father, and then I found the pharmacy is totally empty from all meds kinds.

Comment: the blockade sanctioned by @UNGenevamust be lifted immediately !

30.8.2016 – India Today (* B K)

Watch: This child from Yemen speaking about ongoing war will break your heart

This video of a little girl speaking about the ongoing war in Yemen will haunt you.

We told you about the Yemeni war because when you see this little girl speaking about it, you should know something about it. Twitter user Mohiy Hamid shared two videos of a girl from Yemen speaking about the 'forgotten war'. or at original site: and

30.8.2016 – Shapban (A P)

#Saudifamed intellectual: #Saudiwants one united #Yemen, #UAEwants 2 Yemens. That's the sad truth.

29.8.2016 – Der Standard (* B K P)

Krieg und Terror im Jemen: In der Sackgasse

Die saudisch geführte Koalition kann nicht für Sicherheit sorgen

Das Attentat in der südjemenitischen Hafenstadt Aden, dem am Montag dutzende Armeerekruten zum Opfer gefallen sind, zeigt, warum der Krieg im Jemen möglichst rasch beendet werden müsste: nicht nur, um der extrem notleidenden Bevölkerung zu helfen, sondern auch um zu verhindern, dass sich der "Islamische Staat" (IS) festsetzt. Es ist eine furchtbare Ironie der Geschichte, dass, wie ein aktueller Uno-Bericht darlegt, derzeit der IS und Al-Kaida durch ihre Rivalität einander gegenseitig bremsen. Die saudisch geführte Koalition, die im Namen der jemenitischen Regierung kämpft und Aden kontrolliert, kann hingegen nicht für Sicherheit sorgen.

Außenminister John Kerry kündigte denn auch eine neue Friedensinitiative an. Sie hat den Makel, dass man ihr das US-Bemühen ansieht, die durch den iranischen Atomdeal beleidigten Saudis wieder zu versöhnen. Ein ehrlicher Vermittler sieht anders aus – von Gudrun Harrer

29.8.2016 – Sputnik News (* A K P)

US, Saudi Arabia 'Have No Right to Decide the Fate of Yemen'

Seyed Hadi Afghahi, Iranian diplomat and political analyst, told Sputnik that while the story about Iran allegedly supplying weapons to Yemeni rebel group Ansarullah is obviously a lie, these accusations also lead to a number of interesting conclusions. First, Afgani said, it’s no secret that the US, the ruling Saudi dynasty and their "so-called coalition" are directly responsible for the deaths of innocent Yemeni civilians.

Afghani said, the statements made by US officials serve as a sign of a "political defeat" suffered by the United States, as a victor would never try to bring up baseless and illogical accusations against his opponent. And in the meantime, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia should leave Yemen alone and allow its people to resolve their differences through negotiations and political dialogue.

29.8.2016 – Press TV Iran (* B P)

Royadh scared of democracy in Yemen, spillover to Saudi Arabia: Analyst

Press TV has conducted an interview with Jim W. Dean, a political analyst, about recent developments in Yemen.

The good part is by the Yemenis. Forming a coalition group amongst all the different opposition groups after the last peace talks broke down shows that the usual divide-and-conquer game by powerful entities has not worked with a small little country, lots of tribes, the one you would think would be very easy to do the divide-and-conquer... And here they’ve gone and not only formed that initial government but they’ve extended bringing in the Hadi forces into it to make it an all-inclusive government. But they’re not talking about bringing the Saudis into it. So, that’s the good part.

The bad is, Kerry, while he was in Saudi Arabia, came up with his plan, which was an embarrassment, which was nothing more than the Houthis have to surrender, because when you ask somebody to turn over all of your weapons to a third party, that’s a surrender. You didn’t hear him say, ‘both the Saudis and the Yemenis should turn their weapons over to a third-party.’ He said, ‘No, just little Yemen should do it.’ So, what he did there is he made a mistake. He did show that Saudi Arabia was afraid to really negotiate with the Yemenis if they had any weapons in their hands.

cp3 Humanitäre Lage / Humanitarian situation

31.8.2016 - UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (A H)

Yemen: Organizations 3W Operational Presence (as of 31 July 2016) [EN/AR]

30.8.2016 - UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (A H)

Revised 2016 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan

The Revised 2016 YHRP seeks $1.6 billion to reach 12.6 million people with a range of life-saving and protection services across Yemen. These figures represent a 7 per cent decrease in the number of people targeted and 9.3 per cent decrease in financial requirements. Humanitarian partners agree that the scale of needs in Yemen remains enormous, and these changes do not reflect improvements in the dire humanitarian situation. Instead, they are driven by the following factors: 1) programme consolidation as a result of funding shortages; 2) demonstrated performance to date; and 3) more precise needs information.

In addition, they reflect improved beneficiary calculation methods in several clusters that more clearly distinguish direct beneficiaries – i.e., people who directly receive goods or services – from indirect beneficiaries. Summary justifications for all changes are presented in sector-specific revised operational response plans below. These changes will also be reflected in the next Humanitarian Dashboard (expected September 2016).

With only 26 per cent of original requirements funded as of mid-August, humanitarian partners closely reviewed planned activities in order to ensure that original targets remained feasible and to prioritize the most urgent programmes. This review contributed to adjustments in targets and requirements at the activity level, including decreases in several essential activities that have struggled to obtain full funding, such as emergency food assistance and treatment of moderate acute malnutrition (MAM). Lengthy lead times to obtain supplies for these activities also contributed to the reduction. Revised targets reflect feasible implementation by the end of the year, and donors are strongly urged to provide full funding immediately for all revised requirements. and in full:

Comment: Only 26 % funded – shame on Near Eastern and Western warmongers paying billions for arms.

30.8.2016 – MSF (A H)

.@MSF: The Ministry of Health's #AbsHospital in #Hajjaresumes emergency & maternity services with #MSFsupport

30.8.2016 - World Food Programme (A H)

Infographic: UNHRD Operations Update - Response to the Crisis in Yemen, as of 26 August 2016 =

29.8.2016 – Red Cross (*A H)

Yemen: Vital medical aid arrives

A plane chartered by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), touched down at Sana'a international airport earlier today, carrying vital medical aid for thousands of people. The cargo of 130,000 vials of insulin will be used to improve the quality of life for people suffering from diabetes.

It is estimated that around 900,000 Yemenis suffer from diabetes. An overwhelming majority of them depend on daily doses of insulin.

"Yemen's health sector is in a terrible state. The ongoing conflict has led to reduced production of medications by local pharmaceutical companies. The situation has been compounded by restrictions on the movement of medications into and across the country. Subsidized medication, including insulin, used to be provided on a regular basis by the Yemeni Ministry of Public Health. But it is now out of reach for thousands of patients," said Mr Faite.

28.8.2016 – Red Cross (* B H)

Photo gallery: Living with diabetes in Yemen

The vast majority of Yemen's 900,000 diabetics rely on daily doses of insulin but the Yemeni conflict and restrictions on the entry of medication have disrupted treatment for many.

With an insulin shortage hitting the country, diabetes patients in Yemen have been living in uncertainty.

Comment by Judith Brown: I was told in May 2015 that many Yemeni diabetics were having to change their insulin as their usual brand was not available, and sometimes they had to guess the doses because doctors were not available for non emergency consultations. So over a year later and things have only got worse.

29.8.2016 – UNICEF (* B H)

370000 #YemenChildrensuffer from severe acute malnutrition @UNICEF_Yemenprovided 6000 tons of nutritional supplies (film)

29.8.2016 – Red Cross (* B H)

In Yemen, searching for closure off the coast

Eighteen months into the current conflict in Yemen, hundreds of families are looking for their loved ones who have gone missing.

With uncertainty prevailing, the families of those whose bodies have yet to be recovered find themselves unable to move on. Deep psychological wounds are formed.

The ICRC works in Yemen to help families locate the bodies of the missing, enabling them to mourn their losses and have some form of closure. with film:

29.8.2016 - Emirates News Agency (A H)

ERC renovates three schools in Yemen's Dhala province

adl Al Ja'adi, the Governor of Yemeni province of Dhala, attended on Sunday the re-opening of three schools which were renovated by the Emirates Red Crescent Authority (ERC).

The school were partially damaged during the assault launched against the province by the Houthi militia and their allies, the forces of deposed President Saleh.

In a speech made after the re-opening, Al Ja'adi praised the role played by the ERC in restoring the educational infrastructure through renovation, maintenance and furnishing work.

Comment: Destroying hundreds of schools here, restoring 16 schools there. Humanity Emirati style.

cp5 Nordjemen und Huthis / Northern Yemen and Houthis

31.8.2016 – Shapban (A P)

anti-#Houthiprotests in #Yemen's capital now (photo)

29.8.2016 – Reuters (* A P)

Exclusive: Yemen council head hails peace push, wants Saudis to 'feel pain'

The head of a Houthi-backed ruling council pledged readiness on Monday to resume negotiations on ending Yemen's war but reserved the right to resist attacks by a Saudi-backed exiled government seeking to unseat it.

"We have not closed the door for peace or the door to negotiations," Saleh al-Sammad, an official of the dominant Iranian-allied Houthi movement, told Reuters in an interview.

"I believe there are serious international intentions to reach peace and we will do our best to take any chance to stop the aggression and lift the suffering from our Yemeni people."

In a statement late on Sunday the Houthis welcomed the idea [to start peace talks again] but said they had yet to receive written proposals.

Sammad confirmed that position, explaining: "We are willing to deal positively with any initiative that is likely to lead to ending the aggression and lift the siege."

But Sammad said Riyadh had reneged on understandings reached earlier this year to observe a truce on the border in exchange for Saudi Arabia's cessation of air raids and prevention of fighters of exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi from attacking Yemen from its territory.

"We were surprised that nothing of the sort had happened," Sammad said.

"It is natural, when air strikes continue and when we have up to 100 raids a day ... and when we have no planes or the kind of deadly weapons they have, that Yemenis have the right to defend themselves.

Sammad rejected accusations by Hadi that the central bank was being used by the Houthi group for its own purposes and said the bank was "undertaking mighty efforts to find solutions to maintain the minimum standard of stability" - by Mohammed Ghobari =

Comment: Disappointing having to read, from Reuters ''Saleh al-Sammad, an official of the dominant Iranian-allied Houthi movement''. The Iranian scare always draws attention

Comment: The comment is right. The Reuters wording is rather odd. „a Houthi-backed ruling council“: Why „a“? there is just one ruling council. Why „Houthi backed“? That would suggest the Houthis do not belong to this council. Several of it's members are Houthis, the head himself is member of the Houthi movement. The labeling of al-Sammad really is the best. In the headline, he is labeled as head of the council. As such, he is acting president of Yemen or at least of the part of Yemen represented by this council. And, more, „Iran-allied“ does not explain absolutely nothing here. Thus, please let us speak of British prime minister May as „May, an official of the dominant US-allied Tory movement“. That's the level Reuters is moving on.

And the same subject by Saba Net:

30.8.2016 – Saba Net (* A P)

President of the Supreme Political Council affirms Yemen will positively deal with any peace initiative stopping aggressionPresident of the Supreme Political Council Saleh Al-Samad has affirmed that Yemen will positively deal with any peace initiative stopping the aggression against the country and preserving dignity of Yemenis.
In an interview with Reuters, Al-Sammad noted that peace initiatives inside the country are continuing but the warring parties with the aggression do not have the decision.
He praised the Central Bank of Yemen for its "mighty efforts" for economic stability at a time of conflict, and criticised attempts by the exiled government to cut the institution off from the outside world.
"We have not closed the door for peace or the door to negotiations," Sammad, an official of the dominant Iranian-allied Houthi movement, told Reuters in the interview.
"I believe there are serious international intentions to reach peace and we will do our best to take any chance to stop the aggression and lift the suffering from our Yemeni people."

Regarding new peace talks, Al- Sammad confirmed that position, explaining: "We are willing to deal positively with any initiative that is likely to lead to ending the aggression and lift the siege."
But Sammad said Riyadh had reneged on understandings reached earlier this year to observe a truce on the border in exchange for a cessation if air raids and preventing the fighters of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi from attacking Yemen from its territory.

30.8.2016 – Middle East Eye (A P)

Houthis in Iraq seen with militia boss threatening Saudi Arabia

A Houthi delegation from Yemen visiting a string of Iran-allied countries to drum up support for their cause has stoked controversy, after they were filmed alongside a notorious Iraqi militia fighter threatening Saudi Arabia.

The Houthi delegation, led by spokesman Mohammed Abdel Salam, arrived in Baghdad from Oman on Sunday evening.

A source inside the Iraqi foreign ministry told the pan-Arab daily al-Araby al-Jadeed that: "Upon arrival, the delegation met with the Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari, Iraqi politicians and leaders in the ruling national coalition.”

During these meetings, the Houthi delegates were filmed meeting Ayyub al-Rubaie, better known by his nom de guerre Abu Azrael or 'Angel of Death', who pledged to fight in Yemen alongside the Houthis against Saudi Arabia.

An Iraqi, al-Rubaie is a high-ranking commander – by Karim El-Bar

Comment: Who will complain about that when the „international community“ just boycotts the Houthis??

Comment by Judith Brown: I wonder if this is true - it's reported in the oil industries journal. We shall see.

29.8.2016 – Almasdar (A P)

Houthis delegation arrived in Iraq

A Houthis delegation have arrived in Iraq to meet with senior Iraqi officials to try and gain international recognition.

Yemen’s al-Masirah news reported that Mohammed Abdulsalam, the Houthi Ansarullah’s spokesman, arrived in Baghdad on Sunday.

The Houthi delegates Will meet with Iraq’s Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari and other Iraqi officials.

The Yemeni news report claimed that the delegation will meet with other countries in the region without specifing which ones – by Paul Antonopoulos and by Anadolu:

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

30.8.2016 – Abd Yafei (A P)

video - documentary on southern resistance in #Yemen& its ties to #Iran

30.8.2016 – Elisabeth Kendall (A P)

Protests in #Mahra [Southern] #Yemenalso vs rampant corruption in local leadership & vs those aligned with crime & terror. Ordinary Mahris are fed up.

29.8.2016 – Tagesschau (** A T)

Bei einem Anschlag auf ein Rekrutierungszentrum der Armee im Jemen sind mehr als 50 Menschen getötet worden. Es gab viele Verletzte. Wer hinter der Tat steckt, ist noch unklar, der IS beanspruchte den Anschlag für sich.

In der Stadt Aden im Süden Jemens sind bei einem Selbstmordanschlag nach Angaben des Gesundheitsministeriums mehr als 50 Menschen getötet worden, Dutzende wurden verletzt. Laut Sicherheitskräften drang der Angreifer mit seinem mit Sprengstoff beladenen Fahrzeug in ein abgeriegeltes Militärgelände ein, als das Eingangstor für einen Lieferwagen geöffnet wurde.

Der Anschlag galt offenbar einer Gruppe von Männern, die sich für den Militärdienst registrieren lassen wollten. Laut Augenzeugenberichten brachte die Explosion unter anderem ein Dach zum Einsturz, das einige Rekruten unter sich begrub. und Focus: und Film:

29.8.2016 – Der Standard (** A T)

Ärzte ohne Grenzen: Mindestens 60 Tote bei Anschlag im Jemen

Im Südjemen sind bei einem Selbstmordanschlag nach Angaben der Hilfsorganisation Ärzte ohne Grenzen mindestens 60 Menschen ums Leben gekommen. 60 weitere wurden mit Verletzungen in ein von der Organisation betriebenes Krankenhaus in der Stadt Aden gebracht, sagte ein Sprecher am Montag. Der Attentäter hatte sich nach Angaben der Sicherheitskräfte mit einem Auto vor einem Ausbildungslager der Armee in die Luft gesprengt. Der Angriff richtete sich gegen vor dem Gebäude wartende Rekruten. Zunächst gingen die Sicherheitskräfte von mindestens elf Toten aus, diese Zahl stieg aber rasant. Nach Angaben der Krankenhäuser in der Hafenstadt erlagen dutzende Menschen ihren schweren Verletzungen.

Die Terrororganisation "Islamischer Staat" hat die Tat über sein Sprachrohr Amaq für sich beansprucht, was offiziell jedoch nicht bestätigt wurde.

Die Zahl der Toten steigt weiter:

29.8.2016 – Arte (* A T)

Mehr als 70 Tote bei Anschlag auf Rekrutierungszentrum der Armee in Jemen

Bei einem Selbstmordanschlag auf Rekruten der Armee sind in der jemenitischen Hafenstadt Aden am Montag nach Angaben der Gesundheitsdienste 71 Menschen getötet und 98 weitere verletzt worden. Der Attentäter sprengte sich in einem Auto an einer großen Militärschule in die Luft. Dort werden Soldaten für den Kampf gegen die schiitische Huthi-Miliz und gegen sunnitische Dschihadisten ausgebildet. Die Dschihadistenmiliz Islamischer Staat (IS) bekannte sich zu dem Anschlag.

Nach Angaben der Sicherheitskräfte gelang es dem Angreifer, mit seinem mit Sprengstoff beladenen Fahrzeug in das abgeriegelte Militärgelände vorzudringen, als das Eingangstor für einen Lieferwagen geöffnet wurde. Der Anschlag richtete sich gezielt gegen eine Gruppe von Rekruten, die sich gerade für den Militärdienst registrieren lassen wollten. Es war zunächst nicht klar, ob unter den Toten und Verletzten auch Nicht-Rekruten waren.

Die IS-Miliz beanspruchte den Anschlag für sich.

29.8.2016 – AFP (** A T)

IS-claimed bombing against Yemen recruits kills 60

A suicide car bombing claimed by the Islamic State group killed at least 60 people Monday at an army recruitment centre in Aden, in the latest jihadist attack to hit the Yemeni city.

Security officials told AFP that the attacker drove an explosives-laden vehicle into a gathering of army recruits at a school in northern Aden early Monday.

Although the school was locked as recruits registered inside, the attacker drove in when the gate was opened for a delivery vehicle, officials said.

Witnesses said some recruits were buried when a roof collapsed over them following the blast, which also damaged buildings close to the centre.

The assault killed at least 60 people and wounded 29 others, medical sources from the three hospitals where the victims were taken told AFP.

IS claimed Monday's bombing on its official propaganda outlet, Amaq, saying the blast had killed around 60 people.

Yemeni authorities have trained hundreds of soldiers in Aden over the past two months as part of operations to retake neighbouring southern provinces from jihadists. and by AP: and by Al Araby: and by Aljazeera: and film:

29.8.2016 – Yemen Post (* A T)

MASSACRE: 60 killed in suicide car bomb attack in #Yemencity Aden on forces enrolling to fight for Saudi on border. (photo)

30.8.2016 – Aljazeera (* A T)

Yemen: Death toll in ISIL's Aden bombing rises to 70

The death toll in a suicide car bomb attack on an army training camp in Yemen's port city of Aden has risen to 70, according to medical sources.

Khidra Lasour, the director-general of Yemen's health ministry in Aden, told Reuters news agency that at least 67 people were wounded.

Witnesses said the suicide bomber entered the compound behind a truck that had brought breakfast for the recruits, who had queued for the meal.

Officials said some recruits were buried when a roof collapsed after the blast. Debris was scattered around the complex and nearby buildings were damaged as well.

31.8.2016 – The Inependent (A P T)

Where are the hashtags for deadly Isis attack in Yemen? Absence of solidarity with victims criticised on Twitter

Absence of solidarity with victims of an Isis-claimed suicide bomb attack on an army camp in Yemenhas been criticised on Twitter.

Most of the recruits are men in their early 20s, unemployed, according to the officials, and mostly from the southern provinces of Abyan, Dhale, and Lahj. Eleven bodies from the attack were taken by ambulances to the town of Koud, where they were buried collectively, officials added.

One of the recruits killed was 27-year-old Mohammed Nasser, whose mother said he hadn't been able to find a job since graduating from the Aden University four years ago.

"I didn't want him to go," she said, sobbing. "But I never expected him to return a dead body." - by Samuel Osborne

31.8.2016 – The National UAE (* A T)

His dreams shattered, Yemen survivor wishes he died in ISIL attack

Omar Abdulmoeen woke early with his three friends to make the two-hour journey to Aden.

The four men had been fighting in a resistance militia in Abyan province in support of the government, first against the rebel Houthi militants trying to take over the country and then against extremist groups attempting to seize territory amid the chaos of the civil war.

On Monday, they arrived in Aden to sign up for the Yemeni army at a school being used as a recruitment centre. The men were among about 200 applicants from Aden and the surrounding provinces who stood in queues to collect their recruitment forms.

Omar and his friends would have chatted excitedly about the prospect of becoming professional soldiers.

At 8.10am, those dreams were shattered when an ISIL suicide bomber drove a pickup truck into the gathered recruits and detonated explosives.

Omar’s friends were among the dozens killed immediately. The 24-year-old survived but was struck by several pieces of shrapnel – by Mohamed Al-Qalisi

30.8.2016 – AFP (A T)

29.8.2016 – Hussain Albukhaiti (* A T)

#Aden 25kild dozns injurd n suicide carbomb on recruitment centre4Southerners2fight wth #KSA army n #Najran S #Saudi (photos) and more photos: and and and more in timeline of:

29.8.2016 – Nasser Arrabyee (A T)

Yemen Qaeda suicide bomber who killed about 200 Sauidi-hired recruits is from Aden which silly@JohnKerry liberated! (images)

29.8.2016 – Hisham Al-Omeisy (A T)

Islamic State claims responsibility for Aden car bomb, says targeted recruiting center and killed 60 (image)

29.8.2016 – MSF Yemen (A T)

@MSF Hospital in #Aden received 45 dead and at least 60 wounded from #Aug29 morning explosion (with GIF)

29.8.2016 – Fatik Al-Rodaini (A T)

IS in Southern #Yemen claims responsibility of the suicide bomber attack killed at least71ppl&wounded98others n Aden

29.8.2016 – Shapban (A T)

majority of the recruits killed today n Aden were frm Abyan, hometown of #Yemen's fugitive president Hadi [Aden sec. chief likely behind it]

29.8.2016 – Shapban (A T)

National Southern Movement Chief demands authority in Aden arrest #Iran's agent in the city suspected of orchestrating today's bombing

Comment: Nice, when this has been an IS attack.

29.8.2016 – Press TV Iran (A T)

60 Yemenis killed in car bomb attack in Aden

[Hussian Albukhaiti commenting]

cp7 UNO und Friedensgespräche / UN and peace talks

31.8.2016 – AP (A P)

UN Envoy: Military Escalation in Yemen Is Fueling Extremists

The U.N. special envoy to Yemen is warning that the dangerous military escalation following a breakdown in the cease-fire between government supporters and Shiite rebels is fueling the spread of al-Qaida and the Islamic State extremist group.

Ismael Ould Cheikh Ahmed told the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday that the two militant groups "continue to wreak havoc in significant parts of Yemen."

While the Yemeni army's growing ability to confront extremist groups is encouraging, Cheikh Ahmed said "the absence of the state in many parts of Yemen, in addition to the chaos created by war, will continue to facilitate the expansion of these terrorist groups which represents a real threat to the region."

Comment: „Yemeni army“? Which „Yemeni army“? There are two. And the army of „president“ Hadi definitely CANNOT defeat Al Qaida,

30.8.2016 – Nasser Arrabyee (A P)

Film: I raised 3 major demands to Yemen UN chief Tuesday in Sanaa . Watch & Listen

29.8.2016 - UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen (A H P)

Statement of the Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen, Jamie Mcgoldrick, on the Continued Violations of the Protection of Civilians

he Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen is deeply concerned by the devastating impact that the recent upsurge in fighting is having on civilians in Yemen and along the southwestern border with Saudi Arabia.

In Yemen, seven people have been confirmed dead and one injured following an attack on a market in Baqim, in Sa'ada Governorate. In Saudi Arabia, media reports indicate that attacks from the direction of Yemen have caused an unconfirmed number of civilian casualties. Civilian infrastructure continues to be hit and power plants were attacked across both sides of the border.

n Yemen, in addition to fighting and insecurity, the continued closure of Sana’a airport to commercial flights is having serious implications for patients seeking urgent medical treatment abroad, given the inability of the national health system to treat all medical cases.

29.8.2016 – Arab News (A P)

The Cabinet on Monday gave its full backing to the recent international peace initiative for Yemen that was proposed during the GCC Foreign Ministers’ meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry and British Minister of State for Middle East Affairs Tobias Ellwood.
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, who chaired the session at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah, briefed the Cabinet on the results of his meetings with Kerry and the US delegation of Republicans and Democrats, during which they discussed bilateral cooperation in various fields.

Comment: It is clear that the Saudis agree. The kerry proposal still treats both sides of the conflict very differently, asking Houthi surrender: disarming the one side, arming the other, is a quite strange peace plan.

Comment by Judith Brown: Negotiating peace is s two way process. Hadi's cabinet sitting in Riyadh can't make decisions that are going to work unless they listen to people with other views and EVERYONE is prepared to make concessions for Yemen rather than being preoccupied with power.

cp7a Saudi-Arabien und Iran / Saudi Arabia and Iran

Siehe / See cp1

29.8.2016 – Middle East Eye (* B P)

ANALYSIS: Iranians confident Saudi Arabia's regional role is declining

Iranian analysts say Riyadh's power is in check as it is forced to accept that states can’t act beyond their capacities - at least not for long

Although coverage of the war in Yemen is still a staple item on TV news, analysts and officials exude a tangible confidence that bin Salman has bitten off more than he can chew. They see the nuclear deal with the United States and its UN Security Council partners as a regional game-changer that has isolated Saudi Arabia.

They also feel the war-tide in Syria is turning favourably as their ally Bashar al-Assad seems to be gaining military ground over Saudi-supported rebel groups. Saudi Arabia’s ally Turkey has started to lessen its hostility to Assad.

“The Saudis are using old-fashioned concepts to make the so-called Iranian threat the main issue for legitimising their policy, but the age for this has past. They might think this Salman doctrine is a good idea but the region is not in a mood for offensives,” Kayhan Barzegar, the director of the Institute for Middle East Strategic Studies, told Middle East Eye.

Barzegar’s basic concept, which he applied to Turkey and his own country, was that states can’t act beyond their capacities, at least not for long.

Iran had to make a deal with the US, Turkey had to make one with Russia after mistakenly thinking it could challenge Vladimir Putin by shooting down a Russian fighter-bomber last autumn.

The same was true for Saudi Arabia.

“They might think they can bring America to be anti-Iran in the region again but it won’t happen, especially at a time when Russia and China are developing their relations with Iran,” he said – by Jonathan Steele

Comment by Judith Brown: I think this is a shrewd analysis. From the beginning of this disgusting war My view has been that Iran has sat on the side lines in Yemen thinking that Saudi would overstretch itself. It does just enough to provoke Saudi into continued spending $200 million US a day - nearly one and a half billion US dollars a week - on the war in Yemen, knowing that Saudi can't sustain that for ever and it will be weakened in the effort. That is already happening. This article seems to confirm that view. Not that it means that Iran cares about Yemen. On the contrary, it means like Saudi Arabia - and much of the rest of the world - it doesn't give a damn.

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

29.8.2016 – Shapban (B E P)

#UAEacademic: #Saudiis stealing 600,000 barrels of our oil daily & it's occupying 4000 of our land

cp9 USA

Siehe / see cp1

30.8.2016 – Salon (* A P)

Rights group blasts U.S. “hypocrisy” in “vast flood of weapons” to Saudi Arabia, despite war crimes

Amnesty International condemns Obama's "astonishing," unprecedented arms deals with repressive Middle East regimes

Amnesty International has accused the U.S. of “deadly hypocrisy” for its massive arms deals with Middle East governments that have carried out war crimes and other violations of international law.

“One of the unspoken legacies of the Obama administration is the extraordinary uptake in the amount of U.S. weapons and military aid that are provided to major U.S. allies like Saudi Arabia, Israel and Egypt that have terrible records when it comes to human rights,” explained Sunjeev Bery in an interview with Salon.

Bery, the advocacy director for Middle East and North Africa issues at Amnesty International USA, called on the Obama administration to “do an about-face on its current policy of providing vast arms sales and military aid to repressive allies in the Middle East.” - by Ben Norton

30.8.2016 – Camedia News (* A P)

U.S. Congressman Ted Lieu Leads 64 Congressional Members to Call for Postpone of Arms Sale to Saudi Arabia

U.S. Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) led a bipartisan group of 64 Members of Congress in sending a letter to U.S. President Barack Obama urging him to postpone the sale of new arms to Saudi Arabia.

Lieu’s office announced Tuesday that the goal is to give the U.S. Congress sufficient time to debate the merits of the deal in light of the Saudi-led Coalition’s operational conduct in Yemen.

The letter is co-led by Reps. Ted Yoho (R-FL), John Conyers (D-MI), and Mick Mulvaney (R-SC).

Congressman Lieu has previously raised concerns about the Coalition’s killing of civilians in letters to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff last September and to Secretaries John Kerry and Ash Carter in March.

He has also introduced legislation to establish new guidelines for weapons sales to Saudi Arabia.

“The actions of the Saudi-led Coalition in Yemen are as reprehensible as they are illegal. The multiple, repeated airstrikes on civilians look like war crimes. Hospitals, schools, and wedding parties are not legitimate military targets,” said Lieu – by George Bao

The letter here:

30.8.2016 – Justin Amash (* A P)

On Monday, 63 of my colleagues and I sent the following letter to Pres. Obama:

August 29, 2016

Dear President Obama,

On August 8, your administration notified Congress of intent to sell $1.15 billion of weapons to Saudi Arabia, including tanks which would replace tanks destroyed in Saudi Arabia's war against Houthi rebels in Yemen.

We respectfully urge you to postpone this plan and withdraw the notification for the following reasons.

Past Congressional concerns about Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen have not been addressed. =

29.8.2016 – The American Conservative (* A P)

These members of Congress deserve a lot of credit for taking on a difficult task in challenging the administration over its support for the Saudi-led campaign in Yemen. They may or may not succeed in delaying this latest sale, but they are doing important work just by putting the policy of uncritical backing for the Saudis and their allies under the scrutiny that has been needed for more than a year. They are bringing much-needed attention to the Obama administration’s irresponsible and indefensible enabling of reckless client states and the destruction those states have wrought in Yemen – by Daniel Larison

29.8.2016 – Al Monitor (* B P)

Yemen turns over Washington lobbying to Saudis

Impoverished and ravaged by civil war, Yemen has largely turned over its diplomatic activism to Saudi Arabia since its much richer neighbor launched operations to restore President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi to power.

Congress and the Obama administration have also begun to run out of patience, especially as US arms sales to Saudi Arabia have made Washington a locus of worldwide anger at the operation.

The Americans determine targeting of every child, residential compound, house, home, shop, market or mosque targeted in this country,” Houthi leader Abdul Malik al-Houthi declared in April 2015. “They determined for the Saudi regime the targets to hit. Then, they supervised and ran the striking operation. Therefore, the Saudi regime is a soldier and servant of the Americans.”

While the Obama administration had been pushing for the resupply of munitions for the Saudi-led campaign despite mounting criticism from some lawmakers over the civilian death toll, the White House may be having second thoughts – by Julian Pecquet

Comment: This article in parts sounds like an effort to whitewash the US interference in the Yemen conflict. The US up to now did NOT reduce it's engagement for the Saudi warfare, their humanitarian help is absoluteley neglectable to other facts like arms export to Saudi Arabia, refueling Saudi jets and logsitic help.

29.8.2016 – The Hill (* A P)

US arms sale to Saudi Arabia under fire from lawmakers

A bipartisan quartet of lawmakers is circulating a letter that seeks to delay a pending arms sale to Saudi Arabia.

The lawmakers are targeting the arms sale as part of their opposition to U.S. support for the Saudi-led bombing campaign in Yemen against Iran-backed Houthi rebels.

Lawmaker criticism of U.S. support for the campaign has recently grown louder, following Saudi airstrikes that hit a school and a hospital, killing dozens of civilians.

The $1.15 billion arms sale, which the State Department approved on Aug. 9, would include up to 153 tanks, hundreds of machines guns, ammunition and other equipment.

By law, Congress has 30 days to block the sale, but the lawmakers are concerned that notification was given during Congress’s summer recess and that the 30-day period will end with lawmakers having just returned to D.C.

Twenty members have so far signed the letter, according to the office of Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.).

In the draft letter, the lawmakers say past congressional concerns about the war in Yemen have not been addressed. They highlight an October letter to Obama expressing concerns about civilian casualties and a June vote in the House that narrowly failed to block the transfer of cluster bombs to Saudi Arabia – by Rebecca Kheel

13.9.2015 – The Intercept (** A P)

Two Short Paragraphs That Summarize the U.S. Approach to Human Rights Advocacy

a passage from a 2013 Washington Post article that I want to highlight because of how illuminating it is. That Post article describes the Obama administration’s growing alliance with human-rights-abusing regimes in Africa, which allow the U.S. to expand its drone operations there, and contains this unusually blunt admission from a “senior U.S. official” (emphasis added):

Human-rights groups have also accused the U.S. government of holding its tongue about political repression in Ethiopia, another key security partner in East Africa. The countries that cooperate with us get at least a free pass,” acknowledged a senior U.S. official who specializes in Africa but spoke on condition of anonymity to avoid retribution. “Whereas other countries that don’t cooperate, we ream them as best we can.”

The Post article went on to note that the Bush administration “took the same approach,” and that while “many U.S. diplomats and human-rights groups had hoped Obama would shift his emphasis in Africa from security to democracy … that has not happened.” In fact, “‘There’s pretty much been no change at all,’ the official said. ‘In the end, it was an almost seamless transition from Bush to Obama.'” - by Glen Greenwald

cp10 Großbritannien / Great Britain

30.8.2016 – Government (A P)

Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Yemen

Mr Simon Shercliff OBE has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Yemen in succession to Mr Edmund Fitton-Brown, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Shercliff will take up his appointment during January 2017.

Comment: Might be good news. Fitton-Brown was a hardliner fully backing Saudi intervention.

30.8.2016 – The Ferret (* A P)

Scots politicians have backed a call by the UN for an independent investigation into alleged war crimes in Yemen.

Douglas Chapman, MP for Dunfermline and West Fife, sits on the Arms Exports Controls Committee:

“It’s clear from these actions that UK Government ministers have misjudged the situation in Yemen very badly indeed. They are covering their tracks. The call for an independent based investigation into violations of international humanitarian law in Yemen is well founded and that inquiry cannot come soon enough.”

Ross Greer MSP, External Affairs spokesperson for the Scottish Greens, said: “When the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights calls out violations and abuses, the US and Britain cannot ignore the situation any longer.

cp11 Deutschland / Germany

8.11.2016 – Blätter für deutsche und internationale Politik (** B P)

Immer einer Meinung

Wie Alphajournalisten die politische Debatte bestimmen

Das Verhältnis zwischen Journalisten und ihren Quellen ist eine Symbiose, bestimmt vom Tauschgeschäft „Information gegen Publizität“: Der Journalist bekommt Informationen und verschafft im Gegenzug seiner Quelle (oder deren Anliegen) Öffentlichkeit. Doch dieses Tauschgeschäft muss erst einmal zustande kommen – und Entscheider aus Politik und Wirtschaft geben Hintergrundwissen, Exklusivinformationen oder Interviews am ehesten jenen Journalisten, mit denen sie auf einer Wellenlänge liegen und von denen sie keine ernsthafte Gefahr für die eigene Position befürchten müssen.

Wer vom Habitus her kompatibel mit den oberen Schichten ist, hat daher größere Chancen auf eine Karriere im Journalismus – vor allem in solchen Medien, die den Anspruch haben, das Geschehen im Entscheidermilieu aktuell und detailliert abzubilden, und daher auf Quellen in den höheren Etagen angewiesen sind. Prestige-Medien wie die „Süddeutsche Zeitung“, die „Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung“, „Die Welt“, „Der Spiegel“ und „Die Zeit“ verstehen sich auch als Plattformen des Elitendiskurses, als Orte, wo Politiker, Wirtschaftsführer oder Kulturschaffende mit Statements, Interviews oder Gastbeiträgen die öffentliche Debatte zu beeinflussen versuchen. Wer hier arbeitet, dem hilft Fundamentalopposition nicht weiter, für den ist eher ein funktionierendes, gut gepflegtes Netzwerk zu Akteuren und Insidern nützlich.

So stehen Journalisten der tonangebenden Medien in einem ständigen Spannungsfeld zwischen ihren Nutzern und ihren Quellen. Sie sollen Auge und Ohr des Publikums sein, dessen Fragen beantworten, die Mächtigen kritisieren und kontrollieren – gleichzeitig brauchen sie aber auch gute Kontakte in die höheren Kreise und das Wohlwollen hochrangiger Informanten. Die Interessen der Regierten zu vertreten und gleichzeitig nahe an die Regierenden heranzukommen, das ist ein klassischer Zielkonflikt. Beides kann nicht gleichzeitig maximiert werden

Wenn aber für Nutzer sichtbar wird, dass Journalisten in elitären Zirkeln verkehren und praktisch Teil jener Schicht sind, die als die herrschende wahrgenommen wird, kann das massives Vertrauen kosten – zumal, wenn sie direkt in Ereignisse involviert sind, über die sie berichten – von Uwe Krüger

Kommentar: Die desolate Jemen-Berichtersattung in deutschen und allgemein westlichen Medien ist ja nur ein kleiner Aspekt dieses Themas.

27.8.2016 – Wissensmanufaktur (** B P)

So werden Sie manipuliert! Rico Albrecht - Sommer 2016

Kompakt, präzise und anschaulich präsentiert Rico Albrecht die aktuellen Methoden der Manipulation in der veröffentlichten Meinung. Mit diesem Grundlagenwissen enttarnen Sie die Propaganda künftig selbst und können sich und Andere davor schützen.
Vortrag von Rico Albrecht bei den Seegesprächen 2016 am Starnberger See.

1.2016 – RT (** B P)

Der ultimative Mainstreammedien-Guide von RT Deutsch – Teil 1: BILD und
Die Medienlandschaft in Deutschland gilt unter vielen Beobachtern immer noch als objektiv und unabhängig. Doch ein analytischer Blick auf die großen deutschen Medien legt deren Interessenverstrickungen und Abhängigkeiten offen. In einer fünfteiligen Serie bringt RT Deutsch nun Licht ins Dunkel. Der erste Teil der Serie beschäftigt sich mit den Axel Springer-Publikationen BILD und Zahlreiche Querverweise, weiterführende Links und Videos ermöglichen ein vertiefendes Studium der Materie.
Teil 1: BILD / (Axel Springer-Verlag)
Teil 2: Der Spiegel / Spiegel Online
Teil 3: Öffentlich-rechtliche Rundfunk- und Fernsehanstalten
Teil 4: Private TV-Sender
Teil 5: Tageszeitungen mit den weiteren Links

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

30.8.2016 – Living in Yemen on the edge (A P)

BREAKING: Houthi's political council in #Yemenis a positive step: Iraq's FM

29.8.2016 – Freedom for Bahrain (A P)

The innocent martyr Hassan Jassim Hassan Hayki was killed under the torture. They shocked him with electricity inside police station investigation room; Just to make him confess with crime he didn't do.

Who is the real terrorist?

On June 30, 2016, they killed Fakhriya Muslim Ahmed a mother in front of her 3 children without mercy or caring about them or their life!

Welcome to Kingdom Of Bahrain! (graphic images)

cp13a Waffenhandel / Arms trade

31.8.2016 – Armament Research (* A K)

Research Report No. 6: Spanish C90-CR rocket launchers & Alhambra hand grenades in Yemen

The reportexamines two products from the Spanish defence firm Instalaza S.A. which have been identified in the hands of Houthi rebel forces during the ongoing conflict in Yemen. These two weapons – C90-CR series rocket launchers and Alhambra series hand grenades – are not known to have been held in the inventory of the Republic of Yemen Armed Forces. However, they are in service with Saudi Arabia and were most likely obtained by way of battlefield capture.

It is reasonable to suggest that the capture of the weapons as outlined in this report likely represent only a fraction, albeit perhaps one significant for its types, of the total inventory of Spanish weaponry in Houthi rebel position. It is also reasonable, therefore, to anticipate that Yemeni forces may come into contact with more of these weapons in future. and report in full:

Comment by Hisham Al-Omeisy : One of many arms Houthis wouldn't have ever been allowed to procure but now easily snatched from Saudis. #Yemen

Comment by Judith Brown: These are arms now in the hands of the Houthis that were supplied to Saudi. Either snatched in successful ground war - or sold by soldiers in the Saudi paid bit of so called Hadi's army.

22.8.2016 – Telepolis (* B K)

Waffenhandel: Vom Balkan über Saudi-Arabien in die Hände syrischer Dschihadisten

Vorwürfe gegen Kroatien und andere europäische Länder

In Syrien tobt seit 2011 ein Bürgerkrieg. Die Waffen, die die Dschihadisten dort einsetzen, kommen einer gemeinsamen Recherche des Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) und des Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) nach zu einem großen Teil aus Kroatien, Bosnien, Montenegro, Serbien, Rumänien, Tschechien, der Slowakei und Bulgarien. Aus Verträgen, Flugstatistiken und anderen Dokumenten schließt die BIRN/OCCRP-Kooperation, dass diese acht Länder seit 2012 Raketenwerfer, Panzerabwehrsysteme, Mörsergranaten, Sturmgewehre und Munition im Wert von etwa 1,2 Milliarden Euro in den Nahen Osten geliefert haben.

Zwei Drittel der Lieferungen gingen nach Saudi-Arabien, der Rest vor allem in die Türkei, nach Jordanien und in die Vereinigten Arabischen Emirate. BIRN/OCCRP zufolge sind viele der von Saudi-Arabien aus den acht Ländern importierten Rüstungsgüter nicht mit denen kompatibel, die das Land eigentlich einsetzt. Schon deshalb liege der Verdacht nahe, dass sie an andere Kriegsakteure geliefert werden: An Dschihadisten in Syrien (wo die Saudis die Regierung stürzen wollen, wie WikiLeaks-Dokumente vor fünf Monatenenthüllten) und an Sunniten im Jemen,– von Peter Mühlbauer

Kommentar: Auch hierüber wurde schon mehrmals berichtet, überwiegend auf Englisch.

16.8.2016 – Defense One (* A K)

US-Made Patriot Missiles Shoot Down Houthi Rockets

A top U.S. admiral revealed the new detail about Saudi Arabia, already criticized for how they’re using their arsenal of Western-supplied arms against Yemen.

Saudi Arabia used American-made Patriot missile interceptors to shoot down rockets fired by Houthi rebels from Yemen last week, according to a top U.S.military commander.

The test underscored the Saudi’s reliance on U.S. supplied arms even as Washington has attempted to distance itself from widely underreported conflict which has claimed thousands of civilian lives, many of them in airstrikes from Saudi warplanes. It also comes as U.S. lawmakers push to block a $1.15 billion deal to sell Riyadh new Abrams tanks – by Marcus Weisgerber

cp13b Mercenaries / Söldner

Siehe / See cp6

30.8.2016 – Haykal Bafana (A K)

1st batch of 200+ south #Yemenrecruits en route fr Aden via Eritrea to help #SaudiArabia in besieged south KSA areas. Salary : US$350.

Let's cut the BS : I tell you this - These Yemen 'recruits' are AQAP. Expect terror soon against Shia Saudis in KSA's Najran, Asir & Jizan. and

Comment by Judith Brown: Well it seems that Saudi Arabia is sending more recruits to Aden - I'm not sure if that salary is hourly daily weekly though. So it might be a lot or more likely it's very little indeed. But Yemenis are desperate for any pay in a land where all forms of employment are being bombed to bits.

cp13c Flüchtlinge / Refugees

31.8.2016 – Holsteinischer Courier ( H P)

Jemen-Flüchtlinge wünschen sich eine Entscheidung

Etwa 70 Flüchtlinge protestierten vor der Erstaufnahme am Haart / Sie wünschen sich eine Einstufung des Jemen als unsicheres Herkunftsland

Rund 70 Flüchtlinge aus dem Jemenprotestierten mit Plakaten gegen die Einstufung ihres Heimatlandes als sicheres Herkunftsland. Denn das bedeutet jahrelange Aufenthaltszeiten und keine Teilnahme an Integrationskursen.

30.8.2016 - UN High Commissioner for Refugees (A H)

Somalia Task Force on Yemen Situation: Inter-Agency Update #15 (1 - 15 August 2016)

33,166 Arrivals from Yemen since 27 March 2015, at the early onset of the crisis

7,249 Yemenis registered in Somalia since 27 March 2015 (including Somalis with dual Yemeni-Somali citizenship)

During the reporting period, 10 boats arrivals in Somalia from Yemen, carrying a total of 309 individuals (116 Yemenis and 193 Somalis).

In Puntland 6 boats carrying a total of 208 individuals (31 Yemenis and 177 Somalis). Of the new arrivals, 156 went to the Bossaso reception center and were registered by UNHCR in direct collaboration with local authorities and partners.

In Somaliland 4 boats carrying a total of 101 individuals (85 Yemenis and 16 Somalis). Of the new arrivals, 101 went to the reception center and were registered by UNHCR in direct collaboration with local authorities and partners. and in full:

30.8.2016 - UN High Commissioner for Refugees (A H)

Djibouti Remote Monitoring Report, August 2016

The number of refugees in Djibouti is approximately 20,000, and all are reliant on humanitarian assistance. Of that number, more than 12,000 are Somali nationals and over 3,300 are Yemeni nationals. In addition, there are about 16,000 transit migrants and returnees. Despite the ongoing conflict in Yemen, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has not reported any new influx of refugees from that country in recent months. and in full:

30.8.2016 - UN High Commissioner for Refugees (A H)

Map: Yemen: Planned activities in Aden, Al Dhale’e, Al Hudaydah, Al Bayda, Al Jawf, Amanat Al Asimah, Amran, Hajjah, Ibb, Sa’ada, and Taizz Governorates under the HPF 1st standard allocation 2016 (25 Aug 2016) =

cp13d Zentralbank / Central Bank

31.8.2016 – Asharq Al-Awsat (A P)

GCC Official: Alternative Solutions to Yemen’s Occupied Central Bank

Asked about concerns over the ongoing Houthi control over the country’s Central Bank, GCC Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Negotiations Abdulaziz Aluwaisheg said that some alternative mechanisms can be adopted by donor states to deliver the funds dedicated to reconstruction projects.

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

Siehe / See cp6

Drone strike kills 3 Qaeda suspects in Yemen

A presumed US drone strike in southern Yemen killed three Al-Qaeda suspects on Tuesday, a security official and a tribal source said.

The strike hit a vehicle carrying the three alleged militants in the eastern suburbs of Ataq, the capital of Shabwa province, the official said.

Two of the suspects who were injured in the attack later succumbed to their wounds, a tribal source said, raising an earlier toll of one killed.

Comment: Again ??? „ 3 Qaeda suspects“ ???

29.8.2016 – Voice of America (* B T)

IS Gaining Foothold in Yemen

The Islamic State group is becoming a growing menace in Yemen and is further destabilizing a war-torn nation already past its breaking point.

In recent years, the group has built support bases across the country, with a particular concentration in the south and southeastern parts. Monday’s attack in Aden — in which at least 45 people were killed — is the latest example of the growing presence of the group in Yemen.

With the declaration of an Islamic caliphate in Syria and Iraq in June 2014 by IS, many jihadist groups across the world began to pledge allegiance to the group. In Yemen, several groups affiliated with al-Qaida expressed their desire to operate under the command of the newly formed terror leadership in Syria and Iraq.

Amid a complex civil war, IS would continue to gain territory and influence in a country that is witnessing a multi-layered conflict, analysts said.

"They are exploiting the security and political vacuum in the country," said Maysaa Shuja Aldeen, a Cairo-based Yemeni affairs analyst.

IS and al-Qaida in Yemen are essentially the same group, but they have different battle and political tactics, she said.

Still, analysts say IS has high potential to overshadow al-Qaida's presence in the impoverished Arab nation. The brutal attacks carried out on Yemeni military personnel and civilians by factions of al-Qaida has attracted IS leadership. – by Sirwan Kajjo

28.8.2016 – Albawaba (A P)

Bing translates “Daesh” as “Saudi Arabia”, angers entire Kingdom

A translation error on Bing Translate has put the Microsoft Corporation in hot water with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Apparently, when the Arabic word Daesh(“Daesh”, the Arabic acronym for the so-called Islamic State) was typed into Bing Translate, the words “Saudi Arabia” would appear as the English translation, according to Khaberni.

The technical error caused an uproar in Saudi Arabia, where many Saudi social media users called for a boycott of Bing and Microsoft.

Comment: Algorithms can be more intelligent than humans (sometimes), they are less corrupt (many times).

22.8.2016 – (* B T)

A Persistent and Resilient Adversary: Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula

The history of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) is a tale of 1,001 nights that catalogues every dimension of frustration in combatting terrorism: an impoverished failing state, a heavily armed society with a warrior subculture, persistent and resilient adversaries, corrupt and duplicitous governors, shifting tribal loyalties, sectarian divisions and foreign powers with conflicting agendas, among others. But despite this dark assessment, it is still possible that the United States and its Gulf allies, namely Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, are finally getting the measure of the group. But will that turn out to be another illusion?

The United States views AQAP as the most dangerous of al Qaeda's affiliates, yet its pursuit of the group has been inconsistent. Today, amid the tumult, the United States is backing Saudi Arabia in its efforts to prop up the beleaguered Yemeni government. At the same time, the United Arab Emirates has made modest progress as the leading U.S. ally in the fight against AQAP.

Unlike al Qaeda's other affiliates, which have generally concentrated on local contests, AQAP, while engaging its foes in Yemen, has never abandoned Osama bin Laden's line of attacking the far enemy—the United States – by Brian Michael Jenkins

cp15 Propaganda

31.8.2016 – Reuters (A P)

Saudi Arabia says Houthis will not be allowed to take over Yemen

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said on Wednesday the Iranian-allied Houthi movement would not be allowed to take over Yemen, as he accused Iran of seeking to sow unrest around the region.

Speaking to Reuters in Beijing, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said the ball was in the Houthis' court as to whether peace talks resumed.

"What is certain, not questionable, certain, they will not be allowed to take over Yemen. Period. So the legitimate government will be defended," al-Jubeir said.

"The chance they have is to enter the political process, reach an agreement ... for the benefit of all Yemenis including the Houthis," he said.

Speaking earlier to students at a Beijing university, al-Jubeir lambasted Iran.

"We see Iran supporting Houthis in Yemen and trying to take over the government, supply weapons to the Houthis, smuggle explosives to Bahrain, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia," he said.

"We wish we could be as good neighbors like before the 1979 revolution," al-Jubeir said.

"It's up to Iran to mend its behavior."

Comment: Nothing new, blaming the Houthis and Iran. Anyway, Iran is of no importance for Yemen. And the Houthis will not take up partisanship „peace plans“ making them a second class party. So simple things can be.

Comment by Judith Brown: Note: Houthis are Yemenis. Saudis are not. Yemenis will choose their own leaders. Saudi should not. And that is what the Saudis are terrified of - they don't want any democracy on their southern flank. I don't think girls one moment that in an election the Houthis round sweep to power. But I am certain they will be in the political mix of rulers if Yemenis all selected the rulers that they want.

30.8.2016 – Asharq Al-Awsat (* A K P)

Yemen’s Mohammed Maitami: Early Cost of Damage Touches $15 Billion

Damage brought about by the guerrilla war in Yemen has recently accounted for an augmented $15 billion, according to Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Mohammed Maitami.

Speaking to Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper, Maitami says that the size of damage done has increased from a previously announced imprecise $12 billion. Primary evaluation has not delivered its assessment with accuracy given that most of the study was dependent on satellite retrieved footage and data, with no field review whatsoever.

Maitami added that the revised figure came after an effective aerial photography that combed six of Yemen’s districts and four cities (two situated south and two north.)

The Yemeni government carried out the field assessment in the lines of topographic impartiality, said Maitami.

Warring blocs in Yemen must be prepared to fast-track through finding a solution for restoring peace and launching nationwide reconstruction projects, commented Maitami – by Nayef Al-Rasheed

Comment: That really is fancyful propaganda. $ 15 billion with certainty only is a very small part of the real costs of restoring the damages of war in Yemen. This figure is relating on a World Bank report estimating $ 14 billion, see, comments at cp2, which at once had been critisised – for right. More realistic estimates were about $ 100 to $ 200 billion (see and comments cp2. The minor figure of $ 14 or 15 billion is calculating down the bill for those who should pay for all that – that's the Saudis, the Gulf countries and the West. And, of course, such a figure generally calculates down the possible objections of having committed war crimes.

A crazy propaganda is ascribing the damages in Yemen to a „guerrilla war“. What a „guerilla war“ should be in Yemen?? No word on Saudi air raids. That's a minister of the Hadi illegal „government“ telling this.

See also by AFP:

30.8.2016 – AFP (* A P)

Yemen reconstruction seen at $15 bn: minister

Reconstruction of war-torn Yemen could cost $15 billion, a cabinet minister said on Tuesday, citing a multilateral institution.

"The World Bank estimates... $15 billion," Abdulraqeb Saif Fateh, Yemen's minister of local administration, told AFP on the sidelines of a workshop on Yemen's post-war recovery.

He gave no details of what exactly the figure would cover but the war has left Yemenis suffering from shortages of food, water, sanitation and healthcare.

Fateh told reporters that it is "not easy to regain the trust" of donors after what has happened but the government pledges transparent and accountable programmes.

"The donors are ready but they are requesting a safe environment and that's their right," he said, adding that local partners and agencies are ready to do their part.

The World Bank estimated that restoring Libya's infrastructure will cost an estimated $200 billion over 10 years.

Comment: Compare the figure for Libya. That sounds realistic, and in Yemen there is not less destruction at all compared to Libya.

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

31.8.2016 – Legal Center (* A K PH)


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

Casualties and damages (full list):

31.8.2016 – Hussain Albukhaiti (A K PH)

Aftermath of #Saudi #UAE CO strikes on Hajah main cooking gas station (photo)

30.8.2016 – Yemen Today TV (A K PH)

Film: Saudi air raid at presidential palace, Saada

30.8.2016 – Yemen Today TV (A K PH)

Film: The martyrdom of three and wounding 14 raids intense aggression on the farm and a mosque north of the capital War College 30-08 - 2016

30.8.2016 – Almasirah TV (A K PH)

Film: Saudi air raids at Saada province, station, market, farm, 29.8.

31.8.2016 – Der Standard (A K)

16 Zivilisten bei Luftangriff im Jemen getötet

Bei einem Luftangriff im Norden des Bürgerkriegslandes Jemen sind nach Rebellenangaben mindestens 16 Zivilisten getötet worden. Die von den schiitischen Houthi-Rebellen kontrollierte Nachrichtenagentur Saba warf am Mittwoch der von Saudi-Arabien geführten Militärkoalition vor, die Provinz Saada bombardiert zu haben. Es seien auch Frauen und Kinder gestorben.

Wie üblich, auf Englisch besser:

31.8.2016 – Reuters (* A K)

Air strike kills 16 members of Yemeni imam's family: Reuters witness, resident

At least 16 members of the extended family of a Yemeni mosque imam were killed on Wednesday in an air strike on their family home in northern Yemen by the Saudi-led Arab coalition, a Reuters witness, a medic and a resident said.

They said missiles struck a house of the imam, identified as Saleh Abu Zainah, in northern Saada province. The imam, his family, his two sons and their families all died in the attack, they said.

It was the latest in a series of raids by the coalition, which is providing air support to Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi in his fight against Iran-allied Houthis who have seized much of the country since 2014.

Pictures taken by a Reuters photographer showed men digging up the body of a child from under the rubble.

"The air raid happened in the morning and because the house was made of mud, it took us until noon to be able to dig the bodies out," said Nayef, a resident who helped remove the rubble to recover the bodies – by Mohammed Ghobari (with photo) and film, should be this incident:

30.8.2016 – Jahaf (* A K)

3 families of 16 civilians most of them women & children killed in by Saudi aircrafts Al-Sahan area in #Saada#Yemen many still under the rubble and

30.8.2016 – Josephjo1221 (A K PH)

The only survivor of Saudi airstrikes on Sadah,North of #Yemen!! Where is media?! The war on the children of #Yemen (image)

30.8.2016 – Shuaib M. Almosawa (A K)

Film: At least 8 Saudi airstrikes have hit War College in Rawda district,Sana.This footage was captured by my cousin there

30.-31.8.2016 – Tweets, Sanaa in the evening, at night (A K)

NOW 11 #Saudi #UAE strike military academy&homes around it nrth #Sanaa district whr I live 3civiln kild

In case you still wondering. Yes bombing Sanaa still active till this moment, with jets in sky.

Saudi aerial bombardment of Sana'a continues to this very moment. Not sure how this is conducive to peace plan announced days ago.

Sundown to now : 5 hours so far of #Saudi airstrikes on multiple locations in #Yemen capital Sanaa.

Two huge blasts rock the western side of Sanaa city. Have no idea where exactly, but felt pressure waves and massive sounds.

#Saudis targeted airport with 4 sorties few hours after Residential & Humanitarian Rep of #UN n #Yemen urged world 2open Sanaa airport today

#Saudiraid hit the house of pro-Saleh Gen. Al-Jaffi in #Sanaa, tonight

It is 2:30 am in #Sana'a #Yemen capital and huge explosion shocked our house after new #Saudi air strike targeted somewhere in downtown.

Smoke rises over the sky of Sanaa due to Saudi bombardments in the city this early morning (film)

Massive explosions rocking Sanaa, following intense Saudi jets flying over the sky of the city.Pix taken now (photos)

Good morning world. 5huge explosins rock the capital Sanaa by the Saudi jets, 5missiles in less than 3 minutes. It is 8:43 AM now

Saudi-led coalition is bombing N Sanaa 'sans frontier' for 1/2 hr now. #Yemen. World keep watching!!!!!

30.8.2016 – Dr. Karim (A K)

Reports of Saudi-led airstrikes on a court in #Amran, a gas station in #Hajjah#Yemen

30.8.2016 – Fatik Al-Rodaini (A K)

Intense #Saudi warplanes have been flying over the sky of the capital #Sanaa since almost 2 hours till this minute.

The capital Sanaa is under heavy bombardment by Saudi jets now, massive explosions are being heard loudly in northern Sanaa. #Yemen and and see also

30.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi raids kill nine civilians in Taiz

Around nine people were killed on Tuesday in two Saudi air raids on Taiz province, a local official said.
The Saudi warplanes targeted two cars in a parking in Taiz- Mocha intersection, the official said, adding three other people were injured in the raids.
On August 27, the Saudi warplanes targeted a popular souk in Shara'ab intersection, killing at least 15 people, injuring others.

30.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi raids kill nine civilians in TaizAround nine people were killed on Tuesday in two Saudi air raids on Taiz province, a local official said.
The Saudi warplanes targeted two cars in a parking in Taiz- Mocha intersection, the official said, adding three other people were injured in the raids.
On August 27, the Saudi warplanes targeted a popular souk in Shara'ab intersection, killing at least 15 people, injuring others.

30.8.2016 – Hussain Albukhaiti (A K PH)

#Saudi #UAE strike tday Sharaab road junction #Taiz #Yemen 16kild10injrd all passengers C thread 4ystr casulty and images are here (graphic) and here and film =

30.8.2016 – Dr. Karim (A K)

Reports of increased civilian toll to 16 killed,10 wounded in new Saudi-led airstrike on Sharaab Junction, Taiz Yemen

30.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi fighter jets launch raids on Nehm

The Saudi fighter jets waged on Tuesday a series of air raids on areas in Nehm district of Sana'a province, a security official said.
The hostile jets targeted telecommunications towers with four raids in al-Masbar Mount. The towers were destroyed completely, the official said.
He added the Saudi fighter jets waged three raids on al-Madfon area with three raids and al-Majaweha with two raids in Nehm causing huge damage to agricultural land of citizens.

30.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi raids kill three in Sa'ada

Three people were killed on Tuesday in a Saudi air raid in Razeh district of Sa'ada province, a security official said.
The raid targeted Sha'arah area in Razeh, killing the three people and injuring three others while they were onboard in a car during its passing in the targeted house, the official added.
Meanwhile, the Saudi warplanes waged seven air raids on the republican Palace in Sa'ada city causing the destruction of the Palace completely.
The warplanes targeted Kahlan area with two air raids and a Fuel station in al-Oqab area in Sa'ada city with an air raid.
The Saudi aggression launched an air raid on al-Aqeq area in Kutaf district, an air raid on Kadam area in al-Safra district.

30.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi jets target gathering of mercenaries at al-Jawf province

The Saudi war jets targeted gathering of mercenaries after fleeing from Sofr al- Hanaya and Ham in al- Matoun district, which led to deaths and injuries in their ranks and to burn military vehicle .
He pointed out that a number of the wounded and the charred bodies arrived to al-Hazm City hospitals. and film:

Comment: „Friendly fire“.

30.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi warplanes wage raid on Sanaa Dhamar road

30.8.2016 – Legal Center (* A K PH)


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

Casualties and damages (full list):

30.8.2016 – Fatik Al-Rodaini (A K)

At least 3 ppl have been killed while a person wounded in an attack by #Saudi jets on a car in al-Auzd mountain in Razeh of #Saada. and

30.8.2016 – Fatik Al-Rodaini (A K)

At least 9 ppl have been killed and 3 others wounded in a raid by #Saudi jets on a bus station in Sharaab of Taiz

30.8.2016 – Shapban (A K)

#Saudiwarplanes hovering now over #Yemen's capital. It's 2:00 am in the morning?

29.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi fighter jets wage raids on Sa'ada

The hostile jets targeted the highway, al-Hrfe and Need Dor areas in Baqim district with eight raids ,caused to burning of two cars and a bulldozer used to repair the roads.
The official added the fighter jets also waged two raids on Market and citizens' farms in Kitaf district and one raid on Petrol station in Shar district.

29.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi warplanes launch raids on Belad al-Rous

causing huge damage to the main road the district

29.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi raids kill man, injure photographer A man was killed on Monday in Saudi raids in al-Moton district of Jawf province, a local official said.
Ahmed Hasan Hamtan, al-Maserah's press photographer, was also injured by the raids when the warplanes targeted al-Falaqa and Safr al-Hanaya areas in al-Moton, the official added.
The raids caused huge damage to citizens' houses and their farms, he pointed out.

29.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi warplanes wage raids on Capital

29.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi raids hit houses in NehmThe Saudi war jets waged on Monday four air raids on Nehm district of Sana'a province, a security official said.
The official added the raids targeted Ali Qa'asha's house and Mused al-Dahena's house in Marhaba area in Nehm.
The hostile raids targeted also al-Methaq school in Nehm causing huge damage to it, the official pointed out.

31./ 29.8.2016 – Liveuamap / Fars News / Alezzisa (A K)

Yemen: Unidentified "HZ-128" drone crashed in Midi desert in Hajjah gov. Believed to be used by Saudi-led coalition and and

29.8.2016 – Saudi war crimes (A K PH)

Saada: Pictures of the Directorate of Petroleum station Sohar Talh area targeted by the Saudi Air Aggression yesterday, destroying the station and burned ..okhalaf Malk great destruction of property in the vicinity of the station citizens.

29.8.2016 – Yemen Post (A K PH)

Factory DESTROYED: 6 civilians killed when Saudi airstrike attacked factory & shopping area in #Yemencapital today.

and also

29.8.2016 – Hussain Albukhaiti (A K PH)

Number of dead by #Saudi#UAECO strikes on shops&homes in Alnahdah district of #Sanaa#Yemenreached 7& 10 injurd (photos) and

30.8.2016 – Legal Center (* A K PH)


-On Monday, at 7:00 am, Legal center for rights and development documented the bombing of Saudi Arabia warplanes and its alliance by a high explosive missile on #AL_Wefaq_Factory for plastics belonging to the civilian/ Hameed Muhammad Saber which is located in #DhabanNeighborhood, #Bani_AL_Hareth_district at the north of #Sanaa_Capital.
-The airstrikes caused the injury of 15 civilians including 6 children and 3 women. The three women work in the factory and destroyed it with a Hilux car and truck belonging to it.
-The airstrikes also caused huge damages in 4 food stores, Semsem Factory for Ice cream and Juice, the house of the civilian/Haqlan, ten houses and the mosque of Ali Muthanna.
-More than 50 workers of the factory have lost their jobs. Furthermore, 32 civilians including women and children of Haqlan Family displaced (photos)

29.8.2016 – Legal Center (A K PH)

29-8-2016- In this morning Saudi Arabia warplanes and its alliance committed a massacre in #Dhahban_Market#Sanaa_Provinceand caused many casualties and damages.
- Two airstrikes targeted a public market in Sana'a that led to kill 6 women and wounded 11 civilians including 5 women and 3 children also they destroyed 10 shops
- We have not recognized the names of the victims yet. (photos) and photos by and films and

29.8.2016 – Fatik Al-Rodaini (A K)

Saudi airstrikes hit today a plastic factory in Dhahban area in Sanaa, killing5 and wounding other scores (photos)

29.8.2016 – Yemen TV Today (A K PH)

Film: 5 martyrs and eight wounded, mostly women and children pounding Airline Saudi aggression Dhahban market 29-08 – 2016 and film, moment of bombing:

29.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi fighter jets wage raids on Sa'ada

The hostile jets targeted the highway, al-Hrfe and Need Dor areas in Baqim district with eight raids ,caused to burning of two cars and a bulldozer used to repair the roads.
The official added the fighter jets also waged two raids on Market and citizens' farms in Kitaf district and one raid on Petrol station in Shar district.

29.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi war jets wage raids on Sa'ada, Jizan

29.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi raid injures man in Amran

29.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi jets launch raids on Nehm

causing huge to citizens' houses and their farms

29.8.2016 – Hisham Al-Omeisy (A K)

Saudi fighter jets rocking Sana'a sky now. Guess don't want to be outdone by terrorists in Aden & here to even death score.

29.8.2016 – Hussain Albukhaiti (A K PH)

3Civilians kild 4injrd n #Saudi#UAEstrike on a car in my tribal area of Alhada n Dhamaar S #Sanaa (photos) and

29.8.2016 – Ahmad Alghobary (A K)

3 #Saudiair strikes targeted a mountain and a civilian car in my district Alhada #Dhamar#Yemen4 killed and 3 injured (graphic images) and

Update : 5 people killed and 3 injured by # 3 #Saudiair strikes on a mountain and a civilian car in my district Alhada and films: and and and and more photos:

29.8.2016 – Hussain Albukhaiti (A K PH)

Number of dead by #Saudi#UAECO strikes on shops&homes in Alnahdah district of #Sanaa#Yemenreached 7& 10 injurd (photos)

28.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi raids target some areas in Sa'ada

The Saudi fighter jets waged on Sunday air raids on Sa'ada province, a security official said.
The official added that the fighter jets targeted water pumps in al-Hamaqi area with two raids and al-Srowah in Baqem district with two raids as well.
The hostile warplanes waged three raids on al-Aqeq interjection area in Kutaf district with three raids and al-Fahwalain area with an air raid in the same district.
The raids caused huge damage to houses and properties.

28.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi warplanes wage 15 raids on Sa'ada

The Saudi warplanes have waged 15 raids on different areas in Sa'ada province, a security official said Saturday.
The warplanes targeted Mandaba in Baqem district with ten raids causing huge damage to houses and farms, the official added.
The Saudi warplanes targeted Shada district with two raids, the official said.
The warplanes targeted also a grocery in Marran area in Haidan district, he added, pointing two other raids hit the downtown of Sa'ada city.

28.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi war jets wage raids on Asir

causing damage to citizens' houses and proprieties

Comment: Relentlessly bombing own saudi territory occupied by the Houthi.

28.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi raids kill 13 civiliansAt least 10 people have killed in a Saudi air raid in the west of Taiz city, a military official said on Sunday.
The official added the Saudi warplanes targeted Shara'ab intersection zone in Hathdran area in Taiz province, killing 10 and injuring 13 others in an initial toll.
He pointed out that a man were also killed in a Saudi raid targeted an electricity station in Amran province.
In Sa'ada province, two people have been killed and two others injured in a hostile air raid targeted a car in Baqem border district, the official said.

Comment: See YPR 191, cp 16a

29.8.2016 – Fatik Al-Rodaini (A K)

Here is what I have seen today in my way to Amran, power plant was completely destroyed by KSA jets days ago (images)

cp16a US-Streubomben / US cluster bombs

29.8.2016 – Saba Net (* A K)

Bomblet kills five children in Sehar

Five children were killed on Monday in a bomblet blast in Sehar district of Sa'ada province, a security official said.
The bomblet exploded when children were playing in the district, the official pointed out.

29.8.2016 – Nasser Arrabyee (A K)

5Yemen kids Killed2day while unawarely playing with remains of US cluster bombs N Sahar Saada north of the country (graphic image; does not belong to this incident)

29.8.2016 – Hussain Albukhaiti (* A K)

#Saada5kid kild whn thy found #US#USAcluster bomb dropd by #Saudi#UAECO Ammaar6 Jawhira7 Makiah4 Adalah5 Aiman5 (graphic images) and more images also: film: =

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

31.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Army launches missile on Najran

31.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Army launches missiles on Jawf

A military source pointed to death and injury of a number of mercenaries and destruction of their military vehicle

31.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Army launches missile on Nehm

The army and popular committees missile force targeted gathering of hirelings and arms ,caused to a number of killed and wounds In their ranks .
The official confirmed that volent and continuous explosions were watched at the location

30.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Army cleanses sites in SerwahThe army and popular committees cleansed on Tuesday three military sites in Nagd al-Ataq area in Serwah district of Mareb province.
A military official said that a number of the Riyadh's hirelings were killed or injured in the military sites in Serwah district.

30.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Eight Riyadh's hirelings killed in JawfAround Eight Riyadh's hirelings were killed on Tuesday in al-Moton district of Jawf province, a military official said.
The army and popular committees repulsed an attempt of the hirelings to advance towards Araq Mazweyah area in al-Moton district, killing the eight and burning their military vehicles.

30.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Army launches missile on Asir

30.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Army launches missile on Jizan

The missile force launched a ballistic missile of Qaher 1 on electricity station in Jizan and the missile hit its target accurately, the military official added.

29.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Riyadh's hirelings bombs Serwah

29.8.2016 – Judith Brown (A K)

A mother in Taiz allegedly killed by Houthi militias. When will Arabs and Muslims stop killing other Arabs and Muslims? Every Yemeni in this war has lost so much. This is heartbreaking.

29.8.2016 – Al Arabiya (* A K P)

Barrage of Yemen militia rockets target Saudi civilians, killing children

Over the past couple of days, Houthi and Ali Abdullah Saleh militia forces have been arbitrarily targeting Saudi civilian areas with rocket attacks, leaving at least five children dead and injuring tens of other adults.

Three Saudi citizens, one woman and two men, where injured in Samtah district of Jazan early on Monday morning after a cross border rocket attack was launched near their home.

Also during the day, a Saudi child, two Saudi women and an Ethiopian woman were injured in another cross border rocket attack by Yemeni militia forces in the Al Tawal district of Jazan.

Moday’s attack come a day after a rocket fired from Yemen killed two girls on Sunday in the Saudi Arabian border city of Najran, as Houthi militias escalated their attacks after the collapse of political talks to end the 17-month conflict.

Frequency of rocket attacks on Saudi border cities have seen an increase since the suspension peace talks hosted by Kuwait earlier this month Iran-backed Houthi militias, and President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi’s government.

Answering a question on why Saudi officials believe the attacks are arbitrary, Najran Civil Defense Spokesperson Ali Omeir al-Shahrani said “If it weren’t so, Houthi militias would target our soldiers. But they’re targeting houses, schools and innocent children instead.”

Comment: Yes, it is terrible and a crime that Houthi Yemeni rockets are fired at these Saudi cities. But it is hypocritical in extreme when Saudi media and Saudi politics complain about that. What the Saudis are doing in Yemen is exactly the same, but in a 100 times larger scale. So just shut up.

Comment: Al Arabiya, the voice of the #Gulf. The inventors of stories and claims: “Houthi militias and Ali Abdullah Saleh are targeting us civilians because they cannot successfully fight our soldiers”.
They obviously believe it. Same way, when they target civilians, the confirm ''It was not us''
They forget the airstrikes commenced on March 26 2015. And never ended.

29.8.2016- Reuters (A K)

Rockets hit Saudi border town as Yemen war flares anew

Yemeni Houthi forces are again firing rockets at this corner of southern Saudi Arabia, ending a lull of several weeks and complicating efforts to revive talks on ending Yemen's 18-month-old civil war.

Still, the Najran casualties point to the Saudis' difficulties in securing their border against the more mobile Houthi forces and allies loyal to former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh, even as the Houthis lob mostly unsophisticated Katyusha rockets into their territory.

The shelling had trailed off for several months as the peace talks held in Kuwait pushed forward. But in the last three weeks, after the negotiations crumbled, the rockets resumed.

On Saturday, the Saudi information ministry escorted foreign journalists on a tour of parts of Najran city directly affected by the shelling, highlighting civilian suffering.

"They've hit schools, hospitals, civilian government buildings, markets," said Colonel Ali Omeer al-Shahrani, a spokesman for Najran's Civil Defence department, showing reporters photos of damage caused by the about 10,000 rockets launched on Najran since the start of the war.

There were no military sites within the city of Najran, he said, "just civilian and residential areas". - by Katie Paul

Comment: It is quite strange that the Saudis complain about this way of warfare, as it is clearly retaliory to their aerial war on Yemen.

Comment by Malek: "A Saudi government official followed the group of journalists throughout the day, filming the interviews."

Comment by Judith Brown: Hmm Saudi minders observe the journalists covering this story. Of course, it's Saudi Arabia. What did you expect?

29.8.2016 – Anadolu (A K PS)

Pro-govt forces claim to make gains in Yemen’s Taiz

Forces loyal to Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi on Monday claimed to have captured several key positions west of Yemen’s central city of Taiz following fierce battles with Shia Houthi militants and their allies.

"Pro-Hadi forces have retaken Mount Monim in Taiz and captured the Al-Khalwa and Al-Sawdaa hills," Abdu Hamoud, a commander of pro-Hadi forces in Taiz, told Anadolu Agency.

"Government forces also managed to retake the Moknah area in the Al-Rabeie district," he added – by Murad Al-Arifi

Comment: Again, here, Houthis are called ''Shia militants'' Turkish media at its worst

29.8.2016 – Almasdar (A K PH)

Houthi forces advance in southern Saudi Arabia

The Houthi forces, backed by the Yemeni Republican Guard, continued their large-scale offensive in the Najran Province on Monday, capturing several sites near this provincial capital in southern Saudi Arabia.

According to local activists in northern Yemen, the Houthi forces and their allies managed to seize the Saudi watchtower and Dhamr Bridge near Najran’s provincial capital; this has forced the Saudi Royal Army to reinforce the city before it is completely encircled.

Video footage of the Houthi advance was captured by the resistance media wing: and film:

29.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Army launches missile on Nehm

The army and popular committees missile force launched a number of Katyusha rockets on gathering of mercenaries in al-Holl area ,caused to number of killed and injured In their ranks .

29.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Riyadh's hirelings bombs Serwah

29.8.2016 – RT (A K)

Jemen: Huthi-Milizen feuern ballistische Raketen auf Anlagen der saudischen Ölgesellschaft Aramco

Huthi-Milizen im Jemen haben eigenen Darstellungen zufolge Raketen auf Anlagen der saudischen Ölgesellschaft Aramco abgeschossen. Dabei sollen Einrichtungen des Ölunternehmens im Südwesten Saudi-Arabiens zerstört worden sein. Riad selbst bestätigt diese Berichte bisher nicht.

Während auch die staatlich-geführte Nachrichtenagentur Saudi Press Agency den Angriff mit der Meldung bestätigte, dass ein Projektil von Jemen aus abgefeuert wurde und dieses ein Feuer in einer Aramco-Anlage auslöste, dementiert Aramco offiziell ein solches Ereignis. Alle Anlagen des Unternehmens seien sicher, schrieb Aramco in einer Stellungnahme.

Kommentar: Wurde bereits darüber berichtet. Filme und Fotos zeigen brennende Anlagen. Es ist die Rede von einer Aramco-Anlage oder aber von einem Kraftwerk.

Vorige / Previous:

Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 1-191: / Yemen War Mosaic 1-191: oder / or

Der saudische Luftkrieg im Bild / Saudi aerial war images:

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

Dieser Beitrag gibt die Meinung des Autors wieder, nicht notwendigerweise die der Redaktion des Freitag.
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