Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 193 - Yemen War Mosaic 193

Yemen Press Reader 193: Britische Waffen im Jemenkrieg - Die Lage im Jemen – Saudischer Einfluß auf die Medien - Jemen als internationales Schlachtfeld – Saudische Luftangriffe und Kämpfe –u.a.

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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

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

cp13a Waffenhandel / Arms trade

cp13b Flüchtlinge / Refugees

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

cp15 Propaganda

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

cp16a Saudischer Luftangriff auf Wohnhaus / Saudi air raid at residential home

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

cp18 Sonstiges / Other

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

1.9.2016 – Global Research (** B K P)

Death in Yemen: British Weapons Sales to Saudi Arabia, and the “Proper Use” of Illegal Arms

In December last year Amnesty and Saferworld commissioned a legal opinion from eminent international law experts, Professor Philippe Sands QC, Professor Andrew Clapham and Blinne Ní Ghrálaigh of London’s Matrix Chambers. (5)

They concluded that: “any authorisation by the UK of the transfer of weapons and related items to Saudi Arabia … in circumstances where such weapons are capable of being used in the conflict in Yemen, including to support its blockade of Yemeni territory, and in circumstances where their end-use is not restricted, would constitute a breach by the UK of its obligations under domestic, European and international law.”

They also opined that the UK Government can properly be deemed to have: “actual knowledge … of the use by Saudi Arabia of weapons, including UK-supplied weapons, in attacks directed against civilians and civilians objects, in violation of international law”, since at least May 2015.

It should also be noted that of the over one hundred licenses to arms exports to Saudi, by value the top items are combat aircraft and air-delivered bombs.

Matthew Norman sums the whole, murderous, shameful, filthy business (literally) up admirably (Independent, 23rd August 2016.)

“Coming second to the US in the medals table at one Olympics might be a flash in the pan. Finishing second behind America year after year in the global league of net arms exporters suggests a commitment to flogging the means of death to any regime – however disgusting – with the cash to buy them.” - by Felicity Arbuthnot

Comment: A full overview on th British arms trade with Saudi Arabia, the use of British arms in the Yemen war and international critics.

1.9.2016 - Middle East Eye (** B K)

Yemen: A tale of two leaders in a city without hope

Peter Oborne and Nawal Al-Maghafi report on the mangle of alliances which is compounding the misery of residents in Sanaa

As Saudi bombs fall on Sanaa, the Yemeni capital is being governed by an improbable alliance between two men who were once deadly enemies.

They have only one thing in common: both are in hiding from the Saudis. It is not known where the two leaders live; they are seen in public rarely - and then only on television.

The first is Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, leader of the Houthi rebels who seized control of Sanaa inSeptember 2014. The 37-year-old son of a religious scholar, he is the current mastermind behind the Houthi insurgency.

The agreement between Saleh and Abdul-Malik al-Houthi is every bit as cynical and opportunistic as the pact struck between Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin, the leaders of Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union, on the eve of World War Two in 1939.

Saleh ruled Yemen for more than 30 years, first as leader of North Yemen and then as national leader after the merger between North and South Yemen in 1990. A secular leader who modelled himself for many years on the Iraqi despot Saddam Hussein, he was eventually forced to resign in 2012.

Crucially it is Saleh and not Hadi who commands the support of the majority of the Yemeni national army - and for the time being Saleh’s soldiers cheerfully man checkpoints alongside Houthi rebels throughout the city.

Meanwhile Houthi ministers are in charge of most government departments – though the Yemeni Central Bank is said to retain its independence.

This alliance between Saleh and the Houthis is likely to continue while the two sides are fighting a common enemy in the shape of the Saudi-led coalition. Indeed there is plenty of evidence that the Saudi attacks have backfired. Intended to weaken the Houthi/Saleh government and drive it from power, Saudi air strikes have killed thousands of civilians and led to a surge in Houthi popularity.

I dislike the Houthis,” one Sanaa official, who did not wish to be named, confided. “But we have to choose between two evils. One of the evils is bombing us from above. The Houthis are merely making things difficult for us. Given the choice between the two I would rather the ones who are making things difficult for us.”

The Saleh/Houthi coalition has one crucial problem: however popular they are across much of the Yemen, the only government recognised by the rest of the world is the exiled government led by Hadi, hence the dramatic attempt by the Houthis and ex-president Saleh earlier this month to legitimise their de facto rule - by Peter Oborne and Nawal Al-Maghafi

Comment: Often there are strange coalitions and alliances in Yemen. Alliances finish, and former allies become great enemies, and vice versa. Thus, the Houthi-Saleh alliance may be less strange as it looks. In the south of Yemen, there are alliances which are hardly less strange.

31.8.2016 – Middle East Eye (** B K)

Yemen is facing calamity and it is time the world woke up

Homes flattened by air strikes. Boys killed by discarded cluster bombs. Babies dying in incubators. This is Yemen in 2016. MEE sent Peter Oborne to survey the devastation

Editor's Note: Award-winning journalist Peter Oborne andMiddle East Eye's Nawal Al-Maghafi are among the few correspondents to have ventured into war-torn Yemen during the past month. In the first of a series of exclusive reports, they survey the devastation and reveal the culpability of the West for the carnage that is unfolding on a daily basis. Much of their reporting is from Houthi-held territory, where they were accompanied, and their interviews monitored, by Houthi minders. We are, however, confident that what they were told by their interviewees is authentic.

Middle East Eye travelled to Yemen as part of our own assessment of breaches of humanitarian law by the Saudi-led coalition.

We discovered indisputable evidence that the coalition, backed by the UK as a permanent member of the UN Security Council, is targeting Yemeni civilians in blatant breach of the rules of war.

We saw evidence of the pitiless destruction of Yemeni homes by Saudi air strikes. We spoke to many of the survivors of these air assaults from the Saudi-led coalition, hearing harrowing stories of how they fled from their homes.

We also saw first-hand how the Saudis are carrying out sinister “double tap” air strikes.

This euphemism describes the practice of launching a preliminary strike, then launching a fresh attack when the emergency services come to pull the wounded from the rubble. This cruel strategy makes civilians victims twice over and kills them at the precise moment when they hope for rescue.

We were also told by doctors that the blockade of Yemen, legitimised by the United Nations Security Council, and backed by Britain and the United States to prevent arms supplies reaching the warring sides, has also prevented vital drugs and medical equipment from reaching the country.

There are no innocent parties in this Yemeni war, whose immediate origins can be traced back to the Arab Spring in 2011 and the subsequent removal of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who was notorious for his authoritarian and corrupt rule.

At the start of the conflict the Saudis declared the northern city of Saada a military zone. This allowed them to bomb it indiscriminately. In Saudi eyes, residential homes became legitimate targets. They did drop notes warning people to flee, but the absence of fuel meant it was often impossible for them to do so.

As a result, Saada has been very dangerous to visit since the war began and until recently was a ghost city. We took advantage of a temporary and fragile ceasefire to visit the city.

As we headed north towards Saada, we saw more evidence of war: destroyed buildings by the side of the road and pathetic tents belonging to people fleeing the fighting at the Saudi border. These people were victims of Houthi as well as Saudi aggression.

Conditions in these camps are dire.

Although their situation is almost as desperate as that of the victims of Syria’s war, the Yemenis are invisible to Europe. That is not good enough. A calamity, aided and abetted in the West, is unfolding in Yemen, and it is time the world woke up to that fact - by Peter Oborne and Nawal Al-Maghafi and film:

Comment: A very long and reasonable article showing the humanitarian catastrophein Yemen, the political situation and the guilt of the West. Please read in full at the original site.

1.9.2016 – Shafaqna (** B K P)

Lies and selective outrage over Yemen’s war crimes

But if Yemen has been in fact talked about at last, this is not to say that truths have sat at the centre of it all – that would have counting without the powerful pull of Saudi propaganda.

Here I will refer to Wikileaks extensive study on Riyadh’s gas-lighting techniques: The initial reaction to any negative coverage in the regional media is to “neutralise” it. The term is used frequently in the cables and it pertains to individual journalists and media institutions whose silence and co-operation has been bought. “Neutralised” journalists and media institutions are not expected to praise and defend the Kingdom, only to refrain from publishing news that reflects negatively on the Kingdom, or any criticism of its policies. The “containment” approach is used when a more active propaganda effort is required. Journalists and media institutions relied upon for “containment” are expected not only to sing the Kingdom’s praises, but to lead attacks on any party that dares to air criticisms of the powerful Gulf state.

One of the ways “neutralisation” and “containment” are ensured is by purchasing hundreds or thousands of subscriptions in targeted publications. These publications are then expected to return the favour by becoming an “asset” in the Kingdom’s propaganda strategy.

The “neutralisation” and “containment” approaches are not the only techniques the Saudi Ministry is willing to employ. In cases where “containment” fails to produce the desired effect, the Kingdom moves on to confrontation.

The cables reveal that the government employs a different approach for its own domestic media. There, a wave of the Royal hand is all that is required to adjust the output of state-controlled media.

The right to self defence

In recent reports several Saudi-bought outlets have postulated that the Houthis aka the Resistance Movement have given into to child soldering to sustain their war efforts – a crime they have warned only serves to highlight the bestiality of the Resistance fighters.

It is really Yemen’s right to self-defend which is being challenged. The Middle East Eye, a UK-based online media which journalistic objectivity is spotty at best, selective always, made a case earlier this August against Yemen Resistance Movement by decrying child soldering and other war abuses.

In Taiz, both the Houthis and the resistance fighting against them have fought with no regard for civilians, shelling homes, hospitals, schools and heritage sites.

While I refuse to address claims that the Resistance Movement have used human shields … some allegations are too crude and baseless to waste time debating, I would like to get into this child soldering business, and the case of Taiz.

Taiz sits today under the thumb of al-Qaeda militants which the Resistance Movement has attempted to break so that civilians could be let go of. I would like to remind readers that Syria has suffered similar accusations of wrong-doings, only for the media to be proven shamefully wrong.

I would argue that blame lies not with the Resistance Movement but with those officials in Riyadh who have pushed an entire nation to the brink of annihilation so they could claim control – by Catherine Shakdam

Comment: Shakdam gloryfies Houthis too much. She does not see the problems connected with the Houthi movement, taking them just as representative of the whole Yemeni people's will. Things are mmor difficult however.

27.8.2016 – Lima Charlie News (**A K P T)

Battlefield Yemen: Report Details High Stakes Poker Between US, Russia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, ISIS, Al Qaeda

With Yemen quickly spiraling downwards into becoming, yet again, the international battlefield between the US, Russia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and locally warring clans and parties, the country is the perfect gauge of how the Militant Jihadist movements in the region are doing. And as the proverbial canary in a coal mine, the militant Jihadist movements are not only prevailing, but thriving.

Central to advances made by both al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and ISIS, is the Yemeni Civil War, an ongoing conflict that began in 2015 between two factions claiming to constitute the Yemeni government.

A recent report on the conflict and AQAP/ISIS has been released by the Erudite Group, a consulting organization specializing in security and intelligence in the Middle East and North Africa, of which Lima Charlie News MENA Bureau Chief John Sjoholm is a member.

According to Erudite’s report “AQAP continues to exhibit the ability to not only persevere — but prevail — despite losing previously held territories in the South of Yemen in the battle against both competing militant groups and government forces.” (25th of August Yemen report, page 2).

The report details the ongoing activities of AQAP’s militant wing, Ansar al Sharia, and its deployment of suicide vehicle bombers against Hadi forces, killing scores of soldiers. Detailed as well, are the responding activities by the Hadi government, in what appears to be a vain attempt to combat the threat. - by MENA Bureau; report by John Sjoholm and full report:

cp2 Allgemein / General

2.9.2016 – Neue Züricher Zeitung (* B K P)

Der Jemen-Konflikt ist schwer durchschaubar und wird von der Weltöffentlichkeit nahezu ignoriert. So ist derzeit auch kein Frieden für das bitterarme Land in Sicht.

Der ungenügende Schutz der eigenen Grenze ist nicht die einzige saudische Schwäche, die der Krieg offenbart. Saudiarabien und andere Golfstaaten haben 2015 eigene Truppen nach Jemen geschickt, diese aber nach dem Schock erster Verluste grösstenteils zurückgeholt. Seither sind es einheimische Kämpfer, die mit saudischer Luftunterstützung gegen die Huthi kämpfen. Allerdings haben die Saudi es nicht zustande gebracht, aus Stammeskämpfern, Parteimilizen und südjemenitischen Separatisten eine disziplinierte Truppe zu formen. Ihre jemenitischen Verbündeten haben zwar einen gemeinsamen Feind, aber kein gemeinsames Ziel.

Washington hat signalisiert, dass es die saudische Angst, Iran wolle sich in Südarabien festsetzen, für übertrieben hält. Trotzdem unterstützen die Amerikaner den Luftkrieg, indem sie die saudischen Bomber betanken, nachrichtendienstliche Erkenntnisse liefern und bei der Zielerkennung mitarbeiten. Dabei geht es Washington weniger darum, Iran in Zaum zu halten, als sein ramponiertes Verhältnis mit Riad zu verbessern und die lukrativen Waffenverkäufe in Gang zu halten.

In der Tat ist die innerjemenitische Dynamik des Konflikts schwer zu durchschauen. Viele jemenitische Beobachter raten dazu, Hadi als Präsidenten und Verkörperung der staatlichen Legitimität fallenzulassen.

Die Huthi haben keinen Anlass, aus Sanaa abzuziehen und sich entwaffnen zu lassen, wenn sie weder militärisch dazu gezwungen werden noch Garantien für ihre Mitbestimmung im Staate erhalten – von Jürg Bischoff

Kommentar: Guter Überblicksartikel. Kerrys „Friedensinitiative“ wird hier aber zu positiv gesehen. Nach wie vor sollen die Huthi als erstes die Waffen niederlegen und aus Sanaa abziehen und erst dann Teil einer Einheitsregierung werden, was so einfach nicht funktionieren kann.

1.9.2016 – RT (A K)

Film: 10,000 killed in Yemen civil war – UN report

Comment: See more reporting YPR 192, cp1

1.9.2016 – Cairo Review of Global Affairs (* A K P)

The top United Nations human rights official has called for the establishment of an independent body to carry out comprehensive investigations of human rights violations in Yemen.

Why, though, has nothing been done for decades about atrocities mostly committed by Arab government and private criminals against their own fellow citizens? Can the world act now to slow down the reality of atrocity and impunity in the Arab World as standard operating procedures?

The call for an independent international body to investigate human rights violations and possible war crimes would be a powerful first step in that direction. The problem is that such a body will never be created by the same governments that are actively involved in the fighting in wars across our region,

National commissions of enquiry never get very far, because they are not seriously interested in finding the truth, or they cannot operate in all parts of the country.

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein noted the critical need for accountability and justice that would end the current situation where those who repeatedly abuse civilians enjoy impunity. This seems like the right moment for those many courageous local, regional, and global human rights organizations to get together and explore establishing an independent investigative body that would be supported by those few governments in the world—Norway, Switzerland, New Zealand, Canada, Sweden, Denmark, and others—that genuinely care about enforcing existing human rights and international humanitarian law protections of civilians – by Rami G. Khouri

1.9.2016 – The American Conservative (* B K)

The Starvation of Yemen

The U.N. recently claimed that the death toll from the war had reached 10,000, but that figure must be significantly undercounting the victims of the last seventeen months. Many civilians are perishing from lack of food and medicine and aren’t yet being counted among the war’s victims. The Saudi-led blockade is responsible for depriving most of the population of basic necessities. As the authors note elsewhere in the report, “much of the country is on the verge of starvation.”

Many Yemenis suffered from hunger before the war, but the war has made conditions dramatically worse for the entire population. All sides have used food as a weapon, but the coalition blockade has had by far the most severe effect on millions of people. Like other modern famines, the one that is being created in Yemen is entirely man-made, and the coalition and its Western backers bear the greatest responsibility for it. It could still be prevented if there were a concerted effort to save Yemen from starvation, but there seems to be very little interest in making that effort. All of the governments with the resources to do this are either oblivious to the need or complicit in creating the catastrophe – by Daniel Larison

1.9.2016 – Hisham Al-Omeisy (B P)

Reaction to Hadi unilaterally making changes at all levels of #Yemengov vs. Houthis/Saleh forming political council (see cartoon)

1.9.2016 – Near Eastern Outlook (* B K T)

Terror – Riyadh's answer to it's military fiasco in Yemen

Saudi Arabia I would add, absolutely needs for Terror to become Yemen’s newest existential threat to counteract that which is now threatening its own.

For all its outwardly show of force, and display of grand political and financial stability the kingdom sounds hollow – nothing but a waning house of cards under the terrible sun of revolutionary Arabia.

Al Saud Royals face a storm they can neither control, nor comprehend. As they sought to tame Yemen’s claim to political self-determination, as they plotted the dismantlement of Yemen’s national sovereignty and national identity, it is Yemen’s lost sense of unity, solidarity, and national strength it awoken.

The kingdom has much to worried about if only it cared to assess ground realities. The kingdom in fact could soon breath its last in Southern Arabia since Yemen intends now to reclaim its rightful place within the region, independently from Gulf monarchies’ will.

Beyond Yemen’s territorial claims lie also the tentative possibility that the Resistance would inspire oppressed communities across the kingdom to rise in defiance of al-Saud theocracy and forever shatter the shackles which have rendered them slaves.

But let me go back for now to Terror’s recent attempt to carve itself an opening onto the southern sea-port city of Aden, an area sitting under the direct control of the United Arab Emirates, itself an ally of Saudi Arabia.

Before ever-evolving and fast-changing dynamics, and in the face of a growing revolutionary incursion into its territories Riyadh reverted to its preferred weapon of war: Terror – by Catherine Shakdam

31.8.2016 – Pars Today (* B K)

Weltbank: Jemen benötigt 15 Mrd. Dollar für Wiederaufbau

Nach Angaben des Vertreters der Weltbank im Jemen werden mehr als 15 Milliarden Dollar für den Wiederaufbau dieses Landes benötigt.

Die Vertretung der Weltbank im Jemen teilte am Dienstag mit, dass dieses Land auf Frieden und Sicherheit angewiesen sei, um den Wiederaufbau zu beginnen.

Der Weltbankvertreter betonte, dass sich die Weltgemeinschaft am Wiederaufbau des Jemen beteiligen müsse. Die humanitären Hilfen der UNO hätten bisher vier Millionen Jemeniten erreicht, jedoch gäbe es für 14 Millionen weitere Jemeniten keine sichere Lebensmittelversorgung.ür_wiederaufbau

Kommentar: Über diese 15 Milliarden wurde auf Englisch bereits berichtet. Diese Zahl ist lächerlich niedrig angesetzt, darin stimmen viele beobachter überein. Realistisch wären 100 bis 200 Milliarden. Mit dieser lächerlichen Zahl von 15 Milliarden Dollar rechnet die Weltbank die Kriegsverbrechen der saudischen Koalition und ihrer Verbündeten im Westen niedrig – und natürlich auch deren Verpflichtungen beim Wiederaufbau.

cp3 Humanitäre Lage / Humanitarian situation

1.9.2016 - Famine Early Warning System Network (A H)

Yemen Food Security Outlook, August 2016

A major food security crisis is expected to continue in Yemen, with western governorates projected to remain in Crisis (IPC Phase 3 or 3!) or Emergency (IPC Phase 4) food insecurity through at least early 2017.

Urgent humanitarian assistance is needed for an estimated 7 to 10 million people who will continue to face Crisis (IPC Phase 3) or worse food security outcomes during the scenario period.

According to the Task Force on Population Movement, the number of internally displaced persons in Yemen increased by approximately 7 percent between April and June 2016. IDP populations across the country are likely facing some of the most severe food security outcomes.

An intensification of conflict in August 2016 after the recent suspe and in full =

31.8.2016 – Action against hunger (* A H)

Yemen: Life under siege

Our communications officer reports from Yemen, where hundreds of thousands of children are on the brink of starving to death in one of the world's most under-reported crises.

Approaching Sana'a airport from above, Yemen looks prosperous and peaceful: coloured houses, gardens, fields, greenery.

The view on landing tells a different story. The burnt carcasses of military aircraft lay on the tarmac, hangars appear twisted by some inhuman strength, and an airliner cut in half sits ominously on the runway.

There is a buzz at the airport as several flights have just arrived. Planes can only take off and land daily during a specific period of time allocated by the Saudi authorities.

It’s a relatively long drive to the Action Against Hunger office. At the first checkpoint, children knock on the car window, asking for a few coins. Another child, nominally older and casually holding a machine gun, takes a quick look at the driver and waves him forward.

Travel for the team, Murad explained, remained extremely limited. “The risk of kidnapping is lower than it was before, but we prefer not to take any risks,” he said.

Working in a conflict-affected country where aid workers have become prime targets makes things complicated. Action Against Hunger’s international team was forced to leave the country temporarily in April 2015. They soon returned to organise and coordinate our lifesaving programmes and try to reach vulnerable families every day.

But it hasn’t been easy – by Florian Seriex

31.8.2016 – Middle East Eye (* B H)

The world must save Yemen from this man-made famine: Food as a weapon of war

Just as wars are never a coincidence, neither is hunger - it’s man-made. Hunger was already prevalent in Yemen long before war erupted in March 2015. Yemen had been in a state of chronic food insecurity for years, ranking near the bottom of the Human Development Index, while ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh was piling up his wealth in billions.

Yemen’s 2011 uprising caused the economy to decline. Besides corruption, social inequality and unequal distribution of national wealth, progress in economic and social development over recent years has been slow, mainly as a result of the political crisis, ongoing instability and weak governance, as the UN Food and Agricultural Organisation pointed out in 2014.

Today, the situation has been tremendously exacerbated by the ongoing conflict. Among the many drivers for hunger in Yemen are fuel shortages and import restrictions which have reduced the availability of essential food commodities in the country, which overwhelmingly relies on the import of some 90 percent of its staple foods, as pointed out by World Food Programme.

The most crucial factor causing hunger in Yemen, though, is that all warring parties have used food as a weapon of war. The Saudi-led coalition has been imposing a blockade of Yemen’s main ports, jeopardising the survival of millions of Yemenis who are in urgent need of imported fuel, food, medicine and other commodities. When humanitarian aid agencies exert efforts to provide assistance, the Saudis dictates that any humanitarian operation to be conducted in Yemen must be barred from delivery to Houthi-controlled areas, according to aUN reporter.

Moreover, the coalition has bombed several bridges used to transport 90 percent of UN food supply in the country. At the same time, the Houthi-Saleh forces have also used food as a weapon in areas they are contesting, currently in Taiz and formerly in Aden, where it has been impossible for residents to have access to water, fuel, and food supplies while being besieged – by Afrah Nasser

31.8.2016 – UNICEF Yemen (A H)

Heroes still exist; Afrah "Iron Woman"-as people of her city Amran call her-is a health worker & community volunteer

31.8.2016 – Oxfam (A H)

Oxfam Yemen Situation Report #25, 15 August 2016

Over the past weeks, heavy airstrikes in the north of Yemen have affected our programmes, with only essential staff travel approved due to the risk posed. The continuation of our Hayran district response in Hajjah is not possible due to continued fighting on the Yemen/Saudi border. It is noted by the humanitarian community operating in northern Yemen that MSF have suspended their programming due to airstrikes hitting their facilities and staff in close proximity to Oxfam offices.

Flight/Airspace restrictions- Airstrikes have recommenced around Sana’a for the past weeks. UNHAS flights have resumed after being suspended due to the sudden restrictions imposed on Yemeni airspace. This presented significant challenges to Oxfam programmes, with no other options for international staff entry and/or evacuation should the security situation escalate. This was a particularly concerning scenario given the escalation of hostilities in country and the potential for Sana’a to become unsafe for international presence at-scale. Commercial flights remain suspended which poses significant challenges for the civilian population who maintain few lifelines to the outside world. and in full

8.2016 – Alezzisa (B H)

Film: Mother and child searching for food in dust bin.

cp5 Nordjemen und Huthis / Northern Yemen and Houthis

1.9.2016 – Almanar (A P)

Iraqi PM Meets Yemen Delegation: Forming Political Council Important Step

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi received Yemeni national delegation in Baghdad as he hailed forming a supreme political council in Sanaa.

Forming the political council is an important step and in the right direction, Abadi told the Yemeni delegation which represents Ansarullah revolutionaries (aalso known as Houthis) and other allies, UNews reported.

Meanwhile, the Iraqi PM praised the Yemeni people who took to streets in millions despite the Saudi-led strikes, stressing Iraq’s solidarity with the Yemeni people.

Abadi also condemned the Saudi-led aggression against Yemen saying that the attack on the Arab impoverished country is unjustified.

On the other hand, Abadi said that he had repeatedly told the international community that Yemen doesn’t pose a threat to the world and that the real threat is represented by the ISIL and as al-Qaeda Takfiri insurgents.

“You have triumphed ethically,” Abadi told the Yemeni delegation, urging its members to go ahead with political dialogue in a bid to show the world their rightfulness. and also film by Press TV Iran:

31.8.2016 – AlAraby (* A P)

Yemen's Houthi rebels seek new friends in Baghdad

A delegation from Yemen's Shia rebel group visited Baghdad this week to meet with officials and even have a photoshoot with notorious Iraqi militants.

Senior members of the Houthi rebels flew to Baghdad on Sunday, where they met with officials to discuss the ongoing conflict in Yemen that pits them against the legitimate Saudi-backed government, before visiting high-ranking leaders from the Popular Mobilisation Shia militia fighting Islamic State.

Comment: As the so-called „international community“ (an eupemism for a US dominated vassal sytem) boycotts the Houthis, at whom should they turn for support?

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

1.9.2016 – Shapban (A P)

#Iran's agent in south #Yemenattends celebration held in Aden to commemorate establ. of southern army

Comment: ?? Southern army menas what?

1.9.2016 – Shapban (A E P)

#UAEforces n south #Yemenrefuses to allow Hadi govt to transfer oil from Dhaba terminal in Hadramout [wants share]

Comment: No other confirmation.

1.9.2016 – IINA News (A)

Yemen Airways resumes flights to Saudi Arabia

The Yemen Airways resumed flights to Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, after a hiatus of one and half years, with a flight from Yemen’s Aden International Airport to the Saudi city of Jeddah.

Comment: Sanaa airport stays blocked – by the Saudis.

cp7 UNO und Friedensgespräche / UN and peace talks

31.8.2016 – UN Security Council (A P)

Special Envoy, Briefing Security Council, Urges Parties in Yemen to Refrain from Taking Unilateral Actions that Could Delay Efforts to End Conflict

Unilateral actions by parties to the conflict in Yemen amid a dangerous escalation of armed forces activities would only complicate peace efforts and delay the end of military violence, the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General to Yemen told the Security Council this morning.

Briefing the 15-member body, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed said “the last month has been tragic for Yemen”, with peace talks in Kuwait ending on 6 August with no agreement, a severe breakdown in the cessation of hostilities, which began on 10 April, and a dangerous escalation of military activities.

He said he was extremely concerned by an announcement by Ansar Allah, a political movement associated with Yemen’s Houthi movement, and former President Ali Abdullah Saleh to form the Supreme Political Council, saying it breached commitments made by both Ansar Allah and the General People’s Congress to engage constructively in the peace process, as the Security Council had requested.

Khaled Hussein Mohamed Alyemany of Yemen told the Council that he had had great hopes that the briefing would be held in the context of progress on the path to peace. However, he said, the Houthi militias had continued to wage war and kill innocent people, expel civilians, blow up homes and houses of worship, attack the border region with Saudi Arabia and feed terrorist gangs in Iraq and through its regional agency, Hizbullah. and by AP:

Comment by Judith Brown: Well that's not news. It's been happening since day one of his war. Let's make this clear. Saudi Arabia, USA and UK simply don't care.

Comment by Hassan Al Haifi: (see image)

Comment: What really could be expected from UN brokered peace talks? The main thing worrying the UN envoy is the political council formed by the Houthis and the Saleh party, even though this has bben affirmed by Yemen's only still surviving legitimate body, the parliament. The heavy Saudi air raids of the last weeks are not mentioned, they seem to be peanuts for the UN envoy. And you can see how one-sided the whole UN story is: Just a representative of Saudis' Yemeni puppet government can speak here and spread again his propaganda which even seems to get even more grotesque by the time.

And western hypocrites cannot stop babbling:

31.8.2016 – Permanent mission of France to the UN (A P)

Yemen - Remarks to the press by Mr François Delattre, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations

The situation in Yemen is worrying, both on the humanitarian front and on the cessation of hostilities front.

In this context we have one priority – this priority is critically important: it is to support the efforts by the special envoy Cheikh Ahmed, who does a great job. We believe the Security Council has the responsibility at this critical juncture in Yemen to express its support to Cheikh Ahmed and his action. So for us, this is the priority today.

30.8.2016 – Nasser Arrabyee (* A P)

Film: Listen and watch to what UN chief says about 3 major Yemeni demands

cp7a Saudi-Arabien und Iran / Saudi Arabia and Iran

2.9.2016 – Press TV Iran (A P)

World knows Saudi Arabia is source of terrorism: Iran

The world has come to learn that Saudi Arabia and Wahhabism, the radical ideology freely preached in the Arab country, are to blame for the violent acts of extremism in the Middle East region and elsewhere, says an Iranian official.

Speaking on Thursday, Bahram Qassemi, the Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman, said Saudi Arabia’s attempts to cover up its role in terrorism have failed.

“Despite Saudi Arabia’s constant attempts to hide such realities as [its] involvement in the world’s most horrific terrorist operation and child-killing in Yemen by using petrodollars, today, the world has well learned that the source of these scourges is the Saudi regime and the fake ideology of Wahhabism, which is the basis for the country’s political livelihood,” Qassemi said.

Comment: The Iranian point of view. Anyway, this is right. Of course, this fact cannot be used to whitewash the Iranians from their own crimes.

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

31.8.2016 – Zerohedge (A P)

Saudi Arabia Fires 10,000 Substitute Imams To Save Money, As Banking Crisis Looms

In the latest confirmation of Saudi Arabia's rapidly deteriorating financial situation, having recently sacked 16,000 foreign workers, earlier today the Ministry of Islamic Affairs announced it has terminated the services of 10,000 substitute imams to save 360 million Saudi Riyals, or less than $100 million, the Saudi Gazette reported. The ministry gave the substitute imams the option to either transfer to the position of a full-time imam leading five prayers a day at a mosque or to leave their job all together – by Tyler Durden

Commnt: That's the cost of 12 hours aerial war against Yemen. Saudi priorities.

31.8.2016 – Shapban (A H)

dozens of buses carrying #Yemen-is going for Hajj stuck in #Saudicrossing of al-Wadiyah. 1 woman died frm high temp

Comment: The Saudis distrust all Yemenis. And let women dress like human beings.

cp9 USA

2.9.2016 – Junge Welt (* A P)

Waffenhändler Obama

US-Präsident will die Sommerpause des Kongresses nutzen, um Saudi-Arabien ­militärischen Nachschub für den Krieg im Jemen zu liefern

Im US-Kongress nimmt der Widerstand gegen Barack Obamas Unterstützung für den saudiarabischen Interventionskrieg im Jemen zu. Am Dienstag wurde ein offener Brief von 60 Abgeordneten aus beiden Parteien an den Präsidenten bekannt. Die Unterzeichner fordern Obama darin auf, seine Absicht zu verschieben, dem saudischen Königshaus Waffen und Munition im Wert von 1,15 Mil­liarden zu verkaufen, die zerstörtes und verbrauchtes Kriegsmaterial ersetzen sollen.

Der Friedensnobelpreisträger hatte Abgeordnetenhaus und Senat gemäß der Verfassung am 8. August über das geplante Waffengeschäft informiert. Ab diesem Datum hat der Kongress 30 Tage Zeit, Widerspruch einzulegen. Die 60 Abgeordneten schreiben, das Timing dieser Mitteilung während der Parlamentsferien lasse dem Parlament kaum Zeit für eine ernsthafte Debatte. Die beiden Kammern des Kongresses tagen erstmals wieder am 6. September.

Früher geäußerte Bedenken gegen die saudische Kriegsführung im Jemen seien von Obama ignoriert worden, klagen die Abgeordneten.

US-Außenminister John Kerry hatte am vorigen Donnerstag bei einem Treffen mit seinem saudischen Kollegen in der Hafenstadt Dschidda eine neue »Friedensinitiative« angekündigt. Erhebliche Zweifel an Kerrys Kompetenz weckte seine in Dschidda geäußerte Behauptung, die Schiiten stellten nur »eine sehr kleine Minderheit« der jemenitischen Bevölkerung. Das aktuelle »World Factbook« des US-Auslandsgeheimdienstes CIA gibt ihren Anteil, vielleicht immer noch zu niedrig, mit 35 Prozent an. – von Knuth Mellenthin

Kommentar: Über den Widerstand im Kongress wurde ausführlich (auf Englisch) schon berichtet. Kerrys „Friedensinitiative“ ist völlig einseitig und fordert (wieder einmal) die Kapitulation der Huthis, auch hierüber wurde auf Englisch berichtet. Noch einmal an alle: 35 – 40 % im Jemen sind Zaiditen – keine Schiiten!!

2.9.2016 – Gloucester Times (* K P)

Letter: A self-defeating exercise in Yemen

Let me state as an assumption that the U.S. interest is in stability in the Middle East and not for one side or the other in a sectarian conflict. To that end it follows that the United States should use its resources to lessen sectarian tensions, not to promote them. Yemen in a very real sense adds to tension in the region, raises the chance of greater Iranian involvement and promotes more strife in Syria adding directly and indirectly to humanitarian crises.

In the context of Middle Eastern polarization and anarchy, U.S. aid to Saudi Arabia can be seen as a major contributor to greater sectarian violence and destruction and waste of civilian lives.

The arguments for continuing U.S. involvement need scrutiny and review and, yes, public discussion. They the Saudis and we, the United States, are both paying blood money for a self-defeating exercise in power politics – by Bill Jackson

1.9.2016 – AWD News (A P)

Code Pink activists campaign stop attacks on Yemen

A group of civil rights activists held a protest rally outside the Saudi Arabian embassy in Washington, D.C., to condemn the sale of US arms to the Saudi regime and the unrelenting bombardment of the Yemeni people.

1.9.2016 – Iran Review (* A P)

Challenges Facing Kerry’s Plan for Yemen

The question, however, is why Kerry traveled to Saudi Arabia? In reality, Saudi statesmen are not insisting on the continuation of the Yemen war these days, but the country is resorting to various political and diplomatic means in order to at least achieve some of its goals in this fruitless war on which it has already spent billions of dollars to become victorious. The formation of a quadrilateral committee consisting of foreign ministers of the United States, Britain, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates in Jeddah means failure of all military and political measures taken by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen during the past 18 months and also a few months of political negotiations in Kuwait.

However, now Kerry has to somehow modify many of his demands in the plan, because Yemeni forces have already penetrated deep into Saudi Arabia’s southern Najran region.

Before passing any judgment on the possible success of Kerry’s plan, more time is needed to discuss reactions of various involved parties and the way they are expected to deal with its principles and fundaments. However, there is a series of data and signs, which is indicative of the nature of challenges that are ahead of Kerry’s plan. In Sana'a, many members of Ansarullah and supporters of Ali Abdullah Saleh, the former Yemeni president, now believe that after establishment of the Supreme Political Council to run the country’s affairs and following extensive demonstrations, which were aimed to give popular legitimacy to the Supreme Political Council, new conditions have come about, which must be taken into consideration.

Yemen’s national parties are sending a clear message to all international sides, Saudi Arabia and Yemen’s resigned president by telling them that they are resolute about establishment of civil institutions to create political stability in the country and the West has no choice, but to give in to this national resolve – by Hamed Rahimpour

Comment: Iranian source; anyway, reasonable and sound. We don't know what kind of message the Iranian population is told by their media; anyway, what Iranian media tell to a western public in English, for a great part, IS sound and reasonable. And that's quite different to what Saudi / Emirati / Hadi government sources want to tell us in the non-Arabic world: that's really odd propaganda, getting even more grotesque by the time.

1.9.2016 – Shapban (A P)

#Al-Jazeera anchor Ahmad Mansour: #Kerry's plan for #Yemen& #USplan for #Kurdsindicate #USwants region to delve into endless wars

31.8.2016 – MNSNBC (A P)

Film: MSNBC's Chris Hayes on U.S. support for #Saudi atrocities in #Yemen

30.8.2016 – Common Dreams (* A P)

Hillary Clinton, the Podesta Group and the Saudi Regime: A Fatal Ménage à Trois

If I told you that Democratic Party lobbyist Tony Podesta, whose brother John Podesta chairs Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, is a registered foreign agent on the Saudi government’s payroll, you’d probably think I was a Trump-thumping, conspiratorial nutcase. But it’s true.

The lobby firm created by both Tony and John Podesta in 1988 receives $140,000 a month from the Saudi government.

The Saudis hired the Podesta Group in 2015 because it was getting hammered in the press over civilian casualties from its airstrikes in Yemen and its crackdown on political dissidents at home, including sentencing blogger Raif Badawi to ten years in prison and 1,000 lashes for “insulting Islam.” Since then, Tony Podesta’s fingerprints have been all over Saudi Arabia’s advocacy efforts in Washington DC.

The Podesta-Clinton-Saudi connection should be seen in light of the recent media exposes revealing the taudry pay-to-play nature of the Clinton Foundation. Top on the list of foreign donors to the foundation is Saudi Arabia, which contributed between $10 million and $25 million.

What did the Saudis get for their largesse and access? - by Medea Benjamin

30.8.2016 – Defense News (* A P)

US Lawmakers Want to Freeze $1.15 Billion Arms Sale to Saudi Arabia

Reacting to the worsening humanitarian crisis in Yemen, 64 US lawmakers are asking that a $1.15 billion US arms sale to Saudi Arabia be delayed.

Criticism of US support for the Saudi-led campaign against Houthi militias has grown louder in recent weeks, after United Nation-brokered peace talks collapsed and the coalition airstrikes hit a school and a hospital, killing dozens of civilians. According to the UN, more than 3,700 civilians have been killed during the 18-month conflict.

In a letter to President Obama on Tuesday, the bipartisan group cited a recent Saudi airstrike that killed 10 children, and said the Saudi-led coalition’s allegedly deliberate targeting of civilian facilities “may amount to war crimes.” - by Joe Gould

Comment: More reporting in YPR 192.

cp10 Großbritannien / Great Britain

Siehe / See cp1

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

1.9.2016 – Press TV Iran (A P)

Film: Bahraini court sentences two nationals to 15 years in jail

31.8.2016 – ALSDDY ( A P)

Film: Bahrain : Clashes Demanding The Right To Self-Determination For People

30.8.2016 – ALSDDY ( A P)

Film: Bahrain : Violent Clashes makes Riot Police Afraid and Hide in Their APC

cp13a Waffenhandel / Arms trade

2.9.2016 – Die Welt (* A K P)

Letzter US-Hersteller stellt Produktion von Streubomben ein

Der letzte US-Hersteller von Streubomben will die Produktion der geächteten Waffen einstellen. Das teilte der Sprecher des im Bundesstaat Rhode Island ansässigen Unternehmens Textron, David Sylvestre, am Donnerstag (Ortszeit) der Nachrichtenagentur AFP mit. Bereits am Dienstag hatte Textron in einer wenig beachteten Mitteilung erklärt, dass seine "Waffe mit Sensorzünder", wie die Firma die Streubomben nennt, wegen sinkender Verkaufszahlen vom Markt genommen werde.

Die Streubomben seien "eine clevere, verlässliche Luft-Boden-Waffe, die vollkommen übereinstimmt mit der Politik des US-Verteidigungsministeriums und der geltenden Gesetze", erklärte Unternehmenssprecher Sylvestre. "Dennoch haben wir angesichts geringerer Bestellungen entschieden, unser Geschäft neu auszurichten, um den künftigen Anforderungen unserer Kunden zu entsprechen." und auch!5336819/

Comment: GOTT SEI DANK. Man beachte aber, was für eine verquaste Begründung diese Kinderkiller (siehe YPR 192, cp16a) für diesen Rückzug parat haben. Aber immerhin, der Fakt ist wichtig.

1.9.2016 – Tagesschau (* B K)

Weiter Streubomben in Syrien und Jemen

In Syrien und im Jemen werden weiterhin Streubomben eingesetzt. Das geht aus einem Bericht der Koalition gegen Streumunition (CMC) hervor. Seit Russland die Truppen des Assad-Regimes unterstützt, haben die Angriffe mit Streumunition zugenommen.

In den Bürgerkriegsländern Syrien und Jemen werden nach Angaben internationaler Organisationen immer wieder Streubomben eingesetzt. Mehr als 350 Menschen - vor allem Zivilisten - seien 2015 in den beiden Ländern diesen besonders heimtückischen Waffen zum Opfer gefallen, so der Jahresbericht der Koalition gegen Streumunition (CMC).

Die CMC beschuldigt auch Saudi-Arabien, während des Konflikts im Jemen Streubomben eingesetzt zu haben: von April 2015 bis Februar 2016 mindestens 19 Mal.

Kommentar: Das weiß man für den Jemen schon lange, und es sind auch weit mehr als 19 Fälle. Typisch für westliche Medien: Rußland fett im Vorspann, Saudi-Arabien dann unten mit „auch“.

1.9.2016 – New York Times (* B K)

Report Finds Ban Hasn’t Halted Use of Cluster Bombs in Syria or Yemen

Cluster bombs, which have been used since World War II to kill and maim indiscriminately, were outlawed under an international treaty that was adopted in 2008.

Most of the world’s countries have signed the treaty, but not the United States and Russia, where many of the bombs were made. A report released on Thursday in Geneva found that the weapons continued to be used with near impunity in the conflicts in Syria and Yemen.

In Yemen, seven kinds of cluster munitions were used in 19 attacks from April 2015 to February of this year as part of the Saudi-led coalition’s fight against Shiite Houthi rebels.

Comment: Dear NYT, at least in the case of Yemen, this is known for long. The „West“ had preferred to look away, anyway. There cerainly can be found much more than 15 incidents of cluster bombs in Yemen. And, again, the Houthis are neither „Shiite“ nor „rebels“.

This relates to this report:

1.9.2016 – Reuters (* B K)

Cluster bombs kill more than 400 people, over a third of them children

More than 400 people were killed by cluster bombs in 2015, most of them dying in Syria, Yemen and Ukraine, which have not signed up to a treaty banning the weapon, an international anti-cluster bomb coalition said on Thursday.

"The suffering is still continuing and civilians continue to be the predominant victims of cluster bombs," said Jeff Abramson, program manager at Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor, which is part of the coalition.

"Unfortunately now we're seeing a new spate of people being injured at the time of attack, which is something that needs to be condemned very strongly," he told Thomson Reuters Foundation by telephone from Geneva – by Magdalena Mis

16.8.2016 – Altreconomia (* B K P)

Viaggio a Domusnovas, la città della fabbrica d’armi volate in Yemen

Dalla fine dello scorso anno, dai cancelli dell’azienda “Rwm Spa” sono uscite le bombe destinate all’Arabia Sauditaper il conflitto yemenita. Lo stabilimento occupa 74 persone in un territorio dove la disoccupazione giovanile è al 60%.

Dallo scorso ottobre, però, Domusnovas è diventata nota per un’altra presenza: quella della fabbrica di armi della società Rwm Spa. Nessun cartello sulla 130 la segnala nonostante anch’essa si trovi a pochi chilometri dal centro.

E invece dai cancelli della Rwm Spa sono partiti razzi, siluri e bombe verso varie destinazioni, tra le quali figura anche l’Arabia Saudita, come si legge nella “Relazione sulle operazioni autorizzate di controllo materiale di armamento 2015” del governo.

Qui a Domusnovas, però, la questione più rilevante è quella occupazionale. La Rwm Spa con sede legale a Ghedi (BS) ha un capitale sociale di 2 milioni di euro interamente detenuto dalla Rheinmetall waffe munition Gmbh (Rheinmetall Defence), occupa in Sardegna 74 addetti, e nel 2015 ha fatturato 54,5 milioni di euro – di Franco Uda

cp13b Flüchtlinge / Refugees

1.9.2016 - UN High Commissioner for Refugees (A H)

Yemen: Factsheet, July 2016 [EN/AR]

100,345 Refugees and asylum seekers provided with health services since January 2016

24,350 Refugee children enrolled in education since January 2016

261,736 IDPs provided with NFIs since January 2016

91,833 IDPs provided with shelter assistance since January 2016 and in full:

1.9.2016 - UN High Commissioner for Refugees (A H)

2016 Yemen Situation - Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan - Funding snapshot as at 1 September 2016 and

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

31.8.2016 – Saba Net (A T)

IED kills man, injures other in Baidha

A man was killed on Wednesday in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in Rada'a city of Baidha province, a security official said.
The IED was planted in a General manager car of Natea district, the official said, adding a citizen was also injured in the blast.

cp15 Propaganda

1.9.2016 – Al Arabiya / Asharq Al-Awsat (A P)

Opinion: Yemen and the Idea of Fighting ISIS

The fighting illustrates the nature of alliances in the war in Yemen where the rebels, formed by the Houthis and those loyal to the ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh, Al-Qaeda and ISIS are in one camp fighting against another camp formed of the legitimate government’s forces, tribes allied to the government and the Arab military coalition led by Saudi Arabia.

There is no doubt that chaos nurtures terrorist groups and that a political solution is the best option for Yemen for all parties fighting there. Nonetheless, we must be cautious about giving into the Houthis and Saleh and handing over power to them, or allowing them to remain as an independent and influential power in any future agreement as this will be more dangerous.

Al-Qaeda and ISIS have been attacking the legitimate government in particular for the last two years. This is because the two terrorist groups have dealt with Saleh’s government and the Houthis in the past and continue to do so to this day. Even before the war, most Al-Qaeda operations targeting the United States and Europe were planned in Yemen, and were exposed and thwarted by Saudi security forces that have undertaken the task of pursuing the organisation during recent years.

ISIS and Al-Qaeda knew that the Houthis and Saleh are the best allies for them in any future solution because those fighting terrorist groups in Yemen today are Saudi and Emirati forces, in addition to American forces that rely on drones. - by Abdulrahman Al-Rashed, general manager of Al-Arabiya television. =

Comment: This article is rather sick. It tries to invent a close connection between the Houthis and Saleh to IS and Al Qaida. There is none (the Houthis and Sunni terrorists are the deadliets enemies you could think of), ex-president Saleh in some way could have used them for his on purposes in the past, what jut stays uncertain. Certain in any case is the close connection of these Sunni terrorist groups to Saudi Arabia itself. Beginning with the religious and ideological concept of Wahabism and a plenty of support and funding, starting from Afghanistan in the 1980ies to Syria now. In Yemen, there are alliances between Al Qaida, the saudis and anti-Houthi Yemeni forces in the battlefield – at least temporary. - And, another thing: The author wants us to forget history: IS / Al Qaidas heaviest attacks in Yemen hitted the Houthis (Sanaa mosques in early 2015. Thus here: Dull Saudi propaganda again.

30.8.2016 – Al Araby (A P)

Houthi and Saleh-aligned militias continue to use Yemeni civilians as human shields while they benefit from the anti-Saudi media outcry

It is as if the Houthi militiamen and allies occupying Yemen's capital, Sanaa, are happy with the mounting civilian casualties resulting from Saudi-led coalition airstrikes on the country - even though these attacks aim to restore the power-base of the rebels' enemy, President Abd Rabbo Hadi.
The Houthi rebels and their allies from the camp of deposed president Ali Abdullah Saleh seem happy to use the smoke-screen of international criticism surrounding Saudi Arabia to establish weapons stores and military headquarters in civilian infrastructure such as schools and hospitals – by Basem Alabsi

Comment by Judith Brown: This article is quite sick. Blaming the Houthis for the disgusting bombs Saudi is dropping on Yemen. Make no mistake I don't support the Houthis. Nor any other fighting militia in Yemen. All sides have missed opportunities for peace because they want to claim victory and each side only will accept a peace deal that humiliates the other side. Because they want power, not because they love Yemen. And Saudi Arabia just kills and kills destroys and destroys because it can. There are NO excuses for what they are doing

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

2.2.2016 – Legal Center (* A K PH)


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

Casualties and damages (full list):

1.-2.9.2016 (night) – Shapban (A K)

#Saudijets flying low over #Yemen's capital. appear strikes are imminent. strikes timing for past week has been same: 1-3 in the morning

1.9.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi warplanes continue to launch raids on Capital Sana'a

The Saudi warplanes waged five air raids on Yemeni Economic Corporation and surrounding areas in Aser area west the capital.
The bombing caused to destroy the fuel station and damage to citizens' houses, and public and private properties, he said.

1.9.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi warplanes wage raids on al-Hima

2.9.2016 – Xinhua (A K)

Fresh airstrike kills 9-member family in Yemen

A total of nine members of one Yemeni family were killed on Friday in an airstrike on their home in northern Yemen's capital, residents and witnesses said.

The family, including four women and five children, were killed when a plane targeted their house at dawn in Marran area in Arhab suburb, some 50 km north of the capital Sanaa, said the residents who helped digging out the bodies.


1.9.2016 – Hussain Albukhaiti (A K PH)

#Saudi#UAEstrike a house n Arhab N #Sanaa#Yemenkild4womn5kid -Strike on Hodeidah Cultural Centre kild1injrd3

1.9.2016 – Tweets from Sanaa, daytime (A K)

#Saudi warplanes hovering now over #Yemen's capital hours after series of airstrikes that hit the city

Saudi Jets flying over the city now. Another round of bombardment is about to begin.

Saudi harbingers of death cruising Sana'a sky now thirsty for more blood. World is looking other way. #Yemen lives don't matter.

Sana'a under attacked. . With heavy strange bombing.. ut doesn't explosion.. nine missiles till no by Saudi jets in #Yemenat 9:45 AM

it turned out to be true that #Saudimissile was fired on the ever-busy al-Tahrir Sq. in #Yemen's capital. (photos)

31.8.2016 – Hussain Albukhaiti (A K PH)

Anthr Entire family of 11 kild by #Saudi#UAECO strikes on a home n #HajahNW #Yemen or 9 victims stated by


31.8.2016 – Josephjo1221 (A K PH)

Saudi raids targeted Alkhawari village in #Hajja, many injured! (photos)

1.9.2016 – RT (* A K)

Film: Airstrikes badly damage hospital in Sanaa, Yemen

Video footage has been released showing heavy airstrikes that badly damaged a hospital in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa. It's been reported that the strikes, allegedly by the Saudi-led coalition, hit a gas station just meters away from the hospital in the south of the city. It's believed those inside the building were safely evacuated.


31.8.-1.9.2016 – Tweets Sanaa at night (A K)

Hellish night of airstrikes in residential areas. Woke up to destruction affected even hospitals in Sana'a. #Yemen (photos)

Footage from last night's Saudi airstrikes in Sana'a. But yeah, let's ignore fact in residential areas too. #Yemen (film)

Saudi airstrikes targeted gas station in dense residential neighborhood too. Utter disregard for civilians. #Yemen (film)

#BreakingPic: Sanaa BURNING as 5 Saudi airstrikes in 10 minutes rock heart #Yemencapital waking millions in fear.

#Saudi#UAECO conducted strikes on a petrol station close to ibn Sina hospital in Asr 60 Road #Sanaa#Yemen (photo)

Here's some pictures of the bombardments tonight, very close and scary I can here the people screaming f their homes

I just witnessed one of the biggest fire balls during the current war in #Yemen. Asser area being targeted by heavily airstrikes! #Sanaa

Here comes the 5th missile..Shhhhhhhhhhhh BooooM

God damn punks, what's with the rapid bombing! I'm already running for basement, calm the frak down till I get there.

Alright then, bomb now landed too damn close and blew windows open

Intense airstrikes on Attan next door. Saw sky lit up, house shook, too tired to panic, those $#@!* Saudis!

unconfirmed reports #Saudiraid targeted gas station few minutes ago in #Yemen's capital

fire balls lightening some neighbors n #Yemen's capital now following series of #Saudiairstrikes

5 #Saudiairstrikes on #Yemen's capital in 10 minutes. #US/#UK/#UAE/#Israelior #Saudiwar pilots must be proud.

those were deafening explosions. sad for women, children. #Yemen

10s of ambulances , have been hearing their siren for the bast 1 hour #Saudiis killing #Yemenisby #US& #Ukbombs (film)

The 4th Saudi air strike on Sana'a 1:48 AM (film)

huge explosions and massive fire , #Saudiairstrike continue to target #YEMENIcivilans with #US& #UKsupport (film)

#Sanaa under massive #Saudibombardment (photos)

Saudi airstrikes on Yemen have become a daily routine Sanaa tonight (photo)

Although Ibn Sina Hospital's windows & furniture were affected, many injuries are received after airstrikes

An airstrike by Saudi coalition in the district of Asir west of Yemen's capital city of Sanaa half an hour ago. (film)

6heavy #Saudiairstrikes hit gas station just 200m away from Ibn Sina hospital causing serious damages (film)

#Sanaa15 minutes ago (photos)


A huge bombing on Sana'a with air crafts. (photo)

My children have to go through this. Several airstrikes rocked Sanaa city. Extreme horror! So outrageous! (film)

Another pictures from the same place.. Sounds like the nearby fuel station is on fire

and much more in the timeline of

31.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi warplanes launch 15 raids on Sa'adaThe Saudi warplanes waged on Wednesday 15 air raids on many areas of Sa'ada province, a security official said.
The warplanes targeted Kutaf and al-Boqa'a distircts with 12 raids causing huge damage to houses and properties.
The Saudi warplanes hit a poultry farm and an agricultural association, leaving great damage to the farm and the association.

31.8.2016 – Hussain Albukhaiti (A K PH)

#Saudi#UAEstrikes military academy kild Ali Albukhaiti&Ahmed Alharazi #Yemenriding team

31.8.2016 – Fatik Al-Rodaini (A K)

Amran court was completely destroyed last night by Saudi jets (photos) and film =

31.8.2016 – Almasirah TV (A K PH)

Saudi air raid at Sanna film =

31.8.2016 – Dr. Karim (A K)

Agriculture institute in Alrabo, Abs, Hajjah was targeted by 13+ Saudi-led airstrikes and by Saba Net:

31.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi jets kill three in the Capital

Three people have been killed in Saudi raids on Bani al-Hareth district of the Capital Sana'a, security official said Wednesday.
The Saudi war jets targeted the military college in al-Rawdha area in Bani al-Hareth with ten raids causing huge damage to citizens' houses and their properties.

31.8.2016 – Saudi Arabia Crimes (A K PH)

Sanaa: Pictures of the crime committed by the airline Saudi American aggression on the residential neighborhood kindergarten yesterday 30_8_2016

31.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi warplanes wages raids on Hajjah

The two raids targeted gas station in al-Mabor area, Which led to the destroying it. and film:

31.8.2016 – Fatik Al-Rodaini (A K)

Liquefied natural gas station in Hajjeh province was completely destroyed days ago by Saudi jets (images)

31.8.2016 – Fatik Al-Rodaini (A K)

Mineral water factory was completely destroyed by Saudi jets days ago in Hajjeh, forcing30ppl2lose their job (photos)

31.8.2016 – Yemen Post (A K)

1 Week WAR TOLLS: 1600 Saudi airstrikes on #Yemenkilled 124 civilians, injured 170 & destroyed 37 homes (photo is from March 26, 2015 raid)

1.9.2016 – Legal Center (A K PH)

30.8.2016, Sanaa: Four civilians were killed and 8 others were injured due to the bombing of Saudi Arabia warplanes and its alliance by one airstrike on civilians' houses and destroyed damaged more than 30 nearby the Military College in#AL_Rawdha_area#Bani_AL_Hareth_district. (photos)

cp16a Saudischer Luftangriff auf Wohnhaus / Saudi air raid at residential home

Wurde schon YPR 192 berichtet, jetzt kommen die Bilder / Already reported YPR 192, now the photos arrive:

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.

"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)

1.9.2016 – Alalam (* A K PH)

GRAPHIC VIDEO: Massacre in Yemen’s Saada by Saudi Arabia-Led Airstrikes

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 not clear how many children were killed in the attack.

A Saudi military spokesman said the coalition was checking whether the report was true and that an investigation would be conducted and its results published if the incident was verified!

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

The airstrike was the latest in a series of raids by the coalition, which is providing air support to Yemeni former fugitive President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi in his fight against Yemeni people who have seized much of the country since 2014.

Graphic video images from the scene shot by the Houthi controlled Al Maseera TV showed residents frantically digging for survivors using a bulldozer.

A man on the scene told the Houthi-controlled al Maseera TV that rescue workers were concerned about fresh air strikes when they arrived at the scene and found aircraft still hovering overhead. “There are bodies still under the rubble until now. We can’t reach them. Since last night we haven’t been able to remove them (the victims) for fear the jets may come back and strike a second time,” he said.

Comment: Saudis „investigating“ again. LOL.

1.9.2016 – Al-Masdar News (* A K PH)

Film (HD): 16 dead after Saudi led coalition airstrike in Saada - Yemen

31.8.2016 – Saba Net (* A K PH)

Saudi raid kills 16 in Sa'ada

At least 16 people were killed on Wednesday in a Saudi air raid in al-Sahn area of Sa'ada province, a local official said.
The official added the raid targeted the house of Abu Saleh Zenah in al-Sahn area, killing the 16, mostly children and women.
The rescuers faced difficulties to remove bodies from under rubble due to the circling of warplanes on top of the area.

31.8.2016 – Saudi Arabia crimes in Yemen (* A K PH)

photos (another film) (film)

Comment by Judith Brown: Well were they terrorists or what? So far NO Saudi bombs have targeted ISIS or Al Qaeda in Yemen. But families with children seem to be their favourite targets. Shame.

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

2.9.2016 – Nasser Arrabyee (A K PH)

Yemen fired new advanced missile Burkan1 on Saudi deep territory

1.9.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi enemy fires rockets into Sa'ada

The Saudi enemy fired rockets into Asdad Wadi ,all-Hmaqy and all-Maqram in Baqim district.
He pointed out that the different areas of Mnabh district also exposed to Saudi Missile attack targeting citizens' farms and highways.

1.9.2016 – TRT (A K PS)

Jemen: Kämpfe in der Stadt Taiz halten an

Im Jemen sind bei Gefechten zwischen Regierungsanhängern und den Huthi-Rebellen 13 Menschen getötet worden.

Aus der Pressezentrale der regierungstreuen Volkswiderstandseinheiten heißt es, bei den jüngsten Kämpfen seien zudem 26 Menschen verletzt worden.

1.9.2016 – Hamed Ghaleb (A K PH)

Scud missile hits altaif in saudi , which is 700+ Km away ,which means #Yemenarmy has the capability 2 target Riyadh capital of #Saudi

31.8.2016 – Tasnim News (A K PH)

Yemen Fires Ballistic Missile at Saudi Airport Yemen’s military forces targeted an airport in Saudi Arabia’s southern region of Abha with a ballistic missile amid relentless airstrikes by a Saudi-led military coalition against Yemeni people.

The Arabian Peninsula country’s army and forces of the voluntary committees, launched a Qaher-1 ballistic missile at the Abha region’s airport, south of Saudi Arabia, al-Ahed news website reported.

31.8.2016 – Yemen War from Al Masirah (A K PH)

Film: Break into the #Saudi military sites overlooking to Alrabuah city in #Saudi_arabia

31.8.2016 – Fars News (A K PH)

Yemen's Ballistic Missile Hits Saudi Positions in Najran Province

The Yemeni army and popular forces hit the Saudi military positions in the kingdom's Najran province with a Zalzal-3 ballistic missile in retaliation for the Saudi airstrikes on residential areas across Yemen. The Yemeni missile attack inflicted heavy losses on the Saudi troops in Najran province. Early reports indicate large casualties on the Saudi forces in the missile attack. The Saudi army and its coalition members have lost, at least, over a hundred troops each time they have come under a ballistic missile attack by Yemen. The Saudi-led forces' armored vehicles were destroyed during the Yemeni missile attack.

31.8.2016 – Al Masirah (A K PH)

Film: Yemen forces break into new Saudi site in Asir

31.8.2016 – Hussain Albukhaiti (A K PH)

#Houthiseizd3 #Saudiarmy post& #USweapons in #AsirSouth #KSA#Canada-ian Sniper @PGWLRT-3 is now in use (photos)

cp18 Sonstiges / Other

1.9.2016 – World Bank (* B E)

Qat trade in Yemen: flourishing despite a falling economy

I had the privilege to talk to a Qat dealer from Sanaa last week. I reached him via social media, and asked him if the war had negatively impacted his business. He said that on the contrary, he was selling more Qat than before war. “People have more free time now, or, in reality, no place to go,” he said. He added that the total electricity blackout, not to mention the high cost of fuel, has left people with very limited options. In defense of his trade, he said: “it’s better to stay home chewing Qat and listening to the terrifying sound of the fighter jets, than walking around outside in these very dangerous conditions”.
During our interesting discussion, I noted that there was a stark contrast between the steadily deteriorating economic conditions and the growth of the Qat market - by Ebrahim Al-Harazi

1.9.2016 – Aljazeera (D)
Yemen: Coffee industry struggles amid civil war

Coffee beans can be traced back to Yemen. It was the first country to commercially grow and export coffee. But the industry in the Arab world's poorest country has been struggling for decades - and civil war is only making things worse.

Vorige / Previous:

Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 1-192: / Yemen War Mosaic 1-192: oder / or

Der saudische Luftkrieg im Bild / Saudi aerial war images:

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

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