Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 195 - Yemen War Mosaic 195

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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

cp11 Deutschland / Germany

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

cp13 Waffenhandel / Arms trade

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

cp15 Propaganda

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

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

6.9.2016 – Open Democracy (** B P)

Who, apart from its people, wants peace in Yemen?

Diplomatic activity has increased. But how serious are their efforts? Will they achieve anything?

The main changes are at the international level where, as a result of increasing pressure from human rights organisations, US, UK and French arms sales to Saudi Arabia have been challenged in response to the indiscriminate killing of civilians throughout Yemen.

It is, however, sad to note that the situation has finally come to public attention not due to concern for Yemen or Yemenis, but rather as a means to attack western states for their relations with the repressive Saudi Arabian regime. This pressure has not prevented more sales.

Given that US and UK military personnel were widely described as helping to ensure accurate targeting, their competence and the quality of their advice are now questionable after the destruction of four MSF-supported hospitals, hundreds of other medical facilities and schools, as well as food processing factories and food storage belonging to private companies, the public sector or, indeed, humanitarian organisations.

Back to recent developments: the widely predicted collapse of the talks demonstrated the unwillingness of the parties to compromise, continuing to prioritise their personal, political and financial interests over those of the Yemeni people at large.

Shortly before the end of the Kuwait talks, Sana’a witnessed an important and worrying development. The Higher Revolutionary Committee set up by the Huthi as the top ruling institution in the country in early 2015 was formally replaced by a Supreme Political Council composed of 5 senior Huthi and General People’s Congress Saleh supporters each.[5] In theory, the establishment of this council ends formal Huthi control and replaces it with an institution jointly loyal to the Huthi leadership and Saleh. This indicates a weakening of the Huthis within the alliance. In plain English, as the GPC members of this council are 100% loyal to him, Saleh is now explicitly back in the driving seat and controls at least half of the decision-making body.

However implementation of this change is faltering, and the Revolutionary Council is still functioning, demonstrating Huthi resistance to Saleh’s pressure and continuing uncertainty about the balance of power in this unholy alliance.

Despite this, war weariness and opposition to the Saudi-led coalition bombing have ensured popular support.

The internationally recognised ‘legitimate’ government of president Hadi is officially in control of all the area of the former People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen, and some parts of north-east Yemen including Mareb.

The legitimate authority’s control of the areas it claims is debatable: with respect to Aden, there is little doubt that ministers’ absence is largely a self-preservation measure.

Much of the rest of the southern governorates is run by local community leaders, whether tribal or other, extremely few of whom claim any allegiance to Hadi or his government. They are either waiting for a credible government or they support southern separatism, which Hadi firmly rejects.

The Hadi government in exile is trying alternative tactics to bring the Saleh-Huthi opposition to heel. These come in two forms: the widely denounced blockade which prevents basic fuel, food and medical supplies from reaching the population, has resulted in the current situation with over half the population ‘food insecure’, and 7 million suffering severe food insecurity, ie close to starvation.

Another aspect of the blockade is the control of Yemeni airspace by the Saudi regime: no flights in or out of Yemen can take place without prior clearance from the Saudi military.

A third form the war is taking now is the attempt by the ‘legitimate’ government to prevent the Central Bank from functioning.

Meanwhile bombing and fighting continue, more people are killed and wounded, more are hungry and suffer from preventable diseases and lack treatment, and there are increasingly critical articles in various international media…. – by Helen Lackner

Comment by Judith Brown: A MUST READ. What an amazing woman Helen Lackner is. She knows more about Yemen than anyone else in UK. This article is really insightful and really reflects the impressions I am getting from friends inside Yemen now. This is a longish article but I really recommend it.

2.8.2016 – Channel 4 (** B H)

Yemen's forgotten war: the horror of hunger

It is the world's forgotten warzone. A place where millions, are on the very brink of famine, their homes and economy destroyed. Peace talks broke down again this week. Channel 4 News have gained a rare glimpse inside the country, thanks to Unreported World, reveals a looming disaster on a catastrophic scale

Comment by Judith Brown: Is this the most horrific video you have ever seen? Yet it has not been on the front page in the newspapers. Why is the world so uncaring?

13.7.2016 – Owen Jones (** A H)

Film: Yemen: Britain's forgotten conflict | Owen Jones in Djibouti

Since early 2015 Yemen has been gripped by civil war, with forces backed by a Saudi coalition fighting Iran-backed Houthi rebels. Since the start of the conflict, Britain has sold nearly £3bn worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia, a dictatorship accused of war crimes and human rights breaches by several NGOs. I went to speak to Yemenis whose lives have been destroyed by the conflict and asks Sir Alan Duncan, governmental special envoy to Yemen, if the British people should be questioning their links to the Saudi regime more.

Anthony C. Lobaido’s series on Yemen, Saudi Arabia:

Part V

4.9.2016 – WND (** B K P)


Why did this war happen in the first place? Simply put, Saudi Arabia has been buying off and interfering with Yemen’s leadership and tribal structure since the late 1970s. The Houthis decided they didn’t want a “president for life.”

We can only wonder if there is an underlying order to everything or if, on the other hand, everything is falling apart. The architect of our postmodern New World Order points to five major global changes constraining American hegemony. They are listed here. Will Yemen be another failure, as is the case of the wars on Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Serbia and elsewhere? Will the “pipeline wars” in Syria and the Ukraine ever come to a peaceful resolution?

Hunting down real terrorists is one thing. Taking out the Houthis because they’re in the way of some grand regional scheme, or because they are Shiites instead of Sunnis, or because they don’t want a “president for life” does not represent “truth, justice and the American way.”

There are those who might say Yemen is “the soft underbelly” by which Iran and Shiites can attack Saudi Arabia. This notion is not discounted in Western foreign-policy circles or among ordinary everyday Saudi Arabians.

The main point is that looking at the “soft underbelly” of Saudi Arabia (or Nazi Germany) is a strategy wrought with peril. Letting the Sunnis of Saudi Arabia fight it out with the Shiites of Bahrain and Iran and Yemen might seem like a good strategy in White Hall, at the United Nations or in New York, at the CIA, at the Pentagon and even in Riyadh. But just as Churchill’s British Empire was sidelined by the emerging empires of the Soviet Union and the United States, so too are “new empires of thought, communication, leadership, trade and commerce” emerging around the world – by Anthony C. Lobaido

Comment: A long overview article, full of links to important articles on Yemen.

Comment by Judith Brown: This is a rather long and rambling story about Yemen, Saudi Arabia, it's western allies with some other points thrown in for good measure. But it generally has the right sentiments, although some of the recent and historical facts about Yemen are not accurate.

Part IV:

22.5.2016 – WND (** B E P)

Saudi Arabia's mysterious 'crown jewel'

World's richest company readies its initial public offering

This is Part IV of journalist Anthony C. LoBaido’s series “Arabiana.” In this installment, LoBaido investigates the possibility that Saudi Aramco, the world’s richest company, will issue an initial public offering, or IPO, and what that might mean for Saudi Arabia, the U.S., the complex global energy markets, and related ancillary issues. You can read Part I, Part II and Part III as precursors by clicking on the links

Mysterious, elusive and celebrated all at once, Saudi Aramco remains the richest company in the history of the world, rivaling the British East India Company, which conquered India and became the crown jewel of the British Empire.

Saudi Aramco produces one out of every eight barrels of oil on Earth – 9.5 million barrels per day. The outfit began back in 1933 as the California-Arabian Standard Oil Company. Soon afterward, the Ghawar was discovered, and even today it remains the world’s largest oil field. Saudi Aramco also owns Safaniya, the biggest offshore field on the planet. Saudi Aramco’s oil reserves are at least 261 billion barrels (10 times ExxonMobil) and 263 trillion cubic feet of natural gas.

Now Saudi Aramco is entering a new phase involving foreign investment. The Wall Street Journal estimates Saudi Aramco’s initial IPO will be worth around $3 trillion. The U.K. Guardian claims the worth of the company could be $10 trillion. Saudi Aramco bought out its American partners back in 1980, as U.S. ownership waned after the 1973 Arab oil embargo.

Saudi Arabia watchers have long understood that Saudi Aramco is the center of power inside the kingdom. Vast energy riches enable Saudi Arabia to buy technology, hire talented and elite personnel, buy military equipment and munitions, and leverage diplomatic influence – not to mention the preponderance of the petrodollar. Since the 1930s, Saudi Aramco in its various forms has flown under the radar. It could be argued that without Saudi Aramco, the U.S. petrodollar would not be the world’s reserve currency – by Anthony C. Lobaido

and Part III

23.1.2016 – WND (* B K P)


Master plan seeks mineral riches, land bridge

[Larger excerpts YPR 91, Allgemein / General; rated only *, as based on another article] – by Anthony C. Lobaido

Part II

20.4.2015 – WND (* B K P)

Islamic jihad and Saudi Arabia's quest for nukes

Since millions of pilgrims visit the Hajj each year, it’s very difficult to keep track of all the monies that are collected during this time, and how those monies will be spent. Jihad continues as there’s plenty of money to fund terrorism in the Middle East, North Africa and elsewhere.

The New York Times ran a story broaching the possibility there are Saudi princes who are secretly patrons of al-Qaida. This would appear to run counter to Saudi Arabia’s “image restoration” program that was enacted after Sept. 11 – since most of the 9/11 hijackers hailed from Saudi Arabia.
What Sen. McCain and other American leaders might be forgetting to factor into the equation is that Saudi Arabia has all but secured nuclear weapons from Pakistan.

As the BBC has reported, Saudi Arabia could one day consider inviting elite forces from Pakistan to deploy medium-range ballistic missiles armed with nuclear weapons right on Saudi soil in an effort to counter the emergence of an operational nuclear weapon in Iran.

For now, state actors such as the Saudi and other Gulf monarchies will have no choice but to take on the non-state, supranational actors such as ISIS. And just as the British East India Company subdued India, a nation that was, according to Churchill, “No more a nation than is the equator,” the non-state actor of ISIS is filling a void for meaning that no state actor, not even Saudi Arabia, can rival.
Saudi Arabia appears to have all of the things money can buy. But does Saudi Arabia have any of the things money cannot buy: honor, loyalty, kindness and love? Yet Saudi Arabia has not lost the culture war. It has not lost the drug war. While American Millennials are the least religious generation in American history, Saudi Arabians pray five times per day.

Islam is the world’s fastest growing religion. According to estimations, by 2050 A.D., there will be 3 billion Muslims and almost 3 billion Christians in the world. If these two groups, which will comprise 60 percent of the world’s population, can find a way to work together, the world will become transformed.

Indeed, Saudi Arabians appear to be holding on. More than that, they appear to be winning – by Anthony C. Lobaido

Comment: Somewhat circuitous, for my opinion the author sometimes is losing the thread. What does he really want to tell us?

and Part I

19.4.2015 – WND (** B P T)

Saudi Arabia: U.S. ally or radical financier of terror?

Some are openly beginning to question if the kingdom of Saudi Arabia is truly an ally of the United States. Consider that close relations date back to President Franklin Roosevelt. Also consider how the use of the Saudi-centric petrodollar ensures a global demand for U.S. currency, while allowing the U.S. to ostensibly export its inflation. Some wonder if, like North Korea, Saudi Arabia ranks amongst the world’s greatest persecutors of Christians. One might forgive observers for seeing Saudi Arabia as “North Korea with sand and oil” – a nation led by an almost “god-like leader” who holds exceptional sway over the citizenry.

Saudi Arabia is now being re-examined as an outpost of terrorism – ranging from the breeding ground of the agents of Sept. 11, to assisting the de facto rise of Da’ish or “ISIS” in a Sunni versus Shiite fight to the death. Yet others believe ISIS is engaged in a terminal battle with Saudi Arabia, since all of the Gulf monarchies stand in the way of ISIS’ agenda of establishing a universal caliphate.

The critics feel there’s something not quite right – something going on inside Saudi Arabia that isn’t quite kosher.

Former British Intelligence agent Alastair Crooke writes (quoting French scholar Giles Kepel), “With the advent of the oil bonanza … Saudi goals were to ‘reach out and spread Wahhabism across the Muslim world’ … to ‘Wahhabize’ Islam, thereby reducing the ‘multitude of voices within the religion’ to a ‘single creed’ – a movement which would transcend national divisions. Billions of dollars were – and continue to be – invested in this manifestation of soft power.”

Crooke added:

“Wahhabism was forcefully changed from a movement of revolutionary jihad and theological takfiri purification, to a movement of conservative social, political, theological, and religious da’wa (Islamic call) and to justifying the institution that upholds loyalty to the royal Saudi family and the King’s absolute power (emphasis added).

“ISIS … forcefully denies the Saudis’ claim of authority to rule. [Yet] … Today, ISIS’ undermining of the legitimacy of the King’s legitimacy is not seen to be problematic, but rather a return to the true origins of the Saudi-Wahhab project” (emphasis added).

With regard to Prince Bandar, the former Saudi ambassador to the U.S., Steve Clemons of the Atlantic writes, “ISIS, in fact, may have been a major part of Bandar’s covert-ops strategy in Syria.”

How should those who hold truth as precious view America’s relations with Saudi Arabia? Perhaps the situation can be likened to a gigantic multidimensional jigsaw puzzle where multiple realities are all simultaneously coexisting. There’s always that looping cul de sac that leads one to ask what’s at the core of Saudi Arabia’s national character. – by Anthony C. Lobaido

Critical reports on the author: and

6.9.2016 – Nachdenkseiten (** B P)

Das Ende des Journalismus, wie wir ihn kannten

Jens Wernicke sprach mit Ulrich Teusch, Autor des soeben erschienenen Buches „Lückenpresse“.

Da ist bei den maßgeblichen Medien, also den sogenannten Leit- und Qualitätsmedien, wie sie sich selbst nennen, bzw. im Mainstream, wie er immer öfter genannt wird, Folgendes zu beobachten: Erstens werden Nachrichten in ganz bestimmter Weise gewichtet. Zweitens werden Nachrichten gezielt unterdrückt. Drittens werden Nachrichten in tendenziöser Weise bewertet, das heißt, es wird mit zweierlei Maß gemessen, es gibt „double standards“.

Alle drei Aspekte hängen eng zusammen und verstärken sich wechselseitig. Wenn sie auf bestimmten Themenfeldern lange genug und mit ausreichender Intensität wirken, entstehen dominante Narrative, also große journalistische Erzählungen oder Deutungsmuster, in die dann alle neu einlaufenden Informationen eingeordnet werden können – oder eben auch nicht, so sie denn nicht ins Narrativ passen.

Manchmal wächst sich das zu Kampagnen aus oder auch zu regelrechter Propaganda. Mein entscheidender Punkt ist nun: Die beschriebenen Phänomene kommen nicht zufällig zustande, sondern sie sind strukturell verankert und interessengeleitet. Das ist auch der Grund für die wachsende Homogenisierung des Mainstreams. Die Nachrichtenauswahl und Kommentierung wird immer ähnlicher und ist bei bestimmten wichtigen Themen kaum noch unterscheidbar.

Tonangebend ist der „Mainstream innerhalb des Mainstreams“, also ein verflachter, plakativer, tendenziöser, oft staats- und wirtschaftsnaher Journalismus.

Gegenwärtig haben wir es mit einer Vielzahl von Krisen, Konflikten, Kriegen zu tun. Die gesellschaftlichen Fliehkräfte verstärken sich, die Polarisierung nimmt zu. In einer solchen Situation nimmt der Mainstream seine soziale Integrationsfunktion immer weniger wahr. Er positioniert sich aufseiten der etablierten Ordnung. Er läuft an der kurzen Leine, wird mehr denn je zum Lückenmedium. Aus Mainstream- werden Establishment-Medien.

Um diese Frage machen viele Journalisten gern einen großen Bogen, denn dann müssten sie über Besitzverhältnisse und Medienkontrolle reden. Um es mal ein bisschen klassenkämpferisch zu formulieren: Diese Medien gehören natürlich nicht „uns“, sondern „denen“. Und wenn es, wie gegenwärtig, politisch, sozial und ökonomisch ans Eingemachte geht, machen sich die Besitz- und Kontrollstrukturen eben viel deutlicher bemerkbar als in ruhigen, stabilen Zeiten.

Die Ursache der Misere liegt nicht in massenhaften individuellen Verfehlungen oder Unzulänglichkeiten, die Ursache ist systemischer Natur.

cp2 Allgemein / General

6.9.2016 – Huffington Post (B K)

Krieg im Jemen: Das vergessene Leid im arabischen Armenhaus – von Nico Hajrahmatollahi

Kommentar: Oberflächlicher Überblicksartikel in wenig gutem Deutsch.

6.9.2016 – US Dep. of State (A K P)

Secretary Kerry's Meeting With Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

On the margins of the G20 in Hangzhou, China, Secretary Kerry met with Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir of Saudi Arabia. The leaders discussed a range of global and regional issues, including climate change, Syria, and Libya.

On Yemen, the leaders reviewed the latest ideas discussed in Jeddah with representatives of the Gulf Cooperation Council and Quadrilateral working group. The Secretary stressed the importance of implementing a 72-hour ceasefire by all sides to ‎provide space for the UN Special Envoy, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, to engage in consultations with both sides. The Saudis agreed, provided it is implemented by all sides.

Comment: Nothing to say against it. What about a stop to bomb Yemen and to supply new arms to ANY of the warrying parties? Hypocrites, all of them.

6.9.2016 – IRNA / The Iran Project (* B P)

No political will to prosecute Riyadh: British activist

Catherine Shakdam, director of Shafaqna Institute of Middle Eastern Studies says that the war in Yemen is illegal and there is no political will to prosecute leaders of Saudi Arabia.

In an interview with IRNA and expressing her opinion about the crisis in Yemen, Shakdam said, ‘What I think is a tragedy in Yemen is that this war has been portrayed as a political restoration. What you have today is an attempt by Saudi Arabia to expand the Wahhabi empire and try to disappear not just the people of Yemen but their faith.

‘What is happening today in Yemen is a genocide; religious genocide, cultural genocide and an attempt by foreign powers to obliterate the voice of people to resist against tyranny.

‘Whenever people have risen up against their tyrants, whenever people have attempted to oppose radicalism which is the expression of Wahhabism, foreign powers have attempted to criminalize those people, trying to build a narrative that those people are the rebels and have no legitimacy

‘You have had the entire United Nations standing by Saudi Arabia as it had committed war crimes after war crimes. This war is illegal.

To a question if it is possible to prosecute Saudi leaders by the International Criminal Court, Shakdam said, ‘It is possible, but we lack political will. I do not think the UN would be tempted to blacklist Saudi Arabia for the war crimes against the children.
Saudi Arabia has become so powerful and can leverage with the officials.

‘You cannot talk about justice when you have Saudi Arabia sitting at the head of UN Human Right Council.

Asked why the Western powers support Saudi Arabia, the political analyst said, ‘It is about capitalism. They only care about how much money they can make by selling weapons to tyrants. When you see UK or France talking about democracy and then supporting Al-Saud or Al-Khalifa, how can you take them seriously?

5.9.2016 – RT (* B H K)

Film: "Media aren't paying attention to 1000s of kids killed in Yemen"

"Children are killed, buildings destroyed and no-one pays attention" says Ibrahim Abdul Kareem who lost his child in an airstrike.

5.9.2016 – Aljazeera (* B P)

Film: Yemen: The war and the ongoing media divide

How is the media narrative being controlled between Houthi-held Sanaa and Riyadh-based Yemeni state channels?

Now that the Houthis are in power, however, journalists deemed to be their enemy have been threatened into silence.

The Houthis have also taken over Yemeni state television, while another Saudi-backed Yemeni channel broadcasting out of Riyadh is telling the story from the other side of the conflict.

Journalists still in Yemen reporting from Houthi-held territory are often unable to tell the full story, while programmes debating the issue often lack the means to report what is happening on the ground. Air strikes often occur live on air, with sets rattling in the aftershock of the impact.

Furthermore, with takeovers, kidnappings, threats and attacks, Yemeni journalists - and the media narrative - are often caught in a crossfire that doesn't appear to have a logical end in sight.

Comment: Seems to be quite anti-Houthi – pretending the other side would respect the freedom of the press. LOL when looking at Saudi Arabia and the Gulf monarchies.

5.9.2016 – Near Eastern Outlook (* B K P)

Who Will Answer for Yemen’s Suffering?

Despite the fact that Washington has been selling weapons to Saudi Arabia before and throughout the conflict, Riyadh seems to be unable to score a decisive victory in Yemen.

The conflict in Yemen is often portrayed as a proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran, but there’s yet another major player emerging on the stage – ISIS who is claiming its own stake in Yemen. It’s is now clear that neither Saudi Arabia nor its backers in the West had a comprehensive plan of action back when this initial military aggression was launched. Therefore, this conflict can be protracted for decades as is the case for concurrent wars in Afghanistan or Iraq. Thus, the ultimate victor here will be radicals who will eventually become a major problem for the security of Saudi Arabia and its Persian Gulf allies.

This war cannot be won by military means. Yemen now faces disintegration, while Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is gradually expanding its influence over territories not controlled by any of the parties of this bloody war. Soon we’ll witness yet another Syria in Yemen.

Therefore, one thing is clear: there can be no major political decision made in Yemen without the Houthis, and Saudi Arabia must start negotiations with them sooner or later. As for the international institutions and human rights organizations, they must become actively involved in the search for a peaceful solution of the Yemeni conflict by all mean possible to prevent the further destabilization of Yemen and the suffering of its people – by Martin Berger

4.9.2016 – Shafaqna (* B K P)

Yemen – on the engineering of a civil war and a bad case of political unilateralism

Terror as it were never could assert its warped religious rationale onto Yemen.

Today, Saudi Arabia is actively working to change that reality! 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

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.

Terror stroke at the heart of Aden to achieve several goals:

Saudi Arabia needs for Yemen to explode into a civil war.

Saudi Arabia needs for Terror to carve a real dominion directly atop the world oil route.

Saudi Arabia needs to generate enough fear so that world powers would finally sanction a ground invasion and defeat the Resistance under the cover of counter-terrorism.

Saudi Arabia needs for the narrative to move away from the many and atrocious war crimes and crimes against humanity it has carried against the Yemeni people.

The sea-port of Aden has long been coveted by Wahhabi radicals for it offers an opening onto several continents. The simple fact that Aden was broken into by Terror as it sits under Saudi patronage only serves to affirm Riyadh’s links with Terror … but then again we all know that.

It’s what we do with that knowledge which will determine what comes next – by Catherine Shakdam

4.9.2016 – Fars News / The Iran Project (* A K)

Riyadh training 5,000 militants in Eritrea for war in Yemen

Riyadh has transferred nearly 5,000 militants from a number of terrorist groups from Aden port to Eritrea’s Assab port to go under military trainings and then be sent to the Saudi provinces bordering Yemen, sources said.

“The terrorists, some of whom are from the Al-Qaeda, will be dispatched to Najran, Jizzan and Asir provinces to fight against the Yemeni army and popular forces and prevent their further advances in Southern Saudi Arabia,” the sources stated on Sunday. =

2.9.2016 – Scott Horton (* B K P)

Audio: Nasser Arrabyee, a Yemeni journalist based in Sanaa, discusses why the war in Yemen is likely to worsen after Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit to Saudi Arabia, where he pledged US support for the kingdom and gave the Saudis an implicit pass on war crimes. and Podcast:

cp3 Humanitäre Lage / Humanitarian situation

6.9.2016 – Doctors without Borders (A H)

Fatima, an internal displaced of #Taiz with her son in Atturbah Hospital. They fled their home due to heavy fighting (photo)

5.9.2016 – European Commission Humanitarian Aid Office (A H)

Map: Yemen - ECHO supported interventions - ECHO Daily Map | 05/09/2016 =

5.9.2016 – WHO (A K)

Over 127k suspected cases of #malaria were reported in #Yemen from January to August this year.

Comment by Judith Brown: This is why Yemen needs malaria nets. Even healthy people in their teens and twenties are dying from malaria now because of the lack of treatment available.

5.9.2016 – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (* A H)

FAO Yemen Situation Report - August 2016

14.1 million people food insecure (more than 50% of the population)

2.75 million people displaced since the escalation of conflict in March 2015

1 million reached by FAO since March 2015

USD 17.85 million FAO funding gap against the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan 2016

The latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) released in June 2016 confirms that 9 Governorates out of 22 are under Emergency (IPC Phase 4) and 10 Governorates are in Phase 3 (Crisis), with some governorates seeing as much as 70 percent of their population under severe food insecurity. The severity of the food insecurity and nutrition situation in Taiz City and Lowland districts needs special attention.

At least 7 million people are living under Emergency levels of food insecurity (26 percent of the population under IPC Phase 4) – a 15 percent increase since June 2015 – and 7.1 million people are in a state of Crisis (25 percent under IPC Phase 3) and need urgent life-saving food and livelihood assistance.

Some 3 million children under the age of five and pregnant or nursing women require services to treat or prevent acute malnutrition, according to UNICEF data. Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) is at an alarming stage in most of the country's governorates, reaching levels of 25.1 percent in Taiz Lowland and 21.7 in Al Hodeidah.

The volume of food required in Yemen is far greater than humanitarian actors can provide. Agriculture must be an integral part of the humanitarian response to prevent Yemen’s dire food security situation from worsening.

Urgent donor funding is needed by September to provide producers with seeds and tools in time for the agriculture season, and for backyard farming, small poultry production, livestock vaccination and the rehabilitation of water harvesting infrastructure for local food production.

A Level-3 Emergency Response has been extended for an additional six months. FAO calls for all parties to act in accordance with international humanitarian law to protect civilians and to guarantee the humanitarian community safe, unconditional, and sustained access to people in need across Yemen. and in full: =

5.9.2016 – Asaharq Al-Awsat (A H P)

Yemen’s Minister of Local Administration Announces International NGO Conference to Be Held in Egypt

Yemen’s Minister of Local Administration and Chairman to the Higher Human Relief Committee Abed Araqib Fateh Al Aswadi announced an international conference to be held March of 2017 in the Egyptian city of Sharm el-Sheikh.

The convention will bring Yemeni civil agencies together with Arab and international organizations –both governmental and nongovernmental.

Aswadi also added that the contribution of Saudi businessmen and members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) would help in bringing a positive and productive atmosphere to the conference.

The future seminar is expected to touch on the subject of Yemen and its development.

Minister Aswadi told Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper that the chief target of the conference is to draw in funding and projects related to humanitarian relief in Yemen.

He added that the Yemeni government holds its self accountable towards gathering needed resources to support national relief and rehabilitation, namely restoration of infrastructure.

Finding an effective and functioning partnership with civil organizations and relief agencies, in addition to supporting local development, is also a principal mission in which the government aims to fulfill, he added – by Mohamed Ali Mohsen and also Reuters:

Comment: Hard to imagine how this will work when the war still would go on – and still more hard to imagine what this conference would achieve without even mentioning Saudi air raids and Saudi blockade – as absolute certainly must be expected with Hadi government and Saudi attributors –, which both together have caused the greatest part of the humanitarian tragedy in Yemen.

5.9.2016 – WAM (A H)

ERC distributes aid in Yemen's Abyan province

The ERC sent today the second convoy of food aid to the city of Ahwar in Abyan province, carrying 5,000 food parcels for distribution among the residents of the city and neighbouring areas. =

cp5 Nordjemen und Huthis / Northern Yemen and Houthis

5.9.2016 – Middle East Monitor (* A P)

Property of Brotherhood leader put up for sale by Houthis

Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah group has put the property of Yemeni Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Yadomi up for sale, Quds Press reported on Sunday.

The Houthis stormed Yadomi’s house in April last year when they took control of Sanaa. They seized the title deeds to the property and Yadomi’s land, which he inherited from his father and grandfather.

The leader of the Yemeni Reformation Party, linked to the Muslim Brotherhood, Yadomi is currently in Saudi Arabia. One of his family members confirmed that the Houthis have put the property up for sale. They have demanded around $280,000 to release the title deeds. Warnings have been issued against anyone dealing with the documents and those who stole the property.

The Brotherhood has supported the Saudi-led coalition against the Houthis and their allies, which include troops loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Since their 2015 “takeover”, the Houthis have arrested and kidnapped over a hundred local Brotherhood leaders, members and MPs and seized their property. A number have also been murdered by the rebel group.

(This work by Middle East Monitor is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License)

Comment by Judith Brown: Lets get this straight. The Muslim Brotherhood in Yemen only exists because Saudi Arabia paid for them to exist, in order to destabilise the Yemeni political system over a couple of decades. They now have a vicious militia, just as bad as the Houthis, called Islah fighters. And they are not prepared to compromise - they are an obstacle for peace. Not that I agree with the illegal seizure of someone else's property. Nor the destruction of anyone else's property, such as all fighting 'sides' are doing with impunity, including aerial assaults that are inflicting such terrible unbelievable damage to Yemen and Yemeni lives.

5.9.2016 – Middle East Monitor (* A P)

Houthis close Yemen TV channel and abduct its director

Armed Houthi fighters raised Yemen’s Al-Saeedah TV channel yesterday morning in the capital Sana’a.

Local sources have told MEMO that the channel’s office as broken into and violently raided. Its Director, Mukhtar Al-Qadasi, was also kidnapped. His whereabouts and wellbeing are unknown.

This comes as a result of a crackdown on Yemeni journalists and activists by forces loyal to the Houthis and former President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Comment by Judith Brown: The information war in Yemen. The first thing destroyed in war is truth.

5.9.2016 – Saba Net (A P)

President meets parliament speaker

President of the Supreme Political Council Saleh al-Samad and his Vice-President Kasim Labuzah met with parliament speaker Yahya al-Raiee in the presidential palace in the capital Sanaa on Monday.
The speaker briefed the president about the letters sent from the house of representative to parliaments' speakers throughout the world, in Arab, Muslim and foreign countries, as well as their replies.
The president stressed the importance for the parliament to continue holding its sessions and achieve its national duties in line of its constitutional role.
The meeting was attended by a number of the council members.

5.9.2016 – Nasser Arrabyee (A P)

Yemen tribesmen Keep supporting army with money,fighters&food against US-backed Saudi invaders. Sunday,east Sanaa (photo)

1.9.2016 – Middle East Eye (* A P)

Iraq PM Abadi reportedly calls Houthi delegation 'representative of Yemen'

Yemeni delegation claim Iraqi PM recognition of their government as regional Shia militias are divided over Iranian influence

The Houthi delegation in Iraq claimed that Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi recognised them as “representative of Yemen”.

Houthi spokesman Mohamed Abdel Saleh posted a statement on his Facebook page on Wednesday saying: “The prime minister welcomed the delegation as the representative of Yemen and confirmed that Iraq, both at a governmental and popular level, has supported the suffering people of Yemen from the start, and opposes unjustified aggression against Yemen.”

When the two parties met, they discussed "the political, humanitarian and economic situation in Yemen," according to Saleh's facebook post.

“The delegation explained to the prime minister the reality in which the Yemeni people are living, and the consequences of the aggression that has led to catastrophe and human suffering,” it added – by Karim El-Bar

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

4.9.2016 – Shapban (A P)

editor of Aden-based al-Ayam daily accuses Aden Governor of hiring people from his tribe of al-Dhala to high posts

cp7 UNO und Friedensgespräche / UN and peace talks

6.9.2016 – Saba Net (A P)

National delegation meets UN envoy

The Yemeni national delegation met UN special envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, in the Omani capital Muscat on Tuesday, as a part of diplomatic efforts exerted by Oman.
The delegation deplored the UN's inability to take no action against air blockade imposed by the Saudi-led aggression against Sanaa International Airport, which causes great suffering for Yemeni travelers particularly patients who were left stranded in many foreign countries due to the blockade.
For his part, Ould Cheikh said the agreement will be a fully comprehensive solution, including all the issues, particularly the presidency issue, contrary to was put on the table in Kuwait.
Ould Cheikh condemned the air blockade against the Sanaa airport, showing his sorrow over suffering of Yemeni people and promising to reopen it in the next days.

5.9.2016 – UN News Centre (A P)

Saudi Arabia: Ban, Deputy Crown Prince discuss Palestine refugees, Yemen and climate pact

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today met with Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince, who is also Second Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister, discussing the country's financial support for the UN Palestine refugees agency, the conflict in Yemen, protection of children, as well as the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Meeting with Prince Mohamad Bin Salman Al Saud on the sideline of the G20 Summit in China, the Secretary-General thanked Saudi Arabia for its continuing financial support to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), according to a readout issued by Mr. Ban's office.

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today met with Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince, who is also Second Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister, discussing the country's financial support for the UN Palestine refugees agency, the conflict in Yemen, protection of children, as well as the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Regarding the Children and Armed Conflict report, the Secretary-General and the Deputy Crown Prince discussed the status of the ongoing review of measures to strengthen protection of children, the readout noted.

Comment: Blab la bla. Ban had sold the last remains of his credibility to the Saudis already before. He “thanked Saudi Arabia” – what for? – And the greatest joke is the last sentence cited here: “measures to strengthen protection of children”: What about a stop of bombing and of the Saudi famine blockade??

Comment by Judith Brown: Well I guess people are only appointed as Secretary General of the UN if they are weak and compliant. And Ban Ki-Moon is not likely to provoke a revolution.

Comment by Jane Robertson Gaoua: How sickening are those smiles!! How on earth can Ban "discuss" Yemen with the Saudis??? :(((((((

1.9.2016 – Americans for Democracy and Human Rights (* B P)

Time to End Saudi Arabia’s Shameful Position on the Human Rights Council

Now, ten years [after the United Nations (UN) established a new Human Rights Council (HRC] later, the upcoming vote by UN General Assembly members on Saudi Arabia’s continued membership on the Council will show whether or not the HRC is any different than its maligned predecessor.

Since joining the HRC in 2014, Saudi Arabia has not only carried out gross and systematic human rights violations at home and abroad, it has also used its power in the Council to mask its own abuses, bully senior diplomats, and politicize humanitarian projects. At the end of October, Saudi Arabia will run for a second term on the Council. For States that profess to care about promoting human rights and safeguarding the integrity of international institutions, voting against Saudi Arabia is the only option.

It is no secret Saudi Arabia’s values are at odds with the HRC.

Instead of working with the UN to alleviate the affects of its campaign, Saudi diplomats are working hard to cover them up.

The HRC was established to promote human rights and hold violators accountable. Saudi Arabia’s presence on the Council turns HRC’s mission on its head. If Council members vote to allow Saudi Arabia to remain for a second term, they will become increasingly complicit in the very violations that the Council seeks to eradicate – by Leah Schulz

cp7a Saudi-Arabien und Iran / Saudi Arabia and Iran

2.9.2016 – Middle East Eye (* A P)

Behind the Saudi ambassador's scuffle in Baghdad

The ambassador was formally asked to quit following accusations of death threats against him, as Iraq draws ever closer to Tehran

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

5.9.2016 – Reuters (* A P)

Saudis tighten their belts for Eid in age of austerity

The annual Eid al-Adha holiday period is traditionally a time for ordinary Saudis to splurge on new clothes, accessories and travel. But this year's Eid holidays, which fall on Sept. 12-15, are set to be the most austere in well over a decade.

Low oil prices are forcing the government of the world's top oil exporter into spending cuts to curb a budget deficit that totaled a record $98 billion last year.

Those cuts, which began late in 2015, are now rippling through almost every area of the Saudi economy, reducing consumers' disposable income and weighing on the living standards of ordinary Saudis.

“Looking at individual consumption, you will find a significant shift in consumer habits, and the size of purchases has gone down significantly compared to last year," said Saudi economist Fadl Albuainain – by Marwa Rashad and Reem Shamseddine

5.9.2016 – BBC (A E P)

Oil price jumps on Russian and Saudi plans

The price of oil jumped after Russia and Saudi Arabia agreed to discuss ways to stabilise the oil market.

The announcement was made by the countries' energy ministers, Alexander Novak and Khalid al-Falih.

5.9.2016 – I’m Muslim (A P)

Film: If still you're confused from where Takfiri ideology come from:
#Wahhabi Imam of Mecca's Grand Mosque prays for #ISIS to defeat everyone in the world (Shia, Christians, Jews, ...) except#Salafi/Wahhabis

5.9.2016 – I’m Muslim (A P)

Film: "#Saudi_Arabia should take in refugees!"
You want a country that brainwash children like this to "take in refugees"?

31.8.2016 – Raymond Ibrahim (* A P)

Saudis Arrest and Deport 27 Christians for ‘Conducting Christian Prayers’

Saudi Arabian officials recently arrested 27 Christians—among them several women and children—for the crime of “conducting Christian prayers” and being “in possession of Bibles,” reports Arab media.

The group of Christians, most if not all of whom were Lebanese nationals, were celebrating a Virgin Mary feast day when authorities stormed their residence and arrested them.

Authorities, the dreaded “religious police,” proceeded to strip them of their visas and deport them back to Lebanon. Ironically, this is a much better fate than that suffered by other Christians caught engaging in “acts of Christianity” in the Islamic kingdom, including torture and long jail sentences – by Raymond Ibrahim

Comment by Judith Brown: No news of this anywhere. KSA still get weapons from the two faced so called Christian community in USA.

cp9 USA

3.9.2016 – Consortium News (* A P)

Hillary Clinton’s ‘Exceptionalist’ Warpath

Democrats and Hillary Clinton are delighting in attacking Donald Trump from the right, employing McCarthyistic tactics and embracing the imperialist notion of “American exceptionalism,” says Daniel Lazare.

Clinton’s speech at an American Legion convention in Cincinnati, her most bellicose to date, in which she savages Trump for failing to embrace the ultra-imperialist doctrine of “American exceptionalism.”

“My opponent in this race has said very clearly that he thinks American exceptionalism is insulting to the rest of the world,” she said Wednesday. “In fact, when Vladimir Putin, of all people, criticized American exceptionalism, my opponent agreed with him, saying, and I quote, ‘if you’re in Russia, you don’t want to hear that America is exceptional.’ Well maybe you don’t want to hear it, but that doesn’t mean it’s not true.”

Good people, she went on, do not take exception to the doctrine – only enemies do:

“When we say America is exceptional, it doesn’t mean that people from other places don’t feel deep national pride, just like we do. It means that we recognize America’s unique and unparalleled ability to be a force for peace and progress, a champion for freedom and opportunity. Our power comes with a responsibility to lead, humbly, thoughtfully, and with a fierce commitment to our values. Because, when America fails to lead, we leave a vacuum that either causes chaos or other countries or networks rush in to fill the void.”

It’s either American tutelage or Armageddon, in other words, which is why countries that are smart and sensible know better than to resist. To round out her pro-war package, Clinton also promised to respond to foreign cyberattacks with military means – perhaps sending out drones to bomb Wikileaks? – and promised to deal with the world’s bullies as well.

“I know that we can’t cozy up to dictators,” she said. “We have to stand up to them.”

All this from a woman whose family foundation has received up to $25 million from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, perhaps the most repressive government on earth, plus up to $50 million from other Persian Gulf sources. (The Saudis also donated $10-million to the construction of the Bill Clinton presidential library.) – by Daniel Lazare and see also

cp10 Großbritannien / Great Britain

6.9.2016 – The Guardian (* A P)

Saudi Arabia makes plea for Britain not to ban arms sales

Saudi foreign minister to brief MPs after controversy over Yemen conflict and questions in Commons about adherence to international humanitarian law

The Saudi foreign minister is to brief British MPs personally to urge them not to ban UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia in light of UN claims that British weapons were used to conduct indiscriminate attacks in Yemen on hospitals, markets and cities.

The Westminster briefing by Adel Al-Jubeir on Wednesday comes hours before the select committee on the control of arms exports meets to decide whether to call for a ban on arms sales, a move that would represent a seismic shift in Middle East policy.

Ellwood, brought to the Commons by the Speaker, John Bercow, to clarify the government position in light of Johnson’s statement, said it was not for the UK government to conclude whether individual bombing incidents by the Saudis represented breaches of international humanitarian law (IHL), but instead to “take an overall view of the approach and attitude by Saudi Arabia to international humanitarian law”.

He said: “We are not acting to determine whether a sovereign state has or has not acted in the breach of IHL but instead … we are acting to make an overall judgment.” It would not be possible for the UK to take a view on every bombing incident in a conflict to which the UK was not a party, Ellwood said – by Patrick Wintour

Comment: It is absolutely ridiculous what Ellwood has to say here. An “overall judgment” as Ellwood mentions it clearly would show what happens in Yemen, please, take half an hour to click through and And, well, if a private like me for himself is able to “to take a view on every bombing incident” and even to collect and present this evidence, a whole government with it’s own secret services easily can do – and, when selling arms worth billions, really even just is obliged to do so. Obliged by law. How anybody can accept to be told such a lot of bullshit as Ellwood does here?? You can read more of Ellwood’s bullshit further on in the Guardian article.

5.9.2016 – Jamila Hanan (A P)

Now @Tobias_Ellwood says to @hilarybennmp that without #Saudi intervention #Yemen would be a humanitarian catastrophe

Comment by Dr. Karim: He is saying from UK, that we in Yemen are NOT living in catastrophe, contradicting UN OCHA,hrw,amnesty,unicef..etc

5.9.2016 – Hisham Al-Omeisy (A P)

The official text of the UK government statement on Saudi IHL violations vs. how it was read by many in #Yemen (images)

6.9.2016 – Elisabeth Kendall (A P)

UK government grilled on #Yemen in Parliament y'day. @EdwardLeighMP talks straight "Are the Saudis actually targeting civilians, yes or no?"

5.9.2016 – The Independent (* A P)

G20: Theresa May raises Yemen human rights concerns with Saudi Arabia despite UK arms sales

UK firms continue to sell huge amount of arms to the Middle Eastern kingdom

Theresa May has raised concerns over the conflict in Yemen with Saudi Arabian leaders, despite British firms continuing to sell a huge amount of military hardware to the regime.

Sources said the Prime Minister broached the subject along with that of human rights more widely during a bilateral meeting at the G20 in Hangzhou, China.

The Independent has reported that the UK is now the second biggest arms dealer in the world with two thirds of the sales going to the Middle East – by Joe Watts and see also

Comment: Typical Western hypocrisy. The British, by their arms sales and other support, nearly are as guilty of all these war crimes than the Saudis themselves. They really think because they are Westeners they are any better. They are not. Wash me, but do not make me wet.

Comments by Judith brown: CONCERNS!!!!! I would say heartbreak. I personally am devastated. What about you?

Well if UK is operating one of the most robust systems of deciding who to sell arms to, then what are the rest doing? The selling of arms to Saudi Arabia considering its human rights abuses internally and its actions in the Yemen war are shocking. and

5.9.2016 – RT (* A P)

Boris v Theresa May? PM & FM at odds over arms sales to Saudi, Yemen war crimes

British Prime Minister Theresa May and her foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, appear to be split over Saudi Arabia’s alleged war crimes in Yemen, where the Gulf kingdom is intervening in a deadly civil war.

The PM raised concerns over the Yemen conflict with Saudi Arabian diplomats at the G20 summit in Hangzhou, China.

However, May’s intervention is at odds with the foreign secretary, who said on Monday there is no evidence of war crimes in Yemen and so Britain can legally continue selling arms to Saudi Arabia.

The PM’s concern over human rights abuses runs in contrast with her own foreign secretary, however, who defended Britain’s continued arms exports to Saudi Arabia in a written statement to Parliament on Monday.

The foreign secretary added the Saudi Arabian military itself is in the best position to investigate allegations of war crimes.

Comment: Johnson as stupid as his predecessor, May a typical example of Western hypocrisy and double standards.

Comment by Judith Brown: Well the media just love this don't they. Saying that there is a difference of opinion when clearly they are both on the side of killing people with an occasional tap on the wrist to make it appear that they care. They don't.

5.9.2016 – The Guardian (* A P)

Boris Johnson defends UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia

The British foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, has defended UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia, saying the Saudi-led bombing campaign in Yemen is not “in clear breach” of international humanitarian law.

In a written statement to parliament, Johnson says: “The key test for our continued arms exports to Saudi Arabia in relation to international humanitarian law is whether those weapons might be used in a commission of a serious breach of international humanitarian law. Having regard to all the information available to us, we assess this test has not been met.”

His judgment is based largely on an Saudi-led inquiry into eight controversial incidents, including the bombing of hospitals. The report, published on 4 August, largely defended the bombing runs on the basis that the Saudis had received credible intelligence that enemy Houthi forces were in the area. In one case it offered compensation to the victims.

Defending the credibility of a Saudi-led inquiry exonerating Saudi targeting, Johnson said: “They have the best insight into their own procedures and will be able to conduct the most thorough and conclusive investigations. It will also allow the coalition forces to work out what went wrong and apply the lessons learned in the best possible way. This is the standard we set ourselves and our allies.”

The Johnson statement clarifies the UK position after ministers were forced to retract some statements asserting unequivocally that there had been no breaches of international humanitarian law by the Saudis in Yemen – by Patrick Wintour

Comment: Nothing will ever change? Just the persons are changed, politics stays the same, all are puppets of corporations.

Comment by Judith Brown: What a hypocrite he is. He can be bought by anyone. Having supported UK staying in the EU for most of his political career he sold out to Brexit because he thought it would fast track him to PM. Now he had sold out to the highest bidder. Sadly Yemeni children who are dying today under Saudi bombs are desperately poor. It’s evident that Jeremy Corbyn is the only hope for change in UK.

5.9.2016 – The Independent (* A P)

Britain is now the second biggest arms dealer in the world

Exclusive: Two-thirds of UK weapons have been sold to Middle Eastern countries since 2010 – by Jon Stone

1.9.2016 – Snow Blog (* B P)

Our permissive friendship with Wahhabism

Most immediately, the question is how much longer Britain is to continue its active engagement in the war in Yemen.

But when it comes to the spread of extremism there is much more to be addressed even than Yemen’s tragic war.

Not least is this: how did the youngest state in Europe – Kosovo, just 17 years old – become the biggest per capita source of fighters joining Isis of any country on the European continent?

Wahhabism is a practice of extreme Islam that until fairly recently was almost completely alien to the mainstream low-key Muslim faith long practised in the Kosovan region of the Balkans.

In those 17 years since the Kosovan war ended, Ms Gall reports how the country has become the playground of preachers exported from Saudi Arabia together with the money to build hundreds of mosques and madrassahs.

In post-war Kosovo, despite American aid, one strong rising force in Kosovan society is increasingly that of radicalising Islam.

The question for the new British Prime Minister surely has to be this – is the value to the British economy, and the UK’s place in the world supposedly contributed by our relationship with Saudi Arabia, so great that we can ignore the very real possibility that the export of Saudi-based Wahhabism – tolerated by the Saudi Kingdom – is a potentially devastating threat to world peace and to our own security? – by Jon Snow

Comment by Judith Brown: Worth a read. Channel 4 does so much better than BBC. And the British government.

cp11 Deutschland / Germany

31.8.2016 – Telepolis (* A P)

Saudis schließen Bonner Wahabitenschule

Auch am geplanten neuen Standort Berlin soll angeblich nicht weitergebaut werden - CDU bedauert, FDP freut sich

Wenn es neben der Neuköllner Rütli-Schule eine Skandalschule in Deutschland gibt, dann ist es die König-Fahd-Akademie, die von Saudi-Arabien auf einem in Erbpacht von der Stadt Bonn überlassenen Gelände in Bad Godesberg errichtet und 1995 eröffnet wurde. Acht Jahre später versuchte der Kölner Regierungspräsident Jürgen Roters, die Schule zu schließen, nachdem herauskam, dass Prediger in der angeschlossenen Moschee zum Dschihad gegen die "Ungläubigen" aufriefen.

Nachdem die Saudis beim damals vom Grünen Joseph Fischer geführten Außenministerium in Berlin intervenierten, musste Roters das Vorhaben jedoch aufgeben, obwohl der nordrhein-westfälische Verfassungsschutz mit nachrichtendienstlichen Mitteln zur Erkenntnis kam, dass das Umfeld der Schule "Anziehungspunkt für Extremisten war". Wahrscheinlich ist das einer der Gründe dafür, dass das früher beschauliche Rheinstädtchen heute als eines der Zentren des deutschen Salafismus gilt – von Peter Mühlbauer

Kommentar: Bericht von German Foreign Policy: YPR 194, cp11.

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

5.9.2016 – Qatar News Agency (A P)

Al-Bashir Stresses Sudan Keenness on Yemen Stability

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir met Monday with Yemeni Prime Minister Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr, currently on a visit to Sudan.
During the meeting, President al-Bashir stressed Sudan's keenness on supporting Yemen in order to achieve stability and security in the region.
In turn, the Yemeni premier highlighted the significant role of the Arab coalition to bring stability and security to Yemen based on clear references that were agreed upon between GCC states, the coalition, the international society as well as Security Council Resolution 2216 that stipulates the withdrawal, the handing over of arms and the return of legitimate institutions to Yemen. and also and

Comment: Sudan has sent soldiers to fight for the Saudis in Yemen.

Comment by Judith Brown: This man - the Janjaweed boss who is wanted at the ICJ for crimes against humanity - who supplied Saudi Arabia with mercenaries to fight in Yemen and was rewarded by hundreds of millions of dollars - says he is willing to support the sort of stability that the very unpopular Hadi wants in Yemen and the Middle East. Hmmm.

4.9.2016 – The New York Times (* A P)

Letter From a Bahraini Jail

Riffa, Bahrain I write this from a Bahraini jail cell where I have been detained, largely in isolation, since the beginning of summer.

Nor am I alone: There are some 4,000 political prisoners in Bahrain, which has the highest prison population per capita in the Middle East. This is a country that has subjected its people to imprisonment, torture and even death for daring to desire democracy – by Nabeel Rajab

cp13 Waffenhandel / Arms trade

5.9.2016 – Sputnik News (* A K P)

California Company Wins $495Mln Saudi F-15 Maintenance Contract – Pentagon

PKL Services in the US state of California has received an almost half-billion dollar contract for engineering work on Saudi Arabia’s fleet of US-supplied F-15 Eagles, the US Department of Defense announced.

Work on the contract will be performed in Saudi Arabia, and is expected to be completed by August 31, 2021, the announcement added.

5.9.2016 – Reuters (* B K)

Exclusive: Brazil's Taurus sold arms to trafficker for Yemen war, prosecutors allege

Brazil's Forjas Taurus SA, the largest weapons manufacturer in Latin America, sold guns to a known Yemeni arms trafficker who funneled them into his nation's civil war in violation of international sanctions, according to charges in court documents reviewed by Reuters.

Federal prosecutors in southern Brazil charged two former executives of Forjas Taurus (FJTA4.SA) in May with shipping 8,000 handguns in 2013 to Fares Mohammed Hassan Mana'a, an arms smuggler active around the Horn of Africa for over a decade according to the United Nations.

The handguns were allegedly shipped by Taurus to Djibouti and redirected to Yemen by Mana'a, according to court documents.

Alexandre Wunderlich, a lawyer for the two former Taurus export executives, Eduardo Pezzuol and Leonardo Sperry, said the accusations in the sealed indictment "do not reflect the facts of the matter."

Yemen has been consumed since early last year by a brutal civil war killing thousands of people as Iran-backed Houthi rebels challenge a Saudi-allied government.

Mana'a, who served from 2011 to 2014 as governor of Sa'dah, a Houthi stronghold, could not be reached for comment – by Lisandra Paraguassu

5.9.2016 – Reuters (* A K)

Brazil's Taurus confirms suspect 2013 arms deal destined for Yemen

Brazilian gun maker Forjas Taurus SA (FJTA4.SA) confirmed on Monday a Reuters report regarding the sale of guns to a known Yemeni arms trafficker who funneled them into his country's civil war in violation of international sanctions.

In a securities filing, Taurus underscored that the criminal charges reported by Reuters were directed at two former executives and the company was involved in the case as an interested party. After learning about suspicions surrounding the Yemeni arms dealer, the gunmaker said it halted any further shipments that he had negotiated.

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

5.9.2016 – AFP (A T)

Sieben mutmassliche Al-Kaida-Kämpfer im Jemen getötet

Im Jemen sind bei einem Drohnenangriff sieben mutmassliche Al-Kaida-Kämpfer getötet worden. Nach Angaben jemenitischer Sicherheitskräfte geschah der Angriff in der Nacht zum Montag im Bezirk Al-Wadi in der Provinz Marib östlich der Hauptstadt Sanaa.

Die Männer hielten sich demnach in der Wohnung eines Kämpfers auf. Es habe sich offenbar um eine US-Drohne gehandelt.

Kommentar: Das Übliche. Wer von einer US-Drohne getroffen wurde, wird grundsätzlich zum „mutmasslichen Al-Kaida-Kämpfer“ erklärt.

5.9.2016 – Reuters (A T)

Suspected U.S. drone strike kills six Qaeda militants in Yemen

A suspected U.S. drone strike killed six al Qaeda fighters in Yemen's central Marib province on Sunday, residents said, as Washington continues its years-long campaign against militants who have exploited an 18 month civil war in the country.

The men were killed in the bombing of a house in the Wadi Obeida tribal area east of the capital Sanaa.

5.9.2016 – AP (A T)

Suspected US Drone Strike Kills 9 Militants in Yemen

Yemeni security officials say a suspected U.S. drone has bombed a home in the central province of Marib, killing nine alleged al-Qaida fighters.

They said the Monday morning attack took place in Marib's Wadi Obeida area.

Comment: “Alleged” Al Kaida fighters in the German version by AFP, “militants” without any reserve at Reuters, “militants” in the headline, “alleged al-Qaida fighters” in the text by AP: Whoever has been killed by an US drone, is labeled that way, even as if this would be certainty.

cp15 Propaganda

6.9.2016 – Tagesanzeiger (* B P)

«Demokratie ist ein problematisches Wort für mich»

Er war Chef des saudischen Geheimdienstes, Prinz Turki. Hier spricht er im Interview über sein Land, Kriege und warum er echte Demokratie für Saudiarabien nicht will.

Welche Lösung sehen Sie beim Krieg im Jemen?
Das Königreich hat immer gesagt, es gibt keine militärische Lösung im Jemen. Wir haben immer den nationalen Dialog mit allen Parteien befürwortet. Das war schon der Vorschlag, als die Auseinandersetzungen im Jemen 2011 begannen. Saudiarabien und die Länder des Golf-Kooperationsrates haben das nationale Versöhnungsprojekt angestossen.

Währenddessen wurden die Huthis weiter aufgefordert, sich an einem politischen Dialog zu beteiligen. Aber die lehnen das ab. Saudi Arabien und die Koalition unterstützen die legitime Regierung im Jemen, die vom UN-Sicherheitsrat unterstützt wird. Es sind die Huthis und Ali Abdullah Saleh, die vom UN-Sicherheitsrat verurteilt worden sind für ihre Handlungen. Es liegt an denen, die UN-Resolutionen zu erfüllen.

Bis vor Kurzem Raketen auf Saudiarabien gefeuert wurden, die im Iran hergestellt worden waren. Als das von der Presse enthüllt wurde, hat der Iran erstmals eingestanden, dass er die Huthis unterstützt. Die haben also fünf Jahre lang gelogen. Und jetzt geben sie zu, dass sie die Huthis unterstützen.

Wir sind nicht diejenigen, die den Iran angreifen. Es ist genau andersherum.

Wird es denn auch eine Erweiterung der Bürgerrechte geben, für Oppositionelle etwa?
Ich weiss nicht, was sie mit Opposition meinen. Leute, die am politischen Prozess und an Wahlen teilnehmen wollen, können das tun.

Gibt es dann vielleicht irgendwann auch Demokratie auf nationaler Ebene?
Ich hoffe nicht. Demokratie ist ein problematisches Wort für mich, denn ich sehe ja, was in demokratischen Ländern passiert, die in diesen Dingen viel erfahrener sind als wir. Und offen gestanden, ich bin nicht zu erpicht darauf, so zu werden.

Komentar: LOL. – Und im Jemen, so die saudische Propaganda, haben sie ja vor allem deshalb interveniert, um die Demokratie wiederherzustellen.

6.9.2016 – Hisham Al-Omeisy (A P)

.#Yemen gov at press conference now, "UN agencies don't send aid to Taiz". So, orgs like @UNICEF_Yemen are not UN?

6.9.2016 – WAM (A P)

Arab League Secretary-General expresses support for Yemen's Legitimate Government

Ahmed Aboul-Gheit, Arab League Secretary-General, has expressed full support for Yemen's legitimate government, led by President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi, and its efforts to resume the peace consultations under the auspices of the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed.

In a statement issued on Monday, Aboul-Gheit strongly criticised the stances of the Houthi group and ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh and what they have done by escalating military operations in Sana'a, Taez, and on the border with Saudi Arabia.

He said that the declaration of the Houthi group and Saleh of the formation of the so-called "supreme political council" is an escalatory step that would hamper efforts made to establish the desired political settlement in Yemen.

Comment: Always the same.

5.9.2016 – Al Yemen Al Ikhbari (A P)

Statement by brigadier Assiri

Asiri said that the threat Huthi today has become a threat to the Saudi border and targeting the Saudi citizen.
Asiri confirmed that this is unacceptable and that the approach will be different, having committed Houthi's group with the biggest mistakes in the past period and is targeting the Saudi citizen.
Asiri and pointed to the coalition forces and Saudi Arabia will take measures to deter this action, against people who planned this, and the sites that came from projectiles, and against cities that are home to the leaders of those who carried out this operation.
Asiri and threatened to target all leaders of the Houthi group and their leadership and areas of their communities, pointing out that it would not be an act limited.

Comment: Again trying to put upside down. The Houthi attacks against the Saudi border region started just AFTER the beginning of the Saudi air raids against Yemen.

5.9.2016 – Gulf News (B P)

GCC-Iran cold war reaching a tipping point!

I have repeatedly warned of the repercussions of the continued flagrant interference of Iran and its meddling in the affairs of GCC states — which has metastasised to other Arab countries.

While the GCC and the United States supported the nuclear deal with Iran, provided it ended its nuclear arms ambitions and stopped it interfering in the affairs of GCC states, we have discovered that we have been wrong-footed by the US and are confused by Washington’s reticence over Iran’s systematic and alarming behaviour. Now we view the nuclear deal with scepticism.

This hands-off strategy by the US seems to have convinced Iran to act with impunity to advance its hegemonic project under the guise of coordinating and cooperating with the US in the fight against Daesh .

Iran continues to be a destabilising force in Syria, supporting the thuggish regime of Syrian President Bashar Al Assad.

Iran continues its support to Al Houthi rebels in Yemen who carried out a coup against an elected government two years ago, thus deliberately, prolonging fighting in impoverished Yemen and weakening any political or diplomatic solution to the standoff.

The Iran-Saudi cold war has reached a tipping point, clearly.Iran’s continued destabilising activities and interference, its fuelling of sectarian strife, as well as the training and arming of proxies in GCC states, and upping the ante in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and, through Hezbollah, in Lebanon, is alarming.Clearly, Tehran has not made the needed transformation from a revolution to a state. It is not acting as a responsible actor which could engage in constructive engagement and with confidence-building measures. Unfortunately, Iran continues to act as a revolutionary country with scant regard for the security and stability of our troubled region – by Abdullah Al Shayji is a professor of Political Science and the former chairman of the Political Science Department, Kuwait University.

Comment by Judith Brown: What is interesting - there is a poll at the end of this article asking if the reader agrees or disagrees. 100% of readers disagreed. So most people don't think Iran is evil and the GCC states are the saviours. See what you think.

Comment: One hour later still 82 % disagree, 18 % agree.

5.9.2016 – Middle East Monitor (A P)

Yemen seeks Iraqi clarification on Houthi visit

The Yemeni government yesterday called on Iraq to clarify its official stance regarding a recent visit by a Houthi delegation to Baghdad.

A Houthi delegation visited Baghdad last week and met a number of Iraqi officials.

Houthi spokesman Mohamed Abdel Salam said that Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi and Foreign Minister Ibrahim Jaafari have recognised a “governing council” that was recently unveiled by the Houthis and their main ally, the General People’s Congress (GPC) party of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

The Yemeni government said it considers the visit “a violation of UN Security Council resolution 2216” and “a defiance of the will of the Yemeni people and Arab and international support for legitimacy and ending the coup”.

A cabinet source said the vague Iraqi position regarding the Houthi visit “requires an urgent clarification”, according to the official SABA news agency.

Comment: “Yemen” in the headline just is the Hadi government, nothing else. Hadi is filling his protest against this visit with his well-known propaganda: ““a defiance of the will of the Yemeni people”: wherefrom he can realize what the “will of the Yemeni people” is? Looking at the millions who demonstrated at Sanaa in favour of this Ruling Council? “legitimacy” is more with this council, which was confirmed by the legitimate parliament, than with Hadi, who’s presidential term had expired Feb. 27, 2015. “Coup”: there have been several “coups” in Yemen, one was Hadi just pretending he is still president after Feb. 27, 2015, another the fact that Hadi dismissed the whole government and the vice-president, which according to the constitution had been confirmed by the parliament, and appointed new ones, who until todaylack the necessary confirmation by the parliament.

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

6.9.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi war jets launch raids on Sa'ada

The Saudi war jets waged on Tuesday a series of air raids on several areas of Sa'ada province, a security official said.
The official added the war jets targeted a house in al-Souda area in Baqem border district. The house was completely destroyed.
The Saudi war jets launched five raids on al-Buqa' area in Kutaf district, al-Malahedh and al-Hasamah areas with four raids.
The raids caused huge damage to citizens' properties and the main raid.

6.9.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi aggression launches raids on Sana'a

The Saudi aggression fighter jets waged on Tuesday raids on Belad al-Rous district of Sana'a province, a security official said.
The fighter jets targeted telecommunications network and Yemen's satellite channel transmitting towers in Naqeel Yasleh area in Belad al-Rous with six raids, the official added.
The official pointed out that the transmitting towers of the channel were completely destroyed.

6.9.2016 – Khabar Agency (A K PH)

#Saudi-led airstrikes completely destroyed a connection network South of the capital #Sanaa

6.9.2016 – Khabar Agency (A K PH)

Over 18 #Saudi airstrikes in #Jizan region

6.9.2016 – Legal Center (* A K PH)


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

Casualties and damages (full list):

Night 5.-6.9.2016 – Tweets Sanaa (A K)

Frenzied bombing of Sana'a started. Coupled w/ low altitude flybys that make your heart skip a few beats. How's this not terrorism? #Yemen

More raids!More explosions!No idea where to go to be safe. Mothers with babies in arms!The World acting like the shit ain't happening #Sanaa

Nope, wishful thinking mate, that bomb was too close to be on outskirts. Definitely bombing Sana'a. Buckle up #Yemen

Yup, 3 airstrikes so far, judging from direction of explosion & intensity, most probably on Nahdayen. #Yemen

Night 5.-6.9.2016 – Ahmad Alghobary (A K)

Huge explosion rocks Almahwit city #Yemen #Saudi led coalition jets still hovering over the city.

Night 5.-6.9.2016 – Ahmad Alghobary (A K)

3 #Saudi air strikes targeted the main road in #Sadaa city #Yemen

5.9.2016 – Almasirah TV (A K PH)

Film: Moment of bombing of School in Alhima, Sanaa #Yemen yesterday =

Comment by Jamila Hanan: Nothing to see here,just another school blown up,a few more kids killed in #Yemen by UK supported Saudi bombardment

5.9.2016 – Crimes of Decisive Storm (A K PH)

5.9. (?)

Saada: Photo of a technical workshop for citizens targeted by the airline Saudi American aggression on Sunday evening ten o'clock saucer entrance to the city of Saada region (photos)

5.9.2016 – Crimes of Decisive Storm (A K PH)

Hodeidah: Photos bombing and destruction of the building of doctors union, causing damage to the building and damaged a number of nearby homes Sunday evening (photos) and and film:

and also

5.9.2016 – Yemen Post (A K)

DIRTY WAR: 36 homes destroyed in 24 hours by Saudi airstrikes on family residential area in #Yemen region Hodeida. (photos)

5.9.2016 – Yemen TV Today (A K PH)

Film: Saudi air raid at aluminium workshop, Saada

5.9.2016 – Legal Center (* A K PH)


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

Casualties and damage (full list):

5.9.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi warplanes continue bombing Sa'ada

The Saudi warplanes continued on Monday bombing residents' houses, main roads and properties in several districts of Sa'ada province, a security official said.
The warplanes also targeted a store on the main road in Sa'ada city. The store was completely destroyed, said the official.
They also hit Kahlan area with two air raids and Haram Mount with one air raid in Razeh district, he said.
Many areas in Munabah and Shada districts were fatally damaged by the air raids, including citizens' houses and their properties.

5.9.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi aggression jets launch 10 raids on Serwah

causing huge damage to citizens' properties

5.9.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi aggressor warplanes raid al-Moton

The warplanes also targeted the house of Faisal Ibn Abdan with two raids, razing it to the ground he said.

5.9.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi warplanes raid the capital

Saudi aggression's warplanes waged violent raids against the capital Sana'a on Monday, a security official said.
The fighter jets launched six strikes, targeting al-Nahdain and Dar Al-Ria'asah areas in al-Sabain district.
The violent air attacks caused huge damage to public and private properties, as well as residents' homes.

5.9.2016 – Almasirah TV (A K PH)

Film. Saudi air raids at Baqim, Saada province

5.9.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi jets hit doctors' syndicate building in Hodeida

Saudi fighter jets launched on Monday several air raids on the Doctors' Syndicate building in al-Tjary district in the Red Sea Hodeida city port, a medical official said.
Two residents were wounded as the raids destroyed the building and damaged neighboring resident's houses.

5.9.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi warplanes wage raids on Dhamar

The Saudi brutal fighter jets on Monday raided Dhamar province, a local official said.
The hostile raids targeted citizens' houses in the village of Beit al-Daylami in al-Hada district, causing fatal damages in the area.

4.–5.9.2016 – Tweets Night Sanaa (A K)

For more than hour & #Saudi fighter jets are hovering over #Sana'a #Yemen capital.And now we started to hear the explosions of the airstriks

Nothing New .. just a huge explosion - 1 minutes ago - in Sanaa .. & Saudi aircrafts still flying right now

It seems that number of #Saudi aggression raids on #Sanaa #Yemen continues to increase now some body talking about the sixth blast

Bombing my city as usual ! The sounds of jet engens , the big explosions , bright red lights!! Stupid #Saudis

Sanaa is under heavy bombardment by Saudi jets now,three massive explosions are being heard loudly in Sanaa till now.

The fourth & most huge explosion by Saudi airstrike on capital Sana, Yemen

3:26AM the 4th airstrike in the capital of #Yemen Sanaa

4.9.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi warplanes launch raids on Capital

The war jets targeted al-Nahdain area and Dar Al-Ria'asah al-Sabain district with eight raids, The official added
The bombing caused huge damage to public and private properties and citizens' houses .The fighter jets continue flying intensely in sky of the capital Sana'a and opening the sound barrier.

4.9.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi jets wage raids on al- Hodeidah

The two raids targeted the naval college .

4.9.2016 – Hussain Albukhaiti (A K PH)

#Saudi #UAE CO jet has just targetd #Hodeidah city Business district W #Yemen with 5 direct strikes Civilians casualties reported

and more in timeline of

4.9.2016 – Alezzisa (A K PH)

[Saudi air raid at chicken farm, images]

4.9.2016 – Saba Net (SA K PH)

Saudi jets wage raids on Kutaf, Baqem

The Saudi war jets launched on Sunday an air raid on Kutaf district of Sa'ada province, a security official said.
The war jets targeted a water project in Ibn Huwaidi area in Kutaf, the offical said, adding the project was completely destroyed.
He pointed out that the war jets targeted al-Zamah area in Baqem district with two raids and a house with an air raid in the same district.

4.9.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi jets wage raid on Serwah

4.9.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi warplanes hit Amran

The Saudi warplanes waged a series of air raids on Amran province, a local official said.
The hostile raids targeted al- Qashlah residential area in Amran city with eight raids and al-Jabal al-Aswad area with two raids in Harf Sufyan, the official added.
The Saudi warplanes pounded al-Talili Mount in al-Sood district, targeting local telecommunications network, the official said, adding the network were completely destroyed. and film:

4.9.2016 – Yemen TV Today (A K PH)

Film: Damaged 30 houses in the Al-Mahwit by the bombing of Flight aggression central security camp and a mosque with 13 raid 04/09/2016

4.9.2016 – Fatik Al-Rodaini (B K)

No exception in this ugly war by Saudi on #Yemen, everything must be destroyed. Pix of Haradh Coustoms in Hajjeh. (photos)

4.9.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi warplanes kills nine civilians in Baqem

At least nine people were killed on Sunday in Saudi raids on Baqem district of Sa'ada province, a local official said.
The Saudi warplanes targeted a car carrying a family, a man and a wife and their daughter, in Baqem district, killing the three, the official added.
The warplanes targeted another car in the same district, killing four people and injuring others, he said.
The official pointed out that the Saudi warplanes pounded a house in Baqem with a raid, killing a women and her daughter.

Comment: Already reported, including photos, YPR 194, cp16.

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

6.9.2016 – Stratfor (A K)

Yemen: Dozens Die In Fighting Near Capital

Clashes pitting forces loyal to Yemeni President Abd Rabboh Mansour Hadi against rival Houthi fighters have killed dozens of combatants in Yemen in the past 24 hours, medical and military sources said, AP reported Sept. 6. The fighting is taking place in Sarwah, east of the capital of Sanaa, military officials said. Airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition have also targeted Houthi forces northwest of the capital.

6.9.2016 – Haykal Bafana (A K PH)

In Nehm of Sanaa province & Sirwah of Marib : Growing hills of Saudi-paid bodies from Riyadh's luckless bid to reach #Yemen capital Sanaa.

5.9.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Army kills Emirati officer in Mareb

An Emirati officer was killed on Monday in Serwah district of Mareb province in shelling by the army and popular committees, a military official said.
The army and popular committees pounded mercenaries' sites in Serwah with guided missiles, he said, adding that other several Riyadh's mercenaries were also injured.

5.9.2016 – Almasirah TV (A K PH)

[Film: Succeses of Huthis & allies; arms falling into their hands; a wounded Saudi soldier is carried by a Yemeni fighter

5.9.2016 – Nasser Arrabyee (A K PH)

Self-defending Yemenis Keep arming themselves from US-Saudi guns. Defeating US-backed Saudi invaders in Midi-Jaizan (photo)

5.9.2016 – Reuters (A K)

Blast kills 20 Yemeni government troops

At least 20 Yemeni soldiers loyal to exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi's government were killed in a bomb blast east of the capital Sanaa on Monday, officials said.

Two officials said the bomb went off at the entrance of a Yemeni army camp in central Marib province, which is mainly under the control of Hadi's government.

Several other soldiers were wounded in the blast, the officials said, adding that the number of casualties could rise as some of those injured were in serious condition.

It was not immediately clear if the bomb blast was a result of a deliberate attack or if it was an accident.

and the same incident, speaking mostly of injured only:

6.9.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Explosive device kills hireling, inures 25 in Mareb

A hireling was killed on Tuesday in an improvised explosive device blast in a military camp in Mareb province, a local official said.
The explosive device exploded when the hirelings were gathering to receive a Saudi allowance in Mareb city, the official said, adding that 25 other people were injured.
Mareb province experiences insecurity under the control of the Riyadh's hirelings.

6.9.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Army destroys Saudi vehicles in Jizan

The army and popular committees managed on Tuesday to destroy six Saudi military vehicles in Jizan region, a military official said.

6.9.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Army fires missile on Asir

5.9.2016 – Alalam (A K PH)

50 Saudi-led Coalition Mercenaries Killed in Yemen Marib Province

According to Yemeni sources, 20 soldiers, many of them from UAE Army, killed and 30 others wounded in Yemeni Houthi Ansarallah forces and army attacks in Yemeni province of Marib.

5.9.2016 – AFP (A K)

Fighting in Yemen oil region area kills 26

At least 26 fighters were killed in clashes on Monday between pro-government troops and rebels over control of an oil-rich region east of the Yemeni capital, military sources said.

"Pro-government forces launched a military operation today to retake Sarwah," a loyalist military source said of the only part of Marib province still held by the rebels who have controlled nearby Sanaa since September 2014.

Clashes and air raids by the Saudi-led coalition backing Yemen's internationally recognised government "killed 16 rebels and left dozens wounded", the source said.

Ten pro-government soldiers were killed and 12 wounded in the fighting, he added.

Loyalist forces recaptured hills overlooking Sarwah, military sources said.

Marib province has seen fierce battles between forces loyal to President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi and Shiite Huthi rebels and their allies.

If they controlled Marib, loyalist forces could advance from the east towards Sanaa.

5.9.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Army shelling hits gathering of Riyadh's mercenaries in Jawf

The army's artillery fired shells against a gathering of mercenaries in al-Sabrain and Aqaba areas in Sha'af districts of Jawf province on Monday, killing and wounding scores of them, a military official said.

4.9.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Army launches missiles on Kovel camp

The missile force targeted hireling gatherings in Kovel camp with Katyusha rockets, the rocket hit its target and the Fire broke outi nside the camp ,a military official said.
A military source pointed to death and injury of a number of mercenaries .

4.9.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

the aggression mercenaries bombed with artillery and rockets to citizens' houses and farms.

4.9.2016 – Antiwar (A K)

11 Troops Killed in Houthi Offensive Against North Yemen Port

Houthi forces in Yemen’s northern Hajjah Province have attacked territory along the Red Sea coast which is currently held by pro-Saudi forces, killing at least 11 soldiers and wounding another 28, according to a statement from pro-Saudi forces.

The offensive was centered around the port of Midi, the northernmost port in Yemen. With materially the whole southern coast held by the pro-Saudi forces, the limited ports of the Red Sea are seen as vital for the Houthis as routes for humanitarian aid, particularly food.

Midi was not captured in the offensive, at least not so far. Saudi warplanes launched at least 15 airstrikes against the advancing Houthi forces, slowing their progress, though the intention of taking the port appears unchanged, with an eye toward claiming the coast.

4.9.2016 – Basem Alebsi (A K)

Malyah 18yrs was killed by Houthis shell in #Taiz 4/9/2016 Look how shell divided her body (photos, graphic)

cp18 Sonstiges / Other

4.9.2016 – 20 minutes (B)

Nord: De retour du Yemen, un ex-gendarme raconte son expérience au contact de Daesh et Al Qaida

INTERVIEW: Un ancien gendarme devenu spécialiste de la protection rapprochée raconte dans un livre son expérience au Yémen, un pays en guerre et parmi les plus fermés du monde…

Jean-François Mercier revient de loin. Du Yémen exactement, où cet ancien gendarme d’élite a rempli, pendant six ans, une mission d’agent de sécurité pour le service diplomatique de l’Union européenne. Dans les coulisses du pouvoir, l’homme a découvertce pays en guerre, où il est très difficile de pénétrer pour un Occidental. Il y a même risqué sa vie. Aujourd’hui, ce spécialiste de la protection rapprochée raconte cette expérience inédite et passionnante dans un livre Cher Yémen, je m’en vais, autoédité (1).

“J’ai vécu dans le secret pendant les six ans passés au Yémen. J’avais besoin d‘un exutoire pour raconter certaines choses. Mais ce livre est avant tout un hommage à ce pays, à ces peuples et à tous les hommes qui m’ont entouré et protégé. Je voulais délivrer un message de paix, dire que les événements au Yémen, comme chez nous, n’ont rien à voir avec la religion. J’ai côtoyé des gens de Daesh, de l’Etat islamique et d’Al Qaida (2) : ils jouent et abusent de la peur qu’ils provoquent. Il ne faut surtout pas y céder.“

2.9.2016 – Socialist Action (* A P)

Support the people of Yemen – End arms sales to Saudi Arabia

On 20 and 21 August the 'International Conference in support of the people in Yemen' was held in London. 23 countries were represented at the conference, the aim of which was to highlight the Saudi led war, and to promote action to bring the war to an end.

The Conference watched a video message from Ambassador Abdullah Hajjar. He had planned to attend, but the British consulate had refused him a visa, another instance of British government support for the Saudi dictatorship. He explained that the delegation to the Kuwait peace talks, '…has made concessions in negotiations to avoid a vacuum which could aid Al Qaeda'. But the Saudis had insisted that all territory won be surrendered, all cities controlled be evacuated, and heavy arms be surrendered before a new government is discussed. This ultimatum led to the collapse of the talks, and the new government being set up.

A number of Yemeni speakers addressed conference, including Ahmed Almoaiad (Sheba for Democracy and Human Rights) who has been at the peace talks; Kim Sharif (Human Rights for Yemen) who has been organising legal and political support; Riaz Karim (Mona Relief) who has been helping break the Saudi siege through regular aid convoys. There were speakers and contributions from Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, Bahrain, Sudan, Kuwait, Egypt, Malaysia and India. The peace movement was well represented from Canada, US, France, Germany, Sweden, Spain, Italy, Belgium and Holland. Lindsey German and Andrew Murray spoke from Stop the War, and there were speakers from Campaign Against the Arms Trade. Prominent politicians who addressed the conference included Tasmina Sheikh (SNP MP), Pauline McNeill (Labour MSP), and George Galloway. Francie Malloy MP spoke on behalf of Sinn Fein.

The Conference carried a declaration which called upon the UN to recognise the new political institutions; for an end to the bombings and siege; and for the prosecution of those responsible for war crimes – by Stephen Bell =

Vorige / Previous:

Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 1-194: / Yemen War Mosaic 1-194: 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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