Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 210 - Yemen War Mosaic 210

Yemen Press Reader 210: Sanaa: Saudischer Luftangriff, 143 Tote 571 Verletzte–Obama und Jemen–Cholera ausgebrochen–Schulen im Jemen–Rätsel um Angriff auf „Swift“–Hunger–Huthis stehlen Hilfsgüter
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Eingebetteter Medieninhalt

Saudi air raid at Sanaa, 143 killed and 571 injured – Obama and Yemen – Outbreak of cholera – Schools in Yemen – Questions about targeted UAE vessel – Hunger – Humanitarian aid stolen by Houthis – and more

Schwerpunkte / Key aspects

Klassifizierung / Classification

cp1a Am wichtigsten: saudischer Luftangriff auf Sanaa / Most important: Saudi air raid at Sanaa

cp1b Am wichtigsten: Sonstiges / Most important: Other

cp2 Allgemein / General

cp3 Humanitäre Lage / Humanitarian situation

cp4 Kulturerbe / Cultural heritage

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

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

cp9 USA

cp10 Großbritannien / Great Britain

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

cp13a Flüchtlinge / Refugees

cp13b Zentralbank / Central Bank

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

cp15 Propaganda

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

cp18 Sonstiges / Other

Klassifizierung / Classification

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(Kein Stern / No star)

A = Aktuell / Current news

B = Hintergrund / Background

C = Chronik / Chronicle

D = Details

E = Wirtschaft / Economy

H = Humanitäre Fragen / Humanitarian questions

K = Krieg / War

P = Politik / Politics

PH = Pro-Houthi

PS = Pro-Saudi

T = Terrorismus / Terrorism

cp1a Am wichtigsten: Saudischer Luftangriff auf Sanaa / Most important: Saudi air raid at Sanaa

9.10.2016 – Hisham Al-Omeisy (A K)

12:30AM. Casualty figure of Saudi airstrikes on Sana'a funeral up: 571 injured, 143 killed. People still missing. Dead tired. Home.

8.10.2016 – Hussain Albukhaiti (A K)

213 killed Over530injurd n #Saudi #UAE double tap strikes funeral ceremony

https://twitter.com/omeisy/status/784871031718699008

Comment: We certainly still do not know the final figures – more persons might be under the rubble.

8.10.2016 – Tagesschau (** A K)

Viele Tote und Verletzte im Jemen

Bei einem Luftangriff auf eine Trauerfeier im Jemen sind dem Gesundheitsministerium zufolge mindestens 140 Menschen getötet oder verletzt worden. Die den schiitischen Huthi-Rebellen unterstehende Nachrichtenagentur Saba beschuldigte die saudisch geführte Militärkoalition.

Heftige Luftangriffe auf eine Beerdigung in Jemens Hauptstadt Sanaa haben dem Gesundheitsministerium zufolge viele Opfer gefordert. Mindestens 45 Menschen seien getötet und mindestens 100 Personen verletzt worden, als die Bombardements eine Trauerhalle trafen, sagte ein Sprecher nach Angaben der Nachrichtenagentur Saba.

Das internationale Komitee vom Roten Kreuz im Jemen kündigte Hilfe an. Unter anderem würden 300 Leichensäcke zur Verfügung gestellt. Unter den Toten und Verletzten sollen auch ranghohe Funktionäre der Huthi-Rebellen sein. Im Internet kursierende Aufnahmen, deren Echtheit sich bisher nicht unabhängig überprüfen ließen, zeigten eine zerstörte Halle, aus der Flammen schlugen. Sirenen heulten, Menschen riefen durcheinander.

https://www.tagesschau.de/jemen-anschlag-trauerfeier-101.html

8.10.2016 – Zeit Online (** A K PH)

Mindestens 140 Tote bei Angriff auf Trauerhalle

Bei Luftangriffen auf eine Trauerfeier im Jemen sind neuen Angaben zufolge mehr als 140 Menschen getötet und mindestens 525 verletzt worden. Das teilte der für das Bürgerkriegsland zuständige UN-Nothilfekoordinator Jamie McGoldrick unter Berufung auf Rettungskräfte mit. Humanitäre Helfer seien "erschüttert und entsetzt", erklärte McGoldrick, der die Luftangriffe verurteilte, aber niemanden direkt dafür verantwortlich machte.

Die US-Regierung distanzierte sich nach dem Angriff ungewöhnlich scharf von ihrem Verbündeten Saudi-Arabien. Eine Stellungnahme des Nationalen Sicherheitsrats (NSC) legt nahe, dass auch die USA die Schuld für die Tragödie bei der Militärallianz sehen. Die Sicherheitszusammenarbeit mit dem sunnitischen Königreich sei "kein Blanko-Scheck" und die Berichterstattung über den Vorfall "zutiefst verstörend", sagte NSC-Sprecher Ned Price.

Auch wenn die US-Regierung Saudi-Arabien bei der Verteidigung des eigenen Staatsgebiets unterstütze, "müssen und werden wir weiterhin unsere ernsten Bedenken zum Ausdruck bringen über den Konflikt im Jemen und darüber, mit welchen Mitteln er geführt wird", sagte Price. "Wir haben eine sofortige Überprüfung unserer bereits deutlich reduzierten Hilfe für das saudi-arabisch geführte Bündnis eingeleitet – und wir sind bereit, unsere Unterstützung anzupassen, um den Prinzipien, Werten und Interessen der USA besser gerecht zu werden."

Das Militärbündnis teilte laut der saudi-arabischen Nachrichtenagentur SPA mit, es kenne die Berichte über die "bedauerliche und schmerzliche Bombardierung" der Trauerhalle und werde den Fall zusammen mit US-Experten "sofort untersuchen". Die Streitkräfte des Bündnisses hätten klare Anweisungen, keine belebten Gebiete anzugreifen und zivile Opfer zu vermeiden. Ein Schuldeingeständnis ließ sich aus der verbreiteten Stellungnahme nicht herauslesen.

http://www.zeit.de/politik/ausland/2016-10/jemen-luftangriffe-sanaa-tote-bomben-trauerhalle

Kommentar: Die Saudis streiten mittlerweile rundweg ab, die Trauerhall bombardiert zu haben, was einfach lächerlich ist. Die USA distanzieren sich – ändern wird sich nichts, es geht jetzt nur darum, den Imageschaden für die USA möglichst zu begrenzen, und um nichts mehr.

8.10.2016 – Saba Net (** A K PH)

Dozens of civilians killed in U.S.-Saudi aggression airstrikes on capital Sanaa

At least dozens of civilians were killed and hundreds wounded when U.S.-Saudi brutal warplanes hit with a series of strikes a funeral gathering in southern the capital Sanaa on Saturday afternoon, a security official told Saba.
It was the latest of a series of air strikes against Yemeni civilians by Saudi-led aggression coalition and their mercenaries backed by the United States, in a clear escalation against peace efforts.
The official said two air strikes hit the grand hall of ceremonies, where a funeral gathering was held to receive condolences for the late Ali bin Ali al-Ruwaishan, the father of Interior Minister, Jalal al-Ruwaishan.
The brutal airstrikes bombing caused large fire in the hall's building, which completely destroyed. The civil defense teams have managed to put it off.
Many residential houses around the hall were badly damaged.
The officials and residents strongly condemned the barbaric targeting of civilians and called on the United Nations to bear its responsibility and break its shame silence.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news442926.htm

8.10.2016 – Saba Net (** A K PH)

Hospitals in capital Sanaa send distress call to donate blood for victims killed by Saudi barbaric air massacre

The hospitals in the capital Sanaa sent a distress call for citizens to donate blood for saving critically injured by the U.S-Saudi barbaric air massacre against a funeral gathering at the grand hall southern Sanaa on Saturday afternoon.
The hospitals also called on medical staff to go to medical establishments to provide medical services and treatment for hundreds of the injured.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news442934.htm

8.10.2016 – Saba Net (** A K PH)

Death toll, injured from Saudi barbaric air massacre on funeral hall in capital Sanaa rise to 450

The death toll and injured from the Saudi barbaric air massacre on the funeral hall in capital Sanaa on Saturday afternoon rise to 450, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Public Health and Population, Abdulsalam al-Madani told Saba.
Al-Madani said this is a primary toll as hospitals were still receiving more and more badly injured.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news442938.htm

8.10.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Health ministry: 82 martyrs, 534 injured in initial death toll from Saudi barbaric air attacks on funeral hall in capital Sanaa

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news442964.htm

Comment: Figures rise and rise; these here are also already outdated.

8.10.2016 – Aljazeera (** A K)

Yemen: Blasts kill 140 people at Sanaa funeral

At least 140 people were killed and more than 500 wounded in several air strikes on a funeral reception in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, according to health officials.Saba news agency, which is aligned with the Iran-allied Houthi group, accused an Arab coalition fighter jet of striking the grand hall of ceremonies on al-Khamseen Street in the Yemeni capital on Saturday afternoon.

Hakim al-Masmari, the editor of the Yemen Post, told Al Jazeera that the venue was hit by four strikes.

"Initially two, then after the plane circled around, a further two. The planes were heard and seen in the skies by multiple people.

"At least 130 people have been killed and more than 300 injured. Senior intelligence and military officials were present, and Sanaa's mayor Abdul-Qader Hilal was confirmed killed," al-Masmari said.

Saba cited a security source as saying that the coalition air strikes occurred as the funeral reception was under way for the father of Brigadier Jalal al-Ruweishan, interior minister in the self-proclaimed Houthi government.

The source said al-Ruweishan was present at the event. It is not clear whether he survived the attack.

The strikes caused a large fire at the grand hall, which was largely destroyed, said the Sabaa report.

Haykal Bafana, a Yemeni analyst based in Sanaa, told Al Jazeera that four missiles were used in the attack.

"I watched the air strikes, which took place barely 1.5km from my house. They first used a normal missile, that pierced the roof. The second was an incendiary missile, burning the whole inside of the hall.

"The third was a missile on first responders," Bafana added.

He also said that military officials in attendance were the possible targets.

"Ali Abdullah Saleh hardly ever attends funerals. I think Jalal al-Ruwaishan was the target. It was his father, Sheikh Ali's funeral."

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/10/yemen-blasts-hit-event-attended-jalal-al-ruweishan-161008141316494.html

Comment: the headline avoids mentioning Saudi air strikes: “Blasts”. Trying to tell propaganda even when facts (as the article itself shows) are evident. 50 % of readers only read headlines.

8.10.2016 – ITV (* A K)

At least 450 killed or injured in airstrikes on Yemen funeral hall

Exact numbers of those involved in the blasts vary. Acting health minister in the Houthi-dominated Yemeni government's health ministry, Ghazi Ismail, said at least 82 people had been left dead and 534 badly hurt by the blast.

Meanwhile, the Yemen Post Newspaper reported at least 155 were dead and more than 320 injured.

Witnesses and medics described the attack began shortly after the wake began, with one missile tearing through the hall and destroying the building, while another landed nearby.

http://www.itv.com/news/2016-10-08/yemen-funeral-hall-saudi-arabia-airstrikes/

8.10.2016 – Reuters (** A K)

A) First version

Many casualties from air strike on mourners in Yemen: witnesses (older headline)

Saudi-led coalition aircraft fired rockets at mourners for the father of the interior minister in the Houthi-dominated Yemeni government on Saturday, causing many casualties, witnesses and medics said.

They said a missile tore through a hall in the south of the capital Sanaa where a wake for the father of Interior Minister Jalal al-Roweishan was being held, destroying the building.

There was no immediate comment from the Saudi-led coalition on the report.

The minister's father had died of natural causes on Friday. It was not immediately clear if the minister had been hurt in the attack.

Witnesses said the attack came soon after the wake began, with at least two missiles being fired. One hit the building while the other fell nearby.

They described ambulances ferrying casualties from the scene, where a plume of black smoke rose into the sky. A medic said there were mutilated and charred bodies, but gave no figures.

One hospital said it had treated at least 20 people and sent them home.

Hospitals in Sanaa issued an appeal through the Houthi-run Saba news agency for blood to save the casualties – by Mohammed Ghobari

B) Second version

Attack on mourners in Yemen kills more than 140, say local health officials (newer headline)

Saudi-led warplanes struck a funeral at a community hall in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, the country's Houthi-run administration said on Saturday, but the coalition denied any role in the attack. More than 140 mourners were killed, according to local health officials cited by the United Nations, in an attack that prompted a strong rebuke from Washington, a key Saudi ally.

Jamie McGoldrick, a UN official in charge of humanitarian efforts in the country, said more than 525 were injured.

The death toll was 82, according to Ghazi Ismail, the administration's acting health minister. The reason for the discrepancy in numbers was not immediately clear.

Ismail said the air strike occurred in the southern part of the city, where a wake was taking place for the father of the administration's interior minister, Jalal al-Roweishan, who had died of natural causes on Friday.

The death toll was one of the largest in any single incident since the Saudi-led alliance began military operations to try to restore President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to power following his ousting by the Iran-aligned Houthis in March 2015.

"The Saudi aggression committed a major crime today, by attacking a mourning hall for the al-Roweishan family, targeting residents in the hall," Ismail told a news conference in Sanaa.

In a strongly worded rebuke, the White House said it may consider cutting its support to the Saudi-led military campaign.

"U.S. security cooperation with Saudi Arabia is not a blank check," said U.S. National Security Council spokesman Ned Price in a statement. "In light of this and other recent incidents, we have initiated an immediate review of our already significantly reduced support to the Saudi-led coalition and are prepared to adjust our support so as to better align with U.S. principles, values and interests, including achieving an immediate and durable end to Yemen's tragic conflict."

Sources in the Saudi-led coalition said there was no Arab coalition air role in the strike – by Mohammed Ghobari

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-airstrike-idUSKCN1280OR and by CNN: http://edition.cnn.com/2016/10/08/middleeast/yemen-airstrikes/index.html?sr=twCNN100816yemen-airstrikes0614PMVODtopLink&linkId=29713247 and by New York Post http://nypost.com/2016/10/08/saudi-led-airstrike-kills-over-140-mourners-in-yemen/

8.10.2016 – Joanne Leon (A K P)

Subtle propaganda by CNN. Look at this BBC headline. The damage control has begun

https://twitter.com/joanneleon/status/784980385729884160

Says "hundreds" gathered to mourn. Other reports said thousands, hall was huge. CNN says "hundreds" injured. More than 500!

https://twitter.com/joanneleon/status/784979436055605248

CNN story has little inaccuracies to play down the crime. Calls wedding hall a "funeral home" which is usually small venue in US

https://twitter.com/joanneleon/status/784978289576194048

8.10.2016 – BBC (** A K)

Air strike 'kills 82' at Yemen funeral

A Saudi-led coalition air strike has hit a funeral hall in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, killing 82 people according to officials.

More than 500 people were injured, the rebel Houthi-run government said.

The International Committee of the Red Cross said it had prepared 300 body bags.

Hundreds of body parts were found inside and outside the hall after the strike.

One rescuer, Murad Tawfiq, described the scene as a "lake of blood", the Associated Press reports.

The coalition is yet to comment on the strike.

Graphic photos circulating on social media show charred and mutilated bodies.

The funeral was being held for the father of Houthi-appointed Interior Minister Galal al-Rawishan, an ally of the rebels and former President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

A number of Houthi rebel military and security officials are believed to have been killed.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-37598413 and by The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/08/saudi-led-coalition-airstrike-hit-yemen-funeral-officials-say

8.10.2016 – Salon (** A K)

U.S.-armed Saudi coalition bombed Yemen funeral, massacring 140, wounding 525 in “lake of blood”

Western-backed, Saudi-led coalition killed or injured hundreds of Yemenis in airstrikes on funeral in capital Sanaa

More than 140 Yemenis were killed and at least 525 were injured, the U.N. said, citing health officials. The casualty figures are likely to increase.

CNN reported at least 155 Yemenis were killed, citing two health ministry officials.

The U.N. Office of the Humanitarian Coordination for Yemen released a statement saying the “humanitarian community in Yemen is shocked and outraged” by the attack. The humanitarian coordinator, Jamie McGoldrick, “unequivocally condemn[ed] the horrific attack” and called for an immediate investigation.

The Associated Press described the ghastly scene: “In the aftermath of the strike, hundreds of body parts were found strewn in and outside the hall. Rescuers collected them in sacks.”

Robert Mardini, regional director of the Red Cross in the Middle East, said he was “outraged” by the loss of civilian life.

Doctors Without Borders said six hospitals it supports in Yemen treated more than 400 wounded Yemenis after the attack.

Social media reports said the coalition carried out a “double-tap” airstrike, meaning it returned and bombed the building a second time, when people were trying to rescue those wounded in the first attack.

A video of the second strike circulated on social media. The building bombed in this video is the same building in Reuters’ photos of the attack, meaning it is likely real.

Among the civilians massacred in the attack were reportedly Houthi and pro-Saleh military and security officials – by Ben Norton

http://www.salon.com/2016/10/08/u-s-armed-saudi-coalition-bombed-yemen-funeral-massacring-82-wounding-534-in-lake-of-blood/ v

http://www.salon.com/2016/10/08/u-s-armed-saudi-coalition-bombed-yemen-funeral-massacring-82-wounding-534-in-lake-of-blood/

8.10.2016 – AFP (* A K)

Yemen rebels say 'dozens' killed or wounded in Sanaa air raids

The insurgent-controlled news site sabanews.net said that coalition planes hit a building in the capital where people had gathered to mourn the death of the father of a prominent rebel figure.

"Dozens of citizens fell as martyrs or were wounded in this attack by planes of the Saudi-American aggression," the site said, referring to Saudi-led jets.

There was no immediate information on the exact number of people killed.

The rebels said people had gathered at the site of the raids to pay their respects to the father of the rebel interior minister Jalal al-Rowaishan, adding that the minister's fate was unknown.

http://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-rebels-say-dozens-killed-or-wounded-sanaa-air-raids

Comment: Look at the strange wording, how often the terms “rebels” or “insurgents” are used. Totally misleading anyway.

8.10.2016 – AFP (* A K)

Saudi Arabia's coalition is accused of attacking a funeral packed with mourners in Yemen

Rebels in control of Yemen's capital accused the Saudi-led coalition fighting them of killing more than 100 people and wounding hundreds more Saturday in air strikes on a funeral in Sanaa.

The coalition, which has come under increasing international scrutiny over alleged civilian deaths, denied any responsibility for the attack.

On Saturday, emergency workers pulled out at least 20 charred remains and body parts from the gutted building in southern Sanaa as others scoured the wreckage for survivors, an AFP photographer at the scene said.

Some of the wounded had their legs torn off and were being treated on the spot by volunteers, he said.

In a statement to AFP, the Saudi-led coalition said it had no operations at the location and "other causes" for the incident must be considered.

The coalition "has in the past avoided such gatherings and (they) have never been a subject of targeting," it said.

The insurgent-controlled news site sabanews.net said coalition planes hit after hundreds had gathered to mourn the death of the father of rebel interior minister Jalal al-Rowaishan and denounced a "massacre."

People had come from all over Sanaa to attend the funeral, said Mulatif al-Mojani, who witnessed Saturday's air strikes.

"A plane fired a missile and minutes later another plane hit" the building where they had gathered, he told AFP.

Another witness, who declined to give his name, angrily described the attack as a "war crime".

"This was a funeral for one man in Sanaa and now it has turned into a funeral for tens of Yemenis," he said.

http://www.pri.org/stories/2016-10-08/saudi-arabias-coalition-accused-attacking-yemen-funeral-packed-mourners and by AP: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/saudi-arabia-says-missile-fired-from-yemen-causes-no-damage/2016/10/08/308b5668-8d1a-11e6-8cdc-4fbb1973b506_story.html

Comment: AFP likes the wording “rebel”. It is just noticeable how AFP manages to give importance to the ridiculous coalitions denials: In headline and in first sentence it’s only: “accused”. The denial in the second sentence. Shortly after, once again.

The same tactics is used by the person who made the headline in NYT (must not be the same than the authors):

8.10.2016 – New York Times (** A K)

Saudi-Led Airstrikes Blamed for Massacre at Funeral in Yemen

Another witness reported four strikes spread over a slightly longer period of time.

When asked about the strikes, Brig. Gen. Ahmed al-Asiri, a spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition, wrote in a text message that coalition officials were aware of the reports and that it was possible there were other causes for the blasts.

The Saudi-owned Al Arabiya satellite network later reported that the coalition had not carried out any strikes near the hall. General Asiri confirmed that report – By SHUAIB ALMOSAWA and BEN HUBBARD

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/09/world/middleeast/yemen-saudi-arabia-houthis-rebels.html

Comment by Nasser Arrabyee: New York Times Loves Obama&his Saudi dogs By appearing not know who bombed Yemen 3000 mourners!

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/784980614940336128

Comment: blamed is inappropiate term.

8.10.2016 – Living in Yemen on the Edge (** A K)

Following timeline:

Bombed gathering hall was packed with mourners for a funeral.
#Sanaa attacked mercilessly

59 bodies have been recovered so far. Scores of injured.
Shame on #SaudiArabia, degenerate killers

A funeral turnt into a graveyard.
Horror of #SaudiArabia

#Saudi double-tap strike on grand Hall & ambulances who first arrived
100s of casualties

Sana'a faced new genocide committed by Saudi's jet fighters, tens of civilians killed and over 100 injured

It was a big funeral with hundreds (3000 they say) people.
Now it is difficult to get in touch with the survivors.
Please pray for the people in #Sanaa.

It is a never ending funeral in #Yemen now.

Please, if you can, reach the nearest functioning hospital: blood needed in#Sanaa

Doctors' source : 100 wounded received Sana'a hospitals as well as rescue team couldn't arrive to the bombing place

The #EU has sided with the #KSA + #UAE in the slaughter of #Yemen
This latest massacre has been carried out also in the EU's name

The Daily #Saudi horrors on #Yemen

Top political figures/tribal leaders were attending the funeral
Unconfirmed reports of many casualties among them

It is clear that the massacre of today comes in retaliation for killing of Maj-Gen Abdel-Rab al-Shadadi, commander of Yemen's Third Military Region, loyal to Hadi

#Health_Ministry
More than 140 died in Al-Salah Al-kubra attack

Witnesses: Additional explosions caused by weapons and arms in possession of body guards+ security

After this, war planes are still hovering.
What else, #SaudiArabia?

#KSA+ #UAE bomb a funeral to restore a government.
#US #UK #EU #UN express no condemnation

Governor of Sana'a, Abdulqader Hillal, announced dead at the German hospital

https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/ (timeline)

and

Photos (extremely graphic):

https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/photos/a.961595153893515.1073741828.961126490607048/1129780090408353/?type=3 (before and after) see comment: https://twitter.com/StephenProducer/status/784894416691535872

https://www.facebook.com/SaudiArabia.war.crimes.against.Yemen/posts/1589526074676714

https://www.facebook.com/SaudiArabia.war.crimes.against.Yemen/posts/1589505091345479

https://www.facebook.com/%D9%85%D9%86%D8%AC%D8%B2%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%A2%D9%84-%D8%B3%D8%B9%D9%88%D8%AFSaudi-Arabia-crimes-in-Yemen-881240811966559/

https://www.facebook.com/%D9%85%D9%86%D8%AC%D8%B2%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%A2%D9%84-%D8%B3%D8%B9%D9%88%D8%AFSaudi-Arabia-crimes-in-Yemen-881240811966559/

https://twitter.com/HussainBukhaiti/status/784762501691019265

https://twitter.com/HussainBukhaiti/status/784854611802910720

Films:

Second tap: https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ao_xK0hZYxM = https://www.facebook.com/SaudiArabia.war.crimes.against.Yemen/videos/1589593294669992/ = https://twitter.com/alezzisa/status/784794182783074304

AFP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5lPTn8KYzE

Al Masirah: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYFuso3NpF0 (long)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuu0P-rEtag = https://twitter.com/Hona_Almasirah/status/784890599518326784

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGRtBfJG69k = https://twitter.com/Bn_Sh141/status/784897206906216449

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMl4g683TQc = https://www.facebook.com/881240811966559/videos/1126127380811233/

Yemen Today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFd7H7_ktaI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LFMRLB3yYA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFd7H7_ktaI

U-news: https://twitter.com/Allahim_ad/status/784767241690705920

8.10.2016 – Hisham Al-Omeisy (A K)

Oh God! Saudi jets went back and targeted both funeral and first responders in Sana'a. Ambulances rushing to scene. Casualties high. #Yemen

1st responders targeted by Saudi double tap airstrikes. Yet more volunteers arriving at funeral hall now.

Sirens of dozens of ambulances echoing thru Sana'a. Plume of smoke from Saudi airstrikes visible miles away.

Video showing scale of devastation in aftermath of Saudi airstrikes on Sana'a funeral hall now.

Sana'a hospitals declare emergency state & call out for blood donors #Yemen

12-14 yrs old, badly burned arm & shrapnels in chest screaming in hospital hall "Get me out, Saudi bombs hospitals too". Speechless!

Few hospitals operational & severely lack resources after 18 months war & Saudi imposed blockade. Today's casualties beyond capacity.

Volunteer "Pulled hand sticking out from rubble, was severed arm, too many bodies near to tell whose." Sana'a

Somber call for prayer echoing thru Sana'a mixed w/ sirens of dozens of ambulances. Wailing women in distance, faint yet full of pain

Too many body bags. Deceased but still in one piece are considered lucky. Many shred to pieces by airstrikes

We sincerely appreciate the support, but number of casualties rptdy 427 now, and figure not final tally yet.

https://twitter.com/omeisy/ (timeline)

8.10.2016 – The American Conservative (* A K P)

The Atrocious U.S.-Backed War on Yemen

There is no question that a funeral hall is a civilian target, and there is no doubt that targeting of it was deliberate. Even if coalition airstrikes hit civilian targets by accident, they may still be considered war crimes. The bombing of this funeral was clearly done on purpose with blatant disregard for the lives of the civilians there. Targeting a site where many hundreds of noncombatants were gathered is undeniably a gross violation of international law. As they have done in the past, coalition jets returned to bomb the place again as first responders appeared on the scene. This so-called “double tap” strike has become a common tactic for the Saudis and their allies, and it demonstrates just how little regard they have for civilian lives and medical personnel.

The bombings reportedly killed hundreds and injured many more:

This attack and others like it are made possible by U.S. refueling and weapons. The Obama administration should immediately end its support for the bombing campaign. The Saudi-led war cannot continue without the refueling and weapons the U.S. provides them, and the U.S. should have no part in this atrocious war in any case. The U.S. should also insist on an international investigation of crimes committed by all parties to the conflict – by Daniel Larison

8.10.2016 – Saudi Arabia War Crimes (* A K)

https://www.facebook.com/SaudiArabia.war.crimes.against.Yemen/videos/1589593294669992/

8.10.2016 – UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen (A K P)

Statement by the Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen, Jamie McGoldrick, on behalf of the United Nations and INGO community in Yemen, Sana'a

The humanitarian community in Yemen is shocked and outraged by today’s airstrikes which hit the community hall of Al-Sala Alkubra where thousands of mourners were taking part in a funeral ceremony. Initial reports from health officials in Sana’a indicate that over 140 people were killed and over 525 injured.

The Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr. Jamie McGoldrick, unequivocally condemns the horrific attack that took place in Sana'a today. He sends heartfelt condolences to the families of those killed and wishes swift recovery of the injured.

The Yemeni first responders mobilized quickly to the scene, in difficult circumstances, to attend to those killed and injured in this senseless act. The international humanitarian community immediately responded, providing trauma kits, blood bags and medical supplies, and deploying medical staff to hospitals throughout Sana'a.

http://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/statement-humanitarian-coordinator-yemen-jamie-mcgoldrick-behalf-united-nations-and

8.10.2016 – Dr. Abubaker Alqirbi (A P)

Amazing how long it takes the UNSC and its 5PM to condemn war crimes in Yemen .Is it fear of their role in war crimes or loss of arm sales

https://twitter.com/AAlqirbi/status/784872265473228800

8.10.2016 – EU (A K P)

Statement by the High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the attack in Yemen

"The cost of the continued war in Yemen is becoming more and more unbearable. The horrific attack on a funeral gathering in Sanaa today has provoked a terrible loss of life among mourners and family members and left many injured.

The EU extends its condolences to the families of the victims.

Those responsible for the attack must be identified and held accountable. But it's not enough. The parties, the regional and international actors should engage without any further delays to put an end to the war.

http://eeas.europa.eu/headquarters/headquarters-homepage/11452/statement-by-the-high-representativevice-president-federica-mogherini-on-the-attack-in-yemen_en

Comment: Hypocrisy. By no words, those who committed that attack are mentioned. Well, EU countries strongly back the war criminals. Instead, asking “Those responsible for the attack must be identified. Ridiculous. They are well known, including people in the EU like the British government for instance.

Comment by Rasha Mohamed: EU:"Those responsible for attack must be identified & held accountable." Sorry, I'm still confused, who has planes in this conflict?

https://twitter.com/RashaMoh2/status/784873851910062080

8.10.2016 – Saudi Arabia War Crimes (A K)

Previous list of names of killed

https://www.facebook.com/SaudiArabia.war.crimes.against.Yemen/posts/1589631661332822

8.10.2016 – Ahmad Alghobary (A K)

My friend Sadeq got married month ago. #Saudi air strikes killed him in the funeral hall massacre in #Sanaa #Yemen

8.10.2016 – Sam Adam (A K)

OMG I can't believe my friend Sadiq Aljeraza was dead among the casualties. I'm still searching for other friends in hospitals.

https://twitter.com/SamADam24/status/784819038631432194

8.10.2016 – Hisham Al-Radhi (A K)

Minister of State Sec General of Capital #Sanaa Mr. Helal, was amongst civilians killed by the #Saudi carnage 2day on funeral hall

https://twitter.com/HishamAlRadhi/status/784790743017725952

8.10.2016 – Peter Salisbury (A K P)

What I'm hearing again and again about today's air strike in Sanaa: forget IHL, this was a violation of Yemeni customary law, norms

https://twitter.com/altoflacoblanco/status/784899891172474881 and see https://twitter.com/RashaMoh2/status/784907718352068608

8.10.2016 – Josephjo1221 (A K P)

Al Jazeera English are trying to mislead the heinous crime in Sanaa and tell that what happened was suicide operations (see image)

https://twitter.com/JosephJo1221/status/784789489667432448

8.10.2016 – Hisham Al-Omeisy (A K P)

UAE media: "Reports of ISIS claiming responsibility for bombing funeral in Sana'a led to death of a Houthi leader"!?

Since bombing via airstrikes: A) ISIS has fighter jets Or B) By ISIS, they mean Saudi ..and only ONE casualty

https://twitter.com/omeisy/status/784791969058947072 and https://twitter.com/omeisy/status/784793782285926400

Comment by Steve Topple: I wasn't aware that #ISIS had Eurofighter Typhoons, as sold to #SaudiArabia by the UK in a £1.7bn deal last May...

https://twitter.com/MrTopple/status/784794573730095104

Comment by Malek: If by ISIS, you mean Saudi Arabia... but seriously this is quite insulting to even a first graders intellect.

https://twitter.com/nas_malek/status/784793050505707524

8.10.2016 – Hisham Al-Omeisy (A K P)

The sad attempt at misinformation not only laughable, it's insulting. Example of media shamelessly pushing propaganda as journalism.

https://twitter.com/omeisy/status/784797895300157440

8.10.2016 – Reuters (A P)

No coalition air role in Sanaa incident: coalition sources

There was no Arab coalition air role in a strike in Sanaa on Saturday, sources in the Saudi-led coalition said, after authorities in the Yemeni capital reported an air strike by the alliance on mourners killed at least 82 people.

"Absolutely no such operation took place at that target," one of the sources said, citing what he described as confirmation from the coalition air force command.

"The coalition is aware of such reports and is certain that it is possible that other causes of bombing are to be considered. The coalition has in the past avoided such gatherings and (they) never been a subject of targets." – by William Maclean

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-airstrike-operation-idUSKCN1280TJ

Comment: That is just ridiculous.

Comment by Sophie McNeill: Here's #Saudi coalition denial to @Reuters - but remember in past they have also denied bombing MSF hospital, a school, a wedding...

https://twitter.com/Sophiemcneill/status/784829553793462272

8.10.2016 – Rasha Mohammed (A P)

Saudi coalition offers its condolences to families of victims & injured in "incident" that occurred in Sanaa. Is this a cruel joke? #Yemen https://twitter.com/spagov/status/784874196556021760 … [site exisiting no more]

https://twitter.com/RashaMoh2/status/784875772641239040

8.10.2016 – Max Abrahms (A P)

Saudi Arabia sheds crocodile tears over Aleppo but has no problem killing countless civilians in Sanaa.

https://twitter.com/MaxAbrahms/status/784851384340475904

8.10.2016 – Reuters (A P)

U.S. says it will review support to Saudi-led coalition in Yemen

The United States will review its support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, a U.S. National Security Council spokesman said on Saturday, after an air strike killed at least 82 mourners at a hall in the Yemeni capital Sanaa.

"U.S. security cooperation with Saudi Arabia is not a blank check," said NSC spokesman Ned Price in a statement. "In light of this and other recent incidents, we have initiated an immediate review of our already significantly reduced support to the Saudi-led Coalition”. – by Yeganeh Torbati

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-airstrike-usa-idUSKCN12900G

Comment: Just words, as this incident is attracting world-wide attention now. I don’t think anything will happen. The only reason for such a statement is keeping the US’ image loss as small as possible. That’s all.This war is Obama’s war.

cp1b Am wichtigsten: Sonstiges / Most important: Other

8.10.2016 – Huffington Post (*** B K P)

Obama Could End The Slaughter In Yemen Within Hours

If he wanted to, President Barack Obama could end ― or at least dramatically reduce ― the ongoing slaughter of civilians in Yemen.

Right now, the Saudi-led coalition at war there can direct its jets to spend up to three hours pummeling the starving nation below. If Obama wanted, they might have just minutes instead.

Today, the coalition officials deciding where to drop the bombs can rely on intelligence from U.S. surveillance systems, the most powerful in the world. If Obama wanted, they might run fewer bombing missions because they would have to rely on their own limited targeting data.

At present, the bombs the Saudis and their allies are dropping on hospitals, schools, crowded markets and vital factories are in plentiful supply, and the jets that deliver them are perfectly serviced. But if Obama wanted, those bombers’ capacities could suddenly be severely limited.

But Yemen is different [from the other Middle East wars]. Here, Obama could single-handedly cause a major drop in the bloodshed, experts say. He simply doesn’t seem to want to do it.

Without U.S. refueling in the air to the Saudis and coalition allies such as the United Arab Emirates, Morocco and others, the coalition would have significantly less time over Yemen and its jets could carry far fewer bombs. Sprey, who helped design and launch the F-16 and A-10 jets in the 1970s, estimated that the Saudis’ F-15 jets would have five to 15 minutes over the closest rebel territory if they were flying from a base in southwest Saudi Arabia, near Yemen. Were they to target rebel-held cities along Yemen’s southwestern coast, they would have only five minutes in the air. And if the Saudis choose to fly most sorties from a base farther from Yemen — and therefore less vulnerable to rebel attacks — they would have to make even shorter bombing runs, the analyst said.

Nations working with the Saudis choose whether to base their jets in the kingdom or at their own home bases. For those that fly from home because they are relatively nearby, like the UAE, U.S. aerial refueling is critical, Sprey said ― which means the coalition would have to rethink its ranks and would likely fly fewer planes for some time.

Right now, the analyst estimated that U.S. support means each coalition mission can carry up to six bomb units or cluster bombs, munitions widely banned by most countries other than the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, and fly for between one and three hours.

“Without the refueling, they certainly couldn’t carry on a campaign on this scale,” Hartung, the arms trade expert, said.

The next step would be to pull U.S. personnel who are currently assisting the coalition.

Were the president to fully shut down that joint cell, the coalition might cause more civilian casualties in the short run, Sprey said. But its general capacity to pick out targets would be more limited.

To better limit the Saudis’ capacity, the administration could also review the kingdom’s contracts with former U.S. military personnel now working as contractors and try to reduce private assistance to the campaign, Sprey suggested.

A final move for Obama would be to put conditions on future arms sales to the Saudis and their partners in the controversial coalition.

However, Obama’s approach seems to have only enabled Saudi aggression by making the kingdom paranoid about abandonment by the U.S., encouraging it to deal with its own problems however it chooses (U.S. and international standards be damned) and providing it with the most advanced weaponry in the world – by Akbar Shahid Ahmed

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/barack-obama-could-end-the-killing-in-yemen-in-hours_us_57f7d5dee4b0b6a43031ba4e

7.10.2016 – World Health Organization (** A H)

The Ministry of Health announces cholera cases in Yemen

Yemen’s Ministry of Public Health and Population (MOPHP) has officially announced the occurrence of 8 cholera cases among population in one of the areas of Sana'a city. The stool samples of these cases were tested positive for Vibrio cholerae The cases were admitted to Al-Sabeen Hospital in Sana'a in the first week of October and are currently receiving treatment for acute dehydration in an isolated section of the hospital.

A team from surveillance programme of the MOPHP was dispatched with a WHO-supported rapid response team to Al-Nasr neighborhood of Sho'ob District, where the patients (mainly children) were living, to investigate the source of cholera cases, test the water sources in the area and raise awareness about cholera among the community. Visits were also paid to the nearby schools and health centers to conduct an active case finding for suspected cases in the area.

To support the management of these cases by the MOPHP facilities, WHO has provided sufficient quantities of intravenous fluids and oral rehydration salts (ORS) to the hospital. Furthermore, WHO is working with the MOPHP to support enhancing active surveillance, improve case management, establish a joint operations room for coordination of response measures and information sharing , and establish a task force to enhance the coordination response between health partners.

While response, investigation and preventive measures are ongoing, a joint Health/WASH Cholera Task Force, comprising WHO, UNICEF, Health and WASH partners has been established to coordinate the daily work and support to MOPHP and the concerned authorities on an integrated Cholera Response Plan. The response plan requires urgent funding for establishment of Cholera Treatment Center (CTC) in inaccessible areas, , diarrheal disease kit distribution, training, strengthening surveillance system, environmental interventions and community awareness.

“The current situation is yet another alarming indicator of the escalating humanitarian conflict-related crisis in Yemen and should alert the international community to support Yemen public health system and provide health partners with the necessary resources to contain the current transmission and prevent further spread of Vibrio cholerae to other high risk areas in the country”, said Dr. Ahmed Shadoul, the WHO Representative in Yemen.

The scarcity of clean, safe drinking-water has exacerbated the already deteriorating health situation in Yemen, causing a significant increase in acute watery diarrhea cases, especially among internally displaced persons, now exceeding more than three million people across the county.

http://www.emro.who.int/media/news/the-ministry-of-health-announces-cholera-cases-in-yemen.html

Hesperian (***)

How to Prevent Cholera

https://hesperian.org/wp-content/uploads/pdf/environmental/Cholera_Emergency.pdf

(On cholera outbreak, see cp3)

Comment: Weitere Berichte / Other reporting cp3.

7.10.2016 – Al Monitor (** B H K)

Yemen's education system latest victim of ongoing war

More than 2,000 schools out of 16,000 across Yemen have been destroyed by Saudi-led Arab coalition airstrikes or by internal fighting

Taher al-Shalafi, the director of the Studies and Educational Media Center (SEMC) in Sanaa, told Al-Monitor that more than 2,000 schools out of the 16,000 schools in Yemen are no longer suitable to receive students for several reasons. The main reason being the destruction of school buildings following airstrikes by the Saudi-led Arab coalition, and the internal war between Houthi militants who are backed by military forces affiliated with former President Ali Abdullah Saleh on one hand, and armed groups backed by a popular resistance force affiliated with President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, Yemen’s internationally recognized president, on the other.

“Based on a SEMC field report, 1.3 million out of 6 million Yemeni students have been prevented from pursuing their education during the 2015-16 academic year, representing 22% of the total number of students in Yemen — one out of five Yemeni students — while only 40% of schoolteachers were able to perform their jobs.”

Muammar al-Fahd, one of the teachers at al-Shahid al-Hinduana school in Sanaa, told Al-Monitor, “Education has hit rock bottom during the last two years and slipped to indescribable levels. This is the worst phase in the history of modern Yemen.”

He said, “The parents now buy notebooks from vendors on the streets at prices up to 400 Yemeni riyals [about $1.50 per book] while the Ministry of Education is supposed to provide these books for free to all public school students. The economic hardship and tough living conditions affect the teachers and educational workers’ performance. A teacher attends his class but his mind is preoccupied with his own family and their needs. In light of the state's inability to pay salaries things have gotten even worse.”

The economic crisis and the decision to move the headquarters of the Yemeni Central Bank from Sanaa to Aden — the temporary base of Hadi's government — has mainly affected state employees, who are now facing a blurry legitimacy and a de-facto authority unable to pay salaries.

Saleh Salami, a father of seven children enrolled in a school in a rural town in Rayma governorate in northern Yemen, told Al-Monitor that the future does not bode well in light of the prevailing chaos.

The ongoing war and the deteriorating economy also took their toll on private education, as private schools registered a substantial number of dropouts during the previous academic year.

Education was mostly affected in the governorates of Taiz and Hajjah, as education was completely halted in the towns of Abes and Hard near the border with Saudi Arabia. The source said, “The coalition aircraft bombed all public and private schools and education there has stopped completely since last year.”

In this regard, Shalafi said, “The armed conflict in Taiz caused the closure of 468 schools out of a total number of 1,642 schools, depriving 250,000 students from education, out of a total of 800,000 students.”

In addition to the plunging status of the educational process in Yemen, parents fear for the safety of their children as warplanes continue to fly.

This war seems to be an extra nail in the coffin of education in Yemen – by Ahmed Alwly

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2016/10/yemen-schools-public-education-war-destruction--1.html

6.10.2016 – Al Bab (** A K P)

Yemen: questions over 'civilian' ship attacked in Red Sea

More details are emerging about the attack on a highly unusual "civilian" vessel which was severely damaged by Houthi fighters at the southern end of the Red Sea last weekend (see yesterday's blog post).

The Saudi-led coalition which is fighting the Houthis in Yemen insists that the vessel, painted in battleship grey, was on a humanitarian mission and that the attack was a terrorist act. The vessel was unarmed and had a multinational civilian crew but, confusingly, was on lease to the military of the UAE which is fighting alongside the Saudis in the anti-Houthi coalition.

The incident raises questions about the exact nature of the vessel's mission and whether – at the very least – the Emiratis ought to be making a clearer distinction between humanitarian and military activity.

The vessel, known as HSV-2 Swift and designated as "Expeditionary Fast Transport", was built experimentally as part of a US-led military programmeto develop "a high-speed, shallow draft vessel intended for rapid intra-theater transport of medium-sized cargo payloads". A YouTube video shows its various capabilities.

According to the Emirati government news agency, at the time of the attack the Swift was on a routine trip to and from the Yemeni port of Aden (which is not under Houthi control) and "was carrying assistance, wounded Yemenis and passengers". Most reports don't make clear whether it was coming or going, though Arab News (Saudi-owned) quoted the UAE military as saying it was "returning" from Aden. The mention of wounded Yemenis on board also suggests it was attacked on the return journey.

So where was it heading? The obvious answer is Assab in Eritrea, on the opposite side of the Red Sea to Mokha, which the UAE is using as a logistics hub in the Yemen war. Shipping data cited by IHS Janes Defence Weekly shows the Swift has made "numerous voyages" from Assab to Aden and Mukalla (another southern Yemeni port) during the last year or so.

Satellite images published by IHS Janes last April showed that the UAE had established a military camp close to Assab airport and was in the process of constructing a new port facility nearby.

Further detective work by IHS Janes indicated that the UAE's National Marine Dredging Company was involved in the construction work. By an odd coincidence, the Emirati dredging company is the current owner of the Swift, which it is leasing to the UAE military.

Whether the Swift's activities were purely humanitarian remains unclear. If that's what they were, the UAE would have been well-advised to do more to keep them separate from the war effort – by Brian Whitaker

http://al-bab.com/blog/2016/10/yemen-questions-over-civilian-ship-attacked-red-sea

Comment by Judith Brown: This is easily the best article I have read about the attack on the UAE military vessel, which it is claimed by UAE to have been on a humanitarian mission. It still leaves some questions unanswered though. If it did have wounded on board, who were they? Were they UAE personnel, or mercenaries employed by UAE ? Or Yemenis on the same 'side' as UAE? Where are they now? Did they survive? And looking at the damage, it seems realistic to think that there were dead and injured from the attack. If it had aid on board, why was it heading away from Aden with humanitarian aid, why did it not unload the aid in Aden port? This raises as many questions as it answers.

https://www.facebook.com/judith.brown.794628/posts/10154778000198641

8.10.2016 – Der Freitag (** A K P)

Kriegsschiff der Emirate vor Jemen beschossen

Jemenkrieg und Propaganda Vor der jemenitischen Küste wurde ein Schiff der Emirate angegriffen. Danach drehte sich das Propagandakarussell, die UN und die EU empörten sich ebenfalls - zu Recht?

The case of the UAE vessel targeted by Yemeni Houthi / Saleh forces off the Yemeni coast October 1, 2016

Off the Yemeni coast, the Houthi/Saleh alliance attacked an Emirati vessel. Quickly, this attack became a subject of propaganda. Also the UN and the European Community were outraged. Should they really? – von / by Dietrich Klose

https://www.freitag.de/autoren/dklose/kriegsschiff-der-emirate-vor-jemen-beschossen

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7.10.2016 – CNN (** B H K)

Slideshow: Famine Threatens Yemen Amid Civil War

The Saudi-led coalition that supports the Yemeni government has created a virtual blockade for food ships to reach Yemen’s ports during the 18-month long civil war, according to Reuters, while a call to reorganize Yemen’s central bank threatens to make the crisis worse. (following description of photos)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7xz8mslnMI

8.10.2016 – The Express (** B H)

FOREIGN AID FARCE: Millions siphoned off by Yemen government from desperate civilians

A HUGE amount British aid is being siphoned off by both rebels and politicians in the Middle East’s poorest country to make money out of 21.2 million desperate civilians facing daily bombardment

United Nations’ aid, including basic food, is being stolen by Yemen’s tribal chiefs, leaders of the Houthi rebels or members of the General People’s Congress party, sources from the UN’s International Organisation for Migration (IOM) have confirmed.

Aid is then being sold to merchants who drive up prices, or is distributed to friends and family instead of going straight to the 21.2 million people - or 80 per cent of the Yemen population - the UN has estimated are in need of humanitarian aid.

The British Government confirmed it has committed £85m in aid to Yemen, doubling its humanitarian funding to the country over the last year and making the UK the fourth largest donor to the crisis.

Basic items such as rice, flour and sugar can be seen openly in shops in sacks emblazoned with the UN logo.

Merchants who are struggling to get in their own stock are being offered the UN produce by the rebels and politicians diverting the products before they can go to camps or handed out officially.

A source from IOM said there are no official figures but the practice is definitely going on.

The official, said: “This selling of aid has been happening beyond the control of aid agencies.

“What has been sold in the market is the aid which has been taken over upon arrival by influential people.

“They then start distributing these items to friends, relatives or selling them to merchants."

Shop owner Abdulwahid al-Wesabi is one merchant selling the UN-stamped sacks of food after he said he was offered them by vendors he had never met and who refuse to reveal their identity.

He said: "Throughout the month, some individuals came and offered to sell sugar, rice, oil and flour which bears the logos of UN agencies or other relief charities.

“They offer these products at a low price, and I bought them and now sell them. It is business.

“I am not supposed to question them and ask why they are selling these items. This is not my duty.

"It is tempting because we think about the price difference and how to increase profits.” – by Alix Culbertson

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/718760/Yemen-British-UN-United-Nations-aid-stolen

Comment: This is an article which has already appeared.
Do you remember when last year aid to #Yemen was foud in the shops of Djibouti up to Egypt?
Reminder: it is one of the biggest sins to make money out of a starving nation.

https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/posts/1129464600439902

cp2 Allgemein / General

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8.10.2016 – Arte Journal (* B H)

Jemen: Ärzte ohne Grenzen fürchten totalen Zusammenbruch des Landes

Die humanitäre Lage im Land ist katastrophal. Menschen sind auf der Flucht, es mangelt an Lebensmitteln und an Medikamenten. Bei einem Raketenangriff kamen vor wenigen Tagen 10 Zivilisten ums Leben. Unsere Paris-Korrespondentin Herade Feist hat mit Hassan Boucenine, Einsatzleiter von Ärzte ohne Grenzen gesprochen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8wsXrDzFuw

7.10.2016 – Express (B H K)

Slideshow: Yemen Crisis: The Forgotten War

http://www.express.co.uk/pictures/galleries/8394/Yemeni-Yemen-Crisis-War-Abd-Rabbuh-Mansur-Hadi-pictures/Houthi-militants-after-they-captured-the-headquarters-of-the-Sixth-Military-Zone-following-rough-clashes-with-Yemeni-government-forces-in-northern-Sanaa-Yemen-173318

7.10.2016 – Arab American News (* B K P)

The war in Yemen must end, as famine spreads

Yemen is on the verge of famine, according to media reports and humanitarian organizations.

The country's social, economic and political fabric is being disseminated by the ongoing, apparently endless war.

For months, the warring parties met in Kuwait, agreeing and disagreeing every other day, until the negotiations collapsed and the violence resumed.

The fighting is not a mere routine headline that appears in passing in the newspaper. It is bringing destruction and death to a country once dubbed “Happy Yemen.”

Concessions are needed from all sides. Such wars cannot be won on the battlefield. They are resolved at the negotiation table.

Saudi Arabia must end its futile bombing campaign, which has been massacring Yemenis to no avail. The role the Saudis and other Gulf states have played in the current state of Yemen has largely been disastrous.

Even if we are to agree with the premise behind the Saudi offensive that the Houthis are backed by Iran to take over the country, the kingdom is still to blame.

If Saudi Arabia had spent a fraction of the cost of the war on Yemen on infrastructure and job creation programs in the impoverished country, it would have preemptively brought stability and prosperity to its Arab neighbor and closed the door on foreign interventions in its affairs.

Instead, petro-Gulf states are spending billions on weapons and absurd projects and foreign investments like soccer teams in Europe, while abandoning less fortunate Arab nations, including Yemen.

One also cannot ignore the fact that a Houthi ally, former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, whom Saudi Arabia now accuses of corruption, had been a lifelong associate of the kingdom. Saleh was also a key partner in the U.S. "war on terror" and President Obama's drone program.

But in the world of politics, good guys turn to villains by propaganda to match the interests of the rich and powerful.

The poor, the weak, the masses suffer amid global indifference.

We call on the U.S. government to work toward a political resolution in Yemen and push for aid to end the ongoing humanitarian catastrophe.

http://www.arabamericannews.com/news/news/id_13038/The-war-in-Yemen-must-end,-as-famine-spreads.html = http://en.thegreatmiddleeast.com/2016/10/the-yemen-war-must-end/

6.10.2016 – RT (A H P)

Film: Number of malnourished children skyrocketing in Yemen, UN urges end to conflict amid Saudi strikes

UN humanitarian aid chief Stephen O’Brien, who travelled to Yemen and was shocked by what he saw, has called on all parties in the conflict to give access to aid, as Yemenis are becoming poorer – and hungrier – by the day.

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

Now even Gulf media adopt the very good Reuters article on famine, also criticising the Hadi government for its Central Bank coup:

6.10.2016 – Gulf News (** A H K P)

Famine fears in Yemen as food shortages grow

http://www.gulf-times.com/story/516464/Famine-fears-in-Yemen-as-food-shortages-grow

5.10.2016 – AFP (* B H K)

‘Smashed cranes' slow aid flow to Yemen: UN aid chief
"Smashed cranes" at Yemen's rebel-held Hodeida port are hindering the entry of relief supplies to ease a deteriorating humanitarian crisis in the war-torn country, the UN aid chief said Wednesday.

On a visit to Saudi Arabia, Stephen O'Brien told reporters that aid flow needed to increase at the Red Sea port, through which 80 to 90 percent of Yemen's supplies transited before the war.

"The real issue is the restriction of unloading capacity at the port because the cranes are smashed," said O'Brien, who heads the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

He did not mention the cause of the damage to the cranes, but in August last year he said coalition air strikes on the port were in contravention of international humanitarian law.

The United States and the European Union at the time expressed concern over the bombing, which Washington said hit "critical infrastructure" at the port – by Ian Timberlake

http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/world/smashed-cranes-slow-aid-flow-to-yemen-un-aid-chief/article/476515

Comment by Judith Brown: But it is not only the unloading cranes in Hodeida, the largest Red Sea port supplying northern Yemen, that is the problem. All roads, all bridges are destroyed between Sanaa (nearly 8000 ft above sea level) and Hodeida. And I have seen so many reports of bombed farms, bombed trucks delivering food, bombed water plant, bombed food processing factories, during the whole of this war. Enough to make me think the population of Yemen are the targets of the planes dropping bombs on them. And the world says NOTHING.

https://www.facebook.com/judith.brown.794628/posts/10154778007623641

Comment: On O’Brien in Yemen and Saudi Arabia, see YPR 209, cp 7 and 1. – And Hodeidah is not the only harbour in Houthi-held Yemen which was destroyed by the Saudis. – Even after this statement by O’Brien (who had posed for photos smiles with those who are mostly responsible for this disaster) the Saudis just yesterday (Oct. 6) bombed another harbour, now at Mokha. As if they would have taken this statement by O’Brien as an advice how to starve Yemen best: By bombing the harbours and unloading facilities. Mokha bombing: https://twitter.com/AhmadAlgohbary/status/784113029134815232 and https://twitter.com/HussamSanabani/status/784118870588157952.

cp3 Humanitäre Lage / Humanitarian situation

7.10.2016 – Yemen Today TV (* A H)

Film: Fishermen in Hodeida region starving after Saudi air raids

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtyYY-hsKBU

7.10.2016 – Living in Yemen on the Edge (* A H)

There is nothing glorious in any war. Lest the war on #Yemen and its famined people. Ask this man (photo)

https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/photos/a.961595153893515.1073741828.961126490607048/1129029077150121/?type=3 = https://www.facebook.com/judith.brown.794628/posts/10154781186938641

Greetings from #Tihama region of #Yemen where people are starving to death. Thank you #War on Yemen (photo)

https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/photos/a.961595153893515.1073741828.961126490607048/1129023697150659/?type=3 = https://www.facebook.com/judith.brown.794628/posts/10154781188778641 and other images at https://twitter.com/Ms__rowan/status/784526315911340033

7.10.2016 – Ibrahim Abdu (* A H)

Film: Starving in Tihama

https://twitter.com/Ibrahim_abdu88/status/783309722476810240

7.10.2016 – Der Standard / APA (*A H)

Unicef meldet Cholera-Ausbruch im Jemen

Kinder besonders bedroht – Gesundheitssystem in Bürgerkriegsland zusammengebrochen

Ein Cholera-Ausbruch bedroht laut einem Bericht der UN-Kinderhilfsorganisation Unicef zahlreiche Kinder im Jemen. Durch den Zusammenbruch des Gesundheitssystems in dem von Bürgerkrieg geplagten Land seien Kinder besonders gefährdet, erklärte Unicef-Experte Julien Harneis am Freitag. Sowohl aus der von Rebellen gehaltenen Hauptstadt Sanaa als auch aus der drittgrößten Stadt Taez seien Cholera-Fälle gemeldet worden. Wenn Cholera nicht medizinisch behandelt werde, drohe 15 Prozent der Erkrankten binnen weniger Stunden der Tod, warnte Unicef.

Der Cholera-Ausbruch verschärfe das Elend von Millionen von Kindern im Jemen weiter: 1,5 Millionen Kinder in dem Land litten wegen des anhaltenden Konflikts bereits an Mangelernährung, 370.000 seien schwer unterernährt. Ihr Immunsystem sei dadurch geschwächt, die Kinder für Krankheiten wie Cholera anfällig. Cholerabakterien werden über mit Fäkalien verseuchtes Trinkwasser übertragen, sie lösen bei den Infizierten starken Durchfall aus.

http://derstandard.at/2000045574177/Unicef-meldet-Cholera-Ausbruch-im-Jemen?ref=rss

7.10.2016 – UNICEF (* A H)

UNICEF Supports Health Centres in Yemen to Respond to Cholera Outbreak

Health authorities in Yemen confirmed a cholera outbreak on Thursday, 6 October, posing an increased health risk to the population-especially children-given the crumbling health system in the country.

“This outbreak adds to the misery of millions of children in Yemen. We are supporting health centres to prevent and treat cholera cases and will continue working with partners to scale up the response and stem out this dangerous disease”, said UNICEF Representative in Yemen, Julien Harneis.

Health authorities announced that cholera cases have been confirmed in the capital, Sana’a while others are suspected in the southwestern city of Taiz. UNICEF and partners are working to establish the exact scale of the outbreak. If not treated, severe cases of cholera can kill up to 15% of people affected in just a few hours.

“Children are at a particularly high risk if the current cholera outbreak is not urgently contained especially since the health system in Yemen is crumbling as the conflict continues. Mr. Harneis said. “We appeal to all donors to support health facilities across Yemen so that civilians in need get medical assistance”.

UNICEF in partnership with the World Health Organization is supporting the response to the outbreak through delivering and securing safe water and water purification supplies.

UNICEF has in place 57 Diarrheal Disease Kits, each containing medicine, including Oral Rehydration Salt (ORS), enough to treat 100 severe or 400 mild cases of cholera. In addition, 20,000 hygiene kits with soap, towels, shampoo and washing powder are ready to be distributed.

UNICEF is providing information to the public on how to prevent cholera through using water from safe sources, treating water stored at home, keeping good hygiene and clean surroundings, and getting medical assistance as soon as any member of the family develops diarrhoea or other symptoms.

http://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/unicef-supports-health-centres-yemen-respond-cholera-outbreak

7.10.2016 – Middle East Eye (* A H)

Cholera outbreak hits war-torn Yemen: UNICEF

War-torn Yemen is suffering from a cholera outbreak, the UN's children agency said on Friday, posing a further threat to infants in the impoverished nation.

"This outbreak adds to the misery of millions of children in Yemen," UNICEF Yemen representative Julien Harneis said in a statement.

"Children are at a particularly high risk if the current cholera outbreak is not urgently contained, especially since the health system in Yemen is crumbling as the conflict continues."

UNICEF said health professionals in the rebel-held capital Sanaa had reported several cases, as had medics in Taiz, Yemen's third-largest city.

It said its team was working with doctors in Yemen to establish the cause of the outbreak and called on international donors to provide funding to work to improve the health situation.

UNICEF said that cholera, a disease that is transmitted through contaminated drinking water and causes acute diarrhoea, could prove fatal in up to 15 percent of untreated cases.

http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/cholera-outbreak-hits-war-torn-yemen-unicef-946202631

7.10.2016 – Al Araby (* A H)

Three separate cholera outbreaks in Yemeni hospitals

Yemen's ministry of public health announced three separate outbreaks of cholera in the country's capital Sanaa on Thursday.
According to the national news agency SABA the cases are limited and under control.
"Patients diagnosed with cholera have been isolated and are being receiving medical care under monitoring," said Dr Abdul Salam al-Madani.
Epidemiology specialists from the ministry of health discovered three separate infections and the patients were given preventive medicine.

https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2016/10/7/three-separate-cholera-outbreaks-in-yemeni-hospitals

7.10.2016 – AP (A H)

UN decries cholera outbreak in Yemen

The United Nations has decried an outbreak of cholera in war-torn Yemen, saying it posed an increased health risk to Yemenis, especially children, as the nation’s health system crumbles.

It says health authorities announced that cholera was confirmed in the capital, Sanaa, while other cases were suspected in the southwestern city of Taiz. UNICEF is working to establish the exact scale of the outbreak, it says, which if not treated, can kill up to 15 percent of people affected in just a few hours.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/un-decries-cholera-outbreak-in-yemen/2016/10/07/115fffd8-8cb5-11e6-8cdc-4fbb1973b506_story.html

7.10.2016 – Josephjo1221 (A H)

Famine in #Yemen, conflict parties stealing & collecting money for themselves & war efforts, they neglect humanitarian issues! WORLD SILENT (photos)

https://twitter.com/JosephJo1221/status/784430685750788096

7.10.2016 – ABC News (** A H)

Famine Threatens Yemen Amid Civil War

http://abcnews.go.com/International/photos/famine-threatens-yemen-civil-war-42559524/image-42559853

Comment: The Reuters photos, meanwhile published in the internet for several times.

7.10. (31.8.) 2016 – World Food Programme (* A H)

Yemen: Snapshot on Shipping, Food and Fuel Imports, August 2016

Low level of imports persisted and sporadic availability of food and fuel commodities continued in most markets of the country. In August, prices of food and fuel commodities further declined but still remain significantly higher than pre-crisis levels. Also, significant delays are still experienced in all major ports in Yemen and most of them are due to reduced operational capacity.

In August, level of food commodity imports decreased compared to July, with 175,673 mt of food imported, compared to 288,963 mt in the previous month. Availability of food commodities continued to be scarce in most local markets of the country.

Highest food prices in August are reported in the governorates significantly affected by ongoing conflict such as Taiz and Sa’ada.

In August, 40 vessels berthed at the ports of Al Hudaydah, Saleef and Aden. Although more vessels were expected to arrive at Yemeni ports in August, the number of vessels entering Yemeni portanchorage areas has reduced to 13.

August saw a small increase of fuel imports compared to July, with 130,338 mt of fuel imported through the ports of Aden and Al Hudaydah. August imports correspond to 24% of the monthly fuel needs.

Significant delays are still experienced in the ports of Aden, Al Hudaydah and Saleef. The number of days corresponds to the average time that vessels spend at anchor, waiting for berth permit.

The longest delays at anchorage in August was recorded for Saleef port, with 2 vessels waiting for berth an average of 45 days. Delays at the port can be attributed to the very limited infrastructure with a two berth capacity only, impeding rapid offloading times (infographic)

http://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-snapshot-shipping-food-and-fuel-imports-august-2016 and complete: http://www.logcluster.org/document/snapshot-shipping-food-and-fuel-imports-august-2016 = http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/logistics_cluster_yemen_shipping_food_fuel_snapshot_august_161006.pdf

6.10.2016 – UNICEF (A H)

@unicef_yemen: reports of cholera cases in #Yemen's Taiz, Sana'a

https://twitter.com/StopDestroYemen/status/784173469533630468 and https://twitter.com/UNICEF_Yemen/status/784134571348619265

cp4 Kulturerbe / Cultural heritage

6.10.2016 – Haykal Bafana (A K)

Yemen capital Sanaa : 5 Saudi airstrikes tonight targeted the over 1,000 years old Jewish town of Bayt Bos (photo)

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1115615681851774&set=a.103653093048043.7771.100002100572787&type=3

6.10.2016 – Saudi air raids at Bait Boos (A K)

More then 1000 years historical site known as Bait Baos Fortress is being bombed right now by Saudi war jets

https://twitter.com/alradhi_/status/784084951939616768

Only Saudi &ISIS attack historical sites!! Oct06,2016 air raids on 1000-old BaitBos castle S Sanaa

https://twitter.com/EngrLotf/status/784108601069666304

This is what the #Saudis attacked tonight. South of #Sanaa: Beyt Bous historical village. Saudis attack what they cannot understand. Criminals.

https://www.facebook.com/SaudiArabia.war.crimes.against.Yemen/posts/1588953048067350

Comment by Judith Brown: Oh how terribly terribly sad. Beit Bows was on the outer edge of Sanaa, mostly deserted since Operation Magic Carpet had swept the Jews out of Yemen in 1948. Although just before I left Yemen some people had started to move int these ancient houses. I visited this historic village so many times, walking around the nearby hills, bird watching in the gardens, such a peaceful and awesome place. Why on earth destroy it? Yemenis have been such amazing custodians of Yemeni treasures, preserving them with such quiet dignity. And now, their neighbours show such disrespect for the history of humanity in Yemen. Heartbroken.

https://www.facebook.com/judith.brown.794628/posts/10154781126633641

cp5 Nordjemen und Huthis / Northern Yemen and Houthis

7.10.2016 – Mehr News (A P)

Iran denies Saudi claims on deputy FM's visit to Yemen

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi denied the report by Saudi newspaper Al-Watan on Iranian deputy FM’s trip to Yemen’s capital of Sana’a earlier this week.

Qassemi described Saudi Al-Watan’s claim a part of the country’s projections to cover up its successive failures in Yemen.

"Saudi media outlets issue such false reports while all routes to Sana’a have been closed for a couple of months and the Saudi military forces do not allow even the Yemeni nationals to travel to Sana’a," Ghasemi noted.

Saudi Al-Watan newspaper on Thursday claimed Iranian deputy Foreign Minister for Arab-African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari has paid a short trip to Sana’a earlier this week to meet with Yemen's Ansarullah leaders.

The newspaper quoted an informed source claiming Iran’s supports for Ansarullah group.

http://en.mehrnews.com/news/120337/Iran-denies-Saudi-claims-on-deputy-FM-s-visit-to-Yemen and by Xinhua: http://www.china.org.cn/world/Off_the_Wire/2016-10/07/content_39437621.htm

6.10.2016 – Basha Ammar (* A P)

Film: Yemen: Relentless nation is free

a short documentary, convey the views and attitudes of the Yemeni people who attended from all over the country to the field of seventy in Sanaa, after 513 days of the Saudi-led war to Yemen, in support of the formation of the Highest Political Council.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0P3fATZRBI

Comment by Jamila Hanan: I especially loved this lady with the beautiful voice, she speaks with dignity and courage.

https://twitter.com/JamilaHanan/status/784345287821176832

6.10.2016 – Military Edge (* A K)

Discerning Iran’s Role in Expanding Houthi Rocket Capabilities

Yemen’s Houthi rebels tested a new rocket last Thursday, marking the fourth new projectile they unveiled this year. Dubbed the Somoud, or “steadfastness,” the projectile’s launch was broadcast late last week across Arab and Iranian media. While observers were quick to point fingers at Tehran, based on its established track record of arming the Houthis, the rebels themselves are developing their own rocket capabilities, and the Somoud may be one of them.

According to official Iranian media, the Somoud is 4 meters long, 555 millimeters in diameter, and can reportedly travel 38 kilometers while carrying a 300-kilogram conventional warhead. However, the Somoud is more of a crude weapon than has been reported. Indeed, it lacks a guidance system and is therefore a rocket, not a missile.

A closer look reveals that the Somoud resembles the Houthis’ Zelzal-3(“earthquake”) rocket, which first appeared in Yemen this summer.

The Houthis’ firing of an anti-ship missile at a UAE logistics vessel near the Bab al-Mandeb strait earlier this week further raises additional concerns over whether Iran is transferring its existing asymmetric naval capabilities to its proxy on the Red Sea. Reports indicate that the weapon used was likely either a C-802 or C-801anti-ship missile. The latter was purchased by the Yemeni Navy prior to the current civil war.

The lawlessness of Yemen, along with the abundance of old Soviet and North Korean weapons, makes it easy for the Houthis to construct rockets like the Somoud – by Behnam Ben Taleblu

http://militaryedge.org/analysis-articles/discerning-irans-role-expanding-houthi-rocket-capabilities/ = http://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2016/10/07/discerning_irans_role_in_expanding_houthi_rocket_capabilities_110177.html

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

6.10.2016 – Shapban (A K)

lack of electricity in Aden, #Yemen make mothers take their babies out to streets to sleep as weather is hot

https://twitter.com/shapban/status/784105365378129921

cp7 UNO und Friedensgespräche / UN and peace talks

7.10.2016 – Inter Press Service (* B P)

UN Security Council’s “Perilous Interventions” in War Zones

When the UN Security Council last week discussed the “deliberate” attacks on medical facilities in war-ravaged Syria and Yemen, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon implicitly criticized some of the warring nations lamenting that “even a slaughterhouse is more humane” than the ongoing indiscriminate killings of civilians in the two devastating conflicts.
The attacks on hospitals, he warned, were “war crimes and violations of international humanitarian law”.

But Joanne Liu, International President of Medicins sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders), singled out “four of the five permanent members of the Security Council” for the continued atrocities and lambasted them for their role in the attacks against medical facilities.

“The conduct of war today knows no limits,” she regretted, pointing out that the failure of the Security Council “reflects a lack of political will among member states fighting in coalitions and those who enable them.”

The unidentified four “enablers” – the United States, Britain, France and Russia – are either directly or indirectly involved in the ongoing military conflicts either as participants or as key arms suppliers.

A recently-released 264-page book titled “Perilous Interventions” also takes a highly critical look at the Security Council whose military interventions have led, in some cases, to “chaos, destruction and destabilization” –specifically in the volatile Middle East—and helped create the Islamic State (IS), “arguably the most formidable extremist organization in history.”

Authored by Ambassador Hardeep Singh Puri, the former Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations, the book lists all the mistakes made in the case of Libya and Syria, along with what happened in Yemen and Ukraine.

“This disastrous history,” Puri said in an interview with IPS “will repeat itself unless we learn from past mistakes and make the required corrections.”

Asked whether the Security Council has outlived its usefulness, judging by the unmitigated failures of Western-led military interventions— either directly or indirectly — in countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Ukraine and Yemen, Puri said: “The use of force, in the interventions you have cited, was authorised by the Security Council only in the case of Libya (Resolution 1973).” – By Thalif Deen

http://www.ipsnews.net/2016/10/un-security-councils-perilous-interventions-in-war-zones/

7.10.2016 – Sputnik News (* A K P)

UN Envoy for Yemen Says Houthis Agree to 3-Day Ceasefire

UN Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed said that the United Nations is expected to prepare an integrated plan for Yemeni reconciliation during the next two weeks.

The Houthi rebels have agreed to a ceasefire in Yemen, which is expected to be announced soon, UN Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed said Friday.
On Thursday, Cheikh Ahmed held a meeting with the General People's Congress (GPC) party of the former president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, and the Houthi delegation in the Omani capital of Muscat. The Houthi delegation and the GPC have agreed to a 72-hour ceasefire, which will be announced within the next several days with an option for prolongation, Cheikh Ahmed told the Oman News Agency in an interview. According to him, the United Nations is expected to prepare an integrated plan for Yemeni reconciliation during the next two weeks.

https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20161007/1046117950/un-envoy-houthis-ceasefire.html

7.10.2016 – AFP (A P)

UN envoy eyes 72-hour truce for Yemen

A 72-hour truce for conflict-riddled Yemen is expected to be announced soon, the UN envoy to the Arabian Peninsula country said Friday after talks with rebel representatives.

Speaking in the Omani capital on Friday after talks with representatives of the Huthis, the Mauritanian diplomat said a new truce deal was in the works as part of a wider peace plan.

"An agreement for a 72-hour renewable truce will be announced in the coming days," he said in remarks carried by the official Oman news agency.

The Huthis and their allies, supporters of ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh, "are convinced of the need for a ceasefire," the diplomat said.

He said he would head to the Saudi capital, Riyadh, to meet with Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi.

The UN envoy said he was hoping to draft a new peace plan for Yemen "in the next two weeks" but that he first needed to carry out more consultations.

http://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/un-envoy-eyes-72-hour-truce-yemen and by Reuters: http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-yemen-security-idUKKCN1271SZ

Comment: 72hour ceasefire which could be extended is the proposal. We know it: 'surgical' airstrikes will be in force and on the 3rd day it will be heavy fighting at the border, in #Taiz, airstrikes on governatorates.
#Yemen needs all the parties to put down arms (and airplanes), sit and talk a way out.

https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/posts/1128947853824910

7.10.2016 – Times of Oman (* A P)

Role of Oman praised as Yemen ceasefire in sight

Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed praised the efforts being exerted by the Sultanate under the leadership of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said to end the war and peacefully settle the conflict in the sisterly Yemeni Republic, expressing his thanks and gratitude to His Majesty for all support rendered by the Sultanate to the UN efforts in this regard.
In an Interview with Oman News Agency (ONA), he said that the visit paid by Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General to the Sultanate last February was to express the UN’s gratitude to His Majesty, his Government and the Omani people for the Sultanate’s efforts at the regional and international levels, as well as its continuous support for the UN’s efforts, particularly for the Yemeni crisis.

The UN Envoy also commended the efforts exerted by the State of Kuwait under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmed Al Sabah, who exerted sincere efforts to reach a peaceful solution for this conflict.
As for the talks he conducted on Friday with delegations of the Yemeni Ansar Allah and Conference Party, who are currently in Muscat, he affirmed to ONA that an agreement will be declared during the few coming days on a 72 hour extendable ceasefire deal in Yemen, as well as activating the Truce and Coordination committee to make the deal come
into force. “ I will visit the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia later today to meet President Hadi for this purpose,” he added.
He pointed out that during the two coming weeks, the real paper of the UN integrated plan for peace and solving the Yemeni issue will be put forward.

http://timesofoman.com/article/93745/Oman/Government/Role-of-Oman-praised-as-Yemen-ceasefire-in-sight

Comment: The only Arab country showing some reasoning left

https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/posts/1128990763820619

6.10.2016 – Hussam Al-Sanabari (A K)

Unfortunately your call was dual signal. You suppose to urge Saudi. Today they destroy last launch in Mokha port cutting Taiz lifeline.

https://twitter.com/HussamSanabani/status/784118870588157952

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

7.10.2016 – AWD News (A P)

Saudi Prince al-Waleed bin Talal: Palestinians must end their occupation of historic Jewish lands in Judea and Samaria(the West Bank), Saudi Arabia is financially resourceful to help Palestinians dwell permanently among their Arab brothers

http://awdnews.com/top-news/saudi-prince-al-waleed-bin-talal-palestinians-must-end-their-occupation-of-historic-jewish-lands-in-judea-and-samaria-the-west-bank-,-saudi-arabia-is-financially-resourceful-to-help-palestinians-dwell-permanently-among-their-arab-brothers

Comment by Judith Brown: This man is an Arab bought up on the story of the Palestinians. This is the man who gives huge presents to pilots who strike Yemeni targets.

https://www.facebook.com/judith.brown.794628/posts/10154783962668641

7.10.2016 – The Independent (* A H)

UN human rights watchdog orders Saudi Arabia to stop stoning children

People over 15-years-old in the Kingdom are tried as adults and can be executed

The United Nations has called on Saudi Arabia to repeal laws that allow stoning, amputation, flogging and execution of children.

Children over 15 years are tried as adults and can be executed, "after trials falling short of guarantees of due process and a fair trial", according to the report by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.

The committee's 18 independent experts analysed the kingdom's compliance record with a UN treaty protecting the rights of citizens under the age of 18.

Experts voiced concern that the Saudi government "still does not recognise girls as full subjects of rights and continues to severely discriminate (against) them in law and practice and to impose on them a system of male guardianship".

The committee said violations of young girls' right to equality should not justified using traditional, religious or cultural attitudes.

Children from the minority Shi'ite community and other religious minorities are continually discriminated against in their access to schools and justice in the Sunni-ruled kingdom, they said.

According to the UN committee, out of 47 people executed on 2 January for security offences, four were under 18.

Responding to the committee's findings, the Saudi Human Rights Commission told the body that Islamic Sharia law, was above all laws and treaties, including the Convention on the Rights of the Child – by Matt Payton

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/saudi-arabia-stoning-un-children-united-nations-a7349861.html

Comment: The last sentence is self-unmasking. And be aware the affair about the removal of the Saudis from the list of violators of children rights.

7.10.2016 – Press TV Iran (A H)

The United Nations (UN) says Riyadh is using starvation as a tactic in its ongoing war against Yemen as well as against the Shia population inside Saudi Arabia itself.

The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child made the declaration in a scathing report on Saudi rights violations in Yemen and inside Saudi Arabia.

The UN watchdog said children in the minority Shia communities inside Saudi Arabia continue to be subject to discrimination with regard to access to food, school, and justice.

The UN committee also rapped Saudi Arabia over a wide range of rights violations against children, including executing, stoning, flogging, and amputating them.

The UN body urged Riyadh to repeal laws that are lenient on the sexual abuse of children as well as their incarceration in solitary confinement.

Eighteen independent experts from the committee expressed deep concern in the report that Riyadh “still does not recognize girls as full subjects of rights and continues to severely discriminate (against) them in law and practice and to impose on them a system of male guardianship.”

The experts also harshly criticized Riyadh for its airstrikes on Yemen, which have killed and maimed hundreds of children.

http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2016/10/07/488024/Saudi-Arabia-UN-Yemen-starvation-tactic-children

Comment: That’s all true – but what about women in Iran; what about Bahai minority in Iran itself??

3.10.2016 – Huffington Post Arabic (A P)

Ain't #Muslims ordered by Prophet #Muhammad (pbuh) that #Quran should be treated with the utmost respect when being stored or handled. Aside from being treated with such care, it should not be made dirty (photo)
Any other reason is needed to prove #Al_Saud are not Muslims?

https://www.facebook.com/NotoWahabism/photos/a.446760528785868.1073741828.446357405492847/989069511221631/?type=3 and full article in Arabic: http://www.huffpostarabi.com/2016/10/03/story_n_12304538.html?utm_hp_ref=arabi

cp9 USA

Siehe / See cp1

7.10.2016 – US News (* A P)

Democratic Congressman Faults Kerry for Yemen Crisis

Ted Lieu of California has long questioned why the U.S. supports a Saudi-led military campaign that is widely blamed for atrocities.

"The war in Yemen and the magnitude of atrocities [have been] occurring under Secretary of State John Kerry," Rep. Ted Lieu of California says.

"You now have a Saudi Arabian-led coalition that has conducted a massive number of strikes on civilians nowhere near military targets," Lieu says. "Leadership means you don't support coalitions that are committing massive atrocities."

Kerry left little room to question who he holds responsible when speaking with MSNBC earlier this year, placing the blame firmly on Iranian-backed Houthi rebels

But while Syria, along with Iraq and Afghanistan are regularly mentioned in talking points from politicians on both sides of the aisle, Yemen less often is. Lieu is hoping to change that, even if he has to go it largely alone.

Last month he wrote a letter to U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power asking for an international investigation into Saudi Arabia's efforts in the war. He also wants the U.S. to stop aiding the country as long as it continues to commit, in Lieu's words, likely "war crimes."

"It's obvious, I believe, to anyone looking at this issue that Saudi Arabia cannot fairly and independently investigate itself on atrocities in Yemen," Lieu says.

That lack of knowledge on the part of many Americans may be part of the problem, he thinks. An international, independent investigation could change that.

Lieu hopes more people, including those in Congress, start paying attention. – By Curt Mills

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2016-10-07/democratic-congressman-faults-kerry-for-yemen-crisis

For Kerry’s hypocrisy, look here:

7.10.2016 – AP (A P)

Kerry says Russia, Syria should face war crimes probe

Secretary of State John Kerry called Friday for Russia and Syria to face a war crimes investigation for their attacks on Syrian civilians, further illustrating the downward spiral in relations between Washington and Moscow.

Kerry said Syrian forces hit a hospital overnight, killing 20 people and wounding 100, describing what would be the latest strike by Moscow or its ally in Damascus on a civilian target.

"Russia and the regime owe the world more than an explanation about why they keep hitting hospitals, and medical facilities, and women and children," Kerry told reporters alongside French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, who arrived in Washington directly from meeting Russian officials in Moscow.

Kerry said such acts "beg for an appropriate investigation of war crimes."

"They are beyond the accidental now, way beyond," Kerry said in some of his toughest criticism to date. He accused Russia and Syria of undertaking a targeted strategy to "terrorize civilians."

Ayrault, for his part, spoke of a new French effort for a cease-fire in Syria. But it's unclear what advantages his plan would have over the U.S.-Russian led process that collapsed last month.

http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/245355.aspx

Comment: Hypocrisy at its best: What about Saudi Arabia in Yemen???

7.10.2016 – Detroit News (* A P)

Dearborn hostage recounts enduring ‘hell’

During six months as a prisoner in Yemen, Sam Farran was handcuffed, blindfolded and beaten until he lost consciousness.

But that was just part of an ordeal that would draw headlines from around the world.

Also harrowing were the people he shared a cell with — members of al-Qaida, who openly discussed how they would destroy U.S. government facilities, he said.

“If anyone wants to know what hell is like, I do,” he said last week, back home in Michigan.

Farran, 55, of Dearborn was working as a security consultant in Yemen when he was abducted in March 2015 by Houthi rebels, a Shiite Muslim group who had overthrown the government.

He was tossed into a 5-by-12-foot, concrete-block cell inhabited by two medics with a local al-Qaida group. He eventually roomed with many other members as he was moved from cell to cell.

Al-Qaida called the military base prison, teeming with terrorists, “Guantanamo Yemen.” Farran called it the grave – by Francis X. Donnelly

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/wayne-county/2016/10/06/dearborn-hostage-recounts-enduring/91708426/

Comment: This is a horrible treatment. What to say: Farran’s really function in Yemen was more than dubious (had been reported). This article of course minimizes that describing him as “a security consultant”.

Comment: There is much more to this story than we will ever know.

https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/posts/1128611693858526

7.10.2016 – Salon (* A K P)

U.S. is “making excuses” for Saudi war crimes in Yemen, rights group says

Human Rights Watch has criticized the U.S. government for “making excuses” for the atrocities committed by its close ally Saudi Arabia in its war in Yemen [see article below]

Several reports were published this week warning that Yemen is on the brink of famine. Salon reported on the threat of famine in January. More than half of Yemen’s population, at least 14 million people, are going hungry.

In a recent article in the Washington Post cited by Motaparthy, titled “Civilian casualties in Yemen bring charges of U.S. responsibility for Saudi actions,” U.S. officials defended their alliance with Saudi Arabia. They claimed Saudi war crimes in Yemen have been “errors of capability or competence, not of malice.”

When faced with criticism, the State Department has frequently reaffirmed its close partnership with Saudi Arabia, a repressive absolute monarchy that bases its laws on an extreme interpretation of Islam known as Wahhabism.

Human Rights Watch is not buying this excuse.

Saudi Arabia has only been able to carry out the war in Yemen because of U.S. support. Since Obama entered office in 2009, his administration has offered more than $115 billion in arms deals and military support to Saudi Arabia — including more than $20 billion since 2015.

In addition to the massive weapons sales, the U.S. has done more than 1,000 refueling sorties for Saudi planes, providing tens of millions of pounds of fuel. And U.S. officials have given targeting advice, sometimes while in the same room as Saudi military personnel – by Ben Norton

http://www.salon.com/2016/10/07/u-s-is-making-excuses-for-saudi-war-crimes-in-yemen-rights-group-says/

Comment by Judith Brown: Obviously the United States is pretending things are not as they really are. What is happening cannot be reported because it is simply too horrific.

https://www.facebook.com/judith.brown.794628/posts/10154781088358641

6.10.2016 – Human Rights Watch (* B P)

US Should Stop Making Excuses for Saudi Violations in Yemen

Despite rising outrage over the bloody civilian toll in Yemen’s war, the United States administration is showing no signs of breaking with – or attempting to check – the actions of its ally Saudi Arabia, the leader of the nine-nation coalition against the Houthi rebels.

An article in the Washington Post this week suggests the US is willing to rationalize Saudi responsibility for laws-of-war violations in the 19-month campaign – as well as attempting to minimize its own role in the conflict.

According to the Post, US officials say that “errors of capability or competence, not of malice” led to repeated Saudi-led coalition strikes on civilian structures. But how do they know? There have been no serious investigations into allegedly unlawful attacks. Moreover, whether Saudi targeteers were malicious or simply poorly trained does not absolve the government of responsibility. Indiscriminate attacks that fail to distinguish between civilians and military objectives as well as those that cause disproportionate loss of civilian life or property are also illegal under the laws of war.

When I visited Washington this summer to share Human Rights Watch’s findings on how the coalition has repeatedly hit civilian objects, administration officials said they believed the Saudis were just bad at targeting. This belief strains credulity.

The Post article added that “military lawyers have reviewed Saudi actions and say no laws have been violated because, in their view, the civilian deaths appear to be unintentional.” But coalition pilots and operational commanders do not have to intentionally kill civilians to commit war crimes. Reckless attacks can be subject to war crimes prosecutions.

As congressional concern with Washington’s role in Yemen increases, US officials will need to provide better answers for Saudi actions, rather than making excuses or stonewalling on the US role and how US weapons have been used. Helping a longtime ally does not let one off the hook for all responsibility – by Priyanka Motaparthy

https://www.hrw.org/news/2016/10/06/us-should-stop-making-excuses-saudi-violations-yemen

Comment by Judith Brown: This is so true. I saw Medea Benjamin in Bristol tonight and she was outlining the cosy relationship between Saudi and USA focussing on arms trade, and the insidious ways that the arms trade discourses spread through society.

https://www.facebook.com/judith.brown.794628/posts/10154777928958641

Comment: This is all true. But in the case of Yemen, HRW stops half way. The Saudi war at Yemen is a WAR OF AGRESSION, that means that ALL targeting is offending the laws of war, that means also targeting military targets is ILLEGAL.

6.10.2016 – Glen Greenwald (* A K P)

3 rules of US Exceptionalism: 1) Our killing is better than theirs; 2) Nothing we do can be "terrorism"; 3) Only enemies are "war criminals"

https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/784101467724611585

Literally nothing will provoke open expressions of journalistic contempt more quickly or intensely than contradicting any of these 3 dogmas.

https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/784101618820284416

cp10 Großbritannien / Great Britain

6.10.2016 – The Independent (* A K P)

BAE in arms talks with Saudi Arabia despite kingdom’s alleged war crimes in Yemen

British-based weapons maker hopes to seal multi-billion pound fighter jet deal

BAE Systems has disclosed it is in talks to secure a multi-billion pound arms contract with Saudi Arabia, despite alleged war crimes by the Middle Eastern kingdom using British-made weapons in war-torn Yemen.

“Discussions between BAE Systems, the UK Government and Saudi Arabia are progressing,” the London-headquartered defence company said in a trading update on Thursday.

BAE said it was working to “define the scope and terms of the next five-year Saudi British Defence Cooperation Programme”.

The current contract is a five-year programme between BAE, the UK Government and Saudi Arabia. Under the deal, BAE, which relies on the Saudi regime for more than one fifth of its revenues provides training, support and upgrades for its Hawk aircraft. BAE also hopes to sell 48 Eurofighter Typhoon jets for a reported £4bn under a separate deal.

BAE also announced it was trading in line with expectations and its outlook for the year remained unchanged, with the company predicted to register a 5-10 per cent rise in earnings.

“Discussions with current and prospective operators of Typhoon aircraft continue to support group’s expectations for additional contract awards,” BAE said.

A new deal would be a lifeline for aircraft factories in the North East of England. Last year, BAE was forced to cut 371 jobs last year as it scaled back production of its Typhoon jets from £1.3bn to £1.1bn – by Ben Chapman

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/bae-systems-saudi-arabia-arms-deal-yemen-war-crimes-a7348156.html

6.10.2016 – Shapban (A K P)

#British company is to sell #Saudi arms for $50 billion [that's what May wants. Forget about #Yemen]

https://twitter.com/shapban/status/784090511879593984

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

6.10.2016 – Pressreader (A P)

The prosecution of Brescia (Italy) opened a criminal investigation for the bombs supply to Saudi Arabia used in #Yemen

http://www.pressreader.com/italy/panorama/20161006/281917362582029 and https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10209019294591375&set=o.961126490607048&type=3&theater

cp13a Flüchtlinge / Refugees

8.10.2016 – The Nation (* B H K)

Yemen Faces Collapse as Civilians Flee Two Warring Factions in Brutal Civil War

The citizens of Yemen have been caught between these two warring factions. Al-Gobany and others I spoke to from the city talked about random shelling and bombing from both sides. “We follow neither the Houthis nor the resistance,” al-Gobany told me. “We do not carry arms, so we had nothing else to do but to look for a job, for a source of income, and therefore we had nothing else to do but to leave to Djibouti.”

The bombing, too, was incessant from all sides. The Berbasha neighborhood was controlled by the Houthis, so it was shelled by the pro-Hadi forces. Al-Gobany remembered one day when he was out running an errand when the two-story shop near the Bab al-Kebir was hit by missiles. Scores of people were killed. “Those who have no interest in this war are the first victims,” al-Gobany said. “There might be two people from the resistance in one place and the Houthis might shoot at them. But they might kill 70 or 80 ordinary people.” Al-Gobany started to make preparations to leave for Djibouti, where he had been promised a job by a friend. On the last day he was in Ta’iz, he said, pro-Hadi fighters moved close to his neighborhood and rockets started falling close to his house.

Before he left Ta’iz, al-Gobany had arranged to travel in a boat from Aden captained by a man named Bassam. He left early and had to go through many checkpoints, “maybe a hundred checkpoints,” and at each one he had to prove himself over and over again. He crossed the frontline at a town called al-Raheeda, about 20 miles south of Ta’iz, passing from Houthi-controlled territory to an area under the control of southern separatists allied with Hadi.

Al-Gobany hasn’t seen his family since he left Yemen on November 13 last year. His wife and children are still in al-Hugariya, and his mother and brothers are guarding their home in Ta’iz. It was too dangerous for them to make the journey, he reasoned.

He worries about Yemen’s youth. “Kareem for instance, who is 6 years old, should get enrolled in a school now,” al-Gobany told me. “But due to this situation, there are no schools. I mean that he might get an education when he is 10 years old, or when he is 15. This makes you sad for your child. Sad that he did not get the opportunity to receive an education, or to receive love and affection. What did he receive instead? The total opposite of these things: fear and intimidation. Any father would feel this way—not just me.” – by Nicolas Niarchos

https://www.thenation.com/article/yemen-faces-collapse-as-civilians-flee-two-warring-factions-in-brutal-civil-war/

Comment: Overview on the war; the situation in Taiz; Refugees from Taiz in Djibouti.

cp13b Zentralbank / Central Bank

6.10.2016 – Shapban (A E P)

#Houthi-Saleh group asks students to donate for Central Bank in #Yemen (image)

https://twitter.com/shapban/status/784261053739741188

6.10.2016 – Shapban (A E P)

number of state employees in #Yemen incl. military: 1.2 million. each has average family of 4 = 5 million people & no salaries

https://twitter.com/shapban/status/784273346997264384

6.10.2016 – Yemen Central Bank

On the website of the Central Bank, still Mohamed Awad Bin Humam is shown as governor today (http://www.centralbank.gov.ye/gov.aspx?keyid=104&pid=3&lang=1&cattype=9). There seem to be no changes at the website at all; “in Latest news” the recent “news” is from Nov. 5, 2014.

http://www.centralbank.gov.ye/Default.aspx

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

5.10.2016 – l4Yemen (A K T)

AQAP Video refute the lies of pro-Saudi aggression Minister of Human Rights, the truth about who targeting civilians in #Taiz

https://twitter.com/I4Yemen/status/783749341160898561

cp15 Propaganda

7.10.2016 – Saudi Press Agency (A P)

Yemeni Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Dr. Sameera Khamis Obaid, who is also vice president of the Supreme Committee for Relief in Yemen, has expressed the Yemeni government's thanks to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Member States for their role in providing humanitarian and food assistance.
During a meeting of the GCC Coordination Office for Humanitarian and Food Assistance held in Riyadh yesterday, the Yemeni minister has lauded the GCC keenness to exert efforts for supporting the developmental sectors in Yemen.
She provided a detailed report regarding the humanitarian situation in Yemen due to a siege imposed by the coup militias in a number of the Yemeni governorates.

http://www.spa.gov.sa/viewstory.php?lang=en&newsid=1546250

Comment: A new report to come? There just has been one by the ominous Hadi government’s investigation committee. Well, then now we will look for the investigation of Saudi air raids… But we just will get anti-Houthi propaganda again. – “providing humanitarian and food assistance”, which mainly consists in bombing as humanitarian assistance and blockade as food assistance, to be serious.

7.10.2016 – Gulf News (A P)

Sana’a’s liberation begins from Taiz and Hodeida, says premier

Military strategists suggest that thrust for capturing Sana’a should shift from mountainous Nehim to other cities

In a recent television interview, Yemen prime minister Ahmad Bin Dagher dropped a hint of his opposition to recent raging military operation by the government forces on the rough mountains in Sana’a’s Nehim district. Prompted by a military stalemate, Bin Dagher suggested the military action should have focused on cities in the plains like the western city of Hodeida and the densely populated Taiz. “I know Nehim is geographically closer to the capital. [But] I think the key to Sana’a [liberation] begins in Taiz and Hodeida,” he said.

But instead of advancing deep into the province, government forces faced not just stiff resistance from the rebel forces, but the rugged terrain planted with a large number of landmines. For months, the government forces hardly inched beyond the positions despite massive aerial bombardment on rebels’ positions.

The slow advance prompted some military and political experts to urge commanders in the Yemeni army to review their military plan. But supporters say the government forces have accumulated military know-how and smart arms that would enable them to overcome the rough terrain and reach the capital through the current course.

“Al Houthis have no popular support base in Hodeida. They would abandon the city if the government forces attacked them,” major Mohsin Khasrouf, the chief of Yemen’s Armed Forces Moral Guidance Department, told Gulf News.

The capture of the western port city of Hodeida would not only block the rebel forces’ access to the sea, but would prevent them from the city’s seaport that generates billions of dollars to the rebel movement’s coffers.

The military official, who is currently in Marib, believes that if coalition-backed forces recaptured the vital port cities on the Red Sea and swept into Hodeida, Taiz and Baydha, Al Houthi-held Sana’a would be “politically, economically, and militarily besieged” and the rebels would eventually be forced to give up.

http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/yemen/sana-a-s-liberation-begins-from-taiz-and-hodeida-says-premier-1.1907470

Comment: That’s debating about the bear’s skin when he is still walking around.

6.10.2016 – Defense One (A P)

The US Should Stand with Saudi Arabia in Yemen

Facing Iran and Hezbollah on their border, Saudis have no choice to see this war to its end – with or without American weapons and support.

However, despite the Saudis continually seeking a mediated political solution, the rebels have kept up their resistance and even expanded their attacks to the northern border with Saudi Arabia, shelling and causing fatalities in the Saudi cities of Najran and Jizan, prompting more airstrikes, and defying calls for a ceasefire.

On the issue of civilian casualties, the Saudis have acknowledged with great regret that non-combatant civilians, including children, have been accidentally killed or injured in allied attacks. This is why they must support the creation of an independent international investigation. However, such an investigation will merely confirm an already extant truth: not only are civilian casualties inevitable in any conflict, but it is in fact the Houthis who are as much to blame, if not more, for these incidents, as they continue to use civilian centers – hospitals, houses, schools - to preposition equipment and provide cover for the deployment of their troops into combat zones.
This heinous tactic is part of a larger Iranian strategy with a long and bloody tradition that the Hezbollah trainers, under the command of Hezbollah operations chief Khalil Harb, have perfected all too well in Yemen

Those who call for the U.S. to suspend arms sales to Saudi Arabia because they blame only the Saudis, and not Iran and Hezbollah, for the civilian casualties are playing a dangerous economic and strategic game. Saudi Arabia is by far the largest purchaser of American-made weapons.

As Iran seeks to spread its destructive influence in the Middle East via proxy wars that are upending social order and causing massive bloodshed in several Arab states, only one country stands in their way: Saudi Arabia.

The Saudis and their Arab allies believe that saving a nation from terrorist marauders is a just cause, and they cannot afford to allow Iran and its terrorist minions in Hezbollah to gain a base via the Houthis on the Arabian Peninsula directly bordering the Kingdom.

For the sake of international order and legitimacy, it behooves the U.S. to continue to recognize a common strategic interest with Saudi Arabia and stand with its most important ally in the Middle East as the Kingdom battles against the destructive revolutionary activities of the world’s largest state sponsor of terror, Iran – by Nawaf Obaid, visiting fellow at Harvard's Belfer Center and a senior fellow at the King Faisal Center for Research & Islamic Studies

http://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2016/10/us-should-stand-saudi-arabia-yemen/132166/

Comment: The standard Saudi propaganda now from a UD website, pretending there would be a war with Iran in Yemen when actually the Houthis are a Yemeni group which just relies on an inner Yemeni background.

6.10.2016 – Asharq Al-Awsat (A P)

Success of New Ceasefire in Yemen Hinges on Rebels

Informed sources told Asharq Al-Awsat that Houthi rebels have accepted a 72-hour ceasefire truce. But, based on previous experiences, several observers informed about the situation in the country have expressed doubt about Houthis’ respect of the truce.

The sources said rebels accepted the ceasefire after U.N. Special Envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed arrived to the Omani capital, Muscat, where he met with a Houthi delegation to discuss the peace process in Yemen.

Houthi member Naser Baqzaqouz told Asharq Al-Awsat: “The delegation accepted the ceasefire and was informed by the U.N. envoy that the Yemeni presidency and the alliance forces had accepted it too.”

Separately, Governor of Al Jawf Amin al-Okaimi told Asharq Al-Awsat on Thursday that Houthis were involved in the bombing and destruction of several schools in Al Ghayl district. The rebels built on their ruins religious seminaries for Iranian indoctrination.

Okaimi said that the authorities had arrested an Iranian national sent by Tehran along with other teachers to teach Yemenis the Iranian doctrine, which is based on preaching hatred against Arabs. The man was arrested during battles to liberate several directorates in Al Jawf province.

The governor added that Houthis had previously received delegations from the Iranian revolutionary Guards in Al Ghayl district – by Arafat Madabish and Asma Al-Ghabiri

http://english.aawsat.com/2016/10/article55359762/success-new-ceasefire-yemen-hinges-rebels

Comment: According to the Gulf media, it all depends on the Houthis as they have never sticked to the ceasefire in the past. Comments are superfluous.

https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/posts/1128612860525076

Comment: Well, a ceasefire always depends on BOTH sides. What we can read here just is nonsense propaganda. Let’s just look whether there still are any Saudi air strikes. Just should not. – And the horror stories from Al Ghayl district certainly can be affirmed by more details, names and photos. Let’s look for them.

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

Siehe / See cp1a

8.–9.10.2016 – Sanaa at night (A K)

Huge explosion rocking northern area of the capital Sanaa now, as intense Saudi jets continue flying over the sky of the capital.

https://twitter.com/Fatikr/status/784842976434515969

Now:#Sanaa under attack by Saudi-led coalition bombing .afternoon massacre wasn't enough for them!!

https://twitter.com/MahaNagi/status/784851809655545856

#SanaaNow: More airstrikes & massive house-shaking blasts. Sitting by my kids, so as soon as I hear missile sound, I cover them by my body.

https://twitter.com/alasaadim/status/784849804539166720

Saudi airstrikes in Sana'a now while many collecting pieces of loved ones killed in airstrikes earlier. Deafening global silence.

https://twitter.com/omeisy/status/784848425183506432

Guess Saudi waited a few hours to see if world would react to massacre committed, seeing none, resuming airstrikes in Sana'a now.

https://twitter.com/omeisy/status/784844288417030144

massive explosion rocks #Yemen's capital now as #Saudi warplanes start bombing the city hours after massacre today

https://twitter.com/shapban/status/784842700096991232

10:58 pm #Sanaa time,2nd strike min. ago; jets still hovering;would we witness a massacre like this afternoon

https://twitter.com/osamahfakih/status/784846022077976577

Sana'a now under bombardment by #Saudi warjets 3 huge explosion

https://twitter.com/abdullaalkebsy/status/784855001445335044

8.10.2016 – Shapban (A K)

reports of ongoing #Saudi air raids on populated areas in Bajel town, in Hodeida, West #Yemen

https://twitter.com/shapban/status/784833813985845248

8.10.2016 - Al Masirah TV (A K PH)

Saudi air raids at civilians, Maran, Saada province (film; date Oct. 6)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=St2NZpbO50M = https://www.facebook.com/881240811966559/videos/1126128214144483/

8.10.2016 - Al Masirah TV (A K PH)

Saudi coalition air raids at fishermen (film; date of incident?)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjMtvOus53Q

8.10.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi jets wage raids on Serwah

no casualties were reported, but resulted in bad damage to people's farms

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news442848.htm

8.10.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi jets wage raids on Hamedan

targeted farms in Dhalee area, leaving great damage in the trees and crops

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news442852.htm

8.10.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi brutal jets strike Saada, kill oil-tanker driver

A tanker's driver was killed in a Saudi aggression air raids on al- Safra district of Saada province on Saturday morning, a security official told Saba.
The fighter jets targeted the oil tanker while it was on the road in the district, killing the driver and burning the tanker, said the official.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news442865.htm and film: https://twitter.com/Hona_Almasirah/status/784889324638572544

Comment by Jamila Hanan: https://twitter.com/Hona_Almasirah/status/784889324638572544

8.10.2016 – Saudi Arabia Crimes in Yemen (* A K)

Hodeida pictures of the massacre on 6 martyrs citizen captured Hosni Ali Ali Jaber and his wife and four of his children. Airline Saudi aggression that targeted the homes of citizens in the countryside of the city of Bajil 8_10_2016 (graphic photos)

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1125788610845110&id=881240811966559 and film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UnOmcYvbsw = https://www.facebook.com/881240811966559/videos/1126128924144412/

8.10.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi warplanes continue striking capital Sanaa

targeting civilian targets

targeted a hilltop in the vicinity of the state TV station, while other strike hit Sawad Hanash quarter.
The violent air attacks caused huge damage to residents' houses, private and people's properties

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news442862.htm

7.–8.10.2016 – Sanaa at night (A K)

War planes back in #Sanaa. Witnesses say TV site bombed.

https://www.facebook.com/SaudiArabia.war.crimes.against.Yemen/posts/1589258994703422

via @YemaniNet 15m15 minutes ago . Violent bombardments north of #Sanaa (photo)

https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/photos/a.961595153893515.1073741828.961126490607048/1129047157148313/?type=3

Another explosion just shook #Sanaa

https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/posts/1129022313817464

7.10.2016 – Legal Center (* A K PH)

7-10-2016

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

Casualties and damage (full list):

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=701847139965654&id=551288185021551

7.10.2016 – Fatik Al-Rodaini (A K)

Residents' farms in Dhalaa Hamdan village of Sanaa province were hit today with 12 sorties by Saudi jets

https://twitter.com/Fatikr/status/784420775474368513

6.–7.10.2016 – Fatik Al-Rodaini (A K)

Saudi airstrikes hit minutes ago Hodeidah intr'l Airport and Sports hall in western #Yemen

https://twitter.com/Fatikr/status/784126385430401025

6.–7.10.2016 – Tweets Sanaa at night (A K)

Saudi warplanes hitting the capital Sanaa now. This tweet is being repeated five times since this early morning.

https://twitter.com/Fatikr/status/784125399802544128

Today airstrikes started from around 2pm until the moment. Prayers and stay safe.

https://twitter.com/ahmed_shahari/status/784111152108187648

#Saudi air strike rocks my home in Aljeraf district #Sanaa city #Yemen Jets still hovering over the city now.

https://twitter.com/AhmadAlgohbary/status/784102566653267968

7.10.2016 – Legal Center (* A K PH)

6-10-2016

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

Casualties and damage:

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=701576119992756&id=551288185021551

8.10.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi jets launch raids on Yarim city

Saudi aggression fighter jets waged two raids on Yarim
City of Ibb province late on Friday, targeting residential quarters, an official said.
The raids targeted roads and public properties in downtown the city, no casualties were reported but they caused huge damage to citizens' property and public facilities, the official told Saba.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news442845.htm

and

7.10.2016 – Ahmad Alghobary (A K)

4 hours ago. Photo of #Saudi air strike targeted a mountain in Yareem

https://twitter.com/AhmadAlgohbary/status/784432474302668801

7.10.2016 – Almasirah TV (A K PH)

Film: Saudi American aggression targeting vital installations in western Taiz 10/07/2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmauoG-ORvY

6.10.2016 – Ahmad Alghobary (A K)

7 #Saudi air strikes targeted Mokha port in #Taiz and destroyed 3 port machinery #Yemen.

https://twitter.com/AhmadAlgohbary/status/784113029134815232 and see also https://twitter.com/HussamSanabani/status/784118870588157952

6.10.2016 – l4Yemen (A K)

Saudi UAE aggression bombarding Enriched Fort in BaitBaaos village southern capital

https://twitter.com/I4Yemen/status/784091446441828352 see more at cp4

6.10.2016 – Almasirah TV (A K PH)

Film: Houses in Nehm, Sanaa province, were hit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMUEURxps6I

6.10.2016 – Fatik Al-Rodaini (A K)

Footage taken today in the capital Sanaa, following intense #Saudi bombing on Nuquim area in Sanaa. #Yemen

https://twitter.com/Fatikr/status/784127473088880640

6.10.2016 – Crimes of Decisive Storm (A K)

Watch and share exposure headquarters of General Administration Police M / Sanaa, the interior ministry in the area of object seedbed built Harith Amanat Jue hostile to a raid by the Air forces of aggression on Wednesday evening, as well as the dawn of this day Thursday 6-10-2016 (photos)

https://www.facebook.com/SaudiArabia.war.crimes.against.Yemen/posts/1588957264733595

6.10.2016 – Yemen Today TV (A K PH)

Film: Saudi aggression bombing of telecommunications networks in Saada province, 06-10 – 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Xa1LJ4a4jc

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

8.10.2016 – Reuters (A K)

Top general in Yemen's Saudi-backed army killed

A top general in forces loyal to Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi's government has been killed in fighting with Iran-aligned Houthi troops east of the capital Sanaa, sources on both sides of the conflict said.

Major-General Abdel-Rab al-Shadadi, commander of Yemen's Third Military Region -- which has its headquarters in the city of Marib east of Sanaa -- was the most senior member of the pro-Hadi forces to be killed in nearly 19 months of civil war in Yemen.

The Houthi-run Saba news agency quoted a pro-Houthi military source as saying late on Friday that artillery gunners targeted Shadadi after they pinpointed his location.

On Saturday, Saudi-owned al-Arabiya channel quoted a statement from the Hadi government as saying Shadadi died in hospital after being badly wounded in Marib – by Mohamed Ghobari

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-general-idUSKCN1280BD and by Saba Net: http://www.sabanews.net/en/news442872.htm

8.10.2016 – Press TV Iran (A K PH)

Yemeni artillery fire kills 3 pro-Saudi commanders

Yemeni army troops, backed by fighters from allied Popular Committees, launched the attack against the Saudi troops deployed in the Sirwah district of the western province of Ma'rib on Friday, killing three high-ranking commanders, identified as General Abdulrab al-Shadadi, Shayef Ameri, and Ali Hamisi, Yemen's al-Masirah television reported.

The report added that dozens of Saudi officers and soldiers were also slain in the attack.

Meanwhile, Yemen’s Ansarullah fighters, backed by allied army units, launched a surface-to-surface ballistic missile against al-Faisal military base in the vicinity of Khamis Mushait city in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern Asir province.

According to the al-Masirah report, the locally developed Qaher 1 missile successfully struck the base and inflicted heavy damage to its structure, but there were no reports of possible casualties.

http://www.presstv.us/Detail/2016/10/08/488094/Yemen-Saudi-Arabia-balistic-missile-Asir-Marib-UN

but:

8.10.2016 – A P (A K PS)

Rakete aus Jemen abgefeuert

Saudiarabien ist von Jemen aus mit einer Rakete beschossen worden. Das Geschoss sei am späten Freitagabend auf unbewohntem Gelände niedergegangen, meldete das saudiarabische Militär. Es habe keine verletzten gegeben. Offenbar sei das Ziel der Rakete die im Südwesten des Landes liegende Stadt Chamis Muschait gewesen. Die Luftwaffe habe daraufhin Angriffe auf die Gegend geflogen, aus der die Rakete abgeschossen worden sei.

http://www.nzz.ch/international/nahost-und-afrika/saudiarabien-rakete-aus-jemen-abgefeuert-ld.121035

8.10.2016 – AP (A K PS)

Saudi Arabia Says Missile Fired From Yemen Causes No Damage

Saudi Arabia says a ballistic missile fired from Yemen landed in an uninhabited desert and caused no injuries, the latest missile fired by rebels to target the kingdom.

The Saudi military says the missile fired Friday night apparently targeted the southwestern city of Khamis Mushait. It says the Saudi air force then targeted the area inside Yemen from where the missile was fired.

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/saudi-arabia-missile-fired-yemen-damage-42662310

7.10.2016 – Al Arabiya (A K PS)

Seven fighters killed in Yemen clashes

Seven fighters were killed in clashes between Houthi militias and loyalists of Ali Abudllah Saleh in southwest Yemen on Thursday, a loyalist officer said.

Four militias and three pro-government fighters died on the edge of Taez and Lahj provinces in fighting for control of an area overlooking the strategic Bab al-Mandab strait, the officer said.

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2016/10/07/Seven-fighters-killed-in-Yemen-clashes.html

7.10.2016 – AFP (A K)

One dead in Yemen cross-border shelling in Saudi Arabia

Cross-border rebel shelling from Yemen killed one person and wounded a mother and child in southern Saudi Arabia on Friday, the kingdom's civil defence said.

The victims of the 7:00 am (0400 GMT) shelling by Huthi rebels in the Jazan region were all Yemeni residents of the kingdom, spokesman Yahya al-Qahtani said.

http://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/one-dead-yemen-cross-border-shelling-saudi-arabia

6.10.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Army, popular committees foil mercenaries’ attempt to gain ground in Mareb

20 casualties amongst the mercenaries while six military vehicles were damaged.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news442758.htm

cp17a Huthis greifen Schiff an / Houthis attack vessel

Siehe cp1 / See cp1

Frühere Berichte / Former recording: YPR 207, 208, 209, cp17a

7.10.2016 – Middle East Monitor (A P)

The EU yesterday called for respecting the freedom of movement and security in the Bab Al-Mandeb Straits off the southern coast of Yemen, adding that the attack on an Emirati ship last weekend was “unacceptable”.

Frederica Mogherini, representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, said: “The attack on the Emirati ship in the Red Sea is unacceptable. We call for the respect of the freedom of movement and navigation security in the Bab Al-Mandeb Strait at all times in accordance with international law.”

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20161007-eu-targeting-of-emirati-ship-off-yemen-unacceptable/

Comment by Judith Brown: Starving 20 million people is not worthy of comment. But attacking one ship that may have been enforcing the embargo that is killing Yemeni babies children and adults alike is not acceptable. The world is in a crazy state.

https://www.facebook.com/judith.brown.794628/posts/10154781092608641

cp18 Sonstiges / Other

8.10.2016 – World Food Programme, Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (A)

Yemen – Conflict: ETC Situation Report #13, Reporting period 19/08/16 to 29/09/16

The Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) received in Aden a shipment containing Information Technology (IT) and telecommunications equipment.

• A revision of the budget for ETC activities until the end of 2017 was finalised.

• The ETC deployed connectivity equipment to provide back-up connectivity services in Ibb in mid-September.

http://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-conflict-etc-situation-report-13-reporting-period-190816-290916 and in full: http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/Yemen%20-%20ETC%20SitRep%2013.pdf

8.10.2016 – The Chronicle (* B H)

My life as a fugitive in Yemen

AN INTERNET search led Imam Zainadine Johnson [from Australia] and his family to choose Syria as the first destination to immerse themselves in Islamic culture.

He was stranded in Yemen because his travel had not gone unnoticed by the Australian Government.

A year after arriving in Yemen he was notified by email letter from former Minister for Foreign Affairs Alexander Downer that his passport had been cancelled.

It told him he was believed to be a danger to Australia and a foreign country.

"I was like 'wow, what do we do now?'.

"It was just a real shock."

"I lived the next four years as a fugitive in Yemen."

Not having a passport was tough for his family because they did not know if someone would knock on their door and take him away – by Stuart Cumming

http://www.thechronicle.com.au/news/my-life-as-a-fugitive-in-yemen/3097994/

7.10.2016 – Washington Post (A P)

Five years after winning the Nobel Peace Prize, her nation is riven by war

Yemeni journalist and activist Tawakkol Karman was the most prominent leader of the 2011 revolution in Yemen, part of the wave of uprisings that swept the Arab world five years ago and led to the ousting of longtime autocrat Ali Abdullah Saleh. She was awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize -- the first Arab woman to receive the honor -- in recognition of her work.

Today, Yemen is gripped by a devastating war and a humanitarian crisis, and Karman lives in exile in Qatar. She spoke to The Washington Post about the plight of her nation. Her comments have been condensed and lightly edited.

“We accomplished a peaceful, great revolution in February 2011, followed by a transitional consensus government. ... We drafted a new constitution that ensured all values and principles that we fought for -- values of freedom, justice, equality, democracy and rule of law ... and just before the referendum on this new constitution that was to be followed by general elections ... everything turned upside down. War has caused unprecedented economic crisis and deteriorated humanitarian situation in Yemen.

The first and foremost mistake is granting ousted president Saleh impunity against all crimes he committed in the past, and allowing him [to be involved] in political activities ... The other serious mistake is allowing the Houthi militia to expand control over other territories with force and oppression.

The major and principal responsible is ousted president Saleh and military unit loyal to him, and the Iran-backed Houthi militia allied with him. Secondary responsibility lays with the international sponsors, and poor performance of the transitional power – by Sudarsan Raghavan

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/10/07/five-years-winning-the-nobel-peace-prize-her-nation-is-divided-by-war/

Comment: What she tells here is moderate T. has fully and 150 % sided with “president” Hadi and the Saudi aerial war as well. She fully blames Saleh and the Houthis and never criticizes “president” Hadi and the Saudis. Also Hadi was a man of the old Saleh regime – and also he was corrupt. The constitution was not the ideal T. wants to think us – it was shaped to especially limit the Houthis’ influence, thus they rejected it. Without Hadi’s tricky maneuvers, might-be things would have developed quite different. T. fully approves the Saudi interference and aerial war – and seems not even to realize that it would be just grotesque to secure that what T. calls a “revolution” and “values of freedom, justice, equality, democracy and rule of law” with help of the Saudis! You easier could take a cat to save mice’s life.

6.10.2016 – Earth Island (* B E)

Civil War Spurs Spike in Solar Energy Use in Yemen

Sanaa residents switch to alternative energy amid power cuts and rising fuel prices

When the so-called Arabic Coalition launched its airstrikes on Sanaa in the spring of 2015, the national power grid, which was then providing the city with just a few hours of electricity each day – and sometimes just a few hours a week – shut down. People who relied on the public, albeit unreliable, power-grid were left in the dark. Moreover, residents who used private gasoline or diesel-run generators as a supplement for power shortages were no luckier after the price of fuel soared.

As a result, solar energy became a measure of last resort.

Today, almost every every neighborhood in the capital city has several solar-installation and related businesses – sometimes outnumbering barbershops and markets. In my neighborhood, for instance, there are more than five solar businesses within 200 meters from my home. Some of them are home-appliance stores that now sell solar units and energy-efficient appliances.

According to Small and Micro Enterprise Promotion Service (SMEPS), a Yemeni development agency that has been tracking the solar industry, sales of solar panels have increased by over 2,000 percent in the past year – by Magdi Mansoor

http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/elist/eListRead/civil_war_spurs_spike_in_solar_energy_use_in_yemen/

3.10.2016 – Middle East Eye (* B H)

Gangsters in war-torn Yemen ensnare women to do their dirty work

A poisonous mix of war-time poverty, criminal gangs and social shame is driving women to desperation

a growing trend in war-torn Yemen.

Police in Aden confirmed to MEE that it was rare to arrest female criminals in the city before the war. But those numbers have increased since the beginning of 2015, due to the perilous state of the economy sparked by the ongoing conflict.

"During the period from January to the end of June 2016, security forces in Aden arrested 37 female criminals,” Abdurrahman al-Naqeeb, the spokesperson for Aden's police, told MEE. “They are accused of different things, including drug dealing, money forgery, robbing homes and other crimes.

Yemen is a conservative society, where the police and security forces do not regard women as potential criminals.

But now, Naqeeb said, gangs are exploiting poor women who have no one else to support them, luring them into drug running, money forgery or other criminal activities. Any trial against them is fair, Naqeeb, said, and they submit to Yemeni law.

Aden is not the only province which has seen a rise in women lured into crime.

Nabil Fadhel, head of the Yemeni Organization for Combating Human Trafficking, confirmed that poverty is the main reason why women join gangs - but it is social pressure that then stops those women returning home.

He said that drug dealers and other criminal gangs gradually lure poor women into criminal activity by promising them legitimate work but then exploit them sexually. The women then believe they have brought shame upon their families and do not feel they can return home, given the conservative nature of Yemeni society.

Indeed, Fadhel said, when the family of a female criminal discover their daughter has joined a gang, they try to keep it secret to avoid the social shame. Instead, they tell people that their child has left home to move to another area.

The end result? The women stay with the gangs, some of which exploit women to transfer drugs between provinces in cars, while older women are used to recruit new female members.

Fadhl al-Thobhani, a social professor at Taiz University, said the Yemeni government had yet to provide any help for women caught up in crime as before the war such incidents were rare. Now, however, action is needed – by Nasser al-Sakkaf

http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/how-women-war-torn-yemen-are-being-ensnared-criminal-gangs-and-society-1837260771

Vorige / Previous:

https://www.freitag.de/autoren/dklose/jemenkrieg-mosaik-209-yemen-war-mosaic-209

Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 1-209: / Yemen War Mosaic 1-209:

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

http://poorworld.net/YemenWar.htm

Der saudische Luftkrieg im Bild / Saudi aerial war images:

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

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

09:50 09.10.2016
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