Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 256 - Yemen War Mosaic 256

Yemen Press Reader 256: Wie viele im Jemen getötet?–Die Lage im Süden–Al Kaida kämpft gegen Huthis–Schlacht um Mokha?–Frauen im Krieg–Hungernde Kinder–Opfer von US-Drohnen–Katar und Terrorismus

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How many have been killed in Yemen? – The situation in the South – AQAP fighting against Houthis – Battle for Mokha? – Women and war – Starving children – US drone victims – Qatar and terrorism (German) – Saudi air raids, heavy fighting – and more

Schwerpunkte / Key aspects

Klassifizierung / Classification

cp1 Am wichtigsten / Most important

cp2 Allgemein / General

cp3 Humanitäre Lage / Humanitarian situation

cp5 Nordjemen und Huthis / Northern Yemen and Houthis

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

cp7 UNO und Friedensgespräche/ UN and peace talks

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

cp9 USA

cp10 Großbritannien / Great Britain

cp11 Deutschland / Germany

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

cp13a Waffenhandel / Arms trade

cp13b Mercenaries / Söldner

cp13c Flüchtlinge / Refugees

cp13d Wirtschaft / Economy

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

cp15 Propaganda

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

cp18 Sonstiges / Other

Klassifizierung / Classification




(Kein Stern / No star)

A = Aktuell / Current news

B = Hintergrund / Background

C = Chronik / Chronicle

D = Details

E = Wirtschaft / Economy

H = Humanitäre Fragen / Humanitarian questions

K = Krieg / War

P = Politik / Politics

PH = Pro-Houthi

PS = Pro-Saudi

T = Terrorismus / Terrorism

cp1 Am wichtigsten / Most important

Eingebetteter Medieninhalt

20.1.2017 – Haykal Bafana (** B K)

August 2016 : UN says 10,000 killed in #Yemen. Jan 2017 : UN says 10,000 killed in #Yemen. referring to

referring to:

30.8.2016 – Haykal Bafana (** B K)

In my view, this is about 20% of reality.

UN says 10,000 killed in #Yemen war, nearly twice other estimates. referring to

19.1.2017 – Jane Novak (** B K)

With half of reporting health facilities destroyed, casualty figures in #Yemen are wildly underestimated

My comment: In August 2016 and January 2017, that’s the same Jamie McGoldrick speaking of 10.000 war victims. Nobody killed and starved in the meantime?? These figures really only are pure fiction, downsizing this war.

20.1.2017 – Xinhua (** B H P)

Feature: Yemenis still besieged by violence and crisis as rift widens

Yemen's people are still besieged by violence and crisis two years after the military intervention of the Saudi-led coalition to support Yemen's government against the Shiite Houthi rebels who occupied the country's capital in September, 2014.

"Two years of suffering have passed and Yemenis are still killing each other in different battlefields across the country," said Rashid Hassan, a resident in the southwestern province of Taiz, which is besieged by pro-Houthi forces.

"It's obvious that a third year of displacement and killing is waiting for us. No hopes of political solutions or peace," he added.

Thousands of people celebrated the victory against Houthis in Aden and southern Yemen but soon realized that they were still in violence and lack of basic services, with many injured residents sitting at homes without treatment.

"The southern people foiled the Houthi's occupation and liberated their provinces, but now they are occupied by the Saudi-backed government," is a popular phrase shared by the Yemenis on social media, demonstrating their anger toward the situation in the country, particularly in the southern regions controlled by Hadi's government.

For residents in several neighborhoods of the southern port city of Aden, where Yemen's internationally recognized government has temporarily based itself, almost everyone complained about the worsening security situation and the lack of basic services such as water and electricity.

Ali Bin Khaled, a student at Aden University, said that Aden did get liberation after the fleeing of Houthi gunmen, "but a lot of problems still exist and the presence of Yemen's government in Aden played a negative role."

"Many crises in Aden are caused by corrupt officials loyal to President Hadi. Aden's streets are filled with trash and sewage pools everywhere," he said.

disputes between leaders of the pro-government army units appeared almost every month, leading to intra-faction clashes in Aden Province, the country's temporary capital.

Last week, armed clashes broke out between two military factions, forcing Aden University to shut down the faculty of languages and three other colleges citing concerns about the safety of students.

"The priorities for the military units are saving the citizens and securing the educational institutions, but unfortunately they clash with each other causing panic in the city," said a lecturer at the Faculty of Arts in Aden.

"Commanders of the army units cannot put aside their differences and cannot focus on rebuilding securing Aden and fighting the terrorist groups," said the 23-year-old Aden resident. "The unfair distribution of money between the army units usually lead to differences and armed clashes."

Persistent fuel shortage has disrupted business and badly affected the living conditions of citizens in the government-controlled southern provinces including Aden.

"The fuel shortage is affecting us too much. In these days, the transportation fees are too high comparing to last year," said Sarah Waleed, an Aden-based female youth activist.

"The government kept watching the citizens suffering and worked nothing to solve the crisis in Aden," the woman added.

Fear and anxiety spread among traders in Aden, leading to hiking prices of essential goods including food.

"Thousands of employees haven't received their salaries for four months. How can we counter the hiking prices?" 26-year-old teacher Akram Hashem said.

Many armed groups that received military support in 2015 and participated in the anti-Houthi fighting in Aden and elsewhere are refusing to hand over heavy and medium weapons to the government.

"Hadi's government is facing a real security challenge as anti-Houthi armed groups insist on possessing heavy weapons in southern Yemen," a military official told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

"The government is now trying to convince these groups to hand over their weapons and join the armed forces," the military source said.

Many residents in the southern Yemeni provinces dream of seeing police stations replace militias that failed to confront the terrorist elements of the Yemen-based al-Qaida branch.

My comment: About the situation in the South, we normally hear little about it.

20.1.2017 – Janes (** B K T)

AQAP's success increases the likelihood of it mounting an attack against the West from Yemen in 2017

AQAP is actively engaged in the Yemeni civil war alongside local Sunni tribes, embedding itself in local resistance forces fighting the Houthi Movement.

By exploiting a persistent security vacuum and the absence of effective state institutions, AQAP is in process of asserting itself as the dominant actor across much of southern Yemen. AQAP is also rising as the most authoritative of Al-Qaeda's affiliates and Al-Qaeda's main ideological point of reference globally.

Success in Yemen will probably enable AQAP to turn its attention on the 'far enemy' in 2017.

Since the beginning of the Yemeni civil war in February 2015, Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has exploited the security vacuum created by the conflict to increase its operational capabilities and become integrated in the armed Sunni opposition against the Shia-Zaidi Houthi Movement. Further consolidation in southern Yemen increases the likelihood that AQAP will mount another attack on the West in 2017.

During the first phase of the Yemeni civil war (February 2015 - April 2016), AQAP largely remained on the sideline, prioritising establishing territorial control over fighting the Houthi Movement. At the peak of its territorial expansion in February 2016, the group was in control of nine Yemeni towns and cities, including Al-Mukalla, the provincial capital of Hadramawt. Rather than an attempt to establish a local emirate and challenge the Caliphate proclaimed by the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, this grab for territory was aimed at financial recovery and cementing its relationships with local Salafist-leaning tribes.

This was pivotal to the group's efforts to replenish its ranks from new recruits drawn from those local Sunni tribes opposed to both the Houthi takeover of power in Sanaa and the consequent Saudi-led intervention in the country. The port city of Al-Mukalla, for instance, was central to AQAP's economic activities, which led to its financial recovery. – by Ludovico Carlino (more to subscribers only)

My comment: AQAP fighting alongside pro-Saudi forces against the Houthis and getting more and more influence in Southern Yemen, by that getting a danger for the “West” as well: Often told, always denied, here from a specialist Western source:

20.1.2017 – The National AE (** A K PS)

Residents flee as Yemen is set for the battle of Mokha

Residents of the Red Sea port of Mokha began fleeing their homes on Friday in anticipation of a battle between Houthis rebels and forces loyal to the government.

Families packed up their cars with their belongings and set out for Hodeida, the port which lies 184 kilometres further north up the coast, leaving behind what one displaced Mokha resident described as a "military zone" as both sides awaited reinforcements.

"If the Houthis don’t withdraw from Mokha, I think they will wreck everything as they are spread out everywhere," said one man who fled to Hodeida. "Many people have not left Mokha because they have nowhere else to go and they don’t want to live in a camp for the displaced, so they are stuck inside the city."

The Houthis were allowing civilians to leave Mokha, the man added, but some Houthi fighters had sold their firearms and were posing as civilians to escape. Those left in the city are under a Houthi curfew. Anyone found outside their homes after 9pm is arrested, he said.

The Saudi Arabian channel, Al Akhbaria television, reported that pro-government forces were only 10 kilometres from Mokha with more than 500 armoured and other military vehicles standing by ready to do battle for control of the port, which is key to Yemen’s trade. But a source in the loyalist popular resistance, based in Taez, warned that the battle for Mokha could be long. .

"It is a city full of people who are not fighters so the advance has to be cautious if we are to avoid hundreds of civilians being killed," the source said – by Mohammed Al Qalisi

My comment: From the pro-Saudi anti-Houthi side. More reporting from the fighting south of Mokha, look at cp17 and at YPR 255, 254.

20.1.2017 – Al Monitor (** B H K)

Is more women entering Yemen's labor market really progress?

The implications of the conflict on the daily lives of all Yemenis have been tragic. When broken down based on gender and age, the tragedy becomes even more grievous. Women and children are always considered the first casualties of wars, and Yemen is no exception.

Like everyone in Yemen, women in the country have been severely affected by the war. And as a subgroup of the population, they are vulnerable to gender-based violence. In September 2016, an OXFAM report indicated that women and girls in Yemen have been subjected to violence, abuse and exploitation — including sexual — by the different armed groups since the outbreak of the conflict, particularly at checkpoints.

More women are entering the labor market, especially in rural areas where most of the men are day laborers, and becoming the breadwinners of their families. This, of course, enables women in rural areas to assume greater power in the decision-making in their households and also forces the men to participate more in household tasks such as cooking, cleaning and taking care of children.

While the increasing representation of women in public spaces can be considered a positive development, should their increasing participation in the labor market in such atrocious circumstances and conditions be applauded as a milestone on the road toward gender equality, or is war-torn Yemen simply heading for equality in misery?

The June 2016 World Bank report stated that 52% of the internally displaced persons in Yemen — more than 3 million people — consist of women, many of whom are now heading their displaced households. In a Yemeni context, this absence of adult men can be interpreted as the death of the male heads of those households, their joining one of the warring groups or leaving for nearby cities to look for jobs. Crucially, the absence of adult men from households makes displaced women's accessibility to humanitarian aid extremely difficult.

Women in conflict-affected areas are often unable to access the humanitarian aid of which almost 19 million people in Yemen are in need. They are stifled by social restrictions on their freedom of movement, fear of abuse at militia-held checkpoints and the rising costs of transportation, as many roads are closed or have been destroyed because of the ongoing fighting.

The findings of the OXFAM report do not include Sanaa, the capital of Yemen, where almost 3 million people reside. Recent observations by Al-Monitor from the capital indicate that many employers have resisted laying off male employees as they are assumed to be the breadwinners of their households, and many female employees have lost their jobs despite also being heads and breadwinners of their households.

While everyone is wishing for a gleam of hope coming from Yemen, the country cannot afford to depoliticize its deep-rooted problems. More men cooking and cleaning in their households is not the answer to gender inequality, nor can it be portrayed as a positive outcome of the war when most Yemenis

Women in Yemen did not need a war to test their resilience. It is highly disturbing to see certain outcomes of the war portrayed as victories for gender equality. This vicious war has been the worst in Yemen’s modern history, and its impacts have been devastating to every gender, segment and age group in the country. – by Amal Nasser

19.1.2017 – RT (** B H)

Severely malnourished Yemeni children in urgent need of help filmed by RT Arabic (DISTURBING IMAGES)

Shocking scenes of children suffering from acute malnutrition as well as skin diseases and other illnesses at a hospital in Al Hudaydah province, Yemen, have been documented by RT Arabic. Doctors are calling for urgent help from the international community.

Several thousand children are already dead as a result of the conflict, but it's not just bombs and bullets that are killing Yemen’s children. Severe food shortages, coupled with diseases also poses a grave threat to the most vulnerable victims of the poorest country in the Middle East.

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs states: “about 3.3 million children and pregnant or lactating women are acutely malnourished, including 462,000 children under 5 suffering from severe acute malnutrition.” This represents a 63 per cent increase since late 2015, according to OCHA.

Al Hudaydah coastal province in western Yemen reportedly has the largest number of starving children. Of an estimated 370,000 children suffering of hunger in Yemen, almost 100,000 live in this province alone, according to Middle East Monitor citing a UNICEF report. Before the war began, the number stood at 23,000.

Being home to an international port in the Red Sea, Al Hudaydah has been the target of deadly assaults carried out by the Saudi-led coalition (with photos and film)

20.1.2017 – Mwatana (** B K P)

Film: Waiting for Justice

Waiting for Justice” is a human rights documentary released by" Mwatana for Human Rights to shed light on #civilian #victims of #US targeted killings conducted through #drone strikes in #Yemen. The documentary features narratives of civilian victims of US drone strikes and their families.

20.1.2017 – Telepolis (** B T)

Syrien: Die unbedrängte Terror-Unterstützung aus Katar

Es war ein großer Schwindel an der Öffentlichkeit, dass Politiker und große Medien die al-Nusra-Front und Ahrar al-Sham im Kampf um Aleppo als "Rebellen" zu verkaufen suchten. Dabei spielte Geld keine geringe Rolle, nämlich Millionen Dollar aus Katar, die eingesetzt wurden, um Dohas Schützlinge - und die eigene Rolle im Spiel - gut zu präsentieren.

Experten aus US-Think Tanks, zu denen Katar gute Beziehungen hat, machten interpretatorische Vorgaben, die von westlichen Medien bereitwillig übernommen wurden. Dazu gehörte, die al-Qaida-Miliz al-Nusra-Front und ihre Kampfverbündeten von der Ahrar al-Sham als Teil einer Widerstandsbewegung zu schildern, die im Mondscheinlicht der Verallgemeinerungen als "gute Opposition" den wahren Schurken al-Assad und Putin gegenübergestellt wurde.

Alle drei Gruppen tauchen in einem ausführlichen 40-seitigen Bericht auf, der sie als Empfänger beträchtlicher Unterstützung seitens Katar ausweist. Der Bericht von David Weinberg hat zum tragenden Thema den Vorwurf, dass Katar trotz einer Vereinbarung mit den USA und mehrmaliger "Ermahnungen" bekannte Terrorfinanziers nicht verfolgt.

Was die katarische Regierung immer bestreitet, tritt im Bericht deutlich hervor: Dass besonders al-Nusra kräftig vonseiten Katars unterstützt wurde - mit Geld und mit PR. Die millionenschwere Unterstützung lässt sich an manchen Stellen bis in Kreise der Regierung verfolgen.

Ideologisch untermauert wird dies mit einem Schlüsselsatz des Emirs von Katar Tamim bin Khalifa al-Thani, wonach "manche Bewegungen in den USA als terroristisch bezeichnet werden. In unserer Region sehen wir das nicht so". Gestützt wird dies mit Insideraussagen, die bestätigen, dass Doha die al-Nusra-Front nicht als terroristische Vereinigung ansieht, sondern als "authentische örtliche syrische Widerstandsorganisation".

Dies rechtfertigt das Gewährenlassen von bekannten al-Qaida-Terroristen, die von katarischen Boden aus ihnen zum Teil familiär verbundene Gruppen wie Jund al-Aqsa oder nahestehende Gruppen wie al-Nusra mit Millionen Dollar unterstützten. Dazu zitiert der Bericht eine Fülle von Fakten aus Dokumenten des US-Finanzministeriums – von Thomas Pany

Mein Kommentar: Katar ist Mitglied der saudischen Koalition im Jemenkrieg.

cp2 Allgemein / General

21.1.2017 – Haykal Bafana / Hussam Al-Sanabani (* A K P)

#Yemen Defence Ministry Sanaa issues warning to #Saudi Arabia navy : Stop using Red Sea international waters to shell Yemeni targets.

Saudi navy actions is threatening the free traffic in the red sea international waters.

My comment: War, not the Houthis endanger international waters. And the Saudis shelling Yemeni territory from the sea really do.

21.1.2017 – Haykal Bafana (A K P)

When Saudi Arabia launched a war on Yemen on 26 March 2015, my top priority was to keep my family safe from Al Qaeda terrorists.

All factors considered, I chose to stay on in Yemen capital Sanaa, instead of leaving for Hadhramaut or even Singapore.

Whatever you accuse them of, I thank Houthi forces & Yemen security & army units in Sanaa for doing a great job of keeping us safe from AQ.

Now, in Hadhramaut & other "UAE/Saudi-liberated" parts of Yemen, AQ terrorists openly walk the streets. I'm glad I chose to stay in Sanaa.

Now if only someone can convince Houthis to set up a political party & fight to win votes in Yemeni elections instead : Great for Yemen

21.1.2017 – Mint Press (* B K P)

Film: Genocide In Yemen: Media Complicit In US-Saudi War Crimes

The people of Yemen have found themselves struggling not only for survival, but for a space in the mainstream media's war coverage. In the shadow of the conflict in Syria, the men, women and children of Yemen are being starved by a war initiated by Saudi Arabia and aided by the Unites States.
Catherine Shakdam, a political analyst, author, and director of programs with the Shafaqna Institute for Middle Eastern Studies, joins Mnar Muhawesh on “Behind the Headline” to discuss the reality of the war in Yemen and what we can do to push back against the media blackout.

20.1.2017 – The Water Channel (* B H K)

Film: Yemen: Water and Electricity in a Time of War

An appeal to the world to not forget the #War in #Yemen.

Wars start and stop on account of geo-political interests. In the meantime, common men and women struggle to fulfill basic needs such as food, water, and electricity. Here is an appeal to stop the ongoing war in Yemen, by water engineer and Yemeni citizen Musaed Aklan. and a part only:


31.1.2016 – Sanaa University (A H)

Water Research Fair

The President of Sana’a University Prof. Fawzi Hammoud Al-Saghir opened the events of the “Water Researches and Studies Outcomes Fair” at the Water and Environment Centre (WEC), which was held in December 2016 27-28. Many people participated in the opening of the Researches Fair: Dr. Abdul Wahid Al-Hamdi, General Director of Irrigation Sector, Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Dr. Abdullah Al-Shami, Vice President of Sana’a University for Graduate Studies and Scientific Research, Dr. Majdi Aklan, Assistant Chief of Sana’a University for Centers, Dr. AbdulWahab Al-Weshali, as well as a number of officials and specialists from various sectors of water governmental and non-governmental organizations and representatives of some international organizations.

The fair aims to share the outcomes of researches and studies of water with the related authorities to support them in decision-making, and provide consultative environment and atmosphere of constructive debate between researchers and those interested to enrich their minds trends and different methodologies for research, and to achieve an intellectual affinity between the respective personnel serve to unify the visions towards addressing the issues of water ways in Yemen. b

20.1.2017 – Bayerischer Rundfunk (B H K)

Krieg gegen die Schwächsten

Eine Tragödie spielt sich seit zwei Jahren auf der arabischen Halbinsel ab. Im Schatten des Syrienkrieges wird der Jemen, das ärmste der arabischen Länder, in Not und Elend gebombt. Die Flugzeuge kommen aus Saudi-Arabien.

Mein Kommentar: Ganz kurzer guter Überblick. Aber: der Jemenkrieg ist kein Stellvertreterkrieg Saudis und Iran.

20.1.2017 – Sputnik News (* A P)

'New Bloodbath and Grief': US 'Not Interested in Peace in Yemen, Wants War'

Neither the United States nor the coalition of the Gulf Countries wants a peaceful resolution of the Yemen conflict because they are interested in the continuation of the war there, Muhammed al-Bahiti, a member of the Houthi political movement Ansar Allah, told Sputnik.

The Ansar Allah movement put forward its own initiative which stipulates ending the war, lifting the blockade and forming a unified national government. But the US and its allies are not interested in our proposed scenario on peace. In their opinion, which is constantly broadcast by the world media, the peaceful solution of the Yemen crisis is impossible; so they continue to bombard Yemeni land," al-Bahiti said.

All parties to the conflict should realize the fact that they should focus on a peaceful dialogue rather than the use of force in order to effectively rectify the situation in Yemen, according to al-Bahiti.

He was echoed by Abdel Malik al-Assar, chief editor of the Yemeni newspaper Al-Hajj News, which predicted that the UN envoy's visit to Aden will be followed by fresh bombing and destruction there.

"Ahmed's visits typically bring new shelling, bloodshed and grief to Yemen. This is done in order to put pressure on Yemenis and force them to yield to demands made by the United States and its allies", al-Assar said.

19.1.2017 – Critical Threats (* A K P)

2017 Yemen Crisis Situation Report: January 19

The Saudi-led coalition’s renewed focus on regaining territory from the al Houthi-Saleh alliance intends to set conditions that weaken the al Houthi-Saleh alliance’s position in political negotiations. The focus of operations has also moved away from operating against al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), which is re-emerging in southern Yemen.

Forces aligned with the Hadi government seek to secure the territory from al Houthi-Saleh forces at the chokepoint for the Bab al Mandab Strait.

Hadi government forces have renewed efforts to advance the frontline in northern Yemen.#

International efforts led by the United States to agree to a cessation of hostilities and negotiate a political settlement have not succeeded.

Russian diplomatic engagements in Yemen may be a means to contest American efforts to negotiate a political settlement.

AQAP is degrading local security forces to restore a permissive environment in its historic strongholds in southern Yemen.

The Islamic State of Iraq and al Sham (ISIS) in Yemen resumed a campaign of high-casualty attacks in southern Yemen.

AQAP continues to broadcast to both local and global audiences

AQAP will probably continue outreach and support for anti–al Houthi-Saleh militias in southern Yemen as operations in southwestern and northern Yemen become primary efforts for the Saudi-led coalition and Hadi-aligned forces. AQAP’s current focus on the local war seeks to establish a strong base in Yemen from which to resume its external operations targeting the U.S. and the West.

19.1.2017 – Nasser Arrabyee (B K)

My Yemen message I handed to Andrew Mitchell when he visited Yemen this month Listen to it here (text in photo) and film:

cp3 Humanitäre Lage / Humanitarian situation

21.1.2017 – Human Needs Development – HND (A H)

A message from HND, Human Needs Development - HND, Yemeni NGO:
''Two of our Food Basket project's photos. The project, implemented and funded by Human Needs for Developmen in the capital,Sana'a, allowed us to support local displaced families and the most people in need.
With gratitude to those who help''. (photos)

20.1.2017 – Comitato Nour 'ama e cambia il mondo '(A H)

Her name is Fatima is seven years old and is one of hundreds of thousands of children who suffer in silence from hunger, in Yemen, in the silence and the indifference of the world, ComitatoNour side of Fatima to feed her and reassure her that the world does not it's just a bad place, we want to bring a smile, where now there are tears. Help us. (photos)

19.1.2017 – Save the Children (* A H)

Film: Amal’s Story

19.1.2017 – Hisham Al-Omeisy (* A H)

3rd of travellers sick/injured seeking medical treatment abroad. Flights were flying ambulances. Airport shut by Saudi since Aug 2016 #Yemen (text in image: Trapped in Yemen)

19.1.2017 – MONA Relief / Fatik Al-Rodaini (A H)

Salam guys, @monarelief's crew has just arrived n Sanaa after a quick visit2Khamis Bani Saad area of Mahwet here is what we saw there (photos)

dozens deployed on the roads leading to the area of Khamis Bani Saad, asking passers-by what they find him to provide the needs of their families (photos)

.@moanrelief preparing for food distribution in Al Mahwit and Al Hodeidah Governorates (photos)

Our .@monarelief team led by @Fatikr is just back from Surveying Al-Mahwit This is what they saw (photos)

Various epidemics and diseases spreading in Khamis Bani Saad area. Most children suffer from swelling in there because of stomach worms, according to one of the doctors there (photos)

19.1.2017 – Al Ahram (* B H)

Yemen on the brink

After two years of bombing by the Saudi-led Arab Coalition of Houthi rebel forces in Yemen, the country stands on the brink of a humanitarian catastrophe

Today, the humanitarian conditions in the country are catastrophic.

According to 2017 estimates, it is expected that the number of people in need of humanitarian relief will increase and basic services will deteriorate further as air strikes and the ground war continue in the absence of a political solution on the horizon. – by Haitham Nouri

My comment: Overview article

19.1.2017 – UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (A H)

Yemen’s dialysis patients fear for their lives amid medical shortages

Some information is difficult to share, such as advising your dialysis patient that you must stop their life-sustaining treatment because you no longer have sufficient resources or medical supplies. This is the daily predicament of Dr. Jamal Al-Shami, Head of Dhamar’s general hospital in Yemen. The hospital currently treats about 200 patients suffering from kidney failure, all of whom require dialysis treatment. They include 46 people who were displaced from their homes by the conflict in Yemen. Dhamar is a relatively stable governorate that is not on the front lines of conflict. It hosts almost 150,000 people, mostly from neighbouring governorates.

“As a health facility, we provide treatment to internally displaced people [IDPs] and to the war-wounded, whether from Aden or Sa’ada, without any discrimination,” said Dr. Al- Shami. =

cp5 Nordjemen und Huthis / Northern Yemen and Houthis

21.1.2017 – Saba Net (A K P)

Tribal meeting vows to send more men to front lines

Tribal meeting of chieftains and dignitaries held in Mahweet governorate to discuss means of enhancing the social role to face the US-backed Saudi aggression war against the Yemeni people, vowing to send more men to front lines.
The meeting took place on Friday in al-Khabt district.
The attendees reaffirmed their support to the national army and popular committees, vowing to send more money, more food, and more men to front lines to achieve the great victory against the Saudi aggression war.

20.1.2017 – Almasdar Online (A)

Civilian killed and another wounded when Houthi vehicle ran over them in Ibb

A local source said that a young man was killed and another one injured on Thursday in Baadan district, eastern Ibb governorate, central of Yemen, when a vehicle driven by Houthi gunmen ran over them.

19.1.2017 – Fars News (A K PH)

Yemen: More Volunteer Forces Join Battle against Saudi Regime

TEHRAN (FNA)- Hundreds of Yemeni fighters have joined the army and Ansarullah forces to fight against Saudi Arabia and its allies (photos)

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

Siehe / Look at cp1

21.1.2017 – Almasdar Online (A P)

Hadi visits Aden port under intensive military and security deployment

Locals in Aden city, Yemen’s interim capital, said that the military and security forces have widely spread in the city shortly before president Hadi’s visit to Aden port.

The locals told Almasdaronline that they were surprised by the intensive military and security deployment in the city, which still witnesses violent attacks by al Qaeda and ISIS elements that caused the death and injury of dozens.

They added that the President’s motorcade was moving under heavy security measures.

Despite that President Hadi has been staying in Aden since last November, his movements are still limited, and late last December President Hadi visited Hadhramout governorate, southeastern Yemen.

21.1.2017 – Southern Hirak (A P)

Film: We are in dire need of access to our own resources for food & security

After 2 decades of north plundering south & an invasion that destroyed almost everything, today South is in need for its own resources to be reallocated back more than ever to feed & secure its people

My comment: from the Southern separatist movement, asking for a separate South Yemen state.

cp7 UNO und Friedensgespräche / UN and peace talks

21.1.2017 – Middle East Monitor (A P)

UN envoy to Yemen returns to Riyadh without meeting Houthis

The UN Special Envoy to Yemen returned to Riyadh on Friday without meeting the Houthis or anyone representing ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh, has reported. The rebels refused to sanction the visit by Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed until the coalition siege of Sanaa Airport is lifted.

Riyadh was the first destination of a tour by Ahmed during which he also visited Doha, Muscat and Amman. He planned to conclude his tour with a visit to Sanaa, but the Houthis refused. On his return to Riyadh, the envoy met with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir and discussed the Yemen issue, official media reported, without giving further details.

Sources close to the Houthis told Anadolu that they asked Ahmed to lift the siege imposed by the coalition on Sanaa Airport before starting any political discussions. It was hinted that the visit was likely to take place during the next two days. According to Anadolu, the talks in Riyadh are very likely an attempt to meet the Houthis’ conditions for a visit to Yemen to take place.

The Houthis raised the limits of their demands, explained the Turkish media outlet, after hearing about the concessions made by the UN envoy regarding the nomination of a deputy president during a transitional period with all the power of President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi being handed to him.

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20.1.2017 – Saba Net (A)

Police arrest 116 persons over crimes in several provinces

Police and popular forces have arrested 116 persons accused of several crimes in some provinces, a security official told Saba on Friday.
The accused were referred to the public prosecutor for completing investigations.

20.1.2017 – Saba Net (A)

Police dismantles bomb in Baidha

The (IED) was planted by unknown people on the regular road in Baqarat and Laqah areas.

20.1.2017 – Almasdar Online (A P)

Houthis put conditions on UN envoy’s visit to Sana’a

The UN Envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, has postponed a visit to the capital Sana’a scheduled on last Wednesday after the Hotuhi group and Saleh’s party have put more conditions to his visit.

Ould Cheikh was supposed to have arrived in Sana’a last Wednesday and hand over the UN amended roadmap to the rebel forces, as well as to discuss the ceasefire arrangements, according to the Emiratis newspapers

However, the coup forces have conditioned that the UN envoy has to recognize the government they have formed and meet their Minister of Foreign Affairs, instead of meeting the representatives of the Houthi group and Saleh’s party, which was rejected as the UN recognizes only the pro-Hadi government.

The Houthis also conditioned the re-activation of the air navigation in Sana’a International Airport before discussing any settlement proposals and before the De-escalation and Cooperation Committee starts its work.

20.1.2017 – Hussam Al-Sanabani (A P)

Saudi FM said to @OSESGY, it's difficult to resume flights to Sana'a airport #Yemen, national army fighting battles are near to the airport.

My comment: That’s bad propaganda when at the same time the Saudis declare Sanaa airport is open to flights delivering humanitarian aid ( These planes should be not damaged by nearby fighting, while others are??

My comment: LOL.

19.1.2017 – Gulf News (* A P)

Details of new Yemen peace plan emerge

The internationally-recognised government of Yemen has hailed a new road map for Yemen peace which was recently presented to president Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi in the port city of Aden.

Briefing the cabinet on the outcome of UN envoy to Yemen Esmail Ould Shaikh Ahmad’s visit to Aden, foreign minister Abdul Malik Al Mekhlafi said on Wednesday the UN envoy floated constructive ideas aimed at setting the stage for a ceasefire and a new round of peace talks between Hadi’s government and Al Houthis and their ally the ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh.

The state-run Saba news agency quoted Al Mekhlafi as saying the ideas were “compatible” with three previous demands for peace talks in Yemen: UN Security Council resolution 2216, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) peace initiative and the outcome of the National Dialogue Conference.

Local media reports say that the road map suggests Hadi remain a president with all his powers, Al Houthis pull out from cities under their control and disarm, and finally a comprehensive peace agreement after which a new consensual vice-president is appointed.

According to Aden Al Ghad news site, the warring factions would then form a unity government.

Despite praising the ideas, Abdul Aziz Al Mouflahi, an adviser to Hadi, told the Saudi Al Sharq Al Awsat newspaper on Thursday that Hadi did not accept the offer until the rebel movement offers trust-building measures like releasing prisoners and pulling out of the cities before he agrees to join talks with them.

The Yemeni government has strongly opposed Ould Shaikh Ahmad’s previous peace plan

A government official who took part in the latest faltered peace talks in Kuwait has cast doubt over the UN envoy’s ability to make a major breakthrough in the foreseeable future amid raging bloody clashes on all fronts.

“I do not think there will be serious peace talks before government forces score a major military victory along the western coast and liberate Taiz and Hodeida. These successes would force Al Houthis to the negotiating table,” – by Saeed Al Batati

My comment: Back to square One. – “President” Hadi only accepts any plans (“road maps”) that leave him in full power, always claiming the same assets: UN Security Council resolution 2216, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) peace initiative and the outcome of the National Dialogue Conference. A) The resolution 2216 is a totally one-sides, US- and UK-backed text given mainly by the Saudis themselves. B) The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) peace initiative was given to Yemen by foreign powers who mainly were interesting in ending the revolution in Yemen the quickest way because of own interests, primarily wanting to avoid revolution from spreading to their own countries. C) The National Dialogue Conference had failed. In the meantime, there has been a terrible war, which makes it impossible to return to the political setting of before. And, be aware: The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) peace initiative had limited Hadi’s term to two years (thus ending Feb. 2014), the National Dialogue Conference had extended it for just another year (ending Feb. 2015). Thus, if the Hadi government asks the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) peace initiative and the outcome of the National Dialogue Conference should be the base of any peace talks, ok, let them be it: the first thing Hadi must do then is to retire. And all the appointments of vice presidents, prime ministers and ministers and other officials he made after Feb. 27, 2015, cannot be legitimate.

Quite ridiculous also is the last paragraph cited here. The Houthis always were willing to negotiate – The Hadi side was not, having rejected the last UN “road map”. What the Hadi official really means when saying “force Al Houthis to the negotiating table” is: For us the only negotiation table is the one at which we can set all preconditions. And that is the negotiation table we must force the Houthis to.

19.1.2017 – Al Sahwa (A P)

Presidential source: Negotiations must be preceded by release of detainees

An advisor of President Abd Rabu Mansour Hadi, Abdul-Aziz al-Maflahi, has denied that President Hadi agree with the UN Special Envoy to Yemen Esmail Ould Cheikh, during their meeting in Aden, any on the basic framework of future negotiations.

Al-Maflahi told al-Sharq al-Awsat that Ould Cheikh Ahmed offered new proposals, but Hadi did not give any approval to the UN proposals.

The remark of al-Maflahi came after the UN State Secretary John Kerry stated that Hadi accepted "the basic framework" Provided by Ould Cheikh Ahmed.

Al-Maflahi said any future negotiations must be preceded by release of political detainees, withdrawal of cities, surrender of heavy weapons.

My comment: Well, detainees of ALL sides should be released. But Hadi invents new preconditions for peace negotiations.

19.1.2017 – Al Sahwa (A P)

Security Council accuses Iran of violating arms embargo

Ambassadors of the United States, Britain and France to the United Nations have accused Iran of violating the UN arms embargo by smuggling weapons to Yemen.

This came in a session of the Security Council to discuss a semi-annual year of the UN Secretary General regarding the UN Security Council's resolution on the embargo.

My comment: Headline is wrong, not Security Council, just 3 ambassadors.

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

19.1.2017 – Noto Wahabism (A P)

Watch this video and say isn't it the time to take an action and #StopWahhabism and its TV channels?!
This is just a sample "tip of the iceberg" of the hate language promoted by so-called "Islamic" TV channels that are mainly broadcasting from #Saudi

cp9 USA

Eingebetteter Medieninhalt

Drohnenkrieg / drone war: cp1

21.1.2017 – MbKS15 (A K)

A freshly built F-15SA for the #RSAF makes its test flight over St. Louis, MO (photo) #

My comment: US-Saudi complicity.

20.1.2017 – AP (* B K)

Up to 117 civilians died in strikes during Obama presidency

As many as 117 civilians have been killed in drone and other counterterror attacks in Pakistan, Yemen and elsewhere during President Barack Obama's presidency, according to a report released late Thursday by U.S. intelligence officials.

It was the second public assessment the Obama administration has issued in response to mounting pressure for more information about lethal U.S. operations overseas.

Human rights and other groups have criticized the administration, saying it has undercounted civilian casualties. They also are worried that President-elect Donald Trump will more aggressively conduct drone strikes, which are subject to little oversight from Congress or the judiciary.

Non-governmental organizations have estimated that hundreds more have been killed. Senior U.S. officials have cited several reasons for the discrepancy, including the government's access to sensitive intelligence that helps it more accurately identify the deceased – by Dane Riechmann

cp10 Großbritannien / Great Britain

21.1.2017 – MbKS15 (A K)

Fighter the Typhoon # Arabia No. ZK622 / 8023- CS053, during a test flight in Britain (photo)

My comment: British-Saudi complicity.

20.1.2017 – Penarth Times (A P)

VIEW FROM WESTMINSTER: We need independent investigation - Stephen Doughty MP

I’VE received a great deal of correspondence about the UK’s position on arms sales to Saudi Arabia, particularly because of the situation in Yemen – which many people learnt about through the Disasters Emergency Committee campaign just before Christmas, showing the stark reality of suffering and starvation caused by the ongoing conflict.

The UK Aid team working in Yemen has been instrumental in supporting and facilitating the humanitarian relief effort through its timely and flexible response – crucial evidence of why we need to adhere to our 0.7 per cent aid commitment.

However, I believe that such excellent work risks being undermined by the continued sale to Saudi Arabia by the UK of arms that are being used in Yemen, which it appears have been used in violations of international humanitarian law against civilians.

The actions of both sides in this conflict - including the dreadful recruitment of child soldiers and atrocities by the Iran-backed Houthis - are having horrific consequences.

However, we are only selling arms to one side (the Saudi-led coalition), so we have a particular responsibility in that regard. The UN estimates that more than 60 per cent of civilian casualties were the result of attacks by the Saudi coalition.

The UK is a signatory to the Arms Trade Treaty, something I campaigned for since I was a student, and we led the fight for it internationally.

I believe the UK could potentially be in breach of these commitments – and I voted this week for a thorough, independent investigation into the allegations.

There have been obfuscations and confusions not only from the Saudis, but also from the UK Government and ministers. We need independent verification of what has gone on. Until we get that, I support calls by Oxfam and others for a suspension of arms sales – by Stephen Doughty MP

cp11 Deutschland / Germany

19.1.2017 – Vergessene Kriege (B K)
Jedes Mal wenn sich jemand auf Parship verliebt, stirbt ein Kind im Jemen

Abgesehen davon, dass die angepriesenen elf Minuten der Singlebörse eigentlich eher Anti-Werbung sind, ist die Rechnung in der Überschrift natürlich nicht nur zynisch, sondern auch plakativ. Aber sie weist auf eine Tatsache hin, die sich nur durch konsequentes Wegschauen ignorieren lässt: alle 10 Minuten (da sind die Verliebten gerade noch dabei den Ort ihres ersten Dates auszumachen) stirbt im Jemen ein Kind an den Folgen des Krieges.

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

Katar / Qatar: cp1

21.1.2017 – Living in Yemen on the edge (A P)

We want to thank Jon Inarritu (@JonInarritu ), Spanish MP, who promised us of Living in Yemen on The Edge to help our cause and launched a Parliamentary Enquiry denouncing the Spanish Government for the trip of King Felipe VI to Saudi Arabia for the sale of corvettes not taking into account the aggression against #Yemen. (photo)

19.1.2017 – Almanar (* B K)

Construction d’une base saoudienne à Djibouti

Le quotidien britannique, le Financial Times, a révélé que l’Arabie entend conclure un accord avec Djibouti pour construire une base militaire dans ce pays voisin du Yémen.

Le quotidien ajoute que le ministre djiboutien des Affaires Etrangères Mohammad Ali Youssef a affirmé que Ryad a conclu un accord sécuritaire avec le gouvernement de son pays en 2016 afin de construire cette base.

« Les Emirats sont également intéressés par le renforcement de leur présence militaire dans la région. Ils ont dans ce contexte érigé une base militaire en Erythrée », a également révélé le quotidien britannique.

cp13a Waffenhandel / Arms trade

20.1.2017 – Contro La Crisi (* B K)

"Le bombe italiane che uccidono in Yemen. Il governo risponda".

Tremila bombe d’aereo stipate in diciotto container sono partite in gran segreto, prima di Natale, dal porto canale di Cagliari a bordo di un mercantile diretto a Riyadh: riforniranno i bombardieri della Royal Saudi Air Force nelle loro missioni criminali contro lo Yemen.

È l’ennesimo carico di morte che parte dall’Italia in violazione di tutte le norme internazionali. La novità dunque non è costituita dalla fabbricazione in Italia delle bombe e di altri terribili armamenti destinati all’Arabia Saudita, né dall’oramai sistematico avallo del nostro governo a questa infamia (di questo abbiam parlato più volte, nei mesi scorsi). Ma la novità, in questo caso, sta nell’entità del carico: senza precedenti nelle dimensioni e, per la prima volta, nel tentativo di tenere celata l’operazione ricorrendo all’antiterrorismo, alla Finanza e persino ai vigili del fuoco per circondare e mettere in sicurezza l’area del porto canale destinata all’approvvigionamento della Ro-Ro Cargo Ship “Bahir Tabuk” – di Giorgio Frasca Polara

cp13b Mercenaries / Söldner

18.1.2017 – MbKS15 (A K)

Royal #Saudi Naval Forces from the western fleet & #Sudanese Naval Forces conclude the joint maritime exercise "AlFulk-2" (photos)

cp13c Flüchtlinge / Refugees

21.1.2017 – Daily News Egypt (A H)

UNHCR will grant African, Yemeni, Iraqi refugees primary health services

This was agreed on in a meeting on Wednesday between the UNHCR and the Minister of Health Ahmed Emad El-Din

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announced in a press release on Friday a new partnership with the Ministry of Health to offer primary governmental health services for African, Yemeni, and Iraqi refugees living in Egypt.

This was agreed on in a meeting on Wednesday between the UNHCR and the Minister of Health Ahmed Emad El-Din.

The UNHCR will provide African, Yemeni, and Iraqi refugee communities with health services, after it had provided only registered Syrian refugees with the service.

20.1.2017 – International Organization for Migration (* A H)

IOM Distributes Winter Kits to Internally Displaced in Yemen

IOM has distributed a total of 2,625 winter kits to the most vulnerable internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Taizz governorate, Yemen.

The kits will help alleviate the suffering of up to 16,000 IDPs during the harsh winter weather in the districts of Al Mudhaffar, Al Qahira, Salah, Jabal Habashi, Thubab, and Ashamayatain.

The kits contain core relief items such as mattresses, blankets, sleeping mats, water buckets, kitchen sets, plastic sheets, ropes, basic shelter equipment, and winter clothes for the whole family. The distributions were funded by the Government of Germany.

Through 2016, and despite restricted access to Taizz, IOM successfully reached 23,376 individuals, providing them with shelter and core relief support. In addition, IOM implemented a series of lifesaving water and sanitation activities, which included trucking water to vital health facilities and IDPs sites, rehabilitation of water networks, and the provision of new water pumps to support more than 56,000 IDPs and individuals affected by the conflict in the governorate.

31.12.2016 – UN High Commissioner for Refugees (A H)

Djibouti: Inter-agency update for the response to the Yemeni situation #48 (1 – 31 October 2016)

According to the latest available statistics from IOM and the Government of Djibouti, a total of 36,162 persons of mixed nationalities have arrived in Djibouti as of end of July 2016 (since 26 March 2015). Of those, 19,636 persons (54 per cent) are Yemeni nationals, 14,562 (40 per cent) are transiting migrants and 1,964 persons (6 per cent) are Djiboutian returnees. and in full:

cp13d Wirtschaft / Economy

20.1.2017 – Asharq Al-Awsat (A E P)

Informed sources said that putschists have blocked the clearance of government-dispensed salaries for state employees in insurgency-held areas.

Houthis enforced a series of measurements cutting off funds sent by the legitimate government. Insurgency leaders ordered state employees to withhold data from the finance ministry, curbing paydays, sources based in insurgency areas told Asharq Al-Awsat.

A document signed by Yahia Badreddin al-Houthi, assigned coup political leader, banned providing the Aden-based Ministry of Finance with any documents or information which would assist the legitimate government with dispensing payment of salaries approved by the national Council of Ministers.

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

Siehe / Look at cp1

21.1.2017 – Al Sahwa (A T)

Gunmen assassinate four soldiers in Taiz

Unidentified gunmen on Friday killed four soldiers of Yemen's national army in the city of Taiz.

My comment: “Yemen's national army” here: Saudi-backed “president” Hadi army.

21.1.2017 – Josephjo1221 (A T)

Saudi car plates from cars which belonged to IS at Mossul (photo)

cp15 Propaganda

22.1.2017 – The Arab weekly (A P)

Why Yemen is a war worth fighting

Violent actions taken by rebels and forces loyal to Saleh undermine any chance of stable government or political resolution.

International norms of warfare have been flouted by the Houthi rebels time and again. Families across Yemen bury children who are dying en masse from starvation and malnutrition.

Human decency and compassion demand both that the Houthis accept the resolutions and a broader international effort to end the Yemen conflict. What may be less evident are the fundamental principles at risk in this war. Hadi has insisted that any peace negotiations be preceded by the full implementation of this resolution. He is right.

The rule of law is the cornerstone of a peaceful society and the vio­lent actions taken by the rebels and forces loyal to Saleh undermine any chance of stable government or political resolution. The United States has a moral obligation of fidelity to the principle of the rule of law. It served as a supporter of the region’s stability and global order for most of the 20th century and well into the current era.

By supporting the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, the United States sends a clear message that it will defend Yemen and its people from a minority of lawless rebels who seek to subvert power through coercion and force.

The Yemeni people deserve a government that exists by the will of the people, absent domestic insurrection or outsider meddling.

Yemen’s integrity as a state has been dangerously corroded by the forces of factionalism and outsider interference. The results have been devastating for the country and the region.

Houthi militants have fired on Saudi civilian centres and US warships in the Arabian Sea.

If Yemen is to live in peace, a genuine political process is needed that brings together the disparate factions of the country but this cannot include Tehran-sponsored militants.

Support for the Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen guarantees the United States’ role as a defender of the international order and backer of a truly inclusive peace process – by Paul W. Hamill

My comment: A crazy piece of propaganda. The author never seems to have heard the word “airstrike”. – “Yemen’s integrity as a state has been dangerously corroded by the forces of factionalism and outsider interference”: What a joke. The far most terribly interference is Saudi airstrikes. – By supporting the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, the United States sends a clear message that it will defend Yemen and its people from a minority of lawless rebels who seek to subvert power through coercion and force: BS at its best. – And the author wants to have a peace protest excluding one main warring party: Let’s just make peace among ourselves”.

22.1.2017 – Saudi Gazette (A P)

The voices of dissent grew louder among the Yemeni tribes against these militias.

The Yemeni tribes disclosed that the Houhti and Saleh militias implemented foreign agendas seeking to destroy Yemen. Political analysts said that these facts have made the tribes to withdraw fighters from the troops of coup militias while the Houhti and ousted Saleh militias are forcing students to joint their ranks. The National Army and the Popular Resistance have made a significant progress on seven fronts under the air support of the Arab coalition.

My comment: Photos and films from the other side are showing the opposite: tribal fighters joining Houthi / Saleh forces. –21.1.2017 – Hisham Al-Omeisy (A P T)

Saudi: No country has suffered from terrorism like us. Seriously! #Iraq? #Syria? #Europe? #US 9/11? Oh, and #Yemen from YOUR terrorism! SMH (look at image)


Flughafen in Sanaa offen für Lieferung von Hilfsgütern: Koalition unter Führung Saudi-Arabiens sichert humanitäre Hilfe für jemenitische Zivilbevölkerung

Die internationale Koalition unter der Führung Saudi-Arabiens hält den Flughafen in der jemenitischen Hauptstadt Sanaa für die Lieferung von humanitären Hilfsgütern offen, während der reguläre kommerzielle Flugbetrieb wegen des andauernden Bürgerkriegs unterbrochen bleibt. Nachdem der Flughafen im August 2016 komplett geschlossen war, erreichen Hilfsgüter die jemenitische Zivilbevölkerung nunmehr sowohl auf dem Luft- als auch auf dem Seeweg.

Größtes Geberland ist Saudi-Arabien mit Hilfslieferungen von über 540 Millionen US-Dollar seit Beginn des Konflikts.

Saudi-Arabien führt eine breite internationale Koalition an, die den anhaltenden Konflikt im Jemen mit politischen und militärischen Mitteln beenden will. Die Koalition schafft damit die Voraussetzungen, dem jemenitischen Volk die freie Entscheidung über die eigene legitime Regierung zu ermöglichen - ohne Einmischung von Houthi-Milizen oder internationalen terroristischen Gruppierungen und in Übereinstimmung mit UN-Resolution 2216.

Mein Kommentar: LOL. Saudi-Arabiens Außenminister hat gleichzeitig die Schließung des Flughafens für alle anderen Flüge damit begründet, dass es wegen der anhaltenden Kämpfe im Gebiet Nihm ca. 30 km vom Flughafen entfernt zu gefährlich sei. Offenbar sind bestimmte Flugzeuge durch Kämpfe gefährdet und andere nicht?

Das größte Geberland hat im Jemen schon Schäden von mindestens 100 bis 150 Milliarden Dollar angerichtet – von Toten, Verletzten, sonstwie Gestorbenen gar nicht geredet. Was heißt hier „Größtes Geberland“? Eines hat Saudi-Arabien dem Jemen sicher mehr als alle anderen gegeben: Bomben.

Der letzte Absatz ist der schönste. Das ist Orwellian speech. Und auf die „die freie Entscheidung über die eigene legitime Regierung“ wartet man in „Saudi“-Arabien wenigstens seit 1924. „ohne Einmischung von Houthi-Milizen“, aber mit „bombiger“ Einmischung der Saudis, die nach Meinung der Botschaft aber offenbar keine „Einmischung“ ist.

20.1.2017 – Jamila Hanan (A P)

this tweet by @ga_regal trying to discredit genuine #Yemen evidence is now unavailable. No worries, I did take a screenshot (of course). (photo)

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

21.1.2017 – Legal Center (* A K PH)

The violations and crimes that are committed by Saudi Arabia and its alliance in Yemen 20/1/2017 and (,%202017.pdf)

20.1.2017 – Legal Center (* A K PH)


- Place of Violation: Saada, Sana’a, Taiz, Al-Hodieda and Lahjj.
Violator: Saudi - led Coalition "war on Yemen"

Casualties and damages (full list):

19.1.2017 – Legal Center (* A K PH)


- Place of Violation: Saada, Sana’a, Taiz, Al-Hodeida, Hajja, Al-Jawf and Lahjj
Violator: Saudi - led Coalition "war on Yemen"

Casualties and damages (full list): and

21.–22.1.2017 – Sanaa at night (A K)

In this minute, Saudi airstrikes flying over the sky of the capital Sanaa.

#Saudi fighter jets targeting Sana'a #Yemen capital with heavy airstrikes it's 3:58 am now. Oh God save our kids

Now, a huge explosion by a Saudi airstrike rocked the southern part of capital Sana, Yemen.

21.1.2017 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Victims of Saudi Massacre in Baqem Rise to 5 Martyrs

The death toll of the US-backed Saudi massacre in Al-Mughram area of Baqem district, Sa’ada governorate, rose to five martyrs, a security official reported on Saturday.

The Saudi aggression fighter jets waged two strikes on a house in Baqem district, leading to the killing of five citizens, including two children and a women, official said. =

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and photos and

and more photos:

21.1.2017 – Saudi Arabia War Crimes (* A K PH)

Additional pictures of the crime committed by the Saudi Air brutal aggression targeting a house belonging to "Ahsan Mohammad Shalabi" in the area of Al smitten Baqem district of Saada

Which fell evacuated five martyrs of two children, two men and a woman, and two children, killing the first raid, and the rest came lifeguards trying ambulance children Volhakthm second raid with them, among them, or the two children that were outside the house the moment the first occurrence raids rushed to pull her two children from under the rubble, but it soon even suffered Shahida their second raid . (photos)

22.1.2017 - Legal Center (* A K PH)

- The warplanes of Saudi-led coalition launched 2 airstrikes targeted a civilian's house of ( Ahsan Muhammad Al-Shalabi), which led to kill (5) civilians including 2 children and 1 woman, injure (3) others, destroy the house and (22) nearby houses, ambulance vehicle in #Al_Maghrem area, #Baqim_districct in #Saada

1- Yasser Muhammad Ahsan Al-Shalabi - 11 years old
2- Ahsan Muhammad Ahsan Al-Shalabi - 5 years old
3- Taqiah Ali Salah Jaran - 50 years old
4- Adel Ahsan Muhammad Al-Shalabi - 22 years old
5- Saleh Jubran Ali Hadaish - 20 years old (same photos)

21.1.2017 – Yamanyoon (A K PH)

Warplanes of the US-Saudi aggression launched a raid on a communication #network in Al kamis area in the province of #Saada.

21.1.2017 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi Aggression Fighter Jets Wage 20 Strikes on Nehm

The US-backed Saudi aggression fighter jets launched on Saturday 20 strikes on several areas in Nehm district of Sana'a province, a security official told Saba.

The strikes hit Bani Faraj and Yam mountain areas, causing heavy damage to citizens’ houses and properties. =

21.1.2017 – Yamanyoon (A K PH)

Warplanes of the Saudi American aggression launched a raid and targeted a water well in the Niham directorate.

21.1.2017 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi airstrikes target 48 Medical Complex in Sana'a

The US-backed Saudi aggression fighter jets waged on Saturday three strikes on the 48 Medical Compound in Sanhan district of Sana'a province, a security official told Saba.
The hostile airstrikes caused heavy damage in the compound's buildings and citizens' houses in al-Sawad area, the official added. =

21.1.2017 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi aggression fighter jets wage strike on Sana'a

Saudi aggression warplanes waged on Saturday an air raid on Senhan district of Sana'a province, a security official told Saba.
The strike targeted Amad area, causing heavy damage to citizens' properties and farms.

21.1.2017 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi aggression airstrikes kill two citizens in Taiz

Airstrikes by US-Saudi aggression on Saturday killed two citizens and wounded others in al-Mocha and Moza districts of Taiz province, an official told Saba.
The Saudi aggression fighter jets launched two strikes on a citizen's house, killing a woman and wounding others in al-Mocha district, while another citizen was killed in an airstrike on Maghiber area in Moza district. and

21.1.2017 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi aggression warplanes re-target Serwah

Saudi aggression warplanes launched overnight Three air strikes on al-Mahgzah area in Serwah district of Mareb province, an official told Saba on Saturday.
Also the Saudi aggression warplanes launched two air strikes on al Nagd area in Serwah earlier.
Meanwhile, the Saudi-paid aggression mercenaries fired artillery on citizen's houses in Al-Haglan area in the same district.

21.1.2017 – Almasdar Online (A K PS)

Coalition fighters bomb the rebels sites in Hodeida and Dhamar

Eyewitnesses said on Friday that the fighters of the Saudi-led Arab Coalition have launched several airstrikes on the sites of the Houhti militants and Saleh forces in Dhamar and Hodeida governorates.

Almasdaronline reporter has quoted eyewitnesses in Dhamar city as saying that the fighters have launched several airstrikes late on Friday targeting the Houthis and Saleh forces in the Police School in al Qarn area, south of Dhamar, but no further details about casualties were mentioned.

The Coalition fighters also bombed the military sites of the rebels in Hodeida and targeted the Air Base camp with two airstrikes and the Coastal Defense Camp with one airstrike.

21.1.2017 – Saba Net (A K PH)

US-Saudi aggression launches 4 air strikes on Dhamar

US-backed Saudi aggression warplanes launched four air strikes overnight on Dhamar al- Garn area of Dhamar province, an official told Saba.
The strikes caused heavy damage to citizen's houses.

21.1.2017 – MbKS15 (A K PS)

Film: #RSLF AH-64 Apache destroys a Houthi tank & munitions stored near the #Saudi southern borders

20.–21.1.2017 – Haykal Bafana (A K PH)

Tonight in #Yemen : 15 #Saudi airstrikes in Hodeidah, Al Jowf, Dhamar & Sanaa provinces.

21.1.2017 – Almasdar Online (A K PS)

Coalition airstrike kill Houthi leader eastern Sana'a

A Houthi field leader and a number of security guards were killed on Thursday after being targeted by an airstrike launched by the fighters of the Saudi-led Arab Coalition in Nihm district eastern the capital Sana'a.

The popular resistance spokesperson in Sana'a governorate, Abdullah al Shandaqi, confirmed the death of Khaled al Madani, a prominent Houthi leader, by an airstrike targeted his motorcade in Ramada dam area in Nihm district.

Al Shandaqi said that the air raids launched by the coalition fighters on the rebels gatherings and sites had played a great role in paving the way for the government and pro-government forces to advance in Nihm front.

My comment to last paragraph cited. Look at one of these “rebels gatherings” which were hit in Nihm region: And look at what really happens on the ground at Nihm region:

20.1.2017 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi aggression warplanes drop cluster bombs on Nehm

US-backed Saudi aggression fighter jets waged on Friday an air raid on Nehm district of Sana'a province, dropping cluster bombs, a security official told Saba.
The strike hit Dhabawah area, left heavy damage to citizens'' houses and properties.


20.1.2017 – Saba Net (A K PH)

2 children, mother killed in Saudi aggression airstrikes on Nehm

At least three members of a family were killed and eight others wounded, when US-Saudi aggression fighter jets dropped on Friday a cluster bomb on the family house in Nehm district of Sana'a province, an official told Saba.
The victims were two children and a mother, while the injured were rushed to hospital.
The air strike left heavy damage to ten of citizen's houses and properties in Dabawah area of the same district. and


20.1.2017 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi aggression fighter jets launch 6 strikes on Nehm

US-backed Saudi aggression fighter jets waged six strikes on Nehm district of Sana'a province on Friday, an official told Saba.
The strikes hit Yam Mountains for the second time in 24 hours, leaving heavy damage to citizens' houses and properties.

20.1.2017 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi aggression warplanes wage two raids on Mareb

US-backed Saudi aggression fighter jets waged on Friday strikes on Serwah district of Mareb province, an official told Saba.
The warplanes hit al-Najd area twice, left heavy destruction in citizens' properties.

20.1.2017 – Yamanyoon (A K PH)

Four Saudi American Raids Hit School of Police in Southern Dhamar

20.1.2017 – AFP (A K)

Saudi-led air strikes kill 29 Yemen rebels

Saudi-led air strikes on Yemen's Red Sea coast have killed at least 29 rebels over the past 24 hours, military sources said on Friday.

The strikes hit two military camps, an ammunition depot and an arms transporter in Hodeida province, the sources said. Around 20 fighters and renegade troops were also wounded. =

My comment: What is “military sources”? This report relies on the Hadi army, what should have been told. – There could have been hit anything else as well.

20.1.2017 – Sanaa in the morning (A K)

Saudi is bombing Hill next to me, says missiles hidden there..WTH! You pricks, if there's, explosion will wipe out neighborhood!!! (photo)

#Breakingnews The Capital Sana's #UnderAttack 8:11AM Jan20 /2017 (GIF)

20.1.2017 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi aggression warplanes kill two citizens in Sana'a

At least two citizens were killed and others injured when the US-backed Saudi aggression fighter jets waged a series of strikes on al-Sawadah area in Sanhan district of Sana'a province overnight, an official told Saba on Friday.
The brutal strikes also caused heavy destruction in citizens' houses and properties.


20.1.2016 – Al Masira TV (A K PH)

Film: 13 Saudi air raids at Al Sawah area, Sanaa, hitting a wedding, killing one person and injuring many, damaging many houses.

and this are tweets from that night:

19.1.2017 – Sanaa at night (A K)

Al Sawad area, #Sanaa, tonight: 16 air-raids in highly populated area and close to a hospital.
Wounded and casualties (photos)

Total in 1 hour : 15 #Saudi airstrikes on a long abandoned army camp in Al Sawad area in southern part of #Yemen capital Sanaa.

16 raids on Al Sawad area southern part of Sana"a tonight. Martyrs & wounded in the strikes next to the hospital & neighborhoods

16 air raids in Artel Residential area (South of Sana'a City., Most houses there are new. Residents are said to be fleeing.

Now Sana'a #Saudi warjets hit Sana'a with 15 airstrikes till now 1 killed & some injuries #Yemen pic of 1 of the injuries.

Now, sound of Saudi jets roaring over capital Sana, Yemen. After a lull in bombing capital, it looks like airstrikes will resume

19.1.2017 – Yamanyoon (A K PH)

US-Backed Saudi Warplanes Target Hodeidah Airport

19.1.2017 – Yamanyoon (A K PH)

Capital Sana’a: 3 Saudi American Raids Hit Sawad Region

19.1.2017 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi aggression warplanes wage 6 strikes on Sa'ada

Saudi aggression fighter jets launched on Thursday six strikes on Haydan and al-Dhaher districts of Sa'ada province, an official told Saba.
The warplanes hit Maran area of Haydan district three times and launched other three strikes on al-Ramadait area of al-Dhaher district.
The official said that the strikes caused heavy damage to citizens' houses and farms.

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

22.1.2017 – Al Sahwa (A K PS)

About 50 Houthis killed on Saudi borders

bout 50 Houthis were killed in a preemptive process carried out by Saudi forces on the Yemeni-Saudi borders, Saudi media sources said.

The report affirmed that the Saudi artillery backed by Apache helicopters which targeted gatherings of militias of the Houthis and ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh.


21.1.2017 – Bagdad Post (A K)

Saudi Apaches shell Houthis positions along borders with Yemen

Saudi Apache helicopters on Saturday destroyed weapons caches and tanks for Houthi rebels on the border line with Yemen.

The shelling is part of the air raids carried out by Saudi land forces over the past two days. The shelling repelled the progress on Houthi rebels towards the southern borders of the kingdom.
Meanwhile, Arab coalition warplanes carried out a series of raids to hit a number of camps for the houthi rebels along the border line. Sounds of explosions were heard across borders.

21.1.2017 – Gulf News (* A K PS)

Yemen army slows advance on west coast to clear landmines

Government forces lose several sappers during operation at the hands of Al Houthi snipers

Yemeni government forces slowed their offensive along the western coast to allow army’s sappers to defuse thousands of landmines planted by the fleeing Al Houthis, local army commanders said on Friday.

“The army troops stopped in Jadeed region and would advance further north towards new areas after removing the landmines.” Khaled Fadhel, the commander of Taiz Axis told Gulf News by telephone.

Backed by massive air support from the Saudi-led coalition, hundreds of army troops on January 6 launched a major military operation in the west aimed at pushing out the rebel forces from the entire western coast

Fadhel said the rebel snipers have stepped up their attacks on the sappers and their guards. “We have lost several sappers during this operation,”

Dozens of rebel fighters have been killed and many others captured since the beginning of the operatio

In the north, heavy clashes broke out between the government forces and Al Houthis in Nehim district, outside the rebel-controlled Sana’a.

Abdullah Al Sandaqi, a spokesperson for Sana’a resistance, said on Thursday night the Saudi-led coalition carried heavy air strikes on Al Houthi military reinforcements heading to the battlefield in Nehim, destroying three armed vehicles and killing a number of rebel fighters including a field commander.

Similar clashes also erupted on Thursday and Friday in Al Metoun district in the northern province of Jawf and Haradh and Medi districts in Hajja province.

Military officials said on Saturday that the Coalition’s air defence system intercepted a number ballistic missiles fired by Al Houthis aimed at military camps in Mareb.

My comment: Yemeni army = Saudi-backed “president” Hadi army. Look also at cp1.

And from the other side:

21.1.2017 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Dozens of Saudi-paid mercenaries killed in Taiz

Dozens of Saudi-paid mercenaries were killed and others wounded, including leaders, when the army and popular forces foiled their advance on the outskirts of Thubab district in Taiz province, a military official said on Saturday.
The official confirmed the injuring of Apache operations commander in the Emirati invasion forces, Hadi al-Rashdi, and other mercenary leaders in Thubab.
A number of military vehicles of the enemy forces were destroyed during the confrontations, he added.

21.1.2017 – R&U (A K PH)

Film: When Houthis attack

Najran province, Saudi Arabia

21.1.2017 – Yamanyoon (A K PH)

Najran: Yemeni Shells Hit Saudi Ash and Mustahdth Sites, Missiles Target Hamad Site

21.1.2017 – Yamanyoon (A K PH)

Saudi Mercenaries Attacked in Jawf

and by the other side:

21.1.2017 – Al Sawah (A K PS)

Yemen's army advances in al-Jawaf

My comment: „Yemen's army“ here: Saudi-backed pro-„president“ Hadi fighters.

21.1.2017 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Army shoots down Saudi spy drone in Jizan and

21.1.2017 – Almasdar Online (A K PS)

Al Baidha: poplar resistance seize Houthis sites in al Zaher and casualties fell

21.1.2017 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Army kills 19 Saudi-paid mercenaries in Taiz

A total of 15 mercenaries were killed in Dhubab district when the national army repelled the mercenaries' botched infiltration attempt and

21.1.2017 – Almasdar Online (* A K PS)

Sources: 9 civilians killed in Houthis bombing in Taiz

Medical sources in Taiz city, central Yemen, said that the civilians’ death toll for those killed on Wednesday evening in a missile attack launched by the Houthis and Saleh forces on al Noor neighborhood, western the city, have reached nine deaths and seven injuries.

Remark: Earlier reports reporting less victims look at YPR 255.

20.1.2017 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Army, popular forces hit mercenaries' gatherings in Jawf

20.1.2017 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Ballistic missile hits Saudi-paid mercenaries in Dhalee

20.1.2017 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Army kills Saudi soldiers, bombs enemy bases in Jizan

20.1.2017 – yamanyoon (A K PH)

Asir: Yemeni Shells Target Saudi Army and Its Mercenaries at Alab Border Passage

20.–21.1.2017 – Almasdar Online (A K PS)

Two Houthis killed in an ambush in al Baidha

Al Baidha: popular resistance seize Houthis sites in al Zaher and casualties fell

20.1.2017 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Army recaptures sites in Mareb

20.1.2017 – Almasdar Online (A K PS)

Air defense systems intercept two Houthi ballistic missiles fired on Mareb

20.1.2017 – Asharq Al-Awsat (A K PS)

Coup Leaderships Killed in Yemen

Most of the commanders were killed in clashes taking place in Sana’a’s largest district, Nihm.

Pro-government and government forces seized four Zilzal-2 ballistic missiles after capturing Mount Doh in Nihm District, northeastern Sana’a governorate on January 17.

Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi’s government forces reportedly killed the commander of the Fourth Republican Guard Brigade and his Chief of Staff during the attack. The Republican Guard is loyal to Saleh, currently allied with Houthis looking to overthrow Hadi’s government.

Among killed coup leaders were:

20.1.2017 – Almasdar Online (* A K PS)

Battles and artillery shelling near al Mocha

Fierce battles associated with artillery and missiles shelling have intensified between the government forces and Houthi and Saleh forces northern Dhubab district, near al Mocha coastal city of Taiz governorate, southwestern Yemen.

A local source told Almasaronline that the militias have intensified the artillery and missiles shelling on the government forces sites in al Jadid, al Gafir, and al Kadahah areas.

On the other side, the government forces artillery have bombed the Houthi and allied forces locations northern Dhubab which is adjacent to al Mocha city, and prevented them from gathering again in the fire lines.

At the same time, the engineering teams were clearing the landmines in the liberated sites in al Jadid, al Gafir areas, and in the road that links between the coastal road and al kadaha area in preparation to advance towards al Mocha.

Meanwhile, the fighters of the Saudi-led Arab Coalition launched on Wednesday evening two raids on the militias sites in Khaled Ibn Al Waleed military camp eastern Mawa district.

The Houtis and Saleh militias, on the other hand, have transferred the Katyusha rocket launchers from northern Dhubab to al Mocha and Mawza districts, and deployed many of their troops in al Mocha coastal areas.

My comment: The Aden (Hadi) government claims larger successes in the Western coastal region near Mokha.

19.1.2017 – Al Sahwa (A K PS)

Yemen's army advances towards al-Makha

Yemen's army advanced on Thursday towards the coastal town of al-Makha in Taiz governorate, military sources said.

The sources said that Houthi militias are fleeing from al-Makha towards al-Khokhah after they were heavily stricken by air-fighters of the Arab Coalition.

19.1.2017 – Southfront (A K PH)


Die Karte zeigt die aktuelle militärische Lage im Jemen am 19. Januar 2017 um 14:21 Uhr (MEZ). Das Gebiet um die Stadt Taizz ist weiterhin der Hauptschauplatz der Kämpfe im Land.

Die durch Saudi-Arabien unterstützten Kräfte der Regierung Hadi versuchen gegen die Allianz Huthi-Salih aus dem südlichen Umland von Taizz vorzustoßen. Eine niedrige Moral und die Unfähigkeit des saudischen Militärs, seine “lokalen Verbündeten” zu drängen, an einer groß angelegten direkten Schlacht gegen die Allianz Huthi-Salih teilzunehmen, hindern die saudisch geführte Koalition daran, Gewinne in diesem Gebiet zu erzielen.

and English version:

19.1.2017 – Southfront (A K PH)


The map shows a military situation in Yemen on January 19, 2017. The area of the city of Taiz remains the main hot point in the country.

Saudi-backed forces of the Hadi regime are making attempts to advance against the Houthi-Saleh alliance from the southern countryside of Taiz. However, a low morale and the Saudi military’s inability to force their ‘local allies’ to participate in a major-scale face-to-face battle against Houthi-Saleh fighters prevent the Saudi-led coalition from making gains in the area.

Remark: Does not believe in great Hadi army successes in the south of Mokha.

18.–19.1.2017 – Yemen I Siria (Films) (A K PH)

The Houthis are fighting with Saudi mercenaries in the area Asialan province of Shabwa.

The Houthis of ATGM fired at a car on the Saudi outpost. Province Jizan, Saudi Arabia. and film / photos and

The Houthis artillery shelling Saudi positions. The Province of Najran, Saudi Arabia.

Houthis are fighting with Saudi mercenaries in the city of Taiz.

20.1.2017 – Yemen I Siria (A K PH)

Film: Houthis of ATGM destroyed a car Saudi mercenaries with a 23-mm machine gun. The area of the Servakh in the province of Marib.

19.1.2017 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Army, popular forces hit mercenaries in Taiz

Army kills 7 Saudi-paid mercenaries in Taiz

19.1.2017 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Army, popular forces bomb mercenaries' military vehicles in Mareb

19.1.2017 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Army kills enemy Saudi soldier, hits military bases in Najran, Jizan

19.1.2017 – Almanar (A K PH)

plus de 120 mercenaires de la coalition tués et blessés à Naham

Vorige / Previous:

Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 1-255: / Yemen War Mosaic 1-255: oder / or

Der saudische Luftkrieg im Bild / Saudi aerial war images:

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

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