Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 258 - Yemen War Mosaic 258

Yemen Press Reader 258: Film: Das ist Jemen–Scharfschützen in Taiz–Im saudischen Kommandoraum–Sklaven im Jemen–Präsident Trump–Russland und Jemen–Saudische Luftangriffe–Kämpfe um Mokha–und mehr
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Film: This is Yemen – Snipers at Taiz – Saudi war room – Slaves in Yemen – President Trump – Russia and Yemen – Saudi air raids – Fighting for Mokha – 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

cp7a Saudi-Arabien und Iran / Saudi Arabia and Iran

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

cp9 USA

cp10 Großbritannien / Great Britain

cp11 Deutschland / Germany

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

cp13a Waffenhandel / Arms trade

cp13b Flüchtlinge / Refugees

cp15 Propaganda

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

cp17a Kriegsereignisse: Mokha / Theater of War: Mokha

cp17b Kriegsereignisse: Sonstige / Theater of War: Other

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

cp1 Am wichtigsten / Most important

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Trump: cp9

Russland / Russia: cp12

Kämpfe um Mokha: cp17a – Fighting for Mokha: cp17a

24.1.2017 – RS Karim (** B H K)

Film: This is Yemen

A Presentation of Mona Relief

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZ80ok5BJaw

25.1.2017 – Middle East Eye (** B K)

The sniper: How a Yemeni shopkeeper kills to 'liberate my city from invaders'

Before war came to Yemen, 'Ahmed' was a shopkeeper. Now he's a sniper, armed with a Kalashnikov, earning $8 a day

When the conflict came to his region in August 2015, the shopkeeper with no experience of military service decided to sign up. His Kalashnikov was one of the better models and more adaptable than other weapons for sniping.

"I joined the resistance to liberate my province from the Houthis, who came from Saada to spread Shia thoughts in my province," he told Middle East Eye. “I would be a coward if I do not fight the Houthis rebels. Fighting the Houthis is jihad and Sunnis have to fight for their religion.”

Some people he knew became fighters on the front lines, others drove military vehicles. But for Ahmed there was only one choice. "I preferred to join as a sniper because I have experience in this field.”

Ahmed's first experience of battle came a few weeks later, in September, at al-Haseb in Taiz. At first he found it difficult to kill enemy fighters.

But then he learnt how, working beside another sniper with experience. In Taiz, snipers tend not to work alone: if the Houthis make a quick advance then it requires more than one shooter to keep them at bay. And when Ahmed saw the casualties produced by his colleague, he dared to shoot.

"We work out of hidden places,” he explains, “sometime from houses, sometimes behind rocks, often behind barricades. We tend to stand behind the fighters, so if the enemy advance towards us, we can withdraw easily. It means we are safer than fighters, and are in less danger of being killed.”

Snipers like Ahmed are paid YR2000 ($8) per day, the same as other resistance fighters. He keeps half of that to cover his daily living expenses while the rest goes home to his family. But he did not join the resistance for the money.

The snipers work as a tight unit, with their own leadership structure, meeting each month to discuss their progress and brainstorm ideas, such as new lookout positions.

They also send observations about enemy positions to the resistance leadership, who then coordinate with the coalition to launch air strikes against the Houthis before they advance.

The Houthis, who also have their own snipers, have laid siege to Taiz city with snipers and landmines, shooting anyone who tries to enter from the main roads.

Snipers from both sides accompany fighters on the battlefield - but in Taiz, the conflict zones are in the city, which is full of resident civilians. Both sides say they only target enemy fighters - but civilians are often caught up in the conflict.

http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/i-do-not-want-be-sniper-how-yemen-shopkeeper-took-arms-1728544015

My comment: Anti-Houthi propaganda pretends only Houthis would snipe at Taiz – and it’s this story we mainly find in western media. Reality is different.

24.1.2017 – ITV (** A K)

Yemen War Room: ITV News granted unprecedented access

ITV News Security Editor Rohit Kachroo gains unprecedented access to report from a control room in Saudi Arabia as the Saudi-led coalition battles against rebels.

I’m inside 'mission control' for the Saudi-led coalition bombing rebels in Yemen.

On a bank of flickering screens, a fighter jet labelled 'FRIEND' is tracked as it crosses the border.

Television screens show mosques, hospitals and United Nations facilities inside Yemen - the locations that airstrikes must avoid.

Officers from across the Middle East pace down the corridors outside the 'war room' - the so-called "kitchen of the coalition" - from where bombing raids are monitored.

Inside, it looks exactly as you might imagine: except for one aspect.

Three foreigners sit behind a glass screen at the back of the room. They are 'liaison officers', my Saudi government guide tells me. One is British, two are American. The union flag and Stars and Stripes are draped behind their desks.

"We have contracts with those countries because we have platforms from them, so we have training, we have supervising and we have evaluation [from them]" said Major General Ahmed al-Asiri, one of their Saudi hosts.

British officers are not involved in carrying out airstrikes, but are there to 'provide the UK with greater insight into Saudi processes and operations', according to Whitehall officials.

Their presence in the room from where Yemeni targets are being struck is a symbol of the UK’s close relationship with the leading coalition power in this unending conflict – by Rochit Kachroo (with film)

http://www.itv.com/news/2017-01-24/yemen-war-room-itv-news-granted-unprecedented-access/

5.6.2016 – Al Jazeera (** B H)

Film: The Ongoing Fight To Free Thousands Of African Slaves In Yemen

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

cp2 Allgemein / General

24.1.2017 – The Germanz (* B H K)

In Jemen ereignet sich eine humanitäre Katastrophe – und kaum einer nimmt Notiz davon

21 Monate tobt der Krieg der arabischen Militärkoalition unter Führung Saudi-Arabiens gegen die Huthi-Rebellen des Jemen. Was er hinterlässt, ist ein Anblick von Verwüstung, von zerstörten Städten, von ausradierten Dörfern – und eine der schlimmsten humanitären Katastrophen des 21. Jahrhunderts. Die wenigen Fotos, die seit dem Beginn des Konflikts aus dem Jemen in die Weltöffentlichkeit dringen – Saudi-Arabien selbst lässt kaum mehr Journalisten in das Land einreisen – verdeutlichen auf grausame Weise, welche Schrecken dieser Krieg mit sich bringt. Ein Konflikt, der im Westen weder verstanden noch überhaupt wahrgenommen wird. Dabei ist obiges Foto des kleinen Mädchens aus der Ortschaft Nimh lediglich das letzte in einer Galerie an menschlicher Verzweiflung, unter welcher gerade die Kinder des Jemen zu leiden haben.

„Fast 2.000 Schulen im Jemen können nicht länger benutzt werden, weil sie entweder zerstört oder beschädigt wurden, vertriebene Familien beherbergen, oder aber für militärische Zwecke genutzt werden“, beschreibt die UNESCO-Repräsentantin Meritxell Relano im jemenitischen Fernsehen die aktuelle Situation. „Seit der Eskalation dieses Konflikts haben die Vereinten Nationen den Tod von beinahe 1.400 Kindern verzeichnet. Die wirklichen Zahlen sind jedoch sicher noch viel höher.“

Denn tatsächlich sind, so bizarr es auch klingen mag, die direkten Kampfhandlungen noch nicht einmal das Schlimmste, was die Jemeniten trifft, sondern der auf den Krieg und die Belagerung, die Sanktionen und Embargos folgende Hunger; die Knappheit an Nahrungsmitteln, an Wasser, Strom und Brennstoff, an medikamentaler Belieferung – von MARC ZOELLNER

http://the-germanz.de/jemen-ereignet-sich-eine-humanitaere-katastrophe-und-kaum-einer-nimmt-notiz-davon/

Bemerkung: Überblick über Jemenkrise und –krieg.

25.1.2017 – RT(* A P)

#End_Yemen_Siege: Activists urge end to conflict & airport reopening

As Yemen continues to be ravaged by war, airstrikes and humanitarian disaster, activists have once again taken to social media to highlight the country’s plight and call for an end to the blockade on Sana’a International Airport.

The #End_Yemen_Siege hashtag is being used to raise awareness of the poorest Middle Eastern nation’s humanitarian crisis.

Much of the focus of the #End_Yemen_Siege campaign is calling for a lifting of the blockade on Sana’a International Airport. The closure of airports in Yemen has further prevented humanitarian aid from reaching those in need, and prevented Yemenis from leaving or returning to the country.

Some social media activists described the airport closures as being in violation of international law, while others directed their tweets at US President Donald Trump, calling on the new leader to do something.

The coalition imposed a no-fly-zone on the country in late March 2015, while the Saudi air force bombed the airport and planes in April of that year. (with many tweets)

https://www.rt.com/viral/375079-end-yemen-siege-airport/

25.1.2017 – Xinhua (* B H P)

Feature: Yemenis aspire to peace as war deepens regionalism, sectarianism

Besides huge economic and humanitarian crises, the war has already created problems that the Yemeni society has not experienced before, including regionalism and sectarianism.
In southern regions under the control of the legitimate government, northerners are being abused and treated as foreigners.
Authorities are tightening measures for their stay and entry into the south, primarily into the temporary capital of Aden.
While the authorities say all measures are aimed to boost the security situation in the lawless port city, people from north regions say abuses they are facing have nothing to do with the security situation.
"After the war, the situation has changed in Aden. I no longer feel safe. People have become unfriendly," said Samih Mohammed, a 28-year-old taxi driver from Taiz who has been working in Aden for years.
He said that southerners kept telling him "you, people from the north and Taiz, go back to your country. We don't want you here. We want separation."
In the south, people have been calling for separation from the north for a long time on the grounds that the national unity is no longer a useful thing.
Sectarian slogans and practices were seen in the north where observers argued that the Shiite Houthi group is seeking to change the usual structures of the state and the society in order to stay in power.
Fuad Alsalahi, a political sociology professor at Sanaa University, said that the conflict in Yemen is politically motivated, but some factions are mobilizing fans for the battles through sectarian and ethnic slogans.
"It is not only that these factions don't want to lose the war, but also beneficiaries within them who want the war to continue are fueling sectarianism," Alsalahi said.
As some factions are seeking to mix cards and transfer their battle to the public, as they have been influenced by regional and foreign players and still can't achieve any political or military victories, Alsalahi said.
"Fragmentation of the social fabric and sectarianism in the form of Shiite-Sunni conflict are worrisome and will represent a huge challenge for peace and stability in the future even after the war ends," he warned – by Fuad Rajeh

http://en.apdnews.com/xin-hua/576968.html

24.1.2017 – Critical Threats (* A K P)

Gulf of Aden Security Review

[Events day by day, from Jan. 24 backwards]

http://www.criticalthreats.org/yemen/gulf-aden-security-review

cp3 Humanitäre Lage / Humanitarian situation

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25.1.2017 – Dr. Karim (A H)

YEMEN FACT! Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) rates are as high as 31% in some locations – more than twice the emergency threshold.

https://twitter.com/RSKarim1/status/824411801999777792

FACT! 4.5 million people require services to treat or malnutrition, including 4 million in acute need who live in the worst affected areas.

https://twitter.com/RSKarim1/status/824411173844119553

FACT! 2 million children in Yemen are out of school. 27% of the 7.3 million school-aged children this includes 513,000 IDP children.

https://twitter.com/RSKarim1/status/824409970959589377

25.1.2017 – Meritxell Relano (A H)

So happy yesterday a plane with 134,400 polio vaccines and 22 Emergency Health Kits arrived safely in #Sanaa for children in #Yemen (photo)

https://twitter.com/RelanoMeritxell/status/824223643114885121

25.1.2017 – Doctors without Borders (A H)

.@MSF performed 28,796 surgeries since the beginning of the war in #Yemen in March 2015.

https://twitter.com/msf_yemen/status/824266333185605633

25.1.2017 – World Food Programme, Logistics Cluster (A H)

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Transport, Temporary Storage, & Transit Services (January 2017)

This document provides an overview of the logistics services to be made available through the Logistics Cluster, how humanitarian actors responding to the crisis in the Republic of Yemen may access these services, and the conditions under which these services are to be provided.

The objective of these services is to enable responding organisations to establish an uninterrupted supply chain that supports the delivery of humanitarian relief items to the affected population. These services are not intended to replace the logistics capacities of other organisations, nor are they meant to compete with the commercial market. Rather, they are intended to fill identified gaps and provide a last resort option in case other service providers are not available.

These services are planned to be available until 31 December 2017, with the possibility of further extension.

http://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/standard-operating-procedures-sops-transport-temporary-storage-transit-services-january and in full: http://www.logcluster.org/document/standard-operating-procedures-sops-%E2%80%93-yemen-transport-temporary-storage-january-2017 = http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/logistics_cluster_yemen_sops_yemen_transport_and_storage_170123.pdf

24.1.2017 – World Food Programme, Logistics Cluster (A H)

Map: Yemen Access Constraints Map - 24 January 2017

http://www.logcluster.org/map/yemen-access-constraints-map-24-january-2017 and http://reliefweb.int/map/yemen/yemen-access-constraints-24-january-2017 (full: http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/yem_op_accessconstraints_a3l_20170124.pdf)

24.1.2017 – Ahmad Alghobary (A H)

Coz of #Saudi war on #Yemen,Im using wood n my house 2 cook food How long it takes 2 stop this crisis? (photo)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8_wHwasQ30

My comment: He’s a student at Dhammar.

24.1.2017 – Yemen Post (B H)

NO MEDICINE in #Yemen Pharmacies due to Saudi war imposed siege & closure on Sanaa Airport for 190 days. #End_Yemen_Siege

https://twitter.com/YemenPostNews/status/823984969349480448

cp5 Nordjemen und Huthis / Northern Yemen and Houthis

25.1.2017 – Almasdar Online (A)

Casualties in clashes between Houthi gunmen and tribesmen northern Dhamar city

The source told Almasdaronline that a dispute had erupted between Amin al Yaari, a pro-Houthi local council member in al Yaar district, and a businessman called Abod Salamah.

“With each side mobilizing his militants, the dispute escalated into armed clashes, which resulted in the death of one of the tribesmen and injury of two Houthi gunmen.

http://almasdaronline.com/article/88332

25.1.2017 – Saba Net (A P)

Cabinet continues discussing ways to allocate necessary support for fronts and strengthen steadfastness of Yemeni people

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news454156.htm

25.1.2017 – Al Watan (* B E P)

Ousted Yemen President conducted illegal transactions to induce instability

The son of ousted Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, Khalied Abdullah Saleh, has been found to have conducted a series of money laundering schemes for his father in five countries, bypassing sanctions in place since November 2014.
According to documents obtained by Al-Jazeera Arabic. The money laundering was for the purpose of facilitating Saleh’s influence as a political actor in Yemen, after he was ousted from power during the Arab Spring in February 2012. Ali Abdullah Saleh transferred his bank accounts and overseas shares to his son Khaled, who then established an investment company in the UAE.
The report also discussed the way in which other sanctioned personnel who are affiliated to Saleh and the Houthi movement in Yemen have violated financial sanction. These included the ousted President’s son Ahmed, Yemeni businessman Shaher Abdulhaq and notorious Houthi-affiliated weapons and arms dealer Fares Mana’a.

https://english.alwatanvoice.com/news/2017/01/25/1012400.html

25.1.2017 – Saba Net (A K P)

Raima's citizens vow to send more money, fighters to front lines

Tribal meeting of chieftains and citizens was held in Al-Jabeen district of Raima province to condemn continuation of US-Saudi aggression war crimes against the Yemeni people.
The mass meeting reaffirmed their support to the army and popular committees in the front lines, vowing to send more money and fighters to back the battles to achieve the great victory against Saudi barbaric aggression.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news454093.htm

25.1.2017 – Saba Net (A P)

Women protest rally condemns Saudi aggression crimes

Women of Ibb province staged a protest rally to condemn US-Saudi aggression attacks against Yemeni children and women in the Yemeni provinces.
The protest rally took place on Tuesday in al-Radhmah district.
The participants called for boycotting pro-Saudi aggression media that target the unity of the Yemeni social fabric.
They denounced the Arab and international silence on the aggression's massacres against the Yemeni people, calling on the international community and United Nations to bear their responsibility to end the war crimes against the Yemeni civilians.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news454073.htm

25.1.2017 – Saba Net (A H P)

Yemen, WFP discuss cooperation relations

Foreign Minister Hisham Sharaf met on Wednesday in Sana'a the Executive Director of the World Food Program, Lopes da Silva and his accompanying delegation.
At the meeting, the Minister of Foreign Affairs stressed that the humanitarian situation in Yemen continues to deteriorate rapidly because of the continuity of the Saudi aggression and the siege against Yemen, asserting that the operational capacity of the port of Hodeida decreased at the as a result of air strikes by the aggression.
Similarly, Minister Sharaf appreciated the role played by the World Food Program in Yemen, particularly with regard to the provision of food aid in the most disadvantaged areas for vulnerable groups, including women, children and the elderly.
He explained that the Ministry provides all facilities for the continuity of work of international humanitarian organizations, stressing the concern of the Supreme Political Council and the Government of National Salvation to achieve a just peace that meets the aspirations of the Yemeni people.
For his part, Lopes da Silva said that the nutritional level in Yemen is at its worst, affirming the need to increase international support.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news454123.htm

25.1.2017 – Saba Net (A T)

Security, popular forces thwart suicide attack in Ibb

The security forces received a notification that someone was wearing an explosive belt intending to carry out a suicide attack in the district, the official made it clear.
The suicide bomber blew himself up after he was discovered, while he was passing at a security check point.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news454088.htm

25.1.2017 – Yemen Today TV (A T)

Film (graphic): A suicide bomber blew himself up at a security point at the entrance Alrdmh Directorate in Ibb

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1b0rWUwYwoI

25.1.2017 – Saba Net (A T)

Security, popular forces defuse IED in Baidha

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news454066.htm

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

25.1.2017 – Saba Net (A K P)

Saudi-paid militants explode building of political security in Taiz city

Militants of the Saudi-paid aggression mercenaries on Wednesday detonated a building of the political security in the west of Taiz city.
The bombing came hours after the assault in the context of conflicts between factions of mercenaries in the city of Taiz.
A local official told Saba that the bombing of the building was done by high explosives, after having seized by affiliated militants of the terrorist organization led by the terrorist, Adel Abdu Farea, his nickname is "Abu al-Abbas".
Clashes between fractions of Saudi-paid mercenaries causing the death of a soldier and wounded four and damaged the police building.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news454125.htm

24.1.2017 – Nasser Arrabyee (A P)

Salafi leader Abu Al Abbas ( Qaeda/ISIS-oriented) takes over the city of Taiz after defeating brotherhood fighters led by Mekhlafi family.

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/824143881214291968

My comment: Nice. Saudi coalition’s people on the ground.

24.1.2017 – Hisham Al.Omeisy (A)

Inter faction fighting between anti-Houthi forces in Taiz city.

https://twitter.com/omeisy/status/824011853357608960

24.1.2017 – Josephjo1221 (A)

The text of the agreement Taiz, delivers wanted to commission Hadi and released in exchange for a kidnapped judge Abu Abbas's withdrawal from the institutions and Hadi pays money (photo)

https://twitter.com/JosephJo1221/status/824022720031715328

24.1.2017 – Farouk Hamza (A)

The biggest crime in my country Aden Scottna a blur Amaalmna illegally where we learned from government sources that they want from the demolition of the mosque they are militant Salafis (old photo)

https://twitter.com/FaroukHamzaAden/status/824023816913424384

cp7 UNO und Friedensgespräche / UN and peace talks

25.1.2017 – Press TV Iran (A P)

Ansarullah: UN Envoy Failing to Tell Truth on Yemen Conflict

The Yemeni Ansarullah movement slammed the UN’s Yemen envoy for failing to speak the truth about the situation on the ground in the conflict-torn country, saying the diplomat is in fact siding with the invaders by keeping silent on Saudi crimes.

UN Special Envoy for Yemen “Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed cannot utter a word of truth,” said Ansarullah spokesman, Mohammad Abdulsalam, Al Masirah reported.

Abdulsalam, whose movement has been defending Yemen against a deadly Saudi war, further said the United Nations “only seeks to cover up the invaders’ crimes and the issue of Yemen’s blockade.”

The UN envoy “is unfortunately in cahoots with the invaders,” he added.

http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2017/01/25/507668/Yemen-Saudi-Arabia-UN-Ansarullah = http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13951106000702

25.1.2017 – Financial Tribune Iran (A P)

MPs Oppose UN Plan for Yemen Peace

Lawmakers have criticized a UN peace proposal to end a 19-month war in Yemen for failing to accommodate the national interests of the Arab country.

"The plan for Yemen's peace talks is doomed, as it fails to consider the role of the Yemeni people," Alireza Rahimi said in an interview with ICANA on Tuesday.

Details of the roadmap, which includes security and political arrangements, have not been made public, but according to informed sources, the proposed peace plan gives the Houthis, who are in control of large swathes of the country, including the capital of Sana'a, a share of the future government.

The plan also shrinks the president's powers in exchange for the Houthis' withdrawal from several major cities, including the capital, and the handover of their heavy weapons to a third party, Press TV reported. The president must also transfer power to the vice president, who in return appoints a new premier to form a new government, in which the Houthi-controlled north and the pro-Hadi south would have equal representation.

Lawmaker Gholamali Jafarzadeh described the UN plan as a joint US-Saudi plot that ignores the war crimes committed by Saudis.

"Any UN peace plan should require an end to the Saudi intervention in Yemen and force Riyadh to compensate Yemen for the war damage," he said.

https://financialtribune.com/articles/national/58144/mps-oppose-un-plan-for-yemen-peace

Remark: Iranian parliament and MPs.

24.1.2017 – Asharq Al-Awsat (A P)

Ould Cheikh: We Only Acknowledge Bin Dagher Government

Informed sources told Asharq Al-Awsat that U.N. Special Envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed left Sana’a on Monday without reaching any agreement with rebels on any issue.

Several Yemeni sources said that the U.N. envoy refused to meet with members of the rebels’ government based on the fact that their cabinet was formed “unilaterally.”

Ould Cheikh rather preferred to meet with the rebels’ foreign minister Hisham Sharaf, who is a member of the General People’s Congress (GPC) party, formed by Saleh.

Houthis, however, later leaked on their social media networks information about a meeting between Ould Cheikh and members of the rebels’ government, saying that the U.N. envoy had asked that their meeting not be revealed to the media.

On Monday, Ould cheikh said that the U.N. only acknowledge the Yemeni government headed by Ahmed bin Dagher, with whom he had already discussed administrative issues related to the international organization, in addition to the U.N. roadmap.

“We have sent some messages that we hope would reach Houthi commanders and the People’s Congress,” he said.

http://english.aawsat.com/2017/01/article55366136/ould-cheikh-acknowledge-bin-dagher-government

My comment: The UN Envoy is bound by UN security council resolution 2216. But this resolution, Backed BY US and US, is mostly Saudi-formulated and badly one-sided. For achieving any peace, a new resolution and an equal distance to both Yemeni governments is needed – i.e. to acknowledge both (or none)

cp7a Saudi-Arabien und Iran / Saudi Arabia and Iran

25.1.2017 – Pars Today (A P)

Iran weist Beschuldigen saudi-arabischen Außenministers als unrealistisch zurück

Der Sprecher des iranischen Außenministeriums, Bahram Ghasemi, sagte am Dienstag: "Diese Behauptungen entstellen die Tatsachen in der Region und Saudi-Arabien ist es, dass in erster Linie den Weg für den Terrorismus und seine Verbreitung geebnet hat."

Er erinnerte daran, dass es nun bald zwei Jahre seien, seit der sinnlose Krieg im Jemen begonnen habe und die Kriegsverbrechen Saudi-Arabiens gegenüber den wehrlosen Jemeniten anhalten. Die Rechtfertigungsversuche des saudischen Außenministers für die brutalen Angriffe auf Kinder und Frauen und andere Zivilisten im Jemen zeigten das Scheitern und die schwere Niederlage dieses Regimes bei der Verfolgung seiner Ziele in der Region gegenüber dem starken Willen des jemenitischen Volkes.

Der saudi-arabische Außenminister Adel al-Jubeir hat am Dienstag bei einer gemeinsamen Pressekonferenz mit seinem französischen Amtskollegen Jean-Marc Ayrault in Riad behauptet, dass die Einmischungen seines Landes im Jemen "vollkommen legal" seien und "auf Antrag der rechtmäßigen Regierung" erfolgten. Die Gründe für die Differenzen zwischen Iran und Saudi-Arabien lägen in der "ethnischen Politik Irans" und der "Einmischungen Irans in die Angelegenheiten anderer Länder."

http://parstoday.com/de/news/iran-i22933-iran_weist_beschuldigen_saudi_arabischen_außenministers_als_unrealistisch_zurück

25.1.2017 – IRNA (A P)

Saudis frustrated by Yemeni people strong will: Spokesman

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir's justification of Yemen war is a sign of their frustration by the Yemeni people strong will, Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said.

Qasemi pointed to Saudis' two years of fruitless war and their war crimes against defenseless people of Yemen and said, 'Saudi foreign minister justification of brutal attacks against Yemeni civilians, women and children is a sign of his country's frustration and heavy defeat by strong commitment of Yemens' tireless people.'
He said that Saudis failed to make progress and achieve their goals in the region.
Al-Jubeir's claims are against the ongoing realities of the region, Qasemi added.
He said, 'It was Saudi Arabia that prepared the ground for creation and growth of terrorism in the region in the previous years.'
Qasemi rejected the unreal and insulting remarks of Saudi foreign minister.
Blame game cannot clean the history of creation and spread of extremism and Saudi dynasty's role in growth of diversionary ideologies, the official added.
He said, 'The outcome of spread of hate in large scale is the growth of branches of Takfiri terrorism in West Asia and North Africa.'
The unholy result of spread of hatred was daily killing of innocent people, looting their assets and burning their lands, Qasemi noted.

http://www.irna.ir/en/News/82401271/

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

25.1.2017 – Al Araby (A K)

Saudi Arabia unveils next-generation F-15 warplane

Saudi Arabia unveiled its next-generation fighter-bomber on Wednesday, nearly two years after beginning a controversial air war in Yemen.

At a ceremony and air show in the Saudi capital, a hangar opened to reveal one of the F-15SA Eagle aircraft made by US manufacturer Boeing.

A missile was attached to the belly of the plane displayed against the backdrop of a giant Saudi flag.

Watched by King Salman and his son, Defence Minister and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the unveiling at the King Faisal Air Academy was part of a ceremony to mark the school's 50th anniversary and the graduation of its latest class.

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, whose country is part of the Saudi-led coalition fighting rebels in Yemen, also attended.

https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2017/1/26/saudi-arabia-unveils-next-generation-f-15-warplane

My comment: Just imported from the US, ready to bomb Yemen, to kill and to destroy. Look at footage YPR 257, cp8.

24.1.2017 – Ali AlAhmed (A P)

#Saudi MOI @M_Naif_Alsaud adds one more torture death to his record by killing Mohamed AlHaswai in Dammam Mabahith prison (photo)

https://twitter.com/AliAlAhmed_en/status/823924180341182465

cp9 USA

Siehe / Look at cp13a

25.1.2017 – Neopresse (* A P T)

Jemen berichtet über die ersten US-Drohnenattacken unter Trump

Zwei Drohnenangriffe der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika in der jemenitischen Provinz Bayda haben am Wochenende laut jemenitischen Behördenvertretern mindestens zehn Menschen getötet. Es handelt sich um die ersten Drohnenangriffe, die unter Präsident Trump durchgeführt wurden, der am Freitag sein Amt angetreten hat.

Beide Drohnenangriffe fanden etwa im selben ländlichen Gebiet statt, wobei der erste Schlag drei „Verdächtige” auf Motorrädern tötete, und der zweite ebenfalls ein Fahrzeug traf und sieben Menschen tötete. Jemenitische Behördenvertreter bezeichneten alle Getöteten wie immer in solchen Fällen als „bewaffnete al-Qaeda-Kämpfer.“

Die Zuverlässigkeit der Bekanntmachungen, wer in welchem Angriff getötet wurde, ist während des saudiarabischen Kriegs gegen den Jemen ohnehin mehr als fraglich, nachdem die meisten US-Sonderkommandos, die davor Zielbestimmungen durchgeführt hatten, in der Anfangsphase des Kriegs abgezogen worden waren und nicht klar ist, woher die Informationen über diejenigen kommen, die angegriffen werden, außer dass Fahrzeuge in Gebieten angegriffen werden, von denen bekannt ist, dass al-Qaeda dort präsent ist.

Nachdem es sich um die ersten Drohnenangriffe unter Trump handelt, legen diese Angriffe die Vermutung nahe, dass die Politik der Drohnenattacken in Ländern, mit denen die Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika sich nicht im Krieg befinden, nach der Obama-Administration fortgesetzt wird.

http://www.neopresse.com/politik/naherosten/jemen-berichtet-ueber-die-ersten-us-drohnenattacken-unter-trump/

25.1.2017 – Senator Chris Murphy / Jon Schwarz (A P)

We bomb your country, creating a humanitarian nightmare, then lock you inside. That's a horror movie, not a foreign policy.

https://twitter.com/ChrisMurphyCT/status/824292016976760832

Amazed and impressed that a US senator would tell the truth about this

https://twitter.com/tinyrevolution/status/824341186416640000

What a low bar for us - simply telling the truth counts as amazing. But thanks.

https://twitter.com/ChrisMurphyCT/status/824343305546825733

25.1.2017 – Pars Today (* A P)

USA: Trump will Einreise aus 7 Ländern stoppen

Informierte Quellen in den USA berichteten, dass der neue US-Präsident Donald Trump am Mittwoch mehrere Anweisungen unterzeichnen wolle, um die Einwanderung und Einreise in die USA aus Ländern wie Iran, Syrien und andere, zu beschränken.

Er kündigte per Twitter-Botschaft einen "großen Tag für die nationale Sicherheit" an.

Kongressmitarbeiter und Einwanderungsexperten berichteten, Trump wolle als erstes bereits an diesem Mittwoch bei einem Besuch im Heimatschutz-Ministerium eine Anweisung unterzeichnen, wonach die meisten Flüchtlinge vorübergehend nicht ins Land gelassen werden sollen. Trump wolle verfügen, dass die Visumsvergabe an Menschen aus Syrien, Irak, Iran, Libyen, Somalia, Sudan und Jemen ausgesetzt werde.

Ausgenommen werden sollten Angehörige religiöser Minderheiten, die der Verfolgung ausgesetzt seien. Das Einreiseverbot solle so lange gelten, bis eine schärfere Sicherheitsüberprüfung umgesetzt sei.

http://parstoday.com/de/news/world-i22951-usa_trump_will_einreise_aus_7_l%C3%A4ndern_stoppen

24.1.2017 – Reuters (* A P)

Trump expected to order temporary ban on refugees

President Donald Trump is expected to sign executive orders starting on Wednesday that include a temporary ban on most refugees and a suspension of visas for citizens of Syria and six other Middle Eastern and African countries, according to several congressional aides and immigration experts briefed on the matter.

Trump, who tweeted on Tuesday night that a "big day" was planned on national security on Wednesday, is expected to order a multi-month ban on allowing refugees into the United States except for religious minorities escaping persecution, until more aggressive vetting is in place.

Another order will block visas being issued to anyone from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen, said the aides and experts, who asked not to be identified – By Julia Edwards Ainsley

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-immigration-exclusive-idUSKBN1582XQ

24.1.2017 – Jezebel (* A P)

Donald Trump Will Sign Horrifying Executive Orders Restricting Immigration and Refugees [Updated]

Donald Trump, a thin-skinned baby and the 45th President of the United States, is expected to sign a variety of horrifying executive orders that will restrict immigration from Iraq, Iran, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia and Libya and temporarily prevent refugees from entering the United States, making good on his various campaign promises to make America great again by using Islamophobia to shape policy.

CNN reports that the orders are expected to be signed Wednesday during a town hall at the Department of Homeland Security, as part of a “multi-day rollout” of his immigration policies – by Megan Reynolds

http://jezebel.com/donald-trump-will-sign-horrifying-executive-orders-rest-1791595712c

on this subject, also: http://orient-news.net/en/news_show/131124/0/Donald-Trumps-Muslim-ban-Steve-Jobs-was-son-of-Syrian-migrant and https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20170126-rights-advocates-slam-trump-plans-on-muslim-immigrants-refugees/

Comments by Rania Khalek: Notice that Saudi Arabia, the main source of the extremist ideology far right bigots confuse for Islam, was spared.

https://twitter.com/RaniaKhalek/status/824107273886859264

Saudi Arabia gets weapons from Trump while refugees from countries the US has bombed or wants to bomb get banned.

https://twitter.com/RaniaKhalek/status/824107725252608001

Comment: The exception to Trump's Islamophobia -- Salafist OPEC state allied with Israel. Telling.

https://twitter.com/fran_b__/status/824109842453450752

Comment: Good thing no terrorists from Saudi Arabia ever staged a terrorist attack on the US bc they're not on this list.

https://twitter.com/emptywheel/status/824068881702588417

Comment by Ali A. Rivzi: Not on Trump's list, in case y'all were wondering, are Saudi Arabia—home of most 9/11 hijackers & Osama; & Pakistan, which gave him refuge

https://twitter.com/aliamjadrizvi/status/824101039485911041

24.1.2017 – Scoop (* A K P)

The War Horror Has Begun

Here we are on Day 5 of the Donald Trump presidency, and he's got "special" forces of the U.S. military in two-thirds of the world's nations. He's engaged in serious occupation and/or bombing campaigns in Iraq, Libya, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, and Yemen. He just sent malicious robot airplanes armed with missiles to blow to pieces a bunch of vaguely-identified but never indicted "criminals" in Yemen. Their body parts were widely scattered and their loved ones devastated. The injured writhed in agony.

We made it through a presidential campaign in which a debate moderator asked if a candidate would be willing to kill thousands of innocent children, and in which Donald Trump promised to "kill their families" and "steal their oil." And here we are on Trump's very first Terror Tuesday, and he's already in possession of the most expensive and extensive military machine ever seen on earth. His speed is remarkable. Already he has troops in 175 nations (and announcers are thanking them for watching sporting events as if it were all just normal).

A "Terror Tuesday," for those who haven't yet heard, is a day on which a president goes through a list of men, women, and children and picks which ones to have murdered. Don't ask me where this tradition came from. The point is that it now belongs to President Trump, should he choose to make use of it. President Trump, need I remind you, is a Republican.

But various subordinates of the president have been authorized, or perhaps authorized themselves, to order drone murders. Those that occurred yesterday in Yemen were quite likely carried out without any involvement from Donald Trump, other than his responsibility under the Constitution for what his subordinates do.

Trump, in fact, was engaged in bombing the hell out of Mosul, Iraq, and parts of Libya as well, on the very day he was inaugurated, and even before he was inaugurated.

Oddly, much of this new war horror show has passed without notice, as though it were somehow just a continuation of acceptable norms. What has horrified the press corps, however, is the danger that peace might break out in Syria, and further hostilities risking World War III with Russia might be delayed. Liberals are also quite upset that Trump might question claims coming out of the CIA.

So it's not as though the public is completely failing to react to the new horrors of war. One might even go so far as to say that wide swaths of the U.S. public are behaving on the model of a Nobel Peace laureate – By David Swanson

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL1701/S00076/the-war-horror-has-begun-david-swanson.htm

24.1.2017 – Real Clear World (* A P)

What the Saudi Monarchy Wants From the U.S.

Like many capitals around the world, Riyadh is waiting anxiously to understand more about the direction the Trump administration intends to take on Mideast policy. The Saudis undoubtedly welcomed the departure of President Barack Obama, who they increasingly viewed as a source of constant disappointment and frustration, as much as they will welcome the advent of new leadership in Washington. On Nov. 9, King Salman sent a warm message congratulating Trump and wishing him “every success in your missions to achieve security and stability in the Middle East region and the world as a whole.”

There is certainly some reason for the Saudis to believe that there will be a greater congruity of interests between the United States and Saudi Arabia with the new administration, based on the statements that the new president made on the campaign trail. The Saudis will undoubtedly welcome a U.S. regional posture that confronts Iranian bad behavior more aggressively, as the Kingdom is unwilling to allow the thaw in U.S.-Iran relations during Obama’s tenure to color its determination to challenge Tehran’s hegemonic ambitions. At the same time, they will watch carefully to ensure that a more robust U.S. posture vis-à-vis an aggrandizing Iran does not translate into a conflict that could become uncontrollable and substantially undermine security and stability in the region. Although not speaking officially for the government of Saudi Arabia, Prince Turki al-Faisal likely reflects official Saudi views when he advocates against abandoning the Iran nuclear agreement.

Trump and the Sunni Powers

Despite the positive elements of President Trump’s limited comments on foreign policy issues while campaigning, there are also aspects of the new administration’s pronouncements that could create problems for the Saudis.

Riyadh and Radicalism

Troubling, too, have been the assertions by several in the Trump camp that equate Saudi Arabia’s Salafi religious sect with Islamic extremism and with terrorist groups such as al-Qaeda and the Islamic State. The Saudis have thus far declined to meddle in issues related to Muslims and Islam in the United States, and they will hope that these issues will fade from the new Trump administration’s lexicon as the focus shifts from campaigning to governing. But that silence will be short-lived should campaign rhetoric translate into unfavorable policies toward the Kingdom.

The Saudis will also be watching to see whether assertions about Saudi links, official or unofficial, to global terrorism affect the willingness of the Trump administration to work with Congress to amend or discard the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, or JASTA, perhaps the most significant potential friction point in the U.S.-Saudi relationship.

The Saudis no doubt can find aspects of a possible Trump foreign policy that they can embrace and other aspects that may be sources of concern or disagreement. – By Gerald Feierstein, U.S. ambassador to Yemen under President Barack Obama from 2010 to 2013. He is currently director of the Center for Gulf Affairs for the Middle East Institute.

cp10 Großbritannien / Great Britain

25.1.2017 – BBC (* B P)

Yemen human rights 'breaches staggering'

The Ministry of Defence is "tracking" 252 allegations of humanitarian law violations by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, the BBC has learned.

The MoD declined to say if British-supplied arms were involved in any of the allegations.

Former Business Secretary Vince Cable said he was "staggered" by the number of potential breaches.

Mr Cable told the BBC if he were still in government, arms exports to the Saudis would have been stopped "a long time before now".

Under UK rules, weapons may not be exported "if there is a clear risk that the items might be used in the commission of a serious violation of international law".

The British government told the BBC it kept the decision to export arms "under careful and continual review".

Next month, the Campaign Against Arms Trade will challenge the legality of the exports in the High Court.

It said the coalition's incident assessment team had carried out eight investigations on 4 August 2016 and a further five on 6 December 2016.

The BBC was not able to establish how many of the 252 allegations mentioned in response to a Freedom of Information request had been investigated by Saudi Arabia.

Critics argue that expecting the coalition to investigate incidents is effectively asking it "to mark its own homework." – By Chris Vallance

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-38745454?intlink_from_url=&link_location=live-reporting-story

25.1.2017 – Al-Bab (* B P)

Britain’s lingering shadow in Yemen

Today Britain’s influence in Yemen is more ancilliary and arguably opaque in nature, coming in the form of its steadfast support for a Saudi-led coalition of Gulf States in their war against the Houthi rebel group.

Through its ongoing logistical support to the Saudi-led coalition and significant weapons sales to the Gulf countries involved in the conflict, Britain has proven itself to be a pivotal player in Yemen once again.

Short of boots on ground, Britain has a military team in place at the Saudi coalition headquarters, giving advice on the Saudi-led air campaign. Britain maintains the team does not help with targeting and simply advises on whether targets are not in breach of international law. Although it is arguably difficult to draw a line between both activities and even if achieved, the success of British efforts appear ambiguous at best.

In the face of growing awareness and criticism from the British public, there have been calls for the immediate suspension of arms exports to Saudi Arabia and a successful campaign launched by British Disaster Emergence Committee.

In response, the Saudis have also been active, with their Foreign Minister visiting London to plead with the British government not to suspend its arms exports.

However, the growing kinship between the Saudis and May’s government in London comes at a time when Saudi Arabia admitted thatin Yemen it has used illegal cluster bombs manufactured by the UK.

As the exporter of these weapons, Britain has a legal obligation to prevent their misuse.

Pressure is now building domestically within the UK for the government to revise its long-held pro-Saudi at-all-costs policy in Yemen. At a time when Brexiting Britain is seeking to strengthen foreign investment with its key allies, this policy is unlikely to change any time soon. The result is a dichotomy where any positive efforts to help Yemen by the British, on the humanitarian front or any other, will be massively outweighed by its unwavering support for Saudi Arabia. To break this friction, the UK must actively choose to engage with Yemen as more than simply a “Saudi-backwater” and ensure that the impoverished country becomes a foreign policy priority in its own right—independent of Saudi Arabia and the corresponding economic interests attached to this relationship.

Although Britain’s direct control of Yemen ended in the 1960s — coincidentally around the same time when British arms sales to Saudi Arabia first commenced — the current conflict demonstrates how Britain never really left. Britain’s shadow in Yemen is now lingering under the guise of Saudi Arabia and in the form of its military conquests – by Omar Mashjari

http://al-bab.com/blog/2017/01/britain-lingering-shadow-yemen

23.1.2017 – Middle East Monitor (* B P)

The tide is turning against Saudi arms sales

For decades, there has been a high-level, two-party consensus that arming Saudi Arabia is right for Britain’s security. From the late nineties onwards, when the left-wing Labour Party was hijacked by centrist liberal Tony Blair, the future business associate of both Riyadh and Abu Dhabi contorted himself to accommodate the British arms industry.

As the war in Yemen rages on, however, from next month the status quo may become substantially different. For the first time, a true progressive alliance is building against this establishment position.

MEMO has revealed previously that the army officer assigned to investigate alleged Saudi war crimes in Yemen played a key role in the 2011 crackdown on Arab Spring protesters in Bahrain.

There is enough evidence of war crimes to warrant at least an arms suspension and proper independent investigation, not run by a compromised Bahraini military lawyer but by an international body such as the United Nations. Most important of all is that, early next month, Campaign Against the Arms Trade, along with Amnesty and Human Rights Watch, will be using all of this evidence to convince a judge rather than MPs. They are taking on a landmark judicial review case aimed at suspending arms sales until a truly independent investigation has ascertained whether arms sales will be permitted, on the grounds that to continue to do so would be illegal. If the judge rules in their favour — which is more than likely — the case against the government will be watertight.

Who, though, is there to press this point home on the floor of the House of Commons?

Unlike ten years ago, flanking the Labour benches in the Commons today are the Scottish Nationalists, the Liberal Democrats and Caroline Lucas MP of the Green Party; they are now providing a persistent counter-balance to establishment militarism. Though their numbers were not quite enough to turn the vote last October, it is their mere existence which suggests that the status quo is shifting – by Alastair Sloan

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20170123-the-tide-is-turning-against-saudi-arms-sales/

cp11 Deutschland / Germany

26.1.2017 – Rationalgalerie (A P)

Programmbeschwerde
Nachrichtenunterdrückung (Drohnen-Krieg im Jemen)

Sehr geehrte NDR-Rundfunkräte, sehr geehrter Herr Intendant,

auch nach dem Präsidentenwechsel in Washington setzen die USA ihren Völkerrechtsbruch fort und bombardieren im Jemen gnadenlos weiter. Darüber, dass nicht nur die Saudi-Araber und eine Koalition arabischer Diktaturen aktiv an diesem Krieg beteiligt sind und dabei ein Kriegsverbrechen dem anderen folgen lassen, schweigt ARD-aktuell allerdings. Die Redaktion begeht damit systematisch Falschinformation: Auch die USA sind direkter aktiver Kriegsteilnehmer, und zwar mit ungezählten Drohnenbombardements. Es handelt sich beim Krieg gegen die Huthi im Jemen um gewaltsame Durchsetzungversuche geostrategischer Interessen der USA in der Region um das Arabische Meer und den Persischen Golf.
Selbst wenn die Informationsbeschaffung aus diesem Kriegsgebiet schwierig ist, so wäre ARD-aktuell dennoch objektiv nicht daran gehindert, regelmäßig wenigstens ein paar wesentliche Angaben zu publizieren – von Volker Bräutigam, Friedhelm Klinkhammer

http://www.rationalgalerie.de/schmock/vor-trump-und-danach.html

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

25.1.2017 – Sinn Fein (A P)

Irish Government must take action on suspected war crimes in Yemen - Seán Crowe TD

Sinn Féin’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson, Seán Crowe TD, has called on the Irish Government to take action over suspected war crimes in Yemen by the Saudi Arabian led coalition.

Speaking during Parliamentary Questions on Foreign Affairs in Dáil, Deputy Crowe said:

“The Saudi Arabian led military campaign has been brutal and highly illegal.

“Thousands of Yemeni civilians have already been killed and injured by the Saudi coalition’s reckless and indiscriminate bombing of homes, hospitals, schools and factories. The bombing has also triggered a humanitarian crisis.

“I called on the Minister to raise this issue with his British and Saudi counterpart, and to tell them that Ireland and its people are totally opposed to their actions in Yemen and the use of cluster bombs.

“Countries need to immediately suspend all further weapons sales to Saudi Arabia. This is especially true for the US, France and Britain, who are the leading suppliers of weapons to the repressive Saudi monarchy who control the Saudi military, and are carrying out these appalling atrocities in Yemen.”

http://www.sinnfein.ie/contents/43206

25.1.2017 – Jurist.org (* A P)

Canada court permits Saudi arms deal

The Federal Court of Canada on Tuesday refused [judgment, PDF; press release, PDF] to block the Canadian government from selling arms to Saudi Arabia. The challenge was brought before the court by Professor Daniel Turp [professional website, in French] who argued he had a public interest standing to ensure the arms deal was not violating the law [official summary] and did not pose any threat to the citizens of Canada and others. He furthered argued the human rights abuses allegedly committed by Saudi Arabia prevents Canada from selling weapons in the region. The court held that while Turp had standing, the broadness of the Canadian arms law permits the arms deal:

In the impugned decision, the Minister considered the economic impact of the proposed export, Canada's national and international security interests, Saudi Arabia's human rights record and the conflict in Yemen before granting the export permits, thereby respecting the values underlying the Conventions. The role of the Court is not to pass moral judgment on the Minister's decision to issue the export permits but only to make sure of the legality of such a decision. Of course, his broad discretion would have allowed him to deny the permits. However, the Court is of the opinion that the Minister considered the relevant factors. In such a case, it is not open to the Court to set aside the decision.

Turp has indicated he may appeal [CBC report] the ruling – by Miracle Jones

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/2017/01/canada-court-permits-saudi-arms-deal.php

25.1.2017 – The Arab Gulf States Institute (* B P)

Russia Maneuvers between Opposing Forces in Yemen

As it did during the Cold War, Moscow is now working with Yemeni forces that are in conflict with each other. Moscow officially recognizes the government of Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

But after the Houthi rebels seized the capital Sanaa from the Hadi government, and especially after the beginning of the Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen in March 2015, the Russians have also taken some limited steps supportive of Hadi’s Houthi opponents. So far, though, Moscow has not been willing to embrace either the Houthis or their partner, former President Saleh, more fully. Ultimately, Russia’s actions in Yemen may not be aimed at increasing Moscow’s influence in that impoverished, war-torn country, but in shaping the Russian-Saudi relationship instead.

Russian media has been highly critical of the Saudi-led intervention in Yemen since it began nearly two years ago. This appears to be a tit for tat response to Saudi criticism of Russian support for the regime of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria. However, Russian media has also at times portrayed the Houthis negatively.

In April 2015, Russia abstained in a vote on a U.N. Security Council Resolution imposing an arms embargo on the Houthis. By abstaining, rather than exercising its veto, Moscow allowed the resolution to pass.

In early August 2016, there were reports that Russia might recognize the governing council that the Houthis had announced they were forming in Sanaa. A few days later, though, the Russian charge d’affaires in Sanaa denied these reports.

In mid-December 2016, a deputy Russian foreign minister received a Houthi delegation in Moscow headed by its spokesperson, Mohammad Abdulsalam.

Shortly thereafter, the Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson emphasized how Russia supported U.N. efforts to stop the war, and that it maintained contact with both the “legitimate government” as well as its opponents.

Despite this denial, and notwithstanding Russian efforts to improve relations with Riyadh, Moscow’s behavior with regard to Yemen certainly raises the possibility that it is signaling Saudi Arabia in particular that if Riyadh continues to aid the Syrian opposition to the Russian-backed Assad regime, then Russia could respond in kind in Yemen

For Moscow to cooperate now with opposing sides of Yemen’s conflict simultaneously is very much in keeping with its Soviet-era practice of doing so.

Still, the ongoing conflict in Yemen is useful to Russia with regard to Syria – by Mark N. Katz

http://www.agsiw.org/russia-maneuvers-opposing-forces-yemen/

and

25.1.2017 – Asharq Al-Awsat (A P)

Moscow Congratulates Yemen’s Legitimate Government for Victories in Mokha

Russian Ambassador to Yemen congratulated Yemeni Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Political Affairs on victories achieved by the national army in al-Mokha strategic city.

This came during the meeting between Vladimir Dedushkin and Mansour Baggash in Riyadh on Tuesday.

Saba News Agency quoted Baggash as telling the Russian ambassador: “The military decision was imposed on the government after Houthi militias occupied the government’s institutions, confiscated the army’s weapons to use it in killing Yemenis, besieged cities, starved citizens, stole the country’s antiquities, depleted the strategic reserves of the Central Bank and rejected peace options.”

http://english.aawsat.com/2017/01/article55366246/moscow-congratulates-yemens-legitimate-government-victories-mokha

My comment: ?? Saudi source.

And

25.1.2017 – Middle East Monitor (A P)

Russia envoy meets with top Houthi diplomat in Yemen

Chernfall then stressed the need to lift the restrictions imposed on Sana’a International Airport in order to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Yemen.

Though the Kremlin’s official stance is in line with UN Security Council Resolution 2216, which calls for the disarmament of the Houthis and the reinstatement of the government of Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi in Sana’a, there have been a number of instances in the past in which Russian diplomats have met with Houthi rebels and officials with ties to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Meeting Sharaf could inflame further sensitivities, as it implies Russian diplomats are leaning to support, or even legitimise, the Houthi and Saleh de facto government in Sana’a.

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20170125-russia-envoy-meets-with-top-houthi-diplomat-in-yemen/

My comment: of course described as negative by this anti-Houthi report. – Anyway, Sharaf is no “Houthi diplomat” at all: he is a politician of Saleh’s GPC party. Funny anti-Houthi wording.

cp13a Waffenhandel / Arms trade

24.1.2017 – MbKS15 (A K PS)

Film: RSAF #F15SA inside #Boeing's facility

https://twitter.com/MbKS15/status/824219838356799488

The Royal #Saudi Air Force welcomes the new #F15SA (photo)

https://twitter.com/MbKS15/status/824211520884264960

The inauguration of the #RSAF F-15SA (photo)

https://twitter.com/MbKS15/status/824252308146024449

24.1.2017 – Boeing Middle East (A K)

#Boeing in #KSA congratulates the Royal Saudi Air Force on the occasion of King Salman's inauguration of the F-15SA fighter (photos)

https://twitter.com/BoeingMidEast/status/824258399487430656

My comment: Boeing and Saudi Arabia: Giants of arms deal are both – and thus giants of killing.

23.1.2017 – Defence Security Cooperation Agency (* A K P)

Major Arms Sales: January 2017

Government of Kuwait – Sustainment and Contractor Logistics Support for AH-64D Apache Helicopters

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2017 - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Kuwait for sustainment and contractor logistics support for AH-64D Apache Helicopters. The estimated cost is $400 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

Kuwait – AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM)

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2017 - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Kuwait for AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM). The estimated cost is $110 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

The Government of Kuwait has requested a possible sale of sixty (60) AIM-120C-7 AMRAAM Missiles including containers and other related services. The total overall estimated value is $110 million.

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – 74K Persistent Threat Detection System (PTDS) Aerostats

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2017 - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for 74K Persistent Threat Detection System (PTDS) Aerostats and related equipment, support, and training. The estimated cost is $525 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

This proposed sale will enhance the foreign policy and national security objectives of the United State by helping to improve the security of an important ally which has been and continues to be a leading contributor of political stability and economic progress in the Middle East. This sale will increase the Royal Saudi Land Force’s interoperability with U.S. forces and conveys U.S. commitment to Saudi Arabia’s security and armed forces.

The proposed sale will improve Saudi Arabia’s capability to meet current and future threats and provide greater security for its critical infrastructure. Saudi Arabia will have no difficulty absorbing these systems into its armed forces.

The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region

http://www.dsca.mil/major-arms-sales/archives/201701

My comment: The explanations – using Copy and Paste – in all cases is mostly exactly the same.

cp13b Flüchtlinge / Refugees

30.9.2016 – Danish Refugee Council (* A H)

Regional Mixed Migration in the Horn of Africa and Yemen in 2016: 3rd Quarter trend summary and analysis

Refugees, asylum seekers and migrants continued to move in complex flows from the Horn of Africa and Yemen region. This quarter, movement was characterised by persistent conflict, increased risk, and amplified intolerance. Internal and cross border displacement in Yemen, South Sudan and surrounding countries also increased, while returns to Somalia peaked.

Movements between the Horn of Africa and Yemen were dominated by outward movements from the Horn, and to a lesser extent trickling movements of asylum seekers and returnees seeking safety from the conflict in Yemen. Arrivals into the Horn of Africa from Yemen continued to dwindle this quarter. 2,204 persons arrived into the region between July and September, a 6 percent decline from the second quarter. As of 30 September 2016, a total of 89,621 persons had sought refuge in neighbouring countries in the Horn of Africa since the outbreak of conflict in Yemen in March 2015.

Unbaiting conflict in Yemen continued to spur internal displacement in the country. At the end of the quarter more than 2.2 million people were internally displaced, more than one million of whom had been displaced for more than one year. The conflict and resulting displacement has been linked with alleged breaches of international humanitarian law and international human rights law. A report of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has called for the establishment of an international independent body to carry our comprehensive investigations in Yemen. Despite this, inward movements of Ethiopian and Somali nationals into Yemen this quarter continued with the pace of arrivals recorded in the second quarter. At least 33,826 persons (81 percent Ethiopian, 19 percent Somali) travelled from Obock, Djibouti and coastal town near Bossaso, Puntland, on par with the 35,399 arrivals between April and June 2016. 12,750 people arrived in July alone, marking the second highest arrivals recorded so far in 2016. In a continuing trend, migrants and asylum seekers preferred to depart from Bossaso than Obock. 85 percent of journeys were made along the Arabian Sea, with the remaining 15 percent electing to use the Red Sea route. Continued abuses (see Migrant Vulnerabilities below) are believed to contribute to the declined use of the Red Sea route.

http://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/regional-mixed-migration-horn-africa-and-yemen-2016-3rd-quarter-trend-summary-and and in full: http://www.regionalmms.org/trends/RMMS%20Mixed%20Migration%20Trends%20Q3%202016.pdf = http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/RMMS%20Mixed%20Migration%20Trends%20Q3%202016.pdf

and map (Dec. 31, 2016):

Mixed Migration in the Horn of Africa & Yemen Region, December 2016

http://reliefweb.int/map/yemen/mixed-migration-horn-africa-yemen-region-december-2016 and in full: http://regionalmms.org/monthlymaps/RMMS%20Mixed%20Migration%20Monthly%20Map%20December%202016.pdf = http://reliefweb.int/map/yemen/mixed-migration-horn-africa-yemen-region-december-2016

cp15 Propaganda

24.1.2017 – Hussam Al-Sanabani (A K P)

There was no missile on Taif today. But i was shocked to see that even on Twitter bing translation the Saudi hands added Iranian to the text (photos)

https://twitter.com/HussamSanabani/status/824010695897452544

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

25.1.2017 – Legal Center (* A K PH)

The violations and crimes that are committed by Saudi Arabia and its alliance in Yemen 24/1/2017

https://www.facebook.com/551288185021551/photos/a.551858951631141.1073741828.551288185021551/763556137128087/?type=3 and http://www.lcrdye.org/lcrd/Eng/PageDetails?id=617 (http://www.lcrdye.org/userfiles/files/%D8%A7%D9%86%D8%AC%D9%84%D9%8A%D8%B2%D9%8A/Reports%20center/Daily%20reports/2017/jan/24%20Jan,%202017.pdf)

25.–26.1.2017 – Sanaa at night (A K)

Three raids on residents areas on Sanaa city by Saudis jets now

https://www.facebook.com/SaudiArabia.war.crimes.against.Yemen/posts/1631545810474740

Message received. re: airstrikes of tonight in #Sanaa) (see image)

https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/photos/a.961595153893515.1073741828.961126490607048/1259855700734124/?type=3

#Sanaa, tonight. With the compliments of the 'bombing to restore a government' (photo)

https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/photos/a.961595153893515.1073741828.961126490607048/1259830314069996/?type=3

25.1.2017 – Ahmad Alghobary (A K)

2 #Saudi air strikes on Al #Hudidah city airport

https://twitter.com/AhmadAlgohbary/status/824370393658093569

25.1.2017 – Yamanyoon (A K PH)

Hajjah : warplanes of the Saudi American aggression waged a raid on the main road , where linking between Hajjah and Amran provinces.

http://www.yamanyoon.com/?p=62042&lang=en

25.1.2017 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi aggression warplanes launch 6 airstrikes on Shabwa

US-Saudi aggression warplanes launched six airstrikes on Usailan district of Shabwa governorate, an official told Saba on Wednesday.
The warplanes waged five raids on Hajr village and waged another raid on Assalem area in Usailan district .
The airstrikes caused heavy damage to houses and farms of citizens

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news454079.htm

25.1.2017 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi enemy's warplanes launch 3 strikes on Serwah

The US-backed Saudi aggression fighter jets waged on Wednesday three strikes on citizens' houses and farms in Serwah district of Mareb province, a local official told Saba.
Two strikes targeted Makhdra and Najd areas and another one hit Al Hajlan area in Serwah.
Meanwhile, the Saudi-paid mercenaries continued artillery shelling on houses in different areas of the same district.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news454095.htm

25.1.2017 – Saba Net (A K PH)

US-Saudi aggression kills civilian, injures another in Mahweet

A civilian was killed and another was wounded by the bombing of the US-Saudi aggression warplanes on al-Qasabah Bridge and al-Karasha village in Bani Saad district of Mahweet province.
A local official told Saba that the aggression warplanes launched a series of raids on a al-Qasabah bridge and al-Karasha village in Bani Saad, causing the killing of the civilian and wounding the another, and the deaths of a number of cattle and sheep.
The official added that the aggression raids also resulted in the destruction of the bridge and a number of houses adjacent to the bridge and the village in Bani Saad well as the stopping Hodeida - Sana'a road.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news454141.htm and http://www.yamanyoon.com/?p=62110&lang=en (photos) and films (bridge):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vocxNY5MmP4 (quoting 1 killed, 4 injured)

https://twitter.com/sala7faiz/status/824302210171408384 = https://twitter.com/AhmadAlgohbary/status/824384947817480193

25.1.2017 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi aggression jets wage 30 raids on Mocha

The US-backed Saudi aggression fighter jets launched 30 strikes on Mocha district of Taiz province overnight, a local official told Saba on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the Saudi aggression's warships fired more than 150 missiles on Mocha district to back mercenaries during botched creeping attempts towards the district.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news454064.htm (http://www.yamanyoon.com/?p=62020&lang=en (stating 300 raids, certainly all raids from the beginning of the attacks)

25.1.2017 – Sanaa at night (A K)

Intense Saudi airstrikes flying now over the the sky of the capital Sanaa. It is 03:10 AM here in Sanaa.

https://twitter.com/Fatikr/status/824046798813691905

cp17a Kriegsereignisse: Mokha / Theater of War: Mokha

15.1.2017 – Almasdar Online (* A K PS)

The battles expand in al Mocha and Arab Coalition fighters intensify raids

The violent battles between the pro-government forces against the Houthi group militants and Saleh forces escalated on Tuesday in the southern and eastern al Mocha city.

A military source told Almasdaronline that the clashes expanded to nearby al Mocha port gate, while the armored vehicles and tanks of the coalition forces were advancing towards eastern parts of the city and the government complex amid heavy exchanged shelling from both parties.

The government forces advancement came after the engineering teams had cleared the landmines planted by the Houthis in the crucial sites in the outskirts of the city.

Meanwhile, the Saudi-led Arab Coalition fighters and warships had intensified shelling the Houthi sites in the old and new Mahjir area, government complex, and the coastal sector military camp.

http://almasdaronline.com/article/88331

25.1.2017 – Gulf News (* A K PS)

Yemen army clearing Mocha of snipers and landmines

Warplanes from the Saudi-led coalition intensified air strikes on Al Houthi-held regions on the Red Sea between Taiz and Hodeida apparently to pave the way for the government forces, who are still battling remnants of Al Houthis snipers in Mocha, to advance.

Brigadier General Abdo Abdullah Majili, Yemen army spokesperson, told Gulf News on Wednesday that the government’s sappers combed the liberated Mocha town in Taiz province, searching for thousands of landmines planted by Al Houthis as other forces skirmished with Al Houthis snipers who refused to give up.

“The coalition’s fighter jets launched massive air strikes on Hodeida, Khoukha and other regions to clear the way for the advancing forces to make headway,”

Yemen government forces backed by the Saudi-led coalition early this month fought their way into strategic areas on the Red Sea including Al Ameri, Dhobab and Jadeed. On Monday, the internationally recognised government, currently based in the southern port city of Aden, declared the storming of the strategic Mocha town and taking control of its famous port.

Al Houthis refused to admit defeat and their official media post videos allegedly showing their fighters inside the town. “There are some pockets of resistance inside the densely populated town. The army troops are carefully trying to eject them from the city.” Majili said.

http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/yemen/yemen-army-clearing-mocha-of-snipers-and-landmines-1.1967966

25.1.2017 – Gulf News (A H K)

ERC continues distributing aid to Mokha in Yemen

The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) is continuing to meet the population's needs in liberated areas by distributing food aid and relief assistance, especially to those displaced from the city of Mokha in Yemen.
The ERC assistance included the distribution of 1,500 food baskets in various areas of Yemen.

http://gulftoday.ae/portal/3bc915c6-8d0b-4cf5-b422-144bb252c881.aspx

My comment: Coalition charity is on the ground.

and from the other side:

25.1.2017 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Armed forces spokesman denies seizure of Mocha

Army spokesman Brigadier General Sharaf Ghaleb Luqman denied on Wednesday media reports of the seizure of the city and port of Mocha.
In a statement to Saba the Luqman said that the army and popular forces are seizing operations along the coast of Mocha and the city of Mocha.
He pointed out that the fighters of the army and of the popular forces are firm and constant in the military sites with high availability in the different fronts, including the front of Bab El-Mandeb.
"This information issued by the aggression is baseless and it is part of the psychological war of aggression who sustained heavy losses in losses and ordnance, during abortive attempts against the city of Mocha, Bab el-Mandeb and Other fronts "Luqman added.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news454134.htm

My comment: Sanaa government (Houthi / Saleh) army spokesman. Both sides contradict each other by 100 %.

25.1.2017 – Al Masirah TV (A K PH)

Film: The sacrifices and the steadfastness of Mokha in Taiz in the face of the Saudi aggression

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4Zsz9MVZpE

25.1.2017 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Army downs enemy Saudi Apache helicopter

The army and popular forces on Wednesday morning shot down a Saudi aggression Apache helicopter in Mocha of Taiz governorate, a military official told Saba.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news454086.htm

25.1.2017 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi aggression jets wage 30 raids on Mocha

The US-backed Saudi aggression fighter jets launched 30 strikes on Mocha district of Taiz province overnight, a local official told Saba on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the Saudi aggression's warships fired more than 150 missiles on Mocha district to back mercenaries during botched creeping attempts towards the district.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news454064.htm

24.1.2017 – Asharq Al-Awsat (* A K PS)

Yemen’s National Army Secures Key Mokha-Taiz Route, Cutting off Insurgency Arms Supply

Army forces in Taiz, located in northern Yemen, announced sweeping advances towards the full liberation of the area from coup militias.

National army units made the announcement after liberating the key port city of Mokha, in Taiz. The whopping advance was a chief target accomplished in keep with the military coalition-backed operation ‘Golden Spear.’ Yemeni forces backed by the Saudi-led Arab Coalition freed the strategic Red Sea port city from Iran-aligned Houthis Monday afternoon.

Houthi forces had controlled Mokha since they overran the capital Sana’a in September 2014 and advanced on other regions aided by troops loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh.

“The battle taking place at the west coast means that the power balance has shifted to its final position in Yemen—the artillery pipeline supplying coup militants has been completely cut off, scattering their factions across mountains terrain and leaving them besieged,” political analyst Bassim al Hakimi says.

“The victory has torn apart the coup militias’ symbolic sovereignty embodied in their control over key ports and vital institutes,” he added.

“Taiz’s liberation now is a matter of resolution alone, freeing the key port city, Mokha will open up the road before pro-government forces to go in with full-blown force to the eastern side of the country,” Hakimi said.

“Outbreak of civilian revolt supporting legitimacy forces would fire up crowds, burning down militias at once,” he explained.

Many militants had surrendered to army units, while others fled the site, field sources told Asharq Al-Awsat. More so, Houthi combatants would leave behind all those killed and injured, as well as artillery, while escaping the battlefield.

“The liberation of Mokha will push forward more advances—most important being the lifting Taiz’ militia-imposed siege,” said another political analyst, Rashad Ali al-Sharbaai.

http://english.aawsat.com/2017/01/article55366253/yemens-national-army-secures-key-mokha-taiz-route-cutting-off-insurgency-arms-supply

My comment: reality or propaganda? This article contains propaganda anyway: ““Outbreak of civilian revolt supporting legitimacy forces”: It can be doobterds whether this really would happen.

cp17b Kriegsereignisse: Sonstige / Theater of War: Other

25.1.2017 – Bellingcat (* B K)

UAE Relocates SAMs In Yemen

A recent review of satellite imagery shows that UAE forces may be pulling their surface to air missile systems out from key deployment locations within Yemen

Satellite imagery confirms that UAE Patriots departed from at least two of their three known deployment locations within the country. Equipment previously deployed at Aden International Airport and Al Anad airbase was not visible in recent imagery updates.

The site at the southern coastal airport, established in early 2016, previously featured four Patriot transporter erector launchers (or TELs) and associated equipment. The TELs were no longer in residence on the south side of the airport by late October, according to imagery available in Google Earth. However, UAE armor still remained near the parking apron at the time of capture, but accompanied by a much smaller air element than previously observed.

Similarly, Al Anad airbase, located approximately 30 miles to the north of the airport, had no Patriots on-site as of January 2017. The site, composed of four Patriot TELs, was likely established in early 2016 after the airbase was reportedly attacked by a Tochka ballistic missile in January. We last observed the Patriot system on imagery at the site in November 2016.

As for the third full battery located in Ma’rib, no high resolution imagery was available at the time of writing for analysis – By Chris Biggers

https://www.bellingcat.com/news/mena/2017/01/25/uae-relocates-sams-yemen/

25.1.2017 – Yamanyoon (A K PH)

Al Jouf : aggression mercenaries targeting houses in the area Alsarhat directorate by a number of shells

http://www.yamanyoon.com/?p=62035&lang=en

25.1.2017 – Yamanyoon (A K PH)

Army and Popular Committees Repel Creep of the Mercenaries Aggression in Lahjj

http://www.yamanyoon.com/?p=62023&lang=en

25.1.2017 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Army destroys mercenaries' vehicle, killing its crew in Serwah

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news454068.htm and http://www.yamanyoon.com/?p=62025&lang=en

25.1.2017 – Gulf News (* A K PS)

Vice President Al Ahmar makes appearance in Al Houthi heartland Sa’ada

In northern Yemen, the state-run Saba news agency said on Tuesday that Vice-President Ali Mohsen Al Ahmar visited the government forces battling the rebel forces inside their heartland Sa’ada province. Al Ahmar, a powerful army general who battled Al Houthis in their six wars with the government, was seen visiting battlegrounds in Al Bouqa and other areas in Sa’ada. Al Ahmar urged the soldiers and their allied tribesmen to keep pushing further until the entire province is liberated.

Yemeni government forces late last year made a major incursion from the Saudi side of the border into Sa’ada province for the first time since the beginning of the war against Al Houthis early 2015. The government forces, including also some Salafist Islamist, took control of two border crossings, a military camps and a large swathe of land inside Sa’ada.

http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/yemen/yemen-army-clearing-mocha-of-snipers-and-landmines-1.1967966

My comment: Saudi-backed Hadi vice-president.

24.1.2017 – MbKS15 (A K PS)

Yemeni Vice President to visit the departments of Albqe, and Baqim at Saada, Huthi stronghold of militias province; to learn the latest developments in the field.

https://twitter.com/MbKS15/status/823972934062657537

My comment: Aden Hadi government “vice president”. Claiming pro-Saudi successes in the north in Saada province.

24.1.2017 – Living in Yemen on the edge (A K PH)

As most of the nights, 2-3 drones flying over #Mareb.

https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/posts/1258625227523838

24.1.2017 – Yemen i Siria (A K PH)

Film: Houthis of ATGM destroyed a heavy machine gun Saudi mercenaries. The area of the Servakh, in the province of Marib.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80AHzz5ndug

Film: the Huties of walking on the outskirts of the Saudi city Nadjran.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3oFRDSYKCk

Film: Artillery Houthis fired on Saudi positions in the east province of Jizan. Saudi Arabia.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTVyJF0SBUU

cp18 Sonstiges / Other

25.1.2017 – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (A)

Desert Locust situation update 25 January 2017

Desert Locust outbreak in Saudi Arabia

A Desert Locust outbreak has developed on the Red Sea coast of Saudi Arabia as a result of unusually good rains from July to mid-September 2016. So far, two generations of breeding have occurred on the coastal plains south of Jeddah between Lith and Jizan, and ground control operations are in progress.

The situation was exacerbated by irregular and incomplete surveys in the past few months as well as the likelihood that adult groups probably arrived from adjacent areas of Yemen.

Most of the current infestations consist of second-generation hoppers that have formed groups and small bands. However, a third generation of breeding is likely to already be in progress by some early second-generation adults that have matured and laid eggs, which are expected to hatch in the coming days.

In early February, immature adult groups and small swarms are likely to form from the current hopper band infestations. This will be supplemented by third-generation hatching in which hoppers will form groups and bands.

The infestations will remain confined to the Red Sea coast as long as ecological conditions stay favourable, but there is also a risk that infestations could expand to the plains north of Jeddah. Once vegetation dries out on the coast, adults will move into the spring breeding areas of the interior.

All efforts should be undertaken to monitor the situation intensively by increasing survey teams and to conduct safe and effective control operations for preventing further breeding and migration to spring breeding areas.

http://www.fao.org/ag/locusts/en/info/info/index.html = http://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/desert-locust-situation-update-25-january-2017

24.1.2017 – 2flames burning (A P)

So far @jack @Support censored over 150 tweets that I made about #yemen .. #censoring #freedom . Talking about peace is censored on twitter

https://twitter.com/2flamesburning1/status/823983899005091841

This is the image u don't let people to share on twitter @jack @support ..what those children done to you ?Why censoring their voices#Yemen

https://twitter.com/2flamesburning1/status/823989653233606657 referring to https://twitter.com/lionheart700700/status/823988121348018177

Vorige / Previous:

https://www.freitag.de/autoren/dklose/jemenkrieg-mosaik-257-yemen-war-mosaic-257

Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 1-257: / Yemen War Mosaic 1-257:

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 / and http://yemenwarcrimes.blogspot.de/

06:47 26.01.2017
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