Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 338 - Yemen War Mosaic 338

Yemen Press Reader 338: Humanitäre Katastrophe im Jemen – Warum so wenig über Jemen berichtet wird – Cholera – Saudische Luftangriffe mit 71 Toten – Spannungen zwischen Houthis und Saleh wachsen
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The humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen – Why there is little reporting on Yemen – Cholera – Saudi air raids killing 71 people – Tensions between Houthis and Saleh are rising – and more

Schwerpunkte / Key aspects

Klassifizierung / Classification

cp1 Am wichtigsten / Most important

cp1a Cholera

cp1b Saudischer Luftangriff auf Hotel / Saudi air raid at hotel

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

cp11 Deutschland / Germany

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

cp12a Katar-Krise / Qatar crisis

cp13 Flüchtlinge / Refugees

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

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Spannungen zwischen Houthis und Saleh cp5 / Houthi-Saleh tensions cp5

23.8.2017 – New York Times (** B H)

It’s a Slow Death’: The World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis

After two and a half years of war, little is functioning in Yemen.

Repeated bombings have crippled bridges, hospitals and factories. Many doctors and civil servants have gone unpaid for more than a year. Malnutrition and poor sanitation have made the Middle Eastern country vulnerable to diseases that most of the world has confined to the history books.

In just three months, cholera has killed nearly 2,000 people and infected more than a half million, one of the world’s largest outbreaks in the past 50 years.

It’s a slow death,” said Yakoub al-Jayefi, a Yemeni soldier who has not collected a salary in eight months, and whose 6-year-old daughter, Shaima, was being treated for malnutrition at a clinic in the Yemeni capital, Sana.

Since the family’s savings ran out, they had lived mostly off milk and yogurt from neighbors. But that was not enough to keep his daughter healthy, and her skin went pale as she grew thin.

Like more than half of Yemenis, the family did not have immediate access to a working medical center, so Mr. Jayefi borrowed money from friends and relatives to take his daughter to the capital.

We’re just waiting for doom or for a breakthrough from heaven,” he said.

How did a country in a region with such great wealth fall so far and so fast into crisis? - By SHUAIB ALMOSAWA, BEN HUBBARD and TROY GRIGGS (with photos, maps, infographics)

and a critical comment by Daniel Larison:

23.8.2017 – The American Conservative (** B K P)

The Horrifying, Indefensible War on Yemen

The article fails to mention the U.S. role in refueling coalition jets, which would show that the U.S. is very much directly involved in the coalition’s prosecution of its bombing campaign. U.S. refueling for coalition planes allows them to keep their planes in the air longer and to carry out more attacks than they would otherwise be able to do. Regardless, it isn’t credible to say that providing belligerents on one side of a war with weapons, fuel, and intelligence doesn’t amount to “direct” involvement in that war. Yemenis on the receiving end of the bombing campaign know very well that the U.S. is actively supporting the war that is destroying their country, and our news reports should acknowledge as much.

At another point, the article poses a strange rhetorical question:

How did a country in a region with such great wealth, and under the close watch of the United States and Saudi Arabia, fall so swiftly into crisis?

The answer to that is that Yemen didn’t “fall” into crisis. It was deliberately forced into its present misery through the policy choices of its wealthier regional neighbors and their Western patrons. The wealthy states in the region have been doing this to their neighbor on purpose in an attempt to batter and starve Yemen into submission. Yemen’s multiple, overlapping crises didn’t just happen. The country didn’t accidentally “fall” into anything. It was driven over a cliff by the Saudi-led coalition and their backers in the U.S. and Britain. The article does mention the closure of Sanaa’s international airport as a factor in exacerbating the suffering of Yemenis. Unfortunately, the naval blockade of the country and the coalition’s continued refusal to allow mobile cranes to be brought in to replace the ones that the coalition destroyed and damaged are never mentioned.

To get an even clearer picture of what the war has done to the civilian population, I recommend watching and reading Nawal al-Maghafi’s new report about conditions in Yemen. Here she talks briefly about what people there were telling her during her latest visit (begins around 12:00). Here she sums up the role of the blockade and coalition policy in creating near-famine conditions

Even when food and medicine are able to make it through, the blockade has made them so expensive that most people cannot afford them. Many families are faced with a terrible, impossible choice between providing medicine for cholera-stricken children or buying food. Oxfam recently reportedon this.

The governments that created the world’s worst humanitarian crisis have it within their power to stop making things worse and to alleviate at least some of their suffering they have caused, but before that can happen their responsibility has to be widely understood and they have to face sustained pressure to change their policies. - by Daniel Larison

23.8.2017 – BBC (** B H)

Witnessing Yemen's desperate suffering

Severe food and medical shortages caused by two years of devastating war are having a major impact on everyday life in Yemen. The BBC's Nawal al-Maghafi travelled across the country to see the effects first hand.

Samira ran into the school - now a makeshift cholera treatment clinic - with the desperation of a mother who knew she had little time left to save her child.

To get here she had travelled for kilometres on foot, the only means of transport she could afford.

I watched as she dashed towards one of the treatment tables, gently laying Orjowan, her 18-month-old baby, across it, and pleading with the doctors to save her.

Her eyes spoke not just of her despair, but of visible exhaustion.

For Samira, survival these past two years has been a relentless, never-ending battle. Pale and weak, Orjowan looked about half the size of a child her age, with visibly protruding ribs.

In order to get this far Samira and her family had to endure, and survive, three of the biggest calamities of this war: displacement, famine and cholera.

Like almost three million other Yemenis, Samira and her family are internally displaced persons (IDPs).

Their home was hit in an air strike by the Saudi-led multinational coalition that is supporting the government in its war with the rebel Houthi movement.

Samira's children, along with nearly half a million others under five years old, were suffering from severe acute malnutrition. Samira was too, which meant she could not breastfeed Orjowan.

Instead, all she was able to give her daughter were meagre servings of powdered milk, prepared with water contaminated with the bacteria that causes cholera.

As she watched over her child, Samira broke down in tears.

"If there was anything more I could do for her, I would," she said. "Even if I were to ask my brother for help, he can't because he too is desperate."

As she spoke, Orjowan lay on the table, so thin she was barely able to cry. Samira continued to watch her child's frail, pained body, looking utterly helpless.

Sadly, Samira's case was far from being an isolated story - indeed, it was the first of many I would encounter on my journey across Yemen.

Everywhere I went, I saw more people suffering from desperation, grief and defencelessness.

In the rebel-controlled north of the country, we visited clinic after clinic, all packed with patients infected with cholera. At one site I met a family of 18, all suffering from the disease.

The tragedy of cholera is that it is both easily treatable, yet fatal within hours if left untreated.

What is most heart-breaking about Yemen's humanitarian catastrophe is that it is completely and needlessly man-made.

All the suffering we witnessed was completely preventable and could be stopped within days if the political will - by the warring factions and their supporters abroad - was there to do so.

In the meantime, as international diplomacy continues to fail Yemenis, their lives will - unimaginably - only get worse – by Nawal Al-Maghafi (with film, photos, infographics) = and film also here: and

22.8.2017 – New Statesman (** B P)

How the Saudis are making it almost impossible to report on their war in Yemen

The conflict is not getting anything like the media attention it deserves.

the lack of press attention on Yemen’s conflict has led it to be described as the “forgotten war”.

The scant media coverage is not without reason, or wholly because the general public is too cold-hearted to care. It is very hard to get into Yemen. The risks for the few foreign journalists who gain access are significant. And the Saudi-led coalition waging war in the country is doing its best to make it difficult, if not impossible, to report from the area.

The media blackout came to the fore last month, when the Saudi-led coalition turned away an extraordinary, non-commercial UN flight with three BBC journalists on board.

Access is not the only problem. Reporting in Yemen carries great risks. The British Foreign Office warns of a “very high threat of kidnap and unlawful detention from militia groups, armed tribes, criminals and terrorists”. It specifically mentions journalists as a group that could be targeted.

Editors are increasingly nervous about sending journalists into war zones where kidnap is a significant danger.

The amount of press attention dedicated to Yemen simply does not reflect the extent of country’s suffering and political turmoil. Journalists’ rights groups, international organisations and governments need to step up pressure on Saudi Arabia to ease media access to the country - BY AHMED BAIDER AND LIZZIE PORTER

My comment: But this is only half of the story. An even more important point why there is so little attention in western media is not mentioned at all: the propaganda bias of Western mainstream media. This horrible war with all its humanitarianconsequences is fulled, backed and led by the US and its allies, and thus there is a look-away attitude. This is exactly the same to the horrors of the US bombing in Iraq and Syria, the aggressive oppression of Awamiya in Saudi Arabia, or the violations of Human Rights by US ally Bahrain, and much more.

Commnt by Iona Craig (thread): In my experience, greater barrier to covering Yemen than Saudi coalition is media orgs. unwilling to cover expenses

cp1a Am wichtigsten: Cholera / Most important: Cholera

22.8.2017 - World Health Organization (* A H)

Yemen: Cholera Response Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin: W33 2017 (Aug 14-Aug 20)

- The cumulative total from 27 April 2017 to 20 August 2017 is 542,278 cases and 2,003 deaths (CFR 0.37). 27,766 cases were reported in week 33 and 17 deaths
- A peak is observed week 26 and the weekly number of cases have been decreasing since that week (6 consecutive weeks).
- However, the trend of the last three weeks is considered as stable (-7%). The average of weekly cases for the last three weeks is 36,603.
- Children under five represent 23% of the cases. Children under 18 represent 53% of cases.
- In total 10,108 rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) have been performed which represents 18.6% coverage.
- In total, 22/23 (96%) governorates and 300/333 districts (90%) are affected by the outbreak. 3 new districts were affected this week.
- No interruption in transmission is observed yet in any governorates.
- The five governorates with the highest cumulative attack rates per 10,000 are Al Mahwit (432), Al Dhaele’e (421), Amran (366), Abyan (312) and Sana'a (240). and in full

23.8.2017 - World Health Organization (* A H)

Infographic: Yemen: Electronic Disease Early Warning System (eDEWS) Cholera Response Daily Epidemiological Update 2017-08-22

31.7.2017 - World Health Organization (* A H)

Cholera situation in Yemen, July 2017

The cumulative number of cholera cases reported in Yemen since October 2016 is 468 993 including 2 050 related deaths with a case fatality rate of 0.43%. The country experienced a second wave of this outbreak during the month of April and from 27 April to 31 July 2017, the total number of reported cases of cholera at 443 166 including 1 921 related deaths with a case fatality rate of 0.43%.

During the month of July 2017, the Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen reported a total 183 370 cholera cases including 302 associated deaths (CFR- 0.2%).

Although at country level the number of cases has declined for the 5th consecutive week, trends at governorate level show that transmission has plateaued in four governorates (Amanat Al-Asimah, Al-Hudaydah, Amran, and Dhamar). An increased trend has been observed, though, in Hajjah, Lahj, and Mokla governorates over the previous 3 weeks. and in full

cp1b Saudischer Luftangriff auf Hotel / Saudi air raid at hotel

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23.8.2017 – Saba Net (** A K PH)

Arhab massacre death toll rises to 62

The number of victims of the US- Saudi aggression airstrikes on Arhab district in Sana'a province on Wednesday rose to 62 martyrs and wounded.
The aggressive airstrikes killed 48 people and injured 14 others on the hotel in Arhab a local official said to Saba.
The number is likely to increase as some were critically injured, the official said.
The ambulance teams had finished to remove the bodies from under the rubble, the head of the Red Crescent in the province Hussein al-Taweel said.
He added that four bodies did not be identified.

23.8.2017 – Nasser Arrabyee (** A K PH)

This is HOW Saudi airstrikes killed 2day more than 50 workers. They were asleep here in this inn b4 going to farms of Arhab north Sanaa (photos)

This is WHERE Saudi airstrikes killed 2day more 50 Yemeni civilians asleep in small inn (daily wage workers) in Arhab north Sanaa Yemen (photos)

as confirmed by New York Times:

23.8.2017 – New York Times (* A K)

A Saudi airstrike in Yemen destroyed a hotel full of agricultural workers, leaving at least 30 dead or wounded

23.8.2017 – Saba Net (** A K PH)

At least 71 civilians Killed, wounded in Saudi aggression airstrikes on Sanaa

At least 71 citizens were killed and wounded by warplanes from the Saudi-led aggression coalition on Sanaa province early on Wednesday morning, a security official told Saba.
The air strikes hit a hotel in Bait al-Edhari area in Arhab district, killing and injuring at least 50 and damaging several houses.
The air strikes also targeted Sanhan directorate southeast of the capital Sanaa, killing at least six citizens and wounding 15 others.
Other air raids hit Khashm al-Bokra area of Bani Hushaesh district, damaging houses and farms of many citizens.

Films by Almasirah TV:

Film by Aljazeera:

Film, USA Today:




Film: (but no "Houthi fighters" were killed)

Film by Reuters:


23.8.2017 – Middle East Monitor (** A K)

71 civilians killed in Yemen hotel air strike

Up to 71 people have been killed in an air strike in Sana’a, Saba News has reported.

The Houthi armed group claimed a Saudi warplane executed a strike on a hotel in northern Sana’a, early morning yesterday. The strike targeted the Bait Al-Edhari area in Arhab district, causing damage to surrounding homes.

Air strikes also targeted the Sanhan directorate in the southeast of Sana’a, with up to six civilians killed and 15 others wounded, reported Saba News. and this figure also at Sputnik:

23.8.2017 – AP (** A K)


An airstrike by a Saudi-led coalition struck a hotel near Yemen's capital on Wednesday, killing at least 41 people as the alliance stepped up airstrikes against the Houthi rebels and their allies in and around Sanaa.

The escalation comes amid a standoff in Sanaa between the two main components of the rebel alliance, Shiite fighters from the north known as Houthis and loyalists of ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh. There are mounting fears of street violence.

There were conflicting reports on the identity of the victims of the hotel strike, with doctors saying they were farmers and officials and witnesses saying they included rebels. The coalition has been battling the rebels, who control Sanaa, since early 2015.

The fighter jets targeted a two-story hotel in the town of Arhab, about 35 kilometers (22 miles) north of the capital, Sanaa, officials said.

Bodies were still being retrieved from the rubble, witnesses said. Another airstrike hit a checkpoint manned by the Houthis a few kilometers (miles) from the hotel, they added. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to reporters. The witnesses requested anonymity for fear of retribution.

Footage of the area aired on al-Masirah TV, a Houthi-run satellite news network, showed bodies hanging out of a simple cinderblock building. Bystanders wrapped mangled corpses into blankets to try to carry them away.

The TV network said 41 civilians were killed and that the death toll was expected to rise further. Officials and witnesses told The Associated Press that the death toll had reached 60 and that the majority of those killed were Houthis rebels.

Physician Ali al-Rakmi, who was helping with rescue efforts, said there were more than 100 people inside at the time of the attack, all qat farmers. The plant's leaves are chewed for a stimulant effect, a widespread tradition among Yemeni men.

Al-Rakmi said they had retrieved 35 bodies so far.

Fahd Marhab, head of the Umrah hospital, about 10 kilometers (6 miles) from the site of the airstrike, said there were no wounded and that all the people in the hotel were killed in the 3 a.m. airstrike. He also said that they were mostly farmers.

Conflicting accounts are common in the aftermath of deadly airstrikes.

There was no immediate comment from the coalition.

23.8.2017 – Reuters (** A K)

Air strikes near Houthi checkpoint kill 35 in Yemen

At least 35 people were killed in air strikes that hit a hotel near a Houthi-controlled checkpoint north of the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Wednesday, a medic and a Houthi-run television station said, blaming the attack on Saudi-led coalition forces.

The roof of the hotel collapsed, leaving at least two bodies dangling from the building in the Arhab area, about 20 km (13 miles) from Sanaa, a Reuters witness said.

Al-Masira TV, which is run by the Houthi armed movement that controls northern Yemen, said at least 41 "martyrs" or "victims" had been killed in the attack. It did not immediately make a direct reference to civilians or fighters.

Yehia Hussein, an emergency worker in the Houthi-controlled area said "Saudi-American aggressors" had targeted the hotel, which had been hosting around 100 people.

Medics had found 35 corpses as well as body parts, he said. "There are almost 13 wounded and the rest of the victims are still under the rubble," Hussein added.

The ground-floor structure of the gray concrete building was still standing but the upper level had been reduced to rubble with metal wires splayed into the air.

Men searched through the rubble of the hotel, while others carried a body bundled in a blanket to a white van.

23.8.2017 – Aljazeera (** A K)

Officials and witnesses told the Associated Press news agency that the death toll had reached 60 and that the majority of those killed were Houthis rebels.

Hakim Al Masmari, a journalist with the Yemen Post, told Al Jazeera from Sanaa that air raids hit several areas of the city.

"It is probably the biggest massacre Yemen has witnessed by the Saudi-led coalition," Al Masmari told Al Jazeera by phone.

"The air strike targeted a motel late early this morning. It was part of at least 25 air strikes that targeted Sanaa and the outskirts of the city since midnight. The air strikes attacked every part of Sanaa. It was a deadly night," he added.

23.8.2017 – AFP (* A K)

Civilians killed in air raid on Yemen capital: witnesses

Witnesses told AFP multiple air strikes had hit the capital on Wednesday, including at a housing unit for workers from a nearby qat farm. There were reports that members of the Huthi rebel group had been staying in the area.

23.8.2017 – RT (** A K)

Saudi-led airstrikes kill up to 41 people, including 30 civilians in Yemen (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

23.8.2017 – Press TV Iran (* A K PH)

Fresh Saudi airstrikes kill dozens in Yemen’s Sana’a

Dozens of people have lost their lives in fresh air raids conducted by Saudi warplanes against residential areas in Yemen’s western Sana’a Province.

Arabic-language al-Masirah television network reported Wednesday that the bodies of at least 30 people were recovered from the rubble of an inn in Sana’a province’s Arhab district, which was hit by Saudi air raids.

The death toll is expected to rise as an estimated 70 people were in the inn prior to the aerial assaults.

Meanwhile, the Saudi air raids, which targeted security centers in the south of Sana’a City, killed two Yemenis and injured over 10 others, according to the report.

23.8.2017 – Legal Center (* A K PH)

A condemnation Statement
The crime of bombing a tourist break building by #Saudi_aircrafts and its alliance
Al-athri Area, Arhab Directorate ,Sana’a Governorate ,23,8,2017
In a terrible crime documented by the legal center, the warplanes of the Saudi Aggression Coalition attacked a tourist rest building called "Youth Park" in Beit Al-athri area, Arhab governorate in Sana'a, which resulted in the killing and wounding of more than 70 civilians who were inside this building taking a rest of sleep.
This is considered as a grave violation of international humanitarian law, which criminalizes the targeting of civilians, neighborhoods and civilian facilities. The purely civilian nature of the incident and the horrific number of victims confirm that the Saudi forces and their allies violated the most important principles and rules of war in accordance with the international humanitarian law ,making this crime to be considered as a war crime.
This crime is an extension of the series of crimes committed by the Saudi forces and their allies against the Yemeni people.
Legal Center for Rights and Development Condemns and denounces this heinous crime against humanity and holds Saudi Arabia and its alliance the responsibility for this crime and for the past crimes.
Legal Center for Rights and Development calls for the investigation and criminal accountability of the coalition leaders and all those found to be involved in these crimes. The United Nations and the Security Council also hold the responsibility for its shameful silence and evasion of its duties that encouraged Saudi Arabia and its alliance to commit more war crimes against the Yemeni people in a brutally way.

and by the Saudi / pro-Hadi side:

24.8.2017 – Almasdar Online (* A K PS)

Sana'a: Coalition aircrafts kill, wound dozens

A local source in Arhab district northeastern Sana'a city told Almasderonline that dozens of Houthis and civilians were killed on Wednesday by five air raids of the Saudi-led Arab Coalition aircrafts targeted Houthis armed checkpoint and a motel in Bayt al Ezi village.

The source pointed out that a number of soldiers from al Sama'a and al Farijah military camps were sleeping in the motel which is located near the Houthis group office in the region.

23.8.2017 – Tasnim News (* A K P)

Saudi Atrocities to Strengthen Yemeni Nation’s Resistance: Ansarullah Movement

The spokesman for Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah Movement condemned a deadly airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition that hit a hotel north of the Yemeni capital of Sana’a on Wednesday, saying the Riyadh regime’s plots to undermine the Yemenis’ resistance will backfire.

My comment: The Houthis themselves „ undermine the Yemenis’ resistance“, look at cp5.

cp2 Allgemein / General

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23.8.2017 – Aljazeera (* B K P)

Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen 'a strategic failure'

Saudi involvement in Yemen has further aggravated the humanitarian crisis, analysts say.

Adam Baron, a Yemen analyst, says that a Saudi pull out is not going to be "complete" since the kingdom's security is largely reliant on Yemen's security.

"Yes, the Saudis would like out of the war-but only on their own terms," Baron said.

"What's broadly necessary would be a deal that ensures Saudi interests are preserved in Yemen, that heavy weaponry is handed over, an end to cross border attacks, and that any incipient Iranian influence is not allowed to gain permanence, let alone expand," Baron told Al Jazeera.

"It's in the kingdom's interest to prevent Yemen devolving further into the chaotic abyss."

"The increasing criticism worldwide against the coalition attacks - considered the main reason behind the cholera epidemic that is killing thousands of civilians, the obscure situation of detainees, and the blockade of Sanaa airport and Hudaida port that is preventing humanitarian supply to arrive to the blocked areas controlled by the Houthis, are making this war very unpopular," Zaccara told Al Jazeera.

"The beneficiaries of the Saudi exit are the Houthis who want to rule Yemen," Halah Mansr, a Sanaa-based university student, told Al Jazeera. "We do not care how it will end and who will be at the helm of the country. Peace is all what we want."

"Even the areas which were liberated by the coalition are unstable … This is not a success. It is a setback for the coalition - they haven't succeeded militarily, or diplomatically [by bringing stability to Yemen]," Mansr added.

But some believe that an end to the war should be followed by other steps.

"Yemenis are suffering here and abroad. When they [the coalition] pull out, life will change for the better," Leila Saleh, a university student, told Al Jazeera.

"I want the coalition to pull out, and at the same time push the parties of the conflict to peace negotiations. This will be in the interest of Yemenis." - By Farah Najjar and Khalid Al-Karimi

My comment: It's mainly Saudi Arabia itself who pressed Yemen „into the chaotic abyss."

23.8.2017 – Juan Cole (* B K P)

International Community must Halt Yemen Bloodbath

A concerted effort by the international community to resolve Yemen’s war would see considerable benefits at a small cost, yet profits, alliances, and egos are getting in the way.

The apparent hopelessness of this crisis is reinforced by the fact that most parties to the conflict benefit enough from present instability that they are unlikely to initiate a truce, but with sufficient pressure and assurances of their role in political dialogue, the war could be brought to a close.

For its part, Saudi Arabia will never see victory in Yemen and its coalition’s bombardment and blockade will only prolong the suffering of Yemenis. The airstrikes are rationalized as a necessary tactic to force the Houthis to make concessions–the reality, however, is that Saudi bombs are not weakening the Houthis, they are hurting civilians.

While this prolonged and expensive conflict has proven to be an embarrassment for Defense Minister and Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, an admission of failure at this point would be even more unpalatable.

Whenever negotiations do resume, they will need to be paired with the guarantee of political representation for all parties. As Khaldoon Bakhail, an independent Yemeni politician and former GPC member explained in an interview, “Without having security arrangements along with political arrangements, a resolution will never happen. The two parts must be parallel.

The international community’s unwillingness to push for a resolution is difficult to fathom. Aside from the clear moral imperative to end this crisis, a stable Yemen is certainly in the best interests of global powers.

The United States, which has been carrying out airstrikes against al-Qaeda’s branch in Yemen for years and considers it to be the organization’s most dangerous offshoot, should be alarmed at the degree to which this group benefits, territorially and monetarily, from the ongoing war.

If international and regional players can leverage their influence on Hadi’s government and Saudi Arabia while offering assurances that the Houthis and marginalized parties will have rights and representation in a post-conflict Yemen, the country will have a shot at peace – by Hannah Porter

My comment: A misleading interpretstion of the „international community“ and the role of the US and the Europeans in Yemen. The US and the EU are warring parties supporting one side of this conflict – the Saudi coalition and its Yemeni allies (or puppets). The US and the EU benefit from this war – by selling arms to Saudi coalition countries by dozens and dozens of billions of US$. They will and can not play any positive role in Yemen. The only positive things they can do is: keep out of all of this – and pay for humanitarian help and reconstruction to overcome the desaster you are responsible for.

22.8.2017 – London School of Economics and Political Science (* B H K P)

Book Review – Ginny Hill’s ‘Yemen Endures’

International interest in Yemen has been growing since the current war passed its second anniversary in spring 2017. But the poorest country in the Arab world was wracked by multiple crises long before the Saudi-led intervention. Ginny Hills detailed and highly readable account of the background is indispensable to understanding the story so far.

It is not easy to unravel the complexities of Yemen’s weak, patronage-based political system, before, during or since the 33-year-rule of Ali Abdullah Saleh, the tank driver turned president who proved himself a master of looting, manipulation and survival. Its domestic problems pre-date the unification of 1990 and the civil war of 1994. Dwindling oil reserves, water shortages, soaring population growth, poverty, unemployment, tribal loyalties and a corrupt and incompetent state have been linked for the last quarter of a century.

Yemen Endures includes an admirably clear explanation of the Houthis, whose Zaydi doctrine, a form of Shiism, is less at odds with the Sunni majority and more a political identity in Sa’ada, the Imamate of old and in modern times, a backward region fighting for power and resources. Hill rightly decries the simplification of sectarian affiliations, arguing that the Houthis, formally named Ansar Allah, enjoyed ‘an enviable degree of legitimacy’ and exploited anti-American sympathy to broaden support after the invasion of Iraq in 2003. She dismisses the propaganda that describes Sana’a as the ‘fourth Arab capital’ (after Baghdad, Beirut and Damascus), to ‘fall’ to ‘the Shi’a’, giving a cool assessment of Tehran’s strategy. Yemen’s war, in the words of one observer she quotes, is the flip-side of the 2015 US-orchestrated nuclear deal with Iran – which was bitterly opposed in Riyadh.

Saleh is the dominant figure in this bleak drama.

Yemen’s internal problems have always been compounded by regional ones, the author argues.

Alongside the Houthis and AQAP, the southern separatists of the Hiraak movement were the other group challenging what little remains of central government in Sana’a, demanding a greater share of national resources.

Hill cites an unidentified analyst who dreamed up the clever TAPE B formula to explain everything in Yemen: T is for tribes, A for the army, P for political parties, E for extremists and B for business families. Perhaps an F for foreigners (or an S for Saudis) should be added as well?

Yemen Endures is a pacey synthesis of existing research and hundreds of the author’s interviews, many of them anonymous but carefully footnoted – and honestly described as ‘informed comment’. Having worked on and in Yemen for a decade as a journalist, analyst and UN consultant, Ginny Hill is impressive proof that academic rigour, patient and persistent reporting, good contacts and fine writing are not mutually exclusive. Her book is full of vivid insights enriched by far deeper knowledge than can be accumulated during a brief visit by what she calls ‘shock and awe’ foreign correspondents with a strong but short-lived news peg for their stories - by Ian Black

22.8.2017 – Sputnik News (B H K)

Yemeni airport catastrophe

The closure of Sanaa International Airport in Yemen is an unfortunate element of the multilateral war between Saudi Arabia and Yemen, which has resulted in civilians suffering, according to the director of the Yemeni Democracy Monitoring Center, Abdel Wahab Al Sharfi.

In addition to the military campaign, “Sana'a airport was closed, the central bank was moved to the south of the country, and the ports of al-Mocha and al-Hodaida were attacked. The purpose of these actions is to hide the failures that the Arab coalition suffered at the fronts as it failed to achieve any significant success in two and a half years,” Al Sharfi said.

22.8.2017 – Secular Talk (B K P)

Film: Saudí King Takes $100 MIL Vaca As He Oblíterates Yemen

22.8.2017 – Aljazeera (* B K)

Film: UN accuses both sides in Yemen war of international law violations

UN accuses both sides in Yemen war of international law violations

Two new UN reports have accused both sides in Yemen's war of violating international laws.

17.8.2017 - UN Development Programme (A H)

Yemen: Early Recovery Cluster: Emergency Employment and Community Rehabilitation - Monthly Dashboard - Achievements of July 2017 and in full

15.8.2017 - Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (* B H)

Yemen: Populations at Risk - Current Crisis (15 August 2017)

Various parties to the conflict have perpetrated indiscriminate attacks and targeted civilian infrastructure, amounting to possible war crimes and crimes against humanity. Failure to abide by temporary ceasefires and attempts by the Houthis to subvert the political transition are in violation of various UN Security Council (UNSC) resolutions. The ongoing conflict has resulted in a humanitarian catastrophe, now the largest in the world, in which at least seven million people are at risk of famine.

Despite the magnitude of the crisis, the UNSC has failed to adequately respond to the conflict in Yemen. A substantive UNSC resolution has not been passed since April 2015, and the Council has done little to facilitate the resumption of peace talks.

While Saudi Arabia remains the main force backing the regional military coalition, Iran has allegedly provided military assistance to the Houthis. Former Yemeni President Saleh has publicly called for direct attacks on Saudi Arabia. Civilian casualties resulting from airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition have resulted in public pressure for the United States and United Kingdom to cease selling arms to Saudi Arabia.

Fighting between Houthi rebels and pro-government forces also threatens to further fracture Yemeni society along tribal and sectarian lines. Terrorist groups, such as AQAP and ISIL, are trying to exploit tensions between Shia and Sunni populations to increase their influence.

The Yemeni government is unable to uphold its Responsibility to Protect and requires ongoing international support to negotiate an end to the conflict.

My comment: Overview article. The Iranian military support is minimal compared to the worldwide arms sales to the Saudi coalition states.

cp3 Humanitäre Lage / Humanitarian situation

Siehe / Look at cp1

22.8.2017 – Julie Maxon (* B H)

"In Hudaydah 27% of under 5s have malnutrition & almost 95,000 are at imminent risk of death from starvation"

cp5 Nordjemen und Huthis / Northern Yemen and Houthis

23.8.2017 – Living in Yemen (A P)

This morning there was an agreement between the sides to continue the liaison. At least for the moment.

23.8.2017 – Anas Shahari (A P)

Tensions escalate as Ansarullah & GPC mobilize supporters to rally tmrw at different locations. Pray for no more bloodshed (photos)

23.8.2017 – Nasser Arrabyee (A P)

On eve of rallies,Yemen President Samad visited both rally places of Saleh &Houthi to check security. After tensions eased by top leaders. (photos)

Yemen President Samad visited today the entrances of Sanaa where thousands of news fighters would be heading to battlefields from tomorrow

23.8.2017 – Critical Threats (* A P)

Tensions remain high between former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Salehand the al Houthi bloc. Al Houthi-aligned tribal fighters called Saleh a traitor and vowed to seek revenge on August 22. Saleh criticized the al Houthibloc for dominating governmental power and belittled al Houthi-aligned tribal fighters as “militias” during a speech on August 20. Saleh and al Houthi leaders exchanged criticisms in public addresses on August 19 and August 20. Supporters of former Yemeni president Saleh and his General People’s Congress party (GPC) are beginning to gather in Sabeen Square inSana’acity in preparation for the 35th anniversary celebration of the founding of the GPC on August 24. Al Houthi officials called for a suspension of all political activity and mass-gatherings in a statement directed at Saleh’s GPC party.[1]

23.8.2017 – Digital Journal (** A P)

Yemen's rebel alliance unravels in Sanaa

An alliance between Huthi rebels and Yemen strongman Ali Abdullah Saleh, which jointly controls the capital Sanaa, has begun to unravel, threatening to further splinter a country already ravaged by war.

Witnesses say armed supporters of Saleh and the Huthis have spread across the city on the eve of a mass rally to mark the 35th anniversary of ex-president Saleh's General People's Congress, sparking fears of an intensification of violence in a country already ravaged by war, cholera and famine.

Tension between Saleh and the Huthis is at an unprecedented high, threatening an unlikely alliance that has long been viewed as tactical at best.

The two sides have flung mutual accusations of treason over the past week, culminating on Wednesday in an open threat by the Iran-backed rebels who said Saleh would have to "bear the consequences" after he dismissed his allies as "militias" in a weekend speech.

Saleh's history with the rebels is long and complicated.

Saleh and the Huthis have had a tacit agreement in sharing Sanaa: the ex-president lacks the muscle the insurgents can provide, and Saleh's structural and popular power in the capital is unparalleled.

That delicate power balance may be tested in Thursday's rally, which Saleh has said will be a demonstration of support for "legitimacy" in Yemen.

Analysts say both Saleh and the residents of Sanaa are not happy with the Huthis, who control the defence ministry and military intelligence.

"People are not necessarily coming out in support of Saleh, but in protest against the Huthis," said Yemeni analyst Maged al-Madhaji, director of the Sanaa Centre for Strategic Studies.

"The Huthis are well aware that Saleh needs them, so over the past year-and-a-half they've worked on the military, political and social fronts to try and gain some of the popular support that Saleh has."

Speaking to AFP on condition of anonymity, a source in Saleh's General People's Congress said attempts to mediate this week with the Huthis had failed.

The source also said Saudi Arabia would be happy to see its former ally split from the Huthis but was not yet ready to take Saleh back into the fold.

"Effectively, the conflict in Yemen has never been a two-sided war -- this is something that's been characterised by a mosaic of alliances of convenience from the start," said Baron.

"All things are possible in Yemen, and there have definitely been feelers going out in all sorts of directions for some time now." - BY NATACHA YAZBECK, AFP

23.8.2017 – Bloomberg (* A P)

Anti-Saudi Rebel Alliance in Yemen Teeters on the Edge

Strains in Yemen’s rebel camp have broken out into the open, possibly spelling an end to an alliance that has fended off a Saudi-led coalition’s attempt to seize control of the war-ravaged country.

The collapse of the Houthi-Saleh alliance could lead “to an open-ended war of all against all,” Abdulbari Taher, an independent analyst based in the capital, said by telephone. “The Saudi-led coalition would benefit from any conflict between Saleh and Houthis but this would cause a human catastrophe in Sana’a.”

In a televised speech on Wednesday, Saleh rebuked the Houthis for calling his party traitors and urged them to “hold back your crazy people.” He also appealed for calm among his supporters and said the rally was meant to propel the United Nations Security Council to issue a resolution on ending the war.

Thousands of Saleh backers have started to gather in the al-Sasbeen squre in Sana’a where the rally will be held, residents said.

The Houthis have set up more checkpoints around the city ahead of the protest after calling for a state of emergency on Tuesday “to confront the aggression and traitors.” - by Mohammed Hatem and Glen Carey

23.8.2017 – Middle East Eye (** A P)

How the Houthi-Saleh dispute could turn Yemen's war on its head

In the wake of tensions between the former adversaries-turned-allies, the former president appears to be signalling that he's ready to negotiate with his enemies. Or will this just lead to more fighting?

A tenuous alliance between Yemen’s former president Ali Abdullah Saleh and the Zaydi Shia Houthi movement appears to be in danger of collapsing after accusations were traded in televised speeches over the weekend. Tensions between the partners come days before scheduled demonstrations, which will mark 35 years since the establishment of Saleh’s General People’s Congress (GPC).

Although tensions were known to have existed between the allies, this week has seen a sudden public display of grievances that could mean major changes for the country’s conflict.

On Saturday, Abdel Malek al-Houthi, the leader of the eponymous movement, launched nameless but harsh accusations of Saleh

Saleh respondedthe following day in a speech given to a room full of supporters. Ever the skilled politician, he offered an olive branch to the Houthis while gently shifting the blame onto them for months of unpaid salaries and an absence of public funds.

Saleh’s criticism of the Houthis may be more than an expression of internal divisions. He appears to be signalling to exiled president (and his former vice president) Hadi, the Saudis, and his own supporters in the UAE, that he is prepared to negotiate. Although Saleh’s speech called for unity in the face of the enemy, he did not criticise or even mention Saudi Arabia a single time.

The partnership between the Houthis and Saleh was certainly one of convenience and news of tensions in their camp is hardly surprising. However, a possible split within the Houthi-Saleh camp would be a major development in the conflict.

According to a former member of the Houthi movement who asked to remain anonymous, “the division between [the Houthis and Saleh] was inevitable and expected. If it leads to clashes, it will be catastrophic for Sanaa...There is no doubt that a split between them could cause a sudden internal war that will have repercussions for the wider conflict if Saleh and the Houthis’ adversaries exploit it. This is what the two players are trying to avoid.”

There is no telling if an additional fracture in Yemen’s warring parties will signal an opportunity for negotiations, or if it would simply doom the country to intensified fighting.

Furthermore, the Saudis may see their adversary’s internal disputes as a sign that they are close to victory, causing them to believe that the coalition simply needs to push ahead until the divided forces surrender.

The anonymous Houthi affiliate says that, regardless of the ultimate outcome, “it is now a delicate situation for everyone,” adding that “it is expected that the coming phase will witness a number of assassinations [by Saleh and Hadi forces].” - by Hannah Porter

23.8.2017 – Middle East Eye (** A P)

Yemen ex-president Saleh labelled 'traitor' by Houthi allies

War of words sparked on Yemeni television after Houthis took offence at Ali Saleh branding them 'militias'

Yemen's Houthi rebels on Wednesday warned former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, their main ally in the country's war, that he would "bear the consequences" after calling the Iran-backed rebels "militias".

Yemen's Houthi rebels on Wednesday warned former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, their main ally in the country's war, that he would "bear the consequences" after calling the Iran-backed rebels "militias".

Tension has been rising for days in the Yemeni capital, which is jointly controlled by Saleh and the Houthis, and eyewitnesses say armed supporters of Saleh and Houthi have intensified their presence across the city. and by AFP:

Remark and comment: Earlier reporting at large below and in YPR 337, cp5. - It seems whether the Houthis really want to break the alliance with the Saleh supporters – and commit suicide.

23.8.2017 – Reuters (* A P)

Pro-Houthi fighters call powerful Yemen ally 'evil', escalating feud

Fighters loyal to the armed Houthi movement on Wednesday decried as "evil" the group's main ally in Yemen's civil war, ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh, widening an unusual public rift as they fight a Saudi-led coalition for control of the country.

The "Popular Committees", a body of rank and file pro-Houthi combatants, condemned Saleh's description of them in a speech as a "militia," criticizing the former leader who remains one of Yemen's most powerful politicians and military figures.

"What (Saleh) said transgressed a red line and he could have only fallen into this because he's evil and void of every good, patriotic or religious characteristic," the collection of tribal and volunteer fighters said in a statement.

23.8.2017 – The National UAE (** A P)

Yemen's Houthis declare 'emergency state' in Sanaa

The Shiite rebels issued a ban on partisan activities ahead of a rally to celebrate the 35-year anniversary of the establishment of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh's political party

Yemen's Houthi rebels have declared an "emergency state" in Sanaa and issued a ban on partisan activities ahead of the 35-year anniversary of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh’s political party.

The rebel movement issued a written statement on Tuesday night entitled "Facing escalation with escalation", warning supporters of the General People's Congress party to avoid congregating in public places.

Local residents now fear clashes could break out ahead of a rally organised by the GPC for Thursday, the day of the anniversary.

Minister of State for the UAE, Anwar Gargash, said that "the GPC will face a historic test tomorrow in the Al Sabeen Square in Sanaa, his [Saleh's] decision to undo the insurgency, will be a decision for the future of Yemen".

It comes as the Houthis look poised to break off relations with Mr Saleh.

Local sources said the presence of armed supporters from both sides has intensified across Sanaa since the Houthis' statement on Tuesday, which came after a meeting between the Houthi leadership and members of various political parties, local media reported – by Naser Al-Wasmi

22.8.2017 – Critical Threats (* A P)

Spokespeople for the al Houthi political party Ansar Allah and former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh called for unity within the al Houthi-Saleh partnership in order to confront the Saudi-led coalition. The statement coincided with a motion by al Houthi movement leaders to freeze all political party activity and remove the immunity of parliamentarians linked to the Saudi-led coalition on August 22. These measures are likely intended to reduce the power of Saleh’s General People’s Congress party. Al Houthi movement leader Abdul Malik al Houthi accused Saleh of cooperating with the Saudi-led coalition on August 19.[1]

22.8.2017 – Nasser Arrabyee (A P)

Tensions between Saleh &Houthi supporters completely eased after seniors of both came out now a joint plan to fight invaders.

Remark: For these tensions, YPR 337, cp5.

23.8.2017 – IUVM Press (A P)

President Sammad: The state will not allow Yemen to slip into any slide that serves aggression

President of the Supreme Political Council Saleh Al-Samad said that the state will not allow Yemen to slip into any slide that serves the aggression with the cooperation and integration of its sons, in the forefront of its elders and dignitaries

He assured the Yemeni people that all things are reassuring and that this challenge will become an opportunity to know the faults in partnership and alliance. Yemen has a prominent role in overcoming these problems.

In the meeting, the President of the Supreme Political Council expressed thanks to the Yemeni sheikhs and their role and initiatives stemming from their sense of responsibility and awareness of the tracks of aggression and the dangerous escalation that he planned as early as the last sheet of paper to achieve any victory over Yemen.

He referred to the plans on which the aggression is directed and the targeting of the home front, which is not afraid in light of the presence of strong figures present with their awareness and social weight in all the tribes of Yemen and its regions and rural areas and attended by the elite present today.

22.8.2017 – Alomanaa Net (* A P)

The failure of tribal mediation to contain the differences of the parties to the coup in Yemen

Sources close to the two parties to the coup in Sanaa, the failure of tribal mediation led by Monday, Sheikh Naji Al-Shayef, the sheikh of Yemen's sheikhs, to contain the crisis of escalating differences between the Huthis and ousted Ali Abdullah Saleh, and increased prospects of military confrontation between the partners of the coup with the continued entrenchments of each party.
Sources close to both sides of the coup exchanged accusations of responsibility for the failure of tribal mediation, which met ousted Saleh and the so-called Supreme Political Council leader Houthi Saleh al-Samad, and other leaders of the Houthi group.

My comment: As by a southern, anti-Houthi/Saleh media. Fact or fiction? We will see.

22.8.2017 – Suhf Net (* A P)

Saleh provokes the Huthis again and at this moment the giant devices in the field of the seventy (photos)

Former President Ali Abdullah Saleh and his party in the General People's Congress (GPC) are continuing their preparations to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the party's founding, despite the escalating conflict with itsHuthi allies.

"Ababil Net" has received special pictures from the square of the seventy, in the center of the capital Sanaa , showing the continuation of the technical teams for the preparations for the event to be held next Thursday.

In the meantime, the teams are setting up giant electronic displays on the outskirts of Medan Square to see the crowd gathered in the field.

A special source for Ababil Net said that the screens will be allocated to convey Saleh's speech, which will carry a series of messages, and broadcast an important political statement followed by one of the leaders of the high conference.

The preparations for the conference continue to be effective after all mediation by tribal leaders to ease the tension between the two sides of the coup has failed since both sides are keen to mobilize to impose their direction on the other side.

22.8.2017 – Yemen Post / Living in Yemen etc. / Fatik Al-Rodaini / Nasser Arrabyee (A P)

DRUMS of WAR: Houthis threaten their ally Ex Pres Saleh. 1000s of his followers arrive to Yemen capital in support. End 3 year alliance (document)

#Salehand AlMutamer party (Congress Party) supporters have started gathering in Al-Sabeen square ,two days before the demonstration celebrating the 35th birthday of the party.
This is just not needed. Not now.

GPC party leader former Prz Saleh at al-Sabaeen square praising his supporters. Tension btw the 2 allies Saleh and Houthis is high referring to

Yemen Saleh supporter ( Hanan Hussein university professor) calling4Saleh's GPC rally on Thursday on 35th anniversary of the party inSanaa (photo)

Yemen President Samad ordered military&security committee tosecure rallies of both Saleh&Houthi on Thursday.Both rallies against aggression

22.8.2017 – Nasser Arrabyee (A P)

For those who missed it This is the so-called Grand Bargain that was behind(supposedly)eased tension bw Saleh&Houthi

[pointing to this important report:]

22.8.2017 – Saba Net (A P)

President meets Chargé d'Affaires of Russian Embassy

And there are many more reports on Houthi / saleh tensions in southern, anti-Houthi, anti-Saleh

22.8.2017 – Suhf Net (* A P)

Heavy military deployment and dozens of Houthi mechanisms and the Republican Guard in Sana'a and its entrances

The Revolutionary Committees of the Huthi group on Tuesday morning dozens of gunmen on the main roads reinforced by the mechanisms of war began to work barricades and spray machine guns on the roads leading to the Yemeni capital Sanaa, amid the spread of what was known as the "Republican Guard" loyal to former Yemeni President Ali AbdullahSaleh .

The suspicious moves in Sanaa came days before the demonstration of the "Saleh" party in the square of the seventies, in conjunction with demonstrations of the Houthis in several areas at the entrances of the capital.

The correspondent of " Yemen Monitor " the spread of militants, "Revolutionary Committees" of the group of Houthis in security checkpoints in the main streets (Hadda Street, Al-Misbahi Street, Tahrir Street, A number of armed mechanisms were stationed at a distance of meters from the checkpoints amid the astonishment of the people of this large deployment.

The correspondent quoted elements of the Houthi group hanging a crane to create a military base with machine guns installed at the entrance to Bani al-Harith and the entrance to Wadi Ahmed next to the Sanaa International Airport and feeding security points to a number of Houthis after these points had been abandoned in recent weeks.

On the other hand, eyewitnesses told "Yemen Monitor" that they saw the arrival of 30 military patrols of the Republican Guard and stationed in the area of ​​Sabahah (west of Sanaa), which is an outlet and the arrival point of the conference members before entering Sanaa to participate in the ceremony next Thursday, Erected by the Houthi group in the same area.

On the northern side of the province of Sana'a, eyewitnesses said that about 13 patrols and armor of the Republican Guard reached the outskirts of the Directorate of Welcome, which is a point of arrival from the provinces of Rahab and Al-Jouf and pass through to Sanaa.

The sources told Yemen Monitor that clashes broke out between members of the Republican Guard and the Houthis in the vicinity of the presidential palace resulted in the fall of four dead and wounded belonging to the Houthi group who ripped pictures Saleh in the streets of Sanaa, referring to the names of those killed as a result of tearing pictures Saleh in the headquarters of Nahdeen An illusion ensued: Colonel Mansour al-Kubsi, Major Mutahar al-Ansi, four soldiers and the perpetrators.

The sources confirmed that the bodies and wounded Houthis were identified as three people, one of them from the Dahyan district in the province of Saada (Houthi stronghold) and two from Amran governorate.

23.8.2017 – Suhf Net (* A P)

Al-Huthi calls on the conference to officially apologize

The leader of the so-called Revolutionary Committee of the Al- Houthi Mufti Muhammad Ali al-Houthi Salehand the Congress Party have called for an apology for what they said about the popular committees of Huthi, which they called the militia.

In a statement on Wednesday, Mohammed Ali promised that he would work with the president of the political council of the coup d'etat according to the directives of the leader of their group, Abdelmalek al-Houthi, and that his popular committees would waive their rights in exchange for an apology from Saleh and his party.

Earlier, a new escalation and after a statement to the so-called political council, which announced the agreement and calm between the parties issued committees Huthi popular statement responded to the Salih as a militia and called him to resign, which angered the supporters and increased the threats of the Houthis him.

The Mohammed Ali al-Houthi had invited supporters of the Houthi group coup to rally around the capital Sanaa in conjunction with the festival Saleh and announced the face of escalation escalation.

The Houthi militia has stepped up crowds and forces towards the capital Sanaa and intensified its checkpoints at the entrances and streets of the capital amid the security tensions witnessed by the militia with the Congress Party and Saleh, who is rallying his supporters on Thursday in the square of seventy in a festival to celebrate the 35th founding of the Congress Party.

22.-23.8.2017 – Suhf Net (* A P)

Houthis are afraid of the control of the masses of the conference and the supporters of the deposed on the capital Sana'a

Sadr, who is close to the Ansar Allah movement, said that the leadership of the group is deeply concerned by the massive and unprecedented mobilization of the General People's Congress (GPC), former President Saleh'swing, to the capital Sana'a on the 24th anniversary of the founding of the group. The party, fearing the use of these forces to control the capital, as controlled by the Houthis on 21 September 2014.

Al-Quds Al-Arabi quoted the source as saying: "The intense tension and growing media conflict between the Houthi group and the Congress party is not due to the organization of the march by Saleh's party, but rather the fears and deep concern of turning these crowds into forces to control the capital Sana'a, And that Saleh's party used the Republican Guard loyal forces in favor of, under the pretext of protecting this party march. "

He revealed that this is the biggest escalation of the dispute between the two allies of the coup (Houthi / Saleh) since the formation of their military alliance and popular in 2014, who have been engaged in armed clashes with government forces and the Arab coalition forces led by Saudi Arabia since February 26,

A spokesman for the al-Houthi group, Mohamed Abdulsalam, responded yesterday to Ali Saleh's speech, in which he expressed his party's readiness to break the alliance with al-Houthi group, saying that Saleh's statements "distort the supporters of Allah ( Houthis ) Arab, led by Saudi Arabia), falls within the distribution of roles only ».

"This alone is sufficient to indicate that your standing (in reference to favor) against partnership is an option and a decision, not the product of a legal or constitutional problem." "The Congress Party has destroyed the concept of the state and turned it into partisan property," Abdulsalam said, threatening to open corruption files for the benefit of his party's leadership.

Many political sources attributed the reasons for exaggeration Houthi in the face of popular mobilization by the party of Saleh through this process, to the Houthis sense of political transformation of Saleh's party with the outbreak of the Gulf crisis between the Arab alliance countries, particularly between Qatar on the one hand and Saudi Arabia and the UAE on the other , Which accuses Saleh of receiving substantial support from Abu Dhabi to cover the expenses of this great mobilization and buying the loyalty of tribal sheikhs and the restoration of its military forces by injecting large sums of money to the military cadres, which Houthi group has attracted many of them to the ranks during the past period.

Al-Quds Al-Arabi said: "The Houthis felt that the countdown to the end of the war was approaching, and that Ali Saleh was arranging his papers alone with the coalition countries, especially the UAE, to get a good share of the next power cake to be produced by the conflicting parties' Post-war, which may marginalize the Houthi group and its narrow corner in which it is classified as a militia group that everyone is facing to confront.

23.8.2017 – Suhf Net (* A P)

Houthis call for a state of emergency and freeze the activity of the General People's Congress

The Houthi group and pro-government parties have called for a declaration of emergency, a freeze on the activities of the ruling General People's Congress (GPC), and the mobilization of fighters on the fronts.

Houthis also warned at a meeting of a number of parties loyal to the group in Sana'a, the Congress Party to exploit the so-called "Takfiri groups," calling on the political leadership to declare a state of emergency to preserve the home front.

He called upon the honorable members of the Congress Party to regain the initiative, from the hands of the so-called "fifth column", calling for the consolidation of the fighters and the launching of a new phase under the slogan "Facing escalation."

They also called for activating the role of state institutions, especially the regulatory bodies and judicial bodies, in order to end corruption, hold corruptors accountable and prosecute traitors, according to the statement.

He called on the Huthis and their allies to lift the immunity of parliamentarians in favor of aggression as traitors and take legal action against them.

22.-23.8.2017 – Suhf Net (A P)

Houthi leader: "We must admit that the tension is too great and the situation may get out of control"

"We must admit that the tension is too great and the situation could get out of hand," Houthi said.

The leader of the al-Houthi group of the coup and a member of the so-called Mgli political upper Hussein al-Azi that tension between the group Houthi and its ally the Congress Party is too large and the situation is likely to explode.

"We must admit that the tension is great and very large, and if the interests of the homeland and the defense of the homeland are not sacrificed to any other whims, the situation will not allow God to go beyond the control of the wise," he said in a tweet on Twitter. Great among the Allies. and also

23.8.2017 – Suhf Net (* A P)

Saleh: Ready for all options and we do not accept threat from anyone

The Assistant Secretary-General of the General People's Congress Party in Yemen , Sheikh Yasser Al-Awadhi, confirmed that the conference is ready for all options, after the threat of "Popular Committees" of the Ansar Allah ( Houthis ), yesterday evening.
"We are ready for all options," Awadi wrote in a tweet on Twitter. "No threat threatens us and the Yemeni threat is accepted. What is going on in the country and the leader is fire, but we have been ashes."
Al-Awadhi's statement came after a statement issued by the so-called "Popular Committees", a label launched by the Houthi group on its militias, issued a statement that carried an unprecedented attack against former President Ali Abdullah Saleh , a statement that carried a language of clear threat of physical liquidation against the backdrop of Saleh's To mark the 35th anniversary of the founding of the Congress Party.
The Sanaa capital is experiencing considerable tension and the two sides are exchanging inflammatory statements, warning of armed confrontations between the two parties, the Huthis and Saleh groups, which have formed an alliance over the past years and were key partners in the coup against the authorities of President Abd Rabo Mansour Hadi .
While Saleh rallied to the square of the seventeen largest squares in Sanaa, the Huthi group began to mobilize its gunmen into four areas in the entrances of the capital Sana'a and accused the leaders and prominent media followers of Saleh and his party of treason and employment.
The sites funded by al-Houthi quoted their own sources that Saleh is still in contact with dissidents of the conference and supporters of President Hadi residing with him outside the country, according to those sources, Saleh recently asked the volcanic stay in Cairo and not to leave and not appear media this period, From creating conditions for the rest of the dissidents and withdrawing them from Riyadh and Jeddah to Cairo, without disclosing further details and the reasons for this request.

22.-23.8.2017 – Suhf Net (A P)

Minister in the government of the coup d'etat in Sanaa demanding the execution of Houthi officials after committing this crime!

The Minister of Industry and Commerce in the government of "Ben Habtoor" parliamentary "Abdo Bishr" a report carrying charges punishable by death.

In a letter to the Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs, Hassan Mabbouli, these crimes included conspiracy and suspension of the Yemeni Organization for Standardization and Metrology, currency deterioration, non-delivery of the requirements of the fronts, salaries of state employees and the suspension of the Central Bank.

Beshr explained in the letter the involvement of figures attributed to the supporters of God [Ansarallh, Houthi movement] with corruption crimes punishable by law to execution.

The minister confirmed the existence of many evidence of the crimes committed and committed by some against Yemen, land and human, while promising to disclose them "after the end of the war on Yemen.

24.8.2017 – Al Sahwah (A P)

Houthi-Saleh militias murder businessman in Shabwah

22.8.2017 – Middle East Eye (* B P)

Houthi justice: Yemenis flock in thousands to Sanaa public executions

Crowds have flocked to watch the execution of murderers and rapists - but there are fears such punishment will become commonplace

And while the vast majority at the executions backed the punishment of Maghribi and Saket - both were accused of raping and murdering children - the methods used and the potential for escalation could see a new wave of state-sponsored violence, targeting dissidents as well as criminals.

While such court cases used to crawl through the judicial system - from the court of first instance, to the court of appeals and then the criminal court - Maghribi's trial was sped up, as the protesters threatened to surround the building were the trial to be delayed at all.

The trial was much faster than in normal cases, and the entire procedure, through three different courts, took one month in total.

Matari is grateful to those Yemenis who campaigned for his child's killer to be hung, and who ensured his trial was sped up, turning it into a matter of public debate.

He now feels crimes affecting children have become a priority for the courts.

He did not bury Rana until after her killer was in the ground.

A judge in the court in Sanaa told MEE that after the protests last month, any crimes in which children have been victims have now been prioritised, and all outstanding cases are being addressed as soon as possible.

But amid the praise for the public executions among much of the Yemeni public, there have also been fears that the extreme punishment will soon be meted out against political opponents.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, a social activist in Sanaa told MEE that there is growing disappointment in the Houthis as the humanitarian situation lurches from bad to worse. He believes the Houthis are trying to send a message that they are still strong and in control, by ruling with an iron fist.

"This period is sensitive and people are starting to lose trust in the Houthis, as crime levels are increasing and public employees have gone without salaries for over 10 months," he said.

"We fear that the Houthis have started with the execution of criminals, and they will then move on to executing their opponents."

22.8.2017 – New News (A P)

Rescue Government Directed to Intensify Efforts to Pay Salaries before Eid-al-Adha

The Supreme Political Council, meeting in Sanaa Sunday, called on the government to intensify its efforts to pay salaries before Eid al-Adha.

22.8.2017 – Nasser Arrabyee (A K P)

Yemen tribesmen of Hamdan, northwest Sanaa, sent2day thousands of fighters to back army against US-backed Saudi invaders (photos)

22.8.2017 – Saba Net (A P)

Scholars, sheikhs, dignitaries, wise men, sons of Sanaa stress to face aggression escalation

22.8.2017 – Saba Net (A P)

Maintaining internal unity to defeat enemy: Army spokesman

Comment: It is an important message, at least on the surface: Army is united against the aggressors.
Will there be frictions between Saleh and Houthis? Yes, they will continue, but for the time being, there is a united front militarily.
A coup within a coup is not an option for now. Same way a civil war would imply for 29 months Yemenis have been fighting against windmills.

23.8.2017 – Suhf Net (A P)

Houthis blow up the oldest high school in the Directorate of Nham east of Sanaa

22.8.2017 – Naji Alkaladi (A)

Despite the siege and the economic crisis, Yemeni Youth opening a special Coffee shop in old Sanaa city (photos)

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


24.8.2017 – Almasdar Online (A T)

Two unidentified gunmen assassinate peaceful movement leader in al Dhale

24.8.2017 – Almasdar Online (A T)

Unidentified gunmen kidnap journalist southern Taiz

The Yemeni Journalists Syndicate said that unidentified gunmen kidnapped the journalist Abdel Rahim Mohsen in Raheda area southern Taiz city, southwestern Yemen.

In a statement, the Syndicate said that it received before Tuesday afternoon a notice from the journalist family, saying that Mohsen was kidnapped by gunmen in civilian clothes at a checkpoint in Al-Rahda district.

23.8.2017 – Elisabeth Kendall (A P)

Another short film has surfaced: "Secrets of Aden's Prisons". Grim images. Victim describes his torture. Obviously can't be verified (image)

23.8.2017 – Al Araby (A T)

High-ranking Yemeni official injured in ambush

Pro-Yemen government deputy governor narrowly escaped with his life after an ambush left three of his colleagues dead in the south of the country.

22.8.2017 – Southern Movement (* A P)

[New website of the Southern Transitional Council, in Arabic]

22.8.2017 – Elisabeth Kendall (A T)

2 motorbike gunmen today assassinated Major M. Ali al-Husam of 10th Brigade Intel Corps on a family holiday in al-Qatan, Hadramawt

cp7 UNO und Friedensgespräche / UN and peace talks

23.8.2017 – Asharq Al-Awsat (* A P)

Saudi Ambassador to UN: Houthis May Accept Proposal on Yemen’s Hodeidah

Saudi Arabia’s permanent Ambassador to the United Nations Abdullah al-Moallimi stated that the Saudi request to increase the number of UN affiliated observers to ensure the access of aid to Yemen’s Hodeidah Port is now outdated in wake of a proposal by UN Special Envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed.

Ould Cheikh Ahmed called for forming an administrative financial committee and a technical one that supervise Hodeidah Port.

Moallimi stressed his country’s support for the proposal. He told Asharq Al-Awsat that there are some signs that the Houthi insurgents might also endorse it, which is seen as a positive development after their refusal to meet the UN envoy during his last visit to Sana’a.

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

22.8.2017 – German Foreign Policy (** B P)

Mit deutschen Waffen gegen Schiiten

Saudi-Arabien, ein bedeutender Kunde deutscher Waffenfirmen, schlägt Unruhen seiner schiitischen Minderheit militärisch nieder. Die saudischen Streitkräfte, die in den vergangenen Wochen in der schiitischen Ortschaft Al Awamiya zahlreiche Regimegegner getötet haben, verfügen über beträchtliche Mengen an deutschen Schusswaffen, darunter Sturmgewehre und Maschinenpistolen. Ersatzteile und Munition werden regelmäßig aus der Bundesrepublik nachgeliefert. Auch die Streitkräfte Bahrains, die die schiitische Bevölkerungsmehrheit des Landes mit Gewalt niederhalten, besitzen Schusswaffen aus deutscher Produktion. Die Unterdrückung der schiitischen Bevölkerungsteile in den Golfstaaten beruht in hohem Maß auf dem Bestreben, jeglichen Einfluss des schiitischen Rivalen Iran niederzuhalten - ein Ziel, das auch von Berlin verfolgt worden ist. Auch Riads Krieg gegen den Jemen, für den die saudischen Streitkräfte ebenfalls auf deutsche Waffen zurückgreifen können, richtet sich gegen iranische Einflussmöglichkeiten. Wie die jüngsten schiitischen Unruhen in Saudi-Arabien zeigen, droht der Konflikt die Arabische Halbinsel immer stärker zu entzweien.

and English version:

German Arms Sales Are Helping Saudis in their Abuses Against Shiite in the Arabic Gulf

Saudi Arabia, a major customer of German arms companies, is militarily breaking down unrest from its Shiite minority. The Saudi forces, who have killed numerous regime adversaries in the Shiite village of Al Awamiya in recent weeks, have considerable amounts of German firearms, including guns and machine guns. Spare parts and ammunition are regularly supplied from the Federal Republic. The forces of Bahrain, which oppose the country's Shi'i population by force, also have firearms from German production. The suppression of the Shiite population in the Gulf States is largely due to the desire to hold back any influence of the Shi'ite rival Iran - a goal which has also been pursued by Berlin. Riads' war against Yemen, for which the Saudi forces can also rely on German weapons, is directed against Iranian influence. As the recent Shi'ite riots in Saudi Arabia show, the conflict threatens to divide the Arabian Peninsula more and more.

23.8.2017 – Uzair Hasan Rizvi (* A P)

Saudi forces continue to destroy the town of Awamiya with latest pic showing replica of a Shia holy shrine being razed to the ground (photo)

23.8.2017 – Ali AlAhmed (A P)

Saudi wired: Saudi universities sends texts 2 fathers on their daughters movements. This is progress according 2 @Saudi Embassy USA & lackeys (image: Arabic texts)

23.8.2017 – The Guardian (A P)

Hey Macarena: Saudi police detain 14-year-old boy for dancing in the street

Teenager filmed performing 1990s dance hit at traffic lights held for ‘improper public behaviour’ in Jeddah (with film) and by (Saudi) Arab News:

My comment: Wahabism life. And more of this kind:

22.8.2017 – NDTV (A P)

Saudi Man Divorces Wife For 'Walking Ahead'

A Saudi man has divorced his wife for walking ahead of him despite repeated warnings, a media report said today. Saudis are becoming increasingly alarmed over the rate of divorces in the kingdom for trivial reasons as growing calls are emerging to provide married couples, especially newlyweds, with counselling services.

In another case, a Saudi man divorced his wife after she forgot to put the sheep head -- 'the most important part of the dinner' -- on the main dish presented by her husband as he hosted his friends for dinner

My comment: Consequences of Saudi Wahabism in daily life.

And also:

22.8.2017 – Ali AlAhmed (A P)

#Saudi Monarchy prevents women from riding motorcycles in a receration park with the support of @iocmedia (image)

cp9 USA

23.8.2017 – AP (A K P)


The top U.S. commander for the Middle East got a first-hand look on Wednesday at Saudi Arabia's military fight against Yemen's rebels, visiting the border area on the same day the Saudi-led coalition was accused of bombing a hotel and killing civilians.

Gen. Joseph Votel's trip to the Saudi-Yemeni border area comes as the U.S. presses on with a campaign targeting al-Qaida-linked militants in Yemen and tries to determine its level of support for key allies engaged in the impoverished country's violent civil war.

The objective of Votel's 600-mile day trip from Riyadh to Saudi Arabia's southwestern Jizan region was "to develop a better understanding of the Saudi challenges with security the border," Thomas said.

My comment: The problem is and stays that saudi Arabia stared bombing Yemen 10 weeks BEFORE the Houthi/Saleh forces started shooting missiles to Saudi territory.

cp11 Deutschland / Germany

22.8.2017 – Leipziger Volkszeitung (A)

21-jähriger Student springt von Wohnheim in Leipzig-Südost in den Tod

Ein 21-jähriger Student hat am Samstagabend in Leipzig Suizid begangen. Der junge Mann sprang vom zehngeschossigen Studentenwohnheim in der Straße des 18. Oktober im Zentrum-Südost.

Bemerkung: Ein Student aus dem Jemen, der kein Geld für seinen Unterhalt mehr bekam und keinen Ausweg mehr sah. Siehe YPR 337, cp11.



A 21-year-old student committed suicide on Saturday evening in Leipzig. The young man jumped from the ten-storey student residence on the street of October 18 in the center-southeast.

Leipzig. "The emergency doctor was able to address one or two words to him, then the man rushed abruptly into the depths," said a Sunday spokesman of the Leipzig Police Directorate against LVZ-Online.

Police officers and firefighters were already there, but could only watch helplessly. They had been alerted by a telephone call.

The 21-year-old left a farewell letter in his room

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

23.8.2017 – Press TV Iran (B P)

Bahraini rights groups slam use of torture by regime’s NSA against dissent

Three Bahraini human rights groups have slammed the Persian Gulf monarchy’s National Security Agency (NSA) for its systematic use of torture against all citizens, including activists and human rights defenders.

21.8.2017 – Al Araby (* A K P)

Danish FM admits to selling mass-surveillance technology to Saudi Arabia, UAE despite human rights concerns

Denmark'sforeign minister has publically commented for the first time on a report on government approval for the sale of surveillance technologyto Arab regimes, including Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

After months of silence, Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen gave a brief comment to Danish newspaper Information on the issue.
He claimed that his government agreed to the export of controversial
surveillance systems to authoritarian Arab governments as it could help in the fight against terror organisations, such as the Islamic State group.

In June, a BBC investigation revealed that a Danish subsidiary of UK-based BAE Systems sold mass surveillance technology to Arab states that could have been used to help crush popular uprisings in 2011 and onwards.

My comment: Hypocrisy, keen on making money by selling arms and instruments of oppression to rogue states, everywhere the same.

cp12a Katar-Krise / Qatar crisis

22.8.2017 – Middle East Eye (* A P)

Saudi Arabia’s attempt at a Qatari coup backfired - now wait for the blowback

How Doha can play the tribal game that Riyadh has already started

More than two months into the Saudi-Qatari crisis, Riyadh has still failed to destabilise Qatar and turn it into a pariah state.

Consequently, Salman and his son are resorting to old tribal intrigues and capitalising on internal Qatari royal house divisions.

The Saudi conflict with Qatar is not simply about the 13 conditions that Qatar should meet before it is brought back into the Gulf fold.

Sponsoring terrorism, supporting Islamism and promoting controversial news on Al Jazeera are simply not the full story behind the Saudi drive to put Qatar back in its small place.

The Saudi government is mistakenly thought of as a tribal kingdom. In fact, it marginalised all tribal groups and eliminated their troublesome leadership. It incorporated the tribes in the National Guard but failed to incorporate them in government and leadership. In this part of the world, history matters.

Many tribal groups have no serious affinity to al-Saud and can easily switch allegiance as they used to do in the past. Tribal leaders, and there are many aspiring ones, are pragmatic political actors who pursue their own interests. They switch allegiance depending on their specific needs and follow the one who promises to fulfil their aspirations.

By attempting to meddle in Qatari royal family politics, the Saudis are playing with fire and they risk burning their fingers – by

Madawi Al-Rasheed

cp13 Flüchtlinge / Refugees

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22.8.2017 - International Organization for Migration (A H)

Yemen: Flow Monitoring Report, May - June 2017 - Enhancing the Understanding of Migration and Population Mobility in Yemen

UN Migration Tracks Migrant Populations, Needs in Yemen

Today (22/08), IOM, the UN Migration Agency in the Republic of Yemen announces the publication of a Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) report on Enhancing the Understanding of Migration and Population Mobility in Yemen. The report identifies a total of 50,529 migrants having entered Yemen between January and July 2017. This figure is now expected to be higher.

IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix was launched in Yemen in April 2015 in an effort to better inform the humanitarian community about the location and needs of the displaced populations in the country. By the end of 2016, IOM Yemen began implementing flow monitoring assessments as part of DTM activities in order to monitor the human mobility of other country nationals in Yemen.

The Flow Monitoring report details the mobility through Yemen from data collected in May and June 2017. In May 2017, the IOM DTM identified a total of 31,885 migrants. This number increased to 32,552 individuals in June 2017. However, IOM has observed that the total number of identified migrants per month has decreased since March when 35,293 individuals were recorded.

Somali and Ethiopian nationals make the majority of the identified mobile population in Yemen since the first pilot assessment in January.

The Al Jawf and Lahj governorates were found to host the largest number of migrants in May and June. Al Bayda, Al Jawf and Lahj have hosted the largest migrant populations since the pilot rounds of data collection in January and February 2017. The majority of these migrants are male, a consistent trend since the pilot assessments were carried out.

DTM flow monitoring tracks trends in migrant mobility into, out of, and within a country or region. Enumerators are deployed to pre-identified entry, exit and transit locations (Flow Monitoring Points, FMPs) where a diverse network of key informants provides information which is collected through assessments. In this context the term migrant is used to cover mixed migration flows including irregular migrants, asylum seekers and refugees. = and full report:

and map:

30.6.2017 - International Organization for Migration (A H)

Map: Map of Migrant Mobility by District: May - June 2017

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

22.8.2017 – Elisabeth Kendall (A T)

New AQAP statement today "To Our People in Shabwa" echoes 17Aug one to Abyan. Warns Shabwa tribes not to become UAE "mercenaries" (document)

2/New AQAP Yemen statement tries to merge religious & tribal concerns. Shabwa Elite Force is designed "to disrupt religious & tribal ties”

3/ New AQAP statement distils complex Yemen politics into “Islam's soldiers & Ansar al-Shari’a” vs. “Satan's soldiers & Crusader slaves”

22.8.2017 – Critical Threats (A T)

AQAP continues offensive against al Houthi-Saleh forces in Nawfan area, al Bayda governorate, central Yemen. AQAP claimed to kill 25 al Houthi-Saleh fighters on August 20 in Nawfan area while fighting alongside local tribal militias.[4]

22.8.2017 – Terror Monitor (A T)

WARNING! Graphic. Islamic State Crucifies Junior HouthiCommander In Qayfa Of Bayda.

23.8.2017 – Living in Yemen etc. (* B T)

How long have the Gulf States been interfering and funding extremism in #Yemen?
We ask you to read this: it is an important document received from the author, Anthony C Heaford who happened to visit Yemen, for work, in 1997.

'A 2012 interview with the former US ambassador to Yemen:
“When I got there in 1997, there was already an Al Qaeda presence.
We knew about it. The Yemenis knew about it. Everyone knew about it.
Numbers [are] always impossible to know, but these people were primarily foreign nationals. One of the best ways to describe the presence is that they were largely warehousing lower-level people in peripheral areas.“
Barbara Bodine, US ambassador to Yemen 1997-2001

We ask you to read and consider. referring to

7.6.2017 – The Quiet Manvunian (* B T)

Statement regarding al Qaeda in Yemen, 1997


Following my experiences, meetings and conversations in Yemen in 1997 I had suspected that YemPak was a front company for al Qaeda in Yemen, but I had no corroborating evidence or compelling reasoning - just my seemingly wild accounts of discussing 9/11 style attacks there.

Since re-discovering my previously thought lost photos and finding information not accessible or available to me before, I am now certain enough of my assertions to speak publicly. I believe I can place al Qaeda operatives at or linked to YemPak during my visit, and ultimately link them to the $10 Billion/annum HSA conglomerate, via Longulf Trading.

The simplest way to potentially dismiss or validate my claims is to confirm the identity of ‘Youssef’ – the man in my dinner photo, something I have been unable to do so far.

and also read this:

29.5.2012 – Frontline (* B T)

Understanding Yemen’s Al Qaeda Threat

In tonight’s special report, Al Qaeda in Yemen, FRONTLINE travels deep into Yemen’s radical heartland to investigate how Al Qaeda and affiliated militants have seized control of parts of southern Yemen — and are winning some popular support.

Over the last few years, Yemen has emerged as the breeding grounds for some of the most high-profile plans to attack the U.S. homeland. But few understand how Yemen became Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula’s (AQAP) stronghold, or how America’s escalating war in the country is playing out on the ground.

FRONTLINE turned to 11 experts — diplomats, journalists working on the ground, academics, Yemeni activists and counterterrorism analysts — to understand the debates at the heart of these questions.

cp15 Propaganda

23.8.2017 – Arab News (A P)

Saudi officials highlight Yemen aid efforts at UN

Senior Saudi officials took part in several events at the UN headquarters in New York City on Monday, in order to highlight the Kingdom’s efforts to alleviate Yemen’s humanitarian crisis and bring stability to the country.
Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, adviser at the Royal Court and supervisor general of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief), briefed an informal meeting of the UN Security Council (UNSC) on the center’s activities in Yemen.
In a press conference following the briefing, Al-Rabeeah said: “Saudi Arabia spent over the last two years, in respect to aid and support for development, the central bank and refugees in Yemen, $8.27 billion… KSRelief has executed so far 153 projects worth $650 million.”
He added that the center operates in all regions of Yemen, including those under rebel control, and that it makes no distinction between aid recipients.

22.8.2017 – Riyadh Daily (A P)

Seminar at United Nations Headquarters entitled "Partners for a Sustainable Peace in Yemen"

A seminar entitled "Partners for a Sustainable Peace in Yemen" was held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on Monday. It was chaired by Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations Ambassador Abdullah bin Yahya Al-Moalimi.

The Ambassador of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to Yemen addressed the relations between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the sisterly Republic of Yemen in the first session of the seminar, stressing that the Kingdom is the largest economic supporter of Yemen during the past 30 years. He stressed the importance of achieving a political solution in Yemen which started with great efforts from the Kingdom since the introduction of the Gulf initiative in 2011.

He pointed out that the current problem in Yemen is the coup of a small Yemeni armed component supported by Iran and allied with a former president.

Al Jaber reiterated the Kingdom's support for the efforts of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, stressing the continued support of the Kingdom for the efforts of the United Nations to achieve peace in Yemen.

The Saudi ambassador to Yemen stressed that the political solution in Yemen, based on the three references, the Gulf initiative, the outcomes of the national dialogue and UN Security Council Resolution 2216, will restore to the world a part of its security and stability and restore the safety and security of Yemen.

My comment: LOL. A 100 % Saudi standard propaganda event.


22.8.2017 – Saba New Net (A P)

Yemen renews peace choice commitment

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulmalik al-Mikhlafi has reconfirmed Yemeni government keens on realizing peace.
The government has made many concessions and accepted initiatives presented by the United Nations during the past period, in addition to the government's acceptance of all ideas that realize sustainable peace in accordance with the three references while the rebel alliance ( Houthi-Saleh) rejects all these and chose the war on the Yemeni people to implement regional plots and realize Iranian aspirations of hegemony in the region, said al-Mikhlafi in a speech in a symposium on peace held here on the 21st of August.
The symposium is organized by Yemeni and Saudi diplomatic missions in the UN headquarter under the title "Partners for Permanent Peace in Yemen."
Al-Mikhlafi confirmed continuous support to efforts of the UN Envoy to Yemen Ismael Ould Cheikh Ahmad, noting that the government has agreed on latest suggestions on Hodeida and handing over revenues to the Central Bank of Yemen.

What happened in Yemen afterwards, was a full scale rebellion not only against the transitional authority but also against the state, the national unity and against national, Arab and international references as rebels were partners and committed to them; the GCC Initiative, the Outcomes of the National Dialogue Conference and UN related resolutions led by Resolution 2216, he said.
He noted that the rebellion was violent and stormed the capital Sana'a and Kidnaped the Presidential Office Secretary and the Secretary General of the National Dialogue Conference Ahmad Awadh bin-Mubarak, who is currently Yemen's ambassador in Washington, while handing over the draft of the constitution to the president.
The government's permanent choice is peace, said Foreign Minister al-Mikhlafi, confirming that the war was not the choice of President Hadi and the wide alliance of the National Forces for supporting the legitimacy, he said. This alliance consists of all political forces, except Houthis and Saleh.

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

Siehe / Look at cp1b

23.8.2017 – Legal Center (* A K PH)

The Violations and Crimes that are committed by #Saudi_Arabiaand its alliance in #Yemen 21, 22 Aug 2017

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23.8.2017 – Saudi War Crimes (A K PH)

Sana'a # Photos of the effects of the bombing of the airfield on the security point behind Tuba Sadiq # Shamlan, which targeted the dawn of the day with two rockets and shrapnel on neighboring houses and damaged them greatly.

23.8.2017 – Suhf Net (A K)

Sanaa witnessing the heaviest bombing of the coalition aircraft in conjunction with the crowds of Congress and Houthis (details)

In the past few hours, the capital Sana'a witnessed the heaviest raids by the Arab Alliance , in conjunction with the rally of supporters of the former president to the Huthis and supporters of the Houthis to the entrances of the capital.

Local residents and eyewitnesses told the Press Presse that the flights flew unprecedentedly in the skies of the capital, while launching a series of raids on targets inside and around the capital.

The aircraft targeted six raids Khashm al-Baghra, Aya and other targets northeast of the capital.

It also bombed the camp of Rima Hameed of the former president in the Directorate of Sanhan, while launching two raids on one of the targets in the bottom of the valley south of the capital.

The aircraft targeted targets in the vicinity of "Tuba Sadiq" Shamlan area, northwest of the capital Sanaa, in addition to the bombing camp Sabah al-Abbas west of the capital.

The aircraft launched several raids on the strategic camp, north of the capital Sanaa, in conjunction with a heavy flight in the air.

This activity coincides with the continued crowds of the Congress Party to the capital Sana'a, as well as crowds of Houthis to the entrances of the capital. and by pro-Hadi Almadar Online:

23.8.2017 – Saba Net (A K PH)

9 citizens killed, wounded by Saudi aggression coalition raids

A military official told Saba that four citizens were killed, including two children, a woman and a man and five others wounded from aggression air raids and attacks on different areas of Saada province in the last few hours.
The official said the two children and the woman were killed and four others women injured in an air raid on a house in Bani Sayah area of Razih district.
Another citizen was also killed and another injured by the Saudi border guards in al-Sheikh area of Monabh district.

Woman, two children killed in Saudi warplanes in Saada

A women and two children were killed when Saudi fighter jets waged a strike on their house in Razah district of Saada province, an official told Saba on Wednesday.
The strike hit the house completely and damaged a number of neighboring houses in Bani Saih area in the district,

Saudi aggression warplanes launch seven raids on Saada

22.-23.8.2017 – Sanaa at night (A K)

Saudi Air Force continue flying over Sanaa

The capital Sana'a is under heavy bombing by Saudi regime now. Massive explosions rocking the city as Saudi jets continue flying.

Multiple explosions rocking the capital Sanaa,as intense Saudi jets continue flying over our heads. 9explosions in less than10minutes

Very extensive and massive raids on Sanaa City for the past 1 hour.

Non-Stop bombing by Saudi fighter jets targeting northern area of the HOLY city of Sana'a Yemen &huge explosion heard now shakes our homes

Saudi-led coalition warplanes still hovering in Sanaa sky NOW.. until now 6 huge explosions were heard 4:07am

22.8.2017 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Ten Saudi warplanes hit Saada

ten raids on different districts of Saada province

22.8.2017 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi warplanes launches 15 raids on Hajjah province

22.8.2017 – Saba Net (A K PH)

20 Saudi-paid mercenaries killed, injured in friendly airstrike

At least 20 Saudi-paid mercenaries were killed and injured in a friendly airstrike by a Saudi aggression fighter jet in Serwah district of Marib province overnight.

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

24.8.2017 – Al Sahwa (A K P)

Arab Coalition calls Yemeni fishermen to be away from warships

The Arab Coalition has called Yemeni fishermen in Aden to be away from warships in Aden Gulf and international navigation lines.

In leaflets thrown down on Aden's coasts, the coalition said that approaching of warships will endanger their lives.

24.8.2017 – Almasdar Online (A K PS)

Two Saudi soldiers killed rising death toll to 59

The Saudi Arabia kingdom has announced that two of its soldiers were killed in battles with the Houthis in the southern border with Yemen, rising the death toll, since three months, to 59 soldiers.

24.8.2017 – New News (A K PH)

Yemeni Military Manufacturing Reveals New Multi-range Snipers Made in Yemen

The Yemeni Department military for manufacturing reveals a unit for manufacturing and development of multi-range snipers made by Yemeni experts .

In a statement for the military department stated that as we are facing escalating with escalation and in qualitative development in military manufacturing, we announce and reveal of the unit of manufacturing and developing multi-range snipers by hands of Yemeni experts . The unit consists of seven snipers ” Qasem- Khatif- Ashtar- Hasim- Doalfiqar-1 – Doalfiqar-2 and Sarmad” . As well the last one which was developed “Sarim” .

Remark: Houthi / Saleh forces.

23.8.2017 – Almasdar Online (A K PS)

Taiz: Houthis bargain lifting siege by villagers boys Recruiting

A local source told Almasderonline that the Houthis-Saleh militias forced the residents of al Hajar and al Safa villages of Jabal Habashi western Taiz city, southwestern Yemen, to push their sons to fight with them in exchange for lifting the siege imposed since months, otherwise they will be evicted from their houses and leave the area.

22.8.2017 – Critical Threats (A K)

Al Houthi-Saleh forces attacked on several fronts in northern Yemen on August 21 and August 22. [3]

22.8.2017 – Suhf Net (A K PS)

The militia continues to blow up the houses in Asilan and shell the children's playground with artillery

The militia continued its violations against civilians in the Directorate of Asilan, where in the early hours of the morning the bombing of the home of Nasser Daboh Mohsen al-Masri, located southwest of the Directorate of Assilan.In the same context, the militia launched intensive bombardment of heavy artillery and mortar shells on the villages of Wadi Balharath, north of Asilan district, where an artillery shell landed in the afternoon near a volleyball court less than an hour before the children went to play.The shelling caused great fear and panic among the population, especially women and children, as well as causing damage to electricity transmission lines and causing no civilian casualties.

Remark: „militia“ : Houthi-Saleh forces.

Pro-Houthi / Pro-Saleh reports:

Pro-Saudi / Pro-Hadi reports:

cp18 Sonstiges / Other

22.8.2017 – Times of Israel (C)

Escaping Yemen: A Jewish Account

Around 2008, Yemenite Jews saw an increase in violence starting with the slain murder of a teacher from Raidah.

Seeking to bring the rest of his family to Israel, Manny began to contact the Jewish Agency and the US State Department. Attempt after attempt, Manny was resolute in lobbying these entities to bring his family to safety.

Vorige / Previous:

Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 1-337 / Yemen War Mosaic 1-337: oder / or

Der saudische Luftkrieg im Bild / Saudi aerial war images:

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

07:50 24.08.2017
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