Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 564 - Yemen War Mosaic 564

Yemen Press Reader 564: 13. Aug. 2019: Jemen im Juli – Jemens Patienten zwischen Blockade u. Argwohn im Süden – und mehr
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August 13, 2019: Yemen in July – Yemen patients between blockade and southern suspicion – and more

Dieses Jemenkrieg-Mosaik ist in zwei Teile geteilt / This Yemen War Mosaic is divided in two parts.

Teil 2 / Part 2: https://www.freitag.de/autoren/dklose/jemenkrieg-mosaik-564a-yemen-war-mosaic-564a/

Schwerpunkte / Key aspects

Kursiv: Teil 2 / In Italics: Part 2

Klassifizierung / Classification

Für wen das Thema ganz neu ist / Who is new to the subject

cp1 Am wichtigsten / Most important

cp1a Am wichtigsten: Seuchen / Most important: Epidemics

cp1b Am wichtigsten: Kampf um Hodeidah / Most important: Hodeidah battle

cp2 Allgemein / General

cp2a Allgemein: Saudische Blockade / General: Saudi blockade

cp3 Humanitäre Lage / Humanitarian situation

cp4 Flüchtlinge / Refugees

cp5 Nordjemen und Huthis / Northern Yemen and Houthis

cp6a Südjemen: Bürgerkrieg, Deutsch / Southern Yemen: Civil war, German

cp6b Südjemen: Bürgerkrieg, Englisch / Southern Yemen: Civil war, English

cp7 UNO und Friedensgespräche / UN and peace talks

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

cp9 USA

cp9a USA-Iran Krise: Wachsende Spannungen am Golf / US-Iran crisis: Mounting tensions at the Gulf

cp10 Großbritannien / Great Britain

cp11 Deutschland / Germany

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

cp12b Sudan

cp13 Mercenaries / Söldner

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

cp15 Propaganda

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

cp18 Sonstiges / Other

Klassifizierung / Classification

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(Kein Stern / No star)

? = Keine Einschatzung / No rating

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

Für wen das Thema ganz neu ist / Who is new to the subject

Einführende Artikel u. Überblicke für alle, die mit den Ereignissen im Jemen noch nicht vertraut sind, hier:

Yemen War: Introductory articles, overviews, for those who are still unfamiliar with the Yemen war here:

https://www.freitag.de/autoren/dklose/jemenkrieg-einfuehrende-artikel-u-ueberblicke

Neue Artikel / New articles

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[Overview article]

The war on Yemen

Recent Developments

We need to look at three developments. First, the frequency of attacks on Saudi Arabia by the Houthis using drones and ballistic missiles has increased recently.

Second, there is growing pressure on the governments in the West to stop selling arms to Saudi Arabia and U.A.E.

Third, the U.A.E. the most enthusiastic ally of Saudi Arabia, is having second thoughts about the ODS. It has withdrawn its forces from many parts of Yemen, but not all. It has retained its military presence in the port of Mukalla.

All told, it is difficult not to conclude that the U.A.E. does want to de-escalate the crisis in the Gulf and wants to reach out to Iran diplomatically. Hence, it and Saudi Arabia are no longer on the same wavelength right now.

Possible Scenarios

One scenario is that PMS himself is looking for a face-saving formula and the U.A.E. moves have his approval. The Houthis might give him one through the Stockholm talks brokered by U.N. in which case we are about to witness the beginning of the end of this unnecessary war.

The other scenario is that PMS might choose to stay the course, and the West will not stop making money by selling arms. In such a scenario a cease-fire might be possible only after a policy change in Riyadh, with or without a change in leadership.

https://www.vifindia.org/2019/august/09/the-war-on-yemen

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Yemen, pounded by war for five years

Impoverished Yemen has been mired in a devastating conflict since Iran-backed rebels seized the capital Sanaa five years ago.

The war escalated in 2015 when a Saudi-led military coalition intervened in support of the embattled government, although Sanaa remains under rebel control.

Here is a broad overview.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-7344561/Yemen-pounded-war-five-years.html

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Key players in Yemen's multi-layered conflict

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-7346243/Key-players-Yemens-multi-layered-conflict.html

My comment: Overview article. Why Saudi Arabia, the UAE, the US and the UK are omitted??+

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Der vergessene Konflikt: Was hinter dem Krieg im Jemen steckt

Seit vielen Jahren tobt in einem der ärmsten Länder der Welt ein verheerender Konflikt, der alle Vorstellungen übertrifft.

https://kurier.at/politik/ausland/der-vergessene-konflikt-was-hinter-dem-krieg-im-jemen-steckt/400576100

cp1 Am wichtigsten / Most important

Südjemen / Southern Yemen: cp6a, cp6b

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An Interim Capital of Carnage – The Yemen Review, July 2019

Contents

Developments in Yemen

Military and Security Developments

An Interim Capital of Carnage

Operational Changes Expected Following UAE Drawdown

Houthi Cross-Border Attacks Continue, Exhibition Displays New Drone Capacities

Marib Security Forces Clash with Al-Ashraf Tribesmen

Military and Security Developments in Brief

Economic Developments

Analysis: The Challenges to Implementing Decree 49 to Regulate Fuel Imports

Aden Announces Preferential Exchange Rate on Most Import Financing

Corruption Investigation Launched Against Al-Mahra Governor

Aden Central Bank Issues New YR100 Banknote

In Focus: Houthi Authorities Sentence 30 Detainees to Death

‘Students and Scholars’

‘Captured for Extortion’

Humanitarian Developments

WFP, Houthis Reach Agreement to Resume Food Aid to Sana’a

Humanitarian and Human Rights Developments in Brief

International Developments

Iran and Rising Regional Tensions

US Planning Multinational Coalition To Patrol Waters Off Iran and Yemen

Iran Seizes British-flagged Tanker; UK Proposes European Protection Force

EU Tries to Salvage Iran Nuclear Deal, Provide Sanctions Relief

Iranian FM: Trump Doesn’t Want War, His Aides Do

At the United Nations

Warring Parties Meet Regarding Hudaydah Ceasefire

UN Envoy Engages in Shuttle Diplomacy on Yemen Peace Process

In the United States

Trump Vetoes Resolutions to Block Expedited Weapons Sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE

In Europe

New UK Foreign Secretary: A Brexiter with Limited Mideast Experience

Other International Developments

China Eyes Bigger Role in Yemen

Hamas Member Killed in Marib

Other International Developments in Brief

Endnotes

Developments in Yemen

Military and Security Developments

An Interim Capital of Carnage

The pervasive insecurity of the internationally recognized Yemeni government’s interim capital of Aden was on gruesome display August 1, when a pair of attacks – a Houthi-claimed missile or drone strike on a military parade, and an Islamic State suicide bombing near a police station – killed at least 49 people, including a powerful military commander.

Operational Changes Expected Following UAE Drawdown in Yemen

Coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Malki said the UAE along with other coalition members states remain committed to the restoration of the Hadi government, and a senior Emirati official said the redeployment decision had been fully coordinated with Riyadh.[6]

The Emirati military played a central role in anti-Houthi operations on Yemen’s west coast, including last year’s Hudaydah offensive. This involved training and coordinating between local and southern Yemeni troops who did the frontline fighting, and providing air cover. The Emirati redeployment from Hudaydah followed extensive dialogue within the coalition, “and we agreed with Saudi Arabia on the strategy of the next phase in Yemen,” Gargash, the Emirati junior foreign minister, tweeted Aug. 2.

Houthi Cross-Border Attacks Continue, Exhibition Displays New Drone Capacities

Throughout July, Houthi forces continued to launch missiles and armed drones at targets in southern Saudi Arabia. Jizan and Abha airports remain the most frequently targeted, with a July 2 attack on the latter injuring nine people, the state-run Saudi Press Agency said

Marib Security Forces Clash with Al-Ashraf Tribesmen

Clashes between security forces and tribesmen in Marib in early July resulted in deaths on both sides, the destruction of homes and the displacement of many residents, local sources told the Sana’a Center. Hostilities began on July 1 when two members of Marib’s security forces were killed during a patrol in the Marib Dam, or Al-Sadd, junction area south of Marib. A security campaign was announced to arrest members of the Al-Ashraf tribesmen who were accused of being involved in the incident.

Local eyewitnesses and a community leader interviewed by the Sana’a Center in Marib said that security forces besieged the Al-Maneen area on July 3, spurring further clashes, which ended with their taking control of the area and arresting 37 tribesmen who the public prosecutor’s office accused of being in alliance with the Houthis. The three days of fighting resulted in the deaths of five civilians, five tribesmen, and nine members of Marib’s security forces, including deputy security director Lt. Col. Mujahid Mabkhout al-Sharif. The local sources added that houses were destroyed during the hostilities and over 100 families displaced from areas where the Al-Ashraf tribesmen dominate.

http://sanaacenter.org/publications/the-yemen-review/7941

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Caught between an air blockade and southern suspicion, Yemeni patients are left to die

While the Saudi-led coalition imposes restrictions on Sanaa airport, forces in the south prevent those seeking treatment abroad from leaving through Aden

“I haven't heard of anyone receiving proper cancer treatment in Sanaa, as there are no suitable cancer medicines there and those that are available have been smuggled into Yemen so are not safe," he told Middle East Eye.

“There was no option but to leave Yemen for any other country where patients can receive cancer treatment.”

Unfortunately for Saeed, leaving through Sanaa's airport is not an option, and with no Indian embassy in Yemen, getting hold of a visa is severely challenging.

The closure of Sanaa airport means the only option for those in Yemen's north who need medical treatment abroad is to travel by road to the airports in the southern cities of Aden and Sayun, jetting off from there.

Both options present an arduous route that can take 15 to 24 hours, and involve crossing checkpoints and conflict frontlines. In addition to the cost and strain, some choose not to make the journey due to fear of arrest and retribution when they cross from territory controlled by one side to another.

"I sold my wife's jewellery and left Sanaa for Aden, because health is more important than possessions,” said Saeed.

“When I arrived at the entrance of al-Dhale province, I found dozens of cars and buses were being stopped by the Security Belt Forces," he added, referring to the Emirati-backed militia controlling the area around Aden.

"Some had patients inside them, who were being prevented from entering Aden because they were northerners.”

Tensions in Yemen's south are sky high.

Despondent, Saeed returned to his home in Sanaa. He is now so pessimistic about getting medical treatment abroad that he has decided not to try again.

“It is better to die at home than to be insulted by the southern forces,” he said.

Much of the country’s medical equipment, including in Sanaa, is obsolete and urgently needs to be replaced, according to the Houthi-run health ministry in the capital.

An almost complete halt to commercial shipments and medicines through the airport, coupled with the restrictions on imports through Hodeidah port, has caused prices to more than double, making essential medicines unaffordable for most of the population.

With Sanaa-issued passports now useless in southern airports, Yemenis have to go through the ordeal of getting hold of one issued from Aden or other areas held by the government. The process can take months, even before would-be travellers attempt to get visas.

Abdullah likened the conditions imposed on northerners to a siege.

“Our only sin is that we were born in the north, and this was not in our hands," he said.

Earlier this week, Abu Meshal, a Security Belt officer in Aden, confirmed to MEE that the situation in the south is unstable and "allows the security forces to do whatever they believe will secure Aden".

"Many of the northerners in Aden work as spies for the Houthis," he said.

https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/saudi-led-coalition-and-southern-forces-besiege-yemeni-patients

cp1a Am wichtigsten: Seuchen / Most important: Epidemics

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Film: In Sanaa, I visited a cholera treatment center in Al Sabeen Hospital. 2 children died as I arrived. I am afraid the outbreak is out of control. It is spreading at a very fast rate. 2 weeks ago it started raining, which will only make it more difficult to stop the epidemic.

https://twitter.com/AhmadAlgohbary/status/1159957724953796608

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Outbreak update - Cholera in Yemen, 21 July 2019

The Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen reported 19,459 suspected cases of cholera with 11 associated deaths during epidemiological week 29 (15 to 21 July) of 2019. Ten percent of cases were severe. The cumulative total number of suspected cholera cases from 1 January 2018 to 21 July 2019 is 885,982, with 1259 associated deaths (CFR 0.14%). Children under five represent 24.2 % of total suspected cases during 2019. The outbreak has affected 22 of 23 governorates and 301 of 333 districts in Yemen.

From week 8 in 2019, the trend of weekly reported suspected cholera cases started increasing and reached to more than 29500 cases in week 14. These were the maximum number of cases reported so far. The trend of suspected cases has been fluctuated over the past weeks.

http://www.emro.who.int/pandemic-epidemic-diseases/cholera/outbreak-update-cholera-in-yemen-21-july-2019.html

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UAE efforts continue to curb cholera epidemic in Yemen

The UAE has continued its efforts to curb the spread of cholera in Yemen.

The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, provided medicinal and medical supplies to hospitals, health centres and clinics, as well as carried out healthcare awareness campaigns.

http://wam.ae/en/details/1395302779631

My comment: While the Saudi coalition bombing war and blockade helped to inflate cholera.

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Neues Behandlungszentrum: DRK verstärkt den Kampf gegen Cholera im Jemen

Die Zahl der an Cholera erkrankten Menschen im Jemen ist nach wie vor hoch. Laut Weltgesundheitsorganisation (WHO) gab es in den ersten sechs Monaten dieses Jahres über 823 000 Verdachtsfälle, mehr als 1200 Menschen starben bereits.

„Durch die anhaltenden Kämpfe ist der Zugang zu sauberem Wasser und zur Gesundheitsversorgung stark eingeschränkt, die Krankheit kann sich unkontrolliert ausbreiten und bedroht die ohnehin notleidende Bevölkerung. Deshalb verstärken wir unseren Einsatz gegen Cholera, indem wir unter anderem die Errichtung eines Behandlungszentrums unterstützen“, sagt Christof Johnen, Leiter Internationale Zusammenarbeit beim DRK. Wiederholte Regenfälle und Überschwemmungen verschlechtern die Situation zusätzlich.
Das DRK unterstützt den Jemenitischen Roten Halbmond bei der Errichtung und dem Betrieb eines Durchfallbehandlungszentrums in der Region Taiz, beschafft Ausrüstung sowie Medikamente und hilft bei der Deckung der Löhne für das Gesundheitspersonal.

https://www.drk-calau.de/content/news-exposee.php?idnews=159&mark=start&id=5

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Since 1 January 2019 to 30 June 2019, there have been 439,812 suspected cases and 695 associated deaths recorded (case fatality ratio, CFR 0.16 per cent). Children under five represent a quarter of the total suspected cases. The number of new weekly cases is now declining since Week 14, as UNICEF and partners scale-up prevention and response interventions. UNICEF with the support of GAVI (global vaccine alliance) and WHO, vaccinated nearly 11.8 million children with measles and rubella vaccination in the first half of 2019, aiming to mitigate the frequency of the outbreak and reduce the high morbidity rate and death associated with them.

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/unicef-yemen-humanitarian-situation-report-mid-year-update-jan-jun-2019-enar

cp1b Am wichtigsten: Kampf um Hodeidah / Most important: Hodeidah battle

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In Hodeidah, a child was injured with when US-Saudi mercenaries hit At-tohayta district with shells. A military bulldozer of the US-Saudi forces made fortifications in Ad-durayhimi. US-Saudi mercenaries targeted several areas of Al-Hale district with shells and machineguns.

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=8260

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Houthis attack government forces sites south Hodeida

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-32545

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Houthi militia continues shelling civilians houses in Hodeidah

http://en.26sepnews.net/2019/08/12/houthi-militia-continues-shelling-civilians-houses-in-hodeidah/

http://en.adenpress.news/news/13009

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Houthi militia shells civilians houses in Hodeidah

http://en.26sepnews.net/2019/08/11/houthi-militia-shells-civilians-houses-in-hodeidah/

(A K pH)

In Hodeidah, US-Saudi forces targeted with over 30 artillery shells Addurayhimi district. US-Saudi mercenaries targeted different areas of Hodeidah intensively.

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=8229

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Houthis block WFP’s aid convoy in Hodeida

The Iran-backed Houthi rebel militia have banned a UN food agency from delivering humanitarian aid to needy families in Hodeida province, local sources said on Friday

http://en.26sepnews.net/2019/08/09/houthis-block-wfps-aid-convoy-in-hodeida/

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Army repulses Houthi militia Infiltration attempt in Hodeidah

http://en.26sepnews.net/2019/08/09/army-replus-houthi-militia-infiltration-attempt-in-hodeidah/

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Houthis bomb government forces positions in Hess and Al-Drihimi, south of Hodeidah

https://almasdaronline.com/articles/170516

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3 Women and Child Killed, 4 Others Injured in Saudi-Mercenaries Shelling in Hodeidah

Three women and a child were killed, on Friday, while 4 others, including two children, were injured due to artillery shelling of Saudi-mercenaries on a house in in Al-Haly district, Hodeidah province, Almasirah Net correspondent reported.

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=8200

https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/photos/a.963391330380564/2421594227893593/

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US-Saudi mercenaries targeted Ad-durayhimi district with more than 60 artillery shells. US-Saudi mercenaries targeted several neighborhoods in the city with artillery shells and machine-guns.

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=8211

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Martyrs and Wounded by Saudi-Mercenaries Shelling on Hodeidah

one citizen was killed and four others wounded by artillery shelling of the Saudi-mercenaries on Al-Shohada neighborhood in Al-Haly district.

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=8184

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Houthi Militias Shell Residenital Areas in Al-Tuhita

http://en.adenpress.news/news/11983

cp2 Allgemein / General

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Interactive Map of Yemen War

https://yemen.liveuamap.com/

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MILITARY SITUATION IN YEMEN ON AUGUST 13, 2019 (MAP UPDATE)

https://southfront.org/military-situation-in-yemen-on-august-13-2019-map-update/

MILITARY SITUATION IN YEMEN ON AUGUST 12, 2019 (MAP UPDATE)

https://southfront.org/military-situation-in-yemen-on-august-11-2019-map-update/

MILITARY SITUATION IN YEMEN ON AUGUST 10, 2019 (MAP UPDATE)

https://southfront.org/military-situation-in-yemen-on-august-10-2019-map-update/

MILITARY SITUATION IN YEMEN ON AUGUST 8, 2019 (MAP UPDATE)

https://southfront.org/military-situation-in-yemen-on-august-8-2019-map-update/

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Entwicklung begünstigt China (nur im Abo)

https://deutsche-wirtschafts-nachrichten.de/2019/08/12/im-jemen-wird-um-chinas-neue-seidenstrasse-gekaempft/

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Film: "We would love to be just like other children outside #YEMEN, living in safety. Anytime I hear airstrikes here I get scared. I lose my mind” - Haifa, 10 . YEMEN is not a tragedy. It’s actually a crime.Or series of crimes. "US/Britain arms killing innocent children in #YEMEN.

https://twitter.com/abcdaee1990/status/1160602898067333122

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Jemen: Wo die Seelen verkümmern

Journalisten erhalten praktisch keinen Zugang mehr zum Jemen. Auch DW-Korrespondentin Fanny Facsar musste fast ein Jahr lang für ein Visum kämpfen. Zurück kam sie mit Eindrücken eines zerrissenen und vergessenen Landes.

Ich habe die lange Reise vom DW-Studio in Lagos, Nigeria, über Kairo und Amman nach Aden allein gemacht - ohne Team, ohne TV-Ausrüstung. Vor Ort konnte ich dennoch direkt loslegen und filmen, denn seit zehn Monaten bereits stand ich in regelmäßigem Kontakt mit einem lokalen Team.

Die überall herrschende Unsicherheit und Anspannung war sofort spürbar. Wir passierten diverse Kontrollpunkte in und um die Interimshauptstadt Aden - ein Spiegel der komplexen politischen Situation im Land.

In diesem Chaos wechselnder Allianzen ist die Berichterstattung gefährlich, zumal für Ausländer. Nicht nur, weil ich eine Frau im konservativen Jemen war, war es daher notwendig, mich unter einem Schleier zu verbergen. Aber gerade in einer konservativen Gesellschaft wie der jemenitischen öffnen sich einer Frau die Türen eher, wenn es um bestimmte Geschichten geht.

Meine Reise führte mich in ganz unterschiedliche Regionen des Landes. In der Tat gibt es viele Jemen: das Jemen, in dem sich die Menschen noch immer leisten können, in einen Supermarkt zu gehen; das Jemen derer, die auf einem Markt der Wut freien Lauf lassen.

https://www.dw.com/de/jemen-wo-die-seelen-verkümmern/a-49911952

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Covering Yemen's 'forgotten' war

Journalists have been largely barred from Yemen. After a year of trying, DW's Fanny Facsar was granted a visa. On her journey, she witnessed a deeply torn country devastated by a conflict that has been all but forgotten.

The insecurity and tense atmosphere in the country was immediately noticeable. We passed numerous checkpoints in and around Aden which made clear Yemen's complex political situation.

Working as a journalist in a country where political alliances are this fluid is dangerous, especially as a foreigner. For this reason — and not just because I am woman in a deeply conservative country — it was necessary to conceal my identify by wearing full veil. But as a woman in such a conservative society, one is sometimes granted access to parts of life off-limits to men. This is something I experienced while conducting research during a reporting trip in Saudi Arabia last year.

My journey took me to many different regions of Yemen. In some places, people can still afford to buy food in supermarkets, while in others, many people are incredibly desperate.

I met people who, despite the widespread misery, are keen to preserve and foster the country's cultural life. They dream of going to cinemas and watching theater. They are not only aghast that people are dying of hunger, but also appalled that their people lack culture to nourish their souls.

https://www.dw.com/en/covering-yemens-forgotten-war/a-49998595

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The March on Al-Mahra

Al-Mahra, Yemen’s most easterly and isolated governorate along the Omani border, has become a new epicenter for vested geopolitical interests, as recently published Sana’a Center research has shown.[1]Being many hundreds of kilometers from the nearest frontline, the governorate has been under no threat from Houthi offensives during the ongoing conflict. Despite this, Saudi attack helicopters have carried out airstrikes against local tribal checkpoint this year. Since 2017, Saudi forces have taken control of and converted the governorate’s main airport in the capital, Al-Ghaydah, into a military complex, seized control over ports and border crossings, established almost two dozen military bases, and recruited both locals and Yemenis from other governorates into paramilitary and proxy-security forces. The Saudi military expansion in Al-Mahra has spurred a growing popular opposition movement with frequent local protests. These have at times been violently broken up and devolved into gunfire. Protest leaders, civil society activists and journalists have also been threatened and arrested.

Riyadh originally justified its military push into Al-Mahra as necessary to counter arms smuggling through the governorate to Houthi forces farther west, and since then the Saudi presence has taken on the tone of counterterrorism. Indeed, Saudi troops and their proxies seem to be doing a degree of both – as evidenced by Saudi special forces arresting the leader of the so-called Islamic State group, or Daesh, in Al-Ghaydah in June this year. However, the intensity of the Saudi effort to exert security and military control in Al-Mahra seems to suggest broader ambitions in the governorate.

The internationally recognized Yemeni government – though ostensibly backed in its fight against the Houthis by the Saudi and Emirati-led military coalition – has often been at odds with the UAE and protested the Emirati moves in Socotra all the way to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). The Yemeni government, which is largely based in Riyadh and is almost completely beholden to Saudi Arabia for its continued existence, even felt compelled recently to break its silence on the Saudi military expansion Al-Mahra: “The Yemeni government wanted our allies in the coalition to march with us north, not east,” Yemeni Interior Minister Ahmed al-Misri said in May this year.

The geopolitical power struggle underway in Al-Mahra is reckless, in that it is destabilizing one of the few places in Yemen that has been untouched by the primary conflict. UNSC Resolution 2216 of April 2015 condemned the Houthi seizure of Sana’a, called for the Yemeni government’s reinstatement to power, and noted that the government had requested Gulf countries assist in this regard. The Saudi and Emirati-led coalition have since used the document as legal legitimacy for military intervention in Yemen. Prolonged foreign military intervention inevitably brings about shifts in the interests, agendas, allies and actions of the interveners. However, in the case of Yemen, coalition member states have drifted far outside the word and spirit of Resolution 2216, meaning it is highly likely their pursuits of political and military control far from the frontlines are illegal under international law.

http://sanaacenter.org/publications/the-yemen-review/7955

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Radhya al-Mutawakel : « Les Yéménites méritent de reconstruire leur pays sous l’État de droit »

Dans un Yémen ravagé par une terrible crise humanitaire, Radhya al-Mutawakel, l’une des 100 personnalités les plus influentes au monde selon le Time Magazine, lutte avec son ONG Mwatana pour dénoncer les crimes d’une guerre qui dure depuis près de cinq ans

« Cette guerre ne détruit pas seulement le Yémen d’aujourd’hui, mais aussi son avenir », avertit l’ONG yéménite, qui dénonce l’impact du conflit sur les enfants, de plus en plus exposés sur la ligne de front.

Mwatana a ainsi répertorié au moins « 1 117 cas d’enfants recrutés ou utilisés à des fins militaires en 2018 », y compris des filles. Selon sa présidente, Radhya al-Mutawakel, Mwatana est la première organisation yéménite à avoir enquêté sur des cas de recrutement de mineurs dans ce conflit.

Quels sont les responsables du recrutement de mineurs ? Comment envisager la paix dans un Yémen déchiré par la guerre ? Radhya al-Mutawakel répond à Middle East Eye.

Radhya al-Mutawakel : Depuis le début de la guerre, les belligérants de tous bords au Yémen ne cessent de recruter des enfants et de les envoyer au combat ou de leur faire assurer la sécurité, par exemple, en les plaçant aux postes de contrôle ou en les préposant au soutien logistique aux opérations militaires.

À cet égard, les belligérants bénéficient de la détérioration constante de la situation économique et humanitaire dans le pays : les enfants ne vont pas à l’école et deviennent plus vulnérables face à l’enrôlement et à la mobilisation dans l’armée.

Rien qu’en 2018, Mwatana a recensé au moins 1 117 enfants recrutés ou utilisés à des fins militaires.

L’enquête concernant le recrutement d’enfants ou leur utilisation à des fins militaires s’est faite à travers 689 observations et entretiens dans tout le Yémen par nos chercheurs sur le terrain.

Face à ce type de violations, il est généralement très difficile de réaliser des entretiens, par conséquent, nous utilisons aussi l’observation directe. Chaque fois que nos chercheurs sur le terrain constatent que des enfants sont utilisés à des fins militaires, ils consignent toutes les informations, notamment où et quand ils les ont vus, ce qu’ils faisaient, les tenues qu’ils portaient, dans quelle zone ils se trouvaient et sous le contrôle de qui.

Selon nos dossiers, en 2018, 72 % d’enfants ont été recrutés ou utilisés par le groupe armé Ansar Allah [Houthis]. Les forces par procuration des Émirats arabes unis [les forces appelées « Ceinture de sécurité » et les forces d’élite hadhramies fidèles au Conseil de transition du sud qui combattent contre les forces loyales au président Hadi] étaient responsables dans 17 % des cas.

https://www.middleeasteye.net/fr/entretiens/radhya-al-mutawakel-les-yemenites-meritent-de-reconstruire-leur-pays-sous-letat-de-droit

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Film: Yemen Update & Breaking News by Hassan Al-Haifi 11 Aug 2019.
New massacre by Saudi Led Aggression on Yemen in Mastaba, Hajjah with eight martyrs & 11 wounded and the Battles in Aden by militias backed by Saudis and militias backed by UAE, as well as other relevant news.

https://www.facebook.com/hassan.alhaifi/videos/2416496788397275/

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Nasser Arrabyee interview

About the game changer in south Yemen after Saudi Arabia and UAE turned on themselves. Where things stand now? What is the next step?

https://share.ard-zdf-box.de/s/yefC3Tf9dctJEnd

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How war-torn Yemen prepares for Eid

The crowds shopping ahead of Eid al-Adha, the Muslim holiday also known as the "Festival of Sacrifice," start from Bab al-Yemen, the main gate of Sanaa's old fortified wall. Here, there is no indication that there is a war, as people chat, inspect the goods for sale and bargain for clothes and sweets. Most Yemenis have just two cheap items on their shopping list: henna, the red paint for hands and feet, and jambiya, a special knife with a curved blade.

https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2019/08/henna-jabiya-for-sanaanis-in-eid.html

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Film: I visited these areas to show you how citizens of Sanaa are preparing to celebrate #EidAlAdha2019. The People of Yemen have lived through some of the hardest times in recent history. Prices of animals - cows, oxen, & sheep have risen. compared to last year, the price are doubled.

https://twitter.com/AhmadAlgohbary/status/1160636549131882496

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WEEK-IN-REVIEW: 5 – 9 AUGUST

https://thewaronyemen.org/yemen-arms-fair-coalition-troops-pm-art-civil-society-groups-canada-allies-aden/

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Film by Press TV Iran: Yemen strikes back! Will new missile stop Saudi's war?

Yemen strikes back! Will new "game-changer" missile stop Saudi's war?
Saudi, the UAE and their coalition partners have been engaged in a brutal war on Yemen for years but now Yemen's retaliatory missile strike policy is bringing the war to the Arab monarch's doorsteps.
Will the strikes pressure Saudi enough to finally bring them to the negotiating table?

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=464549761003473

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Film by Press TV Iran: Infighting shows Saudi-led war deadlocked: Experts

Political experts say the recent armed clashes between Saudi-backed militants and Emirati-backed separatists in southern Yemen indicate how the war against the impoverished country has ended up in a deadlock.

https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/08/11/603222/Yemen-war-Saudi-Arabia-United-Arab-Emirates-Aden-deadlock

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Senior officers visit UAE Armed Forces units stationed in Yemen, Saudi on Eid

During the visits, the senior officers stressed that the UAE is always committed to its role in Yemen under the framework of the Arab Coalition, and will continue performing its tasks with efficiency, and help rebuild the Yemeni Army.

They also pointed out that the UAE will continue to assist the Yemeni people and promote the country’s peace process, noting that the UAE aims to achieve the strategic objectives of the Arab Coalition and support a political solution to end the ongoing conflict.

They also highlighted the close partnership between the UAE and Saudi Arabia, which will continue to reinforce the Arab Coalition.

https://www.gulftoday.ae/news/2019/08/11/senior-officers-visit-uae-armed-forces-units-stationed-in-yemen

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Der Jemen steht vor der endgültigen Spaltung

Der Jemen versinkt immer mehr im Chaos. Separatisten übernehmen die Macht in der Hauptstadt. Saudi-Arabiens Kriegspolitik ist gescheitert.

Mit der Machtübernahme von Aden durch die Separatisten steht der Jemen jetzt vor der endgültigen Spaltung und Saudi-Arabien vor den Trümmern seiner fünfjährigen Kriegspolitik, die Präsident Hadi an die Macht zurückbomben und die Huthis aus der Hauptstadt Sanaa vertreiben wollte. Stattdessen beherrschen die vom Iran unterstützten Rebellen unangefochten den Norden, während im Süden innerhalb der bisherigen Anti-Huthi-Koalition sich die von den Emiraten trainierten Milizen des Südlichen Übergangsrates (STC) und die von Saudi-Arabien ausgerüsteten Hadi-Regierungstruppen gegenseitig zerfleischen. Die „International Crisis Group“ warnte bereits vor einem Bürgerkrieg im Bürgerkrieg, der eine politische Lösung zusätzlich erschweren werde.

Das jemenitische Außenministerium sprach von „einem Putsch gegen die Institutionen einer international anerkannten Regierung“, organisiert vom Südlichen Übergangsrat zusammen mit den Vereinigten Arabischen Emiraten. Präsident Hadi selbst äußerte sich nicht, er soll schwer krank in einem Hospital liegen – von Martin Gehlen

https://www.augsburger-allgemeine.de/politik/Der-Jemen-steht-vor-der-endgueltigen-Spaltung-id55156031.html

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Ein Krieg mit vielen Akteuren

Der Krieg im Jemen tritt mit der Eroberung Adens in eine neue Phase. Das stärkt die Houthi-Rebellen – und erschwert die Wiedervereinigung des Landes.

Die Vereinigten Arabischen Emirate erkannten jedoch eine Gelegenheit, ihre Macht bis an den Indischen Ozean auszudehnen. Von Beginn des Krieges an konzentrierten sie sich auf den Südjemen und pflegten Kontakte zum „Südlichen Übergangsrat“. Dessen Mitglieder sahen im Krieg aber die Chance, einen unabhängigen südjemenitischen Staat zu gründen.

Eine Wendung erfuhr der Krieg, als die Vereinigten Arabischen Emirate am 8. Juli den Rückzug ihrer Truppen und schweren Waffen aus dem Jemen ankündigten.

Saudi-Arabien fühlt sich durch diese Entwicklungen vor den Kopf gestoßen. Mit dem Rückzug der Emiratis übernahmen pro-saudische Milizen deren Positionen am Golf von Aden. Saudi-Arabien sieht sich nun jedoch zwei Fronten gegenüber: den Houthi-Rebellen und den südjemenitischen Separatisten. Die saudische Führung benötigt daher nun neue Bodentruppen und neue Kriegsschiffe, um seine Ziele zu erreichen und das Vakuum zu füllen, das die Emiratis hinterlassen haben – von Rainer Hermann

https://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/der-krieg-im-jemen-tritt-mit-der-eroberung-adens-in-eine-neue-phase-16328577.html

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Der Krieg im Jemen, ein saudisches Desaster

Die Unterstützung der südjemenitischen Separatisten bricht nicht nur dem jemenitischen Präsidenten politisch das Genick, sondern auch Saudi-Arabien

Im fünften Jahr ihrer Intervention im Jemen – die nach dem damals 29-jährigen neuen Verteidigungsminister Mohammed bin Salman ein paar Wochen dauern sollte – ist das Desaster für die Saudis perfekt.

Die Interessen von Riad und Abu Dhabi im Jemen sind in den vergangenen Jahren immer weiter auseinander gedriftet. Für die Saudis geht es auf einer Metaebene um die große Auseinandersetzung mit dem Iran: Die schiitischen Huthis sind aus saudischer Sicht nichts anderes als ein Instrument der iranischen Einflusspolitik.

Nicht, dass das für die VAE keine Rolle spielen würde, aber das kleine reiche Land arbeitet zudem auf beiden Seiten des Horn von Afrika aggressiv an der Erweiterung seines strategischen Radius – von Gudrun Harrer

https://www.derstandard.de/story/2000107294743/der-krieg-im-jemen-ein-saudisches-desaster

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Dem Jemen droht die Spaltung

Für den saudischen Kronprinzen Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) bedeutet das mutmaßliche politische Ende von Präsident Hadi einen weiterer schweren Rückschlag im Machtkampf mit Iran um die regionale Vorherrschaft.
Nüchtern betrachtet ist der Bruch der "Arabischen Koalition" keine Überraschung

Die Scheichs in Abu Dhabi, die ihre vor vier Jahren in den Jemen geschickten Truppen jüngst weitgehend abgezogen haben, hatten von Anfang an kein Interesse an einer Wiederherstellung der staatlichen Einheit Jemens. Ihnen geht es vor allem um die Kontrolle der Küste und deren Häfen, von denen Aden der wichtigste ist. Die am Wochenende erfolgte Übernahme von Aden durch die Separatisten soll laut Augenzeugen ohne große Gegenwehr erfolgt sein. 200 im Präsidentenpalast von Aden stationierte Soldaten hätten nach ihrer Entwaffnung freies Geleit erhalten.

https://www.badische-zeitung.de/dem-jemen-droht-die-spaltung--176280129.html

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Kriegsallianz zwischen Riad und Abu Dhabi zerbricht

Mohammed bin Salman, kurz MBS, der saudische Kronprinz und enge Vertraute von US-Präsident Donald Trump, erlebt dieser Tage weitere Rückschläge bezüglich seiner außenpolitischen Abenteuer, die inzwischen die Sicherheit seines reaktionären Königreiches massiv gefährden. Eine Momentaufnahme von Ramon Schack.

Jemen: Partnerschaft beendet - Konflikt zwischen Riad und Abu Dhabi

Diese Pläne werden inzwischen von der Tatsache belastet, dass die bisher engen Alliierten der Saudis, die Vereinigten Arabischen Emirate, eigene geostrategische Zielsetzungen im Jemen verfolgen und die Partnerschaft zwischen den beiden reaktionären Golfmonarchien nicht nur zerbrochen ist, sondern in einen offenen Konflikt zwischen Riad und Abu Dhabi ausartet.

Die Ursachen für dieses Zerwürfnis erklären sich durch die komplexe geopolitische Gemengelage auf der arabischen Halbinsel, speziell aber im Jemen.

Während Riad im Jemen auf die Phantom-Regierung von Hadi setzt, die kaum noch nennenswerte Gebiete des Landes beherrscht, unterstützen die Emirate die Regierung des sogenannten Südrates, die eine Abspaltung des Südens propagieren, wie vor 1990, als der Jemen noch geteilt war.

Die Vereinigten Arabischen Emirate haben jetzt angekündigt, ihre Truppenkontingente im Kampf gegen die Huthis abzuziehen, um sich dafür im Südjemen eine Einflusszone zu sichern.

Für bin Salman und seine saudischen Truppen stellt dieses Vorgehen ein ernstes Problem dar. Denn trotz ständiger Belieferung mit modernen Waffensystemen, schwerpunktmäßig aus den Rüstungsschmieden des Westens, stehen seine Soldaten mit dem Rücken zur Wand.

Kein Rückzug möglich: Muhammed bin Salman steckt zu tief drin

Sowohl sein Vorgehen gegen Katar, als auch seine Frontstellung gegen Iran, mit Hilfe der USA, sind gescheitert. Sein im Westen lange Zeit gepflegtes Image als Reformer, wurde spätestens mit der Ermordung des Journalisten Khashoggi im saudischen Konsulat von Istanbul befleckt.

Bin Salman hat sein politisches Schicksal mit einem Sieg in dem von ihm angezettelten Konflikt gegen den Iran verknüpft. Das Auseinanderbrechen der Kriegsallianzen der Golfdiktaturen ist daher spektakulär

Kein Rückzug möglich: Muhammed bin Salman steckt zu tief drin

Sowohl sein Vorgehen gegen Katar, als auch seine Frontstellung gegen Iran, mit Hilfe der USA, sind gescheitert. Sein im Westen lange Zeit gepflegtes Image als Reformer, wurde spätestens mit der Ermordung des Journalisten Khashoggi im saudischen Konsulat von Istanbul befleckt.

Bin Salman hat sein politisches Schicksal mit einem Sieg in dem von ihm angezettelten Konflikt gegen den Iran verknüpft. Das Auseinanderbrechen der Kriegsallianzen der Golfdiktaturen ist daher spektakulär

Fazit:

Die Sicherheitslage für das saudische Regime wird immer prekärer. An allen Grenzen des Königreiches, vom Jemen im Süden, hin zu Katar im Osten, sowie an den Küsten des Persischen Golfes, haben sich Krisenherde gebildet, hervorgerufen durch bin Salmans Aggressionen.

Innenpolitisch steht das Land auf tönernen Füßen – von Ramon Schack

https://www.cashkurs.com/beitrag/kriegsallianz-zwischen-riad-und-abu-dhabi-zerbricht/

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Jemen: Der saudische Prinz steht vor der Niederlage

Mit dem Abzug seiner Verbündeten dürfte MBS den Jemenkrieg verlieren. Auch in der Region sieht es schlecht für ihn aus. (im Abo)

https://kurier.at/politik/ausland/jemen-der-saudische-prinz-steht-vor-der-niederlage/400574675

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Schlappe für Saudi-Arabien: Allianz im Jemen-Krieg droht zu zerfallen

Seit viereinhalb Jahren tobt ein Bürgerkrieg im Jemen, den wohl keine Seite mehr gewinnen kann. Nun zerfällt auch noch das von Saudi-Arabien angeführte Militärbündnis. Die Emirate ziehen ab, dem Jemen droht eine Aufspaltung. Die USA jedoch befeuern den Krieg weiter.

Die Separatisten des sogenannten Südlichen Übergangsrats (STC), die mit den Saudis eigentlich gegen die Huthis kämpfen, fühlen sich zunehmend von der international anerkannten Regierung des Landes verraten. Sie werden von den Emiraten unterstützt, die Saudis stützen dagegen die Regierung von Präsident Abed Rabbo Mansur Hadi. Die Rufe der Separatisten, sich erneut abzuspalten - der Nord- und Südjemen hatten sich erst 1990 zu einem Staat zusammengeschlossen - werden lauter.

Wie sehr dieser sich andeutende Bruch Riad verzweifeln ließ, zeigte sich bei den Kämpfen um den Präsidialpalast in Aden, dem derzeitigen Sitz der Regierung Hadi: Nachdem die Separatisten den Palast erobert hatten und die Garde nach Angaben einheimischer Quellen teils sogar übergelaufen war, flogen Jets der saudischen Koalition dort Luftangriffe. Es waren Bombardements auf den eigenen Bündnispartner. Parallel kam über die saudische Nachrichtenagentur SPA der Aufruf zur Waffenruhe. Am heutigen Montag dann traf sich der saudische Thronfolger in Riad mit dem Kronprinzen der VAE, um den entstandenen Schaden zu begrenzen.

Der Jemen steht vor einem "Bürgerkrieg im Bürgerkrieg", wie Analysten warnen. Das Land ist gewissermaßen dreigeteilt i

Der Rückhalt für Bin Salmans militärisches Abenteuer bröckelt indes weiter. Mit den Emiraten zieht sich der wichtigste regionale Partner Saudi-Arabiens aus dem Jemen zurück.

Die VAE ließen ihren mächtigen Verbündeten Riad sitzen, urteilte das Magazin "Foreign Policy". Bleiben die USA, deren Willen zur Zusammenarbeit mit Saudi-Arabien nach der Tötung des saudischen Journalisten Jamal Khashoggi ebenfalls rapide abnimmt.

https://www.n-tv.de/politik/Allianz-im-Jemen-Krieg-droht-zu-zerfallen-article21202374.html

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As top allies scale back in Yemen, Saudi Arabia faces prospect of an unwinnable war

Saudi Arabia called its military push against rebels in Yemen two names: "Operation Storm of Decisiveness" (it wasn't) and "Operation Restoring Hope" (it hasn't).

The country seems so hopeless to many nations that even the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia's closest partner in the coalition it leads in Yemen, recently announced it was withdrawing most of its troops in hopes of strengthening a peace initiative.

With the coalition splintered, Saudi Arabia remains largely alone, calling for ever greater U.S. arms support to pursue an increasingly unpopular war where victory seems remote, if not impossible.

"The war was never winnable in the first place," said Farea Muslimi, head of the Sanaa Center for Strategic Studies, a think tank based in Yemen's capital, in a phone interview. "With the second-most-important partner gone, even this illusion is no longer there."

There's little sign, nevertheless, that the Saudis or the Houthis, a politico-religious group, are ready to quit the fight.

The UAE's so-called strategic redeployment last month seemed an acknowledgment of the stalemate between the two sides.

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/article233779887.html = https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2019-08-11/yemen-saudi-arabia-face-unwinnable-war?fbclid=IwAR1YXRheKLkEIVzZrbE-2l9f4nNd_4akLd5BeG7mXGgkSNch5q47_UrcX7Q

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Film: Could the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen soon fall apart?

Forces loyal to Saudi Arabia and those backed by the UAE have been fighting in Aden.

In a complicated turn of events, and despite being part of the same coalition fighting Houthi rebels, forces loyal to the United Arab Emirates, and those loyal to Saudi Arabia appear to have turned on each other.

Fighting has been going on for days, killing dozens, as a battle for control of the southern city of Aden intensifies.

The UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council wants the Yemeni government out.

So what does it all mean? And how might if affect the war?

Presenter: Mohamed Jamjoom; Guests: Afrah Nasser - Chief Editor of Sanaa Review; Osamah Al-Rawhani - Deputy Executive Director of The Sana'a Center For Strategic Studies; Rasha Jarhum - Director of Peace Track Initiative

https://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/insidestory/2019/08/saudi-led-coalition-yemen-fall-190810190646574.html = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNcENfkPtKE

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SAUDI ARABIA AND UAE ARE AT WAR WITH THEMSELVES IN YEMEN

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates may be close partners with a common goal defeating a rebel group in Yemen, but their diverging interests have come to a violent head as heavy clashes erupted between their respective allies in the war-torn nation.

[Overview article]

https://www.newsweek.com/saudi-uae-war-themselves-yemen-1453371

https://yemen.liveuamap.com/

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UAE shifts course in Yemen

The UAE further placed its loyal Yemeni forces — around 90,000 troops — under unified command. On the western coastal front, the UAE placed forces under the unified command of Republican Guard commander Tariq Saleh, the son of late President Ali Abdullah Saleh's brother. In the south, the UAE placed Security Belt soldiers and military elites under the command of the Southern Transitional Council (STC).

Both the STC and the Republican Guard, which are supported by the UAE, do not recognize the legitimacy of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi’s government.

The UAE intervened in Yemen as part of the Saudi-led coalition to restore the legitimate Yemeni government and end the Houthi coup, but it has worked on the ground to implement undeclared goals, most notably undermining the legitimate government by supporting the STC, among other military entities that look after UAE interests in Yemen. This helps the UAE portray itself to the world as an important regional player.

The UAE is also pursuing its own economic interests, the most important of which is disrupting Yemeni ports in order to revive its own ports.

Abu Dhabi’s efforts to unite its loyal factions and brigades aims to ensure its continued influence in Yemen, even after its troop drawdown. It also wants to pull the rug from under the legitimate government in the liberated areas to cater to its local agents, who, in turn, will implement the UAE agenda without the UAE assuming responsibility.

Meanwhile, many local forces will be positively affected by the Emirati decision. While the Houthis are undoubtedly the biggest winners, they are not the only ones.

At the local level, al-Islah Party (Yemen’s Muslim Brotherhood) will breathe a sigh of relief since the UAE has classified it as a terrorist group. Furthermore, Saudi Arabia's need for the party will grow, being the only card left to fight the Houthis in the north and the UAE-backed separatists in the south.

At the regional level, the UAE troop drawdown aims to dodge many material consequences, as well as human and moral responsibilities.

There is no doubt that the Houthis, at least at this stage, are indifferent on controlling southern Yemen. They are trying their best to entrench their authority in the north before they tackle the south, unlike the UAE, which found that its temporary interests lie in the south.

This is why the UAE is supporting the southern separatists on the political, military and media levels, abandoning the goal behind its intervention in Yemen within the Arab coalition, which is restoring the legitimate government - by Ammar al-Ahswal

https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2019/08/yemen-war-uae-saudi-coalition-troop-drawndown-terrorism.html

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Emirates Withdrawal form Yemen is a Well Calculated Move

This Emirati pull out is not a haphazard decision but a well-planned one which was being planned from quite some time now. Abu Dhabi feel now that its objectives in Yemen more or less are achieved and it’s a right time to reduce the force level. The UAE has already trained thousands of allied Yemeni forces and fighters which mainly operates in South and works as Emirati proxies.

These proxies are comprised of tribesmen, former security forces and southern separatists and are heavily dependent on UAE for armaments and money. Emirati also effectively runs a paramilitary force known as the ‘The Security Belt’ that is outside the rule of both the Saudis and the Yemeni government and only reports to Abu Dhabi. Now United Arab Emirates is confident that these forces which it has nurtured can do their job and protect its interests very well in Yemen.

The UAE’s long-term goals in Yemen are very clear that is to divide the country and create a southern state which will in effect be a client state of the UAE. In this way Abu Dhabi will be able to secure trade routes through the port of Aden to the rest of the world and exploit Yemen’s natural resources. To push these goals UAE is actively supporting southern secessionists movement called Southern Transitional Council (STC). Moreover, UAE has directed the STC to establish a parallel army to the ousted President Hadi-controlled Yemeni military.

This process is underway and once completed the STC’s military force will consist of more than 50,000 South Yemeni troops which will be supported by sizable numbers of Emirati technical advisors. Therefore, Abu Dhabi feels that it only has to nurture the forces which are allied to them rather than having its own regular troops in the war-torn country. Also, the rising unpopularity of the UAE’s military presence in southern Yemen also explains Abu Dhabi’s shift towards more indirect power projection – by Manish Rai

https://ekurd.net/emirates-withdrawal-form-yemen-2019-08-10

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How will the Saudi-UAE alliance react to a rising Houthi threat in south Yemen?

As Houthi confidence in its military arsenal evolves, the war is increasingly moving beyond Yemen's borders

There are two overarching reasons for the Houthis’ attack on the military parade in Aden. Firstly, the UAE’s drawdown has left the UAE-backed southern Yemeni forces vulnerable. Secondly, the attack came as a pre-emptive strike, aiming to avert a military march towards Taiz and other fronts.

Significantly, the Aden attack killed Brigadier General Munir al-Mashali, a leading figure within the southern separatist movement. His killing marked a significant victory for the Houthis - retribution for the Saudi-UAE coalition’s killing of senior Houthi figure Saleh al-Sammad in 2018.

Tribal tensions

Internal tensions are flaring up in the south over Mashali’s killing, as tribal leaders reportedly believe the Houthis received internal support in Aden to conduct the attacks successfully. In an interview with a local writer, a representative of the Southern Transitional Council (STC) cited a “wider belief in the south that the Houthis had inside help, and they believe that help came from inside the Hadi government”.

If proven, this would shift military dynamics and deepen a vulnerability gap in the south, which is currently being exploited by the Houthis and AQAP.

“[The] southern people, including the tribal leaders, politicians and military officials, are still in complete shock for what happened last Thursday,” Murad Abdo, an activist in the south of Yemen, told MEE. The UAE-backed STC has yet to announce the conclusion of its investigation into the parade attack.

Mounting pressure

The Borkan-3 gives the Houthis confidence that they can apply greater pressure on the Saudi-led alliance.

The major question is how the Saudi-UAE alliance will react to this mounting pressure.

Based on my previous engagement with the Houthis, there has been a rift between the political bureau and military wing since 2017 on whether to take part in peace talks or continue fighting the Saudi-UAE coalition in their own countries. Clearly, the military wing has prevailed in taking the fight beyond Yemen.

https://www.middleeasteye.net/opinion/saudi-uae-coalition-must-urgently-assess-rising-houthi-threat

cp2a Saudische Blockade / Saudi blockade

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A TANKER OF OIL ARRIVES AT HODEIDAH PORT

The company said that the arrival of the tanker to the port after being held by the Saudi-led aggression coalition for eight days.

https://www.yemenpress.org/yemen/a-tanker-of-oil-arrives-at-hodeidah-port/

cp3 Humanitäre Lage / Humanitarian situation

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Bonnerin berichtet von CARE-Hilfseinsatz im Jemen

Ich hatte ständig Angst - beim Einschlafen, wenn ich Schüsse gehört habe oder wenn ich unterwegs war und nicht wusste, wie die Lage sich wendet. Die Gefahr von Anschlägen ist immer präsent, sie ist Alltag dort.

Die Müllberge sind Bakterienschleudern und es ist ganz leicht für ein Kind, das darin spielt, sich anzustecken. Viele leiden an Fieber und Durchfall, aber dort ist das nicht banal, denn es gibt keine Strukturen zur medizinischen Versorgung mehr. Babys können an so etwas sterben, auch Cholera breitet sich aus.

https://www1.wdr.de/nachrichten/jemen-augenzeugin-einer-humanitaeren-katastrophe-100.html

und auch http://www.general-anzeiger-bonn.de/bonn/stadt-bonn/Bonnerin-kehrt-aus-Hilfseinsatz-im-Jemen-zurück-article4161401.html

https://orf.at/stories/3133188/

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Film: JEMEN - EIN VOLK VOR DEM ABGRUND - Ansaar International e.V.

Wer im Jemen der sunnitischen Mehrheitsbevölkerung helfen will, ist in Lebensgefahr und muss dies getarnt vor Milizen tun. Wenn man mit dem Banner einer Hilfsorganisation im Rucksack erwischt wird, kann es schnell passieren das man von der Bildoberfläche verschwindet....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4NfyBTyYoI

Meine Bemerkung: Die Organisation ist als islamistisch eingestuft.

(A H)

Mona Relief reaches families in Hodeidah & Hajjah with assistance

Mona Relief's team was able to reach out 50 widows in al-Durehimi area of Hodeidah in western Yemen twice with cash assistance the first was on July 21, and the second was on August 8, days before Eid. As we reached out families in Hajjah province with food aid packages (photos)

https://www.monareliefye.org/single-post/2019/08/12/Mona-Relief-reaches-families-in-Hodeidah-Hajjah-with-assistance

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In my country #YEMEN. Millions of Yemeni children live a worst humanitarian disaster in world due of the blockade & unjust war. - Over 100,000 children starved to death (about 1 every 10minutes) - Over 22 million facing #Famine. That's is a truth of Saudi-coalition on Yemen

everywhere we seeing death, thousands of tragic stories, Millions of children do not can get food, clear water, medicine, health care.... We met girl Abeer 6yrs, (SAM), She & 2 baby other need transfer them to Sanaa for treatment. Help us to save them

ALHAMDULLAH, During our visit to Aslam Health Center #Hajjah area. We provided food baskets, milk and medicines to number of malnourished children there. Thanks so much to our brothers and all donors for support our humanitarian work #yemen.

Thanks to God and then generously of our donors, We distributed 37 food baskets to orphans & poorest families in Hodeidah, and 10bskt in Sana'a The humanitarian disaster is getting worse day by day. Thks our brothers & all online donors (photos, films)

https://www.gofundme.com/food-and-medicine-for-yemen

https://twitter.com/ghalebalsudmy/status/1160326473372372994

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Yemen: Flash Floods Flash Update No. 1 As of 10 August 2019

Across Yemen, rains intensified in recent weeks leading to a sharp increase in the number of families affected by flash floods and damage to infrastructure. On 6 August, the National Authority for the Management and Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Response (NAMCHA) appealed to the humanitarian community for assistance to respond to most pressing needs in the most affected Governorates. Throughout Eid, humanitarian partners have continued to provide assistance to hundreds of people affected by the floods.

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-flash-floods-flash-update-no-1-10-august-2019

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Film: CIVIC is engaging military and security forces and working directly with civilians in #Yemen. Hear from our Country Director @ndawsari about these efforts to better protect civilians:

https://twitter.com/CivCenter/status/1159857726035562496

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Lutheran World Relief & IMA World Health inaugurate relief programs in Yemen

Initiatives will work with war-affected displaced people and host communities to improve health through better water and sanitation

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/lutheran-world-relief-ima-world-health-inaugurate-relief-programs-yemen

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World Food Programme: Yemen Emergency Dashboard, July 2019

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-emergency-dashboard-july-2019

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UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs: Yemen: Humanitarian Dashboard (January - June 2019)

Yemen is the world’s worst humanitarian crisis and levels of humanitarian needs are staggering.

Despite a difficult operating environment, since the beginning of 2019, 170 international and national humanitarian organisations continue to work across Yemen responding to the most acute needs. Together, they delivered some form of

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-humanitarian-dashboard-january-june-2019

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Save the Children: One year after Yemen bus attack: “At night I have ugly dreams. I see the carnage, I see everything”

One year after an air strike by the Saudi and Emirati-led coalition hit a school bus killing 40 children and injuring dozens more, three of the child survivors have spoken to Save the Children of their ongoing daily physical and psychological struggle.

While the children’s pain endures, a lack of accountability continues to undermine justice for those affected as violence continues across the country. Altogether, more than 7,500 children were killed and maimed in Yemen between April 2013 and the end of 2018. In the first seven months of this year another 416 children have been injured and almost 200 killed.

Khaled*, 12, was one of the children who survived the airstrike in Saada, on August 9th 2018. He was on field trip with his friends when the bus was hit in a busy marketplace. Khaled described talking to a friend when the attack happened:
“He said, I swear that airstrike is aiming for us. I didn’t believe him. I told him it will not hit us. But it was true, it was aiming for us.”

Khaled said his suffering continues today:

Jason Lee, Deputy Country Director for Save the Children in Yemen: “Survivors are battling to recover yet programs for mental health support are underfunded and there’s a lack of expertise in the country. We need to see more recourses to help these children in Yemen, including for the care of specialists where necessary.”

https://www.savethechildren.net/news/one-year-after-yemen-bus-attack-child-survivors-describe-gruelling-battle-recover

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UN liefern wieder Lebensmittel an hungernde Menschen in Jemen

Vereinten Nationen wollen nach zwei Monaten Unterbrechung wieder Lebensmittel an rund 850.000 hungernde Menschen in Jemens Hauptstadt Sanaa liefern. Die Huthi-Rebellen, die Sanaa kontrollieren, würden eine transparente und gerechte Verteilung der Rationen sicherstellen, teilte ein Sprecher des Welternährungsprogramms (WFP) am Freitag in Genf mit.

Die Kinder, Frauen und Männer müssten dringend Lebensmittel erhalten, betonte WFP-Sprecher Herve Verhoosel. Das WFP und die Behörden der Huthi-Rebellen hätten eine Vereinbarung abgeschlossen, die es ermögliche, besonders Bedürftige zu identifizieren. Insgesamt sollen neun Millionen Menschen, die in Gebieten unter Huthi-Kontrolle leben, erfasst werden.

https://www.evangelisch.de/inhalte/159170/09-08-2019/un-liefern-wieder-lebensmittel-hungernde-menschen-jemen

und auch https://www.deutschlandfunk.de/jemen-welternaehrungsprogramm-nimmt-hilfe-in-sanaa-wieder.1939.de.html

https://www.zdf.de/nachrichten/heute/welternaehrungsprogramm-wfpun-liefern-wieder-lebensmittel-an-hungernde-menschen-in-jemen-100.html

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Yemen's Famine: Not Enough Food - and Plenty of Blame to Go Around

The World Food Program’s partial aid suspension in Yemen has increased concerns for families.

Destitute and hungry, families have resorted to sending their children out to collect leftover rice granules. Qaid tells VOA his young sons were crying the morning of the interview because he could not afford to pay the cost of two eggs, opting instead for tea.

Normally, Qaid’s family would have received a monthly basket from the World Food Program consisting of 75 kilograms of wheat, two bottles of cooking oil, sugar, and lentils. That stopped when WFP shipments were held up due to a standoff between the agency and the Houthi authorities.

The WFP says partial food aid to 850,000 people in Sana'a will resume next week, but the relief is not coming soon enough for many struggling to survive as the war heads into its sixth year.

Critics identify two main culprits. The first are the Houthi rebels, who have been accused of unlawfully confiscating food and reselling aid to fund the war. The second is Saudi Arabia, whose campaign of air strikes and bombings of civilians has been labelled by the international rights group Human Rights Watch as illegal. These attacks have not only made it difficult for Yemen to produce food, but also hampered efforts to get food aid to the people who need it most.

Aid workers say grain often rots as supply routes are regularly attacked. Saudi air strikes have not only targeted mosques, schools, stores and homes, but farms, grain storage units, seaports, and food factories.

The food shipments that do make it through are often not getting to where they are most needed. Speaking at the U.N. Security Council last year, WFP director David Beasley said there is “serious evidence that food was being diverted and going to the wrong people.” As many as 60% of residents of the capital, he said, were not receiving food.

https://www.voanews.com/middle-east/yemens-famine-not-enough-food-and-plenty-blame-go-around

My comment: „Critics identify two main culprits“: Change sequence, and include Western backers of Saudi Arabia – at least, the US is mentioned below.

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World Food Programme welcomes progress on key accountability measures with the Sana'a-based authorities

The United Nations World Food Programme welcomes important, positive steps taken by the Sana’a-based authorities on safeguards to ensure humanitarian food assistance reaches the most vulnerable children, women and men in areas of Yemen under their control.

A document signed with the Sana’a-based authorities on Saturday 3 August 2019 and the subsequently signed technical annexes will allow WFP to work to establish an independent and accountable process to identify and register families who most need life-saving food assistance.

WFP will resume food distributions following the Eid Al Adha festival for the 850,000 people in Sana’a City who have not received food rations from WFP for the last two months.

WFP will now begin the roll-out of a smartcard-driven beneficiary management system, registering 9 million people in areas of Yemen controlled by the Sana’a-based authorities. These vital measures provide for the protection and privacy of the people we serve and the independence of our humanitarian operation.

The signed documents give a framework to ensure that WFP’s largest operation in the world is operating in an efficient and cost-effective way

https://www.wfp.org/news/world-food-programme-welcomes-progress-key-accountability-measures-sanaa-based-authorities

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UN food aid to Yemen will fully resume after two-month break, as Houthis ‘guarantee’ delivery

Life-saving food aid distribution is set to resume to 850,000 people in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, following guarantees by Houthi opposition forces that the supplies will reach those who need them most, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday.

Under a deal that ends a partial two-month break in WFP assistance to Houthi-held areas of the war-torn country after the agency said that humanitarians were being denied access and local authorities were interfering with deliveries, spokesperson Hervé Verhoosel insisted that a new registration process had been agreed.

“We have written guarantees from the Houthis,” he said, in reference to a document signed with the Sana’a-based authorities, on Saturday 3 August.

The announcement that WFP food aid will resume after the Eid Al Adha festival next Monday, follows the signing of key technical annexes, the last of which was inked on Thursday, the agency spokesperson explained.

“The Houthis have been engaging with us in the last few weeks to negotiate the document that we have signed together and more importantly to also to agree on the technical terms,” he said.

Under the terms of the deal, WFP will use a smartcard system to register nine million people in areas controlled by the Houthis, although aid will be delivered to those whose details have not yet been recorded.

“The people in Sana’a …will start receiving food even before we start the registration process”, Mr. Verhoosel told journalists in Geneva. “These are people to whom we stopped providing food (for the past) two months waiting for the agreement, or the document, to be signed…That food will be distributed to them, we will start the process then next week.”

https://news.un.org/en/story/2019/08/1044011

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UNICEF Yemen Humanitarian Situation Report Mid Year Update (Jan-Jun 2019)

UNICEF has increased the minimum target for management of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) from 70 per cent in 2018 to 90 per cent in 2019. Up to the end of June 2019, 131,516 children were admitted to SAM treatment, through fixed and mobile Outpatient Therapeutic Programmes.

UNICEF has responded to over 355,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) so far this year, through emergency WASH interventions, including water trucking, construction of latrines, distribution of hygiene kits and hygiene promotion.

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/unicef-yemen-humanitarian-situation-report-mid-year-update-jan-jun-2019-enar

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UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs: Yemen: Cash and Voucher Response (Jan to Dec 2018)

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-cash-and-voucher-response-jan-dec-2018

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Turkish agency supports Yemenis with 11 medical centers

Turkey's Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) established health centers in 11 different locations in Yemen with the support of philanthropists.

A total of 242,760 patients benefit from health centers annually.

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/middle-east/turkish-agency-supports-yemenis-with-11-medical-centers/1552584

cp4 Flüchtlinge / Refugees

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Photo: Yemenis (from south and north) displacing from Aden (south) to Sanaa (north), Fleeing the war between the UAE forces and Saudi forces in Aden.

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/1160180257242173441

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Film: rains leave major disasters on the west coast

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Oej67PWvgs

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African migrants: Houthis’ fuel to ignite war in Yemen

A report by Rudaw Media Network says the waves of displacement from the Horn of Africa to Yemen are old, but have recently sparked widespread controversy over the possibility of exploiting them in the five-year conflict in Yemen.
Earlier this month, international media sources revealed that the Turkish military base in Mogadishu, Somalia, oversees the smuggling of Africans from Somalia and from several countries in Africa to Yemen.
The sources pointed out that Muslim Brotherhood leaders in Yemen and Turkish officials are dealing with representatives of the International Organization for Migration to smuggle Africans to Yemen legally through the Turkish military base in Somalia.
The Houthi militia began a process of attracting thousands of refugees who arrived in Yemen illegally, in a scheme that reveals a future trend to rely on African mercenaries in order to compensate the severe losses in its rows.

http://en.adenpress.news/news/11980

cp5 Nordjemen und Huthis / Northern Yemen and Houthis

Siehe / Look at cp3

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Houthis detain Islah leading member in Dhamar

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-32546

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Houthi Chief Faces Rebellion among his Relatives

A conflict has been escalating among the Iran-backed Houthi leaderships over gaining power and followers in Yemen, revealed sources close to the militias in Sanaa.
The dispute recently pushed Houthi leader, Abdulmalek al-Houthi, to side with the factions that are aligned with so-called supreme council leader Mahdi Mshat.
Houthi sensed an impending rebellion being plotted against him by his relatives, led by his uncle Abdulkarim al-Houthi, the interior minister in the coup government, and his cousin, Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, who heads the so-called higher revolution council in the militias.
The sources revealed that several of the Houthi leaders’ orders have been recently ignored by his relatives, pushing him to side with Mshat.

http://en.adenpress.news/news/12999

My comment: This is by an anti-Houthi, pro-Southern separatists news site, and must be read with caution.

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Ansarullah calls for negotiation with all Yemeni parties to decide on democratic future

Calls for Islah and STC to disassociate from invaders and join the political process

A senior leader in Ansarullah’s Political Bureau, Mohammed Nasser al-Bukhiti, has called on all Yemeni political components to sit at a dialogue table in order to end the war.

Al-Bukhiti said on Sunday that “after the discovery of the biggest lie in the history of the so-called exiled Hadi’s government, we call on all the political components, especially the main components represented by Ansarulah, the General People’s Congress (GPC), the Islah Party and the Southern Transition Council, to sit at the table of dialogue in order to end the war and to sign an agreement on the formation of a new transitional authority that represents all.”

https://www.uprising.today/ansarullah-calls-for-negotiation-with-all-yemeni-parties-to-decide-on-democratic-future/

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Armed Forces Spokesman: We will soon Reveal Developments in Air Defenses

Armed Forces Spokesman, Brigadier Yahya Sere'e, said on Sunday that the Air Defense developments will be revealed soon. He explained that the Armed Forces are in the process of unveiling their new air defenses. "We have been engaged in a historical experiment to enhance the defense capabilities of Yemen," he said.

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=8245

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Competing narratives over the death of a Houthi leader

The narrative perpetuated by the Houthis and its allies, however, has been disputed.

Shortly after the Houthi’s statement was released on Friday, the Saudi-owned Al Arabiya reported that Al Houthi was killed last Tuesday alongside eight other militants en route to Sana’a. Much like the Houthi statement, no other information was provided.

But Sky News Arabia, another pro-Saudi source, then reported that Al Houthi was assassinated inside Sana’a. The UAE’s The National added to this by saying that Al Houthi was assassinated inside Sana’a by a rival faction within the Houthi movement.

On Sunday, Al Arabiya then quoted the Saudi-led coalition as officially blaming Al Houthi’s death on internal rifts within the movement’s leadership. “The Houthi leadership has consistently betrayed itself in operations of liquidations and killings,” the Saudi coalition said.

Prominent Yemen experts have also spoken to the veracity of this explanation.

Given the total control over Sana’a that the Houthis exert and that internal rifts within the Houthi leadership have been reported before, the story portrayed by the Saudi-led coalition is entirely plausible.

https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2019/08/competing-narratives-over-the-death-of-a-houthi-leader.php

My comment: Why this story should be more plausible? He would not have been the first Houthi leader targeted by the Saudis. As it might have been forgotten, the Saudis have a Houthi leaders’ killing list with million dollar bounties.

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Saudi-led coalition says infighting killed senior Houthi official

A senior Houthi official in Yemen and brother of the movement’s leader was killed because of infighting, the Saudi-led coalition said on Sunday, appearing to give a different version of events than the Iran-allied group.

But the coalition, which is battling the Houthis in Yemen’s war, said he had been killed as part of an “internal operation” because of a dispute between different factions of the group and within its leadership, Saudi state news agency SPA said, citing a statement.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-houthi/saudi-led-coalition-says-infighting-killed-senior-houthi-official-idUSKCN1V10KV

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Sayyid Ibrahim al-Houthi buried in Saada

Hundreds of Yemeni people in Saada province on Saturday held a public and official funeral procession for the martyred Sayyid Ibrahim Badreddin al-Houthi, who was killed by the mercenaries of the US-Israeli-Saudi aggression.

The funeral was attended by Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, Interior Minister Abdul Karim al-Houthi and a number of scholars, sheikhs and dignitaries.

https://www.uprising.today/sayyid-ibrahim-al-houthi-buried-in-saada/

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Demanding Opening of Sana’a Int. Airport, Protesters Gather at the Airport

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=8214

and

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Hundreds of thousands protest demanding reopening of Sana’a Airport

Mass demonstration condemns US and Saudi Arabia for blockade of Yemeni airspace

https://www.uprising.today/hundreds-of-thousands-protest-demanding-reopening-of-sanaa-airport/

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Transport Minister Encourages Events Demanding Lifting Siege on Sana’a Int. Airport

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=8210

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In Yemen, gunmen abduct former journalist Abdel Hafiz al-Samadi

Gunmen in civilian clothing abducted Abdel Hafiz al-Samadi from his house in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on July 27, 2019, according to a statement from the Yemeni Journalists Syndicate and the Saudi network Al-Arabiya.

The syndicate, citing his family, reported that an unspecified number of masked gunmen pulled up to al-Samadi’s house in a taxi, bus, and a Toyota Hilux and took him to an unknown destination.

https://cpj.org/2019/08/in-yemen-gunmen-abduct-former-journalist-abdel-haf.php

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Mass Rally Outside Sana’a Airport Entitled ’Continuing Air Embargo and Blockade US Crimes’

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=8203

and also https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/08/09/603088/Yemenis-Saudiled-air-blockade

photos: https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/1159840725766246400

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Prisoners’ Affairs Committee Calls for Protection of Captives in Prisons of Warring Parties in Aden

The head of the National Committee for Prisoners’ Affairs Abdulqader Al-Mortadha called for the protection of prisoners of the Army and Popular Committees in the prisons of the warring parties in Aden.

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=8202

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Rebellen: Bruder von Huthi-Anführer im Jemen getötet

Im Jemen ist ein hochrangiger Vertreter der Huthi-Rebellen nach deren Angaben getötet worden. Der Bruder des Rebellen-Anführers Abdel Malek al-Huthi sei von "Verrätern" im Dienste der von Saudi-Arabien angeführten Militärkoalition ermordet worden, teilten die Huthis über ihren Fernsehsender Al-Masirah am Freitag mit. Details über die Todesumstände wurden nicht bekannt.

Ibrahim Badreddine Amir al-Din al-Huthi war jemenitischen Sicherheitskräften zufolge Befehlshaber in der Huthi-Hochburg Saada im Norden des Landes. Die Huthis würden alles tun, um die Verantwortlichen zu stellen und der Justiz zu übergeben, hieß es in dem Bericht weiter.

https://www.wochenblatt.de/news-stream/deutschland-welt/artikel/295327/rebellen-bruder-von-huthi-anfuehrer-im-jemen-getoetet = https://www.arte.tv/de/afp/neuigkeiten/rebellen-bruder-von-huthi-anfuehrer-im-jemen-getoetet

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Assassins of Yemeni Houthi leader’s brother linked to Saudi Arabia: Report

Informed Yemeni sources say security forces have uncovered the cell behind the assassination of Ibrahim Badreddin al-Houthi, the brother of the leader of the Houthi Ansarullah movement.

The sources, requesting not to be named, told Lebanon-based Arabic-language al-Mayadeen television news network that Yemeni security forces had managed to capture 80 percent of the members of the cell, adding that they are undergoing an in-depth investigation.

The sources further noted that the detainees had confessed to having affiliation with the Saudi intelligence agency, and said they had received orders from a militia leader when former president Ali Abdullah Saleh was in power.

https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/08/10/603166/Assassins-of-Yemeni-Houthi-movement-leaders-brother-linked-to-Saudi-Arabia-Report

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Ministry of Interior Mourns Martyr Ibrahim Badr Al-Din Al-Houthi

he Interior Ministry on Friday mourned the martyr Ibrahim Badr Al-Din Al-Houthi, who was assassinated by the treacherous hands of the Saudi-Israeli aggression.

The ministry confirmed in a statement, Al-masirah Net has obtained a copy, that it will not hesitate to prosecute and capture the tools of criminal aggression that carried out the assassination.

The statement said, "the martyr was one of the finest men of the country and a dauntless fighter, who dedicated his life in defense of his faith and homeland, so that his pure spirit rose as a martyr and received the status he deserved with the prophets, the righteous and the martyrs."

The Ministry of Interior and security services expressed their deepest condolences to the Leader of the Revolution, Sayyed Abdulmalik Badr Al-Din Al-Houthi, may God protect him, and all the Al-Houthi family and the steadfast Yemeni people.

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=8204

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Yemen's Interior Ministry says al-Houthi's brother assassinated

The Houthis’ Interior Ministry put out a statement on Friday in which it blamed the killing of a brother of Abdel-Malek al-Houthi, the Leader of Ansarallah movement, on “the treacherous hands affiliated with the US-Israeli aggression and its tools.”

The statement did not provide any further details regarding al-Houthi's assassination, who is said to have been an influential military commander among the Houthi forces, the website of English-language Press TV said.

Other Yemeni sources reported that al-Houthi's body, along with a number of Houthi commanders, had been discovered in a house following a Saudi strike in the city of Haddeh in Yemen's west-central province of Sana’a.

https://en.mehrnews.com/news/148665/Yemen-s-Interior-Ministry-says-al-Houthi-s-brother-assassinated

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Rebels leader's brother killed

Yemeni security officials said people allied with the Saudi-led coalition killed Ibrahim al-Houthi and an associate in Sanaa earlier this week. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media.

Farea Al-Muslimi, a visiting researcher with Chatham House, a London-based policy institute, said Ibrahim was a low-level figure who the Houthi leader used as a special envoy.

Abdel-Malek “used to rely on him to do political mediation, convey certain messages, strike political deals, or send threats, but the latter did not have any official title or position within the group,” he said.

https://www.apnews.com/c4372e8e147449c398733e5873625c6d

and also https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/yemens-houthi-group-says-leaders-brother-assassinated

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-houthi/yemens-houthis-say-leaders-brother-assassinated-idUSKCN1UZ0UF

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Mohammed al-Houthi meets with UN representative to Yemen

Invitation sent to UN Human Rights Commissioner to visit Yemen

https://www.uprising.today/mohammed-al-houthi-meets-with-un-representative-to-yemen/

cp7 UNO und Friedensgespräche / UN and peace talks

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Can Russia play a role in ending the Yemeni civil war?

Russia’s preservation of favorable relations with both major warring factions is the product of its strategic non-alignment policy in Yemen. Until the assassination of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh in December 2017, Russia maintained diplomatic staff in both Aden and Sana’a. It was also the only country to abstain from UN Security Council Resolution 2216 in April 2015, as Moscow believed that the resolution would escalate the Yemeni civil war by sanctioning the Houthis.

Russia’s consistent adherence to a policy of strategic non-alignment in Yemen advances its geopolitical interests in the Middle East and leaves it well-positioned to assume an important role in ending the Yemeni civil war. Moscow attaches considerable value to Yemen’s location at the cross-roads of the Red Sea, Bab el-Mandeb Strait, and the Gulf of Aden and wants to construct a military base in southern Yemen to expand its influence in a region of growing geopolitical importance.

Russia’s non-alignment in Yemen has also allowed Moscow to balance positive relations with Saudi Arabia and Iran, as it can selectively support and criticize policies backed by both countries with little risk of backlash.

The second component of Russia’s conflict resolution strategy is recognizing Iran as a constructive stakeholder in Yemen. In February 2018, Russia vetoed a UN resolution that would have blamed Iran for supplying ballistic missiles to the Houthis

The third facet of the Russian peace plan is its significant emphasis on resolving Yemen’s intra-regional cleavages.

Russian officials have frequently emphasized the importance of southern Yemen’s status for the resolution of the conflict: STC leader Aidarus al-Zoubaidi visited Moscow in March at the Russian Foreign Ministry’s invitatio

the stagnation of UN-brokered peace talks in Yemen could provide an opening for Russia to act as a parallel-track dialogue facilitator and help implement the terms of the December 2018 Stockholm Agreement.

https://www.mei.edu/publications/can-russia-play-role-ending-yemeni-civil-war

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U.N. Secretary-General expresses concern over clashes in Yemen's Aden: statement

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-aden-un/u-n-secretary-general-expresses-concern-over-clashes-in-yemens-aden-statement-idUSKCN1V002D

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Yemenis picket outside UN building in New York to demand end to Saudi siege on Yemen

https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/08/08/602985/Yemen-Yemenis-US-UN-building-Saudi-Arabia-siege

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Local Visions for Peace in Hadramawt

With the objective of moving towards a resolution of the ongoing conflict in Yemen, the Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies and Oxford Research Group (ORG) are leading a year-long pilot project to build local capacity for inclusive strategic thinking and dialogue in two of Yemen’s relatively stable regions, Marib and Hadramawt. The project rethinks long-held assumptions about the form that the peace process should take. Instead of resorting to top-down centralized frameworks with regards to peace-making efforts, the project seeks to identify otherwise under-represented parties for inclusion in any renewed and potentially restructured peace process. By training local actors in Marib and Hadramawt in the ORG-pioneered collective strategic thinking model, the project creates space for them to define their core needs within the governorates and requirements for investing in the peace process.

Conclusion

Although Hadramawt has not seen as much active fighting as other governorates, it has certainly felt the impact of the conflict. Import restrictions and the currency crisis have weakened the ability of Hadramis to meet their basic needs. Non-state armed groups including AQAP have taken advantage of broad destabilization and remain active in the inland areas of Wadi Hadramawt. The Saudi-led coalition, despite controlling security actors in various areas of the governorate, does not provide basic public services, while a large influx of Hadrami returnees to the governorate further strains services.

Local authorities in Hadramawt must be empowered to provide services to their own people. Where local capacity has been engaged and supported, local authorities have been successful. Hadramis feel that local authorities must have more autonomy in their decisions, regardless of the potential outcome of the conflict. In the long term, Hadramawt seeks a decentralization of authority that will last beyond any potential peace agreements. This includes a greater ability to control the revenues derived from the governorate’s resources to support local development and security.

http://sanaacenter.org/publications/main-publications/7893

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Local Visions for Peace in Marib

Conclusion

With its variety of natural resources and a degree of stability almost unparalleled in Yemen today, Marib has the potential to play a pivotal role in Yemen’s future. Despite a number of ongoing challenges — including pockets of insecurity and limited educational facilities — Marib’s stability is providing a haven for Yemenis fleeing the conflict in other parts of the country.

This rapid influx of IDPs has created intense competition for limited jobs, housing, and public services. Marib locals have identified a number of mechanisms to lessen the pressure on public services and turn the burgeoning population of displaced Yemenis into an economic opportunity. However, to put these mechanisms into practice they require technical and material assistance from international and regional partners.

In order for Marib to become a cornerstone of stability in Yemen, moreover, Marib needs greater representation both within Yemen’s central government and in the peace process. Given their governorate’s importance, Maribi participants said they deserve a greater voice in the decision-making process.

http://sanaacenter.org/publications/main-publications/7903

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Transitional Government in Post-Conflict Yemen

Executive Summary

This policy brief offers recommendations to maximize the effectiveness of governance in post-conflict Yemen – whatever the composition or structure of the government. It presents three case studies on government models previously introduced in Yemen, Tunisia and Lebanon after periods of instability. These case studies offer useful lessons on the challenges, risks and opportunities of forming transitional governments in post-conflict contexts.

The two most apparent options for the composition of an immediate post-conflict government to lead a transitional period in Yemen are a consensus government with cabinet seats divided among the key Yemeni political factions, or a technocratic caretaker government appointed by a consensus prime minister. The case studies in Yemen and Lebanon illustrate that while power sharing agreements can result in relative peace and stability in the short-term, if they are not designed properly and followed-up by further reforms they can lead to a failed transition (as in Yemen post-2011), or create entrenched patronage networks and political deadlock in the long term (as in Lebanon). The Tunisian case study illustrates how a caretaker technocratic government was able to govern relatively efficiently while allowing space for political negotiations to progress.

The authors recommend building a consensus around a clear mandate for the post-conflict governing body, prior to its formation; empowering the private sector to support Yemen’s development, reconstruction and soci0-economic stability post-conflict; and empowering local government by devolving greater authority to local government bodies.

http://sanaacenter.org/publications/main-publications/7924

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

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Saudi dissident dies in jail due to torture, deliberate medical negligence: Report

A dissident Saudi activist has reportedly died in prison due to various forms of torture he was subjected to in jail and deliberate medical negligence, amid a crackdown led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman against pro-democracy campaigners, Muslim preachers and intellectuals in the country.

London-based and Arabic-language Nabaa television news networkreported on Sunday that Ahmed Abdullah Abdulrahman Shaa'yi passed away at Tarfiya prison in Saudi Arabia’s north-central city of Buraydah on August 9.

https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/08/11/603282/Saudi-dissident-dies-in-jail-due-to-torture-deliberate-medical-negligence-Report

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Saudi Prince’s Rise to Power Turns Him Into a Billionaire Boss

Mohammed Bin Salman’s grip on the House of Saud’s vast fortune is tightening.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman turned the marble-floored Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh into a prison in November 2017 for hundreds of men. Many of the captives—some of them his relatives and princes in their own rights—were released only after agreeing to sign over to the government assets including land, cash and business stakes. The total recovered, Saudi authorities said, was some $107 billion.

That sensational show of power upended decades of unwritten rules within the secretive House of Saud and effectively sidelined the crown prince’s potential opponents in one sweep. With his rise in the kingdom’s pecking order to presumptive heir to the throne, he became not only the de facto political leader of the petro-state but the unrivaled billionaire boss of a sprawling family firm with more money than almost any other dynasty on the planet.

The Al Sauds number some 15,000, according to estimates by political analysts and academics, from infants to the elderly. Their collective fortune is estimated at more than $100 billion in the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, enough to rank fourth among the world’s richest families.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2019-08-10/saudi-prince-s-rise-to-power-turns-him-into-a-billionaire-boss

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Regionale Konflikte überschatten Mekka-Pilgerfahrt

Mehr als zwei Millionen muslimische Wallfahrer aus aller Welt besuchten am Samstag den sogenannten Berg Arafat, um der Abschiedspredigt des Propheten Mohammed zu gedenken und Gottes Segen zu erflehen. Die jährliche Zusammenkunft auf dem Hügel gehört zu den Höhepunkten der Pilgerfahrt Hadsch

http://www.general-anzeiger-bonn.de/news/politik/ausland/Regionale-Konflikte-%C3%BCberschatten-Mekka-Pilgerfahrt-article4163734.html

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Muslim pilgrims converge on Jamarat for ritual stoning of the devil

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-haj/muslim-pilgrims-converge-on-jamarat-for-ritual-stoning-of-the-devil-idUSKCN1V109D

Muslims gather in Muzdalifa to prepare for final stages of haj

Nearly 2.5 million Muslims gathered at Saudi Arabia’s Mount Arafat on Saturday for a vigil to atone for their sins, and then descended to Muzdalifa for the final stages of the annual haj pilgrimage amid summer heat and regional tensions.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-haj/muslims-gather-in-muzdalifa-to-prepare-for-final-stages-of-haj-idUSKCN1V0088

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Amnesty International criticises Saudi Arabia venue for Joshua v Ruiz Jr

NGO says bout is latest attempt to ‘sportswash’ image
Heavyweight title bout to take place in Diriyah on 7 December

Amnesty International has criticised the decision to sanction Anthony Joshua’s rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia, citing human rights violations, the murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the ongoing war in Yemen.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/aug/09/anthony-joshua-rematch-andy-ruiz-jr-saudi-arabia-7-december

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Muslim pilgrims descend on Mecca for haj, Saudis warn against politics

Saudi officials asked Muslims to focus on rituals of worship, warning against politicizing the rite as wars rage on in the region and at a time of heightened tensions between Sunni Muslim Saudi Arabia and Shi’ite Muslim adversary Iran.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-haj/muslim-pilgrims-descend-on-mecca-for-haj-saudis-warn-against-politics-idUSKCN1UY12Z

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The #Saudi Prosecution is seeking to execute detainee Hussein Mohamed AlFaraj, accusing him of protesting, participating in martyrs' funerals. Hussein has been sadistically tortured, beaten, lashed, stripped, denailed, electrocuted, force-fed hallucinogens...

https://twitter.com/PrintempsArabeS/status/1159494743631568896

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SKIP THE G20 MEETING IN SAUDI ARABIA

Despite its war crimes and gross violations of human rights, Saudi Arabia continues to operate on the world stage as though it was a normal nation. Next year, in 2020, that will include hosting the G20 forum.

World leaders from the UK, Canada, Sweden, the UN, and democratic countries should not be treating Saudi Arabia as a normal county. They should skip the G20 meeting in 2020 in order to pressure Saudi Arabia to finally: […]

Add your name below to the letter calling on all G20 countries and other participating countries and international organizations to refuse complicity in Saudi Arabia’s war crimes and human rights abuse

https://www.codepink.org/g20

cp9 USA

Eingebetteter Medieninhalt

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Pompeo talks maritime security, Iran with Saudi crown prince

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed maritime security, Iran and Yemen with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in a phone call on Wednesday.

https://www.msn.com/en-xl/middleeast/top-stories/pompeo-talks-maritime-security-iran-with-saudi-crown-prince/ar-AAFup87

cp9a USA-Iran Krise: Wachsende Spannungen am Golf / US-Iran crisis: Mounting tensions at the Gulf

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Deutschlands Gestaltungsanspruch

Deutsche Militärexperten legen erste konkrete Pläne für eine EU-Marineoperation im Persischen Golf vor. Wie es in einer Skizze zweier gut vernetzter Regierungsberater und eines Bundeswehr-Professors heißt, sollen Kriegsschiffe künftig an beiden Eingängen der Straße von Hormuz kreuzen. Weitere Kriegsschiffe müssten Erdöltanker durch die Meerenge eskortieren. Je nach Eskalationsbereitschaft könnten zudem bewaffnete Truppen auf den eskortierten Tankern stationiert werden, um mögliche Übergriffe militärisch abzuwehren. Benötigt würden “zwischen 10% und 30% der maritimen Fähigkeiten” der EU. Berlin soll, so heißt es, den Einsatz führen, um seinen “außenpolitischen Gestaltungsanspruch” zu demonstrieren. Während Teile der SPD und der Opposition die Operation ablehnen, treiben Kanzler- und Auswärtiges Amt den Schritt nicht zuletzt auf EU-Ebene voran. Zuvor hatte Außenminister Heiko Maas die US-Forderung abgewiesen, deutsche Kriegsschiffe in einen US-geführten Marineeinsatz im Mittleren Osten zu schicken: Berlin positioniert sich als weltpolitisch eigenständige Macht.
(…) Berlins “europäische” Intervention
Statt einer Beteiligung an einer US-Operation macht sich die Bundesregierung weiterhin für einen EU-Marineeinsatz im Persischen Golf stark.

Erste konkrete Pläne für eine EU-Militäroperation an der Straße von Hormuz haben nun zwei Militärexperten von der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik (DGAP) und ein Professor an der Münchener Hochschule der Bundeswehr vorgelegt.

https://www.german-foreign-policy.com/news/detail/8010/

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Tosende Stille am Persischen Golf

Der Konflikt zwischen USA und Iran eskaliert schrittweise. Der neusten Entwicklung schenken große Medien zu wenig Aufmerksamkeit.
(…) Ebenso wenig informierten westliche Medien über das intensivierte militärische Engagement Israels „im Vorhof“ Irans, also in Irak. Mit US-amerikanischen F-35-Jets attackierten die israelischen Streitkräfte innerhalb von zehn Tagen zwei Basen iranischer Milizen auf dem Territorium Iraks. Das Ziel der zweiten Attacke lag in gefährlicher Nähe zur iranischen Grenze. Bemerkenswert: die Regierung Iraks, die sich bisher als „neutral“ zwischen den USA und Iran profilierte, ließ die Israeli gewähren. Verfolgt sie diese Linie weiterhin, wird sie zur Parteigängerin Jener, die von einem Krieg gegen Iran „den“ Befreiungsschlag erwarten….
(…) Zunehmender Einfluss der Revolutionswächter
…Vieles deutet darauf hin, dass die Revolutionswächter, die direkt dem obersten geistlichen Führer unterstehen, einen Machtkampf gegen die „klassischen“ Diplomaten wie Mohammed Jawad Zarif führen. Sie haben ihn teilweise bereits gewonnen. Und ihr Einfluss wird umso stärker, desto mehr sich die wirtschaftliche Lage im Land zuspitzt, desto knapper Medikamente werden, desto mehr Inflation beim täglichen Einkaufen spürbar wird. Je brutaler der US-Wirtschaftskrieg die iranische Bevölkerung trifft.
Iran wird sich politisch, in absehbarer Zeit, so weiter verhärten. Der von den USA angeheizte Konflikt stärkt ausgerechnet die iranischen Revolutionswächter, welche die USA als Terroristen einstufen.
Eine friedliche Lösung ist bald nicht mehr vorstellbar.

https://www.infosperber.ch/Artikel/Politik/USA-IRAN-Tosende-Stille-am-Persischen-Golf

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Iran's Zarif: US arms sales turning Persian Gulf into ‘tinderbox’

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has warned against an arms race in the Middle East, saying the United States has turned the Persian Gulf region into a "tinderbox ready to blow up" by selling weaponry to certain regional countries.

https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/08/12/603336/Iran-Mohammad-Javad-Zarif-US-weapons-sales-Persian-Gulf-tinderbox

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Regional states responsible for Persian Gulf security, Zarif says in meeting with Qatari FM

“Foreign forces only cause insecurity in the region,” Zarif said as the U.S. has called on European and Asian countries to join a Washington-led maritime force to supposedly secure safe shipping in the Strait of Hormuz which connects the Persian Gulf to the Sea of Oman.

So far, only Britain and Israel have responded positively to the U.S. call.

Zarif noted that military coalitions are a failure.

Zarif also told the Qatari counterpart that Tehran attaches great importance to consultations on regional developments.

https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/439167/Regional-states-responsible-for-Persian-Gulf-security-Zarif

and before: https://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13980519001129

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The UAE, a key Trump administration ally, looks beyond US interests in the region

The UAE appears to be looking for exit ramps from the war in Yemen and U.S.-backed tensions with Iran.

But in recent days UAE-backed southern separatists in Yemen have taken over the port of Aden, refusing Saudi demands that they evacuate government facilities there.

This is a significant development when taken in concert with a number of other shifts in UAE policy.

With the United States ratcheting up tensions in the Strait of Hormuz — a key passage for the movement of global oil supplies — the UAE sits at an uncomfortably close distance to any kind of potential conflict in the area.

Additionally, U.S. sanctions on Iran are starting to hit the UAE’s economy

The Financial Times reported that much of the trade and tourism coming from Iran is now finding its way to Turkey.

This too, is a major shift — following the 1979 Islamic Revolution, Iranians found themselves blocked off from much of the world. Many of the country’s middle class saw the UAE as a safe place to park their money.

Iran is adept at taking advantage of such fractures, and it remains to be seen how it might respond to this, and how that might affect U.S. policy in the region.

https://thinkprogress.org/the-uae-a-key-trump-administration-ally-looks-beyond-us-interests-in-the-region-5b26b8c5c757/

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Asymmetrische Berichterstattung

Man stelle sich vor, eine iranische Drohne würde über Florida abgeschossen oder ein paar Kilometer vor der amerikanischen Küste. Niemand würde über den exakten Abschussort diskutieren, vielmehr würden sich alle fragen, was diese Drohne dort zu suchen hatte – 11 000 Kilometer entfernt von Teheran.
Als Iran am 20. Juni eine US-Drohne zerstörte, knapp außerhalb der Landesgrenze (Pentagon-Version) oder innerhalb des iranischen Luftraums (Teheran-Version), fragte kaum jemand nach der Legitimität der US-amerikanischen Militärpräsenz am Golf. Diese asymmetrische Berichterstattung der westlichen Medien, die sich daran orientiert, ob das Land, das internationales Recht verletzt, eine (gute) Demokratie oder ein (böser) autoritärer Staat ist, bleibt heute völlig unwidersprochen.
Wenn man in der aktuellen Eskalation „Iran permanent als atomare oder sonstige Bedrohung darstellt, vermittelt man die Botschaft, dass man das Land angreifen müsse“, warnt Gregory Shupak. Für den Medienwissenschaftler an der Guelph-Humber-Universität in Toronto ist das Gegenteil der Wahrheit viel näher: dass nämlich „die USA Teheran bedrohen und nicht umgekehrt“. Schließlich sei es die Regierung in Washington, die mit ihren Sanktionen die iranische Wirtschaft zugrunde richtet und damit den Zugang der Bevölkerung zu Nahrungsmitteln und Medikamenten einschränkt. Und die ihren Gegner „mit Militärbasen sowie See-, Land- und Luftstreitkräften eingekreist hat, wogegen Iran den USA nichts Vergleichbares angetan hat“.
Diese ungleiche Wahrnehmung, die „spontan“ die Großmacht USA begünstigt, stützt sich vor allem auf ein selektives Gedächtnis, ein Gemisch aus politisch induziertem Vergessen und von Medien transportierten Lügen, die auf Auslassungen basieren. Wer erinnert sich im Westen noch an Flug 655 der Iran Air? Am 3. Juli 1988 zerstörte der Kreuzer „USS Vincennes“, während er in iranischen Hoheitsgewässern patrouillierte, ein Linienflugzeug mit 290 Passagieren an Bord, das auf dem Weg nach Dubai war.

https://monde-diplomatique.de/artikel/!5602570

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Iran Says US Waiting 'In Vain' For a Phone Call

Iran’s foreign ministry has said U.S. officials are waiting "in vain" for telephone contact with Iranian officials.

Abbas Mousavi, the foreign ministry spokesman emphasized in a press briefing on Sunday that Iran “Will not take the first step for a negotiation in which international law and rules are not respected”.

https://en.radiofarda.com/a/iran-says-us-waiting-in-vain-for-a-phone-call/30104110.html

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After Trump rebuke, France says it speaks for itself on Iran

France does not need the permission of other states to try to defuse tensions with Iran, its foreign minister said on Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump accused President Emmanuel Macron of sending “mixed signals” to Tehran.

“France speaks for itself on Iran as a sovereign power,” Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said in a written statement.

“France is deeply committed to peace and security in the region, is committed to de-escalating tensions and does not need any authorization to do so.”

Trump on Thursday had said no one was permitted to speak to Iran on behalf of the United States, after a report this week said Macron had invited Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani to this month’s G7 summit to meet the U.S. president.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-france-usa/after-trump-rebuke-france-says-it-speaks-for-itself-on-iran-idUSKCN1UZ1XZ

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Iran says reserves right to counter Israeli presence in US-led coalition in Persian Gulf

Iran says it considers possible Israeli presence in a US-led coalition in the Persian Gulf as a clear threat to its national security, and reserves the right to counter it.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi on Friday referred to the “illegitimate existence” of the Israeli regime in the Middle East as a source of insecurity and instability.

"Within the framework of the country's deterrence and defensive policy, the Islamic Republic of Iran reserves the right to counter this threat and defend its territory," he noted.

"The US regime and the illegitimate Zionist regime are responsible for all the consequences of this dangerous move," the spokesman added.

https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/08/09/603068/Iran-Israel-mousavi-persian-gulf-coalition

and

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Iran warns Israeli regime over illegal presence in Persian Gulf

Iran has reacted to the Zionist regime’s announcement that it would join the US’ so-called maritime coalition in the Persian Gulf, warning that Washington and Tel Aviv will be responsible for the consequences of such decision.

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi slammed on Friday the US-proposed coalition as a move that only increases to the tensions in the region, saying that the Israeli regime’s presence in this coalition will be deemed as a clear threat both to the security, sovereignty and integrity of the Islamic Republic and the Persian Gulf's security.

https://en.mehrnews.com/news/148656/Iran-warns-Israeli-regime-over-illegal-presence-in-Persian-Gulf

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[Attention: Propaganda!]

U.S. Is Right to Stay the Course on Iran Sanctions

Give the Trump administration’s campaign of “maximum pressure” time to work.

https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-08-08/iran-sanctions-trump-s-maximum-pressure-can-work

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US has fully despaired of effecting regime change in Iran: President Rouhani

https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/08/07/602900/Iran-US-regime-change-Rouhani

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Iran’s Defense Minister said on Thursday that the security of the Persian Gulf could be merely maintained by the regional states in the region, adding that the alliance the US is seeking to form will only cause insecurity.

https://en.irna.ir/news/83430479/Iran-s-defense-chief-says-US-coalition-to-cause-regional-insecurity

cp10 Großbritannien / Great Britain

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SAUDIS BOMB THERE FORMER ‘MATES’ IN YEMEN!

Try as I can I can’t find anything in the constitutional arrangement between the Isle of Man and the United Kingdom that says we have to participate in the slaughter of fellow human beings.
Chief Minister Howard Quayle, who my colleague the Mann Branch Secretary (Allen Moore) accused to his face of having blood on his hands, of course sees it differently.

https://www.facebook.com/805941286121301/photos/a.806379472744149/2320864391295642/

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Yemen crisis: Saudi-led coalition infighting as UK considers action

"Over a billion pounds worth of arm sales from the UK to Saudi Arabia were signed off by Boris Johnson, so the last thing is needed is British troops in Yemen" says anti-war activist Jonathon Shafi as the Saudi-led coalition continues its infighting.

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2792890897448282

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BRIGHTON ARMS FACTORY’S LINK TO UNLAWFUL SAUDI ATTACKS IN YEMEN

That is according to a United Nations Panel of Experts authorised by the UN Security Council.

Inspectors took photographs of fragments of a bomb used in a Saudi-led coalition airstrike on a water pump factory in Yemen.

The UN found the attack “violated international humanitarian law”.

Written on the side of a fragment are the words “EDO MBM” – the name of the arms manufacturer in Brighton.

The fragment also bears the bomb part’s “cage number” – which is registered to its factory at Home Farm Business Park, Moulsecoomb.

Brighton Pavilion Green MP Caroline Lucas said the findings rang “very loud alarm bells”.

https://thewaronyemen.org/brighton-arms-attacks/

cp11 Deutschland / Germany

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Bundesregierung fürchtet neue Vertreibungen in Jemen

Die Bundesregierung hat sich besorgt über die Kämpfe um die südjemenitische Hafenstadt Aden und beginnende Vertreibungen von Menschen geäußert.

https://de.reuters.com/article/jemen-deutschland-idDEKCN1V210V

Mein Kommentar: das ist auch eine Folge der eigenen Politik – nun ist man „besorgt“. Ach.

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

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Irans Außenminister spricht sich für Ende des Jemen-Kriegs aus

Der iranische Außenminister Mohammad Javad Zarif hat die Tötung der unterdrückten und unschuldigen Menschen im Jemen sowie die fünfjährige Blockade gegen dieses Land bedauert und eine schnelle Beendigung des Krieges und der Blockade gefordert.

Bei einem Treffen mit dem Ansarullah-Sprecher Mohammed Abdel-Salam unterstrich Zarif am Sonntag, dass für die Jemen-Krise nur eine politische Lösung in Frage kommen kann.

http://parstoday.com/de/news/middle_east-i48487-irans_außenminister_spricht_sich_für_ende_des_jemen_kriegs_aus

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Iran backs Yemeni-Yemeni peace talks, Stockholm agreement: Zarif

Zarif said in a meeting with Mohammed Abdul-Salam, the spokesman for Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement, on Sunday that the solution to Yemen’s crisis is political and the Islamic Republic backs Yemeni-Yemeni peace negotiations as well as the full implementation of a UN-brokered agreement reached in the Swedish capital city of Stockholm in 2018.

https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/08/11/603283/Iran-Mohammad-Javad-Zarif-Yemen-intraYemeni-peace-talks

and also http://www.newnewss.net/iran-backs-yemeni-yemeni-peace-talks-stockholm-agreement-zarif/

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Hezbollah: Martyrdom of Commanders in Yemen Indicates Imminent Victory

Hezbollah offered deep condolences to the “brotherly people of Yemen and their honorable leadership as well as the leader Sayyed Abdul Malik Badreddine Al-Houthi on the martyrdom of the Ansarullah commander Sayyed Ibrahim Badreddine Al-Houthi who joined the martyrs and the righteous.

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=8217

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Japan may send ships to patrol off Yemen instead of Strait of Hormuz

Japan may send vessels to patrol off Yemen rather than joining a US-led coalition to protect shipping in the Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions with Iran, government sources said on Thursday (Aug 8).

The administration of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is reluctant to send the Maritime Self-Defence Force to the strait, a key sea lane through which around a fifth of the world's oil passes, out of concern that doing so could hurt Tokyo's friendly ties with Teheran.

But it is under mounting pressure from Washington to participate in the US effort, dubbed Operation Sentinel, with Pentagon chief Mark Esper earlier this week urging Japan to "strongly consider" it.

As a compromise, Japan is considering sending MSDF destroyers and P-3C Orion surveillance planes to the Bab el-Mandeb Strait between Yemen and the Horn of Africa, the sources said.

"We can't just do nothing," a senior Abe administration official said.

The mission would likely be taken up by forces already engaged in anti-piracy operations off Somalia.

The Japanese vessels would not be part of the US-led coalition, though the area of operations would overlap.

https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/japan-may-send-ships-to-patrol-off-yemen-instead-of-strait-of-hormuz

My comment:??????????????????????

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Bahraini dissident feared being thrown off London embassy roof

Embassy denies staff used violence to halt rooftop protest against executions in Bahrain

A Bahraini dissident has said he was beaten and threatened with being thrown from the roof of the country’s embassy in London last month by staff trying to halt his rooftop protest against the execution of two men in the Gulf nation.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/07/bahraini-dissident-feared-being-thrown-from-london-embassy-roof

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#Bahrain: Detainees Faten Hussein, Amira AlQashaami, Hamida AlKhor, Muna Habib were released, but this was no favor by the regime that ensured their continued psychological torture by executing 2 of the targeted youths they were accused of sheltering: martyrs AlMalali & AlArab (photos)

https://twitter.com/PrintempsArabeS/status/1159560754246410245

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Canadians seek cancellation of major arms deal with Saudi Arabia

Nine months after first announcing probe into $11.3bn deal, campaigners question why Ottawa has not announced outcome.

Canada's government is facing increasing pressure to announce the outcome of its review of a lucrative weapons contract with Saudi Arabia, more than nine months after first announcing the inquiry in the wake of journalist Jamal Khashoggi's killing and the ongoing war in Yemen.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in late October that his government was suspending approvals of new arms export permits for Saudi Arabia pending the indefinite review, but many Canadians are questioning why it has taken so long to reach a conclusion.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/08/canadians-seek-cancellation-major-arms-deal-saudi-arabia-190809191316431.html

and

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12 Canadian organizations urge Trudeau to ban sale of tanks to Saudi Arabia

A Canadian newspaper has unveiled a call made by the Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau to ban the sale of tanks to Saudi Arabia.

Twelve Canadian human rights organizations have urged Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to ban the sale of VLB light armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia, the Canadian newspaper Le Journal de Montreal reported Tuesday evening.

http://en.ypagency.net/124139/

cp12b Sudan

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Army for Sale: Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces and the Battle for Libya

With their barely literate leader General Muhammad Hamdan Daglo “Hemetti” in full control of Sudan (though nominally only number two in the ruling military council), Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces (RSF) paramilitary has attracted international attention through its brutal repression of civilian demonstrators seeking civilian rule. [1] Now an estimated 30,000 strong, the RSF is deployed in the cities of Sudan, the goldfields of Darfur, the northern borders with Libya and Egypt, the battlefields of South Kordofan and Blue Nile State and even in Yemen, where they serve as part of the Saudi-led coalition battling Houthi rebels.

Though Sudan has little interest in the internal struggle for control of Yemen, the RSF’s deployment of as many as 10,000 men since 2015 was clearly made in return for Saudi and Emirati cash badly needed to prop up the flailing regime of ex-president Omar al-Bashir. Following the coup that overthrew al-Bashir, Sudan’s ruling Transitional Military Council (TMC) has accessed $500 million from the Saudis and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with pledges of another $2.5 billion in commodities to follow. Both nations see military rule as an effective way of keeping Muslim Brotherhood members (known as “Ikhwan” in Sudan) out of the Sudanese government.

The TMC and its new civilian partners are in need of Saudi funds to keep new waves of economic protests from breaking out. Thus, the deployment to Yemen continues, but with the precedent of soldiers-for-dollars already set, the TMC is looking for new revenue streams as well as ways to keep Darfur’s Arabs of military age busy abroad rather than pursuing grievances against Khartoum at home.

The answer? A May 17 $6 million contract between the TMC and Dickens & Madson, a Montreal-based firm run by former Israeli intelligence agent Ari Ben-Menashe. – by Andrew McGregor

https://www.aberfoylesecurity.com/?p=4487

cp13 Mercenaries / Söldner

(* B K P)

Doctor Worked for Aggression Reveals Details of Saudi Regime’s Dealings with Injured Mercenaries

He stressed that since the first day of his work with the aggression, he touched on the humiliation of all Yemeni traitors from the Saudi enemy.

Describing some of his suffering while working as a doctor in a field hospital, he said "The Yemeni doctors are treated by the Saudis inferiorly as if they were just slaves bought by the Saudi regime, where they are assigned to continuous hard work."

He pointed out that the Yemeni doctors and health workers work continuously from 6 to 7 months without stopping before they are allowed to rest for a very short time. "They are forbidden to leave the camp and at the same time do not give a tenth of the salary given to Saudi or Sudanese doctors or health workers, who work only 10 days a month at most."

He added that the distinction in treatment included even the quality of food, clothing and all aspects of life

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=8187

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

(A T)

In line with this August's uptick in #Yemen #jihad, further claims (all in al-Bayda') - #ISIS posts 9 photos of mortars at Houthi positions (8 Aug) - ISIS claims mortars at #AQAP (8 Aug) - AQAP (10 Aug) refutes ISIS claim to have bombed an AQ motorbike. Oddly no denial of mortars (image)

https://twitter.com/Dr_E_Kendall/status/1160231316736086016

(A T)

New #ISIS #Yemen photos of mortars vs Houthis in Qayfa. 3rd attack on Houthis this month after targeting only #AQAP for past 5 months #ISIS-Y's #Aden ops last week are outliers. Reminiscent of Nov 2017 (when Saleh was alive...) Begs the question: what really is ISIS-Y in Aden? (photo)

https://twitter.com/Dr_E_Kendall/status/1159454422386262016

cp15 Propaganda

(A P)

Joint Forces Command of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen: Delusional victories of Houthi terrorist militia do not exceed limits of their misleading media for deception and misleading their terrorist elements

Colonel Turki Al Malki, the official spokesman of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen, said that the victories of the Yemeni National Army, supported by the coalition in reality, confused the terrorist militia leaders, and they are using their misleading media and hidden arms to spread illusions.
Colonel Al Malki said that the real and actual victories are achieved by the Yemeni National Army, with the support of the coalition forces to liberate the Yemeni territories and restore the Yemeni state from the grip of the terrorist militia whose human and material losses have multiplied, and they have nothing but to lie and promote illusions in an effort to raise the morale of their terrorist elements, after most of them have left their positions in the face of painful blows and successive defeats, in addition to its propaganda to mislead the Yemeni tribes to involve their children in battles resulting in death and loss, in the service of the leadership of the militia and the Iranian regime.

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=1958128

(A P)

KSA's Leadership Highly Appreciated by Yemeni Pilgrims

A number of Yemeni pilgrims extended their deep thanks and appreciation to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Crown Prince, Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense for their great efforts to serve the pilgrims.

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=195776

(A P)

Unity in defeating Al Houthi scourge

Southern forces’ violence in Aden does not assist the coalition mission in Yemen

The internecine fighting in and around Aden does nothing to meet the challenges facing the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen. The Southern Transitional Council must not resort to arms but instead turn to dialogue to air their grievances and resolve their differences. The southern forces’ attacks on the presidential palace and government military camps will only aid the work of Al Houthi terrorists, further the long-term strategic goals of the regime in Tehran, and make the coalition’s mission more difficult.

https://gulfnews.com/opinion/editorials/unity-in-defeating-al-houthi-scourge-1.65758907

(A P)

Why the Failed Saudi Campaign in Yemen Is Bad News for Israel

Houthi presence in the region helps Iran's weapon smuggling in the Red Sea – a route that often ends with Hamas

American restraint is apparently leading Gulf States to reconsider their policy with respect to Iran.

Without military support from the Emirates, it seems that the Saudiambition to defeat Houthi rebels will fail conclusively. The rebel’s military grip on the northern part of the country will continue. From the perspective of Israel, this is not good news, as Houthi presence in the region makes it easier for Iranians to smuggle arms via the Red Sea, one of the final destinations being Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/iran/.premium-why-the-failed-saudi-campaign-in-yemen-is-bad-news-for-israel-1.7653157

(A P)

Bericht: Jahr der Toleranz in den VAE gewinnt lokale, internationale Bedeutung

Das Jahr der Toleranz in den VAE hat sowohl lokale als auch internationale Bedeutung erlangt, da Initiativen gestartet wurden, die die langfristigen Bemühungen des Landes zur Förderung der Toleranz in der ganzen Welt unterstützen sollen, in Abstimmung mit einschlägigen internationalen Gremien.

In diesem Bericht hebt die Emirates News Agency, WAM, die wichtigsten lokalen und globalen Erfolge der VAE bei der Stärkung der Toleranz im Juli hervor.

http://www.wam.ae/de/details/1395302779433

(A P)

More Saudi coalition „We are benefactors“ propaganda

http://en.26sepnews.net/2019/08/12/ksrelief-distributes-food-baskets-to-idps-in-hodeida/

http://en.26sepnews.net/2019/08/10/ksrelief-gives-out-tents-to-flood-affected-persons-in-hodeida/

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=1956693

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=1956284

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=1956266

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=1956262

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=1956261

http://en.26sepnews.net/2019/08/08/spdry-grants-four-water-cisterns-to-hadhramout/

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

(* A K pH)

Health Ministry Condemns Crime of Aggression against Civilians in Hajjah, Condemning International Silence

The Ministry of Health confirmed that the crime of aggression in Hajja led to the death of 9, including 5 children and two women, and 18 injured, including 4 children, most of them critically wounded.

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=8242

and https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=8241

and

(* A K pH)

19 Martyrs, Wounded Due to US-Saudi Aggression War Crime Against a family in Hajjah

The death toll of the US-Saudi aggression that targeted the house of a displaced family in Hajjah province rose to 19 martyrs and wounded.

Almasirah Net correspondent reported that 8 citizens were killed, mostly children and women, and 11 wounded as a result of the aggression targeting the home of a family in Al-Sawamil district Mustaba district.

On Sunday morning, the first day of Eid Al-Adha, the US-Saudi aerial aggression committed a horrific massacre against an entire family in Hajjah province.

Almasirah Net correspondent reported that the aerial aggression targeted a house inhabited by a displaced family from the Haradh area to Al-Sawamil area, Mustaba district with three consecutive raids.

The correspondent confirmed the death and wounding of all family members in full, noting that four wounded were identified.

“So far it is not possible to predict the number of martyrs as the family turned into pieces scattered,” he added, noting that the search for victims under the rubble of the destroyed house is still continuing.

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=8235

first recording: https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=8232

Films: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZESHP8X2UM4 = https://www.yemenpress.org/yemen/video-us-saudi-aggressions-daily-update-for-sunday-august-11th-2019/

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/1160615680418484224 = https://twitter.com/Fatikr/status/1160626545955942401

Photos: https://twitter.com/Fatikr/status/1160638942871531521

http://www.newnewss.net/27-yemeni-martyred-wounded-dut-to-us-ksa-airstrike-on-a-family-in-hajja-province/

And

(A H K)

On Sunday 11th of August MSF supported Hospital in #Abs received 17 civilians, including 6 women and 5 children, all wounded as a result of an airstrike that hit a family home. According to patients treated by MSF more than 10 civilians also died in the incident. (photo)

https://twitter.com/msf_yemen/status/1160918894053384197

and

(A K P)

Yemen’s human rights ministry calls for UN probe into coalition crimes against Yemenis

https://www.uprising.today/yemens-human-rights-ministry-calls-for-un-probe-into-coalition-crimes-against-yemenis/

And what the Saudis tell:

(A K pS)

Coalition of legitimacy support in Yemen refers one of results of targeting operations to Joint Accident Assessment Team to consider the possibility of accident

Col. Turki Al-Maliki, the official spokesman of the coalition to support legitimacy in Yemen, said that the coalition's joint forces command referred one of the results of the targeting operations in the area of operations to the Joint Accident Assessment Team to consider the possibility of an accident.

Colonel Al-Maliki stressed the commitment of the joint command of the coalition to apply the highest standards of targeting as well as the application of the principles of international humanitarian law and customary rules of military operations, and take all measures with regard to the occurrence of incidents to achieve the highest degree of responsibility and transparency.

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=1957712

My comment: „Accident“? „application of the principles of international humanitarian law“? LOL. „highest standards of targeting“: Yes, the house was hit exactly.

(A K pH)

In Hajjah, a civilian was killed and two others were injured with a US-Saudi airstrike targeted their car in Bakil Al-Mir district.

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=8229

(A K pH)

More Saudi coalition air raids recorded on:

Aug. 12: https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=8260 Saada p., Asir

Aug. 10: https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=8229 Saada p.

Aug. 8: https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=8197 Saada p.

(* B H K)

SCHULBUS-ANGRIFF IM JEMEN: „NACHTS HABE ICH SCHLIMME TRÄUME.“

Vor einem Jahr kamen bei einem verheerenden Schulbus-Angriff im Jemen 40 Kinder ums Leben. Save the Children hat mit zwei Schülern gesprochen, die den Angriff überlebten. Die Kinder kämpfen jeden Tag mit den psychischen und physischen Folgen.

Bis heute leidet Khaled unter den Folgen des Angriffs. Er hat noch immer Splitter im Kopf, die nur operativ entfernt werden können. Sie verursachen Kopfschmerzen und er kann sich an viele Dinge aus seiner Vergangenheit nicht mehr erinnern. Er kann nicht zur Schule gehen, weil sein Bein immer noch verletzt ist und seine Familie kein Auto hat, um den weiten Schulweg zurückzulegen.

Ismail* weint immer noch bei dem Gedanken an den Angriff. Er hat das Gefühl, nicht mehr zu leben und starke psychische Verletzungen davongetragen.

https://www.savethechildren.de/news/schulbus-angriff-im-jemen-nachts-habe-ich-schlimme-traeume/

(B K P)

Ein Jahr nach Angriff auf Schulbus im Jemen leiden die Überlebenden noch immer unter den Folgen - Save the Children fordert Bestrafung der Täter

Derweil kommen die Verantwortlichen für solche Angriffe straffrei davon. "Seit dem Angriff auf den Schulbus gab es keine Gerechtigkeit für die Opfer, die Überlebenden und ihre Familien", beklagt Jason Lee, stellvertretender Länderdirektor von Save the Children im Jemen. "Jeden Tag gehen die schweren Kinderrechtsverletzungen im Jemen weiter. Die Staatengemeinschaft muss dafür sorgen, dass Verstöße gegen internationales Recht geahndet und die Verantwortlichen zur Rechenschaft gezogen werden."

"Im Jemen töten die Konfliktparteien Kinder, ohne mit Konsequenzen rechnen zu müssen", sagt Lee. "Das muss aufhören! Staaten können und müssen den Druck erhöhen, damit dieses Blutvergießen ein Ende hat."

https://www.presseportal.de/pm/106106/4344404

(* B K pH)

Film: One year on: Yemeni children left with scars from school bus bombing

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=664595024061115

(* B K)

Film: It's been a year since an air strike by Saudi&Emirati-led coalition hit a school bus. Warring parties in #Yemen must #STOPTHEWARONCHILDREN and protect children. RT & join our call for a credible & independent investigation into this possible violation of international law.

https://twitter.com/save_children/status/1160521321840861185

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

Siehe / Look at cp1b

(A K pH)

Aug. 12: Saada p.: Saudi missiles and artillery shells targeted Munabbih and Shida border districts.

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=8260

(A K pS)

A child was killed and three others injured in Houthi group shelling targeted al-Qafla village, north of al-Dale province.

https://twitter.com/BelqeesRights/status/1160713791941828609

(A K pS)

Three children were injured by a missile fired by Houthi group at al-Danani village Hajjah province. 8photo not from this raid]

https://twitter.com/BelqeesRights/status/1160696085142278144

(* A K pH)

Yemeni Air Force Launches Fresh Drone Attacks King Khalid Air Base, Aseer

Yemeni Air Force, on Saturday, carried out drone attack on King Khalid Air base in Khamis Mushait, Aseer. The spokesman of the Armed Forces, Brigadier General Yahya Sare'e, said that the Air Force carried out several operation targeted radars and important military sites at the air base using Qasef-2K combat drones, the drone hit the targets accurately.

He stressed that the attack came in response to the crimes committed by the US-Saudi aggression on Yemen and the military alliance's continued siege on the country

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=8246

(A K pH)

In Saada prov., Saudi missiles and artillery shells targeted populated villages in Munabbih and Razih districts.

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=8229

(A K pS)

Houthi-laid mine seriously injures woman in Taiz

http://en.26sepnews.net/2019/08/10/houthi-laid-mine-seriously-injures-woman-in-taiz/

(* A K pH)

Yemeni Air Force Targets Abha Airport Twice

The Air Force of the Yemeni Army and Popular Committees executed, Saturday, two aerial operations on Abha Airport in Saudi Arabia's southwestern Asir province with Qasef-2K domestically-developed unmanned aircrafts.

The Armed Forces spokesman Brigadier General Yahya Sare’e said in a brief statement: "By the grace of God and his generosity, the Air Force conducts two attacks on Abha International Airport with a number of Qasef-2k drones."

Brigadier Sare’e said that the first attack targeted the airport's fueling stations while the second targeted the control tower at the airport, hitting targets with high accuracy.

He pointed out that the attacks resulted in a complete halt of air traffic.

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=8215

and

(A K)

Yemen's Houthis attack Saudi's Abha airport with drones: Houthi TV

There was no confirmation from Saudi authorities but a Saudi-owned, Dubai-based TV channel, al-Arabiya, said air traffic at the airport was normal.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-houthis/yemens-houthis-attack-saudis-abha-airport-with-drones-houthi-tv-idUSKCN1V005Y

and

(* A K pS)

Forces of Coalition for Supporting Legitimacy in Yemen intercept and shoot down drone launched from Sanaa province by Iranian-backed Houthi terrorist militia

Colonel Turki Al-Maliki, the spokesman of the Coalition for Supporting Legitimacy in Yemen, said that on Sunday evening, the coalition forces managed to intercept and shoot down a drone lanced by the Iranian-backed Houthi terrorist militia from Sanaa province Towards the Kingdom.
Colonel al-Maliki explained that all attempts by the Iranian-backed terrorist Houthi militia to launch drones are doomed to fail and the coalition takes all operational procedures and best practices of rules of engagement to deal with these aircraft to protect civilians

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=1957700

(A K pH)

Badr-1P Ballistic Missile Strikes Camp of Saudi Army and Mercenaries in Najran

"Badr-1P ballistic missile struck, on Friday, a command center for the Saudi army and its mercenaries across from Najran,” the spokesman of the Armed Forces Brigadier General Yahya Sare’e said. The ballistic missile hit its target accurately, destroying the operation center and killing and injuring a number of the US-Saudi mercenaries. A source pointed out that this strike came after a precise intelligence operation that monitored their gatherings.

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=8213

My remark: On Saudi territory.

(A K pH)

In Sa'ada, Saudi missiles and artillery shells targeted populated villages in Munabbih district.

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=8211

(* A K)

Yemeni Air Force Carries out 2 Large Operations, with Drones, Qasef-2K, on Saudi Abha Int. Airport

The Armed Forces Spokesman, Brigadier General Yahya Sere’e, said Thursday evening that the Air Force carried out two large operations that targeted Abha International Airport with a number of Qasef-2 drones. He explained that Yemeni first drones operation targeted the flight control tower at the airport, while the other operation targeted sensitive sites inside the airport.

The operations impacted the air traffic in the airport. “This targeting comes in response to the crimes of the US-Saudi aggression and siege of our the great Yemeni People,” he added.

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=8198

and by Reuters: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-saudi-abha/yemens-houthis-launch-drone-attacks-on-saudis-abha-airport-military-spokesman-idUSKCN1UY2LR

and, cancelled landings: https://twitter.com/A7medJa7af/status/1160051349679218689

https://twitter.com/A7medJa7af/status/1160049829344698373

https://twitter.com/A7medJa7af/status/1160048660907876357

And

(* A K pS)

Forces of Coalition for Supporting Legitimacy in Yemen intercept and shoot down drone launched by Houthi militia towards Abha

Colonel Turki al-Maliki, the spokesman of the Coalition for Supporting Legitimacy in Yemen, said that the coalition forces managed to intercept and shoot down a drone lanced by the Iranian-backed Houthi terrorist militia from Sanaa province Towards Abha.
Colonel al-Maliki explained that all attempts by the Iranian-backed terrorist Houthi militia to launch drones are doomed to fail and the coalition takes all operational procedures and best practices of rules of engagement to deal with these aircraft to protect civilians

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=1956322

(* A K pS)

Coalition Forces Intercepted, Downed a Drone Launched by Iran-backed Houthi Terrorist Militia, reports the Joint Forces Command of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen

The Official Spokesman of the Joint Forces Command of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen Col. Turki Al-Malki stated that the coalition forces managed this evening to intercept and down a drone launched by Iran-backed Houthi terrorist militia from Amran Governorate in Yemen targeting the Saudi Arabian city of Jazan.
Al-Maliki said that the continued attempts by the Iranian-backed Houthi terrorist militia to launch drones do reflect the terrorist militia's unethical approach using drones against civilian people and civilian targets.

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=1956267

My remark: three is no Houthi claim to have executed a drone attack on Jizan.

(A K pS)

Iran-backed Houthi terrorist militia launched a ballistic missile from Hijja Province in Yemen using a civilian property before it falls inside the province

The Official Spokesman of the Joint Forces Command of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen Col. Turki Al-Malki stated that Iran-backed Houthi Terrorist Militia has launched last night a ballistic missile from Hijja Province in Yemen using Al-Roboo'a (Wednesday) market, a civilian property, as a launching platform before it falls inside the province.
In a statement, Col. Al-Malki said that such arbitrary attempts come as a continuation of the previous operations using civilian properties which are protected by the humanitarian international law and norms

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=1956282

and again: https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=1957699

My comment: ??

(A K pH)

Yemeni Army Downs Aggression Spy Plane, Kills Saudi-Mercenaries in Najran

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=8188

cp18 Sonstiges / Other

(A)

Yemen, Greater Horn of Africa - Desert Locust alert (DG ECHO, FAO, OCHA) (ECHO Daily Flash of 10 August 2019)

Mature swarms of locusts have been located in Yemen, Somalia and Sudan, already causing substantial crop damage.

In Yemen, the impact of widespread hopper band infestations is of particular concern, adding to an already dire situation after over four years of conflict. Desert Locust threatens agricultural production in a country where 20 million people are food insecure.

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-greater-horn-africa-desert-locust-alert-dg-echo-fao-ocha-echo-daily-flash-10

(* A )

Yemen - Flood (ECHO Daily Flash of 09 August 2019)

Heavy rainfall in western Yemen has resulted in 10 fatalities in Bani Wahb District (al-Mahwit Province) according to media reports. Landslides and floods have caused damage to a number of water barriers, buildings, road systems and agricultural land. Several provinces in Yemen have been hit by heavy rainfall, floods and mudslides, since June.

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-flood-echo-daily-flash-09-august-2019

Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 564a / Yemen War Mosaic 1-564a:

https://www.freitag.de/autoren/dklose/jemenkrieg-mosaik-564a-yemen-war-mosaic-564a/

Vorige / Previous:

https://www.freitag.de/autoren/dklose/jemenkrieg-mosaik-563-yemen-war-mosaic-563

https://www.freitag.de/autoren/dklose/jemenkrieg-mosaik-563a-yemen-war-mosaic-563a

Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 1-563 / Yemen War Mosaic 1-563:

https://www.freitag.de/autoren/dklose oder / or http://poorworld.net/YemenWar.htm

Der saudische Luftkrieg im Bild / Saudi aerial war images:

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

http://poorworld.net/YemenWar.htm

http://yemenwarcrimes.blogspot.de/

http://www.yemenwar.info/

und alle Liste aller Luftangriffe / and list of all air raids:

http://yemendataproject.org/data/

10:02 13.08.2019
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