Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 641b- Yemen War Mosaic 641b

Yemen Press Reader 641b: 12. April 2020: Fortsetzung von Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 641, cp3 - cp18 / April 12, 2020: Sequel to Yemen War Mosaic 641, cp3 - cp18
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Dies ist die Fortsetzung von Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 641, Teil 1 / This is the sequel of Yemen War Mosaic 641, part 1:

Schwerpunkte / Key aspects

Kursiv: Siehe Teil 1 / In Italics: Look in part 1

Klassifizierung / Classification

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

cp1 Am wichtigsten / Most important

cp1a Am wichtigsten: Coronavirus und Seuchen / Most important: Coronavirus and epidemics

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

cp1c Am wichtigsten: Waffenstillstand und Friedensangebot / Most important: ceasefire and peace offer

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

cp6 Separatisten und Hadi-Regierung im Südjemen / Separatists and Hadi government in Southern Yemen

cp7 UNO und Friedensgespräche / UN and peace talks

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

cp9 USA

cp9a USA-Iran Krise: Spannungen am Golf / US-Iran crisis: Tensions at the Gulf

cp10 Großbritannien / Great Britain

cp11 Deutschland / Germany

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

cp12b Sudan

cp13a Waffenhandel / Arms Trade

cp13b Kulturerbe / Cultural heritage

cp13c Wirtschaft / Economy

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

cp15 Propaganda

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

cp18 Sonstiges / Other

Klassifizierung / Classification




(Kein Stern / No star)

? = 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

cp3 Humanitäre Lage / Humanitarian situation

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Through SAPREP project,Farmers learning new farming techniques of contributed in increase income and boosting the productivity and through it smallholder farmers,their families, communities can secure both their future and our own.Together we will build a more sustainable yemen. (photos)

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USAID: Yemen - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #6, Fiscal Year (FY) 2020

The U.S. Government (USG) continues to advocate for Al Houthi officials to remove constraints on relief operations in northern Yemen; however, Al Houthi officials had not demonstrated sufficient progress to improve the humanitarian operating environment as of March 27. As a result, USAID partially suspended humanitarian programming in Al Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen beginning on March 27. USAID will continue supporting limited life-saving activities that partners can conduct without Al Houthi interference, focused on prevention of and response to cholera and malnutrition, and the USG will continue supporting robust advocacy efforts for an improved operating environment in close coordination with other donors, international non-governmental organizations (INGOs), and UN agencies.

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As COVID-19 is confirmed in Yemen, the IRC calls for improved aid delivery

With more than half of Yemen’s health facilities no longer functioning and 18 million people without access to proper hygiene, water and sanitation, Yemen is ill-equipped to handle an outbreak like this. The IRC has been preparing for the spread of COVID-19, training health care workers to recognize the disease and safely isolate and treat suspected cases.

Tamuna Sabedze, Yemen Country Director at the International Rescue Committee, said:

“While we knew this was coming, still, the spread of COVID-19 to Yemen is a nightmare scenario. Fighting has decimated the Yemeni health care system. Many doctors and nurses have already fled the country and many health clinics have been destroyed in the fighting, so even fewer Yemenis will have access to health care.

“Millions of Yemenis live in cramped and unsanitary areas, vulnerable to contracting the virus. It is vital that the warring parties honor the ceasefire they’ve committed to and extend it past the initial two-weeks announced. All impediments to the delivery of aid must end immediately and parties must create the conditions in which aid agencies and other health actors can save lives from Coronavirus.

“Humanitarian organizations are being prevented from reaching those in need – not just due to active conflict, but also to longstanding bureaucratic constraints and new restrictions put in place to contain the virus. There must be exceptions for humanitarian staff and supplies. Measures to halt the disease will be counter-productive if they prevent life-saving aid from reaching those in need.

“Countries that enable this war, especially the US, UK and France, must pressure the parties to enact a permanent ceasefire and agree to peace talks that will ultimately lead to a diplomatic solution and end to this brutal war. We need bold, coordinated diplomacy to expand the delivery of humanitarian assistance and an increase in flexible funding to help us reach as many people in need as possible. With more funding deployed quickly, to pay health workers and purchase needed equipment and drugs, we can mitigate some of the worst impacts of this outbreak.”

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Film: Hunger in Al-Duraimi District, Al-Hodeidah Governorate, 08-04-2020

The women of the besieged # Al-Deraihemi district receive the month of Ramadan with the expired flour of the organizations

My comment: It’s the Houthis own fault as they blocked the delivery of aid for month.

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Fuel distributed to health facilities by WHO in 2019

WHO, in coordination with health authorities and partners, scaled up the response in 2019 by increasing the provision of medicines, fuel and life-saving supplies. More than 12 million litrers of fuel were delivered to 189 health facilities in all governorates and 140 fuel monitoring devices were installed. This support helps to keep the health system functional and provide access to health care.

cp4 Flüchtlinge / Refugees

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Flow Monitoring Points | Migrant Arrivals and Yemeni Returns from Saudi Arabia in March 2020 [EN/AR]

From 1 to 31 March 2020 IOM-DTM estimates that 7,223 migrants entered Yemen and 4,809 Yemeni returned from Saudi Arabia. The migrant caseload has been primarily Ethiopian (93%) and Somalis (7%), with 97% of those tracked heading for Saudi Arabia and 3% towards Yemen. The migrants are predominantly male (71%), with 15% women and 11% boys and 3% girls also among the travellers.

Through the March 2020 reporting period, the highest arrivals were observed at Shabwah governorate with 3,564 migrants entering at the Ber Ali monitoring point (maps) =

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Yemen: UNHCR Operational Update, 9 April 2020

On 5 April, UNHCR began its second cash distribution in the north of Yemen (including Sana’a, Dhamar, Amran, parts of Hudaydah, Ibb, and Hajjah), targeting some 22,500 IDP and impoverished host community families. A larger number of beneficiaries were identified to provide additional resources to help those most vulnerable purchase hygiene items and bolster their resources in the event their livelihoods are compromised due to COVID-19. Extra precautionary measures were implemented during distributions, including deploying crowd control personnel, increasing the number of tellers at the banks and spacing-out cash collection notifications to beneficiaries. UNHCR has nearly doubled the number of payment points, and incorporated hand-washing stations at larger branches.

The five health clinics supported by UNHCR for asylum-seekers, refugees and disadvantaged host community members remain fully operational. However, secondary and tertiary referrals in Government of Yemen (GoY) hospitals have been partially suspended, except for urgent life-saving cases.

Refugees and asylum-seekers country-wide who have lost their sources of income due to COVID-19 prevention measures are increasingly approaching UNHCR for support. =

cp5 Nordjemen und Huthis / Northern Yemen and Houthis

Siehe / Look at cp1

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[Hadi gov. affiliated] GPC leaders condemn, call for unity after Sana’a faction dismisses 31 party members

General People’s Congress (GPC) officials living outside Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen spoke out against the decision taken Thursday by the Sana’a-based leadership of the party to dismiss dozens of party leaders. Despite efforts to unite the GPC, which was Yemen’s ruling party for decades, the recent dismissals have laid bare the fault lines that remain between its various factions.

On Thursday, the Sana’a-based leadership of the party gathered in a meeting chaired by disputed party head Sadiq Ameen Abu Ras. According to the official website of the Sana’a faction of the party, the officials accused dozens of party members of “harming national unity,” violating “national principles,” and for convening meetings outside the framework of the party’s internal mechanisms.

[Hadi gov. affiliated] Speaker of Parliament Sultan Al-Barakani, who is a longtime deputy assistant secretary general of the GPC, accused the Sana’a faction of treason and betrayal against former GPC President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

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Film: A heinous crime in Sana'a that shakes every conscience Supervisor Al-Houthi Abdullah Al-Muafi in his capital city kills citizen Samir Al-Umawi, one of the sons of Ibb, who works in one of the groceries

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Gericht der Huthi-Rebellen: Journalisten im Jemen zum Tode verurteilt

Ein Gericht in der von den Huthi-Rebellen kontrollierten jemenitischen Hauptstadt Sanaa hat nach Angaben von Menschenrechtlern vier Journalisten zum Tode verurteilt. Den Angeklagten sei Spionage vorgeworfen worden, teilte die in Genf ansässige jemenitische Menschenrechtsorganisation SAM am Samstag mit. Das Gericht habe zudem angeordnet, dass sechs weitere Journalisten wegen ähnlicher Anschuldigungen weiter in Haft bleiben müssten.

Der Leiter der Organisation, Taufik al-Humaidi, erklärte, die Urteile gehörten zu einer Serie von Maßnahmen der Huthis, um jede Opposition zum Schweigen zu bringen. Ihm zufolge hatten die Rebellen bereits zuvor rund 150 Todesurteile wegen angeblicher Spionage verhängt, die bislang jedoch nicht vollstreckt worden seien. = =ölnische+Rundschau

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Yemen's Houthi rebels sentence 4 reporters to death

A court run by Yemen's Houthi rebels on Saturday sentenced four journalists to death after their conviction on spying charges, their defense lawyer said.

The four were among a group of 10 journalists who were detained by the Iran-backed rebels and accused of "collaborating with the enemy," in reference to the Saudi-led coalition that has been at war with the Houthis since 2015, lawyer Abdel-Majeed Sabra said.

Amnesty International last year called the charges "trumped-up." The rights group said the detained reporters were beaten, deprived of water and forced to hold cinder blocks for several hours.

The court in the rebel-held capital, Sanaa, convicted the other six journalists on similar charges, including "spreading false news and rumors" to aid the coalition, but ordered their release after time served, Sabra said.

He said the Houthis did not allow defense lawyers to attend the trial. The verdict can be appealed.

Nine journalists were arrested in a raid on a hotel in Sanaa in June 2015, and the 10th was detained at his home in Sanaa that August.


Comment by Hisham Al-Omeisy: Can't imagine what this means? I can. My family went through this hell when I was taken, not knowing what forms of torture being subjected to or if they will even get a chance to say goodbye. Families of these four journos are crying souls out now.


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Ansar Allah Must Drop Sentences Against Journalists, Release Them

Mwatana for Human Rights said in a statement today that the authorities of the Ansar Allah (Houthi) armed group must vacate the sentences, including four death sentences, issued against 10 journalists arbitrarily detained in the group’s prisons since 2015. Mwatana called on Ansar Allah to immediately release all journalists held by the group.

Mwatana strongly condemns these unlawful rulings. They come as part of a series of practices and abuses against the press and journalists perpetrated by Ansar Allah since it seized control of the Capital Sana’a by force in September 2014. These practices include arbitrary detention, enforced disappearance, torture, causing the death of journalists and conducting trials lacking the minimum requirements of fair trial. Mwatana rejects the death penalty in all circumstance and at all times.

On more than one occasion, first in its statement entitled Houthi Authority: A Black Era in the History of Yemeni Press,” released in October 2015, Mwatana has called on the Ansar Allah group to stop targeting press and media workers, to release those arbitrarily detained and to reveal the fate of the forcibly disappeared. For example, the journalist Waheed Al Sofi remains forcibly disappeared since April 6, 2015 until now.

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Rights groups slam Houthis’ death sentence against journalists

Several Yemeni human rights groups criticized on Saturday a death sentence ruled by a Houthis-tun court against four Yemeni journalists.



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Release of 25 of deludes in Hodeidah

The competent authorities in Hodeidah province on Friday released 25 of the deluded in accordance with the directives of the Revolutionary Command, the Supreme Political Council and the amnesty.

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in the same area [Al-Hasha / Al-Dhalea], these militias erected a number of military points in Nea in the Marawasa area south of al-Hasha, in the middle of the main road that links the area to the Maoya district of Taiz governorate, and kidnapped a number of the people of the area and took them to unknown destination.

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

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Yemeni government forces take control in Socotra Island

Strategic Socotra Island previously seized by UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council

Yemeni government forces took back control Saturday of a military camp in the strategic Socotra island that was previously seized by UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) separatists, according to local sources.

STC forces escaped before the government operation, said reports.

The STC seized the military camp Feb. 18 after Hussain Shaif, commander of special forces, refused a dismissal decision of the Interior Ministry.

Saif then placed his and STC's forces around the camp.

The Yemeni government blames UAE-backed separatist movements of rebelling against the government in Socotra province, which is formed by six islands.

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Al-Kaf warns legitimacy officials: History will not go back

The member of the Presidency of the Southern Transitional Council, Adnan Al-Kaf, attacked on media on Sunday, the legitimate ministers from the northern governorates who threatened the south, stressing that they do not have the nerve to liberate the north.

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In continuation of preventive plan .. Security Belt Forces 2nd Sector Crater-Al-Mualla implement campaign to close qat market and violating restaurants

My comment: Separatist militia still playing police. Also:

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STC imposes restrictions on movement between southern provinces

The Southern Transitional Council implemented restrictions on the movement of people and vehicles from the governorates of Hadramout, Shabwa and al-Mahra to the other southern governorates; Aden, Abyan, Lahj and Al-Dhale in a precautionary measure to prevent the spreading of the contagious COVID-19 virus in the South.

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A statement issued by Southern Resistance Council in the capital #Aden

Since the global announcement of the Corona virus and the horrific effects that it has caused to the largest and most developed countries in the world, we have been studying how to apply practical actions on the ground to prevent this evil and find ways to protect our southern people to avoid infection, Allah forbid, in light of silence and indifference in the legitimacy government, which was unable to provide the simplest services to the citizen from water, electricity, food and medicine, as if the matter does not concern them, and perhaps all of us have seen a simple example of what was left by the rain water that fell on us a few days ago .. This legitimacy was not satisfied with silence or indifference but rather deliberately by all means tries to enter the virus to the land of the south and its people only, but also to the north land and its people, so that it gains from the suffering of the two peoples. After we worked to stop the flights and land to preserve the lives of people, we see today this government work hard to resume receiving travelers through land, air, or sea from some of the countries where the Corona virus is spread, in addition to what legitimacy is doing in some countries to deport travelers to Aden so the disaster comes to us while they are immune to it in luxury of hotel rooms, and the decision of the Prime Minister to arrest the Minister of Transport was only a conclusive evidence of the conspiracy that this minister and his successor to open trips to Aden and entering the epidemic to us ..

We in the Southern Resistance Council warn any party trying to bring this disastrous epidemic into the south, and we will work to prevent entry to any flights, whether air, land or sea, that may carry and transfer this virus to us ..

We also warn the authorities that are striving to exploit this crisis and trade in the citizen’s food through raising the prices of foodstuffs as well as medical and preventive supplies that have increased alarmingly,that we will strike with a hand of iron, any manipulator or stores, at the prices of food and consumer items or medical supplies, and the Chamber of Commerce must do its part, monitor and compel merchants, unify the prices of goods, undo this greed and exploit this circumstance.

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Film: Yemen - As part of the efforts to conciliate ...Military leaders of government forces and the Transitional Council meet in Abyan

In a step that can be considered to be in favor of the efforts to calm and reduce the military tension between the parties to the Riyadh agreement government forces on one hand and the forces of the Transitional Council in southern Yemen on the other, the Reconciliation Committee was able today to break the most prominent obstacles in the presence of prominent military leaders

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After disclosing their attempt to send masks to #Turkey .. Ben Brik: Brotherhood of #Yemen don’t know values or patriotism

he Vice President of the Southern Transitional Council, Mr. Hani Ben Brik described the Islah party as a group that does not know the meaning of patriotism and has tampered with human lives.

Ben Brik commented on Twitter, in which Director of Mualla in Aden revealed the seizure of large quantities of medical masks in one of the transport offices belong to traders from the north who were planning to send them to Turkey to confront Corona, by saying: What meanness this amounted to them !!

My remark: As claimed by the separatists, blaming northerners and Islah Party alike.

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Yemeni interior minister criticizes, urges premier to leave

The Yemeni deputy premier has severely attacked his boss, calling on PM Maeen Abdulmalek to leave his "unharmonious" internationally-recognized government.
In recorded remarks, obtained by Debriefer, Ahmed al-Maysari, also interior minister, refuted statements in which an official source at the government dubbed a letter – sent by 12 ministers to the Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi – as "fabricated".
"It's unacceptable for the government and its premier to stay in this historically critical juncture," Maysari said, as this "unharmonious government cannot keep on with the presence of Maeen Abdulmalek.
"The cabinet's members are almost unanimously unsatisfied with the premier's performance, except for the ministers who identify with him and seek to garnish his negative performance."
The letter was indeed sent to Hadi, by a group of ministers including deputy premier, calling on the President to intervene and take actions necessary for reforming the government, Maysari said.

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Local sheikh attacked in Aden

Unknown gunmen attack residence of sheikh in occupied southern city

cp7 UNO und Friedensgespräche / UN and peace talks

Siehe / Look at cp1c

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Irans Außenminister und UNO-Generalsekretär erörtern Entwicklungen im Jemen und US-Sanktionenßenminister_und_uno_generalsekretär_erörtern_entwicklungen_im_jemen_und_us_sanktionen

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The Members of the Security Council endorsed the Secretary-General’s call of 25 March for those fighting in Yemen to immediately cease hostilities, focus on reaching a negotiated political settlement, and to do everything possible to counter an outbreak of COVID-19.

They welcomed the announcement by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, on behalf of the Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen, of a unilateral ceasefire in Yemen in support of the UN’s peace process and the Secretary-General’s call. They welcomed the Government of Yemen’s positive response to the cease-fire call, and called on the Houthis to make similar commitments without delay.

The Members of the Security Council encouraged the parties to continue their cooperation with the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, in order to reach a Yemeni-led and owned, comprehensive and inclusive political settlement, which addresses the legitimate concerns of all Yemenis. They reaffirmed past Security Council resolutions, including resolution 2216 (2015), and underlined their support for the Gulf Cooperation Council initiative, its implementation mechanism, and the outcome of the National Dialogue Conference.

My comment: Repeating these conditions (referring to resolution 2216), the Security Council reaffirms it insists on keeping alive the most sincere obstacles to peace.

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UN legen Vorschläge für neue Waffenruhe vor

Die Vereinten Nationen haben den beiden Kriegsparteien im Jemen überarbeitete Vorschläge für eine landesweite Waffenruhe vorgelegt. Martin Griffiths, UN-Sondergesandter, forderte beide Seiten auf, die Vereinbarungen unverzüglich zu akzeptieren und Verhandlungen aufzunehmen. Der Konflikt zwischen der von Saudi-Arabien angeführten Militärkoalition und den vom Iran unterstützten Huthi-Rebellen dauert seit fünf Jahren an.

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The UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, shared earlier today with the Government of Yemen and Ansar Allah the UN’s revised proposals for agreements on 1) nation-wide ceasefire 2) key economic and humanitarian measures to alleviate the suffering of the Yemeni people, build confidence between the parties and support Yemen’s ability to respond to the crisis of COVID-19, and 3) the urgent resumption of the political process.
"The proposed agreements are balanced and reflect the core interest of all sides to the greatest extent possible. These proposals represent a realistic and comprehensive package to enable Yemen to break from the violence and suffering of the past and take a historic step toward peace,” said Mr. Griffiths.
"I urge the parties to accept these proposed agreements without delay and begin working together through a formal political process to comprehensively end the war. The international community stands ready to provide support and assurances to the process,” he added.

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Yemen: Saudi ambassador reveals upcoming meeting between government, Houthis and Arab coalition to discuss ending war

The Saudi ambassador to Yemen, Mohammed Al-Jaber, revealed an upcoming meeting between the legitimate government, the Houthis and the Arab coalition, under the auspices of the United Nations (UN) envoy, to discuss a permanent ceasefire in Yemen, without specifying a date.

Al-Jaber attempted to explain, in a series of tweets, the initiative of the leadership of the Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen to implement a two-week ceasefire, as a means to endorse the efforts of the UN special envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, in combating the coronavirus pandemic in the country.

He added that a meeting will be held between the Yemeni government, the Houthis and a military team from the coalition, to discuss proposals for a permanent ceasefire in Yemen, and confidence-building steps.

He stated that the Houthis must respond to the proposal extended by the Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen to establish a two-week ceasefire, in order to alleviate the suffering of the Yemeni people in the areas under its control, especially from the dangers of infection with COVID-19, and in support of the ongoing efforts to stop the spread of the pandemic in the country.

A-Jaber indicated that the movement is required to prove that it has no ties with Iran, and to take full responsibility in facing the rejection of the Yemeni people, who will not accept subordination to anyone.

My comment: “the movement is required to prove that it has no ties with Iran”: What’s this? This is not business of the Saudis. Imagine the Houthis would require that the Saudis are “required to prove that it has no ties with” the US.

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[Sanaa gov.] National Prisoners’ Affairs Committee Releases 70 Prisoners in Unilateral Humanitarian Initiative

In a tweet, the head of the Prisoners Committee, Abdulqader Al-Murtada, explained that the prisoners were released by order of the leader Sayyed Abdulmalik Al-Houthi, and were handed over to the local authorities in the governorates.

Al-Murtada said, "We hope from the other side to do similar steps, especially for humanitarian cases, as they are most vulnerable to be infected with Coronavirus, if it spreads."

and also

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Following the UN Secretary-General’s call for a nationwide ceasefire in Yemen and the subsequent public commitment and support to the call by the warring parties and Yemeni public, the UN Special Envoy shared in late March with the Government of Yemen and Ansar Allah a comprehensive initiative to end the war. This initiative, based on engagement with the parties and diverse Yemeni constituencies, includes: 1) a proposal for a nation-wide and accountable ceasefire agreement 2) a set of economic and humanitarian measures to alleviate the suffering of Yemeni people and build confidence between the parties and 3) a commitment to the resumption of the political process.

The initiative further aims to support joint efforts of the parties and the UN Humanitarian Coordinator to combat a possible COVID-19 outbreak in Yemen.

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

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Saudi King approves extension of curfew until further notice: SPA

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A lost year in Saudi Arabia

The oil crash and the pandemic have roiled plans to focus on diplomacy and growth

Lately, though, things have not gone to plan. Muhammad bin Salman, the crown prince and de facto ruler, locked up several princes and scores of civil servants in March. Then he started an oil-price war that sent crude to its lowest level since 2003. The plunge upset not only Russia, its target, but also friends from Abu Dhabi to Washington. And now covid-19 has frozen the Saudi economy and left it with lakes of unwanted oil. Far from being a year to charm diplomats and woo investors, 2020 may leave the kingdom in a deeper economic and diplomatic hole (paywalled)

cp9 USA

Siehe / Look at cp1

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US Intelligence Failure in Yemen will Cost Bin Salman more, Searching for Iranian Ghosts

The US administration announced the allocation of a financial reward of up to $ 15 million, to those who provide information about the "Iranian Revolutionary Guard Networks" in Yemen, a reward that comes within the framework of an American program called "Rewards for Justice." Strangely, the aim of the announcement is to obtain evidence to prove the presence of elements of the Revolutionary Guards in Yemen, while America, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, the Israeli enemy the first day of the aggression against Yemen, accused the Revolutionary Guards of being in Yemen. The goal of the aggression is to eliminate this presence, and today, 6 years have passed since the treacherous aggression, America comes to search for evidence to prove that the Revolutionary Guards are in Yemen!.
The US announcement reveals the fact that the brutal aggression suffered by the Yemeni people 6 years ago is a US-Israeli aggression, and that everything that was said about an Arab-Islamic coalition led by Saudi Arabia was a credulous claim. This announcement came after failure of its agents, Saudis and Emiratis, and their mercenaries who they bought to carry out the mission. The US as a result of this failure has to intervene personally.
The American announcement also reveals America's inability to subjugate the Yemeni people, who humiliated their might, weapons and intelligence, with their faith, steadfastness and sacrifices, and this impotence pushed them to stumble behind a silly declaration haunted by ghosts.
According to American claims, Yemen is an open space for it by its satellites, spies, agents, mercenaries and intelligence agencies. America knows before others that those who subjugated it in Yemen, humiliated its weapons, intelligence, and Saudi and Emirati mercenaries, are powerful Yemenis. America also knows that if you search a hundred years in Yemen, you will not find a single individual of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard.
America is trying through this announcement, before covering up its failure and finding justifications for the defeat of Saudi Arabia, and exhausting the rest of the Saudi budget.
In the same context, what is remarkable in the American "program", its title: "Rewards for Justice", so justice represented by a person like Trump, we firmly believe, is not related to the justice agreed upon by people.
Trump's justice is embodied in several ways:
The first of Trump's justice was the killing, blockade and starvation of the Yemeni people. The second was represented by standing next to the thugs, murderers and tyrants like the Saudi Crown Prince Bin Salman. The third was the sale of deadly weapons to bin Salman, hundreds of billions of dollars, to destroy all aspects of life in Yemen. The fourth was to prevent food and medicine from reaching the Yemeni people to kill them from hunger. The last of the image of Trump's justice means that despots and tyrants have the right to do everything as long as they pay him a tribute.

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United States violates Yemeni sovereignty under guise of “countering Iran”

US and UK invade Yemen's south and east while promising rewards for "finding Iranian smuggling networks"

The United States on Thursday attempted to justify its military occupation several ports in southern and eastern Yemen as part of “preventing Iran’s Revolutionary Guard from occupying it and smuggling weapons through it.”

In its justification, the United States said that the IRGC was “lurking in Yemeni ports”, without offering any evidence for these claims.

The US Treasury also offered a reward of up to $15 million for information leading to the dismantling of what it described as “arms smuggling networks in Yemeni ports,” again without any proof of its existance or mention of the massive arms deliveries to the Saudi-led invaders.

The US offer comes hours after the US and British forces carried out landing on the coasts of the southern and eastern provinces extending from Ras al-Arah in Lahj to the port of Al-Shhir in Arman, Shabwah province, and Shhir in Hadhramaut province. These landings constitute a violation of Yemen’s territorial integrity and as such a de facto invasion of the country.

A landing operation was carried out at the naval pier in Ras Al Arah in Lahj province, while British forces carried out a landing operation in Al-Alam and Al-Arish in Aden province.

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US “Rewards for Justice”: The US government offers a reward of up to $ 15 million to anyone who provides information leading to the dismantling of the smuggling and financing networks of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards

My comment: „Rewards for Justice is Orwellian newspeak. These Yemeni affairs really are none of US business. How great the reward should be “to anyone who provides information leading to the dismantling of US delivering arms and financing networks of proxies” in the Middle East?

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Time to Get a Handle on America’s Conduct of Proxy Warfare

In the past decade, proxy warfare has become a major challenge to global stability. In fact, in nearly every major conflict of the 21st century—civil wars in Syria, Yemen and Libya; U.S.-initiated wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; ongoing conflicts in Somalia, the Democratic Republic of Congo and eastern Ukraine—proxies have featured prominently. Yet, as an expert working group convened by the American Bar Association (ABA) Center for Human Rights found, the international community lacks sufficient tools to regulate proxy warfare. What’s more, the currently available accountability mechanisms are insufficient to ensure that the United States—one of the world’s most visible and robust sponsors of proxy groups—complies with its obligations under international law when using proxies.

Getting a Handle on U.S. Proxy Warfare

Aligning U.S. practice with international legal regimes and norms regarding state sponsorship of proxy forces is squarely within U.S. interests. Alignment contributes to international stability by managing escalatory pressures and limiting sources of strategic surprise, strengthening the rules-based order, supporting conflict resolution, and preventing diversion of weaponry to terrorist groups and other insurgents. Moreover, U.S. commitment to these laws and norms helps build an international consensus that can restrain the behavior of noncompliant states, such as Russia. This could ultimately reduce a potential asymmetric advantage for the United States’s competitors. So what must the United States do to shore up its proxy governance? Improvements are needed across all three areas of enforcement.


In the more than 15 years that the United States has been engaged in military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, creating effective and accountable local security forces has been a critical component of U.S. strategy. Yet, after hundreds of billions of dollars in U.S. funds invested in building the capacity of these local forces, neither country is able to effectively deny safe havens to terrorists on its own. Local forces sponsored by the U.S. in both countries have failed to secure the support of people in the respective countries. The major obstacle: corrupt and abusive practices.

By complying with its own legal obligations for sponsoring proxies, and implementing the recommendations outlined above, the United States may avoid such failures in the future – by Britanny ennowitz, Tommy Ross

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Bill would remove U.S. troops from Saudi Arabia in 30 days

A Republican U.S. senator introduced legislation on Thursday to remove American troops from Saudi Arabia, adding pressure on the kingdom to tighten its oil taps to reverse the crude price drop that has hurt domestic energy companies.

The legislation from Senator Bill Cassidy, of oil-producing Louisiana, would remove U.S. troops 30 days after enactment, a full month faster than similar legislation introduced by two other Republican senators in March.

Cassidy introduced the bill as OPEC+, a production group including Saudi Arabia and others in the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and allies including Russia, closed in on a deal to slash oil output by a record amount of about 15 million barrels, or 15% of global production.

“Withdrawing troops placed to protect others recognizes that friendship and support is a two-way street,” he said.

My comment: LOL. They care for the profits of US oil business, they never cared for Yemen.


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U.S. senators press Saudi officials to put oil cut in motion

Republican U.S. senators from oil states who recently introduced legislation to remove American troops from Saudi Arabia said on Saturday they had spoken with three officials from the kingdom and urged them to take concrete action to cut crude output.

My remark: More details

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

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President Rouhani: IMF must fulfill its duties without bias against Iran

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the International Monetary Fund (IMF) must fulfill its duties toward all member countries, including Iran, without any bias.

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(from 2018): Playing with Fire: Trump, the Saudi- Iranian Rivalry, and the Geopolitics of Sectarianization in the Middle East

[The authors] examine the deterioration of sectarian relations in the Middle East, with a focus on the escalation of the Saudi-Iranian regional rivalry. We show how the Trump administration in particular has exacerbated these already volatile dynamics and suggest a shift in the policies of Western governments toward the region aimed at defusing the sectarianization process.

Sectarian conflict has been on the rise in the Middle East in recent years. From the catastrophic wars in Syria and Yemen to the volatile assemblages of Iraq and Lebanon, Sunni-Shiite relations are at a breaking point. The Saudi-Iranian regional rivalry is a key driver of this poisonous process.

This US-Saudi strategy – with key supporting roles played by Israel and the United Arab Emirates – involves “multiple forms of pressure to contain, squeeze, exhaust, and ultimately push back Iran, ”say the ICG, while noting that “Tehran and its partners still appear to be in a strong position”.

By embracing the Saudi narrative, putting the likes of John Bolton and Mike Pompeo at the helm of US foreign policy, and now scrapping the Iran nuclear deal, Trump is throwing fuel on the fire of the sectarianization process gripping the region.

The Saudi-Iranian War of Narratives

But the sectarian narrative – specifically the spectre of a ‘Shia crescent’ or ‘Iranian snake’ – has been gaining traction since the 2003 toppling of Saddam Hussein and the concomitant emergence of Shia-majority rule in Iraq.

Indeed, anti-Shia sentiment across the Middle East(and even in parts of the Islamic world with virtually no Shia communities, such as Malaysia) is at an all-time high.

Wars of Position

The regional policies of both the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (in Yemen) and the Islamic Republic of Iran (in Syria) are causing horrific carnage and have engendered deep resentment. Since 2015, Saudi Arabia has committed unrelenting atrocities in Yemen.


The bad news is that sectarian enmity and conflict in the Middle East have soared to perilous levels. The good news is that there is nothing necessary or in-evitable about this state of affairs.

The work of de-sectarianization will be an uphill battle and could require decades – by Danny Postel and Nader Hashemi

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From 2017: KSA and US a broken relationship

Is the traditional " oil for security " deal between the US and Saudi Arabia still intact? How is it affected by recent Saudi actions of waging wars, arming rebels, blocking revolutions, forming and leading military coalitions, approaching alternative allies? An analysis based on trust.


Practically almost all these aspects do still exist, but probably over the last few years the Saudis do not fully trust that the US will fully respect the unwritten agreement. The growing hegemonic aspirations and leadership in regional institutions are the Saudi reaction to the growing distrust in the US real intentions.

The US on its part is not anymore bound to the oil for security axiom. There is presently less need for joint action, no clear enemy and the US seems able to switch to different partners, both state actors and non-state forces. Military bases in the Arabic Peninsula, arms sales have been extremely important, but can be overcome by a series of new military alliances.

The old approach of playing the world police is now gone and the US might let citizenry shape the relationship with allies – by Giacomo Aghina

My comment: The development under Trump’s presidency evidently showed how wrong these conclusions are. The US still is playing the role of “world policeman” – as horrible as ever, even increasing worldwide sanctions crippling many countries), and with Trump’s anti-Iranian policy in effect the US depends more than ever on keeping a close alliance with the Saudis.

cp10 Großbritannien / Great Britain

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UK arms sales and support for the Saudi regime must end, says CAAT

Andrew Smith of Campaign Against Arms Trade said: "It should not have taken a global pandemic to force Saudi forces into calling for a ceasefire, but this announcement should definitely be welcomed. If it is to succeed then it will take a far greater level of political will than we have seen to date from the regime.

"The last five years have seen so many false dawns and broken promises, while the people of Yemen have endured the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. If peace is to be built, then the UK and other arms dealing governments must do their part too by finally ending their arms sales and support for this brutal bombardment.”

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Two-week ceasefire in Yemen: Foreign Secretary statement

Dominic Raab urges the Government of Yemen and the Houthis to immediately cease all hostilities and engage constructively with political talks.

My comment: The world’s greatest arms dealers simply should shut up on all the wars they made billions with.

cp11 Deutschland / Germany

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Auswärtiges Amt zu aktuellen Entwicklungen in Jemen

Wir begrüßen sehr die Ankündigung der von Saudi-Arabien geführten Militärkoalition, alle Kampfhandlungen in Jemen für zwei Wochen auszusetzen.

Wir rufen alle Konfliktparteien dazu auf, konstruktiv und ohne Vorbedingungen an der Initiative des Sondergesandten mitzuwirken. Insbesondere appellieren wir an die Huthis und die jemenitische Regierung, sich der Ankündigung der von Saudi-Arabien geführten Militärkoalition anzuschließen und ebenfalls unverzüglich alle Kampfhandlungen einzustellen.

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Jemen braucht dauerhafte Waffenruhe

„Der von Saudi-Arabien angekündigte Bombardierungsstopp im Jemen ist lange überfällig. Die Waffenruhe muss verstetigt werden und darf nicht, wie von Riad angekündigt, auf zwei Wochen begrenzt bleiben. Bis dahin wird die Corona-Pandemie schließlich nicht bewältigt sein“, erklärt Sevim Dagdelen, Außenpolitikexpertin der Fraktion DIE LINKE und Mitglied im Auswärtigen Ausschuss.

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Hardt: Waffenruhe in Jemen ist wichtiger Schritt Saudi-Arabiens

Die CDU/CSU-Bundestagsfraktion begrüßt die Ankündigung Saudi - Arabiens. Nun ist auch der Iran gefordert, seine Unterstützung der Huthi-Rebellen unverzüglich einzustellen und für einen dauerhaften Frieden im Jemen zu sorgen. Die einseitige Ankündigung Saudi-Arabiens, die Waffen schweigen zu lassen, darf durch den Iran nicht ohne eine positive Antwort bleiben.

Mein Kommentar: LOL. Die CDU/CSU würde lieber heute als morgen wieder Waffen an die Saudis liefern und tut so, als wäre auch der Iran am Jemenkrieg beteiligt.

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German arms sale approvals jump slightly in first quarter of 2020

The first-quarter increase comes on the heels of a record annual German arms sales in 2019. Sales to third world countries nearly tripled, including to countries involved in the Yemeni Civil War

German arms sale approvals increased slightly in the first quarter of 2020 compared to the same period last year, the nation's Economy Ministry said on Thursday.

The ministry, responding to a formal question by the Left Party (die Linke), said the government approved arms exports worth €1.16 billion ($1.27 billion) in the first three months of 2020, a €43.5 million increase from the same period in 2019.

Though sales to EU and NATO countries declined slightly, sales to non-NATO and non-EU members nearly tripled from €134 million in the first quarter of 2019 to €360 million in the first three months of 2020.

The Economy Ministry said the increase was due to a deal struck with Egypt involving a frigate and a submarine. At €290 million in sales, Egypt's nominally civilian government led by the former head of the army was by far the largest arms buyer from Germany in the first quarter of this year.

Dagdelen told DW earlier this monththat Germany's pledge to not provide arms to countries involved in the conflict in Yemen was "nothing but hot air."

"The UAE and Saudi Arabia are to blame for the biggest humanitarian catastrophe of our times," she said. She has called for Germany to halt exports to the UAE immediately.

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

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Growing Turkish interference in Yemen stirs concern in Cairo

Turkey has taken a greater political role in southern Yemen through the country’s local branch of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Turkey’s growing presence in Yemen, especially in the restive southern region, is fuelling concern in Egypt over security in the Red Sea and the Suez Canal.

Turkey has taken a greater political role in southern Yemen through the country’s local branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, which is helping Turkish charities gain influence.

“The Islah (Reform) party is instrumental in giving Turkish institutions and the Turkish government, all masquerading as charity organisations, access to Yemeni cities,” said Yemeni political analyst Mahmud al-Tahir. “Turkey has interests in abetting the Muslim Brotherhood and giving it more power on the Yemeni stage.”

Brotherhood-affiliated officials and ministers have taken trips to Ankara to lobby officials with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) to be more active in Yemen, particularly by investing in the country’s transport sectors and ports.

ln mid-January, Turkey’s deputy interior minister, Ismail Catakli, visited Aden and held talks with Saeed. He revealed that Erdogan had asked a team of aides to prepare a report about humanitarian needs in Yemen.

This came two months after former Yemeni Transport Minister Saleh al-Jabwani, a Reform Party affiliate, visited Turkey to discuss cooperation in managing Yemeni ports.

Turkey’s efforts to increase its presence near the Bab el-Mandeb Strait are part of a larger campaign to shore up influence in the southern entrance of the Red Sea.

With a military base in Djibouti and repeated efforts to gain a foothold in Somalia and the Sudanese Red Sea island of Suakin, Ankara is working hard to become a force in the Red Sea.

Egypt is at odds with Turkey due to Ankara’s support for political Islam

Egypt, reacting to the Houthis’ takeover of Yemeni territory in 2015, built up its military presence in the southern entrance of the Red Sea.

It now deploys naval units near the coast of Yemen and the Bab el-Mandeb Strait and has constructed a naval/air base near its border with Sudan on the Red Sea.

The Egyptian military buildup in the Red Sea aims to protect the maritime movement in the sea

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France Diplomatie: Yemen – Announcement of a ceasefire by Saudi Arabia

While the troubling humanitarian situation in Yemen is likely to be exacerbated by the Covid-19 crisis, we call on all parties to suspend hostilities, in keeping with the UN secretary-general’s appeal for a humanitarian truce.

France again underscores the need for a political solution in Yemen, the only way to put an end to the conflict.

My comment: Arms sellers simply should stop their hypocrisy. War = business, making money with killing and destruction.

cp12b Sudan

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Prison sentence for ousted Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir upheld

Court of appeals upholds earlier sentence of ousted former leader

cp13a Waffenhandel / Arms trade

Siehe / Look at cp11

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#RSAF Air Warfare Center at King Abdulaziz Air Base receives the first 4 F-15 (photo)

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Canada lifting a freeze on arms exports to Saudi Arabia, opposition wants big deal scrapped

Canada is lifting a freeze on weapons exports to Saudi Arabia and has renegotiated a much-criticized $14 billion contract to sell General Dynamics Corp armored vehicles to Riyadh, Ottawa said on Thursday.

The “significant improvements” to the contract would secure thousands of jobs at the U.S. firm’s Canadian subsidiary, where the vehicles are being made, Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said.

The announcement marks a retreat by the Liberal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who said in December 2018 he was looking for a way out of the deal.

A month earlier the government had frozen new permits pending a review. Some exports though continued under permits which had already been issued.

Human rights groups and political opponents, citing the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and Saudi Arabia’s involvement in the Yemen war, had insisted Ottawa scrap a deal agreed by the previous Conservative government in 2014.

and also

My comment: LOL.

cp13b Kulturerbe / Cultural heritage

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It is quite shocking that the pro-#Iran #Houthi militia destroyed a historical site in the city of #Hajja, #Yemen. This is allegedly because the local tribes of Hajour & al-Dhashoush have refused to cooperate w/ them.

A video of #Iran-backed #Houthis destroying the historic Qawba Castle in the Jumayma area of #Hajjah, #Yemen. This is terrible and extremely petty.

cp13d Wirtschaft / Economy


Strawberry from Sanhan, Sanaa! Of course super tasty!!! (photos)

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

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The Islamic State (IS) in Yemen claimed its first attack in Dhaleh governorate in southern Yemen on April 9. IS militants detonated two improvised explosive devices targeting an al Houthi vehicle in Juban district in al Dhaleh governorate on April 4, killing three al Houthi militants. IS in Yemen has previously conducted attacks in Dhaleh’s neighboring governorates, al Bayda and Ibb. IS militants claimed an attack on al Houthi militants in Qayfa in al Bayda governorate in early March.[1]

cp15 Propaganda

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Enlisting terrorists in fighting a virus. Super ridiculous UN

The UN's too suddenly imposed ceasefire on the government and Arab Coalition from a unilateral side last Thursday was widely perceived as a rush to the rescue of Houthis.

The Houthis had retreated on the ground and neared losing the entire territorial gains they had secured a month earlier – mainly the northern city of Al-Hazm. Very provocative. Isn't it?

But the UN's conspiratorial move had a ridiculous side too: the use of coronavirus fears pretext to stop the battles to save the militants.

The UN wanted to refocus the efforts of the government and the Shia Jihadists on fighting the virus! "Super ridiculous," says Saeed al-Oqbi a Yemeni political analyst as we discussed the matter. "The UN certainly knows that Houthis have no interest in such missions. As terrorist claimants of a 'God-given right' to rule, they are only after this single goal."

Saeed says it is ridiculous "to enlist Jihadists in the fight against a virus and it is silly to enlist the more dangerous to fight against the less dangerous."

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Ceasefire in Yemen Tests Houthi Commitment to Peace amid Coronavirus Threat

Senior officials, politicians and analysts are hoping that the Houthis would prove their detractors wrong and actually seize the opportunity and declare a ceasefire on their end. For once, the militias should quit their pursuit for power and instead prioritize the interests of Yemen, not Iran, above all else.

Iran divorce

As the ceasefire was announced, senior coalition officials urged the need for the Houthis to prioritize Yemen over Iran. How the country grapples with the virus ultimately hinges on whether the Houthis will prioritize Yemen over Iran. Years of war in Yemen have shown that the Houthis are either completely intrinsically devoted to Tehran or partially devoted to it, whereby decisive matters are firmly in Iran’s hands, such as ballistic missiles and political moves. Others believe that the Houthis can act independently, but with Iran’s backing.


The hopes were further dampened by Yemeni political analyst Sam al-Ghabari, who told Asharq Al-Awsat that the Houthis have never respected goodwill initiatives by the legitimate government and Arab coalition. The ceasefire is a “unilateral initiative that the Houthis have not committed to and have not asked for,” he went on to say. “The Houthis have not come up with a single figure from among their ranks that could offer any opportunity to deal with any peace initiative.

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Yemeni government Urges Al-Houthi Militia to Stop its Barbaric Crimes against Yemeni People

The legitimate government in Yemen has called on Al-Houthi militia backed by Iran, to review its stances and put an end to its brutal crimes against the Yemeni people.
According to the official Yemeni News Agency, the call came during a video-extraordinary meeting held under the chairmanship of the Yemeni Prime Minister Moein Abdul Malik Saeed.

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When did Houthis ever honor a ceasefire?

Had they honored any ceasefire proposal before, there would have been no war anymore.

Moments after the Arab Coalition announced a unilateral ceasefire last midnight, the Shia maximalist theocrats fired mortar rounds on the government-held side in the city of Hodeidah and ballistic missiles on the government parts of Aljawf and Marib cities.

Throughout the history of their conflicts from the "six wars" with the former regime 2004-2009 to the present time war with the UN-recognized government, the militants used every round of ceasefire or peace talks to re-organize troops hastily and double down for a new comeback to violence with a fresh stamina.

The militants' only goal is to secure the reign and domination for the Houthi clan as "descendants of prophet Mohammed" according to their sectarian Shia ideology.

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SDRPY’s ‘Beautiful Aden’ Campaign Benefits Over 130,000 Yemenis in 2nd Week

The Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen (SDRPY) is continuing its efforts in the “Beautiful Aden” campaign for cleaning and environmental sanitation, which has now entered its second week and is scheduled to continue for another three months, covering a total of 8 districts in the temporary capital of Aden. The campaign has performed extremely well, removing 2,857 cubic meters of accumulated waste from the streets and roads in over 100 different work areas.

My comment: LOL. The Saudis should remove all the debris they have created in Yemen.

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Economic, humanitarian efforts in Yemen outweigh military role: Saudi diplomat

The Arab Coalition’s economic, development and humanitarian efforts outweigh its military role, said Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to Yemen Mohammed al-Jaber, adding that the Kingdom hopes the ongoing ceasefire will advance political talks in the country.

“Saudi Arabia is seeking to exert effort in all aspects to support the Yemeni people politically, economically and with humanitarian aid. It’s worth noting that the coalition's economic, development and humanitarian efforts are already bigger compared to the military efforts,” al-Jaber said during an interview with Al Arabiya and its sister channel Al Hadath.

My comment: LOLOLOLOLOL.

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Rejecting Yemen cease-fire, Iran proves its coronavirus priorities

Saudi Arabia deserves credit for announcing a unilateral two-week coronavirus-related cease-fire in Yemen. But in encouraging its Houthi allies' intransigence, Iran has proven it deserves no American sanctions relief.

The cease-fire is good for another reason. It shows the increasing nuance of the kingdom's de facto ruler, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

But this announcement shows real moral courage. The crown prince knows his decision will be described as showing weakness. And in that, this decision signals that he is growing into his throne.

Iran has shown a very different calculation here. Its Houthi allies have decried the cease-fire as "just another ploy" and will continue hostilities unless the Saudis admit defeat and withdraw — which will not happen. This zero-sum calculation fits pitch-perfect with Iran's claim of moral leadership in the Middle East.

Where the Iranian hard-liners (those who ultimately control the regime's foreign policy) claim to defend the oppressed under a blanket of pious Shiite theology, they act with wanton disregard for human lives.

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More Saudi coalition „We are benefactors“ propaganda

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

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More Saudi coalition air raids recorded on:

April 11: / / / Marib p.

April 10: Many raids at several provinces Jawf p. Hajjah p.

April 9, 10(?) Saada p., Jawf p., Bayda p., Amran p., Jizan, Najran

April 9: Several provinces

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

Siehe / Look at cp1b

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[Sanaa gov.] Yemeni Army Repel Several Aggression Attacks Days after Truce

Days after the so-called Saudi-led coalition claimed to have halted its aggression in Yemen due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Yemeni Army has announced that it repelled several Saudi assaults on various fronts in just one day.
The Spokesman for the Yemeni Armed Forces Brigadier General Yahya Saree said in a tweet that the Yemen defensive operations took place from Friday morning until noon, killing and injuring dozens of enemy combatants and impeding Saudi advance.


[Sanaa gov.] Armed Forces Spokesman: The Dangerous Escalation will Have Repercussions on US-Saudi Aggression

The Armed Forces spokesman, Brigadier Yahya Sare'e, promised that the forces of the US-Saudi aggression will have repercussions to their foolish escalation. Sare'e stated that US-Saudi aggression launched 25 raids in the last 12 hours, including 23 raids in one hour on Marib governorate, to support their mercenaries' military creeps.

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Beschuss auf Grenzgebiete in Saada

Die Quelle gab an, dass besiedelte Dörfer im Grenzbezirk Razeh im Gouvernement Saada mit saudischen Raketen und Artillerie bombardiert wurden und Aufklärungsflugzeuge über den westlichen Grenzbezirken der Provinz überflogen

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In Sa'adah, Saudi missiles and artillery shells targeted populated villages in Razih district. US-Saudi drones flight in the western districts.

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Clashes continue in Yemen despite cease-fire

At least 38 Houthi rebels were killed on Saturday in clashes with government forces despite a truce reached earlier in the week, according to local media.

Yasir al-Harisi, a colonel from the Yemeni army, told the state SABA news agency that Houthi militias continued cease-fire violations by attacking areas belonging to army forces.

The army responded to attacks targeting military positions in the Saada province, and clashes ensued between the two sides.

Al-Harisi said that apart from the deaths, there were also many injured militia members and the army seized their vehicles and arms.

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Yemen: parties to conflict exchange blames of ceasefire breach

The Yemeni internationally recognized government forces and the Houthi group (Ansar Allah), have exchanged accusations of violating the ceasefire.

The spokesman for the government forces, Abdo Mejalli, said in a statement to the website "September Net" of the Ministry of Defense, that the Houthis committed more than 74 violations and attacks on the positions of the National Army on various fronts during the past 24 hours.

He added that "the violations varied between the attack and the reinforcements, targeting the army sites with rockets and artillery, launching drones and planting mines."

For its part, the Houthi group, the Saudi-led coalition and government forces, were accused of 99 violations of Al-Hodeidah governorate during the past 24 hours.

It reported that the air defenses in its forces shot down a coalition spy plane in the airspace of the Razeh district of Saada governorate while they were conducting hostilities, according to the Yemeni news agency "Saba" in its version in Sanaa, which was managed by the Houthis.

Earlier, the military spokesman for the Houthi group, Yahya Saree, said that the group's forces broke three infiltrations in the Qaniya front, al-Joribat, Nate' in al-Bayda governorate, and two infiltrations in the Serwah district of Marib governorate, and crawled in the al-Dhabab area in Taiz.

He stated that coalition fwarplanes launched seven airraids on separate areas in the Khub Washa'af district of Al-Jawf governorate.

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[Hadi gov.] Army fails militia attack attempts in several fronts

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A suspected Houthi ballistic missile struck a house belonging to Sheikh Ali Bin Gharib, one of the most prominent sheikhs of Marib's Abidah tribe, on Saturday evening in Wadi Abidah. Multiple civilian casualties were reported, but Gharib is believed to have been unharmed.

Two years ago, sheikh Ali Ghuraib’s arbitrated and resolved a very complex tribal conflicg that lasted for over 40 years and in which dozens were killed in revenge killing.

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Houthis shell IDPs camp hours after Arab Coalition’s unilateral ceasefire entered effect

The Houthi terrorist militia shelled an IDPs camp in northern Yemen’s Sa’ada province on Thursday, hours after a unilateral ceasefire declared by the Arab Coalition entered into effect, according to the spokesman of the sixth Border Guards Brigade Hussein Ashaddadi.

Three people were reported injured in the attack.

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Houthi militia continues to break truce in Al-Jawf fronts

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Sprecher der Streitkräfte [der Sanaa-Regierung]: Streitkräfte vereitelt 2 Infiltrationen in Al-Dschouf und Marib

Die Armee und die Volkskomitees haben zwei Infiltrationen der Aggressionstruppen und ihrer Söldner in den Gouvernements Al-Dschouf und Ma'rib vereitelt.

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[Sanaa gov.] Army forces repel 2 infiltration attempts in Jawf, Marib

The army and the popular committees on Saturday repelled two infiltration attempts by Saudi-led aggression coalition forces and their mercenaries on fronts of Jawf and Marib provinces,.

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Verstöße der Aggressionstruppen in Hodeidah und Bombardierung der Grenzgebiete gegen weiter

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Ein Spionageflugzeug wurde von den Aggressionen in Razeh, Saada, abgeschossen

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[Sanaa gov.] Army shoots reconnaissance plane of aggression forces in Saada

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Only hours after the Saudi-led coalition and Yemeni government announced a unilateral ceasefire, the Houthis launches one of their biggest offensives on Marib from Sirwah district (map)

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Hours after the coalition ceasefire came into effect on Wednesday, the Houthis fired a ballistic missile at residential neighborhoods in central Marib governorate, while launching heavy attacks on liberated areas of the west coast, in the towns of Hays and Al-Duraihimi in Hodeidah governorate.

The Houthis also heavily shelled army and resistance forces at the bottom of Tharrah hill in the Lawdar district of Abyan governorate in southern Yemen.

A government field commander on the Tharah hill front told Almasdar Online that the Houthis fired 20 mortar shells from their position at the top of the hill in the Mukayras district of Al-Baydha governorate. The explosives landed in various areas controlled by government-aligned troops. (map)

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Sprecher der Streitkräfte [der Sanaa-Regierung]: Unsere Streitkräfte vereiteln 6 Infiltrationen an verschiedenen Fronten

Die Helden der Armee und der Volkskomitees brachen sechs Infiltrationen an verschiedenen Fronten, die von den frühen Morgenstunden dieses Tages bis zum Mittag dauerten.

Der Sprecher der Streitkräfte, Brigadegeneral Yahya Saree, teilte der jemenitischen Nachrichtenagentur (Saba) mit, dass die Armee und die Volkskomitees drei Infiltrationen in der Qaniyah-Front, al-Joraybat und Nate' im Gouvernement al-Bayda, zwei Infiltrationen im Distrikt Serwah im Gouvernement Marib und eine Infiltration in Al-Dhabab distrkt in Taiz gebrochen hätten.

Brigadegeneral Saree sagte, dass der Feind schwere Verluste an Leben und Ausrüstung erlitten habe und Dutzende Tote und Verwundete in seinen Reihen verletzt worden seien und bei seinen Infiltrationen keine Fortschritte erzielt worden seien.

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[Sanaa gov.] Armed Forces: Army and Popular Committees Encounter Six Creeps on Various Frontlines

Armed Forces spokesman, Brigadier Yahya Sare’e, said that the Army and Popular Committees, on Friday, encountered six creeps of the US-Saudi mercenaries on various fronts, three in Al-Baidha, two in Marib and a creep in Taiz.

Brigadier General Yahya Sare’e said in a tweet: “ the Army and Popular Committees killed and injured dozens of the mercenaries, pointing out that the US-Saudi aggression launched 7 air strikes on separate areas in Khab Wa Al-Sha’af district of Al-Jawf governorate.

Armed Forces spokesman confirmed Thursday, that the aggression forces continue their escalation on various frontlines, especially the border frontlines, pointing that they launched over five creeps, with an air cover by more than 10 raids.

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Al Houthi militants clashed with Saudi-backed forces aligned with the internationally recognized Yemeni government of Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi on several fronts in Ma’rib governorate in northern Yemen on April 9 and 10, respectively. Al Houthi militants attacked Hadi government forces in an attempt to advance toward Ma’rib governorate, according to local sources. Hadi government forces reportedly inflicted several al Houthi militant casualties during the clashes.[2]

referring to

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Houthi militias attack homes of citizens with artillery and kidnap others south of Al-Hasha

Eyewitnesses from the townspeople spoke to the media center of the Al-Dhalea fighting center, that the Houthi militia stationed at the “Al-Irsal / Telephone Network” site at the summit of mountain Al-Meswam launched intense shelling with artillery at the homes of citizens in Hoora Ghaniyah towards the surrounding mountains to escape the bombing, which led to the damage of some citizens ’homes and the damage of a civilian car belonging to a family.

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Houthis breach ceasefire too early

Yemen's Houthi militants shelled the outpost of the army in eastern and central Yemen on Thursday, breaching too early a two-week ceasefire that went into effect from the beginning of the day.

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[Sanaa gov.] Armed Forces Spokesman: Aggression Forces Continue Their Escalation on Various Frontlines

Armed Forces spokesman, Brigadier General Yahya Sare’e, confirmed Thursday, that the aggression forces continue their escalation on various frontlines, especially the border frontlines.

Brigadier General Yahya Sare’e said that the aggression forces launched over five creeps on both Haradh, Majazh of Asir, and Al-Boqa of Najran. He confirmed that the attempts to infiltrate are still continuing from dawn to the moment, with an air cover by more than 10 raids

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Baby loses his eye in Houthi shelling in Yemen

An eight-month-old baby lost an eye and his mother was wounded in Yemen when the Iran-backed Houthi rebels shelled their neighbourhood in southern Hodeidah on Wednesday night, the boy's uncle said.

And a woman, 27, was killed when a mortar hit her family house in the same district of Hodeidah province.

The baby, Mohammed Faisal, was taken to hospital but his left eye could not be saved.


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Houthis burn alive marginalized family to death in Taiz. Does anyone care?

Shia Islamic militants burned a whole family of marginalized Yemenis to death in their home in Yemen's central province of Taiz on Wednesday afternoon, local sources have just reported.

The sources said a gang of militants affiliate to a Houthi militant leader in Hajdah in Taiz set a blaze the house of the family which belongs to the marginalized Yemeni class of Akhdam in Hajdah west of Taiz city killing five members of the family including three children.

At the same time in Salah district, somewhere else within the city, a Houthi sniper gunned down a woman and kept shooting fire to prevent anyone from hospitalizing her until she died. One person who tried to hospitalize her was injured.

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The bombing of the women's prison in Taiz: a god who did not complete her account

A state of shock and fear damaged the survivors of Taiz Central Prison for women who were subjected to bloody shelling by the Houthi group, killing a number of them. What do the survivors say? A bloody evening witnessed by the central prison in Taiz, which is under government control, on Sunday, killing 8, and wounding 12 other female inmates, with shells fired by the Houthis, from their station in Al-Rubaie, west of Taiz. On that bloody evening, the 4-year-old mother of the child, Ilham, in prison, did not congratulate the prison, as she was surprised by the shells, to put her dead before completing her stories to her mother, as she did in her previous visits, as the mother says. The mother, who spent 8 months in prison, deprived her of the Qaddif, who also killed female prisoners, the enjoyment of the moment of her last meeting with her child, according to what she told Al-Mashhad.

Umm Ilham, who is in prison with a needle of intravenous solution at the moment of the incident, narrates: “My daughter Ilham was playing in front of the women's ward, and in a few minutes she became shreds, after the second missile that settled in the external hall of the ward fell.” A state of screaming and crying - says Umm Ilham - rose hysterically in the ward, when the shell landed in the hall of the female ward. The scene of female prisoners being killed and wounded, was horrific for both her and the women who survived the bombing, she said. Ilham's body was reduced to body parts, and the heartache of her bereaved mother turned into pieces of pain, sadness and shock, and she was still lying in a state of nervous collapse. A traumatized mother receives emergency medication, but it may not be enough to recover from psychological effects, if she is not transferred for treatment outside of prison.

The bombed amber includes 28 female prisoners distributed in 8 rooms, according to the deputy director of the prison, Ammar Al Sharabi, who confirms that 3 shells fell on the prison; the first fell in the opposite street on the road to fog, the second inside the prison, and the third in the women's ward, adding that 3 minutes separating each projectile.

Painful stories told by survivors of the bombing that targeted the female prisoners' ward in the central prison in Taiz, including Hoda (17 years old), who said: “After the shell landed, I went out of the room I was imprisoned and saw the remains of female prisoners. We cannot describe the ugliness of what happened.

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Films, Houthi attack at women’s prison at Taiz, April 6

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From 2013: The " shabab " , institutionalized politics and the Islamists in the Yemeni revolution

Since mid-2011, countless articles or even books focusing on one or more case-studies have emphasized the failures of the "Arab Spring", highlighting the highjacking of the revolutionary process and the “defeat” of the revolutionary youth. Such a perception is not entirely illegitimate, and to a great extent it is quite relevant, but it probably needs to be nuanced and analyzed more thoroughly. This chapter will try to do just this by looking at the ongoing Yemeni revolutionary process. It will more specifically try to highlight the fact that the actors taking part in the movement are all part of a broad spectrum that goes well beyond the group that has been labeled the “shabab”. The “revolutionary block” is therefore far from uniform. As such, the revolution, in Yemen as elsewhere in the Arab world, is not the “shabab’s” property or their creation, exclusive of all groups, but the complex by-product of previous mobilizations and of a specific context - by Laurent Bonnefoy


Photos: I realize many will be googling #Yemen ceasfire, but will only see pictures of destroyed homes, arid lands, and famine. So just sharing other side of what my country looks like. It's not a desolate no man's land, it's actually beautiful, we just need a break to restore and build.

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Map: FAO Desert Locust Watch: Current upsurge (2019–2020) =

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Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 1-640 / Yemen War Mosaic 1-640: oder / or

Der saudische Luftkrieg im Bild / Saudi aerial war images:

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

Liste aller Luftangriffe / and list of all air raids:

Untersuchung ausgewählter Luftangriffe durch Bellingcat / Bellingcat investigations of selected air raids:

Untersuchungen von Angriffen, hunderte von Filmen / Investigations of attacks, hundreds of films:

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