Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 662b- Yemen War Mosaic 662b

Yemen Press Reader 662b: 29. Juni 2020: Fortsetzung von Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 662, cp6 - cp18 / June 29, 2020: Sequel to Yemen War Mosaic 662, cp6 - cp18
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Dies ist die Fortsetzung von Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 662, Teil 1 / This is the sequel of Yemen War Mosaic 662, 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

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

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

cp12b Sudan

cp13a Waffenhandel / Arms Trade

cp13b Mercenaries / Söldner

cp13c Kulturerbe / Cultural heritage

cp13d Wirtschaft / Economy

cp15 Propaganda

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

cp18 Kampf um Hodeidah / Hodeidah battle

cp19 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

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

Siehe / Look at cp1

(A P)

14 containers carrying funds belonging to the Central Bank arrive in Mukalla and their unloading works are stalled

Government and security sources in the city of Mukalla said that 14 containers arrived on a commercial ship yesterday to the Mukalla port carrying cash printed in Russia. The sources indicated to Aden Al-Ghad newspaper that partial unloading operations were carried out for the cargo to the port berth before it was stopped after the issuance of directives from the coalition leadership in Mukalla. The government source indicated to the newspaper that a state of tension prevails in Mukalla after conflicting instructions regarding the process of sending these funds. On Sunday evening, coalition helicopters flew over the port of Mukalla.

My remark: Fresh banknotes shipped to Aden had been seized by the separatists.

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What’s Behind Saudi Silence To Coup Against Hadi In Southern Yemen?

Mukhtar al-Rahbi, the advisor to the resigned government’s minister of information, in a Twitter message claimed that Saudi Arabia and the UAE share the Yemeni soil between them.

“The coalition countries split Yemen for themselves. Saudi Arabia has taken Al-Mahra and Socotra and the UAE has taken Hadhramaut, Aden, and the western coast,” his tweet read.

Though the tweet by the Hadi government’s diplomat once again reveals the expansionist plans of the aggressive Arab alliance, which in 2015 waged a war on Yemen under the excuse of reinstalling Hadi who resigned from his post and fled to Saudi Arabia, in a yet important revelation it tells of the deepening gaps between Hadi and the Saudis on the course of the future developments in Yemen.

End of Hadi’s government closer than before

On May 20, Yemen’s Al-Wefaq News website, citing an informed source, reported that Riyadh hotels hosting Mansour government’s officials have begun evacuating them. The committee that was responsible for paying their stay expenses stopped work since early June, the news outlet added.

Although in their analysis of this surprising news some media referred to the financial troubles the Saudis are grappling with these days as a result of the coronavirus outbreak and the slump in oil prices, the recent developments show a Saudi step to end the useless and even pesky government of Hadi.

Hadi has been so pessimistic about the steps taken by the foreign sides to start negotiations between Ansarullah-controlled Sana’a and Riyadh and even opposed them. That is while the erosive war, heavy costs of the war, foreign pressures on the Arab kingdom to end the devastating war, and growing Ansarullah victories on the battlefronts leave Riyadh with no option but dialogue. At the same time, Hadi’s lack of legitimacy in the southern regions itself caused gaps among anti-Sana’a forces, something unacceptable for the Saudis.

So, the attacks by the STC fighters on economically-sensitive regions in the south and seizing them while the Saudis are watching actionless is an agreed-upon move by Saudi Arabia and the UAE and meant to gradually end the government of Hadi.

The next step of the separatists in the south is predicted to be the seizure of Shabwah, a southern oil and gas-rich province.

The transitional council plans to seize control of rich regions like Socotra and Shabwa to further push to the wall the economically-troubled resigned government. Hadi’s government has not paid its fighters and workers for months now.

Riyadh struggles not to fall behind for interests in the south

Riyadh’s recognition of the weight of the STC, which was founded by Abu Dhabi in 2017 with the intention to split Yemen, on the ground should be read as the kingdom’s surrender to the fait accompli and taking into consideration the historical separatist will of the southerners to steer clear from seeing them fully embracing the UAE. Abu Dhabi goes in line with southern demands to gain control over such strategic regions as Aden port as well as geoeconomically-important places like beautiful Yemeni islands in the Red Sea.

In these conditions, Saudi Arabia which historically sees Yemen as its backyard and holds tight contacts with Yemeni tribes, takes measures to make sure it is not falling behind in supporting the southerners.

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Sources: President Hadi And Saudi Prince Khalid Bin Salman Reaches A Deal

The sources explained to “Aden News” that the agreement was reached on the following points:

1- Stopping the military solution in Abyan.

2- Appointing a governor and security director for Aden, canceling the self-administration announced by the transitional council, and returning the money taken from the port.

3- Appointing a prime minister.

4- Within a month, the political components are consulted to determine the members of the government.

5- During the same period, the Saudi side will normalize the situation in Abyan.

The sources indicated that it was also agreed to remove the forces and their equipment from Aden. Stressing that the only guarantor of this clause is Saudi Deputy Minister of Defense Prince Khalid bin Salman.

It was also agreed that the Saudi side would restore situation in Socotra as it was before the rebellion.

Experts and politicians said that this agreement is a circumvention of the Riyadh agreement, which provides the military side over the political side, and meets the desire of the STC and the Emirates.

Observers played down the effectiveness of the Saudi guarantee, noting that Saudis had guaranteed the Riyadh agreement but were unable to implement it.

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Al-Barakani Rejects A Proposal To Issue A Statement Of Condemnation Against The UAE

Informed sources in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, revealed that verbal quarrels took place between Vice President, Lieutenant-General Ali Mohsen Al-Ahmar, and Sheikh Sultan Al-Barakani, head of Yemen parliament after President Hadi met with government members, his advisers, and the head of the parliament.

The sources said that Al-Barakani rejected a request by Vice President Al-Ahmar to issue a statement condemning the UAE against its occupation of Socotra through its militias in the south.

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Disclosure Of Bribery Amount Which The UAE Provided To Prime Minister Moeen Abdulmalik

A source in the Prime Minister’s Office revealed the amount of money that Prime Minister Moeen Abdulmalik and his office Director, received during their visit to Abu Dhabi in mid-2019.

The source, who asked not to be identified, said that Moeen Abdulmalik gets ten million dirhams, while his manager Anis Ba Haretha gets five million dirhams, in addition to two expensive Rolex watches given to them as a gift.

He added that the sums that were provided to them were to buy their loyalties and their positions, which was translated by Moeen Abdulmalik actions after his return from Abu Dhabi and his collusion with the transitional until the fall of Aden.

The source challenged Moeen Abdulmalik to deny these leaks, confirming that he had the peremptory evidence that he would publish if necessary.

(A P)

Riyadh Agreement aims to unify the Yemen’s structure: prime minister

Yemen’s prime minister called on Sunday for a return to implementing the Riyadh Agreement as it is a “win-win for all.”
Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed said the goals of the deal reached last year between the government and southern separatists are aimed at “uniting all forces and efforts within the state structure” and defeating the Houthi militia, Yemen’s state news agency reported.

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Brotherhood's militias continue to violate cease-fire in Abyan

The spokesman for the Abyan axis, Captain Muhammad al-Naqib said in a statement that the terrorist militias of the Muslim Brotherhood continued their artillery bombardment against the positions of the southern forces in flagrant violations and grave breaches of the ceasefire called for by the Arab Coalition and in contrary to the president Hadi's speech in which he ordered to halt the military operations in the province


(A K P)

Film: A fragile Truce between the Government Forces and the Transitional Council in Abyan The fronts of Abyan province in southern Yemen are witnessing a fragile truce between STC and government forces as sporadic clashes broke out today between the two sides

(A T)

Gunmen assassinated Karamah Abbad a policeman in Sayoon of Hadhramout on Saturday

(A P)

Brotherhood’s militia moves the two prisoners “Salisil and Lakrsh” to secret prison in Ataq

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One of most dangerous leaders of Al-Qaeda gets wounded in battles of #Abyan

One of the most dangerous leaders of Al-Qaeda terrorist, Ahmed Hussein Lapter, was wounded in the battles of Abyan, and he was fighting alongside members of the Third Brigade of presidential protection led by prosecutor Louay al-Zamki on Al-Taryia front.

(A P)

The Committee appointed by Transitional Council to oversee trade, industry and markets sector begins its work in the capital Aden

(A P)

Yemeni diplomat warns of STC involvement in gov't

A Yemeni diplomat on Saturday warned against involving the Southern Transitional Council (STC) in the internationally-recognized government before its withdrawal from Socotra and quitting its call for separation.
The Emirati-backed STC "would work, from inside the government, on undoing the unity and undermining the Yemeni State, as it has been doing," the Yemeni ambassador to Jordan tweeted.
"It's the first time in history that a sect with an agenda opposing the State is forcibly involved in a government," Ali al-Amrani added.

and also

(A K P)

Bin Brik: The Self-Administration is popular demand in all governorates of the South

The President of the Self-Administration of the South, Major General Ahmed Saeed bin Brik, said that the Self-Administration of the south is a popular demand not only in the capital Aden, but also in all the governorates of the South from Socotra, Al-Mahra, Hadramaut, and Shabwa, to Abyan and Al-Dhalea, and Lahj, stressing that its implementation on the ground is shown in bringing down the symbols of corruption and merchants of wars in the government of legitimacy through forming committees of Self-Administration in all the governorates of the south.


(A K P)

STC plans to overthrow Yemeni gov't in all southern provinces

The Southern Transitional Council (STC) on Friday announced its plan to overthrow Yemen's internationally-recognized government and impose "self-governance" in all southern governorates under its control.
"Self-governance is a public demand, not only in Aden but in all southern governorates," acting chairman of the Emirati-backed STC tweeted.
Fulfilling this demand on the ground implies an "ouster of corrupt figures and warlords in the legitimate government by forming self-rule committees in all southern governorates," Ahmed bin Boraik added.

(A P)

Al-Batati: Southern forces will transfer Brotherhood’s project in the south to its final resting place

(A K P)

Security coordination to maintain the security of Socotra between First Infantry and Southern Police

(A K P)

Islah breaches Abyan ceasefire after Hadi's speech

(A K P)

In continuation of its violations – Brotherhood’s militia attacks southern forces’ locations on Abyan fronts

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Yemeni gov't, STC agree on Abyan; escalate in Hadhramout

Having agreed to ceasefire in Abyan as of Sunday morning, the Southern Transitional Council (STC) on Saturday declared escalation in another Yemeni governorate of Hadhramout.
A joint military-tribal committee on Friday reached a deal on ceasefire in Abyan, in implementation of the Arab coalition's announced deployment of ceasefire monitors in the southern governorate on Wednesday, the Anadolu Agency quoted a member of mediation team as saying.
"A meeting was held with military leaders from Yemen's internationally-recognized government and STC," Sheikh Mohamed al-Marqashi added. "All the conveners agreed to a comprehensive ceasefire starting Sunday morning.
"The pact provides for reopening the international road, connecting Aden to other southern provinces, for traffic from 6 am to 6 pm," he said.
Separately, the Emirati-backed STC declared early on Saturday renewal of escalation, after 3-day pause, against the official government in the Yemeni southeastern governorate of Hadhramout.
Escalation is resumed due to the "government's failure to honor its commitments and unwillingness to apply the Riyadh Agreement," head of STC in Hadhramout said.

(A P)

Hundreds protest against Muslim Brotherhood in Shabwa

Hundreds poured into the streets of al-Sa'eed in Shabwa on Saturday to protest against the crimes committed by the Muslim Brotherhood's militias (Islah Party) against the inhabitants of Shabwa.

My remark: Separatists‘ supporters.

(A P)

President Hadi: Failure of Riyadh Agreement due to separatists’ escalatory acts

President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi said on Saturday the failure of the November Riyadh Agreement with the Southern Transitional Council is due to “escalatory acts” the separatist body exercised, “including a declared self-administration” of the south.

Addressing his advisors, MPs and senior members of his government in a meeting in Riyadh, Hadi referred to the militia’s recent capture of Socotra archipelago.

“And the last of those [escalatory acts] was the rebellion against the state and the attack on the peaceful inhabitants in Socotra. The amicable and secure island that had not known the shooting of one bullet,” said Hadi.

(A P)

Yemen's Hadi: Using arms to achieve gains, pass projects unacceptable

Using arms and force to achieve personal gains and pass projects a given sect, province or party is unacceptable and will not realize a goal, the Yemeni President said Saturday.
"Yemen is living a critical stage, in which its enemies, lurkers and adventurers have contended for abusing its conditions to attain personal, sectarian or provincial gains and accumulate its sufferings without moral or humane deterrence," Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi added at a meeting in Riyadh with his advisors, senior officials and Parliament speakership.
"The people's eye is open watching everything. This country is of all of us; our homeland .. that we all must maintain as a proud federal republic from Midi to Mahara and from Sa'ada to Hadhramout," he said


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Yemen President Orders Cease-Fire With Southern Separatists

Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi has ordered the halt of military operations against southern separatists and announced his full commitment to a ceasefire in the province of Abyan, calling for the immediate implementation of a Saudi-brokered power-sharing deal.

In an emergency meeting with his advisers, heads of parliament and political-party leaders in Riyadh, Hadi said government forces must commit to the ceasefire in response to efforts by Saudi Arabia to help “end the armed rebellion against the state and its institutions and resumption of the implementation of Riyadh agreement.” He called on the separatist Southern Transitional Council, once an ally in the fight against the Shiite Houthi rebels, to use the efforts by the Saudis to implement the deal, the government-controlled Saba news agency reported.


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Yemen president urges STC to implement Saudi-led Riyadh Agreement

Yemen’s president has called on the separatist Southern Transitional Council (STC) to take advantage of Saudi Arabia’s efforts to facilitate the implementation of the Riyadh Agreement.
President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi added that implementing the agreement is in the Yemeni nation’s interest, will stop the bloodshed in the country and will unite efforts to fight the Houthis.
Hadi added that the internationally recognized government has fully adhered to a cease-fire in the country’s southern governorate of Abyan so that implementation of the agreement could resume.
Commenting on bilateral relations with the Kingdom, the Yemeni president said “We face great and common challenges and lots of coordination, patience and hard work is needed to overcome them.”

and also

Comment: In his address to the people on Saturday, Yemen's exiled president Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi thanked Saudi Arabia, king Salman and Saudi crown prince MBS. Now people are asking: for what has Hadi thanked Saudi Arabia?!

For the hotel bills, for letting him nap all the time without troubling him with the things that are going on in #Yemen. And for letting him talk this time. That's it.

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Saudi Arabia fails to stop conflict between government, STC militia in Abyan

Saudi Arabia failed to stop the conflict between Yemeni government forces and the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) militia in the Abyan governorate, a day after announcing a committee to maintain peace in the governorate.

On Wednesday, the Saudi-led coalition announced the start of deploying comprehensive ceasefire monitors in Abyan, between government forces and Emirati-backed Southern Transitional Council militants.

The spokesman for the Southern Transitional Council, Muhammad Al-Naqib, shared in a Twitter post: “The forces of the council repelled today an attack by the government forces, which resulted in unprecedented losses.”

In addition, local residents in Zanzibar, the capital of Abyan, confirmed that they heard intermittently the sound of cannons and tanks from the Sheikh Salem area (12 kilometres east of Zanzibar), according to Anadolu Agency.

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Leading member of Wahhabi mercenary gang survives assassination attempt

Reports suspect Tariq Afash as culprit, indicating severe infighting in UAE-backed group

Commander of so-called Giants Brigades (also known as al-Amaliqah), Brigadier General Abdul Rahman Abu Zara’a al-Mahrami has on Thursday survived an assassination attempt on the west coast front of Yemen Thursday, military sources said.

According to the sources, gunmen fired a barrage of bullets at the convoy of the Brigadier General during his visit to the frontlines in the city of al-Khokha, south Hodeidah province.

Observers suggested that Tariq Afash’s forces were behind the assassination attempt against the Amaliqah leader, stressing that Tariq wants to get rid of him so that he can lead the joint forces on the west coast.

My remark: Tariq Afrash, nephew of ex-president Saleh, leader of a concurrent pro-UAE militia.

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Southern military officials meet Coalition's observer team

High-ranking military officials of the southern armed forces held a meeting on Friday, with the Arab Coalition's observer team in presence of the head of the Southern Transitional Council (STC) in Abyan governorate.
The meeting focused on the efforts exerted to accelerate stabilizing the ceasefire agreement on the front lines of Abyan.
The meeting resulted in the assignation of two military officials to head to Shuqra with the Coalition's observers to reinforce the ceasefire efforts


(A K P)

Intensive overflights by Coalition over Abyan

(A K P)

STC forces reportedly launched artillery at Hadi government forces in Khanfir district in southern Yemen’s Abyan governorate. The artillery allegedly struck Saudi-led coalition forces monitoring the cease-fire between Hadi government and STC forces. Coalition forces arrived in Abyan governorate to monitor the cease-fire on June 24.[2]

(A K P)

Assassination of soldier of Shabwani Elite Forces in treacherous operation in the city of #Azan

Sources said that terrorist elements affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood assassinated the soldier of the Shabwani elite forces

(A K P)

Commander of 10th Brigade gets injured in the battles of Sheikh Salem in Abyan

(A P)

Film: A #Yemen-i delegation, including Speaker of the House of representatives Sultan al-Barakani, arrived in #Riyadh to discuss the implementation of the #RiyadhAgreement, Al Arabiya TV reported.

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Putsch im Paradies

Südjemenitische Separatisten sollen vor wenigen Tagen die Insel Sokotra in schweren Gefechten erobert haben. Doch was ist da wirklich los im Indischen Ozean? Ein Anruf beim Inselarzt.

Auf Sokotra gibt es keine Huthis. Der Krieg gegen sie kam trotzdem 2018 hierher, weil den Vereinigten Arabischen Emiraten die Insel so gut gefiel, dass sie gleich mit Truppen anrückten. Ihre jemenitischen Hilfsmilizen kämpfen ohnehin lieber gegen Hadi als gegen die Huthis.

Dann kam am Samstag der Putsch. Wie ist nun die Lage auf der verwunschenen Insel mit ein paar Zehntausend bitterarmen Einwohnern? Wie steht es mit den Gefechten um den Hauptort Hadibu, mit dem Gegenschlag der Regierungsstreitkräfte?

Es ist nicht so leicht, auf Sokotra jemanden zu erreichen. Insofern ein Glück, dass Dr. al-Olofi, einziger jemenitischer Arzt des einzigen Krankenhauses auf der Insel, ans Telefon geht.

Aber der Putsch, die Machtübernahme der Separatisten? Ja, sagt er mit tiefenentspannter Stimmlage, "ein paar Schießereien hat es schon gegeben am Wochenende. Aber jetzt ist alles wieder normal". Hadis Leute hätten wohl ein Boot zum Festland genommen, ums Leben gekommen sei jedenfalls niemand. Das wüsste er ja. Alle Verletzten kämen schließlich zu ihm ins Krankenhaus.

"Die Läden sind offen, die Fischer sind draußen. Wissen Sie, Hadi hat sich nie um uns gekümmert. Vielleicht wird es jetzt besser." Die meisten Leute seien jedenfalls zufrieden, "dass wir jetzt wieder zum unabhängigen Süden gehören. Es gibt ein Sprichwort, wenn ein neuer Herrscher kommt, dass nur ein Haus in der Stadt neu angestrichen wurde. So ist das jetzt hier."

Mein Kommentar: Da haben sie also einen offensichtlichen Anhänger der Separatisten ans Telefon bekommen und nehmen ihm unkritisch seine Stories ab. Aus einer Vertreibung von Leuten aus dem Norden, die auf kleine Boote verfrachtet werden, wird ein „Hadis Leute hätten wohl ein Boot zum Festland genommen“. LOL.

(A K P)

Activists circulated photo shows #UAE-backed #STC separatists raising #Emirati flag over govt headquarters in #Yemen's #Socotra after toppling the local authority & seizing it days ago. Happening in the presence of 1000 #Saudi soldiers (photo)

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Arab Paper: Riyadh Attempting to Legitimize Southern Transitional Council's Coup

A leading Arab newspaper reported that the UAE and Saudi Arabia are collaborating to legitimize the coup which is underway in Southern Yemen.

The Arabic-language al-Arabi al-Jadid newspaper reported on Sunday that the Southern Transitional Council (STC) fighters have staged "a full-fledged coup" in the strategic island of Socotra.

By the end of Saturday, the separatist group, which is backed by the UAE had taken control of most of the remote province from forces loyal to fugitive President Mansour Hadi, declaring autonomy in those regions.

"It is not unlikely that Saudi Arabia is the side which has persuaded the STC into intensified measures to expand the areas under its control by declaring autonomy in all provinces of Southern Yemen," al-Arabi al-Jadid wrote.

It added that Saudi Arabia has also provoked the STC into organizing rallies against the government in certain provinces, including al-Mahrah and al-Shabwah.

Officials have said that the secessionist STC also arrested several military personnel and civilians opposed to the presence of UAE-funded militias on Socotra.

(A K P)

Statement issued by Sheikhs, Dignitaries and Social Personalities of Socotra Archipelago, June 24th 2020

The conferees confirm that the recent events witnessed in Socotra governorate on Friday, June 20th , are a natural result, an objective measure, and a legitimate right that reflects the wills, aspirations and desires of the people of Socotra Archipelago, which they repeatedly expressed through their popular demonstrations that demanded for the dismissal of the governor, and correction of the institutional work, removal of disruptive and exotic aspects like the armed manifestations, the militarization of cities, the kidnappings, arrests, assassinations, which reached to dangerous turns , and such acts imposed them to stand in front of all these disturbances , and so the last step came to represent a natural outlet, an objective solution, and a necessary treatment for the crisis situations that arose in Socotra governorate through the repressive practices, dangerous behaviors, and grave violations that undermined the security and stability and threatened the lives of the citizens, which were resulted of the erroneous policy of the governor Ramzi Mahrous and penetration of the extremist Brotherhood movement, who is charged to implement the suspicious Qatari and Turkish agenda by employing and exploiting his authority to create a contrary reality that is inconsistent with the nature, culture and identity of Socotra society .
2 – As the conferees affirm on the legitimacy of the measures taken on Friday and considered them an urgent necessity, for the correction of the path, the rectification of the situation and the return of the governorate to its normal position consistent with the attitude of the people of Socotra,

My comment: Supporters of the separatists and others which might have been either bribed or intimidated. An Orwellian camouflage of what really had happened.

(A K P)

Transitional Council affirms its keenness to normalize life in #Socotra after its purification from Muslim Brotherhood

Major-General Salem Abdullah Al-Socotri, Assistant Secretary-General of the Presidency of the Transitional Council, Deputy Head of the Self-Administration of the South congratulated the people of Socotra Archipelago on the return of the capital of Socotra and its capital Hadibu to normal and restore its proper path as a civil capital that accepts coexistence, harmony and cohesion of its social fabric.

Maj. Gen. Al-Socotri saluted the heroes of the southern armed forces and security that brought down the terrorist militias and armed gangs that were working to implement the Turkish and Qatari agenda, and succeeded in regaining the city of Hadibu, the capital of the province, and made victory for the aspirations and hopes of the people of Socotra by responding to their demands to change the local authority that destabilized security and stability and aroused sedition and conflicts to implement narrow interests and ambitions of certain party.

Major General Al-Socotri said that the people of the Archipelago of Socotra are out in the streets today to express their joy and happiness for regaining their province and clearing it from armed appearances and criminal gangs, as clear evidence of Socotra’s tendency to peace and rejection of terrorism.

Major General Salem Al-Socotri stressed on the leadership of the Transitional Council’s keenness on the speed of normalization of life and the resumption of the normal perations of institutions so that the people of Socotra perceive an improvement in the level of stability, security and development at the earliest time.

My comment: What an odd propaganda narrative after the separatists‘ plot at Socotra.

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Shabwah governor halts export of oil in protest against Hadi

Reports claim that Islah supporter Mohammad bin Ediu is retaliating against Saudi plans to remove Muslim Brotherhood from the area

Hadi’s Governor of Shabwah province Mohammad Saleh bin Ediu has on Thursday halted the export of a new shipment of oil in Shabwah, as part of pressure on the Hadi puppet government.

This comes ahead of a planned meeting in Riyadh that could lead to the removal of Islah Party armed forces from Abyan and Shabwah. Bin Ediu is a notable supporter of the Islah Party.

Bin Ediu justified the suspension of exports of the oil by stating that the province did not get its rights dues of the oil revenues, estimated at 5 billion riyals.

However, tribal sources stated that the suspension came after Bin Ediu received calls from Riyadh ordering him to prepare the removal of Islah groups from the province, as part of a plan to implement the Riyadh agreement.


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Clashes between Yemen’s gov’t, separatists mar ceasefire

Fierce fighting continued in southern Yemen between Emirati-backed separatists and the country’s internationally recognized government Thursday, security officials said, a blow to the Saudi-led coalition’s declared ceasefire between the factions.

Battles in the flashpoint Abyan province between Saudi-backed government forces and Emirati-funded southern secessionists killed at least 54 fighters on both sides over the last 24 hours, said Yemeni security officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to brief the media.

The Saudi-led coalition, which is mired in a years-long conflict with Iranian-supported rebel Houthis, said earlier this week that the separatist and government forces had reached a truce.


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Saudi ceasefire enforcement fails miserably

Saudi team withdraws just hours after arriving, as clashes between separatists and Hadi forces continue

A Saudi military team, which came from the occupied Aden province to monitor a ceasefire between the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) militias and Hadi’s forces in Abyan province, withdrew again just hours after arriving in Abyan on Wednesday.

A military source confirmed that the Saudi monitoring team failed to contain the situation after renewed fighting between the two parties broke out, in which they used heavy and medium weapons.

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Yemeni President orders 3,000 recruits to end Hadhramout insecurity

Yemen's President Office on Wednesday instructed the Internationally-recognized government to implement its decisions aimed at ending the insecurity seen by the Yemeni southeastern governorate of Hadhramout.
Referring to its prior decree, the Office sent a letter to Premier Maeen Abdulmalek asking for phased enlistment and training of 3,000 people from Hadhramout to provide its districts' security bodies with more personnel.
The presidential instructions come two days before the expiry of a 20-day time limit given by Hadhramout tribes on 6 June for the government to assign provincial security to locals to end insecurity there, otherwise the tribes would take control of the governorate and its wealth.

(A P)

S.Arabia lost war for Iran, UAE: Yemeni ex-official

Former transportation minister accuses premier Maeen Abdulmalik of 'supporting UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council'

Former Minister of Transportation Saleh Algabwani tweeted: "When we evaluate the performance of the regional powers in the Yemeni war, we find that the beneficiaries are Iran and the UAE, however the loser is Saudi Arabia."

Last April, Algabwani submitted his resignation to President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi in protest of a decision to suspend him from his post.

The former minister accused Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik of "supporting the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council." =

and also

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Ex US-ambassador Feierstein: Fabricating a “Turkish threat” is a dangerous ploy. The UAE needs to answer if it is using agit-prop to justify seizing Socotra and undermining Yemeni sovereignty on the island. Is Saudi Arabia complicit?

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Yemen's STC separatists expel northerners from Socotra following takeover

Yemen's southern separatists have begun expelling northerners from Socotra after their forces fully captured the Arabian Sea island on Friday.

Despite having a military base only a few kilometres from the island's security office, Saudi Arabia did not intervene to end the clashes, but sheltered Socotra governor Ramzi Mahroos and some pro-Hadi leaders in the base before evacuating them.

Mahroos accused Saudi Arabia - which has since 2015 led a coalition targeting Houthi rebels in the country - and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) of turning a blind eye to the actions of the STC, which supports restoring the southern Yemeni state that existed between 1967 and 1990.

Ahmed Mokaiber, a supporter of the STC in Socotra, claimed that most of the island’s residents were supporters of the STC and they are happy to see them control the island.

“On Saturday, hundreds took to the streets celebrating the liberation of Socotra,” he told Middle East Eye.

“Socotra belongs to the south and we support our leadership.”

After capturing Socotra, the STC announced an amnesty to all their opponents on the island and in the southern provinces - however, this amnesty did not extend to northern Yemenis.

On Sunday, the STC’s forces in Socotra began to deport northerners from the island to Al-Mahrah province by boat, accusing them of being “mercenaries” working for Hadi's government.

"The STC behaves as a leader and not a gang - so our leaders granted amnesty to all southern people who fought the STC in Socotra, but they can’t grant that to mercenaries from northern provinces," said Mokaiber.

“All the exiled northerners fought the STC in Socotra so it was the least of punishments to exile them," he added, pointing out that the STC had not enacted harsher penalties such as execution.

“In 2015, we saw the resistance and the Houthis execute their opponents but we are not slaughterers. We are civilians who want to get back our country.”

However, other residents of the island dispute this narrative, claiming the move is more about penalising northern Yemenis.

Ahmed, originally from Taiz and working in Socotra as an electrician, said that he knew a number of those who were expelled and they weren't mercenaries.

"That’s not true - they are labourers trying to find work in this occupied island," he told MEE.

"There are thousands of northerners working in Socotra for years and we didn’t face any problem."

He said that the arrival of UAE and Saudi-backed forces changed the atmosphere on the island. Suddenly, many of the northerners on the island were being branded "invaders" and being persecuted.

"The STC’s forces don’t understand and they hate northerners.”

Ahmed said he wasn't a supporter of Hadi or the STC but said he was sad to see the peaceful residents of Socotra joining Yemen's fighting for the sake of money.

“The UAE pays money to anyone who supports them in Socotra and its fighters promise residents to develop Socotra, so people are joining to fight with the STC, backed by the UAE, without any experience," he explained.

“I don’t know who is the invader, is it me who is a Yemeni, or the Saudi and UAE forces in the military bases?"

Many Yemenis have increasingly come to the conclusion that the Saudi-led coalition has no interest in restoring Hadi to power.

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The yellow profile badge in Facebook and Twitter has proliferated to represent an online protest against the coup in #Socotra and the conflicts in #Marib governorate (photos)

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STC militia blocks Abyan-Aden road

Militants of the separatist Southern Transitional Council (STC) blocked on Tuesday’s evening the Abyan-Aden Road, south Yemen.

Local sources said that the STC militants have blocking incoming and outgoing passengers to enter or exit Aden.

The sources said that the militants blocked the traffic at the Al-Alam Checkpoint and Dawfes Checkpoint, dug trenches and set up barricades and sandbags at the entrance of Aden.

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Yemeni delegation arrives in Saudi Arabia to discuss implementation of Riyadh Agreement

A Yemeni delegation including members of parliament and advisors to President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi’s arrived in Riyadh from Cairo, Al Arabiya TV reported on Thursday.

The delegation will hold meetings to discuss the implementation of the Riyadh Agreement in accordance with the recent Saudi proposal, according to Yemen’s Minister of Information, Muammar Al-Iryani.

The Saudi proposal for a ceasefire was approved by both the government and the Southern Transitional Council (STC) in the coastal province of Abyan earlier this week.


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Yemeni Politicians: Riyadh Agreement Is the Best Way to End Conflict with STC

While Saudi Arabia is focusing efforts to end the escalating conflict between the Yemeni government and the Southern Transitional Council (STC), Yemeni politicians reaffirmed to Asharq Al-Awsat that the implementation of the Riyadh Agreement remains the best option to end the dispute and unify efforts against the Houthi coup.

“The Riyadh agreement is still the optimal way out, as it approached the crisis in a realistic and systematic way and offered solutions that restore matters to their proper place,” Yemeni Information Ministry Deputy Abdulbaset Al-Qaidi said.

My comment: Empty phrases.

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Südjemen: Separatisten und Exilpräsident Hadi einigen sich auf Waffenstillstand

Am Montag haben sich der separatistische Übergangsrat im Südjemen (STC) und die Regierung des jemenitischen Exilpräsidenten Abed Rabbo Mansur Hadi auf einen Waffenstillstand im Süden des Landes geeinigt. Dieser soll insbesondere in und um die wichtige Hafenstadt Aden, die seit August 2019 unter der Kontrolle des STC steht, gelten. Die Waffenruhe umfasst auch das umkämpfte Abyan-Gouvernement am Golf von Aden, in dem Al-Qaida einige Küstengebiete kontrolliert. Teil der Einigung ist die Wiederaufnahme von Friedensgesprächen für den Süden. Es gehe auch um die Implementierung eines Friedensabkommens vom November 2019

Mein Kommentar: das ist schon längst wieder überholt, die Kämpfe gehen weiter.

cp7 UNO und Friedensgespräche / UN and peace talks

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UN-Yemen envoy under Houthi fire

The Houthi group has notably intensified criticism against the UN special envoy to Yemen, blaming the man for all the humanitarian and health crises suffered by the war-torn country, as well as the stalled deal of prisoner swap and the unpaid salaries of civil servants.
Martin Griffiths has not attacked only by the spokesman for Houthis or that for their government, but also by many senior and second-in-rank officials in the group.
"Griffiths' statements are in conformity with those of the Arab coalition's spokesman," the Houthi information minister said Saturday, accusing the envoy of "seeking to cover the coalition's persistent crimes in Yemen.
"The coalition and the UN envoy try to hold us responsible for the siege, though they control the sea, detain ships and pressure on the people by means of economic war," the Houthi-run al-Masyra TV quoted Dhaif al-Shami as saying.
"Today, the United Nations is unveiling its ugly face, as it's participating in besieging the Yemeni people," he claimed.
Also on Saturday, head of the Houthi prisoner committee blamed the UN envoy and his team for the failure of Amman pact on prisoners.
"For more than two months, we've been being prepared for applying what was agreed to, but the coalition and loyalists have unfortunately persisted in rejecting that, and the UN has lifted no finger," Abdul Qader al-Murtadha added on Twitter.
The UN "weak" envoy has "overlooked actions by coalition powers, leading the prisoner swap deal to fail."
The Houthi attack on Griffiths has intensified since the beginning of last week, with member of the group's Supreme Political Council frequently accusing the envoy of silence at the blockade on Yemen and the coalition detention of oil tankers, or of his "role in the recent escalation" by the Saudi-led coalition and the Yemeni official government.

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Al-Murtadha holds UN responsible for failure to implement Oman's prisoners' agreement

Un envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths and his team are responsible for the failure to implement the Oman Agreement on Prisoners, said Abdul Qadir al-Murtadha, chairman of the [Sanaa gov.] National Committee for Prisoners' Affairs.

Al-Murtadha explained in a statement issued on Saturday, that the failure to implement the agreement as a result of the poor performance of the envoy and his team and their tolerance and silence on the actions of the forces of aggression obstructing the implement

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Secretary-General of [Sanaa gov.] Humanitarian Affairs Council Describes Donor Conference As "A Scandal"

The Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for the Administration and Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Abdulmohsen Tawoos, described the Donors' Conference, that was held recently in the capital of the aggression, Riyadh, as a "scandal". He explained that what gets to Yemen nothing but fragments of the numbers that were released.

Tawoos criticized, in an interview with Almasirah, the negative role of the World Health Organization and its irresponsible treatment towards aid allocated to Yemen and its storage of medicines and medical equipment for long periods without allowing them to be delivered to those affected by the siege and aggression.

He commented on the issue of containers belonging to the WHO piled up in the port of Hodeidah several months ago, explaining that there is a deliberate intent from the World Health Organization not to bring it in.
He added that the WHO stores send medicines to Yemen after most of them have expired.

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Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Supports UNFPA to Meet the Urgent Reproductive Health Needs of Women in West Coast of Yemen

UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, welcomes the contribution of US$2.6 million from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to provide emergency reproductive health services in western coastal areas of Yemen.

My comment: Do not praise blood money.

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

Siehe / Look at cp1, cp2

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Oil price war, cost Saudi Arabia $12 Billion in one month!

Regardless of record oil exports in April as Saudi Arabia flooded the market with excess oil, the value of the Kingdom's crude exports plunged by US$ 12 billion from April 2019 levels as the most affordable oil costs in years struck earnings.

In April, the value of Saudi Arabia's oil exports plummeted by 65.4 percent, or by US$ 12 billion (45.3 billion Saudi riyals), dragging down the value of the overall product exports of the world's leading oil exporter, data from Saudi Arabia's General Authority of Statistics revealed on Thursday.

The worth of Saudi oil exports plunged by 23.5 percent compared to March, the stats workplace said.

The share of oil exports in total exports fell from 77.4 percent in April 2019 to 64.7 percent in April 2020.

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Blogger in Saudi Arabien gefoltert – weil er sich für Queerrechte einsetzte

Mohamad al-Bokari (29) erklärte online seine Unterstützung für die Rechte von Homosexuellen – und wurde am 8. April verhaftet. Nun wurde bekannt, dass er erniedrigende Analuntersuchungen und tägliche Prügel über sich ergehen lassen muss. Sein Gesundheitszustand soll sich stetig verschlechtern. Menschenrechtsaktivisten fordern seine sofortige Freilassung.

cp9 USA

Siehe / Look at cp1, cp9a, cp13a

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Cambridge Quakers committee calls for actions to end Raytheon’s deadly involvement in Yemen

According to the Stockholm International Peace Institute, the Saudi Arabian government is the biggest client of the United States arms industry, buying more than $18 billion of aircraft, bombs and missiles.

Raytheon Technologies, located in Waltham and the second-largest arms manufacturer in the world, is a major provider of these weapons to Saudi Arabia. In Yemen, its weapons are used by Saudi Arabia to commit war crimes

As the crisis in Yemen worsened, activists across the country mobilized to resist the war and call on U.S. defense companies to stop selling weapons to Saudi Arabia. In 2018, Massachusetts activists formed the Raytheon Anti-War Campaign to expose Raytheon’s role in Yemen and demand that the company end all weapons sales to Saudi Arabia. While such opposition increased, Congressional representatives also mobilized to stop weapon sales to Saudi Arabia.

The conditions in Yemen created by Saudi Arabia’s use of Raytheon weapons have left the people in an extremely precarious position and it is up to us – Massachusetts residents – to put pressure on Raytheon to end its involvement in Yemen. By coming together, we can put an end to the war in Yemen and stop the deadly spread of the virus in its tracks.

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US court sentences George Nader to 10 years on child sex charges

Nader, who was an aide to UAE's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed, has extensive history of sex-abuse charges

A US court sentenced George Nader, a former top adviser to the United Arab Emirates, to 10 years in prison on Friday on child sex abuse charges.

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Trump administration considers ending Congress' review of arms sales: sources

President Donald Trump’s administration is considering ending a long-standing system for congressional review of foreign weapons sales, congressional aides said on Thursday, a plan that would face stiff opposition from his fellow Republicans as well as Democrats.

For four decades, leaders of the Senate Foreign Relations and House of Representatives Foreign Affairs committees have had the right to review, and block, weapons sales under an informal review process.

The White House, frustrated over delays in sales to Saudi Arabia in particular, is considering whether to end that process, although it has not made a final decision.

The administration’s discussions were first reported by Foreign Policy.

“There is a fear that has existed for quite a long time that the administration would end this,” one aide told Reuters.

Congressional aides said ending the review process was opposed by members of both parties in both the Republican-led Senate and Democratic-led House of Representatives.

The White House did not respond to a request for comment.

A year ago, Trump infuriated lawmakers by declaring a national emergency in order to complete $8 billion in military sales to Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states.


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Trump Mulls Ending Heads-Up to Congress on U.S. Weapons Sales

Administration officials say they are tired of regular efforts by Capitol Hill to review arms exports to Saudi Arabia and other nations.

The Trump administration is in discussions to end a decades-old practice of informally notifying Congress of major arms sales to foreign countries, in a move that reflects mounting tensions between the administration and Capitol Hill, officials and congressional aides tell Foreign Policy.

The proposal comes amid mounting frustration from senior administration officials over informal holds from lawmakers on arms sales to countries like Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, two close U.S. partners in the Middle East. Lawmakers have tried to block weapons sales to these countries over concerns about human rights issues and the prospect of civilian casualties, particularly with the Saudi-led coalition’s war against Iran-backed rebels in Yemen.

The proposal sets the stage for another potential showdown between the Trump administration and lawmakers. It comes amid broader debates on Capitol Hill over the president’s ability to wage war without prior congressional approval—centered on U.S. military support for the Saudi coalition in Yemen—and an ongoing congressional investigation into Trump’s firing of the State Department inspector general, who was probing the administration’s emergency arms sale to Saudi Arabia last year.

If the administration moves forward with the plan, officials and congressional aides said, it would still send formal notifications to Congress for review, giving lawmakers a legal avenue to block sales in a 30-day window of time by passing a joint resolution to oppose the arms sales. (For close U.S. allies such as NATO members, Israel, Japan, or Australia, that window is 15 days.) But it would eliminate a practice dating back to the 1970s of informally notifying Congress of planned arms sales well in advance, so that lawmakers and congressional staffers, the State Department, and Pentagon officials can hash out concerns and disagreements about such sales behind closed doors.

“Putting politics aside for a moment, both sides have a bone to pick,” said Bilal Saab, a scholar at the Middle East Institute and former Pentagon official. “Congress doesn’t want to be boxed in with pre-cooked arms sales cases and the executive branch is sick and tired of holds that sometimes are made by [congressional] staffers … and have adverse effects on foreign policy and relationships with partners.”

The United States views foreign military sales as an important diplomatic tool beyond their military value, providing an avenue to deepen ties with foreign governments around the world.

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

Iran's IRGC to receive ‘surprise systems’ soon: Top general

The chief commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says the force is to receive “surprise systems” in the near future, stressing that a US bid to extend an arms embargo on Iran would have no effect on the country's defense capabilities.'s_irgc_to_receive_surprise_systems%E2%80%99_soon_top_general

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AP Interview: US envoy calls for Iran arms embargo renewal

An expiring United Nations weapons embargo on Iran must remain in place to prevent it from “becoming the arms dealer of choice for rogue regimes and terrorist organizations around the world,” the U.S. special representative to Iran said Sunday.

Brian Hook told The Associated Press that the world should ignore Iran’s threats to retaliate if the arms embargo set to expire in October is extended, calling it a “mafia tactic.” Among its options, the Islamic Republic could expel international inspectors monitoring Iran’s nuclear program, deepening a crisis created by President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrawing from Tehran’s 2015 atomic accord with global powers.

My comment: LOL. World’s largest “arms dealer of choice for rogue regimes and terrorist organizations around the world” is the US.


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Hook: U.N.'s ban on Iran has not prevented smuggling arms to Yemen

"If we let it expire, you can be certain that what Iran has been doing in the dark, it will do in broad daylight and then some,” Brian Hook told Associated Press journalists in Dubai via videoconference.
“If we play by Iran''s rules, Iran wins,” Hook said. "It is a mafia tactic where people are intimidated into accepting a certain kind of behavior for fear of something far worse.” Hook maintained that the U.N.'s ban on Iran exporting weapons abroad also needed to remain in place, even though it has not prevented Tehran from smuggling arms. Iranian arms in particular have turned up in Yemen

My comment: Even more of LOL. The US is selling arms to almost all rogue regimes in this world. “"It is a mafia tactic where people are intimidated into accepting a certain kind of behavior for fear of something far worse.” is the main principle of US foreign policy. And just compare the value of all Iranians arms sold to Houthis to the value of US arms sold to the Saudi coalition countries.

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Saudi Arabia says it forces three Iranian boats out of its waters

Saudi Arabia forced three Iranian boats to retreat from its waters on Thursday after firing warning shots, a spokesman for Saudi border guards said on Saturday.

The spokesman, quoted by Saudi news agency SPA, said the Iranian vessels refused to stop after they entered Saudi waters despite repeated warnings, which forced the Saudi authorities to fire the warning shots.

Iranian state media quoted a local official in Bushehr province on the Gulf as saying the Saudi coastguard had opened fire on Iranian fishermen who had strayed into Saudi waters but that initial reports said no one was hurt.


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Iranian fishermen not harmed in Saudi coast guards' shooting

Iranian fishermen were not harmed after Saudi coastguard officers opened fire on Iranian fishing boat in the Persian Gulf, according to an official.

Iranian boat that was fishing in the waters of the Persian Gulf were pushed off their course by waves on Wednesday, said Ardeshir Yar Ahmadi, the Public Relations Manager of the General Directorate of Fisheries of Bushehr Province on Saturday.

There was shooting by Saudi border guards to Iranian fishermen, he added, saying that fortunately there was no casualties in this incident.


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Border Guard: Three Iranian Boats Were Spotted After Entering Saudi Waters

The Official Spokesperson for the Border Guards stated that maritime border guard patrols monitored at 18:30, on Thursday, 4/11/1441 AH, three Iranian boats after they entered the Saudi waters, where they were immediately followed up and repeated warnings issued to them to stop, but they refused to respond.
According to the procedures followed in these cases, the Border Guards fired warning shots, forcing the Iranian boats to retreat.

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Trial Exposes Iran-Saudi Battle in Europe

Norwegian-Iranian man was sentenced to prison for plotting assassination of Iranian dissident leader with links to Saudi Arabia

Denmark—A court here sentenced a Norwegian-Iranian man to seven years in prison for espionage and plotting the assassination of an Iranian dissident with suspected links to Saudi Arabia, as the contest between two Middle East rivals spilled over into Europe.

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Iraqi forces arrest men suspected of attacks targeting US

Iraqi security forces arrested over a dozen men suspected of a spate of rocket attacks against the U.S. presence in Iraq, the Iraqi military said Friday — the strongest action to date by the new government in Baghdad against perpetrators suspected of ties to Iran.

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US terrorist forces attack Iraqi Hezbollah headquarters

News sources reported on Friday morning that US terrorist forces had attacked the headquarters of the Iraqi Hezbollah battalion, a subdivision of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Unit(Hashd al-Shaabi), in the al-Dora district of Baghdad.

US terrorist forces have arrested at least 13 members of the Iraqi Hezbollah group in al-Dora district.

According to some news sources, the US terrorist forces attacked the headquarters of Kata'ib Hezbollah in Iraq with 40 armored vehicles and with the support of the Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Forces (under US supervision).

Without providing any evidence, the US has accused the 13 members of Kata'ib Hezbollah's battalions of trying to attack US interests and facilities in Iraq.

Resistance-affiliated Telegram channels reported that all Iraqi resistance groups had given the US 24 hours to release members of Iraqi Hezbollah.

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Israel honors cyber-terrorists behind May attack on Iranian port

The Israeli military has honored units, which had been involved in a May cyberattack against Iran’s Shahid Rajaee port on the coast of the Persian Gulf near the Strait of Hormuz.

The units that took part in the terrorist operation against the Iranian port have received “certificates of appreciation” from the head of Tel Aviv’s military intelligence apparatus Tamir Hayman.

The elements honored by the Israeli military include troops in the regime’s Unit 8200, which is Israel’s cyber spy agency.

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4th Deterrence Balance OP Causes Decline in Saudi Economy

Economists said that the 4th Deterrence Balance operation of the Army and the Popular Committees that struck the Saudi depth would worsen the economic situation of the Saudi regime, even though the targets were military sites. They emphasized that the 4th OP made Saudi Arabia insecure and unstable for any investment in the future, which is a major threat to the Saudi economy, whose government appeared vulnerable to missiles and Yemeni drones.

Pointing out that the Saudi economy has received major strikes, especially after the 3th Deterrence Balance operation that targeted Aramco's oil facilities in 2019, as it caused a decline in global oil supplies by about 5.7 million barrels of Saudi Arabia's total production of 9.8 million barrels per day, approximately 50% Almost produced by Aramco.

In addition to the Corona pandemic, which caused the Saudi economy to decline sharply, causing the Saudi government to resort to loans from local banks. Economists affirmed that there are losses that will affect the United States of America by canceling some countries from looking to supply American defense systems after failing several times to intercept the Yemeni missiles and drones.

It is noteworthy that economic inflation in Saudi Arabia is expected to increase from next July, with the value-added tax being raised from 5% to 15% to counter the decline in oil prices due to “Corona”.

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Three Kowsar fighter jets delivered to Iran Army Air Force

Three domestically-built Kowsar fighter jets were delivered on Thursday to Iran's Army Air Force.

Manufacturing Kowsar which is a short-range air support aircraft has put Iran among the few countries with the technology of designing and producing the 4th generation avionics and fire control systems.

My remark: For Kowsar, read


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Delivery of Kowsar jets proves failure of US sanctions

Iranian Defense Minister says that delivery of three domestically-built Kowsar fighter jets to Army Air Force carried a message to the enemies, US in particular, that the US sanctions have worked to the contrary.

Brigadier General Amir Hatami made the remarks at a ceremony on Thursday.

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US says if no arms embargo on Iran it will seek UN sanctions

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo threatened to seek to reimpose U.N. sanctions on Iran if the U.N. Security Council does not approve a resolution that would indefinitely extend the arms embargo on Tehran, which is set to expire in October.

Pompeo told a news conference at the State Department in Washington on Wednesday that without extending the arms embargo, “Iran will be able to purchase advanced weapons systems and become an arms dealer of choice for terrorists and rogue regimes all throughout the world. This is unacceptable.”

He spoke ahead of a closed video briefing to Security Council members Wednesday afternoon on the U.S. draft resolution to maintain the arms embargo by U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook and U.S. Ambassador Kelly Craft.

Russia’s U.N. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia has made clear Moscow’s opposition to a new arms embargo on Iran and has dismissed as “ridiculous” the possibility of the Trump administration trying to use the “snap back” provision.

Nebenzia said the U.S. pulled out of the agreement and “they have no right” to use any of its provisions.

But Pompeo and Craft insist the resolution makes clear the U.S. retains to right to use the “snap back” provision.

Diplomats said that at Wednesday’s closed briefing there was an exchange of views with the U.S. on one side and Russia on the other.

My comment: LOL. Be honest, the US itself is the very largest “arms dealer of choice for terrorists and rogue regimes all throughout the world”.

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US Middle East Policy in Free Fall

As the hot, virus-ridden summer of 2020 unfolds, it seems that the Middle East is a tinderbox that, at any time, could be set ablaze by the actions or miscalculations of any number of rivals. Still, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is unlikely to fall off the precipice of uncontained military confrontations. Faced by the human and economic ravages of COVID-19 and enduring—if precarious—stalemates in myriad conflict zones, including the Gulf, Yemen, Syria, and Libya, the region’s leaders are likely to keep well back from the brink. The upcoming US elections are adding to their grudging prudence. With the twin upheavals of the pandemic and nationwide protests against racial injustice—not to mention President Donald Trump’s missteps—Middle East leaders must now contend with the possibility that Joe Biden will prevail in the presidential election on November 3. In light of so much uncertainty, waiting the summer out rather than looking for trouble seems to be the far better option.

A Gathering Storm?

The Middle East appears to be facing a gathering storm. The Trump Administration’s efforts to push the UN Security Council to reimpose an arms embargo on Iran attests to the White House’s resolve to sustain “maximum pressure.” Tehran has responded with its own form of “maximum resistance.” – by Daniel Brumberg =

My remark: An US-centered view.

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Pompeo: US Sanctions 5 Iranian Ship Captains for Bringing Oil to Venezuela

The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on five Iranian ship captains who had delivered oil to Venezuela, and the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reaffirmed Washington's backing for Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido.

"As a result of today’s sanctions, these captains’ assets will be blocked. Their careers and prospects will suffer from this designation," Pompeo said in a statement later. "Mariners who are considering work with Iran and Venezuela should understand that aiding these oppressive regimes is simply not worth the risk," he said.


Comment: Dictator of the world deciding which countries get to trade oil so their people have fuel.

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

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British expats head home as pandemic hits UAE economy

Thousands of expatriates in UAE have lost jobs due to economic impact of COVID-19 pandemic

Left jobless due to the coronavirus pandemic, many British expatriates in the UAE have been selling their possessions as they try to gather some money before returning to the UK, according to a report by British daily The Telegraph.

The daily reported that "thousands of expats have been made redundant" due to the pandemic’s devastating impact on the UAE economy.

While the situation is expected to improve as lockdown measures are lifted, the report said it may take years for the UAE economy to fully recover.

With no option but to head back to their home countries, the UAE’s expatriate community is selling everything from cars to gym subscriptions.

An estimated 90% of the UAE’s population are expatriates, the report noted.

It also quoted a study by Oxford Economics -- a quantitative analysis firm -- as saying that the UAE, with a population of 9 million, may lose up to 900,000 jobs, and British expats seem to be among the most affected group.

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Papst fordert Unterstützung für Syrien und den Jemen

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Pope Francis prays for those suffering in Yemen and Ukraine

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Russia calls on all parties to Yemen conflict to cease fire

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Bahrain mourns fallen serviceman

The Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) mourned Warrant Officer Juma’a Mubarak Salim, who lost his life while performing his duty within the BDF Taskforce operating within the Saudi-led Arab Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) said on Friday.

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Spain: Felipe VI showed his support for the Saudi king at the beginning of the attacks against Yemen

I n a recorded phone call on March 28, 2015, the Spanish monarch conveyed to the head of the Saudi regime his support for the 'Decisive Storm' operation, which had begun a few days earlier. Both the Rajoy government and the EU were then avoiding any show of official support for Saudi Arabia's military offensive. La Zarzuela points out that it was a "private conversation".

As notified on the same March 28, the official agency of the Saudi kingdom, Salmán and King Felipe VI had a telephone conversation in which they spoke about " bilateral relations between the two countries and developments in the regional and international spheres."

During the call, "King Felipe VI expressed his support for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Operation Decisive Storm" , the name by which the military intervention against Yemen , launched on March 25, 2015, is known. "The Custodian of the Two Sacred Mosques thanked King Felipe VI for his noble sentiments and positions , highlighting the depth of relations between the two countries, "the note concluded.

As Publico has been able to verify , in the agenda of activities of the Spanish king does not appear any data about that telephone meeting. Official sources from the Royal House told this newspaper that "no comment or publicity" is made about "conversations in the private sphere maintained by the Head of State." "The other party is the owner of the information, and if it considers it appropriate, it makes it public. Sometimes it does and sometimes it does not," they commented.

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China affirms again support to Yemen’s stability and unity

The Ambassador of China to Yemen, Kang Yong, renewed again on Thursday its country’s support to Yemen’s legitimate government, its unity, and stability as well as support to Saudi efforts to the implementation of Al-Riyadh agreement.

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EU ‘concerned’ about rise in number of child victims of war in Yemen

The European Union expressed its concern on Thursday about the increasing number of child victims of the conflict in Yemen. An EU spokesperson said that civilians, including children, are bearing the burden of intensified hostilities in the country.

“All attacks against civilians are unacceptable,” said the spokesperson, “and the number of child victims of the conflict in Yemen is alarming.”

The EU underlined its request to urge all parties to initiate political talks under the auspices of the UN. It noted its full support for the UN Special Envoy’s efforts in this regard.

My comment: What a hypocrisy. The EU makes billions by selling arms to this war.

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Yemen: Statement by the Spokesperson on attacks against Saudi Arabia

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was targeted by several drones and ballistic missiles earlier this week. The European Union condemns this indiscriminate attack on Saudi cities claimed by the Houthis.

Comment by Fuad Rajeh: A hypocrite world is brazenly condemning Houthi attacks on Saudi Arabia as Saudi Arabia is continuing to strike, besiege and destabilise impoverished Yemen.

My comment: And a crazy hypocrite EU– many EU states are supplying Saudi Arabia for leading the Yemen War and further destroying Yemen.


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Statement on media freedom in Yemen, 25 June 2020

Media Freedom Coalition’s Executive Group statement concerning media freedom in Yemen

The undersigned members of the Media Freedom Coalition’s Executive Group express their growing concern about the Houthis’ attacks on media freedom in Yemen, where their continued detention of Yemeni journalists is troubling evidence of serious abuses of the right to freedom of expression.

In particular, we condemn the Houthis’ decision to put four Yemeni journalists to death for their reporting, an alarming situation that constitutes a blatant disregard for human rights. Attacks on media freedom are attacks on human rights, and the protection of journalists and other media workers is critical to the success of any peacebuilding efforts undertaken in Yemen.

We call on all parties to guarantee the safety of journalists and to respect human rights and international humanitarian law

My comment: And more by the great supporters of the Saudi War…

cp12b Sudan

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Sudan says over 120 arrested before going to fight in Libya

Sudan on Sunday said security forces arrested at least 122 people, including eight children, in the western Darfur region who intended to go and fight as mercenaries in neighboring Libya’s civil war.

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Donors pledge $1.8 billion for Sudan’s democratic transition

Western and Arab countries pledged a total $1.8 billion in aid to Sudan on Thursday to help the struggling African nation a year after pro-democracy protesters forced the removal of the country’s longtime autocratic ruler, Omar al-Bashir.

The pledges from 40 countries, including an additional $400 million in grants from the World Bank, came during a video conference co-hosted by Germany, marking the formal launch of the international community’s financial support for Sudan’s democratic transition after three decades of punitive sanctions and isolation under al-Bashir.

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Nile countries agree to restart talks over disputed dam


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Sudan warns window closing in Nile dam dispute, asks UN help

Sudan has joined Egypt in asking the U.N. Security Council to intervene in a dispute over Ethiopia’s newly built hydroelectric dam on the Blue Nile, warning that the window for the three countries to reach an agreement “is closing by the hour.”

cp13a Waffenhandel / Arms trade

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Raytheon Missiles & Defense awarded $2.3B production contract for missile defense radars

Radars will protect ground sites from incoming ballistic missiles

Raytheon Missiles & Defense, a Raytheon Technologies business (NYSE: RTX), received a $2.3 billion U.S. Missile Defense Agency production contract for seven gallium nitride (GaN)-based AN/TPY-2 radars as part of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system, which is designed to protect against incoming ballistic missile threats. The contract is part of a foreign military sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

"These highly capable X-band radars are the sharpest eyes in the global missile defense system," said Bryan Rosselli, vice president of Strategic Missile Defense at Raytheon Missiles & Defense. "The addition of GaN technology delivers capability for threats to be detected, tracked and discriminated with improved radar reliability."

The mobile AN/TPY-2 missile defense radar uses X-band to clearly see ballistic missile threats. The radar system operates in two modes: forward-based mode — which detects ballistic missiles and identifies any lethal objects as they rise after launch — and terminal mode as part of the THAAD system, which guides interceptors toward a descending missile's warhead.

Of the 14 AN/TPY-2 radars produced, seven are fielded as a part of U.S.-operated THAAD systems, five operate in forward-based mode for the U.S., and two are part of foreign military sales.

cp13b Mercenaries / Söldner

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Two hundred Yemeni mercenaries arrive in Libya to fight on behalf of Turkey

Islah Party pinning all hopes on Turkish support, and support Ankara's designs in Libya

Military and intelligence sources revealed that a batch of fighters from the Islah Party, the Yemeni Branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, consisting of 200 fighters have arrived in Libya to fight in the ranks of the so-called Government of National Accord.

According to Yemen News Portal, the Islah Party in Ma’rib sent the fighters to Turkey under guise of being wounded in need of treatment, from where they were transferred to Tripoli.

The sources said the Islah party is trying to consolidate a military alliance with Turkey in fighting alongside it in Libya, in preparation for a possible future Turkish intervention in Yemen. Islah has been pinning its hopes on Ankara ever since relations with Saudi Arabia and the UAE soured recently.

The sources pointed out that the forces of Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, who heads the so-called Libyan National Army loyal to the counter-government in Tobruk, have already captured a small number of Yemeni fighters from the Islah Party who are fighting in the ranks of the Government of National Accord.

The sources also pointed out that Libyan mediators demanded a ransom of up to 200,000 dollars for the release of the three Yemeni prisoners held by Haftar forces so far. =

cp13c Kulturerbe / Cultural heritage

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Photos: So who is ignorant of Himyarite days? And their effects on the ground, let him come in He deliberately finds the canal of Marmaris A marble chair around it and a palace Yemen Al-Hamdani's tongue from the ancient city of Naat in Amran. These two pillars at the vernacular are called the disobedient Asa` al-Kamil, the greatest of the Himyarite kings who changed the course of the history of #Yemen and Arabia.

cp13d Wirtschaft / Economy

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Saudi Arabia plotting to take over Yemeni oil fields directly

Leaked reports state that Riyadh seeks to enforce agreement that would see Aramco corporation take over Yemeni petroleum fields

The Saudi ambassador to the Hadi puppet government, Mohammed al-Jaber, is reportedly leading a plan to sign an agreement with Hadi’s government under the framework of the so-called Saudi Program for Development and Reconstruction of Yemen, London-based newspaper al-Arabi al-Jadeed reported

According to the newspaper, the aim of this agreement is for Saudi Arabia to take over full control over many Yemeni oil and gas economic sites and transportation, and to supervise some strategic areas and provinces.

The Al-Arabi al-Jadeed report added that after the capture of Socotra, the next scramble will be for the resources and wealth such as oil and other important strategic sites such as Mahrah province.

A leaked document issued by the Ministry of Oil in Hadi’s government on the terms of an agreement planned to be signed between Hadi’s government and the Saudi Program for the Development and Reconstruction of Yemen, shows that Saudi petroleum company Aramco is set to take over sectors of the so-called “Black Triangle” oil region in the eastern provinces of Yemen

The area, located along the three provinces of Ma’rib, Jawf and Shabwah, would be taken over by Aramco for 40 years, according to the newspaper.

According to the sources, “In addition to this agreement on some understandings such as the agreement on the exploitation and management of the oil fields of eastern Yemen, it grants them [Saudi Arabia] the rights to explore the oil and gas sector of Ma’rib and Jawf and sector 4 in Shabwah.”

cp15 Propaganda

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Houthis continue to squander peace opportunities in Yemen

Hostile propaganda ploys convince no one anymore.

Much like Iran, the Houthi militias tend to squander any opportunity for peace and for bridging the gulf between brothers.

Rivers of blood and situations of chaos and turmoil constitute the best environment for them to establish their project and fulfil their expansionist dreams.

In light of the setbacks and frustrations suffered by Tehran in trying to carry out its projects, the Houthis are floundering in their subversive and destructive designs.

By doing so, they hope to undermine the chances of peace and stability in Yemen while trying to impose Iran's agenda on their country's realities and mortgage Yemen's present and future based on the priorities of an outside power.

Just hours separated the successful interception of Houthi missiles and explosive-laden drones aimed at Saudi Arabia, on the one hand, and Washington's presentation of a draft resolution calling for an extension of the arms embargo on Iran and condemning its attacks on Aramco, on the other hand.

This step will increase pressure on Tehran, thwart its projects and reveal its realities to the international community, especially the capitals that are still betting on Iran's illusory rationality.

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Shatara: the South has returned to its people

The only truth about the war in Yemen is that the South has returned to its people, the member of the Presidency of the Southern Transitional Council (STC), Vice-President of the National Assembly for Control and Inspection, Mr. Lufti Shatara said today in his official Twitter account, adding that the STC has become an internationally recognized representative of the South and the southern armed forces have become a solid wall against which all the attempts to harm the people's will are broken.
Shatara made it clear that the southern army has become a strength upon which the Arab Coalition and the international community depend in ensuring the establishment of security, stability and fighting terrorism.

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Shatara says 'Southern cause is no longer a bargaining chip'

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Qatari camp thwarts ceasefire efforts in Yemen

The “Qatari camp” and the Muslim Brotherhood could be planning to focus their efforts on the military fronts in southern Yemen, leaving the northern provinces to the Houthis.

While the Yemeni government and the STC welcomed the coalition’s statement, well-informed political sources told The Arab Weekly that ceasefire efforts had been rejected by influential military and political leaders in the Yemeni government belonging to what has become known as the “Qatari camp.”

Military and political leaders, according to the unnamed sources, continued to send more reinforcements towards Abyan, which has been wracked by fierce battles for weeks.

The former governor of Socotra, Ramzi Mahrous, who fled to Oman after his escape from the island following the STC’s victory there, accused the Arab coalition and Saudi forces of assisting the STC in taking control over Hadiboh, the largest city in the Socotra archipelago.

Mahrous, who belongs to the “Qatari camp” in the Yemeni government, appeared on a Doha-funded channel broadcast from the Turkish city of Istanbul, suggesting links with the Muslim Brotherhood axis that has been working to sow division within Yemen’s anti-Houthi camp.

The intention of the Islah Party and the “Qatari camp” to bring the conflict to new governorates in southern Yemen, including Mahrah and Hadhramaut, was confirmed earlier in the week when Ali Salem Al Huraizi, a former undersecretary of the Mahrah province who has been accused of working as a Qatari agent, attacked the Arab coalition and accused Saudi Arabia of preparing to hand over Mahrah to the STC. =

My comment: The „Qatari camp” is a pro-UAE / pro-separatist propaganda story. It’s the Hadi government the separatists fight against.

And more of this:

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Arab Coalition in Yemen moves to impose implementation of Riyadh agreement

Yemeni political sources expect the Saudi-led Arab coalition to be able to impose a ceasefire in the Abyan governorate (east of Aden), which has been witnessing violent confrontations for weeks between government forces and troops affiliated with the Southern Transitional Council (STC), at a time when the Muslim Brotherhood-dominated government camp in Sana’a continues to breach the agreement, hoping for gains on the ground that would make up or its losses.

STC sources, however, indicated that the government forces resumed their shelling operations, especially in the area of al-Tariya, right after the arrival of the monitoring team. Political sources told The Arab Weekly that this breach of the ceasefire will surely be addressed in light of the Arab coalition’s insistence on closing the file of confrontations once and for all and proceed with the implementation of the Riyadh Agreement.

The spokesman for the Fourth Military Region and the Abyan Front, Mohamed al-Naqib, accused the government forces backed by Muslim Brotherhood members of violating the ceasefire.

In a gesture of goodwill and positive engagement with the coalition efforts, the STC announced the suspension of its escalation against the legitimate government in Hadramaut governorate.

On Tuesday, the vice-president of the STC in Hadramaut, Salem Ahmed bin Daggar, issued a statement saying that the truce came in compliance with a statement issued by the STC announcing the suspension of all forms of escalation in the southern governorates

“When the Riyadh Agreement was signed last November, there were two factions in the government camp, one loyal to Qatar and Turkey, and the other a supporter of President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi, and both factions were of the same mind of not implementing agreement despite signing it,” Hanashi noted.

He also added that both factions believed that the legitimacy camp did not need to have an agreement and that it can conquer Aden militarily and put a stop to the whole situation. Their premise was that agreements would come only after the failure of the military options.

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More Saudi coalition „We are benefactors“ propaganda (Deutsch / (English) (Deutsch) / (English)

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

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Saudi coalition air raids and shelling day by day

June 27:

June 26:

June 25:

June 24:

June 23:

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Aggression warplane launches 21 airstrikes on Marib, Jawf provinces

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Aggression warplane launches 4 airstrikes on Marib

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34 strikes on 5 provinces

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Saudi-led aggression warplanes wage 5 raids on Hajjah

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Aggression warplane launches 12 airstrikes on Bayda

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Aggression warplane launches 13 airstrikes on Marib, Jawf

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Aggression combat jets attack Saada

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45 airstrikes on 5 provinces

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Saudi-led aggression warplanes wage 13 airstrikes on Marib's Majzar

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Five Saudi-led aggression airstrikes attack Marib

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18 Saudi-led airstrikes hit Bayda

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Aggression coalition aircraft wage 2 raids on Hajja

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Four Saudi-led aggression airstrikes hit Hajja

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US-Saudi Aggression’s Daily Update for Friday, June 26th, 2020

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US-Saudi Aggression Commits Heinous Crime Against Innocent Civilians in Al-Baidha

A number of citizens, Thursday, were killed by airstrikes of the US-Saudi aggression, targeting civilian cars in Al-Baidha Governorate.

Almasirah correspondent in Al-Baidha reported that more than 5 civilians were killed, others were injured and 4 cars destroyed by 4 aggression raids and with internationally prohibited weapons on Radman and Qaniya junction.

He pointed out that the families were unable to identify the bodies of the victims of the crime, and a number of them became body parts, noting that the death toll of the crime is still increasing

In Al-Baidha, the aggression committed a heinous crime against civilians. It launched 4 raids on cars, carrying civilians in Radman Qaniyah junction, killing 7 civilians in an initial outcome

More than five martyrs killed in hostile airstrikes on Bayda



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Aerial Aggression Launches Series of Raids on of Al-Baidah, Marib

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US-Saudi Aggression’s Daily Update for Thursday, June 25th, 2020

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Aggression coalition waged over 400 air raids last week: Army Spokesman

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Saudi-led aggression warplanes attack Nehm

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34 airstrikes on 4 provinces

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Saudi-led aggression warplanes wage16 raids on Marib, Jawf

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

Siehe / Look at cp18

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Saudi project clears 171,731 mines in Yemen

The Saudi Project for Landmine Clearance (Masam) in Yemen dismantled 25 anti-personnel mines, 363 anti-tank mines, 24 explosive devices and 773 unexploded ordnance — totaling 1,185 mines — during the fourth week of June.

A total of 171,731 mines have been extracted since the beginning of the project. More than 1.1 million mines have been planted by Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen during the conflict, claiming hundreds of civilian lives.

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Dhalea witnesses renewed fighting between Yemeni gov't, Houthis

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Several Houthi militants killed, injured during clashes in Taiz

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Two children killed by Houthi-laid mine in al-Dhale

Two children were killed on Saturday, by a blast of a Houthi laid-mine in Morais district, in the north of al-Dhale governorate.
Locals said that the 7-year-old boy Majdi Musa'ed Abdul Qawi Al-Yai'asi and the 15-year-old girl Boshriya Saleh Abdul Rahim Al-Yai'asi were killed when they stepped on a Houthi-planted landmine in the area where they live in Morais.

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Tribal sources in Marib's southwestern district of Abdiyah tell @Alsakaniali that telecommunications have been disrupted there. They suspect it's an extension of the Houthi telecom blackouts in Radman district and Qaniyah during ongoing battles against government, tribal forces.

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Two patients injured by Houthi militia’s shelling west of Taiz

Two polio patients were injured by Houthi militia shelling on Polio Hospital in Taiz on Friday.

Local sources said that Houthi militia targeted Polio Hospital at al-Nour City western Taiz city by many shells in addition to other shells on western neighborhoods of the city.



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According to local sources, #Houthi insurgents targeted the headquarters of Joint Forces in Marib province with a ballistic missile. No casualties have been reported so far.

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Hadi government forces claimed surrounding al Hazm city, the capital of al Jawf governorate, on June 25. Hadi government forces reportedly recaptured territory from al Houthi militants near al Hazm district in northern Yemen’s al Jawf governorate in mid-June. Al Houthi militants seized al Hazm city in early March.[3]


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[Hadi gov. Army] Commander Al-Waeli: Army tightening noose around key directorate center of Al-Jawf

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[Hadi gov.] Army’ Spokesman: Army liberates key sites in Al-Jawf, thwarts attacks in Al-Bayda

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[Hadi gov.] Yemeni army surrounds town under Houthi control

The Yemeni army announced late Thursday that it has surrounded a southern town under the control of Iran-backed Houthi militias.

According to the army’s September Net website, the acting commander of the 6th Military Region, Maj. Gen. Amin al-Waeli, said the army units surrounded the Houthi-controlled town of al-Hazm in Al-Jawf governorate.

Noting that they also took control of some military areas that are of strategic importance in Al-Jawf in recent days, he added that tens of Houthi militias were dead and wounded.

Al-Waeli said military vehicles of the militias were also destroyed.

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Former Jordan Air Force commander: Yemeni strikes on Riyadh rises question on Saudi military capability

Saudi Arabia questioning its own military capacities, Maamoun Abu Nowar says

Jordanian retired air force commander Maamoun Abu Nowar said on Tuesday that the missiles fired by Sana’a on Riyadh were “necessary for Riyadh to review its military coalition.”

Maamoun Abu Nowar, a retired Jordanian air force commander, told Al-Jazeera that the missiles launched from the Yemeni capital Sanaa were far enough to make Saudi Arabia question its military after more than five years of war in Yemen.

“Reaching Riyadh with such precision and targeting the Ministry of Defence and some other military bases and sites is a major escalation,” he said. “The Houthis are making gains on the ground in Jawf in eastern Yemen and in some parts of Yemen.”

“This makes Saudi Arabia unsafe and unstable for any future investment, a major threat to the Saudi air defence system, which I feel is a little weak to intercept such missiles.”

cp18 Kampf um Hodeidah / Hodeidah battle

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Houthi infiltration bid foiled in Hodeidah

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Several Houses Damaged by Shelling of Aggression’s Forces in Besieged City of Ad-Durayhimi, Hodeidah

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Aggression forces continue violating Hodeidah truce

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Griffiths Urges Support to Solve Hodeidah Revenues Dispute

UN envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths has urged the country’s rivals to support his efforts to reach a solution serving the interests of the Yemeni people as the government and Houthi militias are locked in a dispute on the revenues of Hodeidah port.

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9 Houthis killed in failed attack on south Hodeidah

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Film: The combined forces break the Houthi attack in Albarh, and the militias inflict heavy losse

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Film: Houthi militia bombed residential neighborhoods and citizens' farms in Hodeidah

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Aggression forces carry out 91 violations in Hodeidah

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Hodeidah: Houthis shell people's homes in Hays

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Houthi drone attack foiled in Hodeidah

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Aggression's violations continue in Hodeidah

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In Hodeidah, the US-Saudi forces targeted Addurayhimi city with medium and heavy arms, burning 2 houses

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Houthis continue targeting people's homes in Hodeidah

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Film: The joint forces demolished the location and store of an aviation pilot for the Houthi militia in Hodeidah

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Aggression forces commit 91 violations in Hodeidah

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Houthis Commit Heinous Crime in Hodeidah (Photos)

The Iran-backed Houthi group committed Thursday a heinous crime against unarmed civilians in Hays district, south the port city of Hodeidah, local sources said.

The media office of the joint forces on the west coast asserted that a child and an elderly woman were killed in Roba’ Alhadrami neighborhood due to a mortar shell fired by the Houthi militia.

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110 Recorded Violations by US-Saudi Aggression in Hodeidah

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Aggression forces continue violating truce in Hodeidah

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US-Saudi Aggression’s Daily Update for Thursday, June 25th, 2020

cp19 Sonstiges / Other


Poet Threa Almontaser's 'love letter to Yemen'

The Yemeni-American poet on her Walt Whitman Award-winning book, The Wild Fox of Yemen.

Thanks to that, her book, The Wild Fox of Yemen, will most likely shoot to the top of the poetry best-seller charts when it is published next year.

In awarding her the prize, the acclaimed American poet Harryette Mullen described the book as full of "poems that sing and celebrate a vibrant, rebellious body with all its physical and spiritual entanglements".

Almontaser's poetry sings of her identity, as a Yemeni, as a New Yorker, as a Muslim, as a woman

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91 stranded people arrive in Aden from Sudan

A plane carrying 91 stranded people in the Sudanese capital Khartoum landed at Aden International Airport on Sunday.
All the passengers were subjected to covid-19 tests before departure to make sure that they are free from infection.


Photo: The exceptional village of Haid Al-Jazil, Daw'an, Hadhramaut


Photos: Yemen Pictures were taken from the Harraz Heights . Al-Ziyah village, Kahel and Manakh District.

Photos: Shabwa

Film: Shibam

Vorige / Previous:

Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 1-661 / Yemen War Mosaic 1-661: 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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