Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 663b- Yemen War Mosaic 663b

Yemen Press Reader 663b: 2. Juli 2020: Fortsetzung von Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 663, cp6 - cp18 / July 2, 2020: Sequel to Yemen War Mosaic 663, cp6 - cp18
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Dies ist die Fortsetzung von Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 663, Teil 1 / This is the sequel of Yemen War Mosaic 663, 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

cp10 Großbritannien / Great Britain

cp11 Deutschland / Germany

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

cp12a Katar-Krise / Qatar crisis

cp13a Waffenhandel / Arms Trade

cp13b Mercenaries / Söldner

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

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

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Gunmen Of STC Militia Loot Salaries Of Education Office’ Staff In Aden

Gunmen attacked On Wednesday morning, a car carrying money and looted it in Khormaksar district, east of Aden, the country’s temporary capital.

A local source said that masked gunmen were standing near the “Amasi” wedding hall, shot a car coming from the Crater District, and then looted its cargo of money, after dropping the people who were transferring the money.

The source said that the gunmen transferred the looted money to another vehicle, which was parked near the place, then left later without specifying the destination where they left.

The source pointed out that the militants are affiliated with the Southern Transitional Council militia

The source said that the money that the gunmen had looted belonged to the staff of the Education Office in the Buryqa District.

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Fishermen of Shokra complain of confiscating Brotherhood’s militia their boats for military purposes

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UAE forces deploy reinforcements in Shabwah province

New deployments are part of deal between UAE and Saudi Arabia

UAE occupation forces have reinforced its militias stationed at Camp Al-Alam, located on the outskirts of the city of Ataq in Shabwah province, southern Yemen, local sources said on Wednesday.

According to the sources, armoured military vehicles, carrying Emirati officers and militias, arrived from the port of Balhaf to Camp al-Alam, northwest of the city of Ataq.

The sources added that planes escorted the military convoy from Balhaf to Camp al-Alam.

The move came amid UAE-Saudi arrangements to reformulate the situation in southern Yemen according to a revised draft of the Riyadh Agreement, dividing the occupied parts of Yemen amongst one another.

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UNESCO World Heritage Site Under Fire in Yemen

According to some accounts, Socotra is the alleged location of the Garden of the Eden as described in the Quran and Old Testament. Others claim that the land mass is the long lost island of Atlantis. The remote island has a population of less than 50,000 and most people who live there speak the ancient unwritten language of Soqotri. In order to protect the island’s unique landscape and cultural heritage, UNESCO recognized Socotra as a World Heritage site in 2008. Experts worry the increasing foreign influence edged on by Yemen’s five-year civil war will erode the island’s fragile ecosystem and unique way of life, which is based around fishing and indigenous tradition.

The island of Socotra is seen as an asset to most competing parties in Yemen due to its abundance of natural resources, biodiversity, and strategic geographic location on the Bab el Mandeb strait. This strait links the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden and one of the world’s most active shipping lanes according to Global Edge. The island is most famed for its oil reserves and rare Red Dragon Tree species, which grows nowhere else in the world but Socotra. According to National Geographic, the whimsical umbrella-like shrub is endemic to the island, and has been harvested for centuries to produce a bright red homeopathic sap – which was once worth its weight in gold during the Middle Ages. At one time traces of the Red Dragon’s homeopathic sap could be found in medicine cabinets of the world’s most powerful emperors from Rome to China. The alien-looking tree is the island’s namesake and most prized export.


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How Saudi Arabia seeks to keep Yemen divided

The separatist takeover of Socotra island is indicative of Saudi Arabia's approval for efforts which undermine Yemen's unity.

Saudi Arabia was watching as events unfolded in Socotra last week, allowing UAE-backed southern separatists to take over the island in the Arabian Sea.

Around 1,000 Saudi soldiers are stationed on the island but did not confront the advance of the militants, Yemeni government sources said.

Fully armed and politically motivated, the secessionists seized all state institutions and military headquarters in Socotra. They also removed the flag of Yemen and hoisted the flag of what they say is South Yemen, the state which they aspire to establish.
This all happened in full view and knowledge of Saudi Arabia, which has been leading a ruinous five-year military campaign allegedly in support of the Yemeni government against the Iran-allied Houthis.

The governor of Socotra, Ramzi Mahrous, fled the island to Al-Mahra province after realising Riyadh had betrayed the Yemeni government.
In an interview with Al-Mahria TV channel, he accused Saudi Arabia of facilitating the separatist takeover of Socotra. "We received Saudi guarantees of de-escalation but it retreated from its guarantees and let the Southern Transitional Council (STC) seize Socotra," he said.

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Riyadh Agreement challenges

While armed confrontations between the Riyadh-backed Yemeni government and Southern Transitional Council have subsided, new tensions are arising within the Hadi government

While the military hostilities may have subsided, the political friction between the STC and the government seems to have shifted to within the latter camp which grew more sharply divided since STC forces drove out Hadi-aligned forces and took control of Socotra two weeks ago. According to sources close to the Yemeni presidency, there is a faction in the government camp — a kind of alliance between the Yemeni Congregation for Reform (Islah) and the General People’s Congress (GPC) — that now has reservations over the measures called for by the Riyadh Agreement. They believe that this explains the flare up in violence the day after the 23 June ceasefire was concluded. This Islah-led faction wants to create a military council instead of a power-sharing government with the STC. It also insists on a military operation to retake Socotra. Apparently Hadi managed to prevail over that faction during last Friday’s meeting in Riyadh. A military council would encroach on Hadi’s authorities, on the one hand, and its agenda would precipitate a clash with that of Riyadh, which is currently working to contain the crisis in southern Yemen.

Mohamed Abdul-Hadi of the Southern Revolutionary Council believes that some hurdles lay ahead for the political track and that the two sides — the STC and the government — are still in the haggling phase. “The STC wants to increase its share of seats in the interim government to eight, whereas, according to the political annex of the November agreement, it was only supposed to get two portfolios. That means the extra six would come at the expense of other southern forces,” he said. The Southern Movement, of which the STC represents a faction, is entitled to 12 of the 24 cabinet seats under the agreement.

Also, according to Abdul-Hadi, the STC wants to retain the governorships of Aden and Socotra. The government countered that the STC could have another ministry, but in exchange President Hadi would name the governor of Aden and the STC would have to surrender Socotra in its entirety to the legitimate government. “This is not the only controversial point. The two sides can’t even agree over names of candidates for the posts,” Abdul-Hadi said, adding that despite the deployment of a Saudi observer force in Abyan, “there are still intermittent breaches” of the ceasefire.

While some observers believe the problem of Socotra could be settled in the framework of the dialogue between the Yemeni parties, others believe that the question of the island, strategically located on major shipping routes, will have to be settled at the Saudi-UAE level first.

Although the UAE has maintained an enigmatic silence on Socotra, Yemeni sources, some unofficial and others affiliated with the Saudi backed Hadi government, suspect the UAE plans to build a military base there. Nevertheless, they believe that the question will ultimately be handled diplomatically rather than militarily


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Yemeni ex-minister: Saudis pressure on gov't to abandon Aden, Socotra

The Yemeni resigned minister of transportation on Monday accused Saudi Arabia of acting on behalf of the United Arab Emirates and forcing his internationally-recognized government into abandoning Aden and Socotra in favor of the Southern Transitional Council (STC).
"Saudi Arabia overexerts itself on behalf of Emirates in pressuring the legitimate leadership into waiving Aden and Socotra to militias affiliated to Abu Dhabi intelligence," Saleh al-Jabwani tweeted.
"It was the signature of Riyadh Agreement that brought us to this point, as concession breeds surrender. The solution is through invalidating this pact, and the [battle] field will be gauge between us and Abu Dhabi," he added.
On Friday, Mr. Jabwani accused the Kingdom of colluding with the UAE in supporting the STC "militias", calling on Riyadh to correct what it "spoilt in Yemen, or to leave" the country.


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Yemen’s STC calls for equal government representation within Riyadh Agreement

According to the coalition, the STC and the government are due to hold further talks in Saudi Arabia to discuss the truce.

Yemen’s Southern Transitional Council President Aidarus al-Zubaidi spoke Monday of the need to form a new government with equal representation in accordance with the Riyadh Agreement.

He noted that once formed, this government should assume its tasks immediately to provide the required public services to citizens, and push ahead with the implementation of the rest of the terms of the agreement, brokered by Riyadh and signed in November.

Zubaidi, during a meeting with British Ambassador to Yemen Michael Aron at his residence in Riyadh, said that that peace and stability will only be achieved in the war-battered country if the Riyadh Agreement is fully implemented and the implications of the current crisis with the government of President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi are addressed.

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Hadi in favor of settlement that doesn’t t hold over conflict to the future

President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi told the UN Special Envoy to Yemen he is in favor of a settlement leads to lasting peace with the Houthi rebels, not to holding over conflict and further crises to the future.

My comment: If this would be real, he would drop his claim of sole „legitimacy“.

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President Hadi praises US support for Yemen

President of the Republic Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi stated that Yemeni-American relations are robust in different spheres.

He stressed the importance of the strategy of cooperation and partnership between the two friendly countries to counter the Iranian interferences carried out by Houthi militia to destabilize the security of Yemen, the region and international marine navigation.

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UAE-backed Yemen forces loot Central Bank’s cash in Mukalla port

Yemeni forces backed by the UAE on Sunday stormed the Mukalla port in Hadramout and looted five containers of cash belonging to the Central Bank of Yemen, which were recently printed in Russia.

Sources said that “the Emirati forces present at Rayyan Al-Mukalla International Airport stormed the port with militants affiliated to the Southern Transitional Council (STC) and confiscated the money that arrived on Sunday.”

The same sources stated that “the looters were accompanied by Emirati planes that flew at low altitude to protect the containers until they reached Al-Rayyan area in the city of Mukalla.”

On Sunday, a ship carrying newly printed money belonging to the Yemeni government, docked under heavy guard in the Mukalla port, east of Yemen, as the authorities closed the area in conjunction with a demonstration carried out by supporters of the UAE-backed STC, demanding the confiscation of these funds allegedly heading to Maarib.

The money containers were supposed to be transferred to the Central Bank’s branches in the eastern governorates of Hadhramout, Al-Mahra, and Shabwa, to pay the salaries of civilians and military personnel.

The militia of the UAE-backed STC carried out a similar robbery in Aden on 13 June


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Senior official says Emirates appropriated Yemeni gov't funds

The Emirati forces have appropriated five containers full of Yemeni banknotes in the southeastern governorate of Hadhramout, information deputy minister in Yemen's UN-recognized government said Tuesday.
The UAE troops in Ryan airport raided Mukalla seaport and "looted five containers full of the State's cash printed in Russia," Mohamed Qizan added without further details.
Hadhramout governor and commander of the second military region, Gen Faraj al-Bohsoni, has forces large enough to fend off any abuse. "If he hasn't moved now against the gang that looted the funds, when would Bohsoni take a stance?" the official said.

and also

My comment: LOL. They already had looted the bank notes which had been sent to Aden. because of this, they had sent the next batch to Mukalla – and the same again!

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Yemen: Journalist repeatedly receives threatening phone calls

Experienced reporter and Yemeni Journalists Syndicate (YJS) board member Nabil Al Osaidi has repeatedly received phone call threats over the past few days in a bid to intimidate him. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has condemned the threats and urged the Yemeni authorities to investigate who is behind them.

Remark: He mainly exposes corruption of Hadi government so i think we can tell who is behind those threats!

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Heavy shooting broke out today inside the premises of Al-Thawra General Hospital in #Taiz City where @MSF’s office is located after a group of armed individuals forced their way into the hospital’s compound. Luckily, no person was injured in this incident.

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Southern Transitional Council responds to Hadi’s speech on implementing the Riyadh Agreement

The Southern Transitional Council stressed, on Sunday, on the need to implement the Riyadh Agreement, specifically with regard to its political aspect, pointing out that this “is a priority for the leadership of the Transitional Council.”

This came in response of the Transitional Council to the speech of Yemeni President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi, which he delivered in the opening of his meeting with his advisory body, on Saturday, and dealt with the latest emergency developments in the southern governorates.

“We affirm that the implementation of the Riyadh Agreement with its political aspect comes as a priority for the leadership of the Council,” the Transitional Council spokesman Nazar Haitham said to Erm News.

My comment: LOL. neither side wants to implement this agreement, both sides claim they do. They only want to implement the elements which are favorable for themselves.


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Al-Duwail: Brotherhood spices in President Hadi’s speech

Al-Duwail added:” The Brotherhood added their spices in the president’s speech, and he swallowed his sovereignty and vomited it


(A P)

Al-Sharafi comments on Hadi’s speech

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Yemeni officer accuses STC of breaching truce in Abyan

Forces of the Southern Transitional Council (STC) have targeted Yemeni official government troops in the southern governorate of Abyan where a ceasefire has been in effect since Sunday, military sources said Tuesday.
Tuesday at dawn, the STC forces ambushed a tank and four armed pickups of the government in Modea district, southeast Abyan, leaving some troops slightly injured and two vehicles damaged, said a military source.
Despite the attack, the troops pursued their way to the coastal city of Shoqra, where the army is stationed near Zinjobar city, local media quoted the source as saying.
The STC shelled a number of government troops' sites with mortar in al-Taria area, another military source said, accusing the Emirati-backed STC of "exploiting the ceasefire observed by the government troops in the governorate in a bid to take control on the ground."

while STC claims the opposite:

(A K P)

Monitoring Committee of Arab Coalition continues to report violations of Brotherhood’s militia in Abyan

The Monitoring Committee from the Arab Coalition continues its field visits to the sites of the southern armed forces on the front lines of Abyan Axis “Sheikh Salem”.


(A K P)

Representative of Arab Coalition holds meeting with military and social figures of Abyan in presence of Brigadier Al-Hothari


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Spokesperson for Abyan axis reveals violations of Brotherhood’s militia after President Hadi’s speech to stop fighting in Shokra Front

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Al-Thaqly meets a number of northern people living in Socotra

The head of the local leadership of the Transitional Council in the governorate of Socotra Archipelago, acting head of the Self-Administration, Eng. Raafat Ibrahim Al-Thaqly, met on Sunday at the Governorate building, a number of businessmen, traders and investors from the people of the North who are living in the governorate.

The meeting discussed a number of issues related to aspects of business and commercial activity in Socotra and the challenges facing this sector.

Al-Thaqly affirmed the keenness of the Self-Administration to maintain appropriate conditions and overcome obstacles and difficulties in front of investment and business that would preserve the rights of merchants and investors

My comment: LOL. The separatists had expelled many northerners from Socotra.

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Al-Zubaidi, Aron discuss implementation of Riyadh Agreement

President of the Southern Transitional Council and Supreme Commander of the Southern Armed Forces, Aidroos Qassem al-Zubaidi met at his residence in Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh on Monday, with the British Ambassador to Yemen, Michael Aron.

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Statement issued by the joint campaign to hunt down outlaw elements in Marib

The joint campaign to hunt down the outlaw elements in Marib al-Wadi district, on Monday issued a statement that September Net obtained a copy of it saying that the army and security forces supported by the tribesmen of Abeida tribe on Monday, June 29, 2020, dealt with the outlaw elements .

The statement added that these elements are directly linked to the carrying out of terrorist and destabilizing operations.

They were also working by all means to undermine security and stability to disrupt the public tranquility in Marib province, serving the Houthi rebel militia coup objectives, the statement said.

The statement confirmed the end of the operation in the early hours, stressing that these criminal elements led by Mohsen Saleh Sibia’n were involved in acts of undermining, including attacks on army forces and security checkpoints in al-Wadi district.

My remark: By the Hadi government army.

(A P)

Demonstrators block Mukalla main streets in protest of blackouts

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2nd Military Region launches new courses for recruits

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Member of Islah Party hosted by Israeli television

Both Islah and STC complicit in colluding with Zionist entity

Journalists loyal to the Islah party, the Yemeni Branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, have appeared as guests on television in the Zionist entity of “Israel”. The same action was taken by Hani Ben Brik, vice president of the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council.

The move came as an effort to show their “openness and engagement” with the issues of normalisation of ties with the Zionists.

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Saudi Arabia set to officially take over Yemeni oil fields starting today

Sources close to exiled president Hadi state that puppet ruler will sign away rights to eastern Yemeni oil fields to Saudi Arabia on Sunday

Exiled former president of Yemen, Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi is reportedly set to sign a document selling Yemen’s so-called “Black Triangle” oil sector to the Saudi Aramco corporation for the extremely low price of $5 billion, sources close to Hadi reported.

The sources told Yemen Press Agency on Saturday evening that a special meeting brought together the Saudi ambassador in Aden Mohammed Al Jaber with Hadi, the speaker of the exiled parliament and his senior advisers at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Riyadh.

The meeting discussed and approved the final value of the draft deal, which amounts to only 5 billion US dollars, in exchange for the monopoly of oil wealth in the eastern desert strip of Yemen’s Black Triangle being given to Saudi Arabia for 40 years.

More recently, the kingdom, which has been leading an aggressive war on Yemen for more than five years, has openly sought to spread out to several Yemeni oil and gas economic sites, and had taken over strategic areas and provinces, all within the framework of agreements signed earlier with Hadi’s government.

According to observers, this trend to control Yemen’s oil and gas wealth comes after Saudi Arabia secured full control of the Socotra archipelago and 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.


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Saudi and UAE invaders send reinforcements to oil-rich provinces of Yemen

New massing of troops likely prelude to complete takeover of oil production in region

Saudi occupation forces have on Sunday pushed new reinforcements into Mahrah province, eastern Yemen, local sources reported.

According to the sources, the Saudi reinforcements included giant cranes, in a sign of Saudi Arabia’s efforts to extend and lay an oil pipeline which is opposed by social and tribal forces in the province.

The move coincides with the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council’s incursion into the neighboring province of Amman.

Several directorates including al-Masilah, Huswain, Sayhutand Hawf have witnessed UAE-backed demonstrations, all of which have declared support for the self-administration of the area by the STC.

The demonstrations come in the context of a Saudi escalation that threatens tribal forces opposed to Riyadh’s plan to turn the province into a gateway for exporting Saudi oil to the world through the Arabian Sea.

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‘UAE imposed full sovereignty on Socotra,’ says Yemen official

A Yemeni government official said yesterday that the Governorate of Socotra Archipelago has become subject to “full Emirati sovereignty”.

In a tweet, adviser to the minister of information Mukhtar Al-Rahbi said the UAE intends to separate the province from Yemen and establish military bases over the coming period under the pretext of “protecting it from Qatar and Turkey“.

He also accused the Emirates of “seeking full control of the archipelago’s air and sea domains, seizing its natural resources, and transferring the necessary plants, minerals and precious stones to Abu Dhabi.”

cp7 UNO und Friedensgespräche / UN and peace talks

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Yemen ceasefire crucial to save country from disaster, European ministers say

Swedish, German and British foreign ministers outline road map for stability in Yemen amid coronavirus disaster

The foreign ministers of Sweden, Germany and the UK have outlined a five-step plan for Yemen, including calls for a ceasefire, to save the country from collapse.

The Swedish Foreign Minister, Anne Lind, with her German and British counterparts, Heiko Maas and Dominic Raab, have written in the Financial Times saying that the international community should act to help pull Yemen back from the brink.

The three European officials said that after six years of war and with Covid-19 stretching the country’s healthcare capacity to its limit, a ceasefire was essential for Yemen to have a chance against the pandemic.

They welcomed the Saudi-led coalition’s unilateral ceasefire in April but decried continued violence in the country.

“Unfortunately, the Houthis have not reciprocated and fighting has continued. The Houthis have launched ballistic missiles towards Saudi Arabia, including at civilian targets, as recently as last week, recklessly endangering civilian lives,” the three foreign ministers said.

and also

and full text of statement: =

My comment: A peace initiative would be a good thing. But Britain is a warring party in Yemen (look at cp10), Germany is an arms supplier to Saudi Arabia and a backer of US Middle East policy. This statement is biased, just blaming the Houthis for what is a minor violation than Saudi air raids and blockade, and even praising the Saudis for a “ceasefire” which had been a scam from its very beginning. – This whole statement is a biased propaganda scam.

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Al-Zubaidi Receives UN Special Envoy for Yemen

President of the Southern Transitional Council (STC) and Supreme Commander of the Southern Armed Forces, Aidroos Qassem al-Zubaidi met at his residence in Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh on Tuesday, with the UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths.
The meeting focused on the ceasefire, de-escalation and confidence-building efforts, in addition to the humanitarian issues and resumption of peace process.

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UN envoy Griffiths meets Yemen president, calls for ceasefire

The United Nations Special Envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths has called for a complete ceasefire in the country during a meeting with Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi on Tuesday.
During the meeting, which covered a number of issues related to a possible peace deal in Yemen, Hadi thanked the UN envoy on his diplomatic efforts to end the conflict.

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Saudi Arabia Welcomes UN Secretary-General's Report that Emphasized Use of Iranian Weapons in Several Attacks against Saudi Arabia Last Year

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia welcomed the 9th report of the United Nations Secretary-General on the implementation of Resolution 2231, which emphasized the use of weapons of "Iranian origin" in several attacks against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia last year.
This came in a statement by the Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations, Ambassador Abdullah bin Yahya Al-Muallami.
Ambassador Al-Muallami stressed that Saudi Arabia has constantly warned of the security consequences of the arms agreements that have ignored Iran's regional expansion

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Security Council Press Statement on Yemen

The members of the Security Council reiterated their endorsement of the Secretary-General’s call of 25 March for those fighting in Yemen to immediately cease hostilities and condemned the recent unmanned aerial vehicles and missile attacks on Saudi Arabia as well as escalations of aerial and ground violence in the Yemen conflict.

The members of the Security Council emphasized their steadfast support for Special Envoy Martin Griffiths and his efforts to reach agreement on a nationwide ceasefire, humanitarian and economic measures, and the resumption of an inclusive Yemeni-led and Yemeni-owned political process as set out in relevant United Nations resolutions, including resolution 2216 (2015), as well as by the Gulf Cooperation Council initiative and its implementation mechanism and the outcome of the National Dialogue Conference. They expressed deep concern at the slow pace of negotiations and called on the parties to agree to mediated proposals with haste. They welcomed the announcement, brokered by the “Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen”, of a ceasefire in Abyan between the Government of Yemen and the Southern Transitional Council and the deployment of Coalition ceasefire monitors, and highly appreciated the efforts of the Coalition in this regard. They subsequently called on the parties to rapidly implement the provisions of the Riyadh Agreement. The members of the Security Council called on the parties to commit themselves in good faith to enable a return to peace in Yemen.

The members of the Security Council expressed deep alarm at the growing risk that the Safer oil tanker could rupture or explode, causing an environmental, economic, and humanitarian catastrophe for Yemen and its neighbours. They underscored the need for the Houthis to immediately grant unconditional access for United Nations technical experts to assess the tanker’s condition, conduct any possible urgent repairs, and make recommendations for the safe extraction of the oil, ensuring close cooperation with the United Nations.

The Members of the Security Council expressed deep concern at the catastrophic humanitarian situation and the multiple humanitarian challenges facing Yemen.

They also expressed concern at the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic spreading throughout Yemen and praised the role of humanitarian aid and health-care workers

My comment: Such a statement demonstrates the biased position of the UN: The (compared to other actions of this war) harmless Houthi missile attacks are condemned, while Saudi coalition air raids are hidden in “escalations of aerial […] violence.” The SC still keeps Resolution 2216, the GCC initiative and the National Dialogue Conference as references for peace, which are either biased (resolution) or outdated since the beginning of the Saudi aerial war in March 2015 and therefor are the best blockades for any peaceful solution. When mentioning blockade: The blockade of Northern Yemen by the Saudi coalition, causing a humanitarian catastrophe, are not even mentioned. Instead, the blame for the Safer problem is solely given to the Houthis. Therefor, conclusion: The latest Houthi blames against the UN are largely justified. And Saudi propaganda takes the headline: UNSC condemns missile attacks on Saudi Arabia, lashes out at Houthi militia (, and

In light of this, the Hadi government’s statement sounds even more absurd:

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UN’s blind acting allows Houthis to dismiss all political resolution offers, says PM

Yemen’s Prime Minister said the UN’s acting-blind approach towards Houthis has allowed the rebel militia to go further in dismissing all offers for political solution with the government.

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia Hands Megacity PR Mandate To Ruder Finn

Saudi Arabia has hired Ruder Finn to handle CSR and sustainability for Neom, the futuristic city planned for the Red Sea coast.

Ruder Finn has been hired by Saudi Arabia to handle CSR and sustainability work for Neom, the $500bn megacity that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has planned for the country’s Northwest coast.

Ruder Finn won the one-year, $1.7m contract in a competitive review, and formally started working on the business in late May. Teneo is among other agencies working on Neom, which is part of the Crown Prince’s Vision 2030 reform program and plan to diversify the Saudi economy.

“Neom’s CSR is focused on educating and training the local community, generating employment opportunities, empowering small and medium size business, enabling the youth, unlocking their potential and engaging with the community in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and globally,” said Monica Marshall, who heads Ruder Finn’s purpose practice, and is leading the account.

Marshall pointed specifically to "educational opportunities for male and female students from the local community to study disciplines that will support the development of Neom in areas such AI, robotics, and renewable energy engineering". In addition, she said that vocational training programs will be provided for more than 6,000 students between now and 2025.
"Ruder Finn is supporting this strategy and communications, helping to share the sustainability and societal stories and impact, meet global standards of governance, and forge partnerships with leading organizations," said Marshall.

Remark: Shame on @RuderFinn

Enjoy the money soaked with the blood of Abdulraheem Al-Huwaity who was killed during the illegal eviction of his tribe living on there before #NEOM

Money illegally taken from people by the ruthless corrupt dictator

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Curtailed Hajji compounds Saudi economic woes

Vacant religious sites. Abandoned pilgrim tents. Lifeless hotels. A stunning emptiness -- and fears of economic ruin -- haunt the usually bustling city of Mecca after Saudi authorities curtailed the hajj pilgrimage over coronavirus.

Islam's holiest city usually hosts millions of pilgrims for the annual rite, but the kingdom has barred overseas visitors from this year's event, scheduled for late July.

The hajj and the lesser umrah pilgrimage together rake in some $12 billion, keeping the economy humming in Mecca, home to two million people and marble-bedecked skyscrapers towering over Islam's most sacred sites.

A construction boom in recent years has added shopping malls, apartments and luxury hotels, some offering spectacular views of the sacred Kaaba, a cube-shaped structure in the Grand Mosque towards which Muslims around the world pray.

But most premises have lain empty since the pandemic reached the kingdom.

The virus, which hit Mecca hard, has also battered pilgrimage-reliant businesses that support hundreds of thousands of jobs, from travel agents to street barbers and souvenir shops.

Many have reported sweeping layoffs, pay cuts or delayed salaries.

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More evidence of Saudi doubletalk?

Judge caught on tape encouraging Saudis to fight in Iraq

Sheik Saleh Al Luhaidan, seen in video seated to the right of the crown prince, is chief justice of Saudi Arabia's Supreme Judicial Council. His sermons and words carry great significance.

In an audiotape secretly recorded at a government mosque last October and obtained by NBC News, Luhaidan encourages young Saudis to go to Iraq to wage war against Americans.

"If someone knows that he is capable of entering Iraq in order to join the fight, and if his intention is to raise up the word of God, then he is free to do so," says Luhaidan in Arabic on the tape.

He warns Iraq is risky because "evil satellites and drone aircraft" watch the borders. But he says going is religiously permissible.

"The lawfulness of his action is in fighting an enemy who is fighting Muslims and came for war," says Luhaidan.

The sheik also says those donating money to the fight in Iraq should be sure it actually helps the cause.

"This statement shows the real face of the Saudi government," says Saudi dissident Ali Al-Ahmed of the Saudi Institute, based in Washington.

Al-Ahmed says that while Saudi officials — including Sheik Luhaidan — publicly oppose jihad in Iraq, privately some send a different message.

"He is telling Saudis it's OK to go to Iraq and kill Americans and Iraqis and they won’t be punished for doing that," says Al-Ahmed.

A Saudi spokesman twice denied the tape was authentic, claiming Saudi intelligence analysts determined it was "a crude fake." So NBC News called Luhaidan himself, in Saudi Arabia, and played the tape.

Luhaidan confirmed those were his words, saying in Arabic, "Yes, this is my voice."

But the sheik said what he really meant was that it's not worth it for young Saudis to go to Iraq and that the Iraqis are capable of fighting on their own.

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Rights group demand Saudi to reveal fate of 5 Yemen detainees

A human rights group yesterday called on Saudi Arabia to “immediately” disclose the fate of five Yemenis being held in its prisons.

In a statement issued by Geneva-based SAM Organisation for Rights and Liberties said: “We demand the disclosure of the fate of Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Zubayri (a Yemeni preacher) who has been forcibly disappeared in the kingdom’s prisons since his arrest by the Saudi security forces on 20 May.”

It also demanded the release of four other detainees, including activist Mohamed Al-Bakkari, who has been held since 8 April.

Remark by Ali AlAhmed: I personally was harassed after i got this published on @NBCNightlyNews. Doing journalism can be dangerous even in #WashingtonDC

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Organizations urge Congress to Oppose New U.S. Arm Sales to Saudi Arabia and the U.A.E

Freedom Forward and a coalition of organizations released a letter urging the U.S. Congress to block all armed sales to Saudi Arabia and the U.A.E. and to fundamentally downgrade the U.S. relationship with both monarchies.

Dear Senators and Representatives,

We urge you to oppose all new arms sales to the brutal monarchies of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (the U.A.E.), as well as co-production licenses for weapons manufacturing within Saudi Arabia or the U.A.E. Both Saudi Arabia and the U.A.E. pose significant threats to U.S. interests, and the U.S. should take immediate steps to downgrade its relationship with both monarchies.

We are deeply disturbed by recent reports that the Trump administration is moving forward with a $478 million arms sale to Saudi Arabia’s monarchy, which would provide 7,500 precision-guided missiles to a government that has already bombed thousands of civilians in Yemen, often with U.S. weapons. The sale would reportedly also approve a new co-production license to permit Raytheon to expand its manufacturing of sophisticated missile technology in Saudi Arabia.[1] We are also troubled by the Trump Administration’s prior announcement of a $556 million arms sale of 4,569 MRAP vehicles to the U.A.E., a government that has also brought misery to both Yemen and Libya.[2]

We call on Congress to block all new arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the U.A.E. and enact a full moratorium on all U.S. arms sales to both countries.

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

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World Rebukes U.S. Over Iran

With Trump’s re-election prospects up in the air, a heated U.N. meeting on Iran shows world powers' fading fear of confronting the United States.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday sought to reassert America’s waning influence on the world stage, challenging the U.N. Security Council to extend a U.N. arms embargo that is due to expire in October. Instead, America’s top diplomat received a scolding from friends and foes alike in the 15-nation council, which roundly criticized Washington for withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal two years ago without a clear plan to limit Tehran’s nuclear activities.

The council’s chilly reception of Pompeo added to a portrait of an increasingly isolated United States and underscored how little deference other countries pay the Trump administration as it faces a grim reelection contest.

The pointedly critical tone of the debate saw Germany accusing Washington of violating international law by withdrawing from the nuclear pact, while Berlin aligned itself with China’s claim that the United States has no right to reimpose U.N. sanctions on Iran. Russia’s U.N. ambassador, Vassily Nebenzia, compared U.S. sanctions on Iran to the killing of George Floyd, saying they were akin to “putting a knee to one’s neck.”

The dispute centered on the fate of the nearly moribund 2015 Iran nuclear deal, which capped Iran’s ability to develop a nuclear weapon but which the United States abandoned in May 2018. European parties to the deal, like Iran, want to keep it alive; the Trump administration wants to kill it before the election, lest any future Democratic administration bring it back to life.

The latest battleground is one provision of that deal, the planned expiry in October of a U.N. arms embargo on Iran—one of the sweeteners of the nuclear deal. U.S. allies, including the security council’s five European states, share Washington’s concern about Iran’s arms trade, though Europe’s own arms embargo is set to continue until 2023 regardless. But they worry that extending the U.N. arms embargo, in clear violation of the pact signed in 2015, would drive Tehran to kick out nuclear inspectors and set the stage for an even quicker development of its nuclear program.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif dismissed claims that Iranian-made weapons were being transferred to Yemen and elsewhere in violation of U.N. sanctions.

“The international community in general and the U.N. Security Council in particular are facing an important decision,” Zarif told the council. “Do we maintain respect of the rule of law, or do we return to the law of the jungle by surrendering to the whims of an outlaw bully?”

The Trump administration this month circulated a draft resolution to extend the arms embargo on Iran, but veto-wielding China and Russia signaled they would not support the U.S. plan. European powers also reacted coolly to the resolution and are expected to introduce their own stopgap proposal to extend parts of the arms embargo for up to six months. It is unclear if the United States would support their plan – by Colum Lynch, Robbie Gramer

My comment: US BS politics. Just listen to Pompeo: “If you fail to act, Iran will be free to purchase Russian-made fighter jets that can strike up to a 3,000-kilometer radius, putting cities like Riyadh, New Delhi, Rome, and Warsaw in Iranian crosshairs.” This is 100 % hypothetical. But, this already is a grim and deadly reality: „Saudi Arabia is free to purchase US-made fighter jets that can strike up to a 3,000-kilometer radius, putting cities like Sanaa, New Delhi, Rome, and Warsaw in Saudi crosshairs.”


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Pompeo urges UN arms embargo on Iran’s `terrorist regime’

Calling Iran “the world’s most heinous terrorist regime,” U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday to extend the U.N. arms embargo against Tehran, which expires in October, and reject “extortion diplomacy.”

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif countered calling President Donald Trump’s administration “an outlaw bully” that is waging “economic terrorism” on his country to satisfy domestic constituencies and “personal aggrandizement.”

He called for the U.S. to compensate the Iranian people for the damage and vehemently opposed any extension of the arms embargo, warning that Iran’s options “will be firm” if it is maintained and the U.S. will bear full responsibility.

The United States has circulated a draft Security Council resolution to extend the arms embargo indefinitely, and Pompeo said the United States’ “overwhelming preference” is to work with its 15 members to adopt it.

But he indicated that if the resolution isn’t approved, which is likely because of Russian and Chinese opposition, the U.S. will move to invoke a provision of the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers to re-impose all U.N. sanctions against Iran. The Trump administration pulled out of the deal in 2018.

My comment: “the world’s most heinous terrorist regime,” obviously ist he US. In the second place, certainly Saudi Arabia. In the third place, there might be several competitors. Two of them are close US allies. Might-be Iran gets a fine 4. place in this race.

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US violation of Iraqi airspace kills dozens on daily basis: Senior MP

A senior Iraqi lawmaker has reiterated the call for the expulsion of American forces from his country, saying the US jets are violating the Iraqi airspace on a daily basis and killing or injuring dozens of people in their attacks.

Hadi al-Ameri, the head of the Fatah (Conquest) Alliance in Iraq's parliament, made the remarks on Tuesday and said time has come to bring stability to Iraq and that the goal will not be achieved with the presence of US troops in the country.

Ameri also underlined that the US threatens to attack anyone who is not affiliated with them, such as top Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani and deputy head of Iraq's Popular Mobilization Units forces Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.

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UN shouldn’t surrender to US ‘outlaw bully’: Zarif

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has warned the UN Security Council (UNSC) against giving in to threats by the United States, describing Washington as an “outlaw bully” that wants to restore the “law of the jungle.”

“The international community in general, and the United Nations Security Council, in particular, are facing an important decision,” Zarif told a virtual UNSC meeting on Tuesday surrounding Washington’s push to have the Council extend an arms embargo against Iran that will expire in October.

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Saudi Arabia and US push for extension of Iran arms embargo

Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir and US Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook on Monday called on the international community to extend a UN embargo on sales of weapons to Iran to prevent any expansion of the nation’s state-sponsored terrorism.

Speaking during a joint press conference in Riyadh, Al-Jubeir said Saudi and US policies on Iran are identical.
“We both see Iran as a grave danger not only to regional stability, but international stability,” he said.
“We believe that Iran is the chief sponsor of terrorism and that the international community has to be more firm in dealing with the Iranians and their proxies.”
To illustrate the threat, the Arab Coalition displayed weapons, including drones and missiles, believed to have been supplied by Iran to Houthi militias in Yemen, which were used in cross-border attacks on Saudi cities.

My comment: This gain reflects how close the US-Saudi alliance really is. Such propaganda should be taken for what it is: Propaganda.

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Mousavi: Regional security not to be achieved by obeying US

Iranian Foreign Minister Spokesman Abbas Mousavi underlined the fact that regional security will not be achieved by obeying the United States, saying the only way for establishing security and stability in the region would be to change hostile behaviors and also maintain regional cooperation.

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Zarif: U.S. punishes law-abiding countries

"The U.S. isn't merely violating JCPOA and bullying others to do so, too," Zarif wrote on his Twitter account on Monday.

Referring to the U.S. efforts around the world to put pressure against countries in order to ignore the deal, Zarif said that the U.S. government "also has the dishonor of being first in UN history to punish law-abiding countries for NOT violating a Security Council resolution."

referring to

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Middle East risks renewed arms race, US warns

The US and Saudi governments have made a joint public appeal to the UN Security Council to extend the 13-year old arms embargo on Iran or risk a renewed arms race in the Middle East.

"Iran has not earned the trust to have the embargo lifted... The last thing this region needs is more Iranian weapons," said Brian Hook, President Donald Trump's special representative on Iran during a joint press conference in Saudi Arabia. Mr Hook stood alongside Adel Jubeir, Saudi Arabia's minister of state for foreign affairs.

The joint press conference made no mention of the £5.3bn ($6.5bn) worth of arms reportedly sold by the UK to Saudi Arabia since the Yemen war accelerated in March 2015, nor of the large number of Yemeni civilians killed by Saudi-led coalition airstrikes, drawing widespread international criticism.

The US has been, for many years now, the largest supplier of weapons to the Gulf region

My comment: The headline is the “absurdity of the week”, taking into account the last sentence quoted above.

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Saudi support for U.S. efforts to extend U.N. arms ban a "bitter joke", Iran Foreign Ministry says

Saudi Arabian support for American efforts to exted a U.N. arms ban on Tehran is a “bitter joke”, Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Tuesday, according to the official IRNA news agency.

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Top diplomats from US and Iran at UN on Iran nuclear deal

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif are scheduled to address a U.N. Security Council meeting Tuesday on the implementation of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal — the accord that the Trump administration pulled out of more than two years ago.

The long-scheduled open meeting of the U.N.’s most powerful body comes a day after Iran issued an arrest warrant and asked Interpol for help in detaining President Donald Trump and dozens of others it believes carried out the U.S. drone strike that killed a top Iranian general, Qassem Soleimani, in Baghdad earlier this year. Trump faces no danger of arrest and Interpol later said it would not consider Iran’s request.


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Zarif to deliver speech at UNSC on Resolution 2231 tomorrow: Spox

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi said that on Tuesday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will deliver a speech on Resolution 2231 at the UN security council meeting via video conference.

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Interpol shuts down Iran’s request for Trump arrest

Interpol has resoundingly rejected the Iranian government’s request for help in carrying out an arrest warrant for U.S. President Donald Trump, in a statement sent to CNBC late Monday.

“Under Article 3 of INTERPOL’s constitution ‘it is strictly forbidden for the Organization to undertake any intervention or activities of a political, military, religious or racial character’,” the Lyon-based international organization said in the emailed statement.

“Therefore, if or when any such requests were to be sent to the General Secretariat, in accordance with the provisions of our constitution and rules, INTERPOL would not consider requests of this nature.”

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Iranischer Haftbefehl gegen US-Präsident Trump

Teheran ersucht Interpol um Unterstützung. Der iranische Haftbefehl wegen der Tötung des Generals Qassem Soleimani gilt als symbolisch, weil Staatsoberhäupter dipolmatische Immunität genießen.

Der Iran sucht US-Präsident Donald Trump wegen der Tötung des Generals Qassem Soleimani mit einem Haftbefehl. Dies meldete die iranische Nachrichtenagentur FARS am Montag. Demnach ersuchte Teheran auch die internationale Polizeiorganisation Interpol um Unterstützung.

und auch

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Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump, asks Interpol to help

Iran has issued an arrest warrant and asked Interpol for help in detaining President Donald Trump and dozens of others it believes carried out the drone strike that killed a top Iranian general in Baghdad, a local prosecutor reportedly said Monday.

While Trump faces no danger of arrest, the charges underscore the heightened tensions between Iran and the United States since Trump unilaterally withdrew America from Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers.

Tehran prosecutor Ali Alqasimehr said Trump and more than 30 others whom Iran accuses of involvement in the Jan. 3 strike that killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad face “murder and terrorism charges,” the state-run IRNA news agency reported.

cp10 Großbritannien / Great Britain

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British Ambassador to Yemen Meets with Top Yemeni Officials and STC Leader

British Ambassador to Yemen Michael Aron said he has met with top official figures in Yemen’s internationally recognized government as well as chairman of the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) in Riyadh, capital of Saudi Arabia.

Mr. Aron said he has had “productive talks” with Yemeni Prime Minister, Maeen Abdulmalik; Parliament Speaker, Sultan Albarakani; President Hadi’s advisors, Abdelmalik al-Mekhlafi and Ahmed Bin Dahghar; and southern separatists leader, Aidros Alzubidi.

“UK supports urgent Riyadh Agreement implementation. For the sake of peace and prosperity, Yemen’s leadership including STC must show courage and come together,” the British Ambassador wrote on Twitter.

My comment: Always keep in mind: Britain is a warring party in Yemen, and now it’s trying to keep its allies together. – While a British ex-MP asks for British and Western boots on the ground, once again, quoting a US hawk propagandist:

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Huge environmental catastrophe awaits as Islamic extremist rebels in #Yemen play loose and fast with hijacked oil tanker. UN appeasement has failed, catastrophically. It’s now time for an int’l co-ordinated ‘peace plus security’ intervention on the ground.

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What Is The UK's Role In The Yemen Crisis?

As research by think tank the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute shows, Britain is one of three major countries exporting arms to Saudi Arabia, which include the United States and France, BBC News reports.

Supplying weapons and other defence technology is the UK's main export, but the country also "provides the personnel and expertise required to keep the war going," the Guardian writes. Deployed by the British government, RAF troops work as engineers to train pilots of the coalition.

Around 6,300 British contractors "are stationed at forward operating bases in Saudi Arabia," where they also "supervise Saudi soldiers to load bombs to planes and set their fuses for their intended targets."

Additional RAF "liaison officers" work at the command-and-control centre, "from where targets in Yemen are selected." However, the UK government says that while they may arm the coalition, they don't pick the targets in Yemen.

Multinational defence, security and aerospace company BAE Systems was subcontracted by the government to provide arms, which have 50 sites across the UK. As one of the biggest defence manufacturers in the world, BAE produce "a wide range of weaponry systems, including Eurofighter-Typhoon jets and Trident nuclear missile submarines," per the Guardian.

Per the Guardian, BAE Systems has been a principal supplier of Eurofighter Typhoon and Tornado jets to the Royal Saudi Air Force.

"The Saudi bosses absolutely depend on BAE Systems," John Deverell, a former MoD mandarin and defence attached to Saudi Arabia and Yemen, told the Guardian. "They couldn't do it without us." As the Guardian writes, under British law "it is illegal to license arms exports if they might be used deliberately or recklessly against civilians — or in legal terms, to violate international humanitarian law."

cp11 Deutschland / Germany

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„Der Kampf gegen den Terror ist das stärkste Argument“

Seit Jahren gehört Deutschland zu den fünf größten Rüstungsexporteuren weltweit. Markus Bickel, Autor des Buchs „Profiteure des Terrors“, erklärt, wie diese Exporte Kriege begünstigen und warum die Bundesregierung kaum Konsequenzen daraus zieht.

Ihr Buch über Rüstungsexporte aus Deutschland nach WANA haben Sie 2017 veröffentlicht. Welche Ereignisse haben die deutsche Rüstungsexportpolitik seitdem besonders geprägt?

Das war vor allem die Ermordung des Journalisten Jamal Khashoggi im saudischen Konsulat in Istanbul im Oktober 2018. Seitdem gilt ein Ausfuhrstopp von einem Großteil der Güter an Saudi-Arabien. Rüstungsgegner fordern das seit Jahren, unter anderem wegen des Jemen-Kriegs. Trotzdem war Saudi-Arabien immer unter den Top-Zehn- oder gar Top-Drei-Empfängern deutscher Rüstungsgüter gewesen.

Was bedeutet das für Saudi-Arabien, wenn es keine Waffen mehr von Deutschland bekommt? Endet der Krieg im Jemen dann?

Die Rüstungsbefürworter sagen ja immer, wenn wir aussteigen, verkaufen andere. Damit haben sie Recht, aber für mich ist es kein Argument zu sagen: Weil andere verkaufen, müssen wir auch verkaufen. Beim Atomausstieg ist Deutschland auch mit gutem Beispiel vorangegangen. Zwar sind bisher keine anderen Länder gefolgt, aber das macht den Atomausstieg doch nicht schlechter. Dass Deutschland fast keine Rüstung mehr an Saudi-Arabien liefert, wird den Krieg im Jemen nicht beenden, aber kann schon für Probleme bei den Saudis sorgen, wenn zum Beispiel bestimmte Ersatzteile oder Modernisierungstechnologien für Kampfflieger fehlen.

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

Siehe / Look at cp1 (Emirates; Israel)

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Somalia angrily rejects “ridiculous” UAE blackmail to join war against Yemen

"Somalis are not cheap tools used for your goals," Foreign Minister Ahmed Issa responds to UAE attempt to drag Somalia into war against Yemen

Foreign Minister of Somalia Ahmed Issa has stated that the United Arab Emirates has presented an offer to the Federal Republic of Somalia, which he described as “ridiculous.” The minister stressed that the Somali response was a hard no, in a statement to Somalia News.

The Emirati government reportedly offered to reopen the Sheikh Zayed Hospital in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, in exchange for Somalia joining the war against Yemen and officially claiming the Socotra archipelago as Somali territory.

Sheikh Zayed Hospital was an Emirati-run health institution that offered free healthcare to Somali citizens. It was closed by the UAE back in 2018, as part of a diplomatic row between Abu Dhabi and Mogadishu.

“Somalis are not cheap tools used to implement your demands (…) Yemen is a neighbour and a brotherly country. and has its own sovereignty and dignity of its people,” Foreign Minister Ahmed Issa said.

“The world knows that Socotra is Yemeni land, and has been from ancient times,” he concluded.

and also

referring to

cp12a Katar-Krise / Qatar crisis

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N ew lawsuit may finally force Qatar to be held accountable

For most honest analysts, Qatar’s financial and ideological links to terror groups have always been plainly visible. The many millions that the emirate has spent on public relations, lobbying and other types of political warfare in the US, though, have gone a long way to obscure this fact.

A new lawsuit in a New York court might begin to change these perceptions, and finally force Qatar to be held accountable — not just legally and financially, but in American public opinion as well.

The lawsuit accuses the Qatari state of steering money to designated terror groups Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad through entities it controls, including Qatar Charity, the Masraf Al-Rayan Bank and the Qatar National Bank. The lawsuit has been filed by attorneys representing the families of Taylor Force, the 28-year-old American West Point graduate murdered by Hamas in 2016, as well as others killed in Israel by the Palestinian terror group.

If it goes forward, the lawsuit from Taylor Force’s family could pry open the debate about the double game Qatar has been playing, especially in the West.

My comment: Published on a Saudi news site, this report is a bad joke, every day after 9/11.

cp13a Waffenhandel / Arms trade

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Watch: Shipment of Iranian weapons, Farsi material intercepted en route to Yemen

A dhow carrying hundreds of reportedly Iranian weapons and other Farsi language material was intercepted on April 17, said an official from the Arab Coalition, who shared images from the material exclusively with Al Arabiya English.

The wooden dhow was found off the coast of Mocha, Yemen, according to an Arab Coalition source. Small wooden dhows are reportedly used by Iranians because they cannot be detected by radars.

The finding is the latest shipment of Iranian-made weapons and missiles to be intercepted en route to Yemen, where Iran supports the Houthi militia in its conflict with the UN-recognized government and Arab Coalition despite the arms embargo on the country

Here is an image gallery showing the new material intercepted on the dhow.

My comment: This looks like stuff Yemen is filled up with.


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Arab Coalition seizes new Iranian missile shipment off Yemen coast

The Arab Coalition has seized a new Iranian missile shipment off the Yemeni coast that was destined for the Houthi rebels, officials said on Monday.

Saudi representatives of the Coalition revealed new details about the shipment in a press conference, hosted by Saudi-owned broadcaster Al Arabiya, in which they displayed footage and images of the operation.

They said a vessel carrying Iranian weapons was intercepted 12 days ago off the coast of Yemen. Al Arabiya English showed images of the weapons, and quoted an Arab Coalition official saying that the wooden vessel was found off of the coast of the Yemeni city of Mocha.

“Iran is seeking despite the embargo to export weapons to terrorist groups,” Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al Jubeir told the conference.

“What if no embargo?” Mr Al Jubair said, urging the UN to keep the embargo against Iran that remains in place.

My comment: ?? Seized on April 17 or “12 days ago”, this would be June, 17?? This story comes just in time to support the US claims for an anti-Iranian arms embargo, as is stated here.


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UN report on Iranian missiles in Yemen used against Saudi: Key takeaways explained

A new UN report endorses long-standing claims that weapons “of Iranian origin” were used in several attacks against Saudi Arabia last year and have been exported to the Houthis in Yemen.

The report provides evidence for US officials in their case to extend the arms embargo on Iran and further calls into question Tehran’s public commitments to dialogue and the nuclear deal.

Authored by the UN’s chief, Secretary-General António Guterres, it examines the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 2231 – the resolution by which the UN endorsed the Iran nuclear deal, officially known as The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in 2015.

Limited information from the report was leaked on June 11, including the key finding that missiles launched against Saudi Arabia in recent attacks were “of Iranian origin.”

Now, Al Arabiya English has obtained the full report, along with a range of photographic and video evidence of Iranian missiles and arms shipments, including exclusive images of Iranian weapons found from a previously undisclosed raid on a dhow in April, 2020, and footage showing a new angle of the attack on Saudi Arabia’s Abha airport in 2019.

With the UN Security Council set to discuss extending the arms embargo on Iran past October, the report is “significant in its content and timing” and will strengthen the US case for extending the embargo, according to Jason Brodsky, the policy director at United Against a Nuclear Iran.

Saudi Arabia has also welcomed the report, saying that it confirmed Iran’s well-known destabilizing regional behavior.

“The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has consistently warned of the security consequences of arms agreements that overlook Iran’s regional expansion and ignore the legitimate security concerns of regional states. Today, we are glad that international partners are acknowledging these issues. It might have taken some time, but better late than never,” Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the UN Ambassador Abdallah Y. al-Mouallimi told Al Arabiya English.

Here is all you need to know about the new report and its evidence.

Key takeaways

1) Missiles and drones used in attacks against Saudi Arabia were “of Iranian origin.”

Secretary-General Guterres said the UN examined debris of weapons used in attacks on a Saudi oil facility in Afif in May, on the Abha international airport in June and August and on the Saudi Aramco oil facilities in Khurais and Abqaiq in September.

“The Secretariat assesses that the cruise missiles and/or parts thereof used in the four attacks are of Iranian origin,” said Guterres. The drones used in the May and September attacks were also “of Iranian origin,” he said.

While Saudi Arabia, the US and other investigators had reached this conclusion previously, it is the first time the UN secretary-general has explicitly confirmed their findings.

“There was always a very strong suspicion that the cruise missiles used were Iranian. Initially the UN said that it acknowledged the US and the Saudi findings, but couldn’t endorse their findings until they’d examined the evidence. Now it looks like they’ve come to the same conclusion,” said Douglas Barrie, senior fellow for military aerospace at the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

cp13b Mercenaries / Söldner

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Military and intelligence sources in Yemen have claimed that up to 200 mercenaries from that country have been sent to Libya by Turkey to fight on behalf of the Government of National Accord (GNA).

The claims, disclosed by the Yemen News Portal, allege that a militia affiliated to the Islah Party in Marib sent fighters to Turkey under the guise of receiving hospital treatment, and that they were then transferred to the Libyan capital Tripoli. The sources added that Libyan National Army (LNA) forces headed by General Khalifa Haftar have already captured a number of Yemeni mercenaries fighting on behalf of the GNA earlier this year. LINK

The latest disclosures follow several reports relating evidence that Turkey is increasing its involvement in Yemen substantially, providing training and material support to the Islah Party in particular in the hope of gaining control over key facilities and resources in the event Islah manages to secure control over parts of the war torn country. LINK

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

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Finally, #ISIS in #Yemen gets out of bed to snipe a couple of Houthis (it claims). This is the first operation it has claimed for 26 days (the claim in the weekly al-Naba' bulletin on 11 June was recycled). Perhaps they've all caught #COVIDー19

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#AlQaeda #Yemen issues statement of condolence for Abu al-Qassam. Calls him "deputy emir" of #HurrasAlDin. Replete with #poetry (7 verses can be traced to 12th century warrior-poet of Crusades) Miserably for #AQAP, 3 of its 5 statements this year are condolences for dead leaders

cp15 Propaganda

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GCC renews calls for peaceful resolution of Yemen conflict

Nayef Al-Hajarf, the Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) Secretary General, has renewed the group’s call to pursue all efforts for a peaceful resolution of the conflict in Yemen.
The pan-Gulf organization official earlier met with United Nations Special Envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths, where they discussed developmental and humanitarian undertakings for the war-torn country.

My comment: This is BS. The GCC is a Saudi / UAE tool.

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Qatar’s Anti-Saudi Seeds of the Islamist Quartet

The Islamist Quartet consists of Turkey, Qatar, Pakistan, and Malaysia. The seeds of its agenda were planted by Qatari Emir Hamad’s and Libyan dictator Muammar Qhaddafi’s plot to take down the Saudi royal family and divide the Kingdom. Qatari lobbyists have since managed to bury the long history and strategic depth of these relationships by reshaping the narrative with a focus on the 2017 Gulf Crisis.

A recent episode involving Malaysia giving cover to a fugitive radical Salafist preacher from India wanted on money laundering charges, per request by Pakistan, sheds some light on the seemingly new Islamist alliance between Islamist Sunni countries largely in opposition to Saudi Arabia’s traditional influence in the Muslim world: Turkey, Qatar, Malaysia, and Pakistan. The joint activity of this emergent Islamist Quartet, perhaps deliberately structured in opposition to the Anti-Terrorism Quartet or ATQ (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, and Bahrain), has thus far focused most of its activities on Kashmir, but also on populist anti-Israel rhetoric.

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US activist: Houthis female security service is like Iran’s

An American activist of the Golden Institute of International strategy in New York, Adelle Nazarian, said that the mandate of the Houthis female Security apparatus known as Zainabiyat is largely similar to what is happening in Iran.

In an online symposium organized by the Yemeni Coalition of Independent Women, Nazarian said that Iran has changed Yemen into a place for replicating its regime.

She affirmed that Iran is the main supporter to the Houthis and the first party to be blamed to the war in Yemen.

She said the media does not report acts of violations in the Houthis-run prisons where the media outlets are being denied following up such issues.

My comment: This seems to be a dubious NGO and a dubious author repeating old narratives: and

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Shatara: STC's position revealed many things to the world

Member of the Presidency of the Southern Transitional Council (STC), Vice-President of the National Assembly for Control and Inspection, Mr. Lufti Shatara said that the patience and toughness of the STC's position in both the political and military aspects, showed the world and the Arab Coalition in the first place many things.
He explained on his official Twitter account that the STC revealed that it has a unified leadership and decision, broadened popular support with very solid ground to stand on to pronounce itself very clearly and it also demonstrates political resilience despite all the attempts to deform its image, in particular distorting the facts about its attitude toward Northerners.

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Houthis spark fuel crisis in Yemen

Yemen's economic crisis continues to intensify because of the practices of the Iran-backed Houthi militia.
There is an acute shortage of petroleum products in Yemeni capital Sana'a. This comes at the time the Houthis hold back hundreds of tanker trucks full of gasoline and diesel and restrict their distribution to the outlets they control.
The shortages are opening the door for black market dealings to thrive. However, black market traders are raising the prices of petroleum products in unimaginable manners. The same is happening in the case of other commodities that are also disappearing and are sold at the black market for prices far higher than their original prices.
The Houthi militia has reserved a place at the premises of the National Petroleum Company for refueling their cars. Ordinary Yemenis are not allowed to refuel their cars in the same places.

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Iran’s arms shipments to Houthis fuel war in Yemen, experts say

The latest Saudi-led-coalition seizure of an Iranian arms shipment destined for the Houthis is further evidence of Iran’s destabilizing role in war-torn Yemen, according to government officials and experts.

The Yemeni government has swiftly demanded that the international community put an end to Iranian meddling in Yemen in their sending arms shipments that fuel the war to the Houthis.
“There must be strong punishments against this country that supplies Houthis with those advanced weapons,” Al-Khanbashi said.

Experts argue that the continuing supplies of weapons from Iran has not only extended the conflict in Yemen, but also allowed them to target Saudi Arabia through ballistic missiles and drones.
“The Iranian support to the Houthis has not only prolonged the war, but also enabled the Houthis to target civilian areas in neighboring Saudi Arabia, as well as oil shipments, and to threaten international navigation through the Bab Al-Mandab,” Saleh Al-Baydhani, a Yemeni political analyst, told Arab News.
To stem the flow of Iranian weapons to Yemen, military experts suggest increasing sea patrol vessels near the Yemeni coast and liberating the remaining Yemeni coastal areas under Houthi control.
“Each time an arms shipment is intercepted, an attack inside Yemen or on Saudi Arabia is foiled. So I see the latest interception as a success,” Brig. Khaled Al-Nasi, a Yemeni military analyst, told Arab News.
“Tightening the screws on the smuggling of arms would accelerate the fall of this group,” Al-Nasi said.

My comment: LOL. These little shipments of arms should “fuel war in Yemen”, at least 10,000 times larger US / UK / French / Canadian / German / Chinese / South African / some 12 EU countries / Ukrainian etc. arms supplies to Saudi Arabia and UAE would not????????

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Houthi militia.. 5 years of national capital demolition

The Houthi rebel militia is an updated version of Yemen’s authoritarian imamate regime before the September 26, 1962 revolution.

At that point, Yemenis suffered from extreme poverty, hunger, disease, epidemics and economic stagnation. Private property and agricultural crops were also confiscated and heavy burdens were borne by the payment of unregulated taxes, under a clear law or specific instructions.

The Imams, as well as the Houthi rebel militia, do not believe in something called national capital, and they do not care about everything.

However, they see the stability of the national capital and its growth and the cohesion of the general economic and financial system as a direct threat to them and their feudal system as certain families, which have everything.

A report prepared by the Studies Center and Economic Media (SCEM), confirmed that the Houthi militants robbed nearly $5 billion of the reserve stock of foreign currency in the Central Bank bringing 19 million Yemeni citizens to a tragic situation in need of urgent assistance.

According to the report, during the two years of the coup, the Houthi militants had caused massive destruction at all levels.

My comment: The Houthis are responsible

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More Saudi coalition „We are benefactors“ propaganda

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

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Saudi coalition air raids and shelling day by day

June 30:

June 29:

June 28:

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Aggression warplanes kill, injure 8 in Saada province

Eight civilians, including children and women, were killed and wounded by the US-Saudi aggression warplanes in Saada province, a security official said to Saba on Thursday.

The official added the aggression warplanes launched four raids on al-Maqash area in the vicinity of Saada city, killing a child and an elderly woman and wounding six others, including children.

He said that the aggression warplanes waged eight raids on separate areas of Saada, causing wide-ranging damage to public and private properties.

and also


and what propaganda makes of a child and an elderly woman: Saudi-led Coalition Strikes Kill 2 Houthis in Yemen (


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Saada, some of the effects of the devastation caused by the airstrikes that targeted a warehouse of relief and shelter materials near a house in the # Al-Maqash district of the al-Asfar District, in which a child and an elderly woman were killed and 6 others, mostly women and children, were wounded

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Saudi airstrikes hit across Yemen

Saudi-led coalition warplanes have on Wednesday launched a series of airstrikes targeting the capital Sana’a as well as other provinces, a security official said

The official confirmed that the coalition aircraft launched an airstrike on the maintenance area in Al-Thawra district and another on al-Hataresh area of Bani al-Harith district.

Moreover, the coalition warplanes waged 11 airstrikes on the capital Sana’a, five of which hit Sana’a International Airport, two al-Hafa area, two others on al-Nahdein area, one on Noqom area, and another on the College of Engineering in Shaoub district.

The surrounding Sana’a province was also hit with eight airstrikes, including four airstrikes with flash bombs on al-Haimah al-Kharijiyah district, two on Arhab district and two others on Sanhan district.

In Ma’rib, warplanes waged four strikes hit al-Abdia and Mahlia districts and two raids on Salb area of Majzar district.

In Bayda, Saudi-led aircrafts launched five strikes on Qania area and four raids on Khub Washaaf district of Jawf province.

Moreover, fighter jets targeted Haradh and Medi districts of Hajjah province with four airstrikes

In Saada, the coalition aircraft launched seven airstrikes on separate areas, causing heavy damage to civilian property.

The official confirmed that two airstrikes targeted a yard of a citizen’s home in al-Maqash area, burning a car and several properties, in addition to killing a number of livestock.

He pointed out that the fighter jets launched four strikes on an area in surrounds of Saada city, and a raid on Dhaher district.

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US-Saudi aggression warplanes wage more than 64 raids on several provinces

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Aggression warplanes attack Hajjah, Bayda

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Saudi-led aggression warplanes target Marib, Jawf 10 times

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Aggression coalition launches 7 airstrikes on Saada


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Film: Saada, The milk flight of Trump's milk cow targets beasts in cattle in the vicinity of Saada city

[two airstrikes targeted a yard of a citizen’s home in al-Maqash area, burning a car and several properties, in addition to killing a number of livestock.]


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Saudi-Koalition führt mehrere Luftangriffe auf Huthis in Jemens Hauptstadt Sanaa durch

Die von Saudi-Arabien angeführte Militärkoalition hat eine Reihe von Luftangriffen auf die Positionen der Huthi-Bewegung „Ansar Allah“ in der jemenitischen Hauptstadt Sanaa durchgeführt.

„Die Luftstreitkräfte der Koalition haben vier Luftangriffe auf Positionen von ‚Ansar Allah’ in (den Gebieten) Jebel Ayban und Beni Matar im Westen der Hauptstadt Sanaa durchgeführt“, so die Quelle.

Demnach sollen die Luftstreitkräfte auch zwei Luftangriffe auf das Lagerhaus und einen auf die hussitische Militäranlage im Norden von Sanaa ausgeführt haben.

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Saudi-led coalition launches military operation against Houthis in Yemen - state TV

The Saudi-led coalition has started a military operation against the Yemeni Houthi movement after it stepped up cross-border missile and drone attacks on Saudi Arabia, state television reported on Wednesday.

In Yemen, Houthi-run Al Masirah TV reported coalition air strikes on the capital Sanaa, Marib, al-Jouf, al-Bayda, Hajjah and Saada provinces on Wednesday.

The coalition, which has been battling the Iran-aligned movement for five years, will hold a news conference on the operation against Houthi targets that aims to neutralise its military capabilities, Al-Ekhbariya channel and Saudi-owned Al Arabiya TV said.

and also

Remark: Today, Saudi announced the "start of a military operation" in Yemen. Quick question: WHEN DID THEY EVER STOP???


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US-Saudi aggression warplanes launch series of raids on Capital Sanaa

The US-backed Saudi-led aggression warplanes launched a series of raids on the Capital Sanaa, injuring a number of civilians in the light of continuing hovering on the Capital.

A security official said to Saba that the aggression warplanes targeted a tire warehouse in Dhahban area in Bani al-Hareth district in the Capital, causing burning the warehouse.

The official pointed out that the aggression warplanes launched a raid on al-Nahdain area in the capital, and targeted a warehouse with two raids in Sa'awan in the Capital as well.


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Aggression warplanes wage series of raids on Capital Sanaa


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[Sanaa gov.] Ministry of Human Rights: US-Saudi Aerial Aggression Deliberately Targets Medical Supplies Stores of Model 48 Hospital in Sana’a

The Ministry of Human Rights condemned the direct military attacks that were carried out by the aggressive coalition on Wednesday, targeting homes, hospitals and property of citizens in the capital Sana'a and other governorates.

The ministry said in a statement that the aerial aggression used highly explosive fissile bombs in its attacks, killing a little girl and an elderly woman, and injuring six others, mostly children and women, in Saada governorate, and destroying homes and properties in various governorates.

The statement stated that the aerial aggression deliberately targeted the medical supplies stores for the Model 48 Hospital in Sana'a, considering that a real threat to the lives of hundreds of patients.


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US-Saudi aggression warplanes wage 5 raids on Sanaa International Airport


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Coalition conducts fresh series of airstrikes in Sanaa

Warplanes of the Saudi-led coalition on Wednesday carried out a series of airstrikes on Yemen's capital Sanaa which has been controlled by the Houthi Group, also known as Ansar Allah, since 2014.
Five of the air raids targeted Sanaa international airport, and other raids targeted the areas of Al-Nahdayn, Al-Hafa and Noqum, the Houthi-run Almasirah TV reported.


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Film: A series of raids of the American-Saudi aggression on the capital # Sana'a =

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Film: The effects of the aggression raids that targeted the tire storage warehouse in the Dhahban area in Sana'a 01-07-2020

other films:

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photos: =,-Zerstoerungen-nach-Luftangriffen-auf-Sanaa


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Sanaa: Pics of today's airstrikes.. an airstrike hit not far from fuel queue.

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[Sanaa gov.] Information Minister condemns aggression shelling of media infrastructure

Minister of Information Dhaif Allah al-Shami has condemned the hysterical raids launched by the US-Saudi aggression warplanes on Wednesday on the capital Sanaa that resulted in damage to the ministry's annexes.

The Minister al-Shami said in a statement to Saba the targeting of the ministry's infrastructure and its media institutions came in an attempt to silence the voice of truth to cover up its crimes and its violations against the Yemeni people.

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Coalition says latest Yemen airstrikes "legitimate"

The Saudi-led coalition has said the airstrikes it carried out in Yemen's capital Sanaa and other Yemeni cities on Wednesday were legitimate.
Our military operations have been aimed at neutralising and destroying qualitative capabilities of the Houthi Group and in response to recent threats by the group, it said, according to the Saudi TV Alhadath.
"The coalition will hold a press conference tonight to reveal the details of the latest massive military operation against Houthi targets," the TV said.


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Coalition aircraft target Houthi positions in Sana'a

Local sources said that the airstrikes hit several positions of military hardware used by the Iran-backed Houthi putschist militia in the vicinity of Sanaa airport, al-Nahdeen Mount and al-Sawad area of Sanhan district in Sana'a

My comment: After dozens of air raids hitting these places, there hardly is any military hardware left. These air raids are pure terrorism.


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Houthis vow harshest response after dozens of Saudi-led airstrikes

Spokesperson for the Ansar Allah Group, the Houthis, Mohammed Abdulsalam said on Wednesday they will carry out harshest military operations in response to latest Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen's capital Sanaa and other provinces run by the group.
"Amid a continued blockade, criminal airstrikes have been carried out in the capital Sanaa and a number of provinces within aggression which is not talked about by Arabs and the world.
But when our nation practices its right of response, the region and others buzz and make statements of condemnation," he wrote on Twitter.
"Under these imbalanced scales, our people will stick to their right of response alongside the army and the popular committees and respond with harshest operations," he said.

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Film: The aggression airline targets the largest gathering of mango trees in the Middle East on the Hajja

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US-Saudi aggression warplanes wage 2 raids on Sanhan district of Sanaa

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29 strikes on 5 provinces

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Aggression warplanes wage 2 raids on Saada city

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Aggression warplane launches 18 airstrikes on Marib, Jawf

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6 Saudi-led aggression airstrikes attack Marib

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Aggression warplanes launch 17 raids on Marib, Jawf

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21 Saudi-led airstrikes hit Bayda

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US-Saudi Aggression’s Daily Update for Monday, June 29th, 2020

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

Siehe / Look at cp18

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9 tribesmen from #Marib's Murad tribe killed today while fighting off #Houthis incursion in Qanyah front.

referring to

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14-year-old girl badly injured by Houthi sniper in al-Dhale

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The al Houthi movement has reportedly deployed “hundreds” of militants to al Bayda governorate’s Qaniya front in central Yemen in preparation of a major military operation targeting Ma'rib governorate in northern Yemen. Al Houthi militants reportedly took control of territory from Hadi government forces in Qaniya in late June.[4]

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A number of civilians, including a woman, were injured as a result of a landmine explosion in Al-Hadana area of Al-Matoon district, west of the Jawf governorate (photo)

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A local source: two people were killed and another was injured in the explosion of a landmine in Bir Ahmed area, north of #Aden.

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Southern forces advance in al-Dhale, liberate new areas

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Saudi-led coalition lose 89 militants, including leaders, within days in Yemen

The coalition led by Saudi Arabia, the Emirates, and the “Hadi government” lost, during days 89 of their militants, on a number of fronts, including Saudis, leaders and high-ranking officers, in confrontations with the Yemeni army and people’s committees.

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Houthis führen noch tiefere strategische Vergeltungsschlägen innerhalb Saudi-Arabiens durch

Die populäre jemenitische Houthi-Ansarullah-Bewegung lobte die jüngsten Vergeltungsschläge mit Raketen und Drohnen auf strategische Standorte tief im Inneren Saudi-Arabiens. Sie sagte, die jemenitischen Streitkräfte und Verbündeten planten, als Vergeltung für den Krieg des Königreichs gegen die verarmte Nation mehr Ziele anzugreifen.

„Eine Reihe der strategischen Ziele des Jemen wurden während der Operation [die so genannte Vierte Operation zur Abschreckung] erreicht. Mehrere andere werden bald erreicht werden“, sagte Mohammad al-Bukhaiti, Mitglied des politischen Büros der Ansarullah, in einem Exklusivinterview mit dem arabischsprachigen Fernsehnachrichtensender al-Alam am Donnerstagabend.

Er fügte hinzu,

„Was die jüngste jemenitische Militäroffensive von den vorherigen unterscheidet, ist die hohe Zahl der Raketen, die bei der Operation eingesetzt wurden, sowie die sensiblen Ziele, die getroffen wurden“.

„Zweitens wurde sie nach dem Friedensangebot [das kürzlich vom jemenitischen Mitglied des Obersten Politischen Rates Mohammad Ali al-Houthi unterbreitet wurde] durchgeführt, um den Wahn der Saudis zu zerstreuen, dass der Jemen den Vorschlag aus Verzweiflung vorgelegt habe. Nach den Streiks gegen die sensiblen Stätten wurde den saudi-arabischen Behörden und ihren Fürsprechern, insbesondere den Vereinigten Staaten und Großbritannien, jedoch klar, dass dies nicht der Fall war“, betonte Buchhaiti.

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Strategic operations will continue in order to end aggression coalition’s arrogance: [Sanaa gov.] Defense Minister:

Minister of Defense, Major General Mohammed Nasser al-Atifi, on Tuesday confirmed that the Yemeni armed forces would continue to carry out the strategic offensive operations in the geographical depth of the enemy to put an end to its arrogance, aggression, and brutal crimes against the Yemeni people.

“The missile force and drones imposed their equations on the reality of the confrontation and reflected the military capabilities that Yemen possesses to deter aggression and target its strategic and vital locations,” the defense minister said in a statement to Yemeni News Agency (Saba), in conjunction with the great success of the military operation "the fourth deterrent balance".

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International newspaper: the elimination of a Houthi cell specialized in smuggling "ballistic" and "Al-Masirah" pieces

Military sources in the Ma'rib Governorate (east of Sanaa) reported that the army forces, supported by tribesmen, were able, yesterday (Monday), to destroy a Houthi cell in the Al-Wadi district, north of the governorate, after clashes that resulted in the killing of 8 members of the cell; Among them is its leader. The sources said that the Houthi cell was holed up in the Al-Khashaa area in Wadi Ubaida under the leadership of a person named Mohsen Subian, where it was handling the smuggled weapons of the Houthi group from the southern coasts of Yemen and smuggling them to the Houthi-controlled areas in Saada and Sana'a, passing through the neighboring Al-Jawf Governorate. The sources revealed that a unit of the army supported by the tribesmen in the Ubaida area raided the area where the cell was entrenched before violent clashes erupted, ending on Monday, the cell was destroyed and 8 of its members were killed, including its leader Mohsen Subian, and most of the dead were from Saada, where the group's main stronghold. According to the same sources, the Houthi cell is smuggling parts for the manufacture of ballistic missiles, drones and other equipment for military use; Where some were found in the area after the cell was eliminated.

Yemeni military sources also accused the Houthi cell of planting mines and explosive devices in the methods used by the army and security forces, as well as guiding Houthi drones targeting Marib and the positions of government forces. A security source in Marib, who spoke to Asharq Al-Awsat, admitted that the forces had found weapons, explosives, and ammunition in the possession of the cell’s militants, in addition to loads of documents related to the ideas of the Houthi group and its leader, as well as its slogans covering the region’s buildings. The source confirmed the killing of two soldiers during the clashes that continued from Sunday evening until Monday, and the injury of others.

and the Houthi viewpoint

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Al Suba’yan … New victims of takfir militia of Saudi-led aggression

Marib province woke up on Monday to the tragedy of a horrific massacre committed by the takfirist Al-Islah party groups supported by al-Qaeda and ISIS elements, and stormed into the houses of Al Suba’yan in al-Khasha 'a area in Wadi Obeida with tanks and armored vehicles.

In the details of the tragedy, Sheikh Mohsen Saleh Suba’yan and four of his brothers and two of his children were martyred as he faced the groups of terrorism of the aggression, which launched artillery shelling on his house and pushed dozens of soldiers and crews and imposed a siege on him to prevent the tribes from his victory, and after his martyrdom and brothers stormed the house to kill two children and injure a woman.

Not only did the mercenaries of the aggression commit the murder of Al Suba’yan, but they carried out another crime, looting all the furniture and contents of the houses and then burning the houses in an act that reveals the ISIS face of the criminal militias.

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[Sanaa] Gov. spokesperson condemns crime of aggression forces against Suba’yan family in Marib

A Salvation Government spokesman Minister of Information Daifallah Al-Shami has condemned the horrific crime committed by the mercenaries of the aggression coalition of al-Qaeda and ISIS against the Suba’yan family in the Marib province.

and more statements:

and also

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Sixth Southern Resistance Brigade with support of security belt strike Houthi militia north of Al-Dhalea


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Violent battles break out between southern forces and Houthi militia in north of Dhalea

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Film: Witness: New sniping operations of a number of mercenaries on various military fronts. 28-06-2020

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Yemen: 18 killed in clashes between army, Houthis

Clashes took place in Marib, Al Hudaydah provinces, say military sources

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[Sanaa gov.] Armed forces announce liberation of several areas in Bayda, Marib


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Film: Here_ the march Qaniya District in Al-Bayda minutes after the victory 06-30-2020

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Several mercenaries’ leaders loyal to Saudi coalition killed in Yemen's Marib

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Anti–al Houthi forces claimed control of al Houthi–held areas in Kataf district in northern Yemen’s Sa'ada governorate on June 25. Al Houthi militants reportedly used this territory to launch missiles toward Saudi Arabia. Saudi-led coalition forces claimed shooting down an al Houthi ballistic missile targeting Najran city in southwestern Saudi Arabia in mid-June that al Houthi militants reportedly fired from Sa’ada governorate.[3]

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Over 400 square kilometers of Yemeni territory liberated in large-scale offensive

[Sanaa gov.] Yemeni forces liberate large areas of Bayda and Ma'rib

The Yemeni Armed Forces have on Monday revealed the details of a major military operation that has led to the liberation of large parts of both Bayda and Ma’rib provinces, with the total amount of liberated territory estimated at 400 square kilometers.

During a press conference held this afternoon, army spokesman Brigadier General Yahya Sare’e announced that “the Armed Forces and the Popular Committee, backed by the free and honourable people of Bayda province, have completed clearing an area of 400 square kilometers in Bayda and Ma’rib.”

In the conference, the army spokesman reviewed the military support provided by the aggression countries to Yasser al-Awadi, an Islah Party official who had gathered a mercenary force in Bayda in service of the Saudi-led invaders. Two military brigades, led by the mercenaries Abdulrab al-Asbahi and Saif al-Shadadi, in addition to a number of military armoured vehicles and various equipment and terrorists from al-Qaeda and Daesh reportedly gave support to al-Awadi. The invading coalition’s air forces also supported the mercenaries in the region by carrying out over 200 air raids, but were unable to stop the Yemeni Armed Forces and Popular Committees from liberating the area (photos)

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Video footage shows large Yemeni victory in Bayda and Ma’rib

Yemeni media release video footage detailing recent victories

On Tuesday evening, the Yemeni military media has released video footage showing the Yemeni army, backed by the Popular Committees, liberating the districts of Radman and Qaniyah in Bayda province, in addition to large areas of al-Abdiyah district in the southern part of Ma’rib province.

According to the military media, the Yemeni army forces have completed liberated an area of 400 square kilometers in Bayda and Ma’rib. The scenes documented the moment the army and Popular Committees launched the major military operation, which resulted in the liberation of Redman within 24 hours, the main stronghold of the mercenary leader Yasser Al-Awadhi.

The video shows dozens of mercenaries dead and wounded, while others were captured amid a mass routing of the rest of them.

Moreover, the Yemeni military media also showed scenes of the liberators carrying out a large-scale offensive military operation to advance towards the fronts of Qaniyah and al-Abdiyah district, south of Ma’rib.

The scenes show that the army and Committees were able to capture dozens of enemy positions during operations in a Qaniyah and al-Abdiyah district despite intense air raids by the Saudi-led aggression.

The scenes furthermore show part of the fighting between the army and the mercenaries at close distance, after the army and Popular Committees combed the positions where the mercenaries were stationed.

Film: =

Film, Summary:

cp18 Kampf um Hodeidah / Most important: Hodeidah battle

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violations continue in Hodeidah

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Film: For the first time, Saudi media published footages of a Houthi cruise missile attack targeted Abha airport that was fired last August

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Film: The joint forces extinguish the sources of the Houthi fire in Al-Drahami

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Aggression forces continue violating Hodeidah truce

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Film: al-Houthi continues to violate it and push more to the crematoriums of death

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Film: Al Houthi militias target the residential neighborhoods in Al Tahita and cause damage to the homes of citizens

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Houthis target people's farms in al-Jah, south Hodeidah

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Aggression forces commit 76 violations in Hodeidah within 24 hours

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Two baby girls, woman killed, injured in aggression forces shelling in Hodeidah

A military official said to Saba that 2-year-baby-girl 'Awsal Shukri' has been killed in aggression forces shelling in 50th St. east of Hodeidah city.

The official added that another baby girl and a woman have been injured in aggression forces shelling in al-Jerba al-Olya village in the besieged city of al-Duraihemi in Hodeidah.

He said that the aggression forces shelling caused material damage to citizens' houses and their farms in al-Jabalia area in al-Tuhaita district in Hodeida.

The aggression forces committed 80 breache (A P)

We were called cynical for voicing our concerns about Stockholm agreement by H.E. @HMAMichaelAron who insisted the agr. will lead to positive results including disbursing salaries. #Houthis continued to loot & withdraw money from #Hodiadia CBY & did not disburse salaries (tweets)

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Film: the death of 3 Houthi snipers east of Al-Jah, Hodeidah

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Film: Watch the Houthi militia leave the bodies of those killed by the joint forces in Al-Faza, south of Hodeidah

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Films: A citizen dies and a passenger bus gets burned by an explosive device planted by the Houthis on the Hodeidah road

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Aggression forces commit 80 violations in Hodeidah

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Two-Year-Old Girl Killed by US-Saudi Shells in Al-Hodeidah

Awsal Shukri, a two-year-old girl, was killed by the US-Saudi mercenaries’ shells and machine guns, which targeted citizens' homes on 50th Street, east of Al-Hodeidah.

cp19 Sonstiges / Other

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149 stranded people arrive in Aden from Jordan

A plane carrying 149 stranded people of Yemeni nationality landed on Monday at Aden International Airport coming from Amman.
All the passengers were subjected to covid-19 tests by the Jordianian health authorities

Vorige / Previous:

Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 1-662 / Yemen War Mosaic 1-662: 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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