Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 758b- Yemen War Mosaic 758b

Yemen Press Reader 758b: 7. September 2021: Fortsetzung von Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 758, cp6 - cp19 / September 7, 2021: Sequel to Yemen War Mosaic 758, cp6 - cp19
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Dies ist die Fortsetzung von Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 758, Teil 1 / This is the sequel of Yemen War Mosaic 758, part 1:

https://www.freitag.de/autoren/dklose/jemenkrieg-mosaik-758-yemen-war-mosaic-758

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

cp11 Deutschland / Germany

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

cp13a Waffenhandel / Arms trade

cp13b Söldner / Mercenaries

cp13c Wirtschaft / Economy

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

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(Kein Stern / No star)

? = Keine Einschatzung / No rating

A = Aktuell / Current news

B = Hintergrund / Background

C = Chronik / Chronicle

D = Details

E = Wirtschaft / Economy

H = Humanitäre Fragen / Humanitarian questions

K = Krieg / War

P = Politik / Politics

pH = Pro-Houthi

pS = Pro-Saudi

T = Terrorismus / Terrorism

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

(A)

At least one killed in clashes in Abyan

A citizen was killed on Monday in armed clashes in the center of Jaar city in Abyan province, southern Yemen.

Local sources said that gunmen exchanged fire in the main street in the city in front of Al-Razi Hospital, killing a young man while he was on his motorcycle, without giving his name.

https://hodhodyemennews.net/en_US/2021/09/06/at-least-one-killed-in-clashes-in-abyan/

(A P)

STC warns of demographic change in Al-Mahra

The local leadership of the Southern Transitional Council (STC) in Al-Mahra warned of suspicious movements witnessed by the governorate in the past few years.
During a meeting held in the provincial capital al-Ghaida on Monday, the STC discussed the implications of an increasing influx of arrivals from North Yemen, mostly under the name of internally displaced persons (IDPs).
Such suspicious movements reveal an intent to make a demographic change in the population structure of Al-Mahra, the STC said in its meeting.

http://en.adenpress.news/news/33687

My comment: The separatist STC had violently expelled people from Northern Yemen at Aden at elsewhere for several times.

(A P)

UAE fighter jets are flying at low altitude over Araq, the provincial capital of Shabwah, amid stopping UAE military convoy from heading to al-Alam camp by tribal protesters.

https://twitter.com/Alsakaniali/status/1434934318296666113

(B K P)

The salaries, the government, and the president

Salaries are a right for families, for the sake of their sustenance: for medicines and infant formulas. No one is seeking to have a luxurious thing or to go to an amusement park. Soldiers and their families know no recreational outings.

Making light of the problem of salary suspension is a disaster. The procrastinations from the government and presidency is bad. All these negligence affect the battle, and the government's leadership bears the ultimate responsibility.

The Yemeni army seems to be subjected an economic blockade … and when it is pressing to make appeals for resolving this problem, another problem is created: Suspension of food supply to the soldiers in the frontline.

They (the plotters) want to keep the soldiers thinking about their food instead of the repelling the enemy."

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-49775

(A P)

STC releases Yemeni gov't commander days after abduction

https://debriefer.net/en/news-26840.html

(A P)

Maeen Abdulmalik is a Made-In-Riyadh prime minister! / Op-ed in Almashehad Aldowali website

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-49760

(A P)

al-jaadi-about-legitimacy-they-are-busy-mobilizing-in-the-south-to-steal-its-wealth

https://en.smanews.org/south-arabia/al-jaadi-about-legitimacy-they-are-busy-mobilizing-in-the-south-to-steal-its-wealth/

(B P)

There are also 47 civilians are forcibly disappeared held in the confinements in the temporary capital Aden controlled by Security Belt Forces which affiliate to the South Transitional Council.

http://en.adenpress.news/news/33672

(A P)

Southern Transitional Council makes new demands to Saudi-led Hadi puppet government in negotiations

The UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) militias have demanded a restructuring of the Saudi-exiled Hadi government forces before it would allow their return to Aden city.

Nasser Al-Khubaji, the head of the STC’s delegation negotiating with the Hadi government, said during a news conference in Aden that “it is important to restructure the two ministries of Defence and the Interior.”

He also stressed the need to combat financial and administrative corruption in Hadi’s government.

The head of the so-called Foreign Affairs Department in the Southern Transitional Council, Mohammed al-Ghaithi, threatened to return the council to the Autonomous Administration of Aden if public institutions and services continue to be disrupted and the economic collapse of the Saudi-occupied regions goes on.

https://hodhodyemennews.net/en_US/2021/09/04/southern-transitional-council-makes-new-demands-to-saudi-led-hadi-puppet-government-in-negotiations/

(A T)

Explosion kills senior pro-gov't military commander in Yemen's Aden: source

A senior military commander of the pro-government Yemeni forces was killed on Saturday in an explosion in the country's southern port city of Aden, a security official told Xinhua.

The local security official said on condition of anonymity that "a bomb explosion struck a vehicle carrying Colonel Musa Mashdali while he was passing through a main roundabout in the northern entrance of Aden province."

He said the explosion was caused by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) and was likely to be detonated by remote control.

http://www.news.cn/english/2021-09/04/c_1310168376.htm

and also /with photos): https://hodhodyemennews.net/en_US/2021/09/04/major-leader-of-saudi-backed-forces-assassinated-near-aden/

Photos: https://twitter.com/Alsakaniali/status/1434126417445457922

https://twitter.com/Adelalhasanii/status/1434177087431184385

https://twitter.com/Abolbrahim2018/status/1434120076521885697

(* A B E P)

Yemen seaport becomes flashpoint in clash between government and UAE

Locals demand Emirati forces leave Balhaf, once an economic lifeline for Yemen but now a military camp for the UAE

A case in point is the Balhaf seaport. Once an economic lifeline for southern Yemen, thanks to its production and export of liquefied natural gas (LNG), the port has for many years been in the hands of the UAE, which converted it into a military camp.

With the war in Yemen now in its seventh year, the governorate of Shabwah - where Balhaf is located - is once again largely in the hands of the internationally recognised government, who recaptured it from Emirati forces in August 2019. Only the Balhaf seaport remains under the control of the Emiratis, a situation which has enraged local Yemeni authorities, eager to see the port once again exporting gas to help jumpstart an economy currently failing to keep vast numbers of Yemenis above the poverty line.

“The gas export facility in Balhaf should be a lifeline for the people in this difficult time, while you [UAE] are turning it from a source of collection and exportation of gas to save the currency and the country’s economy into an assembly of militias to export rebellion," hewrote on Twitter on 24 August.

The issue of the seaport's sovereignty is increasingly becoming a flashpoint - the UAE has in recent weeks attempted to start recruiting new fighters to the military camp and local authorities have responded by arresting them, while also setting up numerous checkpoints along the roads to Balhaf.

While there are fears over the impact of a confrontation between the two forces, locals are eager to see a major source of national income return to Yemeni hands.

Saudi mediation

On Monday, a Saudi delegation met the governor in an attempt to mediate between Bin Adyo and UAE forces - but the outcome has yet to be made public.

A post on the Facebook account of the Shabwah province's media office stated that Bin Adyo discussed with the Saudi delegation "the violations by the Emirati forces in Balhaf and mobilisation of armed militias”.

A source working for the province office told MEE that the Saudis had met the governor on Monday but didn’t reach an agreement, after the Saudis tried to put forward some conditions requested by the Emiratis.

“The governor is the one who is responsible for the province and he is authorised to ask the Emiratis or any other foreign forces to leave the province,” said the

https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/yemen-war-uae-balhaf-seaport-clash-government

(A P)

Yemen Seeks European Pressure to End Houthi Aggression

Yemen's Foreign Minister Ahmed bin Mubarak started a new round of meetings with European officials to discuss the peace process and efforts to end the war in the country.

The Minister arrived in Oslo, where he discussed with his Norwegian counterpart Ine Eriksen the path to the peace process in light of the Houthi militia's continued rejection of all peace and humanitarian efforts.

https://english.aawsat.com/home/article/3168266/yemen-seeks-european-pressure-end-houthi-aggression

(* A K P)

Saudi hands Yemen military camps to local tribes, protesters say

Saudi forces have handed over the camps they have evacuated in Yemen to tribal leaders who are loyal to the kingdom but have close ties with southern separatists backed by the UAE, the head of the media department of the peaceful sit-in committee in Al-Mahra said yesterday.

Salem Al-Mahri added that the Saudi soldiers withdrew and transported heavy weapons from the camps to Al-Ghaydah Airport, which Riyadh turned into a military base years ago.

He continued: "What happened is not a withdrawal, but rather a farce, as no Saudi military personnel left the camps, where they were stationed, to the territory of the kingdom, but they were transferred to Al-Ghaydah Airport instead."

Saudi aims to plunge the area into chaos, he explained, as it not only gave the tribes the camps, but also four-wheel drive vehicles and weapons. The areas should have been handed back to government forces, he added.

Al-Mahri who opposes Riyadh's intervention in Yemen explained that "this withdrawal, even if partial, embodies the climax of the popular struggle that the Mahris have displayed through the peaceful sit-in movement for years against the illegal military presence in our province which is out of the warzone in the country."

The protest movement will continue against the Saudi forces and every foreign presence in the governorate, until they are all expelled, he added.

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20210903-saudi-hands-yemen-military-camps-to-local-tribes-protesters-say/

(A E P)

UAE occupation raises price of oil products in occupied Socotra

UAE occupation forces have imposed a new price on oil derivatives in the Socotra province of Yemen.

According to local sources, the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)’s station on the island has imposed the price of a 20 liter gallon of gasoline at 13,000 riyals.

The sources affirmed that the new pricing by the ADNOC sparked a wave of anger among the people and fishermen of the province,

https://hodhodyemennews.net/2021/09/03/uae-occupation-raises-price-of-oil-products-in-occupied-socotra/

(A T)

Terrorist cell of 30 members arrested in al-Mukalla

http://en.adenpress.news/news/33656

(A P)

STC calls on govt. to return to save Aden

The Presidency reiterated its call for an immediate return of the government to Aden with a view to addressing the deteriorating living conditions, in particular the breakdown of essential public services and long hours of power cuts due to the lack of fuel.

http://en.adenpress.news/news/33660
(B P)

a-resounding-scandal-for-the-yemeni-government

https://en.smanews.org/south-arabia/a-resounding-scandal-for-the-yemeni-government/

(A P)

Aden-electricity-director-countdown-to-complete-electricity-shutdown

https://en.smanews.org/south-arabia/aden-electricity-director-countdown-to-complete-electricity-shutdown/

(A K P)

At least three dead in new mercenary infighting in Aden

Fierce clashes broke out at dawn Thursday between gunmen belonging to the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) in Yemen’s southern port city of Aden, local sources reported on Thursday

According to the sources, a dispute between two armed groups near a Saudi restaurant in Sheikh Othman district, north of Aden, developed into clashes that spread to the forestry market.

The clashes left three people dead and nine injured, including a girl, the sources explained.

The clashes came amid tension between the special security forces led by Suleiman al-Zamki and the protection forces of Aden Airport.

https://hodhodyemennews.net/2021/09/02/at-least-three-dead-in-new-mercenary-infighting-in-aden/

(A P)

Saudi-backed forces demand immediate UAE retreat from key gas facility

A security official affiliated with the Islah Party has on Wednesday said that the UAE still refuses to hand over Balhaf gas facility to forces loyal to the Saudi-backed Hadi puppet government in Shabwa province.

“Attempts to intimidate and send mediations will not work,” said Abdrabbuh Laka’ab, commander of the so-called Special Forces affiliated with the Islah party.

“Shabwah is our land and we belong to it. We will not leave it to anyone,” he added.

Laka’ab stressed that “the UAE’s exit from Balhaf facility has become inevitable.”

https://hodhodyemennews.net/2021/09/02/saudi-backed-forces-demand-immediate-uae-retreat-from-key-gas-facility/

and

(A K P)

Yemen is battling hard to regain its usurped gas facility, even though it is on brink of famine

Yemen's government is battling hard to wrest control over its natural gas liquefaction and export facility back from the hands of the UAE forces who have been occupying the facility for years and using it as a detention center for the government's civilian supports and training rogue anti-government militias.

Tensions rose to the surface this week as the governor of Shabwa where the facility is, Mohammed Bin Edei, and the local government are insisting on the evacuation of the facility to allow Yemen to resume exporting liquefied natural gas. The army surrounds the installation, the UAE warplanes conduct threat flights overhead and Saudi mediators are reportedly coming in between.

Yemenis are looking forward to the good news of a UAE end of the occupation of the Yemeni facility which, if operated, will earn Yemen some badly needed revenues and alleviate the Yemeni humanitarian crisis that the whole world, and the UAE among them, sheds tears on.

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-49717

Photos: https://twitter.com/NavantiGroup/status/1433094133804146689

(A K P)

Saudi forces have forced a house arrest on UAE loyalist paramilitary leaders in Yemen accused involvement in the Houthi militia's attack on Al-Anad military base on Sunday./Multiple websites

Yemen's army units (Third Giants Brigade) that came under a lethal Houthi missile attack on Sunday - while training in south Yemen military of base of Al-Anad- have accused in a statement their top leader UAE-loyalist Abu Zaraah Almahrami of masterminding the attack. /Multiple websites.

The Arab Coalition is holding the suspects in Al-Anad base missile attack for interrogation/Anaween Post

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-49716

(A)

Two soldiers [separatist militiamen] killed in armed attack in Abyan

Two southern soldiers were killed on Wednesday, in a surprise attack carried out by unknown gunmen in Loudar district of Abyan governorate.

http://en.adenpress.news/news/33654

and also http://www.news.cn/english/2021-09/02/c_1310162436.htm

(A P)

Hadi urges improving public revenues in govt-held areas

http://en.adenpress.news/news/33654

(A K P)

Deduction-in-salaries-ignites-clashes-between-militias-of-legitimacy-in-abyan

https://en.smanews.org/south-arabia/deduction-in-salaries-ignites-clashes-between-militias-of-legitimacy-in-abyan/

(A E P)

Arabic press review: Yemen's Aden faces imminent blackouts amid fuel shortages

The Public Electricity Corporation (PEC) in Aden has warned that more than 80 percent of the city’s generator capacity will completely shut down within two days, due to a shortage of fuel for power stations following delays in the arrival of a shipment of oil from Saudi Arabia, The New Khalij reported on Sunday.

"The remaining diesel fuel in the tanks of Aden refineries is sufficient for a period not exceeding two days, which will lead to an increase in the hours of power cuts" and would plunge the city, which was declared as the temporary capital of Yemen, into complete darkness, the PEC said in a statement.

The corporation said that the fuel shortages affected all diesel power plants, which constitute more than 80 percent of Aden's electricity capacity.

Saudi Arabia, which has been leading a military coalition in Yemen against Houthi rebels for more than six years, announced in March that it would provide a grant of oil derivatives to Yemen amounting to 351,304 tonnes of fuel and 909,591 tonnes of diesel, worth $422m, in order to operate more than 80 power stations in the governorates controlled by forces backing the Yemeni government.

The cause of the delay in the arrival of the Saudi fuel shipment was not stated.

https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/yemen-blackout-fuel-shortage-arabic-press-review

(* A P)

September Net publishes Houthi militias’ death row list

Army’s website “September Net” publishing the names of those sentenced to death by gunshots from the Houthi terrorist militia.

Military court in Marib province has issued a death sentence against Houthi militia’s leader and 173 of his aides and leaders, and confiscated all their money, according to what was attributed to them in the indictment. The verdict stated that the perpetrators shall be executed by gunshots.

last Wednesday, the military court held its hearing to rule on the criminal case No. 4 of 2020, accusing Abdul Malik Badreddine al-Houthi and 174 others of military coup against the republican regime and legitimate and constitutional authorities. It also accusing the Iranian Revolutionary Guards officer, Hassan Edris Erlo, of spying and entering Yemeni territory in disguise, participating in crimes with the Houthi enemy and committing military and war crimes.

Names are:

Abdul Malik Badreddine Al-Houthi

Yahya Badreddine Al-Houthi

Mohammed Ali AbdulKarim Al-Houthi

Abdul Karim Amiralddin Al-Houthi

Abdul Khaleq Badreddin Al-Houthi

Mahdi Mohammed Hussein Al- Mashat#

[and 167 more]

http://en.26sepnews.net/2021/09/01/september-net-publishes-houthi-militias-death-row-list/

(A K P)

UAE naval mines seized by Shabwah militias

The Saudi-backed Islah Party Special Forces have on Sunday seized a number of Emirati naval mines off the coast of the province of Shabwah, according to sources.

The sources affirmed that Emirati naval mines sized were on their way to be detonated on a crude oil tanker at al-Nashima port.

https://hodhodyemennews.net/2021/08/31/uae-naval-mines-seized-by-shabwah-militias/

Film: https://twitter.com/Adelalhasanii/status/1431875050408456192

(A P)

Saudi officers arrive in Shabwah

Several Saudi officers on a military plane arrived on Monday at the Balhaf gas facility in Shabwah province, according to sources.

The local sources said that the Saudi officers would lead a mediation between the leadership of the UAE forces and the authorities of the Islah party in the province, in order to evacuate the gas facility.

Political observers considered that Saudi Arabia, whose forces stationed at the airport in Ataq, the capital of Shabwah, is heading for the UAE’s participation in the Balhaf gas facility, similar to sharing influence with Abu Dhabi on the Yemen’s island of Socotra.

On Sunday, tribes from Abyan province, south of Yemen, announced their participation in the open sit-in organized by a number of tribal sheikhs in Shabwah, in front of the Balhaf facility and its evacuation from the Emirati forces, which have been present since the end of 2016.

https://hodhodyemennews.net/2021/08/31/saudi-officers-arrive-in-shabwah/

(A P)

Al-Jaadi: Delay in Riyadh Agreement prolongs Houthi life

The forces that reject the implementation of the remaining terms of the Riyadh Agreement will only prolong the life of the Houthi militias and give them even greater force, the member of the presidency of the Southern Transitional Council and assistant secretary general, Fadl al-Jaadi tweeted on Tuesday.
"Without the immediate implementation of the remaining terms of the Saudi-brokered deal the Houthi militia will continue as a menacing force at home, in the region and beyond." al-Jaadi said.

http://en.adenpress.news/news/33646

(*A P)

Yemeni Shabwa governor tells Riyadh: Emirati forces must depart

Shabwa is still witnessing military tension between the UN-recognized government and Emirati-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC), with coalition warplanes intensely hovering over the Yemeni southeastern governorate.
A Saudi military mediation arrived in Shabwa on Sunday in a bid to defuse the ongoing tension and prevent looming confrontations.
Later on Sunday, Shabwa governor told a Saudi mediation – at a meeting in a government-held military base near Balhaf – that the Emirati troops need to leave Balhaf gas facility soon, advisor to Shabwa governor said.
"The Saudi mediation panel asked for a two-month respite until certain arrangements are made with Emirates to pull out its troops stationed in the gas facility," Muhsin al-Haj.
Late on Saturday, the Yemeni government army deployed a set of patrols in the vicinity of Balhaf strategic seaport, in Shabwa, which is controlled by Emirati and local troops backed by Abu Dhabi.
Through mediations, the government troops ask for erections recently made inside the facility be removed, and for Emirati-backed troops deployed in Balhaf be withdrawn, a local official told Al-Araby Al-Jadeed on condition of anonymity.
Since Saturday, Emirati warplanes have hovering over Balhaf, "in an attempt to terrify army troops that cordoned the facility in order to protect and recover it from Emirati forces," the governor advisor said.
Despite these sorties, the government troops will not withdraw from the area before the Emirati forces are pulled out of Balhaf facility, he added.
Government security forces arrested a number of STC militiamen that were deployed by Abu Dhabi in the gas facility, to train them and reinforce its forces present in Balhaf, al-Haj said.
The United Arab Emirates, cofounder of the Saudi-led coalition, "widely uses misinformation on its troop withdrawal from Yemen," he added, as these "troops are still there in many Yemeni provinces.. and hundreds of Emirati officers are present in Balhaf facility."
Last Tuesday, Shabwa governor called on the UAE to quit transforming Yemen's resources into rebellion centers.
"Balhaf gas exportation facility should be a lifeline for the people in this hard time," Governor Mohamed Edio said in press release, as export revenues would "rescue the national currency and economy."

https://debriefer.net/en/news-26767.html

(* A K P)

Separatist forces capture area in Yemeni gov't-held Seyoun

Hadhrami Elite forces, affiliated to the Southern Transitional Council (STC), on Monday toke control of the first area in the Yemeni government-held eastern Valley of Hadhramout, STC media sources said.
In the last hours, the Emirati-backed Elite forces deployed combating units at a mountain road leading to the strategic town of Amid in Seyoun, the sources added.
The deployment comes one day after Emirati-allied tribal sheikhs opened the mountain road that was blocked six years ago to curb al-Qaeda advance from Mukalla city, Hadhramout provincial capital.
In the meanwhile, the STC sent additional reinforcements to fringes of Amid Valley and revived public committees in Hadhramout, in apparent preparation for a potential military escalation against government troops in Seyoun.
New STC reinforcements (combating vehicles and armed men) arrived at BaRasheed Brigade in Mukalla, local sources said earlier.
These moves seem to be in response to government troops deployment in Balhaf gas facility in Shabwa governorate.

https://debriefer.net/en/news-26768.html

cp7 UNO und Friedensgespräche / UN and peace talks

Siehe / Look at cp1

(A P)

A message to Yemenis by the UN Special Envoy for Yemen Hans Grundberg

I accept this responsibility with the full understanding of the magnitude of the task, the complexity of the situation and the challenges that lie ahead.

However, I can assure you that I will do everything in my power to contribute to achieving lasting and just peace in Yemen. My Office and I will always be available to listen to your priorities and be guided by your aspirations. We will be relentless in the pursuit of peace. We will also remind all involved of their shared responsibility for Yemen’s future.

As the United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen, I look forward to straight, inclusive and – above all – serious interactions with Yemeni, regional and international interlocutors. Together, we can help Yemen change course towards a peaceful resolution of this conflict.

Thank you

https://osesgy.unmissions.org/message-yemenis-un-special-envoy-yemen-hans-grundberg

Film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUYYJKFtjCI

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

(A P)

Foreign-backed #Saudi Clan regime today executed another protester Adnan AlShurafah. The Clan is executing one protester a month

https://twitter.com/AliAlAhmed_en/status/1434880679435718657

(A P)

Film: #Saudi Clan regime razes 4 square kilometers of house & farms outside #Jeddah . The Saudi Clan razing campaign has made 100,000 people homeless just in the past 2 years

https://twitter.com/AliAlAhmed_en/status/1434561779997282306

(A P)

Oil extends losses after deep Saudi price cuts signal demand concerns

Oil prices extended losses on Monday, falling more than 1%, after the world's top exporter Saudi Arabia slashed crude prices for Asia over the weekend, signalling demand concerns and that global markets are well supplied.

https://www.reuters.com/article/global-oil/oil-extends-losses-after-deep-saudi-price-cuts-signal-demand-concerns-idUSKBN2G202L

(A E P)

#Saudi Clan govt forbids sales or discounts on any product without prior government permission.

https://twitter.com/AliAlAhmed_en/status/1434158183140954121

referring to

#Public Prosecution: It is prohibited to make any product price reductions or to conduct commercial competitions by any means without obtaining a license from the competent authority, or to advertise or advertise in this regard by any means, whether directly or indirectly.

https://twitter.com/bip_ksa/status/1430953371956137988

(* B P)

Hedging Saudi bets: Iran looms, Israel beckons, and Taliban cause goosebumps

Some analysts have noted that Saudi Arabia was absent among the Gulf states that helped the United States with evacuations from Afghanistan.

Prince Khalid bin Salman may not have planned it that way but the timing of his visit to Moscow last week and message to Washington resounded loud and clear.

The Saudi deputy defence minister was signalling by not postponing the visit that he was trying to hedge the kingdom’s bets by signing a defence cooperation agreement with Russia as the United States fumbled to evacuate thousands from Afghanistan after Kabul was captured by the Taliban.

Saudi Arabia would have wanted to be seen to be hedging its bets with and without the US debacle. The kingdom, moreover, realizes that Russia will exploit opportunities created by the fiasco but is neither willing nor capable to replace the United States as the Gulf’s security guarantor.

Nevertheless, Saudi Arabia likely wants to capitalize on jitters in the United States as Washington tries to get a grip on what went wrong and come to terms with the fact that the Central Asian country will again be governed by the very religious militants it ousted from power 20 years ago because they allowed Al Qaeda to plan its 9/11 attacks from Afghanistan.

Yet, the willingness to exploit US discomfort may also signal jitters in Riyadh. The US withdrawal raises questions about US reliability when it comes to the defence of the kingdom and the Gulf, undermines confidence in US negotiation of a revival of the Iranian nuclear accord if and when talks start again, and raises the spectre of Afghanistan becoming a battlefield in the rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran despite both sides seeking to dial down tension.

https://jamesmdorsey.substack.com/p/hedging-saudi-bets-iran-looms-israel = https://responsiblestatecraft.org/2021/08/27/hedging-saudi-bets-iran-looms-israel-beckons-and-taliban-cause-goosebumps/

(A P)

Staff at Al Arabiya and Al Hadath TVs told to move from #Dubai to Riyadh from where they start broadcasting in January. KSA pushing to get multinationals to relocate regional HQs to #Saudi Arabia or be denied government contracts

https://twitter.com/nayrazz/status/1432742857555677188

cp9 USA

Siehe / Look at cp1, cp9a

(A P)

‘We Once Again Urge . . . ’

The Houthis ignore Antony Blinken one more time. He objects, strenuously.

This is getting to be a habit, and an embarrassing one. An adversary courted by the Biden Administration ignores U.S. pleas and continues waging war against an ally, and the Biden State Department issues a stern lecture in a press release.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/we-once-again-urge-houthis-saudi-arabia-biden-administration-antony-blinken-11630940507

(A P)

U.S. defense secretary to travel to Gulf countries next week

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will travel to Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait next week, the Pentagon said on Friday, in a "thank you" tour for allies and troops that helped in the massive U.S.-led airlift from Afghanistan after the Taliban takeover

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-afghanistan-conflict-usa-defense/u-s-defense-secretary-to-travel-to-gulf-countries-next-week-idUSKBN2FZ1RV

(A P)

Barrack UAE Influence Case Involves National Security, U.S. Says

The criminal case against businessman Tom Barracks accused of acting as an unregistered agent of the United Arab Emirates includes national security information, according to a court filing Wednesday.

Prosecutors did not specify the nature of the secret data, but said the case would involve the Classified Information Processes Act, known as CIPA. Weighing the national security cost of such disclosure, judges use CIPA to prevent unnecessary disclosure of classified information.

https://businesshala.com/barrack-uae-influence-case-involves-national-security-u-s-says/ = https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-09-01/barrack-uae-influence-case-involves-national-security-u-s-says

(A P)

Sec. A. Blinken: We strongly condemn yesterday's attack by the Houthis against Saudi Arabia. The Houthis struck the civilian airport in Abha, wounding eight civilians and damaging a commercial airliner. We again call on the Houthis to uphold a ceasefire and engage in negotiations with @OSE_Yemen

https://twitter.com/SecBlinken/status/1432788860308754443

(B K P)

US does have troops in Somalia and Yemen, contrary to Psaki and Sullivan

White House press secretary Jen Psaki falsely claimed the United States does not have any troops in Yemen or Somalia while defending the full U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Psaki argued the U.S. would be able to conduct counterterrorism operations in Afghanistan without troops there, based on the examples of Yemen and Somalia, where the U.S. does in fact have troops on the ground, contrary to her claims.

Biden wrote, “A small number of United States military personnel are deployed to Yemen to conduct operations against al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and ISIS.”

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/psaki-falsely-claims-no-troops-somalia-yemen

and

(B K P)

Fact check: Psaki claims US doesn't 'have a presence on the ground' in Yemen and Somalia

Facts First: When it comes to Yemen and Somalia, this claim is not quite accurate. The White House said in June that the US does have military personnel in Yemen and, according to the Defense Department, as of June the US had a small presence in Somalia.

In a June 8 letter updating Congress on "deployments of United States Armed Forces," President Joe Biden wrote, "A small number of United States military personnel are deployed to Yemen to conduct operations against al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula and ISIS."

https://edition.cnn.com/2021/08/31/politics/psaki-us-presence-fact-check/index.html

(A P)

Biden’s Bizarre ‘Yemen’ Counterfactual

President Biden repeated a strange talking point on Afghanistan during his address today marking the completion of the U.S. military withdrawal. He urged Americans to entertain a hypothetical:

If we’d been attacked on September 11, 2001, from Yemen instead of Afghanistan, would we have ever gone to war in Afghanistan, even though the Taliban controlled Afghanistan in the year 2001?

Well, no. In all likelihood, we’d be in our 20th year of military engagement in Yemen instead. That is, to entertain an added counterfactual, had Yemen also been run at the time by a fanatic group of medieval LARPers unwilling to hand over a very-fledgling AQAP, instead of by President Saleh.

Biden continued, elaborating:

I believe the honest answer is no. That’s because we had no vital interest in Afghanistan other than to prevent an attack on America’s homeland and our friends, and that’s true today.

That’s like arguing against the OBL kill-shot (which, by the way, Biden did) by asking those in the room to ask themselves: “If 9/11 had been engineered by a collective of insurance salesmen from Minsk, would we even be in Abbottabad?”

No. We’d be hunting down anyone with a briefcase in Belarus. The origin of the threat probably wouldn’t, or shouldn’t, change our resolve to eliminate it. Biden is trying to underscore how the U.S. has no inherent interest in Afghanistan or the Taliban, absent the intrusion of history. But intrude it did. There were convincing cases to be made for dramatically reducing, even eliminating, our footprint in Afghanistan. This is not one of them.

https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/bidens-bizarre-yemen-counterfactual/

and

(A P)

'Incomprehensible' Biden mocked for bizarre hypothetical Yemen attack in angry speech

PRESIDENT Joe Biden has been ridiculed after he hypothetically claimed if Yemen had "attacked America" the US would never have gone into Afghanistan as he struggled through an incomprehensible rambling live rant.

But Mr Biden's bizarre claims sparked a furious backlash from media critics and observers.

Editor-in-Chief of The National Pulse media outlet Raheem J. Kassam tweeted: “Joe Biden’s speech is a clusterf**k.
“Takes credit, blames Trump, blames generals, blames Afghans, 'Extraordinary success', blames Americans left behind, gibbers on about Yemen?”
Another wrote: “Excuse after excuse after excuse, blame Trump, more excuses, blame Trump, more excuses... Yemen? WTF has this got to do with Yemen Joe?”

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1484584/Joe-biden-Afghanistan-exit-speech-US-white-house-latest-video-vn

and

(A P)

Biden: If Bin Laden awa AQ had chosen to launch an attack (9/11) when they left Saudi out of Yemen, would we ever have gone to #Afghanistan? This is the second time Biden refers to #Yemen in a week. Wtf does that have to do with your failure and devastating withdrawal?

https://twitter.com/Alsakaniali/status/1431029283640823812

Biden again on Yemen: if we had been attacked on September 11th from #Yemen instead of Afghanistan, would we have ever gone to war in #Afghanistan?

https://twitter.com/Alsakaniali/status/1432801149808046085

My comment: Why the US bombed Afghanistan, not Saudi Arabia?

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How the US created a world of endless war

In 2008, many of Barack Obama’s supporters hoped he would bring the global war on terror to a close. Instead, he expanded it – and his successors have done nothing to change course

The enlargement of the “war on terror” through targeted killings, and its extension in space or time, initially received little public scrutiny. The world had reacted with horror when Bush’s national security strategy in 2002 had forthrightly claimed the need to engage in pre-emptive self-defence without any imminent threat. In what sceptics regarded as an absurd oxymoron, Obama’s lawyers now invoked the “elongated imminence” of threats they said justified force. Not only was targeted killing allowed in self-defence, but Obama also asserted the legality of doing it pre-emptively.

Then there was the extraordinary way the law was stretched to cover new terrorist groups, as Obama’s war expanded to new places. Domestic law posed little barrier to targeted killing itself, at least for non-Americans, because in its Authorization for the Use of Military Force, Congress had allowed armed force to be used against any “persons” connected to the September 11 attacks. But it became a burning question whether a rapidly changing al-Qaida and new copycat groups that claimed its name were close enough to those involved in September 11 to earn legalised death. In the landmark March 2009 legal brief, Obama’s lawyers drew on the Bush-era notion of “associated forces” of al-Qaida in order to expand the range of legal targets. It was applied to groups such as the Islamist al-Shabaab outfit in Somalia with few or no ties to al-Qaida, and to individuals in virtue of their membership in this and other far-flung outfits. In 2014, to justify military action against Islamic State without needing to get congressional signoff, Obama’s lawyers deemed Isis to be Osama bin Laden’s “true inheritor”.

Early statements for public consumption absurdly claimed that no collateral damage was being inflicted in these targeted killings, which outside reporting easily contradicted. “We’re exceptionally precise and surgical,” enthused John Brennan, Obama’s chief counter-terrorism adviser, in June 2011. He claimed that US counter-terrorism operations had not involved a single “collateral death” in almost a year “because of the exceptional proficiency and precision of the capabilities we’ve been able to develop”.

That was far from the truth.

Whatever history’s judgment of the merits of the “war on terror”, and the consequences for the world and for itself, the results left the country with a paradox it had not yet faced, and had therefore done nothing to overcome. Through the presidencies of Bush, Obama and Trump, the US could take strides to keep its wars humane. But it did so while entrenching its globalised militarism, as one anti-war candidate then another became an endless-war president. And now one more, alas, seems a prisoner of the script.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/aug/31/how-the-us-created-a-world-of-endless-war

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

Siehe / Look at cp9, cp1

(* B P)

Israel’s ‘alarmist claims’ raise the stakes against Iran

Israeli leaders have issued a series of threats against Iran over its nuclear programme, reviving ‘plans’ for action.

Israeli leaders have revived threats against Iran after warning it is just months away from possessing a nuclear weapon.

The United States and Israel have formed a high-level team to tackle the Iran nuclear issue, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett announced last week after meeting President Joe Biden.

“The immediate follow-up was to form a joint team based on the joint objectives of rolling Iran back into their box and preventing Iran from ever being able to break out a nuclear weapon,” Bennett said.

By now, Tehran enriches uranium up to 60 percent – well above the permitted 3.67 percent and only one step away from the 90 percent required to build an atomic bomb.

Since April, the other contracting parties – China, Germany, France, Britain and Russia – have attempted to get the two sides to return to the deal. However, a fundamental issue hampering negotiations remains, Parsi said.

“On substantial matters, a key stumbling block is the US request for Iran to guarantee it will agree to renegotiate the JCPOA once the US rejoins, and the Iranian demand for a guarantee that the US does not re-quit the deal.”

Diplomatic efforts have stalled over a renewal of the JCPOA, but there are several reasons for this, Parsi said.

“Due to the delay of the Biden administration starting the talks, diplomacy has gotten entangled in the Iranian elections, and it is unclear when the new Iranian government will agree to resume dialogue in Vienna,” he said.

For a long time, the prevailing opinion in Washington was the change in power from moderate President Hassan Rohani to hardliner Ebrahim Raisi would impact the negotiations.

“There are fears that the new conservative Iranian government under Raisi will adopt a tougher stance and even seek to change the format of the talks,” said Parsi.

Indeed, it is now apparent that President Raisi is not planning a swift return to the negotiating table. Rather, Iran’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Hossein Amirabdollahian said last week it would take the new government two or three months to define its position. He assured that Tehran would not flee from the negotiating table.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/9/5/israels-alarmist-claims-raise-the-stakes-against-iran

My comment´: “Israeli leaders have revived threats against Iran after warning it is just months away from possessing a nuclear weapon”: The same game since about 30 years.

(B P)

Saudi-Iranian Rapprochement Is Heading Nowhere

Both sides know their ongoing talks could improve the Middle East—and consolidate Iranian gains across the region.

Iran has expanded its influence in the Middle East, and in that sense it has won the unconventional war it has been fighting. But many of the region’s countries, including Iran itself, are economically miserable. They are either mired in active conflicts, brought low by the effects of wars and sanctions, or like Lebanon are suffering self-imposed financial crises. The Saudis for now have little to gain from acknowledging Iran’s victories and cementing them in place. Until that changes, Iranians, as well as the citizens of other nations stuck in the middle of the Saudi Arabia-Iran rivalry, will continue to lose out.

https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/09/03/saudi-iranian-rapprochement-is-heading-nowhere/

My comment: Biased; recommends not to ease tensions, if Iran does not match US hawks’ goals.

(A P)

New Iranian Foreign Minister Seeks Better Relations With Arab Neighbors

Abdollahian's first appearance at the top diplomatic gathering since assuming the post of foreign minister last week was marked by an appeal for regional cooperation. Some Arab leaders appeared to resent Abdollahian's presence, along with his attempt to win over his audience by speaking Arabic.

Abdollahian's Iraqi hosts were openly seeking a diplomatic breakthrough by promoting a thaw in relations between Tehran and its top regional adversaries Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Abdollahian also blamed outside players for regional tensions, apparently alluding to the United States and its allies.

Abdollahian said that Iran continues to insist on achieving peace based on dialogue and regional efforts and that Iran hopes these countries come to the realization that the only way to do that is through mutual confidence of the countries in the region, based on strengthening dialogue and avoiding outside interference.

https://www.voanews.com/middle-east/voa-news-iran/new-iranian-foreign-minister-seeks-better-relations-arab-neighbors

(A P)

Iran plans new round of talks with Saudi Arabia - Iranian envoy

Iran plans to hold a fourth round of talks with regional rival Saudi Arabia in Iraq after the new Iranian government is set up, the Iranian ambassador in Baghdad was quoted on Tuesday as saying.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-saudi-talks/iran-plans-new-round-of-talks-with-saudi-arabia-iranian-envoy-idUSKBN2FW0VX

cp11 Deutschland / Germany

(* B K P)

Deutsche Nahost-Politik: zwischen Markt und Moral

Demokratie, Rechtsstaatlichkeit und Menschenrechte - für diese Werte setzt sich deutsche Außenpolitik ein. Doch das kollidiert oft mit Handelsinteressen. Nun steht eine existentielle Herausforderung bevor.

Deutschland will demokratische, an den Menschenrechten ausgerichtete Werte stärken. Außerdem verfolgt es seine nationalen Interessen - wie das in der Außenpolitik weltweit die Regel ist. Für sich genommen unproblematisch. Brisant wird es, wenn beide Grundprinzipien aufeinanderprallen. Wenn Markt auf Moral trifft. Ein anscheinend kaum zu bewältigender Spagat, der insbesondere die Beziehungen zu den arabischen Staaten prägt.

Gleichzeitig umwirbt man Staaten wie Ägypten und Saudi-Arabien als Handelspartner. Länder, zu denen Deutschland aufgrund der miserablen Menschenrechtslage auf Abstand gehen müsste. Eigentlich. Doch besonders im Falle lukrativer Rüstungsexporte drücken Politik und Wirtschaft wohl ein Auge zu. Manchmal mehr als das, bemängeln Kritiker. Verteidiger dieses Kurses sprechen dagegen von den Möglichkeiten von Wandel durch Handel. Eine Argumentation, die vor allem die Grünen, Amnesty International oder Greenpeace ablehnen.

Dass Deutschland offenbar wenig Scheu vor Geschäften mit schwierigen Partnern hat, belegt die Antwort des Bundeswirtschaftsministeriums Anfang Januar auf eine Anfrage der Grünen. Demnach hat die Bundesregierung im Jahr 2020 Rüstungsexporte von rund 1,16 Milliarden Euro an Länder genehmigt, die in Konflikte im Jemen oder in Libyen verwickelt sind.

Ebenfalls sehr kritisch sieht die DGAP-Expertin Kerstin Müller die Geschäfte mit Saudi-Arabien, die derzeit eingefroren sind. Aus Sicht von Müller zu spät. "Im Zusammenhang mit der Ermordung des Journalisten Jamal Khashoggi stand Saudi-Arabien stark in der Öffentlichkeit. Es wurde zwar ein temporärer Rüstungsstopp verhängt. Allerdings wäre meines Erachtens bereits die Beteiligung Saudi-Arabiens am Jemen-Krieg und auch die eigene heimische schlechte Menschenrechtslage Grund genug, generell keine Rüstungsgüter nach Saudi-Arabien zu liefern."

Dies sei nicht nur inkonsequent, sondern verstoße auch gegen die Rüstungsexport-Richtlinie der Bundesregierung, wonach in Krisen und Kriegsregionen von Drittstaaten keine Rüstungsgüter geliefert werden dürften.

https://www.dw.com/de/deutsche-nahost-politik-zwischen-markt-und-moral/a-58849969

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

(A E P)

UAE announces plan to invest in economy, liberalize laws

The United Arab Emirates announced on Sunday a major plan to stimulate its economy and liberalize stringent residency rules for foreigners, as the country seeks to overhaul its finances and attract visitors and investment.

The nation’s plan to lure foreign talent over the next decades reflects an emerging contrast with the other sheikhdoms of the Persian Gulf that are growing increasingly protectionist as they try to diversify their oil-bound economies.

https://apnews.com/article/middle-east-business-economy-dbb2a6d40a5fcf8b33ae28f886a2ea91

(A P)

Irish ambassador to UN: World is tired of war in Yemen

https://hodhodyemennews.net/2021/09/03/irish-ambassador-to-un-world-is-tired-of-war-in-yemen/

(A)

With her fascinating voice, young Yemeni singer, Amena, 19, blew away Sweden’s Idol program’s jury

https://twitter.com/Afrahnasser/status/1432787107815337986

referring to https://www.expressen.se/noje/amena-golvar-idol-juryn-pa-audition-trollbundna/

(C H)

Film, Yemeni Jews in Israel, stealing of children in the 1950ies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DkFukpuEKw

(A P)

Turkish, UAE leaders talk on phone as tensions seem to ease

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has spoken with the United Arab Emirates’ de-facto leader, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed, by telephone, Erdogan’s office said late Monday, in a sign of easing tensions between the countries.

https://apnews.com/article/europe-middle-east-bdba2ef853a74b9201fbe2d8007ae101

cp13a Waffenhandel / Arms trade

(A E P)

Yemen, WB discuss SDRs, support economic recovery

The Yemeni government held talks on Thursday, with the World Bank (WB) over Yemen's share of Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) of foreign exchange reserve of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) with total amount estimated at $665 in order to support the urgently needed economic stability and improve services.

http://en.adenpress.news/news/33658

(B E)

Infrastructure Sharing and Quality of Service for Telecommunication Companies in Yemen

Abstract:

The telecommunication Quality of Service (QoS) is essential to run communication networks efficiently and smoothly. Effective costs and time management represent the most critical challenges globally to improve QoS. Infrastructure sharing in telecommunication companies (ISTC) refers to providing and delivering a high-level QoS to customers efficiently. QoS offered by telecommunication companies is not satisfactory due to the high expense of upgrading to the new technology. This paper focuses on mobile network infrastructure sharing among telecommunication companies in Yemen and improving QoS. A qualitative approach using semi-structured interviews was used to understand more about the role of ISTC in enhancing QoS in these companies. The study found that telecommunication companies in Yemen apply infrastructure sharing at a low level due to the absence of law and security policy for manage network sharing.

https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9493485

cp13b Mercenaries / Söldner

(A K P)

Yemen: Recruiting Migrants Constitutes Humanitarian Violation, War Crime

The internationally recognized Yemeni government has renewed its condemnation of Iran-backed Houthis recruiting African migrants to fight their battles. It considered the Houthi action a war crime and a blatant violation of international and humanitarian laws.

https://english.aawsat.com/home/article/3166481/yemen-recruiting-migrants-constitutes-humanitarian-violation-war-crime

and also https://debriefer.net/en/news-26809.html

My comment: ?? What about Saudi Arabia’s Sudanese mercenaries?

cp13c Wirtschaft / Economy

(* B E P)

Local Economic Councils: A Tool to Improve Business Productivity in Yemen

Executive Summary

Even before the events of 2014 and 2015 that led Yemen into the ongoing civil war, its economy was fragile. The years of hardship that have haunted the country ever since have been devastating. Yemen is now rated as one of the hardest places in the world for businesses to operate and is last or near last in a host of global business competitiveness indexes. From January 25-27,2021 the seventh Development Champions Forum, held virtually, focused on this dire national situation. To help address local economic challenges, the Development Champions discussed the possibility of establishing Local Economic Councils. According to their analysis, between the existing community-level local development committees (which guide targeted, small scale infrastructure investment from development funds such as the Social Fund for Development and the World Bank) and the Supreme Economic Council (which guides sector-led state investment at a national level), a space exists for a governorate-level body to drive development by guiding investment to serve local needs and strengthen ties between the governorates and the private sector.

from Introduction

The devastating results of this economic collapse cannot be overstated. Poverty and hunger are rife.[7] According to UNICEF,[8] “Yemen is the largest humanitarian crisis in the world, with more than 24 million people – some 80 per cent of the population – in need of humanitarian assistance, including more than 12 million children.”

The Development Champions (DCs) are senior Yemeni experts and professionals from various backgrounds, with established expertise in development and economy. The seventh Development Champions Forum (DCF7), held virtually on January 25-27, 2021, discussed how within this clearly dire national situation, businesses still operating in Yemen today face considerable local-level challenges. The forum considered challenges both unique to, and shared by, the country’s various governorates,[9] regarding areas such as vital infrastructure. Roads, power, fuel supplies, water, and access to communications across the country are often either below standard or not functioning at all.[10] Issues raised also included: a lack of skilled workforces and training opportunities; governorates’ lack of decision-making powers required to react to their specific circumstances; inadequate oversight of funds available to invest in local economies; and scarcity of microfinance opportunities.[11]

https://sanaacenter.org/publications/main-publications/14737

(A E P)

[Sanaa gov.] Yemen FM: IMF Loan to Saudi-Backed Govt. Only Prolongs Aggression

Yemen’s foreign minister denounced a decision by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to grant a $650-million loan to Yemen’s former Saudi-backed regime, warning that the financial aid only serves to prolong the years-long war on the impoverished country.

The Foreign Minister in the Yemeni National Salvation Government, Hisham Sharaf Abdullah, made the remarks in a formal protest letter to the IMF’s Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva on Monday, presstv reported.

Abdullah said despite the justifications and motives of the IMF, given the financial and administrative corruption of the previous government and the central bank in Aden, it is evident that this loan would not be spent for humanitarian purposes, but would only serve to prolong the aggression.

https://www.farsnews.ir/en/news/14000609000219/Yemen-FM-IMF-Lan-Sadi-Backed-Gv-Only-Prlngs-Aggressin

and also https://hodhodyemennews.net/2021/08/31/yemen-sends-letter-of-protest-to-imf-in-response-to-massive-new-load-to-saudi-led-puppet-government/

and

(A E P)

Government mulls over use of SDRs to address economic crisis

Yemen's internationally recognised government on Thursday said it is mulling over all possible options to use Special Drawing Rights at the International Monetary Fund as it is seeking to address exacerbating economic and humanitarian crises.

At a virtual meeting with the World Bank, Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik said these assets must be used carefully and according to national priorities, the state Saba news agency reported.

https://debriefer.net/en/news-26817.html

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

(A P T)

Iraqi commander: Riyadh, Abu Dhabi run Daesh elements

A senior leader of the Iraqi Kata'ib Hezbollah resistance movement says the Saudi and Emirati spy agencies are directly running elements of the Daesh terrorist group, calling on Yemen’s Ansarullah movement to attack Saudi Arabia.

https://en.abna24.com/news//iraqi-commander-riyadh-abu-dhabi-run-daesh-elements_1177176.html

and also https://www.farsnews.ir/en/news/14000615000681/Irai-Figre-Says-Riyadh-Ab-Dhabi-Rn-Daesh-Elemens-Calls-n-Yemen%E2%80%99s

(A K T)

Terrorist weapons factories dismantled by Yemeni forces in Bayda

[Sanaa gov.] Security services in Bayda province have carried out a security operation during which they were able to discover a weapon depot and a factory for preparing explosives, both belonging to takfiri terrorist organisations Daesh and al-Qaeda (photos9

https://hodhodyemennews.net/2021/09/01/terrorist-weapons-factories-dismantled-by-yemeni-forces-in-bayda/

cp15 Propaganda

(A P)

Houthis benefit from 100% tolerance with Shiit terrorism

After the Aden airport attack, everyone expected the UN or the US to begin to designate the Houthis as a terrorist organization.

In fact the Houthis have committed thousands of appalling atrocities for each single one of which they are due the designation fair and square.

Yet they were not been designated, and it seems they will they will never ever be.

No matter how much more terrorism they put into this world!

This should make it clear to the confused that the Houthis as a Shiit militia enjoy the blank cheque that the international community gives to Shiit terrorism.

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-49791

(A P)

Cartoon: Education in areas under the control of #Houthis.

https://twitter.com/RepYemenEnglish/status/1434284082733666304

(A P)

Al-Mouallimi: Houthi must be held liable for war crimes

Saudi Arabia told the UN Security Council that it would take all necessary measures to preserve its security and the safety of its citizens and residents in accordance with its obligations under the international law.
In a letter, Abdallah Al-Mouallimi, the permanent Saudi representative to the UN, also urged members of the council to strongly condemn acts of terrorism by the Houthis.
Saudi Arabia has called on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to "shoulder its responsibility in ending threats posed by the Iranian-backed Houthi militia to international peace and security and to hold the militia accountable" for its violent activities.

http://en.adenpress.news/news/33663

(A P)

Int’l Resentment Grows against Houthi Intransigence, Escalation of Violence

Concurring with the start of the new UN special envoy’s work in Yemen, international resentment towards Houthis targeting Saudi infrastructure grew fiercer amid warnings against the dangers of protracting the conflict and the militias refusing to cooperate for a political solution in the war-torn country.

The US Special Envoy for Yemen Tim Lenderking, despite visiting the region seven times since his assignment in February, has failed in achieving any significant breakthrough. He called for a ceasefire and resuming negotiations, but neither has happened so far.

Hoping to lure US public opinion, especially Congress legislators, the Biden administration has adopted a new statement method.

In its latest condemnation of recent Houthi attacks against Saudi Arabia, it reminded that more than 70,000 US citizens in the Kingdom are in imminent danger from assaults waged by the Iran-backed militia.

This comes when many Yemeni observers fear that the Biden administration’s preoccupation with the crisis in Afghanistan will allow for violence to escalate in Yemen, where the lives of around 130,000 had been claimed.

https://english.aawsat.com/home/article/3168376/int%E2%80%99l-resentment-grows-against-houthi-intransigence-escalation-violence = http://en.adenpress.news/art/89

(A P)

US withdrawal from Afghanistan should not give Iran a free hand in Yemen

Washington bears a responsibility in Yemen considering Iran’s even more aggressive behaviour there and in the entire Arabian Peninsula.

Many events have already unfolded in the region since the US military withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Among them is the Iranian escalation in Yemen and from there the clear targeting of Saudi Arabia. The “Islamic Republic” interpreted the US withdrawal from Afghanistan in its own fashion. Tehran knows Yemen well in the light of its presence there for many years. This was strengthened after the Houthis laid their hands on Sana’a on September 21, 2014, that is, seven years ago.

From Sana’a, the fourth Arab capital to be controlled by Iran, the “Islamic Republic” dominates parts of Yemen and continues its quest to control the city of Marib after it managed, through the Houthis and with the connivance of the United Nations, to seize the port of Hodeidah on the Red Sea. Iran has turned northern Yemen, from the outskirts of Taiz to Hodeidah and Saada, into a mere missile and drone base at a time when the “legitimacy” government, headed by interim President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi, is in a coma and in complete disconnect from events in Yemen.

https://thearabweekly.com/us-withdrawal-afghanistan-should-not-give-iran-free-hand-yemen = http://en.adenpress.news/art/88

(A P)

Saudi Press: Terrorist Houthi Militia Continues War Crimes Against Yemeni people and Targets Civilians and Civilians Objects in Saudi Arabia

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=2279583

(A P)

More Saudi coalition „We are benefactors“ propaganda

http://en.adenpress.news/news/33681

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=2281072

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=2281036

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=2280795

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=2280421

http://en.adenpress.news/news/33644

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=2279845

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

(* A K pH)

Saudi coalition air raids and shelling day by day

Aug. 28: https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141/2112062145610806/

Aug. 27: https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141/2112061705610850/

Aug. 26: https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141/2112061328944221/

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17 Houthis killed in Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen's Marib: source

Saudi-led airstrikes on Friday killed at least 17 Houthi rebels in Yemen's province of Marib, a Yemeni government military source said.

"The airstrikes targeted the rebel groupings in Al-Kasarah frontline in the eastern part of Sirwah district, killing 17 and destroying six pick-up vehicles," the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

http://www.news.cn/english/2021-09/04/c_1310167061.htm

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Yemeni sources: Mohammad Hussein al-Houthi killed in airstrike

Yemeni sources have reported the killing of the Iran-backed Houthis leader, Mohammad Hussein al-Houthi, who is close to Abdul Malik al-Houthi in an air raid in Marib.
Meanwhile, Arab coalition warplanes have targeted separate sites of the Houthi militia, in the vicinity of Marib Governorate, incurring losses in life and equipment.

http://en.adenpress.news/news/33661

and also https://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/2/8/422353/World/Region/Houthi-leader-killed-in-airstrike-in-Yemen.aspx

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More Saudi coalition air raids

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3154612.htm Marib p.

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3154475.htm Marib p.

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3154340.htm / https://twitter.com/Alsakaniali/status/1434213329267052545 Marib p.

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3154202.htm Marib p.

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3154121.htm Marib p., Jawf p.

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3154021.htm Marib p.

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3153836.htm Marib p.

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

Siehe / Look at cp1, cp18

Im Jemen herrscht ein militärisches Patt. Eine größere Offensive mit größeren Erfolgen und Geländegewinnen für eine Seite bleiben seit der Offensive der saudischen Koalition gegen Hodeidah im Jahr 2018 aus. Kleinere Offensiven, ständige gegenseitige Angriffe und Gefechte mit Toten auf beiden Seiten und Opfern unter der Zivilbevölkerung gibt es aber ständig. Besonders betroffen sind die Provinzen Hodeidah, Taiz, Al Bayda, Al Dhalea, der Bezirk Nehm in der Provinz Sanaa, die Provinzen Al Jawf, Marib, Hajjah und Saada.

There is a military stalemate in Yemen. A larger offensive with greater successes and territorial gains for one side has been absent since the Saudi coalition's offensive against Hodeidah in 2018. Smaller offensives, constant mutual attacks and skirmishes killing fighters of both sides and causing victims among the civilian population are constant. The provinces of Hodeidah, Taiz, Al Bayda, Al Dhalea, the district of Nehm in the province of Sanaa, the provinces of Al Jawf, Marib, Hajjah and Saada are particularly affected.

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And today, Iran-backed Houthis buried 28 fighters and commanders killed in #Marib frontlines, according Houthi-run Almasirah.

https://twitter.com/Alsakaniali/status/1434963356176244738

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Houthi landmine injuries 3 civilians, including children in Al-Dhale

Three civilians were injured Saturday in a landmine planted by the Houthi militias in Al-Dhale province, southern the country.
A local source told September Net that the landmine was planted earlier by the Houthi militia and exploded in car carrying five citizens, including children.

http://en.26sepnews.net/2021/09/05/houthi-landmine-injuries-3-civilians-including-children-in-al-dhale/

and also https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-49789

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KSrelief's Masam Project Dismantles over 1,495 Mines in Yemen in a Week

King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) Project (Masam) for clearing mines in Yemen, dismantled, during the first week of September 2021, a total of 1,495 mines, including 14 anti-personnel mines, 834 anti-tank mines, 646 unexploded ordnance and one explosive device.
Since the beginning of the project, as many as 272,770 mines have been dismantled.

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=2281041

(A K pH)

Video: New [Sanaa gov.] Yemeni offensive in Jizan

https://hodhodyemennews.net/en_US/2021/09/04/video-new-yemeni-offensive-in-jizan-3/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAR0REszVrk&t=1s

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[Sanaa gov.] Official: Security and stability return to Rahba district in Marib

A security official in Marib province has confirmed the return of security and stability in all areas of the southern district of Rahba district after it was completely secured by the army and popular committees.

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3154350.htm

and

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Amid nonstop battles across #Marib frontlines, #Houthis buried 47 fighters today, including commanders, Houthi-run AlMasirah channel.

https://twitter.com/Alsakaniali/status/1434251851650813956

and

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Houthi shelling destroys 28 homes, displaces 261 families in Yemen's Marib

The Houthi militia's war, especially the heavy shelling, on Yemen's eastern Marib province has destroyed 28 homes and displaced 261 families in the last couple of days, an authority has said.

The national Executive Unit for the Management of IDPs Camps said in a statement that "over the past two days, the number of displaced families has reached 261" and the indiscriminate nature of the shelling "burned and destroyed 28 houses and killed two civilians including a 75-year-old man and injury of nine civilians including five women and a child."

The 261 displaced families consist of 1827 persons, according to the Unit.

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-49774

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Attempted attack on Jawf leaves ten Houthis killed

https://debriefer.net/en/news-26833.html

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Jeddah International Airport is out of service now (flights)

https://twitter.com/A7medJa7af/status/1434242611250876421

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Jemen: Huthis beschießen Saudi-Arabien mit ballistischen Raketen

Die Ansarollah griffen vom Jemen aus erneut Öl-Standorte in Saudi-Arabien an. Die Aramco-Anlage in Dhahran wurde Berichten zufolge aufgrund der Explosionen vorübergehend stillgelegt, Personal wurde evakuiert. In einer Erklärung bezeichnete US-Außenminister Blinken die Huthi-Operation als "völlig inakzeptabel".

Die Ansarollah attackierten vom Jemen aus erneut Öl-Standorte in Saudi-Arabien. Die als "Huthis" bekannte Bewegung erklärte am Sonntag, Aramco-Anlagen in Dammam und an weiteren Orten angegriffen zu haben. "Der erfolgreiche Einsatz habe sein Ziel erreicht", sagte Huthi-Militärsprecher Jahja Sari.

Sari erklärte, dass die Operation auf strategische Einrichtungen und Militärstützpunkte Saudi-Arabiens abgezielt hatte, darunter Aramco-Einrichtungen in den Regionen Dschidda, Dschāzān und Nadschran, die mit fünf ballistischen Badr-Raketen und zwei Sammad-3-Drohnen beschossen worden waren. Er fügte hinzu, dass Aramco-Anlagen in Ra's Tanura in der Region Dammam im Osten Saudi-Arabiens ebenfalls mit acht Sammad-3-Drohnen und einer ballistischen Zulfiqar-Rakete angegriffen worden waren.

Das saudische Luftabwehrsystem fing nach Angaben des Verteidigungsministeriums in Riad am Samstagabend drei ballistische Raketen und drei mit Sprengstoff beladene Drohnen ab.

Die Aramco-Anlage in Dhahran wurde Berichten zufolge aufgrund der Explosionen, die durch den Raketenbeschuss der Ansarollah verursacht wurden, vorübergehend stillgelegt, Personal wurde evakuiert. Raketensplitter hätten zwei Kinder in der Nähe von Dammam im Osten des Landes verletzt und 14 Wohnhäuser leicht beschädigt,

https://twitter.com/NikGerassimow/status/1434461721477910529

Filme / Foto: https://twitter.com/NikGerassimow/status/1434461721477910529

https://twitter.com/AliAlAhmed_en/status/1434234952837648384

und

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Saudi-Arabien fängt Raketen aus Jemen ab

Saudi-Arabien hat laut eigenen Angaben drei aus dem Nachbarland Jemen abgefeuerte Raketen abgefangen. Die von Saudi-Arabien geführte Koalition, die im Jemen gegen die Huthi-Rebellen kämpft, erklärte gegenüber der Nachrichtenagentur AFP, sie habe neben den Raketen zudem "drei mit Sprengfallen versehene Drohnen" abgefangen. Die Raketen hatten demnach die Städte Nadschran und Dschasan im Süden sowie einen ungenannten Ort im für die Ölindustrie wichtigen Osten des Landes zum Ziel.

https://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/saudi-arabien-faengt-raketen-aus-jemen-ab-17517386.html = https://orf.at/stories/3227398/

und

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Saudi-Arabien: Raketen aus Jemen abgefangen

Saudi-Arabien hat laut eigenen Angaben mehrere aus dem Nachbarland Jemen abgefeuerte Raketen abgefangen.

Dammam - Wie ein Sprecher des Verteidigungsministeriums am Samstag mitteilte, wurden zwei Kinder in der Stadt Dammam im Osten des Landes durch Raketentrümmer verletzt. Zudem wurden 14 Häuser beschädigt. Zwei weitere Raketen hatten demnach die Städte Nadschran und Dschasan im Süden des Landes zum Ziel.

https://www.merkur.de/politik/saudi-arabien-raketen-aus-jemen-abgefangen-90961570.html

und auch https://www.spiegel.de/ausland/saudi-arabien-zwei-verletzte-kinder-bei-raketenangriff-aus-dem-jemen-a-c7f7007f-0e79-48e2-9c51-5dffbb11298e

und

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USA und Großbritannien verurteilen jemenitischen Angriff auf Saudi-Arabien – Ansarullah nennt es "natürliche Reaktion"

In einer Erklärung am Sonntag bezeichnete US-Außenminister Antony Blinken die Operation als "völlig inakzeptabel" und sagte, solche Angriffe "bedrohen das Leben der Bewohner des Königreichs, darunter mehr als 70.000 US-Bürger".

„Wir fordern die Houthis erneut auf, unverzüglich einem umfassenden Waffenstillstand zuzustimmen und diese grenzüberschreitenden Angriffe und Angriffe innerhalb des Jemen zu stoppen, insbesondere ihre Offensive auf Marib, die die humanitäre Krise verschärft und den Konflikt verlängert“

https://parstoday.com/de/news/world-i61516-usa_und_gro%C3%9Fbritannien_verurteilen_jemenitischen_angriff_auf_saudi_arabien_ansarullah_nennt_es_nat%C3%BCrliche_reaktion

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[Sanaa gov.] Army carries out major operation inside Saudi territories

The armed forces have carried out a major military operation targeting vital installations and military bases inside the Saudi enemy territories, the army's official spokesman said on Sunday.

In the operation, called "the seventh deterrence balance", the armed forces targeted Aramco facilities in Ras al-Tanura area in Dammam province, eastern Saudi Arabia, with 8 Sammad-3-type drones and a ballistic missile of "Thu al-Fiqar" type, Brigadier General Yahya Sarie said in a statement.

The armed forces also hit Aramco facilities in the Saudi provinces of Jeddah, Jizan, and Najran with 5 ballistic missiles of "Badr" type and 2 Sammad-3 drones.

Sarie confirmed the operation has successfully achieved its targets

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3154386.htm

and also https://en.abna24.com/news/yemen’s-armed-forces-carry-out-7th-balanced-deterrence-operation-targeting-saudi-depth_1177056.html

and by Reuters: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-security-yemen-oil/yemens-houthi-group-says-it-has-attacked-aramco-facilities-idUSKBN2G104S

Film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opq2UiBAVlI

and

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SAUDI-LED COALITION SHARES FOOTAGE SHOWING SUCCESSFUL INTERCEPTION OF HOUTHI SUICIDE DRONES

https://southfront.org/saudi-led-coalition-shares-footage-showing-successful-interception-of-houthi-suicide-drones/

Films: https://twitter.com/SPAregions/status/1434512279463153666

https://twitter.com/SPAregions/status/1434512260395896833

and

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UK condemns Houthis' missile attack on Saudi Arabia

http://en.adenpress.news/news/33684

US condemns Houthi attacks, calls for diplomatic solution

http://en.adenpress.news/news/33683

and

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Mohammed Abdulsalam: Our retaliation strikes against Saudi-led invaders will continue

https://hodhodyemennews.net/en_US/2021/09/05/mohammed-abdulsalam-our-retaliation-strikes-against-saudi-led-invaders-will-continue/

and also https://en.abna24.com/news/top-ansarollah-official-yemenis-military-operations-legitimate-expand-and-escalate_1177058.html

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Missile Attack on Saudi Oil Region Foiled: Saudi-Led Coalition

A ballistic missile attack aimed at Saudi Arabia’s oil-rich eastern region was intercepted on Saturday, the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthi group in Yemen said in a statement carried by Saudi state media.

The missile was intercepted over the city of Dammam, according to a source familiar with the matter who declined to be named and social media reports.

The coalition blamed the attack on the Iran-aligned Houthi forces. There was no immediate claim of responsibility in Houthi-run media.

The coalition also said it intercepted and destroyed ballistic missiles heading toward Jazan and Najran, both in the southern part of the country.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-security-yemen-missiles/missile-attack-on-saudi-oil-region-foiled-saudi-led-coalition-idUSKBN2G00HD = https://www.ntd.com/missile-attack-on-saudi-oil-region-foiled-saudi-led-coalition_671420.html

Films, Photo: https://twitter.com/NikGerassimow/status/1434461721477910529

https://twitter.com/AliAlAhmed_en/status/1434234952837648384

and

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The Ministry of Defense: Interception and Destruction of (3) Ballistic Missiles and (3) Bomb-laden Drones Launched by the Iran-backed Houthi Militia Towards the Kingdom, Injuring Two Children and Damaging 14 Houses

Statement by the Official Spokesperson of the Ministry of Defense Brigadier General Turki Al-Malki “Saudi Air Defense has intercepted and destroyed (3) ballistic missiles and (3) bomb-laden drones launched by the Iran-backed Houthi militia Towards the Eastern Province, Jazan and Najran.
Saudi defenses have intercepted and destroyed at (2132) Saturday evening (04 September 2021) a ballistic missile launched by the terrorist, Iran-backed Houthi militia from Sana’a using civilian objects as a launch site towards the Eastern Province of the Kingdom.
The interception caused debris to scatter across the (Dahyat Al-Dammam) neighborhood, which resulted in the injury of (2) Saudi female and male children, and minimal damages to (14) houses.

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=2280890

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Saudi-led coalition destroys explosive-laden drone - state media

The Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen's Houthi group said it intercepted an explosive-laden drone launched by the Iran-aligned group towards the Saudi city of Khamis Mushait, Saudi state media reported on Saturday.

https://www.reuters.com/article/saudi-coalition-yemen-int/saudi-led-coalition-destroys-explosive-laden-drone-state-media-idUSKBN2G005Q

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Taiz subjected to Houthis' artillery shelling

A number of children and a woman were seriously injured in heavy artillery shelling launched on Friday, by the Iranian-backed Houthi putschist militia targeting the densely populated area of al-Ossefrah in the north of Taiz.
According to local sources, several artillery rounds, indiscriminately fired by the pro-Iran militants, landed in the residential area of al-Ossefrah.

http://en.adenpress.news/news/33666

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Saudi air defenses foil Houthi drone attack

An armed drone launched by Houthis was shot down by Saudi air defenses over the southern region of Asir, state TV reported late on Friday.

http://en.adenpress.news/news/33665

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Coalition destroys Houthi drone fired at Saudi Arabia

The Saudi-led coalition supporting legitimacy in Yemen on Thursday declared the interception and destruction of a booby-trapped drone launched deliberately and systematically by "terrorist" Houthi militias to target residential areas in the southern Saudi city of Khamis Mushait.

http://en.adenpress.news/news/33657

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Chief of 3rd Command of internationally recognised Government's army says 10.000 Houthi militants have been killed since January in Marib province. Iran-allied Houthi militia launched in February an offensive to seize oil-rich Marib which is main stronghold of Government.

https://twitter.com/FuadRajeh/status/1433402710871715844

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Woman wounded in landmine explosion in Sana'a

A woman was injured when a landmine left over by Saudi-led aggression exploded in Nihm district of Sana'a province

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3154071.htm

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The Houthi militia deployed 300 fighters including dozens of children in the past two days towards Marib where they seek to advance on the government-held city/Khabar News Agency website.

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-49760

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Civilians killed and displaced, houses demolished in heaviest Houthi shelling in Marib outskirt

Several dozens of civilians were killed, wounded or displaced and nine houses were demolished in the fiercest Houthi attack in months in an outskirt of Yemen's eastern Marib province, local sources have said.

Two sources in Rahabah district said six civilians were killed, 12 were wounded and around 50 others displaced as Houthis intensified their long war on Marib. "The Houthi militia has been shelling the area with a barrage of rockets and mortar rounds for three days almost without stopping in a bid to achieve some advance," one source said.

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-49728

and

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According to RIGHTS RADAR, 35 houses were destroyed and more than 145 families have been displaced due to Houthi indiscriminate shelling on villages in Rahbba district, south #Marib. (photos)

https://twitter.com/RepYemenEnglish/status/1434253273775628289

and

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Houthi gunmen kill, injure 22 civilians: Official

Houthi militants have killed and wounded 22 civilians in Marib in the ongoing fighting, a government official has said this weekend.

The militants have used cannons and armed drones in shelling Rahabah, an outskirt, of the eastern Yemen city, Khaled Alshajani the Director of Camps at the national Executive Unit for the Management of IDPs Camps.

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-49759

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Eroberung Maribs rückt näher

Jemen: Ansarollah nehmen strategisch bedeutende Positionen in der Nähe des Zentrums der Öl- und Gasproduktion ein

Trotz verstärkter Luftangriffe der von Saudi-Arabien und den Vereinigten Arabischen Emiraten angeführten Kriegskoalition gegen den Jemen konnten die auch als »Huthis« bekannten Ansarollah in den vergangenen 48 Stunden strategisch wichtige Positionen in der nächsten Umgebung der Stadt Marib einnehmen. Die seit 2014 große Teile des Landes kontrollierenden Ansarollah eroberten den Malboda-Berg im Nordwesten der Stadt sowie den Himat-Al-Diyab-Hügel, der sich 15 Kilometer von Marib entfernt befindet. Im gesamten Nordwesten der seit Februar hart umkämpften letzten Hochburg der seit sechs Jahren demokratisch nicht mehr legitimierten »Regierung« von Abed Rabbo Mansur Hadi im Norden des Landes wird seit Tagen nahezu pausenlos gekämpft. Marib hat in den vergangenen Jahren über zwei Millionen Binnenflüchtlinge aus dem ganzen Land aufgenommen. Diese geraten immer wieder zwischen die Fronten und drohen erneut vertrieben zu werden.

Laut Angaben aus jemenitischen Militärkreisen wurden während der jüngsten Offensive auf Marib 22 regierungstreue Kämpfer und 43 Kämpfer der Ansarollah getötet. Allerdings sind Zahlen über gegnerische Opfer im Jemen mit Vorsicht zu genießen. Nicht zuletzt soll mit deren Hilfe die eigene »Überlegenheit« propagandistisch herausgestellt und der Gegner desillusioniert werden.

https://www.jungewelt.de/artikel/409642.krieg-im-jemen-eroberung-maribs-r%C3%BCckt-n%C3%A4her.html

und

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Viele Tote bei Gefechten um wichtige Bastion Marib

Im Konflikt zwischen Rebellen und Regierungstruppen im Jemen sind erneut zahlreiche Kämpfer ums Leben gekommen – beide Seiten wollen die strategisch wichtige Stadt Marib einnehmen. Millionen Menschen sind bereits geflohen.

Bei neuen heftigen Gefechten um die Stadt Marib im Jemen sind 65 Menschen getötet worden. Unter den Toten sind 22 regierungstreue Kämpfer und 43 Rebellen, wie es am Donnerstag aus jemenitischen Militärkreisen hieß. Es ist die erste große Offensive der Huthi-Rebellen auf die strategisch wichtige Stadt seit Juni, als bei dreitägigen Kämpfen 111 Bewaffnete beider Seiten starben.

https://www.spiegel.de/ausland/jemen-dutzende-tote-bei-neuen-gefechten-um-wichtige-bastion-marib-a-984a6975-a595-43ce-9e8d-a7891280ec0a#ref=rss

und auch https://www.deutschlandfunk.de/krieg-mindestens-65-tote-bei-gefechten-im-jemen.1939.de.html?drn:news_id=1297235

Fotos. https://twitter.com/Alsakaniali/status/1433510174304653317

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65 dead as fighting for Yemen's Marib flares anew

Sixty-five combatants have been killed in fighting after Yemen's Huthi rebels renewed an offensive on Marib, the last government stronghold in the country's oil-rich north, a military official said Thursday.

The Iran-backed rebels attacked pro-government positions south of the strategic city, making progress despite losing dozens of fighters in coalition air strikes.

It was the Huthis' first major offensive on Marib, the key to controlling the region, since June, when 111 fighters on both sides died in three days of clashes.

"Twenty-two pro-government (forces) were killed and 50 others were wounded, while 43 Huthi rebels were also killed in the last 48 hours," a government military official told AFP.

The figures were confirmed by other military and medical sources.

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20210902-65-dead-as-fighting-for-yemen-s-marib-flares-anew = https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20210902-65-dead-as-fighting-for-yemen-s-marib-flares-anew

and also https://english.alaraby.co.uk/news/65-dead-yemen-rebels-launch-new-assault-government-stronghold

https://www.thenationalnews.com/gulf-news/2021/09/02/yemen-fighting-kills-65-fighters-as-houthis-push-on-marib/

Photos: https://twitter.com/Alsakaniali/status/1433510174304653317

and

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Fighting in Yemen’s central Province kills 28 in one day

Fighting has flared up between Yemen’s pro-government forces and Houthi rebels in the oil-rich government stronghold of Marib province, with at least 28 fighters killed over the last 24 hours, security officials from both sides and tribal leaders said on Thursday.

Most of the fatalities were among the Iran-backed rebels assaulting the city of Rahbah, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media.

https://apnews.com/article/middle-east-yemen-67b7b918e273bd3a6ef02c93388f9fc8

and also https://twitter.com/Alsakaniali/status/1433634966223601672

and

(A K pS)

One civilian was killed and a woman and a child wounded today in Houthi indiscriminate shelling on residential areas in Rahbah district, south Marib.

https://twitter.com/RepYemenEnglish/status/1433488754224902145

and

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This is the 4th day of nonstop deadly fighting bet the Yemeni govt forces and Iran-backed #Houthis across #Marib fronts, particularly southern Rahaba, nw al-Kasarah and western Al-Mashjah.

https://twitter.com/Alsakaniali/status/1433216168777633792

and

(A K pS)

Ongoing indiscriminate bombing by Houthi militia on a number of villages in Rahaba district, southern Marib governorate, has resulted in mass displacement of families, says #Marib Executive Unit of IDPs Camp

https://twitter.com/Alsakaniali/status/1433188462828605441

and

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[Sanaa gov.] Yemeni forces liberate Rahbah district in Ma’rib

https://hodhodyemennews.net/2021/09/01/yemeni-forces-liberate-rahbah-district-in-marib/

and

(A K)

Houthis capture strategic sites near Yemen's Marib city: source

Yemen's Houthi rebels have seized control of two strategic sites close to Marib city, the government's last northern stronghold, a government military source said on Wednesday.

"The rebels captured Malboda mountain in the northwestern district of Sirwah on Tuesday following a 48-hour fighting against the government troops, and advanced to Himat al-Dhiyab hill, about 15 km northwest of Marib city," the source in the city told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

The rebel advance came despite airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition backing the Yemeni government troops.

http://www.news.cn/english/2021-09/01/c_1310162224.htm

and

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[Sanaa gov.] Yemen defense forces not far from recapturing whole Ma’rib: Reports

Yemen’s allied defense forces have decisively escalated their counterattacks on Saudi Arabia’s allies in Ma’rib, the capital of a hugely strategic west-central Yemeni province of the same name, and are reportedly on the verge of recapturing the whole city.

https://parstoday.com/en/news/west_asia-i151688-yemen_defense_forces_not_far_from_recapturing_whole_ma%E2%80%99rib_reports

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Coalition destroys fourth Houthi drone over Yemen

http://en.adenpress.news/news/33655

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Saudi aircraft bombed Yemeni border province of Saada 45 times in August

At least 16 civilians have been killed and 21 others wounded in August by Saudi army attacks in Saada, northern Yemen. Saudi-led coalition warplanes have carried out 45 airstrikes on various parts in Saada province, northern Yemen during that month, a security official said.

Al-Raqaw area in the border directorate of Monabbih was the most affected by the Saudi attacks, in which 13 of its citizens were killed. Eight of these were killed by border guards fires and five others killed in rocket and artillery shelling, the official explained.

The official added that Saudi attacks on the same district wounded seven citizens, four of whom were wounded by border guards and three in rocket and artillery shelling.

In Shada border district, the source explained that the Saudi army’s artillery shelling left 3 dead and 14 wounded, the official said.

https://hodhodyemennews.net/2021/09/01/saudi-aircraft-bombed-yemeni-border-province-of-saada-45-times-in-august/

(A K pH)

Aggression coalition killing one in Sa'ada

The official confirmed the killing of a man by a Saudi rocket and artillery shelling on the border district of Shada in Sa'ada province.

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3153862.htm

(A K)

Clashes renew in Taiz

https://debriefer.net/en/news-26790.html

(A K pS)

Arab Coalition destroys three Houthi explosive drones in Yemeni airspace within hours

The Arab Coalition destroyed a third explosive Houthi drone in Yemeni airspace, just hours after two other drones that belong to the Iran-backed group were destroyed, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Wednesday.

https://english.alarabiya.net/News/gulf/2021/09/01/Arab-Coalition-destroys-explosive-drone-in-Yemeni-airspace

and also https://english.alaraby.co.uk/news/three-explosive-drones-destroyed-over-yemen-saudi-reports

(A K pH)

Four [Sanaa gov.] Yemeni soldiers brutally executed by Saudi-led forces in Ma’rib

Four prisoners of war were executed on Tuesday by al-Qaeda terrorists and Islah militants in the Saudi-held city of Ma’rib, eastern Yemen.

The Yemeni army soldiers, who had been captured in battle, were killed after being tortured in Islah Party jails in Wadi Abaidah.

The sources confirmed that “Ali bin Hassan bin Gharib, the military leader of the Islah militants in Abaidah areas, in coordinating with the terrorist elements of Al-Qaeda and ISIS organisations, directed his fighters to run over 4 prisoners while they were still alive, using a military armou

https://hodhodyemennews.net/2021/08/31/four-yemeni-soldiers-brutally-executed-by-saudi-led-forces-in-marib/

(* A K pS)

3 civilians killed, 3 others wounded in a mine explosion in Al-Jawf

Two young girls and a man were killed and three others wounded on Tuesday in an explosion of a landmine laid by the Iran-aligned Houthi rebels in Al-Jawf province, northeast Yemen.

According to local sources, the victims were in a car in Al Hazm district when the landmine went off, killing Afra’a Ali Saeed, 11, Sara Saeed Hasan, 10, and another man named Saeed Ali Farwan and wounding three others.

https://republicanyemen.net/archives/28884

and also https://twitter.com/RepYemenEnglish/status/1432750027840147459

(A K pS)

Coalition destroys drones launchpad in Houthi-held capital

The Arab Coalition has targeted and destroyed a drone launchpad in the Yemeni capital Sanaa used for “hostile” operations to launch explosive drones against Saudi Arabia, the coalition confirmed in a statement.
The coalition added that the launchpad it destroyed in Sanaa was used by the Iran-backed Houthis to launch the two drones at Abha airport (with film)

https://english.alarabiya.net/News/gulf/2021/08/31/Arab-Coalition-destroys-drones-launch-pad-in-Sanaa = http://en.adenpress.news/news/33643

and also https://debriefer.net/en/news-26789.html

(* A K pH)

Saudi-led coalition admits to success of Yemeni drone attack

The Saudi-led military coalition has admitted that the Yemeni army's drone strikes against Abha International Airport were not intercepted and have inflicted damages and casualties.

Although the Saudi coalition had claimed at first that the Yemeni army's drone strikes against Abha International Airport had been intercepted, a spokesman for the coalition officially confirmed the loss of life and property as a result of the attack.

He also claimed that a "civilian" plane at the airport had been damaged.

Saudi sources also reported a drone strike against Abha airport this morning, but it was claimed that the drone had been intercepted before hitting its target.

The Saudi news outlets' claim at a time when "yemnews.net" news website cited live flight trackers that flights to the airport had been canceled, indicating the success of the attack.

https://en.mehrnews.com/news/178063/Saudi-led-coalition-admits-to-success-of-Yemeni-drone-attack

(* A K)

Acht Verletzte bei Drohnenangriff auf Flughafen in Saudi-Arabien

Bei einem Drohnenangriff auf den Flughafen Abha im Süden Saudi-Arabiens sind am Dienstag acht Menschen verletzt worden. Das teilte die von Saudi-Arabien angeführte Koalition gegen die Huthi-Rebellen im Jemen über den staatlichen TV-Sender Al Ekhbariya mit. Eine zweite Drohne, die sich auf den Flughafen zubewegt habe, sei abgeschossen worden. Die Koalition machte die Huthis für den Angriff verantwortlich und sprach von einem "Kriegsverbrechen.

Der Sender Al Ekhbariya meldete, der Flugverkehr in Abha sei vorübergehend ausgesetzt worden, um die Sicherheit von Flügen und Fluggästen zu gewährleisten. Von den Huthi-Rebellen lag zunächst keine Stellungnahme vor.

https://www.derstandard.at/story/2000129308633/acht-verletzte-bei-drohnen-angriff-auf-flughafen-in-saudi-arabien?ref=rss

und auch https://www.rnd.de/politik/saudi-arabien-verletzte-bei-drohnenangriff-auf-flughafen-im-suedwesten-Q5C3PYLTNYP4QHUW4RS5YAOJOI.html

Fotos: https://twitter.com/RepYemenEnglish/status/1432732578507804679

(* A K)

Saudi TV: Drone attack on airport wounds 8, damages plane

A bomb-laden drone on Tuesday crashed into an airport in southwestern Saudi Arabia, wounding eight people and damaging a civilian plane, Saudi state television reported, the latest assault on the kingdom amid its grinding war in neighboring Yemen.

The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen blamed the assault on Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels, saying it was the second such strike on Abha airport in the last 24 hours. An earlier ballistic missile attack scattered shrapnel across the tarmac but caused no casualties. The Houthis did not claim responsibility for the strikes and its military spokesman did not answer calls seeking comment.

Saudi forces said they downed the drone, and that their interception sent fragments flying that punctured small holes in a passenger plane, shattered glass and wounded citizens of Bangladesh, Nepal and India. One Bangladeshi man remained in critical condition, the coalition said, without offering further details about the assault.

https://apnews.com/article/middle-east-3d58f06bd518ded10a97cdb7d31e18b3

and also https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/8/31/several-wounded-drone-attack-saudi-airport-houthis-yemen

Photos: https://twitter.com/RepYemenEnglish/status/1432732578507804679

and

(* A K pS)

Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen: Thwarting Second Hostile Attempt to Attack Abha Int. Airport with a Bomb-Laden Drone

A Statement by the Official Spokesman of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen Brigadier General Turki Al-Malki
“At (0906) Tuesday (31 August 2021), a second attempt to target traveling civilians and staff at Abha International Airport by the terrorist, Iran-backed Houthi militia using a bomb-laden drone was thwarted.”
As a result of the interception, some debris of the bomb-laden drone scattered around the premises of the airport, and injured (8) staff members of one the companies operating in the airport:
- Critical Condition: (1) Bangladeshi expat
- Moderate Risk: (2) Indian and (1) Bangladeshi expats
- Minor Condition: (1) Saudi national, (1) Nepali, (1) Indian and (1) Bangladeshi expats
As well as damages to a type 320 commercial aircraft and ground support equipment, and shattered glass facades.

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=2279733

(* B K)

RED SEA DRONES: HOW TO COUNTER HOUTHI MARITIME TACTICS

Mariners in the Red Sea have long been threatened by pirates, but they now must deal with a much more modern threat as well: unmanned explosive boats. Since 2017, Houthi forces in Yemen have been perfecting their use of maritime drones — sometimes referred as unmanned surface vehicles, drone boats, or water-borne improvised explosive devices — to carry out attacks against maritime vessels and port facilities in the region. While only one of these attacks to date has led to the loss of lives, others have caused material damage to a number of ships and led to the temporary shutdown of one of Saudi Arabia’s busiest ports.

Fortunately, there are a number of steps that governments and private maritime firms can take to counter the threat of maritime drones before it gets worse. Better intelligence sharing and evasive tactics coupled with proactive measures such as electronic jamming, water cannons, and boat nets can help keep commercial vessels safe as they pass by Yemen.

Open source research based on the same data collection methods used to study aerial drones reveals 24 successful or attempted Houthi maritime drone attacks carried out between January 2017 and June 2021. Tabulating these attacks offers some preliminary generalizations about target and location, while also highlighting the difficulty of making similar generalizations about timing.

The majority of all Houthi maritime drone attacks were directed at commercial shipping vessels such as tankers or freight carriers. Four targeted civilian ports and two targeted oil production and distribution facilities. This makes the total number of attacks against civilian and oil-related targets 16, or two-thirds of the total. These include commercial shipping vessels sailing under different flags, including Yemen’s and Singapore’s, but a majority have been Saudi carriers.

https://warontherocks.com/2021/09/red-sea-drones-how-to-counter-houthi-maritime-tactics/?singlepage=1

cp18 Kampf um Hodeidah / Hodeidah battle

Seit dem Abkommen von Stockholm vom 13. Dezember 2018 gibt es einen Waffenstillstand für Hodeidah. Zwar bleiben größere Offensiven aus, kleinere Gefechte gibt es aber laufend, und beide Seiten werfen sich ständig Verstöße gegen den Waffenstillstand vor.

Since the Stockholm Agreement of December 13, 2018, a ceasefire has been in place for Hodeidah. There are no major offensives, but smaller battles are going on and both sides constantly are accusing each other of violating the ceasefire.

(A K P)

Houthis say government, coalition using Mocha port for military purposes

The Ansar Allah group, known as the Houthis, on Friday said Yemen's internationally recognised government and the Saudi-led coalition supporting it are using the Mocha seaport for military purposes.

The head of the group's team in the Redeployment Coordination Committee Hamoud Al-Mawshiki told the UN Mission overseeing a ceasefire in the western province of Hudaydah that delivering weapons through the port could threaten maritime navigation security in the Red Sea, pro-Houthi media outlets reported.

He urged the Mission to deal seriously and strictly with this file.

https://debriefer.net/en/news-26834.html

(A K pS)

Houthis target people's homes, farms in south Hodeidah

http://en.adenpress.news/news/33667

(A K)

4 civilians injured in artillery shelling in west Yemen, Houthis say

Four civilians were injured, one seriously, and vehicles and properties damaged in artillery shelling blamed on pro-government forces in Yemen's western province of Hudaydah on Thursday, the Houthi-run Saba news agency reported.

The Houthis accused the joint forces of breaching a UN-backed ceasefire 202 times in the province in the past 24 hours.

https://debriefer.net/en/news-26818.html

(A K pH)

Saudi forces violate Hodeidah ceasefire 265 times in one day

https://hodhodyemennews.net/2021/09/01/saudi-forces-violate-hodeidah-ceasefire-265-times-in-one-day/

cp19 Sonstiges / Other

(A D)

Film: Camel beauty pageant held in Yemen's desert

Over 200 camels took part in a beauty pageant in Yemen's eastern province of Hadhramaut last week. Camel owners brought their animals along from various Yemeni provinces to the contest, which was held in the Qaf al-Awamir district. The camels were judged according to their pedigree, coat, neck, head and hump.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWQsAGR0PzM

Vorige / Previous:

https://www.freitag.de/autoren/dklose/jemenkrieg-mosaik-757-yemen-war-mosaic-757

Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 1-757 / Yemen War Mosaic 1-757:

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

Der saudische Luftkrieg im Bild / Saudi aerial war images:

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

http://poorworld.net/YemenWar.htm

http://yemenwarcrimes.blogspot.de/

http://www.yemenwar.info/

Liste aller Luftangriffe / and list of all air raids:

http://yemendataproject.org/data/

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

https://yemen.bellingcat.com/

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

https://yemeniarchive.org/en

08:10 07.09.2021
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