Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 767b- Yemen War Mosaic 767b

Yemen Press Reader 767b: November 2021: Fortsetzung von Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 767, cp9a - cp19 / November , 2021: Sequel to Yemen War Mosaic 767, cp9a- cp19

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Dies ist die Fortsetzung von Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 724, Teil 1 / This is the sequel of Yemen War Mosaic 767, part 1:

https://www.freitag.de/autoren/dklose/jemenkrieg-mosaik-767-yemen-war-mosaic-767

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

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

cp12a Katar-Krise / Qatar crisis

cp12b Sudan

cp13a Waffenhandel / Arms trade

cp13b 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

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

Siehe / Look at cp9

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Audio: Just had a great @convSix with @tparsi about Iran's return to nuclear talks. He thinks the Biden administration is the main obstacle to a deal. I think it's the hardline Iranian position. We both agree that Dennis Ross is dead wrong that war will give us peace.

https://twitter.com/Cirincione/status/1453799310458593282

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Film: Oct 26 2021 Webinar: Iranian Saudi Relations

Expert Panel webinar on Iranian-Saudi Relations Negar Mortazavi – Journalist and political analyst, host of Iran Podcast; Alex Vatanka – Director of Iran Program and Senior Fellow, the Middle East Institute; Barbara Slavin – Director of the Future of Iran Initiative and Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council; Dr. Fouad Ibrahim – Non-Resident Fellow, DAWN: Democracy for the Arab World Now; MODERATOR: Dr. Annelle Sheline – Research Fellow, Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCBOVTu1tPU

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Cyberangriff im Iran: 4.300 Tankstellen gestört, Raisi beklagt versuchte Störung

Der Ursprung der jüngsten Cyberangriffe auf Tankstellen ist unbekannt, aber einige haben spekuliert, dass sie von den USA, Israel oder lokalen iranischen Anti-Regime-Gruppen verursacht wurden.

Wie die staatliche iranische Nachrichtenagentur IRNA berichtet, wurden am Dienstag rund 4 300 Tankstellen in ganz Iran durch einen Cyberangriff lahmgelegt, der bis Mittwoch andauerte, als sich die Benzinverteilung wieder normalisierte.

Der iranische Präsident Ebrahim Raisi erklärte laut Associated Press, dass der Cyberangriff darauf abzielte, Unruhe zu stiften, und erklärte, dass man auf dem Gebiet des Cyberwar ernsthaft bereit sein sollte und die entsprechenden Stellen dem Feind nicht erlauben sollten, seine ominösen Ziele zu verfolgen, um Probleme zu schaffen".

Der Cyberangriff störte den Verkauf von stark subventioniertem Benzin in der gesamten Islamischen Republik, was laut Raisi am Mittwoch dazu diente, "Unordnung und Störung" zu verursachen.

https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news/iran-gasoline-distribution-back-to-normal-after-cyberattack-iran-media-683221

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Iran says cyberattack closes gas stations across country

A cyberattack crippled gas stations across Iran on Tuesday, leaving angry motorists stranded in long lines.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, which rendered useless the government-issued electronic cards that many Iranians use to buy subsidized fuel at the pump.

https://apnews.com/article/business-middle-east-iran-dubai-united-arab-emirates-0342c10733bc89379e00d99152fe7a1f

and

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Iran’s president says cyberattack meant to create ‘disorder’

Iran’s president said Wednesday that a cyberattack which paralyzed every gas station in the Islamic Republic was designed to get “people angry by creating disorder and disruption,” as long lines still snaked around the pumps a day after the incident began.

https://apnews.com/article/technology-business-dubai-united-arab-emirates-economy-9d2c1fc46afaec9b5b9ec7433acd4ce1

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Dressing Up Unprovoked Aggression as 'Plan B'

A military attack to “prevent” Iran from acquiring something they are not seeking is many things, but it is not a last resort.

Michael Singh wants the Biden administration to threaten Iran with preventive war:

But the Biden administration should also prepare for the eventuality that diplomatic and economic pressure will not be enough to deter Iran’s leadership from its pursuit of nuclear weapons. Officials in Tehran have already demonstrated that they are willing to permit their country to endure severe economic hardship for the sake of nuclear advancement. As a result, the United States will need to send a clear message that it is willing to go beyond sanctions and conduct a military strike as a last resort to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon.

A military attack to “prevent” Iran from acquiring something they are not seeking is many things, but it is not a last resort. Attacking Iran to “prevent” a possible future threat is obviously not defensive. It is unprovoked aggression against another country based on an unproven assumption that the targeted government intends to build these weapons. It is worth adding that it would still be an act of aggression even if the Iranian government were actually trying to acquire those weapons, so it would be even more egregious if they were not. This is the same demented logic that led to the invasion of Iraq, which was an illegal war of aggression.

The U.S. has no right to take military action against Iran’s nuclear facilities. There is no international authorization for such an action, and barring some very strange developments Russia and China would never approve of such an attack. A military strike (or, more realistically, a major air campaign) against Iran’s facilities would be the act of a rogue superpower in violation of the U.N. Charter. When pundits and analysts urge Biden to pursue a “Plan B” that includes military action, they are urging him to commit a massive international crime.

If Iran were ever to build nuclear weapons, it would most likely be as a deterrent to protect themselves against just this sort of aggression. Iran hawks are incapable of grasping this point, but most of what the Iranian government does in the region that the U.S. finds so objectionable is intended to discourage attacks on their country. Launching an illegal attack on their country would be exactly the wrong thing to do if you want to discourage their government from acquiring nuclear weapons. On the other hand, if you are looking for a pretext to start a war with the goal of weakening Iran or toppling its government, launching this attack would be the way to start.

The advocates of more pressure and military action claim that they want to “deter” Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, but everything that they and other Iran hawks have done for at least the last fifteen years has had the opposite effect.

https://daniellarison.substack.com/p/dressing-up-unprovoked-aggression = https://www.antiwar.com/blog/2021/10/25/dressing-up-unprovoked-aggression-as-plan-b/

referring to https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/iran/2021-10-25/plan-b-iran

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US envoy: Patience with Iran ‘wearing thin’ on nuclear talks

The Biden administration said Monday that diplomatic efforts to get Iran back to nuclear negotiations are at a “critical place” and that international patience with Iranian delays in returning to the talks is “wearing thin.”

The U.S. special envoy for Iran, Robert Malley, told reporters there is a “deep and growing” concern about Iran’s continued intransigence and refusal to commit to a date to resume the negotiations in Vienna.

Malley said the U.S. and its partners still want a diplomatic solution to bring both America and Iran back into compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal that former President Donald Trump withdrew from. But, he said they are considering alternatives to the diplomatic path, although a decision will be dependent on Iran’s actions.

https://apnews.com/article/donald-trump-middle-east-iran-europe-iran-nuclear-1a16adfe34787120259202d8bf3e53d2

My comment: ???? The US had thrown the Nuclear deal under the bus, so what??? The US just could have rejoined the deal and “mission accomplished”, again, so what???

cp11 Deutschland / Germany

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BPOLD-B: Illegale Migration aus Belarus über Polen nach Brandenburg

Die Bundespolizeidirektion Berlin verzeichnet weiterhin erhöhte grenzpolizeiliche Feststellungen an der deutsch-polnischen Grenze.

Im brandenburgischen Grenzabschnitt zu Polen hat die Bundespolizei für den aktuell laufenden Monat bis einschließlich 27. Oktober 2021 2.530 unerlaubte Einreisen mit einem Bezug zu Belarus registriert.

Im laufenden Jahr 2021 nahm die Bundespolizeidirektion Berlin somit bereits 4.034 unerlaubt eingereiste Personen mit Belarus-Bezug in Gewahrsam. Die Personen stammen vorrangig aus dem Irak sowie aus Syrien, dem Jemen und Iran.

https://www.presseportal.de/blaulicht/pm/70238/5058836

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Etwas weniger Migranten auf der Belarus-Route

Die Zahl der über Belarus und Polen nach Brandenburg kommenden Migranten ist in den vergangenen Tagen etwas abgeflaut. "Wo es von August, die ersten Wochen September bis Anfang, Mitte Oktober immer wieder deutliche Zuwächse von Woche zu Woche gab, sind wir jetzt an einem Punkt angekommen, wo es mehr oder weniger stagniert", sagte der Sprecher der Bundespolizeidirektion Berlin, Jens Schobranski, am Donnerstag in Frankfurt an der Oder.

Es gebe sogar leichte Rückgänge. "Aber trotzdem ist es eine große Herausforderung, das alles zu stemmen", fügte Schobranski hinzu. Allein im Oktober seien bisher mehr als doppelt so viele Migranten nach unerlaubter Einreise entdeckt worden als noch im September. Wie sich die Lage entwickeln werde, sei nicht abzusehen.

Seit dem Sommer kommen Menschen aus dem Irak sowie Syrien, Jemen und anderen Krisengebieten über Belarus und Polen nach Deutschland.

https://www.sueddeutsche.de/politik/migration-frankfurt-oder-etwas-weniger-migranten-auf-der-belarus-route-dpa.urn-newsml-dpa-com-20090101-211028-99-774163 = https://www.rtl.de/cms/etwas-weniger-migranten-auf-der-belarus-route-4856371.html

(B H P)

Hetzkampagne gegen Flüchtlinge aus Belarus

Deutsche und europäische Politiker reagieren auf den Zustrom einiger tausend Flüchtlinge aus dem Irak, Syrien, Jemen und anderen Kriegsgebieten, die über Belarus in den Schengen-Raum kommen, mit einer hysterischen Hetzkampagne.

https://www.wsws.org/de/articles/2021/10/28/bela-o28.html

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

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France and the UAE: A deepening partnership in uncertain times

Deeper French-Emirati engagement highlights a key trend in Europe-Gulf relations. Despite years of engagement at a multilateral level between the European Union and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Gulf and European countries have largely bypassed multilateral mechanisms and have opted to deepen their relationship at a bilateral level. Both as a result of structural and contingent factors, bilateralism has tended to prevail in EU-GCC relations with individual countries on both sides competing with each other in the advancement of their goals.

L’ENNEMI DE MON ENNEMI, EST MON AMI

It is no surprise that the UAE and France have moved to deepen their ties as they are aligned on many issues in the Middle East and North Africa. In Libya, they have both supported Libyan National Army leader Khalifa Hifter over the government in Tripoli. Along with other external powers, both have contributed to perpetuating the country’s civil war.

They have also had challenging relations with Turkey and its President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. They have supported Greece and Cyprus in the eastern Mediterranean, including participating in joint naval exercises last year. While Turkey and the UAE have recently moved to settle some of their differences amongst a growing regional détente, it remains to be seen if this is a permanent de-escalation or a shorter-term strategic calculation.

Furthermore, both Macron and MBZ share a distrust of Islamist political parties across the region.

https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2021/10/28/france-and-the-uae-a-deepening-partnership-in-uncertain-times/

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EU delegation in Aden pushing towards inclusive Yemen peace process

A high-level EU delegation held talks with Yemen’s prime minister and the Southern Transitional Council (STC) during an official visit to Aden.

The visitors included the charge d'affairs of the EU Mission to Yemen alongside the ambassadors of Germany, France and the Netherlands and the Sweden envoy to Yemen.

They met Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik and other ministers in the Yemen power-sharing government during the trip to the country’s interim capital.

Dr Abdulmalik briefed the delegation on emerging challenges facing his Cabinet, including the depreciation of the national currency, exchange rates, power shortages, inflation of commodity prices and regional and international support he felt was required, state-owned Saba news reported.

The European delegation also held talks with STC president Brig Aidrous Al Zubaidi and other leaders from the council.

https://www.thenationalnews.com/gulf-news/2021/10/28/eu-delegation-in-aden-pushing-towards-inclusive-yemen-peace-process/

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Albanian President Receives [Saudi] Minister of Islamic Affairs

President of the Republic of Albania Ilir Meta has received here the Minister of Islamic Affairs, Call and Guidance of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Sheikh Dr. Abdullatif bin Abdulaziz Al Al-Sheikh, who is currently visiting Albania, at an invitation of the Islamic Sheikhdom of the Republic of Albania.
During the meeting, the Albanian President stressed the strength and depth of the relations that bind his country with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which provided many services and aid to his country, praising its great role in supporting Albania in the most difficult situations, and hoping the continuation of this good relationship between the two brotherly countries.
He also praised the great Islamic values that the Kingdom calls for and the cooperation with his country to promote them, hailing the memorandum of cooperation signed by the Sheikhdom with the Kingdom represented by the Ministry of Islamic Affairs to serve Islam and Muslims and confront hatred and extremism.

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=2298918

and

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Film: Space to watch: Extremist #Saudi Minister of #Oslamic Affairs Abdulatif AlAshikh is visiting #Albania & planing to set up several #Saudi State Wahhabi institutions

https://twitter.com/AliAlAhmed_en/status/1453109634802257920

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Yemen And Egypt, A Close But Complicated Relationship

Due to its proximity and the two countries' historically close relations, Egypt has not only been a favored destination for many Yemenis, but is also an influential player in Yemen's politics. Notably, Egypt played a significant role in the course of Yemen's September 26 Revolution and the Civil War that followed (1962-1970). As part of Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser's expansionist foreign policy, Egypt supported the creation of the Yemen Arab Republic (YAR), with thousands of Egyptian troops deployed and weapons supplied.

Around 15,000 Egyptian soldiers were killed, some of whom were buried in a graveyard in the heart of Sanaa, later named the "Egyptian martyrs' cemetery." At that time, Egypt opened its doors to numerous Yemeni revolutionary republicans, writers and activists, such as, Abdel Rahman al-Baydani, who presented a radio talk show on Cairo radio.

Many Yemenis have completed their university education in Cairo and made use of Egypt's health care system, with both education and health care in Yemen being strained. Moreover, it is not unusual to find mixed-nationality families, due to intermarriages over the years. Such is the case for my own family, as two of my relatives married Egyptians and had children.

Egypt continues to play a role in Yemen's ongoing conflict today. Since March 2015, it has been one of the members in the Saudi-led coalition that is fighting Houthis. While the details of what this actually involves are scant, we know that Egypt deployed around 8,000 ground troops in Yemen in 2015.

Despite this military intervention, Yemenis are still fleeing to Egypt. For many years, Yemen and Egypt had a mutual visa-free entry agreement, but, in 2013, things began to change. Egypt started to enforce visa requirements for Yemeni citizens, asking them to apply at the Egyptian embassy in Sanaa. Then, in 2014, the Egyptian embassy, like all other embassies in the city, was evacuated and Yemenis had to face fast-changing and complicated visa requirements and customs regulations stipulated by Egyptian authorities. Today, Yemenis under 16 and over 50 still benefit from free-visa entry, but all others must apply for a visa at the nearest Egyptian embassy. Yemenis coming to Egypt for medical treatment are exempted, but they must show an Egyptian medical report confirming their condition.

The number of Yemenis in Egypt is on the rise. An estimated 1,000 people registered with the UNHCR in 2016, and around 4,000 in 2017, although these numbers are not reflective of the actual influx of Yemenis to the country. Many people do not register for refugee status, or use Egypt as a temporary destination on route to other countries. Several of those I spoke to tell stories of staying in Egypt for longer than they initially planned.

I spent time in Cairo myself in December 2017, seeking to meet Yemenis and document their stories.

Walking around the bustling Dokki area in Cairo nowadays gives you the impression that you are walking down the street in one of Yemen's large cities. Since the 1990s, Yemenis have created a "little-Yemen" in Dokki, with restaurants, shops and cafes springing up as a result of increasing migration and the building of communities.

https://worldcrunch.com/migrant-lives-1/yemen-and-egypt-a-close-but-complicated-relationship

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Saudi Arabia outrage over Lebanon minister's claims Houthis defending against 'external aggression'

Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies have called on a Lebanese minister to apologise over comments he had made on the Yemen war.

A Lebanese minister is under fire for past comments made about Houthi militias in Yemen, with Saudi Arabia calling for an apology.

Information Minister George Kurdahi criticised the Saudi-led coalition’s campaign in Yemen, and said Iranian-backed Houthi rebels were merely defending themselves "in the face of external aggression against Yemen for years".

Kurdahi, who was a former television presenter at Saudi-owned MBC, has come under fire for defending Iran's allies, such as the Syrian regime, in the past.

Saudi sources told Lebanon’s MTV on Wednesday that Kurdahi's sacking would resolve the diplomatic crisis.

The Yemeni government on Wednesday also denounced Kurdahi’s comments

Foreign Minister Ahmed bin Mubarak said on Twitter that the Yemeni embassy in Beirut had presented "a letter of condemnation" to the Lebanese foreign ministry.

https://english.alaraby.co.uk/news/riyadh-angered-over-lebanese-ministers-pro-houthi-comments

and also https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/lebanon-yemen-war-minister-criticism-diplomatic-crisis-gulf

and

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Lebanon Scrambles to Contain Fallout after Kordahi Remarks Anger Gulf

The Gulf Cooperation Council condemned Wednesday the statements made by Minister of Information George Kordahi about the Yemen war, saying it reflects “a limited knowledge and a shallow understanding” that are not acceptable.

Saudi sources told MTV media station that “we are facing a severe diplomatic crisis due to Kordahi's offensive statements to Arab countries, regardless of the timing of the interview.”

Kordahi had raised controversy by accusing Saudi Arabia and the UAE of “aggression against Yemen” in a recorded interview with al-Jazeera Online in August, a month before he was appointed as a minister in the government of Prime Minister Najib Miqati.

“The Yemeni war is absurd and it should stop,” he said, adding that “the Huthis are defending themselves against an external aggression.”

After the interview surfaced late Tuesday on social media, Kordahi tweeted that he “did not intend, in any way, to offend the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia or the Emirates,” and expressed his love and loyalty to the leaders and people of the two countries.

“What I said about the war in Yemen, I said it with conviction, not in defense of Yemen, but also out of love for Saudi Arabia and the UAE,” he said.

https://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/285232-lebanon-scrambles-to-contain-fallout-after-kordahi-remarks-anger-gulf

and also https://english.alarabiya.net/News/gulf/2021/10/27/GCC-condemns-Lebanese-information-minister-s-comments-on-Saudi-Arabia-UAE

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Lebanon information minister angers UAE, Saudi Arabia with Houthi comments

Information Minister George Kordahi's statements on Yemen's Houthi have upset the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

Lebanon’s prime minister has rejected comments by Information Minister George Kordahi in an interview in which he had appeared to support the Iranian-backed Houthis in Yemen. Kordahi's statements angered the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

“George Kordahi’s recent comments do not express the government's position on the Yemeni issue," Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati said in statements released recently. "Lebanon is committed to its ties with Arab countries and my government is keen to have the best relations with Saudi Arabia.”

https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/lebanon-information-minister-angers-uae-saudi-arabia-with-houthi-comments-683238

and also https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/lebanon-pm-says-ministers-criticism-saudi-is-not-govt-position-2021-10-27/ = https://www.metro.us/lebanon-says-ministers-comments/

and

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Hisbollah: Attacken gegen Kordahi sind Angriffe auf Souveränität und Würde des Libanon

https://parstoday.com/de/news/middle_east-i62974-hisbollah_attacken_gegen_kordahi_sind_angriffe_auf_souver%C3%A4nit%C3%A4t_und_w%C3%BCrde_des_libanon

and

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Lebanon's Hezbollah praises information minister, condemns 'unjust' Gulf backlash

Lebanon's powerful Shi'ite group Hezbollah praised information minister George Kordahi, who delivered remarks critical of the Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen prior to taking office, and described the backlash against him from Riyadh and other Gulf countries as "unjust".

https://www.reuters.com/article/lebanon-saudi-hezbollah-int/lebanons-hezbollah-praises-information-minister-condemns-unjust-gulf-backlash-idUSKBN2HI2MP

and

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Hezbollah Blasts Saudi, Allies ‘Aggression on Lebanon Sovereignty’ After Backlash over Yemen War Remarks Targets Lebanese Minister

https://www.farsnews.ir/en/news/14000807000052/Hezbllah-Blass-Sadi-Allies-%E2%80%98Aggressin-n-Lebann-Svereigny%E2%80%99-Afer

and

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Saudi-owned MBC set to move from Lebanon over Kurdahi’s Yemen war comment

Report: The group plans to relocate offices to Riyadh

Saudi TV network MBC plans to permanently close all its offices in Lebanon in protest against "offensive" remarks made by Lebanese Minister George Kurdahi over a Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen, Saudi newspaper Okaz reported.

The group will move those offices and their equipment to Riyadh, the paper added, citing unidentified sources.

https://gulfnews.com/world/gulf/saudi/saudi-owned-mbc-set-to-move-from-lebanon-over-kurdahis-yemen-war-comment-1.1635408979677

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Lebanon: After the uproar caused by his statements about the war in Yemen, this is what Qardahi made clear!

Minister of Information, George Kordahi, issued a statement after the uproar caused by his statements in an interview about the Yemen war and the role of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the UAE in it. Al Jazeera Online, on the “People’s Parliament” program, in which I spoke about the Yemen war, and these media outlets focused on what I said about the Houthis and their defense of themselves in the face of external aggression, so I would like to clarify the following:

https://middleeast.in-24.com/News/350500.html

and

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Saudi Arabia summons Lebanon's ambassador to protest Kordahi comments on Yemen war

https://english.alarabiya.net/News/gulf/2021/10/27/Saudi-Arabia-summons-Lebanon-s-ambassador-to-protest-Kordahi-comments-on-Yemen-war

and

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UAE summons Lebanon's ambassador to protest Kordahi comments on Yemen war

https://english.alarabiya.net/News/gulf/2021/10/27/UAE-summons-Lebanon-s-ambassador-to-protest-Kordahi-comments-on-Yemen-war

cp12a Katar-Krise / Qatar crisis

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Meeting between the Emir of Qatar and Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia on the sidelines of the Middle East Green Initiative Summit in Riyadh - only a month or so after their last meeting, also in Saudi Arabia - the one with Sheikh Tahnoon where they were all dressed casually

https://twitter.com/Dr_Ulrichsen/status/1452673777729429510

referring to https://www.diwan.gov.qa/briefing-room/news/general/io/2021/october/25/hh-the-amir-meets-saudi-crown-prince-in-riyadh

cp12b Sudan

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Sudan coup leader says will appoint new premier within week

The Sudanese general who seized power in a coup this week said the military he heads will appoint a technocrat prime minister to rule alongside it within a week.

In an interview with Russia’s state-owned Sputnik news agency published Friday, Abdel-Fattah Burhan said the new premier will form a cabinet that will share leadership of the country with the armed forces.

“We have a patriotic duty to lead the people and help them in the transition period until elections are held,” Burhan said in the interview.

https://apnews.com/article/middle-east-africa-sudan-armed-forces-6b30871b66ff75f3abd914daf7abfeb0

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Behind power grabs in Sudan and Tunisia, the shadow of Gulf monarchies

A trio of Arab autocracies – Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates – are on the winning side of the latest anti-democratic power games.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/10/27/sudan-tunisia-coups-gulf/

Burhan, [who led the military coup in Sudan], has the backing of Egypt, Saudi Arabia & the UAE, who also cheered Pres. Saied’s [power grab in Tunisia] In 2013 KSA & UAE helped al-Sissi conduct a military coup in Egypt

The regimes in the UAE & Egypt are especially determined to prevent Islamists from holding power They toppled Egypt's Islamist government & Tunisia's power-sharing arrangement with al-Nahda They didn't support Sudanese dictator Omar al-Bashir because of his Islamist background

Sudan's military may follow Egypt's, which went from acquiescing to Mubarak's 2011 fall to seizing power in 2013 Sudanese protestors calling for democracy in 2019 chanted "Imma al-nasr aw Masr" (“Either Victory or Egypt”)

https://twitter.com/AnnelleSheline/status/1453741286020816897

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The Military Has Taken Power in Sudan and Dissolved Its Transitional Government

Why Is It Important?

Sudan was on a precarious path toward democratic transition that may now be completely derailed. This matters hugely for a country that has been governed by elected civilians for a mere ten years since its independence in 1956, and in which all politics have, arguably, been military politics. There were those who questioned the military’s abandonment of Bashir in 2019, seeing it as only tactical, and doubted it would actually relinquish power.

As important was whether the SAF would follow the trajectory of its Egyptian counterpart, which went from acquiescing in the fall of president Hosni Mubarak in 2011 to seizing power in 2013. This is why Sudanese protestors calling for a full democratic transition in 2019 chanted, “Imma al-nasr aw Masr (“Either Victory or Egypt”).

Public dissatisfaction with the government’s performance is genuine and understandable, but has clearly been exploited by remnants of the Bashir regime. Government supporters moreover see the hand of the military and allied security services in fomenting dissent in East Sudan.

The analogy with Egypt is helpful up to a point, but a military-led government in Sudan will face three very different challenges. The first is to preserve a highly fragile peace with several armed liberation movements in parts of the Darfur region and South Kordofan and Blue Nile states. At the same time, it will have to keep the lid on other potential secessionist threats, including in East Sudan.

Burhan’s second principal challenge is the absence of a unified military and of a state monopoly over the means of violence. This probably makes Burhan more dependent on his rival than he would like.

The third challenge is to restore an economy that remains devastated by decades of sanctions, war profiteering, and predation by various armed actors—the military, RSF, and various armed rebels.

What Are the Implications for the Future?

Faced with the threat of new U.S. and Western sanctions, Burhan may back down. Or he may, instead, seek allies among the bickering political parties to form a façade civilian government so as to shore up his purported commitment to democratic transition and thus deflect international pressure. This is where the SAF may again emulate the Egyptian armed forces, who followed their takeover of power by forming a multiparty civilian government.

Exactly how far Burhan will have to bend to achieve such a scenario will depend on how enduring are protests inside Sudan and how tough a front is maintained by the United States, the EU, the UN, and other bodies, such as the African Union, demanding a full restoration of civilian government under Hamdok.

https://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/85647

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MILITÄRPUTSCH IM SUDAN

Humanitäre Situation droht zusammenzubrechen

Aktion gegen den Hunger warnt, dass die derzeitigen Unruhen die humanitäre Lage im Sudan weiter verschlechtern könnten. Die instabile Lage beeinträchtigt den Zugang der Menschen zur Grundversorgung und zu lebenswichtigen Gütern.

„Schon vor den aktuellen Entwicklungen lebten 80 Prozent der Menschen in Armut, über 20 Prozent der Menschen haben keinen gesicherten Zugang zu Lebensmitteln“, sagt Jan Sebastian Friedrich-Rust, Geschäftsführer der humanitären und entwicklungspolitischen Organisation Aktion gegen den Hunger, die seit 2018 im Sudan Projekte zur Sicherung von Lebensgrundlagen und Behandlung von Mangelernährung durchführt. Nach dem Militärputsch am 25.10.2021 hatten die USA Entwicklungshilfezahlungen in Höhe von 700 Millionen US-Dollar vorläufig eingestellt und auch die EU hat mit dem Stopp ihrer Zahlungen gedroht.

„Wir befürchten, dass sich diese Situation nun noch verschlechtern wird. Die zivile Bevölkerung des Sudans darf nicht den Preis für die politischen Unruhen ihres Landes zahlen“, so Friedrich-Rust.

Frauen, Kinder und andere Minderheiten besonders gefährdet

„Frauen und Kinder sind in dieser Krise am meisten gefährdet“, sagt Sanjida Tawhid, die Landesdirektorin von Aktion gegen den Hunger im Sudan. „Im Sudan sind 50 Prozent der Fälle akuter Unterernährung bei Kindern auf wiederholte Durchfall- oder Wurminfektionen zurückzuführen, die durch mangelnden Zugang zu Wasser, schlechte sanitäre Einrichtungen und fehlende Hygienepraktiken verursacht werden. Zudem hat der Sudan mit 311 pro 100.000 Geburten eine der höchsten Müttersterblichkeitsraten der Welt“, so Tawhid weiter.

Sudan ist Fluchtziel für Menschen aus Nachbarländern

Besonders prekär ist die Lage außerdem für die zahlreichen Geflüchteten im Sudan, die zu großen Teilen von humanitärer Unterstützung abhängig sind. Der Sudan ist eine der größten Auffanggemeinden Afrikas mit knapp einer Million Geflüchteter aus dem Südsudan, rund 60.000 Vertriebenen aus Tigray in Äthiopien sowie zahlreichen Menschen aus anderen Konfliktländern wie Eritrea, der Zentralafrikanischen Republik, dem Tschad, Syrien und dem Jemen.

https://www.aktiongegendenhunger.de/presse/militaerputsch-im-sudan

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Sudan military leader fires 6 diplomats who criticized coup

Sudan’s strongman fired at least six ambassadors, including the envoys to the U.S., the European Union and France, after they condemned the military’s takeover of the country, a military official said Thursday.

The diplomats pledged their support for the now-deposed government of Prime Minister Abddalla Hamdok.

Also fired by Gen Abdel-Fattah Buran late Wednesday were the Sudanese ambassadors to Qatar, China and the U.N. mission in Geneva, according to the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to brief media.

Nureldin Satti, the Sudanese envoy to the U.S., said Tuesday he was working with Sudanese diplomats in Brussels, Paris, Geneva and New York to “resist the military coup in support of the heroic struggle of the Sudanese people” to achieve the aims of the uprising against al-Bashir.

Activists have been circulating videos on social media showing mostly empty streets in the capital, with most stores except for groceries and bakeries closed on Thursday. Earlier, protesters called for a national strike to pressure the military to relinquish power.

Earlier this week, a group of over 30 Sudanese diplomats in and outside Sudan condemned the military’s takeover in a joint statement, saying that the ambassadors in Belgium, Switzerland and France had pledged their continued allegiance to the Hamdok government.

The Ministry of Culture and Information, still loyal to Hamdok, said in a Facebook post that the ambassador to South Africa is also part of this group.

In another development, Burhan fired Adlan Ibrahim, head of the country’s Civil Aviation Authority, according to the official. Adlan’s dismissal came after the resumption of flights in and out of Khartoum’s international airport resumed Wednesday.

Protesters, meanwhile, took to the streets of Khartoum and its twin city of Omdurman late Wednesday in continued demonstrations against the coup amid heavy security across the capital. By Thursday morning, security forces had cleared several makeshift stone barricades that protesters had set up in a few residential neighborhoods.

https://apnews.com/article/business-middle-east-africa-sudan-geneva-60e7536cad8923012c8af797910cd097

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UN calls on Sudan military to restore civilian government

https://apnews.com/article/middle-east-africa-sudan-united-nations-279358358f3e7e832b1418bda0171d84

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Hamdok reaffirms commitment to democratic transition

A source close to Sudanese Prime Minister Abdulla Hamdok, who is under house arrest in Khartoum, said he is still committed to civil democratic transition.

Hamdok warned against using violence against protesters who denounced his ouster through a “military coup,” the source told Reuters.

http://en.ypagency.net/242076/

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Sudan arrests 3 coup critics as pressure mounts on military

Sudanese security forces detained three prominent pro-democracy figures overnight, their relatives and other activists said Wednesday, as internal and international pressure mounted on the country’s military following its coup.

The arrests came as protests denouncing Monday’s takeover continued in the capital of Khartoum and elsewhere, and many businesses shut in response to calls for strikes. Security forces kept up their heavy-handed response, chasing demonstrators in several neighborhoods late Tuesday, according to activists who said some were shot and wounded. At least six people have been killed in protests so far, according to doctors.

https://apnews.com/article/middle-east-africa-sudan-omar-al-bashir-fd9e8c12620fb68504c5d786168d8a3c

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Sudan’s prime minister, detained after coup, returns home

Sudan’s deposed prime minister and his wife were allowed to return home Tuesday, a day after they were detained when the military seized power in a coup, according to a statement issued by his office.

The release of Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok and his wife followed international condemnation of the coup and calls for the military to release all the government officials who were detained when Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan seized power on Monday.

The statement by Hamdok’s office said other government officials remained in detention, their locations unknown. The deposed prime minister and his wife were under “heavy security” at home in the upscale Kafouri neighborhood of the capital Khartoum, said a military official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to brief the media. The official did not say whether they were free to leave or make calls.

Earlier in the day, Burhan said Hamdok had been held for his own safety and would be released. But he warned that other members of the dissolved government could face trial as protests against the putsch continued in the streets.

The military seized power in a move that was widely denounced abroad. On Tuesday, pro-democracy demonstrators blocked roads in the capital with makeshift barricades and burning tires. Troops fired on crowds a day earlier, killing four protesters, according to doctors.

In his second public appearance since seizing power, Burhan said the military was forced to step in to resolve a growing political crisis.

“There were people who were talking about discriminating against others, and that was driving this country to reach a civil war that would lead to the fragmentation of this country, tearing apart its unity, its fabric and society. These dangers were in front of us,” Burhan told a televised news conference.

But the coup came less than a month before Burhan was supposed to hand the leadership of the Sovereign Council that runs the country to a civilian — a step that would have decreased the military’s hold on power.

Hamdok had been held at Burhan’s home, the general said, and was in good health. But of the many other senior government officials detained Monday, Burhan alleged that some tried to incite a rebellion within the armed forces, saying they would face trial. Others who are found “innocent” would be freed, he added.

https://apnews.com/article/sudan-coup-protesters-537e14871a64dbc634430c60b7c662b5

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Putsch im Sudan: Widerstand gegen den neuen starken Mann

Nach dem Militärputsch im Sudan kocht die Wut auf den Straßen der Hauptstadt Khartum. „Gefängnis für Burhan“ schallt es am Mittwoch immer wieder. Gemeint ist General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, der neue starke Mann im Sudan.

Das Militär hat am Montag in dem ostafrikanischen Land mit rund 44 Millionen Einwohnern die Macht übernommen. Al-Burhan verkündete die Entmachtung der zivilen Regierungsmitglieder und verhängte einen Ausnahmezustand. Seither ist das Internet fast durchgehend blockiert.

Doch wer ist der 61-jährige Putschistenführer, der noch vor ein paar Monaten auf dem internationalen Parkett gefeiert wurde? Seit 2019 stand Al-Burhan gemeinsam mit dem nun entmachteten Ministerpräsidenten Abdullah Hamduk an der Spitze einer Übergangsregierung. Der General ist ein Kriegsveteran, der in den beiden Bürgerkriegen im westsudanesischen Darfur und im heute unabhängigen Südsudan gekämpft hat.

Durch seinen Einsatz im Bürgerkrieg im Jemen habe Burhan sehr gute Beziehungen zu den Vereinigten Arabischen Emiraten etablieren können, sagt der Analyst Murithi Mutiga von der Denkfabrik Crisis Group. Auch mit dem benachbarten Ägypten, wo es 2013 einen Militärputsch gab, pflegt Burhan gute Beziehungen. Während der Westen droht, Hilfsgelder zu streichen, reagierten Ägypten und die Emirate vorsichtig auf den Umsturz. Doch der Widerstand der eigenen Landsleute könnte für das sudanesische Militär, das im Gegensatz zu Ägypten über keinen starken Geheimdienst verfügt, schwieriger zu brechen sein, meint Mutiga.

Die durchschnittliche Temperatur von 38 Grad Celsius in der Hauptstadt hält die Menschen nicht davon ab, mit Steinen und Reifen Straßensperren zu errichten, um gegen den Umsturz zu protestieren. M

https://www.aachener-zeitung.de/politik/welt/putsch-im-sudan-widerstand-gegen-den-neuen-starken-mann_aid-63728549 = https://de.sports.yahoo.com/news/eu-droht-putschisten-sudan-abdrehen-212025651.html

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Sudan strongman is seen as an insider with powerful allies

The general leading Sudan’s coup has vowed to usher the country to an elected government. But Abdel-Fattah Burhan has powerful allies, including Gulf nations and a feared Sudanese paramilitary commander, and he appears intent on keeping the military firmly in control.

Burhan first gained prominence in 2019, when he and other top generals toppled Omar al-Bashir, under pressure from mass demonstrations against the autocrat’s 30-year rule.

He remained in charge for several months, until international pressure forced the military to reach a power-sharing deal with the protesters. That established a joint civilian-military Sovereign Council headed by Burhan that was supposed to rule Sudan until elections, set for 2023.

Burhan’s record was relatively clean and he was not indicted by The International Criminal Court like al-Bashir and others for crimes against humanity during the Darfur conflict of the early 2000s. He was a rare non-Islamist among the top generals during al-Bashir’s military-Islamist regime. That helped Sudan emerge from the international pariah status it had under al-Bashir.

On Monday, Burhan swept away the vestiges of civilian government.

https://apnews.com/article/middle-east-africa-sudan-crime-omar-al-bashir-3f2d4d660fabf1b526f09f04808af7c8

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Premierminister gestürzt, Ausnahmezustand ausgerufen

Nach wochenlangen Spannungen zwischen dem Militär und der zivilen Übergangsregierung haben im Sudan Bewaffnete mehrere führende Regierungsmitglieder festgenommen – darunter Premierminister Abdalla Hamdok (65)!

Die Armee putscht sich an die Macht: Am Montagmittag verkündete General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan (61) in einer Fernsehansprache die Auflösung der Übergangsregierung und rief den Ausnahmezustand aus.

Hamdok habe sich zuvor geweigert, den „Putsch“ der Soldaten zu unterstützen, teilte das Informationsministerium mit. „Nachdem er sich geweigert hatte, den Putsch zu unterstützen, wurde Premierminister Abdalla Hamdok von einer Armeeeinheit festgenommen und an einen unbekannten Ort gebracht“, hieß es. Die Festnahmen hätten in den Häusern der Regierungsvertreter stattgefunden.

Nach Angaben der britischen Organisation Netblocks, die weltweit Internetsperren dokumentiert, sind seit den frühen Morgenstunden das Internet, das Mobilfunknetz und Teile des Festnetzes gestört.

Das Staatsfernsehen begann nach den Festnahmen mit der Ausstrahlung patriotischer Lieder. Der Gewerkschaftsdachverband Association of Professionals rief auf Twitter angesichts eines „Staatsstreichs“ auf, „heftigen Widerstand“ zu leisten.

Mittlerweile sind Zehntausende Demonstranten auf den Straßen der sudanesischen Hauptstadt Khartum (rund 640 000 Einwohner) – ihnen gegenüber stehen Militärfahrzeuge und bewaffnete Soldaten.

„Im Zusammenhang mit innenpolitischen Unruhen wurden in Khartum weiträumig Brücken- und Straßensperren errichtet, sowohl durch das Militär als auch im Rahmen von Demonstrationen“, erklärte das Ministerium in einem aktuellen Reisehinweis. „Bleiben Sie an einem sicheren Ort“ und „meiden Sie Menschenansammlungen“.

Doch: Die Protestler trotzten den Barrikaden der Sicherheitskräfte und begaben sich in Richtung auf das Militärhauptquartier. Das berichtete ein dpa-Reporter vor Ort am Montag. In der Hauptstadt war regelmäßiges Schussfeuer zu hören.

https://www.bild.de/politik/ausland/politik-ausland/militaerputsch-im-sudan-premierminister-abdalla-hamdok-gestuerzt-78052184.bild.html

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AUDIO: Putsch im Sudan - der Morgen danach

https://www.tagesschau.de/multimedia/audio/audio-118453.html

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Da kommt was auf uns zu

Der Putsch kam am Montag, die Unruhen auch, gestern begann der Generalstreik. Die Läden sind zu, die Krankenhäuser voll mit Verwundeten und den ersten Toten des Konflikts. Der zivile Premier befindet sich "zu seiner Sicherheit" im Haus des Armeechefs, so heißt das eben im Putschistensprech. Minister und Politiker wurden von Soldaten aus ihren Häusern gezerrt und festgesetzt, andere sind untergetaucht.

Nun bieten die Demonstranten dem Militär wieder die Stirn, und man sollte ihren Einsatz nicht leichtfertig als hilflose Geste beiseite wischen. Schließlich haben die Protestierenden erst vor zweieinhalb Jahren den Diktator Baschir zu Fall gebracht. Angesichts der desolaten Wirtschaftslage ist ihr Zorn noch immer groß und das Verlangen nach Veränderung auch. Der Druck auf die Putschisten wächst: Die US-Regierung hat 700 Millionen Dollar Hilfsgelder eingefroren, weitere Streichungen sind in Vorbereitung, Sanktionen werden diskutiert.

Die Generäle lässt das nicht kalt. Sie haben sich nach dem Fall des alten Regimes viele lukrative Wirtschaftszweige unter den Nagel gerissen und prächtig an der Integration des Landes in den globalen Markt verdient. Wer auch immer den Sudan regiert, muss sich mit einer heftigen Wirtschafts- und Finanzkrise herumschlagen, während nun auch noch die wichtigsten Geldgeber aus dem Ausland den Stecker ziehen. Gibt es also Hoffnung? Wackelt das Militärregime, bevor es sich die Sessel zurechtgerückt hat?

Nein, noch wackelt da nichts, und der Grund dafür ist ein Teil der Antwort auf die Frage, warum der Übergang zur Demokratie immer wieder scheitert: Die Generäle haben Freunde. Ihre mächtigen Unterstützer sind ausgerechnet die westlichen "Partner" in der Region: Ägypten und sein mörderischer Despot Abd al-Fattah as-Sisi, Saudi-Arabien und sein mörderischer Despot Muhammad Bin Salman sowie die Vereinigten Arabischen Emirate

https://www.t-online.de/nachrichten/id_91038346/putsch-im-sudan-da-kommt-was-auf-uns-zu.html

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Sudan’s military takes power in coup, arrests prime minister

Sudan’s military seized power Monday, dissolving the transitional government hours after troops arrested the prime minister. Thousands of people flooded into the streets to protest the coup that threatens the country’s shaky progress toward democracy.

Security forces opened fire on some of the crowds, and three protesters were killed, according to the Sudan Doctors’ Committee, which said 80 people were wounded.

The takeover comes more than two years after protesters forced the ouster of longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir and just weeks before the military was supposed to hand the leadership of the council that runs the country over to civilians.

After the early morning arrests of Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and other senior officials, thousands poured into the streets of the capital, Khartoum, and its twin city of Omdurman. They blocked streets and set fire to tires as security forces used tear gas to disperse them.

As plumes of smoke filled the air, protesters could be heard chanting, “The people are stronger, stronger!” and “Retreat is not an option!” Videos on social media showed large crowds crossing bridges over the Nile to the center of the capital, while the U.S. Embassy warned troops were blocking off parts of the city.

“We call for the military to immediately cease violence, release detained officials, and ensure the safety of Sudanese citizens demonstrating for democratic and civilian leadership,” the embassy said, urging a return to a civilian-led government.

Pro-democracy activist Dura Gambo said paramilitary forces chased protesters through some neighborhoods of Khartoum. She said the sporadic sound of gunshots could be heard in many parts of the capital.

Records from a hospital in Khartoum obtained by The Associated Press showed some people admitted with gunshot wounds.

In the afternoon, the head of the military, Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan, announced on national TV that he was dissolving the government and the Sovereign Council, a joint military and civilian body created soon after al-Bashir’s ouster to run the country.

Burhan said quarrels among political factions prompted the military to intervene. Tensions have been rising for weeks over the course and the pace of the transition to democracy in Sudan, a nation in Africa linked by language and culture to the Arab world.

The general declared a state of emergency and said the military will appoint a technocratic government to lead the country to elections, set for July 2023. But he made clear the military will remain in charge.

https://apnews.com/article/middle-east-africa-sudan-arrests-omar-al-bashir-c8d027c0a9e250fcb5a595bdc987d282

and also https://news.yahoo.com/sudanese-leaders-arrested-group-denounces-035639457.html

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The Latest: Sudan group says security forces kill 2, 80 hurt

The Sudan Doctors’ Committee says two protesters were killed after security forces fired on crowds that flooded in the streets in the wake of a coup Monday. It says 80 people were wounded.

The Gulf Arab sheikhdoms of the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have called for calm and restraint in Sudan following the army’s coup.

The UAE, which along with regional allies Saudi Arabia and Egypt had cultivated close ties to Sudan’s top generals, emphasized the importance of securing “stability as soon as possible, in a manner that achieves the interest and aspirations of the Sudanese people.”

Bahrain’s Foreign Ministry said it had “confidence” in Sudan’s political establishment to “overcome this crisis through dialogue and understanding.”

Their muted statements come as Western countries and the United Nations have strongly condemned the army’s takeover of Sudan. Security forces arrested several top officials including the interim prime minister and protesters flooded the streets of the capital. The developments threaten to undermine Sudan’s fragile democratic transition since the ouster of longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir over two years ago.

https://apnews.com/article/europe-middle-east-africa-sudan-united-states-386c829dbba1efcba72d8e9fd4c411b5

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Internet disrupted in Sudan amid reports of coup attempt

https://netblocks.org/reports/internet-disrupted-in-sudan-amid-reports-of-coup-attempt-Q8ov93yn

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Film: Protests now forming down Africa St in #Khartoum in response to reported coup in #Sudan

https://twitter.com/WillCarter_NRC/status/1452539408624848902

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EXPLAINER: How months of tensions led to Sudan’s coup

Monday’s military coup in Sudan threatens to wreck the country’s fragile transition to democracy, more than two years after a popular uprising forced the removal of longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir.

The move comes after months of mounting tensions between the military and civilian authorities. Protesters are in the streets denouncing the takeover, and troops have opened fire, killing some of the marches, opening the door for greater turmoil in the country of 40 million.

Here is how Sudan reached this poin

https://apnews.com/article/explaining-what-led-to-sudan-coup-8e3609d1f573b6dd0383ed7a09f0d4aa

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Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the general who leads Sudan

General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, who on Monday dissolved authorities leading the country’s transition to democracy, became de facto head of state after the 2019 ouster of strongman Omar al-Bashir and now embodies the possible return to a much-feared military rule.

In a lengthy military career under Bashir, he rose to prominent roles while remaining relatively unknown. He commanded the country’s ground forces before Bashir made him inspector general of the army in February, 2019 two months before the military removed Bashir from power.

Sudanese media and analysts say Burhan coordinated sending Sudanese troops to Yemen as part of a Saudi-led coalition which intervened from 2015 against Iran-backed Huthi rebels.

It was a vital but behind-the-scenes role in Sudan’s military involvement alongside the kingdom in Yemen.

Willow Berridge, author of “Civil Uprisings in Modern Sudan” and a lecturer in history at Newcastle University, said the Yemen portfolio saw Burhan work closely with Sudan’s paramilitary Rapid Support Forces.

It was with the RSF’s support that Burhan took Sudan’s top job in 2019, Berridge said earlier.

“The role in this latest move of the Rapid Support Forces — branded by many as a revamped version of the Janjaweed militias who committed mass atrocities in Darfur — will make many cautious,” he said at the time.

Bashir deployed Sudanese troops to Yemen in 2015 as part of a major foreign policy shift that saw Khartoum break its longstanding ties with Tehran and join the Saudi-led coalition.

The Sudanese military suffered significant casualties in Yemen.

In the spring of 2019 after the breakdown of talks between protesters and Burhan’s transitional council, he visited Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.

The Gulf monarchies are crucial donors to Sudan

https://www.digitaljournal.com/world/abdel-fattah-al-burhan-the-general-who-leads-sudan/article

cp13a Waffenhandel / Arms trade

Siehe / Look at cp1

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Finland exports military material worth €140m to UAE

The government in 2018 suspended the granting of arms export licenses to the UAE and Saudi Arabia due to the countries' involvement in Yemen hostilities.

Finland granted permits totalling 139.3 million euros in March 2020 for the export of military vehicle parts to the United Arab Emirates. The deal accounts for almost all of Finland's total arms exports last year.

The information was contained in the latest Finnish Arms Control Report produced by independent SaferGlobe, a Finnish think-tank.

The recipient of the parts was the UAE company Calidus, which used them in the manufacturing of military vehicles. Finnish authorities have no influence over where the company sells the vehicles once they're assembled.

"Finland has given the UAE company free rein to export Finnish components as parts of its military products for decades," SaferGlobe researcher Kari Paasonen said.

The permits issued by the government for the deal are noteworthy not only for the value, but also for the agreed duration. The export license for vehicle axles is valid until the end

https://yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/finland_exports_military_material_worth_140m_to_uae/12158316

cp13b Wirtschaft / Economy

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Film: Agriculture, including beekeeping, is the livelihood of millions of people in #Yemen, and is being severely affected by #ClimateChange impacts; drought, unseasonal rains, flooding.

https://twitter.com/OCHAYemen/status/1453649475348598790

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Yemen [Hadi gov.] tightens security at ports to prevent smuggling of foreign currencies

It is cracking down on exchange firms and traders involved in currency speculation and has issued new regulations on remittances as part of measures aimed at addressing the crash of the rial.

https://debriefer.net/en/news-27505.html

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CBY bans eight of largest exchange firms in Yemen

The Central Bank of Yemen [Aden branch] has banned eight of the largest exchange firms in the country within measures it is taking to address the crash of the national currency.

One US dollar is buying 1,380 rials in the regions controlled by the internationally recognised government, up from 215 when the war broke out in late 2014.

https://debriefer.net/en/news-27490.html

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Houthis take escalatory step in their unilateral currency war in Yemen

Yemen's Houthis, controlling the country's northwest, have taken a new escalatory step in the currency war against the part of Yemen outside their control including the government-administered areas, economists have said.

The Shiit terrorist militia's "central bank" in Sana'a ordered major commercial banks within their areas of control this week to suspend customer withdraw and deposit transactions involving the new (blue-stripped) 100 dollar notes and use only the old notes (2003 and 2006 print years); and not to trade hard currency with banks and money exchange business in the regions outside the militia's control.

"This initiative by the Houthis is meant to increase pressure on foreign cash reserves in the government –administered areas," one source said.

"Already divided, the Yemeni currency will see further divergence in the exchange rate between the stable Houthi-used old riyal notes and the government's relatively new printed notes," economic analyst Abdulkarim Alsaeedi said.

"This is no political war, this is an economic war and the harm is passed right to the millions of people living in the remaining parts of Yemen: to their purchase power," he said.

The Yemeni currency war began when Houthis in 2020 banned the gove

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-51809

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Small businesses in Yemen fall victim to both war and a currency crash

With prices of goods going through the roof and Yemenis barely able to stay afloat, small businesses in the country are being forced to shutter.

During the last two months, the Yemeni currency has collapsed in a dramatic way in the areas under the control of the International Recognized Government (IRG), from 600 rials to 1 dollar in 2019 to more around 1,400 against the dollar this month. For perspective, in 2015 it used to be 215 rials to a dollar.

“The recent collapse of the currency killed my business. I sold some clothes but couldn’t buy new ones and even the customers can’t buy clothes with the new prices,” Adeela said.

“The shop now has almost stopped and I’m struggling to pay the rent which used to be YR 150,000 ($125), but is now more than double.”

Adeelah doesn’t have any other source of income and is doing her best to continue but it isn’t really in her hands.

“Last time it was the battles which damaged my shop but now it is the increase of prices that is closing many small businesses.”

The currency crash has naturally led to the bankruptcy of several small businesses in the southern areas of Yemen but that isn’t the case in the areas under the Houthi control as 1 dollar equals 600 rials in those areas.

Yasin stated that his dream was to have a bigger shop especially as there are more so many people interested in sports in Taiz, but the state of the economy forced him to close down.

“Since the beginning of 2021 there were more people who came to buy from my shop but during the last two months the majority are only looking for food.”

Yasin doesn’t have any other source of income and is now jobless after closing. He hopes things will get better and he can reopen his shop one day.

Nadhem Abdulrahman, a sociology tutor at private universities in Taiz, stated that small businesses are usually “victims” of the currency collapse as their owners neither have enough experience nor money.

“Small businesses owners usually struggle in war-torn countries or countries that don’t have a stable economic system as they can’t face any economic developments like collapse of currency or difficulties of getting the goods,” Abdulrahman told TRT World.

“In Yemen it is normal to see small businesses collapse because of the currency collapse as neither owners of small shops nor customers can afford to buy new goods.”

He stated that during the beginning of the war in Yemen, many small businesses went bankrupt because purchasing power was weak and it was happening again today.

“The majority of Yemenis only buy basic food and they don’t afford anything else while most of the small businesses don’t sell basic food but secondary items,” he added.

https://www.trtworld.com/magazine/small-businesses-in-yemen-fall-victim-to-both-war-and-a-currency-crash-51088

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CBY connects exchange firms to its automatic network

The Central Bank of Yemen [Aden branch] on Saturday asked all exchange firms to connect their systems to its automatic network within the efforts to fight currency speculation and sharp depreciation.

https://debriefer.net/en/news-27475.html

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

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US-VAE-Abkommen mit al-Qaida im Jemen - Mehr Terroristen nach Ma'rib

Jemenitische Quellen berichteten, dass US-amerikanische und emiratische Offiziere in der Provinz Hadramaut ein Abkommen mit terroristischen Elementen der al-Qaida geschlossen hätten.

Der Sender Al-Bawaba Al-Ekhbariya Al-Yemeni berichtete am Donnerstag unter Berufung auf diese jemenitischen Quellen: „Dem Abkommen zwischen den USA und den Vereinigten Arabischen Emiraten mit al-Qaida-Elementen zufolge sollen weitere Terroristen nach Hadramaut aufbrechen, um die bevorstehende Befreiung von Ma'rib durch jemenitische Kräfte zu verhindern. Im Gegenzug sollen die USA weitere al-Qaida-Elemente aus Guantanamo freilassen."

Die jemenitischen Quellen fügten hinzu, dass auch eine weitere Gruppe hochrangiger al-Qaida-Führer nach Hadhramaut verlegt werden soll.

Diesen Quellen zufolge sind vor einigen Tagen mehrere Sicherheitskräfte der USA und der Emirate in das Gebiet Ghil Bawazir (die wichtigste Hochburg der al-Qaida im Jemen) gekommen und haben behauptet, sie beabsichtigen, verdeckte Operationen gegen die al-Qaida durchzuführen. Später wurde jedoch entlarvt, dass ihr Ziel das Treffen mit al-Qaida-Führern war, darunter Khalid Batrafi.

https://parstoday.com/de/news/middle_east-i62980-us_vae_abkommen_mit_al_qaida_im_jemen_mehr_terroristen_nach_ma'rib

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UAE sends 12 ex-Guantanamo detainees back to Yemen

The United Arab Emirates has sent 12 Yemenis, initially detained at the Guantanamo Bay US military prison, to Yemen where they are expected to be released, Reuters reported a local official and a lawyer saying today.

The men were part of a group of 18 Yemenis and one Russian who were transferred from Guantanamo Bay between 2015 and 2017 to the UAE, where they remained in detention.

They had originally been seized in Afghanistan and Pakistan following the September 11 attacks in the United States. The first six were repatriated to Yemen and released in July.

The Yemenis were all held for over a decade without charge or trial.

An Emirati military plane carrying the 12 landed in Al-Mukalla in the Yemeni southern province of Hadhramout on Wednesday, a Yemeni government official said.

The Emirati government did not respond to a request for comment.

Abdulrahman Barman, a lawyer of the detainees, said the Yemeni government contacted the detainees' families and asked them to prepare for the release of their relatives at Al-Rayan military base.

Al-Rayan air base has been under the control of the UAE's military since 2015, when the Gulf state and Saudi Arabia intervened in Yemen to back the government against the Houthi movement.

Barman said the six released in July had received some money from the Emirati and Yemeni governments.

The United Nations and rights groups have urged Abu Dhabi and Washington to stop the forced repatriation of detainees to their homelands, where they could face further torture and detention.

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20211028-uae-sends-12-ex-guantanamo-detainees-back-to-yemen/

and also https://www.reuters.com/world/uae-sends-12-former-guantanamo-detainees-yemen-lawyer-official-2021-10-28/

cp15 Propaganda

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‘UN’s disarmament agenda for Yemen falls short’

Issuing international resolutions ‘not enough’ to resolve armed conflicts, diplomat says

The UN’s approach to resolving the long-running conflict in Yemen is insufficient as disarmament and arms control requires a gradual approach and detailed plans, a Yemeni diplomat said as the UN marked Disarmament Week.

Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Askar Zoail, the military attaché at the Embassy of Yemen in Turkey, said armed groups have turned Yemen into “complete chaos” by which the country has lost its security and stability.

“The lack of disarmament affected the peace process in Yemen, as it contributed to the prolongation of the war, the emergence of warlords, the increase of terrorist activities and the division of the country and created an unprecedented humanitarian disaster,” Zoail said.

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/middle-east/-un-s-disarmament-agenda-for-yemen-falls-short-/2406370

and also https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20211029-un-resolutions-have-not-resolved-any-conflict-the-situation-in-palestine-is-the-best-evidence-for-this/

My comment: This is just the old story: Putting blame on the Houthis.

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The Threat of War Is the Only Way to Achieve Peace With Iran

Tehran no longer takes Washington seriously. To revive the nuclear deal, the threat of military escalation needs to be on the table.

https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/10/27/threat-war-iran-nuclear-biden-israel-only-way-achieve-peace/

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Yemen is a bloody war. Biden is turning it bloodier

After coming to power, Biden committed a blunder by withdrawing from the Yemen war effort, which has emboldened the Houthi rebels who have now seized control of a strategically located governorate on Central Yemen and are looking to expand their control in the war-torn country. The new Houthi offensive is likely to plunge the Yemen war into a bloodier phase.

How Trump tried to stop the war; while Biden escalated it:

Trump was using the ‘maximum pressure’ policy against Iran. He reintroduced CAATSA sanctions against the Shiite nation in 2018 and scrapped the Iran nuclear deal which was signed by the Obama administration. On the other hand, Trump backed Saudi Arabia, the UAE and other allies against Iran-backed Houthis. Trump had a clear agenda- bleeding the Iranian economy and making the Yemen war an unaffordable venture for Tehran. This could have forced Iran to end the war.

However, Biden came to power with some naive policies. He gave up the war effort in Yemen, which emboldened the Houthis. This allowed Houthis to get an upper hand and Iran is using this advantage as strategic leverage against Riyadh.

https://tfiglobalnews.com/2021/10/29/yemen-is-a-bloody-war-biden-is-turning-it-bloodier/

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As Yemen's Shia Houthis press ahead with sectarian war, western messages of support keep coming

The US envoy Blankenberg overlooked all the religion-rooted terrorism of Yemen's Shia theocratic organization of Houthis and assured them, three months ago, that they are a "legitimate actor" and what they had controlled is "realities" that need to be dealt with.

At the peak of the Houthi genocidal war and siege on Marib's Abdiya region this month, the US research institute Jamestown Foundation, was indirectly marketing the Shiit siege and that "encirclement will limit damage to the city."

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-51824

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Facts few people know about Yemen's war

Houthis' most lethal weapon is 1- The sea of 25 millions people who live in the militia's areas control and can't refuse recruitment.

Houthis have a determination to fight endlessly or "until the Day of Judgment" as they consciously assert, because they have unbelievable quantity of hatred (for Sunnis) to last them this long.

Many international media outlets are currently disseminating a unified propaganda message that the Shiit Houthi war on Marib is meant to "strengthen their bargaining position in any possible future peace." Houthis want Marib's oil fields but they also want the entire Yemen and their ambitions are beyond Yemen, being a religious Shiit movement that envisions a Shiit sort of caliphate.

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-51823

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US House’s one-sided approach to Yemen will only encourage violence, empower Iran

The House of Representatives narrowly approved two amendments on September 23 that if included in the final version of the annual defense authorization bill, would prohibit US logistical support, including maintenance or transferring spare parts, to Saudi aircraft engaged in the war in Yemen. Rather than decreasing violence in Yemen, this one-sided approach will engender more human suffering and encourage intransigence on the part of the Iran-backed Houthi rebels.

For Iran, the conflict represents an opportunity to pressure Saudi Arabia. Tehran has armed the Houthis since at least 2009 and significantly increased its support in 2015.

Iranian support for the Houthis complicates efforts to end the conflict, as shown by events earlier this year.

Congressional efforts to double down on this one-sided approach will yield the same results, as they fail to recognize that the Houthis’ main objective is to rule all of Yemen. There is no reason for the Houthis to compromise if Washington condemns only Riyadh while Tehran continues to arm the rebels.

Ending logistical support for the Saudis could also incentivize Riyadh to buy even more weapons from US adversaries such as Russia and China, which do not take into account humanitarian concerns when selling arms.

Controversial as coalition strikes have sometimes been, it is myopic to demand accountability from only one side, given the Houthis’ intransigence and attacks on Saudi civilian targets, not to mention the gruesome torture in Houthi prisons.

https://www.fdd.org/analysis/2021/10/26/one-sided-approach-yemen-encourage-violence/

My comment: By a hawkish neocon US think tank. And, it’s so nice for the Sauzdis, that a saudi news site adopts it: https://english.alarabiya.net/views/news/middle-east/2021/10/25/US-House-s-one-sided-approach-to-Yemen-will-only-encourage-violence-empower-Iran .

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

Siehe / Look at cp1

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Saudi coalition air raids and shelling day by day

Oct. 22: https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141/2162001597283527/

Oct. 21. https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141/2162000797283607/

Oct. 20: https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141/2162000217283665/

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JIAT Refutes Five Recent Allegations against Arab Coalition in Yemen

Official Spokesman of the Joint Incidents Assessment Team (JIAT) in Yemen Legal Counsellor Mansour Al-Mansour refuted a number of claims raised by global bodies and international organizations on errors allegedly committed by the Coalition Forces to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen during their military operations in Yemen.
In a press conference held at the Armed Forces Officers Club in Riyadh today, Al-Mansour reviewed the results of assessing five incidents included in those claims as follows:
With regard to what was observed by (JIAT) in the open sources about the report issued by (Doctors for Human Rights) dated (March 2020), which included that on (18/01/2016) Coalition Forces aircraft attacked (Ketaf Rural Hospital) in (Ketaf and Al-Baqa) directorate of (Sa'da) governorate, the attack led to a temporary suspension of services, the hospital was then rehabilitated by (UNICEF).
JIAT vetted the incident,

JIAT found that the Coalition Forces did not carry out any air missions in (Ketaf) city, and that the closest military target the Coalition Forces dealt with was (42.5) kms away from (Ketaf Rural Hospital) of the claim.
By studying the air missions carried out by the Coalition Forces one day before and one day after the date of the claim, JIAT found the following:
1. On Sunday (17/01/2016) the day before the claimed date, Coalition Forces did not carry out any air missions in (Ketaf) city, and that the closest military target the Coalition Forces dealt with was (23.5) kms away from (Ketaf Rural Hospital) of the claim.
2. On Tuesday (19/01/2016) the day after the claimed date, Coalition Forces did not carry out any air missions in (Ketaf) city, and that the closest military target the Coalition Forces dealt with was (31) kms away from (Ketaf Rural Hospital) of the claim.
The claim indicated that the hospital was targeted by the Coalition aircraft, while satellite images after the date of the claim showed no signs of aerial targeting on the hospital building.
In light of that, JIAT found that Coalition Forces did not target (Ketaf Rural Hospital) in (Ketaf and Al-Baqa) directorate of (Sa'da) governorate, on (18/01/2016) as claimed.
With regard to what was received by (JIAT), that on (03/09/2015) Coalition Forces targeted (Athban Alasasiah School) in (Huraib) directorate of (Marib) governorate, (attached the coordinates of location of the school), which resulted in its destruction.
JIAT vetted the incident

By studying the air missions carried out by the Coalition Forces on (03/09/2015), which is the date of the claim, JIAT found that the Coalition Forces did not carry out any air missions in in (Huraib) directorate of (Marib) governorate, and that the closest military target the Coalition Forces dealt with was (63) kms away from (Athban Alasasiah School) of the claim.
By studying the air missions carried out by the Coalition Forces one day before and one day after the date of the claim, JIAT found the following:
1. On Wednesday (02/09/2015) the day before the claimed date, Coalition Forces did not carry out any air missions in in (Huraib) directorate of (Marib) governorate, and that the closest military target the Coalition Forces dealt with was (52) kms away from (Athban Alasasiah School) of the claim.
2. On Friday (04/09/2015) the day after the claimed date, Coalition Forces did not carry out any air missions in in (Huraib) directorate of (Marib) governorate, and that the closest military target the Coalition Forces dealt with was (10) kms away from (Athban Alasasiah School) of the claim.
JIAT specialists studied the satellite images of the claimed site (Athban Alasasiah School), before and after the date of the claim, the following was found:
1.The satellite images before the date of the claim show that (Athban Alasasiah School) consists of (3) buildings inside a U- shaped wall, with a canopy covering part of the school yard.
2.The satellite images dated (31/12/2015), after the date of the claim show damages of the canopy covering part of the school yard.
Members of JIAT visited (Athban Alasasiah School) site in (Huraib) directorate, of (Marib) governorate of the claim, interviewed the witnesses, and prepared a report on what was seen, which includes the following:
In light of that, JIAT found that Coalition Forces did not target (Athban Alasasiah School) in (Huraib) directorate of (Marib) governorate, on (03/09/2015) as claimed.
With regard to what JIAT observed in the open sources regarding the report issued by (Doctors for Human Rights) dated (March 2020), that on (29/05/2015) Coalition aircraft struck (Ghadran Health Center), at the time the center was under construction, and Houthis were using it as a military base.
JIAT vetted the incident

By studying the air missions carried out by the Coalition Forces on (29/05/2015), which is the date of the claim, JIAT found that Coalition Forces received intelligence information about (the presence of Al-Houthi armed militia leaders, and weapons and ammunition depot), inside a (building) that was seized by Al-Houthi armed militia in (Bani Hashish) directorate of (Sana'a) governorate.
The degrees of verification were available through the ground sources that confirmed the presence of (leaders from Al-Houthi armed militia, and weapons and ammunition depot), inside a (building) that was seized and used to support the war effort, based on rule (16) of customary international humanitarian law, which is considered to be a legitimate military target, that the targeting of it would achieve a concrete, direct and certain military advantage, as the legal protection of the civilian objects (building) lost for using it to contribute effectively to military actions, based on Article (52) of the First Additional Protocol of the Geneva Conventions and rule (8) of customary international humanitarian Law.
Therefore, on (29/05/2015), Coalition Forces carried out an air mission on a legitimate military target, a (building) that was seized by Al-Houthi armed militia, that (leaders from Al-Houthi armed militia, and weapons and ammunition depot) inside it, in (Bani Hashish) directorate of (Sana'a), using a single guided bomb that hit its target.
JIAT specialists studied the video recordings of the mission carried out, and found the following:
1. There are no signs or slogans on the building indicating that it is a health center.
2. No civilians were observed before and during the targeting
3. The aim was on the military target the (building).
4. The bomb hit the specified aim point of the military target, in the western part of the building.
JIAT specialists studied the satellite images military target site after the date of the claim, the following was found:
1. There are no buildings adjacent to the military target, and is located in a semi-isolated area from residential areas.
2. There are no signs or slogans on the building indicating that it is a health center.
3. Traces of aerial targeting on the western part of the building the (military target), and no other damages to the remaining buildings.
In light of that: JIAT found the procedures taken by Coalition Forces, in dealing with the legitimate military target (building under construction) that was seized by Al-Houthi armed militia, that (leaders from Al-Houthi armed militia, and weapons and ammunition depot) inside it, in (Bani Hashish) directorate of (Sana'a) governorate, were correct and in accordance with the International Humanitarian Law and its customary rules.
With regard to the statement issued by the Office of the United Nations Resident Coordinator and humanitarian coordinator in Yemen, on (18 March 2020), that on (13/03/2020), missiles hit two buildings at (Al-Thawrah General Hospital), which serves hundreds of thousands of Yemenis in (Taiz) city.
JIAT vetted the incident

By studying the air missions carried out by the Coalition Forces on (13/03/2020), which is the date of the claim, JIAT found that the Coalition Forces did not carry out any air missions in (Taiz) governorate.
By studying the air missions carried out by the Coalition Forces one day before and one day after the date of the claim, JIAT found the following:
By studying the daily missions carried out by the Coalition Surface Forces on (13/03/2020), which is the date of the claim, JIAT found that the Coalition Surface Forces did not carry out any firing in (Taiz) city.
In light of that, JIAT found that Coalition Forces is not responsible for the targeting of (Al-Thawrah General Hospital), in (Taiz) city of (Taiz) governorate, on (13/03/2020) as claimed.
With regard to what JIAT observed in the open sources regarding the report issued by (Doctors for Human Rights) dated (March 2020), that on (09/07/2015) coalition aircraft attacked (Alwaht Hospital) which was occupied by Houthi fighters and used as a military base at the time, the attack Caused severe damage to the facility.
JIAT vetted the incident, and reviewed all documents,

By studying the air missions carried out by the Coalition Forces on (09/07/2015), which is the date of the claim, JIAT found that the Coalition Forces carried out an air missions on a military target in (Sabar) city in (Taban) directorate of (Lahj) governorate, and was (3200) meters away from (Alwaht Hospital) of the claim, using one guided bomb that hits its target.
By studying the air missions carried out by the Coalition Forces one day before and one day after the date of the claim, JIAT found the following:
1. On Wednesday (08/07/2015) the day before the claimed date, Coalition Forces did not carry out any air missions in (AlWaht) city, and that the closest military target the Coalition Forces dealt with was (7500) meters away from (Alwaht Hospital) of the claim.
2. On Friday (10/07/2015) the day after the claimed date, Coalition Forces did not carry out any air missions in (Alwaht) city,

JIAT specialists studied the satellite images of the military target site after the date of the claim, which showed traces of aerial targeting on the military target.
In light of that, JIAT found that Coalition Forces did not target (Al-Waht Hospital) in (Taban) directorate of (Lahj) governorate on (09/07/2015) as claimed.

https://www.spa.gov.sa/2299272

https://english.aawsat.com/home/article/3271946/jiat-refutes-five-recent-allegations-against-arab-coalition-yemen

and short report: https://www.republicworld.com/world-news/rest-of-the-world-news/yemen-jiat-report-denies-involvement-of-saudi-led-coalition-in-war-crimes.html

My comment: These Saudi investigations are a scam. In the case of these five incidents, I did not find any evidence to refute these Saudi claims.

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The horrible toll of the coalition's weapons: Mohammed, Nasser, Amna and Abeer

On the brink of death, their sore faces spoke and their fallen skins screamed in a humane language that the aggressors against the children of Yemen may not understand even if they tried to humanize their rock masks and refine their desert hearts.

Six years have passed, but each day of those years, for the four siblings Mohammed, Nasser, Amna, and Abeer, and their parents, was heavier than the airstrike that carcinomas their bodies and made them taste the bitterness of slow death.

On that fateful morning at the “Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq” School, located in Al-Hashwa district of Saada province, northern Yemen, the four brothers were playing in the schoolyard (photos9

https://hodhodyemennews.net/en_US/2021/10/28/the-horrible-toll-of-the-coalitions-weapons-mohammed-nasser-amna-and-abeer/

and also https://en.ypagency.net/242117/

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Saudi-led coalition says killed 95 Yemen rebels near Marib

The Saudi-led coalition backing Yemen's government said Thursday it had killed 95 Huthi rebels in air strikes near the strategic city of Marib, as fighting pushes more people into displacement.

That would bring to around 2,000 the number of Huthis the coalition says it has killed around Marib in strikes it has reported almost daily since October 11.

The Iran-backed rebels rarely comment on losses, and AFP could not independently verify the toll.

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20211028-saudi-led-coalition-says-killed-95-yemen-rebels-near-marib

My comment: All these daily figures sound like phantasy.

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Saudi coalition says 105 rebels killed in latest Yemen strikes

The Saudi-led coalition said Wednesday it killed 105 Huthi rebels in air strikes around Yemen's strategic city of Marib, as the insurgents claimed to have almost encircled the city.

That brings to nearly 2,000 the number of Huthis the coalition -- backing the governm

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20211027-saudi-coalition-says-105-rebels-killed-in-latest-yemen-strikes = https://www.rfi.fr/en/middle-east/20211027-saudi-coalition-says-105-rebels-killed-in-latest-yemen-strikes

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Militärkoalition: 85 Huthi-Rebellen im Jemen getötet

Die von Saudi-Arabien angeführte Militärkoalition im Jemen hat nach eigenen Angaben rund um die strategisch wichtige Stadt Marib 85 Huthi-Rebellen getötet.

In den vergangenen 24 Stunden seien bei Luftangriffen südlich und nordwestlich der Provinzhauptstadt neun Militärfahrzeuge der Rebellen zerstört worden, so die Militärallianz gestern laut einem Bericht der staatlichen saudiarabischen Nachrichtenagentur SPA.

https://orf.at/stories/3234273/

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Saudi coalition says killed 85 rebels around Yemen's Marib

The Saudi-led military coalition backing the government in Yemen said Tuesday it killed 85 Houthi rebels in air strikes during the last 24 hours near the strategic city of Marib.

The latest purported toll brings to roughly 1,800 the number of rebels that the coalition claim

https://english.alaraby.co.uk/news/saudi-coalition-says-killed-85-rebels-around-yemens-marib

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Saudi-led coalition says 105 Yemen rebels killed in Marib battle

The deaths are the latest among roughly 1,700 rebels the coalition claims it has killed in strikes over the past two weeks around Marib, the internationally recognised government's last bastion in oil-rich northern Yemen.

The Iran-backed Huthis rarely comment on losses, and AFP could not independently verify the toll.

"Thirteen military vehicles were destroyed and 105" insurgents were killed in strikes in the past 24 hours, the coalition said, according to the official Saudi Press Agency.

The strikes were carried out in Al-Jawba, about 50 kilometres (30 miles) south of Marib, and Al-Kassara, 30 kilometres to the northwest.

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20211025-saudi-led-coalition-says-105-yemen-rebels-killed-in-marib-battle = https://www.rfi.fr/en/middle-east/20211025-saudi-led-coalition-says-105-yemen-rebels-killed-in-marib-battle

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More Saudi coalition air raids

https://en.ypagency.net/242138/ Saada p.

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3161997.htm Marib p.

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3161906.htm / https://en.ypagency.net/242145/ Jawf p., others

http://en.ypagency.net/242065/ Marib p., Jawf p.

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3161736.htm Marib p.

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3161638.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.

(A K)

Control maps #Marib #Yemen

https://twitter.com/BashaReport/status/1454051966150119426

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4 citizens wounded in Saudi attacks on Saada

At least four citizens were wounded on Thursday as a result of intense Saudi bombing on the border areas of Saada province, northern Yemen, a security source told Yemen Press Agency.

The source said that two citizens were injured due to Saudi artillery shelling on Al al-Sheikh area in the border district of Munabeh, while two others were wounded by the Saudi army fire in the border district of Sheda.

https://en.ypagency.net/242138/

(A K pH)

4 civilians wounded due to Saudi shelling on Saada

Four civilians were wounded on Tuesday due to Saudi army shelling on Saada province, a local source said.

The source explained that the Saudi armt targeted border Munabih district with several artillery and missile shells, resulted in injuring four citizens.

http://en.ypagency.net/241899/

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CIVIC Calls on Parties to the Conflict in Yemen to Prioritize Civilian Protection in Marib

In September, military operations escalated in parts of Yemen, with the situation in Marib governorate worsening each day. Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC) is deeply concerned for the safety of civilians living in areas increasingly affected by the conflict and the implications continued fighting has for the humanitarian situation in the country. We urge all parties to the conflict to adhere to international humanitarian law and protect civilians and critical infrastructure during operations, investigate allegations of harm, and ensure unrestricted humanitarian access to affected communities.

https://civiliansinconflict.org/press-releases/civic-calls-on-parties-to-the-conflict-in-yemen-to-prioritize-civilian-protection-in-marib/

(A K pS)

Photos. Geolocation thread for the OCT 28 video showing Houthi ops near Bayhan/Harib in Shabwah. 1st & 2nd pics show Houthi fighters near Ghaniya in Bayhan.

https://twitter.com/JoshuaKoontz__/status/1453812390684991497

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Coalition intercepts five Houthi missiles targeting Jazan

The Saudi-led coalition has intercepted and destroyed five ballistic missiles launched by "terrorist" Houthi militia against southern Saudi city of Jazan, according to a coalition statement Thursday

http://en.adenpress.news/news/33963

and also https://debriefer.net/en/news-27528.html

(A K)

Coalition foils two Houthi drone attacks on Abha airport, Najran city

The Arab coalition early on Wednesday said its defenses thwarted two Houthi drone attacks targeting the Saudi southern airport of Abha and Najran city.
A booby-trapped drone was intercepted and destroyed as heading for the international airport of Abha, the Saudi-led coalition said in a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).
The Saudi defenses intercepted and destroyed a bomb-laden drone that tried to target Najran city, the statement added.

https://debriefer.net/en/news-27512.html

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Child among 13 killed by Houthi missile in Yemen: Military

A child was among 13 people killed when a missile fired by the Iran-backed Houthi militia struck a tribal leader’s home south of the strategic city of Marib, military and medical sources said Friday.

“A Houthi ballistic missile hit the house of Sheikh Abdul Latif al-Qibli in Al-Jawba on Thursday evening during a meeting with tribal leaders fighting on the government’s side,” a government military official said.

“Thirteen people, including a child, were killed,” he said. The death toll was confirmed by a medical source in the area.

As well as the child, Thursday evening’s missile strike also killed four tribal leaders, said the military official.

Yemen’s Information Minister Moammar al-Eryani said on Twitter that at least 12 people were killed, including two sons of Qibli, whose fate was unknown.

https://english.alarabiya.net/News/gulf/2021/10/29/Child-among-13-killed-by-Houthi-missile-in-Yemen-Military

and

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Houthi missile attack kills 12 in Yemen's Marib

Rebel group targets 5 residences in Al-Jalwah district, including house of clan leader

At least 12 people were killed and 20 others wounded in a missile attack carried out by Houthi rebels in Yemen's Marib province, local sources said Thursday.

The Houthis targeted five residences in Al-Jalwah district, including the house of a clan leader, according to local sources and eyewitnesses.

The attack came as coalition forces led by Saudi Arabia announced that 95 Houthis were killed and 11 military vehicles were destroyed in operations carried out in the last 24 hours in Marib.

Yemen’s Information Minister Muammar al-Iryani said on Twitter that Iranian-made ballistic missiles targeted a civilian settlement in Marib, destroying four homes and a mosque.

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/middle-east/houthi-missile-attack-kills-12-in-yemens-marib/2406169

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Houthi DM vows coalition with great pain, Marib captures

The Saudi-led coalition will suffer "great pain" that would make it lose its balance, the Houthi defense minister said on Wednesday, vowing that capture of Marib city is a "matter of time".
"Today, we declare for the whole world that the global aggression on Yemen has already defeated.. and coalition capitals are now convinced that their defeat is certain," Mohamed al-Aatifi added in interview with the Lebanese al-Akhbar paper.

https://debriefer.net/en/news-27514.html

and also https://www.farsnews.ir/en/news/14000806000145/Yemeni-DM-Sadi-Led-Caliin-Lef-wih-N-Chice-B-Admi-Defea

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Abdul-Salam welcomes honorable role made by Marib tribes

The head of the [Sanaa gov.] national negotiating delegation, Mohammed Abdul-Salam, praised the honorable role and stances made by the tribes of Marib in confronting the Saudi-led coalition and liberating homeland.

http://en.ypagency.net/242055/

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Marib tribes start handing over heavy weapons after tribal mediation

Tribes of Jabal Murad, south of Marib city began on Tuesday handing over heavy weapons after the successful tribal mediation and understandings with Sanaa government.

According sources familiar with the matter, Shajarat Murad tribe, which is divided into two parts, “Al Katheer” and “Al Alban Asaad”, carried out the process of handing over heavy weapons, which are belonging to the Saudi-led coalition forces and Al-Qaeda through the tribal mediation within an agreement reached between the two parties.

The sources confirmed that a tribal mediation succeeded in reaching understandings with tribes of Jabal Murad district to spare it the scourge of war and destruction.

According to the sources, the understandings stipulated that the deceived fighters, who are fighting along with the coalition, would return to their homes within the general amnesty decision announced by the president of the Supreme Political Council, Mahdi Al-Mashat, on September 19, 2016.

http://en.ypagency.net/241935/

and

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Jabal Murad in Marib reportedly seized by Houthis

The Houthi group has captured Jabal Murad district in the Yemeni northeastern governorate of Marib without fighting, media sources said on Wednesday, following a deal with tribes there.
The Houthis stroke a deal with Jabal Murad tribes, under which the latter accepted to lay down arms and armed men can leave the district to Marib city, if they want, the sources added.

https://debriefer.net/en/news-27513.html

and by Saba: https://www.saba.ye/en/news3161903.htm

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Black line in left map is the latest Houthi advances in #Marib’s southern fronts. Houthis today captured Jabal Murad after withdrawal of pro-govt forces. Reminder that much of Jubah district still under control of pro-govt forces. (maps)

https://twitter.com/Alsakaniali/status/1453427079513522179

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[Sanaa gov.] Yemeni forces liberate entirety of two Ma'rib districts

Yemeni Armed Forces spokesman, Brigadier General Yahya Sare’e has announced on Wednesday the liberation of the whole of territory of the districts of al-Jubah and Jabal Murad in Ma’rib province.

The spokesman said in a news statement the second phrase of military operation, carried out by the Yemeni army and Popular Committees, has led to liberation of the two districts.

https://hodhodyemennews.net/en_US/2021/10/27/yemeni-forces-liberate-entirety-of-two-marib-districts/

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[Hadi] Govt forces and tribes withdrew from Jabal Murad district south of #Marib as the Iran-backed Houthis cut off the main supply line a week ago.

https://twitter.com/Alsakaniali/status/1453401657874735105

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Yemeni Defence Minister: Liberation of Ma'rib is a matter of time

The restoration of Ma’rib city is a matter of time,” Yemeni Defence Minister Major General Mohammad al-Atifi has affirmed, considering that “the global aggression against Yemen has already been defeated.

“The recovery of Ma’rib is a matter of time. You will soon hear news that will delight our people and all the free people of the nation in restoring Ma’rib to the homeland,” the Defence Minister said in an interview with the Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar on Wednesday.

https://hodhodyemennews.net/en_US/2021/10/27/yemeni-defence-minister-liberation-of-marib-is-a-matter-of-time/

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Internet is back in Yemen's eastern governorates including Marib after 30-hour outage/Multiple websites

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-51810

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#Saudi dissident report large explosions #Abha after apparent #Yemeni missile/drone attacks on military targets. Other explosions reported in #Jazan region as well

https://twitter.com/AliAlAhmed_en/status/1453133821214351371

Film: https://twitter.com/alihashemS/status/1453126901107658753

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Houthi militants killed, injured during battles with [Hadi gov.] army western Taiz

http://en.26sepnews.net/2021/10/26/houthi-militants-killed-injured-during-battles-with-army-western-taiz/

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Yemen - Intense conflict and forced displacement

Fierce fighting continues to rage across front lines in Marib, Shabwah Al Bayda and Abyan governorates, resulting in high numbers of casualties, including civilians, massive displacement and International Humanitarian Law (IHL) violations.

The ongoing conflict has displaced some 637 households in the area between 17-23 October only, and at least 40,824 people up to now, according to DG ECHO partners. Main needs reported are shelter, food and non food items (NFIs).

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-intense-conflict-and-forced-displacement-dg-echo-un-ingos-media-echo-daily-flash

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Houthis seize key area in Yemen's Marib

Fighters of the Houthi rebel group seized a key area from the government's grip in Yemen's oil-rich northern province of Marib on Tuesday, a military official told Xinhua.

Following several days of fighting, the Houthi militia advanced and captured Jadeed area, the center of the strategic district of Al Jubah, in Marib's southern part, the local military source said on condition of anonymity.

He said that the Houthi fighters raided the district's security headquarters and the local government's building in Al Jubah after expelling the army units from the area.

The source pointed out that the battles are still continuing between the two warring sides in areas near Al Jubah district amid attempts by the Houthis to advance further towards Marib city.

http://www.news.cn/english/2021-10/26/c_1310270888.htm

and by a pro-Houthi news site: https://hodhodyemennews.net/en_US/2021/10/26/yemeni-forces-fully-liberate-al-jubah-district-in-marib/

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Houthi propagandist on Facebook a minute ago: internet is cut off, heavy shelling on them, their army fled to Seiyon, and the city welcomed Mujahideen (Houthis). This is the situation in #Marib.

https://twitter.com/Alsakaniali/status/1452777614318448642

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Saudi forces deploy terrorist organisations in Ma'rib

The US-Saudi aggression has brought dozens of terrorists into the fight in the Ma’rib front, informed local sources have confirmed.

Groups of terrorist elements have reportedly spread across a number of neighbourhoods of the city of Ma’rib, in addition to the presence of other groups near the Bin Maili station, east of the city.

According to the sources, the coalition has brought in terrorist elements from Wadi Hadramaut districts in order to fight alongside its mercenaries on the Ma’rib front.

https://hodhodyemennews.net/en_US/2021/10/25/saudi-forces-deploy-terrorist-organisations-in-marib/

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Hadi official claims arms stockpile of Saudi-led troops in Ma'rib has run out

Mohsen Khasarof, former official of the Hadi government’s Moral Guidance Department in Ma’rib, has revealed on Monday that the arms stockpile in the Saudi-held city of Ma’rib has run out. The announcement seems to come as a justification of the eventual fall of Ma’rib to the forces of the Yemeni Armed Forces and Popular Committees that are advancing on the city.

https://hodhodyemennews.net/en_US/2021/10/25/hadi-official-claims-arms-stockpile-of-saudi-led-troops-in-marib-has-run-out/

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.

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2 citizens killed due to blast of landmine in Hodeida

A security source said that two citizens were killed by a mine planted by the Saudi-led coalition forces in Al-Durayhimi district, south of the province.

http://en.ypagency.net/241936/

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Houthis target villagers' farms in al-Tuhita

http://en.adenpress.news/news/33964

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3 civilians, including 2 children, killed in mine explosion in west Yemen

Three civilians, including two children, were killed after their motorbike hit a Houthi-laid mine in Yemen's western province of Hudaydah on Tuesday, local sources said, adding that the children were aged 12 and 17.

https://debriefer.net/en/news-27504.html

and also https://debriefer.net/en/news-27504.html

Photos: https://twitter.com/RepYemenEnglish/status/1453436342482857988

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After suffering heavy losses resulting from repeated bombing, Thabet Brothers Group appeals to neutralize its factories in Kilo Seven in Hodeidah from military operations and to spare them more damages so that they do not have to move their factories outside the country, which will deprive thousands of workers and employees of their jobs. Statement text: (in Arabic)

https://twitter.com/baseem_aljenani/status/1453318650140762116

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Film: Houthi bullets hit a civilian in Hays, in front of his house

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iERUbz6IZM

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UN: Bombing of Hodeidah Port in Yemen is a violation of Stockholm Agreement

United Nations Mission to Support the Hodeidah Agreement (UNMHA)coalition forces led by Saudi Arabia, HudeidahHe made a brief statement after announcing that a boat loaded with explosives had been destroyed near Kamaran Island, opposite the Es-Salif region.

In the statement, it was noted that targeting the northernmost region of the Hodeidah Port with missiles is a violation of the Hodeidah (Stockholm) Agreement.

It was stated in the statement that it was able to reach Hudeyde Port, and it was stated that the attack did not cause any damage to the infrastructure, loss of life or injury.

https://morningexpress.in/un-bombing-of-hodeidah-port-in-yemen-is-a-violation-of-stockholm-agreement/

cp19 Sonstiges / Other

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Dragon’s Blood & Celestial Beaches: Yemen’s Socotra Island Is A Gateway To A Sci-Fi Movie

Tucked away between the Arabian Peninsula and the Horn of Africa lies Socotra Island, aka the “Galapagos of the Indian Ocean.” Situated approximately 380km south of Ras Fartak, Yemen, the island has been one of marvel, of mystery, of bliss, of mysticism, and in contemporary times, a sci-fi archipelago. Declared in 2008 by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, Socotra plays a pivotal role in regards to biodiversity and wildlife conservation, as it’s considered to be one of the top five islands globally that play an important environmental role. Known for its healing and aromatic resins, the best aloe vera in the world, dragon blood, and home to over 825 plant species of which 37% of them are endemic, Socotra is home to a variety of plants and fauna that are found nowhere else on the planet. The archipelago consists of four main islands, Samha, Darsa, Abd Al Kuri, and Socotra, and is divided into three different topographies which include the igneous Haggeher mountains, the limestone plateau, and the coastal plains.

So, if you haven’t imagined it till now, what kind of Star Trek voyage can you expect here? (with photos)

https://scoopempire.com/dragons-blood-celestial-beaches-yemens-socotra-island-is-a-gateway-to-a-sci-fi-movie/

Vorige / Previous:

https://www.freitag.de/autoren/dklose/jemenkrieg-mosaik-766-yemen-war-mosaic-766

Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 1-766 / Yemen War Mosaic 1-766:

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

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