Krieg im Jemen-Neue Artikel zum Nachlesen 183

Yemen Press Reader 183: Saudischer Luftangriff auf Schule, 10 Kinder tot, 28 verletzt - Parlament bestätigt neue Huthi/Saleh-Regierung - Krise der arabischen Welt - Frieden braucht Neuansatz

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Saudi air raid at school: 10 children killed, 28 injured - Parliament confirms new Houthi / Saleh government - The crisis of the Arabian world - Peace talks need a new beginning - and more

Schwerpunkte / Key aspects

Klassifizierung / Classification

cp1 Am wichtigsten / Most important

cp2 Allgemein / General

cp3 Humanitäre Lage / Humanitarian situation

cp5 Nordjemen und Huthis / Northern Yemen and Houthis

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

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

cp9 USA

cp10 Großbritannien / Great Britain

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

cp15 Propaganda

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

cp16a Saudischer Luftangriff auf Schule / Saudi air raid at school

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

Klassifizierung / Classification




(Kein Stern / No star)

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

cp1 Am wichtigsten / Most important

13.8.2016 – New York Times (** A K)

Saudi Coalition Airstrikes in Yemen Kill at Least 19, Mostly Children

Airstrikes carried out by warplanes from a military coalition led by Saudi Arabia killed at least 19 people, mostly children, on Saturday in a residential area and a school in northern Yemen, witnesses and hospital officials said.

One bombardment in the village of Birken in the Razih District, near Yemen’s northern border with Saudi Arabia, struck the home of Ali Okri, a school principal, killing his wife and four of their children.

Then, in what has become known in the war here as a double tap, a second airstrike killed four more of Mr. Okri’s relatives as rescuers were trying to free them from the rubble.

In the Haydan District, another northern area, airstrikes on Saturday hit a school, killing 10 students and wounding 28 others, an official at a nearby hospital said.

Witnesses insisted that no Houthi military forces were present in either the principal’s house or the school.

“It’s a wanton aggression that can’t tell a civilian from a military target,” said Ismail Mufarih, a colleague of the principal, who helped rescue victims. “All were civilians. Their only sin was that they were Yemenis.” – by Shuaib Almosawa and Rod Nordland

Comment: Please read in full to get also an impression of the Saudi propaganda following these massacres. More links to reports, film, images at cp16a. There also the Saudi propaganda tale they told a little bit later.

13.8.2016 – Xinhua (** A P)

Spotlight: Yemen's parliament ratifies unilateral ruling by "Higher Political Council"

Yemen's parliament unanimously ratified Saturday the "Higher Political Council" to unilaterally rule the country, lifting the power and legitimacy of the internationally recognized exiled president and his government, the Houthi rebels-controlled state TV reported.

The parliament held its extraordinary session with 143 members out of 301 attending.

The quorum is completed as the 143 lawmakers formed the majority to take the decision officially because there were 26 of the 301 members had died and have not been replaced with new elected ones due to the civil war since 2014, the TV cited Parliament Speaker Yahya al-Raiee as saying.

"The Council of Representatives unanimously recognizes, ratifies and blesses the formation of the Higher Political council to rule the country from it's geographically far north to Aden in the south, and from east to the west of Yemen's official borders," Parliament Speaker al-Raiee and the attending MPs voted with "Yes" as showed by the state TV.

The vote legally stripped internationally recognized exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi along with his government out of office, according to the attending parliamentarians. and

Comment: See cp5, cp15.

Comment by Jamila Hanan: Trying to find an honest headline regarding what happened in #Yemen parliament this weekend, had to go to China

13.8.2016 – New York Times (*** B C K P)

Fractured lands: How the Arab world came apart

This is a story unlike any we have previously published. It is much longer than the typical New York Times Magazine feature story; in print, it occupies an entire issue. The product of some 18 months of reporting, it tells the story of the catastrophe that has fractured the Arab world since the invasion of Iraq 13 years ago, leading to the rise of ISIS and the global refugee crisis. The geography of this catastrophe is broad and its causes are many, but its consequences — war and uncertainty throughout the world — are familiar to us all. Scott Anderson’s story gives the reader a visceral sense of how it all unfolded, through the eyes of six characters in Egypt, Libya, Syria, Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan. Accompanying Anderson’s text are 10 portfolios by the photographer Paolo Pellegrin, drawn from his extensive travels across the region over the last 14 years, as well as a landmark virtual-reality experience that embeds the viewer with the Iraqi fighting forces during the battle to retake Falluja.

It is unprecedented for us to focus so much energy and attention on a single story, and to ask our readers to do the same. We would not do so were we not convinced that what follows is one of the most clear-eyed, powerful and human explanations of what has gone wrong in this region that you will ever read.

Azar is one of six people whose lives are chronicled in these pages. The six are from different regions, different cities, different tribes, different families, but they share, along with millions of other people in and from the Middle East, an experience of profound unraveling. Their lives have been forever altered by upheavals that began in 2003 with the American invasion of Iraq, and then accelerated with the series of revolutions and insurrections that have collectively become known in the West as the Arab Spring. They continue today with the depredations of ISIS, with terrorist attacks and with failing states.

In my professional travels over the decades, I had found no other region to rival the Arab world in its utter stagnation.

Why did it turn out this way? Why did a movement begun with such high promise go so terribly awry?

The scattershot nature of the Arab Spring makes it hard to provide a single answer.

Yet one pattern does emerge, and it is striking. While most of the 22 nations that make up the Arab world have been buffeted to some degree by the Arab Spring, the six most profoundly affected — Egypt, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Tunisia and Yemen — are all republics, rather than monarchies. And of these six, the three that have disintegrated so completely as to raise doubt that they will ever again exist as functioning states — Iraq, Syria and Libya — are all members of that small list of Arab countries created by Western imperial powers in the early 20th century. In each, little thought was given to national coherence, and even less to tribal or sectarian divisions.

To maintain dominion over these fractious territories, the European powers adopted the same divide-and-conquer approach that served them so well in the colonization of sub-Saharan Africa. This consisted of empowering a local ethnic or religious minority to serve as their local administrators, confident that this minority would never rebel against their foreign overseers lest they be engulfed by the disenfranchised majority.

This was only the most overt level of the Europeans’ divide-and-conquer strategy, however, for just beneath the sectarian and regional divisions in these “nations” there lay extraordinarily complex tapestries of tribes and subtribes and clans, ancient social orders that remained the populations’ principal source of identification and allegiance.

We have presented the results of this 16-month project in the form of six individual narratives, which, woven within the larger strands of history, aim to provide a tapestry of an Arab World in revolt.

The account is divided into five parts, which proceed chronologically as they alternate between our principal characters. Along with introducing several of these individuals, Part 1 focuses on three historical factors that are crucial to understanding the current crisis: the inherent instability of the Middle East’s artificial states; the precarious position in which U.S.-allied Arab governments have found themselves when compelled to pursue policies bitterly opposed by their own people; and American involvement in the de facto partitioning of Iraq 25 years ago, an event little remarked upon at the time — and barely more so since — that helped call into question the very legitimacy of the modern Arab nation-state. Part 2 is primarily devoted to the American invasion of Iraq, and to how it laid the groundwork for the Arab Spring revolts. In Part 3, the narrative quickens, as we follow the explosive outcome of those revolts as they occurred in Egypt, Libya and Syria. By Part 4, which chronicles the rise of ISIS, and Part 5, which tracks the resulting exodus from the region, we are squarely in the present, at the heart of the world’s gravest concern – by Scott Anderson, Photos by Paolo Pellegrin

12.8.2016 – Peacefare (** B P)

Yemen talks need rethinking

The Kuwait talks in their present form cannot lead to a political solution for three reasons:

1. The assumptions and structure that underpin the talks preclude an equitable settlement. On April 17, 2015 the Security Council adopted Resolution 2216, which has served as the basis for all Yemen peace talks since then. Then UNSC president Jordan (a party to the GCC coalition that has supplied planes and arms to pro-Hadi forces) proposed the resolution. It calls for the Houthis to withdraw from all territory they have seized since 2014 and to surrender their weapons.

That’s not likely to happen anytime soon. Particularly troublesome is that unconditional Houthi surrender has become a precondition for further political negotiations, not an end goal. Once the Houthis surrender their weapons and retreat from seized territory, they lose their bargaining chips in the negotiations. The Houthis initiated the current conflict because they felt they were not being heard in the political process. They aren’t going to trust Hadi to include them in Yemen’s future without the threat of force. The UNSC resolution also reiterates the legitimacy of the Hadi government.

By far the most damning aspect of UNSC 2216 is its exoneration of the Saudi-led campaign. The Resolution makes no mention of a multilateral ceasefire, even while noting the deteriorating humanitarian situation. In fact, the GCC air campaign is not mentioned at all, even though the UN assistant secretary-general for human rights, Ivan Simonovic, reported the day prior that the majority of casualties were civilians. Demanding that only the Houthis put down their weapons without asking the same of “pro-Hadi forces” will never work.

2. The Kuwait talks do not represent the forces fighting on the ground. A large portion of the forces fighting the Houthis share many of their grievances and also felt side-lined by the elite-dominated GCC Initiative, but oppose the Houthis’ turn to violence and effort to dominate opposition to Hadi. Many do not want to see Hadi re-installed as president, but none of them have been represented at talks in Kuwait or Geneva. While “pro-Hadi forces” are united for now by a common enemy, if the Houthis retreat Hadi will lose what little influence he commands on the ground.

3. The war has stalemated on the battlefield, but both sides still believe they can use force to extract more concessions at the negotiating table.

Conclusion: Peace talks in Yemen need rethinking. The international community needs to stop seeing the GCC as an impartial arbiter when it is in fact a party to Yemen’s war. The negotiations need to include all the stakeholders, including southerners and civil society actors. Then it might be possible to begin talking about trust-building measures that could lead to partial Houthi and Salih withdrawal and disarmament as well as aid delivery to besieged Ta’iz. Without these changes, Yemen’s war will continue and its abysmal humanitarian situation will continue to deteriorate – by Katie Preston

Comment: Clearly showing the main failures of the Kuwait peace talks.

cp2 Allgemein / General

14.8.2016 – Press TV Iran (* A K P)

Saudi to continue Yemen war with US support: Activist

Press TV has conducted an interview with Tighe Barry, an activist with CODEPINK, to discuss Saudi Arabia’s ongoing military aggression against Yemen.

Barry: Well once again we see Saudi Arabia with the help of the United States in logistics, military sales and support in every way with Hillary Clinton, our new proposed commander in chief who accepted 28 million dollars from the Saudi government for her campaign, we see that Saudi Arabia has no intentions of ever stopping their human rights violations.

The UN is a joke. The UN has no power. The UN is taking United States’ side on this. They are not pushing Riyadh to end its endless bombing from the air, 30,000 feet on innocent Yemeni civilians. It is time for the UN to go in there, put Blue Helmets into Yemen, stop the bombing once and for all, support Yemen in its desire to become a democratic nation as it once was going to be.

14.8.2016 – Middle East Eye (* A K P)

Saudi Arabia may keep playing 'Iran card' to defer decision on Yemen

Bruce Riedel explains that Saudi Arabia may be reaching a “critical decision point” in Yemen.

“The easiest choice for the kingdom,” Riedel writes, “is to muddle along and make no decision. The monarchy would refuse any transitional government and emphasize that the war has prevented an Iranian takeover of Yemen. Playing the Iran card keeps up public support for the war and rallies the bulk of the Gulf Cooperation Council behind it. It greatly exaggerates the Iranians' role in Yemen, but that is not the question for the king. He can use an Iranian threat indefinitely, knowing Tehran will engage in enough mischief to justify Saudi and Gulf fears.”

Al-Monitor resumes its series this month on how Middle Eastern countries play Washington’s influence game.

“Julian Pecquet and Abigail Kukura have sifted through hundreds of lobbying and financial records to bring you the most comprehensive resource available on Middle East lobbying in Washington. Throughout the month of August, we’ll be revealing the who, the why — and the how much — discreetly guiding all aspects of foreign policy, from weapons contracts and foreign aid to trade deals and financial sanctions.”

14.8.2016 – Shuaib M. Almosawa (A K)

Saudi coalition to lift the ban on humanitarian flights to/from Sana airport

Comment: News should confirm ‪#‎SaudiArabia has ''allowed'' the reopening of ‪#‎SanaaInternational Airport

Comment by Hisham Al-Omeisy: just checked w/ airport, a)no confirmation b) wld only be for UN flights, no civilian psngrs

Comment: How normal is this that a neighbor country is the one who “allows” whether an airports in opened und which flights might get there or not???

14.8.2016 – RT (* A K P)

Riaz Karim interview with RT

Dr. Riaz Karim, Director and co-founder of the Mona Relief Organization (Yemen Organization for Humanitarian Relief and Development) talks with RT International about the consequences of the Saudi-led coalition airstrikes in Yemen.

14.8.2016 – Oxfam (* A H)

Closure of Yemen’s main airport puts millions of people at risk

Oxfam and eleven other aid agencies have called on the Saudi-led coalition to lift restrictions on Yemeni airspace in order to allow for the reopening of the country’s main airport, Sana’a International, and to allow humanitarian flights to resume. Alongside humanitarian flights, commercial flights which also often bring in vital supplies and allow the free movement of civilians should also be allowed to recommence.

Syma Jamil, NRC Country Director on behalf of the INGOs in Yemen said: “The closure of Yemen’s main airport, which serves much of the country, is inexcusable when millions of Yemeni families are in urgent need of life-saving assistance.

“The closure only serves to make it even more difficult for aid agencies to get help to those that desperately need it, cutting off an important humanitarian assistance lifeline. All parties to the conflict must ensure that they allow humanitarian aid to reach the Yemeni population, in line with their obligations under international law.” =

Comment by Hisham Al-Omeisy: Last week, Saudi ordered #Yemen airspace closed, said wld be for 72hrs. 144hrs later now, still indefinitely closed.

13.8.2016 – Hassan Al-Haifi (A P)

How Reuters downplays the casualty number of civilians killed by Saudi air raids

13.8.2016 – Jane Novak (A K)

The @UN has not updated civilian fatalities in #Yemen war since Oct 2015: these figures wildly understated by now

Comment by Hisham Al-Omeisy: She's right. Year old stat, which wasn't actual total to begin with, stuck like some really bad cliché

Comment: The figures have been highly underestimated from the very beginning.

13.8.2016 – Move On (** A K P)

Congress: Block Arms Transfer to Saudi Arabia to Force Debate on Yemen War

Petition by Robert Naiman

To be delivered to The United States House of Representatives and The United States Senate

Force a public debate on U.S. participation in the Saudi war in Yemen by advocating for blocking the planned transfer of U.S. tanks and armored vehicles to Saudi Arabia.

13.8.2016 – Deutsche Welle (* B K P)

Kommentar: Der vergessene Krieg im Jemen

Seid gut 500 Tagen tobt der Krieg im Jemen. Anders als im Syrien-Konflikt scheint sich die Welt für das Sterben dort aber nicht zu interessieren. Das schadet der Glaubwürdigkeit des Westens.

Der sonst so schnell ertönende Aufschrei der internationalen Gemeinschaft ist im Fall Jemen bislang leise verhallt. Stattdessen scheint die Welt wegzusehen. Zum Beispiel, wenn Saudi-Arabien die weltweit geächteten Streubomben einsetzt. Oder wenn das Königreich wie im Juni die Vereinten Nationen mit dem Entzug von Mitteln erpresst, damit es von der "Liste der Schande" gestrichen wird.

Vergangene Woche ist die bislang letzte Chance auf eine diplomatische Lösung gescheitert. Vordergründig, weil Huthi-Rebellen einen Vorschlag der Vereinten Nationen abgelehnt haben. Aber dieser Plan sah die Entwaffnung der Huthis vor, ohne ihnen in irgendeiner Form einen Platz am künftigen Tisch der Macht zu geben. Dass sie diese Kapitulationserklärung abgelehnt haben, kann nicht überraschen.

Anstatt jedoch Druck auf Riad auszuüben, hat das US-Außenministerium am Dienstag den Verkauf weiterer Waffen im Wert von rund einer Milliarde Euro an Saudi-Arabien genehmigt. Mindestens für die Jemeniten ist es an Zynismus kaum zu übertreffen, wenn in der Genehmigung Saudi-Arabien als "führende Kraft für politische Stabilität und wirtschaftlichen Aufschwung" gerühmt wird – von Matthias von Hein

and also in English:

13.8.2016 – Deutsche Welle (* B K P)

Opinion: World averts its eyes as Saudis bombard Yemen

War has raged in Yemen for over 500 days. The international community seems to be indifferent to the suffering there. This is detrimental to the credibility of the United States and Europe.

The world has looked the other way while Saudi Arabia drops internationally banned cluster bombs and when the kingdom, as it successfully did in June, blackmails the United Nations by threatening to pull funding for unrelated UN programs if the country is not dropped from the secretary-general's "list of shame," which calls out states and organizations that kill children or recruit minors for combat.

Last week, the most recent effort to date of finding a diplomatic solution failed - ostensibly because Houthi rebels had rejected a UN proposal that had called for disarming the rebels without giving them a position of shared power in a future government. The fact that they refused to sign an admission of defeat can hardly surprise anyone.

On Tuesday, instead of putting pressure on Saudi Arabia, the US State Department approved the sale of more weapons and military vehicles to the country in a deal worth approximately 1 billion euros ($1.15 billion) – by Matthias von Hein

12.8.2016 – Critical Threats (* A K P)

Gulf of Aden Security Review

[The main events, day by day, from Aug. 12 backwards]

cp3 Humanitäre Lage / Humanitarian situation

14.8.2016 – Fatik Al-Rodaini (* A H)

There are 40000 cancer patients in #Yemen no longer receive the medication they require due to banking restrictions impeding their import.

14.8.2016 – Tag 911 (A H)

Emirates Red Crescent opens two schools in Yemen

The UAE through the Emirates Red Crescent has opened two schools in Lahij Governorate in Yemen.

According to the national news agency WAM, the charity also donated 200 blackboards as part of its ongoing support for the country’s education sector.

Local officials and school representatives have expressed their appreciation to the UAE and the Arab Coalition for their continuous support to restore the legitimate government of Yemen.

Comment: Bombing schools, children included; building schools, children stay killed.

13.8.2016 – WHO (A H)

The three top needs of IDPs in Yemen

cp5 Nordjemen und Huthis / Northern Yemen and Houthis

Siehe / See cp1

14.8.2016 – Yahya Alkhasheb (A P)
Yemeni high political council president: We invite all worlds to respect Yemeni people choices #U.N.

14.8.2016 – Nasser Arrabyee (A P)

After taking constitutional oath b4 parliament2dayYemeni President Saleh Samad calls world embassies 2reopen NSanaa

Speaker of Yemen House of Representatives, Yahya Raye, US-backed Saudis failed to kill him,killing sons last year

Yemeni President Saleh Samad, His deputy Kasem Laboza, In parliament (upper&lower houses)

14.8.2016 – Saba Net (A P)

SPC sworn on

President of the Supreme Political Council (SPC) and its nine other members swore in on Sunday before the Parliament.
Eight of the Council's ten members took the constitutional oath, who are:
Saleh al-Sammad, Kassem Labuza, Sadek Abu Ras, Yusuf al-Faishi, Mohammed al-Na'aimi, Mubarak al-Zayedi, Jaber al-Wahbani and Nasser al-Nasiri.
The two members, Khaled al-Deni and Sultan al-Samee, did not attend the oath ceremony.

14.8.2016 – Fatik Al-Rodaini (A P)

Head and members of the Supreme Political Council perform the constitutional oath before #Yemen parliament's representatives n today session and image: and more images in timeline, 14.8.

13.8.2016 – AFP (A P)

Huthi-Rebellen halten Sitzung des jemenitischen Parlaments in Sanaa ab

In der von Aufständischen kontrollierten jemenitischen Hauptstadt Sanaa ist am Samstag erstmals seit zwei Jahren das Parlament zusammengetreten. Die schiitischen Huthi-Rebellen hatten die Sitzung einberufen und damit der international anerkannten Regierung getrotzt. Parlamentskreisen zufolge nahmen 91 von eigentlich 301 Parlamentariern an der Sitzung teil. Alle stimmten demnach für einen kürzlich von den Rebellen gegründeten Obersten Rat zur Führung des Landes. und siehe auch Pars Today:ßt_einberufung_eines_hohen_politischen_rates und siehe auch

Kommentar: Meldungen von vor Ort besagen, dass das Quorum erreicht wurde. Was sind eigentlich „Parlamentskreise“?

Das Parlament ist bei aller Unzulänglichkeit – 2003 gewählt, Periode immer wieder verlängert – das einzige immer noch von der Verfassung her legitimierte Organ im Jemen. Wenn dieses nun die Rechtmäßigkeit der neuen Houthi-Saleh-Regierung beschließt und damit die Amtszeit von Präsident Hadi auch formal für beendet erklärt (sie endete verfassungsrechtlich bereits am 27. Feb. 2015), ist das politisch für sämtliche Ansprüche der Saudis für ihre Einmischung und ihren Bombenkrieg politisch fatal. Und für alle Verbündeten der Saudis, der Westen eingeschlossen, ebenso. Also muss auf jeden Fall die Rechtmäßigkeit dieser Parlamentsentscheidung verneint werden. Es ist interessant, dass jetzt hier mit Bewaffneten im Parlamentsgebäude und dem Verfehlen des Quorums argumentiert wird.

Erinnern wir uns: 2014 sollte in der Ukraine Präsident Janukowitsch unbedingt aus dem Amt gejagt werden. Nach seiner gewaltsamen Vertreibung hat der Westen sofort die neue Regierung anerkannt. Als dann das ukrainische Parlament Janukowitsch formell des Amtes enthoben hat, waren a.) Bewaffnete des „Rechten Sektors“ im Parlament, b.) wurde das von der Verfassung verlangte Quorum nicht erreicht, c.) wurden Abgeordnete bedroht. Den Westen hat es damals überhaupt nicht interessiert, er wollte Janukowitsch loswerden und den Maidan-Putsch durch das Parlament legitimiert haben. Doppelmoral vom Feinsten: das zeigt der Vergleich Ukraine-Jemen nun einmal besonders gut:

Man sehe sich auch die Filme von der Parlamentssitzung in Sanaa an: und und und und und (deutsch) und Fotos: und und mache sich Gedanken über Quorum und Bewaffnete.

13.8.2016 – ORF (A P)

Jemen: Erste Parlamentssitzung seit Beginn des Bürgerkriegs

Von den insgesamt 301 Abgeordneten nahmen 144 an der Parlamentssitzung teil. und fast ebenso

13.8.2016 – AFP (* A P)

Yemen rebels defy government and convene parliament

Iran-backed rebels convened Yemen's parliament on Saturday in defiance of the internationally recognised government, prompting condemnation from President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi.

The session in rebel-held Sanaa was the first in almost two years, and comes after the Huthis rejected a UN peace plan and appointed a council to run the country.

Parliamentary sources said 91 lawmakers in the 301-member national assembly attended, and all voted in favour of the council created last week.

Political and security sources in Sanaa told AFP that some lawmakers were forced to attend Saturday's session after rebel threats, but without elaborating.

Parliament chief Yehya al-Raie, a leading figure in Saleh's General People's Congress party, urged all MPs "outside the country to review their positions" and invited them to retake their seats.

Hadi denounced the session as a "violation" of the constitution and a "crime punishable by law", in remarks carried by the official website.

"Whatever takes place at this meeting has no legal effects and cannot be implemented," he said.

According to the constitution, more than 150 lawmakers must be present for a vote to be held.

Armed rebels were inside parliament for Saturday's session, held as coalition warplanes pounded military targets around Sanaa, parliamentary sources said. = and by Reuters: and by Xinhua:

Comment: Force and armed forces within the building would make the decision dubious. Anyway, whatever Hadi tells, he no more is a legitimate president since 17 months. According to sources at the place, the quorum was reached. Look at films and photos and think about quorum and people in arms: and and and and and and and photos: und

Comment by Judith Brown: The Yemeni parliament is sitting in Sanaa - as far as the Western world sees it, the trouble is, it is not Hadi's lot. Instead the Houthis are leading this administration. Why on the earth can't the world force these leaders to reach peace or support Yemeni elections that will not include any person who refuses to agree to sit in a shared government until elections can be held.

13.8.2016 – AP (A P)

Airstrike on Yemen school kills 10 children; rebel parliament convenes

Comment: This is AP. This headline is false: This not is a “rebel parliament”, it is the regular Yemeni parliament. What you see here is propaganda by wording. Of course, this AP article and headline is worldwide spread; 237 hits at Google, Aug., 14, 9.30 MET.

13.8.2016 – Middle East Eye (* A P)

Members of Yemen's parliament meet for first time during civil war

Members of Yemen's parliament convened in the capital Sanaa on Saturday for the first time since a civil war began almost two years ago, in a move aimed at bolstering the rebel Houthi movement and challenging the Saudi-backed exiled government.

In a statement carried on the state news agency Saba, Hadi called the parliament session illegal and warned that MPs attending it could be prosecuted as criminals. Only 80 to 85 MPs attended, fewer than the required quorum of 151 of the 301 members, according to Al Arabiya.

Comment: There are several reports from the place that the quorum had been reached. Al Arabiya telling stories again.

13.8.2016 – Anadolu (* A P)

Yemen parliament meets for 1st time since civil war

Some 140 lawmakers attended Saturday's session

Yemen’s parliament convened Saturday for the first time since the Shia Houthi group and allies captured capital Sanaa two years ago.

Some 140 lawmakers of the 301-seat parliament attended Saturday’s session amid tight security measures, according to the pro-Houthi al-Masirah television.

13.8.2016 – Nasser Arrabyee (A P)

Yemeni parliament with still in a session with quorum now to ok ruling council &void legitimacy of exiled Hadi and more image in timeline of Nasser Arrabyee (13.8.) and

13.8.2016 – Hisham Al-Omeisy (A P)

.#Yemen parliament in session now. Huge blow to Hadi & Saudi. 26 out of 301 dead, 140 members present, QUORUM!

Even Islah party members attended #Yemen parliament session just achieved a quorum. Hadi furiously banging head against wall in Riyad now.

12.8.2016 – Nasser Arrabyee (A P)

Over 151 (out of 301) Yemeni MPs OK ruling councilNSanaa&about 100 MPs vote via Skype from abroad despite US-backed Saudi attempts to spoil

12.8.2016 – Hakim Almasmari (A P)

Political Coup: #Yemen Parliament to meet tomorrow for 1st time in 16 months to lift powers of Pres Hadi & his government hoping to end war.

Comment by Naif Ali: it is not a coupe my friend,it is a corrective action which was supposed to be done when he resigned.Better late than never.

Comment: Obviously, they should not “lift power” of pres. Hadi, because that would confess that up to that moment he would have had legal power. It should be stated clearly that after the date his term had expired – at Feb 27, 2015 after a prolongation limited to one year – he had no more legal power at all.

12.8.2016 – Hisham Al-Omeisy (A P)

Hadi threatening legal action against parliamentarians if convened, and Saudi pundits w/ bombing building!

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

14.8.2016 – Yemenat (A P)

Southerners are skeptical about the visit

[says people in the South are very skeptical about a visit of Vice President Mohsen, who had been appointed by pres. Hadi. An old affiliate of Pres. Saleh, Mohsen had supported Al Qaida for many years and was one of those northern politicians who suppressed the South.

Comment by Jane Novak: VP & long #AQAP facilitator Gen Ali Mohsen in Marib as #UAE pushes #AQAP out of Abyan

14.8.2016 –Yemen 24 (A P)

Yemen - National Commission continues to investigate allegations of human rights violations

National Commission continues to investigate allegations of human rights violations through the monitoring from areas where allegations of violations occurred. The Commission has documented 263 cases of violation by members of the Committee in collaboration with the teams to help reveal the whereabouts of such violations with the presence of witnesses, victims and experts

Comment: Hadi governments commission. How many Saudi air raids they already have reported? This is a farce.

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

14.8.2016 – Bloomberg (A K P)

Saudi King Orders One Month Pay to Front Line Personnel in Yemen

Saudi Arabia king Salman said personnel serving on the front lines of the war in Yemen will be given one month’s extra pay to reward “their sacrifices” in the conflict.

13.8.2016 – Living in Yemen on the edge (A H)

While they bomb ‪#‎Yemen, this is how they shop: ‪#‎Saudi company puts foreign maids on display, to harken slave market (image)

10.8.2016 – Lobelog (* B P)

What If Saudi Arabia Collapses?

The Saudis are entering a period of immense uncertainty as the kingdom moves forward with the National Transformation Plan (NTP) and Vision 2030 announced by Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) in April. Vision 2030 aims to streamline the bloated state bureaucracy, increase private sector investment, and curb youth unemployment in order to end the kingdom’s dependency on oil.

The NTP and Vision 2030 could make Saudi society more vibrant and sustainable. Or they could undermine the kingdom’s relative stability and create devastating consequences for the greater Middle East region, as well as global energy and financial markets.

Although many Arab states faced mounting protests and calls for political liberalization during 2011’s Arab Spring, Saudi Arabia maintained relative peace and stability. However, changes to the kingdom’s socio-economic system could lay the groundwork for similar dissent by sparking demands for social and political reforms while undermining Saudi cohesion – by Theodore Karasik and Joseph Cozza

13.8.2016 – Noto Wahabism (A P)

Film: Did you know according to ‪#‎Wahhabism; your woman is not disciplined before you beat her?!
Oh Just please take care to not cut her body or break her bones when you are beating your wife!

cp9 USA

14.8.2016 – The Guardian (* A P)

Senators consider vote to block US arms deal to Saudi Arabia – report

Rand Paul calls country ‘unreliable ally’ after Democrat Chris Murphy criticises US support for Saudi intervention in Yemen’s chaotic civil war

Days after the Obama administration approved a major arms sale agreement to Saudi Arabia, Republican senator Rand Paul of Kentucky is considering blocking the move, citing objections to the country’s human rights record and a possible regional arms race.

“I will work with a bipartisan coalition to explore forcing a vote on blocking this sale,” said Paul, according to a statement provided to Foreign Policy magazine. “Saudi Arabia is an unreliable ally with a poor human rights record. We should not rush to sell them advanced arms and promote an arms race in the Middle East.”

Paul’s statement comes amid a deteriorating situation in Yemen – by Tom Kutsch

14.8.2016 – Congressman Ted Lieu, Rep. (A K P)

"I have tried numerous times to work with the Administration to stop the United States from assisting Saudi Arabia in their indiscriminate killing of civilians in Yemen. But when Saudi Arabia continues to kill civilians, and in this case children, enough is enough. Having served on active duty, one of my responsibilities was to teach the Law of War. I am also a graduate of Air War College. The indiscriminate civilian killings by Saudi Arabia look like war crimes to me. In this case, children as young as 8 were killed by Saudi Arabian air strikes. By assisting Saudi Arabia, the United States is aiding and abetting what appears to be war crimes in Yemen. The Administration must stop enabling this madness now."

13.8.2016 – Dominic Schmid (* B K P)

Yemen: The US Government’s Shameful War

Mention Yemen in Washington or on the Presidential campaign trail, and you will be met with a deafening silence, or cheer leading for the Saudis. Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Tim Kaine has “urged” the Obama administration to back the Saudis. The Republican side has chosen the silent route instead. In fact, the only politicians who have spoken out against the war are Senators Rand Paul and Chris Murphy. The media has largely failed in reporting the conflict, and the crisis it has caused.

Of course, ignoring war crimes, and potential genocide makes perfect sense in the eyes of the US government; it’s not like they’ve gone down that road before…

Remember this when a US official screams about the humanitarian crisis in Syria: they helped to engineer a far greater crisis, and have sided with a Saudi government that makes the Assad regime in Damascus look like choir boys in comparison, and that isn’t the easiest task in the world. The US government, despite all of its rhetoric, does not care about the lives of other human beings. Its actions speak louder than any words can – by Dominic Schmid

12.8.2016 – The Libertarian (* A P)

Saudi Accounts Hijack Rand Paul’s Twitter Poll on Saudi Arms Sales

Paul ran a Twitter poll, asking his followers whether or not the United States should sell Saudi Arabia weapons. In response, several Saudi accounts asked their followers to vote yes in the poll, which had over 52,000 votes.

There are hundreds of replies to Paul’s tweet in both English and Arabic, often criticizing him.

In the replies to Paul’s tweets, several Saudi accounts attacked him.

Paul has been one of the fiercest critics of intervention in the Middle East. While he has advocated for the destruction of ISIS through airstrikes, he opposes arming Syrian rebels, bombing Libya, and the Iraq War. As Conor Friedersdorf points out, Paul is much different on foreign policy than the rest of the GOP.
8.8.2016 – Patrick J. Buchanan (* B K P)

Who Got Us Into These Endless Wars?

No, it was not “isolationists” who failed America. None came near to power. The guilty parties are the CFR crowd and their neocon collaborators, and liberal interventionists who set off to play empire after the Cold War and create a New World Order with themselves as Masters of the Universe.

Anyone still think it was a good idea to plunge into Syria in support of the rebels? Anyone still think it was a good idea to back Saudi Arabia in its war against the Houthi rebels in Yemen, which has decimated that country and threatens the survival of millions?

To the CFR, America’s role in the world is to corral Russia, defend Europe, contain China, isolate Iran, deter North Korea, and battle al-Qaida and ISIS wherever they may be, bleeding our country’s military.

Nor is that all. We are also to convert Syria, Iraq, Libya, Yemen and Afghanistan into pro-Western preferably democratic countries, and embrace “free trade,” accepting the imported merchandise of all mankind, even if that means endless $800 billion trade deficits, bleeding our country’s economy.

Otherwise, you are just an isolationist – by Patrick J. Buchanan

4.2016 – 12news (A P)

McCain cuts off questions about Saudi donation

Sen. John McCain on Friday cut off questions from reporters about a $1 million donation by the government of Saudi Arabia to a non-profit that bears McCain's name.

McCain denied that he had any link to the McCain Institute for International Leadership, which was founded in 2012 at Arizona State University with a $9 million gift of leftover cash from McCain's 2008 presidential campaign.

"I'm proud that the institute is named after me, but I have nothing to do with it -- except that they use my name just as the Goldwater Institute uses Goldwater's name," McCain after a town hall at a Honeywell plant in Phoenix.

The Saudi donation was first reported Thursday by Bloomberg Politics.

cp10 Großbritannien / Great Britain

14.8.2016 – Sophie McNeill

UK ambassador condemns Houthis provocative parliamentary session but not 10 kids killed in Saudi airstrike? #Yemen

Comment by Jamila Hanan: sadly @EFittonBrown who I guess is supposed to represent me, hasn't said a word about #Yemen airstrikes since they began

13.8.2016 – Foreign Office (A P)

Foreign Secretary statement on continuing conflict in Yemen

Boris Johnson urges all parties to renew commitment to Cessation of Hostilities

The UK continues to strongly support the work of UN Special Envoy, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, and his tireless efforts in working with all parties to bring about peace in Yemen. I deeply regret the failure of the parties to reach an agreement and I urge them to find the compromises that will end the current conflict.

I am seriously concerned about actions being taken by elements of the Houthis, the General People’s Congress, and allies in defiance of the Yemeni Constitution and the UN process, and encourage all parties not to take any action that undermines the possibility of peace.

The UK will continue to be fully engaged as the international community seeks a solution to the crisis in Yemen

Comment: It is really tremendous how enormous hypocrisy Western-style can be. The UK is one of the main boosters and promoters of this war. Western and international public dislikes war and asks for peace. Thus, Western politics gives them this sugar and claims they work for peace. Propaganda has told them for decades that “West is the best” and always – already by definition – is the personification of peacefulness. In reality, the main goals are hegemony and profit – whether by exploiting or by selling arms. And Johnson claims the UK would be “fully engaged as the international community seeks a solution to the crisis”. And he blames the Houthis and Saleh party for such a crime like forming a political council – and mentions by no word the targeting and killing of civilians by Saudi air raids. Just disgusting.

Comments by Jamila Hanan: . @BorisJohnson I suspect that bombardment of #Yemen was always illegal, but far more so now that Saudi backed gov is no longer legitimate

UK's declared "legitimate" #Yemen gov was highly questionable before this weekend but even more so now. and

Comment: This Yemeni government was no longer legitimate since Feb. 27, 2015 already.

11.8.2016 – Global Research (** B K P)

Britain Not Officially at War but Fully Engaged on the Front-Line of Deadly War Zones

Thousands of British servicemen and women are now serving in some of the world’s most dangerous war zones against countries we are not at war with, and all without the consent of the British people. Much of the mainstream media will have you believe that parliament is being left in the dark when it comes to British troops in active service in dangerous war-zones such as HERE, HERE, HERE or HERE but as you will read, this article is made up entirely of media reports that members of parliament can read for themselves.

Ukraine, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, North Africa. Yemen, Europe, Drone attacks.

What is striking about all this covert military activity is that Parliament has not formally been informed about any of these deployments, let alone been given the opportunity to debate them, or indeed to work out if any military action is in the best interests of Britain or the British people. It now appears that the only strategy operating is not pro-active but more reactive as the results of our ill-advised strategy (of slavishly adhering to Washington’s demands) to destabilise the middle east unravels into the blood-soaked disaster that it is today.

What followed was inevitable; a refugee crisis that is actually worse than that of WW2 – by Graham Vanbergen

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

14.8.2016 – Press TV Iran (A P)

Bahrainis rally in Diraz to protest against government

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

14.8.2016 – Der Standard (A T)

Regierung: Al-Kaida aus zwei Städten im Jemen vertrieben

Die Extremistenmiliz Al-Kaida hat nach Angaben einer Provinzregierung im Jemen die Kontrolle über zwei ihrer Hochburgen im Osten des Landes verloren. Regierungstruppen hätten Sindschibar und Dschaar am Sonntag vollständig eingenommen, sagte der Gouverneur der Provinz Abjan, Al-Chader Mohammed al-Saidi der Nachrichtenagentur Reuters per Telefon. Dabei seien rund 40 mutmaßliche Al-Kaida-Kämpfer getötet worden, die übrigen seien geflohen. Die Regierungstruppen seien durch Luftangriffe der von Saudi-Arabien geführten Koalition unterstützt worden, sagte der Gouverneur weiter.

14.8.2016 – Reuters (* A T)

Yemen army pushes al Qaeda fighters from two cities, about 40 dead

Yemeni army forces backed by Arab coalition aircraft killed about 40 suspected al Qaeda fighters on Sunday as they fought their way into two militant strongholds in eastern Yemen, a local official and residents said.

Abyan Governor Al-Khader Mohammed al-Saidi, speaking by telephone from Jaar, told Reuters that three brigades took part in the operation and that troops have "taken complete control of both cities".

Saidi said that 40 AQAP members were killed in both cities, while the rest fled. He said three soldiers were killed and several were wounded in the operation.

"We met with citizens and fighters and both were happy to be free under government authority," the governor said.

Residents said an AQAP suicide bomber blew himself up in a car trying to attack troops in Zinjibar, a city of some 100,000 people, but no one else was hurt. and by AFP:

14.8.2016 – Xinhua (* A T)

Fierce battles rage in Yemen's Abyan to grab strategic city

Yemeni army on Sunday stormed a key city in southern province of Abyan near Aden from different directions, following intense battles against al-Qaida terrorist group, a military source told Xinhua.

The newly-trained army forces backed by Saudi-led warplanes and helicopters stormed the city of Zinjibar, the Abyan's provincial capital, from different directions, a day after pro-government tribal fighters on the ground recaptured areas held by al-Qaida militants in southern parts of the country.

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the army's entry into Zinjibar came after intense fighting that continued for several hours and the bomb squads dismantled explosive devices and other booby-traps the al-Qaida terrorists had planted to target Yemeni army.

The al-Qaida terrorists tried to use suicide car bombings to impede the government forces from advancing into Zinjibar, but the warplanes destroyed explosive-laden cars before attacking the troops.

An al-Qaida suicide bomber wearing explosive belt detonated himself near an army position in Abyan province, causing no casualties among the soldiers, witnesses said.

"The anti-terror military offensive is ongoing until fully recapturing Abyan province. We urged the residents to stay at homes and avoid the fighting areas," the military source said.

The local government building and key state facilities in Zinjibar city were retaken by the army forces that deployed heavy armored vehicles and tanks in the city's streets, according to the local source.

Scores of al-Qaida mid-level commanders used private cars and moved their families outside the region after the UAE-backed Yemeni forces approached and entered the city of Zinjibar, al-Qaida's key stronghold in southern Yemen, residents told Xinhua.

14.8.2016 – Iona Craig (A T)

But Abyan is like Hotel California for AQAP. They checkout but never leave. If recent history is anything to go by resurgence is inevitable.

Comment by Hisham Al-Omeisy: This time Abyan's AQAP allegedly "chased" out door. But reckon soon climbing back in thru window.

14.8.2016 – Living in Yemen on the edge (A T)

Nouran Hawas, Tunisian Red Cross worker in Yemen, was kidnapped at the end of November 2015 while heading home after work
Now Tunisia has 72 hours to pay a ransom or ISIS in #Yemen - holding her hostage - will kill her (image)

13.8.2016 – Al Arabiya (A T)

Assailant’s video confession of killed Emirati officer in Yemen surfaces

A video of a captured assailant confessing to Yemeni forces to the killing of an Emirati officer surfaced on social media this week.
In the footage, a man who identifies himself as Ammar Ali Hammed Ali is seen confessing to the murder of the Emirati military officer Captain Hadif Humaid al-Shamsi and the assassination of several others that were carried out over the past year in the port city of Aden.
Ali, who was arrested earlier this week after antiterrorism operations were carried out in Yemen’s de facto capital, confessed that he and three other men shot al-Shamsi in front of civilians last October while he was guarding Emirates Red Crescent workers – by Rua’a Alameri

cp15 Propaganda

14.8.2016 – BBC (A P)

KSA: Saudi UN Ambassador Interview With BBC - Denies Saudi's War Crimes In Yemen.

14.8.2016 – Gulf Today (A P)

Yemen government slams ‘unfair, inaccurate’ UN report

The Government of Yemen has termed a UN statement on the humanitarian, economic and financial conditions in the country as “unfair and inaccurate.”
In a statement carried by the Yemeni official news agency today, the government regretted that the statement made by Jamie
McGoldrick, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen, contained inaccurate information about the humanitarian situation in the country.
‘’While showing concern for the wellbeing of the Yemeni people, the statement should have been fair (and should have) confirmed the fact that violence in Yemen was a result of the bloody coup, frequent aggressions and grave and systematic violations committed by the Houthi militias and forces loyal to defunct president Ali Abdullah Saleh against the Yemeni people,’’ the government’s statement emphasised.

Comment: If you want to make your blood boil, read this, starting from the fact that the 'Yemeni government' is the one in exile.
The runaways, supported by the Saudi led coalition, are playing the victims role. =

Comment: They argue as if there would be no Saudi coalition air raids.

13.8.2016 – Dr. Karim (A P)

Malcom X: “If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.”

Comment: That’s still our daily media feed.

13.8.2016 – Asharq Al-Awsat (A P)

Saleh Threatens to Kill Yemeni Lawmakers if Quorum is Not Met

Several lawmakers have been exhausting all efforts in order to escape Sana’a, parliamentary sources told Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper.

The representatives had been threatened with death should they not attend the parliamentary session scheduled for Saturday and called on by ousted former president Ali Abdullah Saleh.

The parliamentary session is a desperate attempt by the Houthi-led insurgency to self-legitimize through passing the bill on establishing an insurgency-administered supreme political council.

Parliament members stated that they are currently communicating with legitimacy leaders abroad as to retain means of exiting Sana’a and securing their safety – by Arafat Madabesh and Saeed al-Abyad

Comment: This article relates to the session of the Yemeni parliament in Sanaa. It is placed here, as this sounds to me like a typical Saudi propaganda story. For more reports on this session, see cp5. Saudi media also claimed the needed quorum would not have been reached, western media quickly accepted that. This session and a legitimate decision would be a political disaster for the Saudis and their claim of president Hadi’s self-claimed “legitimacy”, which is the only justification for the whole Saudi interference and aerial war. Anyway, no decision of this parliament would be needed to oust Hadi: his legal term had expired on Feb. 27, 2015.

14.8.2016 – Asharq Al-Awsat (A P)

Yemen’s Insurgency Parliament Uses Intimidation to Pass “Political Council”

Under the threat of weapons and using the names of dead parliament members, Houthi insurgents loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh continued yesterday to challenge the international community by trying to legitimate their coup through controlling legislative institutions.

Houthis held yesterday a parliament session in the absence of most of its 301 members, including members representing the General People’s Congress party, headed by ousted President Saleh.

Sources in Sana’a told Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper that less than 90 deputies had attended the session.

The sources said threats were exerted on the majority of members who had participated in yesterday’s session, as some representatives were forced by weapons to head to the Parliament from their homes.

Meanwhile, Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi called the parliament session illegal and unconstitutional and warned that MPs attending could be prosecuted as criminals.

Hadi had sent a letter to Speaker of the Parliament Yahya al-Raie saying that Parliament cannot convene or discuss any article unless it receives an invitation from the Yemeni President or the agreement of the four members of its presidency council.

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Shura Council Othman Majli told Asharq Al-Awsat: “The Parliament has been almost disabled since the signing of the Gulf Cooperation Council initiative, when Parliament became a based on consensus and not majority.|”

Comment: Look at article before. Of course, Saudi and Hadi government propaganda rally against this parliamentary session – it is taking the last illusion of “legitimacy” from former president Hadi – and from all Saudi interference in Yemen as well. Under this light Saudi and Hadi gov. reports of threats against deputies and a missing of the quorum have to be read. Of course, claims of violations of the rules of a parliamentary session must be checked. But be aware that this was a session of the still regular parliament which should be taken for serious until the claims of irregularities really could have been proved. Up to now, this parliament still is the most legitimate constitutional body in Yemen – more “legitimate” as any expired transitional president (Hadi never has been more than that) could be.


1.8.2016 – Asharq Al-Awsat (A P)

Yemen: Plan in place to retake Sana’a from Houthis within 15 days, says senior pro-Hadi commander

Comment: And, what about it? Today is Aug., 15.

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

14.8.2016 – Ahmad Alghobary (A K)

4 #Saudi air strikes targeted a road links Taiz city with Hodeidah city

14.8.2016 – Ahmad Alghobary (A K)

3 #Saudi air strikes targeted Khob Alshaf district in Aljawf city

14.8.2016 – Yemen Post (A K)

Homes ATTACKED: 130 Saudi airstrikes bombard #Yemen today destroying 18 family homes & killing 8 civilians

14.8.2016 – Khabar Agency (A K PH)

Intensified #Saudi airstrikes in #Hajjah and #Hodiedah province

3 #Saudi airstrikes destroyed a resident home in Abs of #Hajjah

14.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi war jets launches 4 airstrikes on Ibb

The Saudi aggression launched on Sunday four airstrikes on Ba'adan district of Ibb province.
The aggression's fighter jets targeted the district security department building with two airstrikes, said a security official in the province, adding the building was destroyed.
The two other airstrikes targeted the Technical Institute in the same district and also destroyed it, the official said.

14.8.2016 – Ahmad Alghobary (A K)

Today's destruction of the Technical Institute Hangars in Ba'dan district #Ibb caused by #Saudi airstrikes (images) and

14.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi warplanes wage raids on Amran

The Saudi warplanes waged on Sunday air raids on Amran province, a local official said.
The warplanes targeted education office in Khamer district with three raids and destroyed it completely, the official said.
The official pointed out the warplanes launched nine raids on al-Amaliqa military camp in Harf Sufyan district causing huge damage to neighboring houses.

Aggression hits Amran again

14.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi aggression hits Hodeida naval base

14.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi jets wage raids on Khab, al-Sha'af

14.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi jets wage raids on Mareb

14.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi warplanes wage raids on Jawf

13.8.2016 – Legal Center (* A K PH)

List of all airstrike of the day, beginning with Saada province

#‎Saada: (23 airstrikes)
• (12) civilians including 8 children and elderly man were killed and 18 others including 14 children were injured during the bombing of Saudi Arabia warplanes and its alliance by one airstrike on a center for teaching Holy Qur'an in Juma'at Ben Fadhel area, Haydan district.
• Six civilians including 4 children and 2 women were killed and 4 others including 2 children and a woman were injured during the bombing of Saudi Arabia warplanes and its alliance by 2 airstrikes on the house of the civilian/ Ali Abdullah Ali Arfaj and destroyed it and damaged 7 others in Burkan area, Razeh district.

13.–14.8.2016 – Tweets Night Sanaa (A K)

#Breaking Night ATTACKS: Saudi airstrikes bombard #Yemen capital Sanaa shaking homes & waking up 100,000s children in fear.

30 minutes ago,#Saudi air strike hit Attan mountain in the capital #Sanaa #Yemen

13.8.2016 – AlMasirah TV (A K PH)

Film: Saudi air raid at Barkan area, Saada province

13.8.2016 – Ahmad Alghobary (A K)

Breaking: 6 #Saudi air strikes on 60 street in #Taiz city

13.8.2016 – Yemen Today (A K PH)

Film: 15 Saudi air raids at Al Mahwit city

13.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi war jets launch raids on Sana'a

The Saudi war jets waged on Saturday a series of air raids on different areas in Sana'a province, a security official said.
The Saudi jets targeted al-Methaq National School in Maswara area in Nehm district and destroyed it completely.
The airstrikes also hit al-Raid Mount in Wadi al-Ajaber area in Sanhan and Bani Bahlol district with nine raids. The raids caused great damage to houses and properties.
The hostile war jets targeted al-Jamemah area in Bani Hushaish district with three air raids causing huge damage to citizens' farms. and also

13.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi raids target security department, kill man in Amran

13.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

At least 6 killed in Saudi raid on house in Sa'ada

About 6 citizens were killed on Saturday in a Saudi an air raid on Sa'ada province, a security official said.
The Saudi fighter jets launched an air raid on a house in Borkan area in Razih distract, which led to killing the six people and injuring other five, including women and children.
The official said the aggression's war jets also waged a raid on main

13.8.2016 – Middle East Eye (A K)

Saudi-led coalition jets on Thursday pounded Shia rebel positions in and around Sanaa for a third consecutive day, as shelling from Yemen killed a woman in Saudi Arabia.

In the morning, coalition warplanes struck the al-Dailami airbase near Sanaa airport and a military school inside the Yemeni capital, the pro-rebel Saba news agency reported.

Military sources loyal to the Hadi government said the air raids targeted only military positions held by the Houthis and their allies, supporters of Saleh, who handed over power to Hadi in 2012 after a long period of turmoil in the country.

Saba said civilian homes were also struck, and reported other raids on the Houthi stronghold of Saada, a northern province near the border with Saudi Arabia.

Comment: That is really a stupid propaganda statement. For instance, look at the photos of the victims of the Saudi air raid at a school in Saada province that very day.

13.8.2016 – Tweets Sanaa Day (A K)

#Saudi-led Night bombing campaign started early today with two explosions minutes ago

Huge blast just rocked capital Sana'a from bomb dropped by fighter jets screaming through sky now. Bracing for more

2 Huge explosions rock the capital Sanaa now following intense airstrikes by Saudi regime over the capital.

13.8.2016 – Zaid Ali and others (* A K)

New massacre in #Razeh #Saada committed by US-Saudi airstrike coalition, #Arfaj family (4 children & 2women) (photo)

It's so tragedy to wake up with HORRIFIC news about a family from my village in #Razeh, #Saada were killed (photos) 20b, c

#Saudi #UAE double-tap strike killed entire family of 6 in Barkan Razih n #Saada 1rescuer also killed

13.8.2016 – Tweets Morning at Sanaa (A K)

Freaking bastards.. multiple huge explosions from airstrikes just rocked areas near FAD/hasaba in Sanaa

Multiple airstrikes in Sana'a now. Crowd gathering near parliament building after threats would be bombed if convened.

12.-13.8.2016 – Tweets on the night at Sanaa (A K)

Awkward moment when jets do intense flybys but don't drop bomb. Get it over with damn it, suspense killing me + wanna go to sleep.

Saudi fighter jets are back hovering over the sky of capital Sana, hours after a surveillance mission by a drone

Tonight's jets sound bigger & flying at very high altitude! Should I be worried? *Faintly remember something about heavy bombers*

Phew! They just descended & not a B-52. Relax everyone, not a nuke, just same ole bombs. Now run for cover.

13.8.2016 – Legal Center (* A K PH)

Targeting and bombing civilians by the warplanes of Saudi Arabia and its alliance.

Casualties and Damage [following full list]:

12.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Aggression wages raids on Sa'ada again

12.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi jets launch raids on Sana'a again

12.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Raids on Souk kill three, injure eight

Two citizens and a woman were killed on Friday in Saudi raids on al-Moton district of Jawf province, a local official said.
The official added the Saudi warplanes targeted citizens' houses and trade shops in al-Ethnain Souk, Monday Souk, with three air raids, the official said.
The official added eight people, some of them, were critically injured.
A car, a gas truck were burnt due to the raids and A number of houses and private trade stores were also damaged.

12.8.2016 – Saba Net (* A K PH)

Saudi raids on Baqem kills seven

Five members of the same family, including three children and a woman, were killed in Saudi raids in al-Mahaideda area in Baqem district of Sa'ada province.
The Saudi war jets targeted the house of Hasan Musfer Shukha in the area. The house was completely destroyed, a security official said, adding the rest of his family members were injured.
The official pointed out that the war jets targeted also the house of Amin al-Wade'e in the same area, killing him and his daughter. His other relatives were critically wounded. and and films (graphic) and

12.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

War jets wage raids on Arhab

12.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Aggression continues to target the Capital

12.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Aggression injures six people in Sana'a

Six people, including women and children, were injured on Friday in Saudi raids on Sa'afan district of Sana'a province, a security official said.
The Saudi fighter jets targeted al-Darajah bridge liking Sana'a – Hodeida road in the district, the official said.
He pointed out that the Saudi aggression waged two air raids on al-Subaha area in Bani Matar district and three raids on al-Raid Mount in Sanhan district in Sana'a.

12.8.2016 – Oxfam (A K)

Yemen airstrikes target main food supply route to Sanaa

Efforts to get food, fuel and other essentials to people in central Yemen have been severely hampered by the destruction of the main bridge on the 250 kilometer road from the port city of Hodeidah to the capital Sanaa. The bridge was bombed on Thursday night by the Saudi-led coalition following the breakdown of peace talks in Kuwait last week.

Sajjad Mohammad Sajid, Oxfam Yemen Country Director, said: “This road is the main supply route for Sanaa as it conveys 90% of WFP food coming from Hodeidah to the capital. Its destruction threatens to leave many more people unable to feed themselves, worsening an already catastrophic situation in the country.”

12.8.2016 – Hussain Albukhaiti (A K PH)

latest main bridges & roads destroyd by #Saudi #UAE CO n #Sanaa & Al Mahwit and (images) and film and

12.8.2016 – Nasser Arrabyee (A K)

Over 7 Yemen women killed when US-backed Saudi war criminals bombed this bridge &their car between Sanaa & Hodeida

12.8.2016 – Yemen Post (A K)

KILLING Civilians: 17 killed (5 children) by Saudi airstrikes on family homes in #Yemen regions Jawf & Saada today.

12.8.2016 – Fatik Al-Rodaini (A K)

Death toll rises to 8 ppl and 14 injured in al-Muton area of Jouf following KSA strikes on residents' houses and private structures.

12.8.2016 – Hussain Albukhaiti (A K PH)

8civilians kild 14inj n #Saudi #UAE strikes on 2Cars n Almetoon Aljawof NE #Yemen Children among casualtis Prvs strikes C threads

12.8.2016 – Hussain Albukhaiti (A K PH)

In last72hours #Saudi #UAE CO targetd roads & bridges btw #Saada-Baqim #Hodeidah-#Sanaa bridge inj 6 inc3women #Sana'a-Dhamaar #Hajah #Saada

cp16a Saudischer Luftangriff auf Schule / Saudi air raid at school

Siehe / See cp1

14.8.2016 – Deutschlandfunk (* A K)

Zehn Kinder bei Luftangriff im Jemen getötet

"Bei uns wurden zehn tote Kinder und 28 Verletzte, alle unter 15 Jahre, eingeliefert, die Opfer von Luftangriffen auf eine Koranschule in Haidan sind", sagte die Sprecherin von Ärzte ohne Grenzen (MSF), Malak Schaher. Die Angriffe ereigneten sich demnach bereits am Samstag.

13.8.2016 – Der Standard (* A K)

Hilfsorganisation: Zehn Kinder bei Schul-Angriff im Jemen getötet

Mehr als 20 Schüler bei Bombardement in der nördlichen Provinz Saada verletzt

Beim Angriff auf eine Schule im Norden des Jemen sind nach Angaben der Hilfsorganisation "Ärzte ohne Grenzen" zehn Kinder getötet worden. Mehr als 20 Schüler wurden bei dem Bombardement am Samstag in der nördlichen Provinz Saada verletzt, wie die Organisation über den Kurznachrichtendienst Twitter mitteilte. Ein Sprecher der in der Region herrschenden schiitischen Houthi-Rebellen machte die von Saudi-Arabien geführte Koalition für den Angriff verantwortlich. -

13.8.2016 – Saba Net (* A K PH)

Saudi raids kill six children in Sa'ada

At least six children were killed on Saturday in a Saudi bombing on a holy Quran teaching school in Haidan district of Sa'ada province.
The Saudi war jets attacked the school in Juma'ah Ben Fadhel area killing, besides the six children, an old man and a women, a security official said.
Ten children were also injured, most of them in critical condition, he said.

13.8.2016 – RT (** A K)

At least 10 children killed in Yemen after school reportedly hit in airstrike

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on Twitter that at least ten school children have been left dead and 28 injured in Yemen’s Saada province.

A video obtained by Ruptly shows numerous children with head, arm and leg wounds being carried away on stretchers with blood covered faces and bodies.

The video also provides still pictures of the bodies of children presumably killed, some with dismembered limbs and covered with dust.

RT Arabic reports citing local sources that the strike happened at 8 am local time as children were taking their exams. (with 2 films) and more videos here: and and = and and and

13.8.2016 – Doctors Without Borders (* A K)

.@MSF update: Final number of injured from Haydan school is 28 & 10 deaths. All between 8-15 years old and images: (graphic) and more graphic images: and short by AP: and very short report only by Reuters:

Comment by Judith Brown: Well this is truly appalling. What weasel words will the governments of Saudi Arabia, UK and USA who are supplying the weapons say about this inexcusable act?

13.8.2016 – Hussain Albukhaiti (A K)

Deif Allah al-Fadhli,in his late seventies,the religious school teacher,bombed on 13/Aug 8/9am by #Saudi #UAE (graphic image) and film:

13.8.2016 – Daily Telegraph (* A K)

Hisham al-Omeisy, a political analyst, said the airstrike on Saturday took place at around 9.15am in the village of Juma'at Bin Fadel in the Sa'ada governorate in northwest Yemen.

The area is far from the front lines of the fighting but is a power base for the Houthi rebels.

"There's no active ground fighting near area attacked but Sa'ada is Houthi's home governorate and stronghold, and has been relentlessly and aerially bombarded by the Saudi-led coalition since the beginning of the war in March of 2015," Mr al-Omeisy said.

7.8.2016 – UNICEF (A K P)

An airstrike this morning has killed at least seven children and injured 21 others in a religious school in the Sa’ada governorate in northern Yemen.

The children killed, aged between six and 14 years, were studying in a school in the Juma’a Bin Fadil village in Haydan. Bodies are still being pulled out of the rubble and the death toll is expected to increase.

The surviving children are being treated in a hospital in Sa’ada.

With the intensification in violence across the country in the past week, the number of children killed and injured by airstrikes, street fighting and landmines has grown sharply.

UNICEF calls on all parties to the conflict in Yemen to respect and abide by their obligations under international law. This includes the obligation to only target combatants and limit harm to civilians and civilian infrastructure. =

Comment: Always pleasing the #Saudis: why don't they say the Saudi-led coalition bombed our children?

Comment: This comment is absolutely right.

14.8.2016 – AFP (*A P)

Coalition denies Yemen school targeted in deadly raid

The Saudi-led coalition on Sunday denied targeting a Yemeni school in air strikes that killed 10 children, instead saying it bombed a camp at which Iran-backed rebels train underage soldiers.

Coalition spokesman General Ahmed Assiri said the strikes hit a Huthi training camp, killing militia fighters including a leader identified as Yehya Munassar Abu Rabua.

"The site that was bombed... is a major training camp for militia," he told AFP. "Why would children be at a training camp?"

Yemen's government had confirmed to the coalition that "there is no school in this area," he said.

Assiri said MSF's toll "confirms the Huthis' practice of recruiting and subjecting children to terror."

"They... use them as scouts, guards, messengers and fighters," Assiri said, noting previous reports from Human Rights Watch on the rebels' use of underage recruits.

"When jets target training camps, they cannot distinguish between ages," he added.

MSF spokeswoman Malak Shaher said those killed in the strikes on "a Koranic school" were all under the age of 15.

She demanded that "all parties to take the measures necessary to protect civilians".

But Assiri criticised the organisation for overlooking the issue of child soldiers.

"We would have hoped MSF would take measures to stop the recruitment of children to fight in wars instead of crying over them in the media," he said.

Assiri sent to AFP pictures of Huthi children carrying rifles and rocket-propelled grenade launchers.

Comment: This really is a crazy propaganda and just bullshit. It’s the level of Saudi argumentation from the very beginning of the war. The children are between 6 and 14 years old.

Comment by Jamila Hanan: Apparently #Saudi didn't bomb #Yemen school,just like they didn't bomb all the rest,coz they say so. Move along now.

14.8.2016 – Hisham Al-Omeisy (A H K)

How can we even begin to comprehend pain of mother lost child to airstrike. No words can condole her..NONE (text see image)

14.8.2016 – Jamila Hanan (A K)

Why 'allegedly' @vicenews ? Coalition only ones bombing from the air

14.8.2016 – United Nations (A K P)

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Yemen

The Secretary-General condemns the attack, reported to have been an airstrike, on a school in the Sa''ada governorate of northern Yemen on 13 August. The attack killed at least 10 children and injured many more.

The Secretary-General notes with dismay that civilians, including children, continue to bear the brunt of increased fighting and military operations in Yemen. He calls for a swift investigation of this tragic event and urges the parties to take all necessary measures to prevent further violations of international humanitarian law and human rights and do everything in their power to protect civilians and civilian infrastructure. =

Comment: Keen to avoid even naming those who are responsible for that. Well, Ban himself had removed the Saudis from the blacklist of children rights violators. Even killing children in school for Ban not seems to be a violation of children’s rights. At least, he did not follow the Saudi fairy tale of Houthi training camp but named a school as a school.

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

14.8.2016 – Press TV Iran (A K PH)

Houthis, allied army units kill 32 Saudi-backed militants

Yemeni Ansarullah fighters and allied army forces have killed 32 Saudi-backed militants loyal to Yemen’s former regime in fierce clashes across the country.

The fatalities were caused during fighting in the provinces of Ma’rib, Jawf and Bayda on Sunday, Yemen’s al-Masirah television reported.

Another 91 militants were injured in the clashes.

There was no information about potential casualties among the Yemeni forces.

Meanwhile, Yemeni forces managed to take control of a number of hills in Rabi’a area in Ma’rib, killing 19 militants in the process.

14.8.2016 – Hussian Albukhaiti (A K PH)

#houthi launchd ballistic missile 2 #Saudi main army base n #Najran S #KSA and film

14.8.2016 – Fars News (A K PH)

Yemen's Qaher-I Ballistic Missile Hits Saudi Arabia's Khamis Mushait Base

The Yemeni army and popular forces hit a strategic military base in Southern Saudi Arabia with their ballistic missile, killing tens of Saudi army men.

Khamis Mushait military base located in Assir province in Southern Saudi Arabia was hit by Yemen's Qaher-I missile on Sunday.

Early reports indicate large casualties on the Saudi forces in the missile attack. The Saudi army and its coalition members have lost, at least, over a hundred troops each time they have come under a ballistic missile attack by Yemen. and

14.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Army cleanses al-Manarah Mount in Nehm

The army and popular committees cleansed on Sunday al-Manarah strategic Mount in Nehm district of Sana'a province, a military official said.
Al-Manarah strategic Mount was completely secured after defeating Riyadh's hirelings, the official said, adding dozens of hirelings were killed or injured during the military clashes.

14.8.2016 – Press TV Iran (A K PH)

Yemenis kill three Saudi troops in retaliatory missile attack

Yemeni troops backed by fighters of the Ansarullah movement lunched the missile attack on a Saudi military base in the kingdom's southwestern region of Jizan on Saturday.

13.8.2016 – Press TV Iran (A K PH)

Yemen snipers take out three Saudi troops

Yemeni army snipers have killed three Saudi troops inside Saudi Arabia as part of retaliatory operations against the deadly Saudi war against Yemen.

The Saudi troops were sniped out in the Jizan region in Saudi Arabia’s extreme southwest, which borders Yemen, on Saturday, Yemen’s al-Masirah television reported.

The channel also broadcast footage showing two Saudi military vehicles going up in smoke alongside their occupants after coming under Yemeni fire at the al-Makhrouq military base in Najran, another southwestern Saudi region. and by Saba Net:

13.8.2016 – Almasdar / National Yemen (A K PH)

Houthi forces capture strategic area in northern Yemen

The Houthi forces, backed by the Yemeni Republican Guard, continued their march towards the Hadi regime’s provincial stronghold on Saturday, capturing a key area from the Saudi-backed troops in the Marib Governorate.

According to Al-Masdar’s Yemeni War correspondent, Tony Toh, the Houthi forces and their allies seized the Al-Qaf area inside the Jada’an District after a fierce battle with the Hadi loyalists and Saudi-led Coalition.

With the capture of Al-Qaf on Saturday, the Houthi forces and their allies are now within 10 km of the Marib Governorate’s provincial capital. =

13.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Army destroys Bradley, Abrams tank in Najran

13.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Army cleanses al-Qaf site in Mareb

The army and popular committees managed on Saturday to cleanse al-Qaf site in al-Makhdra area in Jada'an district of Mareb province, a military official said.
A number of Riyadh hirelings were killed or injured and two hirelings were captured in the clashes, the official added.

13.8.2016 – Almasdar (A K PH)

Houthi forces on the verge of a symbolic victory in Saudi Arabia: video

The Houthi forces and Yemeni Republican Guard are on the verge of a symbolic victory in the southern region of Saudi Arabia after launching a massive offensive near the border-city of Najran these past two weeks.

Unlike Houthi-controlled Rabu’ah, Najran is a large metropolitan city that is considered one of the key strongholds for the Saudi Royal Army and regime.

Video footage from this battle was released on Thursday, showing the Houthi forces overlooking Najran from the south.

12.8.2016 – Ruptly TV (A K)

Film: Yemen: Government forces battle Houthis in Taiz after peace talks break down

The pro-government Popular Resistance Militias and the Yemini Army made territorial gains against Houthi forces in the eastern part of Taiz province, southwest Yemen, Friday

12.8.2016 – Tagesspiegel (A K)

Film: Schwere Gefechte im Jemen

In der südwestlichen Region des Jemen um die Stadt Taiz ist es zu starken Gefechten zwischen Regierungstruppen und Huthi-Rebellen gekommen.

12.8.2016 – Fars News (A K PH)

Yemeni Forces Capture Saudi Military Positions in Najran Province

The Yemeni army and popular forces continued their advances deep inside Saudi Arabia's Southern parts, and managed to take control of several military positions in the kingdom's Najran province.

The Yemeni forces are now in full control of key Saudi strategic military bases.

The Yemeni army and popular forces also destroyed a number of Abrams tanks of the Saudi army in their offensives.

Earlier on Friday, the Yemeni army and popular forces also continued their advances deep inside the Southern part of Saudi Arabia, inflicting heavy losses on them, including destroying their weapons and ammunition depot.

"Two military vehicles and arms depot of the Saudi forces were destroyed in al-Makhrouq military base in Najran province," the Arabic-language media outlets quoted unnamed local sources as saying.

Comment by Atiaf Alwazir: "This road is the main supply route for Sanaa as it conveys 90% of WFP food coming from Hodeidah"

12.8.2016 – Ahmad Alghobary (A K)

3 #Saudi air strikes targeted Haifan district #Sadaa city

12.8.2016 – Hussain Albukhaiti (A K PH)

#Houthi fighter & #Yemen army has launchd grad rockets attack on #Najran city S #KSA main power station Reports of total black out

13.8.2016 – Yemen News (A K PH)

Film: Watch Houthi fighters destroy 2 Saudi army vehicles by ATGM in Najran 11\8\2016

Vorige / Previous:

Neue Artikel zum Nachlesen 1-182: / Yemen Press Reader 1-182:

Der saudische Luftkrieg im Bild / Saudi aerial war images:

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

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