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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

cp7 UNO und Friedensgespräche/ UN and peace talks

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

cp9 USA

cp10 Großbritannien / Great Britain

cp11 Deutschland / Germany

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

cp13 Flüchtlinge / Refugees

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

cp15 Propaganda

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

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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

17.8.2016 – The American Conservative (** A K P)

Yemen: The Worst Humanitarian Crisis in the World

This is something that I have tried to emphasize in as many of my posts on the war as possible: the humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen is the worst one in the world today, and it is among the worst disasters of its kind in decades. Tens of millionsare in serious need of food, and they have mostly been driven to this point by the coalition’s blockade. This is a massive crisis, and one that didn’t have to happen. It is all the more severe because it is not receiving the publicity that other crises have, and because the international response to it has been limited and woefully inadequate.

I would like to think that the main reason so few people pay attention to the suffering of Yemen is simply lack of information, but that can’t really excuse the behavior of major governments including our own. The Obama administration had no confidence that the Saudis and their allies’ intervention would succeed, but backed it anyway to satisfy them. Our government knows as well as anyone what the coalition is doing to the people of Yemen because they are helping them to do it. U.S. complicity in wrecking Yemen isn’t the result of a lack of knowledge about what the war is doing to the civilian population, but rather the indifference born of a desire to keep despotic client states happy – by Daniel Larison

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/larison/yemen-the-worst-humanitarian-crisis-in-the-world/

17.8.2016 – Atlantic Council (** A P)

Yemeni Parliamentarians Vote to Form a New Government

While international actors have recognized Hadi as the leader of Yemen’s legitimate government, the country still does have a parliament. Elected in 2003, it had not convened since the 2011 revolution that forced the resignation of Saleh. Some of those MPs are now exiled and 26 have since died. Hadi has never sought to convene or consult Yemen’s parliament. But on Saturday, 143 of the remaining MPs convened in Sanaa and voted unanimously to recognize the new assembly and task it with forming a new government. They argued that with 275 MPs still alive, 138 were needed to reach the fifty-percent quorum that would make the vote constitutional—a number they exceeded.

UN special envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed condemned the move as unilateral and in violation of UN SC Resolution 2216, which calls for all parties to refrain from moves that might jeopardize progress in the peace process. The Sanaa Center for Strategic Studies, an independent policy center based in Yemen’s capital, notes, however, that Hadi has also engaged in such unilateral moves, for example when he suddenly dismissed Prime Minister and Vice President Khaled Bahah in April.

Critics of Hadi—including members of the Southern Hirak movement and others not aligned with the Houthis or Saleh—have been consistently critical of his claims to legitimacy by pointing out that he was elected by referendum in a one-man context. Even more, they emphasize, his two-year term expired in early 2014.

The creation of the new assembly and its endorsement by a quorum of elected parliamentarians is a provocation to Hadi and his supporters. Indeed, Yemenis now have two governments: one internationally recognized but with little local support and a president in exile, and a second one based in Sanaa and endorsed by a majority of the living MPs. The Yemeni people desperately need an end to the war, with an inclusive transition process. But Hadi’s insistence on dominating the transition process and the Houthi-Saleh move to establish a new government both work only to maintain and even expand the deep divisions in Yemeni society at the heart of the problem – by Jillian Schwedler

http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/yemeni-parliamentarians-vote-to-form-a-new-government

Comment: A very reasonable article on forming the new Yemeni government in Sanaa. It is remarkable that such an article is published by the Atlantic Council. Please read in full.

The author correctly states: "Critics of Hadi [...] —have been consistently critical of his claims to legitimacy by pointing out that he was elected by referendum in a one-man context. Even more, they emphasize, his two-year term expired in early 2014." But it's even more - that Hadi's term is over is just the fact. he got no longer term. You only could discuss if it actually ended in Feb. 2014 or in Feb. 2015, depending on whether the extension for one year was matching the constitution or not. "Legitimacy" must come from within a country and it's constitution - no recognition from any foreign country or institution can bestow any "legitimacy" to a government of which country ever. The US of course always took that right - they overthrew constitutional legitimate governments - by supporting military coups for instance like in many Latin American countries, or by supporting uprisings and other coups like in Ukraine, or by supporting armed "resistance" or terrorists like in Syria - and then quickly declare the new installed government to be "legitimate". In Yemen it is just the other way round: the declare the former and definitely expired government to be "legitimate", just because this fits the US interests (in this case: the Saudi interests, and the main US interest in this case is just to comfort the Saudis), and the world should follow that. Well, it does, the UN as the first of all.

Comment by Judith Brown: This is a very interesting article with details of how the new Yemen government is being recalled and convened. This is of course a Houthi-Saleh initiative and it is not representing all of Yemen. But ordinary Yemeni people are desperate to return to normality and those elected members of parliament still alive and living in Yemen seem keen for the parliament to resume.

https://www.facebook.com/judith.brown.794628/posts/10154620207158641

17.8.2016 – Foreign Policy (** A P)

Yemen Carnage Prompts New U.N. Push to Censor Saudi-led Coalition

Ban Ki-moon is threatening to put Riyadh and its allies back on a blacklist of countries that kill and maim children in war zones.

The United Nations will threaten to put the Saudi Arabian–led military coalition back on a blacklist of states, rebels, and terrorist groups that kill or inflict extreme suffering on children in conflict zones unless Riyadh halts its indiscriminate bombing of schools and hospitals, according to senior U.N.- based officials.

The warning, which will be conveyed in a letter from U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s office to Riyadh as early as Thursday, follows reports that the Saudi-led coalition last week bombed a school in northern Yemen, killing at least 10 children and injuring 28 others, according to those sources.

The move reflects deepening frustration by Ban and his top advisors that intensive diplomatic efforts to persuade Saudi Arabia and its allies to ensure the protection of children have failed to restrain air attacks in Yemen. But it is likely to set the stage for a major confrontation between the U.N. leader and senior officials from Saudi Arabia, who have threatened to cut hundreds of millions of dollars in assistance to the United Nations if it didn’t take the coalition off the list, according to U.N. sources – by Colum Lynch

http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/08/17/yemen-carnage-prompts-new-u-n-push-to-censor-saudi-led-coalition/

Comment: Also read about the history of this. The blacklist blackmailing had been widely reported. Ban Ki Moon plays the role of a tragic clown – the difference is he is walking through the blood of children making his devilments.

17.8.2016 – Sputnik News (** B K P)

Western Value... Making a Killing in Yemen

The slaughter in Yemen just keeps getting worse, with civilians at the bloody forefront. Yet, shamefully – moreover tellingly – there is no uproar in the Western media. Where is the presumed high-minded Western journalism to investigate this horror?

Condemnation from Washington about the hospital strike may not amount to much beyond empty rhetoric aimed at deflecting from the atrocity.

If Washington had any compunction about wiping out hospitals, and a will to stop inflicting further civilian “collateral damage”, then why does it continue to give full military and political support to Saudi Arabia in the latter’s year-and-a-half war on Yemen, where hospitals, schools and homes are bombed from the air on a weekly basis?

Apart from the occasional verbal “concern” about civilian deaths in Yemen, Western governments have largely been mute on the slaughter occurring in that country.

The official reasoning is that the Houthi rebels ousted President Mansour Hadi. The Saudis and the Western media typically refer to deposed Hadi regime as the “internationally recognized” government of Yemen. The implication is that the Houthi-led uprising is illegitimate. However, the ousted president is seen by many Yemenis as a corrupt puppet of Saudi Arabia and Washington.

The Western media also repeat the Saudi claim that the Houthi rebels are backed by Iran, which again serves to justify the Saudi military assault. There is no evidence for that claim, and Iran denies it. It is rather a propaganda device giving cover to Saudi Arabia for what is patently international aggression, a propaganda device that the Western media fully facilitate.

Where are UN sanctions on Saudi Arabia and its supporters in Washington, London and Paris?

There are none because the UN is a tool of Western geopolitics. An earlier condemnation of Saudi Arabia over Yemen by UN chief Ban Ki-Moon was quickly retracted after the Saudis threatened to cut off financial contributions to the world body.

The Western media have been studiously silent on the horror in Yemen.

Yet, these same media channels frequently carry unsubstantiated reports claiming that Syrian and Russian forces are responsible for striking hospitals in Syria’s battleground city of Aleppo.

Of course, the difference is that in Syria, Washington, London and Paris are seeking regime change in that country. So any information that purports to show the Syrian government and its Russia ally in a bad light is given prominence, even if unverified.

In Yemen, by contrast, the Western powers want to reinstall their ousted, corrupt puppet who is living in exile in Saudi Arabia. After more than 18 months of non-stop bombardment, which has left 80 per cent of Yemen’s 24 million population in dire deprivation, the Saudis and their Western allies are nowhere near reinstalling the exiled Hadi. So much for “internationally recognized government”!

The Western media’s silence is not merely a dereliction of duty to inform the public. It is a revelation of the systematic criminality of Western so-called democracies.

Western claims of democratic values and respect for international law, human rights and freedom of independent media are seen for what they truly are. A cynical pretense to hide what is the ultimate value for the ruling capitalist powers – the freedom to exploit financial profits.

The only Western “value” of any consequence is the money that can be made from human lives. Yemen demonstrates how this vile predatory logic works: killing people, including women and children, means more profit, which in turn, requires more killing.

That abominable logic of Western capitalism must be kept hidden at all costs. Hence, Western media silence and blindness towards Yemen, and how the West is truly making a killing – by Finian Cunningham

http://sputniknews.com/columnists/20160817/1044350814/yemen-killings-west.html

16.8.2016 – Consortium News (*** B K P)

America’s Journalistic Hypocrites

The U.S. news media flip-flops on whether international law is inviolate or can be brushed aside at America’s whim – and similarly whether killing civilians is justified or not depending on who’s doing the killing

Over the past few decades, the U.S. mainstream media has failed the American people in a historic fashion by spinning false or misleading narratives on virtually every important global issue, continuing to this day to guide the nation into destructive and unnecessary conflicts.

The neocons and their liberal interventionist chums continued to fabricate narratives that have led the United States into one mess after another, seeking more and more “regime change” and brushing aside recommendations for peaceful resolution of international crises.

Cognitive Dissonance

As part of this phenomenon, there is profound cognitive dissonance as the rationales shift depending on the neocons’ tactical needs. From one case to the next, there is no logical or moral consistency, and the major U.S. news organizations go along, failing again and again to expose these blatant hypocrisies.

The U.S. government can stand for a “rules-based” world when that serves its interests but then freely violate international law when it’s decided that “humanitarian warfare” trumps national sovereignty and the United Nations Charter. The latter is particularly easy after a foreign leader has been demonized in the American press, but sovereignty becomes inviolate in other circumstances when Washington is on the side of the killing regimes.

The same media looks the other way or make excuses when the slaughter of civilians is being done by “allies,” such as Israel against Palestinians or Saudi Arabia against Yemenis. Then the U.S. government even rushes more military supplies so the bombings can continue.

The view of terrorism is selective, too. Israel, Saudi Arabia and other U.S. “allies” in the Persian Gulf have aided and abetted terrorist groups, including Al Qaeda’s Nusra Front, in the war against the largely secular government of Syria.

It’s okay to intervene overtly and covertly when Official Washington wants to do so, regardless of international law and even if that involves complicity with terrorists. But it’s different when the shoe is on the other foot.

U.S. Exceptionalism

The U.S. news media acts as if it is the unquestionable right of the U.S. government to intervene in the internal affairs of countries all over the world – whether through subversion or military invasion – but the U.S. media then gets outraged if anyone dares to resist Washington’s edicts or tries to behave in any way similar to how the U.S. government does.

Sovereignty means one thing in Ukraine, even following a coup that removed the elected president.

But sovereignty means something else in Syria. In Syria, “regime change” trumps all.

Selective Outrage

How much professional courage does it take to pile on against “black-hatted” U.S. “enemies” after they’ve been demonized? Yet, it was just such a “group think” that cleared the way for the U.S. invasion of Iraq

So, it’s worth remembering how The New Yorker, The New York Times and other supposedly “liberal” publications hopped on George W. Bush’s Iraq War bandwagon.

Forgetting Reality

In other words, beyond the selective outrage about morality and international law, we see selective reporting.

Indeed, across American journalism, there has been a nearly complete abandonment of objectivity when it comes to reporting on U.S. foreign policy. Even liberal and leftist publications now bash anyone who doesn’t join the latest version of “the I-Can’t-Believe-I’m-a-Hawk Club.”

That means that as the neocon-dominated foreign policy establishment continues to push the world toward ever greater catastrophes, the U.S. news media is denying the American people the objective information needed to rein in the excesses – by Robert Parry

https://consortiumnews.com/2016/08/16/americas-journalistic-hypocrites/

Comment: Great article, very worth a full read. Here only small excerpts. This fits 100 % to the reporting of the Yemen war – not only in the USA, but in other Western countries as well. The reporting on Yemen proves to be only one part of a much greater phenomenon – which also is present in other “Western” countries’ media, like Germany. German media are engaged for US interests and convinced of American exceptionalism hardly less than US media.

cp2 Allgemein / General

17.8.2016 – Al Monitor (* A E K P)

How Yemen plans to dry up Houthis' funding

After years of civil war, the Yemeni government has declared an economic war on Houthi rebels.

Yemen's internationally recognized government, headed by Prime Minister Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr, is shifting its treasury temporarily to the Central Bank branch in Aden, hoping to stem the flow of money he believes is funding the rebel's war efforts.

President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi has said the decision doesn't officially mean "a transfer of monetary authority from Sanaa to Aden," but rather means the Central Bank's branch in Aden will be the temporary treasury.

The move is designed to absorb financial revenues from various economic sectors, especially petroleum, and keep the money away from the Houthis and their allies at the Central Bank, who have allegedly tampered with the funds.

The Saudi-backed Yemeni government announced the treasury change July 15 after its cash reserves dropped to $1.1 billion; they had been at $4.3 billion before war broke out again in March 2015.

The decrease in cash reserves started after the failure of an economic truce the International Monetary Fund was overseeing to guarantee the independence of the Central Bank. The government accused the Iran-backed Houthis of breaking the truce and draining the reserves to finance their battles.

To reinforce these measures, the government succeeded in closing a deal to sell 3 million barrels of oil in the Dhaba Oil Port in Hadramaut by the end of July. The money was transferred to Aden to serve as an operational budget to address the country's energy and fuel crises.

Sharaf Fawda'ey, a consultant at the Yemeni Ministry of Finance, said the measures the government is taking are needed so the state can exercise its political authority to collect its sovereign resources – by Ashraf Al-Falahi

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2016/08/yemen-dry-up-houthi-funding-sources-central-bank.html

Comment: The fight for the Central Bank – propaganda of the Hadi government against the Central bank still residing at Sanaa under Houthi control, but keeping strict neutrality – had been widely reported.

17.8.2016 – Secular Talk (* A K)

Audio: Saudi Arabia Can't Stop Bombing Hospitals & Schools In Yemen

After the U.S.-backed, Saudi-led coalition bombed a hospital in Yemen supported by Doctors Without Borders on Monday, the U.S. State Department offered a rare condemnation of the coalition’s violence...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsNz-4dbPKE

17.8.2016 – BBC (* A K)

Audio: Sana'a resident: 'this is a Saudi war on Yemen, not a civil war'

Saudi-led coalition forces have been mounting air attacks on Houthi rebels in Yemen for more than a year, but the past week has been particularly bloody. On Monday, more than a dozen people were killed in the bombing of a rural hospital run by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF). Haykal Bofana, a lawyer living in Sana'a, says people live in severe conditions in Yemen.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p044z311

17.8.2016 – AFP (* B K)

Saudi facing 'long' Yemen war after talks fail

Six months after Saudi Arabia said its war in Yemen was winding down, air strikes are again pounding rebels and rockets flying across the border, with no end to the conflict in sight.

Facing criticism of its bombing campaign and a budget crunch from low oil prices, Riyadh is keen to bring an end to the intervention it launched last year against Shiite Huthi rebels and their allies, analysts say.

But the suspension in early August of UN-brokered peace talks in Kuwait, after three months without any headway, has instead led to a major increase in violence.

"Both sides now are trying to prove they are better in war than peace," said Farea al-Muslimi, a Yemeni specialist and visiting scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Centre.

Adam Baron, a visiting fellow and Yemen specialist at the European Council on Foreign Relations, said Riyadh still feels it can handle the war "at least for the time being".

Since peace talks collapsed, local forces backed by the coalition "appear to have made some gains" around Taez, in the southwest, and Nihm, northeast of Sanaa, Baron said.

The Huthis would be hard to dislodge. Northern Yemen is their traditional stronghold. They fought six wars against the central government between 2004 and 2010.

"It, at this point, seems to be a war of attrition," Cordesman said – by Ian Timberlake

http://www.france24.com/en/20160817-saudi-facing-long-yemen-war-after-talks-fail

17.8.2016 – Critical Threats (* A K P)

Gulf of Aden Security Review

[Events day by day, from Aug. 17 backwards]

http://www.criticalthreats.org/yemen/gulf-aden-security-review

17.8.2016 – Government of Yemen (Hadi government) (* A K P)

Preliminary Report on Alleged Violations to Human Rights in the Republic of Yemen

With the increasing trend of violations to human rights and international humanitarian law in the Republic of Yemen, it has become necessary to establish a national, independent and impartial mechanism to investigate alleged human rights violations. Conducting fair, transparent and impartial investigations in these allegations under international standards is within the main responsibilities of the state as it represents a first step towards achieving relief for the victims of these violations, redress and holding perpetrators accountable.

The National Commission to Investigate Alleged Human Rights Violations was attentive to coping with the events the country is witnessing so it developed a mechanism to commence its work in investigating these facts and allegations. The process starts with the collection, monitoring and documentation of information about alleged violations that took place within the jurisdiction of the Commission. The process involved field visits to locations of these alleged violations, conducting interviews with victims and family members and listening to eye witnesses as a key step to investigate the alleged violations.

On 26 March 2015, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced the formation of a coalition of twelve states led by Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to fight against Houthi group and their allies. This coalition is known as the Arab Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen (the Storm of Resolve).

https://www.docdroid.net/wiDQNtq/nciavhr-preliminary-report-on-human-rights-violations-2.pdf.html

Comment: This is from the Hadi governments committee. By no means, this committee is “independent”: the main purpose is blaming the Houthis and by thus whitewashing the Saudi coalition. That does not mean that the crimes reported here do not have happened – all this should be examined well, keeping in mind anyway how relentless Hadi and Saudi propaganda exaggerates the role of the Houthis ascribing all evil to them. There seems to be no mention at all of any Saudi air strikes. “Saudi”: three matches, two in the last section shown above. “air strike”: One match, the Houthis shelling the presidential palce at Aden. “air raid”: no match.

Comment by Jamila Hanan: Human rights report from the previous gov of #Yemen. Doesn't appear to have included many airstrikes.

https://twitter.com/JamilaHanan/status/765809646028324864

Comemnt by Abdulrahman Alrazhi: They think this is independent report when not a single Saudi massacre mentioned ! So disgusting smh..

https://twitter.com/AAlrazhi/status/765816811778519040

Comment by Hisham Al-Omeisy: Amusing. Rep mentions few airstrikes, says on military targets, casts doubt where clearly civilian #WhiteWash #Yemen

https://twitter.com/omeisy/status/765925129637531648

17.8.2016 – Huffington Post (* B K P)

Who will answer Yemen’s cry? A nation’ stand against foreign military occupation

Yemen as it were has prevented thus far for Riyadh to manifest a dangerously ambitious plan: absolute control over the world oil route. Beyond the kingdom’s pecuniary agenda, also exists the need to develop and build a grand Wahhabi empire - a dominion which the House of Saud could claim control over to secure its survival, as did its founders when they branded the Hejaz to their coat of arms.

A violent and reactionary theocracy raised around the radicalism of Wahhabism, Saudi Arabia was built upon the blood of the innocent. The kingdom’s very existence was sustained upon the blood of the innocent since it is in oppression and repression it has best expressed its will.

Why should we then be surprised that Riyadh sought to push the boundaries of its kingdom further out, to ultimately carve a grand Wahhabist empire? I would personally argue that it is our ethno-centrism which prevented us from recognizing the threat posed by al-Saud’s imperial ambitions. If Western powers imagined themselves cunning enough that they could exploit Riyadh and syphon money away from royals’ coffers, they find themselves now bound to princes’ political whims – condemn to capitalist servitude.

Today I would like you, the public, to learn of Yemen’s pain, and of a people’s desperate cries for help – by Catherine Shakdam

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/who-will-answer-yemens-cry-a-nation-stand-against_us_57b41f89e4b0b3bb4b086c7e

Comment: For my opinion, she too much glorifies the Houthis, who also are no “good guys at all.

17.8.2016 – Al Araby (A K)

Yemen's war: Thousands dead, millions displaced, billions in damage

The cost of Yemen's conflict has reached more than $14 billion so far, a new unpublished report has found, as the Arab coalition continues to bombard the region's poorest nation.

https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/indepth/2016/8/17/yemens-war-thousands-dead-millions-displaced-billions-in-damage

Comment: All the figures repeated here are much too low – as if it would be whitewashing by downsizing.

17.8.2016 – Fars News (A K P)

Whistleblower: S. Arabia Defeated in Yemen Heavily

Saudi whistleblower Mujtahid, who is believed to be a member of or have a well-connected source in the royal family, called on the Saudi officials to accept their failure against the Yemeni army and resistance forces.

"Unfortunately, I fear that the Houthis and Ali Salih (former Yemeni president) have won the political, military and intelligence battle and we, under the command of Mohammad bin Salman, the Saudi defense minister, have lost the military, political and intelligence war," Mujtahid wrote on his twitter page on Wednesday.

In relevant remarks earlier this week, Mujtahid mocked Saudi Arabia for the failure of its missile defense shields in defusing the Yemenis' primary missile attacks.

"The Saudi air defense system has not been able to destroy even the home-made missiles built by the Houthis, let alone intercepting Iran's ballistic missiles," Mujtahid wrote on his twitter page on Monday.

"Ansarullah has several times targeted Saudi Arabia's largest airbase with Qaher mis

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950527000840

17.8.2016 – Middle East Monitor (* A P)

UAE accused of targeting Muslim Brotherhood leaders in Yemen

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is accused of assassinating a number of Muslim Brotherhood (MB) leaders in Yemen in order to undermine their expected role in a possible future solution for the crisis in the country, Almesryoon.com reported yesterday.

On Monday, senior leader of the Yemeni Reformation Congress, which is affiliated with the MB, Sheikh Saleh Salem Bin-Halees was assassinated in the south of the country. This came just hours after the assassination of another leader in the governorate of Thammar.

In April, Hassan Al-Ye’ari, head of the Shura Council of the Reformation Congress, was assassinated. Several were killed during clashes while others were arrested in the southern part of Yemen.

Monitors accused the UAE of carrying out these assassinations in order to undermine the role of the MB in any future solution in the country.

UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash has previously accused the MB in Yemen of cooperating with Al-Qaeda, claiming he had “tangible” evidence. He did not provide any.

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20160817-uae-accused-of-targeting-muslim-brotherhood-leaders-in-yemen/

17.8.2016 – Archy World News (* A K)

Saudi Arabia made at the new escalation trap in Yemen

Less than six months after having declared the end of “major combat operations” in Yemen, Saudi Arabia finds himself trapped in a further escalation of this conflict without a solution in sight, according to experts.

According to Muslimi, intensification of coalition raids are partly explained by the implementation of the August 6 rebel camp of a higher Council responsible for governing Yemen.

“The Saudis were not expecting it and they did not tolerate this threat to the legitimacy of President Hadi “, said the expert.

Mr. Muslimi does not mince words: Coalition air procedures are “ inexplicable ” and “ irresponsible .”

He believes that Saudi Arabia will not stop its operations until its Western allies –dont Washington and London who provide weapons, will not exercise adequate pressure.

It will be hard to chase the Houthis in the capital Sanaa and northern Yemen, their stronghold. “ At this point, it looks like a war of attrition ,” said Cordesman.

http://archyworldys.com/saudi-arabia-made-at-the-new-escalation-trap-in-yemen/

17.8.2016 – Jamila Hanan (A K)

for example, destruction of cranes at port means only ships carrying own cranes can now unload urgently needed supplies

https://twitter.com/JamilaHanan/status/765819866486022144

cp3 Humanitäre Lage / Humanitarian situation

17.8.2016 – The Peninsula Qatar (A H P)

Sheikh Thani Bin Abdullah Foundation for Humanitarian Services (RAF) has carried out a six-month-long healthcare programme in Yemen’s various provinces, including provision of treatment for 286 cancer patients, 38% of whom are enrolled officially at the National Centre for the treatment of tumours in Yemen.
Meanwhile, two aircraft carrying 50tonnes of medicines and medical supplies arrived in Sanaa international airport, the World health Organisation (WHO) said yesterday.
According to a statement released by the organisation’s office in Yemen an aid plane arrived at Sana’a International Airport yesterday, while the other plane arrived on Tuesday, adding that they were carrying 50tonnes of medicines and emergency medical supplies.
An official source at Sana’a International Airport announced yesterday that the airport received three planeloads of humanitarian aid provided by the United Nations, the World Food Programme (WFP) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

http://thepeninsulaqatar.com/news/qatar/389568/raf-helps-286-yemen-cancer-patients = http://www.gulf-times.com/story/507605/RAF-provides-treatment-for-cancer-patients-in-Yeme

Comment: The Saudis had forced Sanaa airport to close, than reopened for humanitarian flights only.

17.8.2016 – Saudi Press Agency (A H)

International Islamic Relief Organization affiliated to Muslim World League has conducted a number of surgical operations for 167 patients in some medical specialties in three regions of the Republic of Yemen "Sanaa, Eep Province ,Al Hota City in Lahij province'' included orthopedic surgeries, burns, cosmetic, general surgery, urinary tract, ear, nose and throat, in addition to general medical statements for 9443 people.
The Secretary-General of the Organization Ihsan bin Saleh Tayyip said that the Organization has sent a medical delegation from the General Secretariat to carry out this humanitarian mission and was accompanied by a number of Saudi doctors.

http://www.spa.gov.sa/viewstory.php?lang=en&newsid=1528304

Comment: Thanks to mutilations mainly by Saudi air raids, these operations are highly needed.

15.8.2016 – The Rescue (* A H)

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

The International Rescue Committee and eleven other aid agencies today 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.

A spokesperson on behalf of the agencies 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.”

https://www.rescue.org/press-release/closure-yemens-main-airport-puts-millions-people-risk

Comment: What right do the Saudi have to close Sanaa airport anyway? Just their military force: the biggest ass instead of international law.

cp5 Nordjemen und Huthis / Northern Yemen and Houthis

Siehe / See cp1

17.8.2016 – Nasser Arrabyee (A P)

Yemen President Saleh Samad met supreme team on preparing 4Saturday's historic demo2 back constitutional legitimacy

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/765951068815650816

Yemen President Saleh Samad met2day with commander of5th military region Brigadier Saeed Hariri on army alertness

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/765949408361979905

17.8.2016 – Amnesty International (* A H P)

Yemen: Huthi authorities must release detained Bahá’ís, end crackdown on minorities

The Huthi armed group in control of parts of Yemen must immediately ensure the release of all 27 members of the Bahá’í religion who have been detained in the capital, Sana’a, for a week without charge, in a blatant case of persecution of a minority faith, Amnesty International said today.

Armed officers in balaclavas from Yemen’s National Security Bureau (NSB) intelligence agency, which works hand in hand with the armed Huthi authorities, stormed a Bahá’í youth workshop in Sana’a on 10 August and arrested 65 people, including 14 women and six people under 18 without an arrest warrant. Further arrests were carried out yesterday.

“The arbitrary arrests of Bahá’í people for doing nothing more than attending a peaceful community event is completely unjustifiable. It is just the latest example of authorities’ persecution of minority faiths,” said Magdalena Mughrabi, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director of the Middle East and North Africa Programme.

“The Huthis must end their harassment of minorities and respect the right to freedom of religion – a right that is enshrined in the country’s own constitution and international law.”

Some of the arrested participants were released, while the al-Sakkaf brothers -- the husbands of two detained women -- were later called into the NSB and were also arrested. Twenty-seven still remain in the agency’s custody without access to lawyers or family visits.

The detentions of Bahá’ís on account of their faith violate Yemen’s obligations under international law and appear to be part of a wider crackdown on minorities by the Huthi authorities.

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2016/08/yemen-huthi-authorities-must-release-detained-bahais-end-crackdown-on-minorities/

Comments by Hisham Al-Omeisy: 'Bahá'i's detained bcz spied for Israel, incited political dissent, spread heresy & moral decay..' You forgot caused Global Warming.

https://twitter.com/omeisy/status/765966604752523264

FYI, detained after called for creating a political party, which honestly wouldn't have been able to due few numbers

https://twitter.com/omeisy/status/765969350545268737

Well, there was case of one Bahá'í accused of espionage. But on premise, to suspect whole sect, would be retarded.

https://twitter.com/omeisy/status/765974980614090753

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

17.8.2016 – Dissolution (A K P)

wild statement by #Saudi loyalists in #Yemen: 100,000 fighters are gearing up to storm capital city

https://twitter.com/shapban/status/765928114920820736

17.8.2016 – Aleezzisa (A P)

Booty: Armoured vehicles. Interesting: Sign of separatism. One had the former Southern Yemeni flag.
https://twitter.com/alezzisa/status/765986743136976897

17.8.2016 – The National UAE (A)

UAE donates security vehicles and uniforms to Yemen’s Aden governorate

The UAE donated 11 security vehicles as well as uniforms to Aden governorate in Yemen to help improve security there.

The Emirates have donated to the southern Yemeni city 47 Toyota FJ Cruisers, 18 police cars, five motorcycles, six fire lorries, 50 fire suits, 10,000 police uniforms and airport security devices

Receiving the vehicles and uniforms was city’s chief of security, Shallal Shaea, who praised UAE’s leadership for helping Yemen during its current conflict.

"We and our brothers in the Arab coalition and the UAE will always be united and will not allow the security and stability of Aden to be undermined," he said.

http://www.thenational.ae/uae/government/uae-donates-security-vehicles-and-uniforms-to-yemens-aden-governorate

Comment: praising the UAE cannot be missed.

cp7 UNO und Friedensgespräche / UN and peace talks

Siehe / See cp1

17.8.2016 – UN (A K P)

Alarmed by Escalation of Airstrikes in Yemen, Secretary-General Calls on All Parties to Cease Hostilities, Resume Direct Talks

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General is alarmed by the escalation of airstrikes and ground fighting in Yemen and along the Saudi Arabia-Yemen border since the end of talks in Kuwait on 6 August.

Civilians, including children, are paying the heaviest price in the ongoing conflict, as civilian infrastructure, such as schools and hospitals, continue to be hit. In this connection, the Secretary-General condemns the reported attack from the direction of Yemen that hit a workshop, killing at least seven civilians in Najran, Saudi Arabia, yesterday, as well as the reported airstrike that hit a home in Nehm, east of Sana’a, in Yemen, which killed at least nine civilians.

The Secretary-General reminds all parties of the utmost necessity to protect civilians and to respect their obligations under international humanitarian law. He repeats his call on all parties to the conflict to immediately cease all hostilities and for the Yemeni parties to return to direct talks facilitated by his Special Envoy for Yemen.

https://www.un.org/press/en/2016/sgsm17988.doc.htm = http://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/alarmed-escalation-airstrikes-yemen-secretary-general-calls-all-parties-cease

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

17.8.2016 – Dissolution (A K)

#Saudi national guard says it's recruiting and urges #Saudis to apply for joining the army

https://twitter.com/shapban/status/765996655686615040

17.8.2016 – Dissolution (A)

#Saudi prince showing off his world's fastest car in #Paris (photos)

https://twitter.com/shapban/status/765931537540014080

17.8.2016 – I’m Muslim (A H)

‪#‎Saudi man hits & insults a worker several times because he forgot Snickers cover in the blender for his drink.
A culture built upon ‪#‎Wahhabism breeds this unholy sense of superiority and privilege. (Film)

https://www.facebook.com/NotoWahabism/videos/949117695216813/

16.8.2016 – Bloomberg (* B E P)

The Soft Pinch of Austerity in Saudi Arabia Could Backfire

The cost of Saudi living is on the way up, and the kingdom’s rulers are watching out for a backlash.

Saudi consumers are getting squeezed by the government’s master-plan to rein in spending and reduce dependence on energy exports after a two-year oil slump. Subsidies for gasoline, electricity and water have been slashed, and there’s more to come. Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the program’s architect, is promising to curb public-sector wages, and visa fees have been increased, raising the cost of importing home help – by Glen Carey and Deema Almashabi

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-08-16/as-saudi-austerity-starts-to-bite-a-testing-time-for-its-prince

15.8.2016 – France 24 (** A K)

Saudi tribes refuse to leave Yemen border zone

A Saudi activist filmed arguments between members of tribes living in southern Saudi Arabia and a guard at a checkpoint in Jizan, a village near the border between Saudi Arabia and Yemen. Saudi authorities deem the zone around Jizan dangerous and want to evacuate the village. However, the residents are refusing to budge. An activist from Jizane told us why.
The video below shows men from the village of Jizane being stopped at a roadblock manned by border guards. An older man from Jizan steps forward. He tells the border police that it is the locals’ right to return to their village and stay there if they so desire.

A second video shows the same older man sitting inside a border post, speaking to an officer, who is listening to him intently. The old man from Jizan is trying to convince the officer that the village does not need to be evacuated.
Suddenly, the officer realizes that he is being filmed by one of the other people from Jizan. He orders him to stop recording.

The online news site Sabq quoted Mohammed Shamrani, the governor of Aldair Bani Malik, located in the region of Jizan, who said that the evacuation orders had come from higher up – in other words, likely from the interior ministry. Several villages in the border zone with Yemen have already been evacuated.
Everyone who was evacuated was given significant financial compensation as well as assistance with finding new housing, according to Shamrani. The governor further explained that the reasoning behind the evacuations is that Saudi Arabia wants to secure its border with Yemen and create a buffer zone between the two countries (with films and photos)

http://observers.france24.com/en/20160815-saudi-tribes-refusing-evacuate-yemen-border

Comment by Hoosein Kader: These are the real proofs, how Saudi Government castigate their own citizens.

cp9 USA

Siehe / See cp1

17.8.2016 – Common Dreams (** B K P)

Complicit in Civilian Carnage, US Support for War in Yemen Called 'Indefensible'

Citing pending arms deal for Saudis, sharply-worded NYT editorial says "American support for war" must end

Despite such warnings, the U.S. has continued to back Saudi Arabia in its military campaign. As the Times notes, "Although many experts believe the threat to be overstated, Mr. Obama agreed to support the Yemen intervention — without formal authorization from Congress — and sell the Saudis even more weapons in part to appease Riyadh’s anger over the Iran nuclear deal. All told, since taking office, Mr. Obama has sold the Saudis $110 billion in arms, including Apache helicopters and missiles."

"If you talk to Yemeni Americans, they will tell you in Yemen this isn't a Saudi bombing campaign, it's a U.S. bombing campaign," Murphy said in June. "Every single civilian death inside Yemen is attributable to the United States."

Given the death and destruction in the country, the Times concludes that "further American support for this war is indefensible."

And as HRW's Motaparthy said earlier this year, either the U.S. "should pull the plug on arms to the Saudis or further share responsibility for civilian lives lost." – by John Queally

http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/08/17/complicit-civilian-carnage-us-support-war-yemen-called-indefensible

17.8.2016 – Ron Paul Liberty Report (unrated A K P)

Film: US Weapons Fuel Saudi Slaughter In Yemen

Over the past several days Saudi Arabia's brutal war against Yemen has taken an even more grim turn, as hospitals and schools have been hit. US weapons sales to the Saudis provide the firepower that kills Yemeni civilians. The military-industrial complex profits. And Saudi Arabia's strongest ally in Yemen? al-Qaeda.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBiuI1VzHdc

17.8.2016 – CNN (A P)

Film: U.S.: We're 'not afraid' to raise Yemen concerns with Saudi Arabia

Civilian casualties are "just unacceptable," U.S. State Department Spokesman John Kirby says as Senators call for a halt in arms deliveries to Saudi Arabia.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/us-were-not-afraid-to-raise-yemen-concerns-with-saudi-arabia/vp-BBvJwCR

Comment: That’s typical US hypocrisy. The US are cronies in these war crimes from the very beginning of the Saudi raids.

15.8.2016 – The Intercept (*A P)

Doctors Without Borders Hospital Bombing in Yemen Earns Rare Saudi Rebuke at State Department

AFTER THE U.S.-BACKED, Saudi-led coalition bombed a hospital in Yemen supported by Doctors Without Borders on Monday, the U.S. State Department offered a rare condemnation of the coalition’s violence.

“Of course we condemn the attack,” said Elizabeth Trudeau, a spokesman for the State Department.

The State Department has previously deflected questions about coalition attacks by referring reporters to the Saudi government — even though the U.S. has supplied the coalition with billions of dollars of weapons, and hasrefueled Saudi planes.

On Monday, Trudeau also denounced the destruction of the bridge. “We have seen those reports, and if the bridge was deliberately struck by coalition forces, we would find this completely unacceptable,” she said. “The bridge was critical for the delivery of humanitarian assistance, destruction will further complicate efforts to provide assistance to the people of Yemen.”

Trudeau clarified with reporters after the briefing that she meant that statement as a condemnation. “The bridge — you saw me condemn that today,” she said. Condemnation, rather than, say, concern, is considered strong diplomatic language – by Alex Emmons

https://theintercept.com/2016/08/15/doctors-without-borders-hospital-bombing-in-yemen-earns-rare-saudi-rebuke-at-state-department/

Comment: Any consequences now? Certainly not. Selling arms is to great a business.

cp10 Großbritannien / Great Britain

17.8.2016 – The Guardian (* A K P)

The Guardian view on Yemen: stop arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Coalition air strikes resumed when peace talks stalled – and Britain is complicit in the civilian deaths that result – Editorial

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/aug/17/the-guardian-view-on-yemen-stop-arms-sales-to-saudi-arabia

Comment: Nothing new. The UK is complicit in all these war crimes. The Guardian at least had reported more than other newspaper.

cp11 Deutschland / Germany

17.8.2016 – Bundesregierung (A P)

"Gewalt sofort beenden"

Die Bundesregierung ist erschüttert über die Nachricht von der Bombardierung eines Krankenhauses in Jemen und eines Raketenangriffs in Saudi-Arabien. "Wir verurteilen diese Angriffe und rufen dazu auf, die Gewalt sofort zu beenden", so das Auswärtige Amt. Die Konfliktparteien müssten zu Verhandlungen zurückfinden.

Die Verhandlungen erschwert habe beispielsweise der sogenannte oberste politische Rat, sagte Chebli in der Regierungspressekonferenz. Den hatten die Huthi-Rebellen und die Partei Allgemeiner Volkskongress am 28. Juli in Sanaa, der Hauptstadt des Jemen, ausgerufen. "Dass die Mitglieder dieses Rates nun vor einem Teil des jemenitischen Parlaments vereidigt wurden, ist kontraproduktiv und schadet dem politischen Prozess weiter."

https://www.bundesregierung.de/Content/DE/Artikel/2016/08/2016-08-15-friedensverhandlungen-jemen.html und http://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/DE/Infoservice/Presse/Meldungen/2016/160817_YEM.html

Kommentar: Deutschland als eng an die USA angebundener und mit den Saudis eng verbundener Staat wäre im Jemen Teil des Problems und nicht der Lösung. Die Kritik an den politischen Veränderungen auf Seiten der Huthis ist realitätsfern. „Präsident“ Hadis Zeit als „legitimer“ Präsident ist schon lange abgelaufen.

17.8.2ß16 – Bundesregierung (A K P)

Federal Foreign Office spokesperson on the situation in Yemen

A Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson:“We are greatly concerned by the fresh increase in violence in Yemen and shocked by reports that a hospital has been bombed in the Hajjah Governorate in northeastern Yemen. We call for this matter to be investigated with all due speed. Moreover, we were appalled by reports of a further rocket attack on the city of Najran in southern Saudi Arabia. We condemn these attacks and call on those responsible to end the violence immediately.

The civilian victims of hostilities on both sides remind us that there can be no military solution to the Yemeni crisis.

http://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/EN/Infoservice/Presse/Meldungen/2016/160817_YEM.html?nn=479796

17.8.2016 – Sputnik News (A P)

Germany Demands Inquiry Into MSF Hospital Bombing in Yemen by Riyadh

Germany expects an investigation to be launched into the recent bombing of a Doctors Without Borders (MSF) hospital in northern Yemen that killed 14 people, a Foreign Office spokeswoman said Wednesday.

http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20160817/1044356228/germany-msf-hospital-riyadh.html

Comment: Launched by whom? By the saudi colation? That would be a joke.

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

17.8.2016 – Sputnik News (A P)

Jemen: Saudi-Koalition tötete Dutzende Zivilisten – EU fordert Ermittlungen

Die EU fordert umgehende Ermittlungen zu den Umständen der Angriffe auf Krankenhäuser und Schulen im Jemen, wie am Dienstag der Europäische Auswärtige Dienst auf seiner offiziellen Webseite meldet.

http://de.sputniknews.com/panorama/20160817/312153692/jemen-saudi-koalition-zivilisten-eu-ermittlungen.html

17.8.2016 – IANS (A P)

Evacuation from Yemen not possible: Sushma

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday made it clear in a series of tweets that India has had to shut down its embassy in war-torn Yemen and it is not possible to evacuate any more Indians from the Arab nation any more.

She said this in response to a tweet from a person who stated that a woman from Hyderabad was stuck in Hajjah, 127 km from Yemen's capital Sanaa, along with her children after her husband divorced her and left for the US.

"We evacuated more than 4,500 Indians and over 2,500 foreigners from Yemen," Sushma Swaraj tweeted.

She said that the Indian government made repeated requests calling upon Indians to leave Yemen.

https://in.news.yahoo.com/evacuation-yemen-not-possible-sushma-094606957.html

cp13 Flüchtlinge / Refugees

17.8.2016 – Danish Refugee Council (A H)

Mixed Migration in the Horn of Africa & Yemen Region, July 2016

Yemen: Internal displacement: There were approximately 2.8 million persons internally displaced within Yemen as of 31st July 2016.

Continued arrivals from the Horn of Africa: A total of at least 12,750 migrants and asylum seekers (86% Ethiopians and 14% Somalis) arrived from the Horn of Africa to Yemen via the Red Sea, Arabian Sea and Gulf of Aden in July 2016. This is the second highest arrival figure recorded this year and is in keeping with the record figures in June.

An estimated 1,122 (1,108 Ethiopians, 12 Somalis and 2 Djiboutians) migrants and asylum seekers arrived on the Red Sea coast of Yemen in July 2016, a 46% decrease on arrivals in June.

An additional 11,628 migrants and asylum seekers (85% Ethiopian, 15% Somali) arrived on Arabian Sea coasts of Yemen in July 2016, the second highest figures recorded on this route this year.

Migrant vulnerability: During transit to Yemen, migrants reported that they heard about a capsized boat carrying approximately 100 migrants in Djiboutian waters shortly after it departed from Obock.

Upon arrival in Yemen, migrants reported attempts by smugglers and possible trafficking elements to abduct the new arrivals.

Departures from Yemen: The pace of arrivals from Yemen into the Horn of Africa has decreased significantly from the high numbers witnessed in 2015. As of 31st July 2016, the number of people fleeing Yemen to the Horn of Africa (Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia and Sudan) had totalled 88,774 persons (36,162 in Djibouti, 32,857 in Somalia, 13,262 in Ethiopia, and 6,493 in Sudan), a slight 2% climb from numbers in June. Yemenis and Somalis continue to represent the largest proportion of people moving out of Yemen, accounting for 30% and 35% of movements respectively. Djibouti remained as the primary destination for Yemeni nationals, with 75% of those moving opting to travel to Djibouti.

http://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/mixed-migration-horn-africa-yemen-region-july-2016 and in full: http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/RMMS_Mixed_Migration_Monthly_Summary_July_2016.pdf

17.8.2016 – Sophie McNeill (A H)

Was in Houth, Amran 2 weeks ago with @msf_yemen Hundreds of families fled there to escape constant bombing in #Saada

https://twitter.com/Sophiemcneill/status/765927643208359936

17.8.2016 – UN High Commissioner for Refugees (A H)

Infographic: Yemen: In-Country Stocks and Pipeline (as of 15 August 2016)

http://reliefweb.int/map/yemen/yemen-country-stocks-and-pipeline-15-august-2016

17.8.2016 – UN High Commissioner for Refugees (A H)

Infographic: Yemen: Cash Post-distribution Monitoring Dashboard (75 HHs/596 persons) (29 July 2016)

http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/selection_0.pdf

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

17.8.2016 – Asharq Al-Awsat (A T)

Al-Qaeda Terrorists Surrender to Yemen Army

Yemen Army affirmed that a number of al-Qaeda members in Yemen surrendered, in response to Yemeni forces call that those involved in terrorist groups but with clean hands surrender to local authorities.

Yemeni army spokesperson, Brigadier Samir Al Haj told Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper that Yemeni forces in cooperation with the Saudi-led coalition leadership issued a statement addressing those who were deceived and persuaded to join terrorist groups. The military’s call received positive reactions as a number of wanted persons gave in.

“Going back to the right track is still an option,” said Haj, adding that the population of terrorist militants is declining day after dayForces continue to purge Abyan Governorate of al-Qaeda members and have seized 80% of the region, according to Haj.

Security forces issued a statement that it would grant amnesty to terrorist groups’ members who surrender – by Asmaa al-Ghabiri and Bassam al-Kadi

http://english.aawsat.com/2016/08/article55356580/al-qaeda-terrorists-surrender-yemen-army

Comment: Wait and see.

Comment by Dissolution: Hadi's interior min. claim #al-Qaeda fighters are in their custody is meant to lure #US & 'sell' them to #UAE for cash .. probably innocent

https://twitter.com/shapban/status/765935044565303297

cp15 Propaganda

17.8.2016 – Sahil Online (A P)

http://www.sahilonline.net/en/un-team-to-visit-ksa-to-discuss-yemen

Comment: Repeating standard propaganda.

17.8.2016 – Asharq Al-Awsat / Al Arabiya (A P)

Yemen and the failure of the rebel project

I do not know why Yemen’s legitimate government is angered by the declaration that a presidential council made up of its rivals has been formed, as it is an illegitimate council because it consists of two rebel groups.

Saudi Arabia realized that occupying Aden and the rest of the south meant complete control over Yemen, which would be used to target the kingdom for the benefit of foreign countries, particularly Iran, which had not stopped threatening to open new fronts against Saudi Arabia in response to pressure on Tehran’s ally, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

This is what is happening in Yemen today. Statements about the failure of a solution in Yemen due to parties’ inability to reach an agreement are untrue. Iran invented the Houthi militia to threaten Saudi Arabia. Now, Yemeni forces supported by the Saudi-led coalition surround Sanaa and are fighting in several areas.

The rebels are trying to proceed south toward Bab al-Mandeb Strait, which is strategic due to its location on the Red Sea, as they aim to control it, threaten navigation and smuggle arms by breaking the naval siege imposed by a U.N. Security Council decision.

Options in Yemen today are limited as long as the Houthis and Saleh want power and not only political participation. What they want violates U.N. Security Council decisions, goes against the desire of the Yemeni people who revolted against Saleh in 2011, and violates the pledge the rebels previously signed. They have transformed into groups that work in favor of Iran against Saudi Arabia. All of this means that confronting them is the only option – by Abdulrahman al-Rashed, former General Manager of Al Arabiya News Channel

http://english.aawsat.com/2016/08/article55356591/opinion-yemen-failure-project = http://english.alarabiya.net/en/views/news/middle-east/2016/08/17/Yemen-and-the-failure-of-the-rebel-project.html

Comment: Odd propaganda once again. The Iranian card is played as so often. Now, the Iranians even should have invented the Houthi movement! That is just ridiculous. Up to now, Iranian influence on the Houthis is only minor. “the Houthis and Saleh want power and not only political participation”: they permanently proposed power-sharing; it was Saudi’s puppet Hadi who always rejected that; he was the one who wanted power for himself alone. – “confronting them is the only option”: for the Saudis and their puppet Hadi there never was another one, they made the Kuwait talks a farce from the very beginning.

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

17.8.2016 – Crimes of Decisive Storm (A K)

Hajja: raids of Saudi aggression on a farm citizens Aljurr area

Saudi American air aggression launched three raids on Wednesday on a farm a citizens Aljurr area of the Directorate Abs.

Two raids targeted a house belonging to the farm and submitted it to rubble and the third targeted for generating energy to pump water farm solar panels and caused their destruction completely (photos).

https://www.facebook.com/SaudiArabia.war.crimes.against.Yemen/posts/1572554576373864 and https://www.facebook.com/SaudiArabia.war.crimes.against.Yemen/posts/1572556289707026

17.8.2016 – Khalid Ahmed Alradhi (A K)

Big Transport Military aircrafts r roaming Sanaa skies this moment. Type that drops weapons or big MOAB bombs. Wonder what Saudis up to!

https://twitter.com/alradhi_/status/766049963252060162

17.8.2016 – Engr. Moh’d Lotf (A K)

Both Saudi warplanes &drones flying now over Sanaa sky #Yemen . What could behind such flying !2.11am

https://twitter.com/EngrLotf/status/766050354299564032

17.8.2016 – Fatik Al-Rodaini (A K)

#Saudi warplanes launch in the last 24 hours almost 50+ sorties in various areas of Saada province.

https://twitter.com/Fatikr/status/766025680047996928

17.8.2016 – Fatik Al-Rodaini (A K)

At least 3 ppl have been killed and 8 others wounded in an attack by #Saudi jets on a petrol station in Saada in northern #Yemen

https://twitter.com/Fatikr/status/765991272528093185

17.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi raid kills man, injure another in Houth

A citizen was killed on Wednesday in a Saudi air raid in Houth district of Amran province, a local official said.
The official added the Saudi warplanes targeted a car in Hawari area in Houth, killing one and injured another.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news437217.htm

17.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi warplanes wage raids on Sa'ada

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news437219.htm

17.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi jets launch raids on Capital

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news437232.htm

17.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Fighter jets hit Bani Hushaish, Nehm

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news437259.htm

17.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi war jets launch raids on Jawf

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news437246.htm

17.8.2016 – Almasdar (A K PH)

Saudi Air Force bombs own civilians in southern Saudi Arabia

The Saudi Air Force attempted to attack the Houthi positions in the Jizan Region on Wednesday; however, they ended up bombing Saudi civilians in the village of Al-Qamr.

Agitated over the 3 Houthi ballistic missiles that struck their positions in the Jizan Region, the Saudi Air Force raided several sites along the Yemeni border, hitting a number of areas indiscriminately.

Al-Qamr villages was the primary site that was attacked by the Saudi Apache Helicopters on Wednesday, Al-Masirah News Agency reported this morning.

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/saudi-air-force-bombs-civilians-southern-saudi-arabia/

17.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi raids kill two women in Sa'ada

Two women were killed on Wednesday in Saudi raids on Majaz district of Sa'ada province, a security official said.
The women were killed when the Saudi warplanes targeted a house in Takhyah area in Majaz and destroyed it completely, the official added.
He pointed out that the Saudi warplanes also waged nine raids on Shaeer Mount, Al Hamaqi and al-Majazah areas in Baqem district of Sa'ada.
They also targeted a house in Manqat Sewah in Saqain district, leaving huge damage to public and private properties.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news437242.htm

17.8.2016 – Fatik Al-Rodaini (A K)

At least a person has been killed while secore others wounded in a sorty by #Saudi jets on Houth area of #Amran

https://twitter.com/Fatikr/status/765903985811292160

17.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi aggression kills three women in Taiz

The Saudi aggression waged on Wednesday three air raids on al-Selw district of Taiz province, a local official said.
The warplanes targeted Mawqa'ah bridge in the district, killing three women were crossing the road during the raids, the official said.
The Saudi warplanes pounded again Samee district. They targeted with two raids the security department building, which is considerably damaged.
Yesterday, the Saudi war jets waged four air raids on the governmental compound in Samee causing huge damage to the compound.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news437255.htm and images: https://www.facebook.com/SaudiArabia.war.crimes.against.Yemen/photos/a.1434086430220680.1073741828.1434084576887532/1572450663050922/?type=3 and (graphic) https://www.facebook.com/Classy.Yemeni/posts/879977335465782

17.8.2016 – Abdulrahman Alrazhi (A K)

#Saada: Saudi airstrike target gas station, civilian car was beside it burns in Birkan area in #Razeh district

https://twitter.com/AAlrazhi/status/765764040882880513

17.8.2016 – Hisham Al-Omeisy (A K)

It's fine. But fighter jets in sky now [Sanaa], we've been grounded in basement, and wife can't shelter with in our 'detention center' ;)

https://twitter.com/omeisy/status/765876571009875968

17.8.2016 – Ärzte ohne Grenzen (* A K) – siehe YPR 184, cp16a

Nach Luftangriff auf Krankenhaus steigt Anzahl der Toten auf 14 Menschen

Vergangene Nacht sind drei der fünf Patienten verstorben, die nach dem Luftangriff auf ein von Ärzte ohne Grenzen unterstütztes Krankenhaus im Nordwesten des Jemen notbehandelt worden waren. Nach aktuellen Informationen der Teams in Hajjah steigt die Zahl der Toten damit von 11 auf 14 Menschen.

https://www.aerzte-ohne-grenzen.de/luftangriff-jemen-krankenhaus-anzahl-tote

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

17.8.2016 – Hussain Albukhaiti (A K PH)

#Houthi-s #Yemen army have launched a med range missile on #Saudi army S #Jizan &Several Grad rockets on Emirate of #Najran province S #KSA

https://twitter.com/HussainBukhaiti/status/765998259810738176

17.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Army kills 3 Saudi soldiers in Jizan

A sniper unit of the army and popular committees killed on Wednesday three Saudi soldiers in Khubah city in Jizan region, a military official said.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news437243.htm

29.7.2016 – Missile Threat (* B K)

THE MISSILE WAR IN YEMEN

This timeline illustrates GCC coalition intercepts of ballistic missiles launched from within Yemen since the operation began. The Saudi coalition is employing PATRIOT ballistic missile defense units to defend against these strikes. Its first intercept of a ballistic missile fired by Yemeni forces occurred in June 2015. There have reportedly been over two dozen successful intercepts of Scud, Tochka, and other missiles deployed by forces within Yemen. Due to the limited reliability of information concerning the ongoing conflict, there may have been other intercepts or ballistic missile strikes not reflected here. The information on this timeline was obtained from AFP, Arab News, Defense News, IHS Jane’s, International Business Times, Kuwait News Agency, Reuters, Saudi Press Agency, Times of Israel, The Guardian, The National, and the Wall Street Journal 8with infographic: timeline)

http://missilethreat.csis.org/the-missile-war-in-yemen/

Comment: The chart shows the number of balistic missiles launched from Houthis to‪#‎SaudiArabia + ‪#‎GCC military installations (within ‪#‎Yemen, and this says it all: 'within Yemen')
The brief article, pro Operation Decisive Storm, claims this to be a huge threat. Compared to airstrikes, it is actually nothing.
Last, but not least: a war was declared ON Yemen with the catastrophic results we have been seeing for the past 500+ days

https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/posts/1086514601401569

Comment: And this timeline proves another important fact: The first Missile from Yemen to Saudi Arabia was intercepted about 10 weeks AFTER the beginning of the Saudi aerial war.

17.8.2016 – RT (* A K) – siehe YPR 184, cp17

Saudi-Arabien: Vom Jemen abgeschossene Rakete tötet mindestens neun Menschen in Nadschran

Mindestens neun Menschen sind gestern in Nadschran durch eine Rakete getötet worden, die angeblich aus einem Gebiet im Jemen abgeschossen wurde, dass Huthie-Rebellen halten.

https://deutsch.rt.com/kurzclips/40023-saudi-arabien-rakete-aus-jemen/ mit Film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qfx6cYnHKhU

Kommentar: Das ist natürlich genauso furchtbar wie die Opfer auf der anderen Seite. Diese Angriffe auf ihr Gebiet haben die Saudis freilich erst mit ihren Luftangriffen ausgelöst.

Vorige / Previous:

https://www.freitag.de/autoren/dklose/krieg-im-jemen-neue-artikel-zum-nachlesen-184

Neue Artikel zum Nachlesen 1-184: / Yemen Press Reader 1-184:

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 und / and http://yemenwarcrimes.blogspot.de/

07:18 18.08.2016
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