Krieg im Jemen: Neue Artikel zum Nachlesen 85

Yemen Press Reader 85: Aggressives Verhalten der Saudis nach außen und innen - Saudi-Arabien in der Krise - Briten helfen den Saudis bei Zielerfassung - Weiteres Krankenhaus bombardiert

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Schwerpunkte / Key aspects

Klassifizierung / Classification

Am wichtigsten / Most important

Allgemein / General

Humanitäre Lage / Humanitarian situation

Südjemen / Southern Yemen


Friedensgespräche / Peace talks

Saudi-Arabien und Iran / Saudi Arabia and Iran

Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia



Großbritannien / Great Britain

Deutschland / Germany

Flüchtlinge / Refugees

Terrorismus / Terrorism

Umwelt / Environment


Angriff auf MSF-Klinik / Attack at MSF hospital

Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

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

Am wichtigsten / Most important

11.1.2016 - The Atlantic (*** Photos)

Yemen's Unending Chaos

32 impressive large-size photos

11.1.2016 – The Intercept (* A K)


The humanitarian group said it cannot confirm the origin of the attack but that planes were seen flying over the facility at the time. The only air power currently operating in Yemen is a Saudi-led coalition of Arab states that have waged a relentless bombing campaign since March.

The Shiara hospital hit on Sunday lies close the Saudi border in the Razeh district of Saada province. Saada, a stronghold of the Houthi rebels the coalition is fighting, has been subjected to some of the fiercest bombardment in Yemen, causing widespread destruction and massive displacement.

The hospital had been bombed before MSF started supporting it, in an airstrike in September that killed two patients and destroyed several departments in the facility. The only functioning hospital in Saada lies in the provincial capital, leaving hundreds of thousands of Yemenis in the area without adequate access to medical treatment for war injuries as well as for ailments like malnutrition and malaria – by Sharif Abdel Kouddous =

10.1.2016 – ACTED (** H)

Crisis on crisis: water, sanitation and hygiene in Yemen

2015 brought many challenges for the people of Yemen, not least in water, sanitation and hygiene. Work to meet emergency needs and restore access to essential services has begun, but much work remains. 2016 looks set to be another busy year, recognising that for real progress to be made: this war must end now. (with images, tweets and graphs)

11.1.2016 – The Independent (** P)

‘Regrettable’ is as far as our criticism of Saudi Arabia is allowed to go

We have condemned them in the lightest terms. The implication is that the good old Saudis have simply let us down – fallen from their previously high moral principles

“Regrettable” and “unacceptable” represent the double standards we employ when our wealthy Saudi friends put their hands to bloody work. To find something “regrettable” means it causes us sadness. It disappoints us. The implication is that the good old Saudis have let us down, fallen from their previously high moral principles.

Those very words – regrettable and unacceptable – are now the peak of the critical lexicon which we are permitted to use about the Saudis.

And exactly the same semantics were trotted out last week when the Tory MP and member of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee, Daniel Kawczynski – who was also chairman of the all-party UK parliamentary group on Saudi Arabia – was questioned on television about the 47 executions in Saudi Arabia, the kingdom’s misogynistic policies and its harsh anti-gay laws.

It was instructive, also, to hear Kawczynski refer to executions as “certain domestic actions”, as if slicing heads off human beings was something to be kept within the family – which is true, in a sense, since the Saudi authorities allow their executioners to train their sons in the craft of head-slicing – by Robert Fisk =

9.1.2016 – The Mirror (** B P)

Britain's sellout to Saudi Arabia's bloodlust is a shameful display of cowardice

[…] reason we like to keep the oil-rich Saudis sweet.

The arms we’ve sold them since David Cameron became PM are worth £5.6billion.

Despite the Saudis’ appalling human rights record, we are happy to hand over machine guns, bombs, tear gas, Hawk fighters and 72 top-of-the-range Typhoon jets.

It means the Saudis have access to almost twice as many British warplanes as the RAF has.

Saudi has 640 aircraft compared with Britain’s 126 Typhoons, 104 Tornados and 157 Hawks.

There are concerns that these weapons are being used against insurgents in the Yemen.

But aside from arms, big money is involved with exports of British goods worth £4billion, services worth £5billion, and transport, education and healthcare projects worth another £2billion.

Labour’s David Winnick says: “Saudi authorities will continue with executions, including beheadings, stonings and even crucifixions, with the British Government saying in effect, ‘naughty, naughty’ and continuing to be one of its main suppliers of arms.” – by Nigel Nelson

8.1.2015 – Alternet (** B P)

Saudi Arabia a Force for Stability? Dream On!

Enabling Saudi militancy is an irrational U.S. policy.

Hiding behind this false equivalency, governments around the world call for both sides to act with restraint, even though Iran has acted with restraint all along, while Saudi Arabia threw restraint to the winds from the start with the deliberate provocation of a political murder.

The speed with which Saudi Arabia seized on the embassy attack as a pretext for cutting off diplomatic relations suggests that this was a Saudi goal from the start.

The long game for the Saudis – regional dominance – requires relative Iranian weakness. The sanction-enforced weakness forced on Iran in recent years is about to end as a result of the multinational nuclear agreement.

The White House website has no searchable comment about recent Saudi actions.

Instead of weeping for American children already beyond his help, President Obama could act immediately to save still-living Yemeni children by withdrawing US support of the Saudi-led war on Yemen (carried out with weapons from the US and others). President Obama has been complicit in the Saudi criminal war since the US helped launch it in March 2015 – by William M. Boardman

8.1.2016 – 21. Century Wire (** B P)

Why Washington DC Turns Its Back on Saudi Brutality – and Blames Everything on Iran

In the New American Century, the concept of ‘human rights’ has become a relative concept.

The recent Saudi execution of the Shi’ite cleric and political activist Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr served as a reminder that the political establishment in Washington DC, and its media counterparts, may wax lyrical about ‘human rights,’ but at the end of the day its guiding principle is Vladimir Lenin’s who, whom dictum.

[Follow: Statements of American politicians and journalists, for instance Charles Krauthammer.]

Krauthammer would have us believe that history started five minutes ago, and that someone like al-Nimr only exists because of the sinister machinations of Tehran’s ayatollahs, abetted by Obama’s “strategy of retreat.” This is the narrative promoted by the neocons and their fellow travelers in the American media.

Despite all the lofty rhetoric from Washington about human rights, democracy, and freedom forminorities, the response to the beheading of Sheikh al-Nimr are a reminder these things are merely rhetorical devices to undermine foreign governments that are insufficiently compliant toward Washington – as human rights concerns are dismissed for those regimes that are willing to do Washington’s bidding, and who have cash to throw around to politicians, think tanks and media outlets.

Make no mistake: the execution of Sheikh al-Nimr didn’t ‘just happen’ as per usual – it was planned, as were the reactions that we are currently witnessing on our TV screens.

For Washington, all that matters now is who, and whom – by Wire Buzz =

Allgemein / General

12.1.2016 – Mokant (* B)

Jemen: Marionette der Großen

Ein zweiteiliger Überblicksartikel über den Jemen. Gleich am Anfang wird die unzutreffende Sicht wiederholt, es handle sich um einen „Stellvertreterkrieg“ zwischen Saudi-Arabien und Iran. Das ist wirklich zu simpel. Sonst aber ganz ok. und

11.1.2016 – The American Conservative

The Indefensible War on Yemen Continues

This is the indefensible war that the Obama administration has supported unstintingly with weapons, fuel, and intelligence for the last nine and a half months.

11.1.2016 –Wikimedia Commons

File:Yemen war detailed map.png

1-11-2015 Update. The changes made to the Marib, Al Jawf, and Ataq Provinces on the source module were based on unreliable pro-Houthi sources, so those changes can't be implemented.

Comment: Update fast jeden Tag / Updated nearly every day.

10.1.2016 – Veterans Today (** B P)

Saudi-Iran Rift: Who is Promoting Sectarian Divide?

The long rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran has come to a boiling point, as rulers and religious leaders of both the countries are accusing each other of promoting sectarian divide in the Islamic World on the Shia-Sunni basis, while manipulating Arab-non-Arab differences. However, we need appropriate analysis to know as to who is promoting sectarian divide?

Saudi Arabia propagated among the Sunni Muslim countries that Yemini Shias have been posing a threat to “Harmain Shareefain” (Holy places). Particularly, Riyadh insisted upon Pakistan to send its armed forces in Saudi Arabia and also to join the coalition to conduct aerial strikes on Yemen. Islamabad had refused to dispatch its forces in Saudi Arabia. Instead, Pakistan’s parliament had passed a unanimous resolution which stated, “The war in Yemen is not sectarian in nature, but has the potential of turning into a sectarian conflict which will have critical fallout in the region including Pakistan.” It urged the government “to stay neutral in the Yemen” conflict and called upon “warring factions in Yemen to resolve their differences peacefully through dialogue.”

It is notable that Pakistan’s government led by Prime Minister Muhammed Nawaz Sharif had decided to join the alliance, but change its decision owing to mounting pressure of the opposition parties and the media analysts. […] The debate accelerated in Pakistan regarding terrorism, sectarian divide, Saudi Arabia, ISIS etc. Besides, Pakistan’s media commentators openly remarked on the TV channels that ISIS was created by the US.

It is of particular attention that the US had planned to spark a civil war between the Sunnis and Shias in wake of war on terror. For the purpose, a study of Rand Corporation, titled ‘US Strategy in the Muslim World After 9/11’ was conducted on behalf of the then US Deputy Chief of Staff for Air Force. Its report which was released on December 27, 2004 advocated that Sunni-Shia sectarian division should be exploited to promote the US objectives in the Muslim World. The report was first implemented in Iraq.

After Iraq’s experiment, more deadly pattern of sectarian strife and clashes have been conducted in Pakistan. With the tactical assistance of American CIA and Mossad, Indian secret agency RAW have arranged a number of attacks on mosques and religious leaders of Shias and Sunnis – by Sajjad Shaukat

1.2016 – Time (* B)

Yemen Is the Latest Victim of the Increase in Iran-Saudi Arabia Tension

“This is a war one year ago you could have—maybe one and a half year ago to be accurate—you could have solved it domestically. But right now, even if all Yemenis come to one table and say ‘we want peace’ the decision is no longer in their hands,” says Farea Al-Muslimi, a Yemeni analyst and visiting scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center, speaking by phone from Beirut.

The nature and scope of Iranian support for the Houthis is a matter of debate. But questions remain about the scale of that aid. “Iran’s military role is negligible and Iran can’t ship weapons to the Houthis in large quantities,” said Alireza Nader, a senior policy analyst at the RAND Corporation.

In other words, while both Saudi Arabia and Iran are involved in Yemen, their involvement is imbalanced. Al-Muslimi, the Yemeni analyst said, “If Saudi suddenly stops supporting Hadi, how long does he have in power? Maybe a few days a few days? A few weeks maximum, but if the Iranians stop supporting the Houthis, I think they’ve got at least a few years in power,” he said. “They’re a group that you cannot ultimately deny their local roots.”

Meanwhile, with the conflict grinding on and the Saudi and coalition-imposed blockade limiting supplies of food, fuel, and medicine, the reality of the Saudi-Iranian conflagration is one of daily suffering for Yemenis – by Jared Malsin

Humanitäre Lage / Humanitarian situation

Siehe auch “Am wichtigsten” / See also “Most important”

12.1.2016 - Yemen News Today

I think the exact same thing is happening on all sides is this bloody and polarising war. I aw a picture of a child from Taiz saying his father was killed and he was going to fight the Houthis. What a terrible thing for a child to think, they should be having fun playing and going to school. This war has changed the mentality of Yemen. Sadly.

12.1.2016 - Huffington Post

Despite extant threats, the British Red Cross' local and international colleagues - the Yemen Red Crescent and ICRC - persist in their commitment to reach the most vulnerable in Yemen. Yemen Red Crescent ambulance volunteers continue to brave the threat of gunfire and threat of kidnap to provide basic health services to people - bringing patients to hospital and providing emergency medical care to isolated communities. These volunteers face many dangers - including injury and death - however, they are committed to the impartial treatment of Yemen's war-wounded and the Red Cross principle of voluntary service.

They and many other local humanitarian volunteers are the unsung heroes of Yemen's silent emergency. The overwhelming needs are more than they could have imagined; they deserve our respect and support. You can help the British Red Cross' partners in Yemen, including local volunteers; reach those stranded on the precipice of a humanitarian disaster by donating to the British Red Cross Yemen Crisis Appeal. - by Michael Van Koesveld, British Red Cross Country Manager for Yemen

12.1.2016 – DEVEX (* B H)

What aid workers are saying about Yemen

Security challenges are aggravated by the fact that there are now several parties to the conflict, adding more layers to an already complex humanitarian operation, according to Rima Kamal, ICRC’s communication coordinator in Yemen. For ICRC, this has meant that coordinating field movements, securing safety guarantees and addressing violations in a confidential bilateral dialogue have become even more problematic.

13.1.2016 - Vereinte Nationen

Jemen: Kindern steht "neues Jahr mit Schmerz und Leid" bevor

Die anhaltende Gewalt im Jemen bedroht fast zehn Millionen Kinder. Unterernährung, Krankheiten und mangelnde Bildung sind nach Angaben des Kinderhilfswerks der Vereinten Nationen (UNICEF) die Hauptprobleme. UNICEF fordert daher ungehinderten Zugang zu allen Regionen, um humanitäre Hilfe leisten zu können und ein Ende des Konflikts.

12.1.2016 – UN Children’s Fund (* H)

War in Yemen poses ever-growing threat to children

“With no end in sight to the deadly conflict in Yemen, nearly 10 million children inside the country are now facing a new year of pain and suffering.

“Continuous bombardment and street fighting are exposing children and their families to a deadly combination of violence, disease and deprivation.

“The direct impact of the conflict on children is hard to measure

“The broader effects of the violence on innocent civilians extend much further. Children make up at least half of the 2.3 million people estimated to have been displaced from their homes, and of the more than 19 million people struggling to get water on a daily basis; 1.3 million children under five face the risk of acute malnutrition and acute respiratory tract infections. And at least 2 million children cannot go to school. =

12-1.2016 UN News Centre

Yemen’s war-weary children face ‘new year of pain and suffering’ – UNICEF official

The ongoing deadly violence in Yemen has left nearly 10 million children facing threats of malnutrition and disease, lack of education, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) representative to the country warned today, calling for unhindered humanitarian access to all those in need and an end to the conflict.

Comment by Judith Brown: This is so true - about half of the Yemeni population was under 18 so inevitably children have born the brunt of this disgusting war. Conflict - attacks from the ground and the air - starvation, lack of medical care, destruction of much of the educational infrastructure, deaths of family members and friends, and being drawn into the military from lack of other opportunities. When will these warring powers actually start thinking of the real victims of war?

11.1.2016 – WAM (A H)

ERC provides medical equipment, artificial limbs to Prostheses and Physiotherapy Centre in Aden[Emirates]/1395290174426.html

Comment: Consequences of a war the Emirates themselves are involved in.

11.1.2016 – Al Araby (H)

WHO calls for access to Yemen's besieged Taiz

Südjemen / Southern Yemen

12.1.2016 – AFP (A K)

Gunmen kill police officer in Yemen's Aden

Unidentified gunmen on Tuesday killed a Yemeni police officer who worked at the airport in the violence-plagued second city of Aden, security officials said.

Lieutenant colonel Amin Shaef, from the airport's investigation unit, was leaving his home in the Mansura district when the assailants opened fire before fleeing, the sources said.

12.1.2016 – The National UAE (A K)

Yemen forces seize large weapons cache in Aden

Yemeni security forces have seized a large cache of weapons in Al Tawahi district of Aden, an area where illegal armed groups have established a strong presence.

The weapons included bombs and other explosive devices, rockets, landmines and ammunition, a source at the Aden police headquarters told The National.

The weapons were seized in a raid by led by the police on disused warehouses of Al Tawahi port on Sunday, following a tip-off by residents of the area – by Mohammed Al Qalisi

11.1.2016 – AP (A K)

Yemen ISIS-linked militants kill senior officer in Aden

The militants on Monday said in an online statement that they killed Col. Ali Saleh al-Yafie and posted photographs purported to show the killing in Aden's Mansoura neighborhood. =


11.1.2016 – UNO Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (A P)

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

The Secretary-General condemns the attack from an as-yet unknown source on a hospital supported by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Sa’ada province, Yemen, which killed at least four people and injured many others today. und

Kommentar: Ob das Geschoß aus der Luft oder von Land abgefeuert wurde ist noch unklar, damit auch, welche Seite es abgefeuert hat. Auch wenn es sehr unwahrscheinlich ist, dass es die Seite der Huthis war – die Klinik liegt in ihrem Kerngebiet; die Saudis haben bereits zwei Kliniken der Ärzte ohne Grenzen im Jemen attackiert – sind eindeutige Aussagen aber noch nicht möglich. Da ist die iranische Nachrichtenagentur Alalam zu schnell und legt dann Ki-moon Worte in den Mund, die er nicht geäußert hat:

Friedensgespräche / Peace talks

12.1.206 – NZZ von AP

Friedensgespräche verzögern sich

Die abgebrochenen Friedensgespräche über ein Ende des Machtkampfes im Jemen werden nicht wie erhofft noch diese Woche weitergehen. Vielmehr suche man jetzt nach einem Termin für die Zeit nach dem 20. Januar, teilte Uno-Sprecher Ahmad Fawzi am Dienstag mit.

Der Grund seien die neu aufgeflammten Kämpfe zwischen den schiitischen Huthi-Rebellen und regierungstreuen Verbänden. Zudem stosse der Uno-Sondergesandte für den Jemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, auf Schwierigkeiten, mit den Konfliktparteien einen Verhandlungsort in der Region zu vereinbaren.

12.1.2016 – Reuters

Yemen peace talks postponed, U.N. says

Yemen peace talks originally slated for Jan. 14 will not happen on that date but may be held a week or more later, U.N. spokesman Ahmad Fawzi told a regular U.N. briefing in Geneva on Tuesday.

11.1.2016 – Iran English Radio (A P)

No peace talks without ceasefire: Yemen’s Ansarullah

Comment: Well I guess that I have some sympathies with this view - what is certain is that if USA had not been asked for prior approval and given it, Saudi would not have attacked.

Saudi-Arabien und Iran / Saudi Arabia and Iran

12.1.2016 – Der Freitag (* B C P)

Der Krieg um die verborgenen Feuer der Erde

Iran und Saudi-Arabien Das Duell zweier Mächte. Dieser Schein trügt, denn die Diskrepanzen sind mitunter gigantisch, die Probleme weitreichend, ein Konflikt aus unbeantworteten Fragen.

Das Gleichgewicht des Nahen Ostens ist freilich schon länger außer Kontrolle geraten, darüber sind sich die Meisten wohlwollend einig, dabei stellt sich die Frage, wann war diese Region stabil und worum geht es den vielen konkurrierenden Mächten wirklich? – von Feilong

11.1.2016 – Qantara (* B P)

Der Kalte Krieg des Nahen Ostens

Der Abbruch der diplomatischen Beziehungen zwischen dem Iran und Saudi-Arabien markiert einen gefährlichen Wendepunkt in einer ohnehin instabilen und vom Krieg zerrissenen Region. Die Wurzeln dieses Bruchs liegen in einer strategischen Rivalität, die sich über die gesamte Region erstreckt.

Auf kurze Sicht profitieren die saudischen Herrscher von der Reaktion des Iran, da sich die Sunniten innerhalb des Königreichs und auch im Ausland zusammentun und ihre dschihadistischen Gegner zum Schweigen bringen.

Doch ohne eine Intervention von außen mit dem Ziel, die beiden Länder an den Verhandlungstisch zu bringen, wird deren Rivalität die Bemühungen um eine Stabilisierung des Nahen Ostens scheitern lassen – von Bernard Haykel, Princeton University

11.1.2016 – Telepolis (* B P)

Die Kunst der wohlgetimeten Eskalation

Die Spannungen am Golf nehmen täglich zu, gleichzeitig droht Chinas Börsenkrise die Welt mal wieder anzustecken: Warum gerade jetzt?

Vor einer Woche ließ die saudische Regierung einen schiitischen Prediger hinrichten, es folgten wütende Proteste im Iran, die wiederum für Riad der Grund oder Vorwand waren, die diplomatischen Beziehungen einzustellen. Inzwischen sind auch Flüge und der Import von iranischen Pistazien und eingelegtem Gemüse eingestellt, und zeitweise beschuldigte Teheran Riad gar, seine Botschaft im Jemen bombardiert zu haben - später hieß es jedoch, die Bomben seien "nur" in der Nachbarschaft der Botschaft detoniert.

Auch wenn alles immer noch eine Verkettung merkwürdiger Zufälle sein kann: Es entsteht der Eindruck, dass die chinesische Regierung die Drohung mit einer Kernschmelze des Weltfinanzsystems als politisches Druckmittel benutzt, um Schritt für Schritt die Umsetzung des "Atomabkommens" mit dem Iran zu erzwingen. Gleichzeitig versuchen Saudi-Arabien und seine Verbündeten offenbar weiterhin mit aller Kraft, ebendieses Abkommen zum Scheitern zu bringen – von Urs Kleinert

Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

Siehe auch unter „Am wichtigsten“ / See also at „Most important“

12.1.2016 – Neopresse ( B P)

Angst und Hass im Hause Saud

Verzweiflung ist gar kein Ausdruck, um die gegenwärtige Notlage des Hauses Saud zu beschreiben. Riad war sich völlig im klaren, dass die Köpfung des verehrten saudischen shiitischen Klerikers Nimr al-Nimr eine bewusste Provokation war, die eine unüberlegte iranisch Reaktion hervorrufen sollte.

Vorherrschend ist die Zwangsvorstellung des Hauses Saud, getränkt in Angst und Hass: die iranische „Bedrohung“.

Riad, das keine Ahnung hat, wie geopolitisches Schach gespielt wird – oder Backgammon – wird an dem Ölkrieg festhalten, da es an eine militärische Konfrontation mit Iran nicht einmal denken kann. Und alles wird zum Stillstand kommen, in Erwartung des nächsten Amtsinhabers in der Pennsylvania Avenue 1600 – von Elmar Schlereth

Kommentar: Noch einmal überarbeiten wäre gut gewesen

11.1.2016 – Salzburger Nachrichten (* B)

Saudi-Arabien stoppt Weizenanbau

11.1.2016 – Voltairenet

Zusammenbruch von Saudi-Arabien steht bevor (* B)

Während die Saud die letzten Momente ihrer Diktatur genießen, beraubt die Enthauptung des Oppositionsführers, Nimr al-Nimr, die Hälfte der saudischen Bevölkerung aller Hoffnung. Für Thierry Meyssan ist der Fall des Königreichs unvermeidlich geworden. Er würde mit einer langen Phase extremer Gewalt einhergehen.

Wichtige Punkte:
Den Vereinigten Staaten gelang es die Frage der Nachfolge von König Abdallah zu regeln, aber drängen Saudi-Arabien heute zum Fehltritt. Ihr Ziel ist, das Land in fünf zu teilen.
Wahhabismus ist Staatsreligion, aber die Saud stützen sich innen und außen nur auf sunnitische Stämme und halten andere Menschen in Apartheid.
König Salman (80 Jahre) überlässt die Ausübung der Macht einem seiner Kinder, dem Prinz Mohammed (Alter 30). Dieser ergriff die Großunternehmen des Landes, hat Jemen den Krieg erklärt und ließ gerade seinen Oppositionsführer, Scheich al-Nimr hinrichten – von Thierry Meyssan = =

11.1.2016 – Sputnik News (B P)

Did Saudis Get Duped Into Executing Cleric Nimr, or Do They Want Intifada?

Pondering Riyadh's decision to execute prominent Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr, which resulted in a political and diplomatic firestorm threatening to burn out of control, Syrian journalist Abbas Juma wonders whether the Saudis could have been duped into such a reckless move, whose consequences could include the collapse of the kingdom.

10.1.2016 – Al Monitor

The Saudi predicament (B P)

The execution of a prominent Shiite cleric jeopardizes already fragile international efforts to end the wars in Syria and Yemen.

10.1.2016 – New York Times (P)

Saudi Arabia’s Reckless Extremism

The Saudi strategy to derail the nuclear agreement and perpetuate — and even exacerbate — tension in the region has three components: pressuring the West; promoting regional instability through waging war in Yemen and sponsoring extremism; and directly provoking Iran.

The Saudi leadership must now make a choice: They can continue supporting extremists and promoting sectarian hatred; or they can opt to play a constructive role in promoting regional stability. We hope that reason will prevail.

Mohammad Javad Zarif, foreign minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran

9.1.2016 – Sputnik News (* B P)

With Friends Like Saudi Arabia, US Doesn't Need 'Enemies' Like Iran

Saudi Arabia's execution of a prominent Shia cleric last week, almost certainly designed to provoke a response from Iran, indicates a growing desperation among the Saudis to demonize Tehran, as the House of Saud's grip on both its own people and the region comes under threat, historian Saeed Khan suggests.
"Riyadh's defense budget is in fact five times that of Iran, and the [Gulf Cooperation Council] as a whole maintains a 10:1 ratio of military expenditure over its Persian counterpart. The accumulation of such a large arsenal in a tinderbox locale raises serious questions about who, exactly, is the main destabilizing force in the region."

"Without the presumption of legitimacy from the Muslim world, the credibility of the Saudi regime stands on shifting sands."

"The erosion of reliability and judgment by the House of Saud exposes it as a royal family either unwilling or unable to put its house in order. And in one of the world's most volatile regions, that is the most provocative act of all”.

6.1.2016 – Fair Observer (* B P)

Saudi Arabia in Desperate Attempt to Reclaim Regional Hegemony

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia hopes that the execution of Sheikh al-Nimr will reignite a sectarian war with Iran and jeopardize the nuclear deal.

Nimr’s execution was a calculated decision by Riyadh. King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud hopes to reawaken sectarian strife between the two regional powerhouses, and prove to its Western allies that Iran cannot be trusted. However, what may have been a calculated decision by Saudi Arabia could have catastrophic consequences if Iran does not play its cards rights. On the other hand, if it does, it could also serve as a critical opportunity for Tehran to prove its role as a regional leader.

Saudi Arabia’s calculated decision to execute Sheikh al-Nimr could, however, have adverse effects. The greatest threat is the potential impact it could have on the prospects of peace in Syria and Yemen.

King Salman’s desperate attempt to salvage Saudi Arabia by reigniting a sectarian war will be a fruitless effort if Iran does not fall into its trap – by Dina Yazdani


11.1.2016 – DT News (A P)

Spreading false news on Yemen Op: Trial adjourned

National Democratic Assembly (Al Wahdawi) secretary general Fadhel Abbas was sentenced to five years behind bars after he was found guilty of spreading false news and promoting a propaganda that could damage the war effort, questioning Bahrain’s political stance on war and defaming other countries taking part in the Saudi-led air strikes against Houthi rebels.

Comment: In the internet you can read about the repressive and torturing monarchy of Bahrain – in the mainstream media much less. This Mr. Abbas just mentioned the facts – I guess in the “West” nobody will much care about the freedom of speech in a country like Bahrain they estimate as an ally.

Comment: I happen to think that the Saudi led attacks on Yemen were an act of aggression. If Saudi had been honourable it would have acted as an honest broker in Yemen and worked for peace - instead it inflamed the whole situation in Yemen by its aerial bombardment. There are many in North Yemen - I would say the majority - who see the foreign fighters in Yemeni soil as invaders.


Siehe auch “Am wichtigsten” / See also “Most important”

11.1.2016 – Defense News (A P)

Saudi Arabia Reportedly Balks at US Frigate Offer

Saudi Arabia has turned down a US Navy offer to build four frigates based on the Lockheed Martin littoral combat ship (LCS) design, sources familiar with the situation said, but the move is thought to be part of a continuing negotiation over price and schedule, not a rejection of the overall deal.

Kommentar: Die USA immer weiter groß in Rüstungsgeschäften mit den Saudis – nur dass denen jetzt das Geld knapp wird

11.1.2016 – The American Conservative (* P)

Ignoring the U.S. Role in the Atrocious War on Yemen

That war has been driven by the Saudis’ sectarianism and excessive fear of Iran, both of which the U.S. is irresponsibly encouraging with its support for the campaign. The U.S. is helping to influence the region’s sectarian divisions: it is contributing to policies that intensify them.

Obama has been trying to “reassure” the Saudis and has repeatedly taken their side, but no matter how much he indulges the client government it is never satisfied with what it gets. The failing here is […] that he has needlessly chosen to implicate the U.S. in some of Saudis’ most destructive behavior. Worse yet, he has made the U.S. complicit in the wrecking and starving of Yemen to placate despotic governments that refuse to be placated – by Daniel Larison

11.1.2016 – Press TV Iran (A P)

US behind Yemen war continuation: Ansarullah

The Houthi Ansarullah movement in Yemen says the United States is the real force behind the continuation of Saudi Arabia’s war on Yemen, as Riyadh has no discretion of its own over the matter.

7.1.2016 – US Department of Defense (A K P)

Contracts. Press Release CR-004-16

Delfasco LLC,* Afton, Tennessee, was awarded an $81,626,329 fixed-price-award-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity foreign military sales (Saudi Arabia) contract for practice bombs and fixtures. = =

4.1.2016 – US Department of Defense (A K P)

Contracts. Press Release CR-001-16

Lockheed Martin, Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $25,291,001 firm-fixed-price, foreign military sales contract to continue consolidated logistics support for the Office of the Program Manager – Saudi Arabia National Guard. Work will be performed in Saudi Arabia, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2018. =

Comment: The US delivers more and more arms and logistics support to Saudi Arabia.

Großbritannien / Great Britain

12.1.2016 –Middle East Eye (A P)

The UK's foreign secretary has confirmed that British military personnel were aiding the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen in choosing targets for air strikes, though they reported no "deliberate" breaches of humanitarian law.

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond told the UK parliament that British forces carried out a "quick check" when incidents involving potential violations of humanitarian law were reported.

"I can't tell you whether it is six people but we do have a military presence in Saudi Arabia and we are working with the Saudi Arabians to ensure the following of correct procedures to avoid breaches of international humanitarian law," he said in response to a question from the shadow foreign secretary Hilary Benn.

"That is to ensure that target sets are correctly identified, that processes are correctly followed to ensure that only targets that are legitimate military targets are struck."

And see the somewhat shorter version of AP: = = and Hammond's statement in film:

Kommentar: That is very crazy statement. Either, the British assistants of the Saudi re absolutely incompetent, as mostly all sorts of civilians targets are hit. Anyway, even doing such a bad job, they are not removed or exchanged by the British government. Or, they are not, and it is full intent to hit all these residential houses, schools, hospitals, markets, farms, bridges, streets, cars, factories, universities, historical sites and and and. And: he must be totally crazy or unscrupulous or just lying when speaking of "no evidence of deliberate breach of international humanitarian law." There is more than enough of such an evidence. Well, this man just do not WANT to cyare for thids evidence, for a the destructions and killings. He just WANTS to sell arms to the Saudis and to ally with tem for geopolitical profits. And he not only doesn't care about what happens in the world, he also does not care for waht his own parliament does. There has been an inquiry of the House of Commons related to Yemen, and there have been sent submissions telling a lot about what happens in Yemen: Well, Hammond does not care for that. What does can state calling itself "democratric" afford to keep such a minister in office?

11.1.2016 – ICTW (A P)

UK military experts allegedly aiding Saudi military campaign in Yemen

The UK stands accused of joining Saudi Arabia’s military campaign against Houthi rebels in Yemen. Six British experts are helping their Saudi colleagues target areas for attacks, according to Sky News. The Ministry of Defence has denied the allegations.

11.1.2016 – Mint Press News from Sputnik News (A P)

Legal Action Looms As UK Accused Of Illegal Arms Exports To Saudi Arabia

The UK government has been warned with legal action over its sale of arms to Saudi Arabia, with legal experts accusing Britain of being in breach of national, EU and international law by supplying British-made weapons and military equipment to the Gulf kingdom.

Lawyers acting on behalf of the Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) have stepped up legal proceedings against the government, accusing officials in London of failing in its legal duty to prevent and condemn breaches of international humanitarian law.

11.1.2016 – Global Research (* B P)

Britain and Saudi Arabia: Collusion in Barbarism

The British government under Prime Minister David Cameron’s leadership can claim absolute consistency in just one policy: towering, jaw dropping hypocrisy.

The response to this barbarism [Saudi executions] from Britain which has enjoined in the destruction of the Balkans, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria in the last two decades – over one country every five years – in the name of freeing citizens from “regimes” who “kill their own people”, was expressed by Foreign Office Minister Tobias Elwood as: “disappointment.”

He was not alone. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was merely “dismayed”, however on the day of the mass murders, when the Saudi Embassy in Tehran was attacked by protestors enraged at the killing of respected cleric Nimr Baqir al Nimri, Ban “deplored the violence.”

President Nobel Obama’s spokesman referred to a “list of concerns” regarding Saudi’s shooting and head chopping rampage, confirming gently that: “ … mass executions would rate highly in that list of concerns

For most in the real world it would “rate highly” in horror, outrage, unequivocal condemnation with immediate imposition of draconian trade and travel sanctions and withdrawal of diplomatic missions as has been meted out to countries for considerably lesser outrages – by Felicity Arbuthnot = =

11.1.2016 – RT (* B P)

Yemen: A very British war

The day after the Saudis began ‘Operation Decisive Storm’, David Cameron phoned the Saudi king personally to emphasize “the UK’s firm political support for the Saudi action in Yemen.”

Over the months that followed, Britain, a long-term arms dealer to the Saudi monarchy, stepped up its delivery of war materiel to achieve the dubious honor of beating the US to become its number one weapons supplier

Britain, then, is the major external force facilitating the Saudi-fronted war against the people of Yemen. Britain, like the Saudis, is keen to isolate Iran and sees destroying the Houthis as a key means of achieving this. At the same time, Britain seems perfectly happy to see Al-Qaeda and ISIS take over from the Houthi rebels they are bombing – presumably regarding a new base for terrorist destabilization operations across the region as an outcome serving British interests – by Dan Glazebrook = nachlinken

10.1.2016 – (* B P)

UK created despotisms like Saudi regime and will persist to do so: George Galloway

The British pretense around human rights and democracy is so transparently thin now that I am surprised that anyone anywhere any longer buys it. The British state was deeply involved in the creation of this despotism [Saudi regime] to begin with, and many other despotisms in the region and elsewhere. It has kept such despotism and it will persist to do so until the last drop of blood.

This January George Galloway, a prominent British politician, writer, and fierce advocate for both civil liberties and people’s right to self-political determination opened up to Catherine Shakdam, commentator and journalist, in an interview with, relaying his thoughts on recent developments in the Middle East - mainly Saudi Arabia’s destructive policies and Western powers’ inclination to overindulge the House of Saud for fear of economic repercussions.

Comment: A reasonable interview anyway. It certainly is strange that it is published at an Iranian site, and there even at the site of the current supreme religious leader of Iran, Ali Chamenei. He himself is an extremely conservative cleric, ravaging against minorities, women’s rights, a softer interpretation of Islamic laws, that means, a representative of autocracy in one of its worst forms. So it is quite crazy to find this interview just at his website – but the antipathy against Saudi Arabia even seems to prevail.

Deutschland / Germany

11.1.2016 – taz (B P)

Wenn Deutschland nicht mehr liefert

Was wäre, wenn die Regierung alle Waffendeals mit Saudi-Arabien stoppen würde? Wir haben das durchgespielt.

Käme es zu einem diplomatischen Zerwürfnis?

Wäre das saudische Militär weiter kampffähig?

Würde die deutsche Wirtschaft leiden?

Käme es zu Massenentlassungen in Deutschland?

Müsste Deutschland Strafe zahlen?

Würde Berlin in der Menschenrechtspolitik Einfluss verlieren?

Würden deutschen Geheimdiensten wichtige Hinweise aus Saudi-Arabien entgehen?!5263588/

Kommentar: Immerhin hält der Autor nicht an den Waffenexporten nach Saudi-Arabien fest. Ansonsten reichlich seltsamer Artikel mit Blick allein auf Deutschland. Letztlich werden doch deutsche Arbeitsplätze höher bewertet als zerfetzte Kinder im Jemen, um es kurz zusagen. Und: Aussagen eines Herrn Soms von der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik unkommentiert stehen zu lassen, dem auch bei dem Aussetzen von Waffenexporten das „Verständnis“ der Saudis wichtig ist und der weiter erklärt, „Die deutsche Politik braucht Saudi-Arabien aufgrund seiner Rolle in der Region“, denn „Im Jemen, in Ägypten und in Syrien mischt das finanzstarke und hochgerüstete Königreich mit“. Damit wird immer noch so getan, als seien die Saudis Teil der Lösung für die Krisen im Nahen Osten, dabei sind sie eines der Hauptprobleme. Also: Mehr Als schwacher Artikel. Eine seltsam Deutschland-zentrierte Sicht auch hier:

11.1.2016 – Publikumskonferenz (D P)

Regierung in Teheran revidiert Angaben - Doch kein Angriff auf Irans Botschaft im Jemen

Sehr geehrter Herr Marmor,

wegen der Berichterstattung über Saudi-Arabien erheben wir erneut Beschwerde, zumal es unübersehbar geworden ist, dass Sie bewusst im Gleichklang und im Interesse der deutschen Außenpolitik hinsichtlich Saudi-Arabiens eine verzerrte und betont unkritische Berichterstattung betreiben. Um dies zu verdeutlichen, listen wir die Ergebnisse der bisherigen Programmbeschwerden auf, damit Sie die Kontinuität dieser propagandabehafteten Berichterstattung erkennen.

8.1.2016 – Maskenfall (* P)

Das außenpolitische Prinzip der Bundesregierung offenbart sich

Man muss sie zur Kenntnis nehmen, jene Aussagen, die erst kürzlich durch die Bundespressekonferenz schallten und die wieder einmal ein diagnostisches Stück Zeitgeschichte sind, indem sie das Weltverständnis abbildeten, von dem die oberste Führungsriege hierzulande ihre Bürgerinnen und Bürger überzeugen will: „Grotesk: Der Mittlere Osten soll >>der Welt etwas schuldig<< sein“ (BPK-Ausschnitt von Tilo Jung auf YouTube).

Wer hier noch ernsthaft den Ausdruck „schuldig“ auf den „Mittleren Osten“ und „die Welt“ anwendet (und zwar in der genannten Rollenverteilung), muss schon sehr vom kollektiven geschichtlichen Tunnelblick überzeugt sein – von Jascha Jaworski.

Flüchtlinge / Refugees

11.1.2016 – UNCHR (* B H)

Lone children fleeing war in Yemen, seek safety in Somaliland

Most are Somalis and Ethiopians who first left Africa for Yemen but have been driven back across the seas by the fighting. But among them are more than 2,600 Yemenis, including at least 850 who registered with the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, alone or without their immediate family.

Many are unaccompanied people considered by UNHCR as vulnerable, including children like Abdel Wahab who became separated from their families, as well as older people, those with disabilities, or the sick.

During an average week, 60 cases of refugees who may require extra help are referred to UNHCR in Somaliland for a needs assessment.

Terrorismus / Terrorism

12.1.2016 – Yemen News Today (A)

I heard - and I don't know if it is true - that AQ and Daesh have burned down Al Said library in Taiz and have taken over a drugs factory in Hadramaut. relating to

12.1.2016 – Media GPC (A)

Al-Qaeda singing «Happy Library» in Taiz, seizes drugs companies in Hadramout

The al-Qaeda terrorist, backed by Saudi Arabia, the burning of Al-Saeed Library for Science and Culture, located in the "basin supervision" area, on Monday evening, which is the first public library in the city of Taiz, Yemen.

According to the agency, "news", the groups of al-Qaeda terrorist elements, proceeded to the burning of the library, without indicating any details. It reported that the fire still burning until the moment of writing.

The burning of the library was affirmed

12.1.2016 – Yemen Post News (A) and

12.1.2016 – Adelnagt.Net (A)

11.1.2016 – RT (B)

Jemen: "Islamischer Staat" ermordet immer mehr Vertreter der Zivilgesellschaft

[IS und Al Kaida] nutzen das Chaos in Jemen aus, um bedeutsame Landstriche einzunehmen und ihre Kontrolle über den Süden des des Landes auszuweiten.

Außerdem hatte es auch in der Vergangenheit eine Reihe von Anschlägen auf Vertreter der jemenitischen Zivilgesellschaft gegeben, um auf diese Weise die Polarisierung weiter voranzutreiben. Beispiele dafür sind die Morde an mehreren bekannten Persönlichkeiten aus zivilgesellschaftlichen Organisationen wie Jarallah Omer, Ahmad Sharafuddin, Abdulkarim Jadban oder Dr. Mohammad al-Mutawakel.

11.1.2016 – Twitter, various (A K)

Al Qaida im Südjemen bewegt schwere Waffen (Panzer), Fotos

Al Qaida in Southern Yemen (Hadramaut) moving heavy weapons (tanks, photos) und

Kommentar: Auch eine Folge des saudischen Luftkriegs.

11.1.2016 – Reuters (A P)

Al-Kaida droht Saudi-Arabien nach Massenhinrichtung mit Vergeltung

Al-Kaida hat Saudi-Arabien nach der Massenhinrichtung von Mitgliedern der Extremistengruppe Vergeltung angekündigt.

11.1.2016 – Maktoob from IANS (A P)

Yemen's Al Qaeda vows to revenge for execution of clerics

Ibrahim al-Esiri, the military leader of Yemen-based Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), amed several prominent Sunni clerics who were among the executed and vowed to avenge them.

Comment: Well this raises an interesting point. The Sunni extremists - AQ in particular - were fighting on the side of Saudi Arabia in the southwest of Yemen - and were highly visible. They controlled the port of Mukalla from the beginning of the Yemen war, and in an interview with Al Jazeera claimed that they did so at the behest of the Saudis. AQ are now being challenged by Hadi's lot in Aden and some AQ members have been executed in KSA - and no doubt they are getting angry about this. So does this raise the spectre of a future where Saleh's army, Houthis, and AQ fight against the Saudis in KSA??? Strange alliances seem to happen all the time in this gruesome war. Watch this space.

27.11.2015 – The Independent

Isis: Britain 'helping create territory for militant group in Yemen as they take advantage of Saudi-led war'

Humanitarian suffering of people in Yemen is 'fuel for the growth of already entrenched extremist movements'

Umwelt / Environment

10.1.2016 – Navanti Group (*B D)

The Yemen Crisis Harms Its Trees

The fear of an environmental crisis, in addition to Yemen’s ongoing crises, is not to be taken lightly.

Residents have resorted to gathering and purchasing firewood, in addition to other rudimentary methods, due to price increase for scarce cooking gas. Since the outbreak of the current crisis in March 2015, the cost of a bundle of firewood has increased by 300%.

Households are cutting down trees and shrubs in an effort to address the firewood demand, eradicating vegetation and eroding the soil.

Forests are 2.70% of total land area in Yemen. Such actions will affect the flora and fauna


11.1.2016 –Kuwait News Agency (A P)

Yemeni gov't denies Houthis' claims Arab coalition bombing schools health buildings

The Yemeni government Sunday denied Houthi militias and their allies' claims that Saudi-led Arab coalition was bombing educational and health buildings as well as using cluster bombs against civilians."

The operations executed by the Arab coalition forces are primarily targeting rocket launchers and positions of the militias which pose a threat on civilians in the capital Sanaa and other governorates" the government said in a statement cited by the Saudi official news agency SPA.

The Houthis and former president Ali Abdullah Saleh's forces are the ones attacking civilian buildings and citizens as well as worshipping places and populated areas that killed and wounded many people as well as displacing thousands others it said.

It added that the Arab coalition aimed at restoring security and stability in Yemen. The government said the Houthis and their allies were the ones who control the government institutions and transforming them into camps and arms depots. It held the Houthis of undermining security and stability in the country. =

Kommentar: In der Regel gilt irgendwann einmal: „Dümmer geht nimmer“. Für die Propaganda der Hadi-Regierung muss man das aber offensichtlich abwandeln: „Dümmer geht immer.“ Dieses Statement ist in Anbetracht dessen, was tagtäglich im Jemen geschieht, so irre und lächerlich, dass es einem fast die Sprache verschlägt. Bitte erinnern: Es ist auch genau diese Regierung, die mit Autorisierung des UN-Menschenrechtsrats (!!) die Menschenrechtsverletzungen und Kriegsverbrechen im Jemen untersuchen soll. Für eben das hat der UN-Menschenrechtsrat eine unabhängige Untersuchung, wie von den Niederlanden zunächst gefordert, abgeschmettert.

Comment: Well they would say that wouldn't they? The bombs just jump up into space and come down where they like I guess, without any input from Saudi Arabia at all.

Angriff auf MSF-Klinik / Attack at MSF hospital

11.1.2016 – Junge Welt (A K)

Mediziner unter Feuer

Saudi-Arabiens Luftwaffe greift im Jemen zum dritten Mal ein Krankenhaus der Hilfsorganisation »Ärzte ohne Grenzen« an. Koordinaten waren bekannt

In allen drei Fällen waren auf den Dächern der Krankenhäuser große Symbole angebracht. Die MSF weisen die Kriegskoalition regelmäßig in kurzen Abständen auf die Koordinaten ihrer Einrichtungen hin. Im Fall der Klinik in Taiz war das zuletzt drei Tage vor dem Luftangriff geschehen. vgl. dazu auch RT:

Kommentar: Ohne dass das 100 %ig geklärt ist, kann man in der Tat mit größter Wahrscheinlichkeit davon ausgehen, dass die saudische Koalition für diesen Angriff verantwortlich ist. Dass schon einen Tag später schon wieder ein Krankenhaus angegriffen wird (Swadi, Provinz Bayda; siehe unter Saudischer Luftkrieg unten)), und diesmal sicher durch die saudische Koalition, macht das noch einmal wesentlich wahrscheinlicher.

11.1.2016 – EU ( A P)

Joint statement on the attack of an MSF health centre in Yemen by High Representative / Vice-President Federica Mogherini and the Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides

The attack on an MSF health centre in Razeh district, northern Yemen, which resulted in several casualties and many wounded today is unacceptable. Our thoughts and condolences are with the families and colleagues of those affected at this time.

Comment: Words are fine – but we would need more.

11.1.2016 – Ärzte ohne Grenzen (A K)

Mindestens vier Tote nach Angriff auf Krankenhaus in Razeh (A K)

Im Norden Jemens wurde am Sonntagmorgen ein von Ärzte ohne Grenzen unterstütztes Krankenhaus bei einem Angriff getroffen. Mehrere Gebäude des Shiara-Krankenhauses im Distrikt Razeh wurden zerstört. Mindestens vier Menschen starben, zehn wurden verletzt. Unter den Verletzten sind drei Mitarbeiter der internationalen Hilfsorganisation, zwei befinden sich in kritischem Zustand.

11.1.2016 – NBC News (A K)

Aftermath Video of the Deadly Attack on MSF's Clinic in Yemen

Saudischer Luftkrieg / Saudi aerial war

Siehe unter “Am wichtigsten” / See at “Most important”

12.1.2016 – Iran English Radio (A K PH)

Saudi jets continue their airstrikes in Yemen

According to Press TV, at least three Yemeni women were wounded in Saudi attacks on Razih city in the Northwestern Province of Sa’ada.

12.1.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi aggression kills 20 people in Sana'a

At least 20 people were killed on Tuesday in an initial toll in Saudi raids on Belad al-Aros district of Sana'a province, a local official said.

12.1.2016 – Sputnik News (* B K)

Some Yemenis Consider Hospitals Dangerous Amid Attacks on MSF Facilities

In some areas of Yemen people consider hospitals more dangerous than residential houses due to attacks on Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF, or Doctors Without Borders) medical facilities in the country in recent months, an MSF spokeswoman told Sputnik

"It depends on the area of Yemen, but in some of the areas of Yemen they consider the hospitals a dangerous place because they…believe that the hospital is more targeted than a normal house," Teresa Sancristobal, the spokeswoman for the MSF emergency desk in Barcelona, said.
12.1.2016 – Jamila Hanan (K)

It is strategy for #SaudiArabia to remove the @MSF independent witnesses in #Yemen before they flatten an area referring to:

13.11.2015 – Doctors without borders (A K)

Yemen: Air Raids Continue, Haydan "Flattened" After Hospital is Destroyed

The main street and the houses and shops along it have been flattened. It’s practically empty, and anything left is bombed-out. Lots of buildings on nearby streets were also hit. A small town in a mountain valley, Haydan has changed a lot since my first visit in September 2015. Coalition planes have bombed it, and the region, time and time again

Kommentar: Richtig erkannt.

11.1.2016 – Albawaba

Six civilian homes in Yemen severely damaged by Saudi airstrikes

Saudi-coalition airstrikes hit six citizens' houses in Al-Ghail district of Jawf province, a local official said on Monday.

11.1.2016 – Sputnik News (A K)

Airstrike by Saudi-led Coalition Destroys Hospital in Yemen

The air attack, conducted by the Saudi-led coalition, demolished the building and wreaked havoc in the surrounding residential area in the Swadi district of central Yemen’s Bayda province, according to local media.
An official in the district confirmed that the air attack demolished the building and wreaked havoc in the surrounding residential area, according to the Saba news agency.
11.1.2016 – Reuters (A K)

Saudi-led airstrike targets Yemen hospital: Saba news agency

Saba, the Yemeni news agency run by the dominant Houthi movement since it seized the capital Sanaa last year, said the clinic in the Swadi district of Bayda province was destroyed.

But an official in Yemen's government, now based in the southern port of Aden after being driven out of the capital Sanaa by Houthi forces, said the clinic was only damaged and that several Houthi fighters using it as a base were killed. see also

Kommentar: Es gibt erstaunlich wenig Berichte hierzu, keine Fotos gefunden, jetzt diesen Film immerhin: Von Opfern ist keine Rede. - Nach Aussage der jemenitischen Regierung wie der Saudis haben die saudischen Luftangriffe ja noch nie Zivilisten getroffen, sondern immer nur Huthi-Kämpfer. Dazu siehe den folgenden Artikel, diese Regierung ist schon bis zur absoluten Lächerlichkeit unglaubwürdig geworden. Huthi-Kämpfer in alles hineinzuprojizieren, was man angreifen will, ist also auch daher unglaubwürdig. Und hier ist es ja wohl auch so, dass die Hadi-Regierung schon behauptet, dass mehrere Huthi-Kämpfer getötet wurden, noch bevor örtliche Quellen überhaupt von irgendwelchen Opfern berichtet haben.

Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

12.1.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Army regains control of three sites in Taiz

The army and popular committees managed on Tuesday to secure three sites in Taiz province, a local official said. Dozens of mercenaries were killed and others injured in the operation the also led to securing al-Misrakh road completely, he said.

Comment: Here pro-Houthi parts of the Yemeni army and Houthis.

11.1.2016 – Almasdar News (A K PH)

Houthis, Yemeni Army at another provincial capital in northern Yemen

Over the last 48 hours, the Yemeni Army’s Republican Guard and the Houthis have been steadily advancing at the Al-Jawf Governorate’s capital of Al-Hazm, capturing several hilltops overlooking this strategic city in Yemen’s northern countryside. | Al-Masdar News | Al-Masdar News

10.1.2016 – Almasdar News (A K PH)

Houthis, Yemeni Army capture several sites in southern Yemen Houthis, Yemeni Army capture several sites in southern Yemen

Neue Artikel zum Nachlesen 1-84: / Yemen Press reader 1-84: oder / or

Fotos von saudischen Luftangriffen / Photos of Saudi air raids

(18 +, Nichts für Sensible, Graphic!!) (4. Jan.) (4. Jan.) (4. Jan.) (5. Jan.)

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