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Yemen Press Reader 819: 12. August 2022: Wie können gewaltfreie Akteure Frieden und Humanität im Jemen fördern? – Gewalt erschüttert Jemens Shabwah: Machtkämpfe zwischen „Islah“ und STC-Separatisten – Jemens sozialistisches Experiment: Südjemen 1967–1990 – u. mehr

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August 12, 2022: How can nonviolent actors increase peace and humanitarianism in Yemen – Violence rocks Yemen's Shabwah: Infighting between “Islah” and STC separatists – Yemen’s Socialist Experiment: Southern Yemen 1967–1990 – and more

Schwerpunkte / Key aspects

Kursiv: Siehe Teil 2 / In Italics: Look in part 2: https://www.freitag.de/autoren/dklose/jemenkrieg-mosaik-819b-yemen-war-mosaic-819b

Klassifizierung / Classification

Für wen das Thema ganz neu ist / Who is new to the subject

cp1 Am wichtigsten / Most important

cp1a Am wichtigsten: Coronavirus und Seuchen / Most important: Coronavirus and epidemics

cp2 Allgemein / General

cp2a Allgemein: Saudische Blockade / General: Saudi blockade

cp3 Humanitäre Lage / Humanitarian situation

cp4 Flüchtlinge / Refugees

cp5 Nordjemen und Huthis / Northern Yemen and Houthis

cp6 Separatisten und Aden-Regierung im Südjemen / Separatists and Aden government in Southern Yemen

cp7 UNO und Friedensgespräche / UN and peace talks

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

cp8a Jamal Khashoggi

cp9 USA

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

cp10 Großbritannien / Great Britain

cp11 Deutschland / Germany

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

cp12b Sudan

cp13a Kulturerbe / Cultural heritage

cp13b Wirtschaft / Economy

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

cp15 Propaganda

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

cp18 Kampf um Hodeidah / Hodeidah battle

cp19 Sonstiges / Other

Klassifizierung / Classification

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(Kein Stern / No star)

? = Keine Einschatzung / No rating

A = Aktuell / Current news

B = Hintergrund / Background

C = Chronik / Chronicle

D = Details

E = Wirtschaft / Economy

H = Humanitäre Fragen / Humanitarian questions

K = Krieg / War

P = Politik / Politics

pH = Pro-Houthi

pS = Pro-Saudi

T = Terrorismus / Terrorism

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Yemen's Slide Into Political Crisis and War

1990-2022

https://www.reuters.com/news/picture/yemens-slide-into-political-crisis-and-w-idUSKBN2P81PF = https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2022-08-02/yemens-slide-into-political-crisis-and-war

cp1 Am wichtigsten / Most important

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How can nonviolent actors increase peace and humanitarianism in Yemen?

Externally driven, state-focused peace initiatives often have little success in reducing violence and ending war. As such, understanding the activities and dilemmas of civil society (CS) during war is pivotal. Building on mounting criticism of mainstream peacebuilding as imposing a top-down set of essentially Western, state-centric solutions, a recent ‘local turn’ in peace and conflict studies has argued that peace processes need to be based on local agencies and bottom-up processes. However, much remains unclear about how bottom-up peacebuilding works. In Yemen, the role of CS is shaped and constrained by the complex reality of war. The potential of CS to act as an agent of peace is severely curtailed in circumstances of violent conflict, limiting the space for operation and timeframes for action. Under such circumstances, freedom of expression does not exist and CSOs are largely unable to hold the government and other warring parties accountable for their actions. Local CSOs are critical of international donors, who’s foreign aid money is often encapsulated in a politicized CS. Furthermore, the accountability, transparency and governance of CSOs also represents its own challenges. Distrust among CSOs, between CSOs and political actors, between CSOs and donors, and between CSOs and citizens, is extremely high. It is thus not possible to speak of ‘Yemeni CS’ as a whole or discuss its role in peacebuilding as if it were a singular actor, as much of the literature on these topics suggests. CS in Yemen, therefore, cannot be seen apart from the political conflict; it is part and parcel of it. The ‘civil’ values promoted by donors sit uncomfortably with the political realities in the war-torn country. Even worse, the flexibly of CSOs allows for their misuse by political actors on different sides of the conflict, who create their own CSOs by adopting labels that are fashionable with donors, such as ‘peacebuilding’ and ‘humanitarian aid’, to tap into donor funds.

The results of this study suggest that bottom-up peacebuilding with CS is more difficult than expected and that donors need to seek alternative solutions in conflicted states. Preventing co-optation by the political elite requires ‘deep’ knowledge of local (family-tribal and social class) structures. Such alternative solutions may well entail working with different local counterparts, such as e-activists and traditional and community leaders. The role of these actors has hardly been studied within the Yemeni setting; more knowledge about their activities and potential could benefit efforts to address the drivers and consequences of the war. Approaching CS more like a public sphere, rather than focusing only on established organizations, could help researchers and donors alike to broaden their focus and seek out-of-the-box approaches to the dramatic and complex problems faced by war-torn countries such as Yemen.

Through my expanded research in this field, I found out that humanitarian aid is being used as a weapon of war for power and financial gain, and thus is a contributing factor in the continuation of the conflict. The solution means of restoring donor confidence and dealing with some of the issues is to provide cash aid rather than food aid. When NGOs are unable to distribute food aid successfully, some of the funds could be transferred to cash. This could be more traceable, efficient, and transparent. There are, of course, challenges in adopting cash transfers, such as how transferable the practices in other countries are to countries in conflict. Yemen would make a useful case study if this policy was adopted – by Moosa Elayah

https://peacenews.com/how-can-nonviolent-actors-increase-peace-and-humanitarianism-in-yemen/

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Violence rocks Yemen's Shabwah, challenges Presidential Council authority

The dismissal of an Islah official has sparked the most ferocious battles for months, with UAE-backed fighters forcing their rivals from the Ataq region

But on Monday, the heaviest battles since the Presidential Council assumed the powers of President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi in April broke out, following a squabble over governmental positions in Shabwah.

Awadh al-Awlaqi, Shabwah's governor, dismissed the province's most senior official belonging to the Islah party, a local affiliate of the Muslim Brotherhood.

But the Islah official refused to stand aside, insisting that only the interior minister had the authority dismiss him.

Fighting escalated quickly. Over the course of Monday, further fighters joined the fray, prompting the Presidential Council - whose eight members are drawn from various factions and provinces - to step in.

The Council replaced several local military leaders, affiliated with both camps, but was unable to calm the situation. Dozens are believed killed or wounded in the fighting.

On Tuesday night, the governor appealed for calm. "I appeal to my brothers and the residents of Shabwah to stop the bloodshed and to stop the escalation and fighting that establish conflicts and societal strife that only serves parties from outside the governorate," Awlaqi tweeted.

However, Shabwah, which before Yemen's upheavals began in 2011 had a population of around 660,000, is deeply divided. Many here believe Awlaqi is responsible for the fighting breaking out in the first place, and think it is he who should have been dismissed.

"The governor was the reason behind this fighting, as he was trying to take illegal decisions and was fighting the legitimacy [the Presidential Council], and now he appeals to people to stop escalation. But in fact he can stop it by stopping his men attacking the men of the legitimacy," Ahmed, a pro-Islah Shabwah resident, told Middle East Eye.

Conversely, Awlaqi's supporters also claim to be representing the Presidential Council and the central government's legitimacy. With one member of the Council belonging to Islah, and another, Brigadier General Aidarous al-Zabidi, associated with Awlaqi, no single party in this dispute is able to exclusively represent the country's new executive body.

Ahmed, whose name has been changed in this report for his security, believes Awlaqi is targeting anyone who backed his predecessor. He also thinks the governor is cracking down on people wary of the UAE's growing influence in the region.

UAE-backed fighters from the Giants Brigades were instrumental in pushing back Houthi fighters from Shabwah in December, and the UAE has since cemented its influence there.

"Residents of Shabwah will not allow Awlaqi to do that, as we are against the presence of the UAE, and we need to resume exporting oil from Balhaf oil seaport," Ahmed said.

For years, Shabwah had been under Islah control, but in December, around the time the Houthis were pushing into the province in an attempt to seize Yemen's oil wealth and carve a route to the south coast, Hadi sacked Awlaqi's predecessor, Islah member Mohammed bin Adyo, who had criticised the presence of UAE troops at Balhaf.

That placed Shabwah in the hands of the UAE-backed forces, who had competed against Islah for the past six years. Yet now the fighting has again upended the balance of power, and front lines continue to shift.

Fighters of both stripes are spread across Shabwah's provincial capital, Ataq. Shops, hospitals, bakeries and public offices are shut, as residents shelter at home and normal life grinds to a standstill. There is no electricity here, and on the rooftops snipers take pot-shots at each other and passers-by.

By nightfall on Monday, UAE-backed forces appeared to have seized the majority of the city.

Islah's critics, meanwhile, accuse the party of leading a coup against the governor.

https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/yemen-shabwah-clashes-challenge-presidential-council-authority

Films: https://twitter.com/Alsakaniali/status/1557338014824677385

https://twitter.com/Alsakaniali/status/1557340903773274112

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New clashes in Yemen complicate hopes for peace

Shabwa is once again the scene of new civil strife between the Islah party and the Ataq government

Clashes over control of Yemen's oil-rich southern lands continue. In a latest bout of violence between rival security forces in Shabwa, at least 80 people have been killed and 68 wounded, according to health officials.

These new attacks were reportedly between members of the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated Islah party and government security forces in the provincial capital of Ataq, which in turn sparked intense street fighting.

According to local Yemeni officials, the clashes followed the appointment of a new Islah party commander, at a time when the governor of Shabwa ordered the Southern Giants Brigade, composed of Lahj and Abyan tribesmen expelled by the Houthis in early 2014 from Dammaj in Saada governorate where they are natives, to crack down on rebel troops and secure state facilities in the province.

In this context, Yemen's Presidential Leadership Council (PLC) has expressed its "full support" for the governor of Shabwa and urged government forces to impose stability and security throughout the governorate. Alongside this, the Council has decreed new decisions including the dismissal of military and security leaders, who have been accused of planning a rebellion against the provincial authority.

https://atalayar.com/en/content/new-clashes-yemen-complicate-hopes-peace

More on Shabwah in cp6.

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Yemen’s Socialist Experiment Was a Political Landmark for the Arab World

South Yemen, one of the poorest countries in the Arabian Peninsula, gave birth to its most radical government in the 1960s and ’70s. The achievements and failings of Yemeni socialism are a vital case study as Yemen seeks to recover from a catastrophic war.

For twenty-three years toward the end of the last century, there was an avowedly socialist state in the Arabian Peninsula. Indeed, it was the only such state anywhere in the Arab world as a whole. How did this come to happen? And why did the experiment end? What kind of system was it for the two million Yemenis who lived in the People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen (PDRY)?

Very little is known about the PDRY today, for a number of reasons. There has been a deliberate effort at obscuring its history by the regime which took over the whole of Yemen at unification in 1990 and eliminated all traces of PDRY rule after the 1994 short civil war. Moreover, the vast majority of Yemenis from the region alive today were born after it ended. In a wider context, there have been dramatic changes in international worldviews which have suppressed the positive aspects of socialist experiences everywhere, demonizing them and focusing any reference on their most negative aspects.

This article outlines the main events of the PDRY’s history and the problems it confronted. As the international context fundamentally affected its policies as well as internal struggles, I will begin with a brief summary of the main features of that context, before focusing on internal politics and the PDRY’s economic and social policies.

Yemen’s Past and Future

Today, younger people rely on the (unreliable and biased) memories of their parents and even grandparents. People now perceive the PDRY either in a very positive or a very negative light, depending on their preconceptions. The politics of the period do not receive much discussion, even though some of the many mutually hostile factions of the southern separatist movement are direct descendants of PDRY tendencies. Indeed, some involve the very same individuals who were engaged in some of the earlier conflicts — in particular, that of 1986.

Certainly, some of the current supporters of southern separatism call for the restoration of social services at the level which the PDRY provided, before they were replaced by official or unofficial private-sector approaches to provision after unification. The restoration of a state providing free medical and education services, without corruption and with full employment, is certainly a widespread ambition amongst Yemenis, whether living in the area of the former PDRY or in other parts of the country.

However, in an age where neoliberalism dominates, with both political and financial corruption so widespread throughout the planet, these dreams are unlikely to be realized. In addition, those seeking social justice and equity must also struggle against further environmental deterioration and in particular for better water management, if Yemenis are not to become forced environmental migrants.

The current generation of southern Yemeni separatist leaders have manifested no concern for any of these urgent issues. Nor have they shown the will to develop a polity that would enable its population to live in equity and justice, in a democracy providing political, social, and economic rights for all – by Helen Lackner

https://jacobin.com/2022/08/socialism-arab-world-peoples-democratic-republic-of-yemen-history/

cp1a Am wichtigsten: Coronavirus und Seuchen / Most important: Coronavirus and epidemics

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Eight new COVID-19 cases reported, 11,903 in total

Yemen's supreme national emergency committee for coronavirus reported Monday eight new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the governorates of Aden (seven) and Taiz (one).
In its statement, the committee also said that no new cases of COVID-19 nor deaths have been recorded.

http://en.adenpress.news/news/35457

cp2 Allgemein / General

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Interactive Map of Yemen War

https://yemen.liveuamap.com/

(A K P)

Latest updates on Yemen, Aug. 9

https://english.iswnews.com/24599/latest-updates-on-yemen-9-august-2022/

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CONSEQUENCES OF FURTHER SALE OF US MADE ARMS TO SAUDI ARABIA ON YEMEN WAR

Interview: Having stated that the U.S. and Western allies of Saudi Arabia are not about to end the war in Yemen, an expert in West Asia affairs said:” Unfortunately, despite Biden’s claims against the war in Yemen, and in spite of all warnings issued by international organizations about the deterioration of humane status in Yemen, the U.S. political and arms supports extended to Saudi Arabia, will prolong Yemeni war.

Having pointed to the repeated extension of the ceasefire in Yemen for another couple of months, Asghar Zarei in an interview with the site of Strategic Council on Foreign Relations spelled out:” it is more than seven years since the brutal aggression of Saudi Arabia and it Western allies started, and now, we are witnessing the increasing authority of resistance in Yemen against aggressors, in a way that the defensive capabilities and physical potentials of Ansarallah as well as their self – confidence have been promoted, and Saudi led coalition has not managed to achieve any success in its objectives”.
Having stated that Saudi Arabia is looking for face saving solutions to leave behind the crisis, he added:” Ansarallah capabilities and access to defensive logistics as well as advanced technologies like precise missiles and drones which have made inefficient the air defense system of countries like UAE and Saudi Arabia, were decisive in the war. After heavy damages and blows incurred upon Saudi led coalition, they decided to hold different rounds of continuous talks at various junctions to achieve whatever they did not manage to attain in the field, instead in diplomatic and negotiation spheres”.
The analyst of international affairs said:” Ansarallah and Yemeni resistance forces were not ready to withdraw or compromise in diplomatic field and in those talks that were held under the UN supervision. It was Saudi led – Western coalition that was forced to apparently accept the ceasefire under the UN pressure and recommendation. The trend also made resistance forces recover themselves during the (ceasefire) period”.
Zarei referred to repeated violation of ceasefire by Saudis and continued:” now, we witness Hebrew – Arabic – Western coalition attempt to equip Saudi Arabia and supply them with more advanced and more sophisticated capabilities to use them in Yemeni war.

Having commented on the news circulated by Western media that Biden’s Administration is reviewing the possible lifting of the U.S. offensive arms sales ban to Saudi Arabia, the expert of the Western Asia issues said:” despite all restrictions caused by all out and blanket siege, and having enjoyed the popular heavy weight and valuable experience achieved during the seven – year – old war, the resistance forces in Yemen has definitely more power and strength to stand against the new measures of Saudi led coalition”.

https://www.scfr.ir/en/uncategorized/145502/consequences-of-further-sale-of-us-made-arms-to-saudi-arabia-on-yemen-war/

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Yemen's Path to a Frozen Conflict

Yemen's warring parties have agreed to another extension of a now four-month-old cease-fire -- opening the door, ever so slightly, to the possibility of at least freezing the war-torn country's seven-year conflict. The factors compelling the Yemeni government and Houthi rebels to continue prolonging their truce -- namely, waning foreign support, fuel and food insecurity, and the lack of a clear way for either side to achieve their military objectives -- are unlikely to change anytime soon. But even if this results in a sustained period of reduced fighting, real and lasting peace in Yemen -- while not impossible -- remains improbable. And that's because a frozen Yemeni war would likely resemble the unstable conflicts in Gaza and Syria, where periods of violence alternate with long swathes of relative calm. [subscribers only]

https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/yemens-path-frozen-conflict

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Taiz is fully besieged now as car breaks down, blocks traffic in its only road

The city of Taiz has been fully besieged since last night when a car broke down and blocked traffic in Hayjat Al-Abd the only road connecting the city with the outside world. Hayjat Al-Abd is dangerous [narrow and crumbling] and very steep mountainous road./Taiz Time and other websites

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-58170

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Yemen Economy Tracking Initiative: Interactive monitoring timeline

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-economy-tracking-initiative-interactive-monitoring-timeline

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Yemen Economy Tracking Initiative: FX rate and commodity price

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-economy-tracker-initiative-18-february-2021

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Truce or Consequences?

The ceasefire has been extended in Yemen, but all the signs are that the war may be set to continue.

However, the agreement has seemed to falter over the opening of roads in Taiz and other governorates, which is one of its key points. The Office of the Special Envoy was able to sponsor direct talks between the two sides in Amman, Jordan, but reaching an understanding over the issue has remained elusive. This has led to considerable disappointment among Yemenis, who view the opening of roads as a sign of the seriousness of the conflicting parties to alleviate the suffering of the Yemeni population and reach a broader political understanding.

Other signs are also contributing to increasing doubts that that truce will last. According to the Yemen Truce Monitor, managed by the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project, there were around 1,860 truce violations until July 29, leading to the death of 316 people. However, there were no violations by the Arab coalition against the Houthis or by the Houthis against Saudi Arabia or the United Arab Emirates. Instead, all of the violations have involved Yemenis fighting among themselves.

The ongoing truce in Yemen has momentarily reduced the intensity of the conflict in the country. However, the increasing violations of the truce and the failure to reach a permanent ceasefire means that the present situation may be just a prelude to a brutal new round of military confrontation.

On August 2, the United Nations special envoy for Yemen, Hans Grundberg, announced that the warring parties in Yemen had agreed to extend the truce for an additional two months. This was the second extension since the truce agreement entered into force in early April, between Ansar Allah, better known as the Houthis, and the Saudi-led Arab coalition, which backs the internationally recognized Yemeni government. The terms of the truce include allowing the entry of fuel ships into the Hodeida port and allowing two commercial flights a week to and from Sanaa airport. The agreement also states that the special envoy will “invite the parties to a meeting to agree on opening roads in Taiz and other governorates to facilitate the movement of civilian men, women and children ...”

The truce decreased the number of military clashes between the sides, especially cross-border attacks, whose frequency had risen significantly earlier this year. It also enabled some Yemenis to benefit from the direct flights to Jordan or Egypt through Sanaa Airport. At the same time, the flow of fuel to Houthi-controlled areas reduced the fuel crisis in those areas, which was at its height in the period preceding the agreement. Most importantly, the truce created a space for political talks.

However, the agreement has seemed to falter over the opening of roads in Taiz and other governorates, which is one of its key points. The Office of the Special Envoy was able to sponsor direct talks between the two sides in Amman, Jordan, but reaching an understanding over the issue has remained elusive. This has led to considerable disappointment among Yemenis, who view the opening of roads as a sign of the seriousness of the conflicting parties to alleviate the suffering of the Yemeni population and reach a broader political understanding.

Other signs are also contributing to increasing doubts that that truce will last. According to the Yemen Truce Monitor, managed by the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project, there were around 1,860 truce violations until July 29, leading to the death of 316 people. However, there were no violations by the Arab coalition against the Houthis or by the Houthis against Saudi Arabia or the United Arab Emirates. Instead, all of the violations have involved Yemenis fighting among themselves. Revealingly, the party most responsible for violating the truce is the Houthis, who were responsible for some 1,680 violations, or 95 percent of the total, causing the death of 300 people.

These figures explain why many civilians regard the truce primarily as a unilateral truce by the Yemeni government, with the Houthis only halting attacks against coalition countries. Meanwhile, Houthi military operations have continued in several internal areas, especially Taiz and Ma’rib. The truce does not include the deployment of monitoring teams to supervise whether the parties are respecting its conditions. Rather, implementation has been left to the goodwill of the parties.

On another track, talks between Saudi Arabia and the Houthis have continued in Muscat, Oman. These have not achieved any significant progress thus far, but the talks may yet lead to a Saudi-Houthi agreement. However, all this would mean is that the pattern of the Yemeni war may be in the process of changing. The Yemeni government is excluded from the Muscat talks, so that even if the Saudis and Houthis reach an understanding, the war in Yemen may well continue between the contending local parties once the Saudis and their allies have disengaged.

Today, there are three key issues affecting the ongoing truce and negotiations. First, the Houthis believe they are the only legitimate representative of Yemen and that no one has the right to represent the country except them. They view the internationally recognized government and their other opponents as part of the Saudi-led coalition, or “mercenaries” as they label them in their media outlets. This conviction has gained strength because the Houthis feel they are winning the seven-year conflict, especially after they managed to mount attacks against strategic targets inside Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

Second, the Yemeni government appears to be the weakest link in the current political and military landscape. Since its formation at the beginning of April after the removal of president Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, the Presidential Leadership Council (PLC) has been unable to overcome many of the obstacles and challenges it faces. Its absorption of all the anti-Houthi groups did not move beyond a formal framework, and the council remains impotent and divided. There have been delays in unifying the military components falling under the PLC, which may help lead to the collapse of the truce, bringing the situation back to square one.

Third, the Saudi-led coalition views its role as that of a mediator, not as a warring party. Riyadh’s and Abu Dhabi’s new strategy is to portray the war as a local Yemeni issue, without mentioning the role they have been played since March 2015. This approach became dominant after the two created local proxies to defend their interests. Not surprisingly, the focus of the Saudis in their talks with the Houthis is on stopping cross-border attacks, not on addressing internal Yemeni issues.

The truce is not an end in itself. It is just a pause that can lead either to a permanent ceasefire or a new chapter of devastating war if it is not exploited. We are seeing the emergence of a disturbing situation, one in which peace opportunities are diminishing while the participants in the conflict are recklessly ignoring the welfare of civilians. This makes Yemen a manifestation of the failure both of war and peace.

https://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/87641

My comment: Biased anti-Houthi. According to Houthi sources, the anti-Houthi forces are responsible for ca. 15,000 violations of the truce.

And similar, biased as well:

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Yemen ceasefire extension: The glass is still half-empty

Still, the latest agreement should bring little comfort to those seeking a sustainable path out of the conflict.

The internationally recognized government of Yemen, under Rashad al-Alimi and his Presidential Leadership Council, had accepted the U.N. proposal. That the Houthis would only consent to another two-month arrangement — and only after Omani mediators applied substantial pressure — raises significant questions about whether they are prepared for a serious political process to end the war.

Second, while Special Envoy Grundberg stated that he is working on proposals for “an expanded deal” with the parties, the negotiations appear to revolve around the same set of issues that have been on the table consistently since former Special Envoy Martin Griffiths’ proposed Joint Declaration in 2020.

https://www.mei.edu/publications/yemen-ceasefire-extension-glass-still-half-empty

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Der Krieg im Yemen mit Jakob Reimann - 99 ZU EINS - Ep. 141

Der Krieg im Yemen wütet seit über 7 Jahren. Der "vergessene Krieg". Was hat es mit dem Konflikt auf sich und warum wird er eigentlich "vergessen"? Darüber sprechen wir mit dem Journalisten und Yemen-Kundigen Jakob Reimann.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9D96e-SHIU

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Yemen Debates the Presidential Leadership Council

Yemen will never return to its pre-war status quo, and the alleged good intentions of the Houthi militias can’t be relied upon, former Yemeni deputy foreign minister Mustapha Noman told Asharq Al-Awsat.

Noman said Houthis possess elements of power that enable them to impose their conditions.

The government failed to create a model accepted by the people, and the Presidential Leadership Council has not been able to give people hope after 120 days in power due to lack of improvement in services and security, said Noman, adding that the situation must be swiftly dealt with.

Noman is not the only official to criticize the Council, a group of independent Yemenis who do not execute any governmental work.

He told Asharq Al-Awsat that Yemenis should realize the international and regional communities are preoccupied with other issues.

The current truce can be used to start serious talks about consultations or negotiations, said Noman, warning that the human tragedy produced by the prolonged war will increase, and the country will go into further divide.

A Yemeni source expressed similar remarks, saying Yemen needs first to secure the areas where the government and the Council operate.

https://english.aawsat.com/home/article/3802346/yemen-debates-presidential-leadership-council

My remark: by a Saudi news site. What does this want to tell us?

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Film: Women in Yemen’s third largest city tell Houthis to lift their siege of Taiz

Women in the southern highlands city of Taiz waver between feelings of hope and skepticism about prospects for peace and better lives.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDG4bcGDlR8

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Yemen [Aden gov] seeks reduced insurance fees on arriving vessels

Yemeni and UN officials discussed at Thursday meeting a mechanism to reduce insurance charges on commercial ships arriving at the war-torn country's ports.
The meeting discussed how to apply a decision made by the government on a potential deposit at the Landon-based protection club in order to decrease the 16-folded insurance fees imposed by global companies on vessels arriving at Yemeni ports classified as highly risky, Saba said.

https://debriefer.net/en/news-30444.html

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Bombs in Yemen have stopped but children are still denied life-saving treatment

But beyond the statistics, here are some of the lives impacted by that reality.

Raneem Alkhalid is turning two in September. She was born with Down syndrome.

"She is an angel sent to us. I have four other children and she -- my youngest -- has my heart," her father Abdelrahman says.

When Raneem started suffering from shortness of breath, none of Yemen's health facilities were equipped to offer a diagnosis. Luckier than most children in the country, Raneem's family were able to send her with an aunt to Cairo in search of treatment. There she was diagnosed with weakness in the blood vessels of the heart and her aunt was told she required an operation to insert a stent to keep them open and pumping blood.

The surgery and the associated expenses came to $10,000 and a date was set for June 6. That's where the family's luck ran out. They didn't have the money to pay and the date of the operation came and went.

"We have lost too many children in the last seven years of war," Dr Abdulrahman Alhadi, who heads Yemen's National Oncology Center, told CNN. "They were waiting for a mercy, which never came."

In his center alone, more than 300 children have died waiting to travel abroad for treatment.

"There is nothing harder for parents than to feel helpless when it comes to saving their children's lives, Aisha Jumaan told CNN.

Jumaan's US-based Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation is one of the few organizations trying to support families seeking treatment abroad. But the average cost of treatment for a child comes to $10,000. That would amount to roughly $50 million needed in total for children in need of life-saving treatment. It's an uphill battle to save lives that can only be won with a coordinated and systemic response to Yemen's crisis.

The bombs have stopped but preventable deaths in Yemen won't end until the blockade is fully lifted and the war-fueled economic collapse is reversed.

https://us.cnn.com/2022/08/05/middleeast/yemen-blockade-mime-intl/index.html

(B P)

Film: Jemen – Waffenruhe verlängert

https://www.arte.tv/de/videos/110528-000-A/jemen-waffenruhe-verlaengert/

cp2a Saudische Blockade / Saudi blockade

(A P)

Aggression coalition seizes diesel ship

The Yemeni Petroleum Company (YPC) confirmed that the US-led coalition of aggression seized a diesel ship in a new and deliberate violation of the temporary truce.
In a statement to SABA, YPC's official spokesman Essam al-Mutawakel stated that the aggression coalition seized the diesel ship "Symphony" despite its inspection and obtaining entry permits from the United Nations.

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3198255.htm

and also https://english.almasirah.net.ye/post/27649/US-Saudi-Aggression-Seizes-New-Fuel-Ship-Reflecting-Its-Lack-of-Commitment-to-UN-brokered

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553 passengers arrived, left Sana'a Int'l Airport

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3198299.htm

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Arrival, departure of 555 passengers through Sana'a International Airport

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3197980.htm

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555 passengers arrived, left Sana'a Int'l Airport

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3197506.htm and

cp3 Humanitäre Lage / Humanitarian situation

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Young Woman Innovating for Solutions to Yemen’s Climate Change Crisis

Nada Al-Mashdali, 26 years old, owns and operates a biogas production project that produces biogas – a clean, alternative energy – and organic fertilizer from recycling food waste. She works with the community to help ensure production while also focusing on increasing the awareness about using alternative energy and individual responsibility toward climate change.

A participant of the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) and Seventh’s Youth Leadership Programme (YLP), Nada has produced an innovative electronic device to measure temperature to help increase the production of biogas, organic fertilizer, and gas pressure density which can be monitored through a mobile application.

"Providing biogas to the community is critical as it not continuously available. People are forced to stand for long hours in cold weather to purchase it and its high price does not allow some to get the quantity needed,” says Nada.

The YLP programme helped Nada develop her ideas such as monitoring the temperature and amount of gas produced, as well as the amount of food waste for increasing the process of producing biogas with the assistance of field experts. In addition, she was assisted with writing project proposals, strategic planning, familiarization with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and networking with experts and partners.

Nada believes that through participation in awareness campaigns and decision-making, women’s impact within their communities can be significant.

https://www.undp.org/yemen/stories/young-woman-innovating-solutions-yemens-climate-change-crisis

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Yemen: Quarterly Food Security Report: Global Events, Inflation and Erosion of Livelihoods Driving Food Insecurity in Yemen (April – September 2022)

HIGHLIGHTS

Nine of 22 governorates are classified as High Alert Level driven by food consumption and coping outcome indicators and supported by microeconomic indicators.

Approximately 40 percent of Yemenis are food insecure based on a recent national assessment (April 2022). Recent food insecurity (FIES1 ), shows that 42 percent of the families experienced food insecurity equivalent to IPC Phase 3+. This is supported by other food consumption indicators (FSC, HDDS, HHS and rCSI). Based on HHS, one percent of the population is facing very severe hunger, equivalent to IPC Phase 5 Catastrophe.

Effects of the Russia - Ukraine war, which has precipitated global food shortages, have impacted many households in Yemen as prices of food, especially cereals, become unaffordable for vulnerable families. The export ban imposed by alternative import countries such as India further exacerbates the food price increase. In May, the FAO Cereal Price Index reached a record high and fell slightly (4.1 percent) in June due to a drop in international wheat prices. Since the start of the war, traders in Yemen have witnessed increased bulk purchases leading to hoarding and increased prices.

Exchange rate volatility in IRG areas witnessed in the last quarter of 2021 has lessened slightly; however, the rial remains over 1,000 rials to USD. In Q2 2022, the rial averaged 1,050 in IRG areas and stable in SBA areas at an average of 550 rials to USD.

Conversely, the cost of living is steadily increasing, with a very high cost of MFB recorded in 2022. The average MFB cost for Q2 2022 in IRG was 112,100, and for SBA 61,000, both the highest recorded quarterly MFB cost. The recent rise in the cost of MFB is primarily due to the high price of cereal in the international market.

The impact of climate change is affecting livelihoods, with 2022 recorded as the third driest year in the past four decades, following 2014 (driest) and 2000. Rainfall is decreasing at an average of 0.3mm per annum, and extreme patterns, more droughts, and more floods, are expected in future. In the first half of the year, most farmers lost the first season of planting, with a third of households reporting reduced area planted. Floods are expected in July and August, affecting more than 40,000 people.

Positive gains as a result of the truce are evident through improved access, increased availability of fuel, and improved mobility of human capital.

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-quarterly-food-security-report-global-events-inflation-and-erosion-livelihoods-driving-food-insecurity-yemen-april-september-2022

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Life Skills Training Offers Hope for Vulnerable Youth in Yemen

With funding from the European Union, UNICEF is providing young people in Yemen with life skills training to equip them to take on life's challenges.

With the support of the European Union, this year UNICEF is providing life skills training for 1,348 young people across seven governorates in Yemen: Sana’a, Amanat al Asimah, Dhamar, Amran, Aden, Shabwah and Abyan.

The life skills training is a lead-up to vocational training, where selected young people will learn job skills relevant for employment. It will help them build the confidence and know-how required to start their own businesses, or negotiate a place in the workforce.

In the life skills program, “I have learned problem solving, and I can speak publicly with more confidence,” Mohammed says. “I’ve also learned communication and negotiation skills. I want to learn solar panel maintenance, and I think these skills will help me succeed."

https://www.unicefusa.org/stories/life-skills-training-offers-hope-vulnerable-youth-yemen/40272

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Democratizing Development in Yemen: Beyond Food Aid

Arabia Brain Trust surveyed over 1000 Yemenis on their needs in four key areas: food consumption, sources of energy, access to the internet, and finances. The results show how dire some of these circumstances are, but also give hope for a prosperous future.

Despite more than USD 20 billion in humanitarian aid since 2015, conflict and deprivation in Yemen continue. More than half of all Yemenis still go hungry. Of five million internally displaced people, 80 percent are women and children. The conflict has cost Yemen between USD 170 and 200 billion in lost GDP from 2015 to 2022 and aid has covered less than 10 to 12 percent of this gap.

A new approach to Yemen’s crisis is overdue. Arabia Brain Trust went directly to Yemenis to understand the problems they face and derive innovative solutions.

In 2021, ABT surveyed 1041 Yemeni men and women of various backgrounds covering 214 districts across 17 governorates about their daily practices, aspirations, and needs in four key areas: food consumption, sources of energy, access to the internet, and finances.

The results we found were interesting, depressing, and promising all at the same time.

Food and energy

We found that the majority of Yemenis spend two-thirds of their income on food, while the number of unskilled labor hours required to cover the monthly cost of the minimum food basket for a family of seven almost doubled between 2014 and 2021. This is extremely significant considering that Yemen imports 90 percent of its basic food needs. The increase in fuel prices globally and the fact that Yemen relies on Russia and Ukraine for around 40 percent of its wheat exasperates the country’s food insecurity problem.

But the survey also told us that 90 percent of Yemenis are interested in engaging in local food production, with 81 percent very interested. In fact, 45 percent of surveyed Yemenis said that they are already growing food locally. The main challenge they face is, understandably, access to finances. These are remarkable findings that show great opportunities to improve the country’s food security as well as generating income.

In terms of access to electricity, our research found that most Yemenis endure power outages 12 to 23 hours a day and more than a third have no access to electricity at all. Approximately 35 percent of the population has never been connected to the national grid and has no access to electricity. This is the case despite the fact that Yemen spends over USD 3 million a day importing fuel for electricity generation.

The good news is that ABT’s research found that 44 percent of Yemenis already access electricity through renewable energy sources – mainly solar, with those in rural areas using renewable energy significantly more than those in urban areas. The implications of this finding are huge, not only in terms of addressing the global fuel crisis, but also in addressing climate change impacts.

Connectivity and finance

With regard to connectivity, Yemenis told ABT that the internet connection is fleeting and unreliable, and only 6 percent connect via their place of work for productivity purposes. The majority, at 42 percent, connect using their mobile phones at very high cost, given that inadequate infrastructure make Yemen one of the most expensive internet markets worldwide. This is withstanding the fact that prior to 2015, poor infrastructure supporting 3G/4G ICT networks left 40 percent of the population without any access to mobile services and more than 70 percent of the population without regular access to internet services.

But what the survey also told us was that 85 percent of Yemenis have had at least one form of access to the internet, even if it was unreliable or poor quality. This shows interest and buy-in. The advancement in internet technology and Yemen being a large market for telecom companies both present an opportunity to utilize this interest.

And finally, with only 6 percent of Yemenis having bank accounts (2 percent for women), Yemen’s financial inclusion is one of the lowest in the world. Yemenis told us that 72 percent of them use a cash transaction system to earn their salaries or income, and 60 percent prefer cash as their method of payment. They don’t trust the financial system, and the currency devaluation makes storing money a high risk.

However, the survey showed that 4 percent of Yemenis already use mobile phones to carry out financial transactions and around a quarter of the sample said they are interested in using a digital financial system if provided. If adopted, this means that women and those with limited mobility would be better integrated in the financial system and potentially have access to microcredits or even new sources of income.

ABT’s model for democratizing development in Yemen

We took all these findings to our experts and asked them to run the numbers, do economic modelling and come back with recommendations for all stakeholders.

https://www.wilsoncenter.org/article/democratizing-development-yemen-beyond-food-aid

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Yemen has enough wheat for two-and-a-half months document shows

Yemen has secured enough wheat to cover two-and-a-half months of consumption, a commerce ministry document dated Aug. 4 showed, as global disruptions and local currency instability risk deepening the war-torn country’s hunger crisis.
A review by the internationally recognized government in Aden showed 176,400 tons of wheat available — 70,400 stockpiled and 106,000 booked for August/September delivery — according to the document.
This is in addition to 32,300 tons of wheat available from the United Nations, which feeds some 13 million people a month in Yemen, the document showed.

https://ievren.org/middle-east/yemen-has-enough-wheat-for-two-and-a-half-months-document-shows/ = http://en.adenpress.news/news/35467

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Film: Amputees seek treatment at KSA-funded rehabilitation center

The Prosthetic Limbs and Rehabilitation Center in Aden, supported by the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Action (KSrelief), continues to provide medical services to hundreds of Yemeni amputees.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70iOgDTq1hk

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Yemen Key Message Update: Poultry product and vegetable prices spike, further limiting household access to nutrient-dense foods, July 2022

The reduced provision of humanitarian food assistance in many areas has increased market dependence among many households. At the same time, purchasing power is declining due to continuously rising prices. Crisis (IPC Phase 3) and Crisis! (IPC Phase 3!) outcomes are expected to remain widespread across the country; however, an increasing number of poor households are likely to face large food consumption gaps, leading to Emergency (IPC Phase 4) outcomes in Hajjah, Marib, Lahj, and Abyan during the agricultural off-season from August to October. By November, seasonal improvements in access to food and income from the main harvest will likely improve area-level outcomes to Crisis! (IPC Phase 3!) in Hajjah, Lahj, and Abyan. However, given the high proportion of displaced households with dependence on assistance, Marib is expected to remain in Emergency (IPC Phase 4) through January.

Livestock prices increased nationwide prior to the Eid al Adha holidays in early July. However, in IRG-controlled areas, price increases were significant and beyond what is typical for this time of year, according to key informants. Given high prices and weakened purchasing power across middle and better-off wealth groups, sheep sales were below normal in IRG-controlled areas. This has likely restricted access to income for livestock owners at a time when livestock sales typically provide a main source of household income.

Although 250,000 tons of wheat have been imported from India since April, government authorities in IRG-controlled areas and top local traders nationwide continue to express concern over low levels of available stocks. As of late July, traders estimated that available stocks would be sufficient to fulfill the country’s consumption requirements through September.

Prices of basic food commodities have reportedly remained generally stable from June to July, according to key informants, though at levels significantly higher than the same time last year.

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-key-message-update-poultry-product-and-vegetable-prices-spike-further-limiting-household-access-nutrient-dense-foods-july-2022

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Yemen Food Security Outlook, June 2022

Emergency (IPC Phase 4) outcomes expected in four governorates amid cuts to food assistance

Key Messages

Due to inadequate funds, WFP has announced further significant reductions to emergency food assistance levels in Yemen, with all beneficiaries now expected to receive only 50 percent rations in the coming months. Although Crisis (IPC Phase 3) and Crisis! (IPC Phase 3!) outcomes are expected to remain widespread, more severe Emergency (IPC Phase 4) outcomes are now expected to emerge in Hajjah, Marib, Lahj, and Abyan during the agricultural off-season from August to October. In these governorates, concurrent reductions in household purchasing power, seasonally limited access to food and income in lowland areas, and reductions in food assistance will leave many households with large food consumption gaps or compel them to use emergency coping strategies. By November, most of these areas will likely see improvement back to Crisis! (IPC Phase 3!), based on the assumption that the start of the harvest of cereals and fruits/vegetables will provide an increase in food and income sources for many poor households. However, Emergency (IPC Phase 4) will likely persist in Marib through January, given the significant number of displaced households who are highly dependent on humanitarian assistance.

Despite a recent reduction in levels of conflict, income-earning opportunities remain highly limited in Yemen and household purchasing power continues to decline as prices of food and essential non-food commodities rise further.

High global fuel and food prices, disruptions to imported food commodity supply chains as traders struggle to source wheat from alternative suppliers, and depreciation of the currency in IRG-controlled areas drove the local price of basic food commodities upward in both IRG- and SBA-controlled areas in June 2022.

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-food-security-outlook-june-2022

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UNICEF Yemen Country Office Humanitarian Situation Report April 2022

Highlights

19.5 million or 61 per cent of Yemenis have no access to safe water and 11.4 million people or 42 per cent of the population have no adequate sanitation (Food Security and Livelihoods Assessment, March 2022). In April, to address the urgent needs of the affected population, UNICEF provided fuel to 37 Local Water and Sanitation Corporations (LWSCs) in 17 governorates to sustain the supply of safe water supply to 2.48 million people.

UNICEF, along with UNFPA and WFP, continues to reach displaced populations affected by conflict with first line response packages. In April 2022, Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) kits were provided to 4,491 newly displaced households (31,437 individuals).

A total of 661,286 people were reached with at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 420,391 people were fully vaccinated, accounting for 4 per cent of the population of Southern governorates.

UNICEF delivered 1,011,000 doses of Bacille Calmette Guerin (BCG) vaccine, 750,000 doses of Penta vaccine and 361,050 doses of Inactivated Polio vaccine (IPV) to a central warehouse in Sanaa

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/unicef-yemen-country-office-humanitarian-situation-report-april-2022-enar

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Yemen: Access Snapshot - April to June 2022 (As of 30 June 2022)

The second quarter of 2022 saw a moderate decrease in incidents that impacted the safety and security of aid workers. Humanitarians are working to adapt to these diverse challenges to continue delivering assistance to those most in need. Over the second quarter of 2022, humanitarian partners reported 532 access incidents in 88 districts within 18 governorates across Yemen, affecting 5.5 million people. Almost 55 per cent of the reported incidents pertained to bureaucratic constraints imposed by the authorities, causing restrictions on the movement of humanitarian agencies’ staff and commodities within Yemen. These include travel permit denials or delays and cancellations of missions and field travel activities.

Movement restrictions within Yemen were the predominant type of reported access incidents in the second quarter of 2022. Data shows a decrease of 39.2 per cent in the overall number of incidents, i.e., 187 fewer incidents, compared with the first quarter of 2022. This decrease in restrictions is attributed partly to the advocacy carried out by the humanitarian leadership. About 89 per cent of these incidents were recorded in Ansarullah (AA)-controlled areas. Operations and activities which require the travel of female national staff have become very challenging for all humanitarian agencies where the local authorities demand a Mahram (a close male relative) to accompany female Yemeni aid workers when traveling on field missions, leading to the cancellation of field visits and aid deliveries. These challenges have been prevalent across Ansarullah (AA)-controlled areas; and recently in a few tribal-influenced governorates controlled by the Government of Yemen (GoY) like Marib, Abyan, and Lahj. Another major restriction pertained to movement inside and outside Yemen was also imposed by the Ansarullah (AA) authority and affected the movement of all Yemeni national aid workers. The Supreme Council for the Management and Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (SCMCHA) issued a circular instructing that all Yemeni aid workers (be they working with the UN, INGOs or NNGOs) obtain a travel permit prior to participating in any events (workshops, trainings, any other events) abroad; the same requirement was also applied to travel from Sana’a to Aden.

During the reporting period, interference in the implementation of humanitarian activities by the authorities in Yemen was frequently reported. A total of 58 interference incidents were reported in the second quarter, compared with 63 incidents in the first. Many of these (24 incidents or 42.1 per cent) concerned delays, denials, and/or cancellations pertaining to the approval of project sub-agreements.

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-access-snapshot-april-june-2022-30-june-2022

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UNICEF Yemen Country Office Humanitarian Situation Report April 2022

Highlights

19.5 million or 61 per cent of Yemenis have no access to safe water and 11.4 million people or 42 per cent of the population have no adequate sanitation (Food Security and Livelihoods Assessment, March 2022). In April, to address the urgent needs of the affected population, UNICEF provided fuel to 37 Local Water and Sanitation Corporations (LWSCs) in 17 governorates to sustain the supply of safe water supply to 2.48 million people.

UNICEF, along with UNFPA and WFP, continues to reach displaced populations affected by conflict with first line response packages. In April 2022, Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) kits were provided to 4,491 newly displaced households (31,437 individuals).

A total of 661,286 people were reached with at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 420,391 people were fully vaccinated, accounting for 4 per cent of the population of Southern governorates.

UNICEF delivered 1,011,000 doses of Bacille Calmette Guerin (BCG) vaccine, 750,000 doses of Penta vaccine and 361,050 doses of Inactivated Polio vac

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/unicef-yemen-country-office-humanitarian-situation-report-april-2022-enar

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See the charity work of a humanitarian #Yemen charity I support. Designs of thier project to build a school for 1200 students in Hamdan district Sana'a governorate. Project funded by @monarelief's fundraising campaign in Patreon. (images)

https://twitter.com/CatePoet/status/1557096549812953090

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Mideast in Pictures: Poor phone service in war-torn Yemen exacerbates Yemenis' plight

After the civil war in Yemen destroyed communication towers, residents in Midi district in the northwestern province of Hajjah have to install small cell phone signal boosters up to 10 meters on wooden poles in order to make phone calls.

And this is how Sultan Jarbhi strengthens his cell phone's signal.

https://english.news.cn/20220807/cc5317d77c834c6ea59f438f3d0a3623/c.html

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Yemen’s first centre for infectious diseases inaugurated in Hodeidah

Despite Hodeidah’s importance, it has suffered from a significant decline in healthcare services due to the limited number of functioning health facilities. This left Al-Thawrah Hospital as the main medical services provider in a city often threatened by disease and epidemics, but the hospital simply could not cope with demand. But now, with support from the World Bank's International Development Association (IDA), and in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Social Fund for Development (SFD), a new medical centre for infectious diseases has been built with crucial input from doctors to determine its needs.

The absence of a specialised medical centre to control infectious diseases in Hodeidah has had huge ramifications. Medical statistics issued by Al-Thawrah Hospital show that between November 2019 and March 2020, the hospital had over 5,200 infectious disease cases, with more than 50 deaths. Sadly, children were the most vulnerable with a death rate of 70 per cent.

The new centre is of “great importance since it reduces overcrowding in the hospital and helps accommodate more patients,” says Yaman Fattah, the Health Projects Officer at SFD in Hodeidah. She explains that there was previously an ‘unviable’ medical centre being used and that it was ‘rehabilitated and equipped based on the latest healthcare standards and regulations.’

https://www.undp.org/arab-states/stories/yemens-first-centre-infectious-diseases-inaugurated-hodeidah

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Film: Deteriorating living conditions force children to quit school, work heavy labor jobs

The economic crisis in Yemen forced many students to drop out of school at the beginning of the school year to earn a living. Many children in Aden are working in heavy labor jobs such as blacksmithing and construction that are unsuitable for minors, in order to support their families. Less than 10 percent of children achieve a basic level of learning in primary education.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDAHmUSP37A

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'The most inspiring person I've ever met': your aid worker heroes of 2016 Fatik Al-Rodaini, a Yemeni journalist in Sana'a, was one of the dozens nominated... - The Guardian

https://twitter.com/SandsofYemen/status/1556123750000738304

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Yemen: Humanitarian Response Plan (YHRP) 2022 - Funding Status (9 August 2022)

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-humanitarian-response-plan-yhrp-2022-funding-status-9-august-2022

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Yemen Economy Tracking Initiative: IPC food emergency analysis

The IPC food emergency module identifies key trends in IPC food emergencies both geographically and temporally. A clear and concise understanding of the IPC supports humanitarian programming related to food security.

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-economy-tracking-initiative-ipc-food-emergency-analysis

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ACAPS Thematic report: Social impact monitoring report: April - June 2022 (3 August 2022)

About the report

The SIMP report identifies events and themes emerging from information on Yemen between April–June 2022 that have had or are likely to have a social impact. The product uses a general definition of social impact, which is the effect on people and communities of a specific action or event or the lack of action to intervene in a situation. Themes were chosen based on the considered significance of their impact (or potential impact) on people as already observed and through time. The report aims to support the understanding of the groups and categories of people in Yemen facing the greatest challenges in meeting needs and those most vulnerable to protection concerns.

Limitations

There is limited information available, specifically related to the impact of the conflict on groups and categories of people identified as vulnerable. The nature of available information, which is mainly qualitative, also makes it difficult to compare and aggregate data on a continuous and countrywide basis. ACAPS has confidence that the approach used to monitor and analyse events likely to have a social impact provides a structured way of improving the understanding of social impact within these constraints.

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/acaps-thematic-report-social-impact-monitoring-report-april-june-2022-3-august-2022

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Human Access

About

Human Access for Partnership and Development (HUMAN ACCESS) is a non-governmental, independent, non-profit, humanitarian, developmental, charitable, voluntary, and community-based organization. It was established in March 1990 by an elite of volunteers and social personalities as a voluntary non-governmental organization that implements its programs, projects and services according to periodic plans, a deliberate and renewed strategy, and a method of work based on the scientific methodology to be an effective link between donors and beneficiaries.

Mission

Contribute to the achievement of development and poverty alleviation in Yemeni society by investing in voluntary efforts and partnership with local communities and donor organizations, with priority given to the countryside, youth groups, women and children.

https://humanaccess.org/

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Film: Lack of access to basic health care, a painful reality for millions who who are sick and for their families.

https://twitter.com/KRitzICRC/status/1555780848275918849

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United States providing $431 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of Yemen

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing $431 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of Yemen. This brings the total amount that the U.S. government has provided to the Yemen humanitarian response to more than $1 billion in FY 2022.

https://www.usaid.gov/news-information/press-releases/aug-04-2022-united-states-providing-431-million-additional-humanitarian

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USAID Yemen Fact Sheet

https://www.usaid.gov/humanitarian-assistance/yemen

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Jemen: Eine neue – humanitäre – Bühne für Osama

Nach der Zerstörung seines Theaters fand der Schauspieler Osama eine neue Bühne – als Freiwilliger beim Jemenitischen Roten Halbmond. Seine neue Rolle bringt Kinder, die die Tragödie des Krieges erleben, zum Lachen und vermittelt ihnen zu Botschaften über Gesundheit und Sicherheit.

Nach der Bombardierung des Theaters suchte Osama nach einer neuen Aufgabe: etwas, das ihm wieder Freude bereiten und motivieren würde. Sein Weg führte ihn zum Jemenitischen Roten Halbmond in Hodeida.

Jetzt nutzt Osama seine Begabung für Komödie und Drama, um die Menschen durch interaktive Theatersketche aufzuklären. Die Aufführungen vermitteln auch wichtige Botschaften darüber, wie man in einem Umfeld, gesund und sicher bleiben kann, in dem der Krieg viele der grundlegenden Lebensmittel-, Wasser-, Gesundheits- und Abwassersysteme zerstört hat.

https://blog.drk.de/jemen-eine-neue-buehne-fuer-osama/

Film: https://youtu.be/g0rNFZiqSPs

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Yemen WANTS Situation Overview, April - June 2022

The Yemen Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Cluster (YWC) launched the WASH Needs Tracking System (WANTS) with the support of REACH to provide high quality WASH data and inform more effective programming and planning. The WANTS comprises a set of harmonized monitoring tools.

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-wants-situation-overview-april-june-2022

cp4 Flüchtlinge / Refugees

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178 flood victims in Sanaa receive emergency aid

https://en.ypagency.net/268901/

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[Aden] Yemeni gov't urges support to lessen floods impacts on IDP camps

https://debriefer.net/en/news-30515.html

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IOM Yemen: Rapid Displacement Tracking - Yemen IDP Dashboard Reporting Period: 31 July to 6 August 2022

Between 31 July and 6 August 2022, IOM Yemen DTM tracked 71 households (426 individuals)2 who experienced displacement at least once.

Safety and security concerns as a result of the conflict were the main reason for displacement, accounting for 65 per cent (46 HHs) of the total, accounting for 24 per cent (17 HHs) displaced due to the neutral disaster concerns, and followed by economic reasons related to conflict, accounting for 11 per cent (8 HHs).

Between 1 January to 6 August 2022, IOM Yemen DTM tracked 7,659 households (HH)3 (45,954 Individuals) who experienced displacement at least once.

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/iom-yemen-rapid-displacement-tracking-yemen-idp-dashboard-reporting-period-31-july-6-august-2022

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More than 16 thousand displaced families have been re-displaced by yesterday's floods in Marib/Multiple websites

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-58170

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Yemen's displaced people move from war to flooding in devastated Marib

In the Yemeni province's camps, displaced people tell MEE that flooding has hit them harder than war

“It was dangerous to flee our homes amid battles five years ago, but we managed to with some basic things,” Ayedh, who is in his 50s, told Middle East Eye. “Today, floods made it impossible for families to flee their homes with basic items. They were washed away with their homes.”

Ayedh was speaking as a second day of destruction hit Marib, with thousands of shelters for displaced people swept away after torrential rain triggered flash floods and strong winds battered camps across the province.

On Sunday, Yemen’s government appealed for emergency humanitarian assistance for those thousands of internally displaced people affected by the flooding.

“It was after sunset when floods arrived heavily at the camp. I wasn’t aware it would be a disaster but in minutes it became one and we couldn’t leave our homes,” Ayedh, who lives alongside thousands of families settled from across Yemen in a huge camp near Marib city, said.

“Water entered our homes and damaged everything, and we took our children and ran away from the camp. Those who are lucky got out safely and others were washed away and died or were injured.”

So far only one person in Marib is reported to have died in flooding over the weekend, which has displaced thousands. Last week, floods, landslides, and storms killed 16 people across Yemen.

Ayedh described the floods as the worst thing he had witnessed in his life and said he now hoped to find shelter for his family away from the camp, which is prone to flooding.

“We know that our camp is in the way of floods, and this isn’t the first time we have been attacked by floods. But we had no other choice. I call on organisations to provide us with a safe shelter where we can sleep safely,” he told MEE.

In Marib, floods damaged shelters at 54 displacement sites in Marib city, Marib al-Wadi, and Sirwah districts, affecting at least 10,000 displaced families.

Before the current truce, displaced families in Marib didn't feel safe. Fighting was ongoing near Marib city and they were worried it would reach their camps.

https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/yemen-flooding-marib-displaced-people

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DTM flow Monitoring Registry Dashboard: Non-Yemeni migrant arrivals and Yemeni returnees in July 2022

In July 2022, IOM Yemen DTM recorded 3,171 migrants entering Yemen, similar to 3,174 in June 2022. In both Shabwah and Lahj DTM has registered a decrease in arrivals since February 2022 although a slight increase has been observed in Shabwah this June compared to the last months. The overall decrease is in part linked to seasonal weather conditions as well as an increase in border patrols from the Djibouti side, especially near Lahj meaning smaller boats with fewer migrants made their way to Yemen. The slight increase in Shabwah can be attributed to the urgent need to send as much as possible of migrants from Bosasso, Somalia to Shabwah,
Yemen because the windy season is approaching and it will be diffcult for migrants to travel at that period.

Moreover, DTM recorded 4,476 Yemeni returns from KSA during the month of July 2022, compared to 5,895 in June 2022. Between 1 January and 31 July 2022, DTM recorded 34,437 migrants and 39,761 Yemeni migrant returnees to Yemen.

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/dtm-flow-monitoring-registry-dashboard-non-yemeni-migrant-arrivals-and-yemeni-returnees-july-2022-enar

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Kuwait opens school for refugees in Yemen

https://www.kuwaittimes.com/kuwait-opens-school-for-refugees-in-yemen/

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#Marib's IDPs unit: over 16,000 displaced families have been yet affected by torrential rains and flash floods last night.

https://twitter.com/Alsakaniali/status/1556116640714166273

(A P)

Morocco jails migrants, incl. Yemenis over crossing

A Moroccan court imposed 8-month prison sentences Thursday on 14 migrants for attempting, along with hundreds of others, to scale a border fence separating the north African country from the autonomous Spanish enclave of Melilla in June.
The same court sentenced 33 migrants to 11 months in prison last month after they tried to climb the border wall between Morocco and Melilla, also on June 24.
The trial of 28 additional immigrants from Sudan, Chad, Yemen, and South Sudan who were detained after the scaling attempt was postponed by the Nador Court of Appeal to August 17, due to the absence of witnesses.

http://en.adenpress.news/news/35437

cp5 Nordjemen und Huthis / Northern Yemen and Houthis

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President attends graduation ceremony of number of military forces of Presidential Protection Forces

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3198465.htm .

and also https://en.ypagency.net/269072/

Photos: https://twitter.com/Alsakaniali/status/1557839511085785089

Films: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSmzBkpnwX4

Full ceremony: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jx5iw99BEs&t=2s

(A P)

Hostages who keep dying shortly after release from Houthi jails: Mysterious lethal injections as a noiseless way of execution./Alsahwa Net

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-58236

(A P)

Yemen Won’t Be Silent Over Looting of Natural Resources – Al-Mashat

“We denounce the [Saudi-led] mercenaries for plundering the Yemeni people’s national assets and depositing the proceeds in a Saudi National Bank [SNB] account,” President of Yemen’s Supreme Political Council Mahdi al-Mashat underlined on Wednesday.

Stressing that the Yemeni nation lacks the most basic services, the official said the current freeze on the salaries of government employees, owing to the brutal Saudi-led aggression and unjust siege, can be resolved through oil revenues.

“The revenues of oil and gas looted by mercenaries are fairly enough to pay the salaries of civil servants and pensioners, and promote development,” he noted.

Meanwhile, Mashat called on the United Nations and the international community to pressure the Saudi-led coalition forces to fulfill their commitments under the Stockholm Agreement and facilitate payment of the salaries of all government employees and pensioners.

https://english.alahednews.com.lb/66773/524

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Yemen's Houthi rebels admit kidnapping more than 2,800 civilians in past year

Yemen’s Houthi rebels have confessed to kidnapping more than 2,800 civilians in the past 12 months, including women and children, over suspicions of espionage.

The rebels, who took over the capital Sanaa in 2014 by ousting the internationally recognised government, have been accused of committing war crimes against the Yemeni people throughout the eight-year war.

Multiple human rights groups have said over the years that the rebels have caused the displacement of thousands of families by kidnapping, bombing homes, torturing prisoners and holding civilians without adequate legal representation.

“The Houthi's security services had kidnapped 2,619 civilians from multiple areas across the country on charges of supporting the Saudi-led coalition, in addition to 183 who were accused of rallying up ranks to support the Yemeni government and 54 others were accused of spying and co-ordinating against us,” Houthi leader Abdul Malik Al Ajri, the rebel's interior spokesman, said.

Mr Al Ajri was speaking at a press conference in the capital, Asharq Al Awsat newspaper reported.

“Our reasons for kidnapping civilians is due to their communication with the Yemeni government and the coalition supporting it,” he said.

Security measures by the rebels have intensified during the past few months through increased campaigns of persecution and kidnapping against hundreds of civilians across the capital, according to human rights groups.

Yemeni groups said the rebels have refrained from providing any details about the identities of those kidnapped, their whereabouts and their current health condition.

https://www.thenationalnews.com/gulf-news/2022/08/10/yemens-houthi-rebels-admit-kidnapping-more-than-2800-civilians-in-past-year/

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Menschenrechte-Ministerium weist Vorwürfe und Irrtümer des Generalsekretärs der Vereinten Nationen über Kinder des Jemen zurück

Das Ministerium für Menschenrechte hat heute eine Pressekonferenz zu den Vorwürfen und Irrtümern des Generalsekretärs der Vereinten Nationen in Bezug auf die Situation jemenitischer Kinder organisiert.

Auf der Konferenz drückte der amtierende Menschenrechtsminister Ali Al-Dailami sein Bedauern darüber aus, dass der jüngste Bericht des Generalsekretärs der Vereinten Nationen über die Situation jemenitischer Kinder Ungenauigkeiten in den Ereignissen und Zahlen sowie in der Beschreibung der Mörder und Gewalttäter, unter Umgehung der Berichte internationaler Organisationen, die die Verbrechen der amerikanisch-saudischen Aggressionskoalition überwachten, und betonten, dass die Koalition der Feind Nummer eins in der Kindheit im Jemen ist.

Er betonte, dass sich die Vereinten Nationen an der Aufrechterhaltung des Leidens jemenitischer Kinder in verschiedenen Formen beteiligen, von denen die wichtigste das Schweigen über die Verbrechen der Aggressionskoalition gegen die Kinder des Jemen, das Töten und Verhungern und das wiederholte Absetzen der Mörder sei die Liste der Schande, die Umgehung internationaler humanitärer Rechtsvorschriften und der Inhalt von Berichten, die von vielen humanitären Organisationen und Einrichtungen herausgegeben werden.

https://www.saba.ye/de/news3198183.htm

(A P)

Ministry Human Rights Comments on UN Report on Situation of Yemeni Children

The Ministry of Human Rights held a press conference to respond to the report of the Secretary-General of the UN on the situation of Yemeni children.

"We are shocked by what was stated in the report of the Secretary-General of UN on violations against Yemeni children, noting that the report contained significant and clear inaccuracies" The Acting Minister of Human Rights, Ali Al-Dailami, said.

Al-Dailami pointed out that the report of the Secretary-General deliberately ignored many of the aggressor parties, in addition to the fact that the monitoring and reporting mechanisms adopted by the report are unknown and not based on the evidence referred to.

He explained that the Secretary-General's report spoke of multiple parties and ignored the crimes of the US-Saudi aggression, which are the main cause of the tragedies of Yemen's children.

"The UN only interacts with countries that have money and dollars, and here lies the problem, adding that we are talking about more than 8,000 children who were not mentioned in the report" The Minister of Human Rights said.

https://english.almasirah.net.ye/post/27638/Ministry-Human-Rights-Comments-on-UN-Report-on-Situation-of-Yemeni-Children

and also https://en.ypagency.net/268870/

My comment: By stressing the blame against the Saudi coalition, the Houthi administration tries to distract from its own violations (child soldiers).

Mein Kommentar: Die Vorwürfe gegen die saudi-Koalition sind alle berechtigt; doch mit einer solchen Stellungnahme wollen die Huthis von ihren eigenen menschenrechtsverstößen (Hauptpunkt: Kindersoldaten) ablenken.

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Sanaa shows off new forces, sends fiery messages to coalition

The Sixth Military Region celebrated on Tuesday the graduation of a new batch of its members, under the title “We from the criminals will take retribution.”

https://en.ypagency.net/268791/ = https://hodhodyemennews.net/en_US/2022/08/09/graduation-ceremony-held-for-yemeni-military-cadets/

and also https://english.almasirah.net.ye/post/27637/Majestic-Parade-of-Graduation-of-New-Batch-Reflects-Readiness-of-Yemeni-Army-to-Confront-Enemies

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How is an explosion in Yemen connected to Palestinian Islamic Jihad?

An Iranian unit is training both the Houthis in Yemen and Islamic Jihad in Gaza to produce their own rockets locally.

While the conflict in Gaza and the explosion in Yemen likely have no direct connection, the facility where the explosion was reported can be linked back to an Iranian unit that works closely with both Yemen's Houthis and the Islamic Jihad, according to independent Israeli intelligence analyst Ronen Solomon, who runs the Intelli Times blog.

The explosion reportedly hit the al-Hafa military camp, where the Houthi rebel group has missile storage and manufacturing facilities. According to the Saudi news network Al-Arabiya and Al-Ain news, the explosion was caused after a missile that was being moved exploded.

The link to the Islamic Jihad comes from the fact that the missile manufacturing facility that was hit by the explosion is linked to Unit 340 of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps' Quds Force. It is unclear if the Iranians reportedly killed in the explosion were part of the unit.

Unit 340 of the Quds Force is a technical department tasked with research and development and the transfer of expertise and equipment to Iranian proxies, including Hezbollah, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement and the Houthis.

The unit specializes in training Iran-backed militias on how to produce missiles and drones locally, lowering the need for external weapons smuggling, according to information first published by the VS Quds site, known for leaking information about Iranian activity in the Middle East and beyond.

The unit also brings members of Iran's proxies to Iran in order to train them on how to produce and use rockets.

https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/article-714292

(A P)

Sayyed Abdulmalik Warns: Zionists Seeking Division Among Palestinian Resistance, Targeting Each Individually

The Leader of the Revolution, Sayyed Abdulmalik al-Houthi, stressed that the contemporary threat is America, Israel and their agent countries, warning that the enemy’s targeting of each group individually aims to separate the Mujahideen (resistance fighters) in Palestine. Regarding Yemen, he advised the coalition of aggression to seize the opportunity of the truce to get out of their predicament, end the aggression and the siege and stop their plots.

https://english.almasirah.net.ye/post/27627/Sayyed-Abdulmalik-Warns-Zionists-Seeking-Division-Among-Palestinian-Resistance%2C-Targeting-Each-Individually

and also https://hodhodyemennews.net/en_US/2022/08/08/sayyid-abdul-malik-al-houthi-warns-invaders-during-ashura-speech/

https://english.alahednews.com.lb/66733/524

Film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGpDPhsRYcI = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5EnDl8ptEQ

Snippets: https://english.almasirah.net.ye/post/27674/Sayyed-Abdulmalik-Calls-on-US-Saudi-Aggression-to-Take-Opportunity-of-Truce-to-Get-out

https://english.almasirah.net.ye/post/27672/Sayyed-Abdulmalik-Renews-Warning-Against-Normalization-With-Zionists%2C-Attempts-to-Promote-It

and

(A P)

The Leader :Imam Hussein Represents An Extension Of Authentic Islam ,The Messenger Of God

Commander Sayyed Abdulmalik Badr al-Din al-Houthi confirmed that Imam al-Hussein represents an extension of authentic Islam and the Messenger of God and work to establish the nation and save it from its enemies, and that Karbala , when Imam Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet, Mohammed, was Killed, incident was not the result of the moment and had its great consequences and effects, pointing out that the words of the Prophet, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him and his family (Al-Hassan and Al-Hussein) are young people of Paradise) not only express their great virtue and their status in Paradise, but also shows us their position in the nation and their role in guiding the nation.

and

(A P)

Revolution leader: violating Kaaba is step toward normalization

The leader of the revolution, Sayyed Abdul-Malik Badreddin al-Houthi indicated that violating the Kaaba is a step toward normalization, and all of these steps are a violation of the taboos in Islam and an insult to the nation.
Sayyed Abdul-Malik Badreddin al-Houthi made the remarks in a televised speech on Monday in commemoration of Ashura, which marks the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS), the third Shia Imam and the grandson of the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH).
The Leader of the Revolution explained that the enemies are proceeding in a plan that includes cultural, media, and political aspects, and it has turned into a comprehensive program of action to target the nation, and with the normalization steps, hostile steps emerge towards the Islamic interior and the free people of the nation.
The leader has vigorously condemned some Arab states for normalization of ties and establishment of diplomatic relations with Israel.

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3198072.htm

and

(A P)

Revolution leader advises aggression coalition to seize armistice to end aggression, lift blockade

The leader of the revolution, Sayyed. Abdulmalek Badr al-Din al-Houthi advised the aggression coalition to seize the opportunity of the armistice to break its impasse, end the aggression, lift the blockade completely and cease its hostile plots toward the Yemeni people to reaffirm Yemen's firm and principled position on the question of Palestine.
In his speech today in memory of Ashura, the leader of the revolution called on the Yemeni people to be constantly and fully ready to confront enemies in any treacherous attempts at a temporary truce

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3198031.htm

(A P)

Hundreds of thousands gather across Yemen to commemorate Islamic holy day of Ashura

Hundreds of thousands of Yemenis in the capital Sana’a and a number of provinces have on Monday staged mass rallies commemorating the Day of Ashura and the anniversary of Imam Husayn’s martyrdom.

During the events, speeches and poems were delivered that spoke about the revolution of Imam Hussain and the position of truth that he had taken in the face of tyrants and oppressors.
At the rallies, the participants raised banners and slogans denouncing the US policy in the region.

https://hodhodyemennews.net/en_US/2022/08/08/hundreds-of-thousands-gather-across-yemen-to-commemorate-islamic-holy-day-of-ashura/

and films of rallies:

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZ3t2X0rwPA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhvGkh7ZBWA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67R6Dom5aAU

(A K)

Iranian military experts, Hezbollah members killed in Sanaa explosion: report

Several Iranian military experts, a number of Houthi rebels and members of Hezbollah were killed in a blast early on Monday following their failure to launch a missile amid an ongoing ceasefire with the Saudi-backed government.

Six Iranian military experts have been reportedly killed in two explosions in the Houthi-controlled Yemeni capital Sanaa early on Monday after the rebels failed to properly re-install a missile in a weapons storage warehouse, according to sources.

The incident took place at the Al-Hafa camp, south of the capital, despite a UN-brokered truce being in place, according to the Yemeni Khabar news agency.

https://english.alaraby.co.uk/news/iranian-military-experts-killed-sanaa-explosion-report

and also https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/officials-civilians-killed-clashes-southern-yemen-88103267

(A K pH)

Border Guard Forces celebrate graduation of new batch

In a speech during the ceremony, member of the supreme political council Mohammed Ali al-Houthi congratulated the graduates, saying that they are a safety valve for the nation.

“It is an inevitability, what we have seen today through the enemies’ request for a truce, and we say to the Yemeni people, rest assured these heroes of the army, popular committees and others on all fronts, took up arms and did not hesitate or retreat from the holy jihad. They engaged with enthusiasm and took responsibility to confront the aggression and its elements” Mohammed al-Houthi said.

https://en.ypagency.net/268556/

(A P)

Houthis execute young man in front of his parents in Taiz

The sources said the Shia militants raided the house of a man by the name Naji AlHawbani and executed his son Saddam in front of the young man's parents and dragged his dead body in the road and threatened to kill the family if they talk about the matter in public.

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-58152

(A P)

Parliament Presidium calls on free world parliaments to support Palestinian people

https://en.ypagency.net/268484/

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Lower petrol, diesel prices in free zones

The official cost of selling petrol and diesel at stations in all free zones decreased as of Saturday by 2,000 Rials in the 20-litre plate of gasoline and 1200 Rials for the 20-litre plate of diesel.
According to local sources in the capital secretariat and free provinces, the final sale cost of the 20-litre petrol plate was 12,000 riyals after 14,000 riyals. The cost of the sale of the 20-litre diesel plate was also reduced to 12,800 riyals instead of 15,000 riyals at various operating stations.
According to the sources, this reduction was based on the uneven decline in the World Petroleum Derivatives Exchange indices during part of last month

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3197726.htm

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

Siehe / Look at cp1

(A P)

Workshop Assessing Political, Economic and Security Conditions in Hadramawt

A two-day workshop bringing together a range of local officials, civil society groups, journalists and clerics to assess political, economic and security conditions in Hadramawt governorate concluded today, August 11, in the governorate capital of Mukalla.

The workshop, which was organized by the Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies and Saferworld, an independent organization working on conflict resolution, tried to find ways to strengthen the role of local government in serving the community and to increase the involvement of local organizations in Yemen’s peace process.

Part of a broader project exploring alternative methodologies for the Track II peace efforts in Yemen, the workshop discussed major local issues that are being worked out and resolved in an inclusive manner in order to better alleviate existing conflicts and tensions in Hadramawt.

The participants put forward a number of recommendations that will be presented to the government in Aden, the local authorities and local and international organizations. They also identified priorities in those sectors where there is currently a dire need for action in the governorate. The governorate will form a special team to work on these priorities during the coming period, in order to improve local services and support reconciliation.

https://sanaacenter.org/publications/news/18410

(A P)

Dep. parliament speaker Abdulaziz Jubari says the presidential coun.cil is not constitutional and is being employed as a tool to divide the country./Almahriya.

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-58236

(A P)

Islah party holds #Shabwah Governor Awadh bin al-Wazir responsible for what happened in Shabwah, calling #Yemen's PLC "to dismiss and refer him to investigation, otherwise it will have to reconsider its participation in all fields," statement.

https://twitter.com/Alsakaniali/status/1557846072504250368

referring to statement in Arabic: https://alislah-ye.net/news_details.php?sid=9444

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Clashes in oil-rich Shabwa test Yemen’s new presidential council

Yemen’s new presidential council is under strain over clashes between nominal allies in oil-rich Shabwa this week, imperilling Saudi Arabia’s efforts to strengthen an anti-Houthi coalition and potentially complicating international peace efforts.

The fighting in the south between forces of rival factions in the Political Leadership Council (PLC), formed in April, led member Abdullah al-Alimi to quit, but he was persuaded to rescind his decision to stabilise the PLC, a source close to Alimi said.

Local media had also reported Alimi’s resignation late on Wednesday because of three days of clashes in Shabwa’s Ataq between forces of the Giants Brigade, backed by the United Arab Emirates, and those of the Islah Party, to which Alimi belongs.

PLC head Rashad al-Alimi said in a statement on Wednesday that the Shabwa confrontation was “dragging us to conflict and far from the spirit of consensus” and that he acted to “eradicate strife” by dismissing some military leaders in the province and forming a committee to investigate the violence.

https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/clashes-oil-rich-shabwa-test-yemens-new-presidential-council-2022-08-11/ = https://www.fxempire.com/news/article/clashes-in-oil-rich-shabwa-test-yemens-new-presidential-council-1093287

and

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Shabwa infighting stir undeclared disputes inside Yemeni LC

The infighting recently seen by the Yemeni southeastern city of Ataq in Shabwa governorate and resultant decisions have stirred an undeclared political differences among members of the Leadership Council (LC).
These disputes were indirectly admitted by the LC President in a speech carried by official media outlets on Wednesday following the "regretful events" in Shabwa.
"I assure you that me and LC members are holding continual meetings to deal with these regretful events.. amid the spirit of harmony stipulated in the Power Transfer Declaration," President Rashad al-Alimi told the Yemeni people in his speech on Wednesday night.
"Unfortunately, events on the ground kept dragging us to conflict beyond the spirit of this harmony," he added.
The LC decisions were based on constitutional responsibility, in a bid to end infighting, hold accountable those who sparked it, support the symbol of the State and its prestige (i.e. the local authority), and to stop bloodshed, Alimi said.

https://debriefer.net/en/news-30514.html

and

(A P)

Yemen government removes commanders in Shabwa after civilians killed in clashes

Yemen's government has removed leaders in the southern Shabwa province after civilians were killed in violence between southern separatist groups and the internationally recognised government.

Presidential Leadership Council chief Rashad Al-Alimi offered the government's "deep regret, profound sorrow and sympathy to the families of the victims, especially the innocent civilians".

The presidential council "initiated a rapid response, eradicated dissension and held those responsible to account", Al-Alimi said in a statement reported on Thursday by the official Saba news agency.

He said that a fact-finding committee had been established and military commanders were removed in Shabwa.

https://english.alaraby.co.uk/news/yemen-govt-removes-shabwa-leaders-after-separatist-clashes

and

(A P)

Today, H.E @PresidentRashad addressed the #Yemeni people about the current situation in #Shabwa, and the prompt efforts undertaken by the Presidential Leadership Council (PLC) to contain the unfortunate events that affected the governorate.

He reaffirmed that the PLC is in a state of continuous meetings to identify these unfortunate events and address them in a spirit of consensus in accordance with the Declaration of the transfer of power.

He stated that a joint military-security committee has been formed headed by by the Minister of Defense along with the Minister of Interior and five members to investigate these events, and whose results will be submitted to the PLC for appropriate legal action.

He appealed to all political forces to maintain the spirit of consensus and partnership without exclusion and to work for unity, because any infighting will only serve the Houthis and their Iranian backers’ expansionist agenda in the region.

He stressed further that the PLC cannot accept or allow our weapons to be directed at anything or anyone other than the common enemy of all Yemenis.

He expressed his deep sorrow and sympathy to the families of the victims and affirmed his commitment to address the effects of these events and to take the necessary measures to ensure that they do not recur.

https://twitter.com/YemenEmbassy_DC/status/1557493188369211395

referring to http://www.sabanew.net/story/ar/88898 (in Arabic)

and

(A P)

The militias inaugurate assassinations in Shabwa

The paramilitary Southern Transitional Council assassinated political activist Hammam bin Laksar in Al-Rowdha area of Shabwa today, Thursday, a day after the UAE-backed militia seized control of the province. The militiamen opened fire on bin Laksar's car rendering him dead on the spot /Aden News and other websites enclosing the slain man's picture.

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-58236

My remark: By an Islah Party news site. Also:

And

(A P)

Bin Edeiw calls for countering UAE interference in Shabwa/Eejaz Press website

Tribes group to prepare for defending Shabwa's capital from invading separatists. The separatist Brigades forces set up checkpoints in the city's entrances/Yemen Voice

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-58236

and by a STC news site:

(A P)

Secret Prisons Operated by Brotherhood [Islah] Found in Shabwa

After regaining full control of the capital Ataq, Shabwa Defense Forces found on Thursday, secret prisons inside the military camps of the Muslim Brotherhood's armed forces.
An unofficial detention centre was discovered right after the liberation of Ataq, in one of the camps controlled by the Special Security Forces. It was built totally underground with single cells to forcibly arrest and hide opponents of Muslim Brotherhood's presence in Shabwa.

http://en.adenpress.news/news/35470

Film: https://twitter.com/South24E/status/1557742307683606528

and

(A P)

Yemen's STC calls for prosecuting rebels in Shabwa

The Emirati-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) on Wednesday supports measures taken by Shabwa governor against government troops in the Yemeni southeastern governorate, STC spokesman said.
Shabwa witnesses "military mutiny against the governorate's local authority and decisions made by the Leadership Council" (LC), Ali al-Kathiri added in a statement.
The STC "condemns all the chaos and mutiny acts.. and supports all the measures declared by Shabwa governor, including prosecution of those involved in this coup," he said.
The STC calls on the LC "and all Shabwa people to support measures taken by the governor so as to stabilize security across the governorate,"

https://debriefer.net/en/news-30504.html

and biased reports by pro-STC separatists’ news site:

http://en.adenpress.news/news/35474

https://en-smanews.org/south-arabia/minister-of-state-governor-lamlas-the-security-and-stability-of-shabwa-is-part-of-security-and-stability-of-aden-the-capital-and-all-governorates/

https://en-smanews.org/south-arabia/press-statement-by-official-spokesperson-of-the-stc-on-the-armed-rebellion-in-shabwa-governorate/

https://en-smanews.org/south-arabia/the-presidential-committee-praises-wisdom-and-ability-of-governor-of-shabwa-to-normalize-military-and-security-situation-in-the-governorate/

https://en-smanews.org/south-arabia/leadership-of-transitional-council-in-shabwa-inspects-liberated-security-points-from-brotherhood-rebels/

and

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Yemen officials say fresh infighting kills 35 in south

Infighting among pro-government Yemeni forces has killed 35 troops in a southern province in the past 24 hours, officials said, a development that threatens a ceasefire in the country’s wider conflict.

They say that an artillery duel that start in the late hours of Tuesday hit areas around a local airport in the city of Ataq, the capital of the southern Shabwa province.

Five civilians were among the dead, they added, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media.

The fighting comes after months of tensions within the pro-government, Saudi-led coalition that has been fighting a common enemy — the Houthi rebels — since 2015.

Earlier violence late Sunday erupted in the area after the province’s governor, backed by the United Arab Emirates, decided to sack a police commander known to have an anti-UAE stance, the officials said.

https://apnews.com/article/middle-east-united-arab-emirates-yemen-sanaa-houthis-e379db927cde0d8fe1aaf66ed3b560d5

Film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgm4GlM98UQ

and

(A P)

Dozens of dead bodies found in streets of Ataq City

Local residents on Thursday have found dead bodies of militants affiliated with the Saudi-led coalition factions lying in the streets of the city of Ataq, Shabwa province, southeastern Yemen.

This came on the eve of the decline in intensity of confrontations after three days of fierce clashes between the Emirati factions and the Islah forces, which ended with the expulsion of Islah militants from the city of Ataq.

https://en.ypagency.net/269072/

and

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Entire family killed by UAE airstrike in Shabwa

Several members of a family were killed on Wednesday in a UAE air raid on thier car in the city of Ataq, the Shabwa provincial capital.

The sources quoted that the Emirati drones targeted the car carrying a family displaced from the confrontations taking place in the city of Ataq, with an airstrike in the vicinity of the city, killing all of them, including women and children, without revealing the number of the dead.

Earlier in the day, the UAE drones targeted a number of military points belonging to Islah militants, with more than 30 air strikes, inside and around the city of Ataq, which led taking control of the “Special Security Forces” camp by members from the “Shabwa Defense” and al-Amaliqa forces backed by the UAE.

The UAE airstrikes came after military advances by Islah militants on Tuesday towards the house of the Shabwa governor loyal to the UAE, and the governorate administration building, as well as the fire control of Ataq Airport.

https://en.ypagency.net/268918/ = https://hodhodyemennews.net/en_US/2022/08/10/entire-family-killed-by-uae-drone-strikes-in-shabwah/

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Members of ‘Al-Amaliqa Brigades’ killed in airstrikes in Shabwa

A number of recruits in the so-called “Al-Amaliqa Brigades”, backed by the UAE were killed and wounded on Tuesday’s night in an aerial bombardment in Shabwa province, southeastern Yemen.

This was reported by Yemen News Portal, based on testimonies local source.

According to the sources, a plane believed to be an Emirati bombed a battalion belonging to the “Al-Amaliqa” in al-Shabika area near the city of Ataq, the center of Shabwa province.

The airstrike left many recruits dead and wounded, whose commander refused to participate in the confrontations in the city of Ataq between the special security forces supported by the forces of the Ataq axis loyal to “Islah” and the Shabwa Defense Forces of the UAE-backed Transitional Council, the sources explained.

The pointed out that military pickups and vehicles belonging to the battalion were burned as a result of the air strike.

https://en.ypagency.net/268861/ = https://hodhodyemennews.net/en_US/2022/08/10/several-mercenaries-killed-in-presumed-emirati-air-strike/

Film: https://twitter.com/Alsakaniali/status/1557338014824677385

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UAE air forces bomb Islah forces in Shabwah

The Islah party, (the Yemeni branch of the Muslim Brotherhood) has admitted on Wednesday that dozens of its fighters have been killed by an Emirati airstrikes in Shabwah province, southern Yemen.

Anis Mansour al-Subaihi, the Head of the Hana Aden Center for Studies, said in a tweet that more than 68 members of the Islah factions were killed when Emirati airstrikes hit special forces positions and the Ataq military axis.

Mansour confirmed that the Emirati bombardment continues, pointing out that there civilians casualties , including women and children.

https://en.ypagency.net/268969/ = https://hodhodyemennews.net/en_US/2022/08/10/uae-air-forces-bomb-islah-forces-in-shabwah/

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There are drone strikes according to reliable sources. Btw, I may know who is ur reliable in Shabwa. In fact he/she is biased & unreliable. You have 2 ask military & security soldiers, locals, eyewitnesses, not biased civil society activits? We have to seek & respect the truth!

https://twitter.com/Alsakaniali/status/1557724023529676802

To date, there have been no recorded airstrikes in the infighting in Shabwah. There have been unconfirmed reports of UAE drone strikes.

@YemenData does not record drone strikes due to unreliable sourcing.

https://twitter.com/YemenData/status/1557696700067758080

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Southern leader reveals site of launching drones to target Islah militants in Shabwa

A prominent southern leader revealed on Thursday the places from which the Emirati air force participated in targeting the military brigades and security forces affiliated with Islah Party during the past two days in Shabwa province, eastern Yemen.

The former leader of the “Southern Resistance”, residing in Turkey, Adel Al-Hasani, stated that the Emirati aircraft took off from the Balhaf gas facility located on the Arabian Sea, in the Radhom district, and the Morra camp located east of Ataq city, the capital of the province.

Al-Hasani indicated in a tweet on Twitter that Emirati planes launched from Al-Rayyan Airport in the city of Mukalla, which the UAE has controlled since 2016, and carried out air raids targeting the Islah militants in Ataq.

He added that many Emirati officers are present in Morra camp and other camps.

https://en.ypagency.net/269021/

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This is also how STC-AFFILIATED UAE-backed forces /Amalqa deal with the #Yemen flag today in Ataq #Shabwah after they seized the special security forces' camp. (photos)

https://twitter.com/Alsakaniali/status/1557348529579909121

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Film: Troops loyal to STC and Amalqa today burned house of pro-govt com. of Najdah Police in Shabwah governorate Abdulatef Dhayfer. This is unprecedented in #Shabwah's modern history. Pic by Adel Al-Mahrouq

https://twitter.com/Alsakaniali/status/1557423947557310464

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Thread: Pro-governor STC-affiliated Amalqa troops seized military and security camps in #Shabwah's Ataq following many airstrikes by UAE drones on pro-govt forces, local sources said. Dozen of soldiers were killed and wounded. Pro-govt forces began withdrawing to outside of Ataq.

Elements loyal to STC stormed and looted house of Islah-affiliated com of special security forces in #Shabwah Laakab.

Circulating video of UAE drone flying over Ataq this morning.

STC-affiliated Shabwani defense troops stormed office of pro-govt com. of 21th Brigade Jahdal Hanash al-Awlaqi in Ataq today. (with films, photos)

https://twitter.com/Alsakaniali/status/1557320116995608578

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Civilians killed and injured in Yemen's new war: Reports

Several civilians were killed and injured in confrontations in Yemen's southeastern province of Shabwa as the U*E and the separatist militias they back tried to capture the provincial capital from government forces.

Local sources said the Shabwa "Defense Forces" and Brigades militias indiscriminately shelled the neighborhoods of Ataq, relatively a newly built city and a rare safe oasis in war-torn Yemen where thousands of IDPs reside.

Warplanes and unmanned drones backing the rogue militias shelled the positions of the governmental forces and snipers from the militia shot whatever moved in the city's main streets killing 15 civilians including two women and injuring several others this Wednesday morning, sources have said.

Local sources said thousands of civilians have been issuing distress calls from their homes in panic and some families were seen traveling light and in hurry for fear of their lives.

The clashes were triggered after the U*A.E-appointed governor for Shabwa masterminded assassination attempts against government forces commanders this month and the Sa*u.di-appointed presidential council for Yemen took the governor's side.

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-58215

My remark: By an Islah Party news site.

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Separatists launch massive abuse campaign against northern Yemenis in Shawa

Southern separatists are filtering out the residents of the southeastern Yemen province based on regional affiliation and throwing people from the country's north in jails, source say. The U*AE -backed "Shabwa Defense" militia are also seizing properties of displaced people and kidnapping shopkeepers from the north and assigning trumped-up, serious accusations to them to justify their forcible disappearance./ Al-Waal Alyemeni and other websites

Watch videos showing "Shabwa Defense" forces arresting northern Yemen shopkeepers in Shabwa/Al-Waal Alyemeni

The tribes of Shawa are gathering in the provincial capital to defend it from the U*AE-created racist (regionalist) militias who hail from the Radfan-Dhale'a-Yafe'a Triangle./Multiple websites

Confrontations have renewed in Shabwa as the separatists attack the police camp. The U*AE -appointed governor continues to recruit armed militants to face showdown with the regular government forces ./Multiple websites.

Separatists enforce a campaign of mass displacement of northern Yemenis from Ataq, the provincial capital of Shabwa/Ethraa.

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-58211

My remark: By an Islah Party news site.

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Southern Forces Regain Full Control Over Ataq

Shabwa Defense Forces backed by the Southern Brigades of Al-Amalika regained full control over all Ataq city after two days of fierce armed clashes with Muslim Brotherhood's armed groups.

http://en.adenpress.news/news/35464

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Shabwa governor pardons Ataq rebels

The governor of Shabwa, Awadh bin al-Wazir al-Awlaki issued on Wednesday a general amnesty pardoning all those who caused and took part in the armed rebellion against the state in Ataq city over the past days.

http://en.adenpress.news/news/35466

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Shabwa: A last Yemen safe zone turns unsafe, people begin fleeing in hundreds

Hundreds of people have reportedly begun fleeing the provincial capital of Shabwa after the breakout of fighting between government troops on one side and S*di and U*E-backed separatists on the other as of yesterday.

Abed Al-Bayhani, a resident of the city, has arrived with his wife and five children to Marib this day on fears the confrontations may get worse. Separatists in the city's outskirts have reportedly been bombarding the city center intermittently since Tuesday in a bid to force the governmental special forces out of the city.

Ameen Sayf and his family also arrived in Marib and reported the displacement of tens of families or hundreds of people from Ataq toward the countryside of Shawa, Al-Abr, Sayoon and other relatively neighboring but far cities.

The U.A*E-ba.cked separatists have been amassing more forces and weapons around the city in a bid to advance despite the risks of a large scale civilian damage, emboldened by the decision of the presidential leadership council (a Sa*udi pu*ppet government assigned to lead Yemen in place of the real Hadi's government) to sack the commander of the special forces Abd-Rabbu Laakab.

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-58212

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Sanaa warns coalition against continuing to bomb Islah factions in Shabwa

https://en.ypagency.net/268926/

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Leader in STC escapes assassination attempt in Mocha

https://en.ypagency.net/268737/

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Shabwa violent clashes resume despite calls to end rebellion

Violent clashes erupted in the capital of Shabwa, Ataq, involved the use of heavy and medium weapons between Shabwa Defense Forces and Muslim Brotherhood's armed groups this morning.
The fight started only a few a hours after the arrival of military reinforcements from the northern governorates for the fight against the internationally recognized government and the governor of Shabwa, Awadh bin al-Wazir al-Awlaki.
Earlier, the governor of Shabwa urged the rebel soldiers to return to the right path and to immediately stop fighting unless they will bear the consequences of their rebellion against the state.

http://en.adenpress.news/news/35463

Film: https://twitter.com/Alsakaniali/status/1557157412406181899

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Pro-govt soldiers were killed and wounded by airstrikes from fighter jets believed to be Emirati on their positions in Ataq, #Shabwah, this Wednesday morning, via Al-Masdar Online.

https://twitter.com/Alsakaniali/status/1557185458060333056

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Shabwah Governor Awadh bin al-Wazir accused 6 pro-govt military commanders in #Shabwah of treason and rebellion against the local authority. (document)

https://twitter.com/Alsakaniali/status/1557115125961728000

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Civilian killed in terrorist attack on hospital in Shabwa

One civilian was killed in a terrorist attack carried out by armed gunmen of Islah Party (Yemen's Muslim Brotherhood) targeting a hospital in Ataq, the capital of Shabwa on Tuesday.
A number of gunmen of the Brotherhood's militias unexpectedly started firing machine-guns at the main hospital of Ataq. The bullets hit the exterior walls and front windows, but also killed a man who was inside the hospital for accompanying a patient, local sources said.

http://en.adenpress.news/news/35460

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Separatists arbitrarily arrest Taiz passengers in southeast Yemen

Separatists known as the Defense Forces of Shabwa in southeastern Yemen have been arresting most of the passengers who hail from the besieged city of Taiz, local sources said on Sunday.

The sources said the paramilitary militias who recently took over the road checkpoints from government forces force Taizi passengers travelling to Shabwa or beyond or coming back to their home city and throwing them in jail labeling them as "vandals."

The Defense Forces are part of the separatist Shabwani Elite

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-58168

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STC-affiliated #Shabwah defense arrested today a number of northerner workers in #Ataq, the capital of Shabwah, via Yemen monitor.

https://twitter.com/Alsakaniali/status/1556971122696097792

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Military commander in ‘Presidential Protection’ declares his rebellion against Al-Alimi

Mehran al-Qubati, commander of the “Fourth Brigade of Presidential Protection” announced on Tuesday evening his rebellion against the head of the Riyadh-formed Presidential Council, Rashad al-Alimi, calling it a “betrayal.”

“As we expected the UAE –backed Presidency Council in al-Ma’ashiq palace under the leadership of Rashad Al-Alimi wins for the UAE project in Shabwa,” adding, ” May Allah make our faces of betrayal black, ” Al-Qubati said in a tweet.

Al-Qabati explained in a tweet that Al-Alimi made decisions to isolate what he called “national leaders”, which resisted the owners of small enterprises, referring to the regional project of the “Southern Transition Council” , which demanding separation of Yemen.

https://en.ypagency.net/268748/

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Intense clashes erupt between rival security forces in Yemen's Shabwa

Deadly clashes erupted on Monday between rival security units across various residential neighborhoods of the Yemeni oil-rich province of Shabwa, a government official told Xinhua.

Security units loyal to the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated Islah Party launched an attack against the rival security forces of the government in Ataq, the provincial capital, triggering intense street battles, the local government source said on condition of anonymity.

The ongoing street clashes in Shabwa have left 18 people killed and more than 25 others injured, according to local medical sources.

"The infighting occurred following the appointment of a new commander to lead the special security units loyal to Islah," the source said.

The local government authorized the deployment of army troops from the elite southern Giants Brigades to secure state institutions in the province and confront the rebellion, according to the official.

Hours after the infighting, the Aden-based Presidential Leadership Council held an extraordinary meeting, renewing its full support for the governor of Shabwa and ordering the special security units to immediately stop the clashes.

The Yemeni council issued new decisions that included dismissing a number of security and military leaders accused of organizing a rebellion against the local authorities in Shabwa, according to the

https://english.news.cn/20220809/a465a4732e6f49498a3ba3b939230b8c/c.html

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PLC removes top military officials after bloody clashes in Shabwa

The internationally recognized Presidential Leadership Council (PLC) held an extraordinary meeting in Aden on Monday under the chairmanship of Rashad Al-Alimi to discuss the unfortunate armed clashes erupted in Shabwa this morning.
After extensive discussion and reviewing reports on Shabwa's fighting presented by the competent authorities, the PLC take a decision to remove a number of senior military and security officials for their involvement in today's bloody clashes, and for creating chaos and violence in Shabwa.

http://en.adenpress.news/news/35455

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Head of #Yemen's PLC Rashad Al-Alimi appointed (STC-affiliated) Adel al-Masabi (left) as com of Ataq military axes and 30th armored Brigade, (Islah) Mahim Saeed as com of special security forces, (GPC) Foad al-Nasi (right) as head of Police dept in #Shabwah governorate.

https://twitter.com/Alsakaniali/status/1556730272535793665

The new appointments to #Shabwa of the police (General People's Congress Party), security forces (al-Islah Party) and military forces (Southern Transitional Council) are rigorously balanced. All three major political parties in Yemen are represented.

https://twitter.com/MllerQuentin/status/1556773780558594049

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Islah Party stipulates dismissal of Shabwa governor to accept Al-Alimi’s decisions

Military commanders loyal to Islah Party in Ataq city stipulated the dismissal of the governor of Shabwa appointed by the Saudi-led coalition, Awadh Al-Wazir al-Awlaqi, to accept the decisions of the Riyadh-formed Presidential Council to dismiss them.

Sources said that the dismissed military commanders, whose forces control most of the city of Ataq, rejected the decisions of Presidential Council’s president, Rashad Al-Alimi, to dismiss them and considered him biased towards the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC).

The Islah military and security leaders held the governor responsible for the clashes in Ataq.

The sources added that military and special security forces loyal to Islah continue to deploy in Ataq, despite the issuance of decisions to dismiss its commanders.

https://en.ypagency.net/268738/

and by an Islah party news site: https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-58190

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Shabwa governor starts military campaign against gov't "rebel" troops

Governor of the Yemeni oil-rich governorate of Shabwa on Wednesday declared the start of a military campaign backed by Emirati warplanes against the UN-recognized government troops, with reports on civilian fatalities.
"We used all the peaceful ways in dealing with the mutiny and coup against decisions of the governorate's local authority," Governor Oudh al-Oulaqi said in a statement.
Government troops "used force and violence, created chaos and sedition, destabilized national security and stability, and violated all the decisions and laws applicable in this governorate," he added.
The campaign is aimed to impose security and stability and to save lives and properties of Shabwa residents, according to Oulaqi.
The governor vowed to sue all those behind "the failed mutiny and coup that left a number of innocents killed and terrified."
Positioned in Ataq airport, Emirati troops lead the campaign involving Shabwa Defense and Giant Brigade forces that launched massive attacks on government troops in the provincial center, military sources said.
Emirati warplanes targeted government troops' sites and populated neighborhoods, the sources added.
A shell (thought to be from Emirati drone) fell onto a private house in the vicinity of Ataq airport, leaving civilian fatalities, including women and children, said local residents.

https://debriefer.net/en/news-30503.html

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Shabwa confrontations between pro-coalition factions get fiercer

Violent confrontations resumed Monday evening between the “special forces” led by Abd Rabbo La’kab and the Southern Transitional Council (STC) militia in Ataq city, the capital of Shabwa province, eastern Yemen.

Informed sources said, “La’kab forces decided to confront the Emirati reinforcements, and to resolve the confrontations in Ataq, after the overthrow of a number of leaders by decisions issued by the Riyadh-formed Presidential Council in Aden.”

The sources added that the special forces, with the support and backing of the “30th Brigade”, led by the commander of the “Ataq Axis”, Uzair Nasser Al-Atiqi, are engaged in fierce confrontations against the “Shabwa Defense and Al-Amaliqa Brigades” funded by the UAE, which entered the confrontation beside the La’kab forces.

The sources confirmed that the forces of La’kab took control of a number of military points of the Shabwa Defense and Al-Amaliqa and burned a number of their vehicles.

https://en.ypagency.net/268733/

and by a STC news site: http://en.adenpress.news/news/35454

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This morning Amalqa troops (4th Amalqa "Giants" Brigade led by STC-affiliated Nizar al-Wajih Al-Yafie from Lahj) attacked security troops in al-Najda camp in Ataq, trying to seize it, but failed, local sources said.

https://twitter.com/Alsakaniali/status/1557000666438066177

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Clashes leave one killed, 8 injured in Shabwah

Clashes have erupted between a pro-Islah force and another affiliated with the UAE-backed Al-Amaliqa Brigades have expanded in Yemen’s southeastern Shabwa province.

This was reported by Yemen News Portal on Monday, based on testimonies of local sources.

According to the sources, a force of “Al-Amaliqa” clashed with another from the 30th Infantry Brigade in the Ataq axis near the city of Ataq, the center of Shabwa province, before the special security forces joined to back up the latter.

The so-called ‘Shabwa Defense Forces” supported “Al-Amaliqa” in the clashes, in which artillery and tanks took part to expand to Dirham Street, and mortar shells fell on various parts of the vicinity of the area , the sources said.

https://en.ypagency.net/268646/ = https://hodhodyemennews.net/en_US/2022/08/08/mercenary-infighting-flares-up-in-shabwah/

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[Sanaa gov.] Yemeni Deputy FM condemns Emirati attacks on Islah Party militants

https://hodhodyemennews.net/en_US/2022/08/11/yemeni-deputy-fm-condemns-emirati-attacks-on-islah-party-militants/

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What is happening in Shabwa is conflict between aggression coalition countries with Yemeni blood: [Sanaa gov.] Shabwa province Agent

The agent of Shabwa province Hamza Al-Hamza confirmed Tuesday that what is happening in the province is a conflict between the countries of the US-Saudi-UAE aggression coalition with the blood of the province's sons.
Agent Hamza stated in a statement to SABA that each state of aggression seeks to extend its control over Shabwa province and monopoly on its oil wealth. "We care about the safety of civilians first and last," he said.
He added: "There is no problem for the Coalition States, as there is fighting. The blood is Yemeni, and the occupying powers are exploiting the conflicts they have created to plunder more of the wealth of the occupied provinces."

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3198221.htm

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Mass withdrawal of “Al-Amaliqa” from Ataq confrontations

Dozens of members of “Al-Amaliqa Brigades” funded by the UAE, withdrew from the city of Ataq, the capital of Shabwa province, eastern Yemen, following violent confrontations between the “special forces” led by Abd Rabbo La’kab and the Southern Transitional Council (STC) militia.

According to informed local sources, the hardline Salafi elements belonging to the “Al-Amaliqa”, withdrew from the confrontations against the “Security Special Forces” and the “21st Brigade” in Ataq, considering them “sedition”.

The confrontations have causing heavy losses in the ranks of the so-called “Shabwa Defense, the sources said.

https://en.ypagency.net/268751/

and on a STC news site:

https://en-smanews.org/south-arabia/thwarting-brotherhoods-attempt-to-control-ataq/

https://en-smanews.org/south-arabia/violent-clashes-between-forces-of-southern-giants-and-brotherhood-elements-in-ataq/

https://en-smanews.org/south-arabia/governor-of-shabwa-discusses-role-of-military-judiciary-and-activates-of-prosecution-to-hold-officers-and-individuals-accountable/

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Violent infighting erupts amongst Aden mercenaries

Violent clashes erupted between the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC)’s factions, during the early hours of Sunday morning, in the city of Aden.

“The clashes erupted between the security belt factions, and armed men from the Khor Maksar region police, with various types of light and medium weapons,” local sources said.

The sources indicated that members of the Fourth Battalion in Security Belt militia attacked the police in Khor Maksar, following the death of one of the battalion’s members Ghamdan Qassem Al-Shaeri on Saturday from wounds sustained in the attack of a point belonging to the Security Belt last month, in coast Abyan.

https://hodhodyemennews.net/en_US/2022/08/08/violent-infighting-erupts-amongst-aden-mercenaries/

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Officials: 3 civilians killed in clashes in southern Yemen

Infighting among Yemen’s pro-government forces in a southern province killed at least three civilians, military and medical officials said Monday.

Clashes erupted late Sunday in Ataq, the capital of Shabwa province, between the United Arab Emirates-backed Giants Brigades and Shabwa Defense Forces on one side and the paramilitary police known as Special Security Forces on the other.

Fifteen people, mostly fighters, were killed in the violence, which followed the UAE-backed governor’s decision to sack an anti-UAE police commander, the officials said.

On Monday, missiles struck Ataq airport, where UAE troops are stationed, officials said without immediately providing details.

Troops and armored vehicles from both sides were deployed on Ataq’s streets on Monday. Dozens of families had packed and left the city

https://apnews.com/article/middle-east-united-arab-emirates-yemen-sanaa-houthis-f38ccc37651a878e1afe47c959cdbe24

(A K)

US military spy plane shot down in Mahra

Residents found the wreckage of the US military plane that crashed in the past hours in province of Mahra, eastern Yemen.

Activists from Mahra circulated photos of the wreckage of the spy plane of the US-British occupation forces, in the area of Qishn, west of the city of al-Ghaydah, the capital of the province.

They stressed that the spy planes that depart from al-Ghaydah airport, and are used by US and British forces, have been a source of fear and terror for the people and residents of Mahra, since the past five years.

Activists said the downing of the plane was likely due to a technical malfunction, or that tribal gunmen shot it down in response to the Saudi-led coalition’s escalation in storming the house of Sheikh Ali Salem al-Haraizi, at the end of July (photos)

https://en.ypagency.net/268542/ = https://hodhodyemennews.net/en_US/2022/08/07/wreckage-of-us-warplane-found-in-yemen/

(A P)

Citizen injured by unknown gunmen fires in Hadramout

https://en.ypagency.net/268519/

(A P)

Fierce clashes erupt between UAE factions in Aden

Fierce clashes erupted on Sunday between UAE-backed Southern Transitional factions in Aden province, informed sources told Yemen Press Agency.

The sources indicated that the confrontations broke out between security-belt and armed men from Khur Maksar police by various light and medium weapons.

https://en.ypagency.net/268603/

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Yemeni Shabwa governor dismiss security leaders

Shabwa governor, Oudh al-Oulaqi, on Sunday fired a number of security leaders over chaos seen by the Yemeni southeastern governorate last July.
Ataq, Shabwa provincial capital, saw last month clashes pitting the convoy of security special forces' commander against military units from Emirati-backed Shabwa Defense forces, leaving two soldiers killed.
Oulaqi ousted the two commanders of security forces (Abd Rabbu Lakab) and Shabwa Defense forces (Ahmed Dar'an) for "declaring a mutiny against the provincial leadership and the security committee's decisions," says the governor's decree carried by Shabwa governorate's website.
Shabwa governor also decided to suspend the director of special forces commander's office, Nasser al-Sharif, and continue the suspension of the Shabwa Defense Second Brigade's commander (Wajdi BaOum) until the killing of the two soldiers is solved.
Earlier, Oulaqi suspended all the personnel and leaders who took part in the infighting seen by Shabwa until probes are finished.

https://debriefer.net/en/news-30477.html

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#Shabwah. Governor bin Al-Wazir dismissed Laakab and interior minister rejected the decision. Further military vehicles and troops from Amalqa and Shabwani defense reportedly deployed to Ataq and around Laa'kab house last night.

https://twitter.com/Alsakaniali/status/1556419483081777159

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UAE overthrows Shabwa’s most prominent commander affiliated with Islah party

The United Arab Emirates on Saturday ousted the most prominent security leaders affiliated with Islah party, in the oil province of Shabwa, eastern Yemen.
According to local sources, the UAE-backed governor of Shabwa province, Awad al-Wazir issued a decision to dismiss the commander of the ” Securely Special Forces” Abd Rabbu Lakab, two weeks after he was subjected to an assassination attempt by the so-called “Shabwa Defense” near one of its checkpoints, in mid-July.

https://en.ypagency.net/268501/

and by a STC news site: http://en.adenpress.news/news/35444

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Film: Following the dismissal of the Special Forces Commander, Brigadier General: Abed Rabbo Laakab, celebrations in Ataq amid a tense atmosphere threaten to explode the military situation.

https://twitter.com/GhalebM0nz1i7/status/1556003009297014786

(A P)

STC militias kidnap one of Ali Al-Ahmer relatives in Aden

https://en.ypagency.net/268459/

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Yemeni minister calls for oil import reviewed mechanism

The mechanism of importing oil to Yemen needs reconsideration, the Yemeni oil minister said at meeting on Thursday.
The current mechanism suffers imperfections, Saeed al-Shamasi added, highlighting the need to reconsider the plan and correct the key problems that occurred in the past, according to the Aden-based Saba.

https://debriefer.net/en/news-30446.html

(A P)

Yemeni LC urges int'l pressures on Houthis to fulfill pledges

The Yemeni Leadership Council (LC) on Thursday called on the international community to pressure the Houthi group into applying the terms stated in the UN-brokered truce, and positively dealing with peace efforts.

https://debriefer.net/en/news-30445.html

(A T)

Gunmen damage crude pipeline in Shabwa, southeast Yemen

Unidentified armed men on Wednesday set fire to crude pipeline in the Yemeni oil-rich governorate of Shabwa, southeast the war-torn country.
The gunmen damaged the pipeline near to Joul al-Raida in Maifa'a district east Ataq, Shabwa provincial capital, local official said in remarks carried by the Sputnik International.

https://debriefer.net/en/news-30434.html

(A P)

Senior official admits that Islah party betrayed homeland

A senior leader of the Islah party (the Yemeni branch of the Muslim Brotherhood) has admitted that the party leadership made serious mistake, which is joining the Saudi-led coalition and refuse to listen to the advices in defending the homeland alongside with Sanaa forces.

“The party’s remnant leaders deserve to be dismissed from the Saudi-led coalition-backed government, through decisions issued by the ‘Riyadh-formed Presidential Council’ because the party’s leadership in Riyadh refused to listen to the advices about to ally with Sanaa forces and leave the Saudi capital,” said Anis Mansour al-Subaihi, who is also the Head of the Hana Aden Center for Studies.

https://en.ypagency.net/268369/ = https://hodhodyemennews.net/en_US/2022/08/05/islah-party-senior-figure-joining-saudi-side-was-serious-mistake/

(A P)

Shatara calls for coexistence formula between South and North

Member of the Presidency of Southern Transitional Council (STC ), Vice-President of the National Assembly for Control and Inspection, Lufti Shatara reiterated his calls for coexistence formula between the South and the North.
Shatara indicated in his tweet today that "When the citizen in the North feels that restoring the Southern State means setting up electrical barriers across the borders to prevent him from entering the South, undoubtedly every northerner will stand against such restoration."
"Coexistence between the peoples of the North and the South is inevitable. Thus, the re-creation of two states (North and South) coexisting together needs a balanced political discourse from both sides." he added.

http://en.adenpress.news/news/35433

(A P)

Among the crimes of the Saudi-Emirati coalition in #Yemen: She died before she saw it Six years old, and this mother from #Aden goes out and demands her son or know his fate. She does not know that her son, Muhammad al-Ghafuri, was tortured in Waddah Hall prison until he died. Waddah Al-Sirri Hall Prison belongs to the Emirates and is managed by Yusran Al-Maqtari, who resides in the #Emirates. (photos)

https://twitter.com/GhalebM0nz1i7/status/1555224996670328832

(A P)

Tribal gunmen prevent entry of oil tankers in Shabwa

Tribal sources in the province stated that armed tribal groups detained, for the third day in a row, oil and gas tankers at Al-Saeed junction, southeast of Ataq, and prevented them from entering the city, demanding the payment of two billion Yemeni riyals, dues to the transporter of diesel for Shabwa electricity plant.

https://en.ypagency.net/268285/

(* A P)

UAE campaigns of kidnapping, forced displacement target residents of Socotra

The UAE-funded militia launched on Thursday a campaign of kidnappings and forced displacement against the people of the Yemeni island of Socotra archipelago.

Local sources reported that the UAE militia, during the past hours, launched a massive campaign of kidnappings of a number of opponents of its presence in the city of Hadibo, including local leaders, and transferred them to its secret prisons on the island.

The campaign of kidnappings targeted a number of loyalists of the former Islahi governor in Socotra, Ramzi Mahrous, as a result of their criticism of the UAE’s decision to appoint Raafat Al-Thaqali, the leader of the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) militia in Socotra, as governor of the island, early this month.

Other sources reported that the UAE forces completed the process of displacing the people of Abdul Kuri Island after taking control of 6 oil sectors on the island, and the near opening of the military airport in partnership with the Zionist navy.

The UAE displaced a number of Abd al-Kuri’s people at the end of last June, after it transferred military vehicles and construction equipment last May to the island to establish an airport in cooperation with the navy of the Zionist enemy.

https://en.ypagency.net/268349/ = https://hodhodyemennews.net/en_US/2022/08/06/uae-occupation-launches-campaign-of-abductions-in-occupied-socotra/

and also https://english.almasirah.net.ye/post/27568/Saudi-UAE-Kidnapping-Campaigns%2C-Forced-Displacement-of-People-in-Socotra

(A T)

Gunmen shoot dead SB senior officer south Yemen

A senior officer of the Emirati-backed Security Belt (SB) forces was shot dead on Tuesday by armed men thought to be al-Qaeda militants in the Yemeni southern governorate of Abyan.
The al-Qaeda suspects waited in ambush for Ali Ma'amas al-Marqashi and his son, Major Mohamed, in the port city of Shoqra, local security sources said.
The SB senior officer's car was showered with bullets, leaving the man killed and his son critically wounded, the sources added.
The Southern Transitional Council-affiliated SB forces deplored the assassination and vowed to capture and prosecute the killers.

https://debriefer.net/en/news-30425.html

Fortsetzung / Sequel: cp7 – cp19

https://www.freitag.de/autoren/dklose/jemenkrieg-mosaik-819b-yemen-war-mosaic-819b

Vorige / Previous:

https://www.freitag.de/autoren/dklose/jemenkrieg-mosaik-818-yemen-war-mosaic-818

Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 1-818 / Yemen War Mosaic 1-818:

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

Der saudische Luftkrieg im Bild / Saudi aerial war images:

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

http://poorworld.net/YemenWar.htm

http://yemenwarcrimes.blogspot.de/

http://www.yemenwar.info/

Liste aller Luftangriffe / and list of all air raids:

http://yemendataproject.org/data/

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

https://yemen.bellingcat.com/

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

https://yemeniarchive.org/en

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