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Fighting intensifies in Yemen, air strikes, missiles, and suicide bombing, August 30, 2016
Scores of Yemenis Killed in Saudi Air Strikes, Bombing Attacks, and Fighting
August 30, 2016
ISIS attack kills dozens in Yemen’s Aden
Al-Arabiya TV (Pro-Saudi), 29 August 2016
A suicide car bomb attack claimed by ISIS on an army training camp in Yemen’s second city of Aden killed at least 60 people on Monday, medical sources said.
A security official told AFP that the attacker drove his vehicle into a gathering of new recruits at the camp in northern Aden.
The assault killed 60 people and wounded 29 others, medical sources from the three hospitals where the victims were taken told AFP.
Security officials had provided an earlier toll of 11 dead.
The port city, the temporary base of Yemen’s Gulf-backed government, has seen a wave of bombings and shootings targeting officials and security forces.
Little is known about the suicide bomber, however local news channel Yemen Press release an image of a man carrying a weapon with the ISIS flag in the backdrop who they claim was behind the attack. The man was identified by local media as Abu Sufyan.
Attacks in Aden are often claimed by extremist from either al-Qaeda or the ISIS, which have both taken advantage of the chaos in Yemen to make gains in southern and southeastern regions.
Yemeni authorities have trained hundreds of soldiers in Aden over the past two months to as part of operations to retake neighboring southern provinces from extremists.
Earlier this month, Yemeni government forces backed by a Saudi-led coalition entered Abyan’s provincial capital Zinjibar.
Troops retook other towns across Abyan but have been met by fierce resistance in key al-Qaeda stronghold, Al-Mahfid, a town which lies further east, security sources said.
The militants are still present in areas surrounding the recaptured towns and control large parts of the neighboring Shabwa province, the sources say.
People gather at the scene following an attack by a suicide bomber who drove a car laden with explosives into a compound run by local militias in the port city of Aden, Yemen August 29, 2016. (Reuters)
The coalition intervened in Yemen in March last year and has helped government troops push the rebels out of Aden and four other southern provinces.
But authorities have been struggling to secure these provinces.
More than 6,600 people, mostly civilians, have been killed in Yemen since March 2015 and more than 80 percent of the population has been left in need of humanitarian aid, according to the UN.
The following news stories are from the pro Saudi website Al-Masdar Online (http://www.almasdaronline.com/category/42 ):
Houthis ban entry of aid into Taiz Selou district
Houthi rebels and allied troops loyal to ousted President Ali
Abdullah Saleh on Sunday blocked the entry of humanitarian aid into Al-Selou
district to the southwest of Taiz, residents reported Sunday.
Massive Saudi combing operation along Yemen borders
Saudi troops launched Sunday an intense combing operation along the
border with Yemen to flush out Houthi and pro-Saleh fighters trying to
push into Saudi territory, a local source reported.
Yemeni inmate tortured to death by Houthis
A Yemeni internee held in Houthi-run jails
reportedly died owing to the brutal torture meted out to him by the
Houthi prison authority, the second such incident in a week.
The following news stories are from the pro Saleh-Houthi website Al-Motamar (http://www.almotamarenglish.net/9856.htm):
The border areas in the province is exposed daily to the bombing Saudi war aggression, Targeting citizens' houses and Public and private properties, the official said. The operating room did not receive any communication about presence of human victims, the official explained.
The missile force bombed Saudi enemy soldiers gatherings in Nhoukh, Abu Hamdan and al-Sudais areas, a military source said, adding to another gathering of Saudi enemy soldiers and Saudi military vehicles in al- Katra site in Najran with many missile ,caused a number of killed and injureds In their ranks
The Saudi war jets waged on Saturday air raids on Sa'ada province, a security official said. The war jets targeted a gas station in Qahzah area with three raids causing the destruction of hundreds of gas cylinders, the official added.
The Saudi warplanes pounded on Saturday an electricity station in Amran province, a station manager in Amran said. The raids destroyed the main Electricity Conversion Station completely, the station manager Amin al-Adani said.
The three raids targeted Dilaa area , which led to great damages to citizens' houses and properties .also raids targeted al-Madfon area with three raids ,caused huge damages to citizens' houses and proprieties .
The official confirmed six of the mercenaries were killed and three were injured including a Front leader of al- Ghayl Ahmed Abdullah Muhsin when they tried to advance towards al-Mgath area in al- Ghayl district .
Around five people injured on Friday in Saudi raids on al-Hada district of Dhamar province, a security official said. The Saudi warplanes targeted al-Ahsa area in the district with two raids, injuring five people, some critically, while on their way on the main road, he added.
At least 11 people, mostly women and children, were killed on Friday in Saudi raids on Baqem district of Sa'ada province, a security official said. The Saudi fighter jets targeted two houses in al-Zamah area, killing the eleven and injuring others, the official added.
The Saudi war jets have waged two air raids on Bani Matar district of Sana'a province, a security official said Thursday. The official added the raids targeted al-Subaha area causing huge damage to citizens' houses and their properties.
The Saudi war jets waged on Thursday air raids on al-Ghail district of Jawf province, a local official said. The official added the war jets targeted al-Ordhi, al-Adhabah and al-Maqatea areas in the district, leaving huge damage to houses and farms.
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