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Fighting Continues in Yemen Despite Cease-Fire, Hadi Rejects Unity Government with Rebels

July 11, 2016


Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi is escorted by special forces during a visit to the country's northern province of Marib on Sunday, July 10, 2016 Site of a Saudi air strike on Kutaf disctrict in Sana'a, Yemen, July 10, 2016 mot


Yemen's president says latest peace plan unacceptable

Arab News, Agence France Presse, Sunday, 10 July 2016

ADEN, Yemen:

Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi threatened on Sunday to boycott peace talks with Iran-backed rebels if the UN envoy insists on a roadmap stipulating a unity government that includes the insurgents.

UN-sponsored talks between Hadi’s Saudi-backed government and the Houthi rebels and their allies are scheduled to resume on Friday in Kuwait after a two-week break.

More than two months of negotiations have failed to make headway to end the deadly conflict.

“We will not return to the talks in Kuwait if the United Nations tries to impose the latest proposal by mediator Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed,” Hadi said during a visit to inspect troops in Marib province, east of the rebel-held capital.

Ould Cheikh Ahmed has put forward a peace roadmap that would see the formation of a unity government and the withdrawal and disarmament of the rebels.
He said the negotiators had welcomed his proposal but had not agreed a timetable or the steps needed to implement it.

The government had already expressed doubts this month about the UN-backed efforts.

Hadi’s government wants to re-establish its authority across the entire country, much of which is rebel-controlled, and restart a political transition interrupted when the Houthis seized Sanaa in 2014.

The rebels have conditioned their withdrawal on both sides agreeing on a new president to manage the transition.

In his speech, published on the official website, Hadi insisted that the rebels were using the Kuwait talks to “legitimize their coup d’etat,” and rejected the UN proposal for a unity government.

“The UN has tried to convince us to form a coalition government. We said we would issue a statement declaring our boycott of the Kuwait consultations,” Hadi said.
“The Yemenis will not allow Yemen to be turned into a Persian state” in Iran’s orbit, he said, vowing to recapture Sanaa “soon.”

In February last year the Houthis dissolved the government and parliament and formed their own Supreme Revolutionary Committee to rule Yemen.
Ould Cheikh Ahmed has urged both sides to make concessions to end the conflict, which has cost more than 6,400 lives since March 2015 when a Saudi-led coalition intervened to push back the rebels.

Hadi’s visit to Marib comes as fighting raged on between loyalists and rebels in the province’s northern oil-rich region of Sarwah.

Late Saturday, Saudi-led coalition defense systems intercepted a ballistic missile fired by the rebels at Marib city, a military source said.

Coalition forces have sent military reinforcements including troops, tanks and other armored vehicles into the province in recent days in what military sources described as preparations to retake Sanaa and surrounding areas.

In Nahm, northeast of Sanaa, coalition air raids and fighting have killed six rebels and three loyalists over the past 24 hours, military sources said.
Other clashes have taken place in Jawf province near the border with Saudi Arabia.

The fighting in Yemen has continued despite a cease-fire coming into effect on April 11.


The following news stories are from the anti-Saudi website, Al-Motamar (  ):

Saudi air raid on Kutaf district in Sa'ada, Yemen, results in damages to farms and property

Motamar, July 10, 2016

طيران العدوان يشن سلسلة غارات على مديرية كتاف بصعدة

الأحد, 10-يوليو-2016
المؤتمرنت -
طيران العدوان يشن سلسلة غارات على مديرية كتاف بصعدة
شن طيران العدوان السعودي، اليوم، سلسلة غارات على مديرية كتاف بمحافظة صعدة- شمال اليمن.

وأوضح مصدر أمني أن طيران العدوان شن خمس غارات مستهدفاً منطقة القمع بمديرية كتاف.. مشيراً إلى أن الغارات أحدثت دماراً كبيراً بممتلكات ومزارع المواطنين بالمنطقة.

وأدان المصدر غطرسة العدوان السعودي وعدم التزامه بوقف إطلاق النار واستمراره في استهداف المواطنين وممتلكاتهم.

Saudi air raids continue to breach ceasefire

Al-Motamar, Thursday, 07-July-2016

The Saudi air raids and mercenaries continued to breach the UN-sponsored ceasefire over the past 24 hours in several provinces, a military official said Thursday.

Saudi warplanes flew on the skies of the Capita, Taiz, Sana'a, Hajjah, Lahj, Mareb, Jawf and Sa'ada provinces. They waged four raids on Naqeel al-Kana area in Bani Hushaish district of Sana'a.

The warplanes also launched an air raid on Maswara area in Nehm district of Sana'a. At the same time, the Riyadh's hirelings targeted the same area with Katyusha.

The Saudi warplanes waged many raids on Midi district of Hajjah province, five raids on Kahbob area

Air raids destroys citizen’s home in Jawf

Wednesday, 06-July-2016

The Saudi-led coalition warplanes waged on Wednesday five raids on several areas of al-Maton district in Jawf province.

A local official said that the hostile war jets launched a raid on Abdulllah al-Warsh’s home and destroyed it, and three raids on Ham area and

Saudi-led war jets launch two raids on Sa’ada

Tuesday, 05-July-2016

The Saudi-led war jets launched on Wednesday two raids on Marran area in Hidan district of Sa’ada province.

A security official explained that the two raids targeted Marran area after intense flying during the last night till the morning.

The official condemned the continuation of the Saudi aggression in

Saudi warplanes launch raids on Haifan

Tuesday, 05-July-2016

The Saudi warplanes waged on Tuesday two air raids on al-Hitari Mount in Haifan district of Taiz province, a local official said.

The warplanes also targeted Bani Dhabi area in al-Abos in Haifan with several raids. The official mentioned no further details about casualties in the raids.

Saudi war jets launch raids on Mareb, Jawf

Monday, 04-July-2016

The Saudi war jets have waged eight air raids on Serwah district and two raids on Harib-al-Qaramish district of Mareb province, a military official said Monday.

The army and popular committees repulsed an attempt of the Riyadh's hirelings to advance towards Hailan Mount in Serwah.

The Riyadh's hirelings in Jawf province

Saudi warplanes wage raid on al-Ghail

Monday, 04-July-2016

The Saudi warplanes launched on Monday an air raid on a house in al-Ghail district of Jawf province, a local official said.

The raid destroyed the house completely, the official said, adding no casualties were reported in the raid.

Floods kills eight in Ibb

Monday, 04-July-2016

Eight children were died on Sunday due to floods created by the heavy rains fell in Bani Moslem area in al-Qafer district of Ibb province, a local official said Monday.

The rain floods caused the death of a lot of livestock and left great damage

Three killed, three injured in mercenaries' shelling in Jawf

Sunday, 03-July-2016

Three children were killed and three others injured by hirelings' artillery shelling on al-Moton district of Jawf province, a military official said Sunday.

The Saudi warplanes waged two raids on each of al-Shaqb area in Sabr al-Mawadem district of Taiz province and on Khab-Sha'af district of Jawf province. At the same time, the hirelings bombed houses in al-Ghail district in Jawf province.

Saudi warplanes launch raids on Jawf

Sunday, 03-July-2016

The Saudi-led coalition waged Sunday two air raids on the district of Khab and Sha'af in Jawf province, a local official said.

The official pointed out that the raids targeted al-Khanjer area in the district.

No human casualties were reported in the raids.

National delegation in Kuwait consultations returns to Sana’a

Saturday, 02-July-2016

The national delegation participating in the UN-sponsored Yemeni consultations being hosted by the State of Kuwait returned to Sana’a on Saturday.

Tthe UN envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh requested suspending the consultations for two weeks to allow the delegations members to further consult with their leaderships, said Arif al-Zoka, head of the General People’s Congress (GPC) delegation in a press conference at Sana’a Airport.

He added that during this period the UN envoy will visit some countries to hold talks provided for the return of the participants in the negotiations to Kuwait on July 15 to complete the consultations.

Al-Zoka confirmed the national delegation’s keenness to continue in the negotiations to complete the roadmap that was discussed by the two parties to the Kuwait consultations.


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