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Scores of Yemenis Killed in Attacks by Government Forces, Houthi Rebels, and Saudi Air Strikes

July 31, 2016 


Pro-Hadi government fighters in Al-Sarari, Ta-iz, Yemen, July 28, 2016 Pro-Houthi movement demonstration in Sana'a, Yemen, July 28, 2016





12 Hadi Government soldiers and several Houthi fighters were killed in a Houthi attack on government forces in 'Asailan, Shabwa Province, in southeast Yemen.

مقتل 12 جندياً من قوات الجيش الحكومي بهجوم واسع للحوثيين في عسيلان بمحافظة شبوة
المصدر أونلاين - خاص
الأحد 31 يوليو 2016 10:14:33 صباحًا

قال مصدر ميداني بأن مسلحي جماعة الحوثيين وقوات صالح، شنوا هجوماً واسعاً على مواقع لقوات الجيش الحكومي والمقاومة الشعبية، اليوم الأحد، في منطقة عسيلان شمال غرب محافظة شبوة (جنوب شرق اليمن).
وبحسب المصدر الذي أفاد «المصدر أونلاين»، فإن الحوثيين هاجموا بأعداد كبيرة من المسلحين، وقصفوا مواقع للمقاومة، بمختلف أنواع الأسلحة، وأدى ذلك لمقتل 12 عنصراً من قوات الجيش الحكومي.
وأشار إلى أن عدداً من الحوثيين سقطوا قتلى وجرحى، دون أن يورد حصيلة محددة بذلك.
وبحسب المصدر فإن المعارك هدأت خلال الساعات الماضية، بينما يزال الجيش الحكومي في مواقعه ملتزماً بالهدنة، حسب أوامر القيادات العليا.  


Many Houthis, seven Saudi troops killed near Yemen border

Sun Jul 31, 2016 4:29am EDT

Reuters, CAIRO --

Seven Saudi troops and dozens of Houthi fighters were killed in heavy fighting on the border with Yemen, Saudi state news agency SPA reported on Sunday, as the main combatants in Yemen's war prepared for a further week of peace talks in Kuwait.

The U.N.-sponsored negotiations had been on the verge of collapse after a new row erupted last week between the Saudi-backed government and its Iranian-allied Houthi foes and renewed fighting broke out.

But U.N. Yemen envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed said the talks between the Houthis and their General People's Congress party allies and the internationally-recognized government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi had been extended by a week.

"We hope that the delegations can utilize this remaining week to achieve progress on the path towards peace," he said in a statement.

The slow-moving negotiations are aimed at ending a 16-month-old conflict that has killed more than 6,400 people, nearly half of them civilians, and displaced more than 2.5 million.

A truce that began in April has slowed the momentum of fighting, in which a Saudi-led coalition has been trying to restore Hadi to power and roll back Houthi gains, but violence continues almost daily.


The coalition said Houthi fighters, backed by troops loyal to former president and GPC chief Ali Abdullah Saleh, tried to breach the Saudi border at the Rabou'a area on Saturday, igniting heavy fighting.

It said in a statement that dozens of Houthi fighters were killed near the border strip and their military vehicles destroyed by coalition aircraft that repelled their assault.

One Saudi officer and six soldiers died in the fighting, the statement, carried by Saudi state news agency SPA said.

Peace prospects dimmed on Thursday when the Houthis and GPC said they had set up a body to unilaterally run Yemen. The move was criticized by Cheikh Ahmed as a breach of U.N. Security Council Resolution 2216, which urges the Houthis to refrain from unilateral acts that could erode Yemen's political transition.

In apparent protest at the Houthi-GPC move, Hadi's delegates to the talks said they planned to pull out of the negotiations.

But Cheikh Ahmed proposed to both sides on Saturday that the Houthis quit the capital Sanaa and Hodeidah and Taiz cities, and talks subsequently be convened on forming a new government that would include the Houthis, delegates at the Kuwait talks said.

While Hadi accepted the proposal, the Houthis dismissed the proposal as a non-starter but said they would stay in Kuwait for the talks. "We have asserted to Ould Cheikh (Ahmed) that the solution must be comprehensive and that no subject is delayed," the Houthi delegation said in a statement.

(Reporting by Mohammed Ghobari and Ali Abdelatti in Cairo, Writing by William Maclean and Sami Aboudi; Editing by Kim Coghill)


Pro-Hadi government forces bombard houses of citizens in Mareb
Friday, 29-July-2016
Pro-Hadi government forces waged on Friday an intense artillery and missile bombing on citizens’ homes and farms in Mareb province.

A local official explained that the mercenary militia pounded with dozens of shells

Saudi strikes destroy mosque in Jawf
Friday, 29-July-2016
The Saudi-led coalition’s war jets targeted a mosque in Khab and Sha’af district in Jawf province, a local official said on Friday.

The official pointed out that the hostile warplanes waged two strikes on a mosque in the district and destroyed it.

Up to 17 pro-Hadi government forces killed in south Taiz
Friday, 29-July-2016
At least 17 mercenary fighters, including six Sudanese soldiers, were killed in al-Huriqiya area in south of Taiz province, a military official said Friday.

The official said a missile bombing of the army and popular committees targeted gatherings of the aggression’s hirelings in al-Huriqiya
Saudi raid kills five citizens in Hajjah
Friday, 29-July-2016

At least five citizens were killed on Friday in an airstrike by Saudi enemy's jets on Kushar district in Hajjah province.

The Saudi raid targeted a house of a citizen in Kushar district, killing five citizens, a local official explained.

The political agreement between GPC and Ansarullah
Thursday, 28-July-2016
Both GPC and Ansarullah have come to an agreement to establish supreme council for managing the Yemeni state affairs in accordance with the valid Yemeni constitution.
The political agreement has been received with general comfort and support by the Yemenis all over the country.

Saudi fighter jets wage raids on Sa'ada
Thursday, 28-July-2016

The Saudi fighter jets have launched a series of air raids on different areas of Sa'ada province, a security official said Thursday.

The hostile jets targeted on Wednesday al-Hdhabah Mountain in Kutaf
pro-Hadi government forces, abduct hundreds of al-Serari people
Wednesday, 27-July-2016
The Riyadh's mercenaries have killed and abducted hundreds and destroyed tens of houses of al-Serari village's citizens in Taiz province, a local report said on Wednesday.

The report showed that the mercenaries have abducted at least 125 civilians form al-Serari, al-Hyyar and Thi al-Brah villages in Saber-al
UN Coordinator calls for immediate truce in Taiz
Wednesday, 27-July-2016
The UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen called on Wednesday for an immediate humanitarian truce in Taiz province.

"I call on all parties to agree immediately to a humanitarian pause," said Jamie McGoldrick in a statement issued yesterday by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

James McGoldrick voiced an alarm at increasing bloodshed in the southwestern Taiz province, particularly al-Serari area.

Missile force bombards hirelings at 115th Brigade in Jawf
Tuesday, 26-July-2016
The missile force of the army and popular committees targeted on Tuesday the hirelings gatherings at the 115th Brigade Camp in al-Hazm city of Jawf province.

A military official told Saba that the army and popular committees fired barrages of Katyusha missiles on hirelings at the 115th Brigade Camp,
Pro-Hadi government burn over 50 houses in al-Sarari village
Tuesday, 26-July-2016
The Saudi aggression’s hirelings burned more than 50 houses after looting them in al-Sarari village in Taiz province, a local official said on Tuesday.

The official pointed out that the burning of houses and detaining of people is still continuing in al-Sarari village, noting that over 38 citizens were detained from al-Sarari village and the neighboring village of Thi-al-Barh


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