As Fighting Continues in Yemen, Iranians Mention
Intentions to Establish Naval Base in the Torn Country
November 28, 2016
Iranian Major General Mohammad Bagheri, November 27, 2016
Saudi soldiers on the Yemen-Saudi borders, November 27, 2016
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Iranian military official says his country to establish naval
base in Yemen
The Chief of Staff of the Iranian army said on Saturday that Iran has
ambitions to build up a naval military base in Yemen or in Syria, where
the Shiite state has influence in these two countries.
to the Iranian news agency Fares, the Major General Mohammad Bagheri
said, in a speech delivered at a forum of the Iranian Navy regions
commanders, that "we need a fleet in the Indian Ocean as is the case
with Oman Sea, in order to have a presence in the far seas and tackle
" We may one day have a naval base on the coasts of Yemen or
Syria, or establish floating or on-islands bases," the General added.
It is worth that Iran has military ambitions in the Arabian
Peninsula, and this is not the first time a high-ranking Iranian
military official discloses Iran's intention to intervene in Yemen's
crisis, not to mention the obvious Iranian support for the Houthis.
President Hadi and government officials return to Aden
A presidential source said on Saturday that the Yemeni President Abed
Rabbo Mansour Hadi, accompanied by other government officials, was on
the way to Aden city, Yemen interim capital, southern Yemen.
President Hadi's travel to Aden came hours before the arrival of the UN
Envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh to Riyadh to discuss the political
settlement, and try to convince the conflict parties to agree to the
roadmap that was put forward earlier.
It is noteworthy that
President Hadi along with other officials in the presidency and the
government have been residing in their temporary camp in Saudi capital
Riyadh since Hadi's departure from Yemen mid last year, after the Houthi
group has seized control over capital Sana'a and their attack on Aden
Ould Cheikh calls on Yemeni parties to "deal with the
The UN envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh, called on the Yemeni
parties to "deal with currently available", after the political solution
failure indicators have increased, especially after the failure of the
repeated calls for a cease-fire.
After meetings held in the
Omani capital Muscat, Ould Cheick said that he agreed with the Houthi
rebels and former President Ali Abdullah Saleh on the activation of the
De-escalation and Coordination Committee to support the cease-fire.
He added that the Yemeni government has prepared a reply concerning the
roadmap. The UN official, who is heading Sunday to the Saudi capital
Riyadh, pointed out that he will have meetings in Riyadh and Kuwait to
discuss holding a new round of talks, which, he said, should not exceed
ten days to reach a final agreement.
The UN envoy stressed that
"the United Nations support a real cease-fire in Yemen because a 48
hours truce is not enough."
According to Ould Cheikh also, the USA is
paying a special attention to Yemen.
Taiz: Two women killed by Houthis
He killed two women and wounded another civilian, Saturday, sniper
fire and rocket-Huthi militants group and forces loyal to former
President Ali Abdullah Saleh, west of the city of Taiz, East As Silw
District south of the province.
A local source told «Online
Source», said the armed Houthi sniper toxicity happy future commander of
the 24-year-old in a village east of Alahud As Silw District, in the
latest incident of sniping and shelling of civilian homes in the area.
He added that the rebels bombed civilian targets in the eastern
outskirts of Asalo area, and the valley and the Directorate of Razan
In a related development, government forces repulsed an
attack on the Houthis in the village of East Chiar Directorate.
In the city of Taiz province bearing the same name center, bombarding
the Houthis in favor of the east and west of the city neighborhoods and
forces, and it led to casualties among Almdnyinn.
He said human
rights source told «Online Source», said Samra, Mohammed Ali al-Izzi,
65, was killed, and wounded her husband Ali Abdullah Kassim, 70, and
Bilal Abdullah Ali 10 years due to a shell landed on their house in
Casablanca neighborhood at Beir Basha west of Taiz.
out that the shell sourced Houthi positions north of the city. And
continuing heavy fighting between government forces and rebels east of
the city, said sources in the field that the two militants were killed
Huthi, in calling for neighborhood parties.
The sources pointed
to the arrival of reinforcements consisting of 100 personnel and vehicle
pmp cannon and p10, and Tqman next to the Ibn Sina hospital to the
parties to call for the neighborhood.
Spokesman: government forces special mission kill Houthis in
A military spokesman in Murais area north of Dhali' governorate,
southern Yemen, said on Saturday that special units of al Sadrin
Military Camp of the government forces have attacked Houthi locations
killing some elements and injuring others.
The spokesman of al
Sadrin Military Camp stated to Almasdaronline that government forces
troops have waged a quick operation and attacked a checkpoint for the
Houthi and pro-Houthi militants in the area, and then returned to their
The spokesman added that this swift mission has
resulted in deaths and injuries from the Houthis, as well as destroying
a military vehicle.
The spokesman pointed out that this attack
comes in response to the assassination attempt carried out two days
before against the camp commander, Brigadier Abdullah Muzahim, when he
was targeted in a bomb explosion on the way to the camp, but no
casualties were reported in the explosion.
Coalition air defenses intercept Houthi ballistic missile
launched toward Khamis Mushayt Saudi city
The air defense systems of the Saudi-led Arab coalition intercepted
on Saturday evening a ballistic missile fired by the Houthi militants
and Saleh forces and shot it down in the Saudi borders airspace.
Saudi media reported that the Saudi anti-missiles systems intercepted
the ballistic missile while it was heading towards Khamis Mushayt city,
south of KSA and near the Yemeni borders.
The Saudi media added
that the missile was shot down without causing any damage, while the
fighters bombed the base used to launch the missile, without referring
to a specific area.
It is worthy that the Houthis are frequently
launching heavy artillery and rocket shelling targeting Saudi cities,
and casualties are usually reported in this bombing.
long-range missiles are usually shot down by the Saudi forces air
Four Saudi soldiers and 20 Houthi rebels killed in fighting
across Yemen-Saudi borders
Four Saudi soldiers and about 20 members of the Houthis rebels and
Saleh forces were killed on Saturday, November 26, in fierce
confrontations between the two sides in the Jazan Al Khubah sector on
the Yemeni-Saudi borders.
Saudi forces stated that they have
fended off an attempt for the Houthi militias to advance in Al Khubah
sector and destroyed vehicles, landmines, RPGs and light weapons, and
also killed about 20 members of the coup elements.
Friday, the joint Saudi forces repelled a Houthi attack on border
control centers in Almsial, Al Majazeh, and Albah areas in Southern
Al Arabia TV channel quoted its reporters as
saying that four members of the joint Saudi troops were killed while
repelling the attack.
In a similar context, the Coalition forces said
it intercepted on Saturday evening a ballistic missile launched by
Houthis towards Khamis Mushayt governorate, south of Saudi Arabia.
Government forces: 50 Houthi militants, including commanders,
killed in fierce battles in Haradh and Midi
The government forces in the 5th Military Region has announced that
34 elements, including field commanders, of Houthi and Saleh forces were
killed in Midi and Haradh cities of Hajjah governorate, north western
Yemen during the past hours.
The Fifth Military Region Media
Center of the government forces posted on Facebook that 22 Houthi
militants were killed and 17 others injured by the artillery shelling of
the Arab coalition forces and the government army northeast Midi city.
The center added that other Houthi rebels were killed in fighting
with the government forces.
The media centre pointed out that the
government forces artillery has destroyed a military vehicle for the
Houthis, ammunition stores, and explosives, and that a Houthi tank was
also destroyed by an airstrike launched by an Arab coalition fighter in
As on the front in Haradh city, 12 Houthi
militants, including two field commanders, were killed and 14 others
wounded by the artillery bombardment of the Arab coalition that targeted
a meeting for Houthi field commanders, according to the Fifth Military
Region Media Center.
The Center also reported that 16 militants
of the Houthi and Saleh forces were also killed and 17 others wounded
when the fighters of the Arab coalition bombed a group of Houthi and
Saleh militants receiving military training in one of the farms.
The fighters also destroyed Katyusha and Alnajm Althaqeb rockets stores
in these farms.
The following news stories are from the
anit-Saudi website Al-Motamar (http://www.almotamarenglish.net/):
ballistic missile on newly-established Saudi military base in Asir
The missile units of the army and popular forces fired a ballistic
missile (Kahir 1) on Saudi al-Lamoah military base in Khamais Mushayt
city of Asir province overnight, a military official said on Sunday.
The missile hit the target directly
Saudi warplanes wage
raids on Dhamar
Saudi aggression fighter jets launched overnight a strike on Dhawran
Aness district of Dhamar province, an official said on Sunday.
The raid targeted a valley between the Aathin and Naweed areas in the
The rocket did not explode.
Saudi jets strike
Doctors Syndicate in Ibb
Saudi aggression fighter jets waged two raids on Ibb province
overnight, targeting Yemen Physicians and Pharmacist Syndicate and other
residential quarters, a Security official said on Sunday.
raids targeted the building of the Yemen Physicians and Pharmacist
Three raids of
Saudi aggression on Dhamar
Three air raids by the Saudi-American aggression warplanes launched
overnight of Dhamar province.
An official at the province said on
Saturday that the warplanes of the enemy targeted the Valley of Al-Jaharanh
in Komaim area, Hada directorate.
mercenaries in Marib
The artillery units of the army and popular forces destroyed
fortifications of American-Saudi-paid mercenaries Saudi American
aggression in Serwah district of Marb province, an army official said on
terrorist al-Qaida executes 5 citizens in al-Jawf
Saudi-sponsored terrorist al-Qaeda organization executed five
citizens, including a senior tribal leader in al-Jawf province on
Saturday, an official said.
The terrorists executed the citizens
on accusation of spying.
Saudi aggression air
forces waged strikes on Taiz
Saudi aggression air forces launched strikes on Taiz province
overnight, an official said on Saturday.
The strikes struck al-Rabiah
area in western suburbs of city, Thubab area in Bab al-Mandab district
and al-Mocha coastal city.
Explosives seized in
Police and popular committees confiscated explosive materials in al-Jiraf
district north of the capital Sanaa, a security official said on
The explosives were in ten sacks placed inside cartons
when the security and popular committees found them during a search at a
security checkpoint at the weekend.
destroys fortifications of mercenaries in Marb
The artillery of army and popular forces destroyed fortifications of
Saudi-paid mercenaries in Serwah district of Marb province, an army
official said on Thursday.
The shelling killed and wounded dozens
among the enemies in east Rabiah Valley.
Over 100 Saudi-paid
mercenaries killed in Taiz
More than 100 US-Saudi-paid mercenaries have been killed over the
past two days in fierce battles launched by the national army and
popular forces in Jahmaliya district in central Taiz, a military
official said on Tuesday.
In the meantime, the heroes of the army
and popular forces
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