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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


The following news stories are from the pro-Saudi website Al-Masdar (  ):


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.
According 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 piracy."
" 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.
The 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 city.

Ould Cheikh calls on Yemeni parties to "deal with the currently available"


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 Khadder.
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.
He pointed 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 Dhali'

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 locations.
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.
However, the long-range missiles are usually shot down by the Saudi forces air defense systems.

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.
Earlier on Friday, the joint Saudi forces repelled a Houthi attack on border control centers in Almsial, Al Majazeh, and Albah areas in Southern Dhahran area.
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 Alkhadra farms.
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 (

Army fires ballistic missile on newly-established Saudi military base in Asir

Sunday, 27-November-2016

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

Sunday, 27-November-2016

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 district.

The rocket did not explode.

Saudi jets strike Doctors Syndicate in Ibb

Sunday, 27-November-2016

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.

The raids targeted the building of the Yemen Physicians and Pharmacist

Three raids of Saudi aggression on Dhamar

Saturday, 26-November-2016

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.

Artillery targets mercenaries in Marib

Saturday, 26-November-2016

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 Saturday.

Saudi-sponsored terrorist al-Qaida executes 5 citizens in al-Jawf

Saturday, 26-November-2016

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

Saturday, 26-November-2016

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 Sanaa

Friday, 25-November-2016

Police and popular committees confiscated explosive materials in al-Jiraf district north of the capital Sanaa, a security official said on Saturday.

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.

Army artillery destroys fortifications of mercenaries in Marb

Thursday, 24-November-2016

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

Tuesday, 22-November-2016

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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