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Scores of Yemeni Civilians Killed in Attacks by Both Parties and Saudi-Led Air Strikes

April 2, 2017 

Editor's Note:

The war in Yemen is fought internally by the forces of the elected President, Hadi, and the allied Houthi-Salih forces. The Hadi forces are supported by the Saudi-led Arab coalition forces, which are also supported by the United States. The Houthi-Salih forces are supported by Iran, which is also supported by Russia.

Thus the war in Yemen has its internal, regional, and global rivals, who are interested in keeping it going on for their own benefits (of course, no body cares about the dispensable, cannon-fodder Yemenis).

The larger context for understanding the Yemeni war (and other wars in Syria and Iraq) is that it contributes to the implementation of the Zionist-Israeli plan of destroying the Arab Middle Eastern states in preparation for the establishment of the greater Israeli empire, from the Nile of Egypt to the Euphrates of Iraq. 

For a background, read: 

Zionist Creative Destruction of the Middle East for the Benefit of the Apartheid Israeli Regime


3 Yemeni children killed in Houthis shelling on residential neighbourhood in Taiz, April 1, 2017 5 Yemenis killed in 2 Saudi air strikes on Sa'ada, March 24, 2017



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


3 children killed in Houthis shelling on residential neighbourhood in Taiz

ALMASDARONLINE, 2017-04-01T19:49:49
Three children were killed and four other civilians, including two children, wounded on Wednesday evening when the Houthis-Saleh militants bombed a residential neighbourhood eastern Taiz city, southwest of Yemen.
A local source told Almasdaronline that a shell fired by the Houthis had hit a house near al Askary hospital in al Jahmaliah area.
The Houthis also launched an artillery shelling on the residential neighbourhoods eastern Taiz from their position in Sofital and al Silal hills in al Hawban region eastern the city

Fierce battles break out between Houthi militants and gunman in Saref eastern the capital Sana’a – eyewitnesses

ALMASDARONLINE, 2017-04-01T20:18:31

Eyewitnesses in Saref area of Bani Hushish district, eastern the capital Sana’a, said on Thursday that the fighting has broken out between the militants of the Houthi group and gunmen from Saref area, and casualties from both sides were reported.
The eyewitnesses told Almasdaronline that the fighting broke out on Wednesday evening, after the Houthis have attempted to seize by force the lands of the people in al Kassarat area near the Community College.
“The gunman forced the Houthis to retreat, after killing one of their militants and holding two others captives”.
"However, the Houthis sent more militants to the area, which led to the outbreak of the fighting again using different types of medium weapons and RPGs".
The Houthis also shelled the residential neighborhoods from the al Taweel mount overlooking the area, while the confrontations were still going on. According to the eyewitnesses

10 Houthi militants and two popular resistance elements killed in fighting in Shabwa

ALMASDARONLINE, 2017-04-01T19:40:26

A source in the field said on Wednesday that 10 militants from the Houthi group and the forces loyal to former president Saleh were killed and others injured in fighting against the popular resistance in Tewal al Sadeh area of Usaylan district western Shabwa province, southern Yemen.
The popular resistance leader in Shabwa Saleh Laqsam al Harethi has told Almasdaronline that two resistance fighters were also killed and three others injured in the attack launched by the Houthis early Wednesday.
He added that the Houthis have tried to re-control the sites controlled months ago by the popular resistance.
According to al Harethi, the Houthis and allied forces have earlier waged repeated attacks using different types of weapons in order to control those sites

18 casualties in clashes between Houthis and gunmen in Ibb – local sources

ALMASDARONLINE, 2017-03-30T03:05:18

Three militants of the Houthi-Saleh forces were killed and nine others wounded on Tuesday in clashes with gunmen from al Dukhlah village in Kitab area of Yarim district northern Ibb province, central Yemen. 
Local sources told Almasdaronline that six of the gunmen were wounded, three of them seriously injured, and were taken to a hospital in Yarim city, but the Houthis abducted them.
“The confrontations broke out after the villagers stood against Houthi militants who attempted to abduct a number of young men from the village, and the dispute escalated into armed clashes lasted for about two hours”. According to the sources.

Arab coalition airstrikes target Houthis-Saleh forces’ sites western Taiz - military source

ALMASDARONLINE,  2017-03-30T03:38:46

The fighter jets of the Saudi-led Arab Coalition launched on Wednesday several airstrikes on the sites of the militants of the Houthi group and the forces loyal to former president Saleh in Mozza district western Taiz province, southwestern Yemen.
A military source told Almasdaronline that six airstrikes have targeted gatherings for the Houthi militants in the areas between Dhubab and Mozza, and destroyed a katyusha rocket launcher and a military vehicle.
"Three militants were killed and five others injured in the aerial bombardment".
The coalition aircrafts also launched other airstrikes on two vehicles in al Mocha and Khaled camp, killing four militants and injuring six others. Added the source.  
It is noteworthy that the Houthis are sending more of their militants to the areas near to al Nar mount and western Khaled camp, after the pro-government forces have widely deployed its troops along the areas between Dhubab and al Mocha districts.
The pro government forces have also intensified the artillery and missile shelling on the Houthis’ gatherings in the areas between Dhubab and southwestern Mozza.


The following news stories are from the pro-Houthi website Yemen Extra (


In retaliation attack against civil targets, Yemeni Joint Force launches Saudi military bases

Apr 2, 2017, YemenExtra

Yemeni Joint Force have made military operation in Jizan,Asir,and Najran against Saudi bases in retaliation for Saudi attack against civilian targets throughout of Yemen.

a military source told YemenExtra that snipers killed two Saudi troops in Al Manaq base, killing also others troops after destroyed their tank at Al Shabkah base in Najran.

the source added to YemenExtra that Yemeni Joint military launched gathering of Saudi solders when they were shelling civil targets in the  border areas.

The attacks by the Yemeni forces against Saudi targets are carried out in retaliation for Riyadh’s military aggression that was launched in March 2015,  killed over 12,000 Yemenis, according to UN.

The Yemeni Joint Forces Deeds for Saturday April 1

Apr 1, 2017,  YemenExtra, Y.A

In a response to the Saudi led-coalition , the Yemeni joint forces launch missiles ,leave dead and wounded ,and destroy and burn mechanisms in several front.

In Asir, Gatherings of Saudi soldiers hit with the  missiles and artilleries in AL-Shabakah site, Alab, western AL-Rabuah ,and AL-Montazah camp.Gatherings of Saudi soldiers hit in AL-Hajer camp.

In Jizan, a gathering of of Saudi soldiers hit the  artillery in AL-Rawhan site as a result direct injures among the Saudi soldiers ranks occurred.Two Saudi soldiers shot dead in AL-Faridah military site.A gathering of Saudi soldiers and their mechanisms in AL-Khobah round  targeted as a result many killed and injured. A center of Saudi soldiers in AL-Dokhan site targeted.

In Shabwah , gathering of paid fighters in one of their sites in Asilan directorate and ambulances seen rushing to the site.

In AL-Jawf, A number of paid fighters killed and injured in AL-Maitamah area and a military camp of the paid fighters burnt.

In Mareb, a gathering of paid fighters targeted in un updated  site in Bawabah AL-Khaneq in Harib AL-Qarameesh directorate .Earlier today, gatherings of paid fighters and their updated sites hit in AL-khaneq ,Harib AL-Qarameesh directorate causing direct injuries as a result ambulances were seen rushing to the targeted locations.

In Najran , gatherings of Saudi soldiers targeted by missile targeting in  eastern AL-Fawas site and others on AL-Talah.


Paid fighters gatherngs in AL-Sadreen and Yais camps in Moris targeted intensively by the missile force.

Various Yemeni Governorates Under Saudi Airstrikes

Apr 1, 2017, YemenExtra, M.A.

Fighter jets of the 10-country Saudi-led coalition continue carrying their aerial bombardment on various Yemen governorates as reported by Yemeni Almasirah channel.

In northern Yemen, particularly Saada, the coalition waged two airstrikes on the regions of Al-Zamah and Al-Hamaki in Baqim district.

In addition, the fighter jets also launched five air raids targeting Al-Saba region in the district of Al-Dhahir. Mandabah region in Baqim district also got hit with one Saudi air raid.

Speaking of regions by the Saudi-Yemeni border, Saudi-led coalition also bombarded Al-Rabuah area using one airstrike.

Going more further into Yemen, the warplanes of the coalition struck Serwah district with three airstrikes.

The Saudi-led coalition began on March 26 of 2015 with the aim of restoring the Saudi-backed president, known as Hadi, and to make the Yemeni revolutionaries back down, as claimed by Saudi officials.

Civilian Killed in Saudi-Paid Militia Attack on Market in Marib

Apr 1, 2017, YemenExtra, M.A.

One Yemeni citizen was killed and three others injured on Friday when the Saudi-paid militia attacked the local market of Harib Bihan in Marib province, local source reported.

The attack also resulted in damage to the market and shops, turning them into rubble.

The Saudi-paid militia has been accused of committing several crimes against Yemeni civilians through their shells or missiles. Reports indicated civilian deaths in areas where internal battles take place between the Yemeni joint army on one hand and the Saudi-paid militia on the other.

Taiz governorate, central Yemen, has witnessed multiple similar attacks to the mentioned above, leaving the residents with no option but to relocate creating a higher displacement rate.


The following news stories are from the anit-Saudi website Al-Motamar (

Five citizens killed in Saudi aggression 2 airstrikes in Saada

Friday, 24-March-2017 - Saudi aggression warplanes launched two airstrikes on a popular market and a citizen's house in Saada province, killing five citizens and injured others including a child and woman, an official said on Friday.

Meanwhile, the artillery of the enemy Saudi army shelled many areas in Munbih and Razih districts in the same province, causing heavy damages to citizens houses.

Saudi aggression wages 21 airstrikes on Hodeida

Thursday, 23-March-2017

Saudi aggression coalition waged 16 air raids on a bridge the province of Hodeida overnight, while the enemy warships shelled Al-Tohayta district in Hodeida.

A security official source said that the aggression coalition warplanes waged 16 raids on the bridge linking directorates of Al-Tohayta and al-Torba, completely

Saudi aggression warplanes launch 3 airstrikes on Mareb
Thursday, 23-March-2017
Saudi aggression warplanes launched three airstrikes on many areas in Serwah district of Mareb province overnight, an official said on Thursday.
The official said the Saudi aggression warplanes launched two

Saudi aggression warplanes wage 4 strikes on Sana'a
Wednesday, 22-March-2017
Saudi aggression warplanes launched four airstrikes on Arhab district of Sana'a province, a security official said on Wednesday.
The warplanes hit Yahis area four times, causing heavy damages to citizen's farms and properties.

Saudi aggression wounds 3 women, girl in 42 airstrikes over 24 hours
Wednesday, 22-March-2017
Saudi aggression warplanes and its mercenaries continued targeting the civilians and their properties in several provinces over the past 24 hours, a military official said on Thursday.
The 42 airstrikes targeted the provinces of Sana'a, Sa'ada, Mareb, Taiz, Hajjh, Jizan.
Three women and a girl were wounded in the airstrikes on the civilian targets.

Saudi warplanes destroy education institute in Manakha, Sana'a
Tuesday, 21-March-2017
Saudi warplanes waged two air strikes on Al-Madhmar Institute at Manakha district in Sana'a province, an official said on Tuesday.
The official said the airstrikes overnight destroyed the education institute.

Aggression warplanes wage two raids on Nehm, hit farms
Tuesday, 21-March-2017
Saudi aggression warplanes waged two air strikes on Nehm district in Sana'a overnight.
The warplanes targeted Ramada area two times, causing damages to private properties and citizens' farms, an official said on Tuesday.

Somali community denounces Saudi criminal airstrike on Somali refugees
Tuesday, 21-March-2017
The Somali community in Yemen denounced the Saudi aggression coalition's airstrike against the Somali refugees off the Yemeni Red Sea port city of Hodeida.
In a statement obtained by Saba, the Somali community denounced the aggression coalition targeting the boat carrying Somali refugees in the Red Sea, near

Saudi paid mercenaries pounded in Taiz
Tuesday, 21-March-2017
The artillery of the army and popular forces shelled gatherings of Saudi-paid mercenaries in Taiz province, a military official said on Tuesday.
The shelling the mercenaries in al-Kadahah area of al-Ma'afarah distrit, Salah area, behind al-kanday wabar, al-Mukalal and Usayfarah areas, the official added.

Aggression warplanes wage two raids on Nehm, hit farms
Tuesday, 21-March-2017
Saudi aggression warplanes waged two air strikes on Nehm district in Sana'a overnight.
The warplanes targeted Ramada area two times, causing damages to private properties and citizens' farms, an official said on Tuesday.

Foreign, Agriculture Ministers meet FAO Resident Representative
Tuesday, 21-March-2017
Minister of Foreign Affairs Eng. Hisham Sharaf and Minister of Agriculture Ghazi Al-Ahwal met on Tuesday with the Resident Representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Sana'a Dr. Salah El Hajj.
The meeting reviewed aspects of cooperation between Yemen and FAO, especially with regard to the food security situation in Yemen.


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