Scores of Yemenis Killed in Clashes and US-Saudi
January 17, 2017
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
For a background, read:
Zionist Creative Destruction of the Middle East
for the Benefit of the Apartheid Israeli Regime
Yemeni school girls in Sana'a protest Saudi air strikes on their
schools, January 15, 2017
Yemeni fighters, Dhamar, January 14, 2017
U.S. Strikes Kill 3 Al-Qaida Operatives in Yemen
DoD News, Defense Media Activity
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2017 —
The U.S. military conducted strikes on al-Qaida in the Arabian
Peninsula operatives in central Yemen on Dec. 29 and Jan. 8, according
U.S. Central Command news release issued today.
On Dec. 29, a strike killed two AQAP operatives in the al-Baydah
On Jan. 8, a strike killed an AQAP operative in the al-Baydah
“Strikes against al-Qa’ida operatives in Yemen put consistent
pressure on the terrorist network and prevent them from plotting and
executing attacks against the U.S. and our allies,” Army Maj. Michael N.
Meyer, a Centcom spokesman, said in the release. “AQAP remains a
significant threat to the region, the United States and beyond.”
Centcom’s mission is to direct and enable military operations and
activities with allies and partners to increase regional security and
stability in support of enduring U.S. interests.
“U.S. Central Command remains committed to defeating AQAP and denying
it safe havens in Yemen,” Meyer said.
The following news stories are from the
pro-Saudi website Al-Masdar (
Three civilians killed, others wounded in Houthis bombing on
a bus northern al Dali'
Eyewitnesses said that three civilians were killed and three others
wounded on Monday by Houthis shelling on a public bus carrying
passengers in Murais area of al Dali' governorate, Southern Yemen.
The eyewitnesses told Almasdaronline that an artillery shell fired by
Houthis stationing in al Tahami mountain has targeted a bus for Raha
Public Transportation Company which resulted in the death of three
passengers and injury of three others.
The witnesses pointed out
that the shell exploded near the bus, but the casualties were caused by
the shell shrapnel
Saudi soldier killed in Houthi bombing in Najran
The Saudi authorities stated that a soldier was killed on Saturday
evening in an artillery shelling and gunfire attack by the Houthis and
allied forces from the Yemeni territory.
The Saudi official news
agency ''SPA'' quoted the security spokesman for the Ministry of
Interior, Mansour al-Turki, as saying that '' a Saudi border center in
Najran governorate, southern KSA, was exposed to heavy fire and
artillery shelling on Saturday evening from the Yemeni side".
''The exchange of fire has resulted in the death of the Border Guard
Corporal Mohamed Yahya al Naj'ee.''
''The incident was dealt
with on time, and the ground forces exchanged fire with hostile elements
and controlled the situation'.'
Coalition fighters bomb Houthi sites western Yemen
Eyewitnesses and local residents said that the fighters of the
Saudi-led Arab Coalition launched on Sunday several air strikes on the
Houthis and Saleh forces sites in Hodeida governorate, western Yemen.
Eyewitnesses told Almasdaronline that the fighters launched on
Sunday about 10 airstrikes on al Jbanah military site of the Coastal
Defense camp near al Sham checkpoint.
The sources added that the
fighters launched four other raids on Houthis locations in the Naval
College in al Kathib.
The intensive air raids on the Houthis and
allied forces sites in Hodeida come in coincidence with a government
forces military operation, backed by the Arab Coalition forces, launched
to liberate the western coasts of Yemen that overlook the Red Sea, and
to secure the international navigation lines and Bab el-Mandeb Strait.
Al Jawf: 30 Houthi militants and 9 government soldiers
killed, and airstrike kill tribal leader
Thirty militants from the Houthis and Saleh forces as well as nine
government soldiers were killed in battles between the two sides in al
Jawf governorate during the past few hours.
A local source told
Almddaronlne that the clashes broke out on Saturday, and that the
government forces has advanced to al Ethnain market in al Mutun
district, western al Jawf.
"The Houthis launched a counter
attack and regained control on the market again".
pointed out that Abu Muqtada, a prominent Houthi leader, in addition to
dozens other militants were injured in the battles.
government forces also captured 35 militants and seized other military
Meanwhile, the fighters of the Saudi-led Arab
Coalition has killed two civilians and injured others in al Yatama area
in al Jawf.
A local source told Almasdaronline that a missile
fired by an Arab Coalition fighter has hit the house of Salem al Sharqi,
a prominent tribal leader of al Hazm tribe, and killed al Sharqi and his
daughter-in-law and injured other civilians.
Dhamar: clashes broke out in al Hada following Houthi
The confrontations have broke out in al Hada district of Dhamar
governorate between tribal groups and Houthi militants stormed the area
for abducting civilians.
Local sources from al Hada, eastern
Dhamar, told Almasdaronline that the clashes erupted on Friday evening
between the locals of al Zaher Bezyeedah al Hada area and the Houthi
The sources pointed out that the clashes
erupted after the locals have refused to hand over some persons whom the
Houthis militants have tried to abduct on charges of loyalty to the pro-Hadi
government and fighting for the national army in Mareb.
Due to the insistence of the Houthi militias to abduct these
persons the locals have made barricades in the surrounding hills and
repelled the Houthis with their light and medium weapons.
According to the sources, an armored Houthi vehicle was seen in fire and
two other Houthi military vehicles were seized by the locals, while the
situation was still tense up to the moment.
Coalition fighters bomb Houthis camp in Hodeida
Eyewitnesses said on Friday that the fighters of the Saudi-led Arab
Coalition had launched several air raids on Houthis and Saleh forces
sites in Hodeida governorate, western Yemen.
reporter quoted eyewitnesses as saying that the fighters had bombed the
Combat School in al Dhuha district, northern Hodeida, which is
controlled by the Houthis, but and no further details about the
casualties were mentioned.
It is noteworthy that the coalition
fighters have intensified the aerial bombardment during the past few
days on the Houthis and allied forces in Hodeida governorate and the
western coastal areas of Yemen.
The aerial bombing have come in
coincidence with a military operation waged by the government forces,
backed by the coalition forces, to liberate the western coast of Yemen
and secure Bab el Mandeb Strait.
The following news stories are from the
anit-Saudi website Al-Motamar (http://www.almotamarenglish.net/):
Schools of Sana'a
province condemn Saudi aggression's massacres against students
Schools of Sana'a province organized a
protest rally to condemn the Saudi aggression air strikes the primary
al-Falah school in Nehm district of Sana'a province last Tuesday.
The air strikes killed eight students and injured 15 others early
morning of Tuesdasy.
The protesters expressed deep indignation
against the Saudi aggression air strikes, considering it a new war crime
against the Yemeni people and calling for the international community to
move to stop Saudi massacres against Yemenis.
kill 7 in Taiz
airstrikes killed at least seven citizens in Taiz province, a locally
official said on Sunday.
The seven citizens were killed by Saudi
aggression airstrikes on a car, in- in al-Jahfah village of Maoza'a
district. Many people were wounded.
The Saudi warplanes also hit
al-Madeen area in the same district, the official said, number of
causalities has not been identified yet until the moment.
Army recaptures new
military bases from enemy Saudi troops
The army and poplar forces recaptured and secured military bases from
the enemies in Najran governorate, an army official said on Sunday.
Enemy Saudi soldiers tried to restore the bases under intense air
cover from the enemy warplanes, but they failed.
Dozens of Saudi
troops were killed and more others wounded in the national military
operations that took place on Saturday, the official added.
Moreover, the artillery of the national army and popular forces fired at
a gathering of military vehicles of the enemy Saudi soldiers, destroying
three of them and killed their crew members.
sheikhs, notables of Nehm district
President of the Supreme Political Council Saleh al-Sammad met on
Saturday at the Republican Palace in Sana'a with sheikhs and notables
from Nehm district of Sana'a province.
In the meeting, al-Sammad
hailed the national positions of Nehm sons, expressing condolences in
his name and on behalf of the political leadership to the district's
sheikhs over victims of the heinous massacre that targeted al
Saudi fighter jets
continue brutal strikes against citizens in provinces
The Saudi aggression continued strikes against
citizens in several province overnight, targeting private and public
properties, a military official said on Saturday.
province, Saudi war planes waged six strikes on al-Omari Junction in
Thubab district and five raids hit citizens' house in al-Mocha district,
leaving several dead and wounded among citizens, as well as dropping two
sound bombs on al-Wazaiah district.
In Sa'ada province, al-Takhaih,
fighter jets launch 3 strikes on Mareb
Saudi aggression warplanes launched on Saturday three strikes on Serwah
district of Mareb province, an official said.
The warplanes hit
Hailan strategic Mountain three times.
mercenaries' artillery pounded several areas of the same district
mercenaries' attempt to progress in Jawf
The army and popular forces repulsed the Saudi-paid
mercenaries' attempt to advance toward Souk al-Ethnein in al-Maton
district of Jawf province, a military official said on Saturday.
The official confirmed that 18 Saudi-paid mercenaries, including a
mercenary leader called Yahya al-Haser, were killed and dozens were
wounded, as well as the destruction of three armored and two military
vehicles during the confrontations.
FM meets UN Resident
Coordinator for Yemen
Minister Hisham Sharaf met here on Saturday with the Resident
Coordinator / Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, Jamie McGoldrick.
The meeting dealt with a number of issues relating to the activities
of the UN offices working in the country and ways of enhancing them and
facilitating their performance to enable them to provide their services
to Yemeni citizens.
GPC condemns Saudi
aggression massacres in Taiz
People’s Congress (GPC) condemned massacres committed by the Saudi
aggression against Rubaie and Mokha areas of Taiz province.
massacres claimed the lives of 18 people and wounded 16 others.
GPC demanded the United Nations and the Security Council to bear its
legal and humanity responsibility to protect civilians and stop the
Saudi aggression's crimes against the Yemeni people.
medical-outfitted house to treat terrorists in Hodaida
Security services and popular committees raided a
house outfitted with medical equipments to treat criminals and
terrorists in Hodaida province, a security official said on Saturday.
The raid was carried out on Friday after the police was tipped off
about the house.
Investigations are underway to pursue the other
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