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Scores of Yemenis Killed in Clashes and US-Saudi Air Strikes

January 17, 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


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 to a U.S. Central Command news release issued today.

On Dec. 29, a strike killed two AQAP operatives in the al-Baydah Governorate.

On Jan. 8, a strike killed an AQAP operative in the al-Baydah Governorate.

“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".
The source pointed out that Abu Muqtada, a prominent Houthi leader, in addition to dozens other militants were injured in the battles. 
The government forces also captured 35 militants and seized other military vehicles.
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 storming campaign



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 militias. 
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.
Almasderonline 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 (


Schools of Sana'a province condemn Saudi aggression's massacres against students
Sunday, 15-January-2017
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.

Saudi airstrikes kill 7 in Taiz
Sunday, 15-January-2017
Saudi aggression 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
Sunday, 15-January-2017
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.

President meets sheikhs, notables of Nehm district
Saturday, 14-January-2017
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
Saturday, 14-January-2017
The Saudi aggression continued strikes against citizens in several province overnight, targeting private and public properties, a military official said on Saturday.

In Taiz 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, Al-Majda areas
Saudi aggression fighter jets launch 3 strikes on Mareb
Saturday, 14-January-2017
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.

Meanwhile, Saudi-paid mercenaries' artillery pounded several areas of the same district

Army foils mercenaries' attempt to progress in Jawf
Saturday, 14-January-2017
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
Saturday, 14-January-2017
Foreign 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
Saturday, 14-January-2017
General People’s Congress (GPC) condemned massacres committed by the Saudi aggression against Rubaie and Mokha areas of Taiz province.

The 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.

Security raids medical-outfitted house to treat terrorists in Hodaida
Saturday, 14-January-2017
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 involved suspects. 


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