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News, July 2017
Scores of Yemenis, Saudis, Sudanese Killed in Air Strikes and Fighting, 246,000 Cases of Cholera and 1,500 Deaths
July 2, 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 Iraq.
For a background, read:
The following news stories are from the pro-Saudi website Al-Masdar ( http://www.almasdaronline.com/category/42 ):
A civilian killed, a second house bombed by Houthis in al-Bayda
A civilian person was shot dead by militants of the Houthi group on
Friday evening in Dhi Naim district as he was driving on the main road
in al-Bayda province in central Yemen.
Two children killed by Houthis-Saleh forces in Taiz- source
Three civilians killed, two wounded by Houthis shelling and gunfire in Taiz and al-Bayda - source
ALMASDARONLINE, 2017-07-02, T04:17:13
Three civilians were killed and two others were wounded Saturday by
an artillery shelling and gunfire of the Houthi militants and forces
loyal to former president Saleh in the cities of Taiz and al-Bayda in
southwestern and central Yemen.
A prominent leader and a number of militants of the Houthis-Saleh
forces were killed late Wednesday in an attack targeted his motorcade in
Mashabah region in al Bayda province, central Yemen.
Saudi-led coalition aircrafts pound Houthi reinforcements in
The Saudi-led Arab Coalition aircrafts launched on Thursday six air
raids on the Houthis-Saleh reinforcements in Maqbanah and Mozza
districts in western Taiz.
A military source said that the Saudi-led Arab Coalition air defense
systems intercepted on Thursday a ballistic missile fired by the
Houthis-Saleh forces towards Marib city, eastern the capital Sana'a.
The following news stories are from the pro-Houthi website Yemen Extra (http://www.yemenextra.net/):
The Yemeni Joint Forces Claim Dozens of Saudi and Sudanese Soldiers’ Lives during the Past two Days
Jul 2, 2017, YemenExtra, Y.A
TheYemeni joint forces carried out quality operations during the past two days , killing and wounding a large number of Saudi and Sudanese paid fighters in addition to the destruction of armored vehicles on various fronts.
According to a military source ,six soldiers lost their lives in Shabkah of Najran, while the missile shelling targets, with Katyusha, on the gatherings of Saudi led troops in Najran.
Yemeni missile forces, it added , fired with Zilzal 2 missiles Aoujbah military center in Jizan.
As a result of hitting Qilal Shaybani by Yemeni joint army, inflicting heavy losses occured amid the Saudi -led coalition ranks in Asir.
the Yemeni joint forces in addition, aimed at the Saudi army and their paid fighters in which many were killed and 3 armored vehicles destroyed in Midi.
The source also reported the death of the Commander from the Family of Rima, Lieutenant Abdo Dawood Yousef Saad al-Ahmadi in Midi.
Effectively, rocket forces attacked the Saudi-led coalition with Katyusha rockets in north of Makha and Al-kadha in Taiz, causing heavy damage. 12 saudi paid troops were killed in Taiz.
In Ghail region, enemy was hit with surprise attacks, while in other places like Al-Jafal, Al-Ahmar , Al-Khanjar and many areas in Jouf , the Saudi-led coalition were hit as well.
Notably, Oregan Missiles hit the Tadwin military camp belonging to Saudi -led coalition in Mareb.
Furthermore, a large number of the Saudi-led coalition troops belonging to Brigade 312 were killed , namely and the commander Brig. Gen. Ali Shaddad, Abdo Hassan al-Jaradi, Lieutenant Ibrahim Mohammad Ali al-Bishi and Mohammad Abdullah al-Quad, in addition to the commander Mohammad Adbllah Lutf Omrani .
While Yemeni army and popular committees were able to foil the advancing attempts in many parts of Yemeni border areas while causing heavy losses on amid the Saudi-led coalition.
Suspected 246,000 cases of cholera in Yemen and 1,500 deaths: UN
Jul 1, 2017, YemenExtra, M.A.
The World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, the World Bank and donors have called for increased support for Yemen’s cholera and water-borne response efforts.
“The outbreak of cholera is very serious and we have not seen anything. During the period from April 17 to June 30, we received suspicious reports,” WHO representative in Yemen Dr. Nivwa Zagaria told a press conference held in Sana’a today on the cholera epidemic and response efforts. The disease has inflicted 246 thousand cases and killed 1500 cases. “
“In spite of our efforts to respond to the epidemic with UNICEF partners, we have not been able to reach the peak of the epidemic. In some areas, the epidemic has surpassed the accepted international average of six tenths, while in some areas it is declining.”
“We need to expand and scale up the response to curb the spread of the epidemic and we will discuss during our meeting with the World Bank and donors the enhancing of support to strengthen the response efforts,” he said.
The representative of the World Health Organization pointed out that the most important challenges and difficulties facing the work of the Organization is the collapse of the health sector in Yemen, the lack of salaries nor the healthy water and the spread of the epidemic.
He stressed on the importance of synergy and integration of the sectors of health, water and education to confront the epidemic.
In turn, said the charge of UNICEF in Yemen, Dr. Sherin Farki that the outbreak of the cholera epidemic is unprecedented, reports reaching the Organization indicate that five thousand cases are reported a day, including 50% of them are children .. He said that, “Every minute a child is reported to have the disease and this is not acceptable and is quite dangerous. “
He urged all parties to communicate in order to resolve the crisis and give the problem of the outbreak of the epidemic a priority in order to combat and reduce its extension.
“The efforts to respond to the disease have overlooked the increasing malnutrition rates in Yemen,” said UNICEF’s acting representative.
“About 2 million children are vulnerable, exposed to the possibility of loss of life, deprived of education and sleeping with empty stomachs.” The number of rainy seasons is expected to increase over the next two months.
The representatives of UNICEF and the WHO reviewed the programs, activities and potentials of the two organizations in a response to the epidemic and the support they have provided to reduce its spread, explaining that a ship carrying 400 tons of malnutrition and medical supplies, 20 ambulances and another 500 tons arrived by land and air.
A Yemeni Citizen Fell Dead After a Saudi Airstrike on Taiz
Jun 30, 2017, YemenExtra, M.A.
A citizen was killed on Thursday in a raid waged by the Saudi-led coalition on Al-Ma’afr district, Taiz governorate, central Yemen.
Almasirah Net reported that the airstrike struck Al-Khadhah area in Al-Ma’afr district, leading to the killing of one of the area’s residents.
Just the day before yesterday, a total of 10 civilians lost their lives, in addition to two sustaining wounds due to two US-supplied Saudi air raids aiming at a citizen’s house in Hanashia area, Dhubab district, Taiz governorate.
Yemeni-Made Zelzal 2 Missile Hits Saudi Paid Militias in Salu
Jun 27, 2017, YemenExtra, M.A.
The missile unit of the Yemeni allied forces launched on Tuesday two rockets of the type Zelzal 2, a military source reported.
Zelzal 2 rockets, referring to earthquake in Arabic, targeted the Saudi paid militias in Al-Ayn Camp in Salu.
In a similar context, at least 4 Saudi affiliated militias were killed yesterday while another 2 sustained wounds on Nabdhah mountain in Mawza’a district, Taiz governorate.
Furthermore, the Yemeni allied forces consisting of Ansarullah and Saleh forces foiled an attempt to advance by the militias in Hameer area, Maqbnah district.
The latter reportedly inflicted heavy losses.
Saudi Warplanes Kill Two and a Child, Injure Seven Others During Eid Days
Jun 27, 2017, YemenExtra, M.A.
Two citizens and a child were killed and seven others injured on Monday, marking the second day of Eid al-Fitr, in a raid conducted by the Saudi-led coalition on a house in the northern province of Saada.
Almasirah Net reported that the air raid deliberately targeted one of the houses in the area of Shuareq in Razih district, Saada.
Local sources confirmed the death of three citizens, including a child and the severe injury of 7 others , in addition to the complete destruction of the house and material damage in it’s vicinity.
In a similar context, the US-backed Saudi war carried out a crime against citizens when they targeted houses on Sunday, the day of the Muslim holiday Eid Al-Fitr, in al-Mas’ad region in Serwah district, Marib province. The brutal bombardment led to a total of eight people killed, including two women, and wounding four others.
The Saudi regime continues its suffocating war against Yemen regardless of mutual religious celebrations and holy months such as Ramadan, a month where combat is forbidden in according to Islamic views.
The following news stories are from the anti-Saudi website Al-Motamar (http://www.almotamarenglish.net/):
Friday, 01-July-2017 Almotamar Net -
Artillery of the army and popular forces hit gatherings of Saudi soldiers in Asir, Najran provinces, a military official said on Wednesday. The shelling hit the gatherings in Al Dhabah military site in Asir. Meanwhile, the national forces killed a Saudi soldiers in al Nashmah military sites of Al Rabu'eh area. Moreover, the artillery of the army and popular forces shelled other groups in military sites in wstern Al Makhrawqa and behind Al Sudis and Raqabat Al Hamer in Najran, the official added.
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