Al-Jazeerah: Cross-Cultural Understanding
News, May 2017
Scores of Yemenis Killed in Saudi-Led Air Strikes, and Clashes,
May 16, 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 ):
12Houthis killed, 18 wounded in battles and airstrikes north
al Mocha- source
The fighting between the pro-government and Poplar Resistance forces
and the Houthis-Saleh forces renewed on Sunday north of al Mocha
district in western Taiz province, southwestern Yemen.
22Houthis killed, 35 others wounded by coalition airstrikes
western Taiz – source
The Saudi-led Arab Coalition aircrafts launched on Saturday several
air raids on the Houthis-Saleh militants' sites in Khalid military camp
and Mozza district in western Taiz, southwestern Yemen.
Four civilians kill by landmine explosion and shooting in
Taiz – eyewitnesses
Three civilians were killed by a landmine explosion in Jabal Habshi
district, and another one shot dead by Popular Resistance gunmen in Al
Masbah neighborhood in the center of Taiz city, southwest of Yemen.
Houthis-Saleh forces' senior commander, dozens of militants
killed off Saudi borders - TV channel
Saudi mass media reported that a prominent commander of the
Houthis-Saleh forces and dozens other militants were killed early Friday
in battles and air raids in the southern borders of the kingdom of
Pro-government forces advance, kill 14 Houthis including a
leader western Taiz
Fierce confrontations and exchanged bombardment continued on Friday
evening between the pro-government forces and the Houthis-Saleh
militants eastern Mozza and northern al Mocha districts, west of Taiz
province, southwestern Yemen.
The following news stories are from the pro-Houthi website Yemen Extra (http://www.yemenextra.net/):
Saudi Bombardment Rocks Yemeni Farms in Saada
May 15, 2017
The fighter jets of the Saudi-led coalition continue their heavily striking of the northern province of Saada despite its large population.
According to local sources, Saudi missiles and shells were launched on Monday aiming at civilian farms in Shda bordering district, local source reported to YemenExtra.
The airstrikes caused considerable damage to the targeted farms in the region, sources confirmed.
The bordering regions of Shda, Razih, Dhahir and Manbah are under constant bombardment by the Saudi army, whereas Saada suffers some of the highest numbers of civilian casualties and material loss.
The Saudi-led coalition is now entering its third year of operation and it has been accused of deliberately demolishing the already-weak Yemeni infrastructure.
Gunmen Kill a Human Rights Activist at an Internet Cafe in Aden
May 15, 2017
Unknown gunmen assassinated a human rights activist in the southern city of Aden late on Sunday.
The young Amjad Abdul Rahman Mohammed was killed in at Internet cafe in the district of Sheikh Osman in Aden, a currently under Saudi control province.
The bullets shot Amjad in the chest and his head, leaving him as dead in a matter of seconds, local sources told YemenExtra.
Activists on various social networking sites have observed pictures depicting the horrendous killing incident at the coffee shop.
The city of Aden has been witnessing waves of security concerns, including assassinations and explosions, under the rule of the ousted Saudi-backed president, Hadi.
Saudi-Paid Militia Operations in Marib Result in Civilian Deaths
May 15, 2017
A child was killed and five others injured, including three children and two women, in a Saudi paid militia shell targeting Marib province on Monday.
The civilians fell as victims in the region of Rabeh in Hareeb Qaramish district, local source reported to YemenExtra.
It is not the first crime of its kind, whereas it is believed that the militia has been accused of targeting residential regions when inflicted with heavy losses.
A victim of the Saudi-backed reckless shelling in Marib.
The Saudi-paid militia fights in favor of the current Saudi war against the impoverished country of Yemen, which has also perpetrated war crimes such as the Kobra Hall massacre.
Speaking of the Kobra Hall massacre, the US-backed Saudi coalition bombarded a funeral procession in the capital Sana’a, resulting in 700 killed and wounded civilians.
Some of the most horrific scenes were released after the incident, containing charred bodies and others missing their limbs.
The coalition’s media wings first denied hitting the hall, illogically blaming it on Ansar Allah even though it is confirmed they entirely control the capital and no fighting is taking place there.
Yemeni Provinces Under Saudi Bombs During Past 24 Hrs.
May 14, 2017
The Saudi-led coalition continues its three year long journey of aerial bombardment of targeting different Yemeni provinces.
On the 13th of May, the fighter jets of the coalition hit eastern Al-Amri camp in Dhobab district with an air raid.
Moreover, warplanes struck Yakhtal region using a total of 10 airstrikes in northern Mocha.
Going to the coastal province of Hodeidah, two airstrikes bombarded Hayss district.
Hodeidah embraces the vital Hodeidah Port responsible for feeding the almost 30 million Yemeni population.
However, the situation continues to deteriorate due to Saudi airstrikes and ground military operations that threaten the survival of the Hodeidah Port.
The following news stories are from the anti-Saudi website Al-Motamar (http://www.almotamarenglish.net/):
Almotamar Net -
Saudi aggression warplanes waged on Wednesday five air raids on
several areas of Sa'ada province.
The army and popular forces fired artillery targeting enemy Saudi
military sites in Najran province and mercenaries in Medi desert, a
military office said on Wednesday.
A number of Saudi-paid mercenaries were killed and other wounded when the army and popular forces waged an attack on the military sites in the parts of Nehm area of Marib province, a military official said on
President of the Supreme Political Council Saleh al-Sammad was
briefed on Tuesday on the technical processes to return electricity to
Saudi fighter jets continued fierce strikes on citizens' houses and
properties over the past hours in several provinces, a military official
said on Tuesday.
The Artillery force of the army and popular forces on Monday targeted
al-Rabu'ah complex and Nishma site in Aser region.
Army artillery and people's committees hit gatherings of US-backed
Saudi-paid aggression mercenaries in Namlah valley in Hareeb area of
Nehm district west of Marib, an official said on Sunday.
Yemen's General Authority for Conservation of Historic Places on
Sunday called on UNESCO to save and protect Archipelago of Socotra
Island from dredging by occupying UAE forces.
Two citizens were killed and five others wounded when Saudi warplanes
waged a strike on Mawza'a district of Taiz province, an official said on
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