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Yemen - Middle East Crisis

Discussion in 'Greater Asia & Middle East' started by Manmohan Yadav, Mar 27, 2015.

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    Houthis destroying North Sudan mercenary forces in Yemen


     
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    Propaganda videos released by AQAP(Al Qaeda in Yemen).HD quality with background music



     
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    http://saudigazette.com.sa/article/...rab-foreign-ministers-discuss-Iran-violations

    Cairo -- Saudi Arabia will not sit idle in the face of Iranian blatant aggression and will not hesitate to defend its national security and preserve the safety of its people, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir told an emergency meeting of Arab League foreign ministers here on Sunday.

    "The ballistic missile launched on my country's capital reflects the repeated Iranian attacks against the Kingdom, which witnessed the launch of 80 Iranian ballistic missiles through its Houthi agents in Yemen. It did not even care about the Muslims' Qiblah by launching three ballistic missiles in a blatant attack on Islamic sanctities and a provocation to the feelings of Muslims around the world," Jubeir said.

    He stressed that the Kingdom has tried since the beginning of the Iranian revolution to deal with Iran in accordance with the requirements of the principle of good-neighborliness and mutual respect, but unfortunately Iran has ignored all these efforts, violated all international laws, customs, principles and ethics, and tried to export revolution.

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    US strikes in Yemen have typically targeted suspected Al-Qaeda fighters, but last month the United States said it had killed dozens of fighters from its rival, the Daesh group, at training camps in Bayda. — File photo
    http://saudigazette.com.sa/article/522368/World/Mena/Drone-strike-kills-four-Qaeda-suspects-in-Yemen

    Aden — A drone strike killed four suspected Al-Qaeda fighters in central Yemen on Monday, a local official said.

    The United States is the only force known to operate armed drones over Yemen.

    "A car carrying four fighters was hit as it drove on a mountain road" in Bayda province, the official said. "All of them were killed."

    "The fighters were from Al-Qaeda," he said.

    Washington considers the Yemen-based Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula to be the radical group's most dangerous branch.

    AQAP has flourished in the chaos of the country's civil war.

    A long-running drone war against AQAP has intensified since US President Donald Trump took office in January.

    An air raid he ordered that month killed a US Navy SEAL and several Yemeni civilians in Bayda.

    US strikes in Yemen have typically targeted suspected Al-Qaeda fighters, but last month the United States said it had killed dozens of fighters from its rival, the Daesh group, at training camps in Bayda. — AFP
     
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    http://www.arabnews.com/node/1197586/saudi-arabia#photo/0

    US guided-missile destroyer makes port visit to Jeddah
    ARAB NEWS | Published — Wednesday 22 November 2017

    JEDDAH: The USS James E. Williams (DDG 95), a guided-missile destroyer in the US Navy, made a port visit to Jeddah on November 14-17, 2017. James E. Williams is deployed to the US Fifth Fleet area of operations to support maritime security operations and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region.

    Sailors assigned to the James E. Williams played a friendly soccer match with Saudi Arabian players on November 16.

    Commander Allen Siegrist, commanding officer of USS James E. Williams, welcomed guests to the ship during a reception at the Jeddah port on November 16.

    Consul General Matthias J. Mitman delivered remarks to an audience of diplomats, sailors, and Saudi government officials, and thanked the sailors for their distinguished service in the US Navy. Rear Admiral Abdullah Al Juaid, Commander, Royal Saudi Naval Forces - Western Fleet, also addressed the guests highlighting US-Saudi naval cooperation.

    Reception guests enjoyed a rare opportunity to tour the guided-missile destroyer.

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    The injured victims were brought to India on a C-17 military transport plane. Photo: Special Arrangement

    http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/52-yemeni-war-victims-land-in-india/article20813412.ece



    Were able to come under a programme sponsored by UAE-based Emirates Red Crescent organisation

    A group of 66 Yemeni nationals — 52 patients and 14 attendants — arrived in India on a special military aircraft earlier this week for medical treatment. The patients are war victims who were injured in the on-going Houthi insurgency in the country.

    The group arrived in India as part of the Fortis Healthcare Limited tie-up with the Office of the Military Attache – Embassy of UAE to facilitate advanced treatment of war victims from Yemen.

    Since March, over 4,773 patients have died while another 8,272 people have been injured due to air strikes in Yemen, according to the United Nations.


    A soldier from the United Arab Emirates stands guard next to a UAE military plane at the airport of Yemen's southern port city of Aden August 8, 2015. (File photo: Reuters)
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    http://www.thehindu.com/news/intern...al-of-sanaa/article24005819.ece?homepage=true
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    This May 27, 2018 photo shows a petrol station, a day after it was hit by air strikes in Sana’a, Yemen. | Photo Credit: REUTERS


    Attack it took place just before sunset as people prepared to break the dawn-to-dusk Islamic fast of Ramadan.
    A woman was among four people killed in an air strike that hit a petrol station in Yemen’s rebel-held capital late Saturday, medical sources said.Eleven people were wounded in the air strike on Sana’a, they said.

    Witnesses said it took place just before sunset as people prepared to break the dawn-to-dusk Islamic fast of Ramadan.

    It was not immediately clear who had carried out the strike.

    Saudi Arabia main attacker
    Saudi Arabia, which leads a military coalition that has been fighting the Houthi rebels since 2015 to shore up the internationally recognised government, is active almost daily in Yemen.

    Earlier Saturday, Riyadh reported that two soldiers from its national guard had been killed in fighting against the Houthis along the kingdom’s southern border with Yemen.

    The official SPA news agency did not provide details on when or how they died.

    The report came as coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Maliki said Saudi air defences had intercepted and destroyed a Houthi drone that targeted the international airport of the southern city of Abha.

    An examination of the debris showed the drone was manufactured by Iran and used by the Houthi rebels, Colonel Maliki said in a statement late Saturday cited by the SPA.

    The Saudi-led coalition launched a military intervention in Yemen in 2015 after the Iran-allied Huthis expelled pro-government forces from Sanaa and went on to seize swathes of the country.
     
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    Yemeni fighters loyal to the Saudi-backed Yemeni president gesturing and shout slogans as they stand on a road leading to the town of Khokha. (AFP)

    http://www.arabnews.com/node/1310366/middle-east

    DUBAI: The Yemeni Army killed 16 members of the Iran-backed Houthi militia in clashes in Al-Baydah province, Saudi state-news channel Al-Ekbariyah reported.

    The military source added that Yemeni forces have made progress in the Sahel area, where they neutralized several Houthi weapons and vehicles as the militia retreated toward Hodeidah.
     
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    A Yemeni fighter loyal to Hadi mountainous area overlooking Bab al-Mandab Strait September 15, 2016. (AFP)


    • Backed by resistance forces, the army liberated al-Zaraniq Camp and the surrounding areas in the district of Durayhi in Hudeidah from Houthi militia
    • There were a number of children captured, who were fighting for the Houthi militia suffering from starvation and thirst
    http://www.arabnews.com/node/1310916/middle-east

    DUBAI: Yemen forces backed by the Saudi-led Arab coalition made major advances into Houthi-held areas in Hodiedah over the last week the national army reported.

    Backed by resistance forces, the army liberated al-Zaraniq Camp and the surrounding areas in the district of Durayhi in Hudeidah from Houthi militia.

    There were a number of children captured, who were fighting for the Houthi militia suffering from starvation and thirst.

    Local reports suggested that the army was less than 20km away from the densely populated city of Hodiedah, however Arab News cannot independently confirm this.

    Abdulmalek al-Houthi, leader of the Iran-backed militia, reportedly tried to assure his followers that the losses in Hodeidah around the west coast are small.

    The spokesperson for Yemen’s army, Sadeq Dawaid, told Sky News Arabia that after liberating Houthi areas, the army was then faced with heavily mined land which it had to clear.

    “Houthis have an obsession with planting landmines, they do it randomly often injuring and killing their own forces in the process,” Dawaid said.


    “The landmines they plant also injure local residents,” he added.


    Teams were formed to de-activate the thousands of landmines around Hodeidah.


    According to army officials in Yemen, the country has been subjected to the “largest mine-laying operation since the end of the Second World War.”

    The total number of mines laid by the militia exceeds half a million mines, and that this “huge amount continues to pose a sustainable threat to the lives of civilians.”

    Houthis plant large numbers of landmines in coastal Hodeidah
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    Members of the UAE armed forces search for landmines laid by Houthi rebels in Mokha,
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    An Emirati forces-trained Yemeni deminer with a metal detector searches for landmines allegedly planted
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    Randomly Planted Houthi Landmines Claim Yemeni Lives
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    An Emirati forces-trained Yemeni deminer collects landmines
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    Abdullah Jolmoud martyred clearing Houthi land mines in Al-Khokha #Hodeidah. He played a major role in mine clearance operations on the west coast
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    Iran warned of consequences over proxy wars
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    Iran is known to be supplying weapons to the Houthi militia fighting in Yemen (AFP)
    http://www.arabnews.com/node/1310691/saudi-arabia

    RIYADH: Iran faces grave consequences if it continues to indulge in proxy wars with neighboring Arab countries, threatening the peace and stability in the Middle East, representatives of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have warned.

    In statements issued on the 37th anniversary of the GCC’s establishment, delegates criticized Iran’s role in the Yemen conflict and Tehran’s continued support to the Houthi militia, who have so far fired more than 100 ballistic missiles at Saudi Arabia.

    “Maintaining security and stability in the region is the first priority of the Gulf states,” said GCC Secretary-General Abdullateef Al-Zayani.

    Al-Zayani said he appreciated “the pivotal role of the Saudi leadership in backing the GCC General Secretariat to achieve the collective goals and implement the resolutions of the Supreme Council.”

    He called on Iran “to refrain from meddling in the affairs of Arab nations, and stop supplying arms and ammunition to Houthi militants to save Yemen from the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.”

    The “All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Yemen” in the British Parliament last Wednesday released its annual report on the situation in the war-stricken country, warning, for the first time, of “Iran’s hand in the civil war and its attempt to project power on the Arabian peninsula.”

    The APPG observed that “cooperation with non-state actors is an integral part of Iran’s foreign policy through which it seeks to consolidate power across the region.” As examples of this strategy, the group named Iran’s support for the militant organization as well as Iranian militias in Syria and Iraq.

    It further noted that “Iran’s stance against the war must be judged in the context of its desire to undermine the Western and Saudi influence in Yemen.”

    The group has warned that Tehran’s arming of the Houthi rebels has led to a “major escalation” in the conflict.

    Commenting on these reports, Mohammed Al-Khunaizi, a Saudi Shoura Council member, said: “Iran has had complicity in most of the regional conflicts, and the involvement of Tehran has been hampering all efforts to restore peace and security in the Middle East.”

    He said: “Iran is in non-compliance with paragraph 14 of UNSC resolution 2216, as a UN panel has already identified missile remnants, related military equipment that are of Iranian origin and were/are being used in Yemen.”

    “The growing involvement of Iran in the affairs of the Arab nations has led many of its Arab neighbors to distance itself from Tehran,” said Dr. Ibrahim Al-Qayid, the founding member of the National Society of Human Rights (NSHR).

    In fact, the Arab League has recently supported Morocco’s decision to sever ties with Iran over its support for the Polisario Front, he said.
     
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    • “This terrorist regime” in Tehran, “which supplies terrorist militias all over the world
    • Iran backs the Houthis, who seized Sanaa in 2014
    http://www.arabnews.com/node/1310721/middle-east

    ADEN: The deputy chief of Yemeni Army, Maj. Gen. Saleh Al-Zindani, survived an attempt on his life in Aden, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Sunday.

    The assassination attempt took place when Al-Zindani was leaving a hospital in Aden last night. Yemeni Prime Minister Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr condemned the incident calling it a barbaric act that puts international security and stability in jeopardy.

    The incident is under investigation and no group has claimed the responsibility for the incident.

    The Houthi militias have wreaked havoc on the country.

    Iran backs the Houthis, who seized Sanaa in 2014, prompting an Arab military coalition to intervene against the militias the following year.

    Last week, Yemen’s newly appointed Foreign Minister Khalid Al-Yamani categorically said there cannot be peace in the country unless the Houthis abandon their arms.

    “The internationally recognized government will not allow Iran, which backs the Houthis, to maintain a foothold in Yemen or interfere in its internal affairs,” he added.

    “This terrorist regime” in Tehran, “which supplies terrorist militias all over the world, is close to collapse as a result of international and popular pressure by the Iranian people, who are suffering as their terrorist state spends billions here and there for a foolish expansionist idea,” Al-Yamani said.
    “The modern and civilized world that respects international law cannot accept the existence of a state sponsor of terrorism and all subversive and terrorist militias in the region,” he added.
     
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    https://www.aa.com.tr/en/africa/sudan-joining-military-ops-in-yemen-moral-duty-/1159105

    By Bahram Abdel-Moneim

    KHARTOUM

    Sudanese Ministry of Defense on Monday described its participation in ongoing Saudi-led military operations in Yemen as a “moral duty and commitment”.

    According to the statement, Sudanese Defense Minister Ahmed Awad ibn Auf met Saudi Ambassador to Sudan Ali bin Hassan Jaafar in the capital Khartoum.

    The meeting between the two sides came as a follow up of a visit paid last week by Saudi Assistant Minister of Defense Mohammed Al Ayash to Khartoum, the statement said.

    The Saudi assistant minister of defense on Wednesday arrived in Khartoum on a one-day official visit during which he met Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir as well as Sudanese minister of defense.

    On Apr. 7, Houthi spokesmen announced that several Sudanese soldiers had been killed in clashes with Houthi fighters near the city of Midi in Yemen’s northwestern Hajjah province.

    The assertion, however, was never confirmed by either the Saudi-led coalition, Khartoum or the Yemeni government.

    Yemen has been racked by violence since 2014, when Houthi rebels overran much of the country, including capital Sanaa.

    The conflict escalated in 2015 when Saudi Arabia and its Sunni-Arab allies -- who accuse the Houthis of serving as an Iranian proxy force -- launched a massive air campaign in Yemen aimed at rolling back Houthi gains.

    The following year, UN-sponsored peace talks in Kuwait failed to end the conflict, in which more than 10,000 people have been killed, according to UN figures.
     
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    Saudi Arabia says 2 soldiers killed in Yemen fighting
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    Saudi Arabia has said that two of its soldiers were killed in fighting against Yemen’s Huthi rebels as the kingdom reported foiling a drone attack on a southern airport.

    http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/saudi-arabia-says-2-soldiers-killed-in-yemen-fighting-132438

    The official SPA news agency reported late on May 26 that two soldiers from the national guards were killed “during their participation on the southern border” - a reference normally used for the fighting in Yemen against the Iran-backed Huthis.

    SPA however did not provide details on when or how the two soldiers were killed but said senior officials took part in their funerals.

    A Saudi-led Arab coalition has been fighting in Yemen since March 2015 against the Huthi rebels with the goal of reinstating the internationally recognized government of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi.

    Colonel Turki al-Maleki, spokesman for the coalition, meanwhile said Saudi air defences had intercepted and destroyed a Huthi drone that targeted the international airport in Abha in the south.

    An examination of the debris showed the drone was manufactured by Iran and used by the Huthi rebels, Maleki said in a statement late on May 26 cited by the SPA.

    The three-year conflict has left nearly 10,000 people dead and more than 55,000 wounded, according to the World Health Organization.

    More than 2,200 others have died from cholera and millions are on the verge of famine in what the United Nations says is the world’s gravest humanitarian crisis.
     
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    http://www.arabnews.com/node/1311591/middle-east

    DUBAI: The Yemeni National Army Forces killed and wounded more than 35 Iran-backed Houthi militants in Al-Jouf province on Monday, Saudi state-news channel Al-Ekhbariya reported.

    The Yemeni army also shelled a number of militia positions, which resulted in the death of more than 15 rebels and injury to more than 20 others.

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    7 rebels killed in central Yemen clashes: Official
    A number of Houthi rebels were reportedly captured during attack

    29.05.2018

    Seven Houthi rebels were killed in clashes with government forces in central Yemen on Tuesday, according to a local official.

    Government forces repelled a rebel attack on military positions in the Natie district in the central al-Bayda province, triggering clashes with Houthis, in which seven rebels were killed, Musad al-Mallahi, head of Natie district, said.

    He said a number of Houthi rebels were captured during the attack.

    According to al-Mallahi, three government forces were injured during the violence.
     
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