Posts Tagged ‘ Yemen ’

Yemen: British hostage freed in rescue by UAE forces

August 24, 2015
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Chicago Tribune Chicago Tribune    

"The United Arab Emirates said Sunday that its military freed a British hostage who was kidnapped 18 months ago by al-Qaida in Yemen, which has expanded its reach amid fighting between Shiite rebels [sic] and their opponents. A statement carried by the UAE's official WAM news agency identified the British hostage as Douglas Robert Semple. It said Semple, 64, had been working as a petroleum engineer in the Yemeni province of Hadramawt when he was kidnapped in February 2014. The statement did not say where in Yemen Semple had been held or provide any details on the rescue operation." (08/23/15)

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Yemen: First UN aid ship in four months docks under protection of ESC security

August 9, 2015
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Indianapolis Post    

"The first UN aid ship to arrive in war-torn Yemen for more than four months was under the armed protection of ESC Global Security while it unloaded more than 7,000 tonnes of food and medicine in Aden. ESC Global Security (ESCGS), one of the world's leading independent security consultants, was chosen by shipping agents to protect Han Zhi, which was chartered by the UNHRO to deliver vital supplies to Yemen." (08/09/15)

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Yemen: Saudi invaders break ceasefire, kill 15 of their own collaborators

July 28, 2015
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The Daily Star [Lebanon]    

"The latest Yemeni cease-fire unraveled Monday as new Saudi-led coalition airstrikes hit at least two provinces and clashes between Houthi rebels [sic] and loyalists [of the former government] broke out across the country. ... Two of Monday’s airstrikes killed 15 fighters allied with the coalition in the province of Lahj, security officials and field commanders said. More than 40 fighters were wounded in the apparently accidental strikes, they said, adding that the death toll was expected to rise." (07/28/15)

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Yemen: Five-day humanitarian ceasefire starts

July 27, 2015
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"Saudi-led coalition airstrikes came to a halt in Yemen early Monday after a five-day humanitarian truce went into effect, witnesses and security officials said. However, ground fighting broke out almost immediately in the restive city of Taiz following random shelling by Shiite Houthi rebels in three neighborhoods, they said." (07/26/15)

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Yemen: Shiite shelling near Aden kills at least 45

July 20, 2015
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"Shiite rebels [sic] and their allies in Yemen randomly shelled a town Sunday outside of Aden after losing control of some the port city's neighborhoods, killing at least 45 people and wounding 120, officials said. The violence highlighted the bloody chaos of the civil war [sic] gripping the Arab world's poorest country, which also has been the target of Saudi-led, U.S.-backed airstrikes since late March." (07/19/15)

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UN declares emergency as 31 die in Yemen fighting

July 2, 2015
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Dawn [Pakistan]    

"Rebel [sic] fire on a residential district of Yemen's second city Aden killed more than 30 civilians Wednesday, as the United Nations (UN) declared its highest level humanitarian emergency in the war-torn country. Meanwhile in the central city of Taez, pro-government [sic] forces launched a manhunt for 1,200 escaped prisoners, including Al Qaeda members, allegedly freed by retreating rebel forces." [editor's note: The Houthi "rebels" have been in charge in Yemen for some time; the "pro-government" forces are loyal to a government that has been overthrown and operates in exile. So keep in mind that most media coverage reverses the meanings of those terms in order to conform to the US/Saudi propaganda line - TLK] (07/01/15)

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Yemen: Islamic State bombing kills at least 28

June 30, 2015
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Financial Express [India]    

"At least 28 people, including eight women, were killed in an attack carried out by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on two Houthi rebel leaders in Yemen’s capital Sanaa last night. According to a security source, the car bombing targeted Houthi rebel chief brothers Faycal and Hamid Jayache during a gathering organised to mourn the death of a family member, reported The Guardian." (06/30/15)

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Saudi Arabia: Two soldiers die in cross-border attack from Yemen

June 9, 2015
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The Daily Star [Lebanon]    

"A cross-border missile strike from Yemen on Monday killed two more Saudi soldiers, the Riyadh-led coalition said, days after four died in battle and a Scud missile was fired. ... At least 37 people, most of them armed forces members but also civilians, have been killed in border skirmishes and shelling since March 26 when a Saudi-led coalition began bombing rebels [sic] in Yemen." (06/08/15)

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The indefensible war on Yemen

June 4, 2015
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Daniel Larison The American Conservative
by Daniel Larison  

"The indiscriminate attacks on civilian areas in Saada have not been unintended consequences of the bombing campaign, but have been part of the campaign’s design. These attacks are aimed at punishing the civilian population of the province for what the Houthis are doing elsewhere in the country. It is an outrageous tactic in an indefensible war, and one that our government would presumably be condemning if the U.S. weren't actively helping the Saudis with their campaign." (06/04/15)

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Yemen: Air strikes kill 20 Houthi fighters in Aden

June 4, 2015
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"Saudi-led air strikes killed a group of around 20 Houthi fighters outside the southern Yemeni port city of Aden on Wednesday and also shook the capital Sanaa in the north, militiamen opposed to the Houthis said. A coalition of Arab states began bombing Houthi forces, the dominant faction in Yemen's civil war, in March in a campaign to restore President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to power shortly after he fled to Saudi Arabia." (06/03/15)

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Yemen: Saudi-led airstrikes on police HQ kill 45

May 28, 2015
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San Jose Mercury News    

"Saudi-led airstrikes struck a headquarters for police commandos in Yemen's capital Wednesday, killing at least 45 people gathered there to prepare to fight against forces loyal to the country's exiled president, Shiite rebels [sic] said. ... The attacks are part a military campaign launched March 26 to try and restore [former] President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, now living in exile in neighboring Saudi Arabia." (05/27/15)

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Yemen: Fighters backing former government take southern city

May 27, 2015
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Virginian-Pilot    

"Fighters backing Yemen's exiled [former] government captured a key city on the road to the port city of Aden, officials said Tuesday, the pro-government forces' first significant victory since a Saudi-led coalition began targeting Shiite rebels [sic] in airstrikes. The fighters took Dhale, home to the command center of the 33rd Armored Brigade, the country's largest army unit that had been loyal to former Yemeni leader Ali Abdullah Saleh. Saleh has backed the rebels [sic], known as Houthis, in their power grab across Yemen that began last September." (05/26/15)

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Yemen: Saudi invaders shell aid office, killing five refugees

May 22, 2015
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Dawn [Pakistan]    

"Saudi shells hit an international humanitarian aid office in northern Yemen on Thursday, killing five Ethiopian refugees and wounding ten, a local official said. Artillery fire and air strikes hit the town of Maydee along Yemen's border with Saudi Arabia in Hajja province, a stronghold of the Houthi militia that a Saudi-led Arab alliance has been bombing for eight weeks." (05/21/15)

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Yemen: Saudi-led coalition resumes war on Houthis

May 18, 2015
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Altoona Mirror    

"Saudi-led coalition airstrikes targeting Shiite rebels [sic] resumed early Monday in the southern port city of Aden after a five-day truce came to a close following talks on the war-torn country's future that were boycotted by the rebels [sic]. Coalition airstrikes hit rebel [sic] positions and tanks in several neighborhoods of Aden after the cease-fire expired at 11 p.m. on Sunday, Yemeni security officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media." (05/17/15)

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Yemen: Officials say some ground fighting after cease-fire

May 13, 2015
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"With cargo ships poised to launch a desperately needed aid operation in embattled Yemen, a five-day humanitarian cease-fire began Tuesday night, just hours after Saudi-led coalition warplanes struck against Shiite rebels and their allies. There were reports of continued ground fighting in some areas, with security officials and witnesses saying fierce combat broke out about a half hour after the cease-fire began when rebels tried to storm the southern city of Dhale, firing tank shells, rockets and mortars. But no airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition battling the rebels were reported." (05/12/15)

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The humanitarian disaster in Yemen

May 11, 2015
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Daniel Larison The American Conservative
by Daniel Larison  

"The attacking governments have been strangling Yemen with their air and sea blockade for more than six weeks, and a five-day pause in the fighting isn't going to be nearly long enough to address the enormous humanitarian needs that have been created since late March. If the Saudis resume their bombing campaign next week, any benefit to the civilian population from this cease-fire will rapidly vanish. Yemen needs much more than a short pause in the bombing. It needs the complete and permanent halt of the Saudi-led war on the country." (05/11/15)

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Yemen: Houthis claim tribal allies downed Moroccan warplane

May 11, 2015
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The Washington Post Washington Post    

"Rebels [sic] in Yemen claimed Monday that allied fighters downed a Moroccan F-16 warplane assisting Saudi-led airstrikes shortly before a planned cease-fire seeking to bring greater humanitarian aid in the war-ravaged country. The rebel [sic] claims could not be independently verified. Moroccan state media has reported that the F-16 went missing on Sunday, but gave no immediate indication of the possible cause. Meanwhile, a private news Web site in Morocco reported that the jet was hit by fire from anti-aircraft batteries during a reconnaissance mission along the mountainous border region -- the scene of escalating fighting." (05/11/15)

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Yemen: Army, Houthi militias accept Saudi truce offer

May 11, 2015
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The Telegraph [UK]    

"A five-day truce proposed by Saudi Arabia has been accepted by the Yemeni army. 'We announce our acceptance of the humanitarian ceasefire that will begin on Tuesday,' Colonel Sharaf Luqman said in a statement on Yemen's Saba news agency. Earlier Iranian-allied Houthi fighters said they would deal 'positively' with any efforts to lift the suffering of the Yemeni people, a sign that they will accept the five-day humanitarian ceasefire proposed by Saudi Arabia. A statement issued by the Houthis also asked for a political dialogue under the auspices of the United Nations to resume in order to resolve the conflict." (05/10/15)

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Yemen: Saudi invaders offer five-day ceasefire

May 7, 2015
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Hindustan Times    

"Saudi Arabia offered a five-day humanitarian truce on Thursday to the Houthi militia it has hit with weeks of airstrikes in neighbouring Yemen, on condition that fighting across Yemen stops. International concern about Yemen's dire humanitarian situation has grown as fighting, airstrikes and an arms embargo have led to civilian deaths, internal displacement, destruction of infrastructure and shortages of food, medicine and fuel. ... The offer of a truce comes days after the Houthis started shelling Saudi border towns, prompting [sic] renewed airstrikes in Yemen, and as the militia advanced into a last central area of Aden, a city whose fate is seen as pivotal to Yemen's civil war." (05/07/15)

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Saudi Arabia: Yemeni Houthi forces kill two, capture five

May 6, 2015
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The Daily Star [Lebanon]    

"Yemen's rebels [sic] fired rockets and mortars into Saudi Arabia Tuesday, killing at least two civilians and reportedly capturing five soldiers, prompting a Saudi-led military coalition to warn it would strike back. Saudi Arabia's state airline canceled flights into the border area of Najran as schools closed early amid the attack, the first by Houthi rebels [sic], to target a civilian area in the kingdom since the start of the airstrikes." [editor's note: Apparently the Saudis forgot to send the Houthis a memo letting them know that the invasion of Yemen was supposed to be a one-way street kind of thing ... - TLK] (05/05/15)

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Yemen: Invaders land “reconnaissance” troops

May 4, 2015
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Foster's Daily Democrat    

"With helicopter gunships hovering overhead, at least 20 troops from a Saudi-led Arab coalition, including Yemeni expatriates, came ashore Sunday in the southern port city of Aden on what military officials called a 'reconnaissance' mission, as fighting raged between Iranian-backed Shiite rebels [sic] and forces loyal to the nation's exiled president. The landing was the first of its kind since the start of the Saudi-led air campaign against the rebels [sic] and their allies -- forces loyal to ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh -- who have captured most of northern Yemen and marched on southern provinces over the past year." (05/03/15)

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Iranian warships arrive at strategic strait off Yemen coast

April 23, 2015
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Middle East Eye [UK]    

"Two Iranian warships reached the Gulf of Aden just off the coast of Yemen on Wednesday, as Saudi Arabia said Iran had 'absolutely no role to play' in the impoverished country. Iran's semi-official Fars News Agency reported that two warships had arrived at the Gulf of Aden, a strategic waterway that connects the Persian Gulf with Egypt's Suez Canal and is thought to carry some 3.4 million barrels of oil daily. ... On Monday, days after the Iranian navy announced a deployment to the Gulf of Aden, the US Navy said that its aircraft carrier, the USS Theodore Roosevelt, was on its way to the region, escorted by the USS Normandy, a guided missile destroyer." (04/22/15)

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Yemen: Saudis declare end to airstrikes, then resume airstrikes

April 22, 2015
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CNN    

"Saudi Arabia resumed airstrikes in Yemen on Wednesday, less than 24 hours after announcing the end of its 'Operation Decisive Storm,' a nearly month-long campaign against Houthi positions. The strikes returned after rebel [sic] forces launched an attack on a government military brigade not under Houthi control, security sources in Taiz said. The brigade quickly fell to the rebels [sic], they said. It was unclear if the fighting represented a resumption of the operation or was a short-term resumption of hostilities." (04/22/15)

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Yemen: Sanaa air strike kills at least 15

April 20, 2015
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Reuters Reuters    

"An air strike on a Scud missile base in the Houthi rebel [sic] controlled Yemeni capital Sanaa triggered a big explosion that blew out windows in homes, killing at least fifteen people and wounding dozens on Monday, medical sources said. Saudi Arabia has led an alliance of Sunni Arab countries in air strikes against the Iran-allied Shi'ite Houthi group and army units loyal to ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh. Yemen's state news agency Saba, run by the Houthi movement, said the bombing resulted in 'dozens of martyrs and hundreds of wounded,' citing a city official. The reference to 'dozens martyred' might suggest that a larger number of soldiers at the base had been killed." [editor's note: Here we go again. In the first sentence they're "rebels." Then in the third sentence, it notes that the people who were called rebels run the state news agency. Hint: If you run the state, you're not a "rebel" - TLK] (04/20/15)

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Yemen: Airstrikes, strong explosions rock Sanaa

April 20, 2015
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Minneapolis Star Tribune    

"Powerful explosions have rocked the Yemeni capital, shattering windows and waking residents up, as Saudi led-airstrikes target suspected weapon caches and missiles held by Shiite rebels [sic]. ... Saudi Arabia and allied countries began launching airstrikes on March 26, hoping to roll back the rebels [sic], known as Houthis, who seized Sanaa in September and have overrun large parts of the country." [editor's note: Why do the media keep calling them "rebels?" Once you've kicked out the previous government and replaced it, you're not "rebels" any more - TLK] (04/20/15)

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