Posts Tagged ‘ Yemen ’

Yemen: President, cabinet resign

January 23, 2015
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"Yemen's President resigned Thursday night shortly after his Prime Minister and the Cabinet stepped down -- seismic changes in the country's political scene that come just one day after the government and Houthi rebels struck a tentative peace deal meant to end days of turmoil. The resignations of Yemeni President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi and other officials are the latest fallout from the Houthis' move in recent days to gain power in the capital, which included kidnapping Hadi's chief of staff on Saturday and taking over the presidential palace on Tuesday." (01/22/15)

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Yemen: Shiite insurgents control presidential palace and residence

January 21, 2015
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Washington Post    

"Shiite insurgents controlled the palace and residence of Yemen's besieged president Wednesday following attacks that threatened to topple a government that has been a key American ally in the fight against al-Qaeda. The assaults by the Houthi rebel faction -- believed to be backed by Iran -- marked a major setback for Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi. Witnesses said early Wednesday that his presidential guards fled after Houthi fighters seized the palace Tuesday and surrounded Hadi's home, where he is thought to be held up, following intense clashes in the capital, Sanaa, that began Monday." (01/21/15)

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Yemen: Scores dead in blast outside police academy

January 9, 2015
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Phoenix Herald    

"Dozens of people were slaughtered in a terror attack on a police academy in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa Wednesday when an explosive-laden vehicle was blown up, targeting hundreds of recruits waiting in line at the gates of the college, officials said. An interior ministry official said that some 40 people were killed and that more than 70 were wounded in the attack in front of the Police College in Sanaa." (01/08/15)

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Yemen: Car bomb kills 31 outside police college

January 7, 2015
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Reuters Reuters    

"A car bomb exploded outside a Yemeni police college in Sanaa on Wednesday, killing 31 people and wounding dozens, the interior ministry said, less than a week after a devastating suicide bombing south of the capital. Yemen's sectarian conflict has worsened since September when the Shi'ite Muslim Houthi militia seized Sanaa, in the latest upheaval following the country's 2011 popular uprising which led to a change of government and splits in the army." (01/07/15)

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Yemen: Thirteen killed in failed US hostage rescue bid

December 8, 2014
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"A woman, a 10-year-old boy and a local al Qaeda leader were among at least 11 people killed alongside two Western hostages when U.S.-led forces fought Islamist militants in a failed rescue mission in Yemen, residents said on Sunday. U.S. special forces raided the village of Dafaar in Shabwa province, a militant stronghold in southern Yemen, shortly after midnight on Saturday, killing several members of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). American journalist Luke Somers, 33, and South African teacher Pierre Korkie, 56, were shot and killed by their captors during the raid intended to free them, U.S. officials said." (12/07/14)

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Yemen: Bomb attack targets Iranian ambassador’s residence

December 4, 2014
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Los Angeles Times Los Angeles Times    

"A massive vehicle bomb exploded Wednesday outside the residence of the Iranian ambassador in Yemen’s increasingly chaotic capital. The newly appointed diplomat was not in the building at the time, but at least one person was killed and several others injured, the Interior Ministry said. Some news reports, citing unidentified Yemeni officials, said as many as three people had died. The attack came amid a broad offensive by Iran-allied Shiite Muslim Houthi rebels, who have taken over the capital and set off intensified sectarian fighting across much of the country." (12/03/14)

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Yemen: Regime officials say airstrike kills six militants

November 12, 2014
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Washington Post    

"Yemen’s defense ministry says an airstrike has killed at least six suspected al-Qaida militants in the country’s south. Security officials, speaking anonymously because they are not authorized to speak to reporters, say the Wednesday the strike came from a suspected U.S. drone and hit a militant hideout. But there was no official government comment on who was behind the strike, in the southern province of Shabwa." (11/12/14)

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Yemen: Suicide bombings kill 60+

October 9, 2014
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Reuters    

"A suicide bomber killed at least 42 people on Thursday when he detonated an explosives-laden belt in a district of the Yemeni capital where the powerful Shi'ite Muslim Houthi movement had planned to hold a rally, medics and witnesses said. ... In a separate incident, at least 20 government soldiers were killed in a suicide car bombing and gun attack in the country's east on Thursday, state news agency SABA reported." (10/09/14)

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Yemen: Two regime troops killed in car bombing

July 27, 2014
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Minneapolis Star Tribune    

"A car bomb targeting army posts in southern Yemen killed two soldiers Sunday, officials said, an attack authorities blamed on the country's local al-Qaida branch. Military officials said forces also foiled two other attacks by suspected al-Qaida militants, killing at least three of the assailants in the southern province of Abyan." (07/27/14)

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Yemen: Al Qaeda fighters attack Sayoun airport

June 26, 2014
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Al Jazeera [Qatar]    

"Al-Qaeda fighters have attacked an airport in Yemen and bombed the facility's air control tower, according to Yemeni security officials. The officials say the coordinated attack on the Sayoun airport in the southern province of Hadramawt started from three directions early on Thursday. The AFP news agency reported that three soldiers had been killed in the attack, quoting an unnamed security official." (06/26/14)

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Yemen: Islamist militants hit army posts, 18 dead

May 14, 2014
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Reuters    

"At least eight Yemeni soldiers and 10 al Qaeda militants were killed in clashes on Wednesday when insurgents attacked two military posts in a southern province where the government mounted an offensive two weeks ago, military sources said. The sources told Reuters the fighting in Gol al-Rayda and Azzan districts of Shabwa province started early in the morning and raged for several hours. An army colonel was among the dead, a Defence Ministry source said." (05/14/14)

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Yemen: Death toll from attacks by regime troops, US drone terrorists rises to 68

April 22, 2014
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Dawn [Pakistan]    

"An “unprecedented” US and Yemeni aerial campaign in Yemen killed at least 68 [alleged] Al Qaeda militants in a bid to head off attacks by the network’s local affiliate, officials said on Monday. ... A top Yemeni official said the 'unprecedented' Saturday-Sunday air war came after 'information that Al Qaeda was plotting attacks on vital installations, military and security, as well as foreign interests in Yemen.'" (04/22/14)

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Yemen: US war criminals murder 46 in two days

April 21, 2014
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Antiwar.com    

"Yesterday’s deadly US drone strike against a highway in Yemen’s Bayda Province was followed up by a similar round of separate strikes in the Shabwa Province today, sending the death tolls over the past 48 hours spiraling. After yesterday’s attack, which killed 21, reports of today’s strikes are still murky, but at least 25 more were killed, sending the figure to 46, and likely to rise even further as the figures continue to come in from remote areas." (04/20/14)

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Yemen: Seven killed, 29 escape in attack on prison

February 14, 2014
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Dayton Daily News    

"Heavily armed militants attacked Yemen's main prison in central Sanaa on Thursday, killing seven people and helping 29 inmates escape, many of them convicts in terrorism-related charges, the country's state news agency reported. The attack started with a car bomb explosion, then militants exchanged heavy gunfire with the guards at the Sanaa Central Prison, and a number of prisoners fled amid the chaos, according to SABA." (02/13/14)

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Yemen: Two killed in attack on bus carrying soldiers

February 4, 2014
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Pakistan Today [Pakistan]    

"At least two people were killed when a bomb hit a bus carrying Yemeni soldiers in the capital Sanaa on Tuesday, a medical source said, highlighting the government’s weak grip on security in the impoverished country. Tuesday’s blast was the latest in a series of security incidents to hit U.S.-allied Yemen in less than a week. Two Westerners have been kidnapped since Friday and three explosions near the French embassy, the defence ministry and the central bank, shook the capital late on Sunday." (02/04/14)

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Yemen: Japanese diplomat stabbed in kidnap bid

December 15, 2013
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Irish Times [Ireland]    

"Armed men stabbed a Japanese diplomat in the Yemeni capital Sanaa today when he resisted a kidnapping attempt near his house, a security source said. It was the latest in a spate of attacks on foreigners in the impoverished Arab state, where the government is struggling to restore law and order since former president Ali Abdullah Saleh stepped aside in late 2011 following mass protests. The source said the diplomat was in a stable condition in hospital after being stabbed in the head and hand with a dagger." (12/15/13)

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Yemen: US drone terrorists murder 15 wedding guests

December 13, 2013
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Reuters    

"Fifteen people on their way to a wedding in Yemen were killed in an air strike after their party was mistaken for an al Qaeda convoy, local security officials said on Thursday. The officials did not identify the plane in the strike in central al-Bayda province, but tribal and local media sources said that it was a drone." (12/12/13)

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Berlin confirms embassy security official killed in Yemen

October 7, 2013
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The News International [Pakistan]    

"The German foreign ministry confirmed Monday that a security official at its embassy in Yemen has been killed but denied reports of an attempted kidnapping of its ambassador. 'We must unfortunately confirm that a German security official who was employed at the embassy in Sanaa was killed in Yemen,' a German foreign ministry spokeswoman said in a statement about Sunday's incident." (10/07/13)

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Yemen: Twin attacks on army kill 30

September 20, 2013
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BBC News [UK state media]    

"At least 30 people were killed when suspected al-Qaeda militants launched simultaneous attacks on army targets in southern Yemen, officials say. Two car bombs reportedly exploded at a camp in Shabwa province, killing around 20 soldiers and wounding many others. In a second assault in the area, gunmen shot dead another 10 soldiers in the town of Maifaa." (09/20/13)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-24171574  

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Yemen: Gunmen kill US embassy’s security chief

October 11, 2012
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Reuters    

"Masked gunmen shot dead a Yemeni security chief on his way to work at the U.S. embassy in Sanaa on Thursday, in an attack a Yemeni security source said appeared to be the work of al Qaeda. The incident was the latest of a wave of attacks on officials in the impoverished Arab state, which is battling Islamist militants with Washington's help." (10/11/12)

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Yemen: 13 murdered in suspected US drone terror strike

September 4, 2012
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CNN    

"A U.S. drone strike targeting al Qaeda suspects in Yemen killed 13 civilians, including three women, three security officials in the restive Middle Eastern country said. 'This was one of the very few times when our target was completely missed. It was a mistake, but we hope it will not hurt our anti-terror efforts in the region,' a senior Yemeni Defense Ministry official told CNN. The official asked not to be named because of the sensitivity of the issue." (09/03/12)

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Yemen: Suicide bomber kills 45 at funeral wake

August 5, 2012
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Telegraph [UK]    

"A suicide bomber struck at a wake in Yemen's southern city of Jaar overnight, killing at least 45 people and wounding dozens more, the defence ministry said, in the deadliest attack since the army declared victory over Islamist militants in June. A suicide bomber struck at a wake in Yemen's southern city of Jaar overnight, killing at least 45 people and wounding dozens more, the defence ministry said, in the deadliest attack since the army declared victory over Islamist militants in June." (08/05/12)

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Yemen: Suicide bomber attacks police cadets

July 11, 2012
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Business Week    

"A suicide bomber threw himself into a crowd of Yemeni police cadets leaving their academy on Wednesday and detonated his explosives, killing and wounding at least 10 people, a security official said. ... There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast, but Yemen's branch of al-Qaida frequently stages such bombings." (07/11/12)

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Yemen: Regime troops drive al Qaeda from major strongholds

June 12, 2012
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Portales News-Tribune    

"Yemeni troops backed by armed tribesmen routed al-Qaida on Tuesday from two southern strongholds the terror network had held for more than a year, the most significant victory so far in a monthlong offensive against a local franchise that has tried time and again to bomb U.S.-bound planes. The military campaign, orchestrated by U.S. military advisers and bankrolled by neighboring Saudi Arabia, has left al-Qaida's dangerous Yemen branch on the run." (06/12/12)

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Yemen: Regime claims 23 al Qaeda militants killed

June 7, 2012
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Ogden Standard-Examiner    

"Yemeni officials say at least 23 al-Qaida-linked militants have been killed in fighting in the country's south. The confrontations come during Yemen's campaign to retake parts of the south from al-Qaida following a year of internal turmoil." (06/07/12)

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