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Saudi-led forces strike Yemen rebels, blockade ports

March 31, 2015
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Tuscaloosa News    

"A series of airstrikes by a Saudi-led coalition have shaken Yemen's capital into the early morning amid the group's campaign against Shiite rebels and their allies. The strikes Monday in Sanaa come as the rebels, also known as Houthis, pushed south toward the port city of Aden, Yemen's economic hub and the latest seat of power for those allied with embattled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi. Hadi fled Yemen last week, sparking the airstrike campaign." (03/30/15)

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Yemen: Hadi flees to Saudi Arabia

March 27, 2015
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US News & World Report    

"Saudi state TV says Yemen's embattled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi has arrived in the Saudi capital, Riyadh. Al-Ekhbariya TV reported Hadi arrived Thursday at a Riyadh airbase and was met by Saudi Defense Minister Prince Mohammed, the son of King Salman. A day earlier, Hadi fled the southern Yemeni city Aden in a boat as Shiite rebels and their allies moved on the city. Hadi's arrival comes as Saudi Arabia and its allies launched airstrikes in Yemen against the rebels, known as Houthis, and forces loyal to Hadi's predecessor, ousted autocrat Ali Abdullah Saleh." (03/26/15)

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Leave the Houthis alone!

March 27, 2015
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Justin Raimondo Antiwar.com
by Justin Raimondo  

"What's happening in Yemen is a local problem, with causes that are strictly confined to the long and tumultuous history of that dirt-poor country. Foreign intervention, whether from the British, the Saudis, al Qaeda, or whomever, has only led to endless war and not improved the lot of the people by one iota. Now the Americans are using the 'war on terrorism' to impose their will and re-order the Yemeni polity when they can have no real understanding of what is -- or ought to be -- going on there. Washington and Riyadh are internationalizing a conflict that is Yemeni in origin, and will only be resolved by the Yemenis themselves." (03/27/15)

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Saudi Arabia, allies launch war on Yemen

March 26, 2015
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The Washington Post Washington Post    

"Saudi Arabia and its Persian Gulf allies launched air attacks early Thursday in neighboring Yemen, after Shiite rebels believed backed by Iran swept toward that country's second-largest city and forced the president to flee. The Saudi ambassador to the United States, Adel al-Jubeir, made the announcement Wednesday evening in Washington. He said the operation began at 7 p.m. Eastern time in order 'to prevent Yemen from falling into the hands of the Houthis,' the rebels." (03/25/15)

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Yemen: Shiite rebels fire on protesters killing six

March 25, 2015
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ABC News ABC News    

"Shiite rebels fired bullets and tear gas Tuesday to disperse thousands of protesters demanding they withdraw from a southwestern province, killing six demonstrators, wounding scores more and escalating tensions in a country on the verge of civil war. The rebels, known as Houthis, seized the capital Sanaa in September and have been advancing south alongside forces loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh." (03/24/15)

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US officials: Saudi Arabia building up military near Yemen border

March 24, 2015
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Reuters Reuters    

"Saudi Arabia is moving heavy military equipment including artillery to areas near its border with Yemen, U.S. officials said on Tuesday, raising the risk that the Middle East's top oil power will be drawn into the worsening Yemeni conflict. The buildup follows a southward advance by Iranian-backed Houthi Shi'ite militants who took control of the capital Sanaa in September and seized the central city of Taiz at the weekend as they move closer to the new southern base of U.S.-supported President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi." (03/24/15)

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Yemen: Three dead in Aden airport attack

March 19, 2015
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Houston Chronicle    

"Forces loyal to Yemen's former president stormed a section of the international airport in the southern port city of Aden on Thursday, triggering an hours-long gunbattle before security forces loyal to the current president repelled them and secured the hub. The fighting forced the airport's closure and passengers on a flight to Cairo were scuttled off the plane and into the terminal building. Sporadic clashes between rival units in Aden erupted later in the day in various locations inside the city itself." (03/19/15)

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Yemen: Iranian troops free abducted diplomat

March 5, 2015
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ABC News ABC News    

"Iran said Thursday that a team of special operatives has freed an Iranian diplomat abducted more than 19 months ago in Yemen, a rare acknowledgement by Tehran of an intel operation carried out on foreign soil. The official IRNA news agency quoted deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdolahian as saying that intelligence officers undertook a 'difficult and complicated operation" to secure Nour Ahmad Nikbakhat's freedom from the "hands of terrorists.'" (03/05/15)

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Yemen: US drone strike kills two

March 2, 2015
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The Washington Post Washington Post    

"Tribesmen and witnesses say a US drone strike killed two suspected al-Qaida militants in southern Yemen. The witnesses, speaking on condition of anonymity for fear of retribution, say the suspected militants were traveling in a car when the strike took place at dawn on Monday in the Shabwa province, in an area called Markha." (03/02/15)

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Setting the stage for another proxy war in Yemen

February 18, 2015
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CounterPunch CounterPunch
by Michael Horton  

"With the recent Houthi takeover of much of northern Yemen, there are echoes of the 1960s. There seems little likelihood of Yemen not becoming a battleground for a protracted proxy war between two regional powers: Saudi Arabia and Iran which, in contrast to the 1960s, are now on opposite sides. The Saudis are vehemently opposed to the Houthis because they are Shi'a, adherents to the Zaidi sect of Shi'a Islam. The Saudis are fearful that the Houthis' 'revolution' could spread across their southern border and embolden their own restive Shi'a minority. In April 2000, the Saudis put down a Shi'a led rebellion in the province of Najran, which borders areas that are now controlled by the Houthis. On the other side of the emerging proxy war is Iran whose material support for the Houthis is limited." (02/18/15)

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Yemen: Hadi supporters seize media buildings

February 16, 2015
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Minneapolis Star Tribune    

"upporters of Yemen's former President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi have seized radio and television buildings in the southern city of Aden after they accused security forces of working for Shiite rebels who control the capital. Security officials say one soldier and two Hadi supporters were killed in clashes during the seizure. Hadi, a southerner, resigned in January after a prolonged power struggle with the rebels, known as Houthis, who have controlled Sanaa since September." (02/16/15)

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Life in the Emerald City: Houthis control Yemen, but they don’t yet govern it

February 11, 2015
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The Intercept The Intercept
by Casey L Coombs  

"Just weeks after a coup that ousted Yemen's Western-backed government, the capital of Yemen is a city painted in green, mostly with spray paint. Green tree trunks, green sidewalks, green walls and even a green Ford F-350 bearing the Houthi slogan, which includes the words 'Death to America,' on each side of the iconic American truck, about 340 of which the Pentagon shipped to Yemen over the past few years. The Houthis are now formally in control in Yemen, which is nearing economic collapse and civil war, but governing the country is another matter." (02/11/15)

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Yemen: US, UK and France close Sanaa embassies

February 11, 2015
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BBC News BBC News [UK state media]    

"The US, UK and France are closing their embassies in Yemen due to the deteriorating security situation and political crisis in the country. The US and UK governments have withdrawn diplomatic staff from Sanaa and urged their citizens to leave. France's embassy in the capital has announced that it will close on Friday. The moves come as the UN attempts to broker talks between political factions and Shia rebels who control Sanaa and dissolved parliament last week." (02/11/15)

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Yemen: UN envoy says national talks will resume amid crisis

February 9, 2015
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St. Augustine Record    

"Yemen will resume national talks over its future, the U.N. envoy to the country said Sunday, just days after Shiite rebels dissolved parliament and formally took power. Those talks Monday will include Abdel-Malek al-Houthi, whose Houthi rebels stormed into the capital, Sanaa, and elsewhere in September before besieging the president and seizing total control of the Arab world's poorest country on Friday, envoy Jamal Benomar said." (02/08/15)

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Yemen: US drone terrorists kill three

January 26, 2015
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New York Times    

"Tribal leaders and security officials in Yemen say the U.S. has carried out its first drone strike in the country since its president resigned. They say the strike Monday on a vehicle in an area called Hareib, located between the provinces of Marib and Shabwa, killed three suspected al-Qaida militants." (01/26/15)

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Yemen: President, cabinet resign

January 23, 2015
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CNN CNN    

"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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Reuters Reuters    

"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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