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    Quote Originally Posted by goldenequity View Post

    https://twitter.com/Ian56789/status/1130479656346497024


    https://twitter.com/r_u_vid/status/1134225478091284480

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  5. #574
    Yemen:






    https://twitter.com/Souria4Syrians/s...32090482540545












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    https://twitter.com/zerohedge/status...30667393732609
    Last edited by goldenequity; 06-06-2019 at 06:08 AM.

  6. #575
    Mohamad Al Shami @mamashami

    �� Chilling scene, despite rough terrain, a wounded #Yemeni fighter on his crutch, takes part in offensive op against #Saudi army sites, west of al-Sudais, #Najran.
    Large spoils, enough for weeks of fight, left by #Saudi forces. Mercenary prisoners.#Yemen


    https://twitter.com/mamashami/status...90885861150720

  7. #576
    It looks like President Donald has been working hard to get more jobs producing arms in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia...

    In a May 24 letter, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo notified congressional leaders of the national emergency declaration, waiving congressional review for 22 separate arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates totaling $8.1 billion.
    The arms package, previously blocked by Congress, includes 120,000 precision-guided bombs from Raytheon to the coalition. These will add to the tens of thousands of bombs that the Saudis and UAE have already stockpiled, so they could continue fighting in Yemen practically indefinitely. It also includes support for Saudi F-15 warplanes, mortars, anti-tank missiles and .50-caliber rifles.

    The emergency declaration also allows Raytheon Company to build high-tech bomb parts in Saudi Arabia. This information was first reported last Monday.
    The bomb parts to be jointly build by Raytheon and the Saudis include the control systems, guidance electronics and circuit cards for the Paveway “smart” bombs. According to Representative Ted Lieu, it seemed “to serve no purpose other than to forfeit our technology and prevent future congressional oversight”.
    Possibly the Saudis will copy the technology and use it to produce their own weapons, which they could use for example in Yemen or sell to other countries (without US Congress having a say).

    Raytheon executives have made their way into high-ranking positions.
    In 2017, Raytheon’s former vice president for government relations, Mark T. Esper, became Army secretary.

    According to the Times, Saudi Arabia has "ordered more than 27,000 missiles worth at least $1.8 billion from Raytheon alone" of which "about $650 million of those Raytheon orders came after the Saudi war in Yemen began".
    In May 2017, Raytheon signed a deal to work closely with the Saudi Arabian Military Industries Company. It is unclear whether the new production deal is part of that plan.

    On Wednesday, several Members of US Congress - , including Rand Paul, Lindsey Graham and Robert Menendez - announced that they would introduce “measures” against the arms deals. The “coalition” must just as terrified of the terrorist-supporting UN as the toothless Congress by now...
    Rand Paul commented:
    Few nations should be trusted less than Saudi Arabia. In recent years, they have fomented human atrocities, repeatedly lied to the United States and have proved to be a reckless regional pariah. It is concerning and irresponsible for the United States to continue providing them arms.
    Is Saudi Arabia really worse than the US, UK, Israel or the Netherlands?!?

    Malinowski, a top human rights official under President Obama, said the bombs will be used in Yemen, not for defending Saudi Arabia or UAE from Iran, as Trump administration officials have claimed: http://archive.is/8uqQe
    (original here: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/07/u...-raytheon.html)
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    Dozens of civilians were reportedly injured on Tuesday in a missile strike by the Houthis on Abha International Airport in southern Saudi Arabia.
    The Yemeni rebel group said that its missile force had launched a “cruise missile” at the strategic airport, which has a large military part. A spokesman for the group said that “advanced U.S. air-defense systems” deployed inside the airport were not able to intercept the missile.
    “A cruise missile targeted the control tower directly, which resulted in its destruction,” Brig. Gen. Yahya Sari, a spokesman for the Houthis, said in a short press release.

    Contrary to the Houthis’ claims, the Saudi-led coalition said that the missile hit the arrival hall in the airport injuring 26 civilians, including three women and two children.
    Most of the injured civilians were treated on spot. However, 8 were transported to nearby hospitals.
    The Iran-backed Houthi terrorist militia, through its media, claimed full responsibility for this terrorist act using a cruise missile – as they claim- which constitutes a clear recognition and full responsibility for the targeting of civilians and civilian places that are subject to special protection under international humanitarian law, this may amount to a war crime,” a spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition, Col. Turki al-Malki, said in an official statement.
    Col. al-Malki said that the coalition’s experts are now working to determine the type of missile used in the attack on Abha International Airport.
    Prior footage of Houthi ballistic missile launches on Saudi Arabia:
    #BREAKING: It is now confirmed that the #IRGC's #Houthi rebels have used Soumar cruise missile (Iranian copy of #Russian Kh-55 missile) to target the #Abha Intl airport in S. #SaudiArabia today. Back on 3rd Dec. 2017, they unsuccessfully launched a Soumar at #AbuDhabi, #UAE. ���� pic.twitter.com/HdKyCUjcBu
    — Babak Taghvaee (@BabakTaghvaee) June 12, 2019
    The Houthis have a track record of using precision-guided weapons. In 2017, the Iranian-backed group launched what is suspected to be an Iranian Soumar cruise missile at the Barakah nuclear power plant in the UAE.

    The upcoming hours will likely reveal additional details about the unusual attack, which was another demonstration of the Houthis’ growing capabilities.


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  10. #578
    just fyi....
    the — Babak Taghvaee (@BabakTaghvaee) account is known to me... very well.
    I have watched it for over a year now.
    It is a 'managed' account.... an intelligence construct. no question about it... both timing and content.
    my studied guess is Israeli.

  11. #579
    Quote Originally Posted by goldenequity View Post
    just fyi....
    the — Babak Taghvaee (@BabakTaghvaee) account is known to me... very well.
    I have watched it for over a year now.
    It is a 'managed' account.... an intelligence construct. no question about it... both timing and content.
    my studied guess is Israeli.
    That figures considering it is pushing the Iran angle.
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  12. #580
    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    That figures considering it is pushing the Iran angle.
    I dug through some sources to find some more info on the strike ...


    https://twitter.com/uprisingtoday/st...17658722422785


    https://yemen-rw.org/saudi-arabia-ad...ruise-missile/
    https://yemen-rw.org/yemen-strikes-s...ruise-missile/
    https://www.uprising.today/ansarulla...-saudi-crimes/
    https://yemen-rw.org/ansarullah-spok...-saudi-crimes/

    https://www.uprising.today/us-britis...hrah-province/



    so yeah... everyone's sayin it was a cruise... which means guided/non ballistic... 'smart' weaponry.
    Iranian 'designed' Houthi fabricated (copied US/Raytheon) is very probable.
    If Houthi/Ansurallah has it.... Hezbollah/Lebanon has it. 4 sure.
    Last edited by goldenequity; 06-12-2019 at 08:25 PM.

  13. #581
    Quote Originally Posted by goldenequity View Post
    just fyi....
    the — Babak Taghvaee (@BabakTaghvaee) account is known to me... very well.
    I have watched it for over a year now.
    It is a 'managed' account.... an intelligence construct. no question about it... both timing and content.
    my studied guess is Israeli.
    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    That figures considering it is pushing the Iran angle.

    haha... like I said... this 'account' ALWAYS has extraordinary 'access' to updates/info/photos/breaking... etc.


    https://twitter.com/BabakTaghvaee/st...27426892668928

    the basic 'idea' for the 'account' is to pose as an 'Iranian Patriot' .... who loves his country and wants it liberated
    and is sad and apologetic for all the 'anti-Israel' and 'anti-US' propaganda by the cro-magnon mullahs who constantly harass 'free thinkers'
    and women who won't wear their hajibs. **wink,wink**

    Read it. Read it again.

    'He'
    is now being quoted and 'picked up' quite regularly by the hungry media for 'breaking' images and information...
    therefore
    'His' SPIN gets
    1. worldwide coverage
    2. BREAKING worldwide impact as to 'who' and 'why'

    It's a game. What a 'guy'. He (obviously) knows MORE than you... so you can BELIEVE him.
    Honest.
    Last edited by goldenequity; 06-13-2019 at 08:01 AM.

  14. #582
    Quote Originally Posted by goldenequity View Post
    haha... like I said... this 'account' ALWAYS has extraordinary 'access' to updates/info/photos/breaking... etc.


    https://twitter.com/BabakTaghvaee/st...27426892668928

    the basic 'idea' for the 'account' is to pose as an 'Iranian Patriot' .... who loves his country and wants it liberated
    and is sad and apologetic for all the 'anti-Israel' and 'anti-US' propaganda by the cro-magnon mullahs who constantly harass 'free thinkers'
    and women who won't wear their hajibs. **wink,wink**

    Read it. Read it again.

    'He'
    is now being quoted and 'picked up' quite regularly by the hungry media for 'breaking' images and information...
    therefore
    'His' SPIN gets
    1. worldwide coverage
    2. BREAKING worldwide impact as to 'who' and 'why'

    It's a game. What a 'guy'. He (obviously) knows MORE than you... so you can BELIEVE him.
    Honest.
    If you ignore the spin you can pick out some useful info though.
    I didn't see this anywhere yesterday:

    https://twitter.com/BabakTaghvaee/st...04786266148865

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  15. #583
    Brasco_Aad
    Power outages reported in the Saudi city of Jizan after a Houthi cruise missile destroyed a power plant earlier tonight.

    Houthis promised more attacks in the coming days.



    https://twitter.com/faisalnorth/stat...43106283433991






    Direct US Involvement

    https://twitter.com/Ian56789/status/1141468283163545600

    SouthFront
    Houthis Destroy Eleven Saudi-led Coalition Armored Vehicles In Southern ‘Asir (Videos)
    https://southfront.org/houthis-destr...n-asir-videos/







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    https://twitter.com/uprisingtoday/st...71551129423872



    https://twitter.com/uprisingtoday/st...70850067394561

    Yemen to set up cooperative farms to achieve food self-sufficiency
    https://www.yemen-rw.org/yemen-to-se...f-sufficiency/




    SANA’A -Deputy Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Yahya Qarwash said that “there are trends to respond to the threats of the World Food Program (WFP) to stop the program in Yemen, through activating hundreds of agricultural cooperative associations for the production of grain.

    “In the coming days, the ministry will launch 35 agricultural cooperative associations in cooperation with the General Organization for Development, for the production of grains in various provinces,” Yahya Qarwash told Yemen Press Agency on Monday.

    He noted that the corruption of the World Food Program (WFP) had worsened in Yemen, through the distribution of rotten food and allocating appalling salaries to its employees.

    According to Yahya Qarwash, the trend towards planting of wheat and various kinds of and various types of grain comes in the framework of coordination with the Grain Production Corporation and the Commission entrusted with the Presidency of the Republic.

    “It is also a translation of the serious directives of the Revolution command topped by Sayyid Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, to secure self-sufficiency of food for the Yemeni people,” he added.

    “The Ministry of Social Affairs will not accept any international or local organization unless it grants humanitarian assistance to citizens in dignity, without any methods of humiliation against the Yemeni citizens,” he said.

    Qarwash called on all the Yemeni people to strengthen their national steadfastness through agriculture in order to secure food security for the present and future of Yemen, stressing the need to launch mobilization and advocacy campaigns to encourage and support farmers in different regions.
    Last edited by goldenequity; 06-19-2019 at 09:01 PM.

  16. #584
    Brasco_Aad‏ @Brasco_Aad ∑ 3 min.
    US media: Panic broke out in the White House today after a Houthi cruise missile hit a Saudi desalination plant in its heart.
    Senior US officials were ordered to rush back to the White House to analyze the situation.


    Saudi yesterday: The Houthi cruise missile was intercepted by our air defense Saudi
    Saudi today: The Houthi cruise missile landed NEAR our desalination plant
    US today: The Houthi cruise missile struck the desalination plant with full force



    https://twitter.com/Brasco_Aad/statu...92861496385541
    Last edited by goldenequity; 06-20-2019 at 07:41 AM.



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  18. #585
    The U.K. government said it would not grant new licenses for arms exports to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain and Egypt (including maintenance, military goods and technology contracts), Al Jazeera reported June 25. The announcement follows a recent court decision that ruled U.K. military exports to countries involved in the war in Yemen violated British law.

    The ban only applies to new arms licenses; current contracts will be allowed to finish.

    More at: https://worldview.stratfor.com/situa...ilitary-allies
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  19. #586
    Switzerland has banned planemaker Pilatus from operating in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), saying on Wednesday the company had breached Swiss rules on giving logistical support to foreign armed forces now engaged in a war in Yemen.The Swiss foreign ministry said it had gathered "sufficient evidence" that Pilatus failed to declare activities backing foreign militaries, as required by Swiss law, and added it has reported the shortcomings to the nation's attorney general for further investigation.
    The Swiss government has been investigating Pilatus for months. In 2017 the company signed a contract with Saudi Arabia to support a fleet of PC-21 turboprop planes operated by the Royal Saudi Air Force, according to the Stans-based firm's annual report.


    "Support services supplied by Pilatus Aircraft to the armed forces of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates... are incompatible with the federal government's foreign policy objectives," the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) said in a statement. "The FDFA has therefore called for these services to be discontinued."
    Privately held Pilatus now has 90 days to pull out of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, the FDFA said, adding the company could still supply armed forces in Qatar and Jordan.

    More at: https://news.yahoo.com/swiss-ban-pla...102817094.html
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  20. #587

    https://twitter.com/Ibra_Joudeh/stat...28312578056192


    https://twitter.com/Ibra_Joudeh/stat...35932151853057


  21. #588
    On 20 June, London’s Court of Appeal ruled that arms sales to the “coalition” are unlawful, as UK ministers have ignored war crimes in Yemen.
    Court documents show that civilians were bombed soon after training sessions by British teachers. For example, 3 days after Britain provided training – from 27 July to 14 August 2015 – some 70 civilians were killed by airstrikes in Hodeidah.
    On 25 June, it was reported that the U.K. government banned “new licenses” for arms exports to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain and Egypt (including maintenance, military goods and technology contracts).

    Existing licences seem to continue as usual...
    Data from the Department for International Trade shows 295 extant export licences to Saudi Arabia, which means that arms exports from the UK will continue.

    The UK government has authorised the sale of at least £4.7 billion ($6 billion) in arms to Saudi Arabia since March 2015.
    That’s not even counting the “secret” Open Individual Export Licenses, which have not been suspended by the UK government. These open licences allow an unlimited number of arms to be exported in 5 years.

    BAE Systems had 3 open licences to export Paveway bombs and Brimstone and Storm Shadow missiles.
    BAE Systems said:
    We continue to support the UK government in providing equipment, support and training under government-to-government agreements between the United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia. The decision of the court does not mean that licenses to export arms to Saudi Arabia must immediately be suspended. CAAT did not ask for such an order and the court did not order it.
    Arms manufacturers Raytheon, Leonardo and Rolls Royce were awarded nearly £3 million in tax money in 2018: https://theferret.scot/export-licenc...-saudi-arabia/
    (archived here: http://archive.is/m6kA3)

    I’ve seen stories that the USA and Germany have also stopped some exports (in a similar fashion as the UK, so continuing supplying these psychopaths with bombs)...


    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    Yemen's Houthi group will on Saturday start to unilaterally redeploy forces out of three key ports, the United Nations and a Houthi spokesman said, a move to pave the way for political negotiations to end Yemen's four-year war.The statement from the U.N.'s Redeployment Coordination Committee (RCC) said the Houthis would make an "initial unilateral redeployment" between May 11 and May 14 from the ports of Saleef, which is used for grain, and Ras Isa, used for oil, as well as the country's main port of Hodeidah.
    On 11 May, it was reported that the Houthis began their witdhrawal from the port of Hodeidah, but the coalition continued their assault: https://www.mintpressnews.com/houthi...attack/258468/


    So as the Western media are desperately trying to blame the Houthis for the massive amounts of Yemenis dying from starvation and bombs, they canīt use this propaganda anymore (unless people are really so braindead that they believe anything the media will tell us...).

    In 2016, UNICEF already reported that every 10 minutes a child younger than 5 died of “preventable causes”; more than 1000 per week or more than 52,000 per year. Since then the humanitarian catastrophe has gotten even worse!
    This means that more than 183,000 children under 5 years died from 2016 till the beginning of this month (July 2019).
    The Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED) has calculated that on top of that from March 2015, till November 2018 between 75,000 and 80,000 direct casualties from the bombs have died. With more than 3000 Yemenis dying per month as a direct result from the violence that makes another 106,000 to 111,000.
    This makes a low estimate for the total number of dead Yemenis since March 2015, when the bombing campaign was started - 290,000. This doesn’t include children older than 4 years dying of starvation.
    I would be surprised if the total death toll is lower than 580,000...


    Obviously the terrorist United Nations isnīt afraid that people will find out that it is blatantly supporting this genocide...

    The UN World Food Programme announced that it wonīt supply any more food to Yemen’s starving capital, Sanaa, which is still controlled by the Houthis.

    The reported reason is that those “horrible” Houthis donīt agree that Yemenis have to give personal identification data to the World Food Programme: https://www.rt.com/news/463351-yemen...iometric-data/
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  22. #589
    An oil tanker idling off the coast of Yemen may be nearing an explosion, The Guardian reportsciting experts and a warning by the UN-recognized Yemeni government.
    The government, which is fighting the Houthi rebels with the support of Saudi Arabia and the UAE, wrote in a letter to the UN that the situation is bad and deteriorating, and that there is an “imminent environmental and humanitarian catastrophe in the Red Sea”.

    The vessel in question is loaded with some 1 million barrels of crude oil with energy experts fearing that the gas build up might eventually lead to a blast and a spill. A UN team has tried to approach it to assess the situation, but the Houthis who control the area where the tanker is moored have refused to grant them access.
    “Until a UN technical inspection takes place it is difficult to determine the precise risk that the vessel poses, however the potential for a serious environmental emergency is clear. An explosion leading to a spill would have a severe effect on the Red Sea marine environment, and on both biodiversity and livelihoods, an emergency made worse because the ongoing conflict would hamper efforts to control and respond to the pollution it would cause,” The Guardian quoted an official from the NGO Conflict and Environment Observatory as saying.
    Yemeni Government warns of a looming Huge Oil Spill into the Red Sea due to Houthis’ obstruction to maintenance works of crude oil tanker carrying more than a million barrel of crude oil. pic.twitter.com/Aiz1qwNeFH
    — رئاسة مجلس الوزراء اليمني (@Yemen_PM) July 13, 2019
    The tanker, Safer, is the property of the Yemeni state oil company and before the war was used as both a storage facility and an offloading terminal, The Guardian notes, adding it has a total capacity of 3 million barrels. It has idled since 2015 when the Iran-backed Houthis took control of the area. Experts are particularly concerned with the corrosion rate of the vessel’s hull, which could lead to a leak or a spill.


    More at: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-...lose-exploding
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  23. #590
    Yemen's Houthi rebel forces killed at least 40 people Aug. 1 in a complex attack on a military parade in the port city of Aden involving a ballistic missile and drone. The victims included members of the Security Belt, a local force trained and supported by the United Arab Emirates. Eyewitnesses said the ballistic missile struck directly behind the speaker's dais after a general had just concluded a speech. The Houthis said they used a medium-range ballistic missile and an explosives-laden Qasef-2K drone to conduct the attack, which killed Brig. Gen. Monier al Yafie.

    More at: https://worldview.stratfor.com/artic...hi-attack-aden
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  24. #591
    The Aden-based Southern Transitional Council (STC) issued a statement on Aug. 7 during the funeral for STC leaders killed in a Houthi attack last week, calling on followers to attack the palace of President Abd Rabboh Mansour Hadi in Aden, Reuters reported. In the resulting protests, security guards at the palace killed at least two STC demonstrators.

    More at: https://worldview.stratfor.com/situa...th-south-split
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  25. #592
    Separatists in southern Yemen have taken effective control of Aden, the seat of the internationally recognized government, as fighting continued between nominal allies who have turned on each other, Reuters reported Aug. 10.

    More at: https://worldview.stratfor.com/situa...-led-coalition
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  27. #593
    A Saudi-led coalition said Sunday it launched a strike apparently against southern separatists in Yemen after they seized the presidential palace in the second city Aden.The seizure, decried by the Riyadh-backed Yemeni government as a UAE-supported coup, reflects deep divisions between secessionists and loyalist forces, both of whom have fought Shiite Huthi rebels.
    "The coalition targeted an area that poses a direct threat to one of the important sites of the legitimate government," a coalition statement said, calling on the separatist Southern Transitional Council to withdraw from positions seized in Aden or face further attacks.
    Riyadh-based Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi is backed by the coalition -- led by Saudi Arabia and its ally the United Arab Emirates -- that is battling the Huthis who hail from Yemen's north.
    But another force in the anti-Huthi coalition -- the UAE-trained Security Belt Force -- has since Wednesday been battling loyalists in Aden, the temporary base of Hadi's government.
    The Security Belt Force is dominated by fighters who back the Southern Transitional Council (STC), which seeks to restore south Yemen as an independent state as it was from 1967-1990.


    The coalition called for an "immediate ceasefire", a spokesman was quoted as saying by the official Saudi Press Agency, and demanded an "urgent meeting" between the warring parties.
    Both the Yemeni government and separatists said early Sunday they backed Riyad's call for dialogue and a suspension of fighting in Aden.


    The government "affirms its commitment to respect the call of the Saudi-led coalition to ceasefire", a statement said, as the STC expressed its "full commitment to ceasefire".
    Yemen's government earlier blamed the STC and the UAE for staging a "coup" against it.
    The foreign ministry demanding "the UAE halt its material support and withdraw its military support, immediately and fully, from the groups that have rebelled against the state".
    The STC's spokesman said Saturday the situation was "stable" and that the council was working to restore the water network, damaged in the fighting.
    But the International Crisis Group think tank warned that the latest clashes "threaten to tip southern Yemen into a civil war within a civil war."


    Ties between the Security Belt and Hadi loyalists have been strained for years, and this week was not the first time they have engaged in armed clashes.
    They fought a three-day battle in January 2018 that killed 38 people and wounded 222 others after the government prevented a rally by separatists.
    The Security Belt has accused Hadi's backers of allowing Islamists into their ranks and of supporting the Muslim Brotherhood.

    More at: https://news.yahoo.com/southern-sepa...142345791.html
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  28. #594
    Yemeni separatists backed by the United Arab Emirates began withdrawing Sunday from positions they seized from the internationally-recognized government in the southern port city of Aden.

    Saudi Arabia had responded angrily to the takeover in Aden, calling for an immediate cease-fire and ordering the separatists to pull back as Saudi troops moved to secure government buildings. On Sunday, Saudi state TV reported that the separatists had begun withdrawing.

    Yemeni officials said the UAE-backed fighters had withdrawn from the streets but still held military positions seized in recent days, and were still stationed outside the presidential palace. Other officials at Aden's airport said flights had resumed after being halted since Thursday because of the clashes. All of them spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief media.

    The current crisis began last week following the funeral of a separatist leader killed in a Houthi rocket attack. After his funeral in Aden, southern separatists attacked the nearby presidential palace. At the time, Hani Bin Braik, a separatist leader and former Cabinet minister, called for the overthrow of the government.
    Bin Braik tweeted Sunday that the southern separatists accept Hadi as president and are committed to the coalition, but want his Cabinet replaced. The government has said it will not negotiate with the separatists until they hand over all the military positions they seized.
    Peter Salisbury, a senior analyst with the International Crisis Group, a non-profit research institute, said the separatists "withdrawing from installations won't make a huge difference right now, as the Hadi government forces have largely dispersed." He told The Associated Press that Saudi Arabia was likely trying to "save face and work out if there is a deal to be done" between the government and the UAE-backed separatists, whose goal was to "lay the groundwork for the formations of a separate southern state."

    More at: https://news.yahoo.com/saudi-led-coa...094802144.html
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  29. #595
    Yemen's southern separatists vowed on Wednesday to keep control over Aden, warning the only way out of the impasse that has fractured a Saudi-led military alliance was for Islamists and northerners to be removed from positions of power in the south.The separatists, supported by coalition member the United Arab Emirates, effectively took over Aden, the temporary seat of the Saudi-backed Yemeni government, over the weekend by seizing government military bases.
    "Giving up control of Aden is not on the table at the moment," Saleh Alnoud, British-based spokesman for the Southern Transitional Council (STC), told Reuters in an interview.
    "We are there to remain - but to remain for a positive reason: to maintain stability," Alnoud said.


    In the interview, Alnoud said that to end the stand-off, the Islamist Islah party - a backbone of Hadi’s government that the UAE sees as an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood - should be ousted from posts of influence along with any northern politicians.
    The STC accuses Islah of being complicit in a Houthi missile strike on southern forces earlier this month, a charge the party rejects. The coalition has promised military action against the separatists if they do not vacate government sites.
    "Islah has been at the heart of this," Alnoud said.
    "That would be a very good start if Islah was removed from the whole of the south and allow southerners to govern themselves," he said. "We consider the government was infiltrated or controlled by the Islah."
    One possible way out, Alnoud said, would be to hand over responsibility for security of barracks to the STC's Security Belt or Aden Police.


    Alnoud said southerners would no longer accept being sidelined. "The Saudis need to make a decision: do they want to win the war against the Houthis? If they do, then they need to recognize us - STC - to govern and manage the south even in the transition period," he said.
    Riyadh called for a summit over Aden without setting a date. Hadi's vice foreign minister, Mohammed al-Hadhrami, told Reuters on Wednesday they would not attend unless the UAE stops backing separatist fighters following the "coup".
    "We cannot go and meet...if (the separatists) stay in control of Aden and don't withdraw from positions," he said.
    Alnoud had a message for Saudi Prince Mohammed.
    "I would say to MBS: if you really want to win the war, the southerners have been credible partners, have shown they can engage constructively... but in return they need to keep the south clean from these corrupt Islah-affiliated officials."
    Alnoud said U.N. peace efforts needed to catch up with events. The United Nations is struggling to implement a stalled peace deal in the main port city of Hodeidah and ease tensions between Saudi Arabia and the Houthis to enable political talks on a transitional governing body to end the war.
    "Southerners need to be given the power to govern themselves and southerners need to be engaged as an equal partner in the peace process," Alnoud said. "We can still be part of Yemen, Hadi can still be president but the south is to be ruled and governed by southerners."
    So will the south break away?
    "I am not trying to avoid saying we will break away because that is a real possibility now," Alnoud said, adding one option was for two governments: one in the north and one in the south.

    More at: https://news.yahoo.com/southern-yeme...121138828.html
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  30. #596
    Aidarus Zoubaidi, chief of the separatist Southern Transitional Council (STC), said late on Sunday that he was committed to a ceasefire in Aden and would join emergency talks in Riyadh.
    However, Ahmed Bin Fareed, the movement’s representative in Europe, told The Independent that while they were keen to participate in peace talks they would not back down on calls that Yemen be divided, dashing hopes of a speedy resolution to the crisis.
    “We accept to go to Riyadh for talks, we are still committed to the coalition, we respect President Hadi but we are sure he is controlled by members of the [Islamist] Islah Party,” Mr Fareed said on Tuesday.
    “We will not back down from our demand of a state. No one will accept a unified Yemen. South Yemen was an independent state until very recently. We want a return to our country,” he added.

    Saudi-backed coalition warplanes hit separatist areas on Sunday and the coalition has vowed further attacks to dislodge southern fighters.


    Mr Fareed said that the eventual separation of Yemen was “inevitable” and there would be no peace until it happened.
    “We believe if Saudi Arabia and the UAE really want to achieve stability in the region, they have to accept the aspirations of the people for an independent state. Ignoring it will only see more conflict,” he added.

    More at: https://news.yahoo.com/no-one-accept...144314049.html
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  31. #597
    The Yemen government said it seized back the interim capital Aden on Wednesday, a claim contested by the separatists who took control of the city and other parts of the south earlier this month.The tussle between the pro-independence Southern Transitional Council (STC) and government troops comes nearly three weeks after the separatists took control of Aden, the government's base since Huthi rebels took over the northern capital Sanaa in 2014.
    Forces loyal to the internationally-recognised government of Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi were able "to secure the presidential palace in Aden and the surrounding areas", Information Minister Moammer al-Eryani tweeted.
    "The national army and security services have full control over the province's districts."
    However a senior source in the Security Belt -- a paramilitary force loyal to the STC -- said the claims were unfounded.
    "Our forces still control most of the districts in Aden," the source told AFP. "The government troops entered the outskirts of the city, but they were dealt with and pushed back."
    AFP journalists saw separatist troops still patrolling the capital, near its international airport.
    The clashes between the STC and government forces -- who for years have fought alongside each other against the Iran-aligned Huthis -- have raised concerns that the famine-threatened country could break apart entirely.
    The separatists' seizure of Aden was seen as a major gain allowing the Security Belt to press on to take other strategic areas.
    However, the Yemeni government drafted in reinforcements from the north and mounted a pushback on Wednesday.
    An AFP correspondent in the east of the city witnessed shelling by advancing government forces fresh from their success in taking back control of Abyan province to the east on Wednesday.
    A pro-government source told AFP fighting had erupted in the streets of Aden as loyalist troops fanned out there.
    Abyan was the second southern province to be retaken by government forces in southern Yemen in days following clashes with the Security Belt.
    Earlier in the week, government forces also regained control of Shabwa province after beating back an attack by STC forces.


    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, meeting in Washington with Khalid bin Salman, Saudi Arabia's deputy defense minister, called for a negotiated resolution with STC forces.
    Pompeo and the prince "agreed that dialogue represents the only way to achieve a stable, unified and prosperous Yemen," the State Department said in a statement.
    The meeting came after The Wall Street Journal, citing anonymous sources, said President Donald Trump's administration was pursuing secret talks with the Huthis in hopes of winding down the violence.
    STC forces have also fought against the Huthis but want to see South Yemen regain the independence it gave up with unification in 1990.

    More at: https://news.yahoo.com/yemen-forces-...002223368.html
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  32. #598
    According to the International Red Cross, the coalition has bombed and completely destroyed a prison controlled by the Houthis, killing at least 100 people and injuring another 40.

    The coalition claimed it targeted a “military compound” that “stores drones and missiles” and that the Houthis were masking it by “claiming it was a secret prison”
    The Red Cross had visited the prison before, according to Franz Rauchenstein: https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...n-yemen-prison


    Meanwhile the arm sales to the coalition continue.

    On 24 July, President Donald Trump vetoed 3 congressional resolutions aimed at blocking selling billions of dollars of weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

    Secretary of state Mike Pompeo had argued that threats from Iran are more than enough reason to approve the $8.1 billion arms sale to the 2 genocidal US allies in the Middle East.

    The toothless US Congress spoke a lot of empty big words, but wonīt do anything to stop the ongoing sale of weapons.
    House foreign affairs committee chairman Eliot Engel said for example:
    The president’s veto sends a grim message that America’s foreign policy is no longer rooted in our core values – namely a respect for human rights – and that he views Congress not as a co-equal branch of government, but an irritant to be avoided or ignored.
    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...o-saudi-arabia


    Also the arms sales from the UK continue, only approving new sales to Saudi Arabia are blocked by the ruling of the Court of Appeal.

    The British government has been given permission to appeal to the UK’s Supreme Court to overturn that ruling.
    The Supreme Court rejected the Government’s application to lift the temporary block on new export licences. This means that the more than 50 outstanding or new applications can not be approved for the time being: https://jerseyeveningpost.com/news/u...-saudi-arabia/
    (http://archive.is/syCT2)


    Despite empty promises to lift it, the naval blockade of the port of Hodeidah port by the coalition has continued to this day.

    The ongoing support for the war against Yemen effectively makes “aid” meaningless.

    The stated priorities of US President Donald Trump, and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to push arms deals, with the support of the United Nations, shows that the mass slaughter will continue (more than 1000 Yemeni kids dying every single week of starvation alone...): https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/co...sales-continue
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  33. #599
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