Saudi/UAE Murderous Tap Airraids Kill 33 & Wound 55 Civilians at Yemeni Wedding in Hajjah

By: Hassan Al-Haifi

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Saudi F15S Eagle, which is the bulk of Saudi Air Force used in Yemen, targeging by US experts, air fuelled by US air tankers.

With US expert targeting and UK and God knows who else providing logistical support, one would think the state of the art aircraft warriors and US/UK training, the Sauci-Led hodgepodge alliance of murdering thugs could surely not find cause to bomb a wedding being held below their winged killing machines, not to mention the ground intelligence of local agents.

But alas, for over three years, most of the killings of these monstrous war machines have been civilians – well over 15,000 (twice as much wounded) to be exact, with all due respect to the downplayed numbers given by the UN and other wonderful human rghts activists and organizagions, who are afraid of the wrath of the Zionist Lobby and Nikki Harley (Trump’s UN mouthpiece). The whole world is shaken by a few almost harmless ballistic missiles that intentionally are kept out of harm’s way from civilizns in keeping with true Islamic doctrine, which have to date not killed one Saudi civilian, but now we have a massacre of over 33 innocent civilian martyrs and 55 injured Yemenis at a wedding ceremony in Bani Qais, Hajjah Governorate in the Midwest of Northern Yemen. This is not the first mass. massacre involving attendees at a mass gathering (funeral, mourning, wedding, etc.). There had been at least ten such assemblages in Yemen wherr the desth and wounded toll was in the hundreds. Bear in mind, that in all these raids there were follow up tap raids to maximize the blody impact. The Republican Hospital in Hajjah and the Yemeni Ministry of Health (Sana’a) has called for urgent blood donations to meet the need for all blood types.

About 12 hours earlier an airraid tallyed a man, his eife and their three children ehen yheir house was targeted in Maidi, Hajjah.

Some graphic but real pictures of the carnage in Bani Qais, lest world conscience awakes to the trsgic plight of Yemenis, who have never attacked anyone, nor asked anything from anyone except to be free and alone.

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Child looking over his fathrer’s corpse after the massacre and sleeping next to him

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Breaking News: ICRC Team Member Killed in Ta’ez, Yemen.

By: Hassan Al-Haifi

A Lebanese Red Cross worker, Hanna Lahoud was killed when his car was mowed down by unknown militants in Al-Dhubab area of Western Ta’ez City. The area is controlled by Hadi loyalists, Islahi and AQAP militants, supported by the Saudi-Led Coalition

Mowed down car of Lebanese ICRC worker in Ta’ez.

Robert Mardini, Middle East Director for the International Committee of the Red Cross tweeted:

Hanna Lahoud, ICRC Officer responsible for Prisoners Affairs killed by unknown militants

“I’m shocked, outraged and saddened by the killing of my colleague and friend Hanna Lahoud,” tweeted

“We @ICRC condemn this senseless act in the strongest possible terms,” he wrote. “My thoughts go out to Hanna’s wife and family in #Lebanon.”

The heinous attack shocked many in Yemen as senseless and barbaric and confirm time and again that the Saudi-Led Coition is una le to provide the minimal security of yhe areas undrr its occupation.

Mr. Lahoud was taken to hospital, where he passed away from multiple machine gun bullet wounds in his heart

Other colleague passengers in the car were not hurt although the back glass window was broken completely. Mr. Lahoud was in charge of trnding to prisoners. He was likedby his colleagues was known for his sense of humor.

Back of ICRC car with shattered glass

The areas controlled by the so called National Army and hofgepodge militia gangs of Wahhabi Islahid, Salafis and AQAP and ISIS militants in Ta’ez, Aden and other occupied areas by Saudi abd United Arab Emirates continue to witness shootings terrorist bombings abd assassinations almost on a daily basis. Many militants are also known to have been bought over from Syria and Iraq and financed and armed by UAE Saudi Arabia and ithe Gulf States (Qatar’s role is not clear after friction arose between KSA/UAE and Qatar mid last year, but there are strong links with the Moslem Brotherhood Islah faction.

It is worth noting that the areas under Sana’a control in Yemen have not witnessed any terrorist attacks and almost not any political assassinations since the beginning of the Three Years of War waged by Saudi-Led Coalition in Yemen.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Sana’a condemned the attack

The UNSC Issues Ridiculous Presidential Statement on Yemeni Ballistics Targeting KSA Airport Military Installions

By: Hassan Al-Haifi

The United Nations Security Council continued its maintenance of ongoing warfare and death of thousands of innocents in Yemen, by issuing asinine statements against the victims of a clear and illgitimate aggression.  The UNSC presidential press statement of today condemed the victims of Saudi-Led Aggression on Yemen (Sana’a) for sending 7 ballistic missiles to Saudi Arabian Airports and military installations on April 25, 2018 (https://yemenbreakingnews.wordpress.com/2018/03/27/yemen-air-defense-scare-away-uae-f-16s-after-missile-showering-saudi-arabia-with-7-ballistic-missiles/)  Yemen has not taken any defensive action against three years of horrific aerial bombardment, tight strangling siege, closure of ALL airports, seaports and land entrances (See hollowing infographic of total civilian human losses and infrastructure ruins, as well as irreparable cultural heritage wreckage.

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Yemen Civilian Casualty losses since the start of the illegitimaye wsr on Yemen. The UN stubbornly holds on to “an estimate of 10,000 civilians” for nearly a yesr now.

Unfortunately the old adage “Money talks -, nobody walks!” finds a comfortable haven in the UN.

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UNSG Antonio Guterras joyously accepting cheap “blood money” ($930 million) As Saudi/UAE humanitarian crumbs to Yemen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates (UAE) et al have spent nearly $ 700 billion in their bloody campaign in Yemen, now proceeding since March 25, 2015.

Here is text of UNSC non-binding Presidential Statement:

“The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest possible terms the multiple Houthi missile attacks, including the use of ballistic missiles, targeting several cities of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, including its capital Riyadh, on 25 March 2018, which threatened civilian areas and resulted in at least one fatality. The members of the Security Council underlined that such attacks pose a serious national security threat to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as well as a wider threat to regional security. The members of the Council also expressed alarm at the stated intention of the Houthis to continue these attacks against Saudi Arabia, as well as to launch additional attacks against other states in the region.

“The members of the Security Council called on all Member States to fully implement all aspects of the arms embargo as required by the relevant Security Council resolutions, including resolution 2216 (2015) and in that regard expressed their grave concern at the reports of continuing violations of the arms embargo.

The members of the Security Council expressed their grave concern at the continued deterioration of the humanitarian situation in Yemen and the devastating humanitarian impact of the conflict on civilians and called on all parties to the conflict to allow and facilitate safe, rapid and unhindered humanitarian access.

The members of the Security Council expressed grave distress at the level of violence in Yemen.  The members of the Security Council called upon all parties to comply with international humanitarian law.

“The members of the Security Council reiterated the need for all parties to return to dialogue as the only means of delivering a negotiated political settlement and engage constructively with the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, with a view towards swiftly reaching a final and comprehensive agreement to end the conflict and address the ongoing humanitarian crisis.”

This irresponsible display of inustice, contemptuous lack of fairness and carelessness about the genocide being perpetrated by the SLC in Yemen with the obvious blessings of UNSC strangulation resolution (UNSC 2216), where in addition to the above direct tragic losses, you have nearly 20 million people in need of humanitarian assistance and 7 million impoverished Yemenis, because of the siege and blockade

 

For further details, see http://www.innercitypress.com/saudi4yemenun032818.html

For SCL latest bombing of Sana’a Internationzl Airport, see

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/11/saudi-alliance-bombs-sanaa-airport-blocking-aid-access-171114134937949.html

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Recent airraid by Saudi-led Coalition on Sana’a Internstioal Airport.Communications Center vital to directing planes for takeoff abd landing and other communications tasks.. See AlJazira link

Saudi-led Aggression has destroyed 15 airports in Yemen, without even a “that’s not nice!” from the UNSC or thr UNSG, past and present.

The 1 cvilian casualty was the victim of shrapnel from returning Patriot Anti Missile Missiles that failed to hit the Yemeni missiles (reportedly targeted Riyadh.

Yemeni Army and Popular Forces Take War to Saudi Territory

By;  Hassan Al-Haifi

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Zilzal (Earthquake) III launched on a number of occasions over last two weeks

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Zilzal (Earthquake) III launching on July 19, 2016

 

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Uragan missiles fired into new Jaizan military bases.

Since the final days if the fasting month of Ramadhan, the war in Yemen took on a more violent posture.  Since then,  the Yemeni Army and Popular Committeed have returned to taking the initiative, both inside Saudi territory and taking positions occupied by mercenary forces or thwarting all efforts by Saudis themsellve  to make advances in Northern Hajjah Province (Haradh and Midi) or by their mercenaries in all the fronts in Lahj, Ta’ez, Mareb Governirates, Nehm District and Al-Jouf Governorate.

This new turn in the fightingv has been manifested by ballistic miisiles launches into Saudi Arabia like the recent (July 19, 2016) launching of Zilzal (Eartquake) III Ballistic Missile targeting the Saudi National Guard Base in Najran and the launching of three Uragan Missiles on a newly set up base in Jaizan Province.  All missiles hit their targets successfully.   A military source said that in the Najran base, large explosions could be heard, a big fire resulted and ambulances and helicopters were  seen rushing to the base to pick up fatalities and wounded..  

While in the Jaizan Base at least 3 Saudi tropps were reported among the casualties killedd.

In addition, a Zilzal 3 missile hit a mercenary troops concentration in the Base of the 115th Brigade in Al-Hazm, Al-Jouf Governorate inflicting scores of fatalities and wounded  amongst the Saudi led, armed and funded mercenaries based there.

Despite the Yemeni side’s adherence to the cease fir, the Saudis have not ceased their round the clock bombing of everywhere in Yemen (including the repeated bombing of their mercenaries in Ta’ez, Al-Jouf, Lahj, etc) and prodding their local and foreign mercenaries to make futile advances in all the battle hot spots of Nehm, Ta’ez, Mareb, Al-Jouf, Lahj, etc. The Saudis hoped to exploit the lull inside Saudi territory to achieve successes on the ground.  The Yemeni attacks heretofore inside Saudi territory have led to at least 2,000 Saudi troops killed, 500 tanks and hundreds of Armored Personnel Carriers and other military vehicles, accirding to Washington Post and were abig embarassment to the Saudi aggressorss internally and internationally.

Because of the unabashed flagrant  Saudi violations, uninterrupted bombings, , which continued inflicting hundreds of martyred and wounded civilians (attested to by Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, UN and other international organizations) of the truce and their continuous prodding, arming and financing of mercenary troops, the Yemeni side has had no choice but to restore the initiative until the Saudis show serious signs of ceasing their heartless aggression on Yemen and the economic and baseless blockade of Yemen and interference of all air and sea traffic to the country.

 

Israeli Colonel Killed in Yemen

By:  Hassan Al-Haifi

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A Yemeni military source said that a Toschka Ballistic Missile fired by the Army and Public Committees Rockets Forces into the Operations Room of a Military Camp of the Saudi-led Coalition and their local mercenaries killed several foreign and local officers and troops.  Among the dead foreigners is an Israeli Colonel named Vegedora  Yagronovesky, a Data Analyst with the Israeli Army. The military camp is called Al-Hajf South of Ta’ez Governorate.

Yemeni forces shot down a drone spyplane said to be supplied by Israel on July 10, 2016 North of Sana’a in Arhab District (see following link):

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1122997281080572&id=10000110931566767

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Saudis and Israelis have entered into negotiations about the latter providing assistance to the Saudi led Coalition  to defeat the Army and Popular Committees who have remained undefeatable against all the forces (official armed forces of Saudi; United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain, Sudan as well as US and British advisors, US and Egyptian naval vessels, in addition to private mercenary armies like Blackwater and Dyna and local tribal mercenaries and Islahi militias).

Reports of these talks have appeared in Haaratz Israeli newspaper and here:

https://southfront.org/israel-ready-to-help-saudi-agression-against-yemen-reports/

The Toschka Missile has dealt a deathly blow to the hodgepodge forces of the Saudi led cheaply bought alliance on a number of occasions once, in Ta’ez and another in Marib, both of which killed scores of UAE and Blackwater troops, including senior officers of both.

Blackwater has since left Yemen and UAE troops leftMareeb and Bab Al-Mandeb area

Yemen Appoints New Prime Minister After 2014 Revolt with Background Explanation of Events

Dr. Ahmed Awadh Bin Mubarak - newly appointed Prime Minister.

Dr. Ahmed Awadh Bin Mubarak – newly appointed Prime Minister.

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Yemenis Pray on Airport Road as part of protests

 

Mohammed Salim Basindawah - Former Prime Minister

Mohammed Salim Basindawah – Former Prime Minister

 

Jamal Bin Omer - UN Secretary General Advisor on Yemen

Jamal Bin Omer – UN Secretary General Advisor on Yemen

By:  Hassan Al-Haifi

The President of the Republic of Yemen, AbduRabbo Hadi Mansour appointed Dr. Ahmed Awadh Bin Mubarak, who was the President’s Bureau Manager, as the new Prime Minister of Yemen replacing Mohammed Salim BasindawahBasindawah was appointed as PM after the Revolt of 2014 and the signing of the Gulf Cooperation Council Initiative, which was supposed to resolve the political turmoil ignited by the Peaceful Revolution of 2014.

 

Mr. Bin Mubarak’s appointment came as a result of the Revolt of 2014, which brought the Houthi Movement and its followers to the forefront of the political arena and removed many of the diehard power centers, that had heretofore hijacked the youth revolt of 2014 and continued to influence the orientation of government and controlled most of its economic interests.  The Yemeni Congregation for Reform and the Al-Ahmar tribal chiefs, with the strong backing of the former Commander of the First Armored Division, and the Northwest Territory and later Defense and Security Counsellor of the President, Ali Mohsin Al-Ahmar continued to dominate all military and political activities’ in the country hedging on the strong Saudi support all of them enjoyed.

 

When the Houthi Movement began confronting efforts by these combined political components to eliminate them by attempting to drive them out of the Movement’s stronghold in Sa’ada and part of Amran Governorates, under prodding from Saudi Arabia, the Houthis were able to seize the moment and not only defeated these efforts, but went on to gain more solid grounds and in fact drive the stranglehold the Ahmar tribal chiefs and their allies from the latters’ own strongholds in the Ahmar’s Hashid Tribal areas and Amran Governorate, including the Governorate Center.  In addition, the Houthis drove out most of the institutes and centers that were breeding grounds of Wahhabi terrorist culture from these areas, producing strong evidence of how these Koranic and Hadith schools were used as fronts for training terrorists and producing their bombs etc.

 

Finally the Houthis gathered a strong assembly of mainly northern tribesmen and many urban supporters from all of Yemen to lead an initially peaceful revolt against the status quo maintained by the ICC Inititative.  With the removal of the fuel subsidies, Yemeni farmers faced near extinction, especially as diesel fuel (in addition to normal gasoline) rose almost 200% in price in one shot. Thus the Houthis were able to mount strong support among the farmers and rural poor population, who could not cope with these price increases, and who were also fed up with the horrific corruption that plagued the government, not to mention the nepotism and partisan efforts of the Islah to flood the government with civil servants from its party memberships and relatives of the elements in the loyal tribal power centers that were allied to the Ahmars and their allies.  As the peaceful revolt  continued to progressively increase the pressure of their sit ins, marches and vigils, ailing Ahmar power centers turned to violence to try to terrorize the protesters.  Eventually skirmishes erupted between the forces loyal to the Al-Ahmars and Islah and the Houthis and their followers and supporters, with the latter miraculously able to overwhelm their opponents with ease.  When the base of the First Armored Division was taken over, the political arena indeed became subject to an irreversible change, which many people hoped would be for the better.

 

Thanks to the astute maneuvering of Jamal Bin Omer, the Assistant to the Secretary General of the United Nations assigned to monitor the Yemeni situation after the issuance of Security Council 2014 in 2011, an agreement was reached called the Peace and Partnership Agreement, which provided for the steps to be taken to achieve the outcomes of the National Dialogue Conference (see http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2014/sgsm16168.doc.htm) that had ensued between all the political entities at work in Yemen (including the Houthis, who were not a party to the GCC Initiative from March 18, 2013 to January 2014.  With the approval of the GCC and the UN of the latter agreement, Yemen was on the path towards implementation of the NDC outcomes, which was the third demand of the revolt led by the Houthis [restoration of the fuel subsidies, removal of the present Cabinet led by Basindawah (who had resigned earlier) and implementation of the NDC outcomes.

 

Among the outcomes of the Peace and Partnership Agreement was the appointment of Mr. Bin Mubarak as the new Prime Minister.  Dr Awadh was an academician at Sana’a University, a former member of the Coordinating Council of Youth Revolution for Change (CCYRC), an important independent component of the Youth Revolution for Change of 2011, Secretary General of the National Dialogue Conference and Bureau Chief of the President’s Office in Yemen.

However Ansar Allah, or the Houthis leadership, that this appointment does not meet the terms agreed upon in the Peace and Partnership Agreement.  This disagreement may have been fostered by the meeting held between Dr. Bin Mubarak and the US Ambassador to Yemen, Matthew H. Tueller prior to announcement of appointment, which the Houthis as a means of making sure that the US agrees with this appointment, whereas they view this as continued interference in Yemeni affairs by the United States.