Yemeni commander says battles in Sanaa district ‘will end the coup’

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Yemeni legitimate forces advanced towards the Arhab District - in the capital Sanaa - after they tightened control over almost 90 percent of the Nihm district, an Al Arabiya correspondent reported. Sheikh Mansour al-Hanq, head of the Sanaa resistance, told Al Arabiya and Al Hadath television channels that battles in the Arhab district are "decisive and will end the coup." Addressing Yemeni citizens who were misled and forced to fight alongside the rebels, Hanq said: “The ...

How Houthis manage to control Yemen?

Friday, 17 November 2017

The Houthis are a small group that lives in North Yemen. Iran embraced them to confront Saudi Arabia and Sanaa’s government and as part of its project to plant regional agents like the Lebanese Hezbollah party. The group’s command has been linked to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards for more than 20 years now, and it’s nothing new like some think. With time, the Houthis began to bear great resemblance to other Iranian armed groups in the region as they were trained on using ...

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Hundreds of detainees in Yemen tortured to death in Houthi prisons

Thursday, 16 November 2017

The Yemeni government announced on Thursday that hundreds of those who had been forcibly abducted have been tortured to death in Houthi prisons and camps. A statement issued by the Yemeni Ministry of Human Rights, the United Nations Security Council, as well as other international organizations, called for pressuring Houthi militias and ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh to stop their crimes against detainees and to release them. It further accused the insurgent militia of being solely ...

Saudi Arabia to reopen Yemen airports and seaports after brief closure

Monday, 13 November 2017

Saudi Arabia said Monday that the Arab coalition fighting the Houthi militia will begin reopening airports and seaports in Yemen, days after temporarily closing them after an Iranian-made missile attack on Riyadh. "The first step in this process will be taken within 24 hours and involves reopening all the ports in areas controlled by" Yemen’s internationally recognized government, which the coalition backs, the Saudi mission at the United Nations said. Those ports are in Aden, ...

Yemeni pro-govt forces regain control of strategic locations in Taiz

Monday, 13 November 2017

Yemeni military sources said late Sunday that the national army has diffused a Houthi militia attack north of Mawza district and east of Yakhtul in west Taiz. Meanwhile, the national army also attacked militia sites in Hayfan district, south-east of Taiz, where they were able to regain control over Ash Shuayb mountains and a number of strategic sites in Al Abus. The Yemeni army also gained control over numerous strategic sites in Tur Al Baha, north-west of Lahij – south of the Yemeni ...

Houthis repeat threat to target international shipping lines, oil tankers

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Iranian-backed Houthi militias reiterated threats to target international shipping lines and oil ships in the Red Sea. “We will take measures we have not taken before and we can target oil ships. We can do anything,” Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, the chief of the so-called supreme revolutionary committee, said on Facebook. Mohammed al-Houthi, who is on Saudi Arabia’s terror list, said they will carry out these threats if the Saudi-led coalition and legitimate forces liberate the city ...

Arab Coalition foils Houthi attack targeting international shipping lines

Saturday, 11 November 2017

The Arab Coalition's spokesman, Colonel Turki bin Saleh al-Maliki, said on Saturday that the coalition thwarted an imminent action to target international shipping routes. "Houthi elements on the Yemeni island of Bawadi were attacked, as they planned violent operations targeting international shipping routes and international trade," the spokesman said. He clarified that “The impending attack included planning to use the small bomb-trapped boats and a group of divers to plant ...

Houthis bomb Taiz, hit children and displace dozens of families

Friday, 10 November 2017

According to medical sources in Taiz, southwestern Yemen, ten people including children, were wounded by bombings shot by the Houthi and Saleh’s militia, targeting the villages west of the city. The sources pointed out that among the injured were four children, some are seriously wounded, as a result of bombing residential villages in Al-Asharouh and Beni Bakari, Azlet Elyaman and Kuweyha located in the western area of Jabal Habashi, west of the city of Taiz. In the same district, the coup ...

Mohammed al-Houthi, the Iran-trained Yemeni who become a coup leader

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Saudi Arabia recently announced a list of 40 names of leaders and members responsible for terrorist activities carried out by Houthis. But who is Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, who was ranked third and whom a bounty worth $20 million was placed on him? Mohammed was born in 1975 in Saada. He joined the Iranian revolutionary guards before 2004 and later returned to Yemen where he was jailed for years. He emerged as a coup leader and engineer of the “revolutionary committees” which were ...

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