As Yemen falls apart, Marib rises and becomes ‘untouchable’

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

The clang of jackhammers and excavators fills the streets of Marib, an oil-rich Yemeni boomtown once accustomed to the sounds of war, now a rare oasis of stability in a country torn by strife. Yemen is convulsed by the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, with rampant disease, famine and a ruinous conflict pitting the government of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi against Iran-aligned Houthi militias. But the fall of Yemen has coincided with the rise of Marib, once seen as an al-Qaeda ...

Saudi forces repel Houthi border incursion, kills 25 militants

Thursday, 15 February 2018

The Saudi military repelled a cross border attack by Houthi militias on the southern border town of Nahran late on Wednesday,The operations carried out by the Saudi forces killed 25 Houthis and wounded others with a targeted bombardment by Saudi artillery guns.Saudi Apache helicopters furthermore destroyed 3 military vehicles belonging to the Houthi militias.Last Sunday, Saudi forces dealt with a similar attack by the militias, killing 17 members..Houthi militias have been attempting to ...

Senior Houthi commander killed in Taiz, advances to liberate city continue

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

A senior Houthi field commander in Taiz was killed on Tuesday, along with four others the Yemen military media center stated.Abu Taha al-Ghalisi was killed in an artillery shelling assault by the Yemeni army on Houthi positions.Abu Taha, according to field sources, is responsible for leading the Houthi fronts north of the city of Taiz.The Yemeni army supported by Arab coalition troops launched an attack on Tuesday.Successive advances have been reported by Yemeni military officials in the ...

Coalition: Houthis fired 95 missiles toward Saudi Arabia so far

Monday, 12 February 2018

The spokesman for the Arab coalition forces in Yemen said that the Houthi militias targeted Saudi Arabia with 95 ballistic missiles since the beginning of the war.Coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Maliki said at a press conference on Monday also that the militias were burning fuel trucks which belongs to the Yemeni citizens and accused the Houthis of targeting public property in Yemen.Maliki presented on a screen in the conference hall, pictures and videos of operations against the Houthis at ...

Houthi militias suspend schools in Sanaa for one month

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Houthi militias have suspended the educational system in Sanaa to conduct sectarian education campaigns for students for one month. The sectarian mobilization and education campaigns carried out by the Houthis have systematically continued to reach all students. Schools in Sanaa have been suspended and sectarian education and mobilization activities along with the extremist Houthi militias’ ideology aims to target young students. The Ministry of Education in the government of the ...

Coalition: Iran supplied Houthis with weapons to target Bab el-Mandeb

Monday, 5 February 2018

The spokesman for the Arab Coalition in Yemen confirmed at a press conference in Riyadh on Monday that humanitarian aid is still entering Yemen through all entry ports, also revealing that Iran has supplied Houthi militias with weapons to target the international shipping in Bab al-Mandeb strait. Colonel Turki al-Malki said that Houthi militias target the Hodeidah port with boat filled with bombs, which is a serious threat to shipping and world trade, stressing that there is an international ...

UN Security Council to inspect ‘Iranian-made’ missile debris

Friday, 26 January 2018

The UN Security Council will travel to Washington on Monday to inspect debris from missiles allegedly provided by Iran to Yemen’s Houthi militias and hold meetings at the White House, diplomats said. The ambassadors are expected to meet with President Donald Trump as the US administration seeks international action against Iran, diplomats said. US Ambassador Nikki Haley last month presented the fragments as “undeniable” evidence that a ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s ...

Arab Coalition hands over 27 former child soldiers to Yemeni government

Friday, 26 January 2018

RIYADH - The Saudi-led Arab coalition forces in Yemen handed over on Tuesday 27 former child soldiers to a representative of the legitimate government of Yemen.They young soldiers were arrested during military confrontations with Houthi militias on the border of Saudi Arabia, an official source said.The source pointed out that the Iranian-backed Houthi militias are forcibly pushing Yemeni children and youths to fight in the battle fronts as well as using them in failed operations.The handover ...

Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi ballistic missile targeting Jazan

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Saudi Arabia has said that its forces intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile fired by Houthi militias targeting the southern province of Jazan on Tuesday. Reporting from Jazan, Al Arabiya’s Hani al-Sufayan said that air forces were able to intercept the missile at around 8:20 pm local time. “The attack has not impacted daily life in Jazan, with ground and air traffic being normal throughout the day and night,” al-Sufayan reported. The attack on Tuesday comes just days ...

Jubeir: Iran is a major threat in its role in Lebanon, Syria and Yemen

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Tuesday that Iran is the biggest source of danger in the region because of its role in Lebanon, Yemen and Syria. Jubeir made the comments on Tuesday at the sidelines of his visit to Brussels where he met with his Belgian counterpart Didier Reynders. “Iran supplied the Houthis with missiles that have targeted Saudi Arabia,” he told reporters. “The nuclear deal with Iran needs improvement to prevent Tehran from enriching ...

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