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Yemen War of Death and Destruction Continues with More Civilian Casualties, Clashes, and Air Strikes

February 23, 2017 

Editor's Note:

The war in Yemen is fought internally by the forces of the elected President, Hadi, and the allied Houthi-Salih forces. The Hadi forces are supported by the Saudi-led Arab coalition forces, which are also supported by the United States. The Houthi-Salih forces are supported by Iran, which is also supported by Russia.

Thus the war in Yemen has its internal, regional, and global rivals, who are interested in keeping it going on for their own benefits (of course, no body cares about the dispensable, cannon-fodder Yemenis).

The larger context for understanding the Yemeni war (and other wars in Syria and Iraq) is that it contributes to the implementation of the Zionist-Israeli plan of destroying the Arab Middle Eastern states in preparation for the establishment of the greater Israeli empire, from the Nile of Egypt to the Euphrates of Iraq. 

For a background, read: 

Zionist Creative Destruction of the Middle East for the Benefit of the Apartheid Israeli Regime


Eight Yemeni women were killed in a Saudi air strike on Ar'hab, Sana'a, on February 15, 2017 A Yemeni child at the site of a Saudi air strike on Sa'ada, February 16, 2017
Yemeni Major General Ahmed Saif al Yafei was killed on Wednesday in al Mocha, in clashes with the Houthis, on February 22, 2017 A view of the Yemeni Al-Mokha port, where General Yafei was killed on February 22, 2017


The following news stories are from the pro-Saudi website Al-Masdar (  ):


Pro-government Vic Chief of Military Staff killed in clashes with Houthis


A military source in the southern Aden city, Yemen’s interim capital, said that Maj. Gen. Ahmed Saif al Yafei, Vice Chief of Military Staff, was killed on Wednesday in al Mocha, western Yemen, in clashes with the Houthis. No further details were mentioned yet regarding this incident

Violent clashes in al Mocha, and coalition warplanes strike the militias sites 


The clashes have intensified between the pro-government forces and the Houthi-Saleh militias in the eastern and northern al Mocha city, western Taiz governorate. 
A military source told Almasdaronline that the clashes expanded on Tuesday between the two sides to nearby al Nar mount area, in northern al Mocha. 
The pro-government forces have also been launching heavy artillery shelling on the militias’ sites in al Nar mount, along with missile shelling on the rebels’ sites in al Hamli and Khaled camp in central Mawza district, according to the source. 
At the same time, the pro-government forces have advanced towards Yakhtel area under heavy fire cover, after clearing the landmines networks planted by the Houthi-Saleh militias. 
Meanwhile, the fighter jets of the Saudi-led Arab Coalition launched four airstrikes on the militais’ sites in Khaled camp, three airstrikes on their gathering in al Hamli, and two airstrikes on al Nar mount. 
The source expected expansion for the clashes in the coming hours after the pro-government forces had sent huge reinforcements towards al Mocha, in order to secure al Nar mount and advance towards Khaled camp.

Coalition strike Houthis sites in Hodeida, 3 Saudis injured in shelling on Jazan


A local source in Hodeida governorate, western Yemen, said that the fighter jets of the Saudi-led Arab Coalition launched on Monday evening several airstrikes on the
sites of the Houthi group militants and the forces loyal to
former president Saleh.
The source told Almasdaronline that three airstrikes have targeted al Taif and al Khokha coastal areas, southern
The airstrikes have likely caused casualties among the
Houthis and allied forces, added the source. 
The Arab Coalition fighter jets also bombarded a military vehicle for the Houthis in al Makhdara area in Serwah district of Mareb governorate, eastern the capital Sana’a. 
Meanwhile, three Saudi civilians were injured in an artillery shelling launched by the Houthis on the Saudi Jazan city, near the Yemeni borders.

A Houthi government official and four security guards killed in a coalition airstrike western Taiz


A Houthi government official was killed along with four security guards in an airstrike launched by the fighter jets of the Saudi-led Arab Coalition on Monday in the eastern al Mocha city, western Taiz. 

A military source told Almasdaronline that the Arab Coalition fighter jets had launched two airstrikes on Houthi-Saleh militiamen gatherings in al Nar Mount area, eastern al Mocha.

The airstrikes have resulted in the killing of Mohammed Hail Senan, director of Maqbanah district, who leads Houthi groups engaged in the fighting against the
pro-government forces, according to the source. 

Four of the Senan’s security guards and a number of Houthi militiamen were also killed in the two airstrikes. 

It is noteworthy that those airstrikes have come after the Houthi-Saleh militias have launched missile shelling on the pro-government forces sites in the outskirts of
al Mocha city.

Houthi casualties and popular resistance seize military site in al Baidha


A source in the field stated on Monday that casualties fell among the Houthi group militants and the forces loyal to former president Saleh in an attack launched by the popular resistance in Qaifah area of Weld Rabei district in northern al Baidha governorate, central Yemen. 

 The source told Almasdaronline that the popular resistance fighters had launched several attacks at a time on the sites of the Houthi militias in Hammat al Hasam, al Agshash, and al Khashaah areas in Weld Rabei. 

According to the source, the popular resistance had seized Hammat al Hasm site, and three Houthi militants were killed and others injured in the same site, while the rest had fled.


The following news stories are from the anit-Saudi website Al-Motamar (


Saudi aggression hits Sa'ada with Internationally banned cluster bombs

Thursday, 16-February-2017 -

Saudi aggression warplanes pounded on Thursday citizens' houses in Sa'ada province, using internationally banned cluster bombs.

A security official said that the aggression warplanes waged four airstrikes on several parts in Sa'ada city with banned cluster bombs.

The raids caused inflicted huge damage to citizens' houses and their properties.

The official said that the city of Sa'ada and its districts were hit with internally banned cluster bombs in shameful international silence.

President visits Arhab, offers condolences to families of funeral house

Thursday, 16-February-2017 - President of the Supreme Political Council Saleh al-Sammad visited on Thursday Arhab district in Sana'a governorate, offering condolences to victims of the massacre committed by Saudi criminal aggression warplanes on a the house in the district.

Saudi aggression warplanes pounded on Wednesday afternoon a funeral house in Arhab district of Sana'a province, killing eight women, including children.

The air raid hit the funeral house in Shira area, Bait al-Nakaee, in Arhab. The raid also injured ten other women.

The president condemned the heinous crimes and massacres committed by Saudi American aggression, criticizing the complicity of the international community with the aggression against Yemen for two years.

Al-Sammad denounced the international silence towards crimes committed by the aggression warplanes against Yemen, calling lifting the blockade in which 25 million were affected negatively by it.

The President confirmed that the criminal massacres committed by Saudi aggression against innocent civilians, women and children would increase the Yemeni with patience, stability, freedom, independence and dignity in confronting the aggression.

GPC condemns Saudi massacre against Yemen funeral women

Wednesday, 15-February-2017 -

The General People's Congress (GPC) condemned Saudi aggression airstrikes on Arhab women funeral house that killed at least ten women and children.

GPC said Saudis have been committing war crimes on a daily basis against the Yemeni people in front of all world since two years.

GPC called the International community and Security Council to take responsibility to press for an end to the unjust aggression war.

Death toll from Saudi aggression air strike on Arhab funeral house rises to 8 women

Wednesday, 15-February-2017 -

Death toll from Saudi aggression air strikes on a funeral house in Arhab district of Sana'a province on Wednesday afternoon increased to eight women, including children, an official and medics said.

The air strike hit the funeral house in Shira area in Arhab district afternoon, also injuring ten other women.

This is the latest Saudi war crime on the Yemeni civilians.

Saudi warplanes kills three civilians in Sa'ada

Tuesday, 14-February-2017

Three citizens were killed in a Saudi airstrike in Baqam district of Sa'ada province overnight, a local official said on Tuesday.

The Saudi fighter jets struck their car in al-Demnah area, wounding four other people.

The airstrike hit Al Qarrad area, causing heavy damage to citizens' properties and farms.

Meanwhile, Saudi aggression intensively shelled Razah district of the same province, the official added.

Saudi warplanes kills three civilians in Sa'ada

Tuesday, 14-February-2017

Three citizens were killed in a Saudi airstrike in Baqam district of Sa'ada province overnight, a local official said on Tuesday.

The Saudi fighter jets struck their car in al

Two citizens killed in Saudi airstrikes on Hodaida
Tuesday, 14-February-2017
Two people were killed in Saudi airstrikes on the telecommunications corporation office in Hodaida province overnight, an official said on Tuesday.

At least six people were wounded in the strikes that hit the office twice. The building was damaged seriously and several cars were crashed, the official added.

Saudi warplanes target Yemeni civilians in Mokha: UN Human Rights
Monday, 13-February-2017
Extremely worrying reports suggest that civilians and civilian objects have been targeted, in violation of international humanitarian law and international human rights law, over the past two weeks, in the southwestern port of Al Mokha in Taiz Governorate in Yemen, the United Nations human rights agency warned.

While the intense fighting – both ground fighting and airstrikes – made it impossible for UN Human Rights Office field monitors to access the area and
Saudi airstrike hit al-Omeri school in Taiz
Monday, 13-February-2017
Saudi aggression warplanes launched an airstrike overnight on al-Omari school in Taiz province, an official said on Monday.

The school was completely destroyed, and the nearby houses were damaged.

Fisherman killed in Saudi aggression airstrikes on Salif port
Monday, 13-February-2017
Saudi aggression warplanes launched an airstrike on al-Salif port off the Red sea in Hodaida province, killing one fisher man, an official said on Monday.

The Saudi aggression warplanes also launched five airstrikes on al-Dohaimh Island of Hodaida province, causing serious damage to fishermens' boats, the official added.


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