Scores of Yemenis Killed in Clashes and in
Saudi-Led Coalition Air Strikes
January 7, 2017
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
For a background, read:
Zionist Creative Destruction of the Middle East
for the Benefit of the Apartheid Israeli Regime
A Saudi air strike on the outskirts of the capital Sanaa, on
January 7, 2017
12 Yemeni civilians killed in a Saudi air strikes on the
outskirts of the capital Sanaa, on January 7, 2017
|2 Yemeni civilians killed
in a Saudi air strikes on Munabh, Sa'ada, on January 7, 2017
UN official meets rebel ministers, and no comment from the
A UN official met on Thursday and Wednesday two officials in the
coup government in the capital Sana'a, a step that constitutes a
recognition of the legitimacy of the coup made by the Houthis and former
president Saleh's forces against the legitimate government.
According to the Houthi controlled Saba news agency, the acting regional
Director of the World Food Program in Yemen, Adham Musallam, met on
Wednesday the Foreign Minister in the coup government Hisham Sharaf.
During the meeting, a copy of the credentials of the WFP Director
in Yemen was handed over to the coup Foreign Minister.
Thursday, Musallam also met the coup Minister of Transportation Zakaria
al-Shami, and both the parties discussed the World Food Program support
for the rehabilitation of Hodeida Port, west Yemen.
was also attended by other officials in the coup government.
Almasdaronline has contacted officials in the Yemeni legitimate
government and the Foreign Ministry to get an official statement about
the UN officials dealing with the coup ministers, but there was no
The following news stories are from the
pro-Saudi website Al-Masdar (
Coalition launch 22 raid on Houthi sites and ballistic
missile target government forces in Kahbob
The fighters of the Saudi-led Arab Coalition launched on Thursday 22
air raid on the Houthi and Saleh forces in Taiz and Lahj governorates,
southwest of Yemen, according to military and local sources.
sources told Almasdaronline that the raids targeted the Houthi repels
sites in al Omari camp and al Jadid area in Dhubab district, and
destroyed a rocket launcher and military vehicles.
elements were killed and others injured in the coalition aerial
bombardment," according to the sources.
"The fighters also
bombed with three raids the repels sites in al Sharijh and al Huyemi
areas, northern Lahj, and targeted military vehicles, a heavy machine
gun, and a Katyusha rocket launcher vehicle".
raids came after the Houthis and allied forces have launched a ballistic
missile from al Omari camp on the government forces in Shaab al Jinn
camp in Kahbob district, eastern Bab el-Mandeb Strait, and unidentified
casualties fell among the government troops".
In a related
development, the coalition fighters launched three raids on the Radio
camp in al Hawban area, eastern Taiz city.
government forces launch large-scale military operation and
The government forces and popular resistance fighters waged today,
Saturday, a large-scale military operation, while the Arab Coalition
fighters launched several air raids on the Houthis and Saleh forces
sites in Taiz governorate.
A military source told Almasdaronline
that the government forces had cleared the mountains and villages in the
northern part of al-Mandeb, al Amri Junction, and al Shabaka Mount,
south of Dhubab, in conjunction with clearing Kahbob area in al
madharebah district, western Lahj governorate.
The source added
that the battles are now flaring in al Khazan mountains and in the
outskirts of al Amri camp.
The source pointed out that dozens of the
rebels were killed and injured during the fighting and in the
airstrikes. It is noteworthy that the government and pro-government
forces had launched at dawn on Saturday a military operation in three
directions; Kahbob area of al Madharebah district, al Hariqiah in
al-Mandeb, and al Mansoura of al Wazeiyah district, and are making
progress in the three directions.
"The forces are advancing towards
the al Mocha coastal city", according to the source.
other hand, the Saudi-led Arab Coalition fighters had launched three
raids on the Houthi rebels sites in Kahbob area and three other raids on
their sites in al Amri camp.
The government forces also captured
15 militants of the Houthi and Saleh forces in the military operation
launched today in the southwestern coast of Yemen.
Taiz: Government forces storm al Amri camp and 8 soldiers
killed, including senior military commander
The government forces and the Popular Resistance fighters stormed
today, Saturday, al Amri military camp northeast Dhubab district,
southwest of Yemen, which is controlled by the Houthis and Saleh forces.
A military source told Almasdaronline that fierce battles are
flaring up in the camp which is one of the most important military sites
for the repels in the south-western region, near the strategic Bab
The source added that the government forces are
struggling fiercely to control the sites, while the Houthi repels are
desperately fighting to hold their positions.
"The government forces
had seized control of the entire Dhubab district as well as the
mountains overlooking al Amri camp, and now we will continue to control
the stronghold of the Houthi and Saleh forces".
medical and military sources said that 8 members of the government
forces and the popular resistance, including a senior military
commander, were killed during the violent fighting in Dhubab.
medical source told Almasdaronline that nine others were injured and
were taken to the hospitals in Aden city, Yemen's interim capital.
On the other hand, a military source said that the Commander of
the Third Brigade of the government forces, Brigadier Omar al Subaihi
was killed in the same battles.
It is noteworthy that the
government and pro-government forces had launched a large-scale military
operation in the southwestern coast of Yemen, while the fighters of the
Saudi-led Arab Coalition have launched several raids on the Houthi and
Saleh positions to secure the shipping lanes.
The following news stories are from the
anit-Saudi website Al-Motamar (http://www.almotamarenglish.net/):
war jets wage 3 strikes on Mareb
Saudi aggression fighter jets launched on Saturday three strikes on
Sarweh district of Mareb province, an official said .
hit al-Masadarah area twice and other riad struck Habab valley area,
causing damage to citizen's houses and farms.
Death toll from
Saudi aggression airstrikes rise to 12 civilians
Death toll from overnight Saudi aggression air
strikes on the outskirts of the capital Sanaa rose to 12 civilians, a
security official said on Saturday.
The air strikes targeted a
school and a mosque in Bani Yousuf village of al-Haimah al-Kharijyah
district west of the capital late on Friday.
Among the killed
were three rescuers.
kill 2 people in Sa'ada
aggression warplanes launched six airstrikes on Munabh district of
Sa'ada province, killing two citizens, a local official said Saturday.
One of the airstrikes, which took place on Friday and targeted AL
al-Shaikh area, hit a car and killed the two citizens.
warplanes also hit Bagm district eight times, the official added.
warplanes strike Sana'a
aggression warplanes launched five airstrikes overnight on Khawlan and
Bani Hashesh districts on Sana'a province, a security official said on
The Saudi warplanes launched two air strikes on Shawkan
area in Khawlan district and three airstrikes on al-Jamimah area in Bani
Hashesh, leaving serious damage to citizens' properties.
target Serwah 5 times
Saudi-aggression's fighter jets launched five raids on Serwah district
of Mareb province, a local official said on Friday.
war jets hit Hailan Mountain five times, after hours from an air bombing
targeted several areas of Serwah district.
On another hand, the
Saudi-paid mercenaries launched an intensive missile and artillery
bombardment on al-Matar, al-Rrabeah and Al Hajlan areas in the same
district, causing large damage to civilians' houses and farms.
Saudi jets wage ten
strikes on Bani Matar
aggression warplanes launched ten raids on Bani Matar district of Sana'a
province overnight, a security official said on Friday.
hostile airstrikes targeted al-Subaha area, leaving damage to citizens'
homes and property.
discusses cooperation with Int'l organizations
Minister of Public Health and Population Dr. Mohammed
Salim bin Hafeedh discussed on Friday the cooperation between the
ministry and the international organizations to support the health
During the meeting, which was held at the United Nations'
office in the province, Dr. bin Hafeedh called for further collaboration
between the organizations and the health ministry and its offices in the
provinces, especially its office in
TNT bomb in Ibb
services and popular forces dismantled a TNT explosive bomb planted on
the main road of Ibb governorate, a security official said on Thursday.
The bomb was dismantled late on Wednesday in Dhahar district.
Police opened an investigation to search for suspected perpetrators.
dismantle 2 bombs in Bayda
security services and popular forces dismantled two explosive bombs
planted on two regular roads in two districts of al-Bayda province, a
security official said on Thursday.
The bombs were planted in the
roads of Wald Rabiee district and Radaa district.
said investigation revealed that the bombs were planted by Saudi-paid
army victories over Saudi-paid mercenaries
The cabinet held its weekly meeting on Thursday,
reviewing strategic issues and discussing other security-related issues.
In the meeting held here in the capital, the state cabinet reviewed
military victories achieved by the army and popular forces over enemy
Saudi forces and Saudi-paid mercenaries on the front battles, in
particular Nehm and Shabwa lines.
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