Armed Forces: Wide Military OP Targeting Number of Saudi Military, Vital Installations in Jizan, Najran,Asir

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The Armed Forces announced Monday a wide-scale military operation targeting a number of Saudi military and vital installations in Jizan, Najran and Asir.

The armed forces spokesman, Brigadier Yahya Sare’e, said in a statement: The operation targeted the warplanes hangers, base housing and patriot systems in Khamis Mushait, and other military sites at the airports of Abha, Jizan and Najran.

He added that:” giant oil facility in the industrial zone in Jizan was accurately targeted.

He explained that the operation Military operation was executed with undisclosed highly accurate ballistic missiles, and a large number of drones

Brigadier General Sare’e also announced that Tadween military camp in Marib was targeted during a meeting of Saudi military commanders with mercenaries, killing and injuring dozens of them

The spokesman of Armed Forces confirmed that the operation comes in response to the crimes of aggression, the latest of which is the crime that was committed in Hajjah Sunday, the ongoing blockade and coinciding with the anniversary of Tanomah massacre against the Yemeni pilgrims.

He reaffirmed the Armed Forces’ determination in the legitimate defense of Yemen until freedom and independence are achieved

He warned the forces of the US-Saudi aggressive coalition, saying: The Armed Forces will not hesitate to carry out more painful strikes during coming times until Saudi-led aggression ends, siege is lifted.

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HOUTHIS BLOW UP CONVOYS OF SAUDI-LED FORCES IN NEW DRAMATIC VIDEO (MAP)

The Houthis (Ansar Allah) have released a new dramatic video showing attacks on forces of the Saudi-led coalitin in Yemen.

Houthis Blow Up Convoys Of Saudi-led Forces In New Dramatic Video (Map)

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Houthis Released New Video Of Their Successful Operations On Saudi Border (Videos 18+)

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08.07.2020

The Houthis are actively conducting defensive and offensive operations against Saudi-backed forces along the border with Saudi Arabia’s southern region.

On July 7, the Yemeni group’s fighters foiled an infiltration attempt by Saudi-backed fighters in Qays Mount on the border with the Kingdom’s southern province of Jizan. The infiltrators were caught in an ambush set by Houthi snipers. At least two were killed and several others were injured in the failed infiltration attempt.

A day later, the Houthis raided positions of Saudi-backed forces in Murab’a al-Hamad near the province of Najran, east of Jizan. The Yemeni group’s fighters targeted the positions with recoilless guns and sniper rifles before storming them. During the raid, the Houthis destroyed an ammo depot of Saudi-backed forces.

The Houthis have been controlling a large strip of the border line with Saudi Arabia since the out break of the war in 2015. The Yemen group even succeeds to capture very small pockets within the Kingdom’s territory from time to time.

The Saudi-led coalition and its Yemen proxies failed to push the Houthis away from the border, despite their superior fire power. The Houthis’ better understanding of the border’s terrain and their excellent training is giving them a serious advantage.

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Saudi Royal Palaces Will Be among Targets of Yemeni Strikes: General Sarea laces

Spokesman of Yemeni Armed Forces Brigadier General Yahya Saree

The spokesman of the Yemeni armed forces, General Yahya Sarea, held Tuesday a press conference in which he displayed US weapons seized during the recent campaign against the mercenaries in Marib and Al-Bayda, adding that the Saudi royal palaces will be among the targets of the upcoming strikes.

Our forces found a lot of weapons with the USAID’s logo in Al-Bayda governorate during the recent military operations, in other areas and fronts, General Sarea said.

“USAID supports and funds foreign organizations working in Yemen to carry out their activities in local communities in a number provinces. It has been playing intelligence roles with human slogans, on relevant security bodies, SCMCHA has to reveal and expose this role.”

“Our forces have succeeded, with God’s help, in carrying out qualitative military operations focusing on sensitive targets.”

General Sarea called on the civilians dwelling near the Saudi royal palaces to keep away from them as they will be targeted in the upcoming strikes.

Commenting on the economic war against the Yemeni people, General Sarea stressed, “in a clear message to the enemy”, that the Yemenis would not starve.

Source: Al-Manar English Website and other websites

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Armed Forces Spokesman Announces Massive Operation by Number of Qasef-2K, Drones on Khamis Mushait, Najran

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2020-07-03

Armed Forces spokesman, Brigadier General Yahya Sare’e, announced Friday, that the Air Force conducted a massive operation with a large number of Qasef-2K, drones on Khamis Mushait and Najran.

He explained that the broad operation targeted the operation and control room at Najran airport, on Fighter Jets’ Hangers and Warehouses of King Khaled Air Base in Khamis Mushait and other military targets, stressing that the operation had hit its targets accurately.

Brigadier General Yahya Sare’e said Thursday in his intervention with Almasirah TV that “the continuation of the aggression and siege means continuing of the legitimate response,” noting that the recent military escalation by the aggression alliance is not new, and that the Armed Forces are able to defend Yemen.

“Our people will not starve to death, and we have options that we have not revealed yet,” said Sare’e.

Sare’e vowed to the Saudi enemy by saying: We will continue targeting the Saudi depth with its military and sovereign institutions, and we will make sure that our targets are far from harming the Saudi people.

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تطهير ردمان وقانية ضربة موجعة للعدوان السعوديّ

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وصف موقع أنصار الله اليمني، العملية العسكرية الكبرى لأبطال الجيش واللجان الشعبية اليمنية في تطهير مديرية ردمان وقانية في البيضاء، بأسرع عملية على الإطلاق منذ بدء الحرب على اليمن، لكونها حُسمت خلال 24 ساعة.

في تفاصيل العملية العسكرية الكبرى ونتائجها والطريقة التي نفذت بها تكشف حجم أهميتها في هذا التوقيت، خصوصاً أن هذا العمل العسكري يدلل على طبيعة الإنجازات النوعية لأبطال الجيش واللجان الشعبية، وتمثل ذلك في تحرير مديرية ردمان في البيضاء بالكامل وقانية وصولًا إلى مناطق ماهلية وأجزاء من مديرية العبدية بمحافظة مأرب، حيث يعني تحرير هذه المناطق تطوراً دراماتيكياً كبيراً على المستوى العسكري لارتباطها بمحافظة مأرب، فضلاً عن أن منطقتي ردمان وقانية لهما أهمية استراتيجية في تغيير المعادلة العسكرية لتحرير ما تبقى من محافظة مأرب.

كما كشفت هذه العملية العسكرية وتفاصيلها الموثقة بالمشاهد وما تبينت من أرقام، كاشفة عن تطوّر نوعي في التخطيط والتنفيذ للقوات اليمنية المشتركة فحسب ما أعلنه المتحدث باسم الجيش العميد يحيى سريع فإنه تمّت خلال عملية تحرير مديرية ردمان وقانية وصولاً إلى مناطق ماهلية وأجزاء من مديرية العبدية في محافظة مأرب أكثر من 400 كم مربع وعدد القتلى والمصابين والأسرى أكثر من 250، وتدمير ما لا يقل عن 20 مدرعة وآلية، واغتنام كميات كبيرة من الأسلحة منها مخازن بأكملها وكذلك آليات ومدرعات إماراتية وسعودية، وهي المعطيات التي أدت كما يبدو الى الانهيارات المتسارعة في صفوفهم وسقوط أدواتهم واحدة تلو أخرى.

وبحسب ما أوضحه متحدث القوات المسلحة العميد يحيى سريع في مؤتمر صحافي عقده أول أمس، شهد العدو خلال العمليات العسكرية باتجاه قانية، انهيارات واسعة في صفوفه وخسائر يومية.. وقال «خلال عملياتنا بقانية حاول الخائن ياسر العواضي الالتفاف بالتنسيق مع دول العدوان على قواتنا من مديرية ردمان، بالرغم من محاولة السلطة المحلية بردمان نصحه بالتوقف وعدم الانجرار مع مخططات دول العدوان»، لافتاً إلى «رفض الخائن العواضي كل نصائح السلطات المحلية بالتوقف عن التحشيد وإدخال المرتزقة بما فيهم عناصر تكفيرية ..»، مبيناً أن «عمليات ردمان جاءت بعد رصد نشاط واضح للخائن العواضي عبر حشده مجاميع مسلحة من المرتزقة، والتمركز في مناطق مختلفة، ما شكل تهديداً كبيراً لحياة المواطنين»، مضيفاً أن «الخائن العواضي استعان بدول العدوان التي قدّمت تلك الدول الدعم من مال وسلاح ومرتزقة وإسناد جوي، في الوقت الذي كان فيه العواضي قد جهّز مصنعاً لعبوات ناسفة لاستهداف القوات المسلحة وأفراد اللجان الشعبية والقوات الأمنية بالبيضاء».

وتطرق متحدث القوات المسلحة إلى «الدعم العسكري الذي قدمته دول العدوان للخائن العواضي عبر لواءين عسكريين بقيادة المرتزقين عبد الرب الأصبحي وسيف الشدادي، بالإضافة إلى عدد من المدرعات والآليات وأسلحة أخرى متنوّعة ومرتزقة من تنظيمي القاعدة وداعش، فضلاً عن غطاء جوي بأكثر من 200 غارة لطيران العدوان، لإعاقة تقدم الجيش واللجان الشعبية والمتعاونين من أبناء قبائل البيضاء».

كما أكد أن «الخطة الهجومية للقضاء على فتنة الخائن العواضي قضت التقدّم من أربعة مسارات الأول من مديرية القرشية والثاني من مديرية السوادية والثالث من مديرية الملاجم فيما كان المسار الرابع من مديرية السوادية .. مشيداً بهذا الصدد بتعاون المواطنين من أبناء ردمان إلى جانب أبناء القوات المسلحة في تجنيب المديرية الدمار والاحتلال، والذي ساهم في القضاء على الفتنة خلال وقت قياسي».

لقي التحالف السعودي ضربات موجعة من عملية «وإن عدتم عدنا»، إلى عملية «نصر من الله»، مروراً بعملية «البنيان المرصوص»، وعملية «فأمكن منهم»، وكل عمليات الجيش واللجان الشعبية تمثل ضربات موجعة لتحالف قوى العدوان الصهيو أميركي السعودي الإماراتي التي تسعى جاهدة لاحتلال اليمن ونهب خيراته، والسيطرة على ممراته الدولية.

ختاماً، فإن طبيعة التفاصيل بالمجمل لهذه العملية العسكرية والإنجازات الميدانية الأخرى في مختلف الجبهات لقوات الجيش واللجان الشعبية تثبت –برأي خبراء عسكريين – تطوّر قدراتها ونجاحها في تحويل مسار المعركة لصالحها وتحقيق توازن ردع فعلي وطبيعة المستوى الاحترافي والنوعي الذي وصلت إليه المؤسسة العسكرية اليمنية، لتقابل هذه الانتصارات النوعية بمباركة رسمية وشعبية واسعة لكون هذه العملية العسكرية حولت مسارات العدوان التصعيدية إلى هزائم على الأرض.

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Yemeni Forces Liberate 400 Square Kilometers in Al-Bayda, Marib Provinces: General Sarea

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June 29, 2020

Spokesman of Yemeni Armed Forces Brigadier General Yahya Saree

The spokesman of the Yemeni Armed Forces, General Yahya Sarea, announced that the army and popular committees, supported by the “free honorable” people of Al-Bayda governorate, have completed the entire Redman district, as well Qaniyah front, reaching the areas of Ma’ale and large parts of al-Abdyia district in Marib province.

“The Armed Forces have achieved great and significant progress after being able to complete an area of 400 square kilometers of the said areas.”

The operation was begun by the army and popular committees in Redman district after monitoring a clear hostile activity of traitor Yasser Al-Awadhi, according to General Sarea who added that the states leading the aggression provided hi with a great military support.

The operation lasted three days, the results were as follows:

Freeing an area of 400 square kilometers from al-Bayda and Marib provinces

Leaving more than 250 enemy forces dead, injured or captured .

Destroying at least 20 armored vehicles.

General Sarea pointed out that various units of our Armed Forces, including the drone and rocketry forces, participated in the qualitative military operation, vowing to continue the fight till the liberation of the entire territory of the Republic of Yemen.

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Yemeni Resistance Cleans Large Swathes in Ma’rib, Al-Baydha, Inflict Heavy Humanitarian Losses Upon Mercenaries

Yemeni Resistance Cleans Large Swathes in Ma’rib, Al-Baydha, Inflict Heavy Humanitarian Losses Upon Mercenaries

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Yemeni Armed Forces Spokesman Brigadier General Yehya Saree announced a wide military operation that took place in the provinces of Ma’rib and al-Baydha, stating that the Armed Forces, along with the al-Baydha residents completely cleaned the Radman Directorate.

Brigadier General Saree further announced cleaning the Qaniyah front and reaching large swathes of territories in Ma’rib.

He further emphasized that the Yemeni Armed Forces have made important and major progress, liberating around 400 square kilometers in Ma’rib.

Saree pointed out, relatively, to the major breakdowns among the enemy lines, inflicting them heavy humanitarian and material losses.

The Armed Forces Spokesman, accordingly, announced the name of a betrayer ‘Yasser al-Awadhi’ who coordinated with the countries forming the coalition of aggression to attack the Yemeni Forces in Darman. He also said that al-Awadhi continued to collaborate with the aggression forces despite being warned, letting many mercenaries, including from Daesh [the Arabic acronym for terrorist ‘ISIS/ISIL’ group] and other Takfiri groups, inside Yemen.

“The Yemeni Armed Forces were able to monitor the collaborator’s activities, which included mobilizing mercenaries and stationing them in different areas as he sought help from the countries of the aggression that offered him cash, weapons, mercenaries and aerial support,” Saree explained.

Al-Awadhi, Saree added, contributed to establishing an explosive devices factory to target the Armed Forces in al-Baydha, with the countries of aggression putting at his disposal two military brigades, armored vehicles and weapons.

However, the Yemeni Armed Forces’ plan aimed at eliminating his scheme by advancing from four positions in an operation that saw dozens of mercenaries killed, injured and detained, not to mention those who fled during the offensive.

Saree announced cleansing large swathes of areas in al-Abdiyah, as well as inflicting heavy losses upon the collaborators and agents.

He further noted that the operation lasted for three days over the 400 square kilometers area in al-Baydha and Ma’rib.

Saree finally much appreciated the honorable stances of the al-Baydha tribes that were keen on Yemen’s security and stability. He then saluted all tribesmen who refused but to support their nation.

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Millions of Yemeni Children Could Starve Without Urgent Aid

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Millions of Yemeni Children Could Starve Without Urgent Aid

Millions of children in Yemen could be pushed towards starvation by the end of the year as the humanitarian crisis is compounded by a lack of funding as the world grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, UNICEF said on Friday.

A report by the United Nations children’s agency indicated that the number of malnourished children under the age of five in the war-torn country could rise by 20% — to 2.4 million — unless the international community makes up for a massive shortfall in aid.

“If we do not receive urgent funding, children will be pushed to the brink of starvation and many will die,” said UNICEF Yemen representative Sara Beysolow Nyanti. “We cannot overstate the scale of this emergency.”

Yemen has been ravaged by a Saudi, US-led war for over five years. During this period, tens of thousands of people have been killed and millions displaced due to the violence.

The UN said that it is unable to keep an inflow of aid as the crisis shows no sign of ending. UNICEF needs nearly $461 million for its humanitarian response, along with $53 million for an effective COVID-19 response. Only 39% and 10% of these, respectively, have been funded.

Yemen’s healthcare system was already on the brink of collapse as it dealt with diseases like cholera, malaria and dengue, but the pandemic has just brought it dangerously close to shutting down. The country has reported over 1,000 infections but experts say that many go unreported because of lacking medical infrastructure.

The UN children’s agency also warned that nearly 7.8 million children were not in school, which puts them at a higher risk of exploitation through child labor and early marriage.

“UNICEF has previously said, and again repeats, that Yemen is the worst place in the world to be a child and it is not getting any better, “Nyanti said.

What Should Bin Salman Understand from Yemeni Balanced Deterrence Ops?

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Translated article, Alalam website

Many realize and few admit that the Saudi-led aggression against Yemen has failed since the first weeks. When you wage a war that you promoted as the strongest party in it and you cannot resolve the field in the first days and weeks, you will have failed, much less, the war that has continued for more than 5 years without achieving any significant achievement, given the armament and billions spent on the Saudi army and its mercenaries inside Yemen.

The word “deterrence” means the action of discouraging an action or event and limiting its continuation. This definition applies to the Yemeni response to the aggression in the first and second year, however, recently and specifically for the last two years, the Yemeni military performance has surpassed the content of deterrence –from the bombing of the Abu Dhabi airport, targeting of Saudi Aramco, to the Quds and Zulfiqar missiles that fell north of the Saudi capital, Riyadh two days ago. This development in the Yemeni ability and response to aggression have implications for the field and policy implications.

In the Field:

The Saudi authorities resorted to recognizing the Yemeni strike, the 4th Balanced Deterrence Operation, by announcing intercepting Yemeni missiles fired at Saudi Arabia. But this mitigation of the strike has counterproductive results. The mere fact that Yemeni domestically-designed missiles reach the heart of the Kingdom as if they are on a picnic without interfering them throughout their path deserves a description of achievement and victory and the great penetration of Saudi military capabilities that cost tens of billions.

There are those who are trying to console themselves by saying that the US-made radars and intercept systems that help Saudi Arabia in its aggression deliberately do not intercept Yemeni missiles. But why does Washington allow Yemeni missiles to reach the heart of the Saudi capital as long as it is able to intercept them? And when that happens, where are the Saudi intercept systems? Where are the radars planted by Saudi Arabia on its borders, obtained from Israeli companies?

In Politics:

It has become evident that the allies of the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in his aggression against Yemen are no longer keen to continue the failed adventure.

The UAE started its withdrawal from the game months ago and focuses on preserving the field and economic gains obtained in southern Yemen, especially Aden and Socotra Island. While other countries, whose army leaders took a group photo with the start of the aggression to promote the strength of the Saudi-led coalition, were absent for a long time.

As for the US, bin Salman drained his credit with the Donald Trump administration. The billions that Riyadh provided to Trump during his visit to it were supposed to be a price for the service of bin Salman and his assistance to reach the throne. However, the crown prince needed Trump’s services to cover the arrests of dozens of princes and businessmen, then he asked for his help to cover the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, then came the lapse of raising oil production months ago, which angered Trump to the point that forced bin Salman to expel his assistants from the room as the US President’s voice rose on the phone.

All of this made the Saudi crown prince exhaust his influence with the US lobbies on ill-considered matters and adventures, to find himself now in a critical position in the face of the Yemeni response, which is rapidly heading in an upward trend.

The massacres against the Yemenis will not achieve an achievement for Riyadh, and the inhuman blockade of millions of innocent civilians will not convince Saudi allies that a victory will be achieved in the field. The immediate future carries economic unpleasant surprises for the crown prince, thus he will not be able to rely on his mercenaries who will not fight for free.

It is said that “to admit truth is a virtue”, and after the 4th Balanced Deterrence Op, there do not appear to be many options on the Saudi table. Bin Salman may soon hear from the American shepherd, allies, and followers that it is better to admit frankly, not by mistake but by failure.

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ما هو مستقبل اليمن؟

د. علي أحمد الديلميّ

تحتاج عملية التحوّل السياسي في اليمن إلى صياغة رؤية للمستقبل تعمل على معالجة الخلل في النظام السياسي الحالي من خلال العمل على إتمام المصالحة الوطنية الشاملة وتحديد شكل الدولة ودستورها.

من خلال قراءة سريعة لواقع العمل السياسي في اليمن عبر التاريخ، نجد أنّ الصراع على السلطة ظلّ يأخذ بالأبعاد الطائفية والدينية والمناطقية نفسها، كل ذلك بسبب فشل النخبة السياسية في بلادنا في بناء نظام سياسي شامل يساوي بين الجميع ويتجاوز الطوائف والمناطق والمذاهب.

بعد أكثر من خمس سنوات من العدوان على اليمن، تعزّزت الانقسامات الداخليّة بسبب هروب الرئيس عبدربه منصور هادي إلى السعودية وطلبه تدخلاً سعودياً تحت شعار «استعادة الشرعية»، وبدلاً من عودة الشرعية واستعادة سلطه الدولة، شهد اليمن انقساماً لم نعرف له مثيلاً من قبل، نتيجة التحالفات والاختلافات السياسية والطائفية والمناطقية والمذهبية داخل الأطر المؤيدة لـ«الشرعية». فقد بدأ التجمع اليمني للإصلاح (جماعة الإخوان المسلمين) في اليمن والفريق علي محسن ومن تحالف معهما من القبائل والأحزاب وغيرها إقامة سلطة مستقلة عن الشرعية في مأرب، كما قام المجلس الانتقالي في الجنوب ببسط سلطته على عدن وبعض مناطق الجنوب في ظلّ صراعات جنوبية ـ جنوبية تتداخل فيها الصراعات مع الشمال ومع «الشرعية».

على وقع هذه الانقسامات والعدوان المستمرّ، ظلّ هادي وحكومته يمارسان «شرعيتهما» من الرياض بعد أن سلّم هادي كلّ أدوات الحكم لدول التحالف لعجزه عن فعل أيّ شيء يؤكد شرعيته. وتأتي استقالة وزير التجارة والصناعة في حكومة هادي محمد الميتمي التي تقدّم بها أمس، لتعكس مدى التخبُّط والتفكك داخل حكومة الشرعية نفسها وخروج الأمور عن السيطرة، حيث علّل الميتمي استقالته بأنّ «دولاً إقليمية ضمن التحالف السعودي تسعى إلى تمزيق اليمن والانقلاب على الشرعية».

وفي المقابل، تعزّزت سلطة «أنصار الله» في المناطق الخاضعة لسلطتهم، الأمر الذي أثار انزعاج منافسيهم من المكونات السياسية الأخرى المتحالفة مع الرئيس عبدربه منصور هادي.

في حقيقة الأمر، كانت لهذا التنافس أبعاد طائفية ومناطقية ومذهبية تمّ تغليفها سياسياً، إذ ينظر المتحالفون مع «الشرعية» إلى «أنصار الله» على أنهم إماميون يريدون حكم اليمن على أساس العرق، وأنهم يُميّزون الهاشميين عن غيرهم من باقي فئات المجتمع اليمني، وأنهم سلاليون وكهنوتين ورافضة، يمارسون السلطة الحديدية بالقهر والقتل، كما يتّهمونهم بأنهم يريدون القضاء على النظام الجمهوري وبأنهم يتلقون الدعم من إيران وحزب الله اللبناني ويريدون أن يكونوا كياناً مشابهاً لهذا الحزب، وغيرها من الاتهامات تُساق في حق «أنصار الله» والتي تزيد من حدة الانقسامات.

في المقابل، ينظر «أنصار الله» إلى المتحالفين مع هادي على أنهم استدعوا الخارج للتدخل في شؤون اليمن وأنهم باتوا مُرتَهنين للخارج بعد أن فرطوا في سيادة اليمن، ويمارسون حملات تشويه وكراهية ضدهم وضدّ كثير من اليمنيين الذين ينتمون إلى «أنصار الله» وهم من كلّ اليمنيين. كما يرى «أنصار الله» أنّ المبادرة الخليجية للحلّ السياسي في اليمن بعد أحداث ما يُسمّى «الربيع العربي» همّشت القوى اليمنية الثورية وأعادت توزيع السلطة بشكل غير عادل وأبقت النظام القديم فاعلاً. كما يتّهمون السلطة والمتحالفين معها بتهميشهم وظلمهم ومحاربة المذهب الزيدي وإغلاق مدارسهم وقتل علمائهم وقادة الرأي المتعاطفين معهم، وبالدفع بصحف «الشرعية» و«حزب الإصلاح» و«الإخوان المسلمين» والأحزاب المتحالفة معهم لشنّ حملات تضليل وكراهية، إضافة إلى حملات التشويه المستمرة التي يقوم بها من يسمّون أنفسهم «أقيال» سبتمبريين مثقفين جمهوريين وغيرها ضدهم.

عند التعمُّق في أسباب الصراع الدائر اليوم في اليمن، نجد أنّ معظم أطراف الصراع تعلن أنها جمهورية ومع النظام الجمهوري ضدّ العنصرية والطائفية والمناطقية والمذهبية وأنها مع بناء دولة مدنيّة تكفل حقوق الجميع في المواطنة والمساواة لتحقيق العدالة، وأنّها مع التداول السلمي للسلطة وتقوية قيم الحرية والديمقراطية وتعزيزها، لكنّ الواقع على الأرض مختلف تماماً، ومن هنا نرى أنّ المدخل الأساسي لبداية الحلّ السياسي الشامل في اليمن، هو وعي أبناء الشعب اليمني، بكافة أطيافهم وفئاتهم، وإدراكهم أهمية بناء الدولة ووضع الأسس القوية لها من خلال بناء المؤسّسات بشكل علمي ووطني بعيداً عن ممارسات الماضي المتخلِّفة في الإقصاء والقهر.

على اليمنيين جميعاً التماسك والتكاتف والضغط على كلّ من أوصلهم إلى هذا الحال. فالعالم يتغيّر والشعوب تتطور وتطالب بالأفضل لها في الأمن والسلام والحياة الكريمة.

السؤال الذي يطرح نفسه دائماً: أين قادة الرأي والمثقفون ومنظمات المجتمع المدني في اليمن اليوم. أليس حريّاً بهم أن يقوموا بدورهم الوطني الجامع، بدلاً من أن يكونوا أدوات مأجورة في أيدي من يريدون تشتيت المجتمع اليمني وانقسامه؟

أين دورهم اليوم في الضغط على كلّ من يتحكمون بالمشهد السياسي في اليمن وحثهم على الجلوس إلى طاولة حوار وإطلاق المصالحة الشاملة وبناء الدولة التي تحقق الأمن والسلام والحياة الكريمة للجميع؟

قد يقول البعض إنّ هذا الكلام مثالي وغير قابل للتطبيق، لكنني أقول إنّ إرادة الشعوب لا تقهر إذا كان هناك صدق في العمل والإرادة من أجل الأفضل، أما الذين شاركوا في سفك دماء اليمنيين، فهؤلاء سيظلون أدوات للخراب والتدمير وانقسام الناس في صراعات عبثية لا تسمن ولا تغني من جوع، وإذا لم يتكاتف اليمنيون من أجل مستقبل بلادهم فسيظلون ضحايا لهذه الصراعات العبثية.

حفظ الله اليمن وأهلها من كلّ مكروه.

*دبلوماسي يمني.

Saudi Arabia, UAE… Relentless Pursuit To Tear Yemen Apart

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Jun 8, 2020

The hatred of Yemenis for the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia has increased due to the conspiratorial role that this state and that kingdom plays to tear apart the Yemeni social fabric and their relentless pursuit of striking Yemeni unity by supporting a herd of unscrupulous mercenaries and a sense of citizenship under a false illusion called “southern independence.”

With this filthy policy, the UAE and Saudi Arabia have become the first enemy of Yemenis and even Arabs in general for their suspected conspiracy role against Arab and Islamic peoples, whose reach reached in many Arab countries “Syria, Libya, Palestine, Lebanon, Somalia, Algeria, and others” which makes us wonder in the interest of those who work in the UAE and Saudi Arabia, all of these actions Unethical in the Arab region?

It has become known that they are behind all the conspiracies, crises and wars in the Arab region, using an enormous financial stockpile to implement conspiracies and intimidations entrusted to them by the American intelligence and Zionism.

In fact, these two countries play their dirty game to tear the country apart, strike its unity at the core, and return to splitting, using a group of dolls calling themselves the Southern Transitional Council to implement their hidden agendas of colonial ambitions on the Yemeni land, its strategic location, its important islands and its multiple resources.

Since the first day that the so-called Saudi-led coalition launched its aggression against Yemen, many wise men and patriotic leaders warned that the issue is not a question of returning what is called legitimacy, but rather there is a hidden agenda and ambitions for Saudi Arabia and the Emirates in Yemen “geographically, history and wealth” and this is what the days revealed and it became clear to everyone.

Saudi Arabia wants security arrangements on the border strip with Yemen with unfair conditions that affect the Yemeni national sovereignty, as well as obtaining a seaport to export oil across the Arab Sea without submitting to international agreements that give the passage state 50 percent of revenue and other ambitions, while the UAE’s goal is to control Yemen’s ports The three are Aden, Al-Hodeidah, Al-Salif, and depriving Yemen of the revenues of those ports, in addition to their ambitions in the Socotra Archipelago.

The UAE and Saudi Arabia are two states without history and without civilization … and they feel the complexity of deficiency when you see the rest of the Arab countries with a glorious history and great civilizations that contributed in supporting the march of human civilization with great and significant contributions .. Saudi Arabia has emerged as a country in the thirties of the last century while what is called the Emirates emerged into existence in the seventies of the last century.

Two states of bastards that predestined to control a tremendous financial stock and instead of focusing on the future and forgetting the past that did not exist originally, they were behaving madly and unbalanced … acts of neglect of reason and common sense to escape from the inferiority complex that they suffer from.

To implement their malignant agendas in Yemen, Saudi Arabia and the UAE are seeking, in a deliberate way, to divide the country into weak and vulnerable entities led by semi-men, puppets implementing the Saudi and UAE agendas. But a country like the Republic of Yemen is rooted in the depths of history, where successive civilizations have prevailed during many historical periods that cannot be the dominant summit of two beings with no history and no roots. We have history to see how Yemeni wisdom and power will deal with them.

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The Americans are Weaponizing the Coronavirus Through Sanctions

The Americans are Weaponizing the Coronavirus Through Sanctions

By Darko Lazar

Hollywood actor and filmmaker Mel Gibson was once asked why he likes having Brits as the villains in his movies. He replied: “I wanted to give the Germans a break.”

Although amusing, that sort of sentiment is unlikely to translate into policy when it comes to Washington’s modern-day foes. The Americans don’t give breaks to nations they haven’t conquered.

The onslaught of the coronavirus offered a unique opportunity for the US to test out new approaches towards countries that have been treated as enemies for generations. But Washington chose to double down on cruel and self-defeating strategies.

Unable to stave off mass suffering at home, the dysfunctional American government went to great lengths to weaponize the virus, fueling the incendiary spread of the disease in ‘rogue states’.

And while the mainstream media is eager to magnify Donald Trump’s profoundly stupid comments about injecting disinfectants, they haven’t covered the consequences of his foreign policy decisions with nearly as much fervor.

Blocking recourses needed to combat the pandemic

At the height of the pandemic in late March, the White House quietly cut tens of millions in dollars in funding for health care programs in Yemen.

The move left considerable funding gaps for dozens of UN programs in the war-torn country that were focused on supplying Yemenis with hand soap, medication and staffing clinics.

American officials justified the move by obliterating logic and claiming that it was a response to ‘interference’ from Yemen’s Ansarullah movement. 

Already characterized as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, the war in Yemen has killed tens of thousands since 2015. Many of those that perished have succumbed to curable diseases.

That’s because the US-backed Saudi war effort in Yemen consists of a blockade, sanctions, and the frequent bombing of health facilities. These punishing tactics also spawned the deadliest cholera epidemic in modern history, serving as a tragic precursor to the potential impact of the coronavirus.

Washington’s ambition to use the coronavirus in order to cripple defiant nations is equally evident when it comes to Iran.

Even before the start of the pandemic, the Islamic Republic was already the most heavily sanctioned country in history. Several weeks into the coronavirus crisis, Iran was recording one death from COVID-19 every ten minutes.

The Trump administration responded to the suffering of the Iranian people by imposing a new set of sanctions, which targeted companies that build and maintain Shia holy sites. In the days that followed, Washington blocked an Iranian request for a USD 5 billion emergency loan from the IMF, which was earmarked for combating the pandemic.

Similarly, in Venezuela, where years of American sanctions have crippled the public health care system, the White House offered to ease the embargo if President Nicolas Maduro steps down.

Washington also felt that a raging pandemic was the right time to indict Maduro on a bizarre set of drug trafficking charges and offer USD 15 million to anyone who delivers him to the US.

The Americans dished out another million dollars to pay for surgical masks for “Israeli” troops patrolling occupied Palestinian territories.

In this corner of the Middle East, another US-backed campaign to blockade the Gaza Strip left Palestinian health officials pleading for more ventilators and beds for intensive care units.

The “Israeli”-enforced blockade on the Palestinian enclave, which dates back to 2007, continues to severely limit the entry of medical supplies, food, and even drinking water.

Although the coronavirus pandemic brought these unconscionably dangerous and cruel practices to the forefront, the devastating impact of American sanctions and economic blockades unfolds largely out of sight. Ignored by the mainstream media, these measures go both unnoticed and unchallenged.

Not surprisingly, perhaps, only a small percentage of the public actually realizes that the sanctions regimes are Washington’s most pervasive and brutal form of modern warfare. The effects are far more deadly than bombs.

Destroying nations

By cutting off the possibility of a productive life and stunting the growth of millions of young people, sanctions wreck societies one household at a time.

There is never any real expiry date, and the gradual torment that slowly destroys entire generations doesn’t cost nearly as much as an actual military campaign.

Meanwhile, it rolls back decades of progress in industrial development, essential infrastructure, and, of course, healthcare services.

The coronavirus pandemic is only the latest reminder that American sanctions are effectively designed to target the elderly, the sick, and the most vulnerable segments of society.

These are not peaceful instruments that act as a substitute for diplomacy. They are tools of war used to punish all nations that refuse to submit to America’s will.

In 2000, the then-US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright was asked if she thought that the death of half a million Iraqi children due to sanctions was a price worth paying. Albright replied: “We think the price is worth it.”

Between the coronavirus pandemic and one-liners from ghoulish creatures like Albright, you may be forgiven for thinking that you are living in a Hollywood blockbuster. But if you were hoping to catch a break like the Germans in Mel Gibson’s movies, your rosy optimism will inevitably collide with a reality stage-managed by the US government that is a lot less compassionate.

Toothless Congress Fails to Limit Presidential War Powers

Toothless Congress Fails to Limit Presidential War Powers ...

Philip Giraldi

May 14, 2020

Some weeks ago, the world woke up to the fact that World War III had just started without anyone being invaded or shots fired. It began when American President Donald J. Trump declared himself to be a “war president” in the fight against the coronavirus, an assertion that now has been followed by a claim that the disease is actually “…really the worst attack we’ve ever had. This is worse than Pearl Harbor. This is worse than the World Trade Center. There’s never been an attack like this,” Pearl Harbor was, of course, the Japanese sneak attack that brought the U.S. into World War II. Invoking the spirit of the war fought by America’s Greatest Generation in the Second World War, Trump has called upon “The people of our country should think of themselves as warriors.”

Fortunately for the U.S. military industrial complex, fighting COVID 19 has apparently not diminished the White House’s zeal to take on other, perhaps better armed and more serious traditional opponents. But of perhaps more interest is the different kind of conflict that has been initiated by the White House in attacking the United States Congress, which has been demonstrating the temerity to deny to the Chief Executive the inherent right to start a war against whomever he feels deserves a bit of “Made in U.S.A.” shock and awe.

This war fought in Capitol Hill in Washington is perhaps more significant than what is going on with coronavirus as its outcome will decide whether post 9/11 executive authority includes a president being able to attack another country that does not directly threaten the United States. Current legislation based on the War Powers Act of 1973 permits a president to respond to an imminent threat without the consent of congress, but the action thus initiated has to be terminated within 60 days. Any conflict lasting longer than that requires a declaration of war by Congress, as is stated in the Constitution of the United States of America.

Trump’s dissent relates to two attempts by Congress to specifically rein in U.S. involvement in the Saudi Arabian aggression against Yemen and also to preempt a possible attempt to attack Iran. On the Yemen resolution (S.J. Res 7), approved last March, the Senate voted 54-46 in favor followed by the House passing the same resolution by a vote of 248 to 177. The Iran resolution (S.J. Res 68), which had bipartisan support through a 55-45 vote in the Senate in February and a 227-186 vote in the House in March, finally reached the president’s desk last Wednesday. Both resolutions were immediately vetoed by the president.

The two resolutions would have limited Trump’s ability to continue an armed conflict or go to war without the specific authorization of Congress. In characteristic fashion, Trump called the latest iteration on Iran “very insulting,” and also criticized its Republican supporters Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky and Representative Matt Gaetz of Florida, accusing them of helping the Democrats in the lead up to November’s election. In an official statement explaining his veto, Trump stated that “The resolution implies that the President’s constitutional authority to use military force is limited to defense of the United States and its forces against imminent attack. That is incorrect. We live in a hostile world of evolving threats, and the Constitution recognizes that the President must be able to anticipate our adversaries’ next moves and take swift and decisive action in response.”

To be sure, President Barack Obama and his Secretary of State Hillary Clinton contrived to attack Libya even though it in no way threatened the U.S. To do so, the mission was initially framed as humanitarian in nature and NATO was subsequently involved in it so it could be framed as a collective action against a country that posed a potential security threat to the Mediterranean region. President George H. W. Bush and his son George W. likewise were careful to get United Nations authorization for the use of force in the two wars against Iraq and the latter also relied on 2002’s blanket Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) which permitted military action against the perpetrators of 9/11. The AUMF was later expanded to de facto include all “terrorist” groups. Most of those justifications were, of course, nonsense, frequently little more than contrivances based on fabricated intelligence to permit wars of aggression.

Donald Trump’s viewpoint on the authority of the president is somewhat less fastidious, though he has also cited the AUMF. He is currently involved in a litigation going to the Supreme Court over his claim of “temporary absolute immunity” regarding an admittedly politically motivated suit by the Manhattan district attorney to obtain his tax records. He has similarly embraced the idea that he, as commander in chief of the armed forces, can use them as a resource to conduct his foreign policy, an idea possibly put into his head by his belligerent Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Conceding that he has that power would grant him de facto authority to intervene anywhere in the world any time based on any pretext. It also ignores the original War Powers Act and Article I Section 8 of the Constitution which gives the sole authority for declaring war to Congress.

Given his propensity to seek military solutions and his belief that he has the absolute authority to do so, Trump has not hesitated to attack Syria several times in spite of there being no imminent treat and his act of war/war crime assassination of Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani in Iraq in January nearly ignited an armed conflict with Iran. Indeed, though Trump has been engaged in “maximum pressure” economic warfare against Iran for the past two years, he and his administration frequently claim that it is only being done to modify Iranian bad behavior.

As there is no chance that Congress will overturn Trump’s veto in an election year in which the Republicans will be counting heads and circling their wagons, we the American people are stuck with a president who believes that he has the authority to use military force as he sees fit. And “as he sees fit” is the danger as “restraint” is not exactly Donald Trump’s middle name. And one has to also recognize that there is another political reality at play. When things are going badly domestically, as with the coronavirus, a war can serve as a great distraction and a demonstration of strong leadership. Let us hope that no one puts that idea into Donald Trump’s head.

Yemeni Minister to Al-Ahed: All Yemenis are Sammad

Yemeni Minister to Al-Ahed: All Yemenis are Sammad

By Sarra’a Jamal al-Shaharah

Sanaa – Martyr Saleh Ali al-Sammad was the President of Yemen’s Supreme Political Council and the head of Ansarullah’s political bureau. Despite being president, he did not own a house. He observed all religious holidays and spent his official days off on the frontlines. He was a president who made the ultimate sacrifice for his people.

On the second anniversary of al-Sammad’s martyrdom, Al-Ahed sat down with his companion in jihad, Minister of Information and official spokesperson for Yemen’s National Salvation Government, Dhaifullah Al-Shami.

He described al-Sammad’s 18-month-long presidential term as “the best era in Yemen’s history despite the American-Saudi siege and aggression.” 

“He managed to drag Yemen out of the state of rupture and division. He introduced the reality of kinship and unity. Thus, the Yemeni people united in the face of the aggression and overcame the political, partisan, and sectarian divisions,” al-Shami said.

He explains that al-Sammad’s tenure “laid the groundwork for enhancing national cohesion and building the country. Al-Sammad laid the foundations for a modern, just, and sovereign Yemeni state based on security and stability.”

According to al-Shami, “the late al-Sammad set up the basis for Yemen in his ‘A Hand that Builds and a Hand that Protects’ project.”

Al-Sammad united the home front

The martyred president faced major challenges, both at home and abroad. 

“Internally, there were political parties with an external agenda and received guidance from many forces, but al-Sammad was keen to unify the internal front. He tried to include everyone, even the parties that stood with the aggression. He was a president for all Yemenis,” the official tells Al-Ahed.

He recalls the events of December 2018 that almost dragged Yemen into a civil war driven by money, weapons, and external conspiracies.  

“Due to his wisdom, cleverness, fairness, faith, spirituality, Quranic knowledge, high moral values, and his popular, political, and military influence, Saleh al-Sammad was able to bridge the large gap and completely address all the consequences of the December sedition. He was not martyred until he absolutely extinguished the fires of internal war,” Al-Shami explains.  

Al-Samad also faced external challenges and the deadly and destructive aggression machine with aptitude. According to Yemen’s National Salvation Government spokesperson, he was “truly a man of action and responsibility. He was able to establish an integrated methodology for political and diplomatic interaction with the countries of the aggression alliance as well as with friendly and neutral countries.”

Al-Sammad possessed a spiritual and jihadi spirit

With a spirit of responsibility, Al-Sammad headed to Hodeida following a dangerous escalation and a massive military offensive by the Saudi-led coalition along the western frontline intended to occupy the province and its coastline. By being on the battlefield in person, the president wanted to mobilize fighters and closely monitor the defense of Hodeida and its people. So, he went to the west coast despite the threats he had received before he moved.

“The martyred president possessed a jihadist spirit, and he was a mujahid from the very beginning. He knew that the jihadist spirituality is more comprehensive and greater than the spirit of a state official. Since the launch of the Quranic project, we have been companions on the barricades and the frontlines. It is not strange for him to be eager to be martyred,” Al-Shami added.  

Al-Sammad acted on principle and from a position of responsibility to fend off the invaders from his people and country. In this context, al-Shami explains to Al-Ahed that “following the statements of the US ambassador that the residents of Hodeida will welcome the invaders with flowers, the martyred president rushed to go to Hodeida to say no. He replied to the ambassador that the people of Hodeida would receive the aggressors with their guns and daggers. He was the first to make sacrifices. In his last speech, half an hour before his martyrdom, he said he would cross the sea with the sons of Hodeida, and they would not be alone.”

Al-Shami speaks with great pride about martyr al-Sammad. “His blood was a revolutionary volcano that ignited the resolve of the Yemeni people … There is nothing more precious than the blood of the martyr Al-Samad among the sons of Yemen. His blood became the fuel that drives them.”

“The enemy wanted to weaken the Yemeni people by committing this crime, but it failed miserably. The Yemeni people were able to overcome the ordeal, change the reality, and return the shock to the enemies. The entire Yemeni people all became Sammad,” Al-Shami stressed. 

President al-Sammad and his protection detail were martyred on the afternoon of April 19, 2018 in an assassination operation. The Saudi-led coalition’s jets and drones launched several airstrikes targeting his motorcade on one of the main streets of the city.

The following day, television channels affiliated with the American-Saudi aggression aired aerial footage from one of the aircraft that carried out the operation. The quality of the filming and the language of the pilots in the operating room revealed that the operation was an American one.

The assassination of the president coincided with feverish American and “Israeli” movements on the ground on a number of occupied Yemeni islands in the Red Sea, most notably the strategic Mayyun Island [Perim Island] in Bab al-Mandab. These movements were accompanied by a huge military escalation by coalition forces along Yemen’s west coast.

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Bogged Down Saudis Look for Exit from Yemen Quagmire Using COVID-19 as ‘Fig Leaf’

Bogged Down Saudis Look for Exit from Yemen Quagmire Using COVID-19 as ‘Fig Leaf’

By Staff, The Economist

Saudi Arabia is reportedly using the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic as a “fig leaf” for an exit from the quagmire in war-torn Yemen, where the Ansarullah revolutionaries now have the upper hand against Saudi-led invaders.

An article published by The Economist newspaper on Saturday raised doubts about the objective of the so-called ceasefire declared by the Riyadh regime in Yemen earlier this month.

The Saudi-led coalition, which has been waging the war on Yemen since 2015 to reinstall the regime of pro-Riyadh fugitive president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, claimed that its unilateral two-week truce in Yemen was designed to head off the outbreak.

“Cynics doubt that compassion is truly motivating Saudi Arabia, a majority Sunni nation. For years its bombs have hit hospitals, houses and schools in Yemen—often, it seemed, on purpose. Rather, the war is turning and the Saudis are losing heart,” the report said.

It also referred to Saudi Arabia’s failure to purge the Yemeni capital of resistance fighters more than five years into the aggression, adding that the kingdom is now seeking to stop the Ansarullah’ retaliatory attacks on its own territory.

“Despite its vicious air campaign, Saudi Arabia has been unable to dislodge the [Ansarullah] from most of Yemen’s population centers, including the capital, Sana’a. Its main international ally, the United Arab Emirates, began scaling back its involvement in the war last year,” the report said. “In recent months they have held secret talks with the Asnarullah. Gone is the hope of returning Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, the exiled Yemeni president, to Sana’a. Now the kingdom’s goal is to stop Yemeni missile strikes on its own territory.”

Yemeni Analyst Abdulghani al-Iryani emphasized, “The Saudis want a way out and are using the coronavirus as a fig leaf.”

However, the report said, the Ansarullah sense Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s “desperation,” reject the ceasefire and want a better deal that makes Saudi Arabia lift its air and sea blockade of Yemen, pay reparations for the damage it has caused on the impoverished country and recognize the Yemeni Army as the legitimate government.

If the Saudis do not agree, the Ansarullah promise “a major escalation inside the kingdom,” it added.

The Ansarullah have dismissed the truce claim as “false and misleading,” saying Saudi Arabia has even escalated its offensives against Yemen in recent days.

British-made Bombs Could Make Yemen’s COVID Crisis Even Worse

British-made Bombs Could Make Yemen’s COVID Crisis Even Worse

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By Andrew Smith – Left Foot Forward

Millions of people across the world are worried and concerned about food security and the state of their health infrastructure and ability to cope with the extra demand brought on by the COVID-19 crisis.

However, for all of the rhetoric about the virus being an “equalizer” there is no doubt that some systems are starting from a more vulnerable position than others.

This past weekend saw the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Yemen. Over the last five years, Yemen has endured a brutal war, and a terrible Saudi-led bombardment.

The conflict has created the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, with 100,000 people dying as a result. With the healthcare system on the verge of collapse, the World Health Organization has warned that Yemen could face an “explosion” in cases of the deadly virus.

Despite ongoing efforts to deliver much-needed personal protective equipment and testing kits, after five years of war, a lot of damage has already been done. Only half of Yemen’s medical facilities are fully functioning, and there are only 700 intensive care beds and 500 ventilators for the population of 30 million people.

It is not just the healthcare system that is in urgent need of aid. The threat is exacerbated further by severe food shortages and the breakdown of sanitation infrastructure and facilities, with 19 million people lacking access to clean water.

Oxfam is warning that the months ahead could also see a further spreading of cholera, a deadly, and preventable disease that has already infected 2.3 million people over recent years.

The scale of the crisis is horrific, and it is a man-made crisis. The war is one part of it, but another is the Saudi-imposed blockade, which has stopped vital medicine and aid from reaching people that need it.

As analysis from Yemeni-based Mwatana for Human Rights shows: “This state of affairs is not an arbitrary consequence of war. It is the direct result of how the conflict has been prosecuted by warring parties: with utter disregard for international law and humanitarian norms.”

It is a crisis that UK arms companies and the UK government have fueled and played a central role in enabling. Right from the start of the war, Saudi-led forces have used UK-made fighter jets to drop UK-made bombs and fire UK-made missiles. Many of the pilots flying the aircraft have been trained by UK forces and their jets will have been maintained by UK staff and personnel.

The war is only possible because of this kind of political and military support from arms dealing governments. As one former BAE Systems technician based in Saudi Arabia told Channel 4 last year “If we weren’t there, in seven to 14 days there wouldn’t be a jet in the sky.”

At least £6.3 billion worth of UK-made arms have been licensed to the Saudi-led coalition since the bombing began.  Last year the Court of Appeal confirmed that these weapons were sold illegally.

Unfortunately that hasn’t stopped arms and other military equipment from being transferred under existing licenses, and not has it stopped the staggering levels of sycophantic political support.

Over the last five years, government ministers have pulled out all stops to praise and pander to the regime while cozying up to its authoritarian leadership.

Last year, the then Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, went as far as saying that he thought it would be “morally bankrupt” to stop arming Saudi forces, and unfortunately his sentiments seem to be shared by Boris Johnson and his colleagues who have made no effort to change policy despite the international blow back that followed the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, or the worsening situation in Yemen.

If the virus is to be contained and a full outbreak is to be prevented, then the war must be stopped. Last week the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator Lise Grande warned of the “catastrophe” Yemen was facing and called on all parties in the conflict to “stop fighting each other and start fighting COVID.”

It is a call that has been boosted by the announcement of a two-week ceasefire by Saudi forces. With a backdrop of speculation that Saudi forces are looking to exit the conflict, we have to hope this ceasefire will prove more durable than the many false dawns and broken promises that have occurred throughout this war. For it to last it will need a far greater and more sustained political will and support from all sides.

At this time it is more vital than ever that international governments and groups with an influence use it wisely and in the pursuit of peace. The focus of politicians and the media may be on what is happening here in the UK, but, after five years of conflict and suffering, decisions being made in Whitehall could play an important role in ending the “forgotten war” in Yemen.

الانتصار اليمنيّ لا يقف عند حدود الحرب الدائرة

د.وفيق إبراهيم

يبدو بوضوح أن محاولات منظمة الأمم المتحدة لإعادة إحياء “مفاوضات السلام” بين القوى المتحاربة في اليمن تصطدم بخلاف كبير على مفهوم هذه الحرب.. ففيما ترى الأمم المتحدة على لسان أمينها العام انطونيو غوتيريش أنها حرب داخلية بين مكونات يمنية، ويساندها في هذه القراءة الأميركيون والبرطانيون وما يسمّى “التحالف العربي” الجامع بين السعودية والإمارات بتعاون عسكري غير رسمي مع السودان وباكستان و”اسرائيل”، والبحرية المصرية.

يرى اليمنيون انها عدوان كبير تشنه منذ خمس سنوات متواصلة، السعودية والإمارات بدعم غربي وعربي وإسرائيلي تستهدف القضاء على قوات يمنية أصلية تدافع عن بلادها بالتعاون مع الجيش الوطني اليمني وذلك لاحتلال كامل اليمن ورهنه لخدمة النفوذ الأميركي الكبير على مستويي الموقع وأكثر والمصالح السعودية ـ الإماراتية ضمن اطار شبه جزيرة العرب وجوارها.

لذلك بدا هذا الخلاف واضحاً في وثيقة الأمم المتحدة الداعية للعودة الى المفاوضات بين الأفرقاء الداخليين على اساس انها حرب بين قوى داخلية، وتجاهلت أن الأطراف المتحاربة هي قوات سعودية ـ إماراتية مدعومة بمرتزقة من عشرات البلدان وإسناد جوي أميركي ـ بريطاني وبحري من مصر و”إسرائيل” ومجمل دول الغرب مقابل قوات تنطلق من “شرعية صنعاء” وتضم الجيش اليمني وانصار الله والمؤتمر الشعبي.

وفي ما تغطي القوات الأجنبية المهاجمة، مجموعات داخلية ضعيفة موالية للرئيس السابق المخلوع عبد ربه منصور هادي وميليشيات ذات ميول انفصالية في الجنوب تمسك قوات صنعاء من جهتها بشرعية جماهيرية أتاحت لها الصمود أمام هذا العدوان الخارجي في الخمس سنوات الأخيرة، وسمحت لها التقدم نحو الوسط والجنوب والمناطق المحاذية للحدود السعودية في الشمال والشرق والمحافظة على الساحل الغربي في منطقة الحديدة.

هناك حقائق تبعث على السخرية من نظريات الأمم المتحدة، فبالتزامن مع بياناتها، حدثت عمليات إنزال أميركية وبريطانية لمقاتلين وأسلحة في مناطق رأس العارة في لحج وسواحل الشخر في حضرموت قرب مقار لشركة “أوكسن” وعرماء في محافظة شبوه.

الا يكشف هذا الأمر عن هوية اصحاب العدوان على اليمن؟ فبالإضافة الى هذا الأمر، فإن الذي أعلن عن وقف القتال لأسبوعين هو المتحدث السعودي باسم “التحالف العربي” الذي يهاجم اليمن منذ خمس سنوات وهو العميد في الجيش السعودي تركي المالكي ومندوب عن منصور هادي بالإضافة الى مقابلتين تلفزيونيتين، الاولى للسفير الأميركي في اليمن كريستوفر هتل والثاني لنظيره البريطاني مايكل آرون.

هذان المندوبان أشادا بالدور السعودي التاريخي في اليمن الذي يقدم الكثير من المساعدات المادية والمكرمات لليمنيين على مدى التاريخ واعتبرا بخبث أن الصراع داخلي ومناطقي، ما يكشف عن طبيعة التوجهات المقبلة لقوى العدوان وما تريده من المفاوضات المرتقبة.

إن المحصلة الحالية للعدوان السعودي ـ الإماراتي على اليمن فاقت عن مئتي الف شهيد وجريح من رجال ونساء واطفال وتدمير بنى حضارية تعود الى آلاف السنين أي قبل تأسيس السعودية والإمارات بثلاثة آلاف سنة على الأقل، كما تسبق تأسيس الولايات المتحدة الأميركية نفسها بـ 2800 سنة على الأقل.

فهل يمكن تصديق السفير البريطاني مايكل آرون بدفاعه عن السعودية، وصولاً إلى سؤاله اذا كانت أموال آل سعود تساوي هذه الدماء اليمنية التي تواصل الدفاع عن بلادها في وجه كل أنواع المستعمرين قبل الاسلام وبعده؟

لذلك، فإن مشروع السلام الأممي الذي عمل عليه طويلاً المندوب الأممي الى اليمن غريفيث، يحمل أهدافاً متنوّعة عميقة بمظهر خارجي مخادع أي أنه يُظهر الدسم مخفياً السموم الكامنة، كما تقول الامثال الشعبية.

أما الإغراء الأممي هنا، فهو عرض السلام المنشود بعد سنوات خمس من قتال صعب انهك جميع الأطراف، وقد لا يكون هذا كافياً بالنسبة لحركة جهادية كانصار الله تبدو مستعدة من اجل تحرير بلادها لقتال مفتوح زمنياً، لذلك أطلقت الأمم المتحدة إغراء آخر يقول بتثبيت وقف القتال عند الخطوط الحالية للحرب. وهذا بلغة السياسة العميقة اعتراف اممي بريطاني ـ أميركي بالحدود الحالية لدولة صنعاء، على قاعدة اعتراف اممية ـ أميركية ـ بريطانية وبالتالي سعودية ـ إماراتية بقانونية هذه الدولة وشرعيتها الدستورية والأممية، إلا أن السفير البريطاني أبقى على هذه النقطة مجالاً للتفاوض كي يستحصل مقابلاً له في تدعيم نفوذ بلاده في الاستراتيجية اليمنية والثروات.

فبدا هذا السفير الماكر وكأنه يقدّم شمالي اليمن لأنصار الله بسخاء بريطاني غير مسبوق، علماً أن بنادق المجاهدين اليمنيين هي التي حررت هذه المناطق وليست ترهات هذا البريطاني.

هذا يعني أن القوى الأميركية ـ البريطانية استسلمت لحقائق الميدان العصية على التغيير، وأخذت بعين الاعتبار الانكشاف السعودي ـ الإماراتي ووصولهما الى مرحلة التراجع والخسارة، فحاولت عبر الأمم المتحدة الدفع نحو سلام مزعوم يستند الى ما كانت مفاوضات ستوكهولم السويدية تسعى إليه. وهذا يعني تقسيم جنوبي اليمن الى كانتونات تعكس المطامع الرباعية للفريق الأميركي ـ البريطاني الاستراتيجي الاهداف والسعودي ـ الإماراتي الباحث عن النفوذ العربي وتعطيل ولادة دولة يمنية قوية تستطيع الاستحواذ على دور أساسي في شبه جزيرة العرب انطلاقاً من العديد الكبير لسكانها، الوطنية اليمنية التاريخية والموقع الاستراتيجي المتحكم عبر باب المندب والمحيط الهندي بعشرين بالمئة من التجارة العالمية وحركة مرور نحو 18 مليون برميل نفط يومياً، هذا من دون احتساب ثروات اليمن من النفط والغاز ودورها في المكانة الإقليمية والإنماء الداخلي.

بأي حال هناك حرص غربي على تجنيب السعودية الهزيمة في اليمن، خصوصاً في مأرب لأن أي تحرير لها يعني اجتياحاً يمنياً للعمق السعودي بما يعنيه من تداعيات على مستوى العلاقة بين آل سعود والسعوديين، خصوصاً في زمان جائحة الكورونا التي يبدو انها أصابت فريقاً من الأمراء الفاعلين، الأمر الذي يتطلب أي هدنة، تريح هذه العائلة، وتمنع عنها الانهيار وتفجير علاقاتها بسكان جزيرة العرب المنصاعين لها بالخوف والذعر ومفهوم الإطاعة بالقوة والارهاب.

فهل تنجح خطة الأمم المتحدة؟ لن يقبل انصار الله بهدنة لأسبوعين، ومشروعهم ينطوي على مفاوضات تنتهي بإعادة بناء دولة يمنية تطرد كل انواع المحتلين، وتعيد ربط اليمنيين ببعضهم بعضاً على قاعدة مشروع سياسي له بعدان: انماء وطني داخلي، ودور اقليمي في إطار حلف عربي ـ مشرقي يعكس الأهمية الدائمة لليمن في تفاعلات منطقة الشرق الأوسط.

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Yemen and the Politicized Relief: Conditional ’Humanitarian’ Aid!

By Saraa al-Shahari

Throughout Yemen’s lean years, the US-Saudi aggression has been targeting all forms of life.

The Saudi-led coalition’s air raids are striking agricultural crops, livestock, food stores, food tankers and trucks, water projects, and other infrastructure. The United Nation’s World Food Program (WFP) storages were not spared from the bombing. WFP stores in Hajjah Province’s Haradh district came under attack on May 28, 2015, during the first few months of the aggression.

Whoever was not affected by the coalition’s bombing campaign was starved by its siege. This was mass punishment adopted by the coalition states as they ignored international law and human rights. According to UN reports, the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance has risen to 22.2 million out of the total 29.3 million Yemenis, or more than 90% of the population.

According to the fifth report of the Yemeni Center for Human Rights, 11.3 million people are classified as most in need. Since June 2017, more than one million people were found to be in greatest need, and 17.8 million people are food insecure.

According to a report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), 60% of Yemeni families lack access to adequate food. There is a decrease in the volume of daily food consumption and people are purchasing cheap food that is about to expire.

The reality of the role of relief organizations in Yemen:

Amid this catastrophic situation, classified as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, the aid provided by international organizations is insufficient. Assistance does not help alleviate the suffering despite constant boasting about the number of people receiving aid.

Why is there a wide gap between the massive numbers that international organizations are talking about and the reality on the ground? Is this aid actually arriving? Is the aid reaching those in need?

Those questions were asked by the Director General of the Media Department of the Supreme Council for Humanitarian Affairs, Hana Al-Wajih, when she sat down with Al-Ahed.

The World Food Program declared it is providing assistance to 12 million Yemenis. The aid has always been accompanied by threats, pressure, and conditions. And much of the aid arrived rotten and expired.

Al-Wajih tells Al-Ahed about Yemenis accepting spoiled aid. “One time, one of our officials spoke to the WFP telling them that even if 2% of the little aid you are giving us is rotten, we do not need anything that increases the suffering of these people.”

The WFP has previously stated that its assistance does not reach its beneficiaries and blamed it on the National Salvation Government. According to Al-Wajih, “providing food is specifically carried out by the WFP and its partners, and the government does not interfere in the selection, preparing the lists, or the distribution. So, when it talks about aid not reaching those who deserve it, it should ask itself.”

Al-Wajih explains that “the WFP exerted pressures and threats, one of which was yielding to all its conditions or aid will stop.” She stressed that “there is no compromise and the Yemeni nation will not forsake its sovereignty. It has given many martyrs.”

These threats coincided, more than once, with the victory of the Yemeni army and its popular committees on the battlefield. The recent threat of the United Nations to suspend all aid was accompanied by the victories of the Yemeni army and the popular committees in Nehm and Jawf.

“We will not forsake sovereignty and dignity or give concessions in return for this assistance, and I believe that the organizations are now fully aware that the Yemeni people cannot be force to bow down,” Al-Wajih concludes.

Yemeni Center for Human Rights Issues 5 Years Report on Saudi-led aggressin Crimes

The Yemeni Center for Human Rights issued its fifth periodic report on the deteriorating humanitarian situation and crimes committed by the US-Saudi aggression. The report listed the most serious crimes in accordance with the charters of international humanitarian law committed by the coalition in Yemen. In addition, it documented the largest massacres and the most prominent crimes committed by the coalition forces in Yemen.


The report highlighted the results of monitoring and documenting the targeting of homes, residential buildings, places of civilian gathering and destruction of infrastructure. The report documented the use of prohibited weapons by the coalition forces and clarified the violations committed in accordance with human rights and international humanitarian law.

The report also documented the stages of the deteriorating humanitarian situation and the risk of starvation, classifying the groups most affected with a brief explanation of those damages. It concluded with his call to stop the aggression against Yemen and other recommendations made by the Yemeni Center for Human Rights to the international community, international and humanitarian organizations, and to the national judiciary and civil society organizations.

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Saudi-backed troops suffer more setbacks as Ansarallah forces surround Marib

By News Desk -2020-03-30

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 P.M.) – The Saudi-backed Islah militias are on the verge of losing another governorate in northern Yemen, as the Ansrallah forces steadily advance along the Jawf-Marib axis.

According to the latest field report from Yemen, the Ansarallah forces have captured the Labnah base in the Labnah Mountains.Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do ThisSunny TwitterAds by Revcontent

This advance on Monday puts the Ansrallah forces in position of taking control of the entire Al-Jawf Governorate for the first time in this war.

Making matters worse for the Saudi-backed troops, the Ansarallah forces are also at the doorsteps of Marib city, which, if lost, would mean the Islah militias have conceded another administrative capital in Yemen.

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Yemen, Five Fiery Years, Changed Political and Military Equations

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On the 27th of March 2015, the coalition countries started their barbaric aggression against the Yemeni people. The Saudi regime launched its declared war against Yemen with the participation of more than 17 Arab and foreign countries and with military and logistical support from US, Israeli Enemy, Britain and a number of Western countries.

A global war with all the meanings of word, it is best described for its brutality, hatred, bloodshed and destruction. Aerial bombing campaign targeted everything in Yemen, earth and man. The US-Sadudi aggression targeted cities, villages, mountains, sand and cemeteries, even the animals were not spared from the abundance of their hatred. News and international newspapers were dominated by images of a Yemeni victims targeted by coalition warplanes.

The coalition with its warplanes remained superior and dominating for a period of time, firstly due to the surprise, especially because the military establishment, suffered disintegration, partisan conflicts, and lack of loyalty within it. In addition to the fact that the war was in its infancy and that many countries were still pervasive in the war.


The Yemeni reaction was also confined to the self defense. The Yemeni Army did not start recovering and catching its breath until after it fully coalesced with the people’s committees, and they were united, unified, and merged under a coalition to face wide fronts. After the committees unified under their belief in the cause, justice and sincere national desire to defend the land, the capabilities of the Yemeni Army began to evolve with some military messages to the local and outside enemies.

Yemen sent several powerful messages to the coalition, the most important of which was the strike of coalition leaders in Marib in September 2015 and the Janjaweed leaders in Mukha in December of the same year, and other painful strikes.

With the coalition countries insisting in their aggression against the Yemeni people and committing crimes against women and children, the Martyr President Saleh al-Samad announced in 2018 a ballistic year, to inaugurate a year in which we witnessed the development of the Rocketry Force that began targeting into Saudi Arabia’s depth, and targeting military airports and helicopter stations in Asir, Najran and Jizan.

2019 was the year of the Air Force One, and the Yemeni military has managed to radically change the equation of war so that it launched joint offensive military operations, which were carried out by the missile force and the Air Force operating deep into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The most prominent attacks were the attack on  Aramco in Rass Al-tanorah, in Abqaiq and Khurais. This attack almost brought Aramco out of service forever, had it not been for the initiative of the Supreme Political Council, which announced that he would stop targeting Saudi lands, on the condition that the kingdom stopped bombing Yemeni cities with airplanes, which was done at a good rate.


In 2020, it was declared the year of Air defense, and the armed forces revealed strong defense systems that they developed with Yemeni hands.

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