Adonis Diaries

Posts Tagged ‘Houthi

 

The more Yemen infrastructure collapses, the more the US ship weapons to the Saudi Emirs

Saudi Arabia most obscurantist monarchy is losing control over Yemen political and social fabrics.  More jet planes are needed to bomb this hapless country

Saudi Arabia launched a military campaign in Yemen while a number of rival figures and groups are vying for power as years of sporadic conflict spiraled out of control.

The U.S. has “expedited weapons deliveries” and “increased intelligence” to Saudi Arabia, U.S. Deputy Sec. of State Antony Blinken said April 7.

The weapons include existing orders and “some new requirements” said the Pentagon.

Blinken also warned of the consequences of “unintended civilian casualties.” (How funny)

[Children] are being killed, maimed and forced to flee their homes, their health threatened and their education interrupted. Julien Harneis
UN agency for children, UNICEF

More than 540 people have been killed in Yemen, including 77 children, since the start of airstrikes, the UN said April 8. (increasing steadily)

About 100,000 people have fled their homes. Medical supply deliveries have been delayed. Food, water and electricity shortages are occurring nationwide.

OUR SOURCES
UN News – As chaos deepens in Yemen, UN expert warns of ‘worst case scenario’ displacement

Saudi Arabia launched military operations including airstrikes against the Houthis and their allies in Yemen on March 25.

It deployed 100 fighter jets, 150,000 troops and navy units. Yemeni officials requested foreign military support days earlier. More than ten countries pledged support for the operations.

Added Mar 26 at 1:46 am
OUR SOURCES
The Associated Press on Twitter
The Associated Press on Twitter
Saudi Arabia launches airstrikes in Yemen – CNN.com
Saudi Arabia, allies launch air strikes in Yemen against Houthi fighters
Yemen foreign minister calls for Gulf Arab military intervention
Close

The first shipments of emergency medical aid reached the southern port city of Aden, Yemen, on April 8, as Houthi forces and local militias battled.

Added Today at 7:50 am
OUR SOURCE
Yemen’s Houthis battle in central Aden, first medical aid arrives
Close

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

March 26, 2015

Yemeni President Mansour Hadi,(whose term has expired and refuses another election) and whom witnesses saw leaving the presidential palace in Aden on March 23, fled to Saudi Arabia, Saudi state TV reported.

Hadi resigned as president in January, but rescinded in February after escaping from the capital. Houthi forces advanced on Aden and seized a base used by the U.S. military before he left.

Added Mar 25 at 3:32 pm
OUR SOURCES
©Mapbox ©OpenStreetMap Improve this map
Houthi Fighters in Yemen Attack Air Base Used by U.S. Forces
Aden airport in Yemen closed, flights cancelled – guards
Saudi state TV: Yemeni President Hadi has arrived in Saudi capital, a day after fleeing Aden – @AP
Yemen President Hadi has left Aden for Arab summit in Egypt under Saudi protection. Al-Arabiya TV says – @Reuters
Close

The conflict in Aden appeared to be part of a struggle between Hadi and ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Hadi was the VP of Saleh, who was ousted in a 2011 uprising.

An initiative by Gulf countries guaranteed Saleh’s exit and set up elections in which Hadi was the sole candidate, but the country continued to struggle.

Added Jun 17, 2014 at 4:08 pm
Close
A previous standoff between Hadi and Saleh occurred in June 2014 when Hadi's presidential guards and riot police surrounded Saleh's mosque complex in Sana'a. Forces loyal to Hadi were concerned Saleh could use it as a base to launch attacks. The standoff came amid protests in the capital.Copyright 2015 Reuters

A previous standoff between Hadi and Saleh occurred in June 2014 when Hadi’s presidential guards and riot police surrounded Saleh’s mosque complex in Sana’a.

Forces loyal to Hadi were concerned Saleh could use it as a base to launch attacks. The standoff came amid protests in the capital.

Added Jun 17, 2014 at 4:02 pm
OUR SOURCES
Close

It is becoming increasingly apparent that the Saudi Arabian-led coalition is turning a blind eye to civilian deaths and suffering caused by its military intervention. – Said Boumedouha
Amnesty International

The UK and Saudi Arabia have long-standing military ties. Rights groups on April 1 criticized the UK for providing arms to Saudi Arabia that are being used in Yemen.

A day earlier, a Saudi airstrike hit a dairy factory, killing dozens of workers, factory executives said.

Added Apr 2 at 2:06 pm
Close

Gulf of Aden

April 8, 2015

Iran deployed warships to the Gulf of Aden to protect cargo ships and oil tankers against pirates, the state-run Fars News Agency said.

An Iranian navy commander said they were not deployed to get involved in the conflict in Yemen, but as part of regular patrols in international waters.

Andrew Bossone shared this link on FB
Saudi Arabia launched a military campaign in Yemen while a number of rival figures and groups are vying for power as years of sporadic conflict spiraled out of control.
circanews.com

adonis49

adonis49

adonis49

December 2020
M T W T F S S
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031  

Blog Stats

  • 1,441,987 hits

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.adonisbouh@gmail.com

Join 784 other followers

%d bloggers like this: