Category: Yemen

Houthis take over Yemeni capital Sanaa

The capital of Yemen, Sanaa is now reportedly under control of Houthi fighters, according to media citing the Interior Ministry. The Iran-backed group has allegedly retaken the city amid reports of the death of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Saleh, who formally renounced his alliance with the Houthis on Sunday, was killed while trying to […]

American girl ‘killed in Yemen raid approved by Trump’

President Donald Trump personally approved a US commando raid in Yemen that left one elite serviceman dead and may have killed an eight-year-old American girl, the US military has told the Guardian. At least 14 people died in Sunday’s raid by the elite Joint Special Operations Command, which is now the subject of a preliminary […]

Yemenis rally in capital Sana’a against Saudi aggression

Yemenis take to the streets in the capital, Sana’a, to slam the relentless and deadly Saudi aggression against their country. On Monday, thousands of people staged a demonstration in Sana’a at the invitation of the leader of Yemen’s Ansarullah movement, Abdel Malek al-Houthi. The massive rally was held to mark the first anniversary of the […]

Azikiwe on American drone strikes against al-Qaeda in Yemen

American drones strikes may have killed as many as 40 Yemeni civilians over the past year, the UN reported on Monday, offering a tally of the human cost of the long-running US campaign against al Qaeda in Yemen, which has continued amid the chaos of country’s current war. The data on drone strikes came from […]

U.S. missile sale to Saudi Arabia escalates tensions in Mideast

The possible sale a US missile system to Saudi Arabia will escalate tensions in the Middle East and benefit the American military-industrial complex, says a journalist and political commentator in Canada. The US State Department’s approval to sell 600 Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missiles to Riyadh “will force other countries to buy weapons to match […]

British troops head to Saudi Arabia to train Syria rebels

Abu Sakkar FSA moderate rebel commander who cut out the heart of a Syrian soldier, and ate it before a cheering crowd of his men (pictured above left). British troops are being sent to Saudi Arabia to begin training Syrian rebels, as the UK widens its efforts to combat Islamic State extremists. Troops will soon […]

Al-Qaeda members escape in Yemen prison break

More than 1,200 Yemeni prisoners including suspected al-Qaeda members escaped during a breakout Tuesday, Reuters reported. The escape from the facility in Taiz, Yemen, came as Shiite Houthi fighters were advancing on the city. According to reports, sympathizers of al-Qaeda, comprising Sunni fighters, attacked the jail and freed the prisoners before the Houthis could arrive. […]

U.S. State Department accuses Iran of supporting terrorism

The US State Department has accused Iran of supporting international terrorist groups, claiming the country’s terrorist activities continue. The department said in its annual report on Friday that Iran is supporting those militant groups fighting against the ISIL terrorist group in Iraq and Syria. The report also said the Islamic Republic increased its military aid […]

Saudi air strikes kill 15 in Yemen, Houthi-run media reports

Saudi-led airstrikes killed 15 people and wounded dozens across Yemen late on Saturday, the Houthi-run Saba news agency reported. The dead included five women and two children in attacks on Saada and Marib provinces, the agency said. A Saudi-led Arab coalition has been bombarding Houthi rebels and allied army units since 26 March in a […]

Al-Qaeda deputy leader killed in U.S. bombing in Yemen?

The deputy leader of al Qaeda, Nasser al-Wuhayshi, has been killed in a U.S. bombing in Yemen, the group and the White House said on Tuesday, removing the director of a string of attacks against the West and a man once seen as a successor to leader Ayman al-Zawahri. A close associate of Osama bin […]

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