Houthi disputes widening .. liquidation of field leaders

Houthi disputes widening .. liquidation of field leaders

A Houthi leader was killed days after he killed another field leader in the context of the growing internal conflicts and fighting between the militia wings.

According to local news sites, the leader Abdullah Abdo Atifah has killed 3 days ago, the field leader, “Abu Zakaria” in a dispute over the quantity of ammunition.

Atefa also fled after Abu Zakaria was killed before he was found dead in a restaurant in Al-Mughars area, south of Al-Tahita, in Al-Hodeidah Governorate, west of Yemen, according to the sites.

To that, sources suggested that Atifah was subjected to liquidation by the influential Houthis from Amran and Saada. Atifah belongs to Al-Tahita, while Abu Zakaria belongs to Imran Governorate.

It is noteworthy that the differences multiplied significantly between the leaders and militia supervisors in the last period against the background of influence and the sharing of looted funds.

The past months also witnessed the flare-up of conflict between the Houthi wings to rise to the surface through an intermittent liquidation wave that reached the house of the Houthi leader, killing his brother Ibrahim Al Houthi, who was liquidated and others accompanied him in a house in the center of Sana’a, preceded by the killings and assassinations of dozens of leaders.

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Houthi shelling on residential neighborhoods in Hodeidah

Houthi shelling on residential neighborhoods in Hodeidah

The Houthi revolutionary militia renewed its heavy shelling with heavy and medium weapons, on Monday evening, in residential neighborhoods in the city of Al-Tahita, south of Hodeidah, west of Yemen, in the context of its violations of the international truce.

Local sources said that the Houthi militia carried out hysterical attacks on residential neighborhoods and homes of citizens south of the city.

The sources added, according to the military media of the joint forces, that the militias opened fire with their various weapons on the homes of citizens north of the district of Al-Tahita, using the medium-sized automatic weapons of 14.5 calibers and the Pica rate weapon.

The Houthi militia also targeted residential neighborhoods in the city of Hays, south of Hodeidah, wounding 55-year-old Yahya Saeed Dukhun, while he was in front of a shop in the city center.

On the other hand, the size of the human losses among the Houthi militias in the West Coast during the past 48 hours, according to the names recorded in the hospitals under its control, were 24 dead and 53 wounded.
A statement released by the military media of the joint forces said, on Monday, that the Bagel rural hospital received 6 dead, 12 wounded from the Al-Duraimi front, 2 dead and 5 wounded from the Hays front.

While the military hospital in Al-Hodeidah received 2 dead and 16 wounded from the city front, and Zabid Hospital 3 dead and 7 wounded from the mountain front of Al-Tahita district.

He added that the military hospital in Sanaa received 5 dead and 10 wounded, while Kuwait Hospital received 6 dead who were transferred from the Hodeidah city front in preparation for their funeral.

The West Coast had witnessed violent clashes in the city of Hodeidah, the fronts of Al-Drahami, Jabalya, and Hayes as a result of attempts to infiltrate the Houthi militia to the front lines, all of which ended in failure, according to the military media of the joint forces.

He stressed that there are many bodies of Houthi militias, most of them in the Al-Duraimi front, which are still scattered in the outlets from which they tried to infiltrate.

It is noteworthy that the violations of the Houthi militias amounted to targeting a joint control point with artillery bombardment, which the liaison officers narrowly escaped.

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Al-Houthi is targeting the international control points in Hodeidah

Al-Houthi is targeting the international control points in Hodeidah

On Sunday evening, the Houthi coup militia resumed targeting the joint monitoring points of the United Nations-sponsored Redeployment Coordination Committee in the city of Hodeidah, in western Yemen.

The military media of the joint forces stated, in a statement, that the Houthi militia targeted a fourth 120-point artillery shell, stationed in the Al-Manzhar neighborhood adjacent to the Hodeidah airport, while the liaison officers narrowly escaped, and considered this a clear violation of the Sweden agreement.

In the context of its continuing breaches of the international armistice, Houthi militias opened fire with intense sniper weapons towards the liberated residential neighborhoods of Sanaa Street inside the city of Hodeidah during the past hours, according to the military media.

It is noteworthy that the Houthi militia targeted several joint observation points along the seam lines in the city of Hodeidah amid the silence of the United Nations and its committee chief, Indian General Abahjit Goha, according to the statement.

The UN Monitoring Committee published five-link points at the end of October last year in order to monitor the ceasefire in the city, which Houthi militias have not committed to since the UN truce took effect in December 2018.

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Houthi leaders killed in a violent attack by the army east of Sanaa

Houthi leaders killed in a violent attack by the army east of Sanaa

The Yemeni army revealed the killing of a number of field leaders of the Houthi militia and the liberation of new sites in the Nahham district, east of the capital, Sanaa.

The Media Center of the Yemeni Armed Forces, in a statement, said that the National Army, backed by the flights of the Alliance to Support Legitimacy, launched a violent attack on positions controlled by the revolutionaries in the Jarshab Front, north of the district of Neham.

The National Army was also able to liberate new sites, on Thursday evening, in the Jarashb-Majzar front, the most important of which was the severed red and the eastern tabernacles of the mills, according to the statement, which resulted in dozens of dead and wounded militias, including a leader called “Abu al-Abbas.”

In addition, coalition warplanes destroyed a Houthi armored vehicle in the Al-Mahzamat area with a number of militia leaders who hail from Haidan district in Saada Governorate, and they were called: Iyad Yahya Ahmed Al-Ayyani, Nassar Salman Ahmed Al-Hamas, Ali Yahya Ali Mufrah Al-Ayyani, Muhammad Ahmed Rafi Al-Ayani Saleh Mufreh Al-Ayani.

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Houthi causes the displacement of more than 14 thousand Yemenis to Marib and Al-Jawf

Houthi causes the displacement of more than 14 thousand Yemenis to Marib and Al-Jawf

The International Organization for Migration revealed that more than 14 thousand people were forced to flee their areas of residence to the governorates of Marib and Al-Jawf in north-eastern Yemen due to the violence. “At least 12,000 displaced people have fled to Marib, which hosts hundreds of thousands of internally displaced people, which has strained the ability of the local government to respond,” the organization said in a statement.

According to the international organization, more than 3000 people received an “emergency aid group,” noting that each of the 500 families received a one-time emergency cash transfer by the organization. “Many of the displaced families are forced to move to new locations where services are less,” it added.

The organization drew attention to reports that more than 1,250 displaced families left the Al-Khaniq camp (east of Sanaa), where the legitimate government accused the Houthi militia of targeting the camp, which includes approximately 1,500 displaced families, and is located in the Horeb Niham area and is more than 50 km away from confrontations.

The statement quoted a displaced woman who had been staying in the Al-Khanqq camp for four years and then left for Marib. Maliha she said that the citizens are suffering from the bitterness of displacement for the second time.

The organization reported that many of the displaced people reside in the open and are vulnerable to cold weather. She said that safe shelter, essential and hygienic supplies, clean water and safe hygiene are all among the essential needs that must be met for displaced communities.

According to the organization, the newly displaced are spread over several sites and some are temporarily staying with host families, confirming that they are working with local authorities to help provide shelter to the population and obtain basic and life-saving services.

For more than two weeks, the Nahham district and Ma’rib and Al-Jawf governorates have witnessed violent confrontations between government forces and the Houthi militia.

It is noteworthy that the areas that the fighting extended to include camps for internally displaced persons who were forced to face displacement again, but they will not face difficulties in finding displacement places to accommodate them and face harsh conditions in the cold and crowding of the displacement camps in Marib Governorate.

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Hezbollah and Iran experts were killed in recent battles in Yemen

Hezbollah and Iran experts were killed in recent battles in Yemen

Yemeni Minister of Information, Muammar Al-Iryani, announced that hundreds of dead Houthi militia, including military leaders and experts from Hezbollah and Iran, were killed during the recent battles on the Naham, Sarwah, Al-Jawf and Al-Bayda fronts.

He pointed out that these battles are still raging and the militia is concealing its true losses.

Al-Iryani described the battle with what he called “the Persian project and its mercenaries from the Houthi militia,” as a “decisive battle and a fateful outcome with God willing, will be victory,” according to what the official Yemeni News Agency report.

He added that “the Houthi militia continues to push its elements into death burners and that do not care about their lives, and convince their families that they are achieving great victories while sacrificing them in losing patriotic adventures and battles to present Yemen on a plate to Iran, which will not be permitted by the Yemenis.”

The Yemeni Minister of Information stated that the Houthi militias did not offer the Yemenis, even those who were deceived, nothing but death, ruin, destruction, hunger, poverty and disease.

He pointed out that the National Army, with the support of the Alliance for Support of Legitimacy led by brothers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, was a line of heroic epics and fought face-to-face battles with the mercenaries of Iran on the fronts of Nahham, Sarwah, Al-Jawf, and Al-Bayda. Stressing that the militia incurred hundreds of dead, including military leaders and experts from Hezbollah and Iran, the battles are still raging, and the militia is concealing its true losses.

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8 people killed by a ballistic missile fired by the Houthis on a residential neighborhood in Marib

8 people killed by a ballistic missile fired by the Houthis on a residential neighborhood in Marib

The Houthi militia targeted, with a ballistic missile, a residential neighborhood in the city of Marib, in north-eastern Yemen, as part of its military escalation against civilians.

Local sources said that the Houthi targeted civilian population homes in the Al-Rawda neighborhood in the city of Marib.

They confirmed the fall of four children and four women in a preliminary outcome of this targeting, and expected an increase in the number of victims, as research is still underway.

The legitimate Yemeni government, in its first comment on this targeting, expressed its condemnation and denunciation of what it described as a “hideous terrorist crime” committed by the Houthi militia.

In a tweet on his Twitter page, Yemeni Minister of Information, Muammar Al-Iryani said: “We strongly condemn and denounce the heinous terrorist crime committed by the Tehran mercenaries … In an initial count, some victims are still missing under the rubble.”

“The city of Marib and its people, which hosts more than two million displaced people who fled the brutality of Houthi terrorism, are subjected to repeated attacks by shelling with Iranian made ballistic missiles and drones in light of the silence applied by the international community and the failure of the Special Envoy for Yemen to condemn and stop these attacks.”

It is noteworthy that the Houthi militia targets the residential neighborhoods of the city of Marib indiscriminately and repeatedly with missiles and Katyusha rockets, causing civilian casualties, including women and children.

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Yemeni forces destroy Houthi “drone” in Hodeida

Yemeni forces destroy Houthi "drone" in Hodeida

On Sunday, Yemeni forces shot down a Houthi militia plane in the sky of the Al-Duraimi Directorate south of the city of Hodeidah.

The military media of the joint forces said that the third infantry brigade forces were able to shoot down a Houthi militia plane that was flying in the sky of the Al-Duraimi directorate, where the soldiers targeted and shot it down.

The joint forces shot down a Houthi reconnaissance plane last week north of the district, in the context of the military escalation of the Houthi militias and the continued violations of the UN truce in Hodeidah.

The report of the United Nations experts in charge of monitoring the arms embargo imposed on Yemen since 2015 stated that in 2019 the Houthi militia acquired new weapons, some of which have similar characteristics to those produced in Iran

“In addition to the well-known weapons systems they have had so far, the Houthis are using a new type of Delta drone and a new model of land cruise missiles,” said the report sent to the Security Council and to be published soon.

Houthi militias have recently intensified the use of booby-trapped and reconnaissance drones, which a report of the United Nations Committee of Experts said was compiled from components from an external source and shipped to Yemen, the “bombing” or “striker” is almost identical in design, dimensions, and capabilities as the Ababil-T, which is manufactured by Iran’s aircraft maker.

Gardens of Death report reveals terrifying figures for Houthi

Gardens of Death report reveals terrifying figures for Houthi landmine victims

An international human rights organization based blâmer the Houthi militia, for the deaths of 580 victims, including 104 children and 60 women, on whom mines have exploded, followed by other armed groups including extremist organizations responsible for killing 105 people, including 30 children, 7 women, and 68 men.

This was stated in a report issued by the Dutch Human Rights Radar, on mine victims in Yemen under the title “Yemen: Gardens of Death”, which included staggering numbers and terrifying stories about the victims who were exposed to the exploding of these mines with their bodies during the current war in Yemen, which completed its fifth year.

“The armed conflict that Yemen has witnessed since 2014 continues, during which the largest single, anti-vehicle explosive device mines were planted in the modern history of Yemen,” the report said. Of the total victims of disability and injury, the number of civilian victims was 428, while the number of military casualties was173, and of course, Al Houthi Group occupies the first place in the responsibility for the largest number of victims of disability and injury with a number of 457 victims, including 288 men, 113 children, and 56 women.

The report included a number of stories and testimonies of the victims of mines and explosives, and it will surely constitute an important reference for jurists, researchers and those interested in this type of humanitarian crime and its victims, according to what was published by the official Yemeni News Agency. In its recommendations, Human Rights Watch requested that the armed Houthi militia hands over maps of all fields and areas it has planted mines in Yemen over the past years to the Yemeni government and to agencies and programs working in the field of demining in Yemen.

It also called on the Houthis to stop planting mines of all shapes and sizes, to stop making explosive devices and various forms of explosives, and to destroy their stockpiles.

It demanded that the United Nations use its powers to exert international pressure on the Houthi group to stop the cultivation of all kinds of mines, and recommended the United Nations team of prominent experts to continue investigating the issue of planting mines and their impact on Yemenis, in order to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to justice and to compensate the victims and affected. Radar called on Human Rights Watch to arrange the return of the displaced Yemenis, and to secure their areas from the threat of mines, and called on all parties to stop targeting civilians and adhere to the rules of engagement and the law of war, and not to involve civilians in any armed conflict.

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127 tons of UN aid was looted in the Houthi-controlled area

127 tons of UN aid was looted in the Houthi-controlled area

The UN World Food Program revealed that its warehouses were looted by an armed group in Hajjah Governorate, northwestern Yemen.

In a brief post on its Facebook page, the program said, “An armed group stormed a warehouse affiliated to the World Food Program in Hajjah governorate and took 127.5 tons of food aid.”

The World Food Program “condemned unequivocally” these interventions in its humanitarian operations in Yemen.

In the same context, he stressed “the need to allow the World Food Program to provide the necessary food assistance to the neediest families in accordance with international humanitarian principles.”

The program did not provide any additional details about the armed group that stormed its warehouses and their identities, but the area, where the store is located, is under Houthi control.

The World Food Program has previously accused Houthi militias on more than one occasion of plundering aid to the poor, and in June 2019 described the militia as “stealing food from the mouths of the hungry” after making sure it stole 33% of the aid allocated to the needy supported by the global food.

The UN Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Ursula Muller, has also accused the Houthi militia of looting aid, preventing the implementation of half of humanitarian NGOs’ projects and expelling some of those organizations and United Nations staff without any reason.

Muller pointed to the Houthi militia’s interference in humanitarian operations and its attempts to influence the choice of beneficiaries of this aid and implementing partners, and an attempt to compel humanitarian organizations to work “in conditions that contradict humanitarian principles.”

It also condemned the practices of the Houthi group on the humanitarian side and its impediment to the delivery of humanitarian aid to its beneficiaries on a regular basis.

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