Destruction of weapons and fortifications of the Houthis in Saada

Yemeni army, supported by the Legitimacy Support Coalition, is engaged in extensive military operations in more than 8 combat hubs in the Houthi stronghold of Saada districts

The Yemeni army announced the destruction of weapons and fortifications of the Houthi militia in the district of Razih, west of Saada Governorate, the far north of the country, and the killing of a number of revolutionaries who were present at the targeted locations.

“The army’s air defenses destroyed heavy weaponry of the militias stationed in the Bani Moein Mountains and the strategic tails in the Directorate of Razih,” said Brigadier Fares Yahya al-Rabadi, commander of the 7th Brigade of the Frontier.

“The army artillery destroyed the fortifications of the militias, in addition to targeting the movements of its members in Swar Al-Asfal and other places in the Bani Mu’in area,” he added, explaining that targeting the Houthis’ fortifications and movements came after defining the locations of their heavy weapons and monitoring their movements, in addition to the deaths and injuries of the Houthis present in The targeted sites, according to a statement published by the media center of the Yemeni Armed Forces. It is noteworthy that the Yemeni army, supported by the Legitimacy Support Coalition, is engaged in extensive military operations in more than 8 combat hubs in the Houthi stronghold of Saada districts.

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Because of the Houthi blockade … a warning of an epidemic disaster in Taiz

The report of the prominent international experts group of the Human Rights Council confirmed that the Houthi blockade of the city of Taiz

A human rights center has warned of an epidemic disaster in the governorate of Taiz, southwest of Yemen, due to the siege that the city suffers from for the fifth year in a row by the Houthi militia.

The Information and Rehabilitation Center of Human Rights stated, in a press release, that the siege caused a deteriorating health situation that warns of the aggravation of the disaster that caused a collective epidemic, and the potential of the besieged city can save dozens of citizens from death or deteriorate their dire health condition.

The center announced the documentation of 33 incidents of human rights violations against civilians in Taiz governorate last December, indicating that its field team was able to document the killing of 15 people, including one child, the injury of 3 civilians, and monitoring 13 cases of private property violation, where 7 houses were damaged.

It also pointed out that the areas that were heavily bombed by the militias included residential neighborhoods north and east of the city, referring to what the city is suffering as a result of the unjust Houthi siege from the eastern, northern and western sides and their attempt to cut the city’s only artery by attacking the Souq Al-Raboua from the south. Which connects to the temporary capital of Aden.

The report of the prominent international experts group of the Human Rights Council confirmed that the Houthi blockade of the city of Taiz is collective punishment and a multi-faceted violation of human rights and international and humanitarian laws. He also clarified that the blockade imposed by the revolutionaries greatly affected Taiz, including the lack of food commodities and water, the scarcity of medicines and the lack of health services and the decline in education and other forms of life.

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Houthi shelling and sniping in Hodeidah

Military sources said that the revolutionaries targeted the joint forces positions based in the Clio 16 area east of Hodeidah

In continued violation of the United Nations-sponsored ceasefire agreement in Hodeidah, western Yemen, since December 2018, Houthi militia launched, during the past hours, a violent bombing of the joint forces’ positions near the UN observation points in the city of Hodeidah.
Military sources said that the revolutionaries targeted the joint forces positions based in the Clio 16 area east of Hodeidah, and other sites near the Red Sea mills, which are located within the framework of the third control point.
It also stated that “the militia carried out sniping operations on the joint forces’ positions near the 22nd of May Hospital in Al-Khamseen Street, which are located within the framework of the first observation point.”
Earlier, the Houthis launched a violent artillery bombardment on the government forces’ positions east of the Al-Duraimi district south of Hodeidah, using 120 mortar rounds.
A Yemeni government official had confirmed on Saturday that the Houthi militia had raided the headquarters of the International Red Cross in the province of Hodeidah.

“The Houthis raided the Red Cross organization in Hodeidah and expelled its employees,” stressing that this is not the first time that the militia has carried out this condemned act, he said in a brief tweet on his Twitter account.

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A counter strike scenario of the Houthis after the killing of Soleimani

Iran General Qassem Suleimani who was killed by US amy

The Houthi leaders ’reactions to the death of the Quds Force Commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, General Qassem Soleimani, reflected what Soleimani represented for them and their project as one of Iran’s arms in the region.

Houthi militia leader Abdul-Malik al-Houthi quickly issued a statement, to console the Iranian leadership for Soleimani’s death, and vowed that his blood “will not go to waste,” while the head of what is called the Houthi Supreme Revolutionary Committee, Muhammad Ali al-Houthi, said that “a quick and direct response to the prevailing rules is the choice.” And the solution. “

These angry Houthi statements coincided with the assertion of informed sources that the leaders of the Houthi militia are awaiting Iranian directives to take a stand on developments against the background of this incident.

“The Houthi group will not take any action and will remain awaiting the directions that will come from Iran,” said Yemeni political analyst Abdel-Qader Al-Hasani.

Al-Hassani pointed out that the Houthi group did not only confirm its dependency on Iran, but also its willingness to shed the blood of the Yemenis in their wars in retaliation for the blood of an Iranian leader.

General Soleimani managed the Iranian intervention in Yemen, as part of the mission of the Quds Corps he leaded and was entrusted with the task of building and employing entities loyal to Tehran, which are the entities that kidnaped the state in Iraq, Lebanon, Yemen and Syria.

After the Saudi-led alliance launched in March 2015 the storm of assertiveness to restore legitimacy in Yemen, media reports stated that Soleimani had arrived in Sanaa as part of a war mission entrusted to him by Khamenei to manage the Houthi battles, which was confirmed by an Israeli intelligence report that same year which indicated that Soleimani “arrived Sanaa Friday, March 27th , 2015, to open the third military front in the Middle East in which Iran will participate after Iraq and Syria.

According to the report, Soleimani’s dispatch to Yemen indicated Tehran’s unwillingness to abandon its joint achievements with the Houthis by controlling large parts of Yemen, including the Yemeni coastal parts of the Red Sea.

Soleimani supervised Iranian military operations in Yemen, including transporting and smuggling weapons to the Houthi militia and training its personnel, providing logistical support through dozens of Revolutionary Guard experts who took charge of ballistic missiles, installing and guiding drones, targeting international navigation, and others.

In 2017, an exclusive report of “Reuters” revealed that Soleimani agreed at a meeting in Tehran to increase the volume of aid to the Houthis through training, weapons and financial support.

Soleimani said at the time that “Yemen is the region where the war is taking place with real agency and winning it will help determine the balance of power in the Middle East.”

Late last year, American intelligence sources revealed the presence of a General in the Iranian Revolutionary Guards called Abdul-Ridha Shalahi (a prominent aide to Soleimani) in Sanaa at the head of a force consisting of about 400 fighters of the Revolutionary Guards to provide support to the Houthi militias, and the US State Department was offered in early December, a reward of 15 million dollars for information on this officer.

Information confirmed that General Shalahi’s mission is to direct the war agenda of the Houthi militia in line with Iran’s priorities, goals, and strategic plans in the region.

After the killing of Soleimani, Iranian officials expected that the response would include operations in regional waters by Iran’s arms in the Arab region, and the Houthi group is present here as one of the tools in the Iranian system that can target oil traffic routes and directly affect the marine environment in the Red Sea, according to the Yemeni journalist, Farouk Al-Kamali.

Kamali said in a series of tweets that Iran supported the maritime ability of the Houthis according to an international investigation, and it is time to return the favor by fighting gang warfare in the Red Sea and carrying out revenge-driven operations, which may reflect negatively on Iran and the disruption of navigation may lead to an international position against ” Shiite terrorism, “and these operations will differ in timing and objectives from the previous one. He stressed that the Houthis’ continued control of the land areas opposite the water in Al Hudaydah means Iran’s continued threat to security in the Red Sea.

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More than 10,000 Houthi violations of civilian rights in Al-Dhalea

Houthi militia at all the entrances and exits of the districts of Dammat, Cheben

Yemeni human rights network monitored 10 thousand and 509 human rights violations in Al-Dali ‘governorate (south of the country), committed by the Houthi militias, during the period from August 8th, 2015 to December 10th 2019.

 The Yemeni Network for Rights and Freedoms (a non-governmental organization) revealed, in a report released on Monday, that its field team documented 453 killings of civilians during the same period, including 23 women and 17 children, in a number of districts in Al-Dali ‘governorate.

 It also documented 1624 cases of wounded civilians, including 62 children and 42 women, in addition to monitoring 1032 cases of arbitrary detention of civilians, and 25 cases of torture and ill-treatment of detainees.

According to the report, the field team, 2015, detected a violation of the right to private property, including 27 cases of house bombings, 312 incursions and searches, 202 cases of intrusion and looting, 548 cases of partial destruction, and 148 cases of bombing that resulted in total destruction, in addition to detonating 3 public bridges And 216 cases of looting of civilian property. 

The field monitoring team documented 4,800 families who had been forcibly displaced, 9 closings of educational schools, as well as 200 children recruited and taken to the frontlines, in addition to converting the Houthi militia two schools into military barracks.

For rights and freedoms, 13 cases of violations, including two cases of occupation of the Dar al-Qur’an and legal sciences in Damm, turned it into a prison and a military barrack for the militias, in addition to the occupation of the Afra house for girls, 5 cases of detention of preachers, and 6 cases of imposing imams and preachers from members of the Houthi militia. 

The team also monitored 9 military checkpoints that were created by the Houthi militia at all the entrances and exits of the districts of Dammat, Cheben, and Qataba in Al-Dali ‘governorate.

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Missile attack on a military graduation ceremony in Al-Dhalea…9 persons were killed.

death toll is likely to rise as many of the wounded are in critical condition
9 people were killed and a large number of wounded, by an explosion targeting a military graduation ceremony in Al-Dhali, Yemen, while initial reports indicated that the dead were members of the security belt forces. The death toll is likely to rise as many of the wounded are in critical condition. 
The security belt forces in al-Dhalea announced the arrest of 3 members of the Houthi militia near the bombing area, confirming that messages were found proving their condemnation in the bombing today, while investigations are continuing with the elements of the Houthi militia who were arrested in Al-Dhalea.
According to a source, the missile was launched from the city of Damt towards the military parade in Dhali.

According to the Al-Dhali front media official, Majed Al-Shuaibi, it is believed that the explosion was caused by a missile attack, which targeted the graduation ceremony of the security belt forces at Al-Samoud Stadium in Al-Dhali city, the Houthi attack on the military parade was an attempt to compensate for their losses.

Several videos showed smoke rising in the sky as a result of the explosion.

Reuters quoted witnesses saying that an explosion occurred near a platform for the guests during the ceremony.Yemeni sources accused the Houthis of launching a missile attack on the military parade in Dali.

The Presidency of the Southern Transitional has condemned what it described as "the cowardly criminal act that targeted the platform of celebration in Al-Dhali", through the official website of the Southern Transitional Council in Yemen.The Commission held the "Houthi militia" fully responsible for targeting innocent civilians and children, to compensate for its failure.
The commission called on the leadership of the Alliance to Support Legitimacy in Yemen and international organizations to stop the attacks, which intentionally target innocent people and safe cities.

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Brutal torture and suicide attempts in secret women’s prisons in Sanaa.

women's prison

The Houthi militia has converted a number of buildings in Sana’a into women’s prisons, where they are subjected to brutal torture. Revealed a Yemeni human rights organization

“Horrific and disgusting testimonies about what women are being held in the cellars of prisons and cells.” Said The Yemen Organization for Combating Human Trafficking (a non-governmental organization),in a statement

The statement added that “those responsible for these heinous crimes were stripped of their humanity. Rather, they took pleasure in what they practiced in terms of criminality and victimization of weak women, with no power but screaming and begging the executioners whose mercy was torn from their hearts.”

The organization explained that the victims in the secret prisons of the well-known leaders of the Houthi militia are suffering from tragic conditions due to physical and sexual abuse on them.

In addition, the organization pointed out that “some of the women have entered bad psychological states as a result of certain way of torture made to humiliate and destroy their psyche, cases which have been documented by the organization.”

It monitored a number of suicide attempts by the victims of those prisons, in addition to some detainees and forcibly disappeared persons who got physical disabilities due to the brutal torture they suffered without mercy.

The organization’s statement added that “the situation is grave and the tragedy is great and sad and too large to be summed up by words and phrases.”

It also called on the international community to take urgent action to close these detention centers, subject victims to psychological rehabilitation programs, and start the move to prosecute the Houthi leaders involved in committing these crimes, in order to obtain compensation and rehabilitation for the victims.

The organization expressed its regret and condemnation of the Houthi leaders’ return accused of being behind these crimes, called Sultan Zaben, to the position of Director of the General Department of Criminal Research, and the appointment of Hassan Hassan Batran, his assistant in those crimes, as director of criminal investigation in Ibb governorate, and the distribution of the rest of the accused in sensitive security positions that affect security, dignity and citizens’ privacy, after these leaders were involved in committing these atrocities and crimes.

In a previous report, the Yemen Organization for Combating Human Trafficking announced that the number of kidnapped and disappeared women reached more than 160 women.

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Houthi militias steal medical aid, vaccines and medicines

World Health Organisation logo

Extensive theft operations carried out by the Houthi militia of health assistance provided by international organizations, especially the World Health Organization. Revealed UN sources in Sanaa.

And the local “NewsYemen” news website quoted those sources as saying that the Ministry of Health, controlled by the Houthi militia, had kept the N1H1 vaccines provided by the United Nations and refused to distribute them to hospitals and health centers, pretxting to test them to ensure their safety and that they did not expire.

The same sources indicated that they were surprised that these vaccines were sold to private hospitals by Houthi Ministry of Health officials in exchange for huge sums of money.

The source also spoke about extensive thefts and looting of aid allocations and expenditures provided by the World Health Organization to support routine vaccination campaigns implemented in Houthi militia-controlled areas with support from the World Health Organization.

In addition the source mentioned that the Houthi militia leadership has looted approximately 600 million riyals of the World Health Organization’s support for the polio vaccination campaign in the capital, Sana’a, which was implemented from December 23 to 25. The Houthi authorities controlling the capital, Sanaa, recently admitted that 94 people had died of the H1N1 flu after weeks of trying to mislead public opinion about the spread of the epidemic and its danger.

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Houthi bombing burns food aid inside the Red Sea mills

Bomb blast in Al-Hodeidah

On Thursday, the Houthi militia renewed the Red Sea mills bombing in Al-Hodeidah, western Yemen, which contain thousands of tons of wheat belonging to the World Food Program.

The joint forces’ military media confirmed, in a statement, that the Houthi militia fired a 120-mm mortar shell at the Red Sea mills in Al-Hodeidah city.

The media explained that the mills contain (51) thousand tons of flour and grains that have been purified recently, and the United Nations’ World Food Program intends to distribute them to the needy areas.

According to the statement, the militia shelling of the Red Sea mills came before the process of distributing grains to the needy, in an attempt to destroy what was prepared and deprive the citizens of food aid and increase their daily suffering.

The World Food Program had recently processed 51,000 tons of food and intended to distribute it to eligible families in some areas, but the Houthi militia anticipated the move by bombing the mills.

The Red Sea mills contain warehouses for the United Nations World Food Program, and contain large quantities of grains sufficient to feed 3.7 million people for a month, located near the lines of contact.

The Houthi militias have previously targeted the Red Sea mills several times with direct bombardment, which resulted in the burning of two silos and the destruction of wheat in them, and prevented international teams from reaching them more than once, before a UN delegation was able to access and repair them, after the destruction of quantities of stored wheat.

And the targeting of mills adds to a series of dangerous escalations carried out by the Houthi militias recently, in addition to the mobilization of more militants and digging tunnels and trenches carried out by the militias in most areas of the city and its outskirts, as part of its continued violations of the UN armistice and the Swedish agreement.

The Iranian- Houthi arrangements for a military operation in the Red Sea

Military members in the Red sea

A senior security source in Al-Hodeidah Governorate, western Yemen, has revealed arrangements being made by officers of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard to carry out a major military operation in the Red Sea.

The source, said that the Iranian officers have been visiting for the city of July 7, east of Hodeidah, within days of this process, which requires arrangements  that the Houthis will adopt later.

The source suggested that the battleships and tankers in the Red Sea off the Yemeni coast would be the target of this operation.

The US government had revealed a senior leadership presence in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard in Yemen, whose name is Abdul-Ridha Shalahi, and offered a financial reward of $ 15 million, for those who provide information to reach him.

The French magazine Intelligence Online, specialized in intelligence affairs, published new information about the leader of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps, and said that he was in Sana’a at the head of a force to provide support to the Houthi militia, the Iranian arm in Yemen.

According to the sources of the intelligence magazine, General Reza Shalahi, the son of the Iranian city of Shiraz, is in Yemen at the head of a force counting about 400 fighters of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, reinforced by experts from Hezbollah who were sent from Lebanon. It is noteworthy that the US envoy to Iran, Brian Hook, announced in conjunction with the disclosure of the presence of “Shalahi” in Sanaa, that the American forces in the Arabian Sea seized a dangerous Iranian shipment of weapons on its way to the Houthis.

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