Tag: Shiite rebels

2.2 million Yemen children acutely malnourished- UN

2.2 million Yemen children acutely malnourished- UN

Nearly 2.2 million Yemeni children are acutely malnourished, victims of the near-collapse of the health care system during two years of escalating conflict, UN children’s fund UNICEF said on Tuesday. At least 462,000 are suffering from severe acute malnutrition, as food supplies have been disrupted by the devastating war between the Saudi-backed government and Shiite […]

December 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
Coalition strikes ‘kill seven Yemeni civilians’

Coalition strikes ‘kill seven Yemeni civilians’

Aug  28, – The air strikes hit three vehicles belonging to the Huthi rebels late Saturday near the Mafraq Sharab junction outside the southwestern city of Taez, a military official said. Warplanes from the Saudi-led coalition struck a rebel convoy near a taxi stand in central Yemen, killing seven civilians and nine insurgents, officials said […]

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Saudi-led coalition hits food factory, killing 14 civilians

Saudi-led coalition hits food factory, killing 14 civilians

Aug  09, – Five women were among those killed in what effectively was the resumption of heavy bombardment by the Saudi-led alliance targeting Yemen’s Shiite rebels and allied forces loyal to Yemen’s ousted president. The resumption comes after U.N. peace talks on Yemen collapsed over the weekend in Kuwait. Airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition bombed […]

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South Yemen clashes kill 48- military

South Yemen clashes kill 48- military

May 29, – “A total of 28 Huthis (Shiite rebels) and 20 of our men were killed in the fighting, which continued into the evening,” General Misfer al-Harithi, who commands the army’s 19th Infantry Battalion, told AFP. Fierce fighting between government forces and Shiite rebels in south Yemen on Sunday claimed the lives of 48 […]

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US strike kills 40 Qaeda militants at Yemen camp

US strike kills 40 Qaeda militants at Yemen camp

Mar 23, – The extremists have exploited a security vacuum in the Arabian Peninsula nation since Iran-backed Huthi Shiite rebels seized the capital in September 2014, forcing the internationally recognised government to flee. A US air strike on an Al-Qaeda training camp in Yemen has killed at least 40 fighters in a major blow to […]

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US drone strike kills top Qaeda chief in south Yemen

US drone strike kills top Qaeda chief in south Yemen

Feb 04, – Jalal Belaidi, alias Abu Hamza, a top commander of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), was killed along with two guards when their vehicle was hit in the Maraqesha area of Abyan province, a relative said. A senior Al-Qaeda operative in Yemen with a $5 million US bounty on his head was […]

February 4, 2016 | By | Reply More
Toll from Yemen rebel attack rises as 10 Saudi troops killed

Toll from Yemen rebel attack rises as 10 Saudi troops killed

Sep 05, – It was the first public acknowledgement by the Saudis that they have ground troops in Yemen, where they lead a coalition targeting Shiite rebels known as Houthis and their allies. Saudi Arabia’s military said Saturday that 10 of its troops were killed in a rebel missile strike a day earlier in Yemen, […]

September 5, 2015 | By | Reply More
Aid group makes dramatic plea, day after 65 killed in Yemen

Aid group makes dramatic plea, day after 65 killed in Yemen

Aug 22, – Doctors Without Borders also said it was unable to reach the hospitals in Taiz, Yemen’s third largest city, where fighting intensified on Thursday. A leading international aid group on Friday made a dramatic appeal to Yemen’s warring factions to halt attacks on civilians, a day after heavy fighting in a key city […]

August 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Saudi-led strikes kill at least 12 Yemeni rebels

Saudi-led strikes kill at least 12 Yemeni rebels

Apr 27, – The aircraft pounded five schools converted by the Shiite rebels into military bases in Ataq, the capital of Abyan province, military sources said. Saudi-led coalition warplanes hit anti-government forces in south Yemen Monday, killing at least 12 Huthi insurgents and allied forces as fighting continued across several provinces, military and local sources […]

April 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Iran ships ‘turn back’ from Yemen as fighting rages

Iran ships ‘turn back’ from Yemen as fighting rages

Apr 24, – The conflict has sent tensions soaring between Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia and Shiite Iran, which backs the Huthi rebels, raising fears Yemen could become a new front in a proxy war between Middle East powers. An Iranian ship convoy suspected of carrying weapons for Shiite rebels in Yemen has turned back, US officials […]

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