2 killed in fresh Saudi airstrike on Yemen
Saudis Fail to Win Control of Wadi al-Rabia, Yemenis Attack Hadi Supporters in Shabwah
A commander of the Yemeni revolutionary committees (popular forces) said that the Saudi forces’ attempts to enter Southern Wadi al-Rabia in Ma’reb have failed, and added that the Yemeni forces have launched missile attacks on the allies of fugitive President Mansour Hadi in Shabwah. “The Saudi mercenaries sought to enter regions in the Southern parts of Wadi al-Rabia but their attempts were thwarted by the army and popular committees,” Ali al-Houthi told FNA on Saturday.
He also said that the Yemeni army launched missile attacks against a military base of Mansour Hadi supporters in Assilan town of Shabwah province. The Saudi military has been pounding Yemen since March 2015 to undermine Yemen’s Ansarullah movement and to restore power to the former fugitive President Mansour Hadi. Over 11,000 people, most of them civilians, have been killed in Riyadh’s military aggression which lacks any international mandate. The UN human rights office said in August that the Saudi military is using cluster bombs against residential areas in Yemen in violation of international law, blaming the Riyadh regime for most of the civilian casualties in its impoverished southern neighbor. Human Rights Watch (HRW) criticized the United States in May for selling cluster munitions to Saudi Arabia, saying the kingdom had used various types of US-made cluster munitions in its war against Yemen despite evidence of mounting civilian casualties.
Yemeni Forces Destroy UAE Warship
Yemen’s army and popular forces targeted and destroyed an Emirati warship in the waters near Bab al-Mandab Strait on Saturday. The UAE warship was targeted with Yemeni missiles in the Al-Mukha coastal waters in the province of Ta’iz today. The sunken ship had repeatedly fired rockets at residential areas in Ta’iz province, inflicting casualties and destruction there. Other Saudi-led battleships that were approaching Yemen’s coasts retreated fast following the attack.
The coast of Al-Mukha is located in Bab al-Mandab strait and the Saudi-led forces have been trying hard for several months now to win control over the coastal regions near the waterway. On February 24, the Yemeni army missiles targeted and destroyed another Saudi-led warship in the Red Sea in al-Mukha coastal waters. “The missile fired by the army and popular forces destroyed the Saudi warship in al-Mukha coastal waters as it was heading towards the al-Faza coastal region in al-Hudayda province,” Arabic-language media outlets quoted a military source as saying. The military source reiterated that the Saudi vessel was the 10th of its kind sinking in waters offshore Yemen in the last six months.
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Ansarullah Spokesman Discloses UAE’s Plot to Disintegrate Yemen
Spokesman of Ansarullah resistance group warned of the UAE’s plot to disintegrate Yemen. “In addition to its role in the aggression against Yemen, the UAE is also seeking to disintegrate the country,” Mohammad Abdolsalam wrote on his twitter page on Saturday. A few months ago, Abdol Jamil al-Makhlafi, a prominent analyst of Yemen crisis, had also made similar remarks, adding that Abu Dhabi welcomes separation of Southern Yemen from the country.
Also in July, Arab sources disclosed Saudi Arabia’s plot to disintegrate Yemen into three countries, one in the North and two in the South. The sources underlined that based on the plan, a government will be formed in the Northern parts of Yemen. Another one will be established in the Yemeni border province of Hadrarmout which will also include al-Mohrah and certain parts of Shabout, while a third state will be established in the other Southern provinces with Aden as its capital. Also according to the Saudi plan, different Riyadh-backed terrorist groups will continue war against the Yemeni army and popular committees in the Southern provinces and al-Qaeda will be strengthened to keep the popular Ansarullah movement busy with fighting against terrorism in Marib and the Northern provinces.
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Bahrain Police Teargas Muslims in Manama
Bahraini police attacked Shia citizens draping walls in the capital, Manama, with black cloths as part of mourning ceremonies for the Muslim month of Muharram. The security forces attacked the citizens with teargas canisters and sound bombs, removing all the cloths, Bahrain Mirror electronic newspaper reported. Protesting the move, people took to the streets in the villages of al-Malikiyeh and Sanabis on the city’s outskirts. The report said many suffered breathing complications following the attack. People in Bahrain have been protesting since February 14, demanding an end to the rule of the Al-Khalifa dynasty. People maintain that they will hold their ground until their demands for freedom, constitutional monarchy, and proportional representation in the government are met. Bahraini forces have been cracking down on the anti-regime protests with the help of Saudi and Emirati troops. Scores of people have been killed and many others gone missing since the beginning of the suppressive push.