Here is what’s going in northern, southern Yemen




The Ministry of Industry and Commerce in the capital Sana’a ,run by Ansarallah movement , part of the Yemeni army forces ,today ,closed Shamlan and Sana’a Mineral Water Factories because of excessive and unjustified mineral water prices in accordance with the directives of the leadership of the Secretariat of the Capital and the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

The head pointed out that the factories were closed temporarily to comply with the system and legal procedures that protect the consumer from the greed of traders , indicating that the value of one liter of water amounted to more than 150 riyals, which represents a rise of 100 percent from the prevailing prices, which is a large burden on the citizen In light of the continued campaign and siege by the U.S backed, Saudi-led coalition.

Meantime, a number of cities and provinces in south Yemen , run by the coalition,are witnessing civil disobedience and angry popular protests denouncing the policies and economic measures taken by the coalition and the government of ex-president ,Hadi, which have caused the local currency to weaken against foreign currencies, leading to a drastic rise in the prices of food and basic commodities.

Aden city, which was occupied by UK but now under the control of UAE, and the rest of the southern cities witness an insecurity situation that increased the assassinations of Imams of mosques and security and military leaderships

The province of Aden also witnesses a security fiasco that escalated with killings, looting issues , in addition to others that never happened before.

The UAE took control of Aden under the pretext of confronting the so –called “Houthis” , part of the Yemeni army forces and supported the establishment and formation of armed elements  there.

A few months ago, Emirati-backed forces were fighting and killing Saudi-backed forces in Aden. The south is moving towards outright autonomy The entrenchment of a war economy is another significant obstacle to peace.

The UAE is likely behind the killing of some 27 Islamic clerics who have been assassinated in Yemen over the past two year,the Washington Post said .

All the clerics were killed by “drive-by shootings or killed near their mosques” added the Washington Post. As a survival strategy, the clerics have either fled Aden city, or restricted working hours in the mosques.

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