What you need to know about southwest of Yemen at the hands of the coalition!




Military media of the Yemeni army on Thursday released video footage shows missiles forces firing one Katyusha rocket on gatherings of Saudi-led coalition, backed by the US, paid fighters in Mokha line in Taiz province, southwest Yemen,in which almost no day passes in Taiz without an assassination incident, an explosive device explosion, or clashes between the paid fighters supported by the coalition. It witnesses daily crimes, kidnappings, assassinations and attacks on government and private offices. The city became the scene of immediate death operations at all levels.

The video also showed the army forces launching an offensive on the paid fighters’ positions in Wazeiah triangle.

Still, in December 9 2016, a flurry of reports from media outlets  revealed that around 15 Blackwater mercenaries have been killed in a fierce battles with the Yemeni army forces.

Al-Masirah, Yemen’s Arabic language website reported that the Commander-In-Chief of the firm’s operation in Yemen, a Mexican national, was killed in the al-Omari district of Taiz Province.

Local residents  reported that a gang dug up the graves of Al A’ajinat cemetery in the Mudhafer district which is under the control of paid fighters belonging to Abu Abbas brigades.

The sources added that during the excavation, the bodies of the dead were exhumed and tampered with without knowing the reasons behind this heinous act.

The citizens denounced the criminal acts carried out by this gang and considered this act as an apparent violation of the sanctity of the dead.

An official source in the Yemen Foreign Ministry condemned the attack on a vehicle belonging to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) delegation which killed one of the Mission’s staff members, expressing the deepest condolences to the ICRC, the family of the deceased and his colleagues, and pointing out that this incident, which occurred in the area controlled by the paid fighters of the coalition, deliberate and aimed to limit the work of humanitarian organizations, and concluding by praising the sacrifices of the humanitarian workers to serve the Yemeni people and alleviate their suffering caused by the coalition and siege.

Displaced people suffer from difficult humanitarian conditions due to the continued campaign and the siege of the coalition.

The displaced said that they do not receive any assistance from international organizations and are living a great tragedy, facing the scourge of the coalition and its continuous siege for the fifth year.

They struggle to survive in primitive ways in simple camps lacking all the ingredients of a decent life, while others are confined to cramped rooms and accommodation, with cost of renting a heavy burden on them.

The Associated Press reported that the paid fighters of the coalition in Taiz are stealing foreign aid from the hungry in the region, pointing out that this aid goes to the benefit of the fighters. The agency reported in an investigation published today that thousands of families in Taiz do not get food aid allocated to them because of the detention mostly by armed units engaged in the coalition led by Saudi Arabia in the fighting in Yemen.

The Associated Press revealed that 705 baskets of food were stolen from social welfare warehouses, 110 bags of grain looted by mercenaries from trucks that were making their way through the high rocky hills overlooking the city, in addition to 5,000 bags of rice distributed without any restriction.

In March 2015, the US -backed –Saudi-led coalition started  a war against Yemen with the declared aim of crushing the Houthi Ansarullah movement, who had taken over from the staunch Riyadh ally and fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, while also seeking to secure the Saudi border with its southern neighbor. Three years and over 600,000 dead and injured Yemeni people and  prevented the patients from travelling abroad for treatment and blocked the entry of medicine into the war-torn country, the war has yielded little to that effect.

Despite the coalition claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi bombers are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.

However, Saudi Arabia relies heavily on the US in its brutal war on Yemen. Washington has deployed a commando force on the Arab kingdom’s border with Yemen to help destroy arms belonging to Yemen’s popular Houthi Ansarullah movement. Washington has also provided logistical support and aerial refueling.

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