Issue #1873


About 100 Islah members remain in detention

Published on 6 April 2015 by Bassam Al-Khameri in News

SANA'A, April 5 –Around 100 leading figures in the Islah party remain in detention Sunday, following the party’s declaration of support for the Saudi-led airstrikes against Yemen on Thursday evening.

AQAP continues to hold Mukalla, tribesmen unable to enter city

Published on 5 April 2015 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, April 5—Armed tribesmen are pouring into Hadramout, where some have surrounded Mukalla city in hopes of forcing their way through the Al-Qaeda-controlled checkpoints and re-taking the city, which fell into the hands of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) on Thursday.

Coalition forces strike Abyan from the sea

Published on 1 April 2015 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, March 31—Houthi officials said on Tuesday that they are ready for a ground war following Monday’s bombing of Houthi and military convoys in Abyan by naval vessels off the southern coast.

Decisive Storm arrives in Ibb, killing 14 and injuring dozens

Published on 1 April 2015 by Khalid Al-Karimi in News

SANA’A, March 31—Saudi-led coalition forces raided Ibb governorate on Tuesday, leaving at least 14 dead and 32 injured, according to local security sources. The airstrikes were the first recorded in the governorate since the air offensive began.

Hundreds of nightshift workers were in the factory at the time it was bombed, causing the high number of casualties. (Photo credit: @hafezbukari)

Dairy factory bombing kills 29 in Hodeida

Published on 1 April 2015 by Bassam Al-Khameri in News

SANA’A, March 31—Investigations are ongoing to identify the source of an explosion at a dairy factory in Hodeida governorate early Wednesday that killed 29 employees and injured 25.

The strike on a military storage facility and arms depot at Faj Attan on Monday night caused multiple explosions. (Photo: Mohammed Al-Emad)

Coalition strikes demolish military infrastructure

Published on 1 April 2015 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Mohski in News

SANA’A, March 31—Saudi-led airstrikes targeted a military storage facility on Monday in the Faj Attan area of the capital, causing massive explosions as gas containers and artillery being stored there set off a chain reaction.

With both the Houthis and southern popular committees denying responsibility for the bombing of the cement factory, which left at least ten civilians dead, all evidence points toward the Saudi-led coalition forces.

Deadly bombings strike private cement company in Lahj

Published on 1 April 2015 by Fareed Al-Homaid in News

SANA’A, March 31—At least ten people were killed and thirteen injured in suspected aerial strikes Monday evening on the National Cement Company (NCC) located in Wadi Sa'an area, Musaymir district, of Lahj governorate.


Large number of prisoners freed as a result of fighting

Published on 1 April 2015 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, March 30—Up to 1,800 prisoners from the central prison of Sa’ada governorate are thought to have been released on Sunday, one day after air strikes damaged the building and led to a mass prison escape.


The Yemen crisis isn’t about Yemen. It’s about Saudi Arabia and its desire for regional power

Published on 1 April 2015 by Mend Mariwany in Opinion

On Thursday, March 26, Saudi Arabia launched a military campaign in Yemen, after fighters and army units allied with the Houthi movement threatened to overrun the southern port of Aden, as reported by The New York Times.


Saudi-led airstrikes necessary

Published on 1 April 2015 by Khalid Al-Karimi in Interview

Abdulsalam Mohammed is the head of the Abad Center for Strategic Studies in Sana'a. In October, the center released a report, predicting that the Houthis would invade the south. This month, that prediction came true. The Houthis are currently engaged in a number of fronts in the south, seeking to expand their control.  


With few confirmed facts available, residents are left to speculate about the source of shelling. The sizeable crater, above, appears to be caused by an air to surface missile. Some residents wonder if the Houthis caused the damage in order to inflame res

This article has photo galleryCivilians caught in Operation Decisive Storm

Published on 1 April 2015 by Ali Aboluhom in Report

Monday’s airstrike on Mazraq IDP camp in Hajjah governorate, which left at least 40 people dead and hunreds more injured, brought international attention to the plight of civilians casualties of the war.