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  • To Threaten Ships, the Houthis Improvised a Missile StrikeForce

    10/16/2016 7:53:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    War is Boring ^ | October 15, 2016 | Tom Cooper
    At 7:00 in the evening local time on Oct. 9, 2016, a missile fired from Houthi-controlled territory around the port of Hodeida — on the Red Sea coast in northwestern Yemen — crashed into the water several miles away from U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Mason, underway in international waters near the Bab Al Mandab Strait. Mason and the destroyer USS Nitze were escorting Ponce, an amphibious assault ship that supports minesweeping helicopters. Another missile struck the sea in the same area around an hour later.
  • U.S. Navy: Missiles from rebel-held Yemen fired in direction of American destroyer

    10/10/2016 2:57:38 AM PDT · by detective · 7 replies
    The Week ^ | October 10, 2016 | Catherine Garcia
    On Sunday night, two missiles were fired from territory held by Houthi rebels in Yemen in the direction of an American destroyer, the U.S. Navy announced. The missiles landed in the water of the Persian Gulf, a Navy spokesman said, and while they were fired in the direction of the USS Mason, Lt. Ian McConnaughey said it's unclear if the ship was the specific target. Several days ago, a ship from the United Arab Emirates was targeted by missiles, also apparently fired by the Houthis and their allies, The Associated Press reports, and a ballistic missile was launched from Yemen,...
  • Houthi Rebels Claim They Blew Up the Former U.S. Navy Ship Swift

    10/03/2016 9:57:19 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 20 replies
    War is Boring ^ | October 2, 2016 | ROBERT BECKHUSEN
    HSV-2 ‘Swift’ in 2013 during her time in American service. U.S. Navy photo The HSV-2 Swift started out as a sleek catamaran and testbed for two new classes of American naval ships until being transferred to the United Arab Emirates in 2014. Now the vessel appears to have been heavily damaged — if not destroyed — in a missile strike fired from Yemeni militants. Houthi fighters claimed to have sunk the ship with a “rocket” as she traversed near the Red Sea port city of Mocha near the Bab Al Mandab Strait early Saturday. “The warship was completely destroyed when it attempted to advance...
  • Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Yemen Blast

    12/06/2015 1:12:04 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 9 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 6 Dec, 2015 | MOHAMMED AL-KIBSI
    Islamic State has claimed a bombing in Yemen that killed the governor of the port city of Aden on Sunday, underlining the growing reach of terror groups amid an eight-month-old Saudi-led military campaign against Yemen’s Houthi rebels.
  • Saudi Arabias Troops Have Crossed Into Yemen for the First Time

    08/27/2015 3:04:41 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 7 replies
    Vice ^ | 08.27.2015 | Samuel Oakford
    Saudi forces have reportedly crossed the border into northern Yemen near a site where Houthi rebels have launched shelling attacks toward the kingdom.
  • Riyadh, Moscow to Meet Over ISIS, Syria

    08/09/2015 12:03:40 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | August 8, 2015 | Staff, contributions by AFP
    Russian and Saudi officials to meet over Middle East issues -- just after news surfaces of a secret meeting between Russia, Iran. Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir will visit Moscow on Tuesday to discuss Syria conflict and the Islamic State group with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov, the Russian foreign ministry said Saturday. The two ministers last met in Qatar on August 3 when Lavrov, Jubeir and US Secretary of State John Kerry held a three-way meeting, with the situation in Syria topping the agenda. The ministers will continue "a discussion on ways to resolve the crisis in Syria," the...
  • Obama Favors Iran Because of His Shiite Connections

    07/19/2015 6:57:46 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 38 replies
    Here First | 7/19/2015 | Me
    Obama favored Iran in the negotiations because he has many ties to Shia Islam and Iran, regardless of his actual faith.
  • Saudi Cables release is just one tenth of what we have WikiLeaks to RT

    06/23/2015 9:26:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    RT ^ | June 23, 2015
    Journalists have established the authenticity of the first tranche of the top secret Saudi documents published by WikiLeaks, as Saudi Arabia has warned not to distribute them, spokesperson for the WikiLeaks told RT adding that its just the beginning. We are seeing how the oil money is being used to increase influence of Saudi Arabia which is substantial of course - this is ally of the US and the UK. And since this spring it has been waging war in neighboring Yemen, Icelandic investigative journalist and spokesperson for the WikiLeaks organization Kristinn Hrafnsson told RT. On Friday, the whistleblowing website...
  • Iran issues warning over Yemen air strikes

    06/10/2015 5:20:46 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 6 replies
    Iran has told the UN Security Council that Saudi-led air strikes have twice hit close to its embassy in Yemen and warned of "serious consequences" if more such bombings occur. Iran's ambassador to the United Nations Gholamali Khoshroo said in a letter released today that the embassy in Sanaa suffered severe damage during air strikes on May 25 and that this followed a similar attack on April 20. "I would like to warn that a repetition of similar air strikes close to my country's diplomatic representation in the future can have serious consequences, including for the safety and security of...
  • Spain Will Investigate Former Yemeni Leader Links to Al-Qaida [Ali Abdullah Saleh]

    06/10/2015 12:08:17 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    Telesur TV ^ | June 9, 2015 | unattributed
    The decision comes after an interview in which a former militant revealed the government collaborated in attacks carried out in 2007. Spain's top prosecutor, Javier Zaragoza, called on Monday to investigate claims of links between the former Yemeni leader Ali Abdullah Saleh and al-Qaida. The decision comes after an investigation made by Qatar's Al Jazeera TV network, which revealed in an interview earlier this month that a former member of the designated terrorist group confirmed that Saleh had collaborated with the group. The revelation has sparked the prosecutor's reaction as one of the case cited by the former al-Qaida member...
  • Houthi rebels in Yemen are holding multiple Americans prisoner

    05/30/2015 9:19:13 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 18 replies
    WaPo ^ | 5/29/15 | Greg Miller and Adam Goldman
    The rebel group that has seized power in Yemen has taken at least four U.S. citizens prisoner, according to U.S. officials who said that efforts to secure the Americans release have faltered. One of the prisoners had been cleared for release in recent days only to have that decision reversed by members of the Houthi rebellion that toppled the U.S.-backed government earlier this year and now controls most levers of power in Yemen.
  • King Salman of Saudi Arabia pulls out of US talks on Iran

    05/11/2015 11:20:00 AM PDT · by mojito · 24 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 5/11/2015 | Ian Black
    King Salman of Saudi Arabia has withdrawn from a carefully orchestrated summit with the US that President Barack Obama hoped would assuage Gulf anxieties about the conclusion of a nuclear agreement with Iran. Until Sunday the monarch had been expected to join other heads of state from the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries at an unprecedented meeting at the White House and a day of talks at the presidential retreat at Camp David. Now the only leaders attending will be the emirs of Qatar and Kuwait. The summit, scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, follows months of tension and intensive...
  • Saudi Arabia sends ground forces into Yemen

    05/03/2015 6:48:14 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    For the first time in war, coalition troops enter port city of Aden; more on their way Saudi Arabia led at least 20 ground troops into Aden, Yemen Sunday to support loyalist militia fighting rebels, an official said. A limited coalition force entered Aden and another force is on its way to the southern port city, said the government official and militia commander. The Saudi-led coalition has been conducting an air war against the Houthi rebels and their allies since March 26 but this is the first reported ground deployment inside the country.
  • Iran Threatens Saudis After Aid Planes Blocked

    04/26/2015 10:10:21 AM PDT · by lbryce · 12 replies
    Israel National News ^ | April 25, 2015 | Hillel Fendel
    Amid reports of a renewed Saudi offensive against Iranian-allied rebels in Yemen, Iran's news agency reported on Friday that Saudi Arabia had stopped Iranian aid planes from landing in Yemen. Not unexpectedly, a top Iranian official responded with threats directed at Saudi Arabia. Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian warned on Sunday that the Saudi behavior and its siege of Yemen and preventing the dispatch of humanitarian aids "will not remain unanswered." "Saudi Arabia is not entitled to decide for others in the region," Abdollahian added. Iran's FARS News Agency stated that Saudi fighter jets...
  • Iranian ship convoy moves toward Yemen, alarming US officials (administration has 3 theories)

    04/18/2015 12:47:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 17, 2015 | Kristina Wong
    U.S. military officials are concerned that Iran's support for Houthi rebels in Yemen could spark a confrontation with Saudi Arabia and plunge the region into sectarian war. Iran is sending an armada of seven to nine ships some with weapons toward Yemen in a potential attempt to resupply the Shia Houthi rebels, according to two U.S. defense officials. Officials fear the move could lead to a showdown with the U.S. or other members of a Saudi-led coalition, which is enforcing a naval blockade of Yemen and is conducting its fourth week of airstrikes against the Houthis. Iran sent...
  • Saudi Arabia sends war planes into Yemen in terrifying clash with Iran

    03/30/2015 7:28:07 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 31 replies
    Jew News ^ | MAR 29, 2015 | ELIYOKIM COHEN
    On the brink of a new Middle Eastern catastrophe: Saudi Arabia sends war planes into Yemen in a terrifying clash with Iran leaving region at boiling point Religious fissure between Sunni and Shia Muslims erupted into conflict Saudi Arabia launched airstrikes against Iran-backed Shia Houthi rebels 18 civilians were injured after Saudi warplanes targeted Sanaa in Yemen Britain and America supported the Saudi-led military intervention Coalition deployed 100 fighter jets and 150,000 soldiers to fight in region Truly, it is a terrifying development. The great religious fissure between Sunni and Shia Muslims that dominates the Middle East has erupted into...
  • Pakistani defense chief due in Riyadh, airlifts troops for Saudi Yemen war. Landings imminent.

    03/30/2015 11:39:49 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 25 replies
    DEBKAFile ^ | March 30, 2015 | Special Report
    The US-led world powers and Iran Monday, March 30, entered the last tense hours for a nuclear deal as though Lausanne was on a different planet from the Middle East, where the Yemen war, in which Iran is deeply involved, abruptly scooped up a power outside the region, Pakistan. A high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad on Monday reaffirmed Pakistans firm commitment to supporting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Saudi Arabia. Among those attending were Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif, Advisor on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz and Defense Minister...
  • Arab Nations Announce 'Historic' Unified Military Force To Counter Iran, ISIS

    03/28/2015 7:42:50 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 52 replies
    International Business Times ^ | March 27 2015 | Aditya Tejas
    Foreign ministers from 22 Arab countries agreed to form a unified military force on Thursday, approving a draft resolution designed to counter growing security threats in the region. "The Arab ... ministers agreed on adopting an important principle, which is forming the unified Arab military force. The task of the force will be rapid military intervention to deal with security threats to Arab nations," Arab League Secretary General Nabil Elaraby told reporters after the meeting, Reuters reported. The agreement, which Elaraby described as historic, came shortly after airstrikes on Houthi rebels in Yemen, led by Saudi Arabia and its Arab...
  • Saudi Arabia Launches Airstrikes on Houthi Rebels in Yemen

    03/26/2015 11:39:44 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 10 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 3/25/2015 | FELICIA SCHWARTZ in Washington and HAKIM ALMASMARI in Yemen
    Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states launched airstrikes against rebel forces in Yemens capital and across the country in defense of what Riyadh called the nations legitimate government. The attacks began Thursday morning, hours after Yemens president, Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, fled the southern port city of Aden by boat when Iranian-backed Houthi militants closed in. The decision by Saudi Arabia and the regions Sunni monarchies to intervene on Mr. Hadis behalf raises the stakes in their rivalry with predominantly Shiite Iran, which has raged in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere in the region. The raids also risked further inflaming sectarian...
  • Saudi Arabia is bombing Iran-backed rebels in Yemen who just plundered US intelligence files

    03/26/2015 4:18:01 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 8 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 3-25-2015 | Armin Rosen and Pamela Engel
    Yemen's crisis is getting worse and then some. Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies have started bombing rebel positions inside Yemen. The Sunni Kingdom added that it would do "anything necessary" to deter the Iran-backed Shiite rebels who are taking over Yemen and trying to oust US-backed President Abd Rabbah Mansur Hadi. A Saudi source told Reuters that ground troops might be needed in Yemen to "restore order." Saudi Arabia is reportedly contributing as many as 150,000 troops and 100 warplanes to the campaign against the Houthis.