Yemen dictatorship’s crimes should be investigated, November 2011


Yemen

Nobel laureate Tawakkul Karman urges probe of Yemeni dictatorship’s crackdown on dissent: here.

Saudi air force keep killing Yemeni civilians, violating ceasefire


This video says about itself:

Yemen: Saudi-led airstrikes kill 30+ civilians in market attack *VERY GRAPHIC*

5 July 2015

Saudi-led forces killed at least 30 civilians in airstrikes on Aahem market in Hajjah province, Sunday, as the UN confirms that nearly 3,100 people have died in Yemen since foreign incursions started in March.

By Niles Williamson:

Saudi-led assault on Yemen continues despite ceasefire

14 July 2015

Airstrikes carried out by jet fighters from the Saudi-led, US-backed coalition continued to pound Houthi militia-controlled areas throughout Yemen on Monday. The assault came despite a multi-day cease-fire announced last week by the UN, which was supposed to go into effect on Saturday.

Bombs slammed into a residential neighborhood of the country’s capital Sanaa, killing at least 21 civilians and wounding dozens of others. “Three missiles targeted the neighborhood, destroying 15 houses and killing 21 people and wounding 45 others,” a resident told Reuters news service.

Speaking to reporters on Monday, UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon stated that he was “very much disappointed” that the ceasefire had not come into effect over the weekend. Less than an hour after the ceasefire deadline on Saturday, Saudi-led airstrikes were reported in the city of Sanaa, as well as the provinces of Hajjah and Taiz.

Saudi bombs killing civilians at markets all over Yemen


This 5 May 2015 video from the USA is called Human Rights Watch: Saudi-Led Coalition Bombing Yemen with Banned U.S.-Made Cluster Munitions.

From Doctors Without Borders:

Yemen: Hundreds Wounded in Attacks on Markets and Residential Areas

July 06, 2015

SANA’A, YEMEN/NEW YORK—Medical facilities supported by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have received hundreds of people wounded in airstrikes and ground shelling across Yemen in recent days, and MSF teams have treated scores of people in several locations, including victims of a July 4 attack on a crowded marketplace in Harad District.

An MSF team treated more than 67 injured persons in Beni Hassan, in northwestern Yemen’s Harad District, following a series of airstrikes targeting a busy marketplace after people broke Ramadan’s fast on the night of July 4. An estimated 20 people were killed in the attack in the market, and the MSF team recovered nine dead bodies among the debris the following day. An elderly injured man was also rescued and transferred to Beni Hassan health center, where MSF has provided support since May 2015.

“It is unacceptable that airstrikes take place in highly concentrated civilian areas where people are gathering and going about their daily lives, especially at a time such as Ramadan,” said Colette Gadenne, MSF head of mission in Yemen.

The attack on the market in Beni Hassan, called Aahem triangle, first hit a cooking-gas station at about 8:30 p.m. At about 9:00 p.m., a second attack hit the heart of the crowded market, as well as two restaurants and a hotel.

The MSF team was called to Beni Hassan an hour later, when private cars and public transport vehicles were already taking dozens of injured people to the health center. The team stabilized the wounded patients and referred three to the main hospitals of the region, al Jumhuri (Hajjah City) and al Olafi and al Thawara hospitals (Hodeida City).

MSF donated war-wounded kits for 100 persons to al Jumhuri hospital, which received over 40 referrals in total, and also provided fuel and ambulances.

Medical teams were quickly overwhelmed by the number of wounded persons and the severity of their injuries. “It has been terrible. We could never have imagined that we could receive so many severely injured people at one time in a small health center like Beni Hassan,” said one member of the MSF team, Dr. Ammar. “The whole team is shocked by what they have seen, especially since it happened to people enjoying an evening in Ramadan.”

Elsewhere in Yemen there have been several attacks with mass civilian casualties. In southern Yemen, MSF teams assisted 23 injured civilians due to an airstrike that took place in Alfayush market, in Lahj Governorate. In the nearby city of Aden, more than 80 injured people, including women and children, were treated by MSF staff members on July 1 as a result of heavy shelling on a residential area in Al-Mansoora district.

Ground shelling and clashes in Aden cause MSF teams to continuously receive wounded patients in the Emergency Surgical Hospital. In the last four months, more than 2,800 injured people, including women and children, have been treated there.

On July 5, in Amran governorate, in the east of the country, an MSF-supported hospital received seven injured people, including three children under 13 years old, due to airstrikes targeting Harf Sufian District.

Translated from an interview today by Dutch NOS TV with (Dutch) Ms Karline Kleijer, of Doctors Without Borders in Sanaa, capital of Yemen:

“Millions of Yemenis have nowhere to go because of the bombing

Today, 17:55

The bombing in Yemen is causing more victims. Yesterday, 176 people died. Among the victims were combatants, but also many civilians. …

“We have a clinic in Beni Hassan in the northwest of the country. There the coalition of Saudi Arabia are also bombing. …

What happened yesterday she calls an extreme example. “A very busy market is just bombed by a jet. There at one stroke nearly thirty people were killed. As far as we know, there was not even one military person among the victims.”

‘Unacceptable’

MSF/doctors Without Borders says that they do not really understand what is happening in Yemen. Kleijer: “Dropping a bomb there has nothing to do with eliminating the warriors of the other side. Then you are deliberately murdering people and one should not do that.”

She calls on the Saudi coalition and their Western partners like the US, Britain and France to accept their responsibility and ensure that this will no longer occur. “We consider this to be irresponsible and totally unacceptable.”

A Saudi-led coalition airstrike on a suburb of the southern port city of Aden killed more than 45 civilians on Monday. The deadly attack on a livestock market in the town of Foyoush also injured 50 civilians: here.

Jihadis likely winners of Saudi Arabia’s futile war on Yemen’s Houthi rebels: here.

Saudi bombing kills many Yemeni civilians again


This 28 March 2015 video is called ‘Saudi-led coalition helping ISIS by bombing Houthis in Yemen’.

From Deutsche Welle in Germany, 6 June 2015:

Saudi-led coalition bombs Yemen market, killing dozens

More than 40 people, most of them civilians, have been killed in a Saudi-led bombing raid in southern Yemen. …

Eyewitnesses and security officials said a coalition warplane fired a rocket into a busy livestock market in the southern port city of Aden Monday, killing at least 41 people. Dozens of civilians were also wounded in the bombing in the city’s Fayoush neighborhood.

“I came right after the explosion and saw dozens of dead strewn about and a sea of blood, while the wounded were being evacuated to nearby hospitals,” resident Abu-Ali al-Azibi told Associated Press.

Last week, the UN declared the situation in Yemen to be a “Level 3” humanitarian emergency – its most severe category – where over 80 percent of the population needs assistance.

The body says the conflict has left 20 million Yemenis without access to safe drinking water and displaced more than one million people. Nearly 3,000 people have been killed in bombing raids and fighting since March.

See also here.

Saudi-led coalition air strikes and clashes killed at least 176 fighters and civilians in Yemen on Monday, residents and media run by the Houthi movement said, the highest daily toll since the Arab air offensive began more than three months ago: here.

Saudi warplanes keep killing Yemeni civilians


This video says about itself:

‘We’re dying every day’: Yemeni civilians paint grim picture of suffering amid Saudi-led strikes

20 April 2015

RT gets eyewitness accounts of the dire humanitarian situation in Yemen as civilians bear the brunt of the Saudi-led airstrikes. Freelance journalist Muhammad al-Attab reports.

By Thomas Gaist:

Renewed Saudi-led bombardment kills, wounds dozens of Yemeni civilians

22 June 2015

Saudi-led airstrikes killed at least 15 and wounded scores more this weekend during attacks against targets in Marib, Saada, Lahj, Jawf and Aden, according to Yemeni media.

War planes under the Saudi-led Arab coalition also struck the Sanaa International Airport in Yemen’s capital over the weekend, and at least three civilians were killed Sunday by shelling of Aden’s Al Naqib hospital.

The latest fatalities add to the more than 3,000 civilians killed since the beginning of Operation Decisive Storm in late March. The real civilian death toll may be as high as 6-8,000 according to differing estimates.

At least 6 million Yemenis currently face starvation or near-starvation conditions, and at least 9 million lack reliable access to water, according to UN estimates released last week.

Saudi forces have continued to deploy illegal cluster munitions against targets in Yemen, according to evidence published by Human Rights Watch last week.