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    Re: Shiite rebels clash with pro-army tribesmen near Yemen capital‏

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    Fierce clashes broke out Saturday between pro-government tribesmen and Shiite Houthi rebels near the Yemeni capital, as the president vowed that authorities will not tolerate any violence.

    The Houthis -- also known as Ansarullah -- have advanced out of their northern mountain strongholds towards the capital in a suspected attempt to expand their sphere of influence as Yemen is reorganized into six regions.

    Clashes using machine guns and medium weapons raged in the villages of Darwan, Bani Maymun, Al-Jaef and Al-Maamar, in the northern town of Hamdan, around 10 kilometers (six miles) from Sanaa International Airport, tribal and army sources said.

    Further north in Amran province, tribal and military sources said that "fierce clashes" pitting troops and Houthi militants raged late Friday.

    The sources spoke of "dozens" of casualties but AFP could not immediately verify the toll.

    Meanwhile, in a speech marking the start of fasting holy Muslim month of Ramadan, President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi denounced the violence.

    "We will not allow any acts of violence here and there by any party trying to undermine security," Hadi said in a statement carried by the official Saba news agency.

    "All parties must comply with agreements reached to resolve latest tensions and fighting in Amran, Hamdan, Arhab, and Bani Matar" in the north, he said.

    Houthis have been battling the central government for years from their Saada heartland, complaining of marginalization under former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, who stepped down in 2012 after a year-long uprising.

    Clashes erupted anew earlier this month in the north, ending an 11-day truce agreed after mediation backed by United Nations envoy Jamal Benomar.

    The rebels say a federalization plan agreed in February following national talks as part of a political transition would divide Yemen into rich and poor regions.

    They seized areas of Amran province in fighting with tribes in February that killed more than 150 people.

    http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News...n-capital.html
    This Shia Sunni conflict is spinning out of control:

    Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Bahrain, Yemen; & even to some extent, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan
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    Re: Shiite rebels clash with pro-army tribesmen near Yemen capital‏

    Quote Originally Posted by Amina-Shaikh View Post
    This Shia Sunni conflict is spinning out of control:

    Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Bahrain, Yemen; & even to some extent, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan
    Only because the heads of Muslim states insist on mixing religion and politics for expediency sake.

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    AQAP claims killing of 50 Yemeni soldiers in Seyoun attack

    A Twitter account affiliated with al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula announced yesterday that AQAP fighters had killed more than 50 Yemeni soldiers during the group's Aug. 7 attack on the Yemeni Army's 1st Military District headquarters in the city of Seyoun in Hadramout province. The district, whose jurisdiction covers the Wadi Hadramout area, has seen violent clashes between the Yemeni military and AQAP in recent weeks.

    The AQAP Twitter account reported that the attack on the district's headquarters began when a suicide bomber named Abu Ahmad al-Lahji entered the base and detonated his suicide vest as soldiers began to crowd around him. Following the explosion, the seven remaining AQAP attackers stormed the base and engaged in clashes with Yemeni troops.

    According to the tweet, the AQAP attackers managed to detain a group of Yemeni soldiers at the base and then summarily executed them. The AQAP tweet noted that communication between the attackers and AQAP's leadership was ongoing throughout the operation and that the AQAP fighters killed "more than fifty soldiers."

    Arabic news sources claimed that other AQAP-affiliated Twitter accounts announced that the seven AQAP attackers were killed during the course of the assault. Those reports identified them as: Abu Dhar al-Lahji, Abu Khitab al-Sana'ani, Abu Anas al-Sharuri, Abu Dajjana al-Sharuri, Abu Awwad al-Azzani, Abu Ahmad al-Lahji, Abu al-Raheem al-Adani, and Khitab al-Hadhrami. Based on their names, it would appear that four of the attackers were Yemenis, and two were Saudis (from the southern Saudi province of Sharura).

    The Aug. 7 attack came on the second day of heavy fighting between the Yemeni military and AQAP militants in the area. On Aug. 6, nine AQAP fighters were killed in Hadramout as they tried to ambush soldiers heading to eastern Yemen. On Aug. 7, in coordination with the attack in Seyoun, a small group of AQAP fighters briefly took over government buildings in the nearby town of Qatn.

    The Yemeni Defense Ministry had responded to initial reports of the Aug. 7 attack on the Seyoun military headquarters by commenting that army personnel successfully defended the base and killed the terrorists who had attempted to take control over the regional headquarters. The ministry also confirmed that Yemeni soldiers had killed 25 AQAP fighters in the two days of fighting in Wadi Hadramout, including the seven attackers from the Aug. 7 incident. According to Xinhua, the Yemeni military later arrested four AQAP members suspected of involvement in the attack.

    In an apparent response to Yemeni military advances, AQAP kidnapped and executed 14 Yemeni soldiers on Aug. 8 as they were returning home from duty in eastern Yemen. The soldiers were kidnapped from a public bus and their bodies were found riddled with bullets three hours later on a road near Seyoun.

    The ancestral home of Osama bin Laden, Hadramout province has become an AQAP bastion over the past several years. AQAP has regrouped in Hadramout and other provinces after losing control of major cities in Abyan and Shabwa to government forces starting in late spring 2012. In May 2013, the Yemeni government claimed it foiled a plot by AQAP to establish an Islamic emirate in the Ghayl Bawazir area. Last month, AQAP distributed leaflets in Seyoun that said the jihadist group is establishing an emirate in Hadramout and will impose sharia, or Islamic law.

    Developing events in Yemen are notoriously difficult to report, as both local authorities and AQAP are thought to exaggerate their achievements at times. In a 2012 letter of advice to al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, Nasir al-Wuhayshi, the leader of AQAP, emphasizes that the media is the terror group's "most important weapon" and counsels to use it wisely. The Yemeni government, for its part, is believed to overstate its achievements in fighting AQAP, and some claim that Yemeni authorities intentionally inflate assessments of the terrorist threat in the country in order to secure US support.
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    Re: AQAP claims killing of 50 Yemeni soldiers in Seyoun attack

    This is a good illustration of the Jihadi groups throughout the world today:

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    Conflict in Yemen

    I haven't seen a thread for developments in Yemen but I hope to start one hear. It seems both Sunni/Shia sepratists are at war with government(political reasons). Houthis are demanding certain reform, some of it due to rising gas prices. Al Qaeda forces are at war with Yemeni government for allowing US strikes on their soil.

    The government is being attacked by both militias. Houthi's, however, have gone on a big offensive and taken over large portions of northern Yemen. Al Qaeda in Arabian Peninsula is attacking the government here and there.

    But, just recently reports are coming out that a car bomb hit Houthi militias in northern Yemen killing dozens. I'm presuming AQIP to be behind that.

    .................

    From now on updates will be made to this thread and discussions.
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    Re: Conflict in Yemen

    An excellent idea. Thanks bro
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    Re: Conflict in Yemen

    http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middle...455994650.html

    Houthi rebels in Yemen have raided the houses of a powerful military commander and his allies in the capital Sanaa.

    The raid on the home of Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar, an adviser on defence and security affairs for the president, came a day after the signing of a UN-brokered peace deal between the government and the Shia rebel group.

    Sources told Al Jazeera that the gunmen entered the house in the Hadda neighbourhood overnight to Monday and looted it after exchanging fire with the guards. Several security personel were injured in the incident.

    The house of Hamid al-Ahmar, the leader of the Yemeni Alliance for Reform party, was also looted.
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    Meanwhile, Shia rebels held position around key government offices and army bases in Sanaa, which they captured without resistance just hours before the signing of the peace agreement.

    Jamal Benomar, the UN envoy to Yemen, told Al Jazeera on Monday that the actions of the rebels were undermining the success of the deal.

    "The deal calls for immediate ceasefire. It means that all hostilities must cease. It also means that all the armed groups that are now in the city taking over government buildings must leave," said Benomar.

    The interior ministry had called on the security forces on Sunday not to confront the rebels.

    Sanaa mayor Abdulqader Hilal resigned in protest late on Sunday after rebels seized his car at a checkpoint, sources close to him said.

    Fragile peace

    The deal, that calls for the formation of a new government within a month, is aimed to bring an end to weeks of clashes and protests that have crippled the capital.

    President Abdrabuh Mansour Hadi is also required to appoint advisers from the Houthis and southern separatists within three days.

    More than 100 people have been killed since the violence erupted on Tuesday, according to security officials.

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    Re: Conflict in Yemen

    Yemen seems to be in a lock down situation

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    Re: Conflict in Yemen

    Quote Originally Posted by sparkling View Post
    Yemen seems to be in a lock down situation
    Can you expand on that?

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    Re: Conflict in Yemen

    Reports of Houthis still going on the offensive.

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    Re: Conflict in Yemen

    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon29 View Post
    http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middle...455994650.html

    Houthi rebels in Yemen have raided the houses of a powerful military commander and his allies in the capital Sanaa.

    The raid on the home of Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar, an adviser on defence and security affairs for the president, came a day after the signing of a UN-brokered peace deal between the government and the Shia rebel group.

    Sources told Al Jazeera that the gunmen entered the house in the Hadda neighbourhood overnight to Monday and looted it after exchanging fire with the guards. Several security personel were injured in the incident.

    The house of Hamid al-Ahmar, the leader of the Yemeni Alliance for Reform party, was also looted.
    YEMEN SPOTLIGHT
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    Meanwhile, Shia rebels held position around key government offices and army bases in Sanaa, which they captured without resistance just hours before the signing of the peace agreement.

    Jamal Benomar, the UN envoy to Yemen, told Al Jazeera on Monday that the actions of the rebels were undermining the success of the deal.

    "The deal calls for immediate ceasefire. It means that all hostilities must cease. It also means that all the armed groups that are now in the city taking over government buildings must leave," said Benomar.

    The interior ministry had called on the security forces on Sunday not to confront the rebels.

    Sanaa mayor Abdulqader Hilal resigned in protest late on Sunday after rebels seized his car at a checkpoint, sources close to him said.

    Fragile peace

    The deal, that calls for the formation of a new government within a month, is aimed to bring an end to weeks of clashes and protests that have crippled the capital.

    President Abdrabuh Mansour Hadi is also required to appoint advisers from the Houthis and southern separatists within three days.

    More than 100 people have been killed since the violence erupted on Tuesday, according to security officials.

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    So even a powerful military commander isn't safe?

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    Re: Conflict in Yemen

    Quote Originally Posted by Mazea View Post
    So even a powerful military commander isn't safe?
    What's 'powerful' about the Yemeni military? The offensive by Houthi's is crossing all red lines. The loyalists to Persia all need to be deported to their country Iran. Iran should be thankful that they have Saudi Arabia which is just sitting down watching. I honestly don't understand why Iranians hate KSA so much.

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    Re: Conflict in Yemen

    #Al Qaeda in Yemen claims responsibility for car bomb attack against Houthi militants

    #Reports of home of Yemeni military leader attacked by Houthi militants, and family under Houthi control

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    Re: Conflict in Yemen

    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon29 View Post
    #Al Qaeda in Yemen claims responsibility for car bomb attack against Houthi militants

    #Reports of home of Yemeni military leader attacked by Houthi militants, and family under Houthi control
    Bro How strong is A lQaeda in Yemen?

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    Re: Conflict in Yemen

    Quote Originally Posted by Sinbad View Post
    Bro How strong is A lQaeda in Yemen?
    There is AQAP and Ansar-al-Sharia in southern Yemen. I wouldn't say they're that strong. I never looked into it, just know Western media over-exaggerates their capabilities. I would say they belong around third/fourth in AQ ranks. Maybe we can see in the modern day Nusra Front is strongest AQ group, after them would be AQ factions in Libya then the rest of Africa then AQAP in Arabian Peninsula. They lack decent training though, but have plenty of experience which so far doesn't seem like they reflect off of it.

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    Re: Conflict in Yemen

    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon29 View Post
    I haven't seen a thread for developments in Yemen but I hope to start one hear. It seems both Sunni/Shia sepratists are at war with government(political reasons). Houthis are demanding certain reform, some of it due to rising gas prices. Al Qaeda forces are at war with Yemeni government for allowing US strikes on their soil.

    The government is being attacked by both militias. Houthi's, however, have gone on a big offensive and taken over large portions of northern Yemen. Al Qaeda in Arabian Peninsula is attacking the government here and there.

    But, just recently reports are coming out that a car bomb hit Houthi militias in northern Yemen killing dozens. I'm presuming AQIP to be behind that.

    .................

    From now on updates will be made to this thread and discussions.
    I have consolidated this thread by adding all the other previous threads on terrorism in Yemen, and AQAP to this thread.
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    Re: Conflict in Yemen

    Quote Originally Posted by bilalhaider View Post
    I have consolidated this thread by adding all the other previous threads on terrorism in Yemen, and AQAP to this thread.
    Appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon29 View Post
    Appreciated.
    There is also a dedicated thread on the Muslim Brotherhood, and how it was overthrown by Sissi. It is a "sticky" thread:

    You might find it of interest:

    http://www.pakistanaffairs.pk/thread...ent-overthrown
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    Re: Conflict in Yemen

    Quote Originally Posted by bilalhaider View Post
    There is also a dedicated thread on the Muslim Brotherhood, and how it was overthrown by Sissi. It is a "sticky" thread:

    You might find it of interest:

    http://www.pakistanaffairs.pk/thread...ent-overthrown
    Thank you for that, do you mind if I update it with current news on the state of Egypt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon29 View Post
    Thank you for that, do you mind if I update it with current news on the state of Egypt?
    Of course, go for it! That is what we expect our members to do! Take initiative and start posting in these threads. They have been created for you to post in.
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