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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 9:36 pm    Post subject: Yemen Watch Reply with quote

Not quite sure about everything in Martha Mundy's piece in the Ecologist but certainly we are not paying much attention to Yemen.

http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2985582/yemen_in_dust_blood_and_flames_and_the_world_is_silent_could_it_be_oil.html
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is now a large scale cholera outbreak in Yemen.
Death toll unknown but clearly substantial.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BBC news

Death toll in May was 180, now around 1300.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Houthi forces are inflicting some serious damage on KSA - not just militarily but also now economically as well. A recent rocket attack hit a Saudi oil refinery at Yanbu - which a Saudi spokesman blamed on.....hot weather!!!

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Reuters, Khobar Sunday, 23 July 2017
The Saudi Aramco Mobile Refinery (SAMREF) at Yanbu is operating normally after a fire hit a power transformer at the gate of the facility on Saturday, a spokesman for a Saudi government body was quoted as saying on the state news agency.
Operations are ongoing and have not been affected by the incident, which happened due to hot weather, Abdulrahman Al-Abdulqader, the spokesman for the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu, which manages and operates industrial cities in Saudi Arabia. The fire broke out at 21:22 local time, according to the spokesman


Moon of Alabama: Yemeni forces create a heat wave in Saudi Arabia
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Former Yemeni President Saleh has been assassinated today.

It appears that he was trying to negotiate a settlement to end the Saudi led war of aggression against Yemen

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It may be that his unexpected turn-on-a-dime towards a new alliance with the eternal enemies of Yemen, the Saudis, has alienated his followers.

The Saleh family and clan is quite big and resourceful. Many of his relatives have held high military positions in the Yemeni army and keep enough money to pay for their troops loyalty. Some nephew of his may take up his banner. It is unsure though if such a replacement could gain the following of the former army units Ali Abdullah could call on.

The Saudis had recently bet on Saleh to end the stalemate in their war on Yemen. Had he won out, it could have meant a pause in the war and probably its end. With the Houthi now having the upper hand in Sanaa, the war, the permanent Saudi bombing and the blockade of Yemen are likely to continue. The Houthi will continue to attack within Saudi Arabia and the fight against the Saudi proxy forces on the ground will go on.

It will need another breakthrough event for the war to stop.


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