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Yemen update 6\14\2015..they prefer to die than to be humiliated by the US and Saudi Arabia

Sunday, June 14, 2015 16:10
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Saudi airstrikes on Sa’ada kill nearly 2 dozen Yemenis

Saudi warplanes targeted Dammaj district in Sa’ada

At least 7 people killed in latest Saudi airstrike on Ta’izz province

Yemeni Houthis seize provincial capital near Saudi border

Yemeni Health Ministry warns about total collapse of health service

UN Sec General at Geneva for talks between warring sides

Hundreds of Najran Citizens Facing Starvation Due to Saudi Regime’s Negligence

A large number of Saudi nationals are on the verge of starvation as a result of intensified attacks by the Yemeni forces on the border regions and the Riyadh government’s lack of attention, a Saudi political activist disclosed on Sunday.

“As the clashes between the Yemeni revolutionary forces and Saudi forces have intensified in Najran province in Southwestern Saudi Arabia and near the border with Yemen in recent days, hundreds of residents of border regions who have fled the fighting are facing famine due to an acute shortage of foodstuff,” Talal Ahmed told FNA on Sunday.

He underlined that a large number of families in the border regions of Saudi Arabia cannot meet their daily needs, and complained that “the Saudi army has looted the houses of these people”.

People in Yemen have also been suffering an acute shortage of food for months now, while they are under Saudi Arabia’s almost three-month-long aggression and siege.

In mid-April, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned that the food reserves in Yemen are coming to an end as millions of Yemenis are facing malnutrition.

FAO reported that amidst escalating conflict and at a crucial time in the country’s cropping season, almost 11 million people in Yemen are severely food insecure and millions more are at the risk of not meeting their basic food needs.

“Even before the fighting intensified this spring, Yemenis were in dire need of support to build up their agricultural production,” said Abdessalam Ould Ahmed, FAO Assistant Director-General for North Africa and the Near East.

He noted that 10.6 million Yemenis are now severely food insecure, of which 4.8 million are facing “emergency” conditions, suffering from a severe lack of food access, very high and increasing malnutrition, and irreversible destruction of livelihoods.

“The deteriorating situation means we need to double down on our efforts to ensure that as many farmers as possible are able to plant this growing season and strengthen their ability to withstand future shocks,” Ould Ahmed added.

More than half of Yemen’s population – some 16 million out of a total of 26 million— is in need of some form of humanitarian aid and has no access to safe water.

The latest escalation of conflicts is expected to further increase food insecurity in the poverty-stricken country. Paradoxically, some 2.5 million food producers, including farmers, pastoralists, fishermen and agricultural wage laborers, are among those identified as food insecure.

“We are entering a crucial period for crop production in Yemen and now, more than ever, agriculture cannot be an afterthought if we want to prevent more people from becoming food insecure amidst this crisis,” said FAO Representative for Yemen, Salah Hajj Hassan.

Ansarullah Fighters Seize Back Strategic City in Jawf Province

Yemen’s Ansarullah Resistance Movement gained control over a strategic region in Jawf province in heavy clashes with Al-Qaeda terrorists.

The Ansarullah fighters purged Al-Qaeda terrorists from al-Hazm, capital of Jawf province, Arab media outlets reported on Sunday.

The Saudi warplanes started pounding al-Hazm immediately after Ansarullah won back the city.

The Ansarullah fighters and army troops have made major advances in their fight against the Saudi-backed al-Qaeda terrorists and forces loyal to fugitive President Mansour Hadi across Yemen in recent months.

Earlier today, the Ansarullah fighters won control of Jabal Aqabah in Northern Yemen.

The clashes between the Ansarullah fighters and the Saudi-backed al-Qaeda terrorists as well as the pro-Hadi militias continue in the Southern and Northern parts of the country as Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for 81 days now to restore power to fugitive president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.

Hadi stepped down in January and refused to reconsider the decision despite calls by Ansarullah revolutionaries of the Houthi movement.

Despite Riyadh’s claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi warplanes are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.

The Monarchy’s attacks have so far claimed the lives of at least 4,578 civilians, mostly women and children.

Iranian Deputy FM: Houthis Able but Not in Favor of Conquering Entire Yemen

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian underlined Saudi Arabia’s failure in war against Yemen, and said the Houthis have the upper hand but don’t want to impose their will on the entire country.

“At present, the Houthis are controlling 20 of the 21 Yemeni provinces, but they don’t want to conquer Yemen and are strenuously fighting the ISIL and al-Qaeda militarily; once political talks end, the Yemenis will take the needed action (for choosing their fate), hence, there will be no problem in Yemen if the Saudi attacks stop,” Amir Abdollahian said, addressing a gathering in the Central city of Qom on Sunday.

Stressing Riyadh’s failure in achieving its goals through military operations, he said the Yemeni tribes are now in the Saudi territories and attack the Saudi military bases.

“The ISIL is also now conducting blasts in Saudi Arabia which well proves Saudi Arabia’s failure in its attack on Yemen,” Amir Abdollahian said.

In relevant remarks in May, Hezbollah Deputy Secretary-General Sheikh Naim Qassem underlined the Yemeni people and revolutionaries’ high resistance power, and stressed that they will gain victory against the Saudi aggressors.

Addressing a ceremony to commemorate martyrs in Beirut, Qassem described the Saudi-led strikes against Yemen as an instance of “real crime at this era”.

He also referred to the similarities between the Zionists’ attacks against the Palestinian people in Gaza and the Saudi aggression of Yemen, and said, “Saudi Arabia has made an aggression against Yemen. Now are the Yemenis not entitled to the right right to defend themselves?”

“Yemen will gain victory and the nation are able to resist more than what is imagined and they prefer to die than to be humiliated by the US and Saudi Arabia,” Qassem was quoted as saying by al-Ahd news website.


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