Aug 9, 2015

Anti-Houthi forces take strategic city in Yemen, UAE troops killed

Fighters backed by an Arab military coalition seized the key city of Zinjibar in southern Yemen on Saturday, residents and militia sources said, dealing another major blow to the dominant Houthi group. The capital city of Abyan province on the Arabian Sea had been ...

Houthi boss dismisses loss of Aden, orders rebels to fight on

Aug 3, 2015

Houthi boss dismisses loss of Aden, orders rebels to fight on

The leader of Yemen’s Houthis urged his militia on Sunday to fight on against Yemen’s Gulf Arab-backed government, dismissing its recapture of Aden last month as a “limited” achievement made possible by Ramadan. In a speech live on television apparently aimed at shoring up ...

Al-Qaida executes six Houthis captured north of Aden

Jul 31, 2015

Al-Qaida executes six Houthis captured north of Aden

Al-Qaida fighters have publicly shot to death six Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, in a town north of Aden, Yemeni security officials and witnesses said Thursday. The witnesses, speaking on condition of anonymity for fear of retribution, said al-Qaida made the captured Houthi fighters, ...

Airstrikes, fighting rages across Yemen amid 'humanitarian pause'

Jul 28, 2015

Airstrikes, fighting rages across Yemen amid 'humanitarian pause'

The Saudi-led coalition launched new airstrikes in at least two Yemeni provinces on Monday, piercing a humanitarian pause that started at midnight the previous day, security officials said. The U.S.-backed coalition of mainly Gulf Arab countries has been waging an air campaign since March ...

Yemeni troops fight Houthis in key town near Aden as truce looms

Jul 27, 2015

Yemeni troops fight Houthis in key town near Aden as truce looms

Saudi-backed Yemeni troops and their allies clashed with Shiite Houthi rebels in a strategic town north of the port city of Aden Sunday, security and military officials from both sides of the conflict said. The pro-government fighters had withdrawn from the town of Sabr ...

Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen port town leave at least 120 people dead

Jul 26, 2015

Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen port town leave at least 120 people dead

Saudi-led coalition airstrikes hit a residential area in a quiet Red Sea town in Yemen on Saturday, killing at least 120 people in the deadliest strike against civilians since the March offensive began, security and medical officials said. Hours later, the coalition unexpectedly announced ...

At least 45 dead as Houthi shells rain down on Aden neighborhoods

Jul 20, 2015

At least 45 dead as Houthi shells rain down on Aden neighborhoods

Shiite rebels and their allies in Yemen randomly shelled a town Sunday outside of Aden after losing control of some the port city’s neighborhoods, killing at least 45 people and wounding 120, officials said. The violence highlighted the bloody chaos of the civil war ...