Category Yemen

The American Who Says He’s Been The Target Of Five Air Strikes

The American Who Says He’s Been the Target of Five Air Strikes By Conor Friedersdorf, View Original June 18th, 2018 He was born Darrell Lamont Phelps. He grew up in Mount Vernon, New York, moved down to the city, tried his hand at comedy, and later converted to Islam, adopting the name of Bilal Abdul Kareem. […]

Liberation Of Yemen’s Hudaydah – First Objective Of New U.S.-Backed Saudi-UAE Pact Liberation of Yemen’s Hudaydah – first objective of new US-backed Saudi-UAE Pact Jun 16, 2018 @ 12:21 Diane Shalem The Saudi-Emirates’ partial capture of Hudaydah airport from the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels on Saturday, June 16, came on the third day of their offensive to capture the important Red Sea port town. This success is already strategically significant in six ways, DEBKAfile […]

Iran’s Hegemonic Quest

Iran’s Hegemonic Quest · by | The Cipher Brief · June 6, 2018 The Head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization is putting the IAEA on notice that Tehran is likely to begin producing centrifuges that are used to enrich uranium. According to the Fars news agency, Ali Akbar Salehi says the move does not violate the Joint […]

U.S. Weighs Expanding Military Role In Yemen War

U.S. Weighs Expanding Military Role in Yemen War United Arab Emirates seeks direct U.S. help to capture Red Sea port from Iran-backed Houthi fighters Yemeni forces backed by a Saudi-led coalition in the western province of Hodeidah in late May. PHOTO: EPA/SHUTTERSTOCK By Dion Nissenbaum June 3, 2018 6:19 p.m. ET 16 COMMENTS WASHINGTON—The Trump administration is […]

Saudi Arabia Threatens Military Action Against Qatar Over S-400 Saudi threatens military action against Qatar over S-400: report In letter to French leader, King Salman warns of ‘all necessary measures’ if Doha buys defence system, Le Monde reports. The Saudi monarch reportedly asked France to increase its pressure on Qatar [File: Sergei Chirikov/EPA-EFE] MORE ON SAUDI ARABIA Saudi Arabia, one of the countries blockadingQatar, has […]

Iran-Backed Houthis Fire Missiles Into Saudi Arabia, Target Cargo Ship Off Yemen’s Coast‎ Iran-backed Houthis fire missiles into Saudi Arabia, target cargo ship off Yemen’s coast‎ By ‎Ahmad Majidyar | Fellow and Director of Iran Observed Project – The Middle East Institute | May 25, 2018‎ Yemeni Houthi rebels have fired several missiles into Saudi Arabia over the past two days, Iranian and Arab media reported. According to Tasnim News Agency, an […]

Are Reports Of Mohammed bin Salman’s Death Greatly Exaggerated? Are reports of Mohammed bin Salman’s death greatly exaggerated? Damian Reilly 22 May 2018 9:20 PM Damian Reilly 22 May 2018 9:20 PM Has Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman been assassinated, had a breakdown or gone into hiding? Or is that just wild internet conjecture? I ask only because he has barely been […]

New Clues Bolster Belief That ISIS Leader Is Still Alive — And Busy With A Chilling New Mission

New clues bolster belief that ISIS leader is still alive — and busy with a chilling new mission By Joby Warrick, Souad Mekhennet, View Original May 19th, 2018 In this photo taken from a propaganda video, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi adresses worshipers at a mosque in the militant-held northern Iraqi city of Mosul on July 5, 2014.Photo by: […]

U.S. Special Operators Scattered Across Yemen Might Soon Rely On Contractors To Rescue Them

US Special Operators Scattered Across Yemen Might Soon Rely On Contractors To Rescue Them · by Joseph Trevithick · May 2, 2018 With its own search and rescue units under strain, the US military continues to lean heavily on private firms for casualty evacuations. By Joseph Trevithick US Army SHARE The Pentagon is interested in having contractors […]

A Shadowy War’s Newest Front: A Drone Base Rising From Saharan Dust

Excerpts: Later this summer, workers will lay five inches of asphalt atop the rock bed. In all, commanders say they will pave some 39 acres of airfield. While built mainly for the Reaper drones, the runway and adjoining taxiways and ramps must be able to handle much heavier C-17 cargo planes. Three huge hangars capped […]