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US strikes kill ‘dozens’ at Islamic State training camps in Yemen

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Pentagon: US strike on Islamic State camps in Yemen kills dozens

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Southern Yemen leader sees independence referendum, parliament body

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Yemen Islamist party members arrested, ratcheting up tensions

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'I felt like death:' Cholera epidemic spreads misery in Yemen

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Five susepcted al Qaida militants killed by drone in Yemen

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Five suspected al Qaeda militants killed in Yemen by drone strike

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Yemen: Education under threat as conflict shuts schools, teachers not paid for a year, warns UNICEF
Adding to the crisis is the fact that three-quarters of the teachers in Yemen have not been paid in nearly a year, compelling them to resort to extreme measures to survive. One such case is that of Hassan Ghaleb, a teacher for the past 20 years and the sole breadwinner for his family of four, who was evicted from his home with his children   Read More ...
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Rift with rebels widens after call to seize Saleh’s wealth
Al Mukalla: A leading figure of Al Houthi movement has suggested seizing part of the ousted president’s wealth to pay government salaries and relieve the country’s economic problems. Mohammad Al Bukhaiti, a member of the Al Houthi political bureau, said on his Facebook page that the movement and the public should pressure Ali Abdullah Saleh to relinquish part of his wealth to their government as to pay months of unpaid salaries   Read More ...
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Two UAE pilots martyred in Yemen
Abu Dhabi: The General Command of the UAE Armed Forces announced on Tuesday the martyrdom of Major Pilot Ali Saeed Saif Al Mesmari and First Lieutenant Pilot Bader Yahiya Mohammad Al Marashdeh after their plane crashed due to a technical failure in Yemen. The incident happened as the two pilots were performing their duty as part of the Saudi-led Arab coalition’s Operation Restoring Hope in Yemen   Read More ...
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Two pilots killed after plane crashed due to technical failure in Yemen
Abu Dhabi: The General Command of the UAE Armed Forces announced on Tuesday the death of Major Pilot Ali Saeed Saif Al Mesmari and First Lieutenant Pilot Bader Yahiya Mohammad Al Marashdeh after their plane crashed due to a technical failure in Yemen. The incident happened as the two pilots were performing their duty as part of the Saudi-led Arab coalition’s Operation Restoring Hope in Yemen   Read More ...
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Dozens of Islamic State fighters killed in Yemen strikes, Pentagon says
Dozens of Islamic State militants were killed Monday by U.S. airstrikes targeting training camps in Yemen, the Pentagon said. The camps were in Al Bayda Governorate and were used to train militants to use small arms, according to the Pentagon. Al Bayda is a sprawling region southeast of the capital, Sanaa, that has been the focus of U.S. military action. The first drone strikes of the Trump administration occurred there in January   Read More ...
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U.S. takes aim at Yemeni Islamic State for first time
DUBAI (Reuters) - The United States said it launched its first attack on Islamic State’s deadly Yemen branch on Monday with a series of nighttime airstrikes that residents said targeted two villages and killed several people. Unmanned U.S. drones launched around 12 missiles at militant positions in Yakla and al-Abl in southern al-Bayda province, according to local people living nearby, who declined to be named due to safety concerns   Read More ...
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US takes aim at Yemeni Islamic State for first time
DUBAI (Reuters) - The United States said it launched its first attack on Islamic State’s deadly Yemen branch on Monday with a series of nighttime airstrikes that residents said targeted two villages and killed several people. Unmanned U.S. drones launched around 12 missiles at militant positions in Yakla and al-Abl in southern al-Bayda province, according to local people living nearby, who declined to be named due to safety concerns   Read More ...
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US strikes kill ‘dozens’ at Islamic State training camps in Yemen
ADEN, Yemen — The US military said Monday it killed dozens of Islamic State fighters at the group’s training camps in central Yemen, in the first such strikes in the country’s conflict. Witnesses said villagers were prevented by tribal leaders from approaching the area and retrieving the dead and wounded for fear of additional strikes. Locals said the camps, both in Bayda province, were named after prominent IS figures: Yemen chief Abu Bilal al-Harbi and former global spokesman Abu Mohamed al-Adnani, killed last summer in a US air strike   Read More ...
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Drone strikes target IS training camps in Yemen
ADEN (AFP) - Unmanned aircraft struck two Islamic State group training camps in central Yemen for the first time in the country's conflict, leaving an unknown number of dead, security sources told AFP Monday. Witnesses said villagers were prevented by tribal leaders from approaching the area and retrieving the dead and wounded for fear of additional strikes. Locals said the camps, both in Bayda province, were named after prominent IS figures: Yemen chief Abu Bilal al-Harbi and former global spokesman Abu Mohamed al-Adnani, killed last summer in a US air strike   Read More ...
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Dozens of ISIS fighters killed after US strikes Yemen camps
(ABC News) — About 50 ISIS fighters were killed in U.S. military airstrikes in Yemen targeting two training camps in the country’s central region. One of the camps had gained notoriety last week as the scene of an ISIS training video that showed images of ISIS recruits appearing to be kicked in the groin to demonstrate their physical toughness. “U.S. forces killed dozens of ISIS members in a strike on two ISIS training camps, Oct   Read More ...
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First US airstrike targeting ISIS in Yemen kills dozens
Two camps containing an estimated 50 fighters were targeted Washington (CNN)US forces conducted airstrikes against two ISIS training camps in Yemen on Monday, killing dozens of ISIS fighters and "disrupting the organization's attempts to train new fighters," according to a statement released by the Pentagon. Gen. Joseph Votel approved the strike under existing counterterrorism authorities. The Pentagon said the ISIS camps -- located in Al Bayda Governorate, Yemen -- were used to "train militants to conduct terror attacks using AK-47s, machine guns, rocket-propelled grenade launchers and endurance training   Read More ...
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US airstrikes killed 'dozens' of ISIS terrorists in Yemen, Pentagon says
The U.S. military said Monday it killed dozens of Islamic State fighters in airstrikes on two training camps in Yemen. In a statement, the Pentagon said the strikes disrupted the Islamic State group's attempts to train new fighters to conduct attacks using AK-47s, machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades. The statement was not specific about how the U.S. attacks were conducted, but a defense official said they were carried out by drones   Read More ...
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Drone strikes target Daesh training camps in Yemen
Unmanned aircraft struck two Daesh (ISIS) training camps in central Yemen for the first time in the country's conflict, leaving an unknown number of dead, security sources told AFP Monday.Locals said the camps, both in Bayda province, were named after prominent Daesh figures: Yemen chief Abu Bilal al-Harbi and former global spokesman Abu Mohammad al-Adnani, killed last summer in a U   Read More ...
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Pentagon: US strike on Islamic State camps in Yemen kills dozens
US forces killed dozens of Islamic State members in a strike on Monday on two training camps in Yemen, the Pentagon said. The camps in al-Bayda province were being used to train new fighters using AK-47s, machine guns and rocket-propelled grenade launchers, the Pentagon said in a statement. Islamic State has used ungoverned areas in Yemen to plot, direct, instigate, resource and recruit for attacks against America and its allies around the world, it said   Read More ...
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US says airstrikes killed "dozens" of militants in Yemen
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military says it killed dozens of Islamic State fighters in airstrikes on two training camps in Yemen. In a statement, the Pentagon said the airstrikes on Monday disrupted the Islamic State group's attempts to train new fighters to conduct attacks using AK-47s, machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades. The statement was not specific about how the U   Read More ...
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U.S. strike on Islamic State camps in Yemen kills dozens - Pentagon
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. forces killed dozens of Islamic State members in a strike on Monday on two training camps in Yemen, the Pentagon said. The camps in al-Bayda province were being used to train new fighters using AK-47s, machine guns and rocket-propelled grenade launchers, the Pentagon said in a statement. Islamic State has used ungoverned areas in Yemen to plot, direct, instigate, resource and recruit for attacks against America and its allies around the world, it said   Read More ...
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US says airstrikes killed "dozens" of militants in Yemen
WASHINGTON – The U.S. military says it killed dozens of Islamic State fighters in airstrikes on two training camps in Yemen. In a statement, the Pentagon said the airstrikes on Monday disrupted the Islamic State group's attempts to train new fighters to conduct attacks using AK-47s, machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades. The statement was not specific about how the U.S. attacks were conducted, but a defense official said they were carried out by drones   Read More ...
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U.S. strike on Islamic State camps in Yemen kills dozens: Pentagon
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. forces killed dozens of Islamic State members in a strike on Monday on two training camps in Yemen, the Pentagon said. The camps in al-Bayda province were being used to train new fighters using AK-47s, machine guns and rocket-propelled grenade launchers, the Pentagon said in a statement. Islamic State has used ungoverned areas in Yemen to plot, direct, instigate, resource and recruit for attacks against America and its allies around the world, it said   Read More ...
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Russian medical team in Yemen to treat ex-president
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni officials say that the Saudi-led coalition fighting rebels in the country has allowed a Russian medical team into the capital Sanaa to provide medical treatment for former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, the coalition's rival. Since 2015, the Saudi-led coalition has imposed an air and sea blockade on Yemen and waged an extensive air campaign against Saleh's forces and allies of the Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, after they captured northern Yemen   Read More ...
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Yemen’s ex-president Saleh stable after Russian medics operate
Dubai: Yemen’s ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh has had a successful operation at a Sana’a hospital after a Russian medical team was flown in to perform it, government sources said on Saturday. The Russian team arrived in Sana’a two days ago and operated on Saleh on Friday for wounds he sustained in an assassination attempt in 2011. Saleh’s General People’s Congress Party said the procedure was successful, and that his condition was stable   Read More ...
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Russian medical team in Yemen to treat ex-president
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni officials say that the Saudi-led coalition fighting rebels in the country has allowed a Russian medical team into the capital Sanaa to provide medical treatment for former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, the coalition's rival. Since 2015, the Saudi-led coalition has imposed an air and sea blockade on Yemen and waged an extensive air campaign against Saleh's forces and allies of the Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, after they captured northern Yemen   Read More ...
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Classrooms in rebel-held Yemen shuttered on first day of school
SANAA: Classrooms in Yemen's capital and rebel-held north remained largely closed to students on Sunday, the first day of school, as war, hunger and an economic collapse leave millions struggling to survive.   Read More ...
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Yemen's ex-president Saleh stable after Russian medics operate
DUBAI (Reuters) - Yemen’s ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh has had a successful operation at a Sanaa hospital after a Russian medical team was flown in to perform it, government sources said on Saturday. The Russian team arrived in Sanaa two days ago and operated on Saleh on Friday for wounds he sustained in an assassination attempt in 2011. Saleh’s General People’s Congress Party said the procedure was successful, and that his condition was stable   Read More ...
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Southern Yemen leader sees independence referendum, parliament body
ADEN (Reuters) - A rebel former governor of Aden who is leading a movement for southern Yemen’s secession has said an independence referendum would be announced soon and a parliamentary body set up to administer the territory. Aidaroos al-Zubaidi, who was sacked as Aden governor by President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, set out his secessionist plans to thousands of supporters gathered on Saturday in Yemen’s main southern city to mark 54 years since the October 1963 uprising against the British   Read More ...
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Yemen's ex-president Saleh stable after Russian medics operate
DUBAI: Yemen's ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh has had a successful operation at a Sanaa hospital after a Russian medical team was flown in to perform it, government sources said on Saturday. The Russian team arrived in Sanaa two days ago and operated on Saleh on Friday for wounds he sustained in an assassination attempt in 2011. Saleh's General People's Congress Party said the procedure was successful, and that his condition was stable   Read More ...
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Saudi humanitarian aid to Yemen tops $710m
Riyadh: The King Salman Centre for Relief and Humanitarian Aid in Yemen has so far completed 161 projects valued at $710,534,133, providing relief services to a number of Yemeni governorates in various areas, including shelter, sanitation, water and agriculture. According to the Saudi Press Agency, SPA, the centre is also working in coordination with 85 international and local partners on projects for women and children and in support of Yemeni refugees in Djibouti and Somalia   Read More ...
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Crisis in Yemen being ignored because it doesn’t fit right narrative
Of the several humanitarian crises unfolding in the world, it is the catastrophe in Yemen that is most consistently ignored. That is perhaps no surprise since the main instigator is Saudi Arabia. The kingdom has led a coalition of Arab states to fight the Houthi rebels from the minority Shia sect. The silence from the international community, and especially from Sunni Islamic countries, is deafening   Read More ...
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Crisis in Yemen being ignored because it doesn’t fit right narrative
Of the several humanitarian crises unfolding in the world, it is the catastrophe in Yemen that is most consistently ignored. That is perhaps no surprise since the main instigator is Saudi Arabia. The kingdom has led a coalition of Arab states to fight the Houthi rebels from the minority Shia sect. The silence from the international community, and especially from Sunni Islamic countries, is deafening   Read More ...
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With Yemen Blockade, Saudi Arabia Squeezes an Already Starving Population
Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies have been stationing naval forces in and around Yemeni waters since 2015, stopping ships carrying food and supplies to Yemen over the past 30 months.   Read More ...
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Yemen rebel rift opens door to peace
A rift in Yemen's rebel camp has opened the door for Saudi Arabia to mediate in a conflict that has claimed thousands of lives, the International Crisis Group said Wednesday.Security forces in the southern city of Aden meanwhile arrested 10 members of an Islamist partner in the internationally recognized government, following a roadside bombing that killed a preacher with ties to the United Arab Emirates   Read More ...
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Yemen arrests point to widening rift in Saudi-led coalition
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni Islamists say forces backed by the United Arab Emirates have arrested 10 members of a local Muslim Brotherhood affiliate in the southern city of Aden. The Islah Party said in a statement Wednesday that those arrested include prominent party member Mohammed Abdel-Malak, whose house was raided. It called for the release of all those detained. The arrests point to heightened tensions within the Saudi-led coalition battling Shiite rebels known as Houthis, who control Yemen's capital and much of the north   Read More ...
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Special report: In blocking arms to Yemen, Saudi Arabia squeezes a starving population
By Selam Gebrekidan and Jonathan Saul. DJIBOUTI (Reuters) - Late last year, the Kota Nazar, a Singaporean ship with 636 containers of steel, paper, medicine and other goods, set sail to Hodeida, the largest cargo port in war-torn Yemen. It never got there. Like dozens of other ships carrying food and supplies to Yemen over the past 30 months, the Kota Nazar was stopped by a Saudi Arabian warship blocking Yemen's ports on the Red Sea   Read More ...
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Yemen arrests point to widening rift in Saudi-led coalition
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni Islamists say forces backed by the United Arab Emirates have arrested 10 members of a local Muslim Brotherhood affiliate in the southern city of Aden. The Islah Party said in a statement Wednesday that those arrested include prominent party member Mohammed Abdel-Malak, whose house was raided. It called for the release of all those detained. The arrests point to heightened tensions within the Saudi-led coalition battling Shiite rebels known as Houthis, who control Yemen's capital and much of the north   Read More ...
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Yemen arrests point to widening rift in Saudi-led coalition
SANAA, Yemen – Yemeni Islamists say forces backed by the United Arab Emirates have arrested 10 members of a local Muslim Brotherhood affiliate in the southern city of Aden. The Islah Party said in a statement Wednesday that those arrested include prominent party member Mohammed Abdel-Malak, whose house was raided. It called for the release of all those detained. The arrests point to heightened tensions within the Saudi-led coalition battling Shiite rebels known as Houthis, who control Yemen's capital and much of the north   Read More ...
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Saudis Could Be Seeking Russian Bailout in Yemen
Riyadh may be looking for a face-saving exit from Yemen and Russian mediation could be its best option to get that. Saudi King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud’s Oct. 4-5 visit to Moscow ignited new speculation over Russia’s growing role in the Middle East: this time, in Yemen. Moscow has been involved on multiple levels in the Syrian conflict, has been active in the Libyan settlement and has taken what looks like a pragmatic stance regarding regional spats, including the latest between Qatar and Saudi Arabia   Read More ...
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Yemen Islamist party members arrested, ratcheting up tensions
ADEN: Security forces in the southern Yemeni city of Aden arrested 10 members of an Islamist partner in the internationally-recognised government, the Islah party said on Wednesday. Aden is dominated by local forces backed by the United Arab Emirates, a key member of the Saudi-led coalition that intervened in Yemen's civil war in 2015 to restore President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to power but is hostile towards Islamists   Read More ...
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Special Report: In blocking arms to Yemen, Saudi Arabia squeezes a starving population
DJIBOUTI (Reuters) - Late last year, the Kota Nazar, a Singaporean ship with 636 containers of steel, paper, medicine and other goods, set sail to Hodeida, the largest cargo port in war-torn Yemen. It never got there. Like dozens of other ships carrying food and supplies to Yemen over the past 30 months, the Kota Nazar was stopped by a Saudi Arabian warship blocking Yemen’s ports on the Red Sea   Read More ...
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In blocking arms to Yemen, Saudi Arabia squeezes a starving population
Saudi Arabia and its allies want to cut off the flow of weapons to Houthi fighters in Yemen. But with cholera spreading and famine looming, essential supplies are not getting through either.   Read More ...
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Yemen’s man-made cholera outbreak is about to break record
Washington: In a matter of days, the deadly cholera epidemic in Yemen will set a world record. The outbreak is entirely man-made. Two-and-a-half years of civil war have decimated Yemen’s water sanitation system and its hospitals. Without access to clean water, doctors or medical supplies, hundreds of thousands of Yemenis have contracted cholera, which spreads through fecal bacteria in water. At last count on October 2, Yemen had 777,229 suspected cases of cholera, with the death toll at 2,134 people, according to the World Health Organisation   Read More ...
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UN Security Council calls for dialogue in Yemen
United Nations: The UN Security Council has called on all parties in Yemen, particularly Al Houthis, to engage in meaningful dialogue to stop fighting and resolve the conflict. The members of the Security Council on Tuesday reiterated their support for a political solution as the only way to end the conflict in Yemen and their call on all parties to immediately agree on the modalities for a durable cessation of hostilities, French ambassador to the United Nations Francois Delattre, who is president of the Security Council for October, told reporters, Xinhua reported   Read More ...
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