Clashes Re erupt after a Fragile Truce between Shia Houthi Fighters and Wahabi / Salafi Terrorists


Shia Houthis fighters of Yemen Clashes with Salafi terroristsJNN 08 Feb 2014 Sana’a : Clashes have broken out between Yemen’s Houthi Shia fighters and Wahabi / Salafist Terrorists  near the capital Sana’a, despite an earlier ceasefire between the warring parties. Continue reading

Advertisements

7 Shia Houthis Martyred in the ongoing clashes with the Wahabi tribal Militants in Sadaa , Yemen


Supporters of the Shiite rebel al-Houthi group, also known as Ansarullah, march as they carry the coffins of two fellow Shiites on cars during an anti-government protest in SanaaJNN 20 Dec 2013 Aden : Seven Shia Houthi Martyred and two Tribal fighters have been killed in tribal Clashes that was ongoing Friday in northern Yemen between Shiite Huthi rebels and Wahabi Islamists backed by local tribes, a tribal source said.  Continue reading

Houthis Protest the Killing of 10 Shia Houthi Protestors By Security Forces in Sanaa , Yemen


10 Houthi Protesters Killed By Security Forces , Sana , YemenJNN 11 June 2013 Sana : Thousands of Shia Zaidis demonstrated Monday in the Yemeni capital to protest the killing of 10 Shia Houthi Demonstrators and wounding of dozens of others in clashes with police during a protest the day before. Continue reading

12 Killed in clashes between Shia and Wahabi tribesmen in Yemen


JNN 23 Sept 2012 SANAA: Twelve fighters were killed in northern Yemen on Saturday in ongoing clashes between Shia tribesmen allied with the country’s former leader and Wahabis , security officials said, as the new president grapples with challenges to his authority. Continue reading

Saudi’s Training Somalis to Kill Shiite Houthis in Yemen & to fan sectarianism


JNN 17 April 2012 Riyadh : Saudi Arabia has been funding and training Somali refugees to fight the Shiite Houthi movement and spark sectarian strife in Yemen in a bid to immune the kingdom to the spread of Yemen’s revolution, sources said on Monday. Continue reading

Saudi's Training Somalis to Kill Shiite Houthis in Yemen & to fan sectarianism


JNN 17 April 2012 Riyadh : Saudi Arabia has been funding and training Somali refugees to fight the Shiite Houthi movement and spark sectarian strife in Yemen in a bid to immune the kingdom to the spread of Yemen’s revolution, sources said on Monday. Continue reading

Yemen Releases Hundreds of Huthi Shi'as


JNN 01 Jan 2011 : Yemen began to release hundreds of northern Huthi Shi’a prisoners on Thursday following Qatari mediation, the Shia and security officials said.

“The authorities on Thursday began releasing the (Zaidi) prisoners,” said a source close to the group, indicating that the decision would affect about 1,000 detainees.

A security official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, confirmed the release and added that “President Ali Abdullah Saleh ordered for 400 prisoners to be released in the first stage.”

Witnesses in Saada, the northern Shia stronghold, reported that about 150 prisoners had already arrived in the town.

The members from the Zaidi Shia group, also known as Huthis, have been engaged in sporadic fighting with government forces since 2004.

The prisoner release comes just days after a Qatari delegation arrived in Yemen in a bid to consolidate a fragile peace deal reached in February between the Sanaa government and the Huthis.

The truce has largely held, although a car bomb stuck a religious procession in a Shiite bastion in the northern province of Al-Jawf province on November 24, killing 15 people.

Yemen Releases Hundreds of Huthi Shi’as


JNN 01 Jan 2011 : Yemen began to release hundreds of northern Huthi Shi’a prisoners on Thursday following Qatari mediation, the Shia and security officials said.

“The authorities on Thursday began releasing the (Zaidi) prisoners,” said a source close to the group, indicating that the decision would affect about 1,000 detainees.

A security official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, confirmed the release and added that “President Ali Abdullah Saleh ordered for 400 prisoners to be released in the first stage.”

Witnesses in Saada, the northern Shia stronghold, reported that about 150 prisoners had already arrived in the town.

The members from the Zaidi Shia group, also known as Huthis, have been engaged in sporadic fighting with government forces since 2004.

The prisoner release comes just days after a Qatari delegation arrived in Yemen in a bid to consolidate a fragile peace deal reached in February between the Sanaa government and the Huthis.

The truce has largely held, although a car bomb stuck a religious procession in a Shiite bastion in the northern province of Al-Jawf province on November 24, killing 15 people.

17 Shia Huthi Killed By Car Bomb in Northern Yemen


JNN 26 Nov 2010 : At least 17 Huthi fighters have lost their lives and 30 others sustained injuries when a car bomb targeted a religious procession in northern Yemen.

The exact location of the attack is still not known.

The incident took place only one day after an army soldier was killed and two others were injured when a roadside bomb targeted their military vehicle south of the country.

The Yemeni government launched Operation Scorched Earth on August 11, 2007 to uproot the Shia Houthi fighters, whom Sana’a accuses of seeking a return to the Zaydi imamate overthrown in a 1962 coup.

The northern Houthi fighters have on occasions complained about widespread religious discrimination against them by Sunni fundamentalists who hold sway because of President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s cordial relations with staunchly Wahabi Saudi Arabia.

Saada and neighboring Amran province, the strongholds of the Shia Houthi fighters, were frequently pounded by fighter jets and helicopter gunships.

The conflict zones in northern Yemen remained cut off from the rest of the country and the locals were grappling with a pressing shortage of food and other basic supplies.

The United Nations puts the number of displaced people at around 150,000 civilians.