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Houthis To Take Over Sanaa, Sea Ports, Airports

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After the government and the terrorist Islah party backed by the Takfiri tribes attacked protesters, the Houthis are striking them back and are very close to advance across the country and take over Sanaa!


Yemeni state TV goes off air after attack


Yemeni state television’s three channels stopped transmitting for about an hour after its studios came under fierce fire during an overnight rebel advance on the capital, an official with the broadcaster said, according to Agence France-Press.


"Transmissions have ceased because of incessant fire from Huthis (Shiite rebels) since Thursday evening,” the official said.



Houthis help a fellow protester, injured during clashes with

law enforcement officers, near the cabinet building in Sanaa September 9, 2014. (Reuters)


The attack on the TV headquarters prompted Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi to hold emergency talks with top cabinet aides.

Flights suspended

Meanwhile, international airlines have suspended flights to the Yemeni capital of Sanaa for the coming 24 hours, amid the worsening security situation, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said on Friday.


“Arab and foreign airlines have decided to suspend their flights to Sanaa for 24 hours because of developments in the capital,” the CAA said in a statement issued overnight.



A file picture taken on December 23, 2013 shows airplanes of

Yemen's national carrier Yemenia on the tarmac at

Sanaa International Airport. (File photo: AFP)


The statement added that the measure could be extended or reconsidered depending on the security situation.


Armed Shiite rebels, known as the Houthis, have been carrying out a series of attacks in an attempt to push into Sanaa.


On Thursday, nearly 40 people were killed on the capital’s outskirts, during fighting between Houthis and Sunni Islamists backed by Yemeni troops. This took place as the U.N. envoy huddled with leaders in the rebel stronghold to try and end Yemen’s political crisis. Alarabiya

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^No, they are not after a Zaidi-state or Zaidi-Imamat... that is what the puppets and the Takfiri-tribes accuse them for.... All they want is equality for all citizens, a STOP to Takfiri centers and bases where they preach hate against half-of the population (Shias), especially in Shia-majority provinces.. an end to poverty and corruption, and recognizing the Shias (44% of the country as equal citizens) by the state. Salafis and the puppet governments all these decades kept Yemen backward, poor and under the feet of Wahabi-Saudi Arabia... simply that needs to end... these are just some basic demands of the Houthis and their allies from what I know....!



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I have to wonder, if the Houthi rebels are successful in toppling the Sanaa government, how this might affect other parts of the Shi'ite world. Maybe Noah has some ideas.


Houthis/Shias in Yemen as I said above are mainly after their rights, it really does not matter to them if this government stays or falls. But, in general yea they would like to see a just government to rule over the country that is good for the entire nation.


And the Houthi movement is the first Shia organization/political movement who publicly without any fear asks and demands a stop to the ABUSE and Takfir of Shias in order to live in peace and/or unity with Sunni Muslims. Two years ago, Houthis asked the Dammaj (a Takfiri school that trains Takfiri students and militants) in Saada (a Shia majority province) to stop calling the Shia communities of Yemen as (Rafidhis, majoosi, agents of Iran, Mushrik, and etc..) and to stop training Takfiri militants, preaching hate against Shia communities or close down your school and stop bringing in Sunni Takfiris whom majority of them are not even from Yemen. The Takfiris did not do it and they continued with their bs, and then the Houthis attacked them... to the limit that they started to seek peace and agreed to live in peace. These are some of the words/demands of Houthi leaders.. And aside from religious freedom, poverty is another big factor that mainly targets the Shia community in Yemen... Saudi-western influence that keeps the same failed puppet government in place who always rely on Takfiries...


That will have a huge impact on Shias and in their relation with the Sunni world... it is going to change the method on how to demand equal rights and stop Takfiri-abuse against Shias.. in order to create the conditions for peace and unity in Muslim ummah.

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Show off! it is not 2009/2010 anymore, and Houthis are not the same movement as it was 4 years ago! Back then only 5000 Houthis with limited arms and limited bases brought the Saudi, former Yemeni government, Jordanian commandos, Pakistani generals down to the ground and made them to sign a peace deal... It is going to cost Saudi in case it wants to get involved by military means. And according to the new deals if reached and accepted, soon Houthis will appoint political figures in the new government... and hopefully the post of PM and some ministeries based on Shia population (40% of the seats) should go to them or they simply may continue to advance militarily.


Aljazeera: Journalist Peter Salisbury said the agreement aimed to get the Houthis to leave the capital. However a section which was not signed by the Houthis stipulated that they were to withdraw from Sanaa, Jawf and Amran within 45 days.


"The fighting didn't stop because of the deal, but because the Houthis had achieved their military aims in Sanaa."


He said clashes were ongoing in other parts of the country, including Maarib to east of the capital.


On Sunday the rebels took over government buildings in the capital including

the defence ministry,

the army headquarters,

the parliament building,

the central bank and

the national radio station.


Our correspondent Mohamed Vall said that most were taken over without fighting, which he referred to as a "capitulation of sorts" by the army.


He added that soldiers from the army had been seen changing into civilian clothes to avoid being "arrested by the Houthis".



Yemeni PM resigns as part of demands by Ansarullah [Houthis]




Yemeni Prime Minister Mohammed Basindawa has resigned as part of the demands by revolutionary Ansarullah forces that have reportedly seized government headquarters in the capital, Sana’a, amid heavy fighting. PressTv

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Saw the following in RT which reminded me to check this thread. Good news on the lack of bloodshed and agreement from both sides. Hopefully the Houthis will still be on guard against unexpected attacks, in case this was meant as a decoy. 
Yemeni PM resigns as govt, Shia rebels sign deal to end fighting
The Yemeni prime minister has resigned on; it comes as Shia Houthi rebels advanced on government buildings in the capital Sanaa to little resistance from the troops and security forces guarding them, Reuters reports. The rebels on Sunday signed an agreement with political parties to form a more inclusive government and end days of fighting on the streets of the capital. Prime Minister Mohammed Salem Basindwa submitted his resignation to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to pave the way for the deal. "I have decided to tender my resignation from the government [of national reconciliation] out of my concern to pave the way for any agreement reached between the brother leaders of Ansarullah (the Houthis) and Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, the president of the republic," Basindwa wrote in a letter.


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Celebrations for the victory and a first step toward normalization of Yemen as Houthis continue to clean up Sanaa and other provinces from Takfiris, terrorism, and unjust puppet military personals & dictators. Houthis took over the houses and schools (Iman university-Takfiri training center) belonging to well known world-wide wanted terrorist, Zendani & the sellout General Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar in Sanaa. Though there are words that the peace-deal is feared to fall apart as a car bomb hits unarmed Shia civilians close to Saudi border who gahtered to celebbrate their victory.


Houthis celebrate after takeover of Sanaa


Supporters of Houthi rebels held celebrations on Monday over the fall of the Yemeni capital to the Shiite group, in a provocative move just a day after the signing of a power sharing deal to end the crisis in the country.


Al Arabiya News Channel’s correspondent in Yemen reported earlier Monday that Houthis are “occupying” the residence of Yemeni Maj. Gen. Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar.


Ahmar leads the army's elite 1st Armored Division.


The rebels said they are “preparing for its [the residence’s] detonation,” the correspondent added.


The incident comes a day after Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi signed a deal with Houthi rebels to end the crisis in the Arab country.


The deal, which stipulates that the present government resign and a new one replace it, was signed in the presence of United Nations Special Envoy to Yemen Jamal Benomar, who said the president would appoint Houthi political advisers as part of the pact.


Violence in Yemen peaked Sunday after Houthi rebels seized control of strategic posts, including the government headquarters.


The rebels returned control of the complex to military police, Yemen’s state news agency said, minutes after the announcement of the agreement, which Hadi described as "historic." Alarabiya





Abdelmadjid al zendani, the head and founder of the Takfiri Al-Iman university

Exporting terrorism locally and abroad, linked with alqaida, Saudi government and

used by the puppet governments in Yemen against the Shia population




General Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar


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Thousands of Yemenis celebrate victory of their revolution


Tens of thousands of people have staged a rally in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, to celebrate the victory of the country’s revolution, which was spearheaded by Ansarullah fighters, Press TV reports.


The rally took place following Friday Prayers in the capital and came days after Yemeni government and the revolutionary forces signed an agreement on the formation of a new cabinet.


The revolutionaries have hailed the agreement as a great achievement. They hope that the deal would finally put an end to their grievances.

The deal was signed on Sunday by a delegation from the Ansarullah movement and government representatives in the presence of Jamal Benomar, a UN envoy in Yemen, and Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi at the presidential palace in the capital.


According to Yemeni officials, 340 people were killed in week-long clashes between Ansarullah fighters of the Shia Houthi movement and Salafist militants backed by Major General Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar, who is former dictator Ali Abdullah Saleh’s half-brother.


Ansarullah fighters have been staging demonstrations in the capital for more than a month, demanding the formation of a new government.


Ansarullah fighters are affiliated to Yemen’s Shia Houthi movement, which draws its name from the tribe of its founding leader, Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi.

The Ansarullah movement played a key role in the popular revolution that forced the ex-dictator to step down. PressTv

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Saturday, 27 September 2014

Two Iranians, eight Yemenis are freed

Eight Yemeni sailors convicted of smuggling weapons to Shiite Houthi rebels onboard an Iranian ship have been freed.., a security official said.

The eight were released in Aden Thursday, two days after authorities released two Iranians held in Sanaa on charges of training Shiite rebels, the official said. They were sentenced in November last year to jail-terms ranging between one and 10 years. A ninth defendant remained at large. Yemen has freed two Iranians said to be members of the Islamic republic's elite Revolutionary Guards who were accused of links to Shiite rebels, according to sources.

The releases come after the Shiite rebels known as Houthis, or Ansarullah, seized control of much of the Yemeni capital Sanaa at the weekend following clashes with the Sunni Al-Islah (Reform) party backed by the army. Alarabiya



Men (front row) accused of smuggling weapons from Iran sit in the court room of a state security court

for their first hearing, in the southern Yemeni port city of Aden on April 23, 2013. (REUTERS/Yaser Hasan)


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"foreign intervention in choosing a new prime minister"




By Sanaa, Reuters | Mohammed Ghobari

Thursday, 9 October 2014


The leader of the Houthi group which seized control of Yemen's capital last month called on Wednesday for a mass protest in Sanaa on Thursday against what he termed foreign intervention in choosing a new prime minister.


Abdulmalik al-Houthi warned in a televised speech that the protest would be accompanied by other, unspecified measures, and appealed to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to reconsider the appointment.


“I assert that together with these marches tomorrow, God willing there will be important steps that will contribute to correcting this mistake, which is an unacceptable mistake.”


Hadi announced on Tuesday he would appoint Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak, the head of his office, as Yemen's new prime minister after promising to reshape the government as part of a deal following the Houthis' takeover of Sanaa on Sept. 21.


In his speech, Houthi said Hadi had promised him that Mubarak would not be appointed but had changed his mind after meeting the U.S. ambassador in Sanaa. Washington is worried that instability in Yemen could strengthen al-Qaeda and has supported a political transition since 2012 led by Hadi.


The Houthis, members of the Zaydi sect of Shi'ite Islam that predominates in northern Yemen, rejected the appointment of Mubarak on Tuesday, but their leader's remarks raised the prospect of a more forceful attempt to make Yemen's new premier quit.



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