2019-08-02 Arabia||Rebel missile attack, suicide bombs kill 51 in Yemen's Aden, Saudi sez Iran is hidden hand
[AlAhram] Rebels in Yemen|
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of...
fired a ballistic missile Thursday at a military parade in the southern port city of Aden and coordinated suicide kabooms targeted a cop shoppe in another part of the city. The attacks killed at least 51 people and maimed dozens, officials said.
The missile hit in the city's neighborhood of Breiqa where a military parade was underway by forces loyal to the United Arab Emirates, a member of the Saudi-led coalition that has been fighting the Iran-backed Iran's Houthi sock puppets
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the
Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The legitimate Yemeni government has accused the them of having ties to the Iranian government. Honest they did. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is
God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews They like shooting off... ummm... missiles that they would have us believe they make at home in their basements. On the plus side, they did murder Ali Abdullah Saleh, which was the only way the country was ever going to be rid of him...
rebels since 2015 in support of Yemen's internationally recognized government.
The missile attack killed at least 40, a health official said.
The parade was taking place at the pro-coalition al-Galaa camp in Aden, said a security official, without give a breakdown for the casualties. Since the rebels seized the country's capital, Sanaa, in 2014, Aden has served as the temporary seat of the government.
The website of the Houthi rebels, al-Masirah, quoted front man Brig. Gen. Yehia Sarea as saying the rebels had fired a medium-range ballistic missile at the parade, leaving scores of casualties, including military commanders.
The security official told The News Agency that Dare Not be Named that UAE-backed commander Monier al Yafie, also known by his nickname Aboul Yamama,
was among those killed. He was delivering a speech during the parade, the official said.
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A short while earlier, a car, a bus and three cycle of violences laden with explosives targeted a cop shoppe in the city's Omar al-Mokhtar neighborhood during a morning police roll-call, said Abdel Dayem Ahmed, a senior police official. Four jacket wallahs were involved in the attack, which killed 11 and maimed at least 29, Ahmed told The News Agency that Dare Not be Named.
No group immediately grabbed credit for the cop shoppe bombings but both Yemen's al-Qaeda branch and an Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling
Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not
group affiliate have exploited the chaos of the country's war between the Houthis and the government forces, backed by the Saudi-led coalition.
A Yemeni health official said that along with the 51 killed, as many as 56 were maimed in Thursday's attacks. Both the security and health official spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to news hounds.
| Hopefully this time an American drone or satellite feed tracked them back to their base...|
Charred remains of the attackers' vehicles were seen at the scene of the cop shoppe attack, next to a meter-deep crater caused by the bombings. Doctors Without Borders tweeted that dozens of maimed were transferred to the aid group's surgical hospital in Aden, where families of the victims had gathered.
Thursday's attacks were the deadliest in Aden since November 2017, when the IS affiliate in Yemen targeted the city's security headquarters, leaving 15 dead, mostly coppers.
Deputy Interior Minister Ali Nasser Lakhsha told news hounds as he inspected the site of the bombed-out cop shoppe that it was unclear who was behind the assault.
``This is a horrific terrorist attack targeting our police,'' the minister said.
Thursday's attacks in Aden came just weeks after the UAE began withdrawing thousands of its troops from Yemen, leaving behind what it says are some 90,000 trained local forces. The UAE also has high level commanders and forces in Yemen, but has pulled back 50-75% of its forces, insiders have said.
Saudi Arabia’s envoy to Yemen accuses Iran of being behind an attack on a military parade in Aden
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