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August 4, 2015
Saudi-Led coalition deploys more forces in the coastal city of Aden.
June 8, 2015
Video shows aftermath of Saudi-led coalition airstrikes that struck the Houthi controlled army headquarters in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa on Sunday morning.
The Houthi-run Yemeni news agency, Saba, said that the Saudi-led coalition conducted four raids before sunrise, which left at least 44 dead and more than 100 injured.
May 26, 2015
Houthi militants in the central Yemeni city of Ibb closed the only station for butane distribution in the city. The measure is an attempt to force provincial authorities to revoke a decision to raise the price of gas.
A Houthi military commander, who introduced himself as Abu Nidal, said that he closed the station because its manager and workers fled and left it unattended. He also explained that the station manager had refused to comply with an order by a Houthi judge to not raise the gas price.
Abu Nidal also said that Houthi militants, who refer to themselves as Ansar Allah, will take over the supervision of gas distribution in the city.
April 26, 2015
Video shows clashes on the streets of Taiz, about 300 km south of the Yemeni capital Sanaa. Houthi fighters, backed by Yemeni army units, used rifles and armored personnel carriers to confront militiamen loyal to President Abed Rabbu Mansour Hadi.
Wide of fighter loyal to President Hadi firing sniper rifle
Wide of fighter loyal to President Hadi taking cover
Wide of armored personnel carrier and Houti fighters
Moving shot of Houthi fighters and pro-Houthi Yemeni soldiers on the street
Wide Houthi fighters manoeuvring pickup truck
Wide of armored personnel carrier firing heavy machine gun
April 9, 2015
Video shows civilians fleeing gunshots in a peripheral street of the city of Mualla near Aden, south Yemen. According to a Transterra Media contributor, Houthi fighters shot at people who were trying to rescue a family stuck in an apartment, which had been hit by a mortar shell.
Popular Committees fighters loyal to President Abd Rabbu Hadi Mansour control central Mualla while Houthi fighters are trying to push their way into the city.
Ibb Province, Yemen
April 8, 2015
Scores of anti-Houthi protesters rallied in various cities of the central Yemeni province of Ibb in support of the Saudi-led operation Decisive Storm, despite the heavy presence of pro-Houthi security province. Video shows demonstrations in various locations and interviews with two protesters who voice their defiance of the Houthis.
Banners signed by the anti-Houthi Refusal Movement carried the inscription: “Ibb is not a prison. Freedom for the kidnapped.” Other banners that surfaced in one of the demonstrations featured the portraits of several people along with the inscription: “Freedom for the kidnapped by the head of security and Houthi militias.”
Other protestors also chanted: “We shall sacrifice our souls and blood for you, Aden,” while carrying banners that read: “Aden is the city of peace; do not kill it.”
SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Unnamed anti-Houthi Protester
“Political activists have not been able to do anything. We will stand against them, even if they bomb us with chemical weapons. We will resist both Ali Abdulllah Saleh and the infidel Houthis.”
SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Unnamed anti-Houthi Protester
“Interviewer: What is your message to those who have been kidnapped by the Houthis? “Protester: Our message is that they [Houthis] will not be able to do anything. They [the kidnapped] shall be freed. You are heroes.”
April 10, 2015
Video of clashes and aftermath of shelling in the southern Yemeni city of Mualla near Aden.
April 6, 2015
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT
Video features the aftermath of clashes between Houthi militias and fighters loyal to President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi in the coastal city of Mukalla, south Yemen. The footage also shows the headquarters of the General People’s Congress (GPC) in flames. The GPC is the political party headed by the Houthis’ ally, ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
The video includes corpses scorched or thrown into the sea.
March 30, 2015
Coalition forces led by Saudi Arabia targeted the mountain of Faj Atan, just south of Sanaa, for the second time on March 30, 2015. This video shows four positions being targeted in Faj Atan during the daytime, a rare occurrence since the beginning of operation Decisive Storm against Houthi rebels.
This area, held by the Houthis, is the site of ammunition depots that are believed to contain ballistic missiles.
March 30, 2015
The Saudi-led coalition carries on its bombing campaign in Yemen, striking a missile silo in Faj Atan just south of Sanaa. After the initial airstrike, widespread flames could be seen for over two hours and were accompanied by violent explosions as the military base continued to burn.
According to reports by the Saudi news channel Al-Arabiya, the Houthi-controlled depot contained ballistic missiles.
The Saudi-led campaign spokesman, Brigadier-General Ahmed Asiri, was quoted by Al-Jazeera on Monday 30 March as saying that coalition forces had also destroyed a ballistic missile as Houthi fighters tried to launch it.
Night shots from the Yemeni city of al-Buqa in the northern province of Saada show the aftermath of an airstrike. The footage features rescue workers searching the rubble of destroyed buildings. Later it shows a victim of the airstrike being carried away via ambulance.
March 23, 2015
In this video, Sunni protestors demonstrate against the Houthi takeover of Taiz in front of the "Special Security Forces" building where Houthis rebels stationed their reinforcements.
The protestors burn tires while militants loyal to the Houthis respond with live ammunition in central Taiz.
According to eyewitnesses, Houthi rebels have transported militiamen from Sana'a to Taiz to reinforce local security forces already under their control.
All US personnel having vacated the US Embassy in Sana'a, Yemen on 21 January, the Houthi chief of security in the capital deemed the immediate streets around the US Embassy safe enough to remove the road-barriers that previously surrounded it. They had been in place for the past decade. Having done so, the Houthi militia gather in front of the embassy to chant their signature call to arms, "Death to America; Death to Israel; Curses to the Jews and Victory to Islam."
March 1, 2015
For the first time in 25 years, an Iranian flight landed in Yemen at Sanaa International Airport after Houthi and Iranian officials signed a contract in Tehran to open a direct aviation service between the two countries. They agreed to set up 14 weekly flights between the two countries. The plane was from Mahan Air, a private airline based in Tehran that operates domestically in Iran and internationally to the Far East, the Middle Eat, Central Asia, and Europe. Keen to show that they were not supplying the Houthis with weapons, the Iranian flight arrived with a donation of 12 tons of medical supplies and equipment from the Iranian Red Crescent. Iranian officials at the airport said they regret that such an agreement was not signed years ago to help build Iranian-Yemeni relations.
February 21, 2015
Video shows Houthi takeover of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi's residential compound after he disguised himself to escape Sanaa and fly to his hometown of Aden in the south. Hadi had been under weeks of house arrest by the Shiite Houthi militia, who allegedly looted his property soon after his departure. The UN denies having assisted him in returning to Aden, a port city south of Sanaa and the country's fourth largest.
Video shows the presidential palace's abandoned gates and Houthi convoys patrolling the perimeter.
Thousands of Shi'ite Muslim Houthis staged a rally in the capital Sana'a on February 2nd to show solidarity with the Houthi movement's decision to grant Yemen's political factions a three day ultimatum to pull the nation out of its political vacuum.
The protesters said political factions have only two days left to reach an agreement, otherwise the Houthi leadership would take matters into his own hands and form a presidential committee to govern Yemen for an interim period.
(Arabic) Munthir al Asbahi, Revolutionary Youth Leader
“We the revolutionaries and the free people of Yemen declare our support and solidarity for all of the decisions made by the expanded national conference which occurred yesterday”
(Arabic) Amer Muhsun Khalil, Demonstrator “We came out today in solidarity with the resolutions of the expanded national conference and to answer the call of the leader of the Quranic demonstration, Sayyid Abd al-Malek al-Houthi, may God protect him. We came out today to also show support for the decisions he made and to give him full authority to lead the nation out of the current situation which we are living in”
Yemeni youth protesters held a sit-in in the liberation square of Sana'a to call on the Houthi militias to withdraw from the Yemeni capital.
Protesters also called on the Yemeni President to reconsider his resignation from power.
The protesters in Sana'a accused the Houthi movement of a military coup against the regime of President Hadi.
Raja Abdullah,Yemeni Activist (Man Arabic)
"We came out today to topple the military coup and to reignite the revolution of February 11, which hasn’t been completed until now. We came out also to show support for President Abd-Rebu Mansour Hadi-who legitimacy is still valid. The Houthi’s legitimacy is no more. We say to the Houthis: You will leave, you will leave, and you will leave! Sana’a does not belong to you. Sana’a belongs to its rightful people. Go back to Sa’da and protect your rights over there.
Mahmoud Abu Salim, Youth Revolutionary (Man,Arabic)
“We came out today to reject the military coup and to reject the armed Houthi militias who entered by force to kill the civil state. We reject all the armed presence in this blessed city and in the Yemeni capital. We call for a modern civil state which is founded upon consensus and justice”
Aftermath off the suicide attack which happen in Sana'a the Capital of Yemen
The violence comes just hours after Yemen’s new Prime Minister Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak resigned after Houthi militia called for mass protests against the “foreign interference” they said was behind his appointment
Witnesses claim scores of people have been injured , The footage also has four interviews with people who witnessed the explosion unfold.
Second interview “He arrived and blew himself up when he reached a crowed. Children were killed. Ten children were killed. In what religion is this justified? In what law is this justified? These Takfiris are the enemies of Islam.
Third interview “What happened today was a huge crime which we hold the president of the republic accountable for because we depended on him to implement that which we all agreed upon. He should take responsibility and reevaluate as soon as possible and take responsibility for everything that will unfold in the future. He needs to make better decisions thatwill benefit the people.”
Fourth “What we see today with the suicide attack by an explosive vest is clear, decisive evidence that these traitors who are backed by the U.S and Israel are afraid come to the battle field. They tried to sabotage the revolution from within, however the revolution will be victorious.
September 26, 2014
Tens of thousands of Houthis held a mass rally on Friday, on the airport road of Sana’a, to declare the victory of their revolution’s and to bury a number of their revolutionaries who were killed in clashes with armed forces during the week. The protesters said the demonstrations and sit-ins in Sana’a will continue until a new Prime Minister is elected and a new Yemeni government is formed, as stipulated in the UN-brokered agreement signed by the Houthis and the Yemeni government, four days ago.
(02:14) Protester:" I am sure that this revolutionary crowd is responsible for us achieving our demands, and responsible for giving the Yemeni people a better life, and changing the situation in Yemen."
August 29, 2014
Tens of thousands of Yemeni followers of the Shia'a Houthi group, massed in the country's capital Sana'a in a protest calling for the government to reverse a decision on cutting fuel subsidies and resign. The rally is part of an ongoing demonstration that has been going on for over a week and is growing in size. The Houthis are a powerful force in Yemen and have been fighting for years for more representation for their Shia'a sect in the northern part of the majority Sunni nation.
SOUNDBITE : Yemeni Protester (Man, Arabic, 25 sec) 'We are protesting against the government's decision to lift subsidies on oil derivatives, and making it harder to the people to buy petroleum products. We will remain protesting peacefully until our demands are fulfilled, and they will be achieved with God's will (Inchallah)'
August 24, 2014
Tens of thousands of Yemeni Shia, who support Abdul-Malik Al-Houthi, rove the streets of Sanaa calling for the downfall of the Yemeni government.
The protestors want the government to reverse a decision on cutting fuel subsidies and resign.
The protesters carried signs saying "death to America, and Israel". They accused the Yemeni government of being pro the Zionist entity.
March 28, 2015
Protestors in the Yemeni city of Ibb take to the streets to demand the end of the Houthi coup. They wave the flag of Saudi Arabia and other Arab nations, in addition to Pakistan, involved in the coalition who are bombing Houthi positions throughout Yemen.
The protestors are also waving banners which say "No to War, Dialogue is the Solution", while accusing the Houthis of forcing the coalition to interfere in Yemen. The protestors also show their support for the Hadi government who are fighting against the Houthis.