Advertise   Subscribe Contact Yemen Post
 
About Us   Our Mission Terms & Services
Yemen Post Newspaper Logo  
Editor Picture In a couple of months, closed door meetings for Hadi will be limited..... Foreign embassy searches not ruled out.... Foreign censorship halted..... Yemenis linked with foreign intelligence hunted for.  
Hakim Almasmari  
 Publisher & Editor in Chief   
  Email the Editor
Advanced Search
HOME EDITORIAL LOCAL INTERVIEW REPORT POLITICS BUSINESS HEALTH YEMEN IN THE NEWS MIDDLE EAST INTERNATIONAL ARCHIVE
LATEST UPDATES Yemen Socialist, Nasserite Parties set conditions for participation in new government :: Yemen to include Houthi militants in police departments :: Yemeni factions agree to form government of technocrats, no more quotas :: Yemen arrests leader, four members of AQAP :: Yemen launches first conference on anti-juvenile death penalty :: Yemen officials & businessmen owe $500 million in electricity fees :: Total’s Board of Directors pays homage to Christophe de Margerie; organizes Group’s new governance :: UN Adviser Jamal Benomar urges acceleration of new Yemen government :: Presidency denies reports on deals for sovereign portfolios :: Tribes regain parts of Manaseh after battles with Houthi militants ::
BREAKING NEWS
z
REPORT
Last updated: 01:03:16 PM GMT(+03) Tuesday, 17, August, 2010
 
 

Houthis Expanding Outside Sa’ada

 
*
 

The quiet situation in Harf Sufyan district after the bloody battles last July draws numerous unanswered questions. The battles killed dozens from both sides and had 228 soldiers held hostage. Observers believe that the Qatari mediation helped to calm down the situation, while local analysts believe that local mediations were the main and only reason behind the end of fighting in Harf Sufyan. Houthis not only control Sa’ada governorate, but also control the strategic military site of Al-Zaala which oversees the main road linking the capital Sana’a with Saada city.
“Houthis have kept in touch with the Qatari government in order to have peace return in Saada, and things have improved. The roads are open and people move freely, and there are no security problems, while the ceasefire committees do their work without any problems” Mohamed Abdel-Salam, the Houthis spokesman said.
Sheikh Bakeel Hubiash, a prominent Sheikh in Harf Sufyan, indicated during his interview with Al-Jazeera, that Houthis controlled the entire district even before the fall of Al-Zaala military site. “They have controlled that area for over a year now, and the war with Bin Aziz last month was only to prove it to those who doubted their power in that region.” He considered that the state is completely absent in Harf Sufyan. He added that the government’s cease-fire agreement with the Houthis did not include the tribes that participated with state to fight the rebels. “This in return will make tribes feel that they were abandoned by the government to fight Houthi followers, who consider pro-government tribes hypocrites and state agents.

 

 

 

 


*
Source: Yemen Post Newspaper
 
 
MORE REPORT
 
Growth much less than needed amid big political, security challenges in Yemen
Political groups, foreign supporters involved in deepening chaos in Yemen
Three days after peace deal, all scenarios including bad ones possible in Yemen
Yemen's government and the Zaidi Houthi militants are close to reach a deal in order to put an end to the battles and weeks-long protests in the capital city of Sanaa.
Energy-sector corruption costs Yemen tens of billions of dollars in six years
Yemen wary of intensifying Iranian meddling
Analysts: Yemen walks in "vicious circle" amid endless games of politics
Agreement with rebels for new government could not be solution
Analysts say Houthi rebels seek power under change slogans
President Hadi seeks to broker tentative truce with the Houthis
 
 
Comments
 
Leave a Comment
Comment will be published once it has been approved by our moderators.
Name:
Title:
Comment:

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Yemen Post may edit comments for length and clarity but will not change the tone of the message. Comments will only be accepted if all fields (including name) are filled correctly and the message isn't abusive, defamatory or offensive. All comments sent may be forwarded for use in the Yemen Post newspaper.
Article Tools
Email this Article Email this article
Print Friendly Version Print
Email this Article Email the Editor
 
Most popular
 Yemeni factions agree to form government of technocrats, no more quotas
 Yemen arrests leader, four members of AQAP
 Yemen launches first conference on anti-juvenile death penalty
 Yemen Socialist, Nasserite Parties set conditions for participation in new government
 Yemen to include Houthi militants in police departments
 Yemen officials & businessmen owe $500 million in electricity fees
 
Services
  Letters to the Editor
  Dear President
  Advertise
  Subscribe
  Submit Your Articles
  Classified
  Readers' Letters
 

 
Quick poll
Do you think President Hadi is building the base to rule Yemen for many years?

VOTE  OR SEE POLL RESULTS
 

   
   
   
© Yemen Post. All Rights Reserved 2007- 2014    

 Designed and developed by
  HyperLink