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My fifth paper for @GI_TOC has just gone live!

Over eight months, we catalogued 425 weapons and over 3,200 rounds of ammunition in 13 illicit markets across #Somalia.

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globalinitiative.net/analysis/somal…
The research showed that assault rifles were priced approx. $90 higher in southern Somalia than in the north.

The pricing data constitutes tentative corroborating evidence of a north-south illicit supply chain, with weapons becoming more expensive the further south they travel. Image
Over 60% of documented weapons were of apparent #Chinese manufacture, with an additional ~20% manufactured in #Russia (Soviet Union). Image
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Meine Lieben.
Ich bin zurück, nun kann´s mit Twitter-News weiter gehen.
Ich habe wieder unglaublich viel Material zum #UkraineKrieg , das ich erstmal sortieren muss. Ein Thread dazu kommt daher vsl MORGEN.
Heute ein Thread zu zwei anderen Konflikten: Jemen und Karabach👇
(1/19)
In den letzten Tagen ist der Konflikt zwischen dem #Yemen und #SaudiArabia deutlich eskaliert.
Die #Houthis haben saudische Ölanlagen mit Dutzenden Drohnen attackiert.
Teile der Anlagen sind komplett niedergebrannt.
#Saudis flogen Luftangriffe als Vergeltung.
(2/19)
Die saudische Flugabwehr präsentierte sich wieder mal als recht löchrig.
Einige der Drohnen konnten wohl abgeschossen werden, etwa zwei Dutzend kamen dennoch durch.
Das Ganze ist durchaus erstaunlich, da Riad eigentlich über moderne Flugabwehrsysteme aus den USA verfügt.
(3/19)
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THREAD

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#Iran-backed Houthi militias launched 9 drones & a ballistic missile from Yemen into southern Saudi Arabia.

Reminder
In his first days in office Biden's State Dept delisted the Houthis from the terror blacklist as an incentive to Iran's regime.
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#Iran-backed Houthis targeted a water desalination plant in the Saudi city of Al-Shaqeeq & an Aramco oil facility in Jazan.

The four attacks damaged civilian cars & homes but caused no casualties, state media reported.
jpost.com/breaking-news/…

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A power station in the southern Dhahran al Janub city, and a gas facility in Khamis Mushait, near the Saudi border with Yemen, were also attacked by the #Iran-backed Houthis.

Images show aftermath of the various attacks.
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🇸🇦 🇾🇪 Conflit #Yémen : Les #Houthis ont diffusé des vidéos sur la bataille avec les forces loyalistes soutenues par la coalition Arabe dans la province de Hajjah, au nord-ouest. Les Houthis ouvrent la voie vers l'axe de Abs. #THREAD ⬇️

💥 📹 Vidéo des affrontements sur le front
L'attaque des Houthis a eu lieu dans le district de Hayran et à la périphérie de la ville de Bani Hassan dans le district d'Abs.

Les combattants houthis ont capturé 26 kilomètres carrés, dont des dizaines de positions des loyalistes.
Les villages capturés par les Houthis :

Al-Dhahr, al-Akashiya, al-Naqrameh, Jerb al-Muhajm, al-M' ataf, al-Manjura, Beni Kina, al-Sharqi, al-Funduq, al-Qarya al-Bayda et al-Shabakah.
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"Aí, maluco, #Biden achou mesmo que a gente aumentaria a produção de #petróleo em 2022, só para os #EUA pagarem menos de U$5 no galão de #gasolina... Viajou na maionese!".
#MBS e #MBZ não estão nem aí para o desespero dos EUA e #Europa. Não faz sentido algum para os dois déspotas aumentar a produção e reduzir o preço do barril para algo próximo a U$130.

Eles querem o barril a U$300. Bom para #ArábiaSaudita e #EmiradosÁrabesUnidos.
Bom para a #Rússia (que está prestes a dominar a #Ucrânia de #Zelenskyy e avançar). Bom para a #Venezuela e #Canadá. Ótimo para a #Noruega. E perfeito para a #China.

Nenhum dos esforços diplomáticos de Biden deu certo nessa seara em 03/2022.
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A few other #peace & #security #intlaw situations going on in the world that have slipped off the radar because of #Ukraine....
#UNSC imposed an arms embargo on #Yemen's Iran-aligned #Houthis. #UAE was accused of 'making a deal w/the devil' to secure #Russia's vote. reuters.com/world/middle-e…
@RapporteurUn released report naming #Russia, #China, #Serbia as supplying arms to the #Myanmar #Tatmadaw, & called for states to comply with #UNGA res asking states not to supply arms to Tatamadaw. reuters.com/world/asia-pac…
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Palestinian fear the response from #Saudi_Arabia and the Gulf states to the #Islamic_Jihad's rally in support of the #Houthis

Following the chants in #Gaza against the Saudi royal family and in support of the Houthis, #Iran's loyalists in #Yemen, the Palestinian... (1/5)
Authority, #Fatah, and #Hamas hurried today to issue statements renouncing and condemning the Houthis:

#PA: We condemn the Houthi attacks on Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates and support our Arab brethren. We reject any violation of Arab symbols.

Fatah: The... (2/5)
position of the Palestinian leadership has always been not to interfere in the internal affairs of Arab states. We welcome all the Arab peoples who stand in support of the Palestinians.

And perhaps the most interesting reaction of all was Hamas'. Hamas controls the... (3/5)
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Update #Yemen .
Die #Houthis und die Saudi-Koalition lieferten sich einen schweren Schlagabtausch.
Die Huthis attackierten Anfang der Woche Tanklastenwagen und Depos im Industriegebiet von #AbuDhabi , Hauptstadt der VAE.
Starke Feuer brachen aus, mind. 3 Menschen starben
(1/7)
Im Gegenzug flog die Saudi-Koalition (der die VAE auch angehören) schwere Luftangriffe auf die Hauptstadt vom #Yemen #Sanaa .
Laut dpa wurden mindestens 12 Menschen getötet.
Angeblich sollen bei den Luftangriffen auch Krankenwagen und Rettungskräfte attackiert worden sein.
(2/7)
Bemerkenswert ist jedes Mal, wie wenig die Flugabwehr der Saudi-Koalition gegen die primitiven Drohnen und Raketen der #Houthis unternehmen kann.
Solche Angriffe auf die Infrastruktur der Saudi-Koalition passieren mittlerweile fast schon routinemäßig👇
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#UAE ambassador to US Yousef Al-Otaiba: “Several attacks — a combination of cruise missiles, ballistic missiles, and drones — targeted civilian sites...Several were intercepted”

Looks like the #Houthis weren't lying about ballistic missiles being used. apnews.com/article/houthi…
The odds are high that this attack was once again directly from Iran, like the 2019 ARAMCO strikes.

Saudi Arabia refused to blame Iran for those, and the UAE will cover for Iran now, like it always does.
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Answering first question at the news conference, @POTUS replies: "I didn't overpromise" during his first year in office in which he says "we made enormous progress." Image
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#Iran-backed #Houthi militia is now involved in at least two attacks resulting in injuries+death of #Pakistan citizens in #KSA+#UAE. In May 2021, Houthis targeted #Jeddah within hours of the arrival of PM #ImranKhan+First Lady [see: ] /1
Apart from killing a #Pakistan citizen, the #Houthi attack on @AdnocGroup facility targets an energy partner of six largest Pakistani oil & gas companies [See ]

[ADNOC statement ]
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#Pakistan has so far avoided directly criticizing #Iran-backed proxies in the region in order to avoid altercations with #Tehran and its feared #IRGC/QF paramilitaries. But now #Houthis increasingly pose a direct threat to Pak interests in the #Gulf. /3

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Update #Yemen .
Der überraschende Einsatz von Kampfhubschraubern durch die #Houthis löste in der Saudi-Koalition eine zeitweise Schockstarre aus.
Nun schlugen die Saudis aber zurück.
Innerhalb weniger Wochen vernichteten sie schon den dritten Kampfheli der Huthis.
#Jemen
(1/7)
Zur Erinnerung
Vor einigen Wochen setzten die #Houthis plötzlich Mi-35-Kampfhelikopter gegen die Saudi-Koalition ein.
Der plötzliche Einsatz von Kampfhelis ließ die Frontlinie zeitweise einbrechen, weil die Saudi-Söldner komplett überrumpelten wurden
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Offensichtlich veranstalteten die Saudis nun eine regelrechte Jagd auf die Kampfhelikopter, um sie möglichst schnell auszuschalten.
Später intensivierte Saudi-Arabien seine Luftschläge auch an weiteren Abschnitten der Frontlinie gegen die #Houthis .
#Yemen #Jemen
(3/7)
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Update #Yemen .
Die #Houthis haben zum ersten Mal seit 2015 einen Kampfhubschrauber gegen die Positionen der Saudi-Koalition eingesetzt.
Ein Mi-35 der Huthis attackierte überraschend die pro-Saudi Söldner.
Woher die Houthis plötzlich einen Mi-35 ausbuddelten, bleibt unklar.
(1/5)
Der Angriff geschah jedenfalls so überraschend für die Saudi-Koalition, dass einige Abschnitte der Frontlinie in der Region #Marib eingebrochen sein sollen.
Die pro-Saudi-Söldner und Truppen sind nun mal nicht gewohnt, einen Gegner mit Luftwaffe vor sich zu haben.
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Anfang des Monats gelang es den #Houthis außerdem, eine saudische F-15 mit einer alten sowjetischen "Kub"-Fluabwehrrakete zu erwischen.
Es heißt allerdings, der Jet habe seine Flugfähigkeit bewahrt und konnte zum Landeplatz zurückkehren.
F-15 gelten als ziemlich robust.
(3/5)
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My fourth paper for @GI_TOC has just gone live.

It describes how guns (specifically, Type 56-1 rifles) supplied by #Iran to the #Houthis are turning up all over #Somalia.

Some highlights 👇 (thread)

globalinitiative.net/analysis/iran-…
@GI_TOC field researchers documented over 400 weapons in illicit markets across #Somalia. Almost 10% of these consisted of Type 56-1 rifles believed to have originated in arms transfers from Iran to the Houthis.
The Type 56-1 rifle is a Chinese-manufactured copy of the Soviet AKMS assault rifle, first produced in 1956.

Since August 2018, thousands of Type 56-1 rifles have been seized during maritime interdictions of arms-trafficking dhows believed to have been supplying the Houthis.
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This excellent article tells the history of #Yemen [AND of oil tankers] through the prism of the FSO Safer, the floating, imminent ecological and humanitarian catastrophe that the #Houthis are using not only for leverage but also as a potential bomb. newyorker.com/magazine/2021/…
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Warning !!! Graphic Content 🔞🔞🔞
Today Yemeni media reported that 10 individuals from #AlHudaydah related to the targeted-killing of Saleh Al-Sammad in 2018 were executed by #Houthis in #Sanaa.
It is not clear how these individuals were involved in the targeted- killing of Al-Sammad but it seems they have been acted as informants on Al-Sammad'ss whereabouts in 2018. Image
Saleh Al-Sammad one of the top officials of #Houthis on April 19th 2018 was killed when a UAE airforce CH-4 drone tracked his vehicle and later a #RSAF fighter jet destroyed his car with a guided munition.
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In less than an hour from now, this 17-year minor along 8 others will be publicly executed after unfair trial by Iran-backed #Houthis on baseless charges.
#Yemen ImageImage
Al-Tahrir square ,Sanaa this moment, where Iran-backed Houthis are preparing to carry out execution of 9 people inc a child. Image
Breaking

Houthis begin carrying out execution now. Image
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Update #Syrien .
Die Kurden haben ihre Angriffe auf türkische Truppen und pro-türkische Söldner deutlich intensiviert.
Nahezu täglich kommen neue Videos, wie sie mit Raketenangriffen, Sprengsätzen und Scharfschützen feindliche Stellungen attackieren.
Details im Thread 👇
(1/7)
Zunächst zur Erinnerung.
Kurdische Gruppierungen attackieren seit nun einer Woche nahezu täglich (pro-)türkische Stellungen in #Syria .
Zuletzt vernichteten sie einen Stützpunkt sogar mit einer Untergrabung.
#Syria
Mehr dazu hier👇
(2/7)
Sie setzen dabei alle möglichen Mittel ein.
Besonders oft lenken sie Panzerabwehrraketen in die Stützposten von pro-türkischen Söldnern.
Von Ankara gibt es dazu meist keine Stellungnahmen, weil es keine Soldaten der regulären türk.Armee sind, sondern "nur" Söldner.
#Syrie
(3/7)
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#BREAKING: Houthis target the port of Mocha with missiles and drones - Al-Arabiya
arabnews.com/tags/yemen
#UPDATE: #Yemen’s Vice President: The #Houthi attack on the port of Mocha is a crime arab.news/mrj3m
#UPDATE: The manager of Mocha port said the #Houthis fired four missiles and three exploding drones at the port, damaging recently repaired infrastructure and starting a fire that destroyed goods arab.news/mrj3m
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#LIVE: Hans Grundberg delivers his first briefing to the Security Council in his capacity as new @UN Special Envoy for #Yemen (@OSE_Yemen) arab.news/46kz7 Image
#LIVE: @OSE_Yemen: The epicenter of the military confrontation has shifted over time with combatants taking turns on the offensive. Since early 2020, the focus has been on the #Houthi's #Marib offensive in which thousands of #Yemenis have lost their lives arab.news/46kz7 Image
#LIVE:@OSE_Yemen: The UN and the international community has been clear in its message: The #Houthi's offensive on #Marib must stop arab.news/46kz7 Image
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One of President Biden’s first acts in office was ending U.S. weapons support for Saudi Arabia in its war against the Iran-backed Houthis in #Yemen. The U.S. hoped the concession would persuade the #Houthis to negotiate. Instead they have escalated.
wsj.com/articles/we-on…
The Houthis ignore @ABlinken one more time. He objects, strenuously.
This is getting 2b a habit, & an embarrassing one. An adversary courted by the Biden Adm ignores U.S. pleas & continues waging war agnst an ally, & the Biden State Dept issues a stern lecture in a press release.
@ABlinken The liberal internationalists who run the State Dept seem to believe that asserting a demand for a diplomatic solution will make it so. But as with the Taliban in #Afghanistan, the Houthis & their Iranian backers believe they can win the war w/o negotiating as they see the U.S...
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“International orgs ignore the booby-traps of minds and cultures, poisons & mines in the form of curricula that r planted in the minds of our children to create a generation of terrorist human mutants. Where r you from the poisoned curricula of the #Houthi militia!”@sameerahawri ImageImageImage
“With the support of @UN @unicefchief @UNICEF_Yemen @OSE_Yemen organizations, the Houthis are destroying educational curricula”
Reported by @a_shmeri

@SecBlinken @AnnLinde @DominicRaab @antonioguterres
@FightExtremism @TerrorismPolice @CommissionCE @hrw
okaz.com.sa/ampArticle/207… ImageImage
#Houthi militia tampering with school curricula, &attempts to falsify awareness of future generations, with sectarian ideas alien to our country & society, is a serious threat to civil peace &social fabric, undermines opportunities for dialogue, peace &coexistence”by @ERYANIM Image
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#BREAKING: #Houthis are putting more than 1 million people at risk in #Marib: US special envoy for #Yemen arab.news/bafn5
#BREAKING: #US is imposing sanctions on two #Houthi military leaders: US special envoy for #Yemen arab.news/bafn5
#BREAKING: Ceasefire is the only way #Yemenis will get humanitarian relief they require: US special envoy for #Yemen arab.news/bafn5
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#BREAKING: US envoy to Yemen Tim Lenderking says Yemen's #Houthis offensive on Marib ‘is the single biggest threat to peace efforts’
arab.news/wcz4y
#BREAKING: US envoy to Yemen #TimLenderking says if we do not stop the fighting in Yemen’s Marib ‘it will trigger a wave of even greater fighting and instability’
arab.news/wcz4y
#BREAKING: US envoy on Yemen Tim Lenderking says Iran’s support to the #Houthis is ‘quite significant and it’s lethal;’ no real evidence Tehran wants to support a resolution to the conflict in Yemen
arab.news/wcz4y
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