US Week in Review – January 28

YEMEN Residents in Hodeida have reported continued clashes between Houthis and Saudi-led coalition forces, and security officials said there was heavy fighting last week with both sides using heavy weapons and bringing in reinforcements. The clashes and the failure of both sides to pull out troops from Hodeida as agreed by last month’s ceasefire have…

US Week in Review – January 21

ARMS SALES AND SECURITY ASSISTANCE Croatia has formally canceled a $500 million deal to buy 12 used fighter jets from Israel after it collapsed due to US objections. A report by Journalists for Justice claims that top officials in the Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) the Ministries of Defense and Immigration are involved in a smuggling…

US Week in Review – January 14

ARMS SALES AND SECURITY ASSISTANCE In a report to Congress, the Pentagon said that it has found no evidence of detainee abuse by US allies in Yemen, contradicting an AP report last year that found evidence of forced disappearances and torture at secret prisons across southern Yemen run by UAE-backed forces. The Pentagon said that…

US Week in Review – January 07

As many as 14,000 Sudanese men have been fighting in Yemen alongside Saudi-backed forces, almost all of whom come from Darfur. Saudi Arabia has offered families as much as $10,000 to send their sons to fight in Yemen, some between 14 and 17 years old, the New York Times reported. Five Sudanese soldiers also told…

US Week in Review – December 17

YEMEN After a week of negotiations in Sweden, representatives from the Yemeni delegation and Houthi rebels have agreed to a ceasefire in Hodeida and are expected to withdraw their troops from the port “within days, and then from the city.” The two sides also agreed to a prisoner exchange and to allow a humanitarian corridor…