So much suffering is continuing in the Middle East, I can not keep up with it all.
Below are some recent reports that reveal instability is escalating along with the presence of military forces.
News reports: Yemen’s President flees country after requesting Saudis’ military assistance, People are seeking safety and solutions… ~Ron
Yemeni leader Hadi leaves country as Saudi Arabia keeps up air strikes
SANAA/ADEN, Yemen | By Khaled Abdallah and Sami Aboudi
(Reuters) – Yemen’s President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi left his refuge in Aden for Saudi Arabia on Thursday as Houthi rebels battled with his forces on the outskirts of the southern port city.
Saudi Arabia bombs Yemen, launches coalition op against Houthi rebels
Published time: March 25, 2015 23:49
(RT) Saudi Arabian forces, joined by nine other countries, have launched a military operation in Yemen against Shiite Houthi rebels, the Saudi ambassador to the US said. The offensive, which started with airstrikes, will also involve “other military assets.”
According to Ambassador Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, the military operation in Yemen started at 7 p.m. EST (11 p.m. GMT).
Obama ordered support to Saudi-led op, UN still ‘checking details’
US President Obama has authorized the provision of logistical and intelligence support to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)-led military operations in Yemen, the White House said in a statement, confirming that Washington had close communication with Hadi, the Saudis and other GCC states prior to the launch of the military operation.
Yesterday’s assault on Yemen was a watershed event, representing the first time that the Saudis have coordinated a military campaign with fellow Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) members Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Oman and Kuwait.
Speaking in Washington yesterday Saudi Ambassador Adel Al-Jubeir said the six GCC nations plus four other countries were involved in the attacks. He refused to name the four other countries, but they are Egypt, Pakistan and Jordan and the United States. The US stated today that it was providing “logistics and intel.”
Last month Houthi rebels ousted Yemen’s President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi. Hadi was a Western puppet who allowed the US to conduct massive drone strikes against alleged al Qaeda positions. The rebels are pro-Iranian nationalists.
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Arab leaders hope to fulfill a long-held dream of creating a joint military force as they meet in Egypt this weekend. The project has been given more impetus in the wake of the Saudi-led intervention in Yemen to battle Shia Houthi rebels.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi told an Arab League summit in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh on Saturday that he is in favor of creating a united Arab force to help maintain security within the region. He also said he has accepted a proposal from the Arab foreign ministers to form the joint Arab military force.
The move to create a joint Arab army comes on the backdrop of a Saudi-led coalition launching airstrikes against Houthi Shia anti-government forces in Yemen. Kuwait’s Emir also spoke on Saturday in Egypt saying that the Houtis posed a threat in the region.
“Rapid developments underway in Yemen pose a threat to our security,” said Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah, according to Reuters.
Embattled Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, who also attended the summit, said that the military operation in his country is aimed at defending the Yemeni people from an assault on their “Arab and Islamic identity” and on Yemen’s sovereignty.
He praised Egypt’s leading role in the region as the “pulsing heart of Arabism” and the valve of security.
On Thursday, Arab foreign ministers adopted a draft resolution on the proposed joint force, with Arab League chief Nabil Elaraby spelling out the positives of such a move.
“The resolution sends a clear message that Arab nations can agree on a plan to defend themselves,” Elaraby said. Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri said the proposed force would undertake “quick and effective missions,” Reuters reported.
Elaraby described the decision as “historic” and Arab League ministers have asked him to coordinate with Arab armies’ chiefs of staff within the next month to try and get the united Arab force up and running.
Arab League members have been discussing the possibility of creating a united military for decades after signing a mutual defense pact 65 years ago.
AP revealed in November that the leaders of Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait had all discussed the possibility of creating a joint army to potentially deal with Islamic militants in Libya, but also the perceived threat of Iran, a non-Arab Shia powerhouse.
The Saudi-led military raids, which are currently limited to airstrikes, have seen Riyadh gain support from a broad coalition of Sunni Muslim nations in targeting Shia Houthi anti-government forces in Yemen.
SOUTHWEST ASIA – On March 27, coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria, using attack, fighter and bomber aircraft to conduct four airstrikes. Separately in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted 18 airstrikes approved by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense, using attack, fighter and remotely-piloted aircraft against ISIL terrorists. All strikes took place between 8 a.m. March 27, and 8 a.m. March 28, local time.
Amid fight for Tikrit:
Strikes destroy 11 Isis fighting positions in Saddam Hussein’s hometown as Iraqi ground forces seek to retake it from militants.
U.S. and coalition forces conducted 18 air strikes against Islamic State fighters in Iraq during a 24-hour period, with eight strikes near militant-held Tikrit, the US military said on Saturday.
It has been reported that American and Israeli military advisors have been arrested while aiding Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists in Iraq. Iraqi counter-terrorism.
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Coalition military forces conducted 6 airstrikes in Syria over most recent 24-hour period; Separately, 10 airstrikes approved by Iraqi Ministry of Defense were carried out against Islamic State targets there
Breaking News: Turkey to support Saudi-led military action