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will be handed over to entities on sanctions lists. to investigate whether arms were being passed to an authorized end user's created social media accounts with fake yemeni names in order to contact underground illegal trading networks virtually anything is for sale on the net or each document to dozens of german assault rifles and machine guns being sold in some cases the sellers were at pains to emphasise that the arms were brand new and had never been fined. sometimes resistance fighters are not given their monthly salary. we heard although without concrete evidence that they then sell the weapons they received. a release posted a request to buy an m.g. three machine gun and quickly got some office they asked for photos of the weapon
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serial numbers and. then they contacted the german government and requested that they track the serial numbers there was no response. was that. in february twenty seven thousand people in ties took to the streets to protest against the killing of a banana vendor during clashes between armed groups belonging to the popular resistance i get as they are above the law no one can stand in their way. as they hurt a lot of people not only my son and her but he did anything. let it be. there was still a way that was. was
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the demonstrations in ties will remind her of the spirit of the yemeni revolution that had swept through the country six years earlier. president ali abdullah saleh he stepped down after more than twenty five years in power he was succeeded by his vice president of it up a month. but early sought to reclaim power by force and formed an alliance with his former enemies the who thieves it marks the beginning of the civil war. the. what's happening today is just one link in a chain that started in twenty level. with you recently like other yemenis i dreamed of bringing down the system and building a secular state with equal rights for the people that walk. in september twenty fourth scene the hoofy rebels took control of the capital sana'a.
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president hardy's government fled to the southern port city of aden making it to provisional capital. saudi arabia accused the who sees of receiving iranian support and formed an arab military coalition to support hardy. according to u.n. estimates the country's inhabitants possess forty to sixty million weapons. diverse armed groups known as the popular resistance committees quickly formed to fight against the who theories alongside the saudi led coalition. they are brigades were on this side. of the swat guys one group on the other during clashes going to add up all started running and my son was standing next to this dog. he took
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a bullet to the side of his head and it came out the other side. the other while a blast brigades are among the most controversial groups in the popular resistance the salafi militia was founded by shaikh abdel abdul fatah also known as abu allah bus who has been accused of having links to al qaeda. in the. security headquarters were attacked a security personnel were killed in cold blood the wounded were denied and the people who carried out the operation were carrying black flags people recognized them as members about qaeda but they were fighting with us is forces. that. has been involved from the beginning in the battles to liberate ties everyone knows this and all factions deal with them when the u.n. delegate recently visited ties members of al qaeda attended and had photos taken with them. where. other evidence was found linking the abu allah
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bust brigades to our kind. in march twenty sixth al qaeda published a video showing an r.p.g. thirty two for the first time. the r.p.g. thirty two is a modern laser guided weapon assembled in jordan in partnership with russia. the company says it explodes the anti-tank rocket launcher only to the united arab emirates. then this type of weapon had only been seen in the hands of the us brigades and no other faction in yemen. we were not responsible for handing over any of our weapons. so no weapons were handed over by us.
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in fact if you looked at our arsenal. we do not possess any weapons prestigious enough to be passed on to others. the same outrageous video featured another weapon the f.n. mini me machine gun designed by the belgian company f. and have stone. many yemeni factions including the us brigades have been spotted with these machine guns in their possession. other weapons and ammunition appeared bearing belgian export data. the other you should journalists and tracking request for belgian guns or dental fighters being in the position of fighters or up for sale in yemen but the company did not respond. the office of the belgian prime minister replied that he didn't grant interviews.
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the team found evidence of another western made weapon in an area close to where the belgian was spotted. this swiss hgh five hand grenade was found in the position of a fight. again. this is an assault that we use and a sound grenade. contacted the swiss manufacturer them to trace the grenade in this case they received the manufacturer wrote. three dash six can clearly be allocated to a delivery to the u.a.e. from two thousand and three. when asked if the saudi led coalition were passing weapons to third parties in yemen they claimed no knowledge of the matter. responded saying it had launched an investigation based on the information provided writing. each export of weapons to
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a state entity requires an end user certificate which includes the obligation not to pass on the receiver weapons without prior written authorization from swiss authorities switzerland is not aware of swiss weapons being used in the conflict in yemen the competent authorities are currently assessing the information provided by . all the other side of the conflict iran was accused of violating the u.n. arms embargo against humans who the rebels a un panel was set up to investigate. and there are new missiles that were not possessed in yemen before twenty fifteen and their presence is considered a violation of the un security council resolution twenty two sixteen. and . there are also other weapons that our team collected data on including drones and materials used as fuel for missiles. from four or five countries and exported to
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iran. the panel also documented human rights violations by the who sees however at the same time it highlighted the role of the us brigades in time. in the beginning of the war there was a special committee in saudi arabia responsible for supporting the resistance and ties. money was sent by the committee to brigadier general. us and a list of other faction leaders who should receive the money from him. with. the same happen for weapons. would receive it and give a specific amount to other factions according to
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a list. in december twenty fourth teen saudi arabia and the u.a.e. had signed the gulf memorandum of understanding with qatar ushering in a brief period of rapprochement. this was reflected in an agreement between the basque brigades and the leader of the muslim brotherhood party shaikh hammoud i make laffey. in february twenty sixth teen m a traffic received members of a popular resistance battalion who were returning from training. members of the battalion were armed with austrian. respotted hundreds of this type of rifle as well as the s s g sixty nine sniper
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rifle in many locations in yemen including a province controlled by so-called islamic state this weapon was for sale in markets and even got into the hands of children interesting latest type of gun was also spotted in the possession of saudi soldiers before the war in yemen began the journalist asked the austrian manufacturers how the weapons had ended up in yemen but received no response from them all from the austrian government. bass brigades advance with the help of the armored vehicles given by the arab coalition. in november twenty fifteen the other one of us brigades received three us made any t.v. armored vehicles. a few days later the vehicles were spotted in the streets of thais sporting both u.a.e. and yemeni flags. were also
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spotted in other parts of yemen. from the stockholm international peace research institute shows that saudi arabia and the u.a.e. purchased more than two thousand six hundred armored vehicles of this type between twenty eleven and twenty fourteen. later the fundamentalist islam is chaika nun's rick was photographed inside an aardvark g.a.'s if you mine clearance vehicle manufactured in the united kingdom. the vehicle was clearly marked with saudi near . the same type of vehicle was also spotted in other provinces. that if we're talking about the twenty two meeker brigade it should have vehicles armored vehicles and armored personnel carriers and should spearhead attacks but this brigade does not have any vehicles. in the second year of the war in yemen two new
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forces were formed the security beltin agent and the hard drive me elite forces in how to remote these groups are made up of supporters of the separatist southern movement who demands a session of the south to form an independent state. the two forces raised the south yemen flag on another type of u.s. made armored vehicle to be a each amun amaranth. according to the stockholm institute the u.a.e. bought five hundred of these armored vehicles in twenty fourteen. in the south the u.a.e. is the one providing support to resistance forces and is in control of. the security belt the head ramy elite forces and the elite forces originally had an important role in fighting terrorism and insurance security in some areas.
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unfortunately they broke international human rights laws and committed disappearances and other actions that are eligible for sanctions. but the arab coalition beg to differ. the coalition welcomes the report or at that. spot it has reservations about some of the paragraphs of the how which are not based on evidence of the. approach the u.s. and the u.k. for their response in the u.s. the pentagon confirmed that washington is committed to strong end user agreements and was investigating claims that its weapons had been diverted to other parties in yemen the defense spokesman added that the us believed restoring stability to yemen
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would require political as well as military action. as for the u.k. graeme jones the chair of parliament's committee on arms export controls declined to discuss the matter entirely stating the main problem is the run game and not the west to yemen and he accused of having a political agenda the u.k. department for international trade said companies didn't need permission to export mine clearing vehicles but it didn't address the legality of their transfer to a third party without informing the u.k. . since sunday the coalition has not facilitated any humanitarian movements into or out of yemen kerry while the un was warning of a huge cholera outbreak in yemen and the danger of the world's most serious famine factions supposedly on the side of the saudi led coalition clashed.
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fighting erupted between the u.s. backed foreign forces and the saudi backed presidential guards. now in the lead there says the u.a.e. has entrust in yemen and the right the errors committed in the fight with the help of. however saudi arabia is the leader of the coalition and it will not allow any country to tamper with the situation. forces will soon be under the control of the legitimate government that knows. the whole and. entire use the album well of us brigades known for their ties to the un we were clashing with the salic brigade and other groups linked to the muslim brotherhood islamic party which has ties to qatar. this coincided with the internationally recognized saudi backed government in yemen issuing orders to merge the popular resistance forces into the national army however these integration efforts soon
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faced a real test. in june twenty seventh team the gulf crisis erupted with saudi arabia and the u.a.e. opposing qatar it had a knock on effect in yemen. and disagreements between faction members previous affiliation and surface. in october twenty seventh seen the other one of us brigades reach the peak of their international fame the us saudi arabia and the u.a.e. put the group on their terror watch lists they justified their decision by saying that the brigades were giving support to al qaeda. no variable again it is strange for an entity to be classified as a terrorist group while being funded by those who classic.

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