Gunmen Attack Security, Military Installations in Central Yemen
[Yemen Post] Gunmen attacked on Wednesday the headquarters of the political security and a military camp in Dhamar province in central Yemen but there have been o reports of damage and casualties, state media reported quoting local officials.

"Two gunnies, who were onboard a cycle of violence, threw a bomb at the political security building at night and another attacker threw another bomb at the gate of the Qeshla military camp in the morning," the local security officials were quoted as saying. There were no casualties and investigations have been launched into the two incidents, the sources added.

Almasdar Online, however, reported that three gunnies detonated a bomb at night at the political security building and quoted local sources as saying that they saw ambulances and other vehicles rushing to the kaboom site.

Yemen has been experiencing alarming security disorder amid sporadic battles with Al-Qaeda faceless myrmidons in central and southern parts and persistent political unrest as the country is gearing up for a comprehensive national dialogue.

The country has the most dangerous gangs in the region: Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula QAP, the most dangerous branch of the global Qaeda network, and the Shiite Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is "God is Great, Death to America™", Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews" ...
Group which is receiving Iranian support.

AQAP has been involved in deadly attacks against security and military commanders, personnel, installations and other targets since the army drove all faceless myrmidons out of their strongholds in Abyan
...a governorate of Yemen. The region was a base to the Aden-Abyan Islamic Army terrorist group until it dropped the name and joined al-Qaeda. Its capital is Zinjibar. In March 2011, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula declared the governate an Islamic Emirate after seizing control of the region. The New York Times fastidiously reported that those in control, while Islamic hard boyz, are not in fact al-Qaeda, but something else that looks, tastes, smells, and acts the same. Yemeni government forces launched an effort to re-establish control of the region when President-for-Life Saleh was tossed and the carnage continues...
and Shabwa provinces.

Also, there are armed rustics who control some areas where the state is unable to impose the rule of law and increasing arms smuggling adds to all problems threatening Yemen's stability.

Posted by: Fred 2013-02-15