(A summary of the most important events in Yemen, on the ground and politically, during the past 24 hours)


Yesterday, Monday, the Central Bank of Yemen in Aden revealed the party responsible for the rapid deterioration of the riyal exchange rates against foreign currencies.

And the bank explained in a statement that it was briefed by the “Yemeni Scene” that the recent deterioration of the local currency prices arose after the intervention of others in the activity of the exchange market, and the conclusion of agreements with a number of money changers without realizing the consequences of that, as it is illegal, and is not binding on the bank; In an implicit reference to the unilateral measures taken by the Southern Transitional Council.

In addition, the Central Bank of Yemen in Aden announced the liberation of its frozen balances with the Bank of England; In a move that pushes the Yemeni riyal to recover after the accelerating collapse during the past months.

In a statement published on its website, the bank stated that it is a good news for the release of its frozen balances with the Bank of England after several years of unremitting efforts it made after moving its headquarters to the temporary capital, Aden.

He pointed out that he had received a communication from the Bank of England approving the liberation of their central bank balances, which would strengthen the position of the external reserve of the central bank, which in turn would contribute to alleviating pressures in demand for foreign currency.

Meanwhile, an official source at the Central Bank of Aden branch revealed that a ceremony is being held today, Tuesday, August 28, to announce a network for unified remittances in the Central Bank of Yemen in the capital, Aden, and the members of the company’s first board of directors will be elected.

The source explained that the company will be a closed Yemeni shareholding, and includes about 47 founders from the owners of exchange companies in Aden and the rest of the liberated governorates.

He added that all remittance networks will be canceled in exchange for the establishment of a unified remittance network from the capital of a large group of money changers under the supervision of the Central Bank in order to eliminate all suspicious operations that take place through these networks, which leads to an increase in exchange rates.

In the same context, informed sources revealed new financial measures taken by the local authorities in the Marib Governorate, with regard to selling gas to the governorates under the control of the Houthi rebels.
The sources said that the Marib authorities decided to receive the value of the gas and oil sold to the governorates under the control of the militia, from the old local currency.
According to the sources, the authorities will start implementing this decision from today, Tuesday, stressing that no gas or oil trailer will be filled until after the delivery of its price from the old currency.

On the ground, dozens of Houthi militiamen were killed, including a former prominent commander in the Republican Guard, following the battles taking place on the fronts of Marib and Shabwa governorates, during the past hours.

Field sources said that at least 58 members of the Houthi militia were killed in the battles of Marib and Shabwa since yesterday evening.

The sources confirmed the killing of the Houthi leader, impersonating the rank of Colonel Nasser Al-Aubali, who holds the position of staff of the 17th Brigade, a former guard in Al-Abdiyya, at the hands of the heroes of the army and the resistance, along with dozens of its groups.
Meanwhile, the terrorist Houthi militia suffered, this evening, Monday, a major defeat and defeat, in the Abdiya front, south of Ma’rib Governorate (in the east of the country).
A military source confirmed the failure of a major military attack carried out by the terrorist Houthi militia on the positions of the National Army and the Popular Resistance in the “Ablaj Al Ghanem sector” in the Abdiya district, south of Marib.

Politically, Prime Minister Dr. Maeen Abdul-Malik arrived on Monday in Shabwa Governorate.
Media sources said that Abdul-Malik and a government team comprising ministers and legal officials arrived in the city of Ataq, the capital of Shabwa Governorate (south of the country).
Abdul-Malik’s visit coincides with fierce military battles in the western and northern districts of the governorate, between the forces of the National Army and the terrorist Houthi militia.

On the other hand, the pace of popular protests, condemning the collapse of the local currency and the deterioration of the economic situation, increased in Taiz Governorate (in the center of the country).
Local sources said that the people of Taiz announced, yesterday, Monday, a comprehensive strike and widespread civil disobedience, as part of their protests against the deterioration of services and the collapse of the economic situation in the country.
According to the sources, the calls for strike and civil disobedience received a wide response from the people of the province, on its first day.
At the same time, there were widespread popular demonstrations that roamed the streets of the city of Taiz to denounce the collapse of the Yemeni riyal price against foreign currencies, and the deterioration of the economic situation in general.
In the demonstrations, protesters removed pictures of President Hadi and his deputy from the streets and public facilities, which called on security forces to fire live bullets in the air and towards the demonstrators.
One of the demonstrators was killed as a result of shooting, and others were injured, this morning, Monday, as a result of shooting by security forces.

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