Iran provided capability for missile attacks from Yemen — US Air Force

A missile is launched during an Iranian army exercise in central Iran in this March 14, 2013, photo. (File photo by AP)
Updated 10 November 2017
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Iran provided capability for missile attacks from Yemen — US Air Force

DUBAI: Iran provided the capability for ballistic missile attacks launched from Yemen, a senior US Air Force official said on Friday.
Jeffrey Harrigian, commander for southwest Asia at the US Air Forces Central Command, also told reporters while on a visit to Dubai that it was key to provide diplomatic solutions to tensions surrounding Lebanon instead of going to war.


Yemeni forces make further progress against Houthi militias in Saada province

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Yemeni forces make further progress against Houthi militias in Saada province

LONDON: The commander of Yemen’s special forces brigade, General Adel Al-Mosaabi, said that his troops took over control of the route connecting Maran and Al-Malahiz in the south-west of Saada province – Houthi militias’ key area of support.

Al-Mosaabi said, in a statement published on the Yemeni forces web page, that army units advanced to the road connecting the city of Sa’dah with the Al-Malahiz-Harad road junction. The general declared that his forces succeeded, with air support from the Saudi-led Arab coalition, in cutting the Houthi militias’ supply lines to Harad and Al-Malahiz after a battle that cost the Houthis at least 12 dead and the destruction of several of their armored vehicles.

Earlier, the Saudi-led Arab coalition spokesperson said Friday that military operations in Saada are picking up momentum. Col. Turki Al-Maliki was speaking at a press conference in Brussels, when he added that the pace of military operations in Saada- Iran backed Houthi militia stronghold, is moving rapidly, stressing that military operations in Saada have made progress and gained new territory from the Houthis.