Coalition forces stop Houthis’ attempts to advance into Western Yemen

Raids carried out by Saudi-led coalition fighters have prevented Iranian-backed Houthi terrorists’ attempts to infiltrate the coastal town of Al Khoukha. (File: AFP)
Updated 07 January 2018
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Coalition forces stop Houthis’ attempts to advance into Western Yemen

Raids carried out by Saudi-led coalition fighters have prevented Iranian-backed Houthi terrorists’ attempts to infiltrate the coastal town of Al Khoukha, which is part of the province of Hodeidah and had previously been liberated, according to Saudi state news agency.

A Yemeni military source said coalition aircrafts targeted the terrorists in the east as they were trying to infiltrate the city, according to the Yemeni armed forces website.

Meanwhile, a number of Houthis fighters were killed, with others wounded in air strikes targeting areas of the province of Al Baydaa held by the terrorists.

A source on the ground said the coalition fighters launched several raids in the Al Arif area, targeting Houthis groups in Jabal al Marqouza.

Yemeni army forces also foiled an attempt by Houthi fighters to advance toward the presidential camp and the presidential palace, east of Taiz.

A military source said in a statement to the Yemeni Armed Forces site that violent clashes had taken place between the two sides as the army repelled an attempt by Houthis to advance.

Elsewhere the army targeted Houthi positions in Tuba al Salal in the eastern part of the city. This resulted in the destruction several of the terrorist group’s vehicles.


Israeli air strikes target Gaza Strip ‘terror targets’ after rocket fire

Updated 12 November 2018
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Israeli air strikes target Gaza Strip ‘terror targets’ after rocket fire

GAZA STRIP: Israel’s military said it was carrying out air strikes “throughout the Gaza Strip” to strike “terror targets” on Monday after a barrage of mortar and rocket fire from the Palestinian enclave toward its territory wounded six people.

A number of rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip toward Israel, while Israel’s army said an Israeli bus was hit by fire from the Palestinian enclave.

Israeli medics say a 19-year-old man was critically wounded in the attack, the man apparently sustained the wounds in a mortar attack from Gaza that struck the bus. Black smoke could be seen billowing into the air from the area of the mortar strike.

A picture taken from the Gaza Strip on November 12, 2018 shows missiles being launched toward Israel. (AFP)

The flare-up comes after a clash that erupted during an Israeli special forces operation in the Gaza Strip late on Sunday that killed eight people, including an Israeli officer.

Hamas, which runs the Gaza Strip, vowed revenge for the attack and claimed to fire mortars and rockets from Gaza.

A picture taken from the Gaza Strip on November 12, 2018 shows missiles being launched toward Israel. A number of rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip toward Israel. (AFP)

The renewed violence was threatening to derail weeks of efforts to end unrest along the Gaza-Israel border.

The dead from the incident late Sunday included an Israeli army officer and a local commander for Hamas's armed wing. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cut short a trip to Paris and rushed home as tensions rose.

Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza have fought three wars since 2008 and recent unrest has raised fears of a fourth.