Arab coalition raids destroy operations room and weapons cache in Yemen’s Al-Bayda

The Saudi-led Arab coalition destroyed an operations room and weapons caches of the Iran-back Houthi terrorists’ in the Yemeni province of Al-Bayda. (WAM)
Updated 14 January 2018
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Arab coalition raids destroy operations room and weapons cache in Yemen’s Al-Bayda

DUBAI: The Saudi-led Arab coalition destroyed an operations room and weapons caches of the Iran-back Houthi terrorists’ in the Yemeni province of Al-Bayda, south of the capital Sanaa, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

In a statement published on the Yemeni Armed Forces site “26 September,” a source in the area said that coalition fighters targeted the Houthi headquarters in Al-Qurayshiyat province, where the terrorists’ operations room and weapons caches were destroyed.

Coalition fighters also launched another raid on Joumaida where the terrorists were stationed, targeting a tank and other weapons.

The source pointed out that Yemeni army and the Popular Resistance forces foiled an attack by the terrorists on positions in the area of ​​Aishar Directorate of Nata.

Another source on the ground also said the Yemeno forces liberated the areas of Mount Sadah and Shaab Maour and Malih in the Directorate of Nata after clashes with the terrorists, where several Houthi elements were killed and injured.


US terror survey blames Iran for 'fomenting violence' in Middle East

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US terror survey blames Iran for 'fomenting violence' in Middle East

  • The US has once again named Iran as the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism
  • The report said Iranian fighters and Iran-backed militias, like Lebanon's Hezbollah, had emerged emboldened

WASHINGTON: The US has once again named Iran as the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism, accusing it of intensifying numerous conflicts and trying to undermine governments throughout the Middle East.
The State Department's annual survey of global terrorism released on Wednesday said Iran and its proxies are responsible for fomenting violence in Afghanistan, Bahrain, Iraq, Lebanon and Yemen. The report said Iranian fighters and Iran-backed militias, like Lebanon's Hezbollah, had emerged emboldened from the war in Syria and with valuable battlefield experience they seek to leverage elsewhere.

"Iran remains the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism and is responsible for intensifying multiple conflicts and undermining US interests in Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Bahrain, Afghanistan, and Lebanon," he said.
All three -- Daesh, Al-Qaeda and Iran -- "have both the capability and intent to strike the United States and our allies," State Department Coordinator for Counterterrorism Nathan Sales said.
The report indicated a general increase in global cooperation to fight terrorism, including tracking and blocking financial flows to the groups.
But this remains a challenge, Sales noted.
"You have got to stop the flow of money to these organizations."
"You have got to stop terrorist travel" as well, he added, pointing to the spread of airport detection systems like biometric face identification as a potent tool.
In addition, the survey reported a 24 percent decrease in attacks around the world between 2016 and 2017. That was due mainly to a sharp decline in the number of attacks in Iraq, where the Daesh group has been largely displaced.