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.


Israel threatens to get tougher on Gaza after warplanes hit Hamas

The strikes targeting Hamas’s military wing, the Ezzedine Al-Qassam Brigades, were more intense than in previous sorties. AFP
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Israel threatens to get tougher on Gaza after warplanes hit Hamas

  • Israeli planes initially targeted three Hamas military positions overnight in Gaza in response to kites and balloons carrying incendiary and explosive devices launched into Israel
  • The military wings of Hamas and allied militant group Islamic Jihad said they had “targeted seven Israeli military positions near Gaza

GAZA CITY: Israeli warplanes pounded Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip early Wednesday in a new flare-up of hostilities that saw dozens of rockets and mortar shells fired from the Palestinian enclave, the army said.
The strikes targeting Hamas’ military wing, the Ezzedine Al-Qassam Brigades, were more intense than in previous sorties to convey the message “we will not allow this situation to continue,” Israeli military spokesman Jonathan Conricus told reporters.
The latest spike in tensions follows weeks of deadly protests and clashes along the Gaza-Israel border as well as the worst military escalation last month since a 2014 war.
It comes as US President Donald Trump’s special envoy Jason Greenblatt and adviser Jared Kushner visit the region to discuss issues including the Palestinian-Israeli peace process.
Israeli planes initially targeted three Hamas military positions overnight in Gaza in response to kites and balloons carrying incendiary and explosive devices launched into Israel from the Palestinian territory, the army said.
“They may look like toys but I can assure they are not toys, they are weapons intended to kill and to inflict damage,” Conricus said.
He said that so far Israel had sought to warn off those launching the airborne devices but that could change.
“Hamas and other militants, but mainly Hamas” hit back after the first air raids with more than 45 rockets and mortar rounds fired from Gaza toward Israel, seven of which were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system, he added.
Three more landed inside the Jewish state, he said, but did not account for the remainder.
In response, Israeli planes carried out more raids against 25 “terror objectives” including an underground training compound, according to the army.
Gaza medical sources said that five people were lightly injured in the strikes.
In a joint statement, the military wings of Hamas and allied militant group Islamic Jihad said they had “targeted seven Israeli military positions near Gaza... in response to continued Israeli aggression against resistance sites in Gaza.”
Conricus said that most of the 200,000 Israeli civilians who live within range of the short-range rockets fired from Gaza “spent the night in bomb shelters.”