UAE Armed Forces destroy Houthi command center in Yemen

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UAE Armed Forces have destroyed a Houthi command and communication center in Yemen. (WAM)
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UAE Armed Forces have destroyed a Houthi command and communication center in Hais, Yemen. (WAM)
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UAE Armed Forces have destroyed a Houthi command and communication center in Yemen. (WAM)
Updated 18 January 2018
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UAE Armed Forces destroy Houthi command center in Yemen

HAIS, Yemen: UAE jets have destroyed a Houthi rebel command and communication center in western Yemen.
The aircraft struck the “strategically located” base that was used to store weapons and ammunitions in Hais district of Taiz province, the UAE state new agency WAM reported.
Hais is about 15 miles from the Red Sea coast and 45 miles north of Mocha, which has seen some of the fiercest fighting between the Iran-backed rebels and Yemeni government forces.
The UAE is part of the Saudi-led coalition supporting the internationally recognized government against the rebels, who seized the capital Sanaa in 2014.
The destruction of the Houthi center will “severely impact communication among the Houthi militia fighters who are stationed in different parts of the district”, the WAM report said.
The bombing raids provided fire support to the advancing Yemeni government forces in Hais.
Images from the UAE military show the explosions at the targets. It was not clear on which date the airstrikes took place.
The UAE aircraft also conducted a “precise airstrike” against a Houthi vehicle, which was loaded with ammunition and weapons.


Iran’s Zarif says risk of war with Israel is great

Updated 1 min 52 sec ago
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Iran’s Zarif says risk of war with Israel is great

  • FM said Israel’s behavior violates international law
  • He also criticized Europe for not calling out Israel and US for illegal behavior in the region

MUNICH: Iran’s foreign minister accused Israel of looking for war and warned that its behavior and that of the United States was increasing the chances of a clash in the region.
“Certainly, some people are looking for war ... Israel,” Mohammad Javad Zarif said at the Munich Security Conference.
Accusing Israel of violating international law after bombing campaigns in Syria, Zarif also criticized European powers for not calling out Israel and the United States for their behavior in the region.
“The risk (of war) is great. The risk will be even greater if you continue to turn a blind eye to severe violations of international law.
“Israeli behavior is putting international law on the shelf, US behavior is putting international law on the shelf.”
Zarif, who said Iran was committed to a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers for now, also accused France, Britain and Germany of not doing enough to ensure Tehran received the economic benefits of that accord.