Officials say UN migration agency employee abducted in Yemen

Yemeni security officials say an employee at the UN migration agency in the capital has been abducted. (File photo: Reuters)
Updated 20 January 2018
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Officials say UN migration agency employee abducted in Yemen

SANAA: Yemeni security officials say unidentified gunmen have abducted an employee at the UN migration agency in the capital, Sanaa.
The officials said late Friday that Hisham Abdel-Rahman Bagash was abducted a day earlier when a masked man led him out of his car and threatened him with a gun.
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media.
Bagash’s father, Abdel-Rahman, said in a Facebook post that his son was accompanied by his wife at the time of the abduction but the kidnappers only took him. His whereabouts are unknown.
Yemen has been embroiled in a civil war pitting Iran-backed Houthis against a Saudi-led coalition backing an internationally-recognized government since March 2015.


Yemen army makes strategic advances against Houthis

Updated 17 January 2019
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Yemen army makes strategic advances against Houthis

  • The Yemeni army also clashed with Houthi militia in Taiz
  • Several Houthis were killed during the fighting

DUBAI: The Yemeni army has continued in its advances against the Houthis, liberating strategic areas in Saada that were strong-holds of the militia, the armed forces media center said Thursday.

Backed by the Saudi-led Arab coalition, the army advanced in the western part of Saada province, northwestern Yemen, making gains in Baqem district.

The forces also liberated Mount Al-Omani during the attack.

Meanwhile, on Wednesday, the Yemeni army clashed with Houthi militia in Taiz, where dozens of Houthis died and several others were injured.

The Yemeni army also attacked Houthi posts in other areas in Taiz, killing 11 and wounding several others, Colonel Hamid Al-Khalidi told the Yemen News Agency.