Yemeni army continues its push against Houthi militia in Hodeidah

Yemeni tribesmen from the Popular Resistance Committees, who support forces loyal to the Saudi-backed Yemen president, rest as they guard a post in the Nihm district, on the eastern edges of the capital Sanaa, on February 2, 2018. (AFP)
Updated 18 February 2018
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Yemeni army continues its push against Houthi militia in Hodeidah

DUBAI: The Yemeni army continued its ground operations on Sunday after fierce battles against Iran-backed Houthi militia, Saudi state-run news channel Al-Ekhbariya reported.
According to statements on Yemeni army official website “Septermber 26” from sources on the ground, fighting intensified between the militia and national army with the aid of coalition fighters in the coastal province of Hodeidah.


Iraqi military air strikes against Daesh targets in Syria kill 45

Updated 23 June 2018
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Iraqi military air strikes against Daesh targets in Syria kill 45

  • Iraq has conducted an air strike on three houses in the Syrian town of Hajin where Daesh leaders were meeting.
  • 45 members of the militant group were killed in the strikes.

BAGHDAD: Iraq has conducted an air strike on three houses in the Syrian town of Hajin where Daesh leaders were meeting, killing 45 members of the militant group, its military said on Saturday.
"Iraqi F-16 jets carried out a successful air strike that targeted a meeting of Daesh leaders ... in the Hajin area within Syrian territory. The operation resulted in the complete destruction of the targets, and the killing of around 45 terrorists," the military's joint operations command said.
Iraqi jets hit three houses connected by a trench, the military said, adding that those killed included the group's "deputy war minister", one of its "media emirs", its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's personal courier and its chief of police.