Over a dozen Houthi militants killed as Yemeni army controls new sites in Saada

A Yemeni tribesman from the Popular Resistance Committees, supporting forces loyal to Yemen's Saudi-backed President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, holds a position in the country's third city Taiz. (AFP)
Updated 07 March 2018
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Over a dozen Houthi militants killed as Yemeni army controls new sites in Saada

DUBAI: Fifteen Iran-backed Houthi militants were killed by Arab coalition airstrikes on the Razih front, north-west of Saada province, on Tuesday, Saudi state-news channel Al-Ekhbariya reported.
Yemen’s national army took control of the strategically positioned Azhar mountain, which was previously taken over by militants.
Col. Hammoud Hisham, commander of the Seventh Brigade, said in a statement published on the Yemeni army’s official website that the leader of the Houthi militants on the Razih front, Yusuf Ali Musfer, was killed by the raid.


Israeli tank, aircraft hit Gaza after cross-border shots: army

Updated 19 April 2019
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Israeli tank, aircraft hit Gaza after cross-border shots: army

JERUSALEM: Israel on Friday struck Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip with tank and aircraft fire after shots were fired at troops on the Israeli side of the border, the army said.
“No injuries to soldiers were reported,” it said in a statement.
Palestinian security sources in Hamas-ruled Gaza told AFP that the Israeli fire hit Hamas military observation posts at three locations along the frontier.
They said there were no reports of Palestinian casualties.
Palestinians in Gaza have for more than a year gathered at least weekly along the border for often-violent protests, calling on Israel to end its blockade of the enclave.
The Israeli statement did not say if there were mass protests taking place at the time of Friday’s incident.
At least 264 Palestinians in Gaza have been killed by Israeli forces since the protests began.
The majority were killed during clashes, with others hit by tank fire or air strikes.
Two Israeli soldiers have been killed over the same period.