Daesh kitchen bomb attack kills 7 in Yemen

The blast hit an army mess hall in the port city of Aden. (AFP)
Updated 14 March 2018

Daesh kitchen bomb attack kills 7 in Yemen

ADEN: Seven people were killed in Yemen’s port city of Aden on Tuesday when a car bomb ripped through a military kitchen used by Yemeni forces trained and backed by the UAE, medics said.
One of the dead was a young boy walking in the street at the time of the blast, they said. Fifteen people were wounded.
Witnesses said the blast was caused by a car laden with explosives, apparently driven by a suicide bomber toward the kitchen in Al-Derain area in northern Aden. The force of the blast damaged stores and cars nearby.
Daesh claimed responsibility for the attack, the second of its kind targeting security forces in the city, where UAE forces from the Arab coalition that has been operating in Yemen since 2015 hold sway. The coalition, armed and backed by the West, joined the Yemen conflict in March 2015 after the Iran-aligned Houthi militia pushed toward Aden.
Last month, Daesh claimed responsibility for an attack targeting the headquarters of a counter-terrorism unit in Aden that killed at least 14 people, including the attackers.
Meanwhile, Yemen’s army killed 17 Houthi militants and wounded several others in Al-Bayda province, Saudi state-news channel Al-Ekhbariya reported.
A military source said the resistance was also able to liberate sites in the Qifa and Al-Qoraisha directorates.

Iranian official in surprise visit to Lebanon

Updated 18 July 2019

Iranian official in surprise visit to Lebanon

  • Some of the threats made by the Zionist enemy are not in favor of the region’s security, Abdollahian says

BEIRUT: “Lebanon must be kept out of all regional crises,” said Iran’s Shoura Council assistant speaker for international affairs, Hossein Amir Abdollahian, during a surprise visit to Beirut on Wednesday.

“We say at the top of our voice that Iran and its allies will not allow the Zionist entity and the US to damage the region’s security.”

Following his meeting with Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, Abdollahian said that Tehran “is convinced that the security of Lebanon is the security of the region and the Islamic Republic of Iran.”

Abdollahian added that “some of the threats made by the Zionist enemy are not in favor of the region’s security.”

He described his talks with Berri as “good and constructive.”

“We will not allow Israel, US to interfere with regional security.”

Hossein Amir Abdollahian, Iran’s Shoura Council official

Abdollahian said: “We have come today to reaffirm that Iran fully supports the people, army, resistance and government of Lebanon, and we look forward to developing relations between our two countries until they reach the highest levels.”

He said he believes that the statements of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are for “domestic consumption,” accusing him of “making some moves in the region that are not in his favor.”

Netanyahu responded to a message from Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah on Sunday by threatening Hezbollah during Israel’s Cabinet meeting.

Netanyahu said: “Let me be clear that if Hezbollah dares to commit an act of stupidity and attack Israel, we will deal a crushing military blow on Lebanon. But unlike Nasrallah, I do not intend to detail our plans. It would be enough to recall that, for years, Nasrallah dug terror tunnels, and we demolished them within a few days.”