Several Houthi militants killed in clashes with Yemeni army

Yemeni military policemen patrol the streets of the city of Taiz, on March 13, 2018. (AFP)
Updated 14 March 2018
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Several Houthi militants killed in clashes with Yemeni army

DUBAI: Nine Iranian-backed Houthi militants were killed in fierce clashes with the Yemeni army north of the southern province of Dali on Wednesday, Saudi state-news channel Al-Ekhbariya reported.
A Yemeni military source told the official Yemeni news agency that “the battles took place following an attack by the Houthi militia on areas where the army is stationed in the Maris Front, the army was able to repel the attack and killed nine of its members and wounded six others.”


Iran launches air maneuvers near Strait of Hormuz

Updated 21 September 2018
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Iran launches air maneuvers near Strait of Hormuz

  • The drill involves the military’s and Revolutionary Guard fighter jets

TEHRAN, Iran: Iran’s official IRNA news agency says the country’s air force is carrying out a drill near the strategic Strait of Hormuz in the Arabian Gulf, the passageway for nearly a third of all oil traded by sea.
Friday’s report says the drill involves the military’s and Revolutionary Guard fighter jets, including US-made F-4, French Mirage and Russian Sukhoi-22 planes. Five logistics and combat helicopters are also taking part in the exercise over the Arabian Gulf waters and the Sea of Oman.
It says the maneuver is a warning to Iran’s enemies that they face a quick, “stern response” in case of force toward Iran.
The exercise is part of annual manifestations on the anniversary of the start of the eight-year war Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein launched against Iran in 1980.