Yemeni army foils Houthi militia naval attack

Yemeni forces loyal to the legitimate government patrol the sea. (AFP)
Updated 14 March 2018
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Yemeni army foils Houthi militia naval attack

DUBAI: Yemen’s national army forces foiled an Iranian-backed Houthi militia naval attack targeting the coastal city of Al-Khokha in the western province of Hodeidah on Wednesday, Saudi state-news channel Al-Ekhbariya reported.
A Yemeni military source told the national army’s official website “September 26” that the militia launched its attack from three fishing boats which resulted in clashes between the two sides.
The army was able to defeat all militants while destroying their boats.


Gazan dies of wounds from Israel border clash: ministry

Updated 18 min 55 sec ago
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Gazan dies of wounds from Israel border clash: ministry

  • A Palestinian man shot by Israeli forces two days ago during clashes on the Gaza border died of his wounds early Sunday
  • At least 134 Palestinians have been killed in clashes since mass protests broke out along the Gaza border on March 30

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories: A Palestinian man shot by Israeli forces two days ago during clashes on the Gaza border died of his wounds early Sunday, the health ministry in the Hamas-ruled territory said.
“Osama Khalil Abu Khater, 29-years-old, died of wounds to his stomach after being shot by the Israeli enemy east of Khan Yunis the day before yesterday,” ministry spokesman Ashraf Al-Qudra said.
Palestinian sources said he was shot during a border clash.
At least 134 Palestinians have been killed in clashes since mass protests broke out along the Gaza border on March 30.
No Israelis have been killed.
The protests peaked on May 14 when at least 62 Palestinians were killed as thousands approached the heavily guarded border fence on the same day the United States moved its Israel embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Israel says its use of live fire is necessary to defend its borders and stop infiltrations. It accuses Gaza’s Islamist rulers Hamas of seeking to use the protests as cover for attacks.