51 Houthis killed and wounded in the Mukhabarat west of Taiz

Houthi militants, dressed in army fatigues, march in a parade during a gathering in the capital Sanaa to mobilize more militants to battlefronts to fight pro-government forces in several Yemeni cities. (AFP)
Updated 21 March 2018
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51 Houthis killed and wounded in the Mukhabarat west of Taiz

DUBAI: Twenty-eight Iran-backed Houthi militants were killed while 23 were wounded in clashes with the Yemeni army west of Taiz, Saudi state-news channel Al-Ekhbariya reported.
The head of the front, Colonel Hamid al-Khalidi, said in a statement that “violent confrontations have taken place since the morning in Qabban - 28 Houthis were killed, and 23 others were wounded, and their bodies are still scattered in the fighting grounds.”


Israel successfully tests advanced missile defense system

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Israel successfully tests advanced missile defense system

  • The new system being developed by Israelis aims to create a defense against short- and mid-range rockets
  • The anti-ballistic missile was developed by the Israel Aerospace Industries and the US planemaker Boeing
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel says it has successfully tested the country's advanced missile defense system capable of defending against ballistic missile threats outside the atmosphere.
The Defense Ministry says Tuesday's successful test of the Arrow-3 interceptor is "a major milestone" in Israel's ability to defend itself "against current and future threats in the region." It comes a couple days after Israel thwarted an Iranian missile attack.
Arrow-3 is part of the multi-layered system Israel is developing to defend against both short- and mid-range rockets fired from Gaza and Lebanon, as well as Iran's long-range missiles. It includes Iron Dome, David's Sling, and the Arrow-2 systems.
It was developed by Israel Aerospace Industries and U.S. aviation giant Boeing and became operational in January 2017.
Israel has already deployed Arrow to counter Syrian missiles.