Yemeni army inflicted heavy losses on the militia west of Marib

Armed Houthi followers rally in Sanaa June 14, 2015. (Reuters)
Updated 24 March 2018
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Yemeni army inflicted heavy losses on the militia west of Marib

DUBAI: Yemeni National Army forces clashed with Iran-backed Houthi militia forces north of the Sarawah district west of Marib, Saudi state-news channel Al-Ekhbariya reported.
A Yemeni military source said in a statement carried by the Yemeni defense ministry’s official site “September 26” that violent confrontations erupted in Jabal Marthad north of Marib, where the Yemeni National Army forces inflicted heavy casualties on the militia.
In eastern Sanaa, Arab coalition forces carried out raids on a weapons cache and combat vehicles belonging to the Houthi militia.
According to a field source, coalition aircraft launched air raids on separate militia positions and gatherings in the Nahm district, destroying two SUVs, and an arms depot.
He pointed out that the raids coincided with an artillery attack carried out by the Yemeni army targeting various militia locations and gatherings in the area of ​​Al Bayad and west of Al-Kahl.
In Al-Jouf governorate, the Arab coalition aircraft launched air strikes targeting different locations of the militia.


Boat carrying Syrian refugees sinks off Lebanon, most rescued

Updated 22 September 2018
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Boat carrying Syrian refugees sinks off Lebanon, most rescued

  • The boat was ferrying the refugees illegally to Cyprus
  • Most were rescued by the Lebanese army but at least one child drowned

BEIRUT: A boat with around three dozen Syrian refugees on board sank off the coast of Lebanon on Saturday and most were rescued by the Lebanese army but at least one child drowned, security sources said.
The boat was ferrying the refugees illegally to Cyprus, some 180 km (110 miles) away, when it foundered off the coast of northern Lebanon, the sources said. Three more of the people on boat were in a serious condition in hospital.
Lebanon is hosting around 1 million registered refugees from Syria’s civil war, according to the UN refugee agency UNHCR. The Lebanese government puts the figure at around 1.5 million.