Yemen army liberates new areas in Taiz from Houthi siege

A Yemeni fighter loyal to President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi stands on an armed pick up truck near Kahbub, on a mountainous area overlooking the strategic Bab al-Mandab Strait at the entrance to the Red Sea, on September 15, 2016. (AFP)
Updated 11 May 2018
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Yemen army liberates new areas in Taiz from Houthi siege

DUBAI: Yemen’s National Army forces, backed by the Popular Resistance and Arab coalition forces, were able on Friday to liberate new areas in western province of Taiz.

A military source told Yemen’s news agency Saba New that the army forces liberated areas in the West Bank including Kuwait Secondary School.

The militia imposed a siege over the past two day in these areas, the source said.

Engineering teams of the army began to extract mines planted by the militias before escaping.


UN urges resolving fate of 2,500 foreign children at Syria camp

Updated 18 April 2019
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UN urges resolving fate of 2,500 foreign children at Syria camp

GENEVA: A senior United Nations relief official called on governments on Thursday to help resolve the fate of 2,500 foreign children being held among 75,000 people at Al-Hol camp in northeastern Syria after fleeing Daesh's last stronghold.
"Children should be treated first and foremost as victims. Any solutions must be decided on the basis of the best interest of the child," Panos Moumtzis, UN regional humanitarian coordinator for the Syria crisis, told a Geneva briefing.
Solutions must be found "irrespective of children's age, sex or any perceived family affiliation", he said.