Yemeni army foils Houthi attack in Al-Jouf

Houthi supporters shout slogans as they demonstrate against the US embassy move to Jerusalem, in Sanaa, Yemen May 15, 2018. (Reuters)
Updated 23 May 2018
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Yemeni army foils Houthi attack in Al-Jouf

DUBAI: Yemen’s army foiled an attempted assault by the Houthi militia on army positions in Al-Jouf province on Wednesday, Saudi state-news channel Al-Ekhbariya reported, citing a statement on Yemen’s Ministry of Defense official website “September Net.”
The army also shelled Houthi positions in a number of locations in the same area, killing dozens of militia.


Turkish police detain 14 Daesh suspects before elections

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Turkish police detain 14 Daesh suspects before elections

ANKARA: Turkish police detained 14 suspected Daesh members who were preparing an attack in Ankara ahead of this weekend’s elections, state-run Anadolu news agency said on Friday.
Counter-terror squad police in the capital swooped on various addresses in simultaneous raids and took the suspects, all foreign nationals, to police headquarters for questioning, the agency said.
Turks vote on Sunday in presidential and parliamentary elections that will trigger a change to a powerful presidential system.
Police in Turkey regularly carry out operations targeting the militant group.
Daesh has carried out numerous bombings across Turkey in recent years, including an attack on a nightclub in Istanbul on Jan. 1, 2017, in which 39 people were killed and a bombing in the city’s historic heart that killed 12 in 2016.