Yemeni President calls for a speedy liberation of Hodeidah to spare its people from catastrophe

File photo showing the President of Yemen Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, participates in a summit of Arab and South American leaders in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Nov 10, 2015. (AP)
Updated 13 June 2018
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Yemeni President calls for a speedy liberation of Hodeidah to spare its people from catastrophe

LONDON: The President of Yemen Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi calls for a speedy liberation of Hodeidah to spare its people from catastrophe. Hadi, added that the Yemeni government offered numerous consessions trying to persuade Iran backed Houthi militia to withdraw from Hodeidah to prevent a military show down there, but the militia refused, President Hadi said.

President Hadi's comments came as the Saudi-led Arab coalition and the Yemeni army launched a large military operation to push Iran backed Houthi militia from the port of Hodeidah's town and port on the Red Sea.. 

 

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Car bomb explodes in Assad's Syria stronghold Latakia

Updated 22 January 2019
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Car bomb explodes in Assad's Syria stronghold Latakia

BEIRUT: A car bomb detonated in Syria's government-held city of Latakia on Tuesday, killing the driver and injuring several other people, Syrian state media reported.
Footage carried on the state-run Al-Ikhbariya news channel showed a large group of people milling around in a street while wreckage smouldered on the ground.
Though President Bashar Al-Assad has regained control over more than half of Syria, attackers have periodically continued to strike in cities he controls with suicide blasts and car bombs.
State news agency Sana reported that the driver of the vehicle, a Suzuki minivan, had been killed in the explosion, and that four other people had been wounded.
It reported that the authorities had dismantled another explosive device in the same location before the blast in the vehicle.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor reported that five people had been injured in the explosion.