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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US says some withdrawal of militants from Syria’s Idlib -pool report

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US says some withdrawal of militants from Syria’s Idlib -pool report

  • Russia and Turkey reached a deal to set up a buffer zone running 15-20 km deep into rebel territory

ISTANBUL: There has been some withdrawal of militants from the demilitarization zone in Idlib following the Russia-Turkey deal on the northwestern Syrian region, the US special representative for Syria engagement told reporters in Ankara.
The two countries reached a deal to set up a buffer zone running 15-20 km (9-13 miles) deep into rebel territory and evacuated of all heavy weapons and all militants by Monday. Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS), a militant alliance spearheaded by Al-Qaeda’s former Syrian affiliate, is the most powerful militant alliance in Idlib.
“The withdrawal of heavy weapons is complete by all accounts,” James Jeffrey said. “There is some question as to whether everybody from (Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham) has left.”