Yemen army tightens noose on Houthi militia in Saada

A Yemeni fighter loyal to the Saudi-backed Yemeni president. (AFP)
Updated 21 June 2018
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Yemen army tightens noose on Houthi militia in Saada

  • The Houthi militia suffered heavy losses in their ranks
  • Military forces were also advancing towards Houthi positions on the Maran mountains

DUBAI: The Yemeni army, with the backing of the Saudi-led Arab coalition, gained control on Wednesday new positions in the front of Al-Zaher, south of the Houthi-stronghold of Saada.

The commander of the special forces brigade, Brigadier General Adel bin Ali Al-Musabi, said that the army forces were engaged in fierce battles with the Houthi militia for three days, Saudi state channel El-Akhbariya reported. 

The Houthi militia suffered heavy losses in their ranks, he added.

According to the information center of the armed forces, the army was able to liberate the mountains of Al-Kharashi and Al-Ruqi, while continuing to move towards the liberation of Jabal Al-Jarza.

Military forces were also advancing towards Houthi positions on the Maran mountains.


Russia to deliver first S-400 missile to Turkey in July: reports

Updated 26 June 2019
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Russia to deliver first S-400 missile to Turkey in July: reports

  • ‘We are making first delivery in July as part of out plans’

MOSCOW: Russia will make first delivery of the S-400 missile systems to Turkey in July, Russian news agencies cited the head of Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport saying on Wednesday, in accordance with the earlier-stated plans.
“We are making first delivery in July as part of out plans,” Alexander Mikheev is quoted as saying by RIA news agency.
The plans of Turkey, a NATO member, have irked Washington, which threatened with sanctions against Ankara if it goes ahead with the purchase.