Yemen army begins military operation to liberate Al-Bayda

A Yemeni fighter loyal to Hadi mountainous area overlooking Bab al-Mandab Strait September 15, 2016. (File photo: AFP)
Updated 27 July 2018
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Yemen army begins military operation to liberate Al-Bayda

  • The operation started in the early hours of Friday in Hijjah
  • The army’s aim is to cuts the supply lines for the militias in various areas, including the main city of Al-Bayda

Yemen’s national army, backed by the Saudi-led Arab coalition, launched a military operation on Friday to liberation Al-Malajim area in Al-Bayda province from Houthi militia in central Yemen.

The operation started in the early hours of Friday in Hijjah. The army said that an estimated area of 40 kilometers was liberated, leaving only 18 kilometers.

The army’s aim is to cuts the supply lines for the militias in various areas, including the main city of Al-Bayda.

According to the army, heavy clashes with the Houthis resulted in the deaths of several Houthi leaders, including 25 militias with dozens wounded.


Israeli air strikes target Gaza Strip ‘terror targets’ after rocket fire

Updated 12 November 2018
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Israeli air strikes target Gaza Strip ‘terror targets’ after rocket fire

GAZA STRIP: Israel’s military said it was carrying out air strikes “throughout the Gaza Strip” to strike “terror targets” on Monday after a barrage of mortar and rocket fire from the Palestinian enclave toward its territory wounded six people.

A number of rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip toward Israel, while Israel’s army said an Israeli bus was hit by fire from the Palestinian enclave.

Israeli medics say a 19-year-old man was critically wounded in the attack, the man apparently sustained the wounds in a mortar attack from Gaza that struck the bus. Black smoke could be seen billowing into the air from the area of the mortar strike.

A picture taken from the Gaza Strip on November 12, 2018 shows missiles being launched toward Israel. (AFP)

The flare-up comes after a clash that erupted during an Israeli special forces operation in the Gaza Strip late on Sunday that killed eight people, including an Israeli officer.

Hamas, which runs the Gaza Strip, vowed revenge for the attack and claimed to fire mortars and rockets from Gaza.

A picture taken from the Gaza Strip on November 12, 2018 shows missiles being launched toward Israel. A number of rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip toward Israel. (AFP)

The renewed violence was threatening to derail weeks of efforts to end unrest along the Gaza-Israel border.

The dead from the incident late Sunday included an Israeli army officer and a local commander for Hamas's armed wing. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cut short a trip to Paris and rushed home as tensions rose.

Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza have fought three wars since 2008 and recent unrest has raised fears of a fourth.