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.


Palestinian killed by Israeli fire in border clashes: Gaza ministry

Updated 24 September 2018
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Palestinian killed by Israeli fire in border clashes: Gaza ministry

GAZA CITY: Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian in fresh clashes on the Gaza border Sunday, the health ministry in the Hamas-run enclave said.
Imad Ishtawi, 21, was shot in the head, the ministry said, as Palestinians again gathered along the border east of Gaza City late Sunday in the latest in months of often violent demonstrations.
The strip’s rulers Hamas had been rumored to be seeking a lasting truce with Israel but the indirect talks have seemingly stalled, with protests subsequently increasing in number.
In recent weeks the demonstrations, which typically involve burning tires and throwing stones, have also taken place at night, though with far smaller numbers than the regular Friday daytime gatherings.
At least 186 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire since the protests began on March 30.
One Israeli soldier was killed by a Palestinian sniper.
Israel has maintained a crippling blockade of Gaza for more than a decade it says is necessary to isolate Hamas.