Yemeni army inflicts heavy casualties on Houthi militants in Taiz

In a statement on the Yemeni armed forces’ official website, “September 26,” a military official said dozens of militants had been killed or wounded. (File photo: AFP)
Updated 14 August 2018
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Yemeni army inflicts heavy casualties on Houthi militants in Taiz

  • Yemen's civil war began in September 2014 when the Houthi militia overthrew Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi's government
  • The Saudi-led Arab coalition backs Yemeni forces on the ground

DUBAI: The Yemeni army launched a surprise attack on Houthi militia positions in Taiz, Saudi state-news channel Al-Ekhbariya reported.
In a statement on the Yemeni armed forces’ official website, “September 26,” a military official said dozens of militants had been killed or wounded.


Thousands in Egypt attacked by stray dogs: Ministry

In this Feb. 3, 2015 file photo, stray dogs rest in front of the Pyramids of Giza on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt. (AP)
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Thousands in Egypt attacked by stray dogs: Ministry

  • Environment Minister Yasmine Fouad has said the ministry is ready to address the crisis of stray dogs

CAIRO: There have been 6,241 cases of people being hospitalized after being attacked by stray dogs in Egypt’s Menoufia governorate during the past four months, the Ministry of Health and Population said in a report.
Ahmed Kamel, one of those injured, said the dogs are everywhere, but no action has been taken by the authorities despite complaints from residents.
“We fear street dogs for our children. They’re attacking us ferociously. A dog attacked me after I left my house,” he added.
“I defended myself and tried to hit him with a stone, but he sank his teeth into my feet. I had to go to the health center and they gave me a vaccine.”
Environment Minister Yasmine Fouad has said the ministry is ready to address the crisis of stray dogs.
Meanwhile, a report by the Department of Preventive Medicine at the Directorate of Health Affairs in Menoufia revealed that 759 people have been hospitalized due to rat bites so far this year.
Dr. Hassan Shafiq, deputy head of the Egyptian Veterinary Service, said rat bites can transmit deadly diseases.
Rats “live next to ponds, marshes and plantations, and feed mainly on … grains, fruits and vegetables, so they are often responsible for crop damage,” he added.