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.


2 guards killed in explosion in southeastern Turkey

Updated 26 September 2018
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2 guards killed in explosion in southeastern Turkey

  • The village guards support Turkey’s military in fighting the rebels of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party
  • Two other village guards were wounded Wednesday in the explosion in the mainly Kurdish-populated Sirnak province

ANKARA, Turkey: Turkey’s state-run news agency says an improvised explosive device believed to have been planted by Kurdish rebels has exploded on a road in the country’s southeast, killing two government-paid village guards.
Anadolu Agency said two other village guards were wounded Wednesday in the explosion in the mainly Kurdish-populated Sirnak province, near the border with Iraq.
Anadolu said an operation has been launched to catch the perpetrators.
The village guards support Turkey’s military in fighting the rebels of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, which has waged a more than three-decade-long insurgency in Turkey’s southeastern region.
The conflict has killed tens of thousands of people since 1984. The group is considered a terror organization by Turkey and its allies.