Senior Houthi leader killed in clashes with Yemeni army

A senior field leader in the Houthi militia was killed in clashes with the Yemeni army in the Maran area. (September 26 screenshot)
Updated 24 August 2018
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Senior Houthi leader killed in clashes with Yemeni army

JEDDAH: A senior field leader in the Houthi militia was killed in clashes with the Yemeni army in the Maran area, south-west of Saada province on Friday.
Yemeni field sources said: “The leader of the militia, called Ali Hussein Shaibah Baazli, was killed with a number of his aides and guards, in an artillery attack on targeted rebel positions.”
In a statement broadcast by the Yemeni Ministry of Defense site, September Net, the source explained that Baazli was considered a close associate of Houthi leader Abdul-Malik Al-Houthi and was one of the founders of the Iranian-backed militia.
The source also confirmed the death of Houthi leaders Jaber Hussein Abu Lahi, along with Houthi supervisors Yahya Ali Akbi and Ali Naji Khlouf in the same artillery strike.
Yemeni National Army forces, along with the Saudi-led coalition, have been fighting fierce battles since last Tuesday, during which they have made significant progress in the main stronghold of Maran.


King Salman delivers opening speech at Shoura Council

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King Salman delivers opening speech at Shoura Council

RIYADH: King Salman gave his annual speech at the opening of the third year of the Shoura Council’s seventh session on Monday.

Here are the highlights of his speech:

- King Salman said he looks forward to continuing efforts to strengthen cooperation between the Kingdom and Iraq.

- He said the country’s oil policy was based on cooperation and coordination with oil producers.

- The King said the kingdom was working with OPEC members and non-OPEC countries to achieve oil market stability.

- He said the Palestinian issue would remain the first issue until the Palestinians got their rights.

- He called for a political solution to the Syria crisis and an end to terrorist organizations.

- The King said Yemen’s internationally recognized government has agreed to participate in future peace talks in Sweden.

- He said Iran had always intervened in the affairs of its neighboring countries, and sponsored terrorism.

- He added the international community should put an end to Iranian activities which threaten the security and stability of the region.

- He said the Kingdom supports a political solution for Yemen, in accordance with the UN Security Council resolution and the Gulf initiative.

- He said the country stands with Yemen and that this was not an option, but a duty to counter the Houthi militia.

- He has asked Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to focus on developing human resources and preparing young people for future jobs.

- Goals for development plans in the Kingdom are being achieved at a satisfactory rate.

- King Salman said Saudi citizens are the main engine of development in the country.

 

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