Yemeni army regains strategic positions in Taiz

The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen launched a military offensive in June to capture Hodeidah from the Houthis. (File photo: AFP)
Updated 26 August 2018
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Yemeni army regains strategic positions in Taiz

  • A high-ranking military source said the army launched heavy attacks on Houthi positions in Al-Shouraijah and Jabal Eshar
  • Yemen’s army regained control of strategic positions along the Al-Shouraijah front in Taiz following clashes with the Houthi militia

DUBAI: Yemen’s army regained control of strategic positions along the Al-Shouraijah front in Taiz following clashes with the Houthi militia, Saudi state-news agency SPA reported.
A high-ranking military source said the army launched heavy attacks on Houthi positions in Al-Shouraijah and Jabal Eshar.
“The army’s liberation of the sites will contribute to securing a number of vital roads, enabling the army to move forward easily,” he said.
The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen launched a military offensive in June to capture Hodeidah from the Houthis.


Israeli police arrest 19 Palestinians at Jerusalem holy site

Updated 20 February 2019
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Israeli police arrest 19 Palestinians at Jerusalem holy site

JERUSALEM: Israeli police say they have arrested 19 Palestinians as clashes broke out at a contested Jerusalem holy site.
Police say dozens of Palestinians participated in a prayer protest Tuesday, attempting to breach a section of the compound that has been closed by Israeli court order for years.
Palestinian medics reported that several protesters were injured in the standoff.
The incident follows a similar scuffle on Monday in which Palestinians tried to break the gate that Israel placed on the closed area last week.
The compound, revered by Jews as the Temple Mount and by Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary, is considered the holiest place in Judaism and the third holiest in Islam.
Any trace of Israeli security interference in the shrine, home to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, can ignite violence.