Coalition fighter jets destroy Houthi missile site in Yemen

Arab Coalition fighter jets destroyed a ballistic missile launcher belonging to the Iranian-backed Houthi militia in Saada governorate. (File photo / AFP)
Updated 09 September 2018
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Coalition fighter jets destroy Houthi missile site in Yemen

JEDDAH: Fighter jets from the Arab Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen on Saturday destroyed a ballistic missile launcher belonging to the Iranian-backed Houthi militia in Al-Amshiah area of the As-Safra district, in Saada governorate.
Coalition Spokesperson, Col. Turki Al-Maliki, said that the launcher’s location was detected and the coordinates of the site were passed to the fighter jets, which targeted and destroyed the vehicle at dawn on Saturday.
Coalition aircraft also destroyed a radar site used by the terrorist group. The radar was tracking the coalition aircraft in the Mount Anem area.
Al-Maliki said the radar site was targeted and destroyed on Friday night, killing a number of Houthi experts.

Meanwhile, the Yemeni army’s naval formation forces foiled a bombing operation in which the Houthi militia was planning to attack international shipping in the Red Sea with a booby-trapped boat.
A military source in Yemen’s fifth military region in Yemen said that the naval formation in the region, with the support of the Arab Coalition to Support the Legitimacy in Yemen, managed to seize a booby-trapped boat by sent by the terrorist group toward international waters in the Red Sea.
The source added that the booby-trapped boat was carrying explosive devices and traveling at a high speed of 35 miles per hour to intercept one of the merchant ships present in the sea.
The source pointed out that the naval military teams of the Yemeni army were able to intercept the boat until they were able to stop it in one of the unpopulated islands.


King Salman meets British Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt

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King Salman meets British Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt

  • Hunt, who is also expected to meet Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, met the King in Riyadh
  • The minister said he would discuss the war in Yemen where Britain is supporting fresh UN efforts for peace talks

RIYADH: King Salman held talks with British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt on Monday to discuss the latest developments in the region. 

Hunt, who is also expected to meet Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, met the King in Riyadh, Saudi Press Agency said.

The minister said he would discuss the war in Yemen where Britain is supporting fresh UN efforts for peace talks.

“Britain has a unique position, both as pen-holder at the UN Security Council and as a key influencer in the region, so today I am traveling to the Gulf to demand that all sides commit to this process,” Hunt said. He also said he would discuss the case of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Earlier, Hunt met with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir.

Hunt’s visit comes after British undersecretary for foreign affairs Simon McDonald held talks with Prince Mohammed and Jubeir in Riyadh.

During his Gulf tour, Hunt will also meet Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Yemeni Vice President Ali Mohsen Al-Ahmar and Yemeni Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Yamani.

* With AFP