KSRelief sends convoy to help those affected by cyclone Luban in Yemen

Relief land convoys were sent to Yemen to help those affected by cyclone Luban. (KSRelief)
Updated 16 October 2018
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KSRelief sends convoy to help those affected by cyclone Luban in Yemen

DUBAI: Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, the Supervisor General of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief), on Tuesday said that relief land convoys were sent to Yemen to help those affected by cyclone Luban.

Luban affected Yemeni families living along the coastal areas of Mahrah province on Sunday, who were buffeted by heavy rains accompanied by strong winds.

Worst-hit by cyclone Luban was the city of Ghaydah, which reported immense damage to the infrastructure and network services as well as residential homes, resulting in the displacement of many residents who moved to schools for shelter.

Al-Rabeeah said that the convoys have crossed Wadiha port and are carrying 125 tons of food baskets. KSRelief warehouses in Yemen have sent 100 tents, eight tons of food baskets, 1,500 blankets, and 200 rugs.

Coalition forces, using a C-31 aircraft, are also scheduled to deliver 20 tons of food baskets through a team from KSrelief once the weather improves.


Truckloads of civilians leave Daesh enclave in Syria

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Truckloads of civilians leave Daesh enclave in Syria

  • The village is all that remains for Daesh in the Euphrates valley region that became its final populated stronghold in Iraq and Syria
  • The SDF has steadily driven the militants down the Euphrates after capturing their Syrian capital

NEAR BAGHOU: Trucks loaded with civilians left the last Daesh enclave in eastern Syria on Friday, as US-backed forces waited to inflict final defeat on the surrounded militants.
Reporters near the front line at Baghouz saw dozens of trucks driving out with civilians inside them, but it was not clear if more remained in the tiny pocket.
The village is all that remains for Daesh in the Euphrates valley region that became its final populated stronghold in Iraq and Syria after it lost the major cities of Mosul and Raqqa in 2017.
The SDF has steadily driven the militants down the Euphrates after capturing their Syrian capital, Raqqa, in 2017, but does not want to mount a final attack until all civilians are out.
The US-led coalition which supports the SDF has said Islamic State’s “most hardened fighters” remain holed up in Baghouz, close to the Iraqi frontier.
Mustafa Bali, head of the SDF’s media office, earlier told Reuters that more than 3,000 civilians were estimated to still be inside Baghouz and there would be an attempt to evacuate them on Friday.
“If we succeed in evacuating all the civilians, at any moment we will take the decision to storm Baghouz or force the terrorists to surrender,” he said.
Though the fall of Baghouz marks a milestone in the campaign against Islamic State and the wider conflict in Syria, the militant group is still seen as a major security threat.
It has steadily turned to guerrilla warfare and still holds territory in a remote, sparsely populated area west of the Euphrates River — a part of Syria otherwise controlled by the Syrian government and its Russian and Iranian allies.
The United States will leave “a small peacekeeping group” of 200 American troops in Syria for a period of time after a US pullout, the White House said on Thursday, as President Donald Trump pulled back from a complete withdrawal.
Trump in December ordered a withdrawal of the 2,000 troops, saying they had defeated Daesh militants in Syria.

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