Yemeni President: Military operations in Saada will continue until the capital is liberated

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A senior military official said the Houthis continued to suffer major defeats in clashes with the Arab coalition-backed army forces. (File/AFP)
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President Hadi said that "the Houthi flag would fall and the Republic of Yemen’s flag would rise above the peaks of the Maran Mountains." (File/AFP)
Updated 04 November 2018

Yemeni President: Military operations in Saada will continue until the capital is liberated

  • President Hadi said that "the Houthi flag would fall and the Republic of Yemen’s flag would rise above the peaks of the Maran Mountains."
  • he brigadier general briefed President Hadi on the ongoing military operations in Saada province

DUBAI: Yemeni President Abdurbo Mansour Hadi said the ongoing military operations in the northern province of Saada will continue until the capital Sana'a is liberated from the Houthi militia, Saudi state-news agency SPA reported.

President Hadi said in a telephone conversation with the Yemeni Army’s brigadier general that "the Houthi flag would fall and the Republic of Yemen’s flag would rise above the peaks of the Maran Mountains."

The brigadier general briefed President Hadi on the ongoing military operations in Saada province, launched by the National Army on Friday, where government forces are making significant field progress towards Maran, the Houthi leader’s hometown.

And he added that Yemen’s army had reached the eastern city of Saleh in Hodeidah province after clashes with the Houthi militia, adding that they suffered major losses.

The developments are part of a military operation launched to liberate the strategic Hodeidah port from the militia.


Bashir defense asks Sudan court for bail release

Updated 24 August 2019

Bashir defense asks Sudan court for bail release

  • Bashir, wearing a traditional white gown, sat in the same metal cage he appeared in on Monday when his trial on graft charges opened
  • The former Sudanese leader is also wanted by the International Criminal Court in The Hague over his role in mass killings in the western region of Darfur

KHARTOUM: Sudan’s deposed military ruler Omar Al-Bashir appeared in court Saturday for the second hearing of his corruption trial, during which his defense asked for his release on bail.
Bashir, wearing a traditional white gown, sat in the same metal cage he appeared in on Monday when his trial on graft charges opened.
The judge in Khartoum Saturday heard three witnesses, two of them investigators who searched Bashir’s residency after his ouster and the other a banker.
“We ask the court to release the accused on bail,” Bashir’s lawyer Hashem Abu Bakr said, to which the judge answered he would examine a written request.
After the hearing, as a massive security convoy escorted the 75-year-old Bashir back to prison, two opposing groups of demonstrators had gathered.
One group of a few dozen protesters were chanting slogans for Bashir to face justice not just over corruption but for his role in the the country’s deadly conflicts.
“Bashir is a killer” and “He has to face justice,” chanted some of the demonstrators.
Another smaller group had turned out in support of the deposed Islamist general, who was forced from power by relentless protests in April after 30 years in power.
While the sight of Bashir sitting inside a cage in a courtroom was unthinkable only months ago, many in Sudan and abroad have warned that this trial should not distract from the more serious indictments he faces.
The former Sudanese leader is wanted by the International Criminal Court in The Hague over his role in mass killings in the western region of Darfur.