Yemeni army continues advance against Houthi militia

the army had liberated Damt, including strategic mountain locations, killing several militants as troops pushed forwards. (File/AFP)
Updated 06 November 2018
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Yemeni army continues advance against Houthi militia

  • The army had liberated Damt, including strategic mountain locations, and killed several militants as troops pushed forwards
  • The source added that the army also made progress in Juban, surrounding the Houthis within the city

DUBAI: Yemen’s army liberated Damt, northwest of Ad Dali’ province, from the Houthi militia on Monday, Saudi state-news agency SPA reported.

A senior military source issued a statement to the Yemeni Armed Forces Media Center saying the army had liberated Damt, including strategic mountain locations, killing several militants as troops pushed forwards.

The source added that the army also made progress in Juban, surrounding the Houthis within the city. 


US targets Hezbollah Iraq network with new sanctions

Updated 30 min 28 sec ago
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US targets Hezbollah Iraq network with new sanctions

WASHINGTON: The US Treasury expanded its attack on Hezbollah's financial network Tuesday, hitting key representatives of the Lebanese militant group in Iraq with sanctions.
The Treasury blacklisted Shibl Muhsin 'Ubayd Al-Zaydi, Yusuf Hashim, Adnan Hussein Kawtharani, and Muhammad 'Abd-Al-Hadi Farhat under its Specially Designated Global Terrorists program, saying they moved money, acquired weapons and trained fighters in Iraq for the group.
Among the four, Al-Zaydi was a key coordinator between Hezbollah, Iran's blacklisted Revolutionary Guards, and their supporters in Iraq, the Treasury said.
He is close to alleged Hezbollah financier Adham Tabaja, and coordinated smuggling oil from Iran into Syria.
He also sent Iraqi fighters to Syria allegedly on behalf of the Revolutionary Guard, the Treasury said.
The other three were also involved in collecting intelligence and moving money for Hezbollah in Iraq, it said.
"Hezbollah is a terrorist proxy for the Iranian regime that seeks to undermine Iraqi sovereignty and destabilize the Middle East," said Sigal Mandelker, Treasury under secretary for terrorism and financial intelligence.
"Treasury's concerted actions aim to deny Hezbollah's clandestine attempts to exploit Iraq to launder funds, procure weapons, train fighters, and collect intelligence as a proxy for Iran," Mandelker said in a statement.