Yemeni army expels Houthis militia from Awaja district in Hajjah province

Updated 16 December 2018
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Yemeni army expels Houthis militia from Awaja district in Hajjah province

  • The progress was made following a covert military operation launched by the army with support from the Arab coalition
  • Dozens of militants were killed and wounded during the clashes as the Yemeni army recovered weapons and ammunition from the Houthis

DUBAI:  Yemen’s army forces have taken control of new areas east of Hiran province after heavy clashes with the Iran-backed Houthi militia, according to Saudi state-news agency SPA.

A Yemeni military source said that the progress was made following a covert military operation launched by the army with support from the Arab coalition, and was able to liberate the Awaja area and a number of farms east of Hiran.

Dozens of militants were killed and wounded during the clashes as the Yemeni army recovered weapons and ammunition from the Houthis.

In a statement issued to the Yemeni army’s official website, 26 September, the source said that the militia fled their positions after planting hundred of mines and explosive devices.


US Navy searching for missing sailor in Arabian Sea

Updated 11 min 39 sec ago
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US Navy searching for missing sailor in Arabian Sea

DUBAI: The US navy and other ships are conducting search and rescue operations for a missing US sailor in the Arabian Sea, the Bahrain-based US Fifth Fleet said
"The Sailor has been listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN) after a reported man overboard incident onboard Abraham Lincoln while operating in the Arabian Sea, July 17," a statement from the US Fifth Fleet said, without giving the sailor's name.