Arab coalition targets Yemen’s Houthi drone capabilities in Sanaa

The Arab coalition fighting to support the legitimate government in Yemen said it has targeted Houthi drone capabilities in a military operation in Sanaa and called on civilians not to approach the targeted sites. (File photo/SPA)
Updated 20 January 2019
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Arab coalition targets Yemen’s Houthi drone capabilities in Sanaa

  • The coalition said it has taken the necessary measures to protect civilians
  • It assured that the military operation is consistent with international humanitarian law

JEDDAH: The Arab coalition fighting to support the legitimate government in Yemen said it has targeted Houthi drone capabilities in a military operation in Sanaa and called on civilians not to approach the targeted sites.
The coalition said it has taken the necessary measures to protect civilians during the military operation in the Houthi-held Yemeni capital.
It assured that the military operation is consistent with international humanitarian law.

The operation, which took place late on Saturday, targeted several Houthi-held camps, including one which was formally called the First Armored Division camp when it was held by the Yemeni army before the Houthi militia took over.
The coalition also targeted the Al-Dailami air base, Al-Siyana military compound, and the Al-Nahdain mountain
A coalition aircraft also launched two rockets toward the Al-Hasba area north of the Yemeni capital.

Spokesperson of the coalition, Col. Turki Al-Maliki said that the targeting operation came after the intelligence was collected on Houthi activity and surveying their movement. The intelligence gathered helped to identify the network of the Houthis and their operational infrastructure, Al-Maliki explained.

The intelligence gathered helped destroy manufacturing workshops and spare parts, installation workshops and booby-traps, inspection facilities and the preparation of launchers platforms as well as training facilities for terrorist operations.


Bahrain says conference co-hosted with US aimed at helping Palestinians

Updated 21 May 2019
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Bahrain says conference co-hosted with US aimed at helping Palestinians

DUBAI: Bahrain said Tuesday a peace conference it is co-hosting next month with the US is aimed at helping the Palestinians, who have criticized the kingdom for failing to consult them about the event.
The conference “serves no other purpose” than to help the Palestinian people “through developing their abilities and enhancing their resources,” said Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa.
The kingdom “remains supportive of the brotherly Palestinian people in restoring their legitimate rights on their land as well as establishing an independent state with east Jerusalem as its capital,” Bahrain’s top diplomat said in a statement.
The White House announced Sunday it would co-host the June 25-26 conference with Bahrain focusing on economic aspects of the long-delayed US peace plan, with the declared aim of achieving Palestinian prosperity.
“We were not consulted by any party on the announced meeting to take place in Manama, Bahrain,” Saeb Erekat, secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organization, said in a statement.
“We have not mandated any party to negotiate on our behalf.”
The Palestinians have boycotted the US administration since President Donald Trump broke with decades of consensus and recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in December 2017.
They consider the eastern part of the city the capital of their future state and have shown little interest in the US peace plan, which they fear will be heavily biased in favor of Israel.
Dubbed “Peace for Prosperity,” the conference is expected to bring together leaders from several governments, civil society and the business sector.
Trump’s office said the conference was a “pivotal opportunity... to share ideas, discuss strategies, and galvanize support for potential economic investments and initiatives that could be made possible by a peace agreement.”
The Palestinians see this as offering financial rewards in exchange for accepting ongoing Israeli occupation.
“Attempts at promoting an economic normalization of the Israeli occupation of Palestine will be rejected,” Erekat said.