Houthi landmine detonates killing several militia

Houthi militia are accused of breaches against the recent Sweden agreement. (File/AFP)
Updated 19 February 2019
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Houthi landmine detonates killing several militia

  • The Houthi militia were laying the landmine when it detonated
  • Coalition forces targeted Houthi positions from the air

DUBAI: Six Houthis were killed and four injured when a landmine they were laying detonated in Al-Dhabbab village, west of Taiz province on Monday, Saudi state-news agency SPA reported.

Elsewhere, coalition fighters attacked Houthi militants trying to escape Baqem front, killing eight and injuring several others during the attack in Saada province.

Meanwhile, coalition forces launched several air attacks on Houthi positions in Ketaf district in Saada, killing some militants and injuring others.


Israel braces for more wildfires as temperatures spike

Updated 11 min 58 sec ago
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Israel braces for more wildfires as temperatures spike

  • Thousands of people were evacuated from their homes on Thursday as fires raged
  • The fires were fueled by high temperatures and dry condition

JERUSALEM: Israel is bracing for renewed wildfires amid a major heat wave that shows no signs of abating.
Thousands of people were evacuated from their homes on Thursday as fires raged, fueled by high temperatures and dry conditions.
The EU ambassador, Emanuele Giaufret, said Israel had asked for international help to combat the fires, and aid was arriving on Friday from Cyprus and Italy.
Plumes of smoke rose from hillsides in the country’s center and south as firefighters worked into the early hours to control the blaze.
The cause of the blaze remains unclear, but it erupted following the Jewish festival of Lag Ba’Omer, which observers mark with bonfires.
A sweltering heat wave is pushing temperatures in parts of the country up to 110 degrees Fahrenheit, or 43 Celsius.