Arab coalition targets Al-Qaeda leaders in Yemen

Saudi Air Force advanced F-15SA fighter jets. (AFP)
Updated 23 February 2019
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Arab coalition targets Al-Qaeda leaders in Yemen

  • The coalition has been carrying out raids over the past week to combat terrorist groups
  • An Al-Qaeda field commander was caught during a previous operation

DUBAI: The Arab coalition targeted Saturday Al-Qaeda positions in the southeastern province of Abyan in Yemen, Al Arabiya sources reported.

The coalition has been carrying out raids over the past week to combat terrorist groups, the report said.

An Al-Qaeda field commander was caught during a previous operation that took place on Jan. 7, while another operation in February found Iranian manufactured weapons, ammunition, drugs and counterfeit money.

Colonel Turki Al-Maliki, a spokesman for the coalition, said last week that the Saudi special forces and security units carried out two military operations in Hadramout that resulted in the capture of another Al-Qaeda field commander and the arrest of a number of people.


US Navy says mine fragments, magnet point to Iran in Gulf tanker attack

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US Navy says mine fragments, magnet point to Iran in Gulf tanker attack

  • The mines bear a resemblance to some that were displayed in Iranian military parades
  • The US commander talked to reporters in a NACENT facility in Fujairah

FUJAIRAH: The United States Navy on Wednesday displayed limpet mine fragments and a magnet removed from one of two oil tankers attacked in the Gulf of Oman last week, saying the mines bore a striking resemblance to Iranian ones.
“The limpet mine that was used in the attack is distinguishable and also strikingly bearing a resemblance to Iranian mines that have already been publicly displayed in Iranian military parades,” said Commander Sean Kido, the commanding officer of an explosive ordinance dive and salvage task group in the Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT).
He spoke to reporters at a NAVCENT facility near the United Arab Emirates’ Fujairah port.