Arab coalition targets Houthi military camps in Sanaa

The Arab coalition raid took place in Sanaa. (File/AFP)
Updated 23 March 2019
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Arab coalition targets Houthi military camps in Sanaa

  • The raid included the Al-Dailami air base
  • The US blamed the Houthis for the hold-up to a UN-led peace deal

The Saudi-led Arab coalition targeted Houthi military camps in Sanaa on Saturday, Al-Arabiya TV reported on Saturday.

Eyewitnesses from the area said that the coalition air force targeted the Al-Dailami air base with three raids, two raids on Beit Atran and another camp in a different location.

This comes hours after the Houthis announced the fall of a coalition aircraft in the outskirts of Sanaa, according to media published by the Houthis.

The US ambassador to Yemen blamed the Iran-aligned Houthi movement on Thursday for the hold-up to a UN-led peace deal in the main port of Hodeidah and said Houthi weapons pose a threat to other countries in the region.


Iraq court sentences four to death for joining Daesh

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Iraq court sentences four to death for joining Daesh

  • Daesh captured a third of Iraq in 2014 but was largely defeated both there and in neighboring Syria where US-backed forces proclaimed last month the capture of Daesh’s last territory
BAGHDAD: An Iraqi court has sentenced four people to death by hanging for belonging to the Daesh militant group and committing terrorist crimes in Iraq and Syria, a judiciary statement said on Sunday.
The four men, wanted by Iraqi authorities, were handed to Iraq by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the statement said.
A Baghdad criminal court convicted them for joining Daesh and “carrying out criminal operations that targeted innocent civilians with the aim of undermining peace and stability in Iraq and Syria.” A judicial source said the four men were Iraqi.
In February, Iraq’s military said the SDF had handed 280 Iraqi and foreign detainees to Baghdad.
Thousands of foreigners have fought on behalf of Daesh in Iraq and Syria since at least 2014. Many foreign women came — or were brought — from overseas to join the militants. Iraqi courts are relying on counterterrorism laws to prosecute thousands of suspects, including foreign militants, for joining the ultra-hard-line militant group.
Human rights groups have accused Iraqi and other regional forces of inconsistencies in the judicial process and flawed trials leading to unfair convictions.
Daesh captured a third of Iraq in 2014 but was largely defeated both there and in neighboring Syria where US-backed forces proclaimed last month the capture of Daesh’s last territory.