Yemeni army advances between the provinces of Taiz, Al-Dhale

During clashes, the army killed seven Houthi militia, including a checkpoint commander. (File/AFP)
Updated 29 April 2019
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Yemeni army advances between the provinces of Taiz, Al-Dhale

  • The army advanced toward Bahir district east of the southwestern province of Taiz
  • During clashes, the army killed seven Houthi militia, including a checkpoint commander

DUBAI: The Yemeni army made advances in Al-Dhale and Taiz, Yemen’s official defense ministry said on Monday.

The army advanced toward Bahir district east of the southwestern province of Taiz, after gaining ground in Azraq district in the southern province of Al-Dhale.

During clashes, the army killed seven Houthi militia, including a checkpoint commander, and captured a Houthi commander.

The army also prevented a Houthi attack in Jabal Al-Awaid on the Muqtaba front in Taiz. 

Also on Monday, the Arab Coaltiion said it had carried out airstrikes targeting Houthi drones and missile operations in Yemen.

At the weekly press conference in Riyadh, spokesman Col. Turki Al-Maliki detailed a number of operations against the militants. 

 


Turkey’s Erdogan sees Russian S-400s coming from July: NTV

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Turkey’s Erdogan sees Russian S-400s coming from July: NTV

  • “We discussed the S-400 subject with Russia. Indeed the S-400 issue is settled,” he said

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said he expected Russian S-400 missile defense systems to start arriving in Turkey in the first half of July, broadcaster NTV reported on Sunday, a development set to fuel tensions with NATO ally Washington.
“We discussed the S-400 subject with Russia. Indeed the S-400 issue is settled,” Erdogan was cited as telling reporters on his plane returning from a visit to Tajikistan. “I think they will start to come in the first half of July.”