Russia to deliver first S-400 missile to Turkey in July: reports

Above, Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile launching system on display in this file photo taken on August 22, 2017. (AFP)
Updated 26 June 2019
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Russia to deliver first S-400 missile to Turkey in July: reports

  • ‘We are making first delivery in July as part of out plans’

MOSCOW: Russia will make first delivery of the S-400 missile systems to Turkey in July, Russian news agencies cited the head of Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport saying on Wednesday, in accordance with the earlier-stated plans.
“We are making first delivery in July as part of out plans,” Alexander Mikheev is quoted as saying by RIA news agency.
The plans of Turkey, a NATO member, have irked Washington, which threatened with sanctions against Ankara if it goes ahead with the purchase.


Video shows Houthi militia beating corpse, chanting ‘death to America’

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Video shows Houthi militia beating corpse, chanting ‘death to America’

  • The footage showed a corpse being dragged on the ground by his left arm
  • The video also showed the men kicking and stabbing the dead body

DUBAI: A video of purportedly recorded by Houthi militia was shared on social media this week, showing a corpse being beaten while men chant “Death to America! Death to Israel.”

The footage showed a corpse being dragged on the ground by his left arm while the armed men chant the Houthi slogan: “Death to America! Death to Israel! Curse the Jews, and victory for Islam.”

The video also showed the men kicking and stabbing the dead body.

The man, identified as Mojahed Al-Ghuli, was from the Amran province in northwest of Yemen and helped the militants in local battles. There were however people in the video who were shouting that he was a traitor.

“Houthis did not just kill him, they also mutilated his body and dragged it after they bombed his house,” Yemen’s Media Minister Moammar Al-Aryani said.

Due to the graphic nature of the video, Arab News has opted to not show it.

Such aggressions and violations are proof that Houthi militants could not be trusted as they did not follow moral rules and are bloodthirsty, he added.

Yemen’s Deputy Minister of Information, Abdulbaset Al-Qaidi, said that the video showed that the Houthis are “more dangerous than Daesh.”

“If this is how they deal with those who support them, how will they be with the rest of Yemeni people who are fed up with them,” Al-Qaidi said.

Meanwhile, the Iran-backed militia fired a shell towards a village in Jawf province on Sunday and wounded at least two children, a week after a similar attack wounded a woman and two other children.