Dozens of Houthis killed, including a field commander in Yemen

Huthi rebels, dressed in army fatigues, march in a parade during a gathering in the capital Sanaa to mobilize more fighters to battlefronts to fight pro-government forces in several Yemeni cities, on January 1, 2017. (File/AFP)
Updated 15 July 2019

Dozens of Houthis killed, including a field commander in Yemen

  • 13 Houthi militants were killed in attacks against the Yemeni armed forces in Qataba in the south province of Dhale
  • The Arab coalition forces launched several air strikes targeting the militants that were in Nate east of Al-Bayda

DUBAI: Arab coalition forces have killed dozens of Iranian-backed Houthi militants including a field commander and wounded others during air strikes in the provinces of Al-Dhale and Al-Bayda in southern and central Yemen on Sunday, according to Saudi state-news agency SPA.

According to the Yemeni national military website “SeptemberNet”, 13 Houthi militants were killed in attacks against the Yemeni armed forces in Qataba in the south province of Dhale, including the Abu Sharif Abdullah Hizam Mutahar commander of the “rapid intervention forces”, was among the dozens killed.

The militia attempted to infiltrate Yemen army positions at the fronts of the Ghalq and Shakhb. But government forces managed to stop them and forced the militants to flee towards Ibb province.

The Arab coalition forces launched several air strikes targeting the militants that were in Nate east of Al-Bayda.

Several members of the militia were killed and others injured in Al-Bark and Bawwas.


Hezbollah says it has downed 2 Israeli drones in south Beirut

Updated 6 min 28 sec ago

Hezbollah says it has downed 2 Israeli drones in south Beirut

  • Israelii jets earlier attacked targets near Syria’s capital of Damascus to pre-empt an alleged Iranian drone attack plot

BEIRUT: People in southern Beirut say a large explosion has shaken a Hezbollah stronghold and triggered a fire.
A Hezbollah official later claimed its forces has downed two Israeli drones.
Israeli warplanes fly over Lebanon regularly and have struck inside neighboring Syria from Lebanese airspace on numerous occasions.
A few hours earlier, late Saturday, the Israeli military attacked targets near Syria’s capital of Damascus in what it said was a successful effort to thwart an imminent Iranian drone strike on Israel, stepping up an already heightened campaign against Iranian military activity in the region.
Residents of the Beirut district rocked by the explosion say the Iranian-backed Hezbollah group sealed off the area.