Operations against Houthis continuing, says Yemeni army chief

The victories and achievements of the Yemeni National Army have been praised. (AFP/File)
Updated 07 September 2018

Operations against Houthis continuing, says Yemeni army chief

  • Security of liberated areas and development of Yemen’s armed forces also discussed during meeting with commanders in Aden

ADEN: Military operations are continuing on a number of fronts in Yemen against the Iranian-backed Houthi militias, said Dr. Taher Al-Aqeeli, the chief of staff of the Yemeni National Army.

During a meeting with military commanders in Aden, he also praised the efforts and victories achieved by the National Army and the forces of the 4th Military Region against the terrorist militias, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

According to the Yemen News Agency, he also discussed efforts that are underway to maintain security and stability in liberated areas, and to build and develop the armed forces into a solid military presence that can protect the country and its people.


Protester death toll rises after overnight clashes in Iraq

Updated 24 min 46 sec ago

Protester death toll rises after overnight clashes in Iraq

  • Iraq’s massive anti-government protest movement erupted Oct. 1 and quickly escalated into calls to sweep aside Iraq’s sectarian system

BAGHDAD: Iraqi officials say the death toll has risen to 10 after overnight clashes between protesters and security forces in Baghdad.
Security and medical officials said one protester died of his injuries Friday morning. He was wounded in bloody street clashes between Ahrar and Sinak bridges the previous night. The officials say over 100 people have been wounded. They spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations.
Grand Ayatollah Ali Al-Sistani, the highest Shiite religious authority in Iraq, reemphasized calls to political parties to pass electoral reform laws and respond to the protesters’ demands.
Iraq’s massive anti-government protest movement erupted Oct. 1 and quickly escalated into calls to sweep aside Iraq’s sectarian system.
Protesters occupy several Baghdad squares and parts of three bridges in a standoff with security forces.