Suspected US drone strike kills 6 Al-Qaeda fighters in Yemen

Al-Qaeda and a Daesh affiliate have exploited the ongoing conflict to expand their presence in Yemen. (File/AFP)
Updated 26 November 2018

Suspected US drone strike kills 6 Al-Qaeda fighters in Yemen

  • The tribal leaders say an unmanned aircraft targeted an Al-Qaeda hideout in Al-Qrishia district in Bayda province on Sunday
  • Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, as the Yemeni group is known, has long been considered the network’s most dangerous branch

SANAA, Yemen: Yemeni tribal leaders say a suspected US drone strike killed six alleged Al-Qaeda militants in the country’s southwest.
The tribal leaders say an unmanned aircraft targeted an Al-Qaeda hideout in Al-Qrishia district in Bayda province on Sunday, killing two commanders and four other militants.
The tribal leaders spoke on condition of anonymity, fearing for their own safety.
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, as the Yemeni group is known, has long been considered the network’s most dangerous branch and has attempted to carry out attacks on the US mainland.
Yemen was plunged into civil war more than three years ago.
Al-Qaeda and a Daesh affiliate have exploited the chaos to expand their presence in Yemen.


Egypt footballer gets harassed for sharing photo with his 3-year-old girl

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Egypt footballer gets harassed for sharing photo with his 3-year-old girl

CAIRO: An Egyptian footballer has threatened to sue Instagram users who sent abusive messages this week over photos of himself and his three-year-old daughter.
The incident involving Amre Soulia, a player at Al-Ahly football club, has caused a storm on social media in Egypt after comments on his photos triggered widespread anger over harassment.  
The player publicly called out a number of people who had harassed him and his daughter by sharing screenshots of their comments that mainly targeted what the young girl was wearing - a black T-shirt and jeans.
The player is seen holding his daughter’s hand while she smiles back at him.  

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“May God save her for you … but I hope you make your daughter wear respectable clothes because you’re a respectful player,” one user wrote to Soulia.
Another user said: “Cover up your daughter, son, so that she grows to become one (who’s covered).”
Several other sexually-loaded remarks targeted the little girl, prompting the player to take legal action against them. 
“All legal measures were taken and a lawsuit was filed against anyone who insulted me or any member of my family,” Soulia wrote on his social media account. 
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The incident is the latest in Egypt, where sexual assault and harassment are deep-seated problems. 
Egyptian actor Sherif Mounir recently hit out at people who insulted his teenage daughters in a picture he shared of them on Instagram.