Scores of Houthi militia killed in clashes

Yemeni national army forces killed a Houthi leader in Saada. (AFP/File)
Updated 05 March 2019

Scores of Houthi militia killed in clashes

  • Yemeni army liberated some areas in Saada province
  • Brigadier Saleh Al-Majeedi said they will keep fighting to liberate the whole area

Members of Yemen’s national army killed 70 Houthi militants and injured several others during clashes in Saada province, national military website “September Net” reported on Monday.

Among the dead was a Houthi leader who was killed in the clashes, Brigadier Saleh Al-Majeedi told “September Net.”

Yemeni troops liberated several areas, including villages from Houthi militants in Razih district in Saada.

The operation will continue until the whole area is freed, Al-Majeedi added.


Saudi Arabia, other Middle East countries warn citizens after protests erupt in Lebanon

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Saudi Arabia, other Middle East countries warn citizens after protests erupt in Lebanon

  • Arab embassies called on citizens to take care while in Lebanon

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s embassy in Lebanon called on Saudi citizens to avoid places where protests are taking place in the country on Friday. 

The Kingdom’s embassy in Beirut advised its nationals to take care and to “stay away from places of protest,” Al-Ekhbariya news channel reported. 

Egypt’s embassy in the Lebanese capital Beirut also called on its nationals in the country to avoid protest areas, Egyptian state news agency MENA said.

“The embassy calls on all Egyptian citizens in Lebanon to avoid the areas of gatherings and protests, to be careful in their movements and to abide by the instructions of the Lebanese authorities in this regard,” MENA said.

Meanwhile, Kuwait’s embassy in Lebanon asked citizens wishing to travel to Lebanon to wait because of the current protests and unrest.

“The embassy also calls on citizens currently in Lebanon to take utmost care and stay away from crowds and demonstrations,” the embassy said in its tweet.

Protesters across Lebanon blocked roads with burning tires on Friday and thousands marched in Beirut, calling on the government to resign over an economic crisis.