Scores of Houthi militants killed in clashes

The Yemeni army protected areas in Dhale province from Houthi infiltration. (File/AFP)
Updated 10 July 2019

Scores of Houthi militants killed in clashes

  • The Houthi militants attacked areas in Dhale
  • The Yemeni army also clashed with the militants in Saada

DUBAI: The Yemeni army killed 20 Houthi militants during clashes in Dhale province, south of the country, Saudi national news agency SPA reported on Wednesday.

The militia were trying to infiltrate a district in Dhale when the Yemeni troops launched a counter attack, forcing them to flee.

A further 23 militants were killed in clashes with army forces in Saada province on Tuesday.

The army also liberated central roads in Baqam district in Saada.


Israeli jets strike Hamas targets in Gaza: military

Updated 03 August 2020

Israeli jets strike Hamas targets in Gaza: military

  • Israeli fighter jets carried out strikes on Hamas facilities in Gaza

JERUSALEM: Israeli fighter jets carried out strikes on Hamas facilities in the Gaza Strip after a “rocket” was fired from the Hamas-controlled enclave toward the Jewish state, its military said Monday.
Israel said Sunday night a “projectile” fired from Gaza had been intercepted by its Iron Dome anti-rocket system.
It was the first to be fired from the Palestinian coastal enclave since the first week of July, and set off sirens, the Israeli army said.
In response, “our fighter jets and & aircraft just struck subterranean Hamas terror facilities in Gaza,” the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement.
A spokesperson for the regional council of Shaar Hanegev, the area where the sirens sounded, said the projectile launched from Gaza had not caused any damage or casualties.
Israel and Islamist movement Hamas have fought three wars since 2008.
Despite a truce in recent months, they have periodically exchanged fire, with militants in the strip lobbing rockets into Israel and the Jewish state responding with strikes against targets inside Gaza.