Yemeni army regains control of areas in Al-Dhale province

The Yemeni army forced the militants to flee and targeted Houthi reinforcements. (File/AFP)
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Updated 15 December 2019

Yemeni army regains control of areas in Al-Dhale province

  • The clashes broke out when Houthi militants tried to sneak into areas they lost control

DUBAI: The Yemeni army has regained control of areas in Al-Dhale province, state news agency SPA reported on Sunday.

The armed forces targeted Houthi positions, which left 14 dead, a Yemeni military source said.

Meanwhile, the Yemeni Army killed 18 Houthis and wounded 27 in clashes with the Iranian-backed militia in Saada on Saturday.

The clashes broke out when Houthi militants tried to sneak into areas they lost control the past two months, according to Yemen's military source “SeptemberNet.”

The Yemeni army forced the militants to flee and targeted Houthi reinforcements.

Earlier on Saturday, the army killed 17 Houthis and wounded 21 others including two commanders at an ambush in Al-Dhale, southern Yemen, a military source said.


Iran reports record 6,968 new coronavirus cases and 346 deaths in past 24 hours

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Iran reports record 6,968 new coronavirus cases and 346 deaths in past 24 hours

  • Health ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari told state media that the new cases brought the country’s total number of identified cases to 581,824
DUBAI: Iran on Tuesday reported 6,968 new coronavirus cases and 346 deaths in the past 24 hours, its highest daily tally, pushing the death toll in the hardest-hit Middle Eastern country to 33,299.
Health ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari told state media that the new cases brought the country’s total number of identified cases to 581,824.