Yemen troops kill Houthi commander

The Houthis uprising began in 2014. (File/AFP)
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Updated 01 January 2020

Yemen troops kill Houthi commander

  • Houthi commander and several other militants were killed
  • The war in Yemen is now in its sixth year

DUBAI: Yemeni troops killed a Houthi commander and other militants in northern Dali province, state news agency SPA reported on Tuesday.

The Yemeni forces launched attacks targeting Houthi positions, resulting in multiple casualties.

The war in Yemen began after Houthis seized the capital Sanaa in 2014 from the internationally recognized government and launched an offensive across the country.

The Saudi-led coalition intervened in 2015 after the militants invaded the city of Aden.


Fire breaks out at petrochemical facility in southwest Iran

Updated 12 July 2020

Fire breaks out at petrochemical facility in southwest Iran

  • The fire was caused by an oil leak but did not lead to any casualties or financial damage

A fire broke out at a facility belonging to the Shahid Tondgooyan Petrochemical Company in southwest Iran but was quickly contained, the official IRNA news agency reported on Sunday, citing a local official.
The fire was caused by an oil leak but did not lead to any casualties or financial damage, Mohsen Beyranvand, the governor of Mahshahr county said, according to IRNA.
Beyranvand described the fire as minor and said it was put out in less than ten minutes.
There have been several explosions around Iranian military, nuclear and industrial facilities since late June.
A gas explosion shook a residential building in Iran’s capital Tehran on Saturday, injuring one person, the semi-official ISNA news agency quoted the city fire department as saying.
A chlorine gas leak occurred at a unit of the Karoon petrochemicals plant near the port of Bandar Imam Khomeini on the Gulf on July 4, injuring dozens, the semi-official ILNA news agency reported. (Reporting by Babak Dehghanpisheh, editing by Louise Heavens)