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.


Egypt reports 86 new coronavirus cases, 22 recoveries

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Egypt reports 86 new coronavirus cases, 22 recoveries

  • The number of cases in the country has reached 865, including 201 recovered patients and 58 deaths

DUBAI: Egypt has reported 86 new coronavirus cases, all of whom were linked to travel or were in contact with virus patients, Saudi Press Agency reported on Thursday.
The country also confirmed 22 new recoveries, including a German national and 21 Egyptian citizens, the spokesperson of the health ministry said in a statement.
The number of cases in the country has reached 865, including 201 recovered patients and 58 deaths.