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.


Erdogan says Somalia has invited Turkey to explore for oil in its seas

Updated 20 January 2020

Erdogan says Somalia has invited Turkey to explore for oil in its seas

  • Ankara and Libya’s internationally recognized government signed a maritime delimitation agreement in 2019

ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that Somalia had invited Turkey to explore for oil in its seas, after Ankara and Libya’s internationally recognized government signed a maritime delimitation agreement last year, according to broadcaster NTV.

“There is an offer from Somalia. They are saying: ‘There is oil in our seas. You are carrying out these operations with Libya, but you can also do them here.’ This is very important for us,” Erdogan was cited as saying by NTV. “Therefore, there will be steps that we will take in our operations there.”