Yemeni army kills Houthis in Al-Jawf province

The war in Yemen began after Houthis seized the capital Sanaa in 2014. (File/AFP)
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Updated 05 February 2020

Yemeni army kills Houthis in Al-Jawf province

  • The coalition fighters launched an air strike targeting a militia-owned vehicle, which killed and wounded others on board
  • The national army foiled an attack by the Houthis which resulted to the death of 15 militants and wounds in others

DUBAI: The Yemeni army killed 15 Houthi militants during clashes in Al-Jawf province, state news agency SPA reported on Wednesday.

“The national army foiled an attack carried out by the militia in Al-Jaroub front of Al-Matoon district which resulted to the death of 15 militants and wounds in others,” a military source said.

The coalition fighters also launched an air strike targeting a militia-owned vehicle, which killed and wounded others on board, the source added.


UN Libya envoy ‘quite optimistic’ on ceasefire prospects

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UN Libya envoy ‘quite optimistic’ on ceasefire prospects

  • The UN’s Libya envoy said Wednesday she was 'quite optimistic' on ceasefire prospects

GENEVA: The UN’s Libya envoy said Wednesday she was “quite optimistic” about the prospects of talks in Geneva between the two warring factions producing a ceasefire.
“I’m qute optimistic... there is an air of seriousness and commitment,” Stephanie Williams, the head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), told a press conference, after the sides agreed to open internal land and air routes.