Yemeni army kills Houthis, liberates parts of Sanaa

A military source said the armed forces were able to liberate a number of strategic areas in the Najd Al-Ataq front in the Naham directorate, and the mountains of Bahrah and Manama. (File/AFP)
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Updated 19 May 2020

Yemeni army kills Houthis, liberates parts of Sanaa

  • The army regained control of multiple areas in the province after fighting the militia

DUBAI: More than 20 Houthis were killed and others wounded in clashes with the Yemeni army East of Sanaa, state news agency SPA reported.

The army regained control of multiple areas in the province after fighting the militia in response to the their attack on civilians’ homes in west of Marib.

A military source said the armed forces were able to liberate a number of strategic areas in the Najd Al-Ataq front in the Naham directorate, and the mountains of Bahrah and Manama.


Iran says it has executed Iranian agent linked to CIA

Updated 14 July 2020

Iran says it has executed Iranian agent linked to CIA

  • An official said Reza Asgari had linked up with the CIA during his last years serving at the defense ministry

Iran has executed a former defense ministry worker who sold information to the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Iranian judiciary said on Tuesday.
Reza Asgari had linked up with the CIA during his last years serving at the defense ministry and sold the agency information about Iran’s missile program, judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili said, quoted by its Mizan website.
He retired from the ministry four years ago. Esmaili said Asgari was executed last week.
Separately, Esmaili said a death sentence for Mahmoud Mousavi-Majd, an Iranian accused of spying for US and Israeli intelligence, is among those still to be carried out. Last year, Iran announced it had captured 17 spies it said were working for the CIA.