Houthi shelling kills child, wounds 4 in Taiz

Houthi shelling kills child, wounds 4 in Taiz
A smoke plume rises following an explosion as forces loyal to Yemen's Saudi-backed government clash with Houthi rebel fighters around the strategic government-held "Mas Camp" military base, in al-Jadaan area about 50 kilometres northwest of Marib in central Yemen, on November 22, 2020. (File/AFP)
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Updated 09 January 2021

Houthi shelling kills child, wounds 4 in Taiz

Houthi shelling kills child, wounds 4 in Taiz
  • The Iranian-backed militia targeted on Friday a residential neighbourhood in the city

DUBAI: A fifteen-year-old child was killed, and two other children and two women were seriously injured in a Houthi attack in Yemen’s Taiz province, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
The Iranian-backed militia targeted on Friday a residential neighbourhood in the city, the agency said.
“The Houthis targeted the old airport area with two shells from its locations in the Ghurab area, which led to the death of a fifteen-year-old child, and two other children and two women were seriously injured,” a local source said.


Egypt’s security services bust Muslim Brotherhood network in capital

A house in Downtown Cairo was being used as a center for Muslim Brotherhood activity, under the cover of SITA Studies Company. (Shutterstock/File Photo)
A house in Downtown Cairo was being used as a center for Muslim Brotherhood activity, under the cover of SITA Studies Company. (Shutterstock/File Photo)
Updated 23 January 2021

Egypt’s security services bust Muslim Brotherhood network in capital

A house in Downtown Cairo was being used as a center for Muslim Brotherhood activity, under the cover of SITA Studies Company. (Shutterstock/File Photo)
  • National Security Sector monitored an apartment in the Bab Al-Luq area that was being used by a Muslim Brotherhood group
  • The network was led by a Turkish man

CAIRO: Egypt’s security services have announced the capture of a Muslim Brotherhood network in downtown Cairo.

The network was led by a Turkish man and prepared negative reports that contained “false and fabricated information about the political, economic, security and human rights situations in Egypt,” according to security forces. 

The information was aimed at tarnishing the country’s image inside and outside the country, with the reports sent to the group’s handlers in Turkey.

An official statement said the National Security Sector monitored an apartment in the Bab Al-Luq area that was being used by a Muslim Brotherhood group to prepare negative reports with Turkey’s support. The house was being used as a center for their activity, under the cover of SITA Studies Company.

The premises were raided and Helmy Moamen Mustafa Bilji, the Turkish financial director of the group, and three other members were arrested. Legal steps are being taken against them.