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Saudi air defense intercepts a ballistic missile fired by the Houthis on Najran

Saturday, 20 January 2018

The Saudi air defense on Saturday intercepted a ballistic missile fired by the Houthis targeting Najran. The spokesman for the coalition forces in support of legitimacy in Yemen, Colonel Turki al-Maliki, said that the air defense forces of the coalition spotted the launch of a ballistic missile this afternoon by the Houthi militias of Iran from within the territory of Yemen (Saada governorate) towards Kingdom territory. Colonel al-Maliki said that the missile was in the direction of the city of ...

100 Houthis killed, 34 others detained in a week

Saturday, 20 January 2018

The statistics released by the Yemeni army, Friday, stated that at least 100 members of the Houthi militia were killed in clashes that took place in Kataf Al Baq’e front in the province of Saada, their main stronghold north of the country, within a week. The numbers confirmed that four field commanders were among the dead Houthis. The Yemeni army found the bodies of three of them, in addition to the injury and the capture of dozens in fierce battles in Kataf Al Baq’e front in the ...

Yemen’s armed forces advance in several areas near Nihm, Taiz

Friday, 19 January 2018

Yemen’s National Army said their ground forces were making further progress on Friday morning in front-lines of Nihm northeast of the capital Sanaa. Military sources in the field said that the army and the Popular Resistance forces were able to regain control of Jabal al-Dabbayeb and the highlands west of Jabal al-Qarn in Nihm District after violent confrontations with Houthi militias. Sources also pointed out that confrontations erupted at dawn, where warring sides used various types of ...

Yemeni army liberates areas in al-Jawf governorate

Friday, 19 January 2018

Yemeni army forces have liberated several areas in the Bart al-Anan District, northwest of al-Jawf governorate, which is adjacent to Saada, the major stronghold of Houthi militias on the Jawf front. Commander of the First Brigade Brigadier Haykal Hantaf said the Yemeni army liberated the areas of Eafi, Quaif and al-Tamr in addition to the strategic Habash mountain which overlooks several important roads such as al-Jawf, Saada and the international roads and the road that links the Khob and ...

Saudi Arabia deposits $2 bln in Yemen central bank to back currency

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman ordered a deposit of $2 billion to be paid into Yemen’s central bank on Wednesday to shore up the weak Yemeni currency, the Saudi government said. The move was made a day after the Yemeni prime minister issued a public plea for funds to prop up the rial and help stave off hunger in the war-torn country. “It’s not a loan, it’s a deposit and the legitimate Yemeni government will not have to pay it back,” a source close to the Saudi ...

Arab Coalition destroys Houthi missile launch bases along Saudi border

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

The Arab Coalition’s air force destroyed Houthi missile launch bases on Tuesday night that were placed along the Saudi Arabian border. Saudi air defense forces also intercepted a Houthi ballistic missile targeting the port city of Jazan early Tuesday. Air defense forces had intercepted another Houthi missile early Janaury launched from Yemen towards Najran, with no deaths or injuries reported. Meanwhile, a Yemeni source said that the Yemeni army is continuing to advance in the Saada ...

Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi ballistic missile targeting Jazan

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Saudi Arabia has said that its forces intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile fired by Houthi militias targeting the southern province of Jazan on Tuesday. Reporting from Jazan, Al Arabiya’s Hani al-Sufayan said that air forces were able to intercept the missile at around 8:20 pm local time. “The attack has not impacted daily life in Jazan, with ground and air traffic being normal throughout the day and night,” al-Sufayan reported. The attack on Tuesday comes just days ...

Saudi Arabia welcomes UN report on Iran providing weapons in Yemen

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Saudi Arabia’s cabinet has welcomed a UN report detailing Iran’s violation of an embargo on the shipment of weapons to Yemen.The cabinet which met on Tuesday said the report considered Iran as non-compliant with Security Council Resolution No. 2216 on the arms embargo, and facilitating Al-Houthi rebels’ access to drones and ballistic missiles launched against the Kingdom and their arrival in Yemen after the arms embargo imposed in 2015.The cabinet of ministers also said they ...

Yemeni official: Iran constantly trying to counterfeit the country’s currency

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Yemeni government has accused Iranian institutions of constantly trying to counterfeit the Yemeni currency causing its devaluation. A government spokesperson said that this is aimed at “extorting the international community by using the humanitarian card to stop military operations against the Houthi militia.” The spokesperson, Rabeh al-Bady, said: “The Iranian plan aims to preserve the Houthis and save its project which is nearing its end after the increasing hits and ...

Cranes arrive in Hodeidah to boost Yemen food aid flow

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Four mobile cranes have arrived in Hodeidah port, the United Nations said on Monday, after the Saudi-led Arab coalition coordinated their entry into Yemen. The US-funded equipment will help replace four giant cranes disabled during the three-year war The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) said in a statement that a ship carrying the cranes it bought with funds from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) had arrived in Yemen’s Hodeidah ...

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