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PICTURES: Extraction of 3,000 mines planted by Houthis in Yemen’s Saada

Monday, 19 February 2018

The engineering division of the Yemeni army announced the extraction of around 3,000 mines and explosive devices in several areas in the Saada governorate planted by the Houthi militia. The head of the division, First Lieutenant Sultan Shamsan, said the militia had planted this large amount of mines in a small area estimated at 10 kilometers in Mandaba. He added that 1,000 mines and explosive devices were extracted last week, while 2,000 were extracted earlier and detonated. The mines ranged ...

Arab Coalition forces destroy weapons depot for Houthis in Hajjah

Friday, 16 February 2018

The Arab coalition forces launched air strikes in Yemen, on Friday, targeting a site and weapons depot belonging to the Houthi militia north-west of the province of Hajjah. Al Arabiya correspondent reported that the fighters targeted a security checkpoint and a weapons storehouse in the Directorate of Hiran. According to a military source, the jets targeted the Houthi locations, after monitoring their movements from the joint operations room. The Yemeni army revealed on Thursday that 40 Houthi ...

Yemeni army kills 40 Houthis advancing near Midi front

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Dozens of Houthi militants were killed on Wednesday after fierce clashes with Yemen's national army supported by coalition fighters in the district of Midi west of Hajjah. Al Arabiya correspondent in Yemen said that 40 elements of the Houthis were killed in raids by the coalition fighters in Midi Front, to support the movement of the National Army forces. A military source confirmed that a number of sites and machinery belonging to the Houthis were accurately hit, especially in the western ...

Houthis are ‘at their worst,’ commander who defected to Aden says

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Brigadier General Jamil al-Maamari who defected from the Houthis and went to Aden told Al Arabiya News Channel that the Houthis are “at their worst” and many officers in Sanaa await the right moment to get rid of them. He added that the Houthis, who imposed a strict siege on Sanaa, were also restraining officers’ and commanders’ movement as they now suspect everyone. Maamari, who had stayed in Sanaa following Houthi promises to end the Yemeni people’s suffering ...

Arab coalition forces intensify strikes in Saada

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

The Arab coalition forces in Yemen destroyed a communications room belonging to the Houthi militia on the western front of Saada after intense airstrikes. According to Al Arabiya correspondent in Yemen, the joint operations room of the coalition forces spotted a cannon, a communications room, three military vehicles carrying Houthi militants on the western front of Saada, which is one of the fronts where battles between the Houthis and the National Army are ongoing. Another source also confirmed ...

Yemeni army foils attack by Houthis off Jazan

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Yemen's national army forces foiled on Monday an attack by the Houthis in Razih district off Jazan region in Saudi Arabia. Al Arabiya correspondent reported that the Houthis tried to advance towards positions controlled by the National Army close to Fallaj mountain  and al-Rakhum uplands, but this attempt was thwarted with the support of the Arab coalition. The commander of the sixth brigade of the border guards, Brigadier General Hussein al-Amri told al Arabiya, that at least seven Houthis ...

Houthi missiles kill civilians in Yemen’s Taiz as army advances

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Houthis on Saturday launched a missile on a car in Al-Majlya neighborhood, east of Taiz, killing a three-year-old and a 28-year-old man and injuring at least 14 others of whom six are in a critical condition. The girl was identified as Raghd Rashad and the man as Mohammed Said Qaid. Those injured include women and children. This crime comes only few hours after a missile launched by the Houthis killed a one-year-old baby with her grandmother in the Thaabat neighborhood, east of Taiz. ...

Arab coalition forces destroy Houthi missile targeting Al-Mukha in Yemen

Saturday, 10 February 2018

The Arab coalition’s Patriot air defense systems intercepted a ballistic missile fired by the Houthi militia from Ras Kutayb area of Hodeidah province in the direction of Al-Mukha city in Taiz province western Yemen. According to local sources, the missile was destroyed before reaching the target. The coalition fighters targeted by an air strike a location controlled by the militia in the city of Hodeidah, which is believed to be the launch site, the sources said. The Yemeni army, backed ...

Ould Cheikh: Talks between Yemeni parties to be held in Muscat

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, on Friday dismissed that his term of office was "unsuccessful", saying that the role of the envoy is "to mediate" between the parties. "If they are keen on reaching peace they will, and if they seek the opposite, no result or solution could be reached.” Ould Cheikh added that the new UN envoy will begin preparations for a round of talks starting with meetings between the Houthis and the General People's Congress but ...

Houthi militia kidnap, blow up prisoner in Yemen’s al-Baydah governorate

Friday, 9 February 2018

The Houthi militia have heartlessly blown up the body of a prisoner in Yemen’s al-Baydah governorate, it has been revealed. According to reports, Houthi militias kidnapped Mohammad al-Uzli last month in the Burkan district of al-Baydah governorate and then moved him to an unknown destination. According to eyewitnesses Uzli, from Mukayras directorate in al-Bayda governorate, was seen transported in a vehicle belonging to Houthi militia near the governorate’s commercial area. He was ...

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