Wednesday, April 18, 2018
The Yemeni army backed by a Saudi-led military coalition captured three strategic sites in Yemen’s southwestern Al-Bayda province on Tuesday following clashes with Shia Houthi militiamen, according to military officials.
“After fierce fighting in Al-Bayda’s Mujammim Directorate that continued until noon, army forces managed to capture the Laban, Sheab al-Theeb and Al-Faqarah districts,” Army Colonel Mosaad al-Salahi, who also serves as director-general of the adjacent Nati Directorate, told Anadolu Agency by phone.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
An Israeli defense official confirmed that it was the Israeli Air Force that struck the T-4 air base in Homs, Syria, last week, The New York Times reported on Monday.
New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman quoted an unnamed Israeli official as saying, “It was the first time we attacked live Iranian targets, both facilities and people.”
Saturday, April 14, 2018
The US, UK and France have bombed multiple government targets in Syria in an early morning operation targeting alleged chemical weapons sites.
The strikes were in response to a suspected chemical attack on the Syrian town of Douma last week.
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Saudi air defense forces intercepted a Houthi militant attack on Wednesday with ballistic missiles and drones targeting the capital, Riyadh, the cities of Jazan and Najran, and Abha airport.
The missiles were aimed at Riyadh and the two southern cities. One armed drone targeted Abha airport and a second drone was heading toward a civilian neighborhood in Jazan.
US President Donald Trump told Russia in an early morning tweet to prepare for “nice and new and ’smart!’” missile attacks in Syria after an alleged gas attack on the last rebel stronghold in the country.
The tweet came after the Russian ambassador to Lebanon said in an interview on Tuesday with Hezbollah-owned al-Manar TV that “if there is a US missile attack, we - in line with both Putin and Russia’s chief of staff’s remarks - will shoot down US rockets and even the sources that launched the missiles”.