Thursday, February 21, 2019

Yemen: Government forces clash with Houthi rebels in Hodeidah despite cease-fire

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Intense clashes broke out between Yemen’s government forces and the Houthi rebels in the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah on Wednesday night despite the cease-fire brokered by the United Nations, an army commander told Xinhua.

The army’s commander based in the Hodeidah said on anonymity that intense armed confrontations erupted between pro-government Giants Brigades and the Houthi rebels using heavily weapons in the city’s eastern parts.

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Sunday, February 17, 2019

Syria: ISIS extremists control an area of half a square kilometer in Syria

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Extremists defending the very last pocket controlled by ISIS in eastern Syria are trapped in an area of half a square kilometer, a top commander said Saturday.

“We want to confirm that Baghouz is within firing range and is besieged,” Jia Furat, the overall commander of the operation led by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, told reporters.

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Monday, February 11, 2019

Syria: Syrian army breaks ISIL siege in Deir ez-Zor airbase

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The Syrian army and allied forces have broken ISIL’s siege on Deir Az Zor military airport, state media said on Saturday, hours after US-backed fighters announced a separate push against the armed group in the oil-rich eastern province.

State news agency SANA said the breach came “after the forces advancing from the cemetery southwest of the city linked up with the forces holding the air base”.

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Sunday, February 10, 2019

Syria: Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Kurdish fighters launch final battle against ISIS last enclave

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The U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) began an assault against the final ISIS enclave in eastern Syria on Saturday, aiming to wipe out the last vestige of the jihadist group’s “caliphate” in the SDF’s area of operations.

U.S. President Donald Trump, who plans to pull U.S. forces out of Syria, said on Wednesday he expected an announcement as early as next week that the U.S.-led coalition operating in support of the SDF had reclaimed all the territory previously held by the jihadist group.

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Sunday, January 27, 2019

Yemen: Houthis shell camp for displaced people and most of the dead and injured are women and children

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The Houthi militias shelled a camp for displaced people in Haradh in Yemen’s Hajjah province on Saturday, killing eight people and wounding 30 others.

According to local sources, the camp for the Shalila and Bani Al-Haddad displaced people came under heaving shelling.

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