Saudi coalition says it destroyed drones, missiles of Yemeni rebels Jul 14, 2020 0 46 12345 DPARiyadhThe Saudi-led coalition said on Monday it had intercepted and destroyed four missiles and seven bomb-laden drones launched by Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels towards the kingdom.Coalition spokesman Turki al-Malki said that the missiles and drones were launched from Yemen’s capital Sana’a and directed at civilian targets, in a statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency.The Houthis’ military spokesman, Yehia Serae, confirmed in a statement that the rebel group had launched attacks on Saudi military sites.He said the group’s ballistic missiles and drones had destroyed a number of military bases and installations of the Saudi coalition in Jizan, Najran and Assir near the border with Yemen, in a “wide-scale military operation.” He added that they had hit Saudi warplanes and other military targets in the airports of Abha, Jizan and Najran.Saudi Arabia has been leading an alliance to fight the Houthis in Yemen since March 2015.Yemen has been locked in a devastating power struggle since the Houthis took over Sana’a and other cities in September 2014.The conflict has pushed Yemen, already one of the Arab world’s poorest countries, to the verge of famine and devastated the country’s health facilities. Pages 123 RELATED ARTICLES Mandela’s daughter Zindzi dies at 59 Jul 14, 2020 0 1293 Iran says virus death toll tops 13,000 Jul 14, 2020 0 302 Shooting down of Ukrainian aircraft due to ‘human error’: Iran Jul 14, 2020 0 44 Third Iranian lawmaker dies from coronavirus Tehran Another lawmaker has died in Iran due to an infection with the coronavirus, the news agency ISNA reported on Monday. Issa Jafari is the third member of the Iranian parliament to die of the coronavirus since the .. Hezbollah parliamentary bloc lodges complaint against US ambassador Beirut The parliamentary bloc of Lebanon’s pro-Iran Shiite movement Hezbollah on Monday lodged an official complaint with the Lebanese Foreign Ministry against the US ambassador in Beirut. Headed by .. Seven children, 2 women killed in Yemen air strike: UN AFP Dubai Seven children and two women were killed in an air raid in northwest Yemen, a UN agency said Monday, as Riyadh said it intercepted missiles fired by Yemeni Huthi rebels. The UN Office for the Coordination of .. Nigeria doctors begin latest strike amid pandemic AFP Lagos Doctors in Nigeria’s largest city Lagos began a three-day warning strike on Monday over welfare and inadequate protective kits, but said medics handling coronavirus cases would not be involved. The .. Somalia’s army chief survives suicide bombing AFP Mogadishu Somalia’s army chief, General Odowa Yusuf Rage, on Monday survived a suicide bomb attack that was claimed by the Al-Shabaab jihadist group, military sources said. A civilian died and half a dozen other .. Detained Mali opposition figures freed Bamako All opposition figures who were detained in Mali after violent protests against President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on Friday have been released, their lawyers said on Monday. Alifa Habib Kone, one of the lawyers ..