Houthis claim to have killed a Daesh commander in Yemen

Published January 5th, 2016 - 02:39 GMT
Al Bawaba
Al Bawaba

A Daesh commander has been killed in clashes with Houthi fighters.

Yemen’s al-Masirah news website Tuesday identified the Daesh chief as Hassan Hamoud Uqlan, a known field commander in the Tha’bat district of Ta’izz Province.

Over the past weeks, Houthis and popular fighters have achieved victories in Ta’izz against forces loyal to the embattled president, Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, who control some regions in southern Yemen. 

On Tuesday, one Saudi soldier was killed in a retaliatory attack by Yemeni forces targeting an area near the al-Tawwal border crossing in the Saudi province of Jizan.

Yemeni forces also targeted Jabal al-Dukhan region in Jizan with rockets, destroying a Saudi military vehicle and inflicting losses on the Saudi forces in the area.

Saudi Arabia began its campaign against Yemen on March 26, 2015. More than 7,500 people have been killed and over 14,000 others injured since the airstrikes began.

Saudi warplanes targeted residential buildings in the northwestern Yemeni province of Sa’ada on Tuesday. Two women and a child were killed.

Similar airstrikes also hit various districts in the capital, Sana’a, a district in Ma’rib Province and a camp in Ibb Province.

Editor's note: This article has been edited from the source material

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