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Friday, 5 February 2016

Yemeni Army’s Tochka Targets Saudi-US Aggression Camp in Marib as Carter Welcomes Saudi ’Boots on Ground’ Offer in Syria

Local Editor

Yemen: Tochka rocketUnits of the Yemeni army and Popular Committees fired Tochka-type ballistic missile at an assembly point of the Saudi-led coalition forces at Mass military camp in Marib.

A large number of aggression mercenaries was killed due to the rocket attack.

According to Yemeni sources, the targeted military camp enjoys a strategic location and represents the most important assembly point of the Saudi and pro-coalition forces against Yemen.

Moreover, Yemeni forces were able to repel a major Saudi attack in Medi area north of Hajja, under cover from warplanes and Apache helicopters.

Source: Al-Manar Website
05-02-2016 - 12:06 Last updated 05-02-2016 - 12:12 

Carter Welcomes Saudi ’Boots on Ground’ Offer in anti-ISIL Campaign

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US Secretary of Defense Ashton CarterThe US defense chief welcomed reports on Thursday about Saudi Arabia’s willingness to deploy troops in Syria, noting that he would discuss the issue with his Saudi counterpart in Brussels next week.

During an interview with the Saudi al-Arabiya TV channel on Thursday, Saudi military spokesman Brigadier General Ahmed al-Asiri said Riyadh “is ready to participate in any ground operations that the coalition may agree to carry out in Syria”.

“That kind of news is very welcome. I look forward to discussing that with the Saudi defense minister next week - and other kinds of contributions that Saudi Arabia can make,” Secretary of Defense Ash Carter told reporters at at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
Carter is going to meet defense ministers of 26 countries, which are part of the US-led coalition countering the so-called 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' (ISIL) takfiri group in Belgian capital Brussels.

The US defense chief acknowledged that the Saudi government has indicated willingness to do more in the fight against ISIL, which western media reports revealed it receives funds from main regional countries including the Saudi.

“I should mention also Saudi Arabia has indicated a willingness to take the lead in marshaling some Muslim-majority countries,” he said.

Carter said that the Netherlands also pledged to support anti-ISIL operations in Syria last week, in addition to the Dutch government’s existing contributions to the campaign in Iraq.

“You see others stepping up, and the reason why I'm going to Brussels next week is to bring the full weight of the coalition behind accelerating the defeat of ISIL,” Carter said.

Source: Websites
05-02-2016 - 09:14 Last updated 05-02-2016 - 09:14


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