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11 May 2019 Military News

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  • Yemen's Ansarullah urges UN to press ex-govt. to withdraw forces from key ports Press TV 11 May 2019 -- Yemen's Houthi Ansarullah movement has urged the United Nations and its Security Council to pressure Yemen's Saudi-backed former government to pull out its forces from the city of Hudaydah and two other Red Sea ports after Houthi fighters unilaterally began withdrawing from two of the ports according to a UN-brokered agreement.
  • Fresh Saudi airstrikes claim lives of seven Yemenis Press TV 11 May 2019 -- At least seven people, including women and children, have been killed after Saudi-led warplanes carried out airstrikes against an area in Yemen's southwestern province of Dhale.
  • Houthis begin unilateral withdrawal from Hudaydah ports Press TV 11 May 2019 -- Yemen's Houthi forces have started unilateral withdrawal from Saleef and Ras Isa ports in Hudaydah province under a United Nations-sponsored peace deal, a news agency says.
  • UN says Yemen's Houthis agreed to begin Hudaydah withdrawal Press TV 11 May 2019 -- The United Nations says Yemen's Houthi Ansarullah movement has agreed to unilaterally pull out its forces from three key ports over the next four days, a necessary step for the implementation of a ceasefire deal the warring sides reached in Sweden in December.
  • Iranian-Backed Huthi Rebels Start Withdrawal From Yemeni Port Facilities RFE/RL 11 May 2019 -- Reports from western Yemen say Iranian-backed Huthi rebels have begun withdrawing from two of the three Red Sea port facilities they've vowed to evacuate under a peace deal negotiated in Stockholm in December.
  • 200,000 Syrian refugees have returned from Lebanon since 2017 Press TV 11 May 2019 -- Lebanon's General Security Directorate says 200,000 Syrian refugees have returned to their homeland, in full coordination with authorities in Syria, from various areas in Lebanon since 2017.
  • Syrian Army Liberates 2 Villages in South of Idlib From Terrorists - Reports Sputnik 11 May 2019 -- The Syrian Army liberated two villages, located at the southern border of the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib, from members of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist group (banned in Russia) on Saturday, al-Watan newspaper reported.
  • Iraqi Foreign Fighters Lurk in Syrian Shadows VOA 11 May 2019 -- By late February and early March, it had become a common scene on the far outskirts of the northeastern Syrian town of Baghuz: evacuees from the Islamic State terror group's final scrap of territory huddled on the desert floor, empty water bottles littering the ground as they waited to be vetted and taken to a displaced persons camp.
  • Libya's GNA urges Trump to stop foreign support for Haftar Press TV 11 May 2019 -- Libya's internationally-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) has called on US President Donald Trump to stop foreign support for "aspiring military dictator" Khalifa Haftar as his forces continue their all-out offensive to take over the capital Tripoli.
  • Pakistan begins fencing border with Iran: Commander Press TV 11 May 2019 -- The Pakistani border force commander ​​​says the country has started fencing its 950-kilometer-long shared border with Iran in an effort to strengthen security in the area.
  • Gunmen storm luxury hotel in Pakistan port city of Gwadar Press TV 11 May 2019 -- Three gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in Pakistan's southwestern port city of Gwadar on Saturday, killing at least one guard and battling security forces inside, officials and the army said.
  • Nigerian pro-government militia force sets free 900 child recruits Press TV 11 May 2019 -- Nigerian militias battling Daesh-linked Boko Haram terrorist group have freed some 900 child recruits from its ranks, United Nations children's agency UNICEF has announced.
  • French Military Frees Foreign Hostages from Burkina Faso VOA 11 May 2019 -- French special forces have rescued four foreign hostages from Burkina Faso but lost two of their elite soldiers in the mission.

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