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Saudi Arabia ‘Downs Scud Missile Fired By Yemen Rebels’

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Saudi Arabia has said it has shot down a Scud missile fired into the kingdom by Houthi rebels and forces allied to the former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Aljazeera reports:

“At 2:45am on Saturday morning, the Houthi militias and ousted [president] Ali Abdullah Saleh launched a Scud missile in the direction of Khamees al-Mushait, and praise be to God, the Royal Saudi air defences blocked it with a Patriot missile,” a statement by the leadership of the Saudi-led joint Arab military coalition said.

The statement came just hours after Saudi Arabia said its army had repelled an offensive by Saleh forces backed by Houthis fighters on its Jizan province, which borders Yemen, according to state media. Dozens of armed men, believed to belong to Republican Guard units loyal to Saleh, died in Friday’s attack, which the Saudi security sources said was the biggest since the conflict in Yemen began.

The Saudi armed forces said in a statement that four of their soldiers had died of injuries sustained during the attack. “The Armed Forces repelled the offence which was aiming to penetrate the border, in an attempt to achieve, … a moral victory to compensate the casualties among the aggressors’ ranks,” the Saudi statement said.

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  1. Jangebii

    June 6, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    The Houthi rebels were agents of Iran evil Govt, their is Saudi, they just hide in Yemen as disguise. Their aims would be met with Stan reactions. They would not win!

  2. Jangebii

    June 12, 2015 at 10:32 pm

    The Houthi rebels were agents of Iran
    evil Govt, their main Target is Saudi, they just hide
    in Yemen as disguise. Their aims would
    be met with Stan reactions. They would
    not win!
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The President of the United States, Donald Trump, has declared himself the winner of the US Election 2020.

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However, President Trump has remained defiant, continuously claiming he won the election free and fair.

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The former Ghanaian leader died at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, capital of Ghana on Thursday morning.

Rawlings led the country first as a military ruler and then as a democratically elected president between 1981 and 2001.

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After initially handing power over to a civilian government, he took control again in December 1981 as Head of State.

He was re-elected in 1996 for four more years.

Rawlings left office in 2000 after exhausting Ghana’s constitutional term-limit of eight years for Presidents.

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Shortly after Biden was projected winner, Trump in a defiant statement expressed that the election was “far from over” and criticised Biden for “rushing to falsely pose as the winner.”

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