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Tuesday, 02-October-2007
Almotamar Net - British Prime Minister Gordon Brown says about 1,000 British troops can soon leave Iraq. As VOAs Jim Randle reports, the Brtish leader visited Baghdad and Basra for talks with top Iraqi officials. google news - British Prime Minister Gordon Brown says about 1,000 British troops can soon leave Iraq. As VOA's Jim Randle reports, the Brtish leader visited Baghdad and Basra for talks with top Iraqi officials.
Prime Minister Brown said about one-fifth of the British force can head home in the next few months, leaving a contingent of about 4,500.
Brown met with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al Maliki, and told journalists, Iraqi forces can take over security duties in Basra during the next two months. That is the city that British troops turned over to their Iraqi counterparts before withdrawing to a base outside the town. Brown says it will soon be time to turn over responsibility for the whole province.
"I believe that within the next two months, we can move to provincial Iraqi control and that is the Iraqis taking responsibility for their own security in the whole of Basra," he said. "I believe that the 30,000 security forces that have been trained up, are capable of discharging these responsibilities for security."
Basra is the last of four southern Iraqi provinces that Britain was responsible for after the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. The others were transferred to Iraqi control earlier.
Brown planned a visit to Basra for talks with British commanders. This is his first visit to Iraq as prime minister.
Brown is scheduled to address Britain's parliament next week to outline the future of Britain's role in Iraq.

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Sunday, 22-May-2016
The Saudi-led coalition's warplanes and its mercenaries continued to breach the UN-announced ceasefire in several provinces during the past 24 hours, a military official said Sunday.

The aggression's war jets dropped sound bombs on al-Nahdain and Noqm areas in the Capital and launched two sorties on Nehm district and two on al-Shurfa area in Bani Hushaish district in Sana'a province, the official said.

He added the aggression dropped also four sound bombs on al-Shahel district and petrol bombs on al-Mazraq in Haradh district in Hajjah province.

In Jawf province, three children were wounded by the Saudi air bombing on al-Muaimerah area in al-Moton district, which was targeted by two air raids.
Sunday, 22-May-2016
The Saudi aggression launched on Sunday a number of air raids on the Capital Sana'a, using sound bombs, a security official said.

The war jets dropped more than ten high-explosive sound bombs on Noqm and al-Nahdain areas, the official explained.

He pointed out that the aggression aimed through using those bombs at disturbing the atmosphere of the celebration on the National Day, May 22nd, which was held in al-Sabeen Square in the capital.
Saturday, 21-May-2016
Tonight, the GPC Chairman Ali Abdullah Saleh delivers an important speech, to the Yemeni people at home and abroad, which included an important historical facts.
Saturday, 21-May-2016
The Saudi-led coalition's warplanes and its mercenaries continued to breach the UN-announced ceasefire in several provinces during the past 24 hours, a military official said Saturday.

The official said that the Saudi war jets kept flying in the skies of the provinces of Sana'a, Jawf, Mareb, Sa'ada, Amran, Hajjah, Hodeidah and Mahweet.

The hostile warplanes waged six raids on al-Majaweha area in Nehm district and two others on Bani Hoshish district in Sana'a province, while Riyadh's mercenaries pounded the areas of Dhaboa'a, Mabda'a, al-Majaweha and al-Houl in Nehm with missiles, the official elaborated.

In Jawf, the war jets of the Saudi aggression launched two raids on the districts of al-Masloub and al-Ghail, while the hirelings pounded al-Maton district with artillery shells.

A military vehicle carrying 23-caliber machine gun belonging to the mercenaries was burned when the army and popular committees forces repelled their failed attempt to advance on Waqaz area in al-Masloub district
Saturday, 21-May-2016
The security services in cooperation with popular committees captured on Saturday a car loaded with weapons in Dhalea province.

The car was captured in Damt district and was coming from Aden province heading for the Capital, the official said.

He added the security services and popular committees will spare no efforts to arrest
Friday, 20-May-2016
At least a citizen was killed and five others were wounded on Friday in an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition on Moza’ district in Taiz province.

A local official said that the raid targeted a truck loaded with cement on the main road in al-Hardain area of Moza’ district, which led to the killing of a citizen, injuring five others and damaging the truck’s load.

The aggression’s warplanes waged two raids on the coastal city of Mocha, the official added.
Friday, 20-May-2016
The Saudi aggression launched on Friday two airstrikes on Jawf province.

The Saudi warplanes waged a raid on al-Waqaz area and another one on al-Saqeiah area in al-Maslob district, a local official said, adding no further details on casualties.
Thursday, 19-May-2016

A senior United Nations relief official has warned of the worsening humanitarian crisis in Yemen due to the continuing conflict.

“Seeing the plight of the Yemeni people first-hand reinforces the need for national and international humanitarian actors to scale up their response to protect and support the population,” John Ging, Director of Operations in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), said in a statement issued on Tuesday.

More than 13 million people in need of immediate life-saving assistance in Yemen, Ging stated following his three-day visit to the country with Emergency Director of the World Health Organization (WHO), Rick Brennan, and Deputy Emergency Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), Gian Carlo Cirri.

He pointed out that the healthy food and access to health care are among the more requirements of the population.

Since mid-March 2015, the conflict has prompted a widening protection crisis, exacerbating an already dire humanitarian situation brought on by years of poverty, poor governance and instability. Over 7.6 million people are severely food insecure, and 2.5 million people have been displaced by violent conflict since January 2014.
Thursday, 19-May-2016
The national delegation consisting of representatives of the General People’s Congress headed by Mr. Aref Awad Azwkaand and Ansarullah headed by Mr. Mohammed Abdulsalam held on Thursday, two sessions with the UN envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed,.
The two sessions discussed a roadmap for a transitional period and the need to completely stop hostilities.
The national delegation stressed the need for supporting the ceasefire the existing stage is governed by consensus and partnership, and that the key solution is consensus on a transitional authority.
Wednesday, 18-May-2016

The army and popular committees repulsed on Wednesday an attempt of the hirelings to advance towards Ham Mount in al-Moton district of Jawf province.

A local official said a number of the hirelings were killed and injured in the failed attempt, including Col. Hamoud Jarad, the operation commander in the province.

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