Google News Alert - The volcano that erupted on a small island off the coast of Yemen has again begun spewing lava and ash into the air, Yemen's navy said on Wednesday.
Hussein Abdul-Rahman, head of command and control centre at the Naval Operation Room, told state news agency Saba that the volcano has restarted eruptions, without giving any further details.
The volcano lies on the island of Jazirt Al-Tair in the Red Sea, about 130 kilometres from Yemen.
Inactive for over a century, the volcano first erupted on Sunday after several earthquakes were felt on the island.
The volcano has so far produced one kilometre long lava flows and blackened the water within 10 kilometres of the island.
Six Yemeni soldiers, part of a garrison of 50 stationed on the island, were killed in the eruption, while another 15 were injured.
On Monday Yemenís coastguard said shipping had been unaffected by the eruption.
Shipments of around three million barrels of oil per day pass through the southern entrance to the Red Sea.
Nine Saudi-paid mercenaries were killed and others injured as well their military vehicle was destroyed by the army and popular committees' forces in al-Abdih area of Marib province, a military official said Monday.
The operation was carried out late on Sunday, the official added .
President Saleh al-Sammad called the United Nations security council to stop Saudi-led barbaric aggression and blockade on Yemen, in a letter sent to the UN late on Saturday.
In the letter, the president detailed brutal and inhumane crimes committed by the Saudi-led barbaric coalition during 18 months of aggression against the