Almotamar.net - Defense Minister Mohammed Nasser Ahmed has met in Washington with Chairperson of the Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee at the Foreign Relations Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives.
During the meeting, they discussed aspects of military and development aid, some common security challenges and areas of counterterrorism cooperation in addition of the file of the Yemeni detainees in Guantanamo.
Meanwhile, the U.S. Congress is currently considering a proposal of the U.S. administration to allocate nearly $84 million to develop the Yemeni armed forces, especially the air and special operations forces during the current year.
Moreover, the Defense Minister held talks with chairman of the Armed Services Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives Howard McKeon over the military aid package earmarked for the Yemeni armed and security forces, as well as the future needs to meet the threats of terrorist organizations.
The Defense Minister hailed the United States support to the political transition process in Yemen, and the partnership between the two countries at various levels.
A Saudi aggression fighter jet targeted a citizen's car driving in Fara area of Kutaf district in Saada province overnight, killing the driver and injuring his friend, a security official said on Monday.
Scores of Saudi enemy soldiers were killed and injured on Sunday when the army and popular forces repelled a Saudi military attempt to sneak into Shurfah site in the border province of Najran, a military official said.
The operation was accomplished successfully against the Saudi
Saudi aggression warplanes have launched more than 49 airstrikes over the past hours on several residential areas across Yemen, a security official said on Sunday.
The airstrikes targeted the areas of Malahiz and Husama in Dhahir district, and areas Thuban, Masahif and Sdad in Bakim district of northern Saada province.