almotamar.net - A source at the Antiquities Authority said Monday that the Authority has been able since the beginning of the current year up until July to recover 200 pieces of antiquities after an attempt to smuggle them outside Yemen.
The source said in a statement to almotamar.net that the Authority recovered those pieces after security apparatuses manage to seize them in possession of a number of smugglers at different land and sea border outlets, pointing out that the majority of the antiquity pieces were captured at Sana'a Airport.
The restored antiques include statues, masterpieces, arrows and stone plates dating to pre and after Islam, clarifying that those pieces represent a very valuable archaeological value for the ancient Yemeni civilization.
According to the source there are six accused persons, all of them Yemenis, are now standing trial over the attempt of smuggling those pieces.
On the other hand the source said that the Antiquities Authority was able to buy 300 pieces of antiquities from citizens and were put at the national Museum.
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.