Al-Masirah

Al-Masirah

 

an island in the Arabian Sea belonging to Oman. It extends for 70 km along the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula, from which it is separated by the shallow Masirah Channel. Along the coast there are coral reefs in some places. Area, approximately 680 sq km. The terrain consists mainly of plains and hills (elevation, to 276 m) composed primarily of igneous rock and limestone. The climate is dry and tropical and supports little vegetation (xerophytic shrubs and occasional date palms). There is fishing. In the north there is a settlement at Dawwah.

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According to al-Masirah, at least 10 Yemeni fishermen were killed after Saudi warplanes bombed their boats off the Western coast of the Uqban island.
Al-Masirah television reported that a Scud, a powerful Cold War-era weapon, had been fired at a military base near the city of Khamees Mushait in the kingdom's southwest.
Yemen's al-Masirah TV also reported on Friday that a senior Saudi commander and two other military staff had been killed in a mine blast in Jizan during clashes with Ansarullah fighters, backed by army units.
The Yemeni officer died along with several Saudi troops during clashes with Yemeni fighters, al-Masirah reported on Monday.
The Houthis' al-Masirah television channel said at least two shells were fired from Saudi territory towards Yemen and some 150 rounds of automatic fire, but made no mention of any casualties.
The air defense of the tribes shot down a warplane over Wadi Nushur, in Saada," the rebels' northern stronghold, Houthi news channel Al-Masirah said, broadcasting images of tribesmen celebrating around the wreckage of a plane.
Meanwhile, a news report on the Houthi-affiliated Al-Masirah television station referred to Hadi as a ''puppet'' of Saudi Arabia.
In a speech, aired by Al-Masirah TV channel this evening, Al-Houthi said that the decision to announce public mobilization targets Al-Qaeda and ISIL groups, not the southern governorates.
The Yemeni rebelowned Al-Masirah TV channel said hospitals were urging citizens to donate blood.
The Yemeni rebel-owned Al-Masirah TV channel said hospitals were urging citizens to donate blood.
The Houthis' al-Masirah television station put the death toll at 32.
On Friday, Yemen's al-Masirah TV reported that a senior Saudi commander and two other military staff had been killed in a mine blast in Jizan during clashes with Ansarullah fighters, backed by army units.