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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The al-Masirah TV channel reported on Wednesday that Yemeni army soldiers and allied fighters from Popular Committees had fired a Zelzal-1 (Earthquake-1) missile as well as Katyusha rockets at a gathering of mercenaries West of the Saudi town of Haradh.
In a televised speech he delivered and aired by Al-Masirah TV Channel on the new Hijri year, Sayyed Abdulmalik condemned this heinous and brutal crime.
On the other hand, the Houthi movement's Al-Masirah channel said that the attack targeted a prison and that 40 bodies had been recovered from the rubble.
Summary: Sanaa [Yemen], Aug 22 (ANI): Scores of people were killed after Yemen's Houthi rebels said they fired a ballistic missile targeting a Saudi military operation room in the Kingdom's southwestern province of Jizan on late Wednesday evening, Houthi-run al-Masirah TV reported.
(TAP) - Yemen's Houthi movement's air defences on Wednesday downed a United States drone MQ-9 in Dhamar governorate, southeast of the Houthi-controlled capital Sanaa, the group's Al-Masirah TV quoted the group's military spokesman as saying.
The Houthi's Al-Masirah TV said the drone had been targeting Abha Airport in southwest Saudi Arabia near the Yemeni border, but a coalition statement said it had not targeted the airport.
Yemen's Ansarallah forces have unveiled a new long-range missile that is set to enter service in the next few days, Al-Masirah News reported on Friday.
Earlier in the same month, Houthis' Al-Masirah TV said that the group targeted the control room of Jizan airport and a fuel station at Abha airport.
Both drone attacks targeted "aircraft hangars" in Abha and Jizan airports, according to the rebels' al-Masirah television, which cited a statement from the group's military spokesman Yahya Sarea.
Summary: Planes from the Arab-led coalition fighting in Yemen bombed areas around the capital Sanaa Thursday, residents and the Houthi-run Al-Masirah TV said.
Col Maliki said work was underway to identify the type of missile involved, but Houthi-run Al-Masirah TV cited a rebel source as saying it was a cruise missile.
Al-Masirah reported at least 51 people, including 40 children, were killed and 79 others, including 56 children, were wounded in the airstrike, citing the Yemeni Health Ministry in the capital, Sanaa, which is under rebel control.