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Ten Saudi soldiers killed in Yemeni missile strike

Ten Saudi soldiers were killed in a Houthi missile strike at a military base in the eastern province of Maarib in Yemen.



Riyadh: Ten Saudi soldiers were killed in a Houthi missile strike at a military base in the eastern province of Maarib in Yemen.

The strike on Friday also left 45 UAE soldiers and five Bahrainis dead, the heaviest losses since the Saudi-led coalition began in March a campaign of air strikes targeting the Shiite Houthi rebels, Xinhua news agency quoted Al Arabiya TV channel as saying on Saturday.

The strike occurred on Friday when Houthis fired a missile and hit a weapons store at a military camp, killing the soldiers who are part of the Saudi-led coalition.

Spokesperson of the Coalition forces Brigadier Ahmed Asiri conformed Saturday the death of the 10 soldiers, while affirming that some other soldiers were injured and most of them were discharged from hospitals.

He stressed that the incident wouldn`t stop the coalition from continuing to provide assistance to Yemenis to achieve stability.

In response to the attack, the coalition launched a series of airstrikes against the Iranian-backed Houthis across Yemen, the channel said.

The coalition has been launching airstrikes since March 26 to promote the Internationally-recognized Yemeni government through fighting Houthi rebels.

Chile upholds conviction for dictatorship-era murders of Americans A judge upheld the murder convictions Saturday of a retired Chilean general for killing Americans Charles Horman and Frank Teruggi in the days after the country`s 1973 military coup.

The Santiago Appeals Court also confirmed the sentence of seven years in prison for retired army brigadier general Pedro Espinoza, a court statement said.

Espinoza was already serving time for those and similar crimes at Punta Peuco prison, a special jail in Santiago for military staff convicted of human rights violations.

The court also reduced the compensation that Chile must pay the victims` families from $30,000 to about $20,000.

The court`s decision can be appealed one last time to the Supreme Court.

Rafael Gonzalez, a former civilian air force employee, earlier got two years for serving as Espinoza`s accomplice in the Americans` death.

Horman, 31, a scriptwriter working for a Chilean film company, was picked up by a military patrol on September 18, 1973 after being accused of "subversive" activities.

Teruggi, a 24-year-old student who published a leftist newsletter, disappeared soon after.

The two men were taken to the National Stadium in Santiago, where prisoners were interrogated, tortured and executed.

More than 3,000 people were killed and 38,000 tortured during the Augusto Pinochet regime, which lasted until 1990.
 

 

Spieth misses cut at Deutsche Bank Championship

Masters and US Open champion Jordan Spieth fired a two-over 73 to miss the halfway cut at the Deutsche Bank Championship on Saturday.

It was the first time in his young career that the 22-year-old Spieth has missed back-to-back cuts on the USPGA Tour. 

"It is almost like a bad dream," said Spieth, who added he is going to take a few days off after Saturday`s disappointing round.

Spieth had bogeys on three of his final six holes as he finished 36 holes at six-over 148.

Charley Hoffman was the 36-hole leader on 130.

It was just the fourth missed cut of the season for Spieth who was seeking to rebound this week after failing to get into the weekend action last week at The Barclays in New Jersey.

The American`s two week stint as world number one came to an abrupt end at The Barclays, with Rory McIlroy regaining the top spot even though he didn`t play last week.

Spieth had toppled McIlroy from the number one ranking three weeks ago with a runner-up finish to Jason Day at the PGA Championship.

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