Yemeni president orders launch of ‘Operation Arabian Sanaa’

Prime Minister Ahmad Obaid bin Daghr said the amnesty will be announced soon. (AFP)

Yemen’s internationally-recognized government said Monday it would grant amnesty to anyone who cuts ties with Houthi militias, after a key rebel ally turned his back on the Iran-backed insurgents.

The news has come following reports that the Yemeni President has ordered launch of a new plan named ‘Operation Arabian Sanaa’.

“The president will soon announce a general amnesty for all those who collaborated with the Huthis in recent months and who have retracted that allegiance,” Prime Minister Ahmad Obaid bin Daghr said.

(With AFP inputs)

Last Update: Monday, 04 December 2017 KSA 13:20 - GMT 10:20