Coalition facilitates transfer of slain Yemeni President Saleh’ sons to Amman

Officials at Sanaa International Airport confirmed to Al Hadath news channel that the UN plane has taken off from the airport. (File photo: AFP)

The Arab coalition which is supporting the legitimate government in Yemen played a major role on Wednesday in facilitating the transfer of the two sons of former slain Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh, from Sanaa to the Jordanian capital, Amman, on a UN plane.

Official sources added that a Saudi team inspected the UN airbus A320 at 8 am on Wednesday when it landed at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, before taking off in the direction of the Yemeni capital Sanaa where it arrived around noon time.

The UN plane is expected to arrive in Amman around 5:30 local time.

Earlier in the day, the pro-Iranian Houthi militias announced that the two, Salah and Moudin, have been released, while political sources reported that their release came after a mediation by Oman.

Meanwhile, aviation officials at Sanaa International Airport confirmed to Al Hadath news channel that the UN plane has taken off from the airport after arriving earlier to take on board Salah and Moudin, to the Jordanian capital, Amman.

However the Houthi militias refused to release the brother of Saleh, Colonel Mouhamad Abdullah Saleh as well as Affash Tareq Saleh, the son of the slain president’s brother Tareq, who was in charge of his personal security.

Last Friday, the Pro-Iranian Houthi militias prevented the UN plane from landing at Sanaa International Airport. Full story

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:58 - GMT 06:58
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