Arab Coalition requests US to halt aircraft fuel supply in Yemen operations

A picture taken on November 16, 2015 shows a Saudi F-15 fighter jet landing at the Khamis Mushayt military airbase, some 880 km from the capital Riyadh. (AFP)

The Arab Coalition fighting against the Houthi militia in Yemen has requested that the United States halt the supply of fuel for  coalition jets in Yemen operations.

The coalition asserted that Saudi Arabia and its member states have increased their ability to supply their aircraft with fuel.

The move is “based on the efforts of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the member countries of the Alliance for the Support of Legitimacy in Yemen, to work continuously on developing their military capabilities and enhancing their self-reliance," the statement said.

“The kingdom and member states have recently increased its capabilities to independently supply its aircraft with air-to-air operations in support of legitimacy in Yemen. "


Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:53 - GMT 06:53