Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthis to suspend UN, humanitarian flights to Sanaa

Yemenis board a United Nation plane at Sanaa International airport, Yemen, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. (AP)

Yemen's Houthis will suspend all United Nations and humanitarian flights to Sanaa International airport over fuel shortage as of Wednesday, the group said in a statement on Monday.

The Iran-aligned Houthi movement took over the capital Sanaa in the north and most major cities in 2014 after ousting the internationally recognized government. Since then, only UN and humanitarian flights have been allowed by the Arab Coalition, which controls the Yemeni airspace, to land there.

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Last Update: Tuesday, 08 September 2020 KSA 00:32 - GMT 21:32
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