Saudi-led operations in Yemen ‘coming to an end’

A Saudi soldier looks with binoculars toward the border with Yemen in Jazan, Saudi Arabia. (File photo: AP)

The spokesman for the Saudi-led military coalition says that major combat operations in Yemen are coming to an end, after which the coalition will work on "long-term" plans to bring stability to the country.

Brig. Gen. Ahmed al-Assiri said that major military combats were coming to a close and that the next phase of rebuilding and reconstruction will begin shortly.

Assiri reiterated that Saudi Arabia and the coalition will “stand by the legitimate Yemeni government and offer support until it is able to restore stability in the country.”

In Marib, Yemeni Deputy Commander of the forces General Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar said that his team, along with the Arab coalition, will stay in place and help rebuild public institutions that have been destroyed by Houthi militias.

In Taiz, hundreds of families were seen returning to the city with shops and everyday life returning to normal after months of destruction by the militias.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:46 - GMT 06:46