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Russian plane in Sanaa, Houthis accused of disrupting its departure

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Brigadier Ahmed Asiri, the advisor in the office of the Saudi Defense Minister and the spokesman for the Arab alliance said in a statement to Al-Arabiya that there are no three Russian and Omani planes as it was said at the Sanaa International Airport, explaining that there is only one Russian plane that arrived today Thursday after getting permission from the coalition and was carrying relief materials. He said that specific hours had been allocated for the plane to leave the Yemeni airspace, but the Houthi rebels managed to delay the flight's departure, as the deadline for takeoff ended before the plane leaves the Yemeni airspace, in order to draw the international attention, stressing that the Russian plane is scheduled to leave tomorrow and it shall carry on its board the Russian nationals.