Middle East

Coalition to facilitate evacuation of 50 wounded Houthi militants for treatments

At the request of the UN special envoy to Yemen and in consultation with the legitimate Yemeni government, the Arab coalition said they have facilitated the evacuation of 50 wounded Houthi militants for further treatment.

Spokesman of the Coalition forces Col. Turki al-Maliki said that the leadership of the joint forces of the coalition has received the request of UN Special Envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths to facilitate the evacuation of the 50 wounded militants to Muscat for humanitarian reasons.

The statement also said the facilitation comes within the confidence-building framework between the Yemeni parties to prepare for the upcoming peace talks in Sweden.

Maliki said that a commercial aircraft belonging to the United Nations will arrive at Sanaa airport on Monday to evacuate the injured fighters, which will carry 50 militants, three Yemeni doctors and a United Nations doctor from Sanaa to Muscat after completing all procedures and special coordination.

He concluded his statement by stressing the efforts of the Joint Forces Command to provide all facilities and efforts to support the efforts of the Yemen Special Envoy to reach a political solution and provide all facilities for humanitarian situations and in line with humanitarian principles and international humanitarian law and customary rules.


Last Update: Monday, 3 December 2018 KSA 02:03 – GMT 23:03