Yemen Announces Resumption of UN Flights into Sanaa Airport

Yemen’s civil aviation authority announced on Tuesday the temporary resumption of UN aid flights into the capital Sanaa, a week after a halt due to Saudi-led coalition air strikes.

“The civil aviation authority announces the resumption of UN and other organization flights into Sanaa airport on a temporary basis,” Al-Masirah television reported.

“The foreign ministry was contacted to notify the UN and all international organizations that Sanaa airport was ready to receive flights.”

Flights into the rebel-held capital have been largely halted by a Saudi-led blockade since August 2016, but there have been exemptions for aid flights that are a key lifeline for the population.

The UN aid flights into Sanaa had been halted by Saudi-led air strikes last week.

Coalition spokesman Turki al-Maliki claimed Sunday the Houthi revolutionaries who have been ruling Sanaa since September 2015, were “militarizing” Sanaa airport.

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