Saudi-led coalition allows Yemen's Aden airport to resume daily flights

Saudi-led coalition allows Yemen's Aden airport to resume daily flights

"There are many sources of supply to Yemen, even during the past week or so".

Three hurt; witnesses say the number of casualties may rise as wounded are pulled from the rubbleSANAA The Saudi-led coalition carried out air strikes on the defence ministry in Yemen's rebel-held capital Sanaa late Friday, witnesses and rebel media said, leaving at least three civilians wounded.

"Control procedures do not include small and medium vessels, which provide an opportunity to smuggle weapons." he pointed out.

Al-Mouallimi pointed out that the coalition will not stop efforts to provide humanitarian aid to the Yemeni people.

The Houthi movement has warned it could attack warships and oil tankers from enemy countries in retaliation against the closure of Yemeni ports.

This comes as Saudi Arabia recently intercepted a ballistic missile fired from Yemen near the capital, Riyadh. The Saudi closure had drawn worldwide condemnation and fears of a worsening humanitarian disaster in Yemen.

Saudi Arabia said Monday the Saudi-led coalition will reopen Yemen's ports, days after closing them over a ballistic missile attack by Houthi rebels on Riyadh.

The mission's announcement came in a statement early on Monday.

"The first step in this process will be taken within 24 hours and involves reopening all the ports in areas controlled by" Yemen's internationally-recognised government, which the coalition backs, the mission's statement said.

Yemen's Houthi forces have threatened to shoot down Saudi vessels found anywhere near Red Sea ports controlled by the rebels with the newly launched "underwater" torpedo missiles.

The coalition said ports in Aden, Mocha and Mukalla will be reopened, as for ports in rebel-held or disputed territories, like Hodeida, it said it has asked the United Nations to send a team of experts to discuss ways to make sure weapons will not be smuggled in. The Houthis have denied that.

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