A military coalition of Arab States led by Saudi Arabia have agreed to further ease the blockade of Yemen, introduced in response to the start Houthi rebels missiles at Riyadh. The port city of Hodeidah on the red sea coast and international airport of Sana’a on Thursday, 23 November, to resume the reception of urgent humanitarian assistance. About this reports Deutsche Welle.
Earlier, after pressure from the UN, predosteregaet that Yemen expects the largest in the decade of famine, military Alliance opened access to the port of Aden. However, supply of goods, through it is not enough to meet the needs of all the needy. According to estimates by human rights organizations, more than 20 million inhabitants of Yemen in urgent need of assistance, around 7 million people are on the verge of starvation.
The air defense system of Saudi Arabia 4 November intercepted a rocket fired from the territory of Yemen in the direction of Riyadh, the paramilitary group of rebels from the Houthi Shiite movement Ansar Allah. The Saudis began a blockade to prevent arms shipments to the Houthis waged, according to Riyadh from Iran.
On 7 November, the crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman accused Iran in an act of “direct military aggression”. Reason – in the supply of ballistic missiles to Yemeni rebels.
On 11 November it was reported that an Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia, launched two air strikes on the defense Ministry building in the Yemeni capital.
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The armed conflict in Yemen continues in 2014. It involves Houthi rebels from the Shiite movement Ansar and those loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh of the army. They are supported by Iran. On the other hand, the conflict involved the government forces and groups loyal to President Abdu Rabbo Mansour Hadi. They receive support from the air and on the ground from the coalition, headed by Saudi Arabia.
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