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Coalition condemns Houthi threats
10 : 09 AM - 12/06/2018
Riyadh, June 12 (BNA): Official spokesman of the Coalition Forces in Support of the Legitimacy in Yemen Colonel Turki Al Malki cast light on the comprehensive humanitarian operations in Yemen, at the weekly press conference of the Joint Forces Command of the Coalition.
Al Malki valued the recent achievements, citing the inspection tour by the Yemeni Minister of Information of the liberated areas accompanied by a media delegation in addition to a number of bodies from a number of provinces, including Hijja, Saada, Sanaa and Al-Baida provinces.
He confirmed that the “Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen” condemns the threats the Houthi Militia pose on the lives of civilians and international relief workers in Yemen.
He cited the statement issued by the International Committee for Red Cross “workers in the relief field have faced life-threatening hostile acts. The Coalition condemns such threats posed by Houthi militias, underscores the importance of enforcing the humanitarian and international law as regards the protection of relief personnel and workers in embattled zones,” he said.
"We are continuously working with the International Committee for Red Cross to provide the best environment and circumstances for the work of UN organisation".
Concerning the humanitarian operations, he said that all 22 air, sea and land relief inlets are still working at their full capacity to allow the entry of the necessary items as well as the relief items of the UN and other international organisations.
"As you might notice, as many as 25472 air, sea and land permits and 10688 non-targeting orders have so far been issued reflecting the keenness of the Coalition to remain committed to the protection of personnel and relief caravans inside Yemen, contrary to the Houthi militias acts which threaten the lives of relief personnel and workers in Yemen", Al Malki added.
The assistance provided by King Salman Centre for Humanitarian Assistance and Relief Aid as part of the comprehensive humanitarian operations in Yemen have benefited 4,791,792 Yemeni citizens.

Al Malki explained that the Houthi militias have systematically attempting to smuggle money and forged passports into Yemen. In this regard, he said as much as 5,750,000,000 Yemeni Riyals equivalent to more than $22 million as well as 5297 counterfeited passports were confiscated as they were being sent to the Houthi militias in Saada. The passports are used to enable Houthi leaders and their families to travel outside Yemen while the smuggled money is used to dump the local market with valueless money, pay the salaries of newly-recruited enlists, including children and other fighters, and create a black market to assist what they call the "military campaign".

He said the Houthi violations are still going on in the province of Saada, the platform of ballistic missiles and the destination of smuggled missiles from outside Yemen.

There were four ballistic missiles heading towards the Kingdom, with one falling inside the Yemeni territories.

The progress achieved by the Yemeni national army supported by the Coalition is continuing during the period to achieve great successes on the ground and at all fronts of the battle.

Al Malki announced that the number of ballistic missiles and projectiles launched on Saudi Arabia amounted to 149 missiles and 66,315 projectiles.


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