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International Sanaa Airport reopened after a week

The Houthis in Yemen announced that after a week of absence, the International Sana’a Airport has reopened for United Nations (UN) and international humanitarian aid flights.

The General Delegation of Civil Aviation of the Houthis made a statement regarding the UN flights and humanitarian aid flights that were stopped a week ago at Sana’a Airport.

In the statement, “The flights related to the UN and international humanitarian aid organizations operating in Yemen started again after the intermittent malfunctions in the connection and navigation devices were eliminated,” the statement said.

The Houthis accused the Saudi-led coalition forces of preventing new devices from entering the airport, adding that this exacerbated the problem and caused old devices to malfunction.

In the statement, it was also stated that the UN and international organizations in the country were informed that the devices will not work long-term due to their old age.

The Houthis announced that UN flights and humanitarian aid flights were stopped at the airport after the Saudi Arabian-led coalition forces attacked the International Sana’a Airport on December 21.

Coalition forces, on the other hand, claimed that the Houthis had closed the airport before the attack.

While the Houthis have been in control of the capital Sana’a and some regions since September 2014, the coalition forces led by Saudi Arabia have been giving reinforcements to the Yemeni government against the Houthis since March 2015.

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