Saudis to let 50 Houthi rebels evacuate

Politics | War / Terrorism 12/3/2018, 6:16 AM
Saudis to let 50 Houthi rebels evacuate

The Saudi-led coalition announced they will allow 50 injured Houthi rebels to be evacuated for medical treatment to Muscat, the capital city of Oman, Saudi media reported. The evacuation is being organized at the request of the United Nation's envoy Martin Griffiths for "humanitarian reasons" and as a "confidence building."

"A UN chartered plane will arrive at Sanaa international airport Monday to evacuate 50 wounded combatants accompanied by... three Yemeni doctors and a UN doctor, from Sanaa to Muscat," a spokesperson for the Saudis said.

Earlier, the Houthi rebels said the Sana'a-based government is ready for a "broader ceasefire," while United States senators voted to advance a resolution to stop Washington's support of the Saudi war effort.

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