Evidence at Aden airport proves what UN accuses the coalition of
Paid fighters ,loyal to the UAE ,forces on Sunday held a cargo plane with several foreign experts on board as it arrived at Aden International Airport, a security official told YemenExtra.
The paid fighters of the so-called Southern Transitional Council backed by the UAE held six Ukrainian experts, two of them had residence permits and the other four had entry visas to Aden, according to the official.
He added that the militias refused to allow passage of the cargo plane, which carries spare parts of Al-Hasawah power plant and a shipment of free medicines to the wounded people in the city of Aden.
Notably, the head of the United Nation’s investigation team on the Yemen war has accused Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) of hindering its work on documenting evidence of “possible war crimes” they have committed throughout their military aggression against the country.
Speaking to Al Jazeera on Thursday, Kamel Jendoubi said his panel had presented a list of human rights abuses to the UN, following a report in August that pointed to a “substantial number of violations of international humanitarian law” in the Saudi-led war.
Jendoubi’s report also mentioned a long-running blockade of Yemeni ports and airspace by the Riyadh regime and its allies as a possible violation of international humanitarian law.
Saudi Arabia and its allies have been critical of the UN panel’s work.
The August report blamed airstrikes by the Saud-led military coalition as the most direct cause of civilian casualties in the war.
In March 2015, the US -backed –Saudi-led coalition started a war against Yemen with the declared aim of crushing the Houthi Ansarullah movement, who had taken over from the staunch Riyadh ally and fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, while also seeking to secure the Saudi border with its southern neighbor. Three years and over 600,000 dead and injured Yemeni people and prevented the patients from travelling abroad for treatment and blocked the entry of medicine into the war-torn country, the war has yielded little to that effect.
Despite the coalition claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi bombers are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.
More than 2,200 others have died of cholera, and the crisis has triggered what the United Nations has described as the world’s worst humanitarian disaster.