Saudi-led coalition tortures Yemeni patients
Director General of Air Transport at the General Authority for Civil Aviation Dr. Mazen Ghanem on Tuesday said Saudi-led coalition countries intentionally violate Yemeni sovereignty and seek to close Aden International Airport after closing Sanaa International Airport.
“After the aggression coalition closed Sanaa International Airport for more than three years, it is currently trying to close Aden International Airport by restricting and canceling Yemeni Airlines flights to prevent the return of stranded Yemenis, especially in the holy month of Ramadan,” Yemen News Agency (Saba) quoted Ghanem as saying.
This issue is threatening the lives of more than 3,000 cancer patients in the central Yemeni governorate of Ibb.
Director of Al-Amal Oncology Centre in Ibb, Dr. Baleegh Taweel, said the total number of cancer patients in the governorate reached 3,150 people, including 400 children and 800 displaced people from other governorates.
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.
However, Saudi Arabia relies heavily on the US in its brutal war on Yemen. Washington has deployed a commando force on the Arab kingdom’s border with Yemen to help destroy arms belonging to Yemen’s popular Houthi Ansarullah movement. Washington has also provided logistical support and aerial refueling.