Colonel Turki al-Maliki

Riyadh - SPA
Colonel Maliki: Houthi militia hinders movement of shipments, relief materials to Yemeni interior

Spokesman of the Coalition for the Support of Legitimacy in Yemen Colonel Turki al-Maliki said that all military operations in Yemen, whether air, sea or land, are functioning with full capacity, noting that the number of maritime permits issued for humanitarian operations and orders not to target since the beginning Military operations to date amounted to 22,622.

Colonel al-Maliki said during a press conference held in Riyadh on Wednesday that the maritime permits issued from 16 April to the present day to the port of Hodeidah amounted to 12 permits for twelve ships, and the air permits reached 49 flights to the Yemeni interior, the number of passengers was 1009 passengers. The number of permits from all land ports is 36 permits, and the maritime permits for all ports during the same period are 54 permits for foodstuffs, medical, oil derivatives, cattle and others, pointing out that the number of commercial vessels currently in the Yemeni ports totaled 22 vessels.

He pointed out that the presence of 19 ships heading to the port of Hodeidah and were given permits by the coalition forces and were not allowed to enter the port of Hodeidah by the coup militia in the process of delaying entry of materials and relief to the port of Hodeidah to raise prices and find a black market in Hodeidah and other areas Yemenis.

Colonel al-Maliki reviewed the names of ships that were in the waiting area, noting that the command of the joint forces of the coalition has contacted many international organizations and non-governmental organizations in terms of mismanagement of the entry of these ships to the port of Hodeidah, noting that the number of beneficiaries within Yemen to date was 3,097,172 beneficiaries, pointing out that the Yemeni interior was provided with relief aid by 359 trips through King Salman Relief and Humanitarian Action Center.

He pointed out that the Huthi militia is obstructing the movement of shipments and relief materials and some special fuel tanks located at the checkpoint in Dhamar belonging to one of the approximately 11 international organizations that are located at the checkpoint and customs in Dhamar, reviewing some pictures of the flow of humanitarian assistance within the comprehensive humanitarian operations in Yemen, which includes all Yemeni regions.

Colonel al-Maliki noted that the province of Saada and north of Amran are still the starting point of ballistic missiles and the storage of ballistic missiles and storage of weapons smuggled to the Houthi terrorist militia during the period from 16 to 25 April.

He stressed the continuation of the Yemeni National Army to achieve a lot of progress on all fronts, both in the province of Saada, while the Yemeni National Army continues from the eastern side of the province of Al-Jouf in the demining operations in the Nahm front to prepare to advance west to the capital Sana'a and military operations continue in the province of Al-Bayda to free more provinces.

Colonel Al-Maliki said that the Yemeni National Army with the support of the coalition forces freed many points, Karsh, Alrahibah, Makha, Haif, Aljurahi, Al-Makha and the city of Meihi and is preparing to advance south in the direction of Hodeidah.

On the death of the second man in the Iranian-backed terrorist Houthi militia, Colonel al-Maliki said that the head of a terrorist group and a criminal gang responsible for the killing of thousands of Yemeni citizens inside Yemen and responsible for the suffering of millions of Yemenis and responsible for firing ballistic missiles, incitement against neighboring countries, the killing of civilians, the targeting of maritime navigation and threatening global security, and this is the inevitable end of any terrorist in the world.

Al-Maliki pointed out that the coalition of supporting the legitimacy in Yemen applies the highest, special targeting standards and takes all measures in terms of protecting civilians from harm and collateral errors in wars, noting that there is a rate or margin of errors or collateral damage in the war, and a statement will be issued by the coalition on what was stated in some media about targeting a wedding ceremony, stressing that the investigations are still ongoing and will be announced soon.

Al-Maliki said: "Cases are many in Yemen and that does not mean that the coalition is responsible as a claim for this incident and the results will be announced openly and transparently, but we should not forget that the Houthi militias are responsible for the targeting of some marriages, as happened in the past period which witnessed the militia's targeting of a wedding ceremony and its attempt to charge the coalition of supporting legitimacy in Yemen with the accusations. The coalition takes all measures to minimize collateral damage and the results will be announced in a neutral, frank and transparent manner within the next 72 hours.

With regard to the Houthis' vowing to respond to the coalition countries in general and the Kingdom in particular, Colonel al-Maliki said that any escalation by the Iranian-backed Houthi militia can only accelerate their end.

Colonel al-Maliki said that the seized 19 vessels were announced and contacts were made with some UN organizations. There should be procedures according to the principles of the United Nations in declaring the Houthi militia's obstruction of this assistance for the Yemeni people, pointing out that now there are efforts being made through these organizations to move these ships to the port of Hodeidah.

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