YEMEN Press Agency

Protest rally held in Sanaa to demand lifting Sanaa airport’s ban

SANAA, Sept. 15 (YPA) – Hundreds of citizens demanded on Wednesday in a protest rally to lift the blockade imposed by the Saudi-led coalition on Sanaa international airport.

At the rally, organized in front of the airport, the participants called for opening the airport quickly to receive all civilian flights unconditionally, to save the lives of patients and the return of expatriates.

They denounced the heinous crime committed by the coalition militias against the Yemeni expatriate Abdul-Malik al-Sanbani, while his arrival to Aden Airport coming from U.S.

The protesters raised pictures of victims, abductees and sick children and the elderly who died and were unable to travel for treatment in abroad after being looted and killed in the occupied provinces.

For his part, deputy Information Minister Fahmy Al-Yousifi confirmed that the closure of Sanaa Airport is a war crime against the entire Yemeni people.

He added that thousands of Yemenis are dying as a result of the air, land and sea blockade imposed by the coalition targeting the Yemeni people with its lands.

In turn, the director of Sanaa International Airport, Khaled Al-Shayef, reiterated the airport’s technical and operational readiness to receive civil flights in accordance with the conditions and requirements applicable at international airports.