UN expresses concern over the shelling of Abha airport and says that these incidents undermine the political process in Yemen

UN expresses concern over the shelling of Abha airport and says that these incidents undermine the political process in Yemen


The United Nations expressed deep concern over the rocket attack on Abha civil airport in southern Saudi Arabia and urged all parties to prevent such incidents, which escalate the current situation, pose a serious threat to national and regional security and undermine the political process in Yemen led by nations , Said Farhan Haq, spokesman for the United Nations, at the daily press conference.

The UN spokesman , reiterated the call of the Security Council's latest statement of all parties the need to ensure the protection of civilians and vital civilian infrastructure in accordance with international humanitarian law, and said the United Nations "urges both parties (the Yemeni government and the Houthis) to make further efforts To re-engage in the political process, end the conflict and work on a comprehensive Yemeni dialogue. "

The al-Houthi group, through its official media, announced the targeting of Saudi Abha airport early Wednesday morning with a cruise missile fired from its areas of control inside Yemeni territory.

Saudi-led coalition forces said that Abha airport was attacked by "terrorist" and that the Houthi projectile did not specify its type fell on the arrival hall where thousands of passengers pass daily, and Colonel Turki al-Maliki explained in a statement published by the Saudi Press Agency "the fall of the projectile resulted in the wounding of 26 civilian passengers and of different nationalities, including (3) women (Yemeni, Indian, Saudi) and (2) Two Saudi children, and (8) were transferred to the hospital for treatment for medium injuries, and treatment (18) of the cases on the site with minor injuries, and some physical damage at the airport lounge.


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