<span>Yemen takes step to allow flights from rebel-held capital: official</span>

Al-Monitor | May 13, 2022 at 9:00 AM
  • Yemen’s government will permit citizens living in areas controlled by Huthi rebels to travel on Huthi-issued passports, an official told AFP, removing a barrier to long-awaited commercial flights out of the capital Sanaa.
  • The flights are one component of a renewable two-month truce that went into effect in early April, but they have been delayed as warring factions squabbled over which documents passengers should use.
  • The Huthis seized control of Sanaa in 2014, prompting a Saudi-led military intervention to support the government the following year, and igniting a war that has caused what the United Nations terms the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.