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Emirati plane brings aid to Yemen's Aden

Emirati plane brings aid to Yemens Aden
A Saudi military plane is seen parked on the tarmac at Aden's international airport in Yemen's second city of Aden.

Aden - The Emirati plane, which landed at dawn, brought medical supplies from the UAE Red Crescent while a Saudi plane brought medication for cancer patients.



By AFP

Published: Fri 24 Jul 2015, 5:24 PM

Last updated: Wed 29 Jul 2015, 8:21 PM

Two airplanes, one Emirati and one Saudi, landed in Aden on Friday, bringing humanitarian aid to the southern Yemeni city only hours after its airport came under rocket fire from rebels.
They bring to four the number of aircraft to arrive in the port city since the symbolic reopening of the airport on Wednesday, after nearly four months of fierce fighting.
The Emirati plane, which landed at dawn, brought medical supplies from the UAE Red Crescent, an airport official said.
The Saudi aircraft, which arrived at midday, brought medication for cancer patients.
A vital supply artery for war-torn south Yemen, the airport came under fire from the Houthi rebels on Thursday as a Saudi plane was unloading humanitarian aid onto the tarmac.
Overnight, rocket attacks on Aden killed three people and wounded 57, according to Al Khader Laswar, a health official in the city.
The rockets were fired from north Aden, where the Houthi rebels still have a presence after being driven out of most of the city by fighters loyal to exiled President Abdrabbo Mansour Hadi.
The Saudi-led military coalition that backs Hadi carried out air strikes on Houthi positions in the area during the night, said a tribal source.
Elsewhere, coalition warplanes struck rebel positions in Omran, north of the rebel-held capital Sanaa, and Dhamar in central Yemen, according to residents.
 


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