Houthi militia is still using civilians as ‘human shields’: Coalition Spokesperson

Col. Turki Al-Maliki
Updated 24 June 2018
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Houthi militia is still using civilians as ‘human shields’: Coalition Spokesperson

  • The political diplomatic solution is always optimal for the Yemeni people
  • The Houthi militia is imposing restrictions on the relief work and the UN staff

JEDDAH: The coalition in support of legitimacy for Yemen has many options in Hodeidah, including a lightning military operation, coalition spokesman Col. Turki Al-Maliki told a news conference in Brussels.
“The political diplomatic solution is always optimal for the Yemeni people, stressing that the coalition continues to work to restore Yemeni legitimacy,” Al-Maliki said.
He added that a lightning military operation against the Houthi militia was an available option, noting that the safety of Yemeni civilians is a top priority and any concession or proposal of the Houthi militia must be through the UN envoy to Yemen.
Al-Maliki said the coalition provides all facilities for the entry of medical and food aid to Hodeidah, stressing that the liberation of Hodeidah will affect all Yemenis and will stop the illegal collection of money.
“We are working to distribute aid on Yemeni territory without any discrimination. The Houthi militia is imposing restrictions on the relief work and the UN staff,” he said, adding that the liberation of Hodeidah would cut the vital artery to arming the Houthi militia.


Saudi ministry launches blood drive for soldiers stationed on southern border

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Saudi ministry launches blood drive for soldiers stationed on southern border

RIYADH: The Minister of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance Sheikh Abdullatif Al-Sheikh inaugurated a blood donation campaign for Saudi soldiers stationed in the southern border on Sunday.
The drive, organized by the ministry in cooperation with Prince Sultan Medical City, was held at the ministry’s headquarters in Riyadh and will continue for four days.
He said: “This campaign is the least we can do to support our heroes, who we take pride in for all their patience and courage, and their duty in defending the security and borders of our country and our holy places. They embody the sacrifices and dedications that is appreciated by the Saudi people.” .
The campaign, which was launched by the Ministry of Education in all branches of the Ministry in various regions of the Kingdom, comes within the framework of the ministry’s keenness on these Islamic and humanitarian works. Our brave soldiers stationed on the border who have vowed to defend this holy country and its holy sites.
The campaign will be regularly held in the ministry’s branches throughout the Kingdom and falls in line with the ministry’s keenness to promote Islamic and humanitarian works, according to Sharia.
The campaign is aimed at strengthening compassion, solidarity, cooperation and a sense of responsibility for society.