Arab Coalition says Yemen ex-president Saleh’s sons transferred to Jordan

Arab Coalition says Yemen ex-president Saleh’s sons transferred to Jordan
In this Aug. 24, 2017 file photo, supporters of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh attend a ceremony marking the 35th anniversary of the founding of the Popular Conference Party, in Sanaa, Yemen. (AP)
Updated 03 October 2018

Arab Coalition says Yemen ex-president Saleh’s sons transferred to Jordan

Arab Coalition says Yemen ex-president Saleh’s sons transferred to Jordan
  • Salah and Medyen Saleh were released 10 months after they were captured following their father's murder
  • They were taken to Sanaa international airport Wednesday and have left to Jordan

JEDDAH: The Arab Coalition in Yemen has succeeded in securing the transfer of two sons of former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh from Sanaa to Jordan, Saudi state TV said on Wednesday. 

A UN plane has taken off from the Sanaa international airport Wednesday after arriving earlier to take on board Salah and Medyen Saleh, who were released 10 months after they were captured following their father's murder.

According to official sources, a Saudi team inspected the UN airbus A320 at 8 AM on Wednesday when it landed at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, before taking off headed towards Yemeni capital Sanaa where it arrived around 12PM.

A Jordanian official confirmed Saleh's two sons had arrived at Amman's Queen Alia International Airport from Sanaa.

Five days ago, the Iranian-backed Houthis have prevented the UN plane from landing at Sanaa international airport to carry Saleh’s sons, as per an agreement reached with the United Nations.