Activists look to open roads and end the siege of Taiz after the first flight from Sanaa airport

English - الاثنين 16 مايو 2022 الساعة 07:37 م
Taiz, NewsYemen, special:

Sana'a International Airport resumed today its air activity, after a hiatus of more than six years.

The first flights departed from Sana'a International Airport at eight, carrying 126 passengers, to arrive at Queen Alia International Airport in Jordan at 11:30 am Amman time, before returning to Sana'a at a later time.

This flight comes after great efforts made by the UN envoy, with the support of the Coalition to Support Legitimacy, and great facilities provided by the Yemeni government to bypass the obstacles placed by the Houthi militias to impede the operation of Sanaa Airport and to start launching two commercial flights from Sanaa Airport to Cairo and Amman.

 Local activists and politicians demand the opening of roads to the city of Taiz, according to the armistice agreement, which included the opening of Sana'a International Airport.

Journalist Dr. Muhammad Al-Qadi said, "The first commercial flight took off from Sanaa airport in more than six years, to the Jordanian capital, Amman, according to the armistice agreement. People are looking forward to opening roads to the city of Taiz."

Member of Parliament Ahmed Al-Kahlani confirmed the demands of the journalist, the judge, and said: "Thank you very much to everyone who contributed to this humanitarian work and the success of reopening the airport by word, deed, or concessions."  We hope that "work will be done quickly to open the Taiz road, as well as the rest of the roads to all governorates, without delay or procrastination."

Al-Kahlani suggested the formation of joint committees under UN supervision to open the roads that lie on the line of fire to participate in the repositioning of the forces located on both sides of the road, stressing that demonstrating good faith and making concessions is required of everyone.

The terrorist Houthi militia, Iran's arm in Yemen, continues its intransigence and refusal to respond to the efforts of the United Nations and the Arab coalition and the concessions offered by the legitimate government in order to stop the war and establish peace.

The Houthi militias have imposed a stifling siege on the city of Taiz for six years, while continuing to close dozens of main roads linking the Yemeni governorates to each other, forcing citizens to take long and bumpy roads to move between the occupied and liberated areas.

The Houthi militia took advantage of the humanitarian truce announced by the United Nations for two months and is nearing completion to mobilize to the Marib fronts and reposition them in preparation for the invasion of the city, according to what military observers have monitored.