Published: Sun, August 13, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

UAE military chopper crashes in southern Yemen, kills 4

UAE military chopper crashes in southern Yemen, kills 4

Yemen is facing the world's worst humanitarian crisis.

An Arab coalition allied with Yemen's government on Thursday requested United Nations help to re-open Sanaa airport, in an apparent response to aid groups' demand that the airport be allowed to receive flights delivering relief.

On July 24, Yemeni forces and their allies destroyed a gunboat of the Saudi-led coalition off the coast of Yemen's western province of Hudaydah.

It said the airport remained closed "due to concerns for the safety of civilian travel and commercial flights, as well as the smuggling of weapons by the Houthis".

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Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, seen by the United States as the global terror network's most unsafe branch, has exploited years of conflict between the government and Iran-backed Huthi rebels to expand its presence in Yemen, particularly in southern provinces.

The Saudi-led coalition forces in Yemen requested the United Nations on Thursday to take control of the country's main airport in the capital Sanaa, now held by armed Houthi rebels, state news agency SPA reported.

The Saudi-led coalition began a military air campaign in March 2015 to roll back Houthi gains and reinstate exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and his government to the power.

Those people also face a deadly cholera outbreak and looming starvation.

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According to Yemen's official Saba news agency, the chopper crashed in the Amqeel area of Ar Rawdah district in the south-central Yemeni province of Shabwah on Friday afternoon.

Late on Thursday, Nobel Peace Prize victor Tawakkol Karman accused Houthi fighters and forces loyal to Ali Abdullah Saleh, the former president of Yemen, of abducting her brother and two of his friends.

Mohamed al-Bakheit, a member of the Houthi political council, said he had no comment to make about the allegations.

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