UAE says 4 soldiers killed in Yemen helicopter crash


The coalition to restore Yemen's legitimate government will reopen Sanaa airport to commercial flights if the United Nations agrees to manage airport security, it said on Thursday.

The Ministry of Public Health and Population issued statistics showing that 11,250 patients have died because they had not be able to travel overseas for seeking live-saving global medical treatment due to a Saudi-led aggression coalition air blockade.

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".

- Reuters picDUBAI, Aug 13 -Yemen's central bank has complained to its allies in a Saudi-led military coalition about a lack of cash deliveries needed to pay salaries, in a sign of the government's struggle to keep the war-torn country's economy afloat.

The General Command of the Armed Forces in the United Arab Emirates announced the death of four of its soldiers on Friday, who fell while carrying out their routine duties in Shabwah province in Yemen, as their helicopter crash-landed after a technical failure, UAE state news agency WAM reported.

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WAM said the helicopter crash happened in Yemen's southern Shabwa province where USA airstrikes have targeted Yemen's local al-Qaida branch.

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

The jihadists are thought to have moved farther south into neighbouring Abyan province.

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.

The MSF supplies cover only two months.