Yemen Says Saudi-Led Coalition to Allow Commercial Flights

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The blockade has already impacted millions, with malnutrition now common across the country, particularly in the north, and upwards of a million people coming down with cholera in the worst outbreak in human history, which killed over 2,000 people alone.

A number of houses were also reportedly damaged in the strike.

The Houthis control most of northern Yemen, including the capital, Sanaa.

Saudi Arabia and its allies intervened in neighbouring Yemen in March 2015, with the stated aim of rolling back Huthi rebel gains and restoring the government of President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi to power.

"Washington aids the forces of aggression, politically and militarily, and has pushed them into unsafe pitfalls", Houthi spokesman Muhammad Abdul Salam said on the group's Al-Masirah TV channel. The coalition reopened the al Wadea border crossing linking Saudi Arabia with territory in eastern Yemen on Thursday.

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The coalition tightened its blockade on Yemen after the missile was sacked.

Commenting about the recent Yemen missile attack targeting the global airport in Riyadh, he said the missile command of the Yemeni army and Popular Committees demonstrated it capability to target the capitals of all hostile countries. "We can do anything", he said, adding that it was the Houthis' "legitimate right" to do so.

The Saudi-led coalition has said aid workers and supplies would continue to be able to access Yemen despite the closure of its ports, but aid agencies say they have not been able to get through and have warned of starvation and a health catastrophe.

Yemeni Houthi rebels have directly rebutted USA assertions that a missile launched into Saudi Arabia earlier this month was manufactured by Shiite ally Iran. But ports in Houthi-held areas have remained shut.

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