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2022-May-16  17:04

First Commercial Flight Leaves Yemen’s Sana’a to Amman

TEHRAN (FNA)- The first commercial flight in six years left Sana’a Airport on Monday to the Jordanian capital, Amman.

An airport source said 130 passengers were aboard the plane of flag carrier Yemenia, mostly patients seeking medical treatment in Jordan.

The two-month humanitarian truce, announced on April 2, was meant to halt all military operations in the war-ravaged country and bring the foreign military invasion to an end.

The terms of the truce included the resumption of commercial flights from the Sana’a Airport and the reopening of roads in the central city of Taiz.

The Sana’a Airport was closed to commercial flights since 2016 by the Saudi-led coalition.

Saudi Arabia launched the devastating war on Yemen in March 2015 in collaboration with its Arab allies and with arms and logistics support from the US and other Western states.

The objective was to reinstall the Riyadh-friendly regime of Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and crush the Ansarullah resistance movement, which has been running state affairs in the absence of a functional government in Yemen.

While the Saudi-led coalition has failed to meet any of its objectives, the war has killed hundreds of thousands of Yemenis and spawned the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.