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Arab Coalition issues 10 permits for ships entering Yemeni ports

Hudaydah
Hudaydah Port in Yemen

The Arab Coalition to support legitimacy in Yemen announced Wednesday that it has issued 10 permits to ships heading to Yemeni ports carrying oil and foodstuffs, Saudi news website "Alarabiya" reported.


At least four ships are waiting to enter Hudaydah for the past 12 days, the coalition added in an official statement.


The Iranian-backed Houthi militias had forcefully held more than 88 aid, commercial and oil vessels and prevented them from entering the Hudaydah and As Salif ports, west of Yemen.


The Higher Committee for Relief explained that the Houthi militias seized the ships and prevented them from entering the ports during the period from May 2015 to December 2018, including 34 vessels with products that got spoiled and damaged from being held by the militias for more than six months.

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