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    The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen prevented two planes from entering Yemeni airspace, a source in Sanaa airport told Sputnik Thursday.

    SANAA (Sputnik) — According to the source, the first plane belonged to the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders (MSF), while another one had about 500 Yemeni citizens aboard, who had been evacuated from other countries.

    "The coalition’s aircraft did not authorize two planes to enter Yemeni airspace."

    A total of about 6,000 Yemeni nationals got stuck in airports in Cairo, Mumbai, Amman and New Delhi due to the ongoing hostilities in the country, the source said.

    "The majority of them left Yemen to undergo treatment," the source stated.

    Yemen has been torn apart due to the confrontation between the Houthi rebel group and government forces since January 2015. The Shiite Houthi militants took over large areas in several locations across the country, prompting President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi to flee the country in late March.

    Since March 26, a coalition headed by Saudi Arabia began a military operation against Houthi rebel positions in Yemen, at the request of president Hadi.

    Since the beginning of the airstrikes, Yemen’s airspace has been declared a “restricted zone” by the coalition.

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