By Ahmed Al-Shumeiri
JEDDAH — While “Decisive Storm” is completing two years at midnight tonight since its launch by the Arab Coalition Countries to support Yemeni legitimacy, the Minister of Local Administration and Chairman of the Higher Committee for Relief in Yemen Abdulraqeeb Fateh Al-Aswadi told Okaz that “Decisive Storm” has come to the help of the Yemeni people.
He stressed that it is in conformity with clear international laws. He added that it has succeeded in foiling the Iranian scheme, apart from countering the militias’ ambitions and coming to the help of the Yemeni people.
The Yemeni minister confirmed that the Arab Coalition succeeded in recapturing about 87 percent of the Yemeni territories that was under the control of the militias. He added that the Houthi and the deposed Saleh militias have plundered the relief materials and Yemen’s resources and diverted them to fund “the war effort”.
The Kingdom is continuing its great efforts in supporting relief in Yemen with billions of riyals, aside from providing facilities to Yemeni residents in the Kingdom. It is allowing Yemeni students to study in the Kingdom free of charge.
In this connection and in less than two years, the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid has set up 120 relief projects in Yemen. They include food security, shelter, education, health, nutrition, and other emergency aid.
Meanwhile, the adviser to the Saudi Minister of Defense and Spokesman of the Arab Coalition Forces Maj. Gen. Ahmed Asiri said that with air support from the Coalition, the Yemeni legitimacy forces are now on the outskirts of Sanaa. He confirmed that the Houthis will be defeated soon.