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Saudi-led Arab Coalition calls for immediate ceasefire in Aden

August 11, 2019
Turki Al-Maliki, the spokesman of the Saudi-led coalition. (File Photo)
Turki Al-Maliki, the spokesman of the Saudi-led coalition. (File Photo)

RIYADH — The Saudi-led Arab Coalition supporting the legitimate government in Yemen called on Saturday for an immediate ceasefire in the Yemeni interim capital, Aden, starting at 01:00 hours after midnight on the day of 10/12/1440H (corresponding to Sunday Aug. 11, 2019).

Turki Al-Maliki, the spokesman of the Saudi-led coalition, warned that the coalition Joint command will use military force against anyone who violates the ceasefire.

"The Command calls on all components and military formations of the Transitional and the Security Belt Forces to immediately return to their positions and withdraw from the positions that have been seized during the past days, and not to harm the public and private properties", Al-Maliki said.

Al-Maliki streesed that the coalition forces categorically rejects these dangerous developments and will not hesitate to confront anyone who violates this announcement and seeks to continue fighting, cause sedition and harm security and stability or harm state institutions in Aden.

"While calling on all parties and components involved in the fighting to resort to reason and give priority to the national interest and not to give the opportunity to the Houthi terrorist militia and other terrorist organizations such as Al-Qaeda and Daesh organizations, which kindled the fire of sedition and division among the united people of Yemen", Al-Maliki added.

Coalition forces thanks the Yemeni national leaders who responded to the call of the coalition and the appeals of the Yemeni people and gave priority to the best interest of the Yemeni people. – SPA


August 11, 2019
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