Saudi Arabia Provides Support for Improving Performance of Sanaa Airport

Sheba Intelligence | 2023-12-05 06:22 PM UTC



An official document revealed a striking development in relations between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Houthi group, which reached the level of direct funding and support for the development of Sanaa International Airport.


Sheba Intelligence obtained a document, dated November 2023, that permitted seven trucks carrying luggage and metal detectors to Sanaa International Airport, provided by the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen.


The number of the permit is 1665, and the purpose of the document was to facilitate the passage of military equipment, food supplies, and fuel. The permit intended to direct security and military authorities to allow the movement of the trucks without inspection.


Over the past few months, Saudi-Houthi relations began to improve as Oman-led mediation paved the way for direct talks between the two sides. However, the Houthi group keeps preparing and organizing maneuvers on the Saudi-Yemen border.


Lately, the Houthis have concluded a one-week maneuver in Al-Jawf province on the Yemeni-Saudi border, displaying several kinds of weapons, including warplanes.   This is the second maneuver on the Saudi border in less than a month.

The recent maneuver took place in the Al-Khab region in Al-Jawf, and Su-22 and MiG-29 aircraft flew over vast areas of Al-Jawf, adjacent to Marib, an important stronghold for the Yemeni government and near the Saudi border.