Al Houthis forced 8,000 Africans to Saudi territory, Arab coalition says
Iran-aligned Al Houthi rebels last month forced thousands of African migrants into the Saudi territory, a Saudi-led coalition said Sunday.
"The terrorist Al Houthi militia in April displaced at gunpoint from Yemen more than 8,000 migrants from the African countries and forced them to move towards the kingdom's lands," the coalition's spokesman Col. Turki Al Maliki said, according to the Saudi press agency SPA. They included women and children.
By doing this, Al Houthis attempted to exploit the global preoccupation with the coronavirus pandemic, destabilise border security and instigate non-governmental groups, according to the official.
"Saudi Arabia has dealt with all humanity with these cases and provided them with all the necessary medical, accommodation and sheltering services," Al Maliki added.