The United Nations have flown 50 wounded rebels from the civil war, the country of Yemen. The Houthi fighters left in the afternoon to the airport, you have controlled the capital Sanaa in one of the UN-chartered aircraft, as airport employees and UN-informed representatives. The destination of the flight to Muscat, the capital of the neighboring country of Oman, where the rebels should be treated medically.

On Board the aircraft to Oman 50 wounded rebels, their support, as well as several Physicians were. The spokesman for the Saudi Arabia-led military coalition in Yemen, Turki al-Maliki, spoke of a “confidence building measure” ahead of planned peace talks in Sweden. The military coalition to support the efforts of the UN special envoy, Martin Griffiths, to find a “political solution” to the conflict and humanitarian measures to alleviate the suffering of the civilian population.

The UN special envoy had been employed in the military Alliance to leave the injured to fly. Griffiths arrived on Monday for talks with representatives of the Houthi rebels in Sanaa. He strives for peace talks in Sweden, could still take place in December. UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, said recently that he hoped to start the talks this year.

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welcomed The Federal government that it should now soon be conversations under the direction of Griffiths, to finally find a political solution to the conflict. Important weapons are, firstly, to a standstill and humanitarian relief for the distressed population, said a spokeswoman for the foreign office in Berlin. A solution for peace but had to show at the same time, steps on how Yemen’s “democratic and politically into a new future” could go. In these steps, all parties Involved must participate.

The medical care of the wounded Houthi fighters was one of the biggest points of contention in peace talks in Geneva in September. The talks were failed, because the Houthi representatives refused to Geneva. They threw the United Nations to have no security guarantees for the return of their Delegation to Sana’a and there is no commitment for the exit of injured rebel fighters in the Gulf state of Oman.

2016 had already failed peace talks, after there were more than a hundred days of negotiations in Kuwait, and no agreement is reached and a Houthi delegate sat for three months in the Sultanate of Oman.

and In Yemen, a civil war, in which, according to UN figures, about 28,000 people were killed, among them thousands of civilians prevails since 2014. According to the United Nations it is the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. The conflict is fueled by the fact that both sides have great regional powers: The Sunni Saudi Arabia supports the government of Yemeni President Abd Rabbo Mansur Hadi, the Shiite Iran is behind the Houthi rebels.

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