Yemeni rebels willing to withdraw from Saudi Arabia if attacks stop


Yemeni Shiite rebels are willing to withdraw from Saudi territory in exchange for an end to cross-border attacks by the Saudi military, a rebel spokesman said on Wednesday.

“We are prepared to withdraw from sites if… Saudi Arabia does not attack any one of us from its territory,” said the spokesman, Mohammed Abdel Salam.

On Tuesday, Saudi Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khaled bin Sultan gave Yemeni rebels 24 hours to withdraw from the border village of Al-Jabiri which they are occupying.

“They have 24 hours to surrender, or we will destroy them,” he said.

According to a statement released by the Houthi rebels , Saudi fighter jets carried out on Wednesday 13 air raids on al-Raqqa, al-Sabbah regions as well as villages in close proximity to al-Malaheet in north Yemen. Agencies