Saudi air force pilots stimulate an increase of 60%
BAGHDAD (Reuters) -
Saudi Council of Ministers today announced an increase of up to 60 percent in the salaries of the pilots of the Air Force, at a time when the military campaign in Yemen has entered its third year.
Launched a coalition, led by Saudi Arabia and includes mainly Gulf Arab allies dozens of air strikes in an attempt to take out the militants, "Ansar Allah" Houthis from the Yemeni capital Sanaa.
The Saudi Press Agency: "The cabinet amended laws on military officers, allowing air force pilots and operators of arms to obtain an increase of 35 percent in the basic salary, and that the increase for officers who are leading combat aircraft and occupy their weapons would be 60 percent."
It did not give the reasons for the move.
According to human rights groups that the air campaign, the Arab coalition included blows to hospitals, schools, markets, factories and homes and killed hundreds of civilians, saying it may amount to "war crimes."