|Wednesday, July 11|
The Saudi monarch ordered the exemption of members of the Saudi armed forces deployed in Yemen as part of the coalition forces led by the Kingdom, from military and moral sanctions against them.
The government channel "News" published the text of the Royal Decree on its Twitter account : "Pardon all the military involved in the process of restoring hope of military and moral sanctions issued against them according to a number of rules and controls.
Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia has been leading a military alliance in Yemen in support of internationally recognized pro-government forces in the face of Huthi rebels who control several areas, including the capital, Sanaa.
Fighting in Yemen since the Saudi intervention has killed some 10,000 people, including more than 2,200 children, and human rights groups have accused the coalition of killing civilians in the raids on rebel positions.
Riyadh accuses Tehran, the most prominent adversary in the region, of supporting the Houthis with weapons, but Iran denies the accusation and says its support for the Houthis is limited to politics.