Saudi-led coalition denies supplying Houthis, al Qaeda-linked fighters with US weapons in Yemen

(CNN)The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen on Saturday denied supplying Iranian-backed Houthi militia and al Qaeda-linked fighters with US-made weapons, according to a report from Saudi state media.

The coalition’s denial comes on the heels of a CNN investigation published earlier this week that found Saudi Arabia and its coalition partners had supplied American-made weapons to al Qaeda-linked fighters, hard-line Salafi militias and other factions battling in Yemen — a violation of their arms sales agreements with the United States.
Coalition spokesman Col. Turki Al-Malki “strongly denied those claims,” per a report from the Saudi Press Agency, and said the idea that weapons were transferred to third parties was “illogical.”

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