The commander of the Yemeni Air Force has clarified reports that Ansar Allah – the Zaidi Shia group, known as the Houthis – has taken control of a shipment of three Sukhoi jets.

Various Arabic media organisations reported on 17 February that the aircraft had arrived from either Russia or Ukraine at the port of Al-Hudaydah, which has been under Ansar Allah’s control since September 2014.

The Russian embassy in Sanaa denied any connection to the weapons shipment. […]