The German government says it has flown more than 100 citizens of Germany and other countries out of Yemen on a plane chartered from a Jordanian airline.

The Foreign Ministry said in a statement that the flight from the Yemeni capital, San'a, landed safely in Djibouti on Friday. It said those on board included Germans, numerous citizens of other European Union countries and their relatives.

The ministry thanked the governments of Saudi Arabia, Djibouti and Jordan for their support but didn't provide details.

A Saudi-led coalition has been carrying out airstrikes in Yemen in an attempt to push back Shiite Houthi rebels who swept southward and caused the Western-backed president to flee.