Yemen: UAE-backed separatists 'take control' of Aden

Tuesday, 30 January 2018 18:41 Written by  Osama Bin Javaid Published in English Articles Read 314 times

Southern separatists backed by the UAE have seized control of a key military base in the coastal city of Aden after a UAE fighter jet bombed the facility, according to a senior Yemeni official.

The official told Al Jazeera that the fighters are from the Southern Resistance Forces (SRF) - the armed wing of the Southern Transitional Council (STC), a political movement demanding secession for southern Yemen.

The fighters seized the base early on Tuesday, despite a ceasefire being brokered by coalition partners Saudi Arabia and the UAE hours earlier.

Source=http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/01/yemen-uae-backed-separatists-take-control-aden-180130160510863.html

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