Clashes Between UAE-backed And Saudi-backed Forces Erupt In Yemen’s Aden (Video)

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On January 28, clashes erupted between the forces of the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) and forces loyal to the Saudi-backed Yemen President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi in the southern coastal city of Aden, according to Yemeni sources.

Supporters of the STC claimed that they managed to capture the camps of al-Naqil and Hadid and several other areas in Aden from pro-Hadi forces following a series of heavy clashes. Meanwhile, pro-Hadi forces claimed that they secured the districts of Attawahi and Khormaksar near the Aden port in the southern part of the city.

Yemeni sources said that STC forces launched its attack upon orders from the UAE seeking to pressure Mansur Hadi and to force him to sack Ahmed Obeid bin Dagher, who has been harassing the interests of the UAE in Aden for months.

So far, twenty fighters of the STC and pro-Hadi forces have been killed and thirteen others have been injured during the clashes in the city, according to the Lebanese al-Mayadeen TV. Local sources reported that heavy weapons, including battle tanks were used in the clashes. Moreover, Saudi and UAE warplanes are constantly flying over Aden to monitor the situation there.

In a series of tweets, Prime Minister Ahmed Obeid bin Dagher called on the Saudi-led coalition to put an end to the clashes in Aden and stressed the importance of the alliance between his government and the STC to face the Houthis and to keep Yemen united. Furthermore, bin Dagher said that the UAE is on charge in Aden today and he hopes that it will put an end to the STC attack soon.

Form its side, the STC said in an official statement that it will continue its “peaceful” efforts to overthrow the government of bin Dagher. The council also stressed that it is still committed to “fighting the common enemy and ending the coup by facing the Iranian-backed Houthis militias and liberating what’s left” of Yemen.

The UAE and Saudi Arabia will put an end to these clashes soon to prevent the further escalation in the southern part of Yemen.

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  • Wegan

    Another plot from the west?
    The kurdish card was busted, so they need to explore Egypt, Yemen and Saudi Arabia. They don’t need saudi oil anymore. Might as well create a problem in Saudi Arabia inflate Oil prices to oblivion to slow china. Downside the bear will get stronger. But since there is no strategy for the US, then what the heck.

    • Astar Roth

      Just lay back and relax, watch Wahhabies versus Wahhabies!
      Greatest show EVER!

      • Wegan

        I wish they were brave enough to fight, but they are not, these are just poor people from other countries that are paid to fight someone else’s war. Though remotely controlled by Wahhabis.

  • Pave Way IV

    Losing track of the sides here?

    1. Current ‘internationally recognized’ unified Yemeni government: Prez Hadi (in exile in KSA), PM bin Dagher and kind-of-Muslim-Brotherhood, kind of Salafist Islah party ministers. Corrupt to the core –
    profiteering off of the Yemenis suffering. They’re all rich. Backed by Saudis and formerly backed by UAE. Attribute all current problems in Yemen to …those damn Iranians!

    2. Houthis and Ansarullah Movement in North Yemen – still seek a unified Yemen with a secular, democratic government if possible. Mostly interested in a medieval beat-down on the filthy-rich, corrupt Hadi, his power-hungry loyalists in government, a few rich, oppressive Yemeni tribal warlords and mostly on the Saudi and UAE invaders. Or anyone else stupid enough to show up in the mountains and piss off the Houthis. Attracting some shady sorts as of late looking for their little piece of cheese.

    3. Latest contestants: UAE-backed Southern Transitional Government. They hate worthless Hadi and especially corrupt PM bin Dagher and his Islamic cronies. Also hate the Houthis and ‘the North’ because …those damn Iranians!” Yemeni Army (the few still loyal to Hadi) no match for the UAE and R2 merc army. Want Yemen re-partitioned with South Yemen going to them and as much of its coastline as possible, plus Socotra Island. The latter two at the urging of US and Israel to control the entrance to the Red Sea to – you know – keep out “…those damn Iranians!”

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  • Rob

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6WD9O8Xc9Y

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0pKX8XiYiU

    The Face Of Suffering: Famine, Cholera Wreak Havoc In War-Torn Yemen | NBC News
    May 3, 2017 According to UN

    1. The Largest Humanitarian Disaster.
    2. 7 Million People Hungary.
    3. More than 10,000 people killed.
    4. More than 50,000 people wounded.
    5. Entire villages and towns have been demolished and erased from the earth.

    President Putin, Rouhani and Xi could open blocked on Houthis, send them humanitarian support and rescue them from Saudis butchers. They can call Houthis leadership to Sochi for at least for the small kids that have no food, medicines and shelters.
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    • Langaniso Mhlobo

      God not happy with Israel,Saudi Arabia and USA/NATOtheir downfall is very very close.

      • Nigel Maund

        Can’t be soon enough!

  • Rob

    https://www.crossed-flag-pins.com/animated-flag-gif/gifs/Yemen_240-animated-flag-gifs.gif

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/af/Abdulmalik_Alhouthi_by_Mbazri.jpg/220px-Abdulmalik_Alhouthi_by_Mbazri.jpg
    Yemen president: Sayyid Abdul-Malik Badreddin al-Houthi

    Abdur Rabu Mansur Hadi <– took power from Abdullah Saleh but Hadi was too weak to rule the Yemen therefore, the corruption was too high. Houthis had start complaining and when Hadi failed to rule so he resigned twice, then Houthis took the power of Yemen. So this was Yemen internal affair inwhich Saudi Arabia should not interfere.

    In Yemen war US provides weapons and intelligence support to Saudi-led coalition forces, which reportedly include assistance in military targets in Yemen. It indicates that Trump indirectly attacks Yemen through Saudi led collation because Trump shows targets to Saudi led collation in Yemen. That is why Saudi led collation air forces targeting funerals, Mosques, schools, hospitals, markets etc.

    Enough is enough now president Putin, Rouhani and Xi must open blocked on Houthis and send them humanitarian support and rescue them from Saudis butchers. Call both parties to Sochi for negotiation at least for the small kids that have no food, medicines and shelters.
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    • Astar Roth

      I agree, man.

  • Astar Roth

    People, just lay back and relax, watch Wahhabies killing Wahhabies!
    Greatest show EVER! I will enjoy EVERY LITTLE BIT OF IT! With popcorn! 🍿

  • Astar Roth

    Wahhabies killing each others. Big American doesn’t like that…but, what the Hell…

  • Langaniso Mhlobo

    Devils vs demons fighting for Sunni kingdom of hell.

  • chris chuba

    Where is Hadi located nowadays, is he still in a hotel room in Riyadh?

    • Wegan

      This is insane, but last time he was under house arrest in his hosting country. I mean what the hell!!