UAE-backed southern separatists captured on August 10 Badir camp, the last military base of the forces supporting Saudi-backed President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi in the southern Yemeni city of Aden.
RT’s reporter in Yemen said that the camp was the most important position of Hadi forces in the coastal city, which is considered the temporary capital of the country.
Earlier, fighters of the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) imposed control of the headquarters of the 3rd and 4th Presidential Protection Brigades in Aden.
Hani bin Breik, a senior STC member, announced that his forces are now besieging the al-Yamamah Presidential Palace, the last position of Hadi forces in Aden’s city center.
“The southern lions have surrendered the outskirt of al-Yamamah Palace … They are awaiting for the higher-command’s orders,” bin Breik wrote on Twitter.
Saudi Arabia and the UAE had condemned the clashes in Aden. The two states called for immediate de-escalation. However, their calls were widely ignored.
The clashes erupted earlier this week following an attack by Hadi forces on protestors supporting the STC. So far, more than 23 people, including 10 civilians, have been killed.