Separatists sent reinforcements to Yemen's southern city of Aden on Monday as fighting continued with Saudi-allied militants loyal to the former Yemeni government, a day after the secessionists, who are backed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE), seized public buildings.
Separatists in southern Yemen, who are backed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE), have dispatched sizable reinforcements to the city of Aden, where they have been engaged in fierce clashes with Saudi-allied militants loyal to the former Yemeni government.
Billionaire Saudi Prince al-Waleed bin Talal, who has been detained for over two months as part of a royal purge, says he will be freed ‘within days’ after ‘discussions’ with the government come to an end.
The United Nations has called for three billion dollars of humanitarian aid to save Yemen from famine and cholera as the impoverished Arab country has been hit by more than two years of a Saudi-led military aggression.
In response to intensified Saudi airstrikes and ground operations, the Yemeni army, backed by Ansarallah fighters, inflicted heavy losses on Saudi mercenaries in a matter of 48 hours. In a single operation over 20 soldiers were killed while trying to advance towards Yemen from deep inside the kingdom. Press TV’s Mohammed al-Attab has more details in this report from the Yemeni capital Sana’a.
Germany has stopped selling weapons to Saudi Arabia and almost all of its allies waging war on Yemen, in a decision likely to have both an impact on the Riyadh regime and a domino effect on other Western and non-Western countries exporting arms to Saudi Arabia.