Mahran al Qubati told the AP that his forces respected a

Yemeni separatists backed by UAE seize area around presidential palace

Canada Goose sale SANAA, YEMEN Yemeni separatists backed by the United Arab Emirates seized the area around the presidential palace in the southern city of Aden on Tuesday after fierce battles with forces loyal to the internationally backed government, security officials said. Canada Goose sale

canada goose A Saudi led coalition that includes the UAE has been battling rebels in northern Yemen for nearly three years on behalf of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi’s government. But despite having a canada goose outlet eu common enemy, the UAE and Hadi have been locked in a long running power struggle, which boiled over on Sunday as clashes erupted across canada goose outlet phone number the government’s seat of power. canada goose

A fighter from the separatist Southern Transitional Council walks with smoke billowing in the background in the government de facto capital Aden, as they move closer to taking full control of the southern city on Tuesday. (SALEH AL OBEIDI / AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

Elsewhere in Yemen, Al Qaeda militants attacked a checkpoint canada goose outlet new york in the southern canada goose kensington parka uk Shabwa province, killing at least 12 soldiers in an area where Yemeni troops had claimed victory against the extremist group. and UAE backed forces.

Canada Goose Outlet Read more: Canada Goose Outlet

Eight killed as government forces clash with separatists in Yemen

Saudi Arabia announces $1.5 billion in new aid for Yemen

Canada Goose Jackets Canada providing another $12.1 million to help ease humanitarian crisis in Yemen Canada Goose Jackets

The security cheap canada goose officials said fighters loyal to the so called Southern Transitional Council fought all way to the gates of the palace in central Aden, forcing Hadi’s troops to abandon their positions. The officials said Hadi’s prime minister and several Cabinet members would soon leave Yemen for Riyadh, where Hadi is already based, but by late Tuesday it was not yet clear if they had done so.

Canada Goose Coats On Sale Saudi troops who have been guarding the palace for canada goose outlet in uk months stopped the separatists at the gate, preventing them from entering. A senior government official canada goose outlet online uk told The Associated Press that Prime Minister Ahmed Obaid Bin Daghar and several ministers remain inside. The official declined to say whether the prime minister was to leave Aden. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity under regulations. Canada Goose Coats On Sale

uk canada goose In the northern district of Dar Saad, witnesses said coalition jets bombed a military camp of Hadi’s forces before separatists took control of it. Brig. Gen. Mahran al Qubati told the AP that his forces respected a ceasefire announced by the coalition earlier in the day but the separatists used the truce to attack his base using Emirati armoured vehicles. uk canada goose

Col. Turki al Malki, the coalition spokesman, declined to comment on the bombing. “I am not able to discuss the details of an ongoing operation,” he told the AP.

The fighting had subsided by midday, when checkpoints canada goose outlet trillium parka black run by both sides could be seen across the city.

The canada goose outlet winnipeg address fighting in Aden erupted on Sunday, when a deadline issued by the separatists for the government to resign expired. Hadi, who has been in Saudi Arabia for most of the war, has described the separatists’ action as a “coup.” The violence has killed at least 36 people and wounded 185 since Sunday, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross.

It has also exposed deep divisions within the Saudi led alliance against the Iran backed rebels, known as Houthis, who control much of northern Yemen, including the capital, Sanaa. The war has been locked in a bloody stalemate for the last three years, with more than 10,000 people killed and some 2 million displaced by the fighting.

The UAE has viewed Hadi canada goose outlet 2015 with suspicion because of his alliance with the Yemeni branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, a Pan Arab political movement that the Emirates and some other Arab states view as a terrorist organization. Over the past year, the UAE has trained and armed its own forces in Yemen, including the separatists, in a direct challenge to Hadi. Saudi Arabia has thus far avoided taking sides. State Department has expressed concern and called on all parties to “refrain from escalation and further bloodshed.” Washington backs the Saudi led coalition.

“We also call for dialogue among all parties in Aden to reach a political solution,” the statement said. “The Yemeni people are already facing a dire humanitarian crisis. Additional divisions and violence within Yemen will only increase their suffering.”

canada goose clearance sale In the attack in Shabwa, the militants hit a checkpoint guarded by the so called Shabwa Elite Force, which has also been trained by the UAE, near the southern city of Ataq, the provincial capital. canada goose clearance sale

Tribesmen in the area say the attack started with a mortar round fired at the checkpoint, followed by heavy gunfire.

uk canada goose outlet Tribesman Youssef al Khalifi, who lives nearby, said he helped carry the bodies of the wounded to a hospital but that only one survived. Al Khalifi said the attackers had destroyed a building next to the checkpoint where some of the guards were sleeping and that he helped retrieve some of the bodies from under the rubble. uk canada goose outlet

Canada Goose online The UAE trained Shabwa force was deployed to the region last year and later declared victory over al Qaeda’s branch in Yemen, which had used Shabwa as a safe haven Canada Goose online.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post. Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed.
Translate »