Saudi-led coalition redeploys its forces in Aden

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The Saudi-led Arab Coalition announced the redeployment of its forces in the southern Yemeni province of Aden “to be led by the Kingdom.”

The coalition said in a statement published on Sunday by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) that the redeployment of its forces in Aden was “in accordance with the requirements of current operations,” and within the framework of its ongoing efforts to “coordinate the plans of military and security operations in Yemen and strengthen humanitarian and relief efforts and strengthen efforts to secure waterways Bordering the Yemeni coast in general and the fight against terrorism throughout Yemen.”

The coalition leadership praised “all the efforts made by the forces as a sponsor, especially the UAE forces, and contributed to the success of the plans prepared to carry out operational tasks efficiently and competently.”

The announcement came days after Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi and the Southern Transitional Council in Riyadh signed the first draft of an agreement brokered by Riyadh to end the conflict between Yemeni government forces and the council in southern Yemen.

The conflict resulted in a crisis between the internationally recognized Yemeni government and the UAE, which supported the separatist council and launched raids on forces loyal to the Hadi government.


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