Saudi-led coalition attacks Emirati-backed militia in Aden
Tehran (KNA) - The Saudi-led coalition that has invaded Yemen has attacked a position of militia backed by coalition partner the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Aden, describing the site as “a threat.”
“The coalition attacked one of the areas that pose a direct threat to an important government site,” Saudi state TV quoted a coalition statement as saying on Sunday, referring to the site where the former regime of Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi was occupying.
“This is only the first operation and will be followed by others... the Southern Transitional Council (STC) still has a chance to withdraw,” it added.
The STC is a separatist group in southern Yemen that is backed by the Emirates. On Saturday, the group seized the “presidential” palace in Aden. Hadi was supposed to be based at the site but it remains largely empty as the ex-president lives in Riyadh, the Saudi capital.