Yemen: Separatists take over government headquarters in Aden

Yemen: Separatists take over government headquarters in Aden

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Yemen’s Prime Minister Ahmed bin Dagher has accused separatist forces backed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) of staging a coup in the southern city of Aden, after they took over government headquarters.

The prime minister also called on the Saudi-led military coalition to intervene in Aden, stressing that the UAE was the “decision-maker” in the city.

Clashes broke out on Sunday between the army of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, who is supported by Saudi Arabia, and UAE-backed forces seeking separation from the country’s north.

Al Jazeera’s Osama Bin Javaid reports.

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